E A Kerr

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physician assessments of medication adherence and decisions to intensify medications for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure: still no better than a coin toss
    Jennifer Meddings
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:270. 2012
  2. pmc Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial
    Joe V Selby
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:183. 2012
  3. pmc Monitoring performance for blood pressure management among patients with diabetes mellitus: too much of a good thing?
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:938-45. 2012
  4. pmc Study protocol: the Adherence and Intensification of Medications (AIM) study--a cluster randomized controlled effectiveness study
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Trials 11:95. 2010
  5. pmc Veterans walk to beat back pain: study rationale, design and protocol of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based internet mediated intervention for patients with chronic low back pain
    Sarah L Krein
    VA Ann Arbor Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:205. 2010
  6. pmc Profiling quality of care: Is there a role for peer review?
    Timothy P Hofer
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:9. 2004
  7. pmc Quality of care for hypertension in the United States
    Steven M Asch
    West LA VA, Mail Code 111G, 11301 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:1. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of clinical uncertainty in treatment decisions for diabetic patients with uncontrolled blood pressure
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Clinical Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:717-27. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Profiling the quality of care in twelve communities: results from the CQI study
    Eve A Kerr
    Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:247-56. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care quality in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and commercial managed care: the TRIAD study
    Eve A Kerr
    Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:272-81. 2004

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. pmc Physician assessments of medication adherence and decisions to intensify medications for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure: still no better than a coin toss
    Jennifer Meddings
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:270. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial
    Joe V Selby
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:183. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate provision of new information to non-physician outreach teams on need for treatment intensification in patients with increased CVD risk...
  3. pmc Monitoring performance for blood pressure management among patients with diabetes mellitus: too much of a good thing?
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:938-45. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Study protocol: the Adherence and Intensification of Medications (AIM) study--a cluster randomized controlled effectiveness study
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Trials 11:95. 2010
    ..Successful medication management requires an effective partnership between providers who initiate and increase doses of effective medications and patients who adhere to the regimen...
  5. pmc Veterans walk to beat back pain: study rationale, design and protocol of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based internet mediated intervention for patients with chronic low back pain
    Sarah L Krein
    VA Ann Arbor Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:205. 2010
    ..Exercise is one of the most effective strategies for managing chronic back pain. Yet, there are few clinical programs that use low cost approaches to help patients with chronic back pain initiate and maintain an exercise program...
  6. pmc Profiling quality of care: Is there a role for peer review?
    Timothy P Hofer
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:9. 2004
    ....
  7. pmc Quality of care for hypertension in the United States
    Steven M Asch
    West LA VA, Mail Code 111G, 11301 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:1. 2005
    ..While access and adherence to therapy certainly play a role, another potential explanation is poor quality of essential care processes (QC). Yet little is known about the relationship between QC and BP control...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of clinical uncertainty in treatment decisions for diabetic patients with uncontrolled blood pressure
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Clinical Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:717-27. 2008
    ..Factors underlying failure to intensify therapy in response to elevated blood pressure have not been systematically studied...
  9. ncbi request reprint Profiling the quality of care in twelve communities: results from the CQI study
    Eve A Kerr
    Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:247-56. 2004
    ..Having concrete estimates of the extent of the gap in performance should stimulate community-based quality improvement efforts...
  10. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care quality in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and commercial managed care: the TRIAD study
    Eve A Kerr
    Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:272-81. 2004
    ..No studies have compared care in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with that delivered in commercial managed care organizations, nor have studies focused in depth on care comparisons for chronic, outpatient conditions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Building a better quality measure: are some patients with 'poor quality' actually getting good care?
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
    Med Care 41:1173-82. 2003
    ....
  12. pmc Making performance indicators work: experiences of US Veterans Health Administration
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Practice Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    BMJ 335:971-3. 2007
  13. pmc Beyond comorbidity counts: how do comorbidity type and severity influence diabetes patients' treatment priorities and self-management?
    Eve A Kerr
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1635-40. 2007
    ..The majority of older adults have 2 or more chronic conditions and among patients with diabetes, 40% have at least three...
  14. ncbi request reprint Measuring antidepressant prescribing practice in a health care system using administrative data: implications for quality measurement and improvement
    E A Kerr
    Veterans Affairs VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:203-16. 2000
    ..A study was conducted in 1997-1999 to examine how different specifications in the construction of quality of care measures for depression treatment influence conclusions about the adequacy of antidepressant prescribing practices...
  15. ncbi request reprint Avoiding pitfalls in chronic disease quality measurement: a case for the next generation of technical quality measures
    E A Kerr
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:1033-43. 2001
    ..We believe that using more tightly linked measures in quality assessment will identify important quality of care problems and is more likely to produce improved outcomes for those with chronic diseases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparing clinical automated, medical record, and hybrid data sources for diabetes quality measures
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:555-65. 2002
    ..The agreement between diabetes quality measures constructed from clinical automated versus medical record data sources was compared, and the performance of hybrid measures derived from a combination of the two data sources was examined...
