H R Rubin
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- Patient ratings of dialysis care with peritoneal dialysis vs hemodialysisHaya R Rubin
Department of Medicine, Quality of Care Research, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
JAMA 291:697-703. 2004..In light of conflicting evidence of differential effects of dialysis modality on survival, patient experience becomes a more important consideration in choosing between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis...
- The advantages and disadvantages of process-based measures of health care qualityH R Rubin
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 13:469-74. 2001..In this essay, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of process measures of quality, and outline some practical strategies and issues in implementing them...
- From a process of care to a measure: the development and testing of a quality indicatorH R Rubin
Department of Medicine, Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 13:489-96. 2001....
- Quality assessment through patient self-report of symptoms prefiberoptic and postfiberoptic bronchoscopyG B Diette
Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Chest 114:1446-53. 1998....
- Why don't physicians follow clinical practice guidelines? A framework for improvementM D Cabana
Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
JAMA 282:1458-65. 1999..Despite wide promulgation, clinical practice guidelines have had limited effect on changing physician behavior. Little is known about the process and factors involved in changing physician practices in response to guidelines...
- Frequency of patient-physician contact and patient outcomes in hemodialysis careLaura C Plantinga
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
J Am Soc Nephrol 15:210-8. 2004....
- Evaluation of the culture of safety: survey of clinicians and managers in an academic medical centerP J Pronovost
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 12:405-10. 2003..The specific aims of this study were to evaluate the extent to which the culture supports patient safety at JHH and the extent to which safety is a strategic priority...
- Effectiveness of teaching quality improvement to clinicians: a systematic reviewRomsai T Boonyasai
Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
JAMA 298:1023-37. 2007..Accreditation requirements mandate teaching quality improvement (QI) concepts to medical trainees, yet little is known about the effectiveness of teaching QI...
- Discharging patients earlier in the day: a concept worth evaluatingSteven J Kravet
Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Health Care Manag (Frederick) 26:142-6. 2007..Mean time of day of discharge was 13:39 for the intervention group versus 15:45 for the control group (P<.001). If reproduced successfully, this process could improve quality at an important transition point in patient care...
- Effect of student involvement on patient perceptions of ambulatory care visits: a randomized controlled trialTodd W Gress
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205-2223, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:420-7. 2002..Global assessment of patient satisfaction may lack sensitivity for detection of dissatisfaction. Future research in this area should employ more sensitive measures of patient satisfaction...
- Patient satisfaction with bronchoscopyNoah Lechtzin
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1326-31. 2002..Sicker patients may be at a risk of dissatisfaction with FB. Process of care measures that could improve satisfaction with FB include providing better information to patients and optimizing the experience of bronchoscope insertion...
- Hospitalists and an innovative emergency department admission processEric E Howell
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:266-8. 2004..Postintervention, admission times averaged 18 minutes for transfer to the ward compared to 2.5 hours preintervention, while pre- and postintervention length of stay and mortality rates remained similar...
- Distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds reduces pain during flexible bronchoscopy: a complementary approach to routine analgesiaGregory B Diette
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Chest 123:941-8. 2003..To determine whether distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds during flexible bronchoscopy (FB) reduces pain and anxiety...
- Racial and gender disparities in receipt of highly active antiretroviral therapy persist in a multistate sample of HIV patients in 2001Kelly A Gebo
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:96-103. 2005..We examined whether demographic disparities in the use of HAART persist in 2001 and if outpatient care is associated with HAART utilization...
- Domains of health-related quality of life important to patients with giant cell arteritisDavid B Hellmann
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Arthritis Rheum 49:819-25. 2003..To determine aspects of quality of life (QOL) important to people with giant cell arteritis (GCA)...
- Comprehensive discharge planning with postdischarge support for older patients with congestive heart failure: a meta-analysisChristopher O Phillips
Quality of Care Research and General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
JAMA 291:1358-67. 2004..CONCLUSION: Comprehensive discharge planning plus postdischarge support for older patients with CHF significantly reduced readmission rates and may improve health outcomes such as survival and QOL without increasing costs...
