Volume 2, Issue 2 (2015)



One Final Goodbye
Dennis Baumgardner

Original Research


Impact of the Heart WATCH Program on Patients at Risk of Developing Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes or Cardiovascular Disease
Jennifer T. Fink, Kathryn K. Havens, Julia A. Schumacher, Renee E. Walker, George L. Morris III, David A. Nelson, Maharaj Singh, and Ron A. Cisler


Medical Education

Patient-Centered Essay/Creative Writing


My Time With E
Alyssa Mohorek



Diffusion of New Technologies for Patients With Prostate Cancer
Ramzi G. Salloum, Matthew N. Nielsen, Mark C. Hornbrook, Maureen O'Keefe Rosetti, Paul A. Fishman, Jennifer Elston Lafata, and Debra P. Ritzwoller


An Economic Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice
Richard T. Meenan, Jessica Chubak, Sally W. Vernon, Sharon Fuller, Ching-Yun Wang, and Beverly B. Green


Randomized Trial of In-Home Cervical Cancer Screening in Underscreened Women
Rachel L. Winer, Jasmin A. Tiro, Diana L. Miglioretti, Chris Thayer, Jane A. Dimer, John Lin, Hongyuan Gao, and Diana S. Buist


The CRN Scholars Program: Career Development Within CRN
Matthew P. Banegas, Diana S. Buist, Mara M. Epstein, Terry S. Field, Grace Clarke Hillyer, Jason P. Lott, and Pamala A. Pawloski


Using Natural Language Processing to Identify Health Plan Beneficiaries With Pulmonary Nodules
Farhood Farjah, Scott Halgrim, Steven B. Zeliadt, Michael K. Gould, David S. Carrell, Elizabeth T. Loggers, David R. Flum, and Diana S. Buist


Long-Term Medical Care Costs of Breast, Prostate, Lung and Colorectal Cancer for HMO Members
Matthew P. Banegas, K. Robin Yabroff, Maureen O'Keefe Rosetti, Debra P. Ritzwoller, Paul A. Fishman, Ramzi G. Salloum, Jennifer Elston Lafata, and Mark C. Hornbrook


Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Among Asian Subgroups in a Large Managed Care Organization
Nirupa R. Ghai, Douglas A. Corley, Chyke A. Doubeni, Christopher D. Jensen, Joanne E. Schottinger, Ann G. Zauber, Theodore R. Levin, and Virginia P. Quinn


Tamoxifen and Antidepressant Drug Interactions in a Large Cohort of Breast Cancer Survivors
Reina Haque, Jiaxiao Shi, Suzanne Fletcher, Joanne E. Schottinger, Syed A. Ahmed, T Craig Cheetham, Joanie Chung, Chantal Avila, Laurel A. Habel, and Marilyn L. Kwan


Data Mining via the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Inherited Colorectal Cancer in an HMO Patient Population
Monica Alvarado, Hilary Kershberg, George Tiller, Patty Miller, Ivan Lizarraga, John Goff, and Carl Taganas


Use of Imaging for Staging of Localized Breast Cancer in Two Integrated Health Care Systems: Adherence to a Choosing Wisely Recommendation
Erin E. Hahn, Tania Tang, Janet S. Lee, Corrine Munoz-Plaza, Joyce O. Adesina, Ernest Shen, Braden Rowley, Jared L. Maeda, David M. Mosen, John C. Ruckdeshel, and Michael K. Gould


Implementing a Multisite, Transdisciplinary Case-Control Study to Assess Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy for Preventing Death From Colorectal Cancer (SCOLAR)
Tracy A. Becerra, Virginia P. Quinn, Douglas A. Corley, Michael Goodman, Ann G. Zauber, Christopher D. Jensen, Alexis Zebrowski, and Chyke A. Doubeni


Applying a Neutropenia Risk Model to Cancer Patients Using VDW Data: A CRN Pilot Study
Pamala A. Pawloski, Lois E. Lamerato, Diana S. Buist, Avis J. Thomas, Sheryl M. Kane, Robert Rasmussen, and Sharon Fuller


Adaptive Resources and Unmet Needs Related to Ostomy Self-Care Among Long-Term Rectal Cancer Survivors
Joanna Bulkley, Carmit K. McMullen, Mark C. Hornbrook, Marcia Grant, Christopher Wendel, Lisa J. Herrinton, and Robert S. Krouse


