Frances Weaver

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Parkinson's disease medication use and costs following deep brain stimulation
    Frances M Weaver
    Hines VA Hospital, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Mov Disord 27:1398-403. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Preventive care in spinal cord injuries and disorders: examples of research and implementation
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Health Services Research 151H, VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 18:297-316, vii. 2007
  3. pmc Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:10-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Providing all-inclusive care for frail elderly veterans: evaluation of three models of care
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:345-53. 2008
  5. pmc Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Frances M Weaver
    Hines VA Hospital, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    JAMA 301:63-73. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease: a metaanalysis of patient outcomes
    Frances Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, IL 60141 5000, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:956-67. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Provider perspectives on soldiers with new spinal cord injuries returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Complex Chronic Care and the Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:517-21. 2009
  8. pmc Smoking behavior and delivery of evidence-based care for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care and the Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 34:35-45. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving respiratory vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injury/disorders: lessons learned
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:143-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of outpatient visits for acute respiratory illness in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:718-26. 2006

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Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Parkinson's disease medication use and costs following deep brain stimulation
    Frances M Weaver
    Hines VA Hospital, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Mov Disord 27:1398-403. 2012
    ..However, cumulative medication costs over 36 months were lower for the STN than for GPi patients. PD medication use and costs decreased following DBS in either target over 36 months, but cumulative costs were less for STN than for GPi...
  2. ncbi request reprint Preventive care in spinal cord injuries and disorders: examples of research and implementation
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Health Services Research 151H, VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 18:297-316, vii. 2007
    ..However, dissemination of guidelines is not sufficient to increase use of recommended care. Implementation research has identified strategies to increase use of evidence-based care and subsequently improve patient outcomes...
  3. pmc Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:10-9. 2007
    ..To increase the percentage of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI&D) who receive annual influenza vaccinations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Providing all-inclusive care for frail elderly veterans: evaluation of three models of care
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:345-53. 2008
    ..VA successfully implemented three variations of AIC and was able to keep frail elderly veterans in the community. Further research on providing variations of AIC in general is warranted...
  5. pmc Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Frances M Weaver
    Hines VA Hospital, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    JAMA 301:63-73. 2009
    ..Deep brain stimulation is an accepted treatment for advanced Parkinson disease (PD), although there are few randomized trials comparing treatments, and most studies exclude older patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease: a metaanalysis of patient outcomes
    Frances Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, IL 60141 5000, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:956-67. 2005
    ..In this study the authors conducted a metaanalysis of the existing literature on patient outcomes following DBS of the STN and the GPI...
  7. doi request reprint Provider perspectives on soldiers with new spinal cord injuries returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Complex Chronic Care and the Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:517-21. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to query providers regarding any unique problems or needs in a cohort of these soldiers treated in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) SCI Centers...
  8. pmc Smoking behavior and delivery of evidence-based care for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care and the Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 34:35-45. 2011
    ..This study identified the factors associated with smoking in this population, motivations for smoking, and the readiness for smoking cessation. Current practices for the delivery of evidence-based tobacco cessation were also examined...
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving respiratory vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injury/disorders: lessons learned
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:143-8. 2004
    ..This paper describes the lessons learned in implementing best practices for vaccination. In addition, the basic elements of this program, and the similarities with the Chronic Care Model, are described...
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of outpatient visits for acute respiratory illness in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:718-26. 2006
    ..We examined same-day and 60-day hospitalizations and 60-day mortality after acute respiratory illness (ARI) outpatient visits...
  11. ncbi request reprint Staff influenza vaccination: lessons learned
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Social Science Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:153-7. 2004
    ..The most common reason for not being vaccinated was concern about side effects. Of providers who recommended the vaccine to patients, significantly more (60%) received the vaccine; p = .000...
  12. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer surgery trends and outcomes: results from a National Department of Veterans Affairs study
    Denise M Hynes
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, VA Information Resource Center, Edward Hines Jr VA Administration Hospital, PO Box 5000 151V, Fifth and Roosevelt Roads, Building 1 Room C305, Hines, IL 60141 5000, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 198:707-16. 2004
    ..This study examined trends and outcomes for breast cancer surgery performed at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals...
