A Predictive Morphometric Model for the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Efficacy of Automatic Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy That Uses an Estimated Required Pressure in the Treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Use of Low-Dose Oral Contraceptives and Stroke in Young Women
Endoscopic Ultrasonography, Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Guided by Endoscopic Ultrasonography, and Computed Tomography in the Preoperative Staging of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Granulomatous Disease in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Peripheral Nerves Regenerated in Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy after Liver Transplantation
HLA-B27-Associated Cardiac Disease
The Generalist/Cardiovascular Specialist
The Cunning Man
Smallpox
Tissue Is the Issue
Coming to Grips with Large Databases
"The Days of Giants"
The Prison Patient
Charon
Two of Them
Transesophageal Echocardiography-Guided Cardioversion
Transesophageal Echocardiography-Guided Cardioversion
Amiodarone and Thyroid Function
Amiodarone and Thyroid Function
Amiodarone and Thyroid Function
Depression and Primary Care
Depression and Primary Care
Over-the-Counter Chromium and Renal Failure
Over-the-Counter Chromium and Renal Failure
Over-the-Counter Chromium and Renal Failure
Over-the-Counter Chromium and Renal Failure
Over-the-Counter Chromium and Renal Failure
Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
The Role of Carotid Bruit in Screening for Carotid Stenosis
The Role of Carotid Bruit in Screening for Carotid Stenosis
A Physician's Hamlet
A Physician's Hamlet
Correction
Correction
Teaching Medicine in the Community
Ethnic Minority Health
A Measure of My Days
Less-Is-More Approach May Work for Detecting Cancer Recurrence
New Strategies Yield Optimism for Arthritis
Exercise Underutilized in Arthritis Therapy
Home Medical Testing Expands, Utility Still Being Explored
News Notes
Preface
Introduction
Assessing Quality Using Administrative Data
A Framework for Capturing Clinical Data Sets from Computerized Sources
Health Care Information and the Protection of Personal Privacy
Linking Medicare and National Survey Data
Database Standardization, Linkage, and the Protection of Privacy
When To Base Clinical Policies on Observational Versus Randomized Trial Data
The Stroke Prevention Policy Model
Policy and Program Analysis Using Administrative Databases
Linking Automated Databases for Research in Managed Care Settings
Database Research
Measuring and Reporting Managed Care Performance
Process-Based Measures of Quality
Feasibility and Utility of Adding Disease-Specific Outcome Measures to Administrative Databases To Improve Disease Management
Generic Health Measurement
Measuring Plans and Measuring Health
Methods for Comparison of Cost Data
Estimating Causal Effects from Large Data Sets Using Propensity Scores
Improving the Statistical Approach to Health Care Provider Profiling
Biostatistics To Improve the Power of Large Databases
Databases in the Next Millennium