William B Weeks

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The organizational costs of preventable medical errors
    W B Weeks
    Departments of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:533-9. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Return on educational investment in geriatrics training
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1940-5. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Reduction in patient enrollment in the Veterans Health Administration after media coverage of adverse medical events
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, Veterans Health Administration VHA, National Center for Patient Safety NCPS, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:652-8. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Time and money: a retrospective evaluation of the inputs, outputs, efficiency, and incomes of physicians
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:944-8. 2003
  5. pmc Readability of British and American medical prose at the start of the 21st century
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    BMJ 325:1451-2. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Do older rural and urban veterans experience different rates of unplanned readmission to VA and non-VA hospitals?
    William B Weeks
    Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 25:62-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Veterans Health Administration patients' use of the private sector for coronary revascularization in New York: opportunities to improve outcomes by directing care to high-performance hospitals
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 44:519-26. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving efficiency and access to mental health care: combining integrated care and advanced access
    Andrew Pomerantz
    Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:546-51. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban disparities in health-related quality of life within disease categories of Veterans
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 22:204-11. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Rural-urban differences in primary care physicians' practice patterns, characteristics, and incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 24:161-70. 2008

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. ncbi request reprint The organizational costs of preventable medical errors
    W B Weeks
    Departments of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:533-9. 2001
    ..Two composite case studies (a fall and a delay in diagnosis) were used to identify the organizational costs of preventable medical errors...
  2. ncbi request reprint Return on educational investment in geriatrics training
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1940-5. 2004
    ..Financial returns and the incentives they create should be carefully considered in meeting the anticipated geriatrics workforce needs of the nation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reduction in patient enrollment in the Veterans Health Administration after media coverage of adverse medical events
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, Veterans Health Administration VHA, National Center for Patient Safety NCPS, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:652-8. 2003
    ..A retrospective cohort design was used to determine whether media coverage of adverse events that occurred in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals was associated with subsequent veteran disenrollment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Time and money: a retrospective evaluation of the inputs, outputs, efficiency, and incomes of physicians
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:944-8. 2003
    ..We sought to determine whether physicians are working longer hours and whether their incomes are declining...
  5. pmc Readability of British and American medical prose at the start of the 21st century
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    BMJ 325:1451-2. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Do older rural and urban veterans experience different rates of unplanned readmission to VA and non-VA hospitals?
    William B Weeks
    Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 25:62-9. 2009
    ..Unplanned readmission within 30 days of discharge is an indicator of hospital quality...
  7. ncbi request reprint Veterans Health Administration patients' use of the private sector for coronary revascularization in New York: opportunities to improve outcomes by directing care to high-performance hospitals
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 44:519-26. 2006
    ..We sought to quantify Veterans Health Administration (VA) patients' utilization of coronary revascularization in the private sector and to assess the potential impact of directing this care to high-performance hospitals...
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving efficiency and access to mental health care: combining integrated care and advanced access
    Andrew Pomerantz
    Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:546-51. 2008
    ..To provide an example of implementation of a new program that enhances access to mental health care in primary care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban disparities in health-related quality of life within disease categories of Veterans
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 22:204-11. 2006
    ..Compared to their urban counterparts, rural veterans have been found to have lower health-related quality of life...
  10. doi request reprint Rural-urban differences in primary care physicians' practice patterns, characteristics, and incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 24:161-70. 2008
    ..Low salaries and difficult work conditions are perceived as a major barrier to the recruitment of primary care physicians to rural settings...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of rural residence on survival of male veterans affairs patients after age 65
    Todd A MacKenzie
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA Todd MacKenzie Dartmouth edu
    J Rural Health 26:318-24. 2010
    ..The objective of our study was to compare survival between rural and urban VA users...
  12. pmc Reducing avoidable deaths among veterans: directing private-sector surgical care to high-performance hospitals
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2186-92. 2007
    ..We quantified older (65 years and older) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients' use of the private sector to obtain 14 surgical procedures and assessed the potential impact of directing that care to high-performance hospitals...
  13. pmc Utilization and expenditures on chiropractic care in the United States from 1997 to 2006
    Matthew A Davis
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:748-61. 2010
    ..To investigate national utilization and expenditures on chiropractic care between 1997 and 2006...
  14. pmc Health care expenditures for urban and rural veterans in Veterans Health Administration care
    Alan N West
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1718-34. 2009
    ..To compare Veterans Health Administration (VA) patients, non-VA-using veterans, and nonveterans, separated by urban/rural residence and age group, on their use of major categories of medical care and payment sources...
