Office Visits: Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.United StatesPrimary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Ambulatory Care: 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.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Practice Management, Medical: The organization and operation of the business aspects of a physician's practice.Insurance Claim Reporting: The design, completion, and filing of forms with the insurer.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Patient Access to Records: The freedom of patients to review their own medical, genetic, or other health-related records.Time Management: Planning and control of time to improve efficiency and effectiveness.Dental Offices: The room or rooms in which the dentist and dental staff provide care. Offices include all rooms in the dentist's office suite.Preferred Provider Organizations: Arrangements negotiated between a third-party payer (often a self-insured company or union trust fund) and a group of health-care providers (hospitals and physicians) who furnish services at lower than usual fees, and, in return, receive prompt payment and an expectation of an increased volume of patients.Cost Sharing: Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)TennesseePhysicians' Offices: The room or rooms in which the physician and staff provide patient care. The offices include all rooms in the physician's office suite.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Medicine: The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.Drug Costs: The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).Specialization: An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.Pediatrics: A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Drug Utilization: The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Insurance Claim Review: Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.Office Automation: Use of computers or computer systems for doing routine clerical work, e.g., billing, records pertaining to the administration of the office, etc.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Office Management: Planning, organizing, and administering activities in an office.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Electronic Mail: Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.District of Columbia: A federal area located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac river; it is coextensive with Washington, D.C., which is the capital of the United States.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Physicians, Primary Care: Providers of initial care for patients. These PHYSICIANS refer patients when appropriate for secondary or specialist care.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Drug Prescriptions: Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.Outpatients: Persons who receive ambulatory care at an outpatient department or clinic without room and board being provided.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Physician's Role: The expected function of a member of the medical profession.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Counseling: The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.OhioMedicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services: Insurance providing for payment of services rendered by the pharmacist. Services include the preparation and distribution of medical products.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Medical Records Systems, Computerized: Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Internal Medicine: A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Physicians, Family: Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.House Calls: Visits to the patient's home by professional personnel for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment.Decision Support Techniques: Mathematical or statistical procedures used as aids in making a decision. They are frequently used in medical decision-making.Physical Examination: Systematic and thorough inspection of the patient for physical signs of disease or abnormality.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Patient Participation: Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.CaliforniaAttitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Sick Building Syndrome: A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory: Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.Interior Design and Furnishings: The planning of the furnishings and decorations of an architectural interior.Outpatient Clinics, Hospital: Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Appointments and Schedules: The different methods of scheduling patient visits, appointment systems, individual or group appointments, waiting times, waiting lists for hospitals, walk-in clinics, etc.Ambulatory Care Facilities: Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.Blood Pressure Determination: Techniques for measuring blood pressure.Workplace: Place or physical location of work or employment.Private Practice: Practice of a health profession by an individual, offering services on a person-to-person basis, as opposed to group or partnership practice.

A management information system for nurse/midwives. (1/982)

The experiences of nurse/midwives with a simple management information system in the private sector are reported from four facilities in Nigeria. When such a system is being introduced, special attention should be given to strengthening the ability of health workers to record and collate data satisfactorily.  (+info)

Provision of primary care by office-based rheumatologists: results from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, 1991-1995. (2/982)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which office-based rheumatologists provide primary care to patients without rheumatic diseases or provide principal care to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey was used to determine national probability estimates of the nature and types of conditions treated by office-based rheumatologists in 1991-1995. At each of 1,074 patient visits, the rheumatologists recorded up to 3 diagnoses and 3 patient-reported reasons for the visit, as well as information on the treatments provided at the visit. RESULTS: In only 9.8% of new consultations and 11.9% of return visits was neither a rheumatic disease diagnosis nor a musculoskeletal complaint recorded, indicating that the rheumatologist was likely acting as a primary care provider at a minority of patient visits. Among continuing patients with RA, the patient's primary reason for the visit was something other than a musculoskeletal complaint in only 9.9% of visits, and any nonrheumatic complaint was recorded in 30.4% of visits, indicating that at only some visits was the rheumatologist acting as the principal caregiver. In addition, only 31.1% of visits included the provision of medication for a nonrheumatic condition. CONCLUSION: In 1991-1995, most visits to rheumatologists involved the provision of specialized or consultative care to patients with rheumatic diseases or musculoskeletal complaints, and few visits were made by patients without either indication. Provision of principal care by rheumatologists to patients with RA is not currently widespread.  (+info)

