• Using an all-payer claims database, Hutfless and her team examined data from six states -- California, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, New York and Vermont -- to track infection-related emergency room visits and unplanned inpatient admissions within seven and 30 days after a colonoscopy or EGD. (eurekalert.org)
  • Since 1996, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and other organizations have recommended CRC screening for persons aged ≥50 years. (cdc.gov)
  • For 2010, the median Council of American Survey and Research Organizations (CASRO) response rate for BRFSS was 54.6%, and the median cooperation rate was 76.9% ( 4 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Permission is obtained from the HCUP data sources (i.e., state data organizations, hospital associations, and data consortia) to use the identification of hospital establishments (when such identification appears in the data sets) for research, analysis, and aggregate statistical reporting. (ahrq.gov)
  • The goal of the program is to provide learners with knowledge and insights about how to improve safety and quality at their own organizations. (ahrq.gov)
  • It is also the most geographically diverse, incorporating geographic regions such as the temperate rainforests of the Northwest , the highest mountain ranges (including the Rocky Mountains , and the Sierra Nevada ), the western portions of the Great Plains , and all of the desert areas located in the United States (the Mojave , Sonoran , Great Basin , and Chihuahuan deserts). (wikipedia.org)
  • For the geographically southern part of the United States, see Sun Belt . (wikipedia.org)
  • All critical studies need to be thoroughly evaluated with standardized approaches that are clearly formulated and based on the type of research, for example, observational epidemiologic or animal bioassays. (nap.edu)
  • Though no consensus exists, even among experts, for the definition of the West as a region, the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of the 13 westernmost states includes the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin to the West Coast , and the outlying states, Alaska and Hawaii . (wikipedia.org)
  • In The Netherlands, two bodies-the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (CBO) and College of General Practitioners (NHG)-have published specialist and primary care guidelines, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women ( 1 ). (cdc.gov)
  • According to a meta-analysis after introduction of the checklist mortality dropped by 23 % and all complications by 40 %, but further high-quality studies are required to make the meta-analysis more robust. (wikipedia.org)
  • This report updates CRC screening prevalence data with data from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey and presents state-specific data for CRC incidence and death rates for 2007 and annual percentage changes from 2003 to 2007. (cdc.gov)
  • BRFSS is a state-based, random--digit-dialed telephone survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized adult population that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health-care access in the United States ( 4 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Survey data were available for all 50 states (except for Hawaii in 2004) and the District of Columbia (DC). (cdc.gov)
  • Any person ('the data recipient') seeking permission from AHRQ to access HCUP State Databases must sign and submit this Agreement to AHRQ or its agent, and complete the online Data Use Agreement Training Course at www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov , as a precondition to the granting of such permission. (ahrq.gov)
  • Free on-line access for physicians in the United Kingdom or in developing countries. (dmoztools.net)
  • Within a region as large as and diverse as the Western United States, smaller areas with more closely shared demographics and geography have developed as subregions . (wikipedia.org)
  • The American South is now among the fastest-growing areas in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) Asia. (edu.au)
  • On the basis of "lessons learned" from the formaldehyde assessment, the committee offers some suggestions for improvements in the IRIS development process that might help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if it decides to modify the process. (nap.edu)
  • This research, the first to explore data on ASCs and postprocedure infection, revealed that the rate of infection seven or fewer days after the procedure was slightly higher than 1 in 1,000 for screening colonoscopies and about 1.6 per 1,000 for nonscreening colonoscopies. (eurekalert.org)
  • Modern clinical guidelines identify, summarize and evaluate the highest quality evidence and most current data about prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy including dosage of medications, risk/benefit and cost-effectiveness. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study analyzed data from eight years (2001 2008) and eight racially diverse states ( Arizona , Colorado , Iowa , North Carolina , New Jersey , Rhode Island , Wisconsin , and Florida ) in the SID, identifying a total of 547,380 admissions that underwent TKR. (medindia.net)
  • State-specific CRC incidence and mortality data were drawn from the United States Cancer Statistics. (cdc.gov)
  • This Data Use Agreement ('Agreement') governs the disclosure and use of data in the HCUP State Databases from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) which are maintained by the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM) within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (ahrq.gov)
  • HCUP data may only be used by the data recipient for research which may include analysis and aggregate statistical reporting. (ahrq.gov)
  • Healthcare professionals working with adults and young people with psychosis and coexisting substance misuse should ensure that they are competent to engage, assess, and negotiate with service users from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and their families, carers or significant others. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • All healthcare professionals in primary, secondary or specialist substance misuse services working with adults and young people with psychosis should offer information and advice about the risks associated with substance misuse and the negative impact that it can have on the experience and management of psychosis. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • Change in MS-DRG assignment and hospital reimbursement as a result of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid changes in payment for hospital-acquired conditions: is it coding or quality? (cambridge.org)
  • This opinion piece provides a short conceptualisation of stakeholder engagement, followed by 'design principles' that we put forward based on a combination of existing literature and new empirical insights from our recently completed longitudinal study of stakeholder engagement in research. (springer.com)
  • Using a demographically diverse, online sample, we compared the reactions of 1618 adults in the United States who viewed visual line displays that included both standard range and harm anchor reference points ("Many doctors are not concerned until here") to displays that included either (1) only a standard range, (2) standard range plus evaluative categories (eg, "borderline high"), or (3) a color gradient showing degree of deviation from the standard range. (jmir.org)
  • While the states of Delaware and Maryland , as well as the District of Columbia , permitted slavery prior to the start of the Civil War, they remained with the Union . (wikipedia.org)
  • The Western U.S. is the largest region of the country, covering more than half the land area of the United States . (wikipedia.org)
  • The region is known for its culture and history , having developed its own customs, musical styles, and cuisines , which have distinguished it in some ways from the rest of the United States. (wikipedia.org)