Steven D Crane

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BACKGROUND Patients with complex behavioral health and medical problems can have a disproportionate impact on emergency departments. METHODS We identified a cohort of 255 low-income, uninsured patients who had used inpatient or emergency department services more than 6 times in the previous 12 months. Between July 2010 and June 2011 we enrolled 36 of(More)
BACKGROUND In North Carolina, nearly one-fourth of persons with asthma visit an emergency department (ED) or urgent care center at least once a year because of an exacerbation of asthma symptoms. The Emergency Department Asthma Program was a quality-improvement initiative designed to better understand the population of patients who use the ED for asthma(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a central concept in the evolving debate about American health care reform. We studied family medicine residency training programs' continuity clinics to assess baseline status of implementing PCMH components and to compare implementation status between community-based and university(More)
BACKGROUND Redesign in the health care delivery system creates a need to reorganize resident education. How residency programs fund these redesign efforts is not known. METHODS Family medicine residency program directors participating in the Preparing Personal Physicians for Practice (P(4)) project were surveyed between 2006 and 2011 on revenues and(More)