Laila Khalid

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BACKGROUND There is a wide practice gap between optimal and actual care for patients with acute myocardial infarction in hospitals around the world. We undertook this initiative to develop an updated set of evidence-based indicators to measure and improve the quality of care for this patient population. METHODS A 12-member expert panel was convened in(More)
BACKGROUND Rates of death from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases have been steadily declining over the past few decades. Whether such declines are occurring to a similar degree for common disorders such as acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke is uncertain. We examined recent national trends in mortality and rates of hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the causes of blindness at the Ida Rieu school for the blind and deaf, Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted at the Ida Rieu School for the blind and deaf. The data collected from medical record of students was entered into the WHO/PBL eye examination form for children with blindness and low vision. (More)
Little is known about variability in primary care providers' (PCPs) adherence to opioid-monitoring guidelines for patients. We examined variability of adherence to monitoring guidelines among PCPs and ascertained the relationship between PCP adherence and opioid misuse by their patients. We included primary care patients receiving long-term opioids (≥3(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines and potential opioid misuse in patients of resident vs attending physicians. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING Large primary care practice at a safety net hospital in New England. SUBJECTS Patients 18-89 years old, with at least one visit to the(More)
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