Anne Sales

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The use of data for process and quality improvement in long term care and home care: a systematic review of the literature
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:103-13. 2012
  2. pmc Organizational readiness to change assessment (ORCA): Development of an instrument based on the Promoting Action on Research in Health Services (PARIHS) framework
    Christian D Helfrich
    Northwest HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Implement Sci 4:38. 2009
  3. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
  4. pmc Are co-morbidities associated with guideline adherence? The MI-Plus study of Medicare patients
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing and Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1205-10. 2009
  5. doi request reprint The Veterans Health Administration in the context of health insurance reform
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 46:1020-2. 2008
  6. pmc The impact of social networks on knowledge transfer in long-term care facilities: Protocol for a study
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:49. 2010
  7. doi request reprint The association between nursing factors and patient mortality in the Veterans Health Administration: the view from the nursing unit level
    Anne Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Med Care 46:938-45. 2008
  8. pmc Data for improvement and clinical excellence: protocol for an audit with feedback intervention in long-term care
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, 6 10 Terrace Building, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:74. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint A view from health services research and outcomes measurement
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Nurs Res 56:S67-71. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Incorporating a research apprenticeship model in a Canadian nursing Honors Program
    Linda Reutter
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G3
    Nurse Educ Today 30:562-7. 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi request reprint The use of data for process and quality improvement in long term care and home care: a systematic review of the literature
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:103-13. 2012
    ..Although using these data can make quality improvement activities more efficient and less costly, there has not been a review of the literature reporting quality improvement interventions using standardized data...
  2. pmc Organizational readiness to change assessment (ORCA): Development of an instrument based on the Promoting Action on Research in Health Services (PARIHS) framework
    Christian D Helfrich
    Northwest HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Implement Sci 4:38. 2009
    ..Additional validation is needed, including criterion validation...
  3. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
    ..Mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is declining worldwide. We sought to determine if mortality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has also been declining...
  4. pmc Are co-morbidities associated with guideline adherence? The MI-Plus study of Medicare patients
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing and Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1205-10. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The Veterans Health Administration in the context of health insurance reform
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 46:1020-2. 2008
  6. pmc The impact of social networks on knowledge transfer in long-term care facilities: Protocol for a study
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:49. 2010
    ..Through this proposed project, we expect to contribute new knowledge about factors influencing uptake of knowledge translation interventions...
  7. doi request reprint The association between nursing factors and patient mortality in the Veterans Health Administration: the view from the nursing unit level
    Anne Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Med Care 46:938-45. 2008
    ..Nursing care is delivered in geographically-based units, with wide variation in staffing levels. In particular, staffing in intensive care is much richer than in nonintensive care acute units...
  8. pmc Data for improvement and clinical excellence: protocol for an audit with feedback intervention in long-term care
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, 6 10 Terrace Building, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:74. 2010
    ..Depending on project findings, if they are judged useful by decision makers participating in this research team, we plan dissemination and spread of the feedback report approach throughout Alberta...
  9. ncbi request reprint A view from health services research and outcomes measurement
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Nurs Res 56:S67-71. 2007
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  10. doi request reprint Incorporating a research apprenticeship model in a Canadian nursing Honors Program
    Linda Reutter
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G3
    Nurse Educ Today 30:562-7. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint An integrative review of infection prevention and control programs for multidrug-resistant organisms in acute care hospitals: a socio-ecological perspective
    Chantal Backman
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 39:368-78. 2011
    ..Although comprehensive infection prevention and control programs have been recommended, there is little evidence to date of their effectiveness or of what aspects are most important...
  12. pmc Barriers and bridges to infection prevention and control: results of a qualitative case study of a Netherlands' surgical unit
    Chantal Backman
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    BMJ Open 2:e000511. 2012
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  13. pmc Prioritizing information for quality improvement using resident assessment instrument data: experiences in one canadian province
    Anne Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Healthc Policy 6:55-69. 2011
    ..To elicit priority rankings of indicators of quality of care among providers and decision-makers in continuing care in Alberta, Canada...
  14. pmc Lessons learned about implementing research evidence into clinical practice. Experiences from VA QUERI
    Hildi Hagedorn
    Substance Use Disorders QUERI, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S21-4. 2006
    ..The findings stress the importance of utilizing formative evaluation techniques to identify barriers to successful implementation and strategies to address these barriers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and patient outcomes in Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Anne E Sales
    Health Service Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Nurs Adm 35:459-66. 2005
    ..To assess characteristics and perceptions of nurses working in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), comparing types of nursing personnel, to benchmark to prior studies across healthcare systems...
  16. ncbi request reprint Utilization of drug-eluting stents in the Veterans Health Administration
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:218-20. 2005
    ..8% vs 1.1%), as were 10-day bypass surgery rates (0.2% vs 0.4%). In summary, in a large health care system, DESs were used widely with low rates of death and bypass surgery...
