D R Berlowitz

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association between mental health conditions and rehospitalization, mortality, and functional outcomes in patients with stroke following inpatient rehabilitation
    Almas Dossa
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, ENRM VA Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:311. 2011
  2. pmc Risk of venous thromboembolism after total hip and knee replacement in older adults with comorbidity and co-occurring comorbidities in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2003-2006)
    Alok Kapoor
    Hospital Medicine Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMC Geriatr 10:63. 2010
  3. pmc Use of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in veterans with cancer or chronic pain: a cross-sectional survey
    F Patricia McEachrane-Gross
    Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:34. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Profiling nursing homes using Bayesian hierarchical modeling
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1126-30. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Differential associations of beta-blockers with hemorrhagic events for chronic heart failure patients on warfarin
    Dan R Berlowitz
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:799-807. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Are all pressure ulcers the result of deep tissue injury? A review of the literature
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Ostomy Wound Manage 53:34-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Hypertension management in patients with diabetes: the need for more aggressive therapy
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:355-9. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines in the nursing home
    D R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Am J Med Qual 16:189-95. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Impact of comorbidities on stroke rehabilitation outcomes: does the method matter?
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1903-6. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Health care reorganization and quality of care: unintended effects on pressure ulcer prevention
    D R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 39:138-46. 2001

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. pmc Association between mental health conditions and rehospitalization, mortality, and functional outcomes in patients with stroke following inpatient rehabilitation
    Almas Dossa
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, ENRM VA Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:311. 2011
    ..We examined the association between mental health conditions and rehospitalization, mortality, and functional outcomes in patients with stroke following inpatient rehabilitation...
  2. pmc Risk of venous thromboembolism after total hip and knee replacement in older adults with comorbidity and co-occurring comorbidities in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2003-2006)
    Alok Kapoor
    Hospital Medicine Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMC Geriatr 10:63. 2010
    ..Identifying a high risk cohort such as older adults with comorbidities and co-occurring comorbidities who might benefit most from high potency prophylaxis would improve how we currently perform preoperative assessment...
  3. pmc Use of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in veterans with cancer or chronic pain: a cross-sectional survey
    F Patricia McEachrane-Gross
    Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:34. 2006
    ..We sought to measure the prevalence of selected CAM use among veterans attending oncology and chronic pain clinics and to describe the characteristics of CAM use in this population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Profiling nursing homes using Bayesian hierarchical modeling
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1126-30. 2002
    ..We examine the use of Bayesian hierarchical modeling in profiling nursing homes on their rate of pressure ulcer development...
  5. ncbi request reprint Differential associations of beta-blockers with hemorrhagic events for chronic heart failure patients on warfarin
    Dan R Berlowitz
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:799-807. 2006
    ..We examined how different beta-blockers vary in their associated risk of a hemorrhagic event...
  6. ncbi request reprint Are all pressure ulcers the result of deep tissue injury? A review of the literature
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Ostomy Wound Manage 53:34-8. 2007
    ..Conversely, the treatment of pressure ulcers should account for the likelihood, even if not visually noted, that deep tissue is involved...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hypertension management in patients with diabetes: the need for more aggressive therapy
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:355-9. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines in the nursing home
    D R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Am J Med Qual 16:189-95. 2001
    ..We conclude that staff at VA nursing homes are familiar with guidelines. Guideline adoption at individual nursing homes, however, is not a systematic process involving the entire staff...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of comorbidities on stroke rehabilitation outcomes: does the method matter?
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1903-6. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Health care reorganization and quality of care: unintended effects on pressure ulcer prevention
    D R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 39:138-46. 2001
    ..Little is known regarding how reorganizations may affect risk-adjusted outcomes for those programs, usually inpatient, that lose resources as a result of the change in organizational focus...
  11. ncbi request reprint Purchasing or providing nursing home care: can quality of care data provide guidance
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:603-8. 2005
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Implementing best practices in pressure ulcer care: the role of continuous quality improvement
    Dan R Berlowitz
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:S37-41. 2007
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a risk-adjustment model for pressure ulcer development using the Minimum Data Set
    D R Berlowitz
    Sections of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:872-6. 2001
    ..Nursing homes differ significantly in their expected rates of pressure ulcer development. Outlier identification also differs depending on whether unadjusted or risk-adjusted performance is evaluated...
  14. doi request reprint INR targets and site-level anticoagulation control: results from the Veterans AffaiRs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA)
    A J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Thromb Haemost 10:590-5. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that sites would vary by mean INR, and that sites of care with mean values nearest to 2.5 would achieve better anticoagulation control, as measured by per cent time in therapeutic range (TTR)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Deriving a risk-adjustment model for pressure ulcer development using the Minimum Data Set
    D R Berlowitz
    Sections of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:866-71. 2001
    ..73). CONCLUSION: A clinically credible risk-adjustment model with good performance properties can be developed using the MDS. This model may be useful in profiling nursing homes on their rate of pressure ulcer development...
