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This article, which was prepared as part of a larger study of the impact of the copayment requirement on United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) beneficiaries carried out at the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR), compares male to female changes in ambulatory care visits for mental disorders and discusses the implications of these changes… (More)
Hospitals are realizing the value of creating patient and family advisory councils, not only to improve quality throughout the organization but also to increase safety by involving patients and their families more directly in care decisions.
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was 2-fold: (1) to examine to what extent case managers' job satisfaction and self-efficacy were impacted by the addition of an occupational therapy consultation model and (2) to identify factors that both positively and negatively impacted the occupational therapy consultation services. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING The… (More)
Combinations of alkylating agents in intensive doses with autologous hematopoietic cell support (AHCS) are commonly used to treat advanced, solid tumors. Relatively little is known about the pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic aspects of their use. The cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, and BCNU (CPA/cDDP/BCNU) regimen is often used in patients with breast cancer.… (More)
While physicians are common as trustees, relatively few nurses sit at the board table. But in an era of quality and patient safety, the time may be at hand to add the nurses' voice to governance deliberations.
Earlier studies have established substantial gender differences in the likelihood of obtaining a psychotropic drug prescription, and a correlation, especially among women, with such family characteristics as family responsibilities, marital separation, divorce or widowhood, and the presence of family stressors such as an ill spouse. However, the pathways to… (More)
Unhappy with health plans that limit their patient contact time and require too much paperwork, some doctors are joining groups that require patients to pay a membership fee for "gold-standard" care. Experts weigh in on this trend, its future and its ethics.
This study investigates intonation and timing characteristics of autistic and stuttering children's speech in English. Twelve children ranging from 7 to 14 years of age (four subjects from three groups, autistic, stuttering, control) participated in this study. They were asked to read sentences and then to repeat them after the experimenter. Results show… (More)
Everyone knows there's a nursing shortage, but who will teach the nurses that hospitals need? Nursing faculty are aging, retiring and leaving the field, creating a serious void in the profession. Here's how some hospitals are coping.