Pamela Ann Duffy

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OBJECTIVE To compare patient profiles and health care use for physician-referred and self-referred episodes of outpatient physical therapy (PT). DATA SOURCE Five years (2003-2007) of private health insurance claims data, from a Midwest insurer, on beneficiaries aged 18-64. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analyses of health care use of physician-referred (N =(More)
BACKGROUND A significant number of individuals suffer from plantar heel pain (PHP) and many go on to have chronic symptoms and continued disability. Persistence of symptoms adds to the economic burden of PHP and cost-effective solutions are needed. Currently, there is a wide variation in treatment, cost, and outcomes of care for PHP with limited information(More)
CONTEXT Interprofessional education (IPE) creates dynamic experiential learning that can address social determinants of health that influence health outcomes. OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of including public health students on IPE teams on the interprofessional practice domain constructs (values/ethics, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional(More)
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