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A P M Shaw Free eBooks (6)

Authors: Rebecca L. Collins, Steven Martino, Rebecca Shaw
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Keywords: health, evidence, opportunities, sexual, adolescent, new, media, influence
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Sexual risk behavior among U.S. adolescents is a major public health concern, with young people accounting for a disproportionate number of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infection diagnoses. Although a great deal of research attention has been devoted to understanding what puts adolescents at risk for these outcomes, it is clear that more must be done to address risky sexual activ......
ISBN: 0833038354, 9780833038357
Authors: Teryl K. Nuckols, Barbara O. Wynn, Yee Wei Lim, Rebecca Shaw, Soeren Mattke, Thomas Wickizer, Philip Harber, Peggy Wallace, Steven M. Asch, Catherine Maclean, Rena Hasenfeld Garland
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Keywords: injured, workers, california, sets, guideline, medical, treatment, evaluating
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In recent years, the California workers’ compensation system has been encumbered by rising costs and high utilization of medical care. To address these concerns, the California legislature passed a series of initiatives that call for the use of evidence-based medical-treatment guidelines concerning, at a minimum, the frequency, duration, intensity, and appropriateness of all treatment proced......
ISBN: 0833034200, 9780833034205
Authors: Cheryl L. Damberg, Liisa Hiatt, Kitty S. Chan, Rebecca Shaw, Michael D. Greenberg, Michael Steinberg, Matthias Schonlau, Jennifer Malin, Elizabeth A. Mcglynn
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Keywords: patients, assist, making, treatment, decisions, bases, data, feasibility, developing, national, outcomes, evaluating
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Patients frequently face the need to assess tradeoffs between various treatment options and are being encouraged to become more active participants in their own care. This report examines the feasibility of establishing a national outcomes database that would be used by patients and providers to make more informed treatment decisions. The authors focus on an assessment of issues surrounding two su......
Authors: Rebecca Shaw, M. Rebecca Kilburn
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Keywords: field, reports, future, ideas, prevention, abuse, neglect, child
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This report summarizes findings from a PPN project conducted for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program. The project sought to assess the current state of the child abuse and neglect prevention field as well as identify potential future directions for the field in terms of emerging priorities and prevention strategies. Over 2,300 individuals who work in the child abu......
Authors: Rebecca Shaw, M. Rebecca Kilburn
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Keywords: six, experts, views, states, united, child, abuse, neglect, preventing
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On behalf of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program, the RAND Corporation's Promising Practices Network asked six professionals knowledgeable about child abuse and neglect prevention to answer the following question: If you had $5 million to spend each year for the next five years to prevent child abuse and neglect in the United States, how would you spend it? The au......
ISBN: 0833047744, 9780833047748
Authors: Donna O. Farley, M. Susan Ridgely, Peter Mendel, Stephanie S. Teleki, Cheryl L. Damberg, Rebecca Shaw, Michael D. Greenberg, Amelia M. Haviland, Peter S. Hussey, Jacob W. Dembosky, Hao Yu, Julie A. Brown, Chau Pham, J. Scott Ashwood
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Keywords: health, care, system, outcomes, practices, patient, safety, assessing
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This report presents the results of a two-year study carried out under a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which documents and analyzes the extent to which patient safety practices are being adopted by U.S. health care providers, examines hospital experiences with AHRQ's patient safety culture survey, and assesses trends in patient safety outcomes. The focus was ......
ISBN: 0833042173, 9780833042170
Authors: Donna O. Farley, Cheryl L. Damberg, M. Susan Ridgely, Michael D. Greenberg, Amelia M. Haviland, Robin C. Meili, Stephanie S. Teleki, Lily Bradley, Jacob W. Dembosky, Allen Fremont, Teryl K. Nuckols, Rebecca Shaw, Stephanie L. Taylor, Hao Yu
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Keywords: dissemination, evaluation, report, iii, implementation, focus, ahrq, patient, safety, initiative, assessment
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has been carrying out its congressional mandate to establish a patient-safety research and development initiative to help health care providers reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. In September 2003, AHRQ entered into a four-year contract with the RAND Corporation to serve as the patient safety evaluation center for its patient saf......
ISBN: 083304480X, 9780833044808
Authors: Donna O. Farley, Cheryl L. Damberg, M. Susan Ridgely, Melony E. Sorbero, Michael D. Greenberg, Amelia M. Haviland, Stephanie S. Teleki, Peter Mendel, Lily Bradley, Jacob W. Dembosky, Allen Fremont, Teryl K. Nuckols, Rebecca Shaw, Susan G. Straus, Stephani
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Keywords: report, final, evaluation, initiative, safety, ahrq, patient, assessment
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In September 2002, AHRQ entered into a four-year contract with the RAND Corporation to serve as the patient safety evaluation center for its patient safety initiative. The evaluation center is responsible for performing a longitudinal evaluation of the full scope of AHRQ's patient safety activities and for providing regular feedback to support the continuing improvement of this initiative over the......
Authors: Teryl K. Nuckols, Anne Griffin, Steven M. Asch, Douglas Benner, Erika Bruce, Mary Cassidy, Walter T. Chang, Neil G. Harness, Liisa Hiatt, Charles K. Jablecki, Joanne Jerome, Karl Sandin, Rebecca Shaw, Haoling Weng, Melinda Maggard Gibbons
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Keywords: quality, care, tools, assessing, appropriateness, syndrome, surgery, carpal, ucla, measures, rand, tunnel
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Claims relating to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are common in workers' compensation systems. Given that the human and economic costs related to CTS are considerable, healthcare organizations must be able to offer high-quality care to people affected by this condition. The study on which this report is based is a step toward improving care for CTS. It has produced two unique tools for institutions ......
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