Kimberly Joy L Carney

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US immigrants of Caribbean origin are overrepresented in the HIV/AIDS prevalence statistics. Bidirectional travel between the United States and the Caribbean region by providing opportunities for sexual mixing may contribute to these high HIV rates. Caribbean immigrants face further risk because of limited health care access, social isolation, and stigma.(More)
The adequacy of Medicare reimbursement to cover hospice costs is examined using break-even analysis. Since hospice costs are high during the first few days after enrollment, a long period of enrollment is required for per diem reimbursement to cover costs. Under a variety of specifications, the length of stay required for the hospice to break even is(More)
Various modes of fixation have been advocated for posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. This study compared pullout forces and modes of failure for 2 commonly used techniques. Ten Achilles tendon-bone plug grafts were fixed to tibial troughs using either one 6.5-mm or two 4-mm cancellous screws positioned anatomically and tested to failure. The(More)
Health care reform demands improvements in population health and the patient experience while reducing costs. This demand is referred to as The Triple Aim of Improvement. A sense of urgency must be created for development of new models of care that impact outcomes earlier in the disease process. One new model of care addressing the triple aim is the(More)
In this article we describe development of RUDI (Rural-Urban Demand Indicator), a multivariate interval level measure of demand for health services. RUDI ranks counties by population and purchasing power and was developed for use in a wide variety of health-related research and for policy analyses. RUDI is based on microeconomic theory and Grossman's (1972)(More)
Hospice may appropriately be understood as a model of holistic care. As a model of holistic care, hospice provides numerous insights suitable for adoption in other health care settings. In addition, hospice provides a preeminent opportunity for nurses to practice within a nursing model; at the present time, nursing goals may be pursued more freely within(More)
As an institution providing care for patients who are dying, hospice has expanded significantly since the opening of the first hospice in the United States in 1974. Many changes have occurred in that time, including the maturation of hospices and the introduction of third-party reimbursement under Medicare. This article examines literature on hospice from(More)
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