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Communication Skills Training for Physicians Improves Patient Satisfaction

Michael B. Rothberg 3 0 Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, IN , USA 1 Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, OH , USA 2 Office of Patient Experience, Center for ... President and Chief Medical Officer in Strategic Consulting Michael B. Rothberg, MD, MPH: Nothing to disclose 1. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems . Centers for Medicare

Cost-Effectiveness of Primary HPV Testing, Cytology and Co-testing as Cervical Cancer Screening for Women Above Age 30 Years

Background Cervical cancer screening guidelines for women aged ≥30 years allow for co-testing or primary cytology testing. Our objective was to determine the test characteristics and costs associated with Cytology, HPV and Co-testing screening strategies. Main Methods Retrospective cohort study of women undergoing cervical cancer screening with both cytology and HPV (Hybrid...

Cost-Effectiveness of a Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults

Background.A vaccine to prevent herpes zoster was recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of this vaccine for different age groups. Methods.We constructed a cost-effectiveness model, based on the Shingles Prevention Study, to compare varicella zoster vaccination with usual care for healthy adults aged >60...

Determining the optimal screening interval for type 2 diabetes mellitus using a risk prediction model

) every 2 years and those below 5.7% (39 mmol/mol) every 5 years. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Andrei Brateanu, Thomas Barwacz, Michael B. Rothberg. 8 / 10 Data curation: Andrei Brateanu, Lei ... : Andrei Brateanu, Anita D. Misra-Hebert, Bo Hu, Abhishek Deshpande, Nana Kobaivanova, Michael B. Rothberg. Project administration: Andrei Brateanu, Sihe Wang. Resources: Andrei Brateanu, Sihe Wang, Nana

Do pediatricians manage influenza differently than internists?

Background Little is known about how pediatricians or internists manage influenza symptoms. Recent guidelines on antiviral prescribing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make almost no distinction between adults and children. Our objective was to describe how pediatricians in two large academic medical institutions manage influenza and compare them to...

Effects of Local Variation, Specialty, and Beliefs on Antiviral Prescribing for Influenza

In 2004, we conducted a survey of physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding influenza diagnosis and treatment at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and Scott & White Hospital and Clinic in Texas. of the 579 physicians we contacted, 336 completed the survey. Sixty-one percent of the respondents prescribed antivirals, and 62% used rapid testing. Prescribing...

Financial Incentives and Diabetes Disease Control in Employees: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

Collaborative of Cleveland (grant KL2TR000440) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Author Contributions: Drs. Anita D. Misra-Hebert, Bo Hu, Glen Taksler, and Michael B. Rothberg had ... , conducted and is responsible for the data analysis. Drs. Anita D. Misra-Hebert, Bo Hu, Glen Taksler, and Michael B. Rothberg made substantial contributions to the conception and design of the project

Patient Knowledge and Attitudes about Antiviral Medication and Vaccination for Influenza in an Internal Medicine Clinic

Background. Despite the introduction of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for their use, antiviral medications for influenza remain underutilized. Our objective in this study was to describe beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge regarding antiviral medication and vaccination for influenza among patients in an internal medicine clinic. Methods. We conducted a cross...

Readmissions Are Decreasing—Is It Time to Celebrate?

Michael B. Rothberg M.D. M.P.H. 1 Nirav Vakharia M.D. 0 0 Medicine Institute and Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, OH , USA 1 Center for Value-Based Care Research ... , they should invest in a system of enhanced primary care to keep them out. That would truly improve the quality of the healthcare that we provide. Corresponding Author: Michael B. Rothberg, M.D., M.P.H

Using Highly Detailed Administrative Data to Predict Pneumonia Mortality

Background Mortality prediction models generally require clinical data or are derived from information coded at discharge, limiting adjustment for presenting severity of illness in observational studies using administrative data. Objectives To develop and validate a mortality prediction model using administrative data available in the first 2 hospital days. Research Design After...