Patient waiting times in a physician's office. (3/982)

This observational study measured waiting times, appointment durations, and scheduling variables of a single family practice physician. Waiting time and appointment duration in four sequential groups of sessions were compared using analysis of variance; each group used different scheduling templates. Groups 1 and 2 used a 15-minute base interval; group 3 used a 20-minute base interval. Observations for group 4 were collected at a different health center using a 15-minute base interval. Scheduling variables were correlated with waiting time using correlation coefficients, and data were collected on 1783 appointments. The best waiting time (mean +/- SD) was 17.33 +/- 19.19 minutes. The mean appointment duration for this group was 17.99 +/- 7.97 minutes. The F statistic comparing the four groups of sessions for waiting times was 34.14 and for appointment duration was 37.37, both of which are significant (P < 0.001). The Spearman correlation coefficient for waiting time with queue was 0.2474 (P < 0.001). The Spearman correlation coefficients for mean waiting time and lateness of starting a session (0.4530), patients per hour (0.3461), and patients per session (0.3674) were all significant (P < 0.001). Both scheduling and patient flow affect patient waiting times. The best schedule would consist of shorter sessions that started on time and were extended to accommodate extra patients rather than adding in patients and crowding the schedule. In addition to reducing the actual waiting times, the perception of waiting can be managed to minimize patient dissatisfaction.  (+info)

Cost of heart failure to the healthcare system. (4/982)

From an economic, mortality, and functional standpoint, heart failure is clearly a disease that needs to be targeted. We can develop a model for heart failure to determine the impact that specific management strategies will have on the overall cost to the system, which by itself can tell us some interesting things because we're currently spending twice as much on transplantation as on digoxin therapy. We can then use this model to assess the impact of different strategies, such as greater use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or digoxin therapy.  (+info)

Developing quality measures for adolescent care: validity of adolescents' self-reported receipt of preventive services. (5/982)

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of directly surveying adolescents about the content of preventive health services they have received and to assess the validity of adolescent self-reported recall. DATA SOURCES/SETTING: Audiotaped encounters, telephone interviews, and chart reviews with 14-21 year olds being seen for preventive care visits at 15 pediatric and family medicine private practices, teaching hospital clinics, and health centers. DESIGN: 537 adolescents presenting for well visits were approached, 400 (75 percent) consented, 374 (94 percent) were audiotaped, and 354 (89 percent) completed telephone interviews either two to four weeks or five to seven months after their visits. Audiotapes were coded for screening and counseling across 34 preventive service content areas. Intraobserver reliability (Cohen's kappa) ranged from 0.45 for talking about peers to 0.94 for discussing tobacco. The sensitivity and specificity of the adolescent self-reports were assessed using the audiotape coding as the gold standard. RESULTS: Almost all adolescents surveyed (94 percent) remembered having had a preventive care visit, 93 percent identified the site of care, and most (84 percent) identified the clinician they had seen. There was wide variation in the prevalence of screening, based on the tape coding. Adolescent self-report was moderately or highly sensitive and specific at two weeks and six months for 24 of 34 screening and counseling items, including having discussed: weight, diet, body image, exercise, seatbelts, bike helmet use, cigarettes/smoking, smokeless tobacco, alcohol, drugs, steroids, sex, sexual orientation, birth control, condoms, HIV, STDs, school, family, future plans, emotions, suicidality, and abuse. Self-report was least accurate for blood pressure/cholesterol screening, immunizations, or for having discussed fighting, violence, weapon carrying, sleep, dental care, friends, or over-the-counter drug use. CONCLUSION: Adolescents' self-report of the care they have received is a valid method of determining the content of preventive health service delivery. Although recall of screening and counseling is more accurate within two to four weeks after preventive care visits, adolescents can report accurately on the care they had received five to seven months after the preventive health care visits occurred.  (+info)

The role of patients and providers in the timing of follow-up visits. Telephone Care Study Group. (6/982)