Applying a Model to Predict Neutropenia Risk in Patients With Cancer Using Electronic Data
Pamala A. Pawloski, Avis J. Thomas, Sheryl M. Kane, Diane B. Eggen, and Laurie L. VanArman


Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Treatment Decision-Making and Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Review of the Literature
Cecilia Portugal, Albert J. Farias, Erika L. Estrada, Janet Mora Marquez, and Aniket A. Kawatkar


Developing an Algorithm to Identify History of Cancer Using the Electronic Medical Record
Christina L. Clarke, Heather S. Feigelson, and Michelle G. Wrenn


Lipid Management in Youth: What Are the Screening and Treatment Trends Within the Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Network?
Jamie L. Webb, Chanin Wright, Debra Tan, Sean Gregory, Catherine J. McNeal, Laurel A. Copeland, Justin P. Zachariah, Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, Jeffrey O. Tom, Connie Mah Trinacty, Jeffrey J. VanWormer, and Eric A. Wright


Cardiovascular Toxicity Following Aromatase Inhibitor Use in 13,273 Women Cared for in an HMO
Reina Haque, Joanne E. Schottinger, Jiaxiao Shi, Joanie Chung, Chantal Avila, Britta Amundsen, and Rowan T. Chlebowski


A Proactive Diabetes Panel Management Approach: Can It Work and How Does It Work in a Health Care Delivery System?
Anny H. Xiang, Mayra P. Martinez, Xinhui Wang, Anita P. Joshua, Joanie Chung, Michael Thai, Gail Lindsay, Michael Kanter, and Steven J. Jacobsen


Problematic Events in Critically Ill Patients: The Perspectives of Surrogate Decision-Makers
Kimberly A. Fisher, Sumera Ahmad, Madeline Jackson, and Kathleen M. Mazor


System Alignment for VaccinE Delivery (SAVED): Qualitative Interviews Inform a Technology-Based Intervention to Improve Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates
Sarah L. Cutrona, Larry Garber, Lloyd Fisher, Peggy Preusse, Sarah L. Goff, Meera Sreedhara, Madeline Jackson, Devi Sundaresan, and Kathleen M. Mazor


Value of Primary Care Diabetes Bundle Management: Long-Term Impact on Cost
Daniel D. Maeng, Yan Xiaowei, and Thomas R. Graf


Use of Low-Value Surveillance Services for Early Stage Breast Cancer Survivors
Erin E. Hahn, Tania Tang, Janet S. Lee, Corrine Munoz-Plaza, Joyce O. Adesina, Ernest Shen, Braden Rowley, Jared L. Maeda, David M. Mosen, John C. Ruckdeshel, and Michael K. Gould


Providing an Upstream Discussion in the Ambulatory Setting to Assist Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Considering Dialysis
Craig M. Nelson, Tuan K. Le, Mi Chang, Pushkar Chand, Julie Sortais, and Karen Tallman


Minimizing Medication Histories Errors for Patients Admitted to the Hospital Through the Emergency Department: A Three-Arm Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Adding Admission Medication History Interviews by Pharmacists or Pharmacist-Supervised Pharmacy Technicians to Usual Care
Joshua M. Pevnick, Caroline B. Nguyen, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Katherine A. Palmer, Rita Shane, Catherine Bresee, Mackenzie E. Bear, Olga Zaitseva, David Seki, Anish Desai, Brian Doyle, and Douglas S. Bell


Comparing Implementation Models Across Two Kaiser Permanente Regions to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Comorbid Depression and Diabetes
Mark Dreskin, Arne Beck, Gabrielle F. Beaubrun, Nancy E. Brace, Alisa Aunskul, Jennifer M. Boggs, and Karen J. Coleman


Application of Performance Improvement Methods to Improve Timeliness of Lung Cancer Care
Erin E. Hahn, Robert M. Cooper, Hugo Danilo, Alice H. Park, Elizabeth P. Bell, Iman A. Abdalla, Kien Vuu, Luis M. Moreta-Sainz, and Michael K. Gould


Predicting, Recruiting and Tracking Enrollment of Young Adults to an Online Intervention to Support Healthy Eating
Michelle Groesbeck, Michael Sheehan, Noel Maddy, Viji Ramaswami, Margaret Rukstalis, Ashley Ryman, and Gwen L. Alexander


Choosing Wisely: Using the EHR to Identify Variability in Provider Ordering Behavior for High-End Imaging of the Head
Sharon Fuller, Roy Pardee, Eva Chang, Gabrielle Gundersen, Robert J. Reid, Matthew R. Handley, and Diana S. Buist


Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism Following Major Surgery: Opportunities for Care Improvement
Michael K. Gould, Yi-Lin Wu, Amy Liu, Joel Handler, Helen Lau, Angelika Clarke, Kathy J. Lin, and Tania Tang


Perioperative Morbidity in Cirrhotic Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery
Eric M. Nyberg, Michael Batech, T. Craig Cheetham, Mary Alice Chocas, and Anshuman Singh


Improving Engagement in Addiction Treatment: Translating Addiction Research Into Evidence-Based Practice
Rulin C. Hechter, Scott B. Sangsland, Grant R. Grissom, Jim R. Carter, Catherine F. Jervey, Sean E. Koon, and Ashley Hooker


Impact of Comorbidity Dyads on Heart Failure Treatment in Older Persons
Jerry H. Gurwitz, Alan S. Go, Sue Hee Sung, Grace Tabada, Robert Goldberg, David J. Magid, David H. Smith, David McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, and Bruce Barton


Higher Prevalence of Insulin Resistance Among Asian Americans Despite Lower Body Mass Index
Jia Pu, Robert Romanelli, Beinan Zhao, Sukyung Chung, Vani Nimbal, and Latha Palaniappan


Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday and Fracture Risk
Annette L. Adams, John L. Adams, Marsha A. Raebel, Beth T. Tang, Jennifer L. Kuntz, Vinutha Vijayadeva, Elizabeth A. McGlynn, and Wendolyn S. Gozansky


Improving Lifestyle Interventions for People With Serious Mental Illnesses: Qualitative Results from the STRIDE Study
Scott Stumbo, Bobbi Jo H. Yarborough, Micah T. Yarborough, Thomas J. Young, and Carla A. Green


Do Financial Incentives Encourage Health Plan Members to Complete Health Risk Assessments?
Jason P. Block, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Matthew W. Gillman, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Renata Smith, and Ken Kleinman


Medical Assistants as Health Coaches: Helping Obese Patients Set Goals
Paula Lozano, June BlueSpruce, Dori Rosenberg, Kim Wicklund, and Karen Severson


Defining Care Needs in Older Adults With a Particular Set of Multiple Chronic Conditions: Coexisting Visual, Auditory and Cognitive Impairments
Heather E. Whitson, Phillip Liu, Gerda G. Fillenbaum, Bruce M. Burchett, and Harvey J. Cohen


Factors Associated With Time to Diagnosis in Fibromyalgia
Gabriel Chodick, Daliah Weitzman, Yael Bar-On, Varda Shalev, and Howard Amital


The Need for New Care Strategies to Prevent A1c Relapse
JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O'Connor, Richard M. Bergenstal, Stephen E. Asche, Terese A. DeFor, Gerald H. Amundson, and Deepika Appana


Health Coaching for Patients With Diabetes and Hypertension: Filling a Gap for Patients and Physicians
Ellis C. Dillon, Laura Panattoni, Amy Meehan, Judith Chuang, Lisa McCormick, and Ming Tai-Seale


Dilated Eye Exam Compliance for Persons With Diabetes Mellitus in a Managed Care Setting
Jaejin An, Craig Cheetham, Fang Niu, Yamina Rajput, and Adam Turpcu


Building an Interactive Platform for Physical Activity Coaching
Angelika Clarke, Annette R. Gregson, Suzanne Furuya, Vincent Phung, Ricardo Yosy, Chris Foo, and Huong Q. Nguyen


Health Outcome Effects of Common Medications in Elders With Multiple Conditions
Heather G. Allore, Gail McAvay, and Mary Tinetti


Identification of Multiple Chronic Conditions That Yield the Highest Impact of Cognitive Screening
Leah R. Hanson, Terry R. Barclay, Ann M. Hanson, Logan H. Stuck, Jean M. Crow, and Michael H. Rosenbloom


The Group Health-University of Washington Adult Changes in Thought Study: A Living, Learning Laboratory for Aging and Multiple Chronic Conditions Research
Eric B. Larson, Paul K. Crane, Erin J. Bowles, Rod L. Walker, Melissa L. Anderson, Darlene White, KatieRose Richmire, Andrea LaCroix, Susan M. McCurry, Linda Teri, Shubhabrata Mukherjee, and Thomas J. Montine


