Renée H Lawrence

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BACKGROUND Incorporating shared medical appointments (SMAs) or group visits into clinical practice to improve care and increase efficiency has become a popular intervention, but the processes to implement and sustain them have not been well described. The purpose of this study was to describe the process of implementation of SMAs in the local context of a(More)
OBJECTIVE This research explored the long-term benefits of engaging in proactive health promotion efforts among old-old residents of Sunbelt retirement communities to empirically test components of the Preventive and Corrective Proactivity (PCP) Model of Successful Aging. Specifically, we examined the contributions of exercise, tobacco use, moderate alcohol(More)
BACKGROUND The importance and complexity of handovers is well-established. Progress for intervening in the emergency department change of shift handovers may be hampered by lack of a conceptual framework. The objectives were to gain a better understanding of strategies used for change of shift handovers in an emergency care setting and to further expand(More)
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing among older adults as is their diabetes-related mortality rate. Studies suggest that tighter glucose control reduces complications in elderly patients. However, too low a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) value is associated with increased hypoglycemia. Moreover, the appropriateness of most clinical trial data(More)
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