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Title: Miracles or Parables

Total Pages: 5 Words: 1705 Works Cited: 0 Citation Style: APA Document Type: Essay

Essay Instructions: This paper must examine a miracle or a parable story from one of the gospels ( Mathew, Mark, Luke, John) and include the following steps of research.
1.A commentary on the scriptures must be consulted in order to present the findings of contemporary biblical scholarship.
2. A dictionary on the bible must be consulted if the students is unfamiliar with certain terms used by the biblical writer.
3. The student must incorporate the information obtained from the commentary into their paper as well as their own personal reflections on the miracle or parable.

Summarize what the commentary says on the miracle or parable

Examples of commentaries:
The Jerome Biblical Commentary Volumes I or II
The Anchor Bible Commentary
Word Biblical Commentary
The Women's Bible Commentary
The International Bible Commentary
Africans and the Bible
The New Interpreter's Bible Comment
The Oxford Boble Commentarary

This is a theology class called Theology of the New Testament. I am not catholic but i am a christian, i just attend a catholic college. I am suppose to relate this to my faith experience how is appable to my faith exereince.

Useful texts

And God Said What? An Introduction to Biblical Forms by Maragaret Nutting Ralph Chapter 9 Miracles Stories and Chapter 10 Parables

The Catholic Study Bible

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Title: Promoting Positive Health Behaviors

Total Pages: 3 Words: 1002 Bibliography: 3 Citation Style: MLA Document Type: Research Paper

Essay Instructions: One strategy that has proven effective for improving population health outcomes is screening. Screening programs for breast, cervical, prostate, and colon cancer allow for early detection and treatment, thereby improving health outcomes. Advocates of early screening programs have sought to inform populations at risk of the value of participating in early screening.
Consider the following examples: In Florida, mobile mammography units have reached out to uninsured women and provided free mammograms. In Maryland, Wellmobiles go out into the community to provide primary and preventive health care services to geographically underserved communities and uninsured individuals across the state. Many such programs are available for individuals to participate in screening, regardless of ability to pay.
In this Assignment, you will evaluate the characteristics of preventive health programs that lead to successful outcomes.
To prepare:
Review the article “Improving Female Preventive Health Care Delivery Through Practice Change” found in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider why the Every Woman Matters program was not effective in meeting its goals.
Using credible websites, identify at least two successful advocacy programs for early cancer screening and evaluate the characteristics that made them effective based on the evidence presented in the article or website.
To complete:
Write a 3- to 5-page paper that includes the following:
Summarize the Every Woman Matters program and how the issue of women’s preventive health care was approached. Analyze possible reasons the program was ineffective.
Summarize the characteristics at least two prevention programs that advocate for early screening, describing what made them successful.
If you were the nurse leader in charge of developing a follow-up to the Every Woman Matters program, what strategies would you propose for creating a more effective prevention program?