  16. doi request reprint Patient characteristics associated with oral anticoagulation control: results of the Veterans AffaiRs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA)
    A J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, MA 01730, USA
    J Thromb Haemost 8:2182-91. 2010
    ..In patients receiving oral anticoagulation, improved control can reduce adverse outcomes such as stroke and major hemorrhage. However, little is known about patient-level predictors of anticoagulation control...
  17. ncbi request reprint Disparities in diabetes care: impact of mental illness
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2631-8. 2005
    ..Diabetes serves as a useful condition in which to test for MHC-related disparities in care. We examined whether quality measures for diabetes care are worse for patients with or without MHCs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions
    Jewell H Halanych
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:439-45. 2006
    ..Veterans Health Administration (VHA) databases are used extensively to study racial/ethnic disparities; however, these databases may not capture all care received by VHA patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluating diagnosis-based case-mix measures: how well do they apply to the VA population?
    A K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, MA 01730, USA
    Med Care 39:692-704. 2001
    ..Diagnosis-based case-mix measures are increasingly used for provider profiling, resource allocation, and capitation rate setting. Measures developed in one setting may not adequately capture the disease burden in other settings...
  20. ncbi request reprint Functional status outcomes for assessment of quality in long-term care
    A K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, MA 01730, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 11:37-46. 1999
    ..We examined whether different definitions of decline in functional status affect judgments of quality of care provided in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) long-term care facilities...
  21. ncbi request reprint No racial differences in mortality found among Veterans Health Administration out-patients
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, VA Medical Center, Bedford, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, MA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:539-42. 2004
    ..We examined whether racial differences in mortality rates exist among patients receiving outpatient care within the Veterans Health Administration...
  22. pmc Developing a quality measure for clinical inertia in diabetes care
    Dan R Berlowitz
    ENRM VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1836-53. 2005
    ..To develop a valid quality measure that captures clinical inertia, the failure to initiate or intensify therapy in response to medical need, in diabetes care and to link this process measure with outcomes of glycemic control...
  23. ncbi request reprint Do different case-mix measures affect assessments of provider efficiency? Lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 26:229-42. 2003
    ..This suggests that caution should be used so that providers are not misclassified based on reported efficiency...
  24. ncbi request reprint Differential adoption of pharmacotherapy recommendations for type 2 diabetes by generalists and specialists
    Mary Jo Pugh
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:178-200. 2003
    ....
  25. pmc Quality improvement implementation in the nursing home
    Dan R Berlowitz
    CHQOER, Bedford VA Hospital, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:65-83. 2003
    ..To examine quality improvement (QI) implementation in nursing homes, its association with organizational culture, and its effects on pressure ulcer care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluating and improving pressure ulcer care: the VA experience with administrative data
    D R Berlowitz
    Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, MA 01730, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 23:424-33. 1997
    ..This information is disseminated to all 140 long term care facilities as part of a quality assessment and improvement program...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted mortality rates as a potential outcome indicator for outpatient quality assessments
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 40:237-45. 2002
    ..The quality of outpatient medical care is increasingly recognized as having an important impact on mortality. We examined whether a clinically credible risk adjustment methodology can be developed for outpatient quality assessments...
  28. pmc How do providers assess antihypertensive medication adherence in medical encounters?
    Barbara G Bokhour
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:577-83. 2006
    ..Poor adherence to antihypertensives has been shown to be a significant factor in poor blood pressure (BP) control. Providers' communication with patients about their medication-taking behavior may be central to improving adherence...
  29. ncbi request reprint An exploration of job design in long-term care facilities and its effect on nursing employee satisfaction
    Denise A Tyler
    Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 31:137-44. 2006
    ..This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the design of nursing jobs in long-term care facilities and the effect of job design on employee satisfaction...
  30. pmc The accuracy of clinician perceptions of "usual" blood pressure control
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:180-3. 2008
    ..The term "clinical inertia" is used to describe the failure to manage a chronic condition aggressively enough to bring it under control. The underlying mechanisms for clinical inertia remain poorly understood...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on hypertension control and management
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:520-7. 2006
    ..Whether this affects current practice in terms of differences in BP control and number of prescribed antihypertensives by age is unknown...
  32. pmc Comparing methods of measuring treatment intensification in hypertension care
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:385-91. 2009
    ..However, we do not know the ideal way to measure TI for research and quality improvement efforts. We compared the ability of different TI measures to predict blood pressure (BP) control...
