Leif I Solberg

Summary

Affiliation: HealthPartners Research Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Smoking and cessation behaviors among young adults of various educational backgrounds
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1421-6. 2007
  2. ncbi Is patient readiness to change a predictor of improved glycemic control?
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2325-9. 2004
  3. ncbi Offering telephone counseling to smokers using pharmacotherapy
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:S19-27. 2005
  4. pmc The effect of advanced access implementation on quality of diabetes care
    JoAnn M Sperl-Hillen
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A16. 2008
  5. ncbi Ambulatory care quality measures for the 6 aims from administrative data
    Leif I Solberg
    Care Improvement Research, HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:310-6. 2006
  6. pmc Care quality and implementation of the chronic care model: a quantitative study
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55245, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:310-6. 2006
  7. doi Barriers to improving primary care of depression: perspectives of medical group leaders
    Robin R Whitebird
    HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Qual Health Res 23:805-14. 2013
  8. ncbi Proactive recruitment of health plan smokers into telephone counseling
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:581-9. 2007
  9. ncbi Patient-centered medical home cost reductions limited to complex patients
    Thomas J Flottemesch
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:677-86. 2012
  10. ncbi Young adult smokers: are they different?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:626-32. 2007

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. pmc Smoking and cessation behaviors among young adults of various educational backgrounds
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1421-6. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether the educational backgrounds of young adult smokers (aged 18 to 24 years) affect their cessation attitudes or behaviors in ways that could be used to improve smoking interventions...
  2. ncbi Is patient readiness to change a predictor of improved glycemic control?
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2325-9. 2004
    ..To test the hypothesis that patient readiness to change (RTC) predicts future changes in glycemic control in adults with diabetes...
  3. ncbi Offering telephone counseling to smokers using pharmacotherapy
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:S19-27. 2005
    ..The results varied by gender and amount smoked. In addition, the variables associated with quitting in a multivariate logistic regression model included older age and using more than 30 days of medication...
  4. pmc The effect of advanced access implementation on quality of diabetes care
    JoAnn M Sperl-Hillen
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A16. 2008
    ..The study analyzes the effect of an advanced access program on quality of diabetes care...
  5. ncbi Ambulatory care quality measures for the 6 aims from administrative data
    Leif I Solberg
    Care Improvement Research, HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:310-6. 2006
    ..They have been successfully used to describe care quality changes for these patients over time. This starter set for the 6 IOM aims should be tested and expanded by others...
  6. pmc Care quality and implementation of the chronic care model: a quantitative study
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55245, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:310-6. 2006
    ..We wanted to test whether improvements in care quality were correlated with changes in the Chronic Care Model (CCM) in a large medical group that attempted to implement the CCM...
  7. doi Barriers to improving primary care of depression: perspectives of medical group leaders
    Robin R Whitebird
    HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Qual Health Res 23:805-14. 2013
    ..We must improve primary care of depression if we are to reduce its enormous adverse social and economic impacts...
  8. ncbi Proactive recruitment of health plan smokers into telephone counseling
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:581-9. 2007
    ..Although other variations of this approach might be tested, we suspect that it might be more useful to test innovative ways to influence the factors we identified as being most strongly predictive of lack of successful quitting...
  9. ncbi Patient-centered medical home cost reductions limited to complex patients
    Thomas J Flottemesch
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:677-86. 2012
    ..To examine the long-term relationships between costs, utilization, and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) clinical practice systems...
  10. ncbi Young adult smokers: are they different?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:626-32. 2007
    ..To compare smoking-cessation interest and behaviors in younger and older smokers to develop better smoking-cessation strategies for younger smokers...
  11. pmc Variation in quality of diabetes care at the levels of patient, physician, and clinic
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A15. 2008
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  12. doi Relationship between the presence of practice systems and the quality of care for depression
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation and Medical Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:420-6. 2008
    ..31, P = .05). Thus, practice systems overall and several domains of the Chronic Care Model appear to be associated with higher quality care for depression. This questionnaire may help practices identify particular systems to improve...
  13. doi Disparities in tobacco cessation medication orders and fills among special populations
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, P O Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:144-51. 2010
    ..To improve this for tobacco cessation, we measured differences in the frequency of receiving and filling cessation medication prescriptions by race, ethnicity, age, language preference, health insurance, and pregnancy...
  14. pmc Designing and implementing research on a statewide quality improvement initiative: the DIAMOND study and initiative
    A Lauren Crain
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Med Care 51:e58-66. 2013
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  15. pmc Prevalence of practice system tools for improving depression care among primary care clinics: the DIAMOND initiative
    Karen L Margolis
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8170 33rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55425, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:999-1004. 2011
    ..Practice system tools improve chronic disease care, but are generally lacking for the care of depression in most primary care settings...
