Laura A Petersen

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of use of medications after acute myocardial infarction in the Veterans Health Administration and Medicare
    L A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VAMedical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 104:2898-904. 2001
  2. pmc Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics of a cluster randomized controlled trial of pay for performance for hypertension treatment: study protocol
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 6:114. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Do financial incentives in a globally budgeted healthcare payment system produce changes in the way patients are categorized? A five-year study
    Laura A Petersen
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA MedicalCenter, and Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:513-22. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of race on cardiac care and outcomes in veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 40:I86-96. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance in myocardial infarction: are we reaping the rewards?
    Laura A Petersen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 5:134-5. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol reporting and goal attainment in primary care
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:545-52. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The association of Medicare drug coverage with use of evidence-based medications in the Veterans Health Administration
    Michael L Johnson
    College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:1565-75. 2009
  8. pmc Relationship between clinical conditions and use of Veterans Affairs health care among Medicare-enrolled veterans
    Laura A Petersen
    Department, of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, 2002 Holcombe Blvd Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:762-91. 2010
  9. pmc Will hypertension performance measures used for pay-for-performance programs penalize those who care for medically complex patients?
    Laura A Petersen
    MPH, Health Services Research and Development 152, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 119:2978-85. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire as a tool for benchmarking safety culture in the NICU
    Jochen Profit
    Section of Neonatology, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, VA HSR and D, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F127-32. 2012

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of use of medications after acute myocardial infarction in the Veterans Health Administration and Medicare
    L A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VAMedical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 104:2898-904. 2001
    ..We compared use of medications after acute myocardial infarction in the VA with that in non-VA healthcare settings under fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare financing...
  2. pmc Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics of a cluster randomized controlled trial of pay for performance for hypertension treatment: study protocol
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 6:114. 2011
    ..Despite compelling evidence of the benefits of treatment and well-accepted guidelines for treatment, hypertension is controlled in less than one-half of United States citizens...
  3. ncbi request reprint Do financial incentives in a globally budgeted healthcare payment system produce changes in the way patients are categorized? A five-year study
    Laura A Petersen
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA MedicalCenter, and Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:513-22. 2007
    ..To assess the responses to financial incentives after a change in the payment system in a capitation-style healthcare payment system over a 5-year period...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of race on cardiac care and outcomes in veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 40:I86-96. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to assess racial differences in process of care and outcome for acute myocardial infarction in the VA health care system...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance in myocardial infarction: are we reaping the rewards?
    Laura A Petersen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 5:134-5. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol reporting and goal attainment in primary care
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:545-52. 2012
    ..However, non-HDL-C levels are not reported on standard lipid panels by many hospital-based and/or commercial biochemical laboratories...
  7. doi request reprint The association of Medicare drug coverage with use of evidence-based medications in the Veterans Health Administration
    Michael L Johnson
    College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:1565-75. 2009
    ..Veterans with Medicare managed-care plans have access to pharmacy benefits outside the Veterans Health Administration (VA), but how this coverage affects use of medications for specific disease conditions within the VA is unclear...
  8. pmc Relationship between clinical conditions and use of Veterans Affairs health care among Medicare-enrolled veterans
    Laura A Petersen
    Department, of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, 2002 Holcombe Blvd Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:762-91. 2010
    ..To determine how reliance on Veterans Affairs (VA) for medical care among veterans enrolled in Medicare is affected by medical conditions, access, and patient characteristics...
  9. pmc Will hypertension performance measures used for pay-for-performance programs penalize those who care for medically complex patients?
    Laura A Petersen
    MPH, Health Services Research and Development 152, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 119:2978-85. 2009
    ..We examined the impact of coexisting conditions on the quality of care for hypertension and patient perception of overall quality of their health care...
  10. doi request reprint The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire as a tool for benchmarking safety culture in the NICU
    Jochen Profit
    Section of Neonatology, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, VA HSR and D, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F127-32. 2012
    ..Little information is available on the use of the SAQ for this purpose in the NICU setting...
