office visits

Summary

Summary: Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Self-reports of health care utilization compared to provider records
    P L Ritter
    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1000 Welch Road, Suite 204, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:136-41. 2001
  2. pmc Universal health insurance and equity in primary care and specialist office visits: a population-based study
    Richard H Glazier
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Fam Med 7:396-405. 2009
  3. pmc Epidemiology of frequent attenders: a 3-year historic cohort study comparing attendance, morbidity and prescriptions of one-year and persistent frequent attenders
    Frans Th M Smits
    Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:36. 2009
  4. pmc Risk factors for persistent frequent use of the primary health care services among frequent attenders: a Bayesian approach
    Tuomas Heikki Koskela
    Department of General Practice, University of Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 28:55-61. 2010
  5. ncbi Prevalence of and annual ambulatory health care visits for pediatric arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions in the United States in 2001-2004
    Jeffrey J Sacks
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1439-45. 2007
  6. ncbi Office-based treatment of opiate addiction with a sublingual-tablet formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone
    Paul J Fudala
    Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:949-58. 2003
  7. pmc Time allocation in primary care office visits
    Ming Tai-Seale
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Rural Public Health, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1871-94. 2007
  8. ncbi European Society of Hypertension practice guidelines for home blood pressure monitoring
    G Parati
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 24:779-85. 2010
  9. pmc Communication patterns of primary care physicians in the United States and the Netherlands
    Jozien M Bensing
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care JMB, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Gen Intern Med 18:335-42. 2003
  10. ncbi The optimal scheme of self blood pressure measurement as determined from ambulatory blood pressure recordings
    Willem J Verberk
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 24:1541-8. 2006

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  1. ncbi Self-reports of health care utilization compared to provider records
    P L Ritter
    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1000 Welch Road, Suite 204, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:136-41. 2001
    ..Thus, the likelihood of bias caused by differing demographic factors is low, but researchers should take into account that underreporting occurs and is likely to increase as utilization increases...
  2. pmc Universal health insurance and equity in primary care and specialist office visits: a population-based study
    Richard H Glazier
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Fam Med 7:396-405. 2009
    ..We examined equity in use of physician services in Ontario, Canada, after controlling for health status using both self-reported and diagnosis-based measures...
  3. pmc Epidemiology of frequent attenders: a 3-year historic cohort study comparing attendance, morbidity and prescriptions of one-year and persistent frequent attenders
    Frans Th M Smits
    Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:36. 2009
    ..Typical characteristics of persistent frequent attenders, as opposed to 1-year frequent attenders and non-frequent attenders, may generate hypotheses regarding modifiable factors on which new randomized trials may be designed...
  4. pmc Risk factors for persistent frequent use of the primary health care services among frequent attenders: a Bayesian approach
    Tuomas Heikki Koskela
    Department of General Practice, University of Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 28:55-61. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine risk factors that predict persistent healthcare frequent attendance among a frequent attender (FA) population...
  5. ncbi Prevalence of and annual ambulatory health care visits for pediatric arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions in the United States in 2001-2004
    Jeffrey J Sacks
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1439-45. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of and the annual number of ambulatory health care visits for pediatric arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions...
  6. ncbi Office-based treatment of opiate addiction with a sublingual-tablet formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone
    Paul J Fudala
    Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:949-58. 2003
    ..Office-based treatment of opiate addiction with a sublingual-tablet formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone has been proposed, but its efficacy and safety have not been well studied...
  7. pmc Time allocation in primary care office visits
    Ming Tai-Seale
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Rural Public Health, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1871-94. 2007
    ..To use an innovative videotape analysis method to examine how clinic time was spent during elderly patients' visits to primary care physicians. Secondary objectives were to identify the factors that influence time allocations...
  8. ncbi European Society of Hypertension practice guidelines for home blood pressure monitoring
    G Parati
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 24:779-85. 2010
    ..The present document, which provides concise and updated guidelines on the use of HBPM for practising physicians, was therefore prepared by including the comments and feedback of general practitioners...
  9. pmc Communication patterns of primary care physicians in the United States and the Netherlands
    Jozien M Bensing
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care JMB, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Gen Intern Med 18:335-42. 2003
    ..While international comparisons of medical practice have noted differences in length of visit, few studies have addressed the dynamics of visit exchange...
  10. ncbi The optimal scheme of self blood pressure measurement as determined from ambulatory blood pressure recordings
    Willem J Verberk
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 24:1541-8. 2006
    ..To determine how many self-measurements of blood pressure (BP) should be taken at home in order to obtain a reliable estimate of a patient's BP...
  11. pmc Missed office visits and risk of mortality among HIV-infected subjects in a large healthcare system in the United States
    Michael A Horberg
    Mid Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:442-9. 2013
    ..In an insured patient population, missed visits in the first year of HIV care are common and associated with increased mortality. Early retention in HIV care is critical to improving outcomes...
  12. ncbi Tobacco use screening and counseling during physician office visits among adults--National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005-2009
    Ahmed Jamal
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 3005 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 61:38-45. 2012
    ..However, clinicians and health-care systems often do not screen for and treat tobacco use consistently and effectively...
  13. ncbi Office visits and analgesic prescriptions for musculoskeletal pain in US: 1980 vs. 2000
    Margaret A Caudill-Slosberg
    VA Outcomes Group and VA Quality Scholars Program 11Q, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, 215 North Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009 001, USA
    Pain 109:514-9. 2004
    ..We examined national trends in office visits and analgesic treatment for musculoskeletal pain in the office setting, comparing data from 1980 and 2000...
  14. pmc Clinical outcomes of single-visit oral prophylaxis: a practice-based randomised controlled trial
    Clare L Jones
    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    BMC Oral Health 11:35. 2011
    ..A recent systematic review recommended that future trials investigating scale and polish should involve dental practice patients...
