Ronald Schneeweiss

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This study compared the use of medical resources by recently trained family physicians and general internists. Analyses are based on records of 3,737 adult office encounters with 132 family physicians and 2,250 adult office encounters with 102 general internists. General internists are twice as likely as family physicians to order blood tests, blood counts,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which current changes in the American health care system might adversely effect the willingness of community physicians to volunteer to teach medical students. DESIGN Surveys in the form of 2 mailings were sent to 466 physicians in the Pacific Northwest who volunteer to teach first- and second-year medical students.(More)
Medical school graduates from 1986 to 1988 and current residents in 12 family practice residency programs in the Northwest (N = 302) were surveyed to identify important factors in the recruitment process for their first postresidency placement. The study sought to compare the recruitment practices of rural communities and urban sites. Specific questions(More)
BACKGROUND Head lice are a common infection in school-age children worldwide. Several authorities in the US have recommended different treatments and school policies in order to control this disease. Recent concerns of emerging lice resistance worldwide raise the necessity to reassess the current recommendations. OBJECTIVES To perform a cost-effectiveness(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined differences among obstetricians, family physicians, and certified nurse-midwives in the patterns of obstetric care provided to low-risk patients. METHODS For a random sample of Washington State obstetrician-gynecologists, family physicians, and certified nurse-midwives, records of a random sample of their low-risk patients(More)
With thousands of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments currently being used in the United States today, it is challenging to design a concise body of CAM content which will fit into already overly full curricula for health care students. The purpose of this article is to outline key principles which 15 National Center for Complementary(More)
Hospital care is an important component of family practice in the United States, but the study of this area has been impeded by the lack of a simple and clinically meaningful method of categorizing the diagnostic problems that make up the inpatient workload. This paper extends the method of diagnosis clusters--first used in the analysis of ambulatory(More)
This report describes a study of the content and uses of the University of Washington Affiliated Residency Network documentation system for future hospital privileges. The selected procedures and problems considered important to document for future hospital privileges were validated by means of a graduate survey conducted in 1985. Fifty percent of the 43(More)
New medical practices go through a process of growth and maturation. In this study, a newly established model family practice was examined prospectively in order to describe the changes in the patient population and utilization patterns as the practice developed. Cross sections of the registered patient population were sampled randomly after the first and(More)