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Mitigating preventable readmissions, where patients are readmitted for the same primary diagnosis within thirty days, is a significant challenge in delivery of high quality healthcare. Towards this end, it is imperative to understand the cause, risk propensity and timing associated with patient readmissions. We develop a patient profiling model that can(More)
Background: We evaluated brief combination interventions to simultaneously reduce sexual and injection risks among female sex workers who inject drugs (FSW-IDUs) in Tijuana (TJ) and Ciudad Juarez (CJ) Mexico during 2008-2010, when harm reduction was expanding in TJ, but not CJ. Methods: FSW-IDUs ]18 years reporting recently sharing injection equipment and(More)
Recent healthcare reform has focused on reducing excessive waste in the US healthcare system, with duplicate testing being one of the main culprits. We explore the factors associated with duplication of radiology tests when information sharing across healthcare providers is fragmented, and patients switch from one hospital to another. We hypothesize that(More)
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