A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
March 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Health disparities are rooted in social factors, such as residential segregation and unequal geography of opportunity.
August 1, 2006 | Journal Article
September 1, 2006 | Toolkit
The purpose of the pediatric emergency preparedness toolkit is to ensure that hospitals across the country are 100 percent compliant with national guidelines created to improve the quality of care children receive in Emergency Departments (EDs).
November 1, 2006 | Journal Article
June 6, 2005 | Journal Article
October 1, 2005 | Journal Article
December 1, 2005 | Journal Article
January 1, 2004 | Journal Article
While use of computer resources at the point of care has a positive effect on physician decision making, pediatricians' information-seeking behaviors are not well characterized. The goal of this study was to characterize quantitatively the information-seeking behaviors of general pediatricians and specifically compare their use of computers including digital libraries, before and after an educational intervention. General pediatric residents and faculty at a U.S. midwestern children's hospital participated in a control versus intervention group design. The intervention group received a 10-minute individual training session and a handout on how to use a pediatric digital library. Both groups were telephoned later for interviews and asked, "What pediatric question(s) did you have that you needed additional information to answer?" The data indicates that pediatricians were slightly less likely to pursue answers after the intervention with the primary reason cited for both groups as a lack of time. While pediatricians in each group were about equally successful in finding answers, the intervention group spent on average less than half the time searching for answers. The authors conclude that pediatricians who seek answers at the point of care should begin to shift their information-seeking behaviors towards computer-based resources, as they are less time consuming and equally effective. Toll-free access made available with permission.
February 1, 2004 | Journal Article
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article