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Medical Doctors’ Attitudes towards Pay-For-Reporting in Macedonia: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey

. 2012;21:3-12. 5. United States Senate. HR 3590: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, 124 Stat. 353, Sec. 3001. 6. Lindenauer PK, Remus D, et al. Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvement. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:486-96. 7. Petersen LA, Woodard LD, Urech T, Daw C, Sookanan S. Does pay-for-performance improve the quality of health care? Ann Intern Med. 2006;145:265-72. 8. Epstein A. Pay for Performance at the Tipping Point. N Engl J Med. 2007

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Preoperative status of diabetic and non-diabetic chronic dialyzed patients – therapy implications

postoperative respiratory failure in men after major noncardiac surgery. The National Veterans Administration Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Ann Surg 232: 242-253, 2000. 11. Mira LT. Perioperative management of the diabetic patient. Medscape, Accessed on 6 October 2013 at: overview.

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Development of a curriculum and training program in Woman Veterans Health for Internal Medical Residents

):55-64. 19. WONG BM, ETCHELLS EE, KUPER A, LEVINSON W, SHOJANIA KG. Teaching quality improvement and patient safety to trainees: a systematic review. Acad Med 2010; 85 (9):1425-1439. 20. KASSIRER JP. Teaching clinical reasoning: case-based and coached. Acad Med 2010; 85 (7):1118-1124.

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Unnecessary Medicine, An Issue With Major Ethical Implications

. Reduction of unnecessary intravenous catheter use. Internal medicine house staff participate in a successful quality improvement project. Postgrad Med J 2004 80(939); 6. Lederle FA, Parenti CM, Berskow LC, Ellingson KJ. The idle intravenous catheter-Arch Intern Med. 1994, 22;154(16):1829-32. Ann Intern Med. 1992 May 1;116(9):737-8 7. Herrero GS, Martinez de Albornoz Torrente P, et al. Use and abuse of intravenous catheters in conventional hospital-An Med Interna. 2006 Oct;23(10):475-7 8. Miron S-D, Labar A, Gutu M, Astarastoae V: Ethical issues of

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Clinical conundrums in management of sepsis in the elderly

emergency laparotomy? Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. J Am Coll Surg 2012;215:503-11. 26. Andriescu L, Patraşcanu E, Dănilă R, Bădic B, Rădulescu C. [Acute surgical pathology in elderly patients]. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi 2005;109:286-9. 27. Baldwin MR, Narain WR, Wunsch H, Schluger NW, Cooke JT, Maurer MS, et al. A prognostic model for 6-month mortality in elderly survivors of critical illness. Chest 2013;143:910-9. 28. Liu YJ, Du P, Rao J

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Hepatitis C screening in commercially insured U.S. birth-cohort patients: Factors associated with testing and effect of an EMR-based screening alert

patients enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States’ (KPMAS) health system revealed that 14.4% had been HCV antibody-tested between 2003 and 2012.[ 12 ] More recent quality improvement studies reported testing rates of 11% to 47.2%.[ 13 , 14 ] Although HCV testing rates among U.S. birth-cohort patients have been studied extensively, limited data exists to differentiate birth-cohort screening from risk- or liver disease-based testing.The aims of our study were to analyze factors associated with overall HCV-Ab testing in a large birth-cohort population, to

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China may hold answers to addressing cardiovascular disease epidemic

cardiologists and cardiac care team members delivered through WeChat—one of the most widely used social media platforms in China. The College is also committed to helping China monitor national data on cardiovascular health to identify trends over time and track improvements in care. Integrated registries have the potential to be used as powerful tools for identifying education and quality improvement opportunities both globally and at country-specific levels. The ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry has made considerable contributions toward improving the quality of

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Factors Associated with Sub-intimal Coronary Artery Dissection in MINOCA Patients with Delayed Washout at Coronary Angiography – Protocol for an Observational, OCT-based Study

, et al. Characterization and Outcomes of Women and Men with Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease: Results from the Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early Implementation of the ACC/AHA Guidelines (CRUSADE) Quality Improvement Initiative. Am Heart J . 2009;158:688-694. 4. Larsen AI, Galbraith PD, Ghali WA, et al. Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Angiographically Normal Coronary Arteries. Am J Cardiol . 2005

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Perioperative Lung Protective Ventilatory Management During Major Abdominal Surgery: A Hungarian Nationwide Survey

. Ventilator-induced Lung Injury Eur Respir J 2003 22 Suppl 42 2 9 5 Sutherasan Y, Vargas M, Pelosi P. Protective mechanical ventilation in the non-injured lung: review and meta-analysis. Crit Care. 2014;18:211. 10.1186/cc13778 Sutherasan Y Vargas M Pelosi P Protective mechanical ventilation in the non-injured lung: review and meta-analysis Crit Care 2014 18 211 6 Yang CK, Teng A, Lee DY, Rose K. Pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis. J Surg Res. 2015;198(2):441-49. 10.1016/j

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Obesity and Knee Arthroscopy – a Review

for postoperative renal dysfunction in young adults: a review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Am J Surg. 2016;211:772-777. 41. Wooten C, Curtin B. Morbid Obesity and Total Joint Replacement: Is It Okay to Say No? Orthopedics. 2016;39:207-209. 42. Hussan H, Gray DM, Hinton A, Krishna SG, Conwell DL, Stanich PP.Morbid Obesity is Associated with Increased Mortality, Surgical Complications, and Incremental Health Care Utilization in the Peri-Operative Period of Colorectal Cancer

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