Improving Female Preventive Health Care Delivery
Through Practice Change: An Every Woman
Matters Study
Elisabeth L. Backer, MD, Jenenne A. Geske, PhD, Helen E. McIlvain, PhD,
Diane M. Dodendorf, PhD, and William C. Minier, MD
Background: The levels of breast and cervical cancer screening in Nebraska primary care remain suboptimal despite awareness of their importance, and despite implementation of the Every Woman Matters
program to assist low-income women. The GAPS model was used to develop a practice-based intervention to identify and rce barriers to delivery of breast and cervical cancer screening services.
Methods: Seven primary care practices actively participated in this multimethod case study. A research nurse collected data and facilitated the intervention process at each site. Qualitative data from
?eld notes, patient encounters, and in-depth interviews of physicians and key informants were collected
to describe the process of Papanicolaou and mammogram service delivery, and to identify barriers/facilitators to screening, and potential change areas. Chart reviews provided information regarding the
preintervention and postintervention identi?cation/execution of Papanicolaou smears and mammograms. Qualitative and quantitative analyses led to individual practice case studies. Cross case comparisons identi?ed common themes.
Results: The individual practice plans for change had many commonalities, ie, developing screening
databases and reminder systems. The biggest differences involved practice contexts. Despite use of the
GAPS model and a ?nancial incentive to obtain “buy in” from providers and staff, change was dif?cult
for all but 2 of the practices.
Conclusion: The complexity of practice context and its effect on change cannot be underestimated.
Individual practice providers and staff are often unaware of the potential challenges, and unable/unwilling to overcome them. ( J Am Board Fam Pract 2005;18:401??" 8.)
The practice of screening for disease has been
shown to save lives, rce health care costs, and
rce suffering. Periodic screening for breast and
cervical cancer has been particularly effective in
rcing the burden of disease in women.
1??" 6
so, screening rates in many practices fall short of
recommended levels, leaving patients at unnecessary risk.
Barriers to screening exist at many
levels including the patient, physician, and practice
9 ??"12
Every Woman Matters (EWM), a state-run federally funded program, is designed to remove barriers to preventive breast and cervical cancer
screening by raising public awareness of the risk
and making screening more ?nancially accessible to
low-income women. Eligible women receive a clinical breast examination, mammography, and Papanicolaou smear test at rced or no cost. The
EWM program provides services to practices to aid
in implementation of the program. However, even
with this program, the level of breast and cervical
cancer screening falls short of the ideal.
Numerous decades of trying to improve preventive service delivery have shown that there are no
magic bullets
; most interventions to alter physician and practice behavior have shown only modest success.
Systematic reviews of change strateSubmitted, revised, 14 April 2005.
From the Department of Family Medicine (ELB, JAG,
HEM, WCM), and Munroe-Meyer Institute (DMD), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.
Funding: Support for the original research came from
the grant (to ELB), Early Detection and Control of Breast
and Cervical Cancer Cooperative agreement (U57/
CCU706734-06), through the Nebraska Department of
Health and Human Services “Every Woman Matters” Program.
Con?ict of interest: none declared.
Corresponding author: Elisabeth L. Backer, MD, Department of Family Medicine, 983075 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-3075 (e-mail: ). 401gies recognize practices as complex systems and call
for more effective and complex strategies that assist
practices in initiating and sustaining change.
Changing practice behavior entails teamwork
among clinicians and staff, requires ?exibility and
willingness to change, and should be based on individualized interventions based on each system’s
unique and dynamic pattern.
The GAPS model
is based on these concepts. Using the GAPS model
to enhance preventive care and modify of?ce operations, we involved of?ce staff at each step: goalsetting, assessing existing routines, planning the
modi?cation of routines, and providing support for
these improvements.
Our practice-based intervention study was designed in collaboration with the Nebraska Health
and Human Services EWM Program to help individual practices identify barriers to their delivery of
breast and cervical cancer screening services, develop plans for rcing barriers, and encourage
provision of the EWM program to low income
patients. We hypothesized that individualized, facilitated interventions could signi?cantly increase
the rates of up-to-date mammogram and Papanicolaou test screening in these practices.
We used a qualitative case study design to describe
the process of change that occurred in sample practices. Quantitative data from chart audits were used
to measure changes in the number of mammogram
and Papanicolaou tests. The study protocol was
approved by the University of Nebraska Medical
Center Institutional Review Board (028-98-FB).
A maximum variation sample of 7 practices resulted
from our sampling strategy to provide data from a
variety of practice types.
After identifying all Nebraska primary care practices enrolled in the EWM program that accepted
new patients, we eliminated practices participating
in other departmental studies, those that had participated in our pilot study, and those situated beyond a 100-mile radius of Omaha. After assembling
