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Race/Ethnicity and Adoption of a Population Health Management Approach to Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Community-Based Healthcare System.

J Gen Intern Med 2016 11 13;31(11):1323-1330. Epub 2016 Jul 13.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Gates 2 Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-016-3792-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5071288PMC
November 2016

David Sackett was one of a kind.

J Clin Epidemiol 2016 05 27;73:67-72. Epub 2016 Feb 27.

Department of Population Medicine, Landmark Center, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute, 401 Park Drive Suite 401 - East, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.02.007DOI Listing
May 2016

Observational methods to assess the effectiveness of screening colonoscopy in reducing right colon cancer mortality risk: SCOLAR.

J Comp Eff Res 2015 Nov 23;4(6):541-51. Epub 2015 Jul 23.

Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/cer.15.39DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4666780PMC
November 2015

Family history of colorectal cancer: it is time to rethink screening recommendations.

Gastroenterology 2015 Nov 28;149(6):1321-2. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2015.09.030DOI Listing
November 2015

Discussions about clinical trials among patients with newly diagnosed lung and colorectal cancer.

J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Oct 13;106(10). Epub 2014 Sep 13.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (KLK, NLK); Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD (NKA, SBC, CNK); Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (DS); Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (JZA); University of California, Los Angeles and RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA (KK); Department of Population Medicine (RHF) and Department of Health Care Policy (NLK, JZA), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/dju216DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4168309PMC
October 2014

Uncontrolled confounding in studies of screening effectiveness: an example of colonoscopy.

J Med Screen 2013 Dec 21;20(4):198-207. Epub 2013 Oct 21.

Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969141313508282DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3923570PMC
December 2013

ACP Journal Club. Automated reminders and increasing intense support increased uptake of colorectal cancer screening.

Ann Intern Med 2013 Jun;158(12):JC8

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-158-12-201306180-02008DOI Listing
June 2013

The risk of taking ascorbic acid.

JAMA Intern Med 2013 Mar;173(5):375-94

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2305DOI Listing
March 2013

Neighborhood socioeconomic status and use of colonoscopy in an insured population--a retrospective cohort study.

PLoS One 2012 2;7(5):e36392. Epub 2012 May 2.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0036392PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3342210PMC
September 2012

ACP Journal Club. Immunochemical FOBT was accurate for detecting colorectal cancer but less so for other GI lesions.

Ann Intern Med 2012 Feb;156(4):JC2-10

Harvard Medical School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-156-4-201202210-02010DOI Listing
February 2012

Screening under scrutiny.

Am J Epidemiol 2011 Jul 21;174(2):127-8. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwr080DOI Listing
July 2011

Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time.

Ann Fam Med 2010 Jul-Aug;8(4):299-307

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA.

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http://www.annfammed.org/cgi/doi/10.1370/afm.1112
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1370/afm.1112DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906524PMC
January 2011

Conflict of interest in peer-reviewed medical journals: the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) position on a challenging problem.

J Prim Health Care 2010 Jun;2(2):171-3

WAME Ethics Committee, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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June 2010

Determinants of medical system delay in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer within the Veteran Affairs Health System.

Dig Dis Sci 2010 May 18;55(5):1434-41. Epub 2010 Mar 18.

Health Services Research and Development, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street 152, Durham, NC 27705, USA.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10620-010-1174-9
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10620-010-1174-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2864330PMC
May 2010

Conflict of interest in peer-reviewed medical journals: the World Association of Medical Editors' position on a challenging problem.

Acad Med 2010 May;85(5):739-41

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181dc91b3DOI Listing
May 2010

Conflict of interest in peer-reviewed medical journals: the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) position on a challenging problem.

Neurosurgery 2010 Apr;66(4):629-30

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1227/01.neu.0000369904.38343.e4DOI Listing
April 2010

Racial and ethnic trends of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees.

Am J Prev Med 2010 Feb;38(2):184-91

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester MA 01655, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2009.10.037DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2827335PMC
February 2010

Failure of automated telephone outreach with speech recognition to improve colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial.

Arch Intern Med 2010 Feb;170(3):264-70

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2009.522DOI Listing
February 2010

ACP Journal Club: Capsule endoscopy had low sensitivity for detecting colonic lesions and high specificity for large lesions.

Ann Intern Med 2009 Nov;151(10):JC5-11

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-151-10-200911170-02011DOI Listing
November 2009

Socioeconomic and racial patterns of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees in 2000 to 2005.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009 Aug 21;18(8):2170-5. Epub 2009 Jul 21.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA.

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http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-0
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-09-0104DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018698PMC
August 2009

Colorectal cancer screening: for prevention or cure?

J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jul;63(7):505-6

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2008.083675DOI Listing
July 2009

A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot study.

BMC Fam Pract 2009 May 29;10:37. Epub 2009 May 29.

Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-10-37DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2694166PMC
May 2009

The diagnosis of colorectal cancer in patients with symptoms: finding a needle in a haystack.

BMC Med 2009 Apr 17;7:18. Epub 2009 Apr 17.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-7-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672954PMC
April 2009

ACP Journal Club. Review: Newer screening tests have varied sensitivity and moderate-to-high specificity for detecting colorectal cancer.

Ann Intern Med 2009 Apr;150(8):JC4-15

Harvard Medical School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-150-8-200904210-02015DOI Listing
April 2009

Patient and physician reminders to promote colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial.

Arch Intern Med 2009 Feb;169(4):364-71

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2008.564DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2683730PMC
February 2009

Personalized screening for colorectal cancer.

Med Care 2008 Sep;46(9 Suppl 1):S5-9

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0b013e31817d930bDOI Listing
September 2008

Is patient cost-sharing the best way to protect the medical commons?

