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Acute and chronic exposure to benzene vapors poses a number of health hazards to humans. To evaluate the probability that a specific degree of exposure will produce an adverse effect, risk assessment methods must be used. This paper reviews much of the published information and evaluates the various risk assessments for benzene that have been conducted over(More)
When used effectively, reflective writing tasks can deepen learners' understanding of key concepts, help them critically appraise their developing professional identity, and build qualities for lifelong learning. As such, reflecting writing is attracting substantial interest from universities concerned with experiential learning, reflective practice, and(More)
A b s t r a c t We identified 3 patients with autoimmune myelofibrosis (AM) lacking American Rheumatism Association criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). They had 1 or 2 cytopenias and lacked serologic evidence for SLE. Autoimmune features included psoriatic arthritis and positive direct Coombs test (DCT) result, DCT-positive autoimmune hemolytic(More)
Using data from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Census Bureau, the authors examine trends in the delivery of mental health services over the past 40 years as they relate to number and types of facilities, utilization of services, diagnosis, and maintenance expenditures. The data show that during this period access to psychiatric services has(More)
To measure how much federally funded community mental health centers increased the quantity and range of mental health services, 63 catchment areas in which CMHCs began to receive federal funding in 1974-75 were matched individually with catchment areas that never received federal CMHC funding. The two groups of catchment areas were compared to determine(More)
Between 1970 and 1975 the number and rate of admissions to community mental health centers of people given a diagnosis of schizophrenia increased dramatically. However, the proportion of patients with schizophrenia admitted to community mental health centers declined because the increase in the rate of admissions of patients with schizophrenia was diluted(More)
Changes in funding, clientele, and services from 1971 to 1980 were examined cross sectionally and with cohorts for two types of CMHCs that differ in their structure for providing inpatient service. Inpatient provider CMHCs grew in revenues and shifted from reliance on federal funds to revenues from services and states. Inpatient-affiliated CMHCs fell in(More)