OBJECTIVE: Although the decision about how frequently to see outpatients has a direct impact on a provider's workload and may impact health care costs, revisit intervals have rarely been a topic of investigation. To begin to understand what factors are correlated with this decision, we examined baseline data from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study designed to evaluate telephone care. DESIGN: Observational study based on extensive patient data collected during enrollment into the randomized trial. Providers were required to recommend a revisit interval (e.g., "return visit in 3 months") for each patient before randomization, under the assumption that the patient would be receiving clinic visits as usual. POPULATION/SETTING: Five hundred seventy-one patients over age 55 cared for by one of the 30 providers working in three VA general medical clinics. Patients for whom immediate follow-up (+info)

Setting the revisit interval in primary care. (7/982)

OBJECTIVE: Although longitudinal care constitutes the bulk of primary care, physicians receive little guidance on the fundamental question of how to time follow-up visits. We sought to identify important predictors of the revisit interval and to describe the variability in how physicians set these intervals when caring for patients with common medical conditions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of physicians performed at the end of office visits for consecutive patients with hypertension, angina, diabetes, or musculoskeletal pain. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: One hundred sixty-four patients under the care of 11 primary care physicians in the Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Research Network. MEASUREMENTS: The main outcome measures were the variability in mean revisit intervals across physicians and the proportion of explained variance by potential determinants of revisit intervals. We assessed the relation between the revisit interval (dependent variable) and three groups of independent variables, patient characteristics (e.g., age, physician perception of patient health), identification of individual physician, and physician characterization of the visit (e. g., routine visit, visit requiring a change in management, or visit occurring on a "hectic" day), using multiple regression that accounted for the natural grouping of patients within physician. MAIN RESULTS: Revisit intervals ranged from 1 week to over 1 year. The most common intervals were 12 and 16 weeks. Physicians' perception of fair-poor health status and visits involving a change in management were most strongly related to shorter revisit intervals. In multivariate analyses, patient characteristics explained about 18% of the variance in revisit intervals, and adding identification of the individual provider doubled the explained variance to about 40%. Physician characterization of the visit increased explained variance to 57%. The average revisit interval adjusted for patient characteristics for each of the 11 physicians varied from 4 to 20 weeks. Although all physicians lengthened revisit intervals for routine visits and shortened them when changing management, the relative ranking of mean revisit intervals for each physician changed little for different visit characterizations-some physicians were consistently long and others were consistently short. CONCLUSION: Physicians vary widely in their recommendations for office revisits. Patient factors accounted for only a small part of this variation. Although physicians responded to visits in predictable ways, each physician appeared to have a unique set point for the length of the revisits interval.  (+info)

Ambulatory blood pressure and left ventricular mass in normotensive patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. (8/982)

Higher left ventricular mass (LVM) has been found in early stages of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The mechanisms involved in the increase of LVM are unknown. To investigate whether LVM in ADPKD may be influenced by abnormal diurnal BP variations, the 24-h ambulatory BP profile was analyzed in a group of young normotensive ADPKD patients. Ambulatory BP monitoring and two-dimensional echocardiography were performed in 26 young normotensive ADPKD with normal renal function and in 26 healthy control subjects. LVM index was higher in ADPKD patients than in controls (90.8+/-19.6 g/m2 versus 73.9+/-16.1 g/m2, P = 0.001). Average 24-h and daytime systolic, diastolic, and mean BP were similar in both groups. Nighttime diastolic and mean BP, but not systolic BP, were greater in ADPKD patients. The average and percent nocturnal decrease of systolic BP was lower in ADPKD patients than in control subjects (10.0 mm Hg [-3 to 24] versus 15.5 mm Hg [-4 to 31], P = 0.009, and 9.0% [-2 to 22] versus 14.2% [-2 to 25], P = 0.016, respectively). On the basis of their profile BP patterns, 54% of ADPKD subjects and 31% of controls were classified as nondippers (P = 0.092). There were no differences between dippers and nondippers in left ventricular wall thickness, chamber dimensions, and mass indexes. In ADPKD patients, simple regression analysis showed that LVM index was correlated with 24-h, daytime, and nighttime systolic BP. On multiple regression analysis, the 24-h systolic BP was the only variable linked to LVM index. It is concluded that young normotensive ADPKD patients have higher LVM that is closely related to the ambulatory systolic BP. The nocturnal fall in BP is attenuated in these patients, although it is not associated with the higher LVH that they present.  (+info)

