Public Health and Social Jusitce

Generalists, Specialists, Referrals, and Research

generalists.jpgArticles on generalists, specialists, and referral practices.

Articles:

Cost-effectiveness of different methods of colon cancer screening – JAMA lte 2001
Letter discussing FOBT, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and use of non-physician technicians in colon cancer screening

*generalist-specialist comparisons – Arch Int Med.pdf
Article comparing generalists and specialists with respect to discrepancies, deficiencies and excesses in care

*Physician recertification – costs, fairness, effectiveness – arch int med
Letter discussing board recertification with respect to cost, fairness, and effectiveness – Arch Int Med

Physician recertification – costs, fairness, effectiveness – J Am Board Fam Med
Letter discussing board recertification with respect to cost, fairness, and effectiveness – J Am Board Fam Med

*referral study – JGIM.pdf
Article examining reasons for and utility of referrals from generalists to specialists

Statistical power and sample size calculations in clinical research
Abstract on statistical power and sample size calculations in clinical research, JGIM