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Background: Understanding the relationship between charges, reimbursement, and quality for sexually transmitted infection (STI) care is necessary to evaluate consequences of shifting patients from STI specialty to nonspecialty settings and to inform quality improvement efforts in this area. Methods: Chart reviews were used to evaluate quality of...
Background: We examined quality of care across different clinical settings within a large safety-net hospital in Massachusetts for patients presenting with penile discharge/dysuria or vaginal discharge. Methods: Using a modified Delphi approach, a list of sex-specific sexually transmitted infection (STI) quality measures, covering 7 domains of c...
Background: In the Affordable Care Act era, no-cost-to-patient publicly funded sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics have been challenged as the standard STI care delivery model. This study examined the impact of removing public funding and instituting a flat fee within an STI clinic under state-mandated insurance coverage. Methods: Cross...
Limited health literacy is associated with worse executive function, but the association between limited health literacy and decline in executive function has not been established because of a lack of longitudinal studies. The authors aimed to examine this association by studying a prospective cohort in the setting of a randomized controlled trial...