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This thesis examines the quality of colonoscopies performed by primary care physicians. Methods: A systematic review examined existing evidence pertaining to the quality of colonoscopies performed by primary care physicians. Subsequently, a prospective, multi-centre observational study (the...
Diabetes and Influenza-Attributable Illness: The Rationale for Targeted Influenza Vaccinations in Adults with DiabetesDownload
While guidelines for seasonal influenza vaccinations single out working age (< 65) adults with diabetes, vaccination rates in this group remain below national targets. Historically, there has been limited evidence to support these guidelines. This dissertation comprises four studies investigating...
Obesity is a national and global issue. Primary care is an important area in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are numerous potential barriers physicians face in delivering effective practices in obesity management. Identifying major barriers will aid health care systems, medical...
Benefits and Challenges of Implementing an Electronic Medical Record System in an Urban Slum in KenyaDownload
This Thesis consists of two papers that explore the use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in resource-limited settings. The first paper (Chapter 2) comprises a State-of-the-Art review of the types of inquiry, settings, interventions and principal findings reported from studies of the...
An Investigation of Integrating Program- and System-level Datasets for Examining Relationships Among Variables of a Complex Health SystemDownload
The potential for integrated program- and system-level datasets for generating previously inaccessible evaluative insights remains untapped. This study, situated within a yearlong evaluation of a lifestyle intervention program for patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), provides an illustrative...
Primary care has the highest patient volume and the greatest complexity of illness compared to other specialties and levels of health care. Although local data are available, a global perspective on the most common reasons for consulting primary care is lacking. Identifying these conditions would...