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BACKGROUND It is important to know the current level of primary care performance in order to evaluate and plan for desirable health policy. We tried to compare patient's assessment of primary (family physician, general practitioner, internist, pediatrician, and general surgeon) and non-primary (the other specialties) care physicians. METHODS Study(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of communication between patients and physicians has been proven in many previous studies. The authors analyzed the effect of interview skill education through videotapes which recorded students' interviews with real patients in the outpatient department of family medicine. METHODS This study was conducted with all students who(More)
2 Background Oral health is an important but sometimes overlooked component of total health. At the request of the Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, housed at the Iowa Department of Public Health, oral health was included as an area of emphasis for the 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey (IHHS). The 2010 IHHS sought to explore(More)
Includes other title info: Results of the 2014 survey of Iowa Medicaid enrollees; Final report to the Iowa Department of Human Services. Includes summary of results from the Survey of Iowa Medicaid (Title 19) Enrollees for children (0-18 years old) and adults in the MediPASS, HMO, and FFS programs. Responses to each item in the questionnaire are in Appendix(More)
Medicaid Services. The results and views expressed are the independent products of University research and do not necessarily represent the views of the funding agencies or the University of Iowa. 2 PREFACE This report presents the results of a study of how Iowa Medicaid managed care enrollees rated the health plans they were enrolled in during 2012-2013 on(More)