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LeRoi S. Hicks
Christiana Care Health System
Public healthHealth careEmergency departmentFamily medicineMedicine
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#1Jennifer N. Goldstein (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 3
#2Ronak M. Patel (Christiana Care Health System)
Last. LeRoi S. Hicks (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 4
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#1Jennifer N. Goldstein (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 3
#2J. Sanford Schwartz (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 61
Last. LeRoi S. Hicks (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 4
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Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized under observation status have significant cost-sharing responsibilities under Medicare Part B. Prior work has demonstrated an association between increased cost-sharing and health care rationing among low-income Medicare beneficiaries. The objective of this study was to explore the potential impact of observation cost-sharing on future medical decision making of Medicare beneficiaries. Single-center pilot cohort study. A convenience sample of Medicare benefici...
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#1Jennifer N. Goldstein (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 3
#2Zugui Zhang (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 1
Last. LeRoi S. Hicks (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized under observation status are subject to cost-sharing with no spending limit under Medicare Part B. Because low-income status is associated with increased hospital use, there is concern that such beneficiaries may be at increased risk for high use and out-of-pocket costs related to observation care. Our objective was to determine whether low-income Medicare beneficiaries are at risk for high use and high financial liability for observation c...
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#1Lenny López (Harvard University)H-Index: 19
#2Fatima Rodriguez (Brigham and Women's Hospital)H-Index: 15
Last. LeRoi S. Hicks (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 4
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BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the impact of inpatient interpreter use for limited English proficient (LEP) patients on length of stay (LOS), 30-day post discharge emergency department (ED) visits and 30-day hospital readmission rates for LEP patients.
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#1Andrea Poisson Irani (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 1
#2LeRoi S. Hicks (Christiana Care Health System)H-Index: 4
The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States is high, especially with regard to readmission rates and annual cost of health care. However, to date, there is little consensus about which clinical interventions have the greatest impact on reducing COPD readmissions. We reviewed literature in PubMed/MEDLINE to identify interventions that have the greatest impact on COPD readmissions, stratified by four clinical domains: patient risk factors, longitudinal care, acu...
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#1Fatima Rodriguez (Harvard University)H-Index: 15
#2LeRoi S. Hicks (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 4
Last. Lenny LópezH-Index: 19
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Background: Hispanics are the fasting growing population in the U.S. and disproportionately suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Little is known about the complex interplay between acculturation and chronic disease prevalence in the growing and increasingly diverse Hispanic population. We explored the association between diabetes and hypertension prevalence among distinct U.S. Hispanic subgroups by country of origin and by degree of acculturation. Methods: We examined ...
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#1Karen Hacker (CHA: Cambridge Health Alliance)H-Index: 13
#2Yoon Susan Choi (CHA: Cambridge Health Alliance)H-Index: 2
Last. G S Gazelle (Harvard University)H-Index: 56
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Background Significant health disparities exist between limited English proficient and English-proficient patients. Little is known about the impact of language services on chronic disease outcomes such as for diabetes. Methods/Principal Findings To determine whether the amount and type of language services received during primary care visits had an impact on diabetes-related outcomes (hospitalization, emergency room utilization, glycemic control) in limited English proficient patients, a retros...
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#1Stephanie K. Mueller (Brigham and Women's Hospital)H-Index: 8
#2Stephanie Call (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 6
Last. LeRoi S. Hicks (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 4
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Impact of Resident Workload and Handoff Training on Patient Outcomes Stephanie K. Mueller, MD, Stephanie A. Call, MD, MSPH, Furman S. McDonald, MD, MPH, Andrew J. Halvorsen, MS, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH, LeRoi S. Hicks, MD, MPH Brigham and Women’s-Faulkner Hospital Academic Hospitalist Service, Boston, Mass; Division of General Internal edicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass; Division of General Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Divisions of General...
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