  16. ncbi Practice systems are associated with high-quality care for diabetes
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:85-92. 2008
    ..To determine whether a questionnaire that assesses the presence of practice systems is associated with clinical performance rates for diabetes care...
  17. ncbi Priorities among effective clinical preventive services: methods
    Michael V Maciosek
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:90-6. 2006
    ..This report should be useful to those who want to understand additional detail about how the ranking was developed or who want to adapt the methods for their own purposes...
  18. pmc Effect of improved primary care access on quality of depression care
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:69-74. 2006
    ..We wanted to determine whether a major improvement in access to primary care during 2000 was associated with changes in the quality of care for patients with depression...
  19. ncbi Are claims data accurate enough to identify patients for performance measures or quality improvement? The case of diabetes, heart disease, and depression
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:238-45. 2006
    ..97, 0.95, and 0.95. This approach is feasible and necessary for those wanting to use administrative data for case identification for performance measurement or quality improvement...
  20. doi Are characteristics of the medical home associated with diabetes care costs?
    Thomas J Flottemesch
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Med Care 50:676-84. 2012
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  21. ncbi Does improved access to care affect utilization and costs for patients with chronic conditions?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:717-22. 2004
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  22. doi Informed choice assistance for women making uterine fibroid treatment decisions: a practical clinical trial
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners, HealthPartners Medical Group, and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:444-52. 2010
    ..There is limited evidence about how to ensure that patients are helped to make informed medical care decisions...
  23. ncbi Do all components of the chronic care model contribute equally to quality improvement?
    JoAnn M Sperl-Hillen
    HealthPartners Medical Group and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:303-9. 2004
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  24. ncbi Measuring an organization's ability to manage change: the change process capability questionnaire and its use for improving depression care
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:193-200. 2008
    ..To describe a new survey tool for assessing medical group capability to improve care and to test the relationship between survey scores and other factors among 41 medical groups...
  25. pmc Transforming medical care: case study of an exemplary, small medical group
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:109-16. 2006
    ..We studied one such group to determine the organizational and cultural attributes that seem related to its achievements in care quality...
  26. pmc Challenges of change: a qualitative study of chronic care model implementation
    Mary C Hroscikoski
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:317-26. 2006
    ..One large health care organization that tried to implement the CCM in primary care provided an opportunity to study these issues...
  27. ncbi Repeated tobacco-use screening and intervention in clinical practice: health impact and cost effectiveness
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:62-71. 2006
    ..It also addresses repeated counseling because the literature has focused on single episodes of treatment, while in reality that is neither desirable nor likely...
  28. ncbi Treatment of elderly and other adult patients for depression in primary care
    Lucy Rose Fischer
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1554-62. 2003
    ..To determine whether depression is treated differently in older and younger patients in primary care clinics...
  29. ncbi Tobacco control efforts in managed care: what do the doctors think?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:193-8. 2004
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  30. ncbi Use of practice system tools by medical groups for depression
    Karen L Margolis
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA karen l margolis healthpartners com
    Am J Manag Care 13:305-11. 2007
    ..To describe the types of practice system tools that medical groups use for depression care, and to compare these with the tools used for care of other chronic conditions...
  31. ncbi Increasing primary care physician productivity: A case study
    Steven Lewandowski
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, 8100 34th Ave S, MC 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:573-6. 2006
    ..To ascertain the impact of advanced access and productivity-based pay on physician productivity and compensation, patient satisfaction, and medical group cost of delivering care...
  32. pmc Using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fs/QCA) to explore the relationship between medical "homeness" and quality
    Nels Marcus Thygeson
    Center for Healthcare Innovation, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN 55407 1321, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:22-45. 2012
    ..Determine, using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fs/QCA), the relationship between patient-centered medical home (PCMH) systems and quality in 21 NCQA recognized medical homes...
  33. doi Relationship of clinic medical home scores to health care costs
    Thomas J Flottemesch
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 34:78-89. 2011
    ..4%) and outpatient ($1282/person, 3.5%) costs among patients with 11 or more prescriptions suggesting higher functioning PCMHs may lead to reduced costs among the most complex and costly patients...
  34. pmc Diabetic patients who smoke: are they different?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:26-32. 2004
    ..We wanted to identify differences between diabetic patients who smoke and those who do not smoke to design more effective strategies to improve their diabetes care and encourage smoking cessation...
