ambulatory care


Summary: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Adverse drug events in ambulatory care
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1556-64. 2003
  2. ncbi Prevalence of adverse drug events in ambulatory care: a systematic review
    Stephanie V Taché
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
    Ann Pharmacother 45:977-89. 2011
  3. ncbi What is the concordance between the medical record and patient self-report as data sources for ambulatory care?
    Diana M Tisnado
    University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 44:132-40. 2006
  4. pmc Patterns of ambulatory care utilization in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:54. 2006
  5. ncbi [Ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations: elaboration of Brazilian list as a tool for measuring health system performance (Project ICSAP--Brazil)]
    Maria Elmira Alfradique
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:1337-49. 2009
  6. pmc Direct costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among managed care patients
    Anand A Dalal
    US Health Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC 27709, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 5:341-9. 2010
  7. ncbi Antibiotic prescribing for adults with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis by ambulatory care physicians
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    JAMA 278:901-4. 1997
  8. ncbi Comparison of the GHQ-36, the GHQ-12 and the SCL-90 as psychiatric screening instruments in the Finnish population
    Matti M Holi
    Department of Psychiatry, PL 320, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Lapinlahdentie, 00 180 Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 57:233-8. 2003
  9. pmc Enhancing patient-provider communication with the electronic self-report assessment for cancer: a randomized trial
    Donna L Berry
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1029-35. 2011
  10. ncbi The role of primary care in preventing ambulatory care sensitive conditions
    Josefina Caminal
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 14:246-51. 2004

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  1. ncbi Adverse drug events in ambulatory care
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:1556-64. 2003
    ..However, few data are available on adverse drug events among outpatients. We conducted a study to determine the rates, types, severity, and preventability of such events among outpatients and to identify preventive strategies...
  2. ncbi Prevalence of adverse drug events in ambulatory care: a systematic review
    Stephanie V Taché
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
    Ann Pharmacother 45:977-89. 2011
    Most medications are prescribed, dispensed, and administered in ambulatory care settings, yet little information exists on the adverse effects of drugs in this setting...
  3. ncbi What is the concordance between the medical record and patient self-report as data sources for ambulatory care?
    Diana M Tisnado
    University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 44:132-40. 2006
    ..The validity of quality of care assessments relies upon data quality, yet little is known about the relative completeness and validity of data sources for evaluating the quality of care...
  4. pmc Patterns of ambulatory care utilization in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:54. 2006
    We used the insurance claims of a representative cohort to quantify the patterns of ambulatory care visits, especially the doctor-shopping phenomenon, in Taiwan.
  5. ncbi [Ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations: elaboration of Brazilian list as a tool for measuring health system performance (Project ICSAP--Brazil)]
    Maria Elmira Alfradique
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:1337-49. 2009
    b>Ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations are a set of conditions for which access to effective primary care can reduce the likelihood of hospitalization...
  6. pmc Direct costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among managed care patients
    Anand A Dalal
    US Health Outcomes, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC 27709, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 5:341-9. 2010
    ..To estimate patient- and episode-level direct costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among commercially insured patients in the US...
  7. ncbi Antibiotic prescribing for adults with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis by ambulatory care physicians
    R Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA
    JAMA 278:901-4. 1997
    ..upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis account for nearly one third of all antibiotic prescribing by ambulatory care physicians. How frequently antibiotics are prescribed for these conditions and for and by whom is not known.
  8. ncbi Comparison of the GHQ-36, the GHQ-12 and the SCL-90 as psychiatric screening instruments in the Finnish population
    Matti M Holi
    Department of Psychiatry, PL 320, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Lapinlahdentie, 00 180 Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 57:233-8. 2003
    ..When information on the symptom level is also needed, the GHQ-36 and the SCL-90 become better choices. The cut-off points presented here should be considered in the future Finnish psychiatric screening studies...
  9. pmc Enhancing patient-provider communication with the electronic self-report assessment for cancer: a randomized trial
    Donna L Berry
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1029-35. 2011
    ..Secondary objectives included comparison of visit duration between groups and usefulness of the ESRA-C as reported by clinicians...
  10. ncbi The role of primary care in preventing ambulatory care sensitive conditions
    Josefina Caminal
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 14:246-51. 2004
    To examine the postulated relationship between Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) and Primary Health Care (PHC) in the US context for the European context, in order to develop an ACSC list as markers of PHC effectiveness and to ..
  11. pmc Income level and chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions in adults: a multicity population-based study in Italy
    Nera Agabiti
    Epidemiology Department, Local Health Authority RM E, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 9:457. 2009
    ..In Europe, there has been a recent increase in the evaluation of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) as an indicator of health care quality, but evidence is still limited...
  12. ncbi C-reactive protein and community-acquired pneumonia in ambulatory care: systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Gavin Falk
    Department of General Practice, RCSI Medical School, Dublin, Ireland
    Fam Pract 26:10-21. 2009
    ..There is uncertainty regarding the diagnostic value of C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in community or ambulatory settings...
  13. pmc Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use amongst outpatients in Tokyo, Japan
    Satoshi Hori
    Department of Urology, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St, Edmunds, UK
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:14. 2008
  14. pmc The impact of genital warts: loss of quality of life and cost of treatment in eight sexual health clinics in the UK
    S C Woodhall
    Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 87:458-63. 2011
    ..To estimate the loss of quality of life and cost of treatment associated with genital warts seen in sexual health clinics...
  15. ncbi Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) uptake, nevirapine use and infant feeding options at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
    H E Onah
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
    J Obstet Gynaecol 28:276-9. 2008
    ..The main gaps identified by the study were that most of the women delivered vaginally and there were delays in obtaining HIV test results. It remains to be seen how these variables will affect the vertical transmission rate...
  16. ncbi The costs of type 2 diabetes mellitus outpatient care in the Brazilian public health system
    Luciana R Bahia
    Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Value Health 14:S137-40. 2011
    ..The objective of the Brazilian Study on Diabetes Costs (ESCUDI study) was to estimate direct and indirect costs of type 2 diabetes outpatient care in the Brazilian Public Health Care System...