  15. ncbi Physician-patient communication in the primary care office: a systematic review
    Rainer S Beck
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:25-38. 2002
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  16. ncbi A clinical trial of tailored office systems for preventive service delivery. The Study to Enhance Prevention by Understanding Practice (STEP-UP)
    M A Goodwin
    Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Am J Prev Med 21:20-8. 2001
    ..This study was designed to test a practice-tailored approach to increasing preventive service delivery with particular emphasis on health habit counseling...
  17. ncbi Electronic patient-provider communication: will it offset office visits and telephone consultations in primary care?
    Trine S Bergmo
    Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway, N 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Int J Med Inform 74:705-10. 2005
    ..This study aims to explore whether a secure web-based messaging system is an effective way of providing patient care in general practices...
  18. ncbi Inequity and inequality in the use of health care in England: an empirical investigation
    Stephen Morris
    Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:1251-66. 2005
    ..Our results show some evidence of inequity prior to the reforms and provide a baseline against which the effects of the new NHS can be assessed...
  19. pmc Patient care outside of office visits: a primary care physician time study
    Melinda A Chen
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, Box 46, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:58-63. 2011
    Patient care provided by primary care physicians outside of office visits is important for care coordination and may serve as a substitute for office visits.
  20. ncbi Characteristics and medical resource use of asthmatic subjects with and without work-related asthma
    Catherine Lemiere
    Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1354-9. 2007
    ..Asthma is work related when there is an association between symptoms and work. Occupational asthma (OA) is induced by the workplace, whereas work-exacerbated asthma (WEA) is triggered by the workplace but not induced by it...
  21. ncbi Relationship between health status and use of screening mammography and Papanicolaou smears among women older than 70 years of age
    Louise C Walter
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:681-8. 2004
    ..Since life expectancy is better predicted by health status than by age alone, guidelines recommend considering an older woman's general health when making screening decisions...
  22. ncbi Implementation of an outpatient electronic health record and emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and office visits among patients with diabetes
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94610, USA
    JAMA 310:1060-5. 2013
    ..Although the use of EHRs has potential to improve patient health outcomes, the existing evidence has been limited and inconsistent...
  23. ncbi How much time do physicians spend providing care outside of office visits?
    Jeffrey Farber
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:693-8. 2007
    People with chronic illness require care outside of office visits, much of which is not reimbursed under current Medicare guidelines.
  24. pmc All in the family: headaches and abdominal pain as indicators for consultation patterns in families
    Mieke Cardol
    NIVEL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Fam Med 4:506-11. 2006
    ..We examined the extent to which patterns of visits to family physicians for minor ailments, such as headaches or abdominal pain, cluster within families...
  25. ncbi Outpatient visits for infectious diseases in the United States, 1980 through 1996
    G L Armstrong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2531-6. 1999
    ..To further evaluate trends in the burden of infectious diseases in the United States, we analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 1980 through 1996...
  26. ncbi Practice activity trends among Australian private general dental practitioners: 1983-84 to 1998-99
    D S Brennan
    AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit, Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Int Dent J 52:61-6. 2002
    ..To investigate time trends in practice activity...
  27. ncbi The delivery of preventive services for patient symptoms
    G S Cooper
    Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 5066, USA
    Am J Prev Med 21:177-81. 2001
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  28. ncbi US outpatient office visits for bronchiolitis, 1993-2004
    Jonathan M Mansbach
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:304-7. 2007
    ..To describe the clinical epidemiology of US outpatient visits for children younger than 2 years with bronchiolitis...
  29. ncbi [Characteristics of antibiotic prescription during office visits in the Hospital Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru]
    Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga
    Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración Carlos Vidal Layseca, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Peru
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 76:207-14. 2002
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  30. ncbi Electronic medical records and efficiency and productivity during office visits
    Michael F Furukawa
    Department of Information Systems, W P Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, 85287, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:296-303. 2011
    ..To estimate the relationship between electronic medical record (EMR) use and efficiency of utilization and provider productivity during visits to US office-based physicians...
  31. pmc Accuracy of syndrome definitions based on diagnoses in physician claims
    Genevieve Cadieux
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:17. 2011
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  32. ncbi Health care access, use of services, and experiences among undocumented Mexicans and other Latinos
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2354-60. 2007
    ..We compared access to health care, use of services, and health care experiences for Mexicans and other Latinos by citizenship and immigrant authorization status...
  33. pmc Direct health care costs associated with asthma in British Columbia
    Mohsen Sadatsafavi
    Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
    Can Respir J 17:74-80. 2010
    ..A better understanding of health care costs associated with asthma would enable the estimation of the economic burden of this increasingly common disease...
  34. pmc Does patient educational level affect office visits to family physicians?
    Kevin Fiscella
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:157-65. 2002
    ..socioeconomic status, measured by years of education, on physician behavior assessed by direct observation of office visits, chart audits, and patient reports among 138 family physicians in 84 practices...
  35. ncbi Population health effects of air quality changes due to forest fires in British Columbia in 2003: estimates from physician-visit billing data
    David Moore
    Dept of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 97:105-8. 2006
    ..Major forest fires near populated areas during 2003 exacted a huge economic toll on communities in British Columbia. We designed a study to examine associations between PM2.5 and PM10 levels and physician visits in two affected communities...
  36. ncbi Self-report was a viable method for obtaining health care utilization data in community-dwelling seniors
    Deborah P Lubeck
    Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, 701 Welch Road, Suite 3305, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:286-90. 2005
    ..Because of the time and cost savings associated with self-report, it is important to demonstrate the reliability of this approach, particularly in older persons who use more medical resources but may have poorer recall...
  37. ncbi Physician office visits for low back pain. Frequency, clinical evaluation, and treatment patterns from a U.S. national survey
    L G Hart
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:11-9. 1995
    ..OBJECTIVES. The authors characterized the frequency of office visits for low back pain, the content of ambulatory care, and how these vary by physician specialty...
  38. ncbi Gout in the elderly--a population health study
    John G Hanly
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4K4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 36:822-30. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence, healthcare utilization, and costs in older adults with gout...
  39. ncbi Does health insurance coverage of office visits influence colorectal cancer testing?
