Carol M Ashton

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hospital use and survival among Veterans Affairs beneficiaries
    Carol M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:1637-46. 2003
  2. pmc Process of care and outcomes in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:942-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Treatable comorbid conditions and use of VA health care services among patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:70-5. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:778-84. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Comorbid psychosocial symptoms and quality of life in patients with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:393-401. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Healthcare use by veterans treated for diabetes mellitus in the Veterans Affairs medical care system
    Carol M Ashton
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:145-50. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization in dementia patients with psychiatric comorbidity
    Mark E Kunik
    VAMC, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 43:86-91. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint A qualitative approach to developing a patient-derived intervention to increase exercise in peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:92-100. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of self-management and psychoeducational group therapies for comorbid chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and depressive disorder
    Nancy Jo Dunn
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:221-37. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:48-54. 2005

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Hospital use and survival among Veterans Affairs beneficiaries
    Carol M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:1637-46. 2003
    ..We postulated that if access to hospital care was reduced too much, or if decreased hospital use was not offset by improvements in ambulatory care, urgent care visits would increase or survival rates would fall...
  2. pmc Process of care and outcomes in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:942-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the association of process of care measures with adverse limb and systemic events in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Treatable comorbid conditions and use of VA health care services among patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:70-5. 2005
    ..This prospective study examined the longitudinal relationship between use of health care services and treatable comorbid conditions among patients with dementia...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:778-84. 2004
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  5. ncbi request reprint Comorbid psychosocial symptoms and quality of life in patients with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:393-401. 2005
    ..In an effort to develop a more comprehensive understanding of this relationship, this study included both patient reports of their QOL and caregiver reports of patient QOL...
  6. ncbi request reprint Healthcare use by veterans treated for diabetes mellitus in the Veterans Affairs medical care system
    Carol M Ashton
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:145-50. 2003
    ..To estimate the burden of comorbid conditions and to describe patterns of inpatient and outpatient service use by veterans with diabetes mellitus...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization in dementia patients with psychiatric comorbidity
    Mark E Kunik
    VAMC, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 43:86-91. 2003
    ..The purpose of this research was to determine if differences in service use exist between dementia patients with and without psychiatric comorbidity...
  8. ncbi request reprint A qualitative approach to developing a patient-derived intervention to increase exercise in peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:92-100. 2006
    ..In designing a patient-physician communication intervention, we explored patients' perceptions of the role of exercise in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of self-management and psychoeducational group therapies for comorbid chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and depressive disorder
    Nancy Jo Dunn
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:221-37. 2007
    ..Despite success in other depressed populations, self-management therapy produced no clinically significant effect in depression with chronic PTSD...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and peripheral arterial disease
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:48-54. 2005
    ..To determine whether race/ethnicity is an independent risk factor for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  11. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease in a racially diverse population
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1469-74. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in white, African American, and English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients...
  12. doi request reprint A patient self-assessment tool to measure communication behaviors during doctor visits about hypertension
    Carol M Ashton
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, 6550 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:275-314. 2010
    ..Patients' communicative behaviors such as asking questions influence those of doctors, but most existing measurement tools assess doctors' behaviors rather than patients'...
  13. ncbi request reprint A conceptual model of pain assessment for noncommunicative persons with dementia
    A Lynn Snow
    VAMC, 2002 Holcombe, HSR and D152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gerontologist 44:807-17. 2004
    ..Our objectives are to present a conceptual model of the pain assessment process in persons with dementia and discuss methods for validating our model within this population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Familial aggregation of prostate cancer in African-Americans and white Americans
    Glenn R Cunningham
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Prostate 56:256-62. 2003
    ..We compared the incidence of prostate cancer in first-degree family members of African-Americans with that in white Americans...
  15. ncbi request reprint Open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in VA hospitals
    Ruth L Bush
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:577-87. 2006
    ..We performed a retrospective cohort study with prospectively collected data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine outcomes after elective aneurysm repair...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting healthcare costs in a population of veterans affairs beneficiaries using diagnosis-based risk adjustment and self-reported health status
    Kenneth Pietz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 42:1027-35. 2004
    ..Many healthcare organizations use diagnosis-based risk adjustment systems for predicting costs. Health self-report may add information not contained in a diagnosis-based system but is subject to incomplete response...
  17. ncbi request reprint Short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term mortality in patients hospitalized for stroke
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality Care and Utilization Studies, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:81-7. 2003
    ..Further work is needed to assess the impact of actual care patterns, for the above identified risk factors, on stroke prognosis over varying time periods...
  18. doi request reprint A stories-based interactive DVD intended to help people with hypertension achieve blood pressure control through improved communication with their doctors
    Carol M Ashton
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 79:245-50. 2010
    ..Material was to be presented in several formats, including patients' narratives (stories)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Associations between the impact of terrorism and health perceptions of patients
    Paul Haidet
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 35:249-58. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to explore associations between the personal impact of the September 11th attacks and patients' perceptions of health and illness...
  20. doi request reprint Are surgical trials with negative results being interpreted correctly?
    Baruch A Brody
    Department of Philosophy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:158-66. 2013
    ..Many published accounts of clinical trials report no differences between the treatment arms, while being underpowered to find differences. This study determined how the authors of these reports interpreted their findings...
  21. pmc Trials and tribulations: the professional development of surgical trialists
    Anna F Jarman
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 204:339-346.e5. 2012
    ..We interviewed aspiring and accomplished surgical trialists to understand how they use guidance documents and other resources in their work...
  22. pmc Measurement in Veterans Affairs Health Services Research: veterans as a special population
    Robert O Morgan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Holocombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1573-83. 2005
    ..To introduce this supplemental issue on measurement within health services research by using the population of U.S. veterans as an illustrative example of population and system influences on measurement quality...
  23. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of health services: bias, preferences, or poor communication?
    Carol M Ashton
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:146-52. 2003
    ..We evaluate the evidence that poor communication is a cause of disparities and propose some remedies drawn from the communication sciences...
  24. pmc A taxonomy of multinational ethical and methodological standards for clinical trials of therapeutic interventions
    Carol M Ashton
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Med Ethics 37:368-73. 2011
    ..The authors set out to develop a clinical-trials compendium in which standards for the ethical treatment of human subjects are integrated with standards for research methods...
  25. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee
    J Bruce Moseley
    Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:81-8. 2002
    ..We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of arthroscopy for osteoarthritis of the knee...
  26. ncbi request reprint Strategic opportunities in the oversight of the U.S. hospital accreditation system
    Maurice L Moffett
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 152, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, TX 77030, USA
    Health Policy 75:109-15. 2005
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  27. ncbi request reprint Process of care in Hispanic, black, and white VA beneficiaries
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of General Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TX, USA
    Med Care 40:824-33. 2002
    ..To examine whether process of hospital care differs among Hispanic, black, and white VA beneficiaries...
  28. ncbi request reprint Setting a new standard for studies of geographic variation in hospital utilization rates
    Carol M Ashton
    Med Care 43:1-3. 2005