Kenneth Michael Knapp

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This policy paper investigates whether physician conflicts of interest have an effect on physicians' quality of care and whether implementation of conflict-of-interest policies will ameliorate any negative effects of divergent interests. Some government regulations are discussed in a policymaking perspective. We also suggest that healthcare organizations(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a patient's level of assertiveness and other factors influences her comfort level in asking her provider to wash his or her hands. METHODS In this pilot study, we developed a survey to gather cross-sectional information on a variety of factors that might explain patient willingness to ask her health-care provider to wash(More)
Siddharth Agarwal Anju Aggarwal Jennifer Ahern Balsam Ahmad Jim Anthony Miguel Arana Alice Asher Josh Bamberger Barbara Baquero Cristina Barroso Rachel Barry Francisco I. Bastos Abigail Batchelder Jose A. Bauermeister Goran Belojevic Charmian Bennett Bret Blackmon Luisa N. Borrell Betsy Breyer Judith S. Brook Christoph Buck Waleska Caiaffa Adam Carrico(More)
This research explores the association of physician conflicts of interest with quality of care. Specifically, we discuss the role of some government regulations as policy alternatives. The need for further regulation has become more apparent as improprieties in the healthcare industry have come to light. The dominating theme in current and proposed(More)
Understanding practice behaviors of solo/dual physician ownership and associated factors at the national level is important information for policymakers and clinicians in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, but poorly understood in the literature. We analyzed nationally representative data (n = 4,720). The study results reveal nearly 33% of(More)
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