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In contrast with previous research, our study finds that SSTI visits to physicians offices have not increased since the discovery of this drug-resistant superbug - community-associated MRSA," said Daniel Pallin, MD, MPH, lead author of the paper and Director of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BWH.. Because dermatitis, a disease of the skin, is also thought to increase the risk of SSTI, the researchers analyzed office visits at which patients were diagnosed with dermatitis or an SSTI to determine if the two conditions were linked, and if the link became stronger since the discovery of community-associated MRSA. Using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, data from 361,697 physicians office visits were collected and the researchers calculated national estimates. Pallin and colleagues found that dermatitis was diagnosed at 13 million office visits per year, and SSTI were diagnosed at 6.3 million visits per year, with the frequency of both diagnoses remaining unchanged ...
Introduction: Skin diseases affect a large percentage of people and can result in a markedly decreased quality of life. Nearly 25% of all physician office visits are for skin complaints, but only about one third of these visits occur with dermatologists. Most of the remaining visits for skin complaints occur with primary care physicians including Family Physicians, Internists, and Pediatricians. Primary care physicians, however, have an ever-increasing knowledge base of medicine to master and receive little formal training in dermatology. Several studies have shown that non-dermatologists have difficulty diagnosing many diseases of the skin. Improving the diagnostic accuracy and dermatologic care that these physicians provide to a large number of patients will significantly impact healthcare quality and cost-effective care by reducing error. An alternative to training more specialists is to provide visual diagnostic decision support to assist generalist clinicians during a patient encounter. ...
DOCTOR VISIT: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) talks with Dr. Mark E. Anderson at the University of Iowa cardiology research lab in Iowa City, Iowa. Obama unveiled a healthcare plan that would extend coverage to all Americans and target inefficiency.
The risk of dying from the most dangerous type of skin cancer is significantly reduced with regular doctor visits, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Postpartum Office Visit, Postpartum Care Visit, Postpartum Period, Postpartum State, Postpartum Complication, Postpartum Care.
BACKGROUND: Several drug administration regimens of epoetin alfa (EPO) and darbepoetin alfa (DARB) are used for the management of anemia in cancer patients in the clinical practice setting. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present analysis was to assess whether drug administration regimens were associated with differences in the number of provider office visits and hemoglobin assessments during treatment with these agents. METHODS:
Dr. Scott Rodeo, clinician scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, believes once a cell is harvested from its native environment it behaves differently., Office Visit: Stem Cells and Safety
I screwed up big time. In light of my effort to trim medical expenses by discontinuing as many pharmaceuticals as possible... I ran out of blood pressure meds and didnt get them refilled. I have to go in for a doctors visit for the refill and the cost involved is typically about $150 for the office visit and then enormously ridiculous sums of money for lab work. My lab work has been as high as $1000 before. Insane expense. Without health insurance those costs are completely out of pocket. So when the pills ran out I thought... my bp has been under control for the past few doctor visits. Since I dont work, my stress level is lower and my pain level is... well, its better. Its not completely gone ...
Dozens of DMV tasks can easily be taken care of through other channels including online, through the mail, through the 365 kiosks statewide or in our business partner locations.. California law enforcement is encouraged to exercise flexibility and discretion when reviewing driver license or identification and vehicle registration records. If applicable, DMV may waive vehicle registration penalties.. All DMV offices remain open at this time to process those transactions that must be taken care of in an office, including REAL ID. The DMV has implemented many process improvements and incorporated technological solutions to increase access to DMV outside of the office and decrease the amount of time someone has to spend at a DMV office.. For REAL ID, the federal government requires an office visit. REAL ID customers can fill out the online application before going into an office. In 23 offices throughout the state, customers can upload their REAL ID documents before their office visit. This option ...
Dozens of DMV tasks can easily be taken care of through other channels including online, through the mail, through the 365 kiosks statewide or in our business partner locations.. California law enforcement is encouraged to exercise flexibility and discretion when reviewing driver license or identification and vehicle registration records. If applicable, DMV may waive vehicle registration penalties.. All DMV offices remain open at this time to process those transactions that must be taken care of in an office, including REAL ID. The DMV has implemented many process improvements and incorporated technological solutions to increase access to DMV outside of the office and decrease the amount of time someone has to spend at a DMV office.. For REAL ID, the federal government requires an office visit. REAL ID customers can fill out the online application before going into an office. In 23 offices throughout the state, customers can upload their REAL ID documents before their office visit. This option ...