  33. pmc Hypertensive patients' race, health beliefs, process of care, and medication adherence
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:768-74. 2007
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted percent time in therapeutic range as a quality indicator for outpatient oral anticoagulation: results of the Veterans Affairs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA)
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:22-9. 2011
    ..Our objective was to profile site performance in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) using risk-adjusted percent time in therapeutic range (TTR)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Understanding uncontrolled hypertension: is it the patient or the provider?
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:937-43. 2007
    ..70 mm Hg; P<.05). While patient adherence to therapy plays a role, vigorous clinical management by the clinician is a more important contributor to BP control...
  36. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:237-45. 2008
    ..Despite being the most common cardiac arrhythmia, little is known about racial differences in atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence and whether differences persist after accounting for known risk factors...
  37. doi request reprint Angioedema incidence in US veterans initiating angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Hypertension 51:1624-30. 2008
    ..This study provides a reliable estimate of angioedema incidence associated with ACE use in a diverse nontrial patient population, confirming that the incidence is low, but finding substantial variation by race, sex, and diabetes status...
  38. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of oral anticoagulation care: extending quality measurement to a new field
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:146-55. 2009
    ..To address this gap in the literature, a MEDLINE search was conducted for all papers relevant to possible quality measures in oral anticoagulation care, including measures of structure, process, and outcomes of care...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does opioid therapy affect quality of care for diabetes mellitus?
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd, Bldg 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:217-24. 2009
    ..To examine whether veterans who received chronic opioid therapy had worse diabetes performance measures than patients who did not receive opioids...
  40. pmc Intensifying therapy for hypertension despite suboptimal adherence
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Boston University School of Medicine, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Hypertension 54:524-9. 2009
    ..A randomized trial could further examine optimal management of patients with suboptimal adherence...
  41. ncbi request reprint Identifying hypertension-related comorbidities from administrative data: what's the optimal approach?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:201-6. 2004
    ..Administrative data varied in its ability to identify all patients with a given diagnosis but identified accurately those without. The best strategy for case-finding required 2 diagnoses in a 2-year period...
  42. ncbi request reprint Can we use automated data to assess quality of hypertension care?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:473-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether extractable blood pressure (BP) information available in a computerized patient record system (CPRS) could be used to assess quality of hypertension care independently of clinicians' notes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hypertension control: how well are we doing?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2705-11. 2003
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint The effects of changes in nursing home staffing on pressure ulcer rates
    Elaine C Hickey
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:50-3. 2005
    ..The relationships of risk-adjusted pressure ulcer rates to staffing patterns were tested...
  45. ncbi request reprint Tooth retention as an indicator of quality dental care: development of a risk adjustment model
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Bedford, and Department of General Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 41:937-49. 2003
    ..Thus, receipt of a root canal (vs. a tooth extraction) is a useful indicator of the quality of dental care. However, use of this quality measure without adjusting for the severity of oral disease could lead to spurious conclusions...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive health status assessment of centenarians: results from the 1999 large health survey of veteran enrollees
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:515-9. 2005
    ..Information on the health status of centenarians provides a means for understanding the health care needs of this growing population. Therefore, we examined the health status of a national cohort of centenarian veteran enrollees...
  47. ncbi request reprint Profiling resource use: do different outcomes affect assessments of provider efficiency?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:1105-15. 2002
    ..To examine whether 2 outcome measures result in different assessments of efficiency across 22 service networks within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of depression care in a large integrated health system
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 41:669-80. 2003
    ..Guideline-based depression process measures provide a powerful way to monitor depression care and target areas needing improvement...
  49. pmc Self-reported vs administrative race/ethnicity data and study results
    Ulrike Boehmer
    The authors are with the Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1471-2. 2002
  50. ncbi request reprint Management of hypertension and diabetes: treatment goals, drug choices, current practice, and strategies for improving care
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Bedford VA Hospital 152, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 7:439-49. 2005
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint The health status of elderly veteran enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1271-6. 2004
    ..To examine the health status of elderly veteran enrollees, stratified by age group, and compare with nonveteran populations...
  52. pmc Diagnostic cost groups (DCGs) and concurrent utilization among patients with substance abuse disorders
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1079-103. 2002
    ..To assess the performance of Diagnostic Cost Groups (DCGs) in explaining variation in concurrent utilization for a defined subgroup, patients with substance abuse (SA) disorders, within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Barriers to hypertension control
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 149:785-94. 2005
  54. pmc The epidemiology and management of severe hypertension
    A M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 1730, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 24:9-18. 2010
    ..Interventions to improve providers' management of these high-risk patients are needed...
  55. doi request reprint Warfarin dose management affects INR control
    A J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Thromb Haemost 7:94-101. 2009
    ..Little is known about how patterns of warfarin dose management contribute to percentage time in the therapeutic International Normalized Ratio (INR) range (TTR)...
