patient admission

Summary

Summary: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The effect of temperature on hospital admissions in nine California counties
    Rochelle S Green
    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, 1515 Clay Street, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Int J Public Health 55:113-21. 2010
  2. ncbi High temperature and hospitalizations for cardiovascular and respiratory causes in 12 European cities
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Rome E, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:383-9. 2009
  3. ncbi Weekend mortality for emergency admissions. A large, multicentre study
    Paul Aylin
    Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College, Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:213-7. 2010
  4. ncbi Influence of climatic variables on acute myocardial infarction hospital admissions
    M G Abrignani
    Operative Unit of Cardiology, S Antonio Abate Hospital, Trapani, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 137:123-9. 2009
  5. pmc Malaria paediatric hospitalization between 1999 and 2008 across Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med 7:75. 2009
  6. ncbi Mortality among patients admitted to hospitals on weekends as compared with weekdays
    C M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 345:663-8. 2001
  7. ncbi Universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at hospital admission and nosocomial infection in surgical patients
    Stephan Harbarth
    Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland
    JAMA 299:1149-57. 2008
  8. pmc The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:1678-86. 2004
  9. ncbi Morbidity and mortality during heatwaves in metropolitan Adelaide
    Monika Nitschke
    South Australian Department of Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:662-5. 2007
  10. pmc The hospital standardised mortality ratio: a powerful tool for Dutch hospitals to assess their quality of care?
    B Jarman
    Dr Foster Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London EC1A 9LA, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:9-13. 2010

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  1. ncbi The effect of temperature on hospital admissions in nine California counties
    Rochelle S Green
    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, 1515 Clay Street, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Int J Public Health 55:113-21. 2010
    ..This study examined the association between mean daily apparent temperature and hospital admissions for several diseases in nine California counties from May to September, 1999 to 2005...
  2. ncbi High temperature and hospitalizations for cardiovascular and respiratory causes in 12 European cities
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Rome E, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:383-9. 2009
    ..Episode analyses of heat waves have documented a comparatively higher impact on mortality than on morbidity (hospital admissions) in European cities. The evidence from daily time series studies is scarce and inconsistent...
  3. ncbi Weekend mortality for emergency admissions. A large, multicentre study
    Paul Aylin
    Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College, Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:213-7. 2010
    ..Several studies have identified higher mortality for patients admitted as emergencies at the weekend compared with emergency admissions during the week, but most have focused on specific conditions or have had a limited sample size...
  4. ncbi Influence of climatic variables on acute myocardial infarction hospital admissions
    M G Abrignani
    Operative Unit of Cardiology, S Antonio Abate Hospital, Trapani, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 137:123-9. 2009
    ..Weather has been postulated to be one of the elements at the basis of this association. The aim of our study was to determine the influence of seasonal variations and weather on AMI hospital admissions...
  5. pmc Malaria paediatric hospitalization between 1999 and 2008 across Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med 7:75. 2009
    ..Here we present a nationwide assessment of changes over 10 years in paediatric malaria hospitalization across Kenya...
  6. ncbi Mortality among patients admitted to hospitals on weekends as compared with weekdays
    C M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 345:663-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Patients with some serious medical conditions are more likely to die in the hospital if they are admitted on a weekend than if they are admitted on a weekday...
  7. ncbi Universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at hospital admission and nosocomial infection in surgical patients
    Stephan Harbarth
    Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland
    JAMA 299:1149-57. 2008
    ..Experts and policy makers have repeatedly called for universal screening at hospital admission to reduce nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection...
  8. pmc The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:1678-86. 2004
    ..AEs are unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay that arise from health care management. We estimated the incidence of AEs among patients in Canadian acute care hospitals...
  9. ncbi Morbidity and mortality during heatwaves in metropolitan Adelaide
    Monika Nitschke
    South Australian Department of Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:662-5. 2007
    ..To investigate morbidity and mortality associated with heatwaves in metropolitan Adelaide using ambulance, hospital admission, and mortality data...
  10. pmc The hospital standardised mortality ratio: a powerful tool for Dutch hospitals to assess their quality of care?
    B Jarman
    Dr Foster Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London EC1A 9LA, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:9-13. 2010
    ..To use the hospital standardised mortality ratio (HSMR), as a tool for Dutch hospitals to analyse their death rates by comparing their risk-adjusted mortality with the national average...
  11. ncbi Increase in patient mortality at 10 days associated with emergency department overcrowding
    Drew B Richardson
    Emergency Department, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra Hospital Yamba Drive, Garran, ACT 2605, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:213-6. 2006
    ..To quantify any relationship between emergency department (ED) overcrowding and 10-day patient mortality...
  12. ncbi Hospital admissions for heart disease: the effects of temperature and humidity
    Joel Schwartz
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 00215, USA
    Epidemiology 15:755-61. 2004
    ..S. cities with a wide range of climates. To account for possible delayed effects and harvesting, we examined the impact of weather up to 20 days before each admission...
  13. ncbi Factors associated with dental admissions for children aged under 5 years in Western Australia
    L Slack-Smith
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 94:517-23. 2009
    ..There is limited literature describing dental admissions in preschool children. This paper describes dental hospital admissions and associated factors in children aged under 5 years...
  14. ncbi Pharmacist-acquired medication histories in a university hospital emergency department
    Melinda K Carter
    Department of Pharmacy, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:2500-3. 2006
    ..A study was conducted to identify discrepancies between medication histories taken by emergency department (ED) providers (physicians, nurses, and medical students) and medication histories taken by clinical pharmacists...
