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This study compared neuropsychologic test results and academic functioning among 28 school-age children with sickle cell anemia (SCA), and 28 healthy, age-, sex-, and socioeconomically matched black peers followed at a tertiary care center. Children with SCA scored significantly lower on reading and spelling achievement scores than healthy matched peers.(More)
Families of 270 children with chronic health conditions observed in 11 subspecialty clinics at a tertiary care center were surveyed to assess the relation of demographic and health variables to school achievement and absenteeism. National achievement test scores and school days absent were compared with North Carolina state results. The mean days absent for(More)
Statistical process control (SPC), most commonly applied in manufacturing industries, will be demonstrated to have applicability in health care. In particular, the use of a patient classification system such as DRGs that identify hospital end products can assist in the use of SPC and process improvement. An overview of SPC is given, followed by two case(More)
This study compared psychosocial and health factors related to school absence among 62 children with cardiac disease and 62 age-, sex-, and race-matched peers without chronic health conditions. Parents of children with cardiac conditions perceived their children as more vulnerable and rated themselves and their children as having less control over improving(More)
Allina Hospitals and Clinics is implementing an enterprise-wide information system with inpatient and ambulatory clinical documentation and orders, clinical decision support, and revenue cycle applications. Allina has adopted a rigorous approach to planning for and realizing the expected clinical and financial benefits from this investment. Allina's(More)
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