Does Ownership Make a Difference in Primary Care Practice?

Purpose: We assessed differences in structural characteristics, quality improvement processes, and cardiovascular preventive care by ownership type among 989 small to medium primary care practices. Methods: This cross-sectional analysis used electronic health record and survey data collected between September 2015 and April 2017 as part of an evaluation of the EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care Initiative by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. We compared physician-owned practices, health system or medical group practices, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) by using 15 survey-based practice characteristic measures, 9 survey-based quality improvement process measures, and 4 electronic health record-based cardiovascular disease prevention quality measures, namely, aspirin prescription, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation support (ABCS). Results: Physician-owned practices were more likely to be solo (45.0% compared with 8.1%, P
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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This study was to investigate the degree of susceptibility to intermittent hypoxia (IH), a hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), between the two mice inbred lines C57BL/6N (6N) and C57BL/6J (6J).Materials and methodsFour-week old male mice of 6N and 6J substrains (n = 8) were randomized to standard diet (SD) group or high fat (HF) diet group. At the age of 13-week, all two groups of mice were subjected to either air or IH (IH30; thirty hypoxic events per hour) for one week.Key findingsAll mice fed with HF diet exhibited obesity with more body weight and fat mass (percentage to body weight) gain. IH reduced serum L...
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In this study, a fully integrated microfluidic analyzer which can perform multiple blood biochemical analysis is proposed. The finger-prick blood can be directly aspirated into the chip containing diluent and lyophilized reagents, and the following processes, including serum/plasma separation and metering, diluent release and metering, quantified serum/plasma and diluent mixing, the diluted serum/plasma distribution to the reaction chambers, and the biochemical reaction and results measurement, were sequentially and automatically performed on the self-contained microfluidic chip. Using this one key operated portable analyz...
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Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
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Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b03731
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Women and Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: research
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