D K Freeborn
Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
- Screening and brief intervention for hazardous drinking in an HMO: effects on medical care utilizationD K Freeborn
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 27:446-53. 2000..7 vs. 6.6 days; p = .37). Although brief interventions to reduce hazardous drinking may potentially reduce medical care utilization, more evidence is needed to substantiate their practicality and cost-effectiveness...
- Satisfaction and well-being of primary care providers in managed careDonald K Freeborn
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Eval Health Prof 25:239-54. 2002..They also were significantly less satisfied than the physicians with their incomes and fringe benefits. Our findings suggest that more attention should be given to practice conditions and compensation of PAs and NPs in managed care...
- Brief intervention in a primary care setting for hazardous drinkersR A Senft
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon 97227 1098, USA
Am J Prev Med 13:464-70. 1997..The study was designed to test a brief intervention for reducing alcohol consumption among moderate to heavy (hazardous) drinkers in a busy HMO primary care setting...
- Drinking patterns, health care utilization, and costs among HMO primary care patientsM R Polen
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 28:378-99. 2001..Further study of former drinkers is warranted to examine the role of alcohol-related illnesses in the decision to quit drinking...
- Understanding physicians' imaging test use in low back pain care: the role of focus groupsD Shye
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Division, Portland, OR, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 10:83-91. 1998....
- Gender and alcohol use: the roles of social support, chronic illness, and psychological well-beingC A Green
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97227 1110, USA
J Behav Med 24:383-99. 2001..Poor psychological well-being may be a modifiable risk factor for increased alcohol use among women; practitioners should be alert for greater consumption among men with few functional limitations and good health...
- Primary care physicians' use of lumbar spine imaging tests: effects of guidelines and practice pattern feedbackD K Freeborn
Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Northwest Division, Portland, Ore. 97227, USA
J Gen Intern Med 12:619-25. 1997..CONCLUSIONS: Clinical practice guidelines and practice pattern feedback fail to achieve their goals when features of the practice setting and patient expectations and behavior are not identified and addressed...