  11. pmc Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records achieving their potential?
    Hardeep Singh
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service, Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1578-86. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiency
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:80-6. 2010
    ..Although current guidelines recommend withholding statins in perioperative patients, little information is available on whether perioperative statin use increases risk for postoperative renal failure...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of clinical complexity on the quality of diabetes care
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:508-14. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of clinical complexity on 3 dimensions of diabetes care...
  14. doi request reprint Importance of patient, provider, and facility predictors of hepatitis C virus treatment in veterans: a national study
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:483-91. 2011
    ..Several patient characteristics are known to impact hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral treatment rates. However, it is unclear whether, and to what extent, health-care providers or facility characteristics impact HCV treatment rates...
  15. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in attitudes regarding cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment: a qualitative study
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:225-31. 2005
    ..The efficacy of such interventions would need to be tested in further work...
  16. ncbi request reprint Use of smoking cessation interventions and aspirin for secondary prevention: are there racial disparities?
    Eunice H Ambriz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence 152, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:166-71. 2004
    ..05). Our findings highlight the need for improvement in use of smoking cessation interventions and aspirin among all patients with CAD and indicate an area where future quality improvement efforts may be warranted...
  17. pmc Process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction for patients with mental illness in the VA health care system: are there disparities?
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:41-63. 2003
    ..To compare process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction, for patients with and without mental illness, cared for in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) health care system...
  18. doi request reprint Barriers to non-HDL cholesterol goal attainment by providers
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 124:876-80.e2. 2011
    ..This study assessed providers' knowledge of, attitude toward, and practice regarding non-HDL-C...
  19. doi request reprint Institutional, provider, and patient correlates of low-density lipoprotein and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment according to the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart J 161:1140-6. 2011
    ....
  20. pmc Impact of comorbidity type on measures of quality for diabetes care
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Med Care 49:605-10. 2011
    ..We assessed the effect of comorbidity type (concordant, discordant, or both) on the receipt of guideline-recommended care among patients with diabetes...
  21. pmc Missed opportunities to initiate endoscopic evaluation for colorectal cancer diagnosis
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence and The Center of Inquiry to Improve Outpatient Safety Through Effective Electronic Communication, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:2543-54. 2009
    ..Our objective was to describe missed opportunities to diagnose CRC before endoscopic referral, in terms of patient characteristics, nature of clinical clues, and types of diagnostic-process breakdowns involved...
  22. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol calculation and goal awareness among physicians-in-training
    Smita I Negi
    Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 6:50-7. 2012
    ..Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goal attainment per Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines remains low...
  23. doi request reprint Treating chronically ill people with diabetes mellitus with limited life expectancy: implications for performance measurement
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:193-201. 2012
    ..To develop an algorithm to identify individuals with limited life expectancy and examine the effect of limited life expectancy on glycemic control and treatment intensification in individuals with diabetes mellitus...
  24. pmc Improving follow-up of abnormal cancer screens using electronic health records: trust but verify test result communication
    Hardeep Singh
    The Center of Inquiry to Improve Outpatient Safety Through Effective Electronic Communication, VA Medical Center 152 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9:49. 2009
    ..We determined if technical and/or workflow-related aspects of automated communication in the electronic health record could lead to the lack of response...
  25. doi request reprint Frequency and correlates of treatment intensification for elevated cholesterol levels in patients with cardiovascular disease
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    Am Heart J 162:725-732.e1. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Notification of abnormal lab test results in an electronic medical record: do any safety concerns remain?
    Hardeep Singh
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Med 123:238-44. 2010
    ..We examined whether automated notifications of abnormal laboratory results (alerts) in an integrated electronic medical record resulted in timely follow-up actions...
  27. doi request reprint Effects of individual physician-level and practice-level financial incentives on hypertension care: a randomized trial
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    JAMA 310:1042-50. 2013
    ..Pay for performance is intended to align incentives to promote high-quality care, but results have been contradictory...
  28. pmc Reducing referral delays in colorectal cancer diagnosis: is it about how you ask?
