B E Fries

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc An evaluation of data quality in Canada's Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS): secondary analyses of Ontario data submitted between 1996 and 2011
    John P Hirdes
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:27. 2013
  2. pmc Development of mental health quality indicators (MHQIs) for inpatient psychiatry based on the interRAI mental health assessment
    Christopher M Perlman
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:15. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Symptoms and treatment of mental illness among prisoners: a study of Michigan state prisons
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 36:316-25. 2013
  4. pmc Beyond Section Q: prioritizing nursing home residents for transition to the community
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:186. 2012
  5. pmc Adjustment of nursing home quality indicators
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:96. 2010
  6. pmc Sharing clinical information across care settings: the birth of an integrated assessment system
    Leonard C Gray
    The University of Queensland, c Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, University Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:71. 2009
  7. pmc Risk adjustment methods for Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs) based on the minimum data set for home care
    Dawn M Dalby
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:7. 2005
  8. pmc Measuring depression in nursing home residents with the MDS and GDS: an observational psychometric study
    Melissa Koehler
    New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2131 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
    BMC Geriatr 5:1. 2005
  9. pmc Mobility and other predictors of hospitalization for urinary tract infection: a retrospective cohort study
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    BMC Geriatr 8:31. 2008
  10. pmc Measuring change in activities of daily living in nursing home residents with moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    G Iain Carpenter
    Centre for Health Services Studies, George Allen Wing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF, UK
    BMC Geriatr 6:7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc An evaluation of data quality in Canada's Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS): secondary analyses of Ontario data submitted between 1996 and 2011
    John P Hirdes
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, N2L 3G1, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:27. 2013
    ..0) in Canada for more than 15 years. The present paper aims to evaluate data quality for the CCRS using an approach that may be generalizable to comparable data holdings internationally...
  2. pmc Development of mental health quality indicators (MHQIs) for inpatient psychiatry based on the interRAI mental health assessment
    Christopher M Perlman
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo N2L 3G1, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:15. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Symptoms and treatment of mental illness among prisoners: a study of Michigan state prisons
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 36:316-25. 2013
    ..It is recommended that a standardized assessment process be implemented and conducted at regular intervals for targeting and improving psychiatric care in the prison system...
  4. pmc Beyond Section Q: prioritizing nursing home residents for transition to the community
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:186. 2012
    ..We examined other characteristics of long-stay residents discharged from nursing facilities by NFT programs, to "flag" similar individuals for outreach in the Money Follows the Person (MFP) initiative...
  5. pmc Adjustment of nursing home quality indicators
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:96. 2010
    ..The goal of obtaining a valid facility-level estimate of true quality of care should include adjustment for resident- and facility-level sources of variability...
  6. pmc Sharing clinical information across care settings: the birth of an integrated assessment system
    Leonard C Gray
    The University of Queensland, c Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, University Department of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:71. 2009
    ..Population ageing, the emergence of chronic illness, and the shift away from institutional care challenge conventional approaches to assessment systems which traditionally are problem and setting specific...
  7. pmc Risk adjustment methods for Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs) based on the minimum data set for home care
    Dawn M Dalby
    Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:7. 2005
    ..The current paper explores the effects of risk adjustment for a set of home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the Minimum Data Set for Home Care (MDS-HC)...
  8. pmc Measuring depression in nursing home residents with the MDS and GDS: an observational psychometric study
    Melissa Koehler
    New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2131 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
    BMC Geriatr 5:1. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) as measures of depression among nursing home residents...
  9. pmc Mobility and other predictors of hospitalization for urinary tract infection: a retrospective cohort study
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    BMC Geriatr 8:31. 2008
    ..Many hospitalizations for residents of skilled nursing facilities are potentially avoidable. Factors that could prevent hospitalization for urinary tract infection (UTI) were investigated, with focus on patient mobility...
  10. pmc Measuring change in activities of daily living in nursing home residents with moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    G Iain Carpenter
    Centre for Health Services Studies, George Allen Wing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF, UK
    BMC Geriatr 6:7. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint A national study showed that diagnoses varied by age group in nursing home residents under age 65
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:198-205. 2005
    ..Those aged <65 in nursing homes (NHs) are substantially different from elderly residents. This study uses data gathered from the Resident Assessment Instrument's Minimum Data Set (MDS) to describe these relatively rare residents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is telephone screening feasible? Accuracy and cost-effectiveness of identifying people medically eligible for home- and community-based services
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2007, USA
    Gerontologist 44:680-8. 2004
    ..To determine the accuracy of a telephone-screening system to identify persons eligible for home- and community-based long-term care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk adjusting outcome measures for post-acute care
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    Am J Med Qual 18:66-72. 2003
    ..Care should be taken to select outcome measures and risk adjusters for special home care populations...
