Lori A Fisher

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In an effort to compare different methods of instructing patients, 99 women 18-25 years of age were given computer, spoken, weitten, or no instructions for the collection of a clean voided urine specimen. The group who received computer instructions was the most uniform in its performance (P less than 0.002, F-test) and reported the fewest procedural(More)
Following a child playground equipment injury prevention project conducted in New York State in 1977, there was a 42 per cent reduction in playground equipment hazards, and a 22.4 per cent reduction in playground related injuries treated in the two largest hospitals of one of the program sites. Knowledge about unsafe playground practices and equipment(More)
Medication errors are common and harm hospitalized patients. The authors designed and implemented an automated system to complement an existing computerized order entry system by detecting the administration of excessive doses of medication to adult in-patients with renal insufficiency. Its impact, in combination with feedback to prescribers, was evaluated(More)
  • L Fisher
  • 1999
Violence is ancient. It is much more complex than just injury control or public health practice. In Genesis, Cain's " grandchildren " found that Bronze Age weapons were a more eYcient means of inflicting violent harm than their hands. Which injury control practices can really make a diVerence in reducing juvenile violence morbidity and mortality? When I(More)
Introduction Despite developments in the analytical tools, data, and methodologies available to evaluate transportation projects and programs, transportation-based return on investment (ROI) analyses are undertaken using a wide range of variables, methodologies, models, and perspectives. The ultimate choice in these important ROI assessments is how to best(More)
In this study, a discrete event simulation model was developed in order to evaluate current processes and to improve the overall efficiency of the clinic. The performance measures considered were maximizing throughput, minimizing wait time, minimizing flow (transportation) and maximizing utilization of nurses and providers. The virtual simulation model was(More)