Olympia Lactation is expanding its services! We are excited to announce office visits will now be available. AND, the best part about these office visits is that we can accept most insurance! What this means is that the same care you receive in your home will be offered in a home-like office setting. These appointments will be up to 90 minutes in length, thorough, and you will leave with a plan to help meet your breastfeeding goals. Follow-up visits will be available so that we can continue to track your progress ...
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Patients who take prescription medications are advised to adhere to the schedule of lab and office visits recommended by their doctor. Please bring your medications, or a list of them, to your office visit and ask your doctor to write refills for medications at that time. However, if you need a refill between office visits, please call your pharmacy 2-3 days prior to running out. Please allow 48 hours notice for refill requests. ...
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  • The sponsoring department will need to send the DS-2019 documentation to the Visiting Research Fellow. (brown.edu)
  • Within two business days of receiving approval from both the host department chair, the Glavin Office will email the visiting scholar instructions to request a Form DS-2019 from Babson. (babson.edu)
  • 2017). Marijuana pregnancy and breastfeeding guidance for Colorado health care providers prenatal visits . (tripdatabase.com)
  • 14 May 2017 - Representatives from the Ministry of Health of Libya and the National Center for Disease Control paid a 2-day visit to the WHO Regional Office from 24 to 25 April 2017 to discuss support in establishing a research unit, including its structure, roles, responsibilities, functions and capacity-building needs. (who.int)
  • When there was talk about closing the dental offices, a member of a Facebook group for pediatric dentists that I am a member of mentioned that he had created a system that could be used online for remote consultations. (hvparent.com)
  • McMahon noted that skin complaints represent 10 to 30 percent of all 200 million pediatric office visits each year, adding, "While many children's skin conditions can be handled without input from a pediatric dermatologist, the national shortage of specialists is a known barrier to accessing care. (chop.edu)
  • The Foreign Office papal visit memo was an incident that occurred in the United Kingdom in April 2010, after it was revealed that two Foreign Office civil servants working on preparing the State Visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 had sent out an internal memo containing remarks that could be considered insults to the Pope. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flying to Cameroon for his first papal visit to the continent, his words were viewed by critics as confirmation of a Church out of touch with the modern world. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • For Visiting Fellows that require clinical credentialing, an additional approval must be received from the Director, CC (or delegate) after recommendation by the Clinical Center (CC) Credentials Committee and the Medical Executive Committee (MEC). (nih.gov)
  • Visiting Fellows (VF) qualify only if their visa allows. (nih.gov)
  • While the volume of visits was much higher for older age groups, the largest percentage increase in office visits was among the 25 to 44 age range, measuring a 34 percent increase from 2005 to 2010. (aoa.org)
  • Myers also said it was "unsurprising to note that older patients have the greatest volume of visits," since they often have multiple chronic conditions. (healthmonitor.com)
  • Select MGH primary care practices began offering virtual visits for common chronic conditions in December 2012. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Primary care clinicians reviewed what patients had entered to answer questions, make needed adjustments to treatment, and to recommend repeat virtual visits, follow-up phone calls or in-office visits. (medicalxpress.com)
  • David Michael Levine, MD, of the BWH Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, lead and corresponding author of the report, says, "The use of virtual visits to reduce in-person office utilization without negative effects on blood pressure control or the need for other services could significantly expand access for patients of busy primary care practices. (medicalxpress.com)
  • At the MGH, virtual visit availability has been expanded to all primary care and several specialty care practices, where it now is used to follow up on the care of around 65 chronic conditions, ranging from rheumatologic conditions like gout to psychiatric illnesses like depression. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Please note that the primary policy source for the NIH Visiting Fellowship program is located within NIH Policy Manual 2300-320-3 . (nih.gov)
