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January-June 2017| Vol 3| Issue 1


What's new in academic medicine? Simulation in medical education: An imperative for efficient learning, patient safety, and interprofessional collaboration

Like aviation, medicine is a high-risk industry where errors can be fatal and extremely expensive. The need for creating a controlled and safe environment where doctors (both juniors and seniors) can ...

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The shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health providers: Causes, current state, and potential solutions

Introduction Psychiatry developed into a medical specialty area in the late 18th century in France.[1] By the 19th century, the thought of psychiatry as a field of medicine began gai...

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The quality reporting reality at a large Academic Medical Center: Reporting 1600 unique measures to 49 different sources

Objective: This paper explores the complexity and costs associated with quality reporting at a large, tertiary Academic Medical Center (AMC). Methods: For each quality measure reporte...

Original Article

Association between intentional ingestion of foreign objects and psychiatric disease among prisoners: A retrospective study

Introduction: Intentional ingestion of foreign objects (IIFO) is prevalent among U.S. prisoners. IIFOs often require surgical or endoscopic interventions, extended hospital stays, and may res...

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Does the STarT Back screening tool correlate with the focus on therapeutic outcomes functional scale in patients with low back pain?

Study Design: Cross-sectional correlational. Objectives: Examine the relationship between the STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) and the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) functional ...

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