    Reuben K Varghese
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:744-7. 2005
    To assess the effect of differing health insurance coverage of physician office visits on the use of colorectal cancer (CRC) tests among an employed and insured population.
  40. ncbi Adherence to topical therapy increases around the time of office visits
    Steven R Feldman
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:81-3. 2007
    ..The efficacy of topical medications is limited by non-adherence. Interventions to improve adherence to topical treatments are not well characterized...
  41. ncbi Internal medicine patients' expectations for care during office visits
    R L Kravitz
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA
    J Gen Intern Med 9:75-81. 1994
    OBJECTIVE: To describe internal medicine patients' expectations for care during office visits and to examine the relationship between fulfillment of expectations for care and visit satisfaction...
  42. ncbi Length of office visits for gastrointestinal disease: impact of physician specialty
    Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1719-25. 2010
    ..Physician-visit length is an important determinant of patient satisfaction and outcomes. Our objective was to compare visit length for gastrointestinal disorders between gastroenterologists and primary-care providers (PCPs)...
  43. pmc Office visits to ophthalmologists and other physicians for eye care among the U.S. population, 1990
    Y P Chiang
    Department of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Public Health Rep 110:147-53. 1995
    ..data, a descriptive statistical analysis was employed to profile the possible variations in eye care-related office visits to ophthalmologists and other physicians across demographic groups. In 1990, a total of 49...
  44. ncbi A comparison of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) measurement approach with direct observation of outpatient visits
    Valerie J Gilchrist
    Department of Family Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272 0095, USA
    Med Care 42:276-80. 2004
    ..However, the validity of the NAMCS methods has not been compared with a reference standard...
  45. ncbi Visits by adults to family physicians for the common cold
    W J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Fam Pract 47:366-9. 1998
    It is commonly believed that doctor's office visits for upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) occur too often given the self-limited nature of such illnesses. However, the frequency of visits for URTIs has not been well studied...
  46. pmc Racial disparities in the content of primary care office visits
    Peter Franks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:599-603. 2005
    ..Little is known about racial disparities in primary care at the level of the office visit...
  47. ncbi Patient and visit characteristics associated with opportunistic preventive services delivery
    S A Flocke
    Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, USA
    J Fam Pract 47:202-8. 1998
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  48. ncbi White-coat effect in normotension and hypertension
    Nikos A Zakopoulos
    Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Alexandra Hospital, National and Kapoestrial University of Athens, Greece
    Blood Press Monit 7:271-6. 2002
    ..In this study, we investigated (i) the magnitude of the white-coat effect in subjects with different daytime ambulatory blood pressure levels, and (ii) the association of the white-coat effect with left ventricular mass...
  49. ncbi Medical services utilization and prognosis in Parkinson disease: a population-based study
    Sotirios A Parashos
    Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 77:918-25. 2002
    ..To investigate prognostic outcomes and utilization of medical services by patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and to identify predictors of such use...
  50. ncbi Patient preferences for and satisfaction with methods of communicating test results in a primary care practice
    Surbhi Leekha
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:497-501. 2009
    ..Appropriate and timely communication of test results is an important element of high-quality health care. Patients' preferences regarding and satisfaction with test result notification methods in a primary care practice were evaluated...
  51. pmc The increasing number of clinical items addressed during the time of adult primary care visits
    Elmer D Abbo
    Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:2058-65. 2008
    ..Primary care physicians report that there is insufficient time to meet patients' needs during clinical visits, but visit time has increased over the past decade...
  52. ncbi Primary care visit duration and quality: does good care take longer?
    Lena M Chen
    Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 300 N Ingalls St, Room 7C17, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1866-72. 2009
    ..We sought to describe changes in the duration of adult primary care visits and in the quality of care provided during these visits and to determine whether quality of care is associated with visit duration...
  53. pmc The impact of obesity on time spent with the provider and number of medications managed during office-based physician visits using a cross-sectional, national health survey
    William S Pearson
    Division of Adult and Communty Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:436. 2009
    ..Few studies have examined the impact of obesity on outpatient office visits. The purpose of this study was to determine if outpatient visits by obese persons required more time with the ..
  54. ncbi Are patients' office visits with physicians getting shorter?
    D Mechanic
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:198-204. 2001
    ..Many believe that managed care creates pressure on physicians to increase productivity, see more patients, and spend less time with each patient...
  55. ncbi Preventive health examinations and preventive gynecological examinations in the United States
    Ateev Mehrotra
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 230 McKee Pl, Ste 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1876-83. 2007
    ..Preventive health examinations (PHEs) are controversial, and limited data are available on their use and content...
  56. pmc Physician office visits of adults for anxiety disorders in the United States, 1985-1998
    Jeffrey S Harman
    Intervention Research Centers for Mid and Late Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:165-72. 2002
    To determine the number of physician office visits by adults in which an anxiety disorder diagnosis was recorded and rates of treatment during these visits.
  57. ncbi Relationship between home blood pressure and longitudinal changes in target organ damage in treated hypertensive patients
    Sei Tsunoda
    Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Hypertens Res 25:167-73. 2002
    ..In conclusion, Home BP was more effective than clinic BP as a predictor of changes in left ventricular hypertrophy in treated hypertensive patients. Home BP should be controlled to below 135/85 mmHg to prevent cardiac hypertrophy...
  58. pmc Primary care visit length, quality, and satisfaction for standardized patients with depression
    Estella M Geraghty
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1641-7. 2007
    ..The contribution of physician and organizational factors to visit length, quality, and satisfaction remains uncertain, in part, because of confounding by patient presentation...
  59. ncbi Preventive activities during consultations in general practice: influences on performance
    Oliver Frank
    Department of General Practice, University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 34:508-12. 2005
    ..The relationship between the performance of opportunistic preventive activities in general practice consultations and characteristics of patients, general practitioners, consultations and preventive opportunities is poorly understood...