  • BCHP is now offering visits via telemedicine with both our primary care pediatricians and our specialists. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Trump had previously indicated that he hoped to hold talks with his Russian counterpart during his Vietnam visit, to pressure Moscow into supporting his moves to challenge North Korea's nuclear ambitions. (yahoo.com)
  • The incident received wide media coverage and speculation that the Pope might cancel the state visit. (wikipedia.org)
  • The memo suggested that Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit, could launch a range of branded condoms, visit an abortion clinic, bless a gay marriage and apologise for the Spanish Armada. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, stated that he was "appalled" by the memo, and the British government apologised to the Pope and the Catholic Church, stating that the memo writer has been told orally and in writing that this was a serious error of judgment, adding that "this is clearly a foolish document that does not in any way reflect UK government or Foreign Office policy or views. (wikipedia.org)
  • Not only does it represent a hugely significant shift in the Church's teaching, but the softening in its position is coming from a Pope who took office with a reputation for being hardline and fundamentalist. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • We also care for adolescents and young adults, offering well-care visits, evaluations for behavior problems, weight problems, academic issues and care for concussions. (childrenshospital.org)
  • More patients with diabetes are frequenting their doctors' offices today than a decade ago as nearly 29 million Americans battle associated health risks ranging from cardiovascular to eye diseases. (aoa.org)
  • The findings are part of a data brief released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in June that indicated a 20 percent increase in office visits across all age groups of patients with diabetes between 2005 and 2010. (aoa.org)
  • However, providers not at capacity that employ e-health will find more benefit from using the platform and have no issue adding office visits. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • An international Visiting Research Fellow is required to purchase the Gallagher (Inbound) health insurance plan for the duration of their time in the United States. (brown.edu)
  • An international Visiting Research Fellow who does not provide proof of Gallagher (Inbound) health insurance will not have their appointment activated and will not receive a Brown ID card. (brown.edu)
  • We used North Carolina Medicaid claims (1999-2006) linked to state oral health surveillance data to compare caries experience for kindergarten students (2005-2006) who had a visit before age 60 months (n = 11 394) to derive overall exposure effects from a zero-inflated negative binomial regression model. (rti.org)
  • To learn more about our Massachusetts health plans, please visit our Plans & Products page, where you can compare Massachusetts health insurance plans, buy health plans online, and get Mass health insurance quotes. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Many groups, especially insurance companies, have been skeptical of virtual care because they believe it may increase the use of health care services, but our findings show that a virtual visit can substitute for, rather than add to, an in-person visit, decreasing overall health care utilization. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Patients can request referrals or prescription renewals through myTemple Health or by calling the office. (templehealth.org)
  • Overall, the new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that office-based visits for diabetes patients rose by 20 percent -- from 94.4 million in 2005 to 113.3 million in 2010. (healthmonitor.com)
  • The Regional Director will also visit H.E. Dr Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health. (who.int)
  • Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. (who.int)
  • This provides sufficient time for consultation, an office tour and a thorough examination of all aspects of your oral health. (bouldervalleydental.com)
  • Relationship between attitudes toward oral health at initial office visit and compliance with supportive periodontal treatment. (semanticscholar.org)
  • OBJECTIVES The objectives of the present study include investigation of the relationship between attitudes and desires with respect to oral health at initial office visit and compliance with supportive periodontal treatment (SPT) and identification of prognostic factors with respect to low-compliance with SPT. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Each semester, students pay a small fee to campus Cashier's Office (UH-180) through a Student Health Fee that is included on your University bill (tuition). (fullerton.edu)
  • Students are eligible for Summer Services if they were enrolled in the previous semester and are registered, or expecting to register, for the succeeding semester, by paying the Student Health Fee directly to campus Cashier's Office UH-180. (fullerton.edu)
  • 3) Is your office following local and national health guidelines about maintaining a safe work environment? (chicagotribune.com)
  • Visit the Health Advisories website for the latest information on COVID-19. (sjsu.edu)
  • The Allocations Office is responsible for the organisation and co-ordination of clinical placements for the BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability, General and Mental Health) and Midwifery programmes. (ul.ie)
  • Pre placement requirements are also co-ordinated from this office and include mandatory training and health screening. (ul.ie)