  15. doi request reprint When VA patients have non-VA hospitalizations, who pays for what services, and what are the research implications? A New York case study
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 46:872-7. 2008
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Rural and urban disparities in health-related quality of life among veterans with psychiatric disorders
    Amy E Wallace
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA amy e wal
    Psychiatr Serv 57:851-6. 2006
    ..The authors studied whether rural and urban disparities in health-related quality of life, demonstrated previously among veterans, persist among veterans with common psychiatric disorders...
  17. ncbi request reprint Awareness and use of a cognitive aid for anesthesiology
    Julia Neily
    Field Office of the Veterans Health Administration, National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:502-11. 2007
    ..The Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) National Center for Patient Safety developed a cognitive aid to help anesthesiologists manage rare, high-mortality adverse events...
  18. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in ophthalmologists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Ophthalmology 114:1696-701. 2007
    ..To understand the association between provider gender and ophthalmologists' annual incomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Does the VA offer good health care value?
    William B Weeks
    White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Health Care Finance 35:1-12. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether the VA provides health care at a low cost...
  20. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of rural and urban veterans' health-related quality of life
    Amy E Wallace
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 26:156-63. 2010
    ..Cross-sectional studies have identified rural-urban disparities in veterans' health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) scores...
  21. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of regionalizing specialized VA addiction services
    Amy E Wallace
    Administration Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Awards Program, 215 North Hartland Rd, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:668-74. 2007
    ..By using New York State as an example, this study examined whether regionalization disproportionately affected rural versus urban veterans' use of VA and non-VA inpatient addiction services...
  22. ncbi request reprint Differences in the annual incomes of emergency physicians related to gender
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:434-40. 2007
    ..To examine the association between physician gender and income for emergency physicians (EPs) after correcting for factors likely to influence income...
  23. pmc Rural veterans and access to high-quality care for high-risk surgeries
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1737-51. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Collaboration of ethics and patient safety programs: opportunities to promote quality care
    William A Nelson
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    HEC Forum 20:15-27. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional, multi-year examination of rural and urban Veterans Administration users: 2002-2006
    Amy E Wallace
    VAMC Office of Rural Health, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, 215 N Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Mil Med 175:252-8. 2010
    ..Anticipating and meeting the needs of rural VA users will require accurate identification of those who lack access to services and therefore defining "rural" appropriately...
  26. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the annual income of psychiatrists
    William B Weeks
    Department of Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 11Q, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:515-20. 2007
    ..This study examined whether a gender income gap among psychiatrists persisted in the 1990s...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of race and gender with general surgeons' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:558-67. 2006
    ..Although female plastic, oral, and cardiothoracic surgeons have been shown to have lower incomes than their male counterparts, differences in incomes attributable to gender or race among general surgeons have not been evaluated...
  28. pmc Outcomes of a quality improvement project integrating mental health into primary care
    Bradley V Watts
    Outcomes REAP, White River Junction VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:378-81. 2007
    ..This study examined the effectiveness of a quality improvement project improving access to mental healthcare in a large primary care clinic...
  29. doi request reprint Research on rural veterans: an analysis of the literature
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 24:337-44. 2008
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VA) provides comprehensive health care services to veterans across the United States. Recently, the VA established an Office of Rural Health to address the health care needs of rural veterans...
  30. pmc US spending on complementary and alternative medicine during 2002-08 plateaued, suggesting role in reformed health system
    Matthew A Davis
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:45-52. 2013
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Veterans' system-of-care preferences for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in a rural setting
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Rural Health 19:105-8. 2003
    ..In the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), regionalization of high-technology health care services may influence veterans who live far from referral centers to obtain care locally, through the private sector...
  32. ncbi request reprint Veterans Health Administration and Medicare outpatient health care utilization by older rural and urban New England veterans
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Rural Health 21:167-71. 2005
    ..Older veterans often use both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Medicare to obtain health care services...
  33. ncbi request reprint Race and gender differences in pediatricians' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:196-200. 2007
    ..To determine the association between race, gender, and pediatricians' annual incomes after controlling for work effort, provider characteristics, and practice characteristics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Practical and policy implications of using different rural-urban classification systems: a case study of inpatient service utilization among Veterans Administration users
    Ethan M Berke
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, HB 7251, 35 Centerra Parkway, Room 206, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    J Rural Health 25:259-66. 2009
    ..Several classification systems exist for defining rural areas, which may lead to different interpretations of rural health services data...
  35. doi request reprint Comparing the characteristics, utilization, efficiency, and outcomes of VA and non-VA inpatient care provided to VA enrollees: a case study in New York
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 46:863-71. 2008
    ..To compare the characteristics, utilization, and outcomes of Veterans Health Administration (VA) and non-VA inpatient care provided to VA enrollees in New York...
