Science News : QCOR 2013 : Thursday

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Dr. Patrick H. Conway, QCOR 13
Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Washington DC
Plenary I: Less is More
CMS Quality Programs, Coverage, and Evidence

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Sarah Song
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Concurrent Session I B: Oral Abstracts on Stroke Topics
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program Participation and Clinical Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries

Published Simultaneously in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Circulation QCOR cover 05-15-2013Regional Cardiologist Density and 30-Day and 1-Year Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure

Authors: Vivek T Kulkarni, Joseph S Ross, Yongfei Wang, Yale Univ Sch of Med, New Haven, CT; Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; John A Spertus, Univ of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO; Sharon-Lise T Normand, Harvard Medical Sch, Boston, MA; Frederick A Masoudi, Univ of Colorado-Denver, Aurora, CO; Harlan M Krumholz, Yale Univ Sch of Med, New Haven, CT 

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2013; 6:A14
Published  May 16, 2013

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Circulation QCOR cover 05-15-2013Racial and Ethnic Differences in Outcomes in Older Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Authors: Feng Qian, Univ at Albany, Rensselaer, NY; Gregg C. Fonarow, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Eric E. Smith, Univ of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; Ying Xian, Wenqin Pan, Duke Univ, Durham, NC; Edward L. Hannan, Benjamin A. Shaw, Univ at Albany, Rensselaer, NY; Laurent G. Glance, Univ of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Eric D. Peterson, Adrian F. Hernandez, Duke Univ, Durham, NC; Lee H. Schwamm, Deepak L. Bhatt, Harvard Univ, Boston, MA 

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2013; 6:A110
Published May 16, 2013



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