  56. doi request reprint Improving methods for measuring quality of care: a patient-centered approach in chronic disease
    Barbara G Bokhour
    Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:147-66. 2009
    ..The process presented in this article may serve as a model for incorporating patient perceptions of quality into the future development of quality indicators for chronic diseases...
  57. ncbi request reprint Variations in the management of acute myocardial infarction. Importance of clinical measures of disease severity
    W Du
    Health Care Research Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:334-41. 1996
    ..The greater use of resources for patients in Wisconsin is at least partially explained by differences in clinical characteristics that are not presently captured in administrative data...
  58. ncbi request reprint The short-term outcome of pressure sores
    D R Berlowitz
    Medical Service, ENRM Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730
    J Am Geriatr Soc 38:748-52. 1990
    ..Although patients with pressure sores have an increased mortality rate, this is most likely due to coexisting medical conditions...
  59. ncbi request reprint Patient safety in geriatrics: a call for action
    Dionyssios Tsilimingras
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M813-9. 2003
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Risk adjustment in rehabilitation quality improvement
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 17:252-61. 2010
    ..Risk-adjustment systems such as the FIMâ„¢- function-related groups (FIM-FRGs) are now being used to monitor the quality of stroke rehabilitation. A specific application of this risk-adjustment system is demonstrated...
  61. ncbi request reprint The PUSH tool: a survey to determine its perceived usefulness
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 18:480-3. 2005
    ..To determine the perceived usefulness of the Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Pharmacoepidemiology in community-dwelling elderly taking antiepileptic drugs
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 81:153-63. 2007
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint The relationship of system-level quality improvement with quality of depression care
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:846-51. 2004
    ..To explore the relationship of systemwide continuous quality improvement (CQI) with depression care quality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  64. ncbi request reprint The hazards of stroke case selection using administrative data
    Dean M Reker
    Kansas City VA Medical Center and Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA
    Med Care 40:96-104. 2002
    ..Administrative data and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes are frequently used in research efforts to evaluate risk adjusted patient outcomes, particularly mortality. Varying ICD-9-CM sampling algorithms have been used to identify stroke patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Physician-related barriers to the effective management of uncontrolled hypertension
    Susan A Oliveria
    Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, Box 99, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:413-20. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to primary care physicians' willingness to increase the intensity of treatment among patients with uncontrolled hypertension...
  66. ncbi request reprint Do age and comorbidity affect intensity of pharmacological therapy for poorly controlled diabetes mellitus?
    Sarwat I Chaudhry
    Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1214-6. 2005
    ..To examine the influence of age and comorbidity on intensification of medical therapy for patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (DM)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Assessing potentially inappropriate prescribing in the elderly Veterans Affairs population using the HEDIS 2006 quality measure
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT, Audie L Murphy Division 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:537-45. 2006
    ..The resulting list of drugs to avoid was added to the 2006 Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) to measure the quality of prescribing for the elderly...
  68. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of screening for prostate cancer: a nested case-control study
    John Concato
    Clinical Epidemiology Research Center and Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center 06516, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:38-43. 2006
    ..Evidence is lacking, however, to confirm a survival benefit among screened patients. We evaluated the effectiveness of PSA, with or without DRE, in reducing mortality...
  69. ncbi request reprint Striving for six sigma in pressure ulcer care
    Dan R Berlowitz
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1320-1. 2003
  70. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and survival in the oldest old
    Daniel J Oates
    Geriatrics Section, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:383-8. 2007
    ..To determine the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and all-cause mortality in subjects aged 80 and older with hypertension...
  71. ncbi request reprint Monitoring depression care: in search of an accurate quality indicator
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Med Care 42:522-31. 2004
    ..Linking process and outcomes is critical to accurately estimating healthcare quality and quantifying its benefits...
  72. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing for the elderly: effects of geriatric care at the patient and health care system level
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Med Care 46:167-73. 2008
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in inappropriate prescribing among elderly veterans
    Arlene S Bierman
    Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:147-61. 2007
    ..A better understanding of sex differences in inappropriate prescribing can help inform the development of effective interventions...
  74. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly veterans: are we using the wrong drug, wrong dose, or wrong duration?
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, Audie L Murphy Division South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1282-9. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint The impact of epilepsy on older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 81:221-33. 2007
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Hypertension in adults across age groups
    Dan R Berlowitz
    JAMA 294:2970-1; author reply 2971-2. 2005
  77. ncbi request reprint Prescribing antiepileptics for the elderly: differences between guideline recommendations and clinical practice
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Drugs Aging 23:861-75. 2006
    ..Research targeting barriers to more appropriate prescribing is needed to determine appropriate strategies for changing AED prescribing practices in the elderly...