a numbered list of 100 clinics, we randomly selected a starting number. The clinic corresponding
to this number, along with every additional twelfth
clinic listed, was chosen until 7 clinics were enrolled.
Participating clinics were advised of the study’s
purpose, and during the informed consent process,
providers and staff at participating clinics agreed to
1) allow the ?eld researcher access to the clinic site,
staff, patients, and medical charts for review; and 2)
actively participate in the development and implementation of a plan to improve and increase the
delivery of these services.
Data Collection
After obtaining informed consent, a research nurse
?eld worker entered each site for data collection
using the following protocol.
Baseline Data Collection
This took place during 2 visits over a 1-month
period. Data consisted of the following: 1) observational ?eld notes regarding the practice environment, activities related to Papanicolaou smear and
mammogram screening, and adult female patient
; 2) audio-taped interviews with
physicians and key staff
; and 3) chart reviews of
the last 100 female patients between the ages of 19
and 64 seen in the clinic. These data were chosen
because they would enhance our understanding of
interactional patterns among individuals (physicians, staff, and patients), the activities related to
Papanicolaou smear and mammogram screening,
and the attitudes of the physicians and staff toward
change. From these data, the analysis team would
be able to determine practice strengths and weaknesses, and identify barriers to change. The ?eld
worker used approximately the same approach and
time frame at every practice site.
Practice Feedback and Action Plan Development
On completion of baseline data collection, a feedback session was schled with the physicians and
staff. The extent to which physicians and staff participated in these sessions varied by practice site.
Feedback was given on rates of delivery of Papanicolaou smears and mammograms based on information gathered during the chart audits and on
observations related to practice barriers and
strengths. Participants were encouraged to identify
potential system changes that would improve their
screening rates and develop an action plan for
402 JABFP September??"October 2005 Vol. 18 No. 5 http://www.jabfp.orgOver the next 1 to 3 months, depending on the
practice, the action plan was developed by the physicians/staff and ?eldworker. It involved 2 to 4
speci?c behavioral goals they wanted to implement,
the concrete steps to accomplish each goal, and a
speci?c person responsible for each goal. Practices
were encouraged to contact the ?eldworker as
needed for assistance in the development and implementation of their plan.
The ?eldworker returned to the practice at approximately 4, 8, and 12 months postbaseline to assess
progress on the action plan and provide encouragement and assistance. Observational ?eld notes dictated after each visit outlined the progress made by
the practice and noted process issues affecting
progress. At the 12-month follow-up, chart reviews
were conducted on the last 100 female patients seen
in the clinic between the ages of 19 and 64.
Data Analysis
Our analysis team consisted of a behaviorist, a family physician, and a research methodologist experienced in qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. Qualitative data from each practice were
initially read and analyzed individually. Notes were
made regarding the practice system strengths and
weaknesses, current protocols and system barriers,
the action plan and any progress made at the 4-, 8-,
and 12-month visits. The team then met to develop
a case study for each site describing the practice and
summarizing the key themes de?ning the practice’s
process of change.
Quantitative data from the chart audits were
analyzed using 
goodness of ?t tests to determine
whether signi?cant improvements were achieved
over the course of this study with respect to the
performance and documentation of Papanicolaou
smears and mammograms.
In the ?nal analyses, commonalities were explored across case summaries. Of particular interest
were changes in breast and cervical cancer screening rates; the extent of implementation of the action plan; the practice’s perception of their accomplishments; and common themes among the factors
de?ning change among the practices.
Part A of this section contains information from the
qualitative case study summaries and quantitative
chart reviews. We made no interpretation of the
objective “success” or “failure” of each practice’s
action plan, but noted the general attitude in the
practice toward their results In part B, we identify
and discuss commonalities and salient themes
across practices.
Part A: Case Studies of Practice Sites
Practice 1
This was a new single-provider practice focused on
building a ?nancial patient base. Although the physician did not seem particularly prevention-oriented, his wife, the of?ce manager, saw this project
as an opportunity to provide services that would
generate income and encourage patients to return
for care. Our project offered a cost-free evaluation,
advice, and assistance in improving clinical practice.
Practice 1 identi?ed 4 target goals: 1) to develop a
“summary of care” chart form making it easier for
staff to identify patients in need of screening; 2) to
develop a postcard system encouraging patients
who obtained their screening elsewhere to ask to
have their test results sent to the practice; 3) to
increase patient awareness by making patient cation materials more readily available; and 4) to
create monthly computer-generated reminder lists
of patients in need of screening.
Results and Observations
The staff worked closely together as a team and