  35. ncbi Physician-patient interaction for smoking cessation medications: a dance of mutual accommodation?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:251-7. 2006
    ..To study physician-smoker interactions around the receipt of smoking cessation medication prescriptions to better understand the low rates of reported assistance and follow-up...
  36. pmc Adolescent primary care visit patterns
    James D Nordin
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:511-6. 2010
    ..We wanted to measure how frequently adolescents who are insured either through private insurance or government programs have preventive vs nonpreventive care visits...
  37. doi Relationship of clinic medical home scores to quality and patient experience
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 34:57-66. 2011
    ..We conclude that among primary care clinics recognized as high-level medical homes, the instrument used to assess medical home characteristics cannot differentiate their quality...
  38. ncbi Frequency of physician-directed assistance for smoking cessation in patients receiving cessation medications
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:656-60. 2005
    ..Little is known about current physician-patient interactions regarding smoking cessation when a prescription is given for cessation medications...
  39. pmc Medical home transformation: a gradual process and a continuum of attainment
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 11:S108-14. 2013
    ..We analyzed data from an evaluation of certified medical homes in Minnesota to study this topic...
  40. pmc Trends in quality during medical home transformation
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:515-21. 2011
    ..Expectations for large and rapid change are probably unrealistic...
  41. ncbi Is integration in large medical groups associated with quality?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, Mail Stop 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:e34-41. 2009
    ..To test the relationship between the presence of recommended chronic care model systems and the degree of integration among large medical groups...
  42. ncbi Depression in patients with diabetes: does it impact clinical goals?
    William A Rush
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:392-7. 2008
    ..To examine whether depressive symptoms are associated with achievement of recommended goals for control of glucose, lipids, and blood pressure among patients with diabetes...
  43. ncbi Colorectal cancer screening: health impact and cost effectiveness
    Michael V Maciosek
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:80-9. 2006
    ..This article describes the burden of disease prevented and cost-effectiveness as a result of offering patients a choice of colorectal cancer screening tools...
  44. ncbi Randomized trial of quality improvement intervention to improve diabetes care in primary care settings
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1890-7. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of a quality improvement (QI) intervention on the quality of diabetes care at primary care clinics...
  45. ncbi Does insurance coverage for drug therapy affect smoking cessation?
    Raymond G Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:162-8. 2002
    ..Further studies are needed to test whether greater efforts to make smokers aware of insurance benefits or adding other types of cessation support might lead to any beneficial effects...
  46. ncbi Practice systems for chronic care: frequency and dependence on an electronic medical record
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis MN, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:789-96. 2005
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  47. ncbi Smoking-related attitudes and clinical practices of medical personnel in Minnesota
    Barbara L Braun
    Health Research Center, Park Nicollet Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:316-22. 2004
    ..Effective clinic-based, smoking-cessation activities are not widely implemented...
  48. ncbi Influenza vaccination health impact and cost effectiveness among adults aged 50 to 64 and 65 and older
    Michael V Maciosek
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:72-9. 2006
    ..S. Preventive Services Task Force. The forthcoming ranking will include the new recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to extend influenza vaccination to adults aged 50 to 64 years...
  49. ncbi Patient medical group continuity and healthcare utilization
    Louise H Anderson
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55425, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:450-7. 2012
    ..To measure continuity among medical groups of insured patients over a 5-year period and to test whether group continuity of care is associated with healthcare utilization and costs...
  50. ncbi Primary care intervention to reduce alcohol misuse ranking its health impact and cost effectiveness
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:143-152. 2008
    ..This study was designed to develop a standardized rating for the clinically preventable burden and cost effectiveness of complying with that recommendation that would allow comparisons across many recommended services...
  51. doi A randomized controlled trial of Telephone Counseling with smokeless tobacco users: the ChewFree Minnesota study
    Raymond G Boyle
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1433-40. 2008
    ..Proactive telephone-based counseling is an effective strategy for improving cessation rates among ST users. Future research should determine the components contributing to the intervention success...
  52. pmc Is making smoking status a vital sign sufficient to increase cessation support actions in clinical practice?
    Raymond Boyle
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:22-5. 2004
    ..This article evaluates the impact of introducing routine use of smoking status as a vital sign on clinician cessation support in a primary care setting...
  53. ncbi Effects of electronic decision support on high-tech diagnostic imaging orders and patients
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners Medical Group, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:102-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effects of providing appropriateness criteria through guideline-based electronic health record (EHR) decision support for high-tech diagnostic imaging (HTDI) procedures...