  17. pmc Enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy for adults with anorexia nervosa: a UK-Italy study
    Christopher G Fairburn
    Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Behav Res Ther 51:R2-8. 2013
    ..As CBT-E has already been established as a treatment for bulimia nervosa and eating disorder not otherwise specified, the findings also confirm that CBT-E is transdiagnostic in its scope...
  18. pmc Racial/ethnic differences in control of cardiovascular risk factors among type 2 diabetes patients in an insured, ambulatory care population
    Ariel T Holland
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 27:34-40. 2013
  19. ncbi Have investments in on-reserve health services and initiatives promoting community control improved First Nations' health in Manitoba?
    Josée Gabrielle Lavoie
    University of Northern British Columbia, Health Sciences Programs, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 71:717-24. 2010
    ..the relationship between First Nation's community characteristics and the rates of hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) in the province of Manitoba, Canada...
  20. pmc How well do clinical prediction rules perform in identifying serious infections in acutely ill children across an international network of ambulatory care datasets?
    Jan Y Verbakel
    Department of General Practice, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33 Blok J, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Med 11:10. 2013
    ..We aimed to examine the diagnostic accuracy of these rules in multiple ambulatory care populations in Europe.
  21. pmc Enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: an alternative to family therapy?
    Riccardo Dalle Grave
    Department of Eating and Weight Disorders, Villa Garda Hospital, Garda Vr, Italy
    Behav Res Ther 51:R9-R12. 2013
    ..Over the 60-week post-treatment follow-up period there was little change despite minimal subsequent treatment. These findings suggest that CBT-E may prove to be a cost-effective alternative to family-based treatment...
  22. ncbi Electronic drug interaction alerts in ambulatory care: the value and acceptance of high-value alerts in US medical practices as assessed by an expert clinical panel
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Drug Saf 34:587-93. 2011
    Computerized physician order entry systems are known to improve patient safety in acute-care hospitals. However, as clinicians frequently override drug interaction and allergy alerts, their value in ambulatory care remains uncertain.
  23. pmc The impact of overweight and obesity on health-related quality of life in childhood--results from an intervention study
    Nora Wille
    University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf, Research Group Child Public Health, Center for Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Department of Psychosomatics in Children and Adolescents, Building W 29, Martinistr, 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:421. 2008
    ..We examined HRQoL and emotional well-being in overweight children from an outpatient treatment sample as well as changes of these parameters during treatment...
  24. ncbi Outpatient antibiotic use in Europe and association with resistance: a cross-national database study
    Herman Goossens
    ESAC Management Team, Department of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 365:579-87. 2005
    ..Our aim was to assess outpatient use of antibiotics and the association with resistance...
  25. pmc Impact of non-interruptive medication laboratory monitoring alerts in ambulatory care
    Helen G Lo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:66-71. 2009
    ..We assessed the impact of non-interruptive, real-time medication laboratory alerts on provider lab test ordering...
  26. ncbi The 'wise list'- a comprehensive concept to select, communicate and achieve adherence to recommendations of essential drugs in ambulatory care in Stockholm
    Lars L Gustafsson
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 108:224-33. 2011
    ..over 10 years to select, communicate and achieve adherence to essential drug recommendations (EDR) in ambulatory care in a metropolitan healthcare region...
  27. ncbi The use and effectiveness of electronic clinical decision support tools in the ambulatory/primary care setting: a systematic review of the literature
    Cathy Bryan
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Inform Prim Care 16:79-91. 2008
    ..The objective of this paper is to evaluate the recent literature for both the types and effectiveness of electronic CDSS in the primary care setting...
  28. ncbi Prevalence of the prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications at ambulatory care visits by elderly patients covered by the Taiwanese National Health Insurance program
    Hsiu Yun Lai
    Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei 111217, Taiwan
    Clin Ther 31:1859-70. 2009
    ..The use of potentially inappropriate medications can have profound medical consequences for elderly patients and place a substantial burden on the health care system...
  29. ncbi Overrides of medication alerts in ambulatory care
    Thomas Isaac
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:305-11. 2009
    Electronic prescribing systems with decision support may improve patient safety in ambulatory care by offering drug allergy and drug interaction alerts. However, preliminary studies show that clinicians override most of these alerts.
  30. pmc How long should outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation be? A randomised controlled trial of 4 weeks versus 7 weeks
    L Sewell
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Group, Institute for Lung Health, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
    Thorax 61:767-71. 2006
  31. pmc Evaluation of the 2007 WHO guideline to improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis in ambulatory HIV-positive adults
    Olivier Koole
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e18502. 2011
    ..In 2007 WHO issued a guideline to improve the diagnosis of smear-negative and extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in HIV-positive patients. This guideline relies heavily on the acceptance of HIV-testing and availability of chest X-rays...
  32. pmc Genital warts and cost of care in England
    Sarika Desai
    Health Protection Agency, London NW9 5EQ, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 87:464-8. 2011
    ..To estimate the total number of cases of, and cost of care for, genital warts (GWs) in England, to inform economic evaluations of human papillomavirus vaccination...
  33. pmc Epidemiology of and surveillance for postpartum infections
    D S Yokoe
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:837-41. 2001
    ..Use of automated information routinely collected by HMOs and insurers allows efficient identification of postpartum infections not detected by conventional surveillance...
  34. ncbi Randomised trial of ambulatory oxygen in oxygen-dependent COPD
    Y Lacasse
    Centre de Pneumologie, Hopital Laval, 2725 Chemin Ste Foy, Ste Foy, Quebec, G1V 4G5, Canada
    Eur Respir J 25:1032-8. 2005
    ..Ambulatory oxygen had no effect on any of the outcomes. In conclusion, the current results do not support the widespread provision of ambulatory oxygen to patients with oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  35. ncbi Outpatient oral prednisone after emergency treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Shawn D Aaron
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
    N Engl J Med 348:2618-25. 2003
    ..In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we studied the effectiveness of prednisone in reducing the risk of relapse after outpatient exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  36. ncbi Application of the ambulatory care groups in the primary care of a European national health care system: does it work?
    J F Orueta
    Astrabudúa Health Center, Osakidetza Basque Health Service, Bizkaia, Spain
    Med Care 37:238-48. 1999
    b>Ambulatory Care Groups (ACGs), a US case-mix system that uses the patient as the unit of analysis, is particularly appropriate for health care systems in which physicians serve a defined list of patients.