  13. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and practices regarding influenza vaccination among healthcare workers providing services to individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:933-40. 2004
    ..To examine influenza vaccination status and predictors for vaccine receipt among healthcare workers (HCWs) caring for patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders...
  14. doi request reprint Risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes complications among veterans with spinal cord injury
    Ranjana Banerjea
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service Center for Health Care Knowledge and Management, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1448-53. 2008
    ..To compare the rates of diabetes and macrovascular conditions in veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to examine variations by patient-level demographic, socioeconomic, access, and health status factors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of depression diagnoses and use of antidepressant medications by veterans with spinal cord injury
    Bridget M Smith
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care and VA Spinal Cord Injury Quality Research Initiative, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:662-71. 2007
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  16. pmc Embracing a health services research perspective on personal health records: lessons learned from the VA My HealtheVet system
    Kim M Nazi
    Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Office of Health Information, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:62-7. 2010
    ..The potential for PHRs to facilitate patient-centered care and health system transformation underscores the importance of embracing a broader perspective on PHR research...
  17. ncbi request reprint Working with symptoms of a respiratory infection: staff who care for high-risk individuals
    Sherri LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:448-54. 2007
    ..Little is known about attendance practices of HCWs caring for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI), a group at high risk for respiratory complications...
  18. pmc Acute respiratory tract infection visits of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders: rates, trends, and risk factors
    Bridget M Smith
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative SCI QUERI, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:355-61. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes from nosocomial infections in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:393-400. 2007
    ..Nosocomial infection may contribute to poor long-term consequences in persons who have spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI&D)...
  20. doi request reprint Epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, and the Infection Control Section, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:234-42. 2008
    ..To describe the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI&D)...
  21. pmc Development and testing of a vaccination message targeted to persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, 1st Avenue and Roosevelt Road 151H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 31:44-52. 2008
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  22. pmc Providers' beliefs and behaviors regarding antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic resistance in persons with spinal cord injury or disorder
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward J Hines VA Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 34:16-21. 2011
    ..However, there are no studies focused on providers who care for these patients and their perceptions regarding antibiotic use and resistance...
  23. pmc Pain among veterans with spinal cord injury
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative SCI QUERI, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:793-800. 2008
    ..However, pain-related catastrophizing may be a particular concern among veterans with SCI...
  24. ncbi request reprint Using VA data for research in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders: lessons from SCI QUERI
    Bridget M Smith
    SCI QUERI and Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, 5000 South Fifth Avenue, 151 H, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:679-88. 2010
    ..Primary data can be used to augment other missing SCI data and to provide more detailed information about complications commonly associated with SCI/D...
  25. doi request reprint Predictors and outcomes of antibiotic adequacy for bloodstream infections in veterans with spinal cord injury
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1364-70. 2009
    ..To identify predictors and outcomes associated with receiving inadequate empirical antimicrobial treatment for bloodstream infections (BSIs) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  26. pmc A comparison of multiple data sources to identify vaccinations for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Frances M Weaver
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:377-9. 2004
    ..Electronic records must include data that are consistently entered and validated before they can be useful for care management and decision making...
  27. doi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection and subsequent outpatient and hospital utilization in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA, Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital 151H, Hines, IL, USA
    PM R 2:101-9. 2010
    ..To assess the association between antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection (ARI) and subsequent health-care utilization in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D)...
  28. pmc Response to the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders and their providers
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:20-6. 2007
    ..To assess patient and provider behaviors regarding influenza vaccination, diagnosis, and testing strategies and the availability of influenza vaccine during the 2004-2005 nationwide influenza vaccine shortage...
  29. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination among veterans with spinal cord injury: Part 1. A survey of attitudes and behavior
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:204-9. 2003
    ..Influenza vaccine has been shown to be effective, yet vaccination rates have been low in this population. To improve these rates, barriers and facilitators to receiving influenza vaccine in this population were identified...
