Getting data for meta-analysis together can be challenging, so I walk you through the simple steps I take, starting with the scientific literature, and ending with a gorgeous and evidence-based Forrest plot!
The United States (US) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as I describe in this blog post, it is only as good as its director.
The United States (US) Bureau of Primary Healthcare (BPHC) is the federal agency that funds our safety net infrastructure serving patients who can’t get on Medicare or Medicaid. I explain how all that works, and the relationship of BPHC to the rest of the public health infrastructure.
Are you aware of the ASPPH as a public health organization, but you just don’t know what it does, or how it fits into the bigger picture? I give a quick explainer of the ASPPH and its role in public health education.
Want to know what AHRQ stands for, what it does, and how all that relates to US public health? AHRQ is a main player in public health – even though it is technically supposed to be focused on healthcare.
Curious about the American Public Health Association (APHA) – what it does, and where it fits into the bigger picture of public health organizations? I delve into these topics, and explain how you can get involved.
Read my last post in a series on data-related misconduct at startup Theranos outlined in the book, “Bad Blood”, where I discuss their lack of administrative barrier between research and clinical data.
Want an alternative to the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model for quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) in healthcare? I recommend approaching QA/QI a different way, by thinking about the various functions of the QA/QI department.