  60. ncbi The effects of patient cost sharing on ambulatory utilization in South Korea
    Jiyun Kim
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, 28 Yunkun Dong, ChongRo Ku, Seoul 110 799, South Korea
    Health Policy 72:293-300. 2005
    ..Patient cost sharing in Korea induces inequitable medical service utilization and also it does not decrease moral hazard in the sense that the higher cost-sharing sector is less sensitive to cost sharing...
  61. ncbi Request fulfillment in office practice: antecedents and relationship to outcomes
    Richard L Kravitz
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Med Care 40:38-51. 2002
    ..Patients communicate their desires and expectations largely by making requests. However, the antecedents and consequences of request fulfillment have received limited attention...
  62. ncbi Prognostic value of ambulatory and home blood pressures compared with office blood pressure in the general population: follow-up results from the Pressioni Arteriose Monitorate e Loro Associazioni (PAMELA) study
    Roberto Sega
    Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Prevenzione e Biotecnologie Sanitarie, Universita Milano Bicocca, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    Circulation 111:1777-83. 2005
    ..Much less information is available in the general population, however. Obtaining this information was the purpose of the Pressioni Arteriose Monitorate e Loro Associazioni (PAMELA) study...
  63. ncbi Frequent attenders in general practice care: a literature review with special reference to methodological considerations
    P Vedsted
    The Research Unit and Department of General Practice, University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Public Health 119:118-37. 2005
    ..To describe the basis on which our knowledge of frequent attendance in general practice rests and to propose recommendations for further research on frequent attenders (FAs)...
  64. ncbi Is frequent attendance a persistent characteristic of a patient? Repeat studies of attendance pattern at the family practitioner
    Sven Olof Andersson
    Family Medicine, University Hospital of Northern Sweden, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:91-4. 2004
    ..To assess the extent of frequent attendance as a persistent characteristic of patients by repeat studies of attendance at a health centre...
  65. ncbi Group office visits change dietary habits of patients with coronary artery disease-the dietary intervention and evaluation trial (D.I.E.T.)
    S Masley
    Family Practice Residency Program, Morton Plant Mease Health Care, Clearwater, Fla, USA
    J Fam Pract 50:235-9. 2001
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of a low-cost group visit intervention for changing the dietary intake and lipid levels of patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  66. ncbi Intervention among frequent attenders of the out-of-hours service: a stratified cluster randomized controlled trial
    Morten Bondo Christensen
    Research Unit and Department of General Practice, University of Aarhus, DK 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:180-6. 2004
    ..To investigate whether the number of frequent attenders (FA) contacts with the out-of-hours service can be reduced by deploying a combination of intervention strategies...
  67. ncbi Ten-year comparison of estimates of overweight and obesity, diagnosed diabetes and use of office-based physician services for treatment of diabetes in the United States
    William S Pearson
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N E, MS K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 45:353-7. 2007
    ..To compare trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity, diagnosed diabetes and numbers of visits to office-based physicians for diabetes care...
  68. pmc Doctor and practice characteristics associated with differences in patient evaluations of general practice
    Hanne N Heje
    The Department and Research Unit for General Practice, The University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:46. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine such associations in a setting where GPs serve a list of patients and act as gatekeepers...
  69. ncbi Doctor-patient communication: a comparison of the USA and Japan
    Sachiko Ohtaki
    Department of English Language, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku Uchinada machi, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa ken 920 0293, Japan
    Fam Pract 20:276-82. 2003
    ..Little is known about the differences and similarities between doctor-patient communication patterns in different cultures...
  70. ncbi Polypharmacy trends in office visits by the elderly in the United States, 1990 and 2000
    Rajender R Aparasu
    College of Pharmacy, Box 2202 C, 1 Administration Lane, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
    Res Social Adm Pharm 1:446-59. 2005
    ..Within the United States, few studies have examined polypharmacy trends in the elderly population and even fewer studies addressed those at-risk for polypharmacy...
  71. pmc Results of a content analysis of electronic messages (email) sent between patients and their physicians
    Dean F Sittig
    Clinical Informatics Research Network, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 3:11. 2003
    ..This study was designed to provide insight into how patients are using email to request information or services from their healthcare providers...
  72. ncbi Patient satisfaction with time spent with their physician
    D A Gross
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Fam Pract 47:133-7. 1998
    ..We examined the variables related to patient satisfaction with the time spent with their family physician during the office visit...
  73. pmc Racial disparities in the content of primary care office visits
    Maria Silveira
    J Gen Intern Med 21:402; author reply 403. 2006
  74. pmc Interventions on frequent attenders in primary care. A systematic literature review
    Frans Th M Smits
    Department of General Practice Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Prim Health Care 26:111-6. 2008
    ..To analyse which interventions are effective in influencing morbidity, quality of life, and healthcare utilization of frequently attending patients (FAs) in primary care...
  75. ncbi Trends in obesity and overweight-related office visits and drug prescriptions in Canada, 1998 to 2004
    Raj S Padwal
    Division of General Internal Medicine, 2E3 22 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Center, University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2B7
    Obes Res 13:1905-8. 2005
    ..This study sought to determine whether this rise in prevalence and awareness has resulted in an increased frequency of obesity and overweight-related office visits or antiobesity drug prescriptions over the past 5 years.
  76. ncbi Assessment of the white-coat effect
    William Gerin
    Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Hypertens 24:67-74. 2006
    ..Resting levels taken in the clinic may also be elevated, and will therefore underestimate the WCE...
  77. ncbi Outcomes of oral anticoagulant therapy managed by telephone vs in-office visits in an anticoagulation clinic setting
    Ann K Wittkowsky
    School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Chest 130:1385-9. 2006
    ....
  78. ncbi Urologic diseases in America project: urinary incontinence in women-national trends in hospitalizations, office visits, treatment and economic impact
    David H Thom
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, USA
    J Urol 173:1295-301. 2005
    ..We describe temporal trends in hospitalizations, outpatient visits and the treatment of female urinary incontinence (UI), and estimated the costs of incontinence using national databases...
