K L Kahn

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Application of explicit process of care measurement to rheumatoid arthritis: Moving from evidence to practice
    K L Kahn
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:884-91. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The complexity of care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: metrics for better understanding chronic disease care
    Katherine L Kahn
    University of California at Los Angeles, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 45:55-65. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessment of American College of Rheumatology quality criteria for rheumatoid arthritis in a pre-quality criteria patient cohort
    K L Kahn
    University of California at Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:707-15. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient centered experiences in breast cancer: predicting long-term adherence to tamoxifen use
    Katherine L Kahn
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 45:431-9. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Symptoms after breast cancer treatment: are they influenced by patient characteristics?
    Jean Yoon
    School of Public Health, Health Services, University of California at Los Angeles, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1722, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:153-65. 2008
  6. pmc Variation in physician-patient discussion of breast reconstruction
    Judy Y Chen
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:99-104. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Results of the National Initiative for Cancer Care Quality: how can we improve the quality of cancer care in the United States?
    Jennifer L Malin
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:626-34. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a patient self-report case-finding method for rheumatoid arthritis
    Andrew L Wong
    Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:484-99. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Dysplasia and risk of further neoplastic progression in a regional Veterans Administration Barrett's cohort
    Gareth S Dulai
    Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:775-83. 2005
  10. pmc Imputation of SF-12 health scores for respondents with partially missing data
    Honghu Liu
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:905-21. 2005