  15. ncbi High temperature effects on out-patient visits and hospital admissions in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Nareerut Pudpong
    Sirindhorn College of Public Health Chonburi, 29 Vachiraprakarn Road, Muang District, Chonburi Province, 20000 Thailand
    Sci Total Environ 409:5260-7. 2011
    ..While mortality outcomes in the literature have been reported, there is less evidence of morbidity effects with very few studies conducted in developing countries with subtropical or tropical climate...
  16. pmc Spatial variability of climate effects on ischemic heart disease hospitalization rates for the period 1989-2006 in Quebec, Canada
    Lampouguin Bayentin
    Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique Eau, Terre et Environnement, 490 de la Couronne, Quebec, QC G1K 9A9, Canada
    Int J Health Geogr 9:5. 2010
    ..The short-term effect of climate conditions on the incidence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) over the 1989-2006 period was examined for Quebec's 18 health regions...
  17. ncbi Adding more beds to the emergency department or reducing admitted patient boarding times: which has a more significant influence on emergency department congestion?
    Rahul K Khare
    Northwestern University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:575-85. 2009
    ..We evaluate a computer simulation model designed to assess the effect on emergency department (ED) length of stay of varying the number of ED beds or altering the interval of admitted patient departure from the ED...
  18. pmc Blood lactate as a predictor for in-hospital mortality in patients admitted acutely to hospital: a systematic review
    Ole Kruse
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 19:74. 2011
    ..e. patients assessed pre-hospitally, in the trauma centre, emergency department, or intensive care unit. 2) To examine the agreement between arterial, peripheral venous, and capillary blood lactate levels in patients in the acute setting...
  19. ncbi Hospitalization of Western Australian children for oral health related conditions: a 5-8 year follow-up
    E Kruger
    The Centre for Rural and Remote Oral Health, The University of Western Australia
    Aust Dent J 51:231-6. 2006
    ..This study investigated in-patient oral health care provision for children under 18 years of age in Western Australia...
  20. ncbi Association between weekend hospital presentation and stroke fatality
    Jiming Fang
    Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurology 75:1589-96. 2010
    ..Previous studies have found higher stroke case fatality in patients admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to weekdays, but the reasons for this association are not known...
  21. ncbi Utilization and determinants of in-hospital cardiac catheterization in patients with acute coronary syndrome from the Middle East
    Prashanth Panduranga
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    Angiology 61:744-50. 2010
    ..It is related more to hospital characteristics than to baseline risks. There is a need to explore ways to increase overall rate of in-hospital cardiac catheterization in the region and direct it to patients who would benefit most...
  22. pmc Apparent temperature and cause-specific emergency hospital admissions in Greater Copenhagen, Denmark
    Janine Wichmann
    Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 6:e22904. 2011
    ..In conclusion, an increase in Tapp(max) is associated with a slight increase in RD and decrease in CVD admissions during the warmer months...
  23. ncbi The impact of weekends on outcome for acute exacerbations of COPD
    R Barba
    Depts of Internal Medicine, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Avda 9 Junio no 2, 28981, Parla, Madrid, Spain
    Eur Respir J 39:46-50. 2012
    ..17 (95% CI 1.11-1.23)). We conclude that patients with acute exacerbations of COPD are more likely to die in the hospital if they are admitted on a weekend compared with a weekday...
  24. pmc Avoidable readmission in Hong Kong--system, clinician, patient or social factor?
    Carrie H K Yam
    Division of Health System, Policy and Management, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:311. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to identify the magnitude of avoidable readmissions, its contributing factors and costs in Hong Kong...
  25. ncbi Effect of blood glucose concentrations on admission in non-diabetic versus diabetic patients with first acute myocardial infarction on short- and long-term mortality (from the MONICA/KORA Augsburg Myocardial Infarction Registry)
    Judith A Beck
    Department of Internal Medicine II Cardiology, University of Ulm Medical Center, Ulm, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 104:1607-12. 2009
    ..These patients constitute a high-risk group needing aggressive, comprehensive polypharmacotherapy...
  26. ncbi Patient flow variability and unplanned readmissions to an intensive care unit
    David R Baker
    Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:2882-7. 2009
    ..To determine whether high patient inflow volumes to an intensive care unit are associated with unplanned readmissions to the unit...
  27. ncbi Elevated admission serum creatinine predicts poor myocardial blood flow and one-year mortality in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Lin Zhao
    Department of Cardiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No 95 Yong an Road, Xuanwu District, Beijing, 100050, China
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:493-8. 2009
    ..The aims of this study are to evaluate the effects of admission serum creatinine on coronary blood flow and prognosis in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary PCI...
  28. ncbi Evidence for an association between air pollution and daily stroke admissions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Shang Shyue Tsai
    Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Stroke 34:2612-6. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether there is an association between air pollution and hospital admissions for stroke in Kaohsiung, Taiwan...
  29. ncbi Enhancement of claims data to improve risk adjustment of hospital mortality
    Michael Pine
    Michael Pine and Associates Inc, Chicago, Ill, USA
    JAMA 297:71-6. 2007
    ..Risk-adjustment equations used in these analyses must contain sufficient clinical detail to ensure accurate measurements of hospital quality...