Ann Intern Med 2008 Sep;149(6):435; author reply 435-6

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-149-6-200809160-00015DOI Listing
September 2008

Colorectal cancer screening on stronger footing.

N Engl J Med 2008 Sep;359(12):1285-7

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMe0806029DOI Listing
September 2008

Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: do physicians agree about the importance of patient age and comorbidity?

J Clin Oncol 2008 May;26(15):2532-7

Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Surgery and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2007.15.9434DOI Listing
May 2008

A personalized mailed brochure was cost-effective for promoting colonoscopy in asymptomatic patients referred for screening.

ACP J Club 2008 Mar-Apr;148(2):52

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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April 2008

Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: a qualitative study.

BMC Fam Pract 2008 Feb 27;9:15. Epub 2008 Feb 27.

Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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http://bmcfampract.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-9-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2373875PMC
February 2008

Familial risk and colorectal cancer screening health beliefs and attitudes in an insured population.

Prev Med 2007 Nov 26;45(5):336-41. Epub 2007 Jul 26.

Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.07.021DOI Listing
November 2007

"Spin" in scientific writing: scientific mischief and legal jeopardy.

Med Law 2007 Sep;26(3):511-25

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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September 2007

Improving colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice: innovative strategies and future directions.

J Gen Intern Med 2007 Aug 30;22(8):1195-205. Epub 2007 May 30.

Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, EPN 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-7344, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-007-0231-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2305744PMC
August 2007

Review: periodic health examination increases delivery of some clinical preventive services and reduces patient worry.

ACP J Club 2007 Jul-Aug;147(1)

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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August 2007

Review: Periodic health examination increases delivery of some clinical preventive services and reduces patient worry.

Evid Based Med 2007 Aug;12(4):118

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebm.12.4.118DOI Listing
August 2007

Screening patients with a family history of colorectal cancer.

J Gen Intern Med 2007 Apr;22(4):508-13

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-007-0135-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1829437PMC
April 2007

Impact of intervention dose on cancer-related health behaviors among working-class, multiethnic, community health center patients.

Am J Health Promot 2007 Mar-Apr;21(4):262-6

National Human Genome Research Institute, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, 2 Center Drive, MSC 0249, Building 2, Room 4E30, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/0890-1171-21.4.262DOI Listing
April 2007

Biomarkers for prediction of cardiovascular events.

N Engl J Med 2007 Apr;356(14):1473; author reply 1474-5

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April 2007

Calcium plus vitamin D did not prevent hip fracture or colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women.

ACP J Club 2006 Jul-Aug;145(1):4-5

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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August 2006

Teaching care management in a longitudinal primary care clerkship.

Teach Learn Med 2005 ;17(4):322-7

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Office of Educational Development, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15328015tlm1704_2DOI Listing
January 2006

Review: antioxidant supplementation does not reduce gastrointestinal cancer.

ACP J Club 2005 Jan-Feb;142(1):20

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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February 2005

Systematic review: the relationship between clinical experience and quality of health care.

Ann Intern Med 2005 Feb;142(4):260-73

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-142-4-200502150-00008DOI Listing
February 2005

Virtual colonoscopy detected colorectal polyps in asymptomatic patients with average risk for colorectal neoplasia.

ACP J Club 2004 Jul-Aug;141(1):22-3

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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August 2004

Virtual colonoscopy performed poorly in detecting colorectal neoplasia.

ACP J Club 2004 Jul-Aug;141(1):23

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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August 2004

Implementation of a cancer prevention program for working class, multiethnic populations.

Prev Med 2004 Jun;38(6):766-76

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2003.12.025DOI Listing
June 2004

Pearls and pitfalls in patient care: need to revive traditional clinical values.

Am J Med Sci 2004 Feb;327(2):79-85

Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Kaplan Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00000441-200402000-00005DOI Listing
February 2004

Barriers to endoscopic colorectal cancer screening: are women different from men?

Am J Gastroenterol 2004 Feb;99(2):341-9

Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts 02118, USA.

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February 2004

Preparing faculty to teach managing care competencies: lessons learned from a national faculty development program.

Fam Med 2004 Jan;36 Suppl:S115-20

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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January 2004

How do precepting physicians select patients for teaching medical students in the ambulatory primary care setting?

J Gen Intern Med 2003 Sep;18(9):730-5

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1494919PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1525-1497.2003.20838.xDOI Listing
September 2003

Screening sigmoidoscopy-- how often and how good?

JAMA 2003 Jul;290(1):106-8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.290.1.106DOI Listing
July 2003

Successful colorectal cancer screening starts with primary care.

Rev Gastroenterol Disord 2002 ;2 Suppl 1:S27-34

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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May 2003

Adverts in medical journals: caveat lector.

Lancet 2003 Jan;361(9351):10-1

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(03)12185-XDOI Listing
January 2003

Evaluation of interventions.

J Clin Epidemiol 2002 Dec;55(12):1183-90

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0895-4356(02)00525-5DOI Listing
December 2002

Evaluation of a faculty development program in managing care.

Acad Med 2002 Nov;77(11):1121-7

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001888-200211000-00014DOI Listing
November 2002

Screening for colorectal cancer: the business case.

Am J Manag Care 2002 Jun;8(6):531-8

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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June 2002

Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults: scientific review.

JAMA 2002 Jun;287(23):3116-26

Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.287.23.3116DOI Listing
June 2002

Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults: clinical applications.

JAMA 2002 Jun;287(23):3127-9

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.287.23.3127DOI Listing
June 2002

Rationale for combining different screening strategies.

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 2002 Jan;12(1):53-63

Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA.

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January 2002