Lindsey N. Rich

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OBJECTIVE To test interventions to decrease the utilization of hospital emergency departments (EDs) for routine, nonemergent health care among Medicaid recipients. METHODS Families of a Medicaid-recipient child presenting to a children's hospital ED for nonurgent problems received information from either a health professional or a clerical employee about(More)
Territoriality in animals is of both theoretical and conservation interest. Animals are territorial when benefits of exclusive access to a limiting resource outweigh costs of maintaining and defending it. The size of territories can be considered a function of ecological factors that affect this benefit–cost ratio. Previous research has shown that territory(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if mothers receiving a smoking cessation intervention emphasizing health risks of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) for their children have a higher quit rate than 1) mothers receiving routine smoking cessation advice or 2) a control group. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Primary care center in a large urban(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize smoking behaviors of caregivers whose children attend a large urban pediatric primary care center. DESIGN Descriptive survey. Women (n = 479) classified as smokers completed a questionnaire including demographics, smoking habits, measures of addiction, social reinforcers for smoking, attitudes and knowledge, other health and(More)
Families of children voluntarily enrolled in a managed care program for children with special health care needs receiving SSI and Medicaid benefits and their case managers were surveyed regarding care satisfaction, quality, and access. Claims data were used to compare the cost and utilization of health care before and during program enrollment. Families(More)
Large-scale presence-absence monitoring programs have great promise for many conservation applications. Their value can be limited by potential incorrect inferences owing to observational errors, especially when data are collected by the public. To combat this, previous analytical methods have focused on addressing non-detection from public survey data.(More)
Mammalian carnivore communities affect entire ecosystem functioning and structure. However, their large spatial requirements, preferred habitats, low densities, and elusive behavior deem them difficult to study. In recent years, noninvasive techniques have become much more common as they can be used to monitor multiple carnivore species across large areas(More)
Reliable knowledge of the status and trend of carnivore populations is critical to their conservation and management. Methods for monitoring carnivores, however, are challenging to conduct across large spatial scales. In the Northern Rocky Mountains, wildlife managers need a timeand costefficient method for monitoring gray wolf (Canis lupus) populations.(More)
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