  30. ncbi Admission of term infants to neonatal intensive care: a population-based study
    Sally K Tracy
    Women s Health Nursing and Midwifery, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Birth 34:301-7. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the rate of admission of term babies to neonatal intensive care in association with each method of giving birth among low-risk women...
  31. pmc Classifying and predicting errors of inpatient medication reconciliation
    Jennifer R Pippins
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1414-22. 2008
    ..Failure to reconcile medications across transitions in care is an important source of potential harm to patients. Little is known about the predictors of unintentional medication discrepancies and how, when, and where they occur...
  32. ncbi Climatological variations in daily hospital admissions for acute coronary syndromes
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 48 50 Chiou st, Glyfada, 165 61 Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 94:229-33. 2004
    ..We examined the association between climatologic parameters and daily admissions for non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS) to emergency units of hospitals in the greater Athens area, from January 2001 to August 2002...
  33. pmc Influenza and its relationship to circulatory disorders
    D M Fleming
    Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Harborne, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 133:255-62. 2005
    ..Influenza contingency planning needs to take account of these deaths in determining policy for prophylaxis and in providing facilities for cardio-respiratory resuscitation...
  34. pmc Increasing short-stay unplanned hospital admissions among children in England; time trends analysis '97-'06
    Sonia Saxena
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e7484. 2009
    ..We hypothesised that any increase in isolated short stay admissions for childhood illness might reflect failure to manage these cases in the community over a 10 year period spanning these changes...
  35. pmc The effect of heat waves on mental health in a temperate Australian city
    Alana Hansen
    Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1369-75. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to identify mental, behavioral, and cognitive disorders that may be triggered or exacerbated during heat waves, predisposing individuals to heat-related morbidity and mortality...
  36. ncbi Acute and chronic pancreatitis--diseases on the rise: a study of hospital admissions in England 1989/90-1999/2000
    A Tinto
    Office for National Statistics, London, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 16:2097-105. 2002
    ..The number of hospital admissions for acute and chronic pancreatitis increased in Britain from the 1960s to the 1980s...
  37. pmc Evidence of methodological bias in hospital standardised mortality ratios: retrospective database study of English hospitals
    Mohammed A Mohammed
    Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 338:b780. 2009
    ..To assess the validity of case mix adjustment methods used to derive standardised mortality ratios for hospitals, by examining the consistency of relations between risk factors and mortality across hospitals...
  38. ncbi Crowding delays treatment and lengthens emergency department length of stay, even among high-acuity patients
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:492-503.e4. 2009
    ..We determine the effect of crowding on emergency department (ED) waiting room, treatment, and boarding times across multiple sites and acuity groups...
  39. pmc The frequency of adverse drug reaction related admissions according to method of detection, admission urgency and medical department specialty
    Miran Brvar
    Poison Control Centre, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 9:8. 2009
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  40. ncbi Trends in fall-related hospital admissions in older persons in the Netherlands
    Klaas A Hartholt
    Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 170:905-11. 2010
    ..Owing to aging societies worldwide, a major impact on fall-related health care demand can be expected. We determined time trends in numbers and incidence of fall-related hospital admissions and in admission duration in older adults...
  41. ncbi Temperature variation and emergency hospital admissions for stroke in Brisbane, Australia, 1996-2005
    Xiao Yu Wang
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Int J Biometeorol 53:535-41. 2009
    ..Health authorities should pay greater attention to possible increasing emergency care for strokes when temperature changes, in both summer and winter...
  42. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in adult emergency admissions--a case for screening all patients?
    G Gopal Rao
    University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 66:15-21. 2007
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  43. pmc The decline in paediatric malaria admissions on the coast of Kenya
    Emelda A Okiro
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P, O, Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:151. 2007
    ..There is only limited information on the health impact of expanded coverage of malaria control and preventative strategies in Africa...
  44. pmc Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia
    Fay H Johnston
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:240. 2007
    ..In addition we examined the differential impacts on Indigenous Australians, a high risk population subgroup...
  45. ncbi Predicting nursing home admission: estimates from a 7-year follow-up of a nationally representative sample of older Americans
    Jane Banaszak-Holl
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 2029, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 18:83-9. 2004
    ..Interventions for individuals with dementia should impact the behavioral aspects of the condition and slow disease progression in addition to improving physical functioning...
  46. ncbi Impact of high temperatures on hospital admissions: comparative analysis with previous studies about mortality (Madrid)
    C Linares
    Department of Education for Sustainable Development of the Madrid City Council, Autónoma University General Foundation of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 18:317-22. 2008
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  47. ncbi A 2-year follow-up of involuntary admission's influence upon adherence and outcome in first-episode psychosis
    S Opjordsmoen
    Department of Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål and Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Norway
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 121:371-6. 2010
    ..To see, if voluntary admission for treatment in first-episode psychosis results in better adherence to treatment and more favourable outcome than involuntary admission...
  48. pmc Preventable hospitalization and access to primary health care in an area of Southern Italy
    Paolo Rizza
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:134. 2007
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  49. ncbi Epidemiology of a pediatric emergency medicine research network: the PECARN Core Data Project
    Elizabeth R Alpern
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:689-99. 2006
    ..To examine the epidemiology of pediatric patient visits to emergency departments (ED)...