Cluster Randomized Trial of Enhanced Versus Standard Implementation Strategy to Improve Collaborative Care Uptake and Patient-Level Utilization Outcomes
Jeanette A. Waxmonsky, Amy K. Kilbourne, David E. Goodrich, Hyungjin M. Kim, Lilia Verchinina, Zongshan Lai, Daniel Eisenberg, Julia T. Kyle, Kristina M. Nord, Jenny Han, Mark S. Bauer, and Marshall R. Thomas


Interviews With Patients Offered Lung Cancer Screening in Primary Care: Lessons in How Screening May Influence Smoking Cessation
Steven B. Zeliadt, Jaimee L Heffner, Deborah E. Klein, George Sayre, Lynn F. Reinke, Shuva Dawadi, and David H. Au


The Role of Cost Information in Health System Decisions to Adopt New Services
Frances L. Lynch, Gregory Clarke, Jennifer Schneider, Alison J. Firemark, and Megan M. Scheminske


System Alignment for VaccinE Delivery (SAVED): A Technology-Based Intervention to Improve Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination
Sarah L. Cutrona, Larry Garber, Lloyd Fisher, Peggy Preusse, Sarah L. Goff, Meera Sreedhara, Madeline Jackson, Devi Sundaresan, and Kathleen M. Mazor


Implementation of an Evidence-Based Breast Cancer Support Tool for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients as Standard Care at Two Institutions: Use and Sustainability
Alanna Kulchak Rahm, Erica F. Morse, Helene McDowell, Breanne Barela, Jana Bolduan Lomax, Liza Reifler, Suzanne Pinegree, James Dearing, and Robert Hawkins


A Real-World Approach to a Value-Based Decision-Making Framework for Genetic Testing
Susan R. Snyder, James M. Pitcavage, and Jonathan A. Block


Community of Evaluation Practice Across HMORN Sites
Cristy R. Geno Rasmussen, Erica F. Morse, Carmen Luna, Heather Nuanes, Michelle Henton, Lisa Harner, and Breanne Barela


The Kaiser Permanente Biobank: A Multiregion Resource Linking Specimens and Electronic Medical Records for Broad Research in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System
Heather S. Feigelson, Lisa A. Croen, Katrina A. Goddard, Stacey A. Honda, Michael A. Horberg, Corinna Koebnick, Ashli Owen-Smith, Sara Rowell, Catherine Schaefer, Carol P. Somkin, and Karen M. Emmons


Do Clocks Move at Different Speeds? Cultural Variation in the Satisfaction of Wait Time in Outpatient Clinics
Sukyung Chung, Nicole E. Johns, Latha Palaniappan, and Harold S. Luft


Are Race/Ethnicity and Comorbid Conditions Associated With Pregnancy Intention Status?
Mary Anne Armstrong, Jeanne A. Darbinian, and Debbie A. Postlethwaite


Assessment of Cultural Competence in an Ethnic Health Program: Evidence-Based Study
Miyoung Cho, Jane H. Kim, Sarah Hyun, Chul S. Hyun, and Dohyun Cho


Disparities in Glycemic Control Among Hispanic Adults With Diabetes
David M. Mosen, Adrianne Feldstein, and Ashley Borin


Embedding Patients, Providers, and Community Stakeholders in Research to Improve Transgender Health
Virginia P. Quinn, Tracy A. Becerra, Theresa Gillespie, Enid Hunkeler, Tisha Baird, Nancy M. Baisch, Ashli Owen-Smith, Douglas Roblin, Robert Stephenson, Vin Tangpricha, Cadence Valentine, and Michael Goodman


Measuring the Rise of Mobile and Online Care: Promises and Challenges in Big Data
Luesa L. Jordan, Eva Chang, Glen Kriekenbeck, and James D. Ralston


ICD-10: A Transition That’s Already Happening
Alan E. Bauck, Michael Allison, Donald Bachman, Catherine Cleveland, Phillip Crawford, Suzanne Gillespie, and Weiming Hu


Sustaining Use of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Primary Care Providers
A. L. Crain, JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O'Connor, Karen L. Margolis, William A. Rush, Gerald H. Amundson, and Deepika Appana


Moving to a Weekly Refresh for the Virtual Data Warehouse
Alan E. Bauck, Catherine Cleveland, Shannon Leitch, John Brandes, and Brenda Ackerson


Evaluation of Provider Experience With an Electronic Health Record-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool
Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O'Connor, Karen L. Margolis, William A. Rush, Gerald H. Amundson, Deepika Appana, A. L. Crain, and JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen


A Lightweight Text Mining Tool for Multisite Research
David J. Cronkite and David S. Carrell