  37. pmc Improving patient understanding of prescription drug label instructions
    Terry C Davis
    Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:57-62. 2009
    ..Patient misunderstanding of instructions on prescription drug labels is common and a likely cause of medication error and less effective treatment...
  38. ncbi Systematic review of the incidence and characteristics of preventable adverse drug events in ambulatory care
    Linda Aagaard Thomsen
    Section for Social Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ann Pharmacother 41:1411-26. 2007
    To estimate the incidence and describe characteristics of preventable adverse drug events (pADEs) in ambulatory care.
  39. ncbi Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1627-32. 2009
    ..e-prescribing) systems with drug interaction and allergy alerts promise to improve medication safety in ambulatory care, clinicians often override these safety features...
  40. pmc A common denominator: calculating hospitalization rates for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions in California
    Camillia K Lui
    University of California, Los Angeles, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A102. 2011
    Chronic health conditions are considered ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSC) when the illness is controllable with effective and timely outpatient care that can potentially prevent the need for hospitalizations...
  41. pmc Medical errors related to discontinuity of care from an inpatient to an outpatient setting
    Carlton Moore
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:646-51. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence of medical errors related to the discontinuity of care from an inpatient to an outpatient setting, and to determine if there is an association between these medical errors and adverse outcomes...
  42. ncbi Impact of a pharmacist-facilitated hospital discharge program: a quasi-experimental study
    Paul C Walker
    College of Pharmacy, The University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, UH B2D301, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5008, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:2003-10. 2009
    ..Our objectives were to characterize medication discrepancies at hospital discharge and test the effects of a pharmacist intervention on health care utilization following discharge...
  43. ncbi Nonadherence to clinic appointments among HIV-infected children in an ambulatory care program in western Kenya
    Winstone Nyandiko
    Department of Child Health and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 63:e49-55. 2013
    ..We describe the effect of cumulative clinic adherence (CCA) to clinic appointments on mortality and loss to follow-up (LTFU) among HIV-infected children in Kenya...
  44. ncbi Psychotherapy for personality disorders: short-term day hospital psychotherapy versus outpatient individual therapy - a randomized controlled study
    Espen Arnevik
    Department for Personality Psychiatry, Ulleval University Hospital, 0407 Oslo, Norway
    Eur Psychiatry 24:71-8. 2009
    ..Further studies will follow this group of patients for the next few years, the results of which may have implications for resource allocation and the organization of mental health services for patients with personality disorders...
  45. ncbi Determinants of physicians' technology acceptance for e-health in ambulatory care
    Sebastian Dünnebeil
    Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Bolzmannstrasse 3, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
    Int J Med Inform 81:746-60. 2012
    ..The project is facing massive resistance from German physicians, which has led to a delay of more than five years. Little is known about the actual burdens and drivers for adoption of e-health innovations by physicians...
  46. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy for cluster C personality disorders: a decision-analytic model in the Netherlands
    Djøra I Soeteman
    Viersprong Institute for Studies on Personality Disorders VISPD, PO Box 7, 4660 AA Halsteren, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:51-9. 2011
    ..To conduct a formal economic evaluation of various dosages of psychotherapy for patients with avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive (ie, cluster C) personality disorders (Structured Interview for DSM-IV Personality criteria)...
  47. pmc Tearing down walls: opening the border between hospital and ambulatory care for quality improvement in Germany
    Joachim Szecsenyi
    AQUA Institute for Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Healthcare, Goettingen, Germany
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:101-4. 2012
    ..A general framework for data collection is implemented. Benchmarking results are fed back to providers on a regular basis...
  48. pmc Patient perceptions of mistakes in ambulatory care
    Christine E Kistler
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicin, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1480-7. 2010
    Little information exists about current patient perceptions of medical mistakes in ambulatory care within a diverse population...
  49. ncbi Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: a focus group study
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Med Inform 78:571-8. 2009
    ..We sought to understand the reasons for adoption and use of e-prescribing, as well as clinicians' complaints about and perceived benefits of drug allergy and interaction alerts...
  50. ncbi Six-month outcomes on A1C and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with exenatide in an ambulatory care setting
    D I Brixner
    University of Utah, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 11:1122-30. 2009
    ..This study evaluated changes in clinical effectiveness measures of patients with type 2 diabetes initiating exenatide therapy in a real-world setting...
  51. pmc Patient characteristics associated with hospitalisations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Victoria, Australia
    Zahid Ansari
    Department of Health, Health Intelligence Unit, Prevention and Population Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:475. 2012
    b>Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) are those for which hospitalisation is thought to be avoidable with the application of preventive care and early disease management, usually delivered in a primary care setting...
  52. ncbi Trends in gastroesophageal reflux disease as measured by the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Frank K Friedenberg
    Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1911-7. 2010
    ..We also sought to determine health-care utilization for GERD indirectly by assessing prescription trends for proton-pump inhibitors and H2 receptor blockers during the period...
  53. ncbi Antibiotic prescribing rates in the US ambulatory care setting for patients diagnosed with influenza, 1997-2001
    Gabrielle Ciesla
    MedImmune, Inc, One MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
    Respir Med 98:1093-101. 2004
    To document the rate and cost of antibiotic prescribing for patients diagnosed only with influenza during US ambulatory care visits...
  54. ncbi Social risk management options for medical care in Indonesia
    Menno Pradhan
    Economic and Social Institute, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Econ 11:431-46. 2002
    ..Subsidizing outpatient treatment is a cost effective policy to reduce exposure to catastrophic risks only for the very poor...
  55. pmc Excluding venous thromboembolism using point of care D-dimer tests in outpatients: a diagnostic meta-analysis
    G J Geersing
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMJ 339:b2990. 2009
    ..To review the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the currently available point of care D-dimer tests for excluding venous thromboembolism...
  56. pmc Physician visits, hospitalizations, and socioeconomic status: ambulatory care sensitive conditions in a canadian setting
    Leslie L Roos
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Health Serv Res 40:1167-85. 2005
    To determine whether rates of physician visits for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions are lower for people of low-socioeconomic status than of high-socioeconomic status in an urban population with universal health care coverage.