  30. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination among veterans with spinal cord injury: Part 2. Increasing vaccination rates
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:210-8. 2003
    ..Historically, vaccination rates for veterans with SCI treated in Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities have been low. The objective of this study was to increase vaccination rates in this population using a multipronged strategy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Geographical proximity and health care utilization in veterans with SCI&D in the USA
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2387-99. 2004
    ..000) were associated with a greater likelihood of inpatient utilization. Geographic proximity and other factors on health care use must be considered in order to meet the health care demand patterns of veterans with SCI&D...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two home care protocols for total joint replacement
    Frances M Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:523-8. 2003
    ..To examine the effect of a more-efficient home care protocol to manage total joint replacement (TJR) patients after surgery...
  33. ncbi request reprint Trends in antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:1045-9. 2005
    ..Studies to date have not examined trends in antibiotic use in ARIs in populations with disabilities, thus we assessed antibiotic prescribing for veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI and D) with outpatient ARI visits...
  34. ncbi request reprint Influenza diagnosis and treatment in veterans with spinal cord injury
    Charlesnika T Evans
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:291-3. 2006
    ..To assess influenza diagnosis and treatment behaviors and prescribing practices for antiviral medications among spinal cord injury (SCI) practitioners...
  35. ncbi request reprint Disease prevalence and use of preventive services: comparison of female veterans in general and those with spinal cord injuries and disorders
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative SCI QUERI, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research MCHSPR, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:301-11. 2006
    ..Prevention is particularly important in SCI&D, and disparities may exist in receipt of this care, particularly when special equipment and body adjustments are needed, among women with SCI&D...
  36. pmc New CDC recommendations: annual influenza vaccination recommended for individuals with spinal cord injuries
    Barry Goldstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:383-4. 2005
  37. pmc Diabetes mellitus in individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder
    Sherri L LaVela
    Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 29:387-95. 2006
    ..To examine diabetes prevalence, care, complications, and characteristics of veterans with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D)...
  38. pmc Impact of pneumococcal vaccination on pneumonia rates in patients with COPD and asthma
    Todd A Lee
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:62-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate pneumonia-related hospitalization risk in patients with COPD or asthma and vaccination impact...
  39. ncbi request reprint Veterans' access to and use of Medicare and Veterans Affairs health care
    Denise M Hynes
    VA Information Resource Center VIReC, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Med Care 45:214-23. 2007
    ..We examined the impact of access to care characteristics on health care use patterns among those veterans dually eligible for Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) services...
  40. ncbi request reprint Shoulder pain in the traumatically injured spinal cord patient: evaluation of risk factors and function
    Leslie D McCasland
    Department of Rheumatology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, and Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141 9910, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 12:179-86. 2006
    ..Shoulder pain in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is common and frequently results in chronic debilitating pain recalcitrant to treatment...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of obesity and high blood pressure in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders: a retrospective review
    Frances M Weaver
    From the Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research and Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:22-9. 2007
    ..A frequent cause of mortality in spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI&D) is cardiovascular disease (CVD). Obesity and high blood pressure (BP) are modifiable risk factors for CVD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Preoperative risks and outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty in the Veterans Health Administration
    Frances Weaver
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VAMC, IL, USA
    J Arthroplasty 18:693-708. 2003
    ..Preoperative comorbid conditions, abnormal laboratory values, and being nonwhite were related to poor outcomes of TJA. Gender was a significant independent predictor of morbidity and length of stay for total knee arthroplasty...
  43. ncbi request reprint Outcome of metronidazole therapy for Clostridium difficile disease and correlation with a scoring system
    Jaime Belmares
    Infectious Disease Section, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    J Infect 55:495-501. 2007
    ..To determine the response rate of Clostridium difficile disease (CDD) to treatment with metronidazole and assess a scoring system to predict response to treatment with metronidazole when applied at the time of CDD diagnosis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Promoting evidence-based practice in spinal cord injury/disorders health care
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:129-35. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Etiology and outcomes of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Heidi T Chang
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:262-7. 2005
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  46. ncbi request reprint Deep-brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease
    Frances M Weaver
    Lancet Neurol 5:900-1. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint Evaluating physician performance at individualizing care: a pilot study tracking contextual errors in medical decision making
    Saul J Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:726-34. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and test a methodology for measuring physicians' performance at contextualizing care and compare it to their performance at planning biomedically appropriate care...