PopMedNet: Collecting and Using Metadata in Distributed Research Networks
Jessica M. Malenfant, Melanie Davies, Bruce Swan, and Jeffrey Brown


Increasing Preventive Care With Expanded Medicare Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
Sukyung Chung, Lenard Lesser, Diane Lauderdale, Nicole E. Johns, Latha Palaniappan, and Harold S. Luft


Comparison of Organizational Context Across HMORN Members
Wayne Psek, Jing Hao, and James M. Pitcavage


Acceptance and Adoption of Lean Redesigns Among Frontline Providers in Primary Care
Dorothy Y. Hung, Caroline Gray, Meghan C. Martinez, Michael I. Harrison, and Julie A. Schmittdiel


Pragmatic and Adaptive Approaches Accelerate Recruitment of Adolescents in Asthma Intervention Trial (Puff City in the Clinic)
Christine L. Joseph, Dennis R. Ownby, Edward M. Zoratti, Talan Zhang, Christine Cole Johnson, and Mei Lu


Low Reach of Four Different Alcohol Screening Approaches in the Absence of Population-Based Screening: Results From One Large Integrated Health Care System
Gwen T. Lapham, Emily C. Williams, Julie E. Richards, Evette J. Ludman, Paula Lozano, Ryan Caldeiro, Amy Lee, and Katharine A. Bradley


Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Reducing Low-Value Care
Diana S. Buist, Matthew R. Handley, Eva Chang, Roy Pardee, Gabrielle Gundersen, Allen Cheadle, and Robert J. Reid


Risk Stratification and Population Management: Validation of the Patient Stratification Model Based on Electronic Health Record
Irina V. Haller, Brian P. Johnson, Michael Van Scoy, Catherine VonRueden, Paul J. Hitz, and Joseph Bianco


Linking Medication Orders to Prescription Fills: Lessons From HMO Enrollees Applicable to PPO Patients
Su-Ying Liang, Laura J. Eaton, Jia Pu, Tony Chen, and Harold S. Luft


Severe Obesity on Labor and Delivery: Variation in Hospital Resources Among California Hospitals
Daniele S. Feldman, Moshe Fridman, Lisa Bollman, Lisa Korst, Samia El Haj Ibrahim, Arlene Fink, and Kimberly D. Gregory


The Risk of Subsequent Concussion or Reconcussion Among Youth Participating in Sports
Debbie A. Postlethwaite, Diane Carpenter, Sarah Preiss-Farzanagan, and Catherine Broomand


Estimating the Human Resource Costs of Developing and Implementing Shared Medical Appointments in Primary Care
Cheryl D. Stults, Sean McClellan, Laura Panattoni, Mary Carol Mazza, and Ming Tai-Seale


Reductions in Medical Resource Use Among Primary Care Physicians Following the Adoption of Personalized, Transparent Reporting
Eva Chang, Diana S. Buist, Matthew R. Handley, Roy Pardee, Gabrielle Gundersen, and Robert J Reid


Adverse Effects of Fecal-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening
Grace Clarke Hillyer, Christopher D. Jensen, Wei K. Zhao, Alfred I. Neugut, Benjamin Lebwohl, and Douglas A. Corley


Using Systematic Review and Decision Modeling to Fill Gaps in Evidence: Application to Positron Emission Tomography Scan Use in Posttreatment Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
Susan R. Snyder, Steven S. Chang, Jing Hao, James M. Pitcavage, Kevin Wang, Scott A. Kono, Daniel M. Saman, Thuy-Anh Melvin, and Gabriel G. Calzada


Variation in Pathology Examination of Extended Core Prostate Biopsies: A CRN Pilot Project
Mara M. Epstein, Christopher L. Owens, Daniel Peterson, Vanessa Neergheen, Valerie McManus, Deborah Multerer, and Robert T. Greenlee


Cost-Effectiveness of Taxanes in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of the Literature
Erika L. Estrada, Albert J. Farias, Janet Mora Marquez, Cecilia Portugal, and Aniket A. Kawatkar


Inability of Primary Care Providers to Predict Medication Fulfillment of New Prescriptions
Eric A. Wright, Ryan P. VanLoan, Agnes S. Sundaresan, J. B. Jones, Jing Xie, and Michael A. Fischer


Consultation and Referral Patterns of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
Michelle L. Cook, Lydia Riley, and Tyler Litsch


Evaluation of an Advanced Patient-Centered Medical Home Model at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
William N. Grice, Anthony L. Morena, Richard A. Mehlman, Zakiya N. Devine, Huong Q. Nguyen, Ernest Shen, and Angelika Clarke