  57. pmc Evaluating real-time syndromic surveillance signals from ambulatory care data in four states
    W Katherine Yih
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:111-20. 2010
    We evaluated a real-time ambulatory care-based syndromic surveillance system in four metropolitan areas of the United States.
  58. ncbi Ambulatory care for constipation in the United States, 1993-2004
    Nilay D Shah
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:1746-53. 2008
    ..In order to examine longitudinal changes in the ambulatory care that occur in constipation evaluation and management, we examined national trends in physician office visits ..
  59. ncbi Utilization patterns of ambulatory medical care before and after the diagnosis of dementia in Germany--results of a case-control study
    Marion Eisele
    Institute of Primary Medical Care, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 29:475-83. 2010
    ..To analyze how the diagnosis of dementia changes the utilization of the ambulatory medical care services in the German statutory health insurance...
  60. ncbi A systematic review of dropout from treatment in outpatients with anorexia nervosa
    Hannah Dejong
    Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Eat Disord 45:635-47. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine rates of dropout from outpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa (AN) and critically examine the various definitions of dropout used...
  61. ncbi Drug prescriptions to outpatient children: a review of the literature
    Antonio Clavenna
    Laboratory for Mother and Child Health, Department of Public Health, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Via Giuseppe La Masa 19, Milan 20156, Italy
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 65:749-55. 2009
    ..To evaluate the drug prescription pattern in outpatient children...
  62. ncbi Antibiotic prescribing by ambulatory care physicians for adults with nasopharyngitis, URIs, and acute bronchitis in Taiwan: a multi-level modeling approach
    Nicole Huang
    Department of Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Fam Pract 22:160-7. 2005
    Imprudent prescribing of antibiotics in ambulatory care in Asia is of great concern. However, an adequate understanding of factors associated with antibiotic prescribing patterns in Asia has not been achieved.
  63. pmc Three-year follow-up and event rates in the international REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health Registry
    Mark J Alberts
    Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Medical School, 710 N Lake Shore Drive, Room 1420, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Eur Heart J 30:2318-26. 2009
    ..To determine 3-year event rates in outpatients with vascular disease enrolled in the REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry...
  64. ncbi Are physicians with better clinical skills on licensing examinations less likely to prescribe antibiotics for viral respiratory infections in ambulatory care settings?
    Genevieve Cadieux
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Care 49:156-65. 2011
    ..Effective patient-physician communication is critical to address this problem. Recognizing the importance of physician communication skills, licensure examinations were reformed in the United States and Canada to evaluate these skills...
  65. pmc Electronic health records and clinical decision support systems: impact on national ambulatory care quality
    Max J Romano
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:897-903. 2011
    ..Using nationally representative data, we tested the hypothesis that a higher quality of care would be associated with EHRs and CDS...
  66. ncbi Comparative analysis of exit interviews and direct clinical observations in pediatric ambulatory care services in Afghanistan
    J Onishi
    The World Bank, Manila, Philippines
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:76-82. 2011
    ..To assess the receiver operating curves (ROCs) for counseling in the management of common childhood diseases comparing direct observations with exit interviews...
  67. ncbi The health care cost of intravenous iron treatment in IBD patients depends on the economic evaluation perspective
    Palle Bager
    Department of Medicine V Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Crohns Colitis 4:427-30. 2010
    ..The aim was to evaluate the health care costs of intravenous iron sucrose (Venofer®, Vifor) and intravenous iron carboxymaltose (Ferinject®, Vifor) treatment to IBD patients in an outpatient setting...
  68. ncbi Prevalence, patterns, and costs of Chinese medicine use among prostate cancer patients: a population-based study in Taiwan
    Yi Hsien Lin
    Institute of Traditional Medicine, corrected National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan corrected
    Integr Cancer Ther 9:16-23. 2010
    ..Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) is a comprehensive and universal program, providing Western medicine (WM) and Chinese medicine (CM). This study aims to explore CM use among prostate cancer patients in NHI...
  69. ncbi Emergency department visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: insights into preventable hospitalizations
    Ady Oster
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care Research Center, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, 94110, USA
    Med Care 41:198-207. 2003 disease prevalence, disease severity, or emergency department (ED) admission thresholds explain why black persons, Medicaid, and uninsured patients have higher hospitalization rates for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions.
  70. ncbi Which urgent care services do febrile children use and why?
    Sabine Maguire
    Department of Child Health, Cardiff University School of Medicine, UHW Main Building, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:810-6. 2011
  71. ncbi Oxygen saturations less than 92% are associated with major adverse events in outpatients with pneumonia: a population-based cohort study
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 52:325-31. 2011
    ..We sought evidence to support or refute the practice...
  72. pmc Continuity of outpatient and inpatient care by primary care physicians for hospitalized older adults
    Gulshan Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, JSA 5 112, Galveston, TX 77555 0561, USA
    JAMA 301:1671-80. 2009
    ..Little is known about the extent of continuity of care across the transition from outpatient care to hospitalization...
  73. ncbi Electronic results management in pediatric ambulatory care: qualitative assessment
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 123:S85-91. 2009
    ..Electronic results management may improve the reliability and efficiency of test results management, but few studies have investigated this topic in pediatrics...
  74. ncbi Interruptions in Medicaid coverage and risk for hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions
    Andrew B Bindman
    San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:854-60. 2008
    ..Many low-income U.S. citizens experience interruptions in health insurance coverage...
  75. ncbi Outpatient management of fever in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in an African setting
    M C Rahimy
    Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease and Comprehensive Clinical Care Programs Health Sciences Faculty, Cotonou, National University of Republic of Benin West Africa
    Am J Hematol 62:1-6. 1999
    ..Outpatient management of febrile episode in children with SCD is feasible and cost-effective in Sub-Saharan African. It requires, however, improved medical education on SCD and immediate medical attention after the onset of fever...
  76. ncbi Survival benefit of nephrologic care in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:55-62. 2008
    ..The association of nephrologic care and survival in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease is unknown...