Research Grants

  1. PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES OF BREAST CANCER CARE
    Katherine Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. RAND-UCLA CanCORS PDCR Application
    Katherine Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. RAND-UCLA CanCORS PDCR Application
    Katherine Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Application of explicit process of care measurement to rheumatoid arthritis: Moving from evidence to practice
    K L Kahn
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:884-91. 2006
    ..To construct quality measures with measurement validity and meaning for clinicians...
  2. ncbi request reprint The complexity of care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: metrics for better understanding chronic disease care
    Katherine L Kahn
    University of California at Los Angeles, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 45:55-65. 2007
    ..Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) provide an important opportunity for understanding care of patients with a serious chronic condition...
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessment of American College of Rheumatology quality criteria for rheumatoid arthritis in a pre-quality criteria patient cohort
    K L Kahn
    University of California at Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:707-15. 2007
    ..To evaluate the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) starter set of quality measures for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in an actual patient cohort that preceded publication of the quality measures...
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient centered experiences in breast cancer: predicting long-term adherence to tamoxifen use
    Katherine L Kahn
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 45:431-9. 2007
    ..Among breast cancer patients, tamoxifen use is associated with reduced risk of disease relapse and death, but it is often difficult for women to sustain therapy during the 5 years required to obtain maximum benefit...
  5. ncbi request reprint Symptoms after breast cancer treatment: are they influenced by patient characteristics?
    Jean Yoon
    School of Public Health, Health Services, University of California at Los Angeles, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1722, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:153-65. 2008
    ..This study examines the burden of symptoms by treatment type and patient characteristics in a population-based sample of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients...
  6. pmc Variation in physician-patient discussion of breast reconstruction
    Judy Y Chen
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:99-104. 2009
    ..This study examines sociodemographic variation of physician-patient discussion of breast reconstruction and explores the impact of this discussion on the use of breast reconstruction...
  7. ncbi request reprint Results of the National Initiative for Cancer Care Quality: how can we improve the quality of cancer care in the United States?
    Jennifer L Malin
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:626-34. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a patient self-report case-finding method for rheumatoid arthritis
    Andrew L Wong
    Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:484-99. 2004
    ..To describe the development and evaluation of a patient self-report case-finding method for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) not dependent on direct contact with the treating physicians...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dysplasia and risk of further neoplastic progression in a regional Veterans Administration Barrett's cohort
    Gareth S Dulai
    Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:775-83. 2005
    ..Our aims were to estimate and compare the risk of progression to high-grade dysplasia or cancer in groups of Barrett's patients stratified by baseline dysplasia status...
  10. pmc Imputation of SF-12 health scores for respondents with partially missing data
    Honghu Liu
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:905-21. 2005
    ..To create an efficient imputation algorithm for imputing the SF-12 physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores when patients have one to eleven SF-12 items missing...
  11. pmc Patients' preferences for technical versus interpersonal quality when selecting a primary care physician
    Constance H Fung
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Systems, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:957-77. 2005
    ..To assess patients' use of and preferences for information about technical and interpersonal quality when using simulated, computerized health care report cards to select a primary care provider (PCP)...
  12. pmc Trust in one's physician: the role of ethnic match, autonomy, acculturation, and religiosity among Japanese and Japanese Americans
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:339-47. 2005
    ..We investigated the relation of patient characteristics, religiosity, acculturation, physician ethnicity, and insurance-mandated physician change to levels of trust in Japanese American and Japanese patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Results of a randomized controlled trial to increase colorectal cancer screening in a managed care health plan
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer 104:2072-83. 2005
    ..A quality improvement (QI) program to increase CRC screening was developed for use in a managed care health plan...
  14. ncbi request reprint Understanding cancer patients' experience and outcomes: development and pilot study of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance patient survey
    Jennifer L Malin
    Division of General Internal Medicine Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Support Care Cancer 14:837-48. 2006
    ..The keystone to this effort is the baseline patient survey administered approximately 4 months after diagnosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Telephone reminder calls increased response rates to mailed study consent forms
    Shana B Traina
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:743-6. 2005
    ..This study assessed the impact of follow-up reminder phone calls on response rates to a mailed consent form packet...
  16. ncbi request reprint Primary care provider perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in a managed care setting
    Gareth S Dulai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Ulcer Research and Education, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare System, and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90073, USA
    Cancer 100:1843-52. 2004
    ..The objectives of the current study were to describe current CRC screening practices and to explore determinants of test use by PCPs in a managed care setting...
  17. doi request reprint Transitioning childhood cancer survivors to adult-centered healthcare: insights from parents, adolescent, and young adult survivors
    Jacqueline Casillas
    David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychooncology 19:982-90. 2010
    ..To determine Latino adolescent and young adults (AYA) cancer survivors' perceived barriers or facilitators to transition from pediatric to adult-centered survivorship care and to also assess the parents' perspective of care...
  18. pmc The structural landscape of the health care system for breast cancer care: results from the Los Angeles Women's Health Study
    Diana M Tisnado
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Breast J 15:17-25. 2009
    ..Data from this study represent important building blocks for further analyses to determine the impact of structural characteristics on the quality of care that breast cancer patient's experience...
  19. ncbi request reprint Validity of cancer registry data for measuring the quality of breast cancer care
    Jennifer L Malin
    Divisions of General Internal Medicine Health Services Research, and Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1736, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:835-44. 2002
    ..The validity of cancer registry data for quality of cancer care has not been well studied. We investigated the validity of such information in the California Cancer Registry...
  20. pmc Financial incentives for quality in breast cancer care
    Diana M Tisnado
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:457-66. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint What is the concordance between the medical record and patient self-report as data sources for ambulatory care?
    Diana M Tisnado
    University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 44:132-40. 2006
    ..The validity of quality of care assessments relies upon data quality, yet little is known about the relative completeness and validity of data sources for evaluating the quality of care...
  22. ncbi request reprint The case identification challenge in measuring quality of cancer care
    Marjorie L Pearson
    RAND Health and RAND Statistics Group, RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:4353-60. 2002
    ..This article addresses the issues critical to case identification in cancer quality measurement and recommends possible strategies for accurately identifying a population of cancer patients...
  23. pmc The quality of care provided to hospitalized patients at the end of life
    Anne M Walling
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1057-63. 2010
    ..However, when lifesaving treatments are unsuccessful, patients often die in the hospital with distressing symptoms while receiving burdensome care. Systematic measurement of the quality of care planning and symptom palliation is needed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does concordance between data sources vary by medical organization type?