Removing Barriers to Preventive Care for People With Serious Mental Illnesses: Preliminary Results From the PRIME Study
Bobbi Jo H. Yarborough, Scott Stumbo, Micah T. Yarborough, and Carla A. Green


Diabetes Mellitus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Predict Depression Disorder Diagnosis in Nonelderly Adults in Primary Care Settings
Euijung Ryu, Alanna M. Chamberlain, Richard S. Pendegraft, William V. Bobo, and Jyotishman Pathak


The Utilization of the Search Function of the Scoring Website for the Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment for Research of Underserved Populations
Katherine W. Smith, Ariella Benji, Nardos Bellete, Payam Kharazi, Hussan Al-Kharafi, Rodger Questin, Marcia Nimmer, Paula Credillo, and Enrique Lopez


Developing a Patient-Facing Report for Delivering Results After Whole Genome Sequencing
Alanna Kulchak Rahm, Janet L. Williams, Audrey L. Fan, Heather L. Stuckey, Doris T. Zallen, Jamie Green, Michele Bonhag, Lynn Feldman, Michael Segal, and Marc S. Williams


Partnering With Patient Advisors in the PORTAL Clinical Data Research Network
Carmit K. McMullen, Maureen H. Rumptz, Ameerah Thomas, Julie N. Harris, Stephanie R. Prausnitz, and Carol P. Somkin


Engaging Patients as Stakeholders to Foster More Open Communication With Primary Care Providers
Cheryl D. Stults, Ellis C. Dillon, Amy Meehan, Judith Chuang, and Ming Tai-Seale


A Systematic Review of the Measurement Properties of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-BR23 Quality-of-Life Instrument
Janet Mora Marquez, Albert J. Farias, Cecilia Portugal, Erika L. Estrada, and Aniket A. Kawatkar


Assessing Current Practices in the Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Sinusitis: A Comparison of Primary Care, Urgent Care and Emergency Department Care
Adam L. Sharp, Marc Klau, David Keschner, Eric Macy, Tania Tang, Ernest Shen, Corrine Munoz-Plaza, Michael Kanter, Matthew A. Silver, Brian Mittman, and Michael K. Gould


Building Infrastructure to Recruit, Hire and Engage Patient Partners in Research Collaborations
Leah Tuzzio, Julie E. Richards, Evette J. Ludman, and Clarissa Hsu


Delivery System Partnerships Empower Large Pragmatic Trials: The Case of Diabetes Prevention in Kaiser Permanente
William M. Vollmer, Carmit K. McMullen, Ashli Owen-Smith, Steve Fortmann, Harry Glauber, David H. Smith, Cynthia Rand, Victor Stevens, Beth Waitzfelder, Jocelyn Audelo, Corliss McKeever, and Nangel M. Lindberg


Characterizing Longitudinal Patterns of Breast Cancer Care
Caroline A. Thompson and Harold S. Luft


Increasing the Efficiency of Presenting Study Population Descriptive Characteristics: The “Table 1” Macro
Nikki M. Carroll, Heather M. Tavel, Christina L. Clarke, J. David Powers, Heather S. Feigelson, and Marsha A. Raebel


A Bayesian Approach to Modeling Risk of Hospital Admissions Associated With Schizophrenia Accounting for Underdiagnosis of the Disorder
Eileen M. Stock, James D. Stamey, John E. Zeber, Alexander W. Thompson, and Laurel A. Copeland


The State of the Census
Christopher D. Mack


Using HMORN’s Virtual Data Warehouse From Two Health Systems to Identify Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Diane T. Smelser, Annemarie G. Hirsch, Meredith W. Lewis, Jove Graham, Paul J. Hitz, Catherine A. McCarty, Jonathan A. Bock, Kenneth M. Borthwick, Gerardus Tromp, Jacob Mowrey, Evan Ryer, and James Elmore


Interventions to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections: Comparative Efforts at One HMORN Site and a Local Veterans Affairs Facility
John E. Zeber, Laurel A. Copeland, Chetan Jinadatha, Eileen M. Stock, Karen Brust, and John K. Midturi


Rapid, Active Surveillance for Medically Attended Acute Gastroenteritis and Norovirus Infection in a Managed Care Environment
Mark A. Schmidt, Allison L. Naleway, Elizabeth J. Esterberg, Emilio E. DeBess, Christianne Biggs, and Aron J. Hall