  77. ncbi Linking inpatients with schizophrenia to outpatient care
    M Olfson
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 49:911-7. 1998
  78. pmc Outpatient antipsychotic treatment and inpatient costs of schizophrenia
    Steven C Marcus
    Department of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:173-80. 2008
  79. ncbi Comparison of outcomes for low-risk outpatients and inpatients with pneumonia: A propensity-adjusted analysis
    Jose Labarere
    Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Dr C, Building 28, 1A102, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Chest 131:480-8. 2007
    ..Low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia are often hospitalized despite guideline recommendations for outpatient treatment...
  80. ncbi Family-member DOTS and community DOTS for tuberculosis control in Nepal: cluster-randomised controlled trial
    James N Newell
    Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9PL, UK
    Lancet 367:903-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess the success rates of two DOTS strategies developed for such areas...
  81. ncbi Vulnerable populations at risk of potentially avoidable hospitalizations: the case of nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease
    Mary W Carter
    Center on Aging and Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 20:349-58. 2005
    ..Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) are affected differently by facility-level risk factors of ambulatory care-sensitive (ACS) conditions, a measure of timely access to medical care...
  82. ncbi Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation St, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    JAMA 289:1107-16. 2003
    ..Adverse drug events, especially those that may be preventable, are among the most serious concerns about medication use in older persons cared for in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  83. ncbi Assessing incidence and economic burden of genital warts with data from a US commercially insured population
    Tracey Hoy
    HealthCore, Inc, Fifth Floor, 800 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:2343-51. 2009
    ..This study examined the incidence of and healthcare costs attributable to genital warts within a large US commercially insured, geographically dispersed population...
  84. pmc The association of ambulatory care with breast cancer stage at diagnosis among Medicare beneficiaries
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:38-44. 2005
    ..We examined outpatient care in the 2 years before breast cancer diagnosis to identify women at high risk for limited care and assess the relationship of the physicians seen and number of visits with stage at diagnosis...
  85. pmc Self-reported competence, attitude and approach of physicians towards patients with dementia in ambulatory care: results of a postal survey
    Hanna Kaduszkiewicz
    Department of Primary Medical Care, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:54. 2008
    ..the interrelationship between the self-perceived competence, attitude and professional approach of physicians in ambulatory care in Germany. A further aim was to compare GPs and specialists with regard to differences in these areas.
  86. ncbi Explaining mental health treatment disparities: ethnic and cultural differences in family involvement
    Lonnie R Snowden
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 31:389-402. 2007
    ..The results support the hypothesis that cultural differences in family involvement and support play a role in explaining mental health treatment disparities...
  87. ncbi Criminal victimization of persons with severe mental illness
    V A Hiday
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:62-8. 1999
    ..The types and amounts of crime experienced by persons with severe mental illness were examined to better understand criminal victimization in this population...
  88. ncbi Diagnostic stability of psychiatric disorders in clinical practice
    Enrique Baca-Garcia
    Department of Psychiatry, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz University Hospital, Autonomous University of Madrid, Avenida Reyes Catolicos 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Br J Psychiatry 190:210-6. 2007
    ..Psychiatric disorders are among the top causes worldwide of disease burden and disability. A major criterion for validating diagnoses is stability over time...
  89. ncbi Factors associated with ambulatory care--sensitive hospitalizations among nursing home residents
    Mary W Carter
    West Virginia University School of Medicine, USA
    J Aging Health 15:295-331. 2003
    This study examined patient-level, facility-level, and area market-level factors affecting ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalization (ACSH) rates among nursing home residents...
  90. ncbi The detection of depression in medical setting: a study with PRIME-MD
    Renerio Fraguas
    Department and Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 91:11-7. 2006
    ..This study aimed to investigate the performance of the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) to detect MDD and any depression (threshold at SD) in an outpatient unit of a teaching general hospital...
  91. ncbi Ambulatory oxygen therapy, exercise, and survival with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (the Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial revisited)
    T L Petty
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80218, USA
    Respir Care 45:204-11; discussion 211-3. 2000
    ..In addition, COT was associated with better survival and reduced hospitalizations, compared with NOT patients who were unable to increase their walking level...
  92. pmc Using computerized data to identify adverse drug events in outpatients
    B Honigman
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 8:254-66. 2001
  93. ncbi Direct medical costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: chronic bronchitis and emphysema
    L Wilson
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0622, USA
    Respir Med 94:204-13. 2000
    ..More attention to healthcare management of chronic bronchitis and emphysema is suggested, and improving inhaler and anti-smoking compliance might be important targets...
  94. ncbi Compliance with LTOT and consumption of mobile oxygen
    T Ringbaek
    Department of Internal Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Respir Med 93:333-7. 1999
    ..Using lists referring to the actual usage and discussing the usage with the patients may improve the compliance and cost-benefit...
  95. ncbi Diagnosis and management of acute pyelonephritis in adults
    Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104, USA
    Am Fam Physician 71:933-42. 2005
    ..Lack of response should prompt repeat blood and urine cultures and, possibly, imaging studies. A change in antibiotics or surgical intervention may be required...
  96. ncbi Cognitive behavior therapy in the posthospitalization treatment of anorexia nervosa
    Kathleen M Pike
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:2046-9. 2003
    ..This study provides what the authors believe is the first empirical evaluation of cognitive behavior therapy as a posthospitalization treatment for anorexia nervosa in adults...
  97. pmc Limited health literacy is a barrier to medication reconciliation in ambulatory care
    Stephen D Persell
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1523-6. 2007
    ..Limited health literacy may influence patients' ability to identify medications taken; a serious concern for ambulatory safety and quality...
  98. ncbi Self-medication with antibiotics in the ambulatory care setting within the Euro-Mediterranean region; results from the ARMed project
    Elizabeth Anne Scicluna
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, B Kara Bypass, Msida MSD 2090, Malta
    J Infect Public Health 2:189-97. 2009
    ..Our data confirms that non-prescribed antibiotic use is high within ambulatory care in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries, being almost twice that reported in a similar European study...
  99. ncbi Utilisation of information technologies in ambulatory care in Switzerland
    Thomas Rosemann
    Institute of Primary Care and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:w13088. 2010
    ..IT enables easy storage, communication and decision support and can provide important tools in the care of chronically ill patients in the form of a reminder system...
