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Despite greater disability from knee osteoarthritis among Blacks, Whites are 3-5 times more likely to have total knee replacement (TKR). The authors explored whether beliefs among Blacks about arthritis and surgery contribute to this disparity. Ninety-four Blacks, ages 50 to 89, with knee arthritis underwent semistructured qualitative interviews regarding(More)
BACKGROUND Pay-for-performance is proliferating, yet its impact on key stakeholders remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE The Society of General Internal Medicine systematically evaluated ethical issues raised by performance-based physician compensation. RESULTS We conclude that current arrangements are based on fundamentally acceptable ethical principles, but(More)
UNLABELLED Diseases caused by zoonotic viruses (viruses transmittable between humans and animals) are a major threat to public health throughout the world. By studying virus migration and mutation patterns, the field of phylogeography provides a valuable tool for improving their surveillance. A key component in phylogeographic analysis of zoonotic viruses(More)
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