  50. ncbi The effect on medication errors of pharmacists charting medication in an emergency department
    Hayley M Vasileff
    University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Pharm World Sci 31:373-9. 2009
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  51. ncbi Epidemiology and outcome following post-surgical admission to critical care
    A Rhodes
    Intensive Care Medicine, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust and St Georges University of London, St Georges Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK
    Intensive Care Med 37:1466-72. 2011
    ..To describe the factors related to outcome in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after major surgery at a national level (in Austria)...
  52. ncbi Weekend and night outcomes in a statewide trauma system
    Brendan G Carr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Surg 146:810-7. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether mortality and clinical outcomes vary for injured patients in a mature trauma system on weeknights and weekends compared with weekdays...
  53. ncbi PIM2: a revised version of the Paediatric Index of Mortality
    Anthony Slater
    Women s and Children s Hospital, 72 King William Road, SA 5006, North Adelaide, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 29:278-85. 2003
    ..To revise the Paediatric Index of Mortality (PIM) to adjust for improvement in the outcome of paediatric intensive care...
  54. pmc Low body temperature associated with severe ischemic stroke within 6 hours of onset: The Bergen NORSTROKE Study
    Christopher E Kvistad
    Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 8:333-8. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that low body temperature would prolong time to spontaneous clot lysis resulting in an association between low body temperature and severe neurological deficits in the early phase of ischemic stroke...
  55. pmc Evaluation of a Medical and Mental Health Unit compared with standard care for older people whose emergency admission to an acute general hospital is complicated by concurrent 'confusion': a controlled clinical trial. Acronym: TEAM: Trial of an Elderly Ac
    Rowan H Harwood
    Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 1RD, UK
    Trials 12:123. 2011
    ..We hypothesise that patients managed on this ward will have better outcomes than those receiving standard care, and that such care will be cost-effective...
  56. pmc Case mix, outcome and activity for patients with severe acute kidney injury during the first 24 hours after admission to an adult, general critical care unit: application of predictive models from a secondary analysis of the ICNARC Case Mix Programme data
    Nitin V Kolhe
    Derby City Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
    Crit Care 12:S2. 2008
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  57. ncbi Air pollution and hospital admissions for pneumonia: are there potentially sensitive groups?
    Ming Fen Cheng
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Inhal Toxicol 21:1092-8. 2009
    ..Our findings provide evidence that patients with comorbid URI may increase the risk of hospital admissions for pneumonia, in relation to air pollutant levels...
  58. ncbi A conceptual model of emergency department crowding
    Brent R Asplin
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Research Foundation, and University of Minnesota Medical School, St Paul and Minneapolis, MN 55101, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:173-80. 2003
    ..The goal of the conceptual model is to provide a practical framework on which an organized research, policy, and operations management agenda can be based to alleviate ED crowding...
  59. ncbi Pharmacist- versus physician-obtained medication histories
    Todd A Reeder
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 65:857-60. 2008
    ..Physician-obtained medication histories were compared to those obtained by a pharmacist...
  60. ncbi Factors associated with longer time from symptom onset to hospital presentation for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Henry H Ting
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:959-68. 2008
    ..Previous studies have demonstrated the effects of single factors, such as age, sex, and race, with longer delays from symptom onset to hospital presentation in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
  61. pmc A cross-sectional prospective study of seclusion, restraint and involuntary medication in acute psychiatric wards: patient, staff and ward characteristics
    Tonje Lossius Husum
    SINTEF Health Services Research, PB 124, 0314 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:89. 2010
    ..The study includes data from 32 acute psychiatric wards...
  62. ncbi Outcome of cancer patients considered for intensive care unit admission: a hospital-wide prospective study
    Guillaume Thiery
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Saint Louis Teaching Hospital, 1 rue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France
    J Clin Oncol 23:4406-13. 2005
    ..To evaluate the outcome of cancer patients considered for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  63. pmc Apparent temperature and cause-specific mortality in Copenhagen, Denmark: a case-crossover analysis
    Janine Wichmann
    Section of Environmental Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Copenhagen DK 1014, Denmark
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3712-27. 2011
    ..In the cold period all associations were inverse, although insignificant...
  64. ncbi Reconciling medications at admission: safe practice recommendations and implementation strategies
    Gina Rogers
    Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Burlington, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:37-50. 2006
    ..Fifty hospitals collaborated in a patient safety initiative developed and implemented by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and the Massachusetts Hospital Association...
  65. ncbi Hospital admissions in diabetic and non-diabetic patients: a case-control study
    Andrew M Tomlin
    Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Research Unit, Department of General Practice, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 73:260-7. 2006
    ..To examine differences in morbidity and rates of hospital admission between diabetes patients and patients without diabetes in New Zealand...
  66. pmc Impact of two recent extreme heat episodes on morbidity and mortality in Adelaide, South Australia: a case-series analysis
    Monika Nitschke
    Department of Health, South Australia, 11 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Environ Health 10:42. 2011
    ..7 °C. It is of interest to compare the health impacts of these two unprecedented heatwaves with those of previous heatwaves in Adelaide...
  67. ncbi Characteristics of general practices associated with emergency admission rates to hospital: a cross-sectional study
    M J G Bankart
    NIHR CLAHRC for LNR, Leicester, UK
    Emerg Med J 28:558-63. 2011
    ..To identify characteristics of general practices associated with emergency hospital admission rates, and determine whether levels of performance and patient reports of access are associated with admission rates...
  68. ncbi The relationship between admission hemoglobin level and outcome after hip fracture
    Konrad I Gruson
    Geriatric Hip Fracture Research Group, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, New York 10003, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 16:39-44. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of admission hemoglobin level on patient outcome after hip fracture...