    Hardeep Singh
    VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e27. 2010
    ..The authors tested whether certain details of information transmitted through computerised provider order entry (CPOE)-based referrals affected timeliness of diagnostic colonoscopy for patients with newly diagnosed CRC...
  29. doi request reprint Does poorer familiarity with Medicare translate into worse access to health care?
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2053-60. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between a global measure of Medicare program familiarity and a broad set of measures of actual and perceived healthcare access...
  30. doi request reprint Quality of depression care and its impact on health service use and mortality among veterans
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Veterans Affairs VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1399-405. 2008
    ..This study examined Veterans Health Administration (VHA) data over a six-year period to determine whether quality of depression care was related to patients' health service use and mortality...
  31. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of health services: bias, preferences, or poor communication?
    Carol M Ashton
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:146-52. 2003
    ..We evaluate the evidence that poor communication is a cause of disparities and propose some remedies drawn from the communication sciences...
  32. pmc Exploring situational awareness in diagnostic errors in primary care
    Hardeep Singh
    VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:30-8. 2012
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Neonatal intensive care unit safety culture varies widely
    Jochen Profit
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, VA HSR and D, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F120-6. 2012
    ..Variation in healthcare delivery and outcomes in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be partly explained by differences in safety culture...
  34. pmc Communication outcomes of critical imaging results in a computerized notification system
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:459-66. 2007
    ..We standardized processes and procedures in a computerized test result notification system and examined their effectiveness to reduce errors in communication of abnormal imaging results...
  35. pmc Follow-up actions on electronic referral communication in a multispecialty outpatient setting
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence and The Center of Inquiry to Improve Outpatient Safety Through Effective Electronic Communication, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:64-9. 2011
    ..We used an EHR to examine follow-up actions on electronic referral communication in a large multispecialty VA facility...
  36. ncbi request reprint Regionalization and the underuse of angiography in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System as compared with a fee-for-service system
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2209-17. 2003
    ..We compared the underuse of needed angiography after acute myocardial infarction in a traditional Medicare fee-for-service system with underuse in the regionalized Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system...
  37. doi request reprint Knowledge and awareness of peripheral vascular disease are poor among women at risk for cardiovascular disease
    Ruth L Bush
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 145:313-9. 2008
    ..In a cross-sectional study, we assessed the prevalence of PVD and associated atherosclerotic risk factors in ambulatory women veterans as well as knowledge and awareness of PVD and its consequences...
  38. pmc Is lipid-lowering therapy underused by African Americans at high risk of coronary heart disease within the VA health care system?
    LeChauncy D Woodard
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2112-7. 2004
    ..We examined whether racial differences exist in cholesterol monitoring, use of lipid-lowering agents, and achievement of guideline-recommended low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease...
  39. pmc Variations in definitions of mortality have little influence on neonatal intensive care unit performance ratings
    Jochen Profit
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    J Pediatr 162:50-5.e2. 2013
    ..To measure the influence of varying mortality time frames on performance rankings among regional neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in a large state...
  40. doi request reprint How variability in the institutional review board review process affects minimal-risk multisite health services research
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Services Research and Development 152, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:728-35. 2012
    ..The Department of Health and Human Services recently called for public comment on human subjects research protections...
  41. pmc Obesity: an independent predictor of in-hospital postoperative renal insufficiency among patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
    Salim S Virani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:540-5. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Does pay-for-performance improve the quality of health care?
    Laura A Petersen
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:265-72. 2006
    ..This produces no financial incentives and, in some cases, produces disincentives for quality. Increasing numbers of programs link payment to performance...
  43. pmc Patient-to-nurse ratios and outcomes of moderately preterm infants
    Jochen Profit
    Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 125:320-6. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to test the influence of patient-to-nurse ratios (PNRs) on outcomes of care provided to moderately preterm infants...
  44. pmc Comparing self-reported health status and diagnosis-based risk adjustment to predict 1- and 2 to 5-year mortality
    Kenneth Pietz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:629-43. 2007
    ..To compare the ability of two diagnosis-based risk adjustment systems and health self-report to predict short- and long-term mortality...
