Kathryn M McDonald
Affiliation: Stanford University
- Empirical examination of the indicator 'pediatric gastroenteritis hospitalization rate' based on administrative hospital data in ItalyJacopo Lenzi
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Ital J Pediatr 40:14. 2014....
- Empirical validation of the "Pediatric Asthma Hospitalization Rate" indicatorLorenza Luciano
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via San Giacomo 12, Bologna 40126, Italy
Ital J Pediatr 40:7. 2014..We performed an empirical analysis of the validity of "Pediatric Asthma Hospitalization Rate" indicator under the assumption that lower admission rates are associated with better performance of primary health care...
- Evaluating the state of quality-improvement science through evidence synthesis: insights from the closing the quality gap seriesKathryn M McDonald
Senior Scholar and Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University in CA
Perm J 17:52-61. 2013....
- Considering context in quality improvement interventions and implementation: concepts, frameworks, and applicationKathryn M McDonald
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, and University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, Calif Electronic address
Acad Pediatr 13:S45-53. 2013..Key sources include the organizational literature, broad evaluation frameworks, and a recent project in the patient safety area on context sensitivity. The article concludes with limitations and next steps for developments in this area. ..
- Patient safety strategies targeted at diagnostic errors: a systematic reviewKathryn M McDonald
Stanford Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Ann Intern Med 158:381-9. 2013..Overall, the review showed a growing field of diagnostic error research and categorized and identified promising interventions that warrant evaluation in large studies across diverse settings...
- Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups technique to evaluate quality indicatorsSheryl Davies
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University CHP PCOR, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
Health Serv Res 46:2005-18. 2011..To test the implementation of a novel structured panel process in the evaluation of quality indicators...
- Simulation exercises as a patient safety strategy: a systematic reviewEric Schmidt
Stanford Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California, USA
Ann Intern Med 158:426-32. 2013..Future studies would benefit from standardized reporting of simulation components and identification of robust patient safety targets...
- A systematic review of the care coordination measurement landscapeEllen M Schultz
Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 13:119. 2013..We aimed to review and characterize existing measures of care coordination processes and identify areas of high and low density to guide future measure development...
- Expanding the uses of AHRQ's prevention quality indicators: validity from the clinician perspectiveSheryl Davies
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Med Care 49:679-85. 2011..Recently, interest has expanded to using the measures at the level of payer or large physician groups, including public reporting or pay-for-performance programs. However, the validity of these expanded applications is unknown...
- The patient is in: patient involvement strategies for diagnostic error mitigationKathryn M McDonald
Stanford University School of Medicine and University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California, USA
BMJ Qual Saf 22:ii33-ii39. 2013....
- What context features might be important determinants of the effectiveness of patient safety practice interventions?Stephanie L Taylor
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
BMJ Qual Saf 20:611-7. 2011..However, knowledge of which contextual features are important determinants of PSP effectiveness is limited and consensus is lacking on a taxonomy of which contexts matter...