Peter C Smith
Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
- Missing clinical information during primary care visitsPeter C Smith
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
JAMA 293:565-71. 2005..The coordinating function of primary care is information-intensive and may be impeded by missing clinical information. However, missing clinical information has not been explicitly investigated in the primary care setting...
- Primary care family physicians and 2 hospitalist models: comparison of outcomes, processes, and costsPeter C Smith
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
J Fam Pract 51:1021-7. 2002..To compare the care provided by family practice primary care physicians with that provided by 2 hospitalist models: critical care hospitalists and rotating residency faculty family physician hospitalists...
- Card studies for observational research in practiceJohn M Westfall
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
Ann Fam Med 9:63-8. 2011..Card studies have been used to describe clinical problems, management, and outcomes in primary care for more than 30 years. In this article we describe 2 types of card studies and the methods for conducting them...
- Underinsurance in primary care: a report from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP)Kenton Voorhees
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 6508, USA
J Am Board Fam Med 21:309-16. 2008..This purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of underinsurance among patients seen in primary care clinics...
- Lack of impact of direct-to-consumer advertising on the physician-patient encounter in primary care: a SNOCAP reportBennett Parnes
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
Ann Fam Med 7:41-6. 2009..Recent changes in the DTCA environment may have affected its impact on clinical encounters. Our objective was to determine the rate of patient medication inquiries and their influence on clinical encounters in primary care...
- Costs associated with data collection and reporting for diabetes quality improvement in primary care practices: a report from SNOCAP-USADavid R West
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
J Am Board Fam Med 25:275-82. 2012..Information about the costs and experiences of collecting and reporting quality measure data are vital for practices deciding whether to adopt new quality improvement initiatives or monitor existing initiatives...
- Are frequent callers to family physicians high utilizers?David E Hildebrandt
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Fitzsimons, Aurora, CO, USA
Ann Fam Med 2:546-8. 2004..Our objective was to describe patients who telephone frequently after hours to physicians (frequent callers) and categorize their medical problems and resource utilization...
- Clinical inquiries. When should we treat isolated high triglycerides?Mark Cucuzzella
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
J Fam Pract 53:142-4. 2004
- After-hours telephone triage affects patient safetyDavid E Hildebrandt
Rose Family Medicine Residency, Denver, CO 80222, USA
J Fam Pract 52:222-7. 2003..To describe the management of after-hours calls to primary care physicians and identify potential errors that might delay evaluation and treatment...
- Clinical inquiries. How should you further evaluate an adult with a testicular mass?Kathleen Barnhouse
University of North Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
J Fam Pract 56:851-3. 2007
- FPIN's clinical inquiries. Antiepileptic drug level monitoringWail Malaty
Mountain Area Health Education Center Rural Track Family Practice Residency, Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
Am Fam Physician 78:385-6. 2008
- Priority setting in health - a political economy perspectiveMaria Goddard
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
Health Econ Policy Law 1:79-90. 2006....
- Institutional review board training for community practices: advice from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Practice-Based Research Network listservRowena J Dolor
Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
J Am Board Fam Med 21:345-52. 2008..Ultimately, a discussion by the PBRN researcher with his or her governing Institutional Review Board is recommended for finding acceptable strategies within a PBRN...
- Does health care spending improve health outcomes? Evidence from English programme budgeting dataStephen Martin
Department of Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
J Health Econ 27:826-42. 2008..They can also help health technology agencies decide whether their cost-effectiveness thresholds for accepting new technologies are set at the right level...
- Variability in healthcare treatment costs amongst nine EU countries - results from the HealthBASKET projectReinhard Busse
Health Econ 17:S1-8. 2008
- Variability in invasion risk for ballast water exchange on the Scotian Shelf of eastern CanadaDavid Brickman
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, P O Box 1006, Dartmouth, NS, Canada B2Y 4A2
Mar Pollut Bull 54:863-74. 2007..The model provides quantitative guidance to regulators regarding what is an acceptable trip diversion and can aid in numerous other management decisions...
- A real options approach to watchful waiting: theory and an illustrationTarn Driffield
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
Med Decis Making 27:178-88. 2007..The authors argue that option pricing methods offer important insights into the evaluation of a watchful waiting strategy. The methods also have potential applications in other domains of medical care...
- Residency faculty as hospitalistsPeter C Smith
Pediatrics 119:412; author reply 412-3. 2007
- How robust are hospital ranks based on composite performance measures?Rowena Jacobs
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, U K
Med Care 43:1177-84. 2005..Although composite indicators present the "big picture" in a way that is easy to interpret, misleading conclusions may be drawn if attention is not paid to key methodological issues in their construction...
- Are we doing enough to protect mice from infectious agents?Peter C Smith
Comp Med 54:250-1. 2004
- Public reporting on quality in the United States and the United KingdomMartin N Marshall
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, England
Health Aff (Millwood) 22:134-48. 2003..We use this information to explore some key questions relating to the content, target audience, and use of published information. We end by making specific recommendations for maximizing the effectiveness of public reporting...
- Outpatient encounter data for risk adjustment--a view from Europe: comments on WelchPeter C Smith
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, United Kingdom
J Ambul Care Manage 25:23-5. 2002..The commentary concludes that, although risk adjustment research of this type is important, the most fundamental requirement is to develop a more active purchasing function on the part of insurers...