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.
May 1, 2014 | Journal Article
Decisions to refer children with GERD to surgery are most often based on physician preferences.
February 1, 2014 | Journal Article
Most parents surveyed recalled discussing at least one prevention topic with their child’s provider; but not the “hard” topics related to substance abuse and mental health.
March 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Clinical Scholar thought leaders are among the investigators seeking to improve the quality of health care delivered to children in the United States.
January 25, 2013 | Human Capital Blog Post
Brendan T. Campbell, MD, MPH is an assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an alumnus of the RWJF Clinical Scholars program.
March 1, 2013 | Journal Article
An evidence-based practice change was implemented in six weeks of project launch and sustained for seven months.
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Alumni of three scholar programs report on their studies of privacy for adolescents, methods of care, medical outcomes, the history of women in pediatrics and more.
August 1, 2011 | Journal Article
This article examines the reliability of using administrative billing codes to identify pediatric urinary tract infection hospitalizations. Urinary tract infections are among the most common causes of hospitalization for children, and there is substantial variation in the treatment of pediatric urinary tract infection hospitalizations.
March 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Kids with pneumonia treated after an office visit are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics despite evidence of little benefit over narrow-spectrum penicillins.
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.
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article