  69. ncbi Mortality and complications in very old patients (90+) admitted to departments of internal medicine in Spain
    Raquel Barba
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Parla, Madrid, Spain
    Eur J Intern Med 22:49-52. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the demographic data, hospitalization characteristics, medical complications, and predictors of mortality in patients over 90 admitted to IM departments...
  70. ncbi Crisis in the emergency department
    Arthur L Kellermann
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1300-3. 2006
  71. ncbi Outcomes of involuntary hospital admission--a review
    C Katsakou
    Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 114:232-41. 2006
    ..This paper reviews studies on outcomes of involuntary hospital admissions in general adult psychiatry, and predictors of outcomes...
  72. ncbi The accuracy of administrative data for identifying the presence and timing of admission to intensive care units in a Canadian province
    Allan Garland
    Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Med Care 50:e1-6. 2012
    ..A prerequisite for using administrative data to study the care of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) is that it accurately identifies such care. Only limited data exist on this subject...
  73. ncbi Measuring appropriate use of acute beds. A systematic review of methods and results
    M S McDonagh
    Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, Heslington, Y010 5DD, York, UK
    Health Policy 53:157-84. 2000
    ..Before definitive conclusions on the inappropriate use of acute beds can be made, future research needs to take into account the methodological problems discussed here...
  74. pmc Community based service providers' perspectives on frequent and/or avoidable admission of older people with chronic disease in rural NSW: a qualitative study
    Jo M Longman
    University Centre for Rural Health, PO Box 3074, Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:265. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore community based service providers' perspectives on the factors contributing to admission among older patients with chronic disease and a history of frequent and potentially avoidable admission...
  75. ncbi Admission and fasting plasma glucose for estimating risk of death of diabetic and nondiabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome: nonlinearity of hazard ratios and time-dependent comparison
    Belen Cid-Alvarez
    Department of Cardiology, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Am Heart J 158:989-97. 2009
    ..Our aim is to ascertain the values of admission and fasting glucose for prediction of death among patients with ACS; and to compare their predictive capacities...
  76. pmc Effectiveness of a Surgery Admission Unit for patients undergoing major elective surgery in a tertiary university hospital
    B Ortiga
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, Feixa Llarga, S N, 08907, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:23. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a surgery admission unit for major elective surgery patients who were admitted for same-day surgery...
  77. ncbi Heat and health in Adelaide, South Australia: assessment of heat thresholds and temperature relationships
    Susan Williams
    Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Sci Total Environ 414:126-33. 2012
    ..This study examines the heat thresholds and temperature relationships for mortality and morbidity outcomes in Adelaide...
  78. pmc The relationship between hospital volume and mortality in mechanical ventilation: an instrumental variable analysis
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 723 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:862-79. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between hospital volume and mortality for nonsurgical patients receiving mechanical ventilation...
  79. pmc Factors associated with discussion of care plans and code status at the time of hospital admission: results from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study
    Andrew D Auerbach
    University of California San Francisco, UCSF Department of Hospital Medicine, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:437-45. 2008
    ..Hospital admission is a time when patients are sickest and also often encountering an entirely new set of caregivers. As a result, understanding and documenting a patient's care preferences at hospital admission is critically important...
  80. ncbi Chronic liver disease--an increasing problem: a study of hospital admission and mortality rates in England, 1979-2005, with particular reference to alcoholic liver disease
    Sam J Thomson
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St George s Hospital, Blackshaw Rd, London, England, SW17 0QT, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:416-22. 2008
    ..To determine time trends in hospital admissions for chronic liver disease in England between 1989/1990 and 2002/2003, mortality rates in England and Wales between 1979 and 2005, and the influence of alcohol-related disease on these trends...
  81. ncbi Mortality in healthy elderly patients after ICU admission
    Emilio Sacanella
    Geriatric Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 35:550-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess mortality in healthy elderly patients after non-elective medical ICU admission and to identify predictive factors of mortality in these patients...
  82. ncbi Psychologists and coercion: decisions regarding involuntary psychiatric admission and treatment in a group of Norwegian psychologists
    Rolf Wynn
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, UNN Asgård, Norway
    Nord J Psychiatry 61:433-7. 2007
    ..Higher age, female sex and prior experience with coercion were positive predictors of willingness to coerce...
  83. ncbi The access-block effect: relationship between delay to reaching an inpatient bed and inpatient length of stay
    Drew B Richardson
    Emergency Department, Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran, ACT 2605, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:492-5. 2002
    ..To investigate the relationship between access block in the emergency department (ED) (defined as total time from arrival to transfer from the ED over eight hours) and inpatient length of stay (LOS)...
  84. pmc A retrospective population-based study of childhood hospital admissions with record linkage to a birth defects registry
    Lyn Colvin
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 9:32. 2009
    ..Using population-based linked records of births, deaths, birth defects and hospital admissions for children born 1980-1999 enables profiles of hospital morbidity to be created for each child...
  85. pmc Identifying infected emergency department patients admitted to the hospital ward at risk of clinical deterioration and intensive care unit transfer
    Maura Kennedy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:1080-5. 2010
    ..Understanding risk factors leading to undertriage would be useful, but these factors are not well characterized...