  14. ncbi request reprint A screening system for Michigan's home- and community-based long-term care programs
    Brant E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2007, USA
    Gerontologist 42:462-74. 2002
    ..To develop a screening system for Michigan's MI Choice publicly funded home- and community-based services programs, to aid in identifying both individuals eligible for services and their most appropriate level of care (LOC)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pain in U.S. nursing homes: validating a pain scale for the minimum data set
    B E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, 48109 2007, USA
    Gerontologist 41:173-9. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to validate a pain scale for the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment instrument and examine prevalence of pain in major nursing home subpopulations, including type of admission and cognitive status...
  16. ncbi request reprint Approaching cross-national comparisons of nursing home residents
    B E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology and School of Public Health, VA Medical Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2007, USA
    Age Ageing 26:13-8. 1997
    ..We report comparative statistics representing institutionalized residents in seven nations, describing from several hundred to hundreds of thousands of residents...
  17. ncbi request reprint Accelerated dysfunction among the very oldest-old in nursing homes
    B E Fries
    Institute of Gerontology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M336-41. 2000
    ..This may blind heterogeneity within the oldest category. New, large data sets allow examination of the very oldest-old (e.g., aged > or = 95) and contrasts with those who are younger...
  18. ncbi request reprint A comparison of home care clients and nursing home residents: can community based care keep the elderly and disabled at home?
    L R Shugarman
    School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 18:25-45. 1999
    ..Results of this study may inform policymakers and providers of the potential for maintaining the appropriate population in the home with government-funded home care...
  19. ncbi request reprint Insomnia and hypnotic use, recorded in the minimum data set, as predictors of falls and hip fractures in Michigan nursing homes
    Alon Y Avidan
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:955-62. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between insomnia, hypnotic use, falls, and hip fractures in older people...
  20. ncbi request reprint Skilled care requirements for elderly patients after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Brahmajee K Nallamothu
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1133-7. 2005
    ..To examine the extent to which elderly individuals use various skilled care facilities after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  21. doi request reprint Use of urinary collection devices in skilled nursing facilities in five states
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0429, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:854-61. 2008
    ..To assess use of urinary collection devices (external, intermittent, and indwelling catheters; pads or briefs) and examine predictors of indwelling catheters in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predicting nursing facility transition candidates using AID: a case study
    Mary L James
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    Gerontologist 47:625-32. 2007
    ..This article describes an analytic method that researchers can apply to address these knowledge gaps, using the Arkansas Passages nursing facility transition program as a case study...
  23. doi request reprint Hard times: the effects of financial strain on home care services use and participant outcomes in Michigan
    Jennifer C D'Souza
    Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan Medical School, 300 NIB, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    Gerontologist 49:154-65. 2009
    ..We investigated the effect of program resources on individuals enrolled in the Michigan Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program for elderly and disabled adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Elder disability as an explanation for racial differences in informal home care
    Lydia W Li
    School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1106, USA
    Gerontologist 45:206-15. 2005
    ..Adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and disability levels, this study examines whether differences exist in the structure and function of community-dwelling Black and White frail elders' informal care networks...
  25. ncbi request reprint Contribution of infection to increased mortality in women after cardiac surgery
    Mary A M Rogers
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:437-43. 2006
    ..Explanations for this sex difference are controversial. The objective of this study was to assess whether infection contributes to the increased risk of mortality in women...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does quality influence consumer choice of nursing homes? Evidence from nursing home to nursing home transfers
    Richard A Hirth
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Inquiry 40:343-61. 2003
    ..The apparent responsiveness to quality is encouraging. Nonetheless, because the absolute transfer rate is low, significant barriers to movement among nursing homes still may exist...
  27. ncbi request reprint Validity of the minimum data set for assessing nutritional status in nursing home residents
    C S Blaum
    University of Michigan Medical School, Institute of Gerontology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 66:787-94. 1997
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Estimating prognosis for nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, The Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02131, USA
    JAMA 291:2734-40. 2004
    ..Survival varies for patients with advanced dementia, and accurate prognostic tools have not been developed. A small proportion of patients admitted to hospice have dementia, in part because of the difficulty in predicting survival...
  29. doi request reprint Validation of Resource Utilization Groups version III for Home Care (RUG-III/HC): evidence from a Canadian home care jurisdiction
    Jeffrey W Poss
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Med Care 46:380-7. 2008
    ..The case-mix system Resource Utilization Groups version III for Home Care (RUG-III/HC) was derived using a modest data sample from Michigan, but to date no comprehensive large scale validation has been done...
