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Medical care for immigrants and refugees.
Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems withExpand
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Caring for Evacuated Children Housed in the Astrodome: Creation and Implementation of a Mobile Pediatric Emergency Response Team: Regionalized Caring for Displaced Children After a Disaster
REPARATION: LONG-TERM RESCUE AND DISASTER-RELIEF STRATEGIES: Located only 50 miles from the Gulf Coast and Galveston, Houston, Texas, is familiar with the challenges posed by hurricanes, tropicalExpand
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Effect of Financial Incentives on Improvement in Medical Quality Indicators for Primary Care
Purpose:The efficacy of rewarding physicians financially for preventive services is unproven. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physician pay-for-performance program similarExpand
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Hurricane Katrina: Medical Response at the Houston Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex
On September 1, 2005, with only 12 hours notice, various collaborators established a medical facility—the Katrina Clinic—at the Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex in Houston. By the time the facilityExpand
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A Systematic Review of COPC: Evidence for Effectiveness
  • T. Gavagan
  • Medicine
  • Journal of health care for the poor and…
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Purpose. This systematic review was conducted to assess the evidence for effectiveness of the community oriented primary care (COPC) model and discuss alternative approaches to community medicineExpand
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conditions in the Astrodome Clinic After Hurricane Katrina
Chiou-Tan FY, Bloodworth DM, Kass JS, Li X, Gavagan TF, Mattox K, Rintala DH: Physical medicine and rehabilitation conditions in the Astrodome Clinic after Hurricane Katrina. Am J Phys Med RehabilExpand
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Norovirus outbreak among evacuees from hurricane Katrina--Houston, Texas, September 2005.
During the week after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, an estimated 240,000 persons, mostly from Louisiana, evacuated to Houston, Texas. On August 31, an estimated 24,000Expand
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A Technology-Based Quality Innovation to Identify Undiagnosed Hypertension Among Active Primary Care Patients
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to develop a technology-based strategy to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension in 23 primary care practices and integrate this innovation into aExpand
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Houston's medical disaster response to Hurricane Katrina: part 1: the initial medical response from Trauma Service Area Q.
After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, thousands of ill and injured evacuees were transported to Houston, TX. Houston's regional disaster plan was quickly implemented, leadingExpand
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Disaster medicine training in family medicine: a review of the evidence.
When disasters strike, local physicians are at the front lines of the response in their community. Curriculum guidelines have been developed to aid in preparation of family medicine residents toExpand
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