  86. ncbi Audit of acute admissions of COPD: standards of care and management in the hospital setting
    C M Roberts
    Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
    Eur Respir J 17:343-9. 2001
    ..The substantial variation in the process of care between hospitals is strong evidence that it is possible for other centres with poorer performance to improve their levels of care...
  87. ncbi Faculty triage shortens emergency department length of stay
    S N Partovi
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:990-5. 2001
    ..To determine whether faculty triage (FT) activities can shorten emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS)...
  88. pmc Risk of severe outcomes among patients admitted to hospital with pandemic (H1N1) influenza
    Alexia Campbell
    Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
    CMAJ 182:349-55. 2010
    ....
  89. ncbi The association between hospital overcrowding and mortality among patients admitted via Western Australian emergency departments
    Peter C Sprivulis
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia, 2nd Floor R Block, Queen Elizabeth II, Medical Centre, Verdun Street, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:208-12. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between hospital and emergency department (ED) occupancy, as indicators of hospital overcrowding, and mortality after emergency admission...
  90. ncbi Impact of specialist care on clinical outcomes for medical emergencies
    Stuart Moore
    Royal Liverpool University Hospital
    Clin Med 6:286-93. 2006
    ..The data suggest that appropriate specialist management improves outcomes for medical emergencies, particularly amongst younger patients...
  91. ncbi Interrater reliability and internal consistency of the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis II personality disorders (SCID-II), version 2.0
    C Maffei
    Istituto Scientifico Ospedale San Raffaele, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, University of Milan School of Medicine, Italy
    J Pers Disord 11:279-84. 1997
    ..98 for dimensional judgements (Intraclass correlation coefficient). Internal consistency coefficients were satisfactory (.71-.94). The results suggest that the SCID-II 2.0 has adequate interrater and internal consistency reliability...
  92. pmc Medical record review of deaths, unexpected intensive care unit admissions, and clinician referrals: detection of adverse events and insight into the system
    K L Dunn
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 91:169-72. 2006
    ..A quality assurance programme was commenced in 1996...
  93. ncbi Emergency hospital admissions in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
    Henry Woodford
    Department of Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 20:1104-8. 2005
    ..By better understanding the way people with PD use hospital services, we may improve quality of care and perhaps prevent some inpatient stays and care-home placements...
  94. ncbi Universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 affiliated hospitals
    Ari Robicsek
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:409-18. 2008
    ..The effect of large-scale expanded surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on health care-associated MRSA disease is not known...
  95. ncbi Performance of comorbidity scores to control for confounding in epidemiologic studies using claims data
    S Schneeweiss
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:854-64. 2001
    ..7% and 6.2%, respectively) for predicting mortality. Generalizability of results may be limited to an elderly, predominantly White population with equal access to state-funded health care...
  96. pmc Characteristics and outcomes of cancer patients in European ICUs
    Fabio Silvio Taccone
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care 13:R15. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of critically ill cancer patients, and to evaluate their prognosis...
  97. ncbi Outcomes of patients considered for, but not admitted to, the intensive care unit
    Thomas E Vanhecke
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:812-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate factors associated with decisions to reject patients from medical intensive care unit (MICU) admission and assess the outcome of these patients...
  98. ncbi The bed requirement inventory: a simple measure to estimate the need for a psychiatric bed
    Peter Tyrer
    Department of Psychological Medicine Charing Cross Campus, Claybrook Centre, Imperial College, London, UK
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 52:267-77. 2006
    ..To develop an assessment of bed need that was as little affected by personal bias as possible...
  99. ncbi Variables that predict admission to hospital from an emergency department observation unit
    Trevor Chan
    Emergency Department, St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 20:216-20. 2008
    ..To determine factors predictive for patients requiring ongoing hospital admission from the emergency department observation unit (EDOU)...
  100. pmc The characteristics and prognosis of patients fulfilling the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol in a medical admission unit; a prospective observational study
    Mikkel Brabrand
    Department of Medicine, Sydvestjysk Sygehus Esbjerg, Finsensgade 35, DK 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:152. 2011
    ..To examine the prognostic significance of fulfilling at least one of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) criteria...
  101. ncbi Identifying high-risk patients for triage and resource allocation in the ED
    Jennifer Prah Ruger
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:794-8. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that a few easily obtainable clinical factors may significantly improve the accuracy of triage and resource allocation among patients assigned with a middle-acuity score...

Research Grants77

  1. Social and built environment and race/ethnic variations in cancer outcomes
    SCARLETT GOMEZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  2. Comprehensive Support for Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers
    JOSEPH GAUGLER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed evaluation will provide detailed information on the potential of the ECS to serve as a model intervention for various family caregivers of Alzheimer?s patients in diverse geographic contexts. [unreadable]..
  3. Family Involvement /Resident Psychosocial Status in LTC
    JOSEPH GAUGLER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Caregiver Outcomes Post NH Placement of a Family Member
    JOSEPH GAUGLER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. ACTION - A CHF Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise
    Gregg Fonarow; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The trial will take place over 5 years with an initial 6 months for planning, training, and implementation; 3 years of enrollment; 1 year of follow-up; and 6 months for close out, analysis, and presentation. ..
  6. Neurohormonal Blockade and Outcomes in Diastolic Heart Failure
    Ali Ahmed; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed study will examine the effect of neurohormonal blockade in propensity matched OPTIMIZE-HF participants with diastolic heart failure. ..
  7. Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal Injuries
    James Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable]..