  100. ncbi Impact of health literacy on health outcomes in ambulatory care patients: a systematic review
    Darcie L Keller
    Department of Pharmacy, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kansas City, MO 64128, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 42:1272-81. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between low health literacy and disease state control and between low health literacy medication adherence in the primary care setting...
  101. pmc Ten years of antibiotic consumption in ambulatory care: trends in prescribing practice and antibiotic resistance in Austria
    Sigrid Metz-Gercek
    Dept of Hygiene, Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, Elisabethinen Hospital Linz, Fadingerstrasse 1, 4010 Linz, Austria
    BMC Infect Dis 9:61. 2009

Research Grants86

  1. Evaluating Patient Information Prescriptions
    NANCY RODERER; Fiscal Year: 2006
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    Keri Hammel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Also, there will be a measurement of pressure in the eye and thickness of the cornea. To study patients'DNA, the researchers will obtain a bloo..
    Keri Hammel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Also, there will be a measurement of pressure in the eye and thickness of the cornea. To study patients'DNA, the researchers will obtain a bloo..
  4. RCT of exercise on aromatase inhibitor side effects in breast cancer survivors
    Melinda L Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2012
  5. Preclinical studies of a heroin/morphine vaccine for opiate addiction
    Paul R Pentel; Fiscal Year: 2013
  6. Reducing Preterm Births in Underserved Pregnant Women
    JAMES G CHRISTIAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..If the proposed system proves to be effective in reducing preterm births it can improve maternal and child quality of life as well as reduce the economic burden of preterm births in the U.S. ..
  7. Endogenous Cardiac Glycosides in AASK
    Brad C Astor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information may help identify targets for treatment or prevention to reduce the high risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. ..
  8. Liver cancer risk and prevention among persons living with HIV/AIDS
    LESLEY SUEJEAN PARK; Fiscal Year: 2013
  9. A Trial of Zinc and Micronutrients in Tanzanian Children
    Christopher P Duggan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As experts in the fields of nutrition, pediatrics, epidemiology and maternal and child health, our team is committed to further evaluating the possible role of micronutrients in improving child health. ..
  10. Saliva and Serum Inflammatory Biomarkers in Periodontitis: A Study in Older Women
    Jean Wactawski Wende; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Ultimately, this information can be used to inform our understanding of the role of inflammation as one mechanism by which periodontal and other chronic diseases occur and progress. ..
  11. NAPS2 Continuation Genome Wide Association Study of Pancreatitis
    DAVID CLEMENT WHITCOMB; Fiscal Year: 2011
    Pancreatitis annually accounts for approximately 881,000 ambulatory care visits, 454,000 hospital discharges, and more than $2.5 billion in health care costs...
  12. Impact of exercise on ovarian cancer prognosis
    Melinda L Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
    VAINORIOUS E; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..481 samples from patients at two UNC outpatient clinics, the Family Practice Clinic (FPC) and the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)...
  14. Telehealth Outreach for Chronic Back Pain
    Joseph H Atkinson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Rigorously controlled clinical trials of the type proposed could contribute to more accessible, integrated pain treatment. ..
  15. Determinants and Cardiovascular Consequences of Diabetes in Older Adults
    Susan J Zieman; Fiscal Year: 2012
  16. A Bi-Institutional Pilot Study of Vaccinations for Patients with Low Grade Glioma
    Edward G Shaw; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The overall objective of this pilot study is to collect immunological and safety data that will be used to decide whether a larger study of clinical efficacy is warranted. ..
  17. Primary Care Transformation in a NCQA Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home
    Ming Tai-Seale; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is a large physician-led nonprofit multispecialty ambulatory care system in Northern California and an ideal setting to conduct a rigorous study of on-going, successful ..
  18. Ambulatory Case and Preventable Hospitalizations in Diabetic Kidney Disease
    Chin Lin Tseng; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Additionally, veterans with DM-CKD are frequently hospitalized for ambulatory care sensitive conditions which could be prevented with "timely and effective outpatient care prior to ..
  19. Minimally Invasive Surgical Pulmonary Vein Insolation vs. Medical Management in P
    MICHAEL FARRIS WATERS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This application specifically addresses stroke patients with AF by comparing optimal medical therapy with a novel surgical ablative procedure that restores sinus rhythm and ligates the atrial appendage. ..
  20. Regulation of esophageal gene expression and function by KLF5 and p53
    Jonathan P Katz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Overall, the proposed studies will provide key insights into the transcriptional regulation of esophageal epithelial homeostasis and the molecular pathways that underlie esophageal diseases, both benign and malignant. ..
  21. Malaria in Pregnancy: Nutrition and Immunologic Effects
    Wafaie W Fawzi; Fiscal Year: 2013
  22. An Orally Delivered Hepatitis B Vaccine
    John Howard; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Such a vaccine can be used for at-risk individuals and in developing areas where the current vaccine is unavailable. This research may also pave the way for other vaccines to be administered in a similar fashion. ..
  23. CVD Predictors of Cognitive Function Trajectory over 20 Years
    Elizabeth L Barrett Connor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information is important given the aging of the population, the fact that CVD risk factors are modifiable, and because the maintenance of cognitive function is an essential component of healthy aging. ..
  24. Prenatal Iron Supplements: Safety &Efficacy in Tanzania
    Wafaie W Fawzi; Fiscal Year: 2013
  25. Chiropractic Use Patterns, and Their Antecedents and Consequences in Older Adults
    FREDRIC DAVID WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of chiropractic use patterns on physician visits, all-cause hospitalizations, hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions, Medicare payments, and mortality...
  26. Weight-Related Measures and CVD in African American and White Adults
    June Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Comparisons will be made between African American women, African American men, White women and White men. ..
  27. HIV Testing and Educating Male Partners to Improve Maternal and Infant Outcomes
    Carey Farquhar; Fiscal Year: 2013
  28. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (Main Institution)
    JOHN MUNN KIRKWOOD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..well as a satellite Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in the outpatient Hillman Cancer Center Ambulatory Care Facility...