  36. ncbi request reprint Using aggregate root cause analysis to improve patient safety
    Julia Neily
    Veterans Health Administration VHA National Center for Patient Safety NCPS, White River Junction VA Medical Center VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:434-9, 381. 2003
    ..The authors describe use of aggregate root cause analysis, which provides a systematic process for analyzing high-priority, frequent events...
  37. ncbi request reprint Is a management degree worth the investment for physicians? A survey of members of the American College of Physician Executives
    William B Weeks
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 23:232-7. 2008
    ..These findings have implications for early and mid-career physicians and physician recruiters...
  38. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in dermatologists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program REAP, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Cutis 80:325-32. 2007
    ..Researchers should further explore the relationship between the gender and incomes of physicians to determine what additional factors might cause the differences that we found...
  39. ncbi request reprint The influence of race and gender on family physicians' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Awards Program REAP, Dartmouth Medical School, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:548-56. 2006
    ..Therefore, we conducted a study that used survey data to explore the relationship between provider gender and race and family physicians' annual incomes...
  40. pmc Rare adverse medical events in VA inpatient care: reliability limits to using patient safety indicators as performance measures
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:249-66. 2008
    ..DATA SOURCES STUDY SETTING: Nine years (1997-2005) of all Veterans Health Administration (VA) administrative hospital discharge data...
  41. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Enhancement Act of 2004 on VA physicians' salaries and retention
    William B Weeks
    White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Health Care Finance 35:13-23. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Using aggregate root cause analysis to reduce falls
    Peter D Mills
    Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:21-31. 2005
    ..About 100 of the VA acute and long term care facilities contributed data to an analysis of results of 176 root cause analyses (RCAs) for patient falls occurring in the VA system...
  43. pmc The concentration of out-of-pocket expenditures on complementary and alternative medicine in the United States
    Matthew A Davis
    The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 18:36-42. 2012
    ..Although the popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States is well recognized, little is known about the distribution of out-of-pocket expenditures on CAM services...
  44. ncbi request reprint A multihospital safety improvement effort and the dissemination of new knowledge
    Peter D Mills
    Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:124-33. 2003
    ..The diffusion of medical innovations beyond the participating teams was studied during a 2000-2001 national collaborative safety improvement effort...
  45. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of VA patients who use low-quality private-sector CABG centers in New York
    William B Weeks
    VA Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:691-705. 2007
    ..Efforts to direct VA patients' care to high-performance hospitals could improve outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care...
  46. ncbi request reprint Baldrige-based quality awards: Veterans Health Administration's 3-year experience
    Allan Shirks
    Departments of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 10:47-54. 2002
    ..Although some VISNs increased their scores over time, there was not measurable, systemwide improvement. Three years may be too short a time to significantly affect Baldrige scores in an organization as large as VHA...
  47. ncbi request reprint Where do women veterans get their inpatient care?
    Susan E Mooney
    VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:367-73. 2007
    ..In this study we explore women veterans' use of Veterans Administration (VA) and private sector inpatient services...
  48. ncbi request reprint The cost of pursuing a medical career in the military: a tale of five specialties
    William A Cronin
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Acad Med 85:1316-20. 2010
    ..The physician payment system is a focus of potential reform in the United States. The authors explored the effects of the military's method of physician payment on physicians' returns on educational investment for several specialties...
  49. ncbi request reprint Long-term financial implications of specialty training for physicians
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Am J Med 113:393-9. 2002
    ..Given the recent changes in physician reimbursement and managed care penetration, we examined the financial returns that might be anticipated when considering different medical careers...
  50. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of rural and urban cadaveric organ transplant donors and recipients
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 22:264-8. 2006
    ..Health disparities have been found when comparing rural and urban populations. Purpose: To compare characteristics of rural and urban cadaveric transplant donors and recipients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Differences in income between male and female primary care physicians
    Amy E Wallace
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 57:180-4. 2002
    ..to determine whether sex differences in income persist among primary care physicians in light of the increasing proportion of women entering the field...
  52. pmc Race and gender differences in general internists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VAMC, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1167-71. 2006
    ..Specialty, work effort, and female gender have been shown to be associated with physicians' annual incomes; however, racial differences in physician incomes have not been examined...
  53. doi request reprint Absence of race- or gender-specific income disparities among full-time white and Asian general internists working for the Veterans Administration
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, White River Junction VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Gend Med 7:64-70. 2010
    ..Gender-based, but not race-based, income disparities exist among general internists who practice medicine in the private sector...
