William Brinson Weeks

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The United States Chiropractic Workforce: An alternative or complement to primary care?
    Matthew A Davis
    Center for Health Policy Research, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 35 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH, 03766, USA
    Chiropr Man Therap 20:35. 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint A model for improving the quality and timeliness of compensation and pension examinations in VA facilities
    William Brinson Weeks
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Healthc Manag 48:252-61; discussion 262. 2003
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc The United States Chiropractic Workforce: An alternative or complement to primary care?
    Matthew A Davis
    Center for Health Policy Research, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 35 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH, 03766, USA
    Chiropr Man Therap 20:35. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint A model for improving the quality and timeliness of compensation and pension examinations in VA facilities
    William Brinson Weeks
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Healthc Manag 48:252-61; discussion 262. 2003
    ..Visible, ongoing support by leadership and alignment of project objectives with strategic goals are associated with improved project outcomes...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Using an improvement model to reduce adverse drug events in VA facilities
    W B Weeks
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:243-54. 2001
    ....
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint Effective interventions and implementation strategies to reduce adverse drug events in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system
    P D Mills
    VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:37-46. 2008
    ..This study characterised RCA reports associated with ADEs to determine what actions VA RCA teams took to reduce the number or severity of ADEs, and to evaluate which actions were effective in doing so...
  17. ncbi request reprint Utilization of VA and Medicare services by Medicare-eligible veterans: the impact of additional access points in a rural setting
    William Brinson Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    J Healthc Manag 50:95-106; discussion 106-7. 2005
    ..Analyses of the efficiency of adding access points to healthcare systems should be conducted, with particular emphasis on examining the possibilities of encroachment, worsened coordination of care, and potential health services overuse...
  18. ncbi request reprint Using the Baldrige management system framework in health care: the Veterans Health Administration experience
    W B Weeks
    Departments of Psychiatry, Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:379-87. 2000
    ..Team award experts from VHA and external sources reviewed, scored, and wrote feedback reports to all applicants and conducted four site visits...
  19. ncbi request reprint Listserv use enhances quality and safety in multisite quality improvement efforts
    Julia Neily
    Field Office of VA s National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Biomed Instrum Technol 38:316-21. 2004
    ..Team listserv contribution was not associated with team success in multisite quality improvement efforts. Successful teams may be accessing information on the listserv but not sending a message to indicate use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Developing a culture of safety in the Veterans Health Administration
    W B Weeks
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 3:270-6. 2000
    ..Weaving patient safety into the fabric of clinical activities is an increasingly important aspect of medical care...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint Comparing measures of patient safety for inpatient care provided to veterans within and outside the VA system in New York
    W B Weeks
    National Center for Patient Safety 11Q, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:58-64. 2008
    ..We explored another method of providing consumer information by comparing the experiences of VA enrolled patients who received care in the VA to those who received care outside the VA system...
  23. pmc Relationship between tort claims and patient incident reports in the Veterans Health Administration
    J M Schmidek
    Field Office of VA s National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:117-22. 2005
    ..In an effort to understand the thoroughness of reporting, we examined the relationship between tort claims and patient incident reports (PIRs)...
  24. pmc Measuring patient safety climate: a review of surveys
    J B Colla
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:364-6. 2005
    ..This paper compares the general characteristics, dimensions covered, psychometrics performed, and uses in studies of patient safety climate surveys...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ethical issues arising from variation in health services utilization at the end of life
    William Brinson Weeks
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA
    Front Health Serv Manage 27:17-26. 2011
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Transfer of risk: "right to sue" legislation and managed care organization stock performance
    W B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:16-24. 2001
    ..The study suggests that equity markets responded to the proposed legislation quickly and that the impact of proposed legislation is felt through loss of market value and increased corporate risk...
  27. pmc The development of a survey instrument for community health improvement
    D A Bazos
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:773-92. 2001
    ..This instrument allows communities to identify and measure critical domains of health that have previously not been captured in a single instrument...