  • The Clinical Allocations Office is located on the ground floor in the Health Science Building. (ul.ie)
  • Growth in ED presentations is one of the big issues facing the public health system in Victoria, and our research clearly shows that the age group with the greatest number of ED visits where care by a GP likely would have been appropriate was not adults or the elderly, but small children," Professor Freed said. (healthcanal.com)
  • We determined the association between timing of a first dentist office visit before age 5 years and dental disease in kindergarten. (rti.org)
  • It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. (cummingdental.com)
  • He was so excited to get his goody bag after his cleaning and he left that office with a very positive view of the dentist! (cummingdental.com)
  • We understand that your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. (cummingdental.com)
  • The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy. (cummingdental.com)
  • The expert peer review of AHA-commissioned documents (eg, scientific statements, clinical practice guidelines, systematic reviews) is conducted by the AHA Office of Science Operations. (tripdatabase.com)
  • During the six months after participants' initial clinical office visit, patients in both groups showed similar improvements in blood pressure control and other outcomes. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Dr. Edwards recognized that regular office visits with patients were eaten up by clinical work and that her patients with high blood pressure needed extra attention. (ama-assn.org)
  • Service is a by-product of the Visiting Fellow Program, unlike Research and Clinical Fellowships where service is a dominant part of the training objective. (nih.gov)
  • For further information, please contact the Office of Credentialing Services, Clinical Center (OCS/CC) at [email protected] or 301-496-5937. (nih.gov)
  • The function of the Allocations Office in the University of Limerick is to ensure that each nursing and midwifery student is afforded the opportunity to gain experience in the clinical areas stipulated in NMBI Nurse Registration and Midwifery Registration Standards & Requirements. (ul.ie)
  • If you have any queries regarding Clinical Allocations please contact one of the Clinical Allocations Office Staff. (ul.ie)
  • Pallin and colleagues found that dermatitis was diagnosed at 13 million office visits per year, and SSTI were diagnosed at 6.3 million visits per year, with the frequency of both diagnoses remaining unchanged over the study period of 13 years (1993-2005). (emaxhealth.com)
  • Eli Lilly said in a statement to the newspaper that the visit was a routine inspection by the relevant government departments that occurred in early 2013, and was completely different to previous industry investigations led by the public security bureau. (reuters.com)
  • Offering e-visits seems like a great way to save time and money by reducing the need for office visits because routine questions or updates could be done via email," Hessam Bavafa, Wisconsin School of Business assistant professor of operations and information management -- and lead researcher -- said in a statement. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • During this visit we will address feeding, safety, routine newborn care, family support and sibling relationships. (georgetownpediatrics.com)
  • This Overview of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) grantee-led evaluations provides a synthesis of the opportunity these evaluations provide to expand the knowledge base on home visiting implementation and effectiveness. (hhs.gov)
  • The overview describes the importance of grantee-led evaluations in answering questions of interest to states and learning about home visiting implementation in diverse contexts. (hhs.gov)
  • Q. During a recent office visit to my doctor, he took a number of blood tests, though I had no complaints other than a bad cold. (chicagotribune.com)
  • So a return visit to the doctor`s office is in order, as is additional investigation. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Now if they were coming in for a cold and the doctor found a lesion and it was medically necessary to remove it then you can charge for the E/M and the lesion removal with a mod -25 on the office visit. (aapc.com)
  • I agree with the idea that plan B should be otc since it will prevent a costly doctor visit (if you don't have insurance) and save time in order to take the medicine. (studentdoctor.net)
  • Of these six tools, what needs to be done in-person in a doctor's office and what can be done online with your doctor? (jayparkinsonmd.com)
  • If it's a rash, a high quality photo is much better than a doctor seeing it in their office and not taking a photo of it. (jayparkinsonmd.com)
  • Your online doctor can order these tests and you visit the imaging center and the results are sent back to the doctor who ordered the test. (jayparkinsonmd.com)
  • If the experiment involves trying a medication for a short period of time and then checking back in with results, it's best to not do this in-person because you'll have to pay for two doctor office visits. (jayparkinsonmd.com)
  • A visit to Gibson City, Illinois, population about 3,500, tells a more personal story about how one individual doctor can have a positive economic impact on a community. (ama-assn.org)
  • You're covered right away for doctor visits and generic drugs. (bcbsm.com)