  30. ncbi request reprint Payer incentives and physical rehabilitation therapy for nonelderly institutional long-term care residents: evidence from Michigan and Ontario
    Walter P Wodchis
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:210-7. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of payment incentives on the provision of rehabilitation therapy to non elderly nursing home residents...
  31. ncbi request reprint Six-month cognitive improvement in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment
    Amna B Buttar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 16:100-8. 2003
    ..Nursing home residents with SCI had possible underrecognition of medical problems and poor nutritional status. Measured improvement may indicate possible misclassification for some residents and potential for improvement for others...
  32. ncbi request reprint Caregiver attitudes and hospitalization risk in michigan residents receiving home- and community-based care
    Lisa R Shugarman
    RAND Corporation, 1700 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1079-85. 2002
    ..To study a cohort of participants in home- and community-based services (HCBS) in Michigan to evaluate the relationship between (1) caregiver attitudes and participant characteristics and (2) the risk of hospitalization...
  33. ncbi request reprint Identifying older people at risk of abuse during routine screening practices
    Lisa R Shugarman
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:24-31. 2003
    ..To examine the association between various characteristics of community-based older people and a constructed measure of potential elder abuse...
  34. ncbi request reprint Predictors of a new depression diagnosis among older adults admitted to complex continuing care: implications for the depression rating scale (DRS)
    Lynn Martin
    Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Homewood Health Centre, Homewood Research Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Age Ageing 37:51-6. 2008
    ..The Minimum Data Set 2.0 (MDS 2.0) assessment system provides a measurement scale for depression, the Depression Rating Scale (DRS), in addition to other items that may represent depressive phenomenology...
  35. ncbi request reprint Home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the MDS-HC
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo and Homewood Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Gerontologist 44:665-79. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The effect of Medicare's prospective payment system on discharge outcomes of skilled nursing facility residents
    Walter P Wodchis
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Queen Elizabeth Centre, 130 Dunn Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2R7
    Inquiry 41:418-34. 2004
    ..The results indicate that PPS reduced the relative risk of discharge to home and to death for Medicare residents (compared to non-Medicare residents) and had no significant effect on hospitalizations or transfers...
  37. ncbi request reprint Skilled nursing facility rehabilitation and discharge to home after stroke
    Walter P Wodchis
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Toronto, ON Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:442-8. 2005
    ..To determine the relation between rehabilitation therapy (RT) intensity and time to discharge home for stroke patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Terminal care for persons with advanced dementia in the nursing home and home care settings
    Susan L Mitchell
    Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:808-16. 2004
    ..Many older persons with advanced dementia receive terminal care in nursing homes, others remain in the community with home care services...
  39. ncbi request reprint Case-mix adjustment and efficiency measurement
    Magnus A Björkgren
    Chydenius Institute, Jyväskylä University, Kokkola, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 32:464-71. 2004
    ..The importance of using valid case-mix systems in long-term care is addressed by comparing the predictive power of different case-mix models, and by applying them in the calculation of technical efficiency scores of care units...
  40. ncbi request reprint Convergent validity of minimum data set-based performance quality indicators in postacute care settings
    John N Morris
    Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, MA 2131, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:242-7. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Prospects and pitfalls: use of the RAI-HC assessment by the Department of Veterans Affairs for home care clients
    Catherine Hawes
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Gerontologist 47:378-87. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the RAI-HC (often referred to as the Minimum Data Set-Home Care or MDS-HC) and its uses and offer lessons learned from implementation experiences in other settings...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of Medicaid payment on rehabilitation care for nursing home residents
    Walter P Wodchis
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Health Care Financ Rev 28:117-29. 2007
    ..Retrospective payment for Medicaid resident care was associated with greater use of therapy for Medicaid residents...
  43. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the Resident Assessment Protocols
    Brant E Fries
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1139-40. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint The Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health (RAI-MH): inter-rater reliability and convergent validity
    John P Hirdes
    Homewood Research Institute, Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:419-32. 2002
    ..Data from the RAI-MH are intended to support care planning, quality improvement, outcome measurement, and case mix-based payment systems. The article provides the first set of evidence on the reliability and validity of the RAI-MH...
  45. ncbi request reprint Predictors of aspiration pneumonia in nursing home residents
    Susan E Langmore
    Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Dysphagia 17:298-307. 2002
    ..Prevention of this disease whenever possible will reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and improve our quality of care...
  46. doi request reprint Standardizing assessment of elderly people in acute care: the interRAI Acute Care instrument
    Len C Gray
    Academic Unit in Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:536-41. 2008
    ..To examine the frequency distributions and interrater reliability of individual items of the interRAI Acute Care instrument...