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The functioning and well-being of depressed patients. Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.
Depressed patients tended to have worse physical, social, and role functioning, worse perceived current health, and greater bodily pain than did patients with no chronic conditions.
Functional status and well-being of patients with chronic conditions. Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.
For eight of nine common chronic medical conditions, patients with the condition showed markedly worse physical, role, and social functioning; mental health; health perceptions; and/or bodily pain compared with patients with no chronic conditions.
Clinical practice guidelines we can trust
Clinical Practice Guidelines The authors Can Trust shows how clinical practice guidelines can enhance clinician and patient decision-making by translating complex scientific research findings into recommendations for clinical practice that are relevant to the individual patient encounter, instead of implementing a one size fits all approach to patient care.
Assessing the Effects of Physician-Patient Interactions on the Outcomes of Chronic Disease
It is concluded that the physician-patient relationship may be an important influence on patients' health outcomes and must be taken into account in light of current changes in the health care delivery system that may place this relationship at risk.
The Medical Outcomes Study. An application of methods for monitoring the results of medical care.
The Medical Outcomes Study was designed to (1) determine whether variations in patient outcomes are explained by differences in system of care, clinician specialty, and clinicians' technical and
Better physician-patient relationships are associated with higher reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy in patients with HIV infection
This study showed that multiple, mutable dimensions of the physician-patient relationship were associated with medication adherence in persons with HIV infection, suggesting that physician- patient relationship quality is a potentially important point of intervention to improve patients’ medication adherence.
The Diabetes Quality Improvement Project: moving science into health policy to gain an edge on the diabetes epidemic.
The Diabetes Quality Improvement Project (DQIP) is described, which has developed and implemented a comprehensive set of national measures for evaluation for diabetes care, which will enhance uptake of research into practice and may ultimately improve diabetes care and clinical outcomes.
Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Report From the Institute of Medicine
This issue contains both this article, which is a commentary on the IOM committee report, and a perspective on better research methods for CER, which consisted of the elements of earlier definitions reduced to 2 sentences.
Patterns of care related to age of breast cancer patients.
It is concluded that physicians may manage patients with this highly treatable disease according to chronologic age without regard for physiological condition and that this age bias may result in a less favorable prognosis than could be achieved using currently recommended therapy.