Measuring and Assessing preventive medicine services in a student-run free clinic

Jason Zucker, Janet Lee, Mamoona Khokhar, Robin Schroeder, Steven Keller

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We conducted a chart review of 119 patients between June 2008 and June 2009, in order to determine the rates of seven preventive medicine services in our student-run free clinic. We compared our results with national goals as well as with the national adherence rates and the adherence rates of other community clinics. We found that our clinic met or exceeded the standard set by these clinics with respect to smoking cessation, alcohol abuse screening, and mammography; however, it did not meet this standard with respect to colonoscopy, Pap smear, influenza vaccination, or pneumococcal vaccination. Barriers to providing these services were examined. To improve the quality of our clinic further, we reviewed the literature in order to determine potential interventions to increase the number of preventive medicine services our patients receive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-358
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


  • Alcohol counseling
  • Colonoscopy
  • Influenza vaccination
  • Mammography
  • Pap smear
  • Preventive medicine
  • Smoking cessation
  • Student-run free clinic

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