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A qualitative inquiry of patient-reported outcomes: the case of lower urinary tract symptoms.

Welch LC, Botelho EM, Joseph JJ, Tennstedt SL Patient-reported outcomes are a valuable tool for assessing healthcare, particularly for symptom-based conditions that lack definitive physiological measures of treatment efficacy. This article explore the value of qualitative methods for understanding and developing patient-reported outcomes of medical care for symptom-based conditions by examining the case of lower urinary tract symptoms. Published in Nursing Research.

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Diagnosis and Management of Depression in 3 Countries: Results From a Clinical Vignette Factorial Experiment.

Link CL, Stern TA, Piccolo RS, et al. International differences in disease prevalence rates are often reported and thought to reflect different lifestyles, genetics, or cultural differences in care-seeking behavior. However, they may also be produced by differences among health care systems. We sought to investigate variation in the diagnosis and management of a "patient" with exactly the same symptoms indicative of depression in 3 different health care systems (Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States). Published in The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders.

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Diagnosis and therapy of depression in the elderly--influence of patient and physician characteristics.

Von dem Knesebeck O, Bonte M, Siegrist J, et al. Studies from the United States and the United Kingdom show variations in medical decision making concerning the primary care of depression. Patient and physicians attributes independently influence doctors' decisions regardless of the patients' condition. In this paper results are presented on how these factors influence primary care doctors' diagnostic and management decisions regarding a depression in Germany. Published in Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie. Article in German.

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Differences between internists and family practitioners in the diagnosis and management of the same patient with coronary heart disease.

Shackelton-Piccolo R, McKinlay JB, Marceau LD, et al. It has been suggested that internists and family practitioners have somewhat different "disease" perspectives, which may be generated by use of different explanatory models during medical training (pathophysiological vs. biopsychosocial, respectively). This article explores differences between internists and family practitioners in their suggested diagnoses, level of diagnostic certainty, test and prescription ordering, when encountering exactly the same "patient" with coronary heart disease (CHD). Published in Medical Care Research and Review.

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Differences in the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes in 3 countries (US, UK, and Germany): Results from a factorial experiment.

Von dem Knesebeck O, Gerstenberger E, Link C, et al. This article examines the diagnosis and management of type-2 diabetes when exactly the same "patient" is encountered by 192 randomly selected primary care doctors in 3 different health care systems--the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. Published in Medical Care.

Presentation

Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012, London, UK

McKinlay JB, Piccolo RS, Marceau LD NERI presented three posters at the Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting in London, on September 13, 2012.

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Sleep 2012, the 26th Annual Meeting of the APSS, Boston, MA

Piccolo RS NERI’s Institute for Health Services and Disparities Research gave a presentation on sleep disparities and downstream health outcomes at Sleep 2012, the 26th Annual Meeting of the APSS.

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European Association for Communication in Healthcare, 2010, Verona, Italy

Shackelton RJ, Link CL, Marceau LD, McKinlay JB NERI held a symposium on Innovative Methods and Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Encounter, gave a presentation, and had a poster session at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, 2010, in Verona, Italy, from September 5-8, 2010.

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American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

McKinlay JB, Piccolo RS NERI’s Institute for Health Services and Disparities Research presented four posters at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA.

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AcademyHealth, 2012, Orlando, FL

Piccolo RS, McKinlay JB, Marceau LD NERI’s Institute for Health Services and Disparities Research gave five presentations at the recent AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Topical Issue

Does Limited Health Literacy Explain Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Control?

Piccolo RS NERI researchers used preliminary data from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) III Survey to examine the role of limited health literacy on type 2 diabetes control.

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Multi-level Modeling of Social Disparities in Sleep

Araujo AB, Piccolo RS NERI’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded project on social disparities in sleep has been productive with presentations at the North American Congress of Epidemiology (2011), Sleep 2012, and the American Diabetes Association.

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Only Half the Problem is Being Addressed: Underinsurance is as Big a Problem as Uninsurance.

Link CL, McKinlay JB This article examines the sociodemographic and health characteristics of the underinsured—people who have some health insurance but are having trouble paying for health care or medications. Published in the International Journal of Health Services.

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The Mammogram Controversy

McKinlay JB “No good deed goes unpunished” is a dictum that applies to the ongoing controversy surrounding recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of 16 private sector clinicians and scientists appointed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which rigorously assesses ever changing evidence on medical care, and makes recommendations based on explicit criteria.

Heretic's Corner
10/4/2011 - Posted by NERI Upstream
For example, how useful is it to encourage households in poverty (experiencing food insecurity) to consume more costly “healthful” diets (lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruit). The examples are endless............