C M Ashton

Summary

Affiliation: The Methodist Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A taxonomy of multinational ethical and methodological standards for clinical trials of therapeutic interventions
    Carol M Ashton
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Med Ethics 37:368-73. 2011
  2. doi request reprint A patient self-assessment tool to measure communication behaviors during doctor visits about hypertension
    Carol M Ashton
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, 6550 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:275-314. 2010
  3. doi request reprint A stories-based interactive DVD intended to help people with hypertension achieve blood pressure control through improved communication with their doctors
    Carol M Ashton
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 79:245-50. 2010
  4. pmc Ethics and methods in surgical trials
    C M Ashton
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Med Ethics 35:579-83. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in utilization rates in Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 340:32-9. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint A trial for comparing methods for eliciting treatment preferences from men with advanced prostate cancer: results from the initial visit
    J Souchek
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 38:1040-50. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of an all-inclusive diagnosis-related group payment system on inpatient utilization
    T J Menke
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 36:1126-37. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Rates of health services utilization and survival in patients with heart failure in the Department of Veterans Affairs medical care system
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Med Qual 14:55-63. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint An empirical assessment of the validity of explicit and implicit process-of-care criteria for quality assessment
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:798-808. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of the measurement level of the rating scale, time trade-off, and standard gamble
    K F Cook
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:1275-85. 2001

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc A taxonomy of multinational ethical and methodological standards for clinical trials of therapeutic interventions
    Carol M Ashton
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Med Ethics 37:368-73. 2011
    ..The authors set out to develop a clinical-trials compendium in which standards for the ethical treatment of human subjects are integrated with standards for research methods...
  2. doi request reprint A patient self-assessment tool to measure communication behaviors during doctor visits about hypertension
    Carol M Ashton
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, 6550 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 81:275-314. 2010
    ..Patients' communicative behaviors such as asking questions influence those of doctors, but most existing measurement tools assess doctors' behaviors rather than patients'...
  3. doi request reprint A stories-based interactive DVD intended to help people with hypertension achieve blood pressure control through improved communication with their doctors
    Carol M Ashton
    The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 79:245-50. 2010
    ..Material was to be presented in several formats, including patients' narratives (stories)...
  4. pmc Ethics and methods in surgical trials
    C M Ashton
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Med Ethics 35:579-83. 2009
    ..The paper discusses how the authors plan to develop a set of consensus standards that, if met, would result in substantial and much-needed improvements in the methodological and ethical quality of such trials...
  5. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in utilization rates in Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 340:32-9. 1999
    ..Thus, it might be less likely to have geographic variations...
  6. ncbi request reprint A trial for comparing methods for eliciting treatment preferences from men with advanced prostate cancer: results from the initial visit
    J Souchek
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 38:1040-50. 2000
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the convergent validity of 3 types of utility measures: standard gamble, time tradeoff, and rating scale...
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of an all-inclusive diagnosis-related group payment system on inpatient utilization
    T J Menke
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 36:1126-37. 1998
    ..This study estimates the effect of a prospective payment system based on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) nationwide in the Department of Veterans Affairs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Rates of health services utilization and survival in patients with heart failure in the Department of Veterans Affairs medical care system
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Med Qual 14:55-63. 1999
    ..Utilization and outcome data indicate the need for major efforts to assure quality of care and to devise innovative ways of delivering comprehensive services...
  9. ncbi request reprint An empirical assessment of the validity of explicit and implicit process-of-care criteria for quality assessment
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:798-808. 1999
    ..To evaluate the validity of three criteria-based methods of quality assessment: unit weighted explicit process-of-care criteria; differentially weighted explicit process-of-care criteria; and structured implicit process-of-care criteria...
  10. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of the measurement level of the rating scale, time trade-off, and standard gamble
    K F Cook
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:1275-85. 2001
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  11. ncbi request reprint Incentives for vertical integration in healthcare: the effect of reimbursement systems
    M M Byrne
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Healthc Manag 44:34-44; discussion 45-6. 1999
    ..Evaluation of the effects of vertical integration should allow for reasonable adjustment time, but obviously unsuccessful strategies should not be followed or maintained...
  12. ncbi request reprint The association between residents' work-rounds styles and the process and outcome of medical care
    C M Ashton
    General Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas
    J Gen Intern Med 9:208-12. 1994
    ..01). CONCLUSIONS: A data-gathering work-rounds style is associated with better process and outcome. Residency programs should provide formal instruction to trainees in the conduct of work rounds...

Research Grants4

  1. Pay for Evidence: Improving the Science Base for Invasive Therapeutic Procedure
    Carol Ashton; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Ethical & Methodological Standards for Trials of Invasive Therapeutic Procedures
    Carol M Ashton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The project will result in substantial and much-needed improvements in the methodological and ethical quality of trials performed to evaluate invasive therapeutic procedures in humans. ..