B G Bokhour
Affiliation: Boston University
- No less a man: reconstructing identity after prostate cancerBarbara G Bokhour
ENRM Veterans Hospital, MA 01730, USA
Commun Med 4:99-109. 2007..We argue that these men draw upon alternative discourses to construct themselves as whole, competent, and 'no less a man'...
- Sexuality after treatment for early prostate cancer: exploring the meanings of "erectile dysfunction"B G Bokhour
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
J Gen Intern Med 16:649-55. 2001..To explore perceptions of the impact of erectile dysfunction on men who had undergone definitive treatment for early nonmetastatic prostate cancer...
- Communication in interdisciplinary team meetings: what are we talking about?Barbara G Bokhour
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Boston University School of Public Health, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
J Interprof Care 20:349-63. 2006..We discuss one case study to exemplify how the use of these communication practices results in the omission of information central to making decisions regarding patient care...
- 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...
- Incentive implementation in physician practices: A qualitative study of practice executive perspectives on pay for performanceBarbara G Bokhour
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, ENRM Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
Med Care Res Rev 63:73S-95S. 2006..The authors discuss five different ways in which practice executives distribute rewards to physicians. These findings may help payers more effectively design and implement financial rewards for quality...
- Patterns of concordance and non-concordance with clinician recommendations and parents' explanatory models in children with asthmaBarbara G Bokhour
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, ENRM Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01742, United States
Patient Educ Couns 70:376-85. 2008....
- Physician attitudes toward pay-for-quality programs: perspectives from the front lineGary J Young
Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Med Care Res Rev 64:331-43. 2007..Findings indicate physicians have generally positive attitudes toward the concept of P4Q, but are ambivalent about certain features of these programs as currently designed and implemented...
- Improving methods for measuring quality of care: a patient-centered approach in chronic diseaseBarbara 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...
- The early experience of a hospital-based pay-for-performance programKaren M Sautter
Health Policy and Management Department, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
J Healthc Manag 52:95-107; discussion 107-8. 2007..Consideration of the requirements of organizations to facilitate improvement in relation to existing quality improvement infrastructure may lead to the future success of hospital-based P4P programs...
- Effects of paying physicians based on their relative performance for qualityGary J Young
Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot Building, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:872-6. 2007..No studies to date have evaluated programs placing providers at financial risk for performance relative to other participants in the program...
- Hypertensive patients' race, health beliefs, process of care, and medication adherenceNancy 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....
- Conceptual issues in the design and implementation of pay-for-quality programsGary J Young
Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, USA
Am J Med Qual 20:144-50. 2005..Examples are drawn from the Rewarding Results demonstration project for which the authors serve as the national evaluation team...
- Patients' perceptions of quality of life after treatment for early prostate cancerJack A Clark
Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Clin Oncol 21:3777-84. 2003..Treatment for early prostate cancer produces problematic physical side effects, but prior studies have found little influence on patients' perceived health status. We examined psychosocial outcomes of treatment for early prostate cancer...
- Measuring patients' perceptions of the outcomes of treatment for early prostate cancerJack A Clark
Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, and Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Bedford, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
Med Care 41:923-36. 2003....
- Ecological barriers and social forces in childhood asthma management: examining routines of African American families living in the inner cityLeanne S Yinusa-Nyahkoon
Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Sargent College, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Asthma 47:701-10. 2010..In this paper, the authors examine the social forces underlying these ecological barriers and what African American parents living in the inner city do to manage their children's asthma amidst these challenges...
- Barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in VA primary careBarbara G Bokhour
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:1109-14. 2009..The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend routine opt-out HIV testing for all patients aged 13-64. Yet little is known about patient and provider perspectives on routine HIV testing...
- Provider attitudes toward pay-for-performance programs: development and validation of a measurement instrumentMark Meterko
Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center 152M, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Health Serv Res 41:1959-78. 2006..To develop an instrument for assessing physician attitudes toward quality incentive programs, and to assess its reliability and validity...
- Conceptual bases of Christian, faith-based substance abuse rehabilitation programs: qualitative analysis of staff interviewsLisa K McCoy
Section of General Internal Medicine, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Subst Abus 25:1-11. 2004..Knowledge of these core concepts and practices should be helpful to clinicians in considering referrals to faith-based recovery programs...