  54. ncbi request reprint Improving the effectiveness of physician participation in local quality improvement efforts
    Tina Foster
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 10:25-30. 2002
    ..While not the only steps to take, these critical success factors proved helpful in defining the problem to be addressed, engaging leadership, and anticipating the resolution of conflict...
  55. ncbi request reprint Veterans' care preference for coronary artery bypass grafting in a rural setting
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Mil Med 167:556-9. 2002
    ..As the VA begins to understand veterans' use of multiple systems of care, it will be important to understand what influences veterans' choice of VA or private sector care...
  56. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental health and access to care among nonmetropolitan Veterans Health Administration patients younger than 65 years
    Alan West
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 22:9-16. 2006
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Reducing medication confusion in homebound patients: when the data do not conform to the initial hypothesis
    Julia Neily
    Field Office, Veterans Health Administration s National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction VA Medical Center VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:199-200, 157. 2003
    ..As the authors report, resolving medication order confusion was thought to be very time-consuming--until a team started to collect data...
  58. ncbi request reprint Primary care practice management in rural and urban Veterans Health Administration settings
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 18:298-303. 2002
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in diagnostic radiologists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, Dartmouth Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, VAMC 11Q, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Acad Radiol 13:1266-73. 2006
    ..We sought to determine the association between provider gender and diagnostic radiologists' annual incomes after controlling for work effort, provider characteristics, and practice characteristics...
  60. pmc Supplier-induced demand for psychiatric admissions in Northern New England
    Bradley V Watts
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, VA Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 11:146. 2011
    ..Our secondary hypothesis was that the construction of psychiatric HSAs (PHSAs) would yield more meaningful results than the use of existing general medical hospital service areas...
  61. ncbi request reprint Where do veterans health administration patients obtain heart, liver, and kidney transplants?
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Mil Med 172:1154-9. 2007
    ..Furthermore, our analysis indicates that use of only the VA/Medicare data set may substantially underestimate VA enrollees' reliance on the private sector for health care services...
  62. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of successful quality improvement teams: lessons from five collaborative projects in the VHA
    Peter D Mills
    Veterans Health Administration VHA, National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:152-62. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Women's primary care providers and breast cancer screening: who's following the guidelines?
    Amy E Wallace
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009 0001, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:744-8. 2006
    ..However, the providers who are responsible for women's preventive health care differ in breast cancer screening guideline adherence. We compared screening practices across provider specialty and training degree types...
  64. ncbi request reprint The influence of physician race and gender on obstetrician-gynecologists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth, VT, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:603-11. 2006
    ..We examined the association between gender, race, and obstetrician-gynecologists' incomes, after correcting for productivity and other important practice and provider characteristics...
  65. ncbi request reprint Tobacco cessation counseling across the ages
    Amy E Wallace
    Outcomes Group REAP, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1425-8. 2006
    ..To examine recent rates of tobacco cessation counseling and whether patient age or sex was associated with providers' adherence to tobacco cessation guidelines...
  66. ncbi request reprint A cognitive aid for cardiac arrest: you can't use it if you don't know about it
    Peter D Mills
    VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:488-96. 2004
    ..In 2002, caregivers were surveyed about the usefulness of the cognitive aid and the success of its dissemination throughout the VA...
  67. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in anesthesiologists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Anesthesiology 106:806-11. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Who pays when VA users are hospitalized in the private sector? Evidence from three data sources
    Alan N West
    Center for Rural Health Studies, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 45:1003-7. 2007
    ..Less is known about younger VA enrollees' use of the private sector, or its funding. We compare payers for younger and older enrollees' private sector use in 3 hospitalization datasets...
  69. pmc Differences in health-related quality of life in rural and urban veterans
    William B Weeks
    MBA, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1762-7. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether disparities in health-related quality of life exist between veterans who live in rural settings and their suburban or urban counterparts...
  70. pmc New York's statistical model accurately predicts mortality risk for veterans who obtain private sector CABG
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1186-96. 2005
    ..To determine whether patients' use of the Veterans Health Administration health care system (VHA) is an independent risk factor for mortality following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the private sector in New York...
  71. doi request reprint Higher health care quality and bigger savings found at large multispecialty medical groups
    William B Weeks
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:991-7. 2010
    ..In most markets, and after adjustment for patient factors, group physicians affiliated with the council provided higher-quality care at a 3.6 percent lower annual cost ($272 per patient)...
  72. ncbi request reprint A cumulative meta-analysis of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in pediatric depression: did unpublished studies influence the efficacy/safety debate?