  45. ncbi request reprint The effect of referral and transfer patients on hospital funding in a capitated health care delivery system
    Kenneth Pietz
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Health Affairs, Houston, Texas, USA
    Med Care 45:951-8. 2007
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Children with chronic illness return to their baseline functional status after organ dysfunction on the first day of admission in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Katri V Typpo
    Section of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Pediatr 157:108-113.e1. 2010
    ..To determine chronic illness outcomes after admission with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) for patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
  47. pmc Improving benchmarking by using an explicit framework for the development of composite indicators: an example using pediatric quality of care
    Jochen Profit
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 5:13. 2010
    ..Without a scientifically robust and comprehensive approach to measurement of the quality of healthcare, performance measurement will ultimately fail to achieve its quality improvement goals...
  48. ncbi request reprint A decision-theoretic approach to identifying future high-cost patients
    Kenneth Pietz
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:842-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a method of allocating funding for very-high-cost (VHC) patients among hospitals...
  49. ncbi request reprint VHA pharmacy use in veterans with Medicare drug coverage
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:e1-8. 2009
    ..To determine how Medicare benefits affect veterans' use of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) pharmacy services...
  50. pmc Measuring errors and adverse events in health care
    Eric J Thomas
    The Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, Division of General Medicine, and Department of Medicine at The University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:61-7. 2003
    ..We propose a general framework to help health care providers, researchers, and administrators choose the most appropriate methods to meet their patient safety measurement goals...
  51. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the predictive validity of diagnosis-based risk adjusters for clinical outcomes
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:61-7. 2005
    ..We compared the predictive validity of 2 widely used methods (Diagnostic Cost Groups [DCGs] and Adjusted Clinical Groups [ACGs]) for 2 clinical outcomes using a large national sample of patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Medical errors involving trainees: a study of closed malpractice claims from 5 insurers
    Hardeep Singh
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2030-6. 2007
    ..To describe the characteristics of and factors contributing to trainee errors, we analyzed malpractice claims in which trainees were judged to have played an important role in harmful errors...
  53. ncbi request reprint Errors in cancer diagnosis: current understanding and future directions
    Hardeep Singh
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5009-18. 2007
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in how patients perceive physician communication regarding cardiac testing
    Tracie C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas, USA
    Med Care 40:I27-34. 2002
    ..Investigations of patients' perceptions of their interaction with providers regarding cardiac testing were conducted...
  55. pmc Implementing pay-for-performance in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Jochen Profit
    Section of Neonatology, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 119:975-82. 2007
    ..In this article, we describe approaches to measuring quality and implementing pay-for-performance in the NICU setting...
  56. doi request reprint Passive monitoring versus active assessment of clinical performance: impact on measured quality of care
    Sylvia J Hysong
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 49:883-90. 2011
    ..The effect of actively versus passively monitoring performance on measured quality of care is not known...
  57. ncbi request reprint Identifying diagnostic errors in primary care using an electronic screening algorithm
    Hardeep Singh
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:302-8. 2007
    ..Our objectives were to assess the feasibility of computerized screening to identify diagnostic errors in primary care and to categorize diagnostic breakdowns using a recently published taxonomy...
  58. ncbi request reprint Propensity score analysis in observational studies: outcomes after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, and Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston VAMC, 2002 Holcomb Blvd 112, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 192:336-43. 2006
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Does resident hours reduction have an impact on surgical outcomes?
    Haytham M A Kaafarani
    Michael E DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 126:167-71. 2005
    ..We assessed the impact of restricting surgical resident work hours as required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), on postoperative outcomes...
  60. pmc Prescription errors and outcomes related to inconsistent information transmitted through computerized order entry: a prospective study
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:982-9. 2009
    ..We determined the nature and frequency of such errors and identified their potential predictive variables...
