Clinician members of OKPRN were invited to participate in the study via listserv, fax, or letter.
The authors thank the Oklahoma Physicians Resource/ Research Network (OKPRN) and the OKPRN clinician members (as well as their staff and patients) for their contributions to this study.
"Management of Laboratory Test Results in Family Practice: An OKPRN
Study." Journal of Family Practice 49 (8):709--15.
Prevalence and predictors of night sweats, day sweats, and hot flashes in older primary care patients: an OKPRN
On the basis of prior OKPRN
studies, we suspect that approximately 90% of Oklahoma patients were non-Hispanic whites, but exact proportions were not determined for this study.
We sent a questionnaire to all 24 physician members of OKPRN. The questions were designed to obtain information about methods being used to address the 4 steps in the process articulated by Boohaker and coworkers and their perceived effectiveness.
Since completion of this research, a number of OKPRN clinicians have adopted all or portions of our proposed method and have found that it works extremely well.
We conducted a literature search, and an annotated bibliography of pertinent articles was prepared and circulated to all OKPRN members.
Data for this study were recorded by 27 physicians from 19 OKPRN practices on 2 preprinted, postage paid cards.
Between April 11, 1996, and August 1, 1998, the members of OKPRN reported 149 possible brown recluse bites.
Meat tenderizer was suggested by one of the OKPRN members as something that might break down the venom toxins into innocuous peptides.
An arrangement was made with the Oklahoma Poison Control Center to use a modified form of the OKPRN card to collect data from telephone calls if the victim was suspected to have been bitten by a brown recluse spider.