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Mar, 2015
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Kenyon CC, Auger KA, Adams SA, Loechtenfedlt AM, Moses JM

OPINION STATEMENT: Asthma is one of the leading causes of pediatric hospitalization in the USA. This review summarizes evidence-based practices for inpatient pediatric asthma treatment, including routine care, care escalation, and discharge care, along with established and emerging inpat...

Mar, 2015
Article
Authors:

Kenyon CC, Rubin DM, Zorc JJ, Mohamad Z, Faerber JA, Feudtner C

OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between posthospitalization prescription fills for recommended asthma discharge medication classes and subsequent hospital readmission. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of Medicaid Analytic Extract files from 12 geographically ...

Feb, 2015
Authors:

Zlotnik S, Croughan P, Noonan K

ChildStat is a management accountability and quality improvement process that was created to examine New York City’s child welfare outcomes. This 28-page guide describes the history, goals and core features of the approach, along with lessons learned about implementation. It also shows h...

Feb, 2015
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Fiks A

Accelerated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which channeled $19 billion in federal money to promote the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs),1 health information technology is increasingly available and able to support the delivery of high-quality health ca...

Feb, 2015
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Authors: Rachel Meadows, Kate Sell, Elias Blinkoff, Narissa Williams, and Laura Repcheck

Senior Editors: Kathleen Noonan, David Rubin, and Maureen Byrnes

While the Great Recession technically ended in June 2009, many families, including those with children, continue to feel the effects of the United States’ most serious economic contraction since the Great Depression. As of 2013, 14.7 million children were in poverty, a significant increa...

Jan, 2015
Article
Authors:

Wood JN, Fakeye O, Mondestin V, Rubin DM, Localio R, Feudtner C

OBJECTIVE: To develop guidelines for performing an initial skeletal survey (SS) for children, 24 months of age presenting with bruising in the hospital setting, combining available evidence with expert opinion. METHODS: Applying the Rand/UCLA Appropriateness Method, a multispecialty pan...

Jan, 2015
Article
Authors:

Dowshen N, Lee S, Lehman BM, Castillo M, Mollen C

ABSTRACT: A youth-driven, social media-based campaign aimed at improving knowledge about and increasing testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV among youth 13–17 years old was assessed by: tracking website/social media use throughout the campaign; online survey of knowledg...

Dec, 2014
Article
Authors:

Miller D, Noonan K, Fiks AG, Lehmann CU

Although the intent of the federal Meaningful Use (MU) program is to improve the health of children and adults through adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs), pediatricians face unique obstacles to participation in this program. In addition to known problems with EHR functi...

Dec, 2014
Article
Authors:

Yehia BR, Ketner E, Momplaisir F, Stephens A, Dowshen N, Eberhart M, Brady KA

ABSTRACT: We evaluated 1,359 adults newly diagnosed with HIV in Philadelphia in 2010-2011 to determine if diagnosis site (medical clinic, inpatient setting, counseling and testing center (CTC), correctional facility) impacted time to linkage to care (difference between date of diagnosis ...

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