  17. pmc The association between clinical integration of care and transfer of veterans with acute coronary syndromes from primary care VHA hospitals
    Anne E Sales
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:2. 2005
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  18. pmc Assessing response bias from missing quality of life data: the Heckman method
    Anne E Sales
    HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:49. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to demonstrate the use of the Heckman two-step method to assess and correct for bias due to missing health related quality of life (HRQL) surveys in a clinical study of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients...
  19. pmc Case-mix adjusting performance measures in a veteran population: pharmacy- and diagnosis-based approaches
    Chuan Fen Liu
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1319-37. 2003
    ..To compare the rankings for health care utilization performance measures at the facility level in a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care delivery network using pharmacy- and diagnosis-based case-mix adjustment measures...
  20. ncbi request reprint Construction and characteristics of the RxRisk-V: a VA-adapted pharmacy-based case-mix instrument
    Kevin L Sloan
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 41:761-74. 2003
    ..Our goal was to provide a reliable and valid pharmacy-based case-mix classification system for chronic diseases found in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Measuring nurses' practice environments with the revised nursing work index: evidence from registered nurses in the Veterans Health Administration
    Yu Fang Li
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, WA 98101, USA
    Res Nurs Health 30:31-44. 2007
    ..Additional research is needed to corroborate these findings in other nurse samples and settings...
  22. ncbi request reprint Inpatient and follow-up cardiology care and mortality for acute coronary syndrome patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    P Michael Ho
    Medical Service, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 154:489-94. 2007
    ..The impact of inpatient and follow-up cardiology care on patient outcomes after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) hospital discharge is unknown...
  23. ncbi request reprint Improving care to patients with ischemic heart disease: experiences in a single network of the Veterans Health Administration
    Sandra L Pineros
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:S33-40. 2004
    ..Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Lowering serum cholesterol levels reduces coronary events and mortality; this effect is most evident in patients with preexisting IHD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization and expenditures associated with child care attendance: a nationally representative sample
    Michael Silverstein
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e371-5. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the patterns of health care utilization and costs associated with attendance at different types of child care, among a nationally representative sample of preschool-aged children...
  25. ncbi request reprint Predicting costs of care using a pharmacy-based measure risk adjustment in a veteran population
    Anne E Sales
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 41:753-60. 2003
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is an ideal environment in which to test the efficacy of a pharmacy-based approach...
  26. pmc Changes in the use of coronary artery revascularization procedures in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1991-1999
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:12. 2003
    ..Whether this finding is true for revascularization procedures performed in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers is the subject of this paper...
  27. ncbi request reprint Underuse of cardioprotective medications in patients prior to acute myocardial infarction
    Rosalie R Miller
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System 152, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:209-11. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint Cardiology management improves secondary prevention measures among patients with coronary artery disease
    P Michael Ho
    Health Services Research, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 80220, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1517-23. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if cardiology subspecialty involvement improves the attainment of recommended low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and blood pressure (BP) targets in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of palliative care case management on resource use by patients dying of cancer at a Veterans Affairs medical center
    Anthony L Back
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:26-35. 2005
    ..The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) started a palliative care service (PCS) in October 2001 to provide case management for patients with advanced cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after acute coronary syndrome admission to primary versus tertiary Veterans Affairs medical centers: the Veterans Affairs Access to Cardiology study
    John S Rumsfeld
    Cardiology and Health Services Research, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Am Heart J 151:32-8. 2006
    ..We compared the health status and rehospitalization of patients with ACS admitted to primary versus tertiary care Veterans Affairs hospitals...
  31. pmc The association between processes, structures and outcomes of secondary prevention care among VA ischemic heart disease patients
    P Michael Ho
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:6. 2006
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  32. ncbi request reprint Value in development of complex interventions
    Anne E Sales
    Am J Manag Care 12:253-4. 2006
  33. pmc The use of percutaneous coronary intervention in black and white veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:107. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if black veterans with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are less likely to receive PCI than their white counterparts...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nurse executive and staff nurse perceptions of the effects of reorganization in Veterans Health Administration hospitals
    Nancy D Sharp
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, and Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Nurs Adm 36:471-8. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study to identify barriers and facilitators to implementation of pilot interventions in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Northwest Network
    Nancy D Sharp
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98108, USA
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:129-39. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint History of depression, angina, and quality of life after acute coronary syndromes
    John S Rumsfeld
    Cardiology, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80206, USA
    Am Heart J 145:493-9. 2003
    ..We evaluated the association between a history of depression and patient-reported angina frequency, physical limitation, and quality of life 7 months after discharge from the hospital for ACS...