  61. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and peripheral arterial disease
    Debra R Liles
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 136:294-301. 2006
    ..In this article, we review measurement instruments available to assess patient-reported QoL, and discuss the potential these tools have for providing accurate and meaningful information to complement traditional clinical outcome data...
  62. pmc Using a multifaceted approach to improve the follow-up of positive fecal occult blood test results
    Hardeep Singh
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:942-52. 2009
    ..We evaluated their effects on timeliness and appropriateness of positive-FOBT follow-up and identified factors that affect colonoscopy performance...
  63. ncbi request reprint Barriers to proliferation of electronic medical records
    Ignacio Valdes
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Inform Prim Care 12:3-9. 2004
    ..Proliferation of standard electronic health records/ electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) software is an essential precursor of this integration. Proliferation of EHR/EMR software has not occurred in the United States...
  64. ncbi request reprint Contribution of the Veterans Health Administration in understanding racial disparities in access and utilization of health care: a spirit of inquiry
    Eugene Z Oddone
    Med Care 40:I3-13. 2002
  65. pmc Racial differences in cardiac catheterization as a function of patients' beliefs
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2091-7. 2004
    ..We examined racial differences in cardiac catheterization rates and reviewed whether patients' beliefs or other variables were associated with observed disparities...
  66. ncbi request reprint Health care funding levels and patient outcomes: a national study
    Margaret M Byrne
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Health Econ 16:385-93. 2007
    ..Our goal was to determine whether this relationship holds true in a non-Medicare population cared for in a large integrated health care system with a capitated budget allocation system...
  67. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in health-related beliefs, attitudes, and experiences of VA cardiac patients: scale development and application
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a VA Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 40:I72-85. 2002
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance is growing up
    Jochen Profit
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:713-4. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in prevalence of coronary obstructions among men with positive nuclear imaging studies
    Jeff Whittle
    Primary Care Division, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53295, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2034-41. 2006
    ..The purpose of this research was to compare coronary obstruction between clinically similar African Americans (AA) and white persons undergoing coronary angiography...
  70. pmc Are primary care services a substitute or complement for specialty and inpatient services?
    John C Fortney
    VA HSR and D CeMHOR 152 NLR, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1422-42. 2005
    ..To determine whether strategies designed to increase members' use of primary care services result in decreases (substitution) or increases (complementation) in the use and cost of other types of health services...
  71. ncbi request reprint Comparing performance of multinomial logistic regression and discriminant analysis for monitoring access to care for acute myocardial infarction
    Monir Hossain
    VA Boston Health Care System, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center MAVERIC, West Roxbury, MA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:400-6. 2002
    ..The choice of MLR or DA with proportional priors, or DA with equal priors for monitoring time intervals of predicted hospital arrival time for a population should depend on the consequences of misclassification errors...
  72. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in trust: reaping what we have sown?
    Laura A Petersen
    Med Care 40:81-4. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after acute coronary syndrome admission to primary versus tertiary Veterans Affairs medical centers: the Veterans Affairs Access to Cardiology study
    John S Rumsfeld
    Cardiology and Health Services Research, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Am Heart J 151:32-8. 2006
    ..We compared the health status and rehospitalization of patients with ACS admitted to primary versus tertiary care Veterans Affairs hospitals...
  74. ncbi request reprint Functional status outcomes among white and African-American cardiac patients in an equal access system
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am Heart J 153:418-25. 2007
    ..We explored whether racial differences in functional outcomes occur in settings where differences in access and treatment are minimized...
  75. ncbi request reprint Effect of using information from only one system for dually eligible health care users
    Margaret M Byrne
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Med Care 44:768-73. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether all diagnoses and total illness burden of patients who use both the VA and Medicare health care systems can be obtained from examination of data from only one of these systems...
  76. ncbi request reprint Chronic kidney disease is associated with angiographic coronary artery disease
    Michel Chonchol
    Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo 80262, USA
    Am J Nephrol 28:354-60. 2008
    ..Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a dramatically increased risk for cardiovascular mortality. Few prior studies have examined the independent association of CKD with coronary anatomy...