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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
As plastic surgery programs transition toward competency-based medical education curricula, it is important to critically assess current methods of evaluating trainee competence. The purpose of this s...
Plastic surgery in teenagers has become popular in past decades due to an increase in self-awareness and desire to "fit in" with their peers. In 2016, over 229,551 cosmetic procedures were performed i...
Phentermine is the most prescribed antiobesity drug in America, with 2.43 million prescriptions written in 2011. Case reports suggest there are anesthetic risks, such as refractory hypotension, involv...
Medicare, a federally funded insurance program in the United States, is a complex program about which many physicians may not receive formal training or education. Plastic surgeons, residents, and adv...
Dermoscopy is a physical examination technique that combines the use of illumination and magnification, provided by a handheld device, to scrutinize skin lesions. Its use increases the diagnostic accu...
The Veterans Administration (VA) has embraced the use of implementation research as a critical way to improve care by facilitating the adoption of proven medical practices. Yet implementa...
The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the feasibility of running a full-scale trial that compares two formats of a shortened systematic review to a full-length systematic review ...
The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) guidelines have not made any specific recommendations regarding dietary pulses. To update the recommendations, the Diabetes and Nu...
Primary study endpoint: blood sugar values Patients: Patients admitted to an ICU 5 steps: 1. Routine treatment, 2. Implementation of SOP for blood sugar monitoring and ...
This project aims to produce a systematic review on present knowledge on effects of using safety checklists in medicine. Implementation of a checklist system throughout surgical care may r...
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.
Multi-step systematic review process used for improving safety by investigation of incidents to find what happened, why it happened, and to determine what can be done to prevent it from happening again.
Systematic efforts to assist individuals in selecting an occupation or suitable employment on the basis of aptitude, education, etc.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.