Sharon Sutherland

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The numbers of frail older persons using emergency departments are already considerable and will continue to increase over time. There are a number of issues related to the assessment and care of older patients that are significantly different to other patient groups. The traditional emergency department (ED) model focusing on rapid triage, treatment and(More)
The State of Ohio is implementing an episode-based payment model for perinatal care. All costs of care will be tabulated for each live birth and assigned to the delivering provider, creating a three-tiered model for reimbursement for care. Providers will be reimbursed as usual for care that is average in cost and quality, while instituting rewards or(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting congenital disease, with most patients dying at a young age of progressive lung disease. Lung transplantation offers hope for many but may not occur. There is little to guide the provision of palliative care to this young population who maintain hope in the possibility of lung transplantation. METHODS To(More)
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