    Amy E Wallace
    Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 16:37-58. 2006
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint The influence of provider sex on neurologists' annual incomes
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, United States
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 109:38-44. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the influence of provider sex on neurologists' annual incomes after controlling for work effort, provider characteristics, and practice characteristics...
  74. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse intensive outpatient treatment: does program graduation matter?
    Amy E Wallace
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:27-30. 2004
    ..Further research is needed to discern optimal treatment length-that which maximizes both length of stay and completion rates, while optimizing use of limited treatment resources...
  75. doi request reprint How do race and sex affect the earnings of primary care physicians?
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Affairs VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Awards Program REAP in White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:557-66. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that addressing the underlying causes of sex-based income differences should be a priority for health professional organizations, particularly as more women enter the physician workforce...
  76. pmc Health care for patients with serious mental illness: family medicine's role
    Nancy E Morden
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 22:187-95. 2009
    ..We review health outcomes of the seriously mentally ill and models designed to improve these outcomes. We propose specific strategies for Family Medicine clinicians and researchers to address this problem...
  77. doi request reprint The presence of ethics programs in critical access hospitals
    William A Nelson
    Community and Family Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    HEC Forum 22:267-74. 2010
    ..A virtual ethics committee network may be the most efficient and effective way of providing rural hospitals access to a knowledgeable ethics committee or consultant...
  78. ncbi request reprint The more things change: revisiting a comparison of educational costs and incomes of physicians and other professionals
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Acad Med 77:312-9. 2002
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Does reducing length of stay make a business case?
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:627-8. 2008
    ..The business case for improving quality and safety of health care, the authors contend, critically depends on savings in fixed rather than variable costs...
  80. ncbi request reprint Changes in authorship patterns in prestigious US medical journals
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1949-54. 2004
    ..The growth in the number of authors on bylines and the proportion of group-authored manuscripts is likely to reflect the increasing complexity of medical research...
  81. ncbi request reprint The organizational costs of ethical conflicts
    William A Nelson
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Healthc Manag 53:41-52; discussion 52-3. 2008
    ..Such an effort has the potential to enhance the organization's overall culture and ultimately lead to organizational success...
  82. ncbi request reprint What do we know about financial returns on investments in patient safety? A literature review
    Jared M Schmidek
    Veterans Health Administration s National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:690-9. 2005
    ..A framework was proposed for making a business case for patient safety interventions and to evaluate whether and how thoroughly financial aspects of investments and returns have been reported...
  83. ncbi request reprint Rural health care ethics: is there a literature?
    William Nelson
    Dartmouth Medical School, USA
    Am J Bioeth 6:44-50. 2006
    ..Our findings indicate that there are a limited number of publications focusing on rural health care ethics, suggesting a need for scholars and researchers to more rigorously address rural ethics issues...
  84. ncbi request reprint Who pays for poor surgical quality? Building a business case for quality improvement
    Justin B Dimick
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:933-7. 2006
    ..The goal of the present study was to determine whether hospitals or payors incur a larger burden of increased hospital costs associated with complications...
  85. ncbi request reprint Case study: identifying potential problems at the human/technical interface in complex clinical systems
    Margaret Caudill-Slosberg
    VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Med Qual 20:353-7. 2005
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint [Extensive initiatives for improved patient safety in the USA]
    Hans Rutberg
    Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping
    Lakartidningen 101:2276-9. 2004
  87. ncbi request reprint A curriculum for training quality scholars to improve the health and health care of veterans and the community at large
    Mark E Splaine
    Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 10:10-8. 2002
    ..Our program provides insights for medical education to better prepare physicians to participate in and lead the improvement of health care...
  88. pmc Rural and non-rural differences in membership of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
    William Nelson
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, 7251 Strasenburgh Hall, Hanover, NH 03755 USA
    J Med Ethics 32:411-3. 2006
    ..To determine whether bioethicists are distributed along a rural-to-urban continuum in a way that reflects potential need of those resources as determined by the general population, hospital facilities and hospital beds...
  89. ncbi request reprint Medical school type and physician income
    William B Weeks
    White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Health Care Finance 34:34-44. 2008
    ..Because of their lower tuition expenses, international and public US medical school graduates may experience higher returns on educational investment than their counterparts who graduated from private US medical schools...
  90. ncbi request reprint Making the business case for patient safety
    William B Weeks
    White River Junction Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:51-4, 1. 2003
    ..The authors explain why there appears to be a business case for health care organizations to make investments to enhance patient safety...
  91. ncbi request reprint Medicare payment changes and physicians' incomes
    William B Weeks
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Health Care Finance 29:18-26. 2002
    ..Should academic incomes remain uncompetitive with private sector incomes, it may be increasingly difficult to persuade physicians to enter academic careers...