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BACKGROUND Antibiotics are a medication class for which inappropriate prescribing is frequently described. We sought to assess the effectiveness of a mailed intervention combining confidential prescribing feedback with targeted educational bulletins in increasing the use of less expensive, first-line antibiotics by practising physicians. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To pilot-test a simple checklist designed to improve coding of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in hospital discharge abstracts. BACKGROUND Health records technologists review hospital charts to code discharge diagnoses according to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9). Many studies have suggested that there is a(More)
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