  29. A Randomized Trial of the Copper IUD versus DMPA for HIV Prevention in Women
    Helen Rees; Fiscal Year: 2012
  30. Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring and Case Management to Control Hypertension
    Karen L Margolis; Fiscal Year: 2013
  31. Prevalence and Correlates of Khat Use Among HIV-Positive Patients in Ethiopia
    Alan R Lifson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Data from this study will be used to develop community interventions that contain education, patient support, and motivational counseling. This research will provide us with a solid evidence base on which to build such an intervention. ..
  32. A Multiyear Grant to Support the Diagnostic Error in Medicine (DEM) Annual Confer
    David E Newman-Toker; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Research and Quality (AHRQ), including the AHRQ's focus areas of patient safety, medical error, ambulatory care, and the use of informatics to improve the quality of medical care...
    Michael Nevitt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Hip morphology will also be measured on follow-up images to allow investigation of change from baseline in these parameters as imaging biomarkers of RHOA ..
  34. Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (A2ALL)
    James Burton; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In our ancillary study of biliary complications, we will compare and contrast biliary complications and outcomes between LDLT and DDLT recipients. ..
  35. Developing Quality Measures to Assess Pediatric Inpatient Respiratory Care
    Rita Mangione-Smith; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..No similar data exist for hospitalized children. While this level of adherence to standards for ambulatory care is disturbing, the impact of poor quality of care on hospitalized children, especially those at increased ..
  36. CARRA: Accelerating Toward an Evidence Based Culture in Pediatric Rheumatology
    Carol A Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If successful, CARRA's exponential progress will serve as a model to be emulated by other emerging clinical research networks in rare diseases of adults and children. ..
  37. Physician Screening of Older Drivers: Decision Rules for Geriatric Injury Prevent
    MARIAN ELIZABETH BETZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..decision rule to a public health intervention, through tiered assessment of brief older driver screening in ambulatory care settings followed by referral for more comprehensive testing. Candidate: Dr...
  38. REVIVE - Resveratrol to enhance vitality and vigor in elders
    Stephen D Anton; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Using Electronic Data to Improve Care of Patients with Known or Suspected Cancer
    Hardeep Singh; Fiscal Year: 2010 the applicant): Patients with known or suspected cancers transition through several different settings of ambulatory care in order to receive a timely diagnosis and treatment...
  40. Natural History of Pre-diabetic Autoimmunity (DAISY)
    Marian J Rewers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  41. Quality of Mental Health Care in Assisted Living
    QUINCY MILES SAMUS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. 9 courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health);clinical observation (e.g. geriatric psychiatry, ambulatory care outpatient clinics, long-term care);structured and unstructured networking (e.g...
  42. Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities
    Nancy R Kressin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..whether expanded insurance coverage will be associated with fewer preventable inpatient admissions for ambulatory care sensitive CV conditions and readmissions for CV conditions...
  43. Mouse allergen intervention and DNA methylation of asthma regulatory genes
    Rachel L Miller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This proposed study would be the first to study environmental epigenetic regulation in the context of a randomized environmental intervention. PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 06/09) Page Continuation Format Page ..
  44. Niacin therapy to improve endothelial function in Sickle Cell Disease
    NAOMI L LUBAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..After 3 months of this treatment, blood sampling to determine the primary endpoint (increased HDL), and forearm blood flow testing will be repeated. ..
    Richard J Auchus; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..MD trainees expend 20% of their effort in clinical training leading to sub-specialty Board eligibility in the ambulatory care and consult services of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, &Diabetes (MEND), Department of ..
  46. Risk Factors for Asymptomatic Diverticulosis
    Robert S Sandler; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In 2004 there were 815,000 hospitalizations for diverticular disease, 3.3 million ambulatory care visits, and 2.4 million prescriptions written. With an aging population all these figures will increase...
  47. Promoting Self-Management in Stroke Survivors Using Health IT
    Kamakshi Lakshminarayan; Fiscal Year: 2013
  48. Study of Women's Health Across the Nation - Coordinating Center
    Maria Mori Brooks; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Of particular public health importance is that the continuation of SWAN will permit the study to increase understanding of the effects of these menopause-related changes on subsequent health and risk factors for age-related diseases. ..
  49. Medication Summary Guides for Vulnerable Populations with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Edward H Yelin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..However, the utility of these guides in a real-world, ambulatory care setting that disproportionately serves vulnerable populations is unknown...
  50. China Adherence through Technology Study (CATS)
    Lora Sabin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..With strong support from key Chinese officials and clinicians, the results of this study have a high potential for policy and program impact. ..
  51. Analysis of Morbidity and Mortality Among Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Surv
    ERIC JESSEN CHOW; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Findings also will be directly relevant to the larger population of cancer patients who often receive similar treatment exposures. ..
  52. Risk-Informed Interventions in Community Pharmacy: Implementation and Evaluation
    Michael R Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010 pharmacy practice sites-Walgreens, Kerr Drug, Medicine Shoppe, and Massachusetts General Hospital ambulatory care pharmacies-plan to apply what has been learned from more than a dozen detailed socio-technical probabilistic ..
  53. Enhancing the Obesity Prevention Program at Harvard's DACP
    Matthew W Gillman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..address these challenges, four years ago we established the Obesity Prevention Program at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, a joint department of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care situated at the ..
  54. Developing a Decision Support System to Promote Tobacco Counseling by Dentists
    David A Albert; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) have been proposed and developed to support the 5 A's in ambulatory care physician practices and in a pediatric clinic (Marcy et al., 2005, Marcy et al., 2008, Downs et al., 2008)...
  55. Cultural Scripts Influencing HIV Prevention Among African American Women
    Sarah Calabrese; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Findings will be useful in informing the development of culturally appropriate intervention programs targeting this group, ultimately aiding the effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic within and beyond the African American community. ..
  56. Piloting disclosure of their status to youth living with HIV in Hispaniola
    CONSUELO MARIA BECK-SAGUE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This pilot will inform the design of a bi-national multicenter trial to assess the model's suitability in Hispaniola, where over 80% of Caribbean HIV-infected persons live. ..
  57. Multi-Drug Resistant Urinary Tract Infections in Ambulatory Settings
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Finally, the inclusion of subjects from a diverse network of ambulatory care sites within an established research network will significantly strengthen the generalizability of the ..
