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Few studies have examined the variations among individual physicians in prescribing antipsychotics for schizophrenia. This study examined clinical practice variations in the route and dosage of antipsychotic medication prescribed for inpatients with schizophrenia by 11 different psychiatrists....
The objective of this study was to increase combination drug prescriptions through the use of electronic point-of-care reminders, thereby maintaining quality while decreasing medication costs. The electronic medical record (EMR) was used to identify all patients who were potential candidates for...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of using a diabetes registry program as part of a comprehensive quality improvement program. Diabetes care management objectives were compared between 82 patients of physicians who participated in the quality improvement program and 63...
In this study we present appropriateness and necessity assessments of coronary angiographies and revascularizations to determine adherence to Swiss guidelines by using the computerized second-opinion system (SOS) as a reference. We prospectively compared SOS ratings with ratings of treating...
The information contained in pathology reports of breast cancer specimens is of critical importance to treating physicians for selection of local regional treatment, adjuvant therapy, evaluation of therapy, estimation of prognosis, and analysis of outcomes. This information is also of great...
Many studies have found a significant relationship between the volume of specific diagnoses and procedures and patient outcomes. Often, these studies have cited the "practice-makes-perfect" hypothesis as a potential explanation. However, the expression "practice-makes-perfect" hypothesis is...
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