PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

Diagnostic Testing

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 A slightly more detailed screening instrument for depression is the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). The questions that are included in this instrument are shown in Table 10-2. The nine-item…

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Health Disparities

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Figure 6-1. Definition of health disparities in health care. (Reproduced with permission from Smedley BD, Stith AY, Nelson AR, eds. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare. Washington,…

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Cohort Studies

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Figure 8-1. Schematic diagram of a cohort study of the relationship between low social integration (unexposed) and risk of suicide. The shaded areas represent the unexposed persons (those with low…

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Quality of Care

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  Translating Evidence into Medical Practice   Quality of Care 15    David J. Ballard, Briget da Graca, and David Nicewander HEALTH SCENARIO Mrs. E., a 69-year-old, Spanish-only-speaking Hispanic woman with a history…

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Quantitative Systematic Review

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Figure 14-1. Flow chart showing inclusion/exclusion of studies in the off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) meta-analysis.*Sensitivity analyses that included the studies excluded because they were limited…

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Variations in Care

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Figure 16-1. County-level risk-standardized 30-day heart failure readmission rates (%) in Medicare patients by performance quintile for July 2009 to June 2012. (Data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;…

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Clinical Trials

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  Collecting Evidence for Medical Practice   Clinical Trials 7    Valerie L. Durkalski-Mauldin and Kathleen T. Brady HEALTH SCENARIO Stroke is a potentially debilitating medical event that affects approximately 800,000 people in…

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Implementation Science

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Figure 17-1. National immunization survey of teens, United States, 2006 to 2013. ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; HPV, human papillomavirus; MenACYW, meningococcal conjugate; Tdap, tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid,…

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Case-Control Studies

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Figure 9-1. Illustration of the design of a case-control study. Shaded areas represent exposed persons, and unshaded areas represent unexposed persons.  The general design of a case-control study shown in…

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