  8. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
  9. Communication in Late-stage Cancer: Exploring Hospice Decision
    DEBORAH PEASE WALDROP; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..3) Understanding how end-of-life decisions are made is essential for the efficient planning and delivery of comprehensive services for the growing number of adults who will die from cancer. ..
  10. Utility of a New Database to Study Drug Safety during Pregnancy
    SOKO SETOGUCHI IWATA; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This database based on large population-based follow-up data with linkable clinical birth data has the potential to enhance the safety of prescription drug use in pregnant women and their children. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. PREDICTING DEPRESSION OUTCOMES IN MEDICALLY ILL ELDERS
    Harold Koenig; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It will also provide important information to both guide future clinical trials and identify barriers to effective treatment of depression in these patients. ..
  12. DOMS EARLY REINTERVENTION (ERI) EXPERIMENT
    Michael Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION IN ETIOLOGY OF DRUG ABUSE
    Stephan Arndt; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Results will provide information useful to both drug prevention (by identifying new early risk factors for adult drug abuse) and treatment (by identifying cognitive deficits which decrease treatment efficiency). ..
  14. Heart Failure and Beta-Blocker Use in Older Adults
    Ali Ahmed; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
  16. Function, Quality of Life and Nursing Home Use in PACE
    Susan Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These studies will be performed concurrently with a comprehensive educational plan, with an ultimate goal of preparing Dr. Friedman to become an independent investigator in clinically-based health services research. ..
  17. National Assessment of the Mortality and Morbidity Effects of Tropospheric Ozone
    Michelle L Bell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal of this work is to provide policy-makers, scientists, and the public with a better understanding of how ozone affects health in order to aid more effective decisions regarding protection of human health. ..
  18. Heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and renin-angiotensin system inhibition
    Ali Ahmed; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  19. Predicting Transitions Among Community-Dwelling Elders
    Ilene Zuckerman; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  20. Endothelial progenitor cells and surgical outcomes
    Andrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. Effects of oral clefts on birth outcomes and cleft risks due to maternal smoking
    GEORGE WEHBY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Another aim is to obtain consistent estimates of the effect of maternal smoking or cleft lip and palate risk. The proposed model can be applied to study other newborn disorders. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Treatment of Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa
    James Lock; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Primary outcome will be weight change. Secondary outcomes will be changes in weight and shape concerns as measured by the Eating Disorder Examination. ..
  23. Longitudinal Course and Impact of Depression
    JEREMY PETTIT; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. A Community-shared Clinical Abstract to Improve Care
    DONALD CONNELLY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  25. The Impact of Public Reporting on the Quality of Post-Acute Care
    RACHEL WERNER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This will be the first rigorous analysis to inform the policy debate on the benefits and risks of public reporting in the post-acute care sector. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. Transforming PCI Informed Consent into an Evidence-based Decision-making Tool
    John A Spertus; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will then estimate the cost-savings associated with more rational BAT use to test the hypothesis that PRISM will improve the cost-effectiveness of PCI. ..
  27. Contingency Management of Psychostimulant Abuse in the Severely Mentally Ill
    Richard K Ries; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This proposalis responsive to the NIDA Behavioral and Integrative Treatment Development Program announcement, PA-06-486, for Stage 3 evaluation. ..
  28. Enduring Effects of Early Adversity on Adult Health?
    Kenneth F Ferraro; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As healthcare policymakers continue to search for affordable cost- containment strategies, it is becoming increasingly important to understand adult health and illness in a life course perspective. ..
  29. Voucher-based incentives to treat pregnant smokers
    Stephen T Higgins; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Overall, the proposed studies have the potential to contribute important new information on effective treatments for one of our nation's most daunting drug abuse problems. ..
  30. Cardiac care in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter M Cram; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Together these analyses will provide much needed information on the relative quality of care provided by specialty cardiac hospitals to policy makers, payors, providers and patients. ..
  31. Modeling Initial Smoking Abstinence and Relapse Risk
    Stephen T Higgins; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  32. Maternal overnutrition and offspring fat mass, metabolic and vascular function.
    Debbie Lawlor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  33. Health outcomes and improved phenotypic characterization of cleft lip and palate
    GEORGE WEHBY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study results are highly relevant for identifying health care needs, improving care practices and developing strategies to prevent cleft lip and palate and/or reduce its associated adverse effects. ..
  34. Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa
    James Lock; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  35. Improving use of peri-operative beta-blockers with a multidimentional QI program
    Andrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The impact of this set of tools will be substantial as groups such as the NSQIP, SCIP, National Quality Forum, and Leapfrog Group continue to endorse PBB as a key strategy to reduce surgical morbidity and mortality. ..
  36. Recall and Survivor Bias: Impact on SES-CVD Associations
    Kathryn Rose; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  37. Leukoaraiosis in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
    Eric Smith; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By completion, he will have obtained the necessary skills to function as an independent investigator with expertise in hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease and white matter neuroimaging. ..
  38. A Network & Dyad HIV Prevention Intervention for Intravenous Drug User
    Carl Latkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Main outcome measures will be self-reported sex and injection risk behaviors. Self-reports will be cross-validated by urinalysis of STIs. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Future Directions in Contingency Management Research
    Stephen Higgins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g., cognitive behavior therapy). Critical discussion of these issues is important to the future of CM and to the research agenda of NIDA. ..
