Marta L Render
- A hybrid Centers for Medicaid and Medicare service mortality model in 3 diagnosesMarta L Render
Veterans Health Administration Inpatient Evaluation Center, Office of Quality and Safety, Washington, DC, USA
Med Care 50:520-6. 2012....
- Infrastructure for quality transformation: measurement and reporting in veterans administration intensive care unitsMarta L Render
Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
BMJ Qual Saf 20:498-507. 2011....
- Reduction of central line infections in Veterans Administration intensive care units: an observational cohort using a central infrastructure to support learning and improvementMarta L Render
VA Inpatient Evaluation Center, Cincinnati VAMC, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
BMJ Qual Saf 20:725-32. 2011..Elimination of hospital-acquired infections is an important patient safety goal...
- Variation in outcomes in Veterans Affairs intensive care units with a computerized severity measureMarta L Render
VAMC-Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
Crit Care Med 33:930-9. 2005..Computerized risk adjustment employing routinely available data may facilitate research on the utility of intensive care unit profiling and analysis of natural experiments to understand process and outcome links and quality efforts...
- Veterans Affairs intensive care unit risk adjustment model: validation, updating, recalibrationMarta L Render
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Crit Care Med 36:1031-42. 2008..A valid metric is critical to measure and report intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes and drive innovation in a national system...
- Estimating private sector professional fees for VA providersGary Roselle
VAMC-Cincinnati (111f, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
Med Care 41:II23-32. 2003..Future research may consider additional data collection approaches or information systems enhancements to enumerate more accurately all provider services that are reimbursable in the private sector...
- Methods for estimating and comparing VA outpatient drug benefits with the private sectorMarta L Render
VAMC Cincinnati 111f, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
Med Care 41:II61-9. 2003..To estimate and compare Veterans Health Administration (VA) expenditures for outpatient pharmaceuticals for veterans at six VA facilities with hypothetical private sector costs...
- Automated intensive care unit risk adjustment: results from a National Veterans Affairs studyMarta L Render
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cincinnati, 3200 Vine Street 111F, Cincinnati, OH 45220 2288, USA
Crit Care Med 31:1638-46. 2003..Comparison of outcome among intensive care units (ICUs) requires risk adjustment for differences in severity of illness and risk of death at admission to the ICU, historically obtained by costly chart review and manual data entry...
- Incidence and outcomes of acute kidney injury in intensive care units: a Veterans Administration studyCharuhas V Thakar
Nephrology, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Crit Care Med 37:2552-8. 2009..Acute kidney injury in intensive care unit patients is associated with significant mortality...
- Methods to estimate and compare VA expenditures for assistive devices to Medicare paymentsMarta L Render
VAMC Cincinnati 111f, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
Med Care 41:II70-9. 2003..To describe the methods used to estimate and compare Veterans Health Administration (VA) annual expenditures for assistive devices and their repair at six VA hospitals with payments for those same devices in the private sector...
- Compliance with intended use of Bar Code Medication Administration in acute and long-term care: an observational studyEmily S Patterson
VA Getting at Patient Safety GAPS Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hum Factors 48:15-22. 2006..To identify the types and extent of workaround strategies with the use of Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) in acute care and long-term care settings...
- Degree of Acute Kidney Injury before Dialysis Initiation and Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill PatientsCharuhas V Thakar
Division of Nephrology, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
Int J Nephrol 2013:827459. 2013..It is the lowest in those experiencing minor or no elevations in creatinine and may represent reversible fluid-electrolyte disturbances...
- Using evidence-based practice to reduce central line infectionsSuzanne M Brungs
Veterans Affairs Inpatient Evaluation Center, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Ohio, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 10:723-5. 2006
- Variations in efficiency and the relationship to quality of care in the veterans health systemJian Gao
Office of Productivity, Efficiency, and Staffing, Department of Veterans Affairs, Albany, New York, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 30:655-63. 2011..Policy makers should focus on what aspects of certain VA medical centers allow them to provide better care at lower costs and consider policies that incentivize other providers, both within and outside the VA, to adopt these practices...
- Impact of different measures of comorbid disease on predicted mortality of intensive care unit patientsJoseph A Johnston
HSR and D, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Med Care 40:929-40. 2002..Valid comparison of patient survival across ICUs requires adjustment for burden of chronic illness. The optimal measure of comorbidity in this setting remains uncertain...
- Methods for estimating private sector payments for VA acute inpatient staysMarta L Render
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Veterans Health Administration GAPS Center, VAMC Cincinnati 111f, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
Med Care 41:II11-22. 2003..To describe methods for estimating hypothetical private sector payments for Veterans Health Administration (VA) acute inpatient stays...
- Evidence-based practice to reduce central line infectionsMarta L Render
VA Inpatient Evaluation Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:253-60. 2006....
- Hyperglycemia-related mortality in critically ill patients varies with admission diagnosisMercedes Falciglia
Divisions of Endocrinology, Veterans Affairs Inpatient Evaluation Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Crit Care Med 37:3001-9. 2009..A secondary purpose was to determine whether mortality risk from hyperglycemia varies with intensive care unit type, length of stay, or diagnosed diabetes...
- Exploring barriers and facilitators to the use of computerized clinical remindersJason J Saleem
VA GAPS Center, Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street, MDP 111, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:438-47. 2005..However, since clinician adherence to CR recommendations is quite variable and declines over time, we conducted observations to determine barriers and facilitators to the effective use of CRs...
- An irreplaceable safety cultureMarta L Render
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
Crit Care Clin 21:31-41, viii. 2005..Under these conditions, the campaign will release individuals' passions and add energy and insight to the campaign itself...
- Fifteen best practice recommendations for bar-code medication administration in the Veterans Health AdministrationEmily S Patterson
Getting at Patient Safety Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:355-65. 2004..Based on VHA experience, 15 "best practices" for BCMA implementation, integration, and maintenance are recommended...