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This study examines the psychometric properties of the Quality of Well Being Scale (QWB), the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), the Heinrich-Carpenter Quality of Life Scale (QOLS), and the Lenert PANSS-based utility measure in a cohort of patients with schizophrenia and identifies threshold values of clinically meaningful change using the(More)
BACKGROUND The choice between paper data collection methods and electronic data collection (EDC) methods has become a key question for clinical researchers. There remains a need to examine potential benefits, efficiencies, and innovations associated with an EDC system in a multi-center medical record review study. METHODS A computer-based automated(More)
The quality of medical record abstracts is often characterized in a reliability substudy. These results usually indicate agreement, but not the extent to which lack of agreement affects associations observed in the complete data. In this study, medical records were reviewed and abstracted for patients diagnosed with stage I or stage II breast cancer between(More)
Following up on recommendations made at the time of a hospital discharge is important to patient safety. While data is lacking, specifically around the transition of patient to nursing home, it has been postulated that missed items such as laboratory tests may result in adverse patient outcomes. To determine the extent of this problem, a retrospective(More)
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