Lawrence K. Loo

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OBJECTIVES To describe a new quality assessment method used to classify the preventability of hospitalization in terms of patient, clinician, or system factors. DESIGN The instrument was developed in two phases. Phase 1 was a prospective comparison of admitting residents' and their attending physicians' classifications of the perceived preventability of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical and patient-centered factors predicting non-elective hospital readmissions. DESIGN Secondary analysis from a randomized clinical trial. CLINICAL SETTING Nine VA medical centers. PARTICIPANTS Patients discharged from the medical service with diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and/or chronic obstructive(More)
PURPOSE To assess, monitor, and improve resident work environment and enhance compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) institutional requirements among the five Loma Linda University-affiliated hospitals using an annual survey. METHOD From 2001 to 2005, residents completed an anonymous questionnaire assessing each(More)
BACKGROUND Discrepancies exist between what resident and attending physicians perceive as adequate supervision. We documented current practices in a university-based, categoric, internal medicine residency to characterize these discrepancies and the types of mixed messages that are communicated to residents, as well as to assess their potential effect on(More)