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Interdisciplinary health care teams function within a range of contexts, have varying structures, and engage in different processes, which result in a range of outcomes for patients as well as for the team as a whole. Each of the components highlighted is influenced by the extent to which patients and their family caregivers are involved in the functioning(More)
BACKGROUND Many research projects in general practice face problems when recruiting patients, often resulting in low recruitment rates and an unknown selection bias, thus limiting their value for health services research. The objective of the study is to evaluate the recruitment performance of the practice staff in 25 participating general practices when(More)
We consider the game of Checkers generalized to an N × N board. Although certain properties of positions are efficiently computable (e.g., can Black jump all of White's pieces in a single move?), the general question, given a position, of whether a specified player can force a win against best play by his opponent, is shown to be PSPACE-hard. Under(More)
A study of emergency medicine residency training graduates was conducted to determine their perceptions of the quality of their graduate training. A sample of 300 individuals was randomly selected from a population of 1,000 persons graduating from 1982 through 1984. Respondents were asked to use a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being highest) to rate the adequacy(More)
There are no known standardized instruments that encompass all of the essential elements of a streamlined outpatient geriatric assessment. A process of arriving at a consensus on essential elements of streamlined geriatric assessment in 3 domains was initiated and described. Two rounds of the Delphi technique were conducted to identify social, environmental(More)
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