Louis I Hochheiser

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OBJECTIVE National guidelines recommend a 21-gene recurrence score (RS) to aid in adjuvant treatment decision in patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, lymph node (LN)-negative early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). This study was performed to assess the economic implication of the assay in community practices from the perspective of a US payer. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the cost of care for laparoscopic versus open surgery and the added cost of nosocomial infections for three common surgical procedures: cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, and appendectomy. METHODS The Cardinal Health database repository was utilized to extract reimbursement data for laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, and(More)
Approximately 3 million patients with symptoms suggestive of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) present to primary care offices in the United States annually, resulting in approximately $6.7 billion in cardiac workup costs. Despite wide application of existing diagnostic technologies, yield of obstructive CAD at invasive coronary angiography (ICA) is(More)
Family physicians in Vermont were surveyed to assess their attitudes and practices concerning the provision of dietary and nutritional advice to their patients. The response rate was 82%. Ninety-six percent of respondents considered that nutrition counseling was their responsibility, and the attitudes and beliefs of most of them concurred with the presently(More)
BACKGROUND This study assesses the attitudes of family practice residents toward their future practice of obstetrics. The decline of family practice obstetrics has resulted in problems of access to care for many areas. METHODS Questionnaires were sent to 30 family practice residency programs and were distributed to 353 2nd- and 3rd-year residents; the(More)