K L Kahn
Affiliation: University of California
- Application of explicit process of care measurement to rheumatoid arthritis: Moving from evidence to practiceK 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...
- The complexity of care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: metrics for better understanding chronic disease careKatherine 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...
- Assessment of American College of Rheumatology quality criteria for rheumatoid arthritis in a pre-quality criteria patient cohortK 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...
- Patient centered experiences in breast cancer: predicting long-term adherence to tamoxifen useKatherine 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...
- 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...
- Variation in physician-patient discussion of breast reconstructionJudy 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...
- 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....
- Development and evaluation of a patient self-report case-finding method for rheumatoid arthritisAndrew 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...
- Dysplasia and risk of further neoplastic progression in a regional Veterans Administration Barrett's cohortGareth 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...
- Imputation of SF-12 health scores for respondents with partially missing dataHonghu 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...
- Patients' preferences for technical versus interpersonal quality when selecting a primary care physicianConstance 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)...
- Trust in one's physician: the role of ethnic match, autonomy, acculturation, and religiosity among Japanese and Japanese AmericansDerjung 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...
- Results of a randomized controlled trial to increase colorectal cancer screening in a managed care health planPatricia 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...
- Understanding cancer patients' experience and outcomes: development and pilot study of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance patient surveyJennifer 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...
- Telephone reminder calls increased response rates to mailed study consent formsShana 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...
- Primary care provider perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in a managed care settingGareth 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...
- Transitioning childhood cancer survivors to adult-centered healthcare: insights from parents, adolescent, and young adult survivorsJacqueline 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...
- The structural landscape of the health care system for breast cancer care: results from the Los Angeles Women's Health StudyDiana 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...
- Validity of cancer registry data for measuring the quality of breast cancer careJennifer 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...
- Financial incentives for quality in breast cancer careDiana 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....
- 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...
- The case identification challenge in measuring quality of cancer careMarjorie 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...
- The quality of care provided to hospitalized patients at the end of lifeAnne 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...
- 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...
- Improving colorectal cancer screening rates in a managed care health plan: recruitment of provider organizations for a randomized effectiveness trialPatricia 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...
- 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 arthritisHonghu 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...
- Evaluating quality of nursing care: the gap between theory and practiceBetty 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...
- Methodological challenges associated with patient responses to follow-up longitudinal surveys regarding quality of careKatherine 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....
- Structured implicit review: a new method for monitoring nursing care qualityM L Pearson
RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
Med Care 38:1074-91. 2000....
- Cesarean childbirth and psychosocial outcomes: a meta-analysisM 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...
- 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...
- Adjuvant chemotherapy use and adverse events among older patients with stage III colon cancerKatherine 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...
- Quality of care for breast cancer for uninsured women in california under the breast and cervical cancer prevention treatment actJennifer 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)...
- Arm edema in breast cancer patientsV 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...
- Lack of progress in labor as a reason for cesareanD 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Relationship of pulmonary artery catheter use to mortality and resource utilization in patients with severe sepsisD 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...
- Impact of physician-patient discussions on patient satisfactionJudy 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...
- American Society of Clinical Oncology/National Comprehensive Cancer Network Quality MeasuresChristopher 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...
- 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...
- Moving research from bench to bedside to community: there is still more to doKatherine L Kahn
J Clin Oncol 26:523-6. 2008
- Developing a system to assess the quality of cancer care: ASCO's national initiative on cancer care qualityEric 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
- 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...
- On referral patterns for patients with breast cancerKatherine L Kahn
J Clin Oncol 25:244-6. 2007
- Resource utilization among patients with sepsis syndromeDavid 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...
- Severe sepsis: variation in resource and therapeutic modality use among academic centersD 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...
- Surviving colorectal cancer : patient-reported symptoms 4 years after diagnosisEric 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...