Q: What led you to research this topic? A: I was reading a cost-effectiveness analysis, and the authors had attributed a utility of 1.0 to taking pills. ... We found there was a gap in the data. Q: Your study found a mean utility between 0.990 and 0.994
A description of the home health FTF encounter requirement and a FAQ are available on ACP's practice management site. ... the patient's clinical condition, and a description of how the condition supports the need for skilled services and homebound status,
Q: What interpersonal barriers exist between doctors and patients? A: One predominant barrier that is addressed in the scientific literature but is relatively under-addressed in the lay literature is economic ... Q: What has been the impact of electronic
Q: What happens with the cases that aren't dismissed or settled and go to a jury? ... Q: What's the significance of that finding? A: One might reasonably ask: “Why don't all physicians and their lawyers wait until the jury stage?” There are a few
Q: What was your opinion of the Consumer Reports findings? A: Personally, I was not surprised. ... Q: Say a patient gets his or her prescription, goes to a pharmacy to get it filled, and doesn't get complete information back from the pharmacy.
Q: Ken Murray, MD, a retired family physician, wrote 2 now-famous essays about how doctors die differently. ... Q: How can the palliative care community reach practicing physicians? A: This has been really heartening to me.
Q: How do some of these medical mysteries translate to a TV audience? ... There are some things that are true about “House.” First, it's a whole idea that a diagnosis is a process and a difficult process.
Q: Were you surprised by the results? A: Yes and no. ... Q: You also looked at the association between payment incentives and admission rates.
Q: Do you know which way the cause-and-effect works in that association? ... It's a two-hour course with an information card that's available for physicians and nurse practitioners.
Does it help long-term planning if vouchers are provided monthly, or are weekly vouchers better because they encourage more frequent shopping and a healthier diet? ... Q: What prompted you to do this study? A: It seemed like a number of health care