  79. ncbi Long-term risk of mortality associated with selective and combined elevation in office, home, and ambulatory blood pressure
    Giuseppe Mancia
    Clinica Medica, Universita Milano Bicocca, Ospedale San Gerardo, Milan, Italy
    Hypertension 47:846-53. 2006
    ..Indeed, each BP elevation (office, home, or ambulatory) carries an increase in risk mortality that adds to that of the other BP elevations...
  80. ncbi The practice of office-based buprenorphine treatment of opioid dependence: is it associated with new patients entering into treatment?
    Lynn E Sullivan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, P O Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 79:113-6. 2005
    ..Treatment outcomes with buprenorphine in a PCC do not vary based on history of prior methadone treatment...
  81. ncbi Relationship of the use and costs of physician office visits and prescription drugs to travel distance and increases in member cost share
    William T Cecil
    Health Policy Research, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, 801 Pine St, 1E, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:665-76. 2006
    ..The prescription drug benefit is commonly designed and managed as a stand-alone health insurance product without consideration of how the design of other medical benefits may impact its use...
  82. ncbi Epidemiology of pediatric injury-related primary care office visits in the United States
    Simon J Hambidge
    Department of Community Health, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Pediatrics 109:559-65. 2002
    ....
  83. ncbi Duplicate coverage and demand for health care. The case of Catalonia
    A M Vera-Hernández
    Department of Economics and Economic History, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Econ 8:579-98. 1999
    ..It is argued that this last result is related to the existence of a compulsory public insurance...
  84. ncbi A taxonomy of requests by patients (TORP): a new system for understanding clinical negotiation in office practice
    R L Kravitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:872-8. 1999
    ..The goal of our investigation was to facilitate research on clinical negotiation between patients and physicians by developing a reliable and valid classification system for patients' requests in office practice...
  85. ncbi Seasonal variation of dermatologic disease in the USA: a study of office visits from 1990 to 1998
    John G Hancox
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and the Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Int J Dermatol 43:6-11. 2004
    ..Seasonal variation has been demonstrated in many diseases, including certain skin diseases...
  86. pmc Frequent attenders in general practice: a retrospective 20-year follow-up study
    T A Carney
    Burn Brae Medical Group, Burn Brae, Hencoates, Hexham NE46 2ED
    Br J Gen Pract 51:567-9. 2001
    ..Diseases, rather than patients, appear to dictate high consulting rates. Consistent high attendance is largely owing to multiple pathology...
  87. ncbi Patient-specific differences between blood pressure estimated from 24 h ambulatory measurements and serial office self-recordings
    Karel Pavek
    Stress Clinic, Heimdalsvägen 14, SE 756 52 Uppsala, Sweden
    Blood Press Monit 7:163-8. 2002
    ....
  88. ncbi Australian sexual health practitioners' use of chaperones for genital examinations: a survey of attitudes and practice
    Danielle C Newton
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Sex Health 4:95-7. 2007
    ..To examine the current practice and attitudes of Australian sexual health practitioners towards the use of chaperones for genital examinations...
  89. ncbi Influence of siesta in the estimation of blood pressure control in patients with hypertension
    Luis Martinez-Moya
    Hypertension 50:e14; author reply e15. 2007
  90. ncbi Exposure to primary medical care in New Zealand: number and duration of general practitioner visits
    Peter Crampton
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington
    N Z Med J 120:U2582. 2007
    ..To estimate (among different population groups and different practice types) average duration of visit to a general practitioner, average number of visits, and average population exposure to primary medical care in New Zealand...
  91. ncbi Dermatologic services provided to children and adolescents by primary care and other physicians in the United States
    D P Krowchuk
    Department of Pediatrics, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
    Pediatr Dermatol 11:199-203. 1994
    ..In 1990, 163.3 million physician office visits were made by patients 18 years of age or younger for all diagnoses; of these, 126...
  92. ncbi Use of personal digital assistants to enhance educational evaluation in a primary care clerkship
    Rebecca J Kurth
    College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Med Teach 24:488-90. 2002
    ..Additionally, feedback from students suggested that PDAs offered other important educational benefits...
  93. ncbi An extra pair of eyes: do patients want a chaperone when having an anogenital examination?
    James A Baber
    Clinic 16, Department of Sexual Health, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    Sex Health 4:89-93. 2007
    ..Anogenital examinations can be embarrassing for patients and can leave clinicians open to accusations of professional misconduct. Little is known about the attitudes of patients in Australia towards the use of chaperones...
  94. pmc The effects of primary care physician visit continuity on patients' experiences with care
    Hector P Rodriguez
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:787-93. 2007
    ..It remains unclear whether PCP visit discontinuity can be planned in a way that is least disruptive to patients' experiences with care...
  95. ncbi "What's your e-mail address, doctor?"
    Dorothy L Pennachio
    Med Econ 80:66, 72, 75. 2003
  96. ncbi The relationship between patient's perceived waiting time and office-based practice satisfaction
    Fabian Camacho
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    N C Med J 67:409-13. 2006
    ....
  97. ncbi Using NAMCS to characterize the urban health care safety net
    Eduardo LaCalle
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:152-60. 2007
    ..Our interest was in comparing the visit characteristics of inner city primary care practices in New York City with those of the rest of the country...
  98. ncbi Improving evidence-based management of depression for older Americans in primary care: if not now, when?
    Charles F Reynolds
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:2083-5. 2007
  99. pmc Race/ethnicity and patient satisfaction. Using the appropriate method to test for perceived differences in care
    Donald A Barr
    Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 2160, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:937-43. 2004
    ....
  100. pmc Describing primary care encounters: the Primary Care Network Survey and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Helen J Binns
    Pediatric Practice Research Group, Mary Ann and J Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Children s Memorial Research Center, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:39-47. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe clinical encounters in primary care research networks and compare them with those of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)...
  101. ncbi Utilization of general practitioner services in New Zealand and its relationship with income, ethnicity and government subsidy
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Health Serv Manage Res 16:45-55. 2003
    ..Moreover, there appear to be barriers for indigenous groups, in addition to income...