made steady progress on their plan. All 4 goals were
accomplished. On chart audits, the practice significantly increased documentation of both mammograms and Papanicolaou smears (23.3% to 60.4%
and 17.6% to 67.8%; P  .001), and updated women’s medical records with respect to mammography
and cervical screening.
The staff displayed an ability to work as a cooperative team toward goals that they saw as bene?ting both themselves and the practice. This was due
in large part to the of?ce manager who led the
effort, despite a lack of physician leadership.
Practice 2
This rural, hospital-owned clinic had one physician
and a part-time Physician’s Assistant. The physi 403cian championed participation in the study and
enthusiastically generated ideas about how to improve things. His staff seemed less enthusiastic.
The practice was owned by the hospital in a nearby
town, which required major changes to be approved by the hospital ?rst. Tension already existed
between the hospital and the clinic regarding management issues before our study.
Practice 2 identi?ed 3 target goals: 1) to develop a
reminder system/database to notify them of patients needing screening; 2) to develop a prevention
?ow sheet allowing staff to more readily identify
dates of needed service; and 3) to initiate community outreach to raise public awareness.
Results and Observations
The practice was eventually able to accomplish the
?rst 2 goals. The database suggested in Goal 1 was
identi?ed as an important tool by the physician,
and the staff reluctantly developed and implemented its use. A new prevention ?ow sheet was
developed but required a lengthy approval process
by the hospital. No one took active ownership of
the third goal and it was not accomplished.
The physician’s enthusiasm was not shared to
the same extent by his staff. He decided the Goal 1
database was an important tool and then left it
entirely to his staff to develop and implement without ?rst assuring their buy-in. Although it was
completed, the analysis team questioned whether
or not the database would later be kept up and used
by the staff. The physician did take ownership of
the prevention ?ow sheet but the hospital’s delays
in approving the new sheet were burdensome and
frustrating for him. The practice physician and staff
seemed to have little investment in Goal 3, leaving
it unaddressed without much further thought.
Despite the progress made on Goals 1 and 2, no
signi?cant quantitative differences were seen in the
preventive service delivery rates. The analysis team
surmised that this may have been because of a lack
of “team buy-in” and/or the fact that it took so long
to implement the goals that results weren’t seen at
the time of the last chart audit. The physician
seemed to be the only one enthusiastic about
change and was not able to create this enthusiasm
in the other team members.
Practice 3
This practice was an established high-volume, suburban multispecialty group, owned by a large hospital system. The clinic was a university teaching
site with close ties to its institution, which in turn
closely regulated its management and ?nances. The
providers included 3 physicians and a nurse practitioner. Two of the physicians were gynecologists;
the third was a family physician. Women’s health
care was the practice’s focus. This orientation was
re?ected in their high baseline screening rates. Organizationally, each provider functioned independently, and a nurse manager led the support staff.
Practice 3 identi?ed 3 target goals: 1) to develop a
reminder system to inform patients that it was time
for their screening; 2) develop a common fact sheet
that all clinic providers would use to facilitate
tracking the need for screening; and 3) to increase
accessibility of patient cation materials.
Results and Observations
Initial progress was made on the ?rst 2 goals but
this faltered over time and no progress was made on
Goal 3. Their initial levels of screening were already relatively high, and no signi?cant quantitative improvements were made.
Because each of the 3 providers functioned independently and the change activities did not fall
within the scope of the providers, none of them
seemed to really adopt the plan as their personal
project. By default, the leadership role seemed to
fall to the nurse manager, who did not actively
guide the development and implementation of the
work plan, nor encourage participation from interested staff. She seemed overextended in terms of
other responsibilities and her managerial and leadership skills were underdeveloped. The staff lacked
cohesion; the turnover rate was high, and there was
noticeable disgruntlement related to salaries and
support by the larger institution. This practice
lacked any real champion for change despite their
agreement to participate. Because initial chart reviews showed them to be doing a good job of
screening, there was little impetus from either
within or outside of the practice to energize additional effort.
404 JABFP September??"October 2005 Vol. 18 No. 5 http://www.jabfp.orgPractice 4
This was a privately owned, high volume, singleprovider practice serving a rural, underserved,
mainly minority population. The clinic was fairly
new, had limited resources, and was striving for
?nancial viability. The physician was originally
from South America, and his staff consisted of family members who were trained physicians but not
licensed to practice medicine in the United States.
The medical assistant, his sister, was a radiologist;
the clinic manager, his brother-in-law, was an orthopedic surgeon. The entire family had committed their lives to this small rural community and to
improving the health care of the local immigrant
Hispanic community.