  54. ncbi Measuring patient safety in ambulatory care: potential for identifying medical group drug-drug interaction rates using claims data
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:753-9. 2004
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  55. ncbi Greater use of preventive services in U.S. health care could save lives at little or no cost
    Michael V Maciosek
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1656-60. 2010
    ..7 billion, or 0.2 percent of U.S. personal health care spending. These findings suggest that policy makers should pursue options that move the nation toward greater use of proven preventive services...
  56. ncbi Can patient safety be measured by surveys of patient experiences?
    Leif I Solberg
    Care Improvement Research, HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:266-74. 2008
    ..A study was conducted to test whether patient reports of medical errors via surveys could produce sufficiently accurate information to be used as a measure of patient safety...
  57. ncbi Paying for quality improvement: compliance with tobacco cessation guidelines
    Gail Amundson
    Quality and Utilization Improvement, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:59-65. 2003
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  58. ncbi The QUEST for quality: what are medical groups doing about it?
    Leif I Solberg
    Care Improvement Research, HealthPartners Medical Group, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:211-9. 2005
    ..It is important to know whether medical groups have quality improvement (QI) priorities, approaches, activities, and congruence that will allow them to achieve major improvements in quality of care...
  59. ncbi Large multispecialty group practices and quality improvement: what is needed to transform care?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55425, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 30:9-17; discussion 18-20. 2007
    ..It was concluded that any organization striving to greatly improve the quality of its healthcare delivery should consider these factors when planning improvement initiatives...
  60. ncbi Crossing the quality chasm for diabetes care: the power of one physician, his team, and systems thinking
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation and HealthPartners Medical Group, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:299-306. 2007
    ..To demonstrate that one physician can dramatically improve care of diabetes patients by taking a systems approach and getting support from leaders and other team members...
  61. ncbi Priorities among effective clinical preventive services: results of a systematic review and analysis
    Michael V Maciosek
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:52-61. 2006
    ..This study was designed to produce comparable estimates of relative health impact and cost effectiveness for services considered effective by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...
  62. ncbi Follow-up and follow-through of depressed patients in primary care: the critical missing components of quality care
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:520-7. 2005
    ..The problem is that there are few examples of such systems in real clinical practices. This article describes the main components of such a systematic approach...
  63. pmc How can primary care cross the quality chasm?
    Leif I Solberg
    Health Partners, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:164-9. 2009
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  64. doi A surveillance source of tobacco use differences among immigrant populations
    Emily D Parker
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, MS 21111R, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:309-14. 2010
    ..This study is among the first to use electronic medical record (EMR) data to examine differences in tobacco use associated with acculturation among various population groups...
  65. ncbi Partnership research: a practical trial design for evaluation of a natural experiment to improve depression care
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Med Care 48:576-82. 2010
    ..Most attention has focused on T1 translation studies (bench to bedside) with considerable uncertainty about how to enhance T2 (effectiveness trials) and especially T3 (implementation studies)...
  66. ncbi Key issues in transforming health care organizations for quality: the case of advanced access
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:15-24. 2004
    ..S. health care system. This rigorous qualitative evaluation of transformational change for patient access in one large multispecialty group practice identifies the major issues facing organizations addressing the IOM challenge...
  67. doi Tobacco-use prevalence in special populations taking advantage of electronic medical records
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation and Medical Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S501-7. 2008
    ..Therefore, the electronic medical record database of a large medical group in Minnesota was used to demonstrate the potential value of that approach to accomplish those goals...
  68. ncbi Clinical preventive services for adolescents
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:445-54. 2009
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  69. ncbi When depression is the diagnosis, what happens to patients and are they satisfied?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:131-40. 2003
    ..To understand the process, outcomes, and patient satisfaction of usual primary care for patients given a diagnostic code for depression...
  70. ncbi Is quality free? The relationship between cost and quality across 18 provider groups
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:413-22. 2002
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  71. ncbi Prioritizing clinical preventive services: a review and framework with implications for community preventive services
    Michael V Maciosek
    Health Partners Research Foundation, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:341-55. 2009
    ..It has not been tested in prioritizing community interventions and other health care services but should provide a useful starting point for designing priority-setting efforts in those areas...
  72. doi Evaluating preference-sensitive care for uterine fibroids: it's not so simple
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners, HealthPartners Medical Group, and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1071-9. 2009
    ..This retrospective survey of women with fibroids, a benign condition with multiple treatment options, sought to evaluate the extent to which this was measurable and true...
  73. ncbi Optimizing practice through research: a preventive services case study
    Thomas E Kottke
    Health Partners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:505-6. 2007
  74. ncbi Nonresponse bias: does it affect measurement of clinician behavior?