Research Grants75

  1. An Innovative Endoscopic Instrument with Full-Field Viewing and Intelligent Imagi
    STEVEN YI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Annually, diseases of the GI tract account for more than 30 million office visits and more than 10 million GI endoscopic procedures in the United States alone for the examinations of digestive ..
  2. Arrayed Lateral Flow Biosensor for Rapid Molecular Identification of UTI-Related
    Anjal C Sharma; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..It was estimated that over 7 million office visits and more than 1 million hospital admissions per year are UTI related...
  3. DETERMINANTS OF H. INFLUENZAE VIRULENCE IN OTITIS MEDIA
    Lauren O Bakaletz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: In 1990, there were 24.5 million physician's office visits made for middle ear infections [or otitis media (OM)] in The United States alone, representing a greater than ..
  4. Novel Adeno-Associated Viral Therapy for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    James M Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Optimal control of disease is obtained with monthly injections, which are inconvenient, require frequent office visits, and as is true for any injection into the eye, are associated with morbidity...
  5. Cholesterol and Prostate Health
    Michael R Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The public health burden of these conditions is considerable. Office visits in the US during which BPH is the primary diagnosis exceed 4...
  6. Antimicrobial Phototherapy of Antibiotic Resistant Chronic Sinusitis
    MERRILL ABRAHAM BIEL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..It is also estimated that CRS results in 18-22 million office visits per year and over 500,000 emergency visits per year resulting in an estimated 73 million restricted activity ..
  7. Genetics &Biology of M. catarrhalis LOS in Otitis Media
    Anthony A Campagnari; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..catarrhalis is responsible for 3 to 4 million physician office visits annually. This is considered low as diagnosis is difficult because tympanocentesis is uncommon...
  8. Rapid Point-of-Care Test Kit for the Detection of Bacteriuria Calibrated for Imme
    MARK GEISBERG; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Urinary tract infections are some of the most common cause of physicians'office visits, accounting for over 8,000,000 visits per year in the US...
  9. Optimizing Survivorship and Surveillance after Treatment for Colorectal Cancer
    MARVELLA ELIZABETH FORD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Little is known about factors associated with adherence to clinical surveillance guidelines (i.e., office visits, carcionoembryonic antigen (CEA) tests, colonoscopy) or adherence to lifestyle-related surveillance guidelines ..
  10. Health Care Partners in Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged - Competing Renewal
    Eva Kahana; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..physician expertise, participating in medical encounters, will improve both efficiency and effectiveness of office visits for the aged...
  11. 1/3-Reducing Suicial Ideation Through Insomnia Treatment (REST-IT)
    WILLIAM VAUGHN MCCALL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Patients will have return office visits at 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks after treatment initiation...
  12. Accelerating Adoption of Childhood Obesity Comparative Effectiveness Research
    Elsie M Taveras; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..incorporates computerized point-of-care decision alerts to pediatric primary care providers during routine office visits, linked to CER-based algorithms of care...
  13. EVALUATION OF THE FREQUENCY OF VISUAL FIELD TESTING IN OCULAR HYPERTENSIVES
    Steven M Kymes; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The consequences of a delay in case identification will be weighed against the cost savings from less frequent office visits and procedures by incorporating the probability of the delay into the OHTS Economic Model...
  14. Development of the Pain Self-Management Program
    Linda Ruehlman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Pain accounts for almost 80% of all of the office visits to physicians each year (National Center for Health Statistics, 1986;Stucky, Gold, &Zhang, 2001;Winterowd, Beck, &Greuner, 2003) and is a major source of disability, ..
  15. Web-based, Patient-centered Approach to CVD Risk-factor Management and Reduction
    Jeffrey A Henderson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..report, "Crossing the Quality Chasm," has recommended a shift from care based primarily on sporadic office visits toward "care based on continuous healing relationships ... not just face-to-face visits"...
  16. A Novel Wireless Capsule Camera with High Resolution Optically Unwrapped 360-Degr
    Jason Geng; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..by applicant): Every year, diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract account for more than 30 million office visits in the United States alone...
  17. Mechanisms of Persistence and Recovery in Otitis Media
    Stephen I Wasserman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Otitis media is the most common disease in young children, accounting for more office visits and surgery than any other childhood condition and costing an estimated five billion dollars...
  18. Molded Hydrogel Tympanic Membrane Repair Constructs
    WILSON CANNOY PRITCHARD; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..as paper patch tympanoplasty are relatively ineffective or, like the irritant oil method, require multiple office visits. Surgical procedures including fascia and cartilage tympanoplasty are more effective but are invasive and ..
  19. CT Diagnosis of Tracheomalacia in Patients with COPD
    Phillip M Boiselle; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..common symptom for which patients seek medical care in the United States, accounting for more than 30 million office visits per year...
  20. Chronic Pain and Enterprise of Living: Self-Regulatory and Goal Mechanisms
    Paul Karoly; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Chronic pain accounts for roughly 80% of annual office visits to physicians, affects approximately 60 to 80 million people in the United States and contributes to upwards ..
  21. Aqueous Humor Dynamic Components that Determine Intraocular Pressure Variance
    Sayoko E Moroi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..medications based on a patient's profile of drug response will eliminate time wasted on ineffective drug prescriptions and result in more efficient medical management with fewer follow-up office visits to assess poor efficacy.
  22. Cranberry: Interactions with Anti-infectious Agents
    Gail Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..With annual 7 to 8 million office visits for UTIs, addressing this interaction is also of public health concern...
  23. Children's Hospital Boston George O'Brien Urology Research Center
    Rosalyn M Adam; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A total of 1,126,911 office visits were made by children with a primary diagnosis of incontinence, a rate of 1,612 per 100,000 children...
  24. Neuronal Changes in Adult Rats Induced by Neonatal Pain
    Adrian Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2011
    Functional abdominal pain affects about 17% of high school students and accounts for 2-4% of all pediatric office visits. The factors that lead to symptoms are not well understood...
