Rita Layson

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Continuous enteral feedings through a nasogastric tube is the preferred route of nutritional support for malnourished patients with inadequate spontaneous oral intake. However, in patients also receiving oral medications, the use of continuous nasogastric feedings may cause malabsorption of the drugs and consequently increase the risk of an inadequate(More)
Given the explosive expansion of capitated reimbursement for the services of primary care physicians, we conducted a national survey of a random sample of these practitioners to measure attitudes toward capitated payment and identify predictors of important attitudes. Descriptive, factor analytic, and regression techniques were used. The response rate was(More)
The roles of reimbursement and other predictors that affect physicians’ willingness to accept publicly insured continuing care patients were examined in a national survey. The response rate was 47%. Eighty-eight percent of the respondents were accepting new patients. Forty-two percent of these physicians were willing to accept new continuing care patients(More)
Using cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac or respiratory arrest unless there is an explicit do-not-resuscitate order is a policy adopted by all hospitals. Such a policy usually requires the patient's (or surrogate's) consent for a do-not-resuscitate order to be instituted. This article, however, presents the argument that consent need not always be(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of current public insurance status (Medicare and Medicaid) and hypothetical payment levels of a new insurance program on physician acceptance of adult primary care patients desiring continuing care. METHOD Survey of 175 primary care physicians in a medium-sized city and six surrounding counties in North Carolina. MAIN(More)
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