Practice 4 identi?ed 4 target goals: 1) to develop a
computerized recall reminder system for patients;
2) to implement a “health passport” for Hispanic
patients containing health information that could
be carried to another provider if they moved; 3) to
increase accessibility of patient cation materials
in the clinic; and 4) to increase community outreach.
Results and Observations
The practice accomplished all the objectives established to reach the 4 goals. Although there were no
statistically signi?cant changes in screening on
chart audit, the trends for most of the quantitative
variables were in a positive direction (Papanicolaou
smears, 67.4% to 76.9%; mammograms, 25% to
The practicing physician’s behavior changed
very little and he was minimally involved with the
change plan. The support staff (primarily the clinic
manager) embraced the plan for change with enthusiasm and ef?ciency, from its development to
?nal implementation. The analysis team speculated
that this was due to the underutilization of the
clinic manager’s skills/intellect, as well as his appreciation of a new challenge. It seemed likely that
the changes would be sustained.
Practice 5
This was a privately owned, solo practice in a rural
area. The physician was very enthusiastic about
having us come into the practice and had many
ideas for change although he expected to retire in
the next few years. He enjoyed conversing/communicating with his patients, which caused him to be
chronically late. Despite the physician’s enthusiasm, the practice overall felt stagnant, unfocused,
and disorganized. There was little evidence of prevention being a priority.
Practice 5 identi?ed 3 target goals: 1) to develop a
calendar reminder system so that patients could be
noti?ed that screening was due; 2) to develop a
chart ?ow sheet so that staff could identify when
the next screening was due; and 3) to convert charts
into a more practical format. The practicality of the
third goal was questioned by the ?eldworker but
kept in the plan at the physician’s insistence.
Results and Observations
There was some initial action taken on Goal 1 but
no progress in the other 2 goals. There were no
signi?cant improvements noted in the chart audit
The lack of success seemed primarily because of
a lack of effective leadership and carefully thought
out goals. Although this physician liked brainstorming about changes that would improve practice, he showed little interest in the sustained effort
necessary to accomplish them. His staff was continually urging him to expedite his encounters so
that every patient could be seen, and they could
leave the of?ce at a reasonable hour. They seemed
less optimistic and forthcoming about the possibility of making practice changes, possibly because of
this constant tension and/or their past experiences
of his inconsistent follow through.
Practice 6
This practice was a rural, privately owned clinic
with 2 providers, a physician and a nurse practitioner, located in a lower socioeconomic area. The
clinic population experienced many of the psychosocial problems typical of communities with low
incomes and few resources. Both providers displayed strong initial support for the project. Early
impressions were of an ef?cient of?ce interested in
change, and forward-thinking enough to have developed a computerized database. As the study progressed, signi?cant tension was apparent in the 405relationship of the physician and the nurse practitioner.
Practice 6 identi?ed 4 target goals: 1) to revise the
computer face sheet to collect necessary screening
data; 2) to train staff to be more familiar with the
EWM program and paperwork; 3) to develop reminder letters to be sent to patients; and 4) to
promote community outreach.
Results and Observations
The practice completed Goals 1 and 2, partially
addressed Goal 3, and did not address Goal 4.
Their attitude toward these accomplishments was
negated by the tension within the clinic. There
were no signi?cant improvements noted in the
chart audit analysis.
This practice was dealing with larger, although
less obvious, organizational problems at the time
that they agreed to the project. The longer the
?eldworker was in the practice the more it became
evident that there was signi?cant tension between
the 2 providers. The nurse practitioner had taken
over the role as “champion” of the plan and leading
the effort of implementation. The support staff
showed little enthusiasm for change, noting that
they were already overcommitted; the of?ce manager, who was loyal to the physician, supported the
staff position. As the intervention progressed, the
nurse practitioner became increasingly marginalized and eventually left the practice. This tension
and con?ict between leaders signi?cantly limited
the extent to which the practice members were able
to cooperate as a team to reach practice goals.
Practice 7
Practice 7 was an established rural, hospital-owned
clinic with 3 physicians. This practice prided itself
on seeing a high volume of patients; this corresponded with the high productivity expectation of
the larger health system. During the project, one
physician retired and 2 new physicians were hired.
Two to 3 months into the project it became obvious to the ?eldworker that there was signi?cant
resistance from the staff. The lead physician’s response was to rce the number of goals.
Practice 7 initially identi?ed 2 target goals: 1) to
increase community outreach; and 2) to develop a
system, consisting of a database form and a Post-It
note for the physicians to identify women eligible
for screening. At a 4-month follow-up, the plan was
modi?ed to include only Goal 2.
Results and Observations
By the 12-month follow-up, progress had been
made on all the original goals. One of the new