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, PO Box 1524, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1424, USA
    Med Care 40:347-52. 2002
    ..Previous studies of nonresponders have not assessed the effects of nonresponse on the accuracy of clinician behavior measurements. Knowledge of these effects is critical to both research and quality improvement...
  75. pmc Variation in diabetes care by age: opportunities for customization of care
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 4:16. 2003
    ..In this study, we hypothesized that adults age 65 and over receive lower quality diabetes care than adults age 45-64 years old...
  76. ncbi Physician smoking-cessation actions: are they dependent on insurance coverage or on patients?
    Leif I Solberg
    Health Partners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:160-5. 2002
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the introduction of coverage for smoking-cessation pharmacotherapy by the health plans covering most of the population in one region would increase physician use of 5A's...
  77. pmc Optimizing practice through research: a new perspective to solve an old problem
    Thomas E Kottke
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:459-62. 2008
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  78. pmc Improving medical practice: a conceptual framework
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn 55440, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:251-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to produce a relatively simple conceptual framework for guiding and studying practice improvement...
  79. ncbi Electronic medical records to increase the clinical treatment of tobacco dependence: a systematic review
    Raymond G Boyle
    ClearWay Minnesota SM, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:S77-82. 2010
    ..The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence for such an effect...
  80. ncbi Does methodology affect the ability to monitor tobacco control activities? implications for HEDIS and other performance measures
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Prev Med 37:33-40. 2003
    ..It is unclear whether methodological differences in sample size, survey methods, and analysis approach significantly affect the ability to accurately monitor tobacco control activities and to make rate comparisons...
  81. ncbi Impact of office systems and improvement strategies on costs of care for adults with diabetes
    Todd P Gilmer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0622, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1242-8. 2006
    ..To assess the impact of organizational features and improvement strategies of primary care clinics on health care costs of adults with diabetes...
  82. ncbi A framework for improving the quality of cancer care: the case of breast and cervical cancer screening
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:4-13. 2003
    ....
  83. ncbi Tobacco-control policies in 11 leading managed care organizations: progress and challenges
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston 02114, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:130-6. 2002
    ..Although evidence-based national guidelines for tobacco-dependence treatment have been available since 1996, translating these guidelines into clinical practice is challenging...
  84. ncbi Predictors of health care costs in adults with diabetes
    Todd P Gilmer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 0622, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:59-64. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of baseline A1c, cardiovascular disease, and depression on subsequent health care costs among adults with diabetes...
  85. ncbi Emergency department crowding: consensus development of potential measures
    Leif I Solberg
    HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics and HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:824-34. 2003
    ..We identify measures of emergency department (ED) and hospital workflow that would be of value in understanding, monitoring, and managing crowding...
  86. ncbi Tobacco-cessation services and patient satisfaction in nine nonprofit HMOs
    Virginia P Quinn
    Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Research and Evaluation Department, Pasadena, California 91188, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:77-84. 2005
    ..There is little information on the extent of compliance with the guideline's treatment model described by the "5A's" (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange)...
  87. ncbi Does a health plan effort to increase smokers' awareness of cessation medication coverage increase utilization and cessation?
    Nina L Alesci
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55164 0560, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:366-9. 2004
    ..To test whether a mailing describing new coverage for smoking cessation medications increases benefit knowledge, utilization, and quitting...
  88. ncbi A practice change model for quality improvement in primary care practice
    Deborah Cohen
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA
    J Healthc Manag 49:155-68; discussion 169-70. 2004
    ..Interventions that are based on understanding the four key elements and their interrelationships can yield sustainable quality improvements in primary care practice...
  89. pmc Laboratory safety monitoring of chronic medications in ambulatory care settings
    Judith S Hurley
    Center for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:331-3. 2005
    ..To evaluate laboratory safety monitoring in patients taking selected chronic prescription drugs...
  90. ncbi Implementation of systems strategies for breast and cervical cancer screening services in health maintenance organizations
    Karin Valentine Goins
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Meyers Primary Care Institute University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:745-55. 2003
    ..To describe the systems strategies used to reduce failures in delivery of breast and cervical cancer screening services in HMOs with high performance rates for these services...
  91. pmc Quality of diabetes care in family medicine practices: influence of nurse-practitioners and physician's assistants
    Pamela A Ohman-Strickland
    Department of Biostatistics, UMDNJ School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:14-22. 2008
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  92. ncbi A conceptual model of emergency department crowding
    Brent R Asplin
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Research Foundation, and University of Minnesota Medical School, St Paul and Minneapolis, MN 55101, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 42:173-80. 2003
    ..The goal of the conceptual model is to provide a practical framework on which an organized research, policy, and operations management agenda can be based to alleviate ED crowding...