  40. Pleasant Events and Moods: A Time-Series Analysis
    Brent Mausbach; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The remaining participants will receive no feedback. All participants will receive a one-month follow-up to determine if those receiving detailed feedback experience fewer negative emotions and more positive emotions. ..
  41. Hospital Nurses' Working Conditions and Patient Outcomes
    Jack Needleman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  42. Impact of Certificate of Need on the Use of Revascularization for AMI
    Mary Vaughan Sarrazin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g., revascularization, mortality) and Cox regression with stratification for time-to-event outcomes (e.g., time to readmission). [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  43. YOGA AS A TREATMENT FOR INSOMNIA
    SAT BIR KHALSA; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We anticipate that yoga will prove to be an effective insomnia treatment which reduces sympathovagal balance. ..
  44. The Patterns and Impact of Value Based Purchasing
    Arnold Epstein; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..4) To examine the association between the intensity of VBP activities and changes in quality performance as measured by HEDIS and CAHPS. ..
  45. RESEARCH PROTOCOLS AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT OUTCOMES
    PATRICK CLIFFORD; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..research participation affect subject treatment retention? And, Do research follow-up assessment interviews contribute to the inducement and maintenance of behavior change for individuals treated for alcohol problems? ..
  46. Readiness for Implementation of Research to Practice
    Yih Ing Hser; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?
    Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  48. A NETWORK OF RESEARCH UNITS TO STUDY CLINICAL WOUND CARE
    James Quinn; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In this study amoxicillin/clavulanic acid will be compared to placebo. The primary outcome of the study will be infection. Other outcomes studied will be wound-healing patient satisfaction and cost. ..
  49. The Study of the Impact of a Terrorist Attack on Individual Trauma Centers
    Connie Potter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  50. A 12 YEAR FOLLOW UP OF A COCAINE DEPENDENT SAMPLE
    Yih Ing Hser; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  51. Economic Evaluation of Addiction Services
    JENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. Barriers to Diabetes Care and Mental Illness
    Susan Frayne; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Over the longer term, they will inform the next generation of translational research, which will test interventions designed to optimize diabetes care for patients with mental illness. ..
  53. LUNG HEALTH STUDY--LONG TERM FOLLOW UP
    Donald Tashkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..All ten of the original LHS clinical centers plan to participate in this study. To minimize bias, all surviving participants of the LHS will be invited to participate, giving a potential sample size of 5600. ..
  54. Course of Functional Deficits in Late-Life Schizophrenia
    Philip Harvey; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. 12-Step Participation After Adolescent Treatment
    LORA PASSETTI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. PREVENTING HOSPITALIZATION FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA
    James Lock; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..He will also participate in seminars and tutorials with identified educational consultants in areas related to his planned research. ..
  57. STATE LONG TERM CARE POLICIES AND ELDERLY WELL-BEING
    Naoko Muramatsu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Part I and Part II will proceed simultaneously to inform each other throughout the four-year study period. ..
  58. Surfactant protein variants in pediatric lung injury
    Neal Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. RCT of Russian IDU Peer Network HIV Prevent Intervention
    Carl Latkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Qualitative Study of Prostate Cancer Symptom Management
    David Latini; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results will allow investigators and others to develop targeted educational and systemic interventions to improve the quality of this care. ..
  62. Feasibility of Measuring Sleep in a Critical Care Environment
    Margaret A Pisani; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  63. Outcomes in congenital toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis
    Ruth Gilbert; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  64. Bulimic Syndromes: Secular & Longitudinal Trends
    Pamela Keel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  65. Understanding Disparities in Mental Status Assessment
    Richard Jones; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  66. Impact of Psychoactive Drugs on Delirium in ICU Patients
    Margaret Pisani; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Ultimately, we hope this work will lead to the development of specific interventions in ICU drug therapy vital to the care of more than four million critically ill patients in the United States. ..
  67. Culture and Ethnic Variations in Breast Cancer Treatment
    SCARLETT GOMEZ; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  68. Rapid Analysis of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
    Edward Belongia; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Interim and annual estimates of VE with 95% confidence intervals will be provided to CDC, including overall VE and VE for each of the priority age groups. ..
  69. Catheter Dwell Time and Risk of Bloodstream Infections in Hospitalized Neonates
    Aaron M Milstone; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This project will help to develop evidence-based strategies to prevent bloodstream infections among vulnerable infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. ..
  70. Impact of Nurse Work Environment on Rural Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes
    Marianne Baernholdt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  71. Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPD
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These strategies will be described and translated into interventions targeting nurses, physicians, and teams who provide care for patients with cancer, COPD, and other life-limiting diseases. ..
  72. Developing Metrics for Measuring Hospital Response Capability for Mass Casualty I
    Melissa McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This conference grant is viewed as a first step in the development of a method to measure hospital response capability for MCIs in a reliable and valid way. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  73. Nursing Homes Response to Quality Indictors Publication
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Statistical regression techniques will be used to analyze the data and test specific hypotheses. ..
  74. STRUCTURE, PROCESS AND OUTCOMES IN THE PACE PROGRAM
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The knowledge gained from this study would have direct bearing on efforts to improve care in PACE programs, as well as implications for other programs serving frail, non-institutionalized elderly. ..
  75. Racial Disparity in Access High Quality Cardiac Surgeons
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The knowledge gained in this project is essential for development of targeted programs that could successfully address the disparity in access to high quality cardiac care among elderly racial minorities. ..