- Are critical pathways effective for reducing postoperative length of stay?Sydney Morss Dy
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Med Care 41:637-48. 2003..Many hospitals use critical pathways to attempt to reduce postoperative length of stay (PLOS) for diverse conditions and procedures...
- Developing a health-related quality-of-life measure for end-stage renal disease: The CHOICE Health Experience QuestionnaireA W Wu
Departments of Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205-2223, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 37:11-21. 2001....
- Utility of on-site cytopathology assessment for bronchoscopic evaluation of lung masses and adenopathyG B Diette
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Chest 117:1186-90. 2000..To determine the extent to which on-site cytopathology assessment improves diagnostic yield when sampling lung nodules or masses and/or hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy by fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)...
- Reasons for pediatrician nonadherence to asthma guidelinesM D Cabana
Division of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:1057-62. 2001..The 1997 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) asthma guidelines include recommendations on how to improve the quality of care for asthma...
- Why do patients and families request transfers to tertiary care? a qualitative studySydney Morss Dy
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Soc Sci Med 61:1846-53. 2005..Our results also highlight the importance of including patient or surrogate perspectives in evaluations of the appropriateness of care...
- Eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unitSean M Berenholtz
Departments of Anesthesiology/CCM and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Crit Care Med 32:2014-20. 2004..CONCLUSIONS: Multifaceted interventions that helped to ensure adherence with evidence-based infection control guidelines nearly eliminated CR-BSIs in our surgical ICU...
- Use of dialysis educators beyond nurses and physicians and outcomes in patients with kidney failureLaura C Plantinga
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 12:424-32. 2005..Use of nonmedical staff for patient education at dialysis centers has a limited but positive effect on patient satisfaction and hospitalization...
- Is health plan employer data and information set performance associated with withdrawal from medicare managed care?Hoangmai H Pham
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2223, USA
Med Care 40:212-26. 2002..6 million beneficiaries. Some plans claim that providing higher quality care raises costs, lowers profits, and spurs withdrawal because plans cannot sustain high quality care under current payment levels...
- The relationship between age and process of care and patient tolerance of bronchoscopyBoyd T Hehn
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 51:917-22. 2003..There is increased risk for adverse events with increasing age, but the absolute frequency is low, suggesting that chronological age should not be a contraindication for bronchoscopy in older persons...
- The value of patient-reported health status in predicting short-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgeryLesley H Curtis
Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
Med Care 40:1090-100. 2002..Patient-reported health status may be an important independent predictor of short-term health outcomes...
- Design and testing of a tool for evaluating the quality of diabetes consumer-information Web sitesJoshua J Seidman
Center for Information Therapy, Healthwise, Inc, 600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
J Med Internet Res 5:e30. 2003..Most existing tools for measuring the quality of Internet health information focus almost exclusively on structural criteria or other proxies for quality information rather than evaluating actual accuracy and comprehensiveness...
- Complexity of program and clinical outcomes of heart failure disease management incorporating specialist nurse-led heart failure clinics. A meta-regression analysisChristopher O Phillips
Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Eur J Heart Fail 7:333-41. 2005..To determine whether a hierarchy of effectiveness exists with respect to complexity of published protocols of heart failure (HF) disease management (DM) incorporating specialist nurse-led HF clinics...
- Using participant information to develop a tool for the evaluation of community health worker outreach servicesKaytura L Felix-Aaron
Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Ethn Dis 12:87-96. 2002..We report how we used client information to develop a brief questionnaire evaluating CHW services...
- Conceptual framework for a new tool for evaluating the quality of diabetes consumer-information Web sitesJoshua J Seidman
Center for Information Therapy, Healthwise, Inc, 600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
J Med Internet Res 5:e29. 2003..Most existing tools for measuring the quality of Internet health information focus almost exclusively on structural criteria or other proxies for quality of information, rather than evaluating information accuracy and comprehensiveness...
- Mentorship in Quality of Care ResearchHaya Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2004..The award would allow her to mentor trainees one-on-one for the quality improvement projects above as well as others conducted by fellows, graduate students and junior faculty in future years. ..