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This study evaluates how well pediatric chief residents can label anatomic structures, recognize circumcision, and discern abnormal anatomy on three photographs of male pre-pubertal genitalia. Additionally, this study explored aspects of pediatric training in sexual abuse and clinical practice issues regarding routine genital examination of a male patient.(More)
OBJECTIVES : The focus was to examine the educational structure and curricular planning involved in current pediatric emergency interhospital transport teams that use resident physicians as members of the team and to compare these current results with the findings from 2 previous, similar surveys complete during the past 2 decades. METHODS : A 33-item(More)
Background. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) noncompliance is associated with increased risk of seizures and morbidity in seizure disorder patients. Objective. To identify risk factors that correlated to higher levels of morbidity, measured by emergency room (ER) utilization by seizure disorder members taking AED. Methods. Patients with primary or secondary(More)
Introduction: Limited health literacy results in poorer health outcomes, however, effective communication can facilitate understanding. Communication skills programs could incorporate strategies to address communication gaps caused by poor health literacy. Objectives: 1) to describe the effects of a pilot educational intervention on providers' knowledge and(More)
Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine how pediatric patients and/or their parents being interviewed and examined for suspected sexual assault perceive their experiences in the emergency department. At the completion of the medical examination, patients and/or parents were asked to take part in a survey. Results: A total of 87 completed(More)
PURPOSE Assess relationships between having a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and health care utilization among low-income children with chronic conditions using parent and practice perspectives. METHODS We analyzed data from 240 publicly insured children with chronic conditions. Parents completed surveys assessing PCMH access and their child's(More)
PURPOSE This study examined institutional strategies among pediatric residency programs for recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) housestaff. PROCEDURES A questionnaire developed by the authors in a 1992 study was modified and then mailed to 185 pediatric chief residents at non-military pediatric training programs in the United(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the educational approach to the bleeding disorder evaluation in Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training programs in the continental United States. Information was sought from chief residents regarding training experiences and fund of knowledge regarding the evaluation of menorrhagia and diagnosis(More)
Health care utilization of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) has been well documented due to an increase in the use of administrative data sets. While use of such data sources is relatively efficient and low cost, questions remain as to whether they provide sufficient information to fully characterize health care use. The aim of this study was to(More)