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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
April 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Lack of evidence and difficulty replicating results make it hard—for now—to make the business case for investing in nursing care.
August 1, 2007 | Issue Brief
This issue brief, drawing on the experience of the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, illustrates how one such career ladder system could work, as well as some important considerations when designing and implementing such a system. The al ...
August 1, 2006 | Journal Article
Most physicians and hospitals are paid the same regardless of the quality of the health care they provide, but increasing numbers of health programs link payment to physician and hospital performance as an incentive to improve the quality of care. T ...
June 1, 2007 | Journal Article
Lessons from Social-Cognitive Psychology
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
This paper is aimed at junior clinical researchers and addresses time management issues associated with balancing the competing demands of academic medicine. The authors identify a number of strategies, including: figuring out which goals are the mo ...
April 12, 2006 | Journal Article
Blinded peer review of research, in which the author's identity and institutional affiliation are concealed from the reviewer, is commonly used to reduce the influence of other criteria such as geographic location or institutional prestige, but litt ...
June 12, 2006 | Journal Article
Transfers of responsibility for patient care between physicians are events that are particularly susceptible to communication failure, a critical issue for patient safety. This study, the first national assessment of transfer management in residency ...
Effects of Participation in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program on Women Faculty's Perceived Leadership Capabilities
April 1, 2004 | Journal Article
While the proportion of women both attending and teaching at medical schools has increased substantially, there is still a gender gap in medical academia between women and men in leadership positions. The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in ...
January 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Medical blogs are growing in popularity and are relatively unmonitored. This study identified 271 medical blogs (defined as written by either physicians or nurses) and analyzed them by coding 16 characteristics of the content.
June 20, 2007 | Journal Article
The program has gained a reputation for giving young physicians the time and resources to diverge from traditional careers in medicine and focus on innovative research projects that combine clinical interests with health policy.