    Diana M Tisnado
    Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:289-96. 2007
    ..We tested whether concordance between patient selfreport and medical record data would vary with medical organization type, controlling for patient demographic characteristics, health status, and domain of medical care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Improving colorectal cancer screening rates in a managed care health plan: recruitment of provider organizations for a randomized effectiveness trial
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:824-9. 2003
    ..Successful implementation of programs that are feasible and take advantage of existing quality improvement mechanisms within the PO has potential to improve CRC screening rates and can have a major public health impact...
  26. ncbi request reprint Case finding for population-based studies of rheumatoid arthritis: comparison of patient self-reported ACR criteria-based algorithms to physician-implicit review for diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
    Honghu Liu
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 33:302-10. 2004
    ..To evaluate the interrater reliability of rheumatologist diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the concordance between rheumatologist and computer algorithms for assessing the accuracy of a diagnosis of RA...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluating quality of nursing care: the gap between theory and practice
    Betty L Chang
    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Nursing, Calif 90095 6918, USA
    J Nurs Adm 32:405-18. 2002
    ..Findings show significant variations in the quality of nursing care and support the continued development of nursing quality assessment and improvement initiatives directed at reducing the gap between nursing theory and practice...
  28. pmc Methodological challenges associated with patient responses to follow-up longitudinal surveys regarding quality of care
    Katherine L Kahn
    UCLA School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1579-98. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Structured implicit review: a new method for monitoring nursing care quality
    M L Pearson
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 38:1074-91. 2000
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Cesarean childbirth and psychosocial outcomes: a meta-analysis
    M R DiMatteo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA
    Health Psychol 15:303-14. 1996
    ..Implications of these findings for theory, research, and childbirth practice are discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Developing a reliable, valid, and feasible plan for quality-of-care measurement for cancer: how should we measure?
    Katherine L Kahn
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90406, USA
    Med Care 40:III73-85. 2002
    ..This effort will require a systematic evaluation of the measurement of quality of care as it applies to cancer and other critical conditions...
  32. pmc Adjuvant chemotherapy use and adverse events among older patients with stage III colon cancer
    Katherine L Kahn
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    JAMA 303:1037-45. 2010
    ..However, older patients are less likely to receive this therapy than younger patients, perhaps because of concern about adverse effects...
  33. pmc Quality of care for breast cancer for uninsured women in california under the breast and cervical cancer prevention treatment act
    Jennifer L Malin
    David Geffen School of Medicineat University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:3479-84. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of care provided to uninsured women with breast cancer who received treatment through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Program (BCCTP)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Arm edema in breast cancer patients
    V S Erickson
    V. S. Erickson, RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:96-111. 2001
    ..As arm edema becomes more prevalent with the increasing survival of breast cancer patients, further research is needed to evaluate the efficacy of preventive strategies and therapeutic interventions...
  35. ncbi request reprint Lack of progress in labor as a reason for cesarean
    D S Gifford
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 95:589-95. 2000
    ..To estimate the prevalence of lack of progress in labor as a reason for cesarean delivery and to compare published diagnostic criteria with the labor characteristics of women with this diagnosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Symptom management after breast cancer treatment: is it influenced by patient characteristics?
    Jean Yoon
    School of Public Health, Health Services Department, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:69-77. 2008
    ..We studied the extent to which symptoms for women with incident breast cancer are addressed by their physicians and how symptom management varies with patient characteristics...
  37. pmc Does ambulatory process of care predict health-related quality of life outcomes for patients with chronic disease?
    Katherine L Kahn
    Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:63-83. 2007
    ..We used empirical data from managed care patients enrolled in west coast physician organizations to test the hypothesis that observed changes in health-related quality of life across a 2.5-year window reflecting process of care...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationship of pulmonary artery catheter use to mortality and resource utilization in patients with severe sepsis
    D Tony Yu
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:2734-41. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship of pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) use to patient outcomes, including mortality rate and resource utilization, in patients with severe sepsis in eight academic medical centers...
  39. pmc Impact of physician-patient discussions on patient satisfaction
    Judy Y Chen
    Health Benchmarks Inc, Woodland Hills, California, USA
    Med Care 46:1157-62. 2008
    ..When 2 treatment choices (ie, mastectomy vs. breast conserving therapy) show no difference in a primary clinical outcome (ie, survival), patient satisfaction becomes an important marker of the quality of care received...
  40. doi request reprint American Society of Clinical Oncology/National Comprehensive Cancer Network Quality Measures
    Christopher E Desch
    National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Fort Washington, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3631-7. 2008
    ..Representatives from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) collaborated to create metrics suitable for national performance measurement...
  41. doi request reprint Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: do physicians agree about the importance of patient age and comorbidity?
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Surgery and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:2532-7. 2008
    ..We surveyed cancer physicians to understand how patients' age and comorbidity influence adjuvant chemotherapy recommendations and whether physician or practice characteristics also affect these recommendations...
  42. doi request reprint Moving research from bench to bedside to community: there is still more to do
    Katherine L Kahn
    J Clin Oncol 26:523-6. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Developing a system to assess the quality of cancer care: ASCO's national initiative on cancer care quality
    Eric C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:2985-91. 2004
  44. doi request reprint Do variations in provider discussions explain socioeconomic disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction?
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:605-15. 2008
    ..We investigated whether these differences reflect variations in the rate or qualitative aspects of the provider's discussion of reconstruction as an option...
  45. ncbi request reprint On referral patterns for patients with breast cancer
    Katherine L Kahn
    J Clin Oncol 25:244-6. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Resource utilization among patients with sepsis syndrome
    David W Bates
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:62-70. 2003
    ..To assess the resource utilization associated with sepsis syndrome in academic medical centers...
  47. pmc Severe sepsis: variation in resource and therapeutic modality use among academic centers
    D Tony Yu
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
    Crit Care 7:R24-34. 2003
    ..The objective of the present study was to assess intercenter variation in resource and therapeutic modality use in patients with severe sepsis...
  48. ncbi request reprint Surviving colorectal cancer : patient-reported symptoms 4 years after diagnosis
    Eric C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Section on Health Policy, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 110:2075-82. 2007
    ..The number of long-term survivors after a cancer diagnosis is increasing, yet relatively few studies have addressed survivors' reported symptoms beyond the initial year after diagnosis...

Research Grants6

  1. PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES OF BREAST CANCER CARE
    Katherine Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..less affluent socioeconomic groups vary as a function of: definition of the measures of baseline patient characteristics, processes, and outcomes; data source; and definition of the cohort. ..
  2. RAND-UCLA CanCORS PDCR Application
    Katherine Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  3. RAND-UCLA CanCORS PDCR Application
    Katherine Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2007
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