Kathleen A Connolly

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Lithium toxicity results in a range of gastrointestinal and neurologic signs and symptoms and can ultimately be fatal. Serum lithium levels may be unreliable when evaluating patients for toxicity, since levels may not be elevated in patients on chronic lithium therapy. Serum lithium levels may also be artificially elevated if blood is collected in a tube(More)
Massachusetts' community hospitals face the challenge of achieving accountable care readiness with fewer financial and operational resources and a higher share of publicly-insured patients than their academic medical center counterparts. They are thus doubly constrained to make the investments necessary to perform in a value-based payment environment.(More)
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