Category archives for Volume 3 Issue 2

Chinese medicine in a Chinese community health center

Integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in a Chinese community health center

Integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in a Chinese community health center Authors: Kushner, Kenneth; Yu, Shuang Objective: Although the literature is abundant on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the West, there is limited information on how TCM is integrated with Western medicine (WM). We describe how one Chinese Community Health Service (CHS) system […]

Evaluation of obstetrics procedure

Evaluation of obstetrics procedure competency of family medicine residents

Evaluation of obstetrics procedure competency of family medicine residents Authors: Wang, Haijun; Warwick, Eric; Mejia de Grubb, Maria C.; Deng, Nanfu; Corboy, Jane Objective: To establish a procedure evaluation system to monitor residents’ improvement in obstetrics (OB) procedures performance and skills during the training period. Methods: A web-based procedure logging and evaluation system was developed using Microsoft.net technology […]

Student self-assessment of strengths and needed improvements

student self-assessment

Student self-assessment of strengths and needed improvements during a family medicine clerkship Authors: Huang, William; Barning, Kenneth; Grigoryan, Larissa Objective: There are few reports on how students self-assess their performance on a family medicine clerkship. We studied what students perceived as their strengths and areas of needed improvement at the mid-point in our family medicine clerkship.Methods: We […]

A review of adult asthma

A review of adult asthma and the effectiveness of education programs in reducing symptoms

A review of adult asthma and the effectiveness of education programs in reducing symptoms Authors: Perkison, William Brett; Sidani, Mohamad Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in children and adults. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends asthma self-management education to be essential in providing patients with the skills necessary to control […]

Patient-centered medical home and integrated care in the United States

managing depression

Patient-centered medical home and integrated care in the United States: An opportunity to maximize delivery of primary care Authors: Gonzalez, Sandra J.; Mejia de Grubb, Maria C.; Zoorob, Roger J. The reciprocal relationship between mental and physical health is well established. Undiagnosed, untreated, and poorly managed mental health conditions are associated with numerous physical health complications, poor […]

Depression and race affect hospitalization costs of heart failure patients

Revenue and Expenditure

Depression and race affect hospitalization costs of heart failure patients Authors: Husaini, Baqar A.; Levine, Robert S.; Novotny, Meggan L.; Cain, Van A.; Sampson, Uchechukwu K.A.; Moonis, Majaz Objective: Depression and anxiety are frequently observed in heart failure (HF) patients; however, the effect of such factors on hospitalization costs of HF patients, and whether such costs vary by race and […]

Rural congestive heart failure mortality among US elderly

heart rate monitor

Rural congestive heart failure mortality among US elderly, 1999‐2013: Identifying counties with promising outcomes and opportunities for implementation research Authors: Mejia de Grubb, Maria C; Levine, Robert S; Kilbourne, Barbara; Husaini, Baqar A; Skelton, Tyler; Gittner, Lisa; Langston, Michael A; Rust, George E Objective: Describe modern trends in congestive heart failure (CHF) among elderly (>65 years of age) in the United States, […]

Exploring point-of-care transformation in diabetic care

Longitudinal study of a community hospital integrated model for diabetes management in the Beijing Jinsong community

Exploring point-of-care transformation in diabetic care: A quality improvement approach Authors: Juneja, Malvika; Mejia de Grubb, Maria C.; Wang, Haijun; Spooner, Kiara; Zoorob, Roger J. Objective: This quality improvement project evaluated the impact of a point-of-care (POC) HbA1c stat lab intervention and a nurse-assisted expanded visit implemented among patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D) at a community […]

Healthcare Costs for Firearms-Related Injuries

hospitalization costs

Hospitalizations and healthcare costs associated with serious, non-lethal firearm-related violence and injuries in the United States, 1998‐2011 Authors: Salemi, Jason L.; Jindal, Vikas; Wilson, Roneé E.; Mogos, Mulubrhan F.; Aliyu, Muktar H.; Salihu, Hamisu M. Objective: To describe the prevalence, trends, correlates, and short-term outcomes of inpatient hospitalizations for firearm-related injuries (FRIs) in the United States between 1998 and 2011. […]

Adult immunization improvement in an underserved family medicine practice

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Adult immunization improvement in an underserved family medicine practice Authors: Sidani, Mohamad ; Harris, Jaden ; Zoorob, Roger J Objective: Vaccines prevent many cases of infectious disease, yet immunization campaigns are hindered by various barriers. This work presents the results of a quality improvement project addressing barriers to vaccine compliance in an underserved teaching practice by reducing […]