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Observational Evidence of For-Profit Delivery and Inferior Nursing Home Care: When Is There Enough Evidence for Policy Change? Ronald, LA; McGregor, MJ; Harrington, C; Pollock, A; Lexchin, J (2016-04-19)Margaret McGregor and colleagues consider Bradford Hill's framework for examining causation in observational research for the association between nursing home care quality and for-profit ownership.
The association between patient activation and accessing online health information: results from a national survey of US adults. Smith, SG; Pandit, A; Rush, SR; Wolf, MS; Simon, C (2014-12-05)BACKGROUND: There are increasing opportunities for the public to access online health information, but attitudinal barriers to use are less well-known. Patient activation is associated with key health outcomes, but its ...
ABCs or 123s? The independent contributions of literacy and numeracy skills on health task performance among older adults. Smith, SG; Curtis, LM; O'Conor, R; Federman, AD; Wolf, MS (2015-04-20)OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between literacy and numeracy and their association with health task performance. METHODS: Older adults (n=304) completed commonly used measures of literacy and numeracy. Single ...