October 2015, Volume 108 - Issue 10

An Investigation of the Variety and Complexity of Statistical Methods Used in Current Internal Medicine Literature

Roshni Narayanan, MD, Rebecca Nugent, PhD, Kenneth Nugent, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines require internal medicine residents to develop skills in the interpretation of medical literature and to understand the principles of research. A necessary component is the ability to understand the...

(pp 629-634)

Analysis of a Guideline-Derived Resident Educational Program on Inpatient Glycemic Control

William B. Horton, MD, Andrew Q. Weeks, MD, J. Matthew Rhinewalt, MD, Richard D. Ballard, MD, Frederick H. Asher, MD

Abstract: Objectives: To determine the effects of a guideline-derived resident educational program on inpatient glycemic control and length of hospital stay (LOS). Methods: We compared the following variables before and after resident education: percentage of patients on...

(pp 596-598)

Waiting in the Accident and Emergency Department: Exploring Problematic Experiences

Nanne Bos, PhD, Henk van Stel, PhD, Augustinus Schrijvers, PhD, Leontien Sturms, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: To investigate the relation between perceived waiting times and patients’ overall ratings of accident and emergency departments (A&Es) and to explore which patients view waiting times as problematic. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was held in 21...

(pp 613-620)