  58. Improving Pediatric Developmental Screening and Communication: A CME
    Lisa D Marceau; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..has issued a Special Emphasis Notice for research on diagnostic errors (including delay in diagnosis) in the ambulatory care setting...
  59. Progesterone and Postpartum Relapse to Smoking
    Sharon S Allen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This study will, therefore, advance the literature on the role of sex hormones in addictive behaviors and directly inform future relapse prevention studies for new mothers. ..
  60. An Orally Delivered Booster Vaccine Candidate for Hepatitis B
    John A Howard; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Successful completion of Phase II aims will lead to a clinical trial and to a commercialization path with a human health partner. ..
  61. Combined raman spectroscopy-optical tomagraphy for complete diagnosis of skin can
    Anita Mahadevan Jansen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..With the success of this technique, RSOCT can be applied to other organ sites such as the breast, prostate and ovary as well as other diseases thus impacting a broader field in medicine. ..
  62. Drug Resistance in HCV NS3/4A - Inhibitor binding versus substrate recognition
    Celia A Schiffer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We are proposing a new drug design strategy to avoid drug resistance. ) ..
  63. Conditional cash transfers to increase uptake of and retention of PMTCT services
    Marcel Yotebieng; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..If shown to be effective, the contingency management scheme we propose can be easily integrated into other PMTCT programs throughout low and middle income countries. ..
  64. Community-based Family Planning Intervention to Reduce Partner Violence
    Elizabeth Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009
  65. Access to Care of Medicare and Medicaid Enrollees
    Marlene Niefeld; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The outcomes of interest include ambulatory care sensitive condition (ACSC) hospitalization and Medicare expenditures...
  66. Research Training for Cambodian Scientists in Effective*
    William Rogers; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..As this training occurs, critical public health information will be accumulated while preparing a cadre of vivax malaria control experts to conduct these activities independently at close of the program. ..
  67. Enabling Electronic Prescribing and Enhanced Management of Controlled Medications
    Grant Carrow; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and effectiveness of electronic transmission of prescriptions for federally controlled medications in the ambulatory care setting...
  68. Using Information Technology to Provide Measurement Based Care for Chronic Illnes
    Madhukar Trivedi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This project will test implementation of measurement based care (MBC) in an ambulatory care setting with an integrated clinical decision support system (CDSS) and an electronic health record (EHR-CDSS)...
  69. Medical Malpractice and Patient Safety Proposal
    Alice Bonner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Reducing medical malpractice in ambulatory care represents a priority area that has been relatively neglected in the face of more dramatic and costly inpatient errors...
  70. Timely End-of-Life Communication to Parents of Children with Brain Tumors
    VERNA LEE FERGUSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study may help health care providers learn ways to provide timely information in sensitive ways in order for parents to make decisions regarding starting and/or ending treatments, and advanced care planning. ..
  71. Using HIT to Improve Ambulatory Chronic Disease Care
    David Mehr; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Internal Medicine practices at the University of Missouri-Columbia plan a phased implementation of selected ambulatory care HIT systems and functions...
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Findings will be relevant to future policy decisions whose goal is to contain health care costs without sacrificing quality of care...
  73. Safe Passages: A Toolkit to Ensure Quality Transitions From NICU To Ambulatory Ca
    Virginia A Moyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Although the transition of the fragile child from intensive care specialist to the ambulatory care provider begins at hospital discharge, it is incomplete until the child receives appropriate outpatient ..
  74. Harmonizing Data Standards for Primary Care
    Robert Phillips; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..and this conference is a logical extension of AHRQs investments made in developing useful classifications for ambulatory care. We propose to convene a small conference on harmonizing primary care classification to engage the primary ..
  75. Situational Problem Solving in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes: Enhancing an RCT
    Russell Rothman; Fiscal Year: 2009
  76. Partnering to Improve Patient Safety in Rural WV
    Gail Bellamy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Long-term Objective: To improve health outcomes of patients using small, rural hospitals and their associated ambulatory care facilities, long term care facilities, and home health agencies, by reducing the occurrences of preventable ..
  77. Impact of Health IT on Primary Care Work-flow and Financial Measures
    NEIL FLEMING; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by the applicant): HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN), a large, ambulatory care network in North Texas, is implementing an ambulatory electronic health record (AEHR) to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, ..
  78. Changes in Health Care Access and Utilization in the US-Mexico Border Region
    KIMBERLEY LYNN H GEISSLER; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Foregoing ambulatory care altogether may lead to increases in inpatient admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (Aim 2)...
  79. The Continuity of Medication Management (COMM) Study
    Matthew L Maciejewski; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..has been associated with improved quality of care, and reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions...
  80. Efficiency Estimation in Diabetes Care
    Michael Christensen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to develop a method that can measure relative efficiency among diabetes ambulatory care centers in treating insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)...
  81. Bedside emergency ultrasound for the evaluation of soft tissue infections
    Jennifer Marin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Between 2001-2003 there were 11.6 million annual ambulatory care visits for skin and soft tissue infections, with a 31% increase in emergency department visits compared to the previous decade, according to the National Hospital ..
  82. Data Evaluation for Early Disease Outbreak Detection
    Kenneth Kleinman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..There currently exists a range of[unreadable] automated health systems data concerning e.g. ambulatory care and emergency department visits,[unreadable] hospitalizations, diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical drugs; ..
  83. An Integrated Approach to Smoking Cessation in SMI
    Melanie E Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Integration of smoking cessation within the context of psychiatric rehabilitation programs will also provide a new context for addressing nicotine addiction, further enhancing the public health significance of the research. ..
    Susan Abdel Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2003
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    Suzanne Bakken; Fiscal Year: 1999
    DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the Investigator's Abstract): Developers of ambulatory care information systems are challenged by the difficulty of meeting the simultaneous and often conflicting, goals of 1) capturing and electronically ..
  86. Improving Quality through Decision Support for Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy
    David Lobach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    This three-year project seeks to improve care quality and safety in an ambulatory care setting through clinical decision support for evidence-based pharmacotherapy delivered as point-of-care reports to clinicbased practitioners and as ..