  25. IBDPROMISE: A Web-based Patient-centric Model to Improve Quality and Outcomes
    Ashish Atreja; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The discussion about quality and disease management rarely happens during office visits when patients and providers have a unique opportunity to listen to each other and make collaborative decisions...
  26. To demonstrate the feasibility of a home tonometer to monitor IOP without contact
    JIM SON CHOU; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of patients with progressive glaucomatous damage to keep track of their intraocular pressure (IOP) between office visits and to provide their physicians with a complete picture of their individual IOP level and fluctuations...
  27. Medtable: An EMR Strategy to Promote Patient Medication Understanding and Use
    Daniel G Morrow; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..provides an integrated approach to patient education about medications, from prescribing to counseling during office visits. As a result, patients would not only understand how to take their medications, but develop concrete plans for ..
  28. PDRemote: Automated Telehealth Diagnostics for Remote Parkinson's Monitoring
    JOSEPH GIUFFRIDA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..symptom severity scoring to accurately quantify intervention effectiveness and limit the required number of office visits for treatment adjustments, thereby improving outcomes and decreasing costs for disparate patient populations...
  29. Electrical Impedance Myography for the Assessment of Neck and Low Back Pain
    JOSE LUIS BOHORQUEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Moreover, low back or neck pain is the major complaint in 3% of all office visits to primary care physicians (PCPS), and 5% of all healthcare visits overall...
  30. SGIM PCMH Research Conference 2
    Gary E Rosenthal; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..However, due to poor reimbursement and compressed office visits, primary care is viewed as an unattractive career choice by young clinicians, which has led to a shortage of ..
  31. Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance
    ELIZABETH A REIFSNIDER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..an intervention created through community-based participatory research, to standard care received through WIC office visits in preventing the development of overweight (weight/length >85th percentile) and obesity (weight/length >..
  32. MULTI-SITE RCT FOR BP CONTROL IN HTN AFRICAN AMERICANS
    GBENGA GODWIN OGEDEGBE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The intervention will be delivered to patients every 3 months during regular office visits for 12 months, while the physician intervention will occur every month for the duration of the trial...
  33. Life After Cancer: Examining Survivor Transitions From Specialist to Primary Care
    Shawna V Hudson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Primary care providers are seen for one out of three cancer care office visits. Primary care foci of care coordination and continuity are necessary for achieving better survivor care...
  34. Predictors of Follow-Up Care Seeking Among Breast and Prostate Cancer Survivors
    Shawna V Hudson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Currently one third of the 36.6 million physician office visits made for cancer care annually are made to PCPs...
  35. Computer Assisted Symptom Management for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy
    Erik K Fromme; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..we will examine the intervention's effect on doctor-patient communication by analyzing tape recorded office visits and physician prescribing for symptom management...
  36. Breast Cancer Risk Stratification with Resonant Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy
    David Gur; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This would be achieved using a low cost, safe technology that could be used during routine office visits of young women who are not screened with mammography...
  37. Fresno Asthmatic Children's Environment Study (FACES)
    Ira B Tager; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Longitudinal follow-up at annual field office visits includes a detailed questionnaire, classification of asthma severity, and pre- and post-bronchodilator ..
  38. Time, Referrals, And Doctoring???Efficient Options For the Future (TRADEOFF)
    Harold S Luft; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This R-21 project explores whether time spent by primary care physicians (PCPs) both in face-to-face office visits and out-of-office efforts may substitute for (a) services they directly order, such as tests, imaging, and ..
  39. Evaluation of Canine Retraction Strategies
    Jie Chen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Predictability will produce reductions in iatrogenic side effects, needed corrections, office visits, and treatment time - all to benefit clinician and patient...
  40. Biased Agonism In GPCR Drug Discovery: Application To Somatostatin Agonists
    RICHARD SCOTT STRUTHERS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In addition to improved clinical efficacy, orally delivered agents would also reduce the need for physician office visits, eliminate the pain and discomfort of depot injections, and lower the manufacturing costs compared to ..
  41. Adoption of Innovations for Mental Health Care in Pediatric Primary Care
    Jeanne M Van Cleave; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..template with clinical decision support, which prompts physicians to deliver guideline-adherent care during office visits. A second research goal is to develop a randomized controlled pilot study to assess feasibility of a larger ..
  42. Novel Individual Tailored Mobile Messages to Enhance Weight Loss for Teens
    Susan Woolford; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed project aims to address these problems through frequent contact with patients between office visits. This interim contact will be achieved by automatically sending tailored messages to the mobile phones of ..
  43. Electrochemical Home Monitoring System for Lithium Blood Level
    LINDA A TEMPELMAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..It could also be used in the clinician's office for real-time readings during office visits. A major advantage of the proposed technology is that electrochemical techniques can be packaged into ..
  44. Assessing the effect of FDA advisories on provider, patient, and firm behavior
    G Caleb Alexander; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  45. Ureaplasmas in acute and persistent urethritis: clinical implications
    Lisa E Manhart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..urealyticum (biovar 2) and U. parvum. Relevance. NGU is the subject of over 200,000 physician office visits per year (CDC, 2001), and represents a significant public health problem...
  46. Kinesia-D: Ambulatory Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Monitor for Drug Therapy Tit
    THOMAS OLIVER MERA; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Assessment of dyskinesia impairment is typically performed during office visits using subjective measures...
  47. Automated Interactive Text Messaging to Assess Adolescent Depression
    JAMES C contact MUNDT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Graham Emslie, PI). During office visits at baseline and at the end of 6 weeks of treatment with fluoxetine, study participants will use cell phones to ..
  48. Provider Training to Support Patient Self-Efficacy for Depression Care
    ANTHONY FRANCIS JERANT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..providers (PCPs) can be trained to support patient self-care of depression and co-existing diabetes during office visits, and begin to explore whether this might improve depression and diabetes outcomes...