physicians, interested in community outreach,
started giving talks in the community and took
ownership of the database form development. The
lead physician took responsibility for the Post-It
note and got it completed. There was, however, no
increase in screening demonstrated in the analysis
of the chart audit data.
Signi?cant changes were occurring in this practice at the time of the project, including the hiring
of a new clinic manager and 2 new physicians, and
the retirement of one provider. The physician leading the group was very production and task-oriented. He made decisions about participating in
this project but didn’t take leadership of its accomplishment. Fortunately, a new physician, interested
in preventive medicine, was hired and took a leadership role.
The of?ce manager and staff passively resisted
any efforts to include them in the change plan. The
lead physician, although unwilling to drop out of
the project, did little to encourage or facilitate staff
Part B: Commonalities and Themes
Comparison across practices noted 7 common
themes. First, although the goals generated by the
practices were remarkably similar, the speci?c
strategies used depended on the context of the
practice and the resources available to them.
Second, the nature and extent of the change
often depended on having a “champion” in the
practice promoting and emphasizing the importance of the project and motivating others in the
team. This leadership was marked by the ability to
promote a strong sense of teamwork and the importance of everyone’s effort.
Third, the burden of change fell primarily on
the support staff. Without strong leadership and
“buy in” at that level, change was unlikely to occur.
406 JABFP September??"October 2005 Vol. 18 No. 5 http://www.jabfp.orgFourth, most practices were already operating at
the capacity of their existing resources. However,
none of the practices considered this when developing their action plan. Rather, it was a matter of
adding one more thing to a system that was already
operating at or beyond capacity.
Fifth, the focused intervention did provide an
important service to some practices in the form of
objective feedback, creative discussion, development of a speci?c plan, and ongoing facilitation.
Sixth, the 2 newer and, possibly, more unstable
practices seemed to change to a greater extent,
supporting the idea of practices as complex adaptive systems where change is more likely to occur
“on the edge of chaos.”
Finally, those practices owned by a larger hospital system were the least likely to change, possibly
due in part to the inertia/stability created by the
larger system.
Our ?ndings strongly support the concept of practices as unique, complex organizational systems.
Practices varied signi?cantly in their missions, their
organizational ?exibility, the individual personalities of their providers and staff, the resources available to the practice (and the control they had over
their use), and their organizational cohesiveness,
leadership, and ability to work as a team.
of the practices seemed so overwhelmed with daily
operational activities that the staff were resistant to
the added efforts required for change.
Most practices had to struggle against the inertia
of their own stability whereas others had the added
inertia of a larger, corporate system that actively
discouraged individual change/instability.
Practices 1 and 7 seemed to contain more instability or chaos within their systems; for Practice l,
being small and new, this seemed to result in
greater ?exibility. For Practice 7, the chaos of personnel changes seemed to create less ?exibility especially on the part of the staff. Glieck (1987) in his
book on chaos discusses the way in which disorderly/chaotic behavior creates anxiety within the system. In systems with leadership that can contain/
channel the anxiety, it can be turned into creativity,
thereby generating greater complexity within the
system (Practice 1); in more complex systems
where leadership cannot contain the anxiety, this
may lead to increased control by the system,
thereby rcing instability/?exibility (Practice 7).
Practice 4 seemed to be the one practice that had
been underutilizing its own resources; through increased creativity and focused interventions, they
were able to effectively promote change within
their practice.
Despite the barriers that mitigated signi?cant
increases in screening in several of the practices, we
believe the concepts of the GAPS model to be
sound and recommend it as a practical structure by
which to initiate desired change in a complex organizational system, such as a clinical practice setting.
In addition, our study highlighted the importance of other process variables such as
leadership, cohesiveness, resources (including creativity), and shared vision. These variables seemed
to in?uence the interactional process of change,
becoming barriers or strengths in the process.
There are limitations to interpreting our results,
the most signi?cant being the lack of generalizability resulting from our qualitative design and the
nonrepresentative nature of our sample. The qualitative design, however, allowed us to gain a richer,
descriptive, in-depth look at the effects of our intervention on a variety of practice types. Second,
the intervention limited the extent to which the
?eld worker was involved as a change agent, placing
more responsibility on the practices to create
change. Third, the limited follow-up period made
it dif?cult to assess whether the practice efforts
would translate into long-term change. Fourth,
measuring changes on chart audits was not an optimal outcome measure, given their dependence on
the accurate recording of service delivery.
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