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OBJECTIVE The Wisconsin Collaborative Diabetes Quality Improvement Project was initiated in 1999 by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program to monitor quality of diabetes care among the state's health plans. STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational. METHODS Annual invitations were mailed to all(More)
Computer-based clinical simulations provide a means for evaluating the information-gathering and patient-management competencies of physicians. The need for expensive computer terminals has restricted physician use of these simulations. This computer-based program permits physicians to complete computer-based encounters using a standard touch-tone telephone.
PurposeThis study aimed to determine the proportion of patients requiring alteration in management based on the findings of the day-1 postoperative visit after pars plana vitrectomy, and to identify clinical characteristics that predict the need for unexpected intervention.Patients and methodsA retrospective case note review was conducted of all patients(More)
A 75-year-old man presented with a unilateral inferior altitudinal visual field defect and a history of weight loss and night sweats. The acuity in the affected eye was 20/200, otherwise his ocular examination was normal. Neuroimaging demonstrated a post-fixed chiasm, with a frontal metastasis compressing the intracerebral portion of the optic nerve. A(More)
there has been increasing discussion about “paying for results” or “value purchasing,”1-3 which means getting the best care for the best price. However, most emphasis has been focused on reducing costs, with little attention paid to quality or outcomes. This is in part due to the lack of standardized measures, but also there is limited experience with(More)
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