  49. The Continuity of Medication Management (COMM) Study
    Matthew L Maciejewski; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Ideal continuity of care has been referred to as seeing the same doctor for all office visits, but it also relates to appropriate and timely prescribing of new medications and changing in dosing for ..
  50. A Communication Intervention for Physical Activity in Underserved Communities
    JENNIFER KATE CARROLL; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..exercise program on the primary outcome, use of the 5As in discussion of physical activity in 371 office visits in an ethnically diverse, primarily low income patient population...
  51. ETSense: Adaptive Portable Essential Tremor Monitor
    DUSTIN ALLEN HELDMAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..patient outcomes with better and/or faster medication optimization, 3) decrease healthcare costs by reducing office visits, and 4) enable the testing and validation of novel therapeutic interventions, facilitated by high-resolution ..
  52. Microbial ecology in the Chronic Rhinosinusitis Microbiome
    Cindy Liu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..5 million physician office visits and $4.3 billion in healthcare costs each year. Yet, CRS management and diagnosis remain consensus-based...
  53. Implantable Optical Intraocular Pressure Sensor for Improved Glaucoma Treatment
    Jeffrey Todd Hastings; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the key risk factor and treated symptom for glaucoma, and ophthalmologists routinely measure IOP during office visits. However, infrequent, single point measurements are insufficient to fully characterize and manage the disease, ..
  54. Translating Team Science into Primary Care: PCOR on teamwork in FQHCs
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PTC model enhances patients voice and value by focusing on critical taskwork and teamwork during primary care office visits, including elicitation of patient concerns and preferences and team-based delivery of evidence-based ..
  55. Measuring and Compensating Primary Care Physician Effort
    Sukyung Chung; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed research seeks to explore the sources of variation in coded billing level of primary care office visits, taking into account the comprehensive scope of primary care work beyond office visit that are currently not ..
  56. Development of Rapid Point-of-Care Tests for Women's Health
    Richard Yuqi Zhao; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Some 10 million office visits are attributed to vaginitis, which accounts for a health care cost of over $500 million each year...
  57. IVR-based cognitive behavior therapy for chronic low back pain
    Robert D Kerns; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in two meta- analyses, traditional CBT is time intensive for therapists and requires patients to make frequent office visits. The use of IVR will allow veterans to access CBT from their home via a touch-tone telephone, thereby allowing ..
  58. Blood Pressure-Visit Intensification for Successful Improvement of Treatment
    Jonathan N Tobin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Yet, BP is controlled at only 56% of hypertension-related office visits. Worse control of BP among Blacks is a key contributor to racial disparities in cardiovascular disease...
  59. Physician-Patient Communication Project
    Derjung M Tarn; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a significant obstacle to the amount of information provided is the limited amount of time providers have for office visits, during which they must perform health maintenance and disease management tasks, address patient concerns, and ..
  60. Technology-enabled Type 1 Diabetes Education and Support (T1DES)System
    Terri H Lipman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., automated text messaging and emails) to send patient reminders and to support diabetes management between office visits, and (6) the capability to be integrated into electronic health records (EHR) via HL7 interface and automate ..
  61. Using a Telemedicine System to Promote Patient Care Among Underserved Individuals
    Alfred Bove; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..management and prevention presents some unique challenges for PCC since the patient is followed by episodic office visits with often long and variable times between visits...
  62. DEVELOPMENT OF A FIMBRIN VACCINE AGAINST OTITIS MEDIA
    LAUREN BAKALETZ; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..5 million office visits in 1990. Middle ear infections hereby have a tremendous socioeconomic impact worldwide...
  63. ADULT MEDICAID PATIENTS' DENTAL VISITS IN EDS
    Leonard Cohen; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..To determine projections of the cost savings from reduced dental office visits and any resulting cost shifting from increased ED visits for the periods before and after the policy revision...
  64. CHOLESTEROL TREATMENT MODEL FOR LOW INCOME PATIENTS
    Ross Simpson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Targeted diet counseling is conducted by providers in three 5-minute sessions at separate office visits. Color coded educational counseling is conducted by providers in three 5-minute sessions at separate office ..
  65. Nitric Oxide and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
    Abraham Jacob; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..S. population and is the reason for approximately 12-million physician office visits annually...
  66. Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Sublingual Immunotherapy
    Louis Rosenthal; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..including occasional serious adverse reactions, problems with patient acceptance, and costly, frequent office visits. Therefore, alternative therapies that may result in fewer adverse reactions, increased acceptance by patients,..
  67. DIET AND CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
    Carlos Camargo; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..g., emergency room or urgent office visits for COPD exacerbations)...
  68. First International Congress on Fascia Research: Basic Science and Implications f
    Thomas Findley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..because of back pain at least once in their life and musculoskeletal pain accounts for 17% of primary care office visits. Musculoskeletal ailments are rising with the increased number of sit down jobs...
  69. A Novel In-Vivo Capsule Camera with High Resolution Optically Unwarpped 360-Degre
    Jason Geng; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..by applicant): Every year, diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract account for more than 30 million office visits in the United States alone...
  70. Dose-Response of Manipulation for Chronic Headache
    Mitchell Haas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..there have been no large trials to determine optimal care in terms of the number of treatments, frequency of office visits, or duration of care...
  71. TOPICAL B-BLOCKER SIDE EFFECTS IN ELDERLY
    JEROME AVORN; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..These complete records of medication use data and all other reimbursed health care services (including office visits, emergency services, hospitalizations, and long-term care) will be tracked on a patient- specific basis and ..
  72. OUTCOMES OF LEGISLATED INCREASES IN MATERNITY STAYS
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..infections; breastfeeding; and post-partum depression or anxiety; 3) rates of services utilization, such as office visits, home care, ER visits, and telephone consultations with providers; and, 4) total costs of inpatient and ..
  73. Obesity Prevention in Youth Using Dental Settings
    Bettina Beech; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..all specialties to provide appropriate health promotion advice and counseling to their patients during routine office visits. Dentists and dental hygienists are in a unique position to provide such advice in the context of routine ..