  17. pmc Cost-related nonadherence to medications among patients with diabetes and chronic pain: factors beyond finances
    Jacob E Kurlander
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:2143-8. 2009
    ..This study examined how cost and noncost factors are associated with patterns of cost-related nonadherence to medications (CRN)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Management of chronic noncancer pain by VA primary care providers: when is pain control a priority?
    Allison R Mitchinson
    VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 11H, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:77-84. 2008
    ..To examine how primary care providers (PCPs) prioritize management of chronic pain in patients with multiple chronic conditions and to determine PCP perspectives on chronic pain management and pain treatment resources...
  19. ncbi request reprint Primary care physicians' satisfaction with quality of care in California capitated medical groups
    E A Kerr
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    JAMA 278:308-12. 1997
    ..National expansion of capitation should be accompanied by efforts to ensure that the satisfaction of practicing physicians with the care they deliver does not decline...
  20. doi request reprint When more is not better: treatment intensification among hypertensive patients with poor medication adherence
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Circulation 117:2884-92. 2008
    ..We examined the prevalence of and relationship between patient adherence and provider treatment intensification...
  21. pmc More than a pain in the neck: how discussing chronic pain affects hypertension medication intensification
    Sarah L Krein
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:911-6. 2009
    ..A difficult to manage comorbid condition, like chronic pain, could adversely affect the delivery of recommended care for other serious health problems, such as hypertension...
  22. pmc Experience and management of chronic pain among patients with other complex chronic conditions
    Amy Butchart
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Clin J Pain 25:293-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the experience and management of chronic pain among adult patients with other complex chronic conditions, specifically diabetes and heart failure (HF)...
  23. pmc Patient-provider concordance in the prioritization of health conditions among hypertensive diabetes patients
    Donna M Zulman
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:408-14. 2010
    ..Many patients with diabetes have multiple other chronic conditions, but little is known about whether these patients and their primary care providers agree on the relative importance that they assign these comorbidities...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does physician communication influence older patients' diabetes self-management and glycemic control? Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1435-42. 2007
    ..We assessed the relative importance of two dimensions of physician communication-provision of information (PCOM) and participatory decision-making (PDM)-for older patients' diabetes self-management and glycemic control...
  25. ncbi request reprint Preventive counseling among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Catherine Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2489-95. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between recall of recommendations for diabetes prevention and both health behaviors and screening among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Overcoming the influence of chronic pain on older patients' difficulty with recommended self-management activities
    Sarah L Krein
    VA HSR and D, VA Ann Arbor HCS, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Gerontologist 47:61-8. 2007
    ..We examined how chronic pain affects patients' difficulty with recommended self-management activities and the potential intervening role of self-efficacy (the level of confidence in one's own ability to perform a specific task)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gender disparities in lipid management: the presence of disparities depends on the quality measure
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, 300 North Ingalls Building, Room 7C13, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:133-6. 2006
    ..To determine if the use of a more detailed quality measure affected the finding of gender disparities in lipid management...
  28. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use and counseling about aspirin among patients with diabetes
    Sarah L Krein
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113
    Diabetes Care 25:965-70. 2002
    ..This study examines current physician practices and the use of aspirin therapy by individuals with diabetes...
  29. pmc The relative importance of physician communication, participatory decision making, and patient understanding in diabetes self-management
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:243-52. 2002
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint How well do patients' assessments of their diabetes self-management correlate with actual glycemic control and receipt of recommended diabetes services?
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:738-43. 2003
    ..We explored these associations in a nationwide sample of Veterans' Affairs (VA) patients with diabetes...
  31. pmc Review of evidence and explanations for suboptimal screening and treatment of dyslipidemia in women. A conceptual model
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:854-63. 2003
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in diabetes care processes, outcomes, and treatment intensity
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 41:1221-32. 2003
    ..However, the extent to which differences in medical care processes and treatment intensity contribute to poorer diabetes outcomes is unknown...
  33. ncbi request reprint The impact of comorbid chronic conditions on diabetes care
    John D Piette
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:725-31. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic pain on diabetes patients' self-management
    Sarah L Krein
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:65-70. 2005
    ..Many adults experience chronic pain, yet little is known about the consequences of such pain among individuals with diabetes. The purpose of this study was to examine whether and how chronic pain affects diabetes self-management...
  35. pmc Sins of omission: getting too little medical care may be the greatest threat to patient safety
    Rodney A Hayward
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:686-91. 2005
    ..Little is known about the relative incidence of serious errors of omission versus errors of commission...
  36. ncbi request reprint The role of patient-physician trust in moderating medication nonadherence due to cost pressures
    John D Piette
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1749-55. 2005
    ..We examined the extent to which patients' trust in their physicians may moderate the impact of economic constraints and other risk factors for cost-related adherence problems...
  37. ncbi request reprint What is an error?
    T P Hofer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 3:261-9. 2000
    ..Launched by the Institute of Medicine's report, "To Err is Human," the reduction of medical errors has become a top agenda item for virtually every part of the U.S. health care system...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement initiatives: issues in moving from diabetes guidelines to policy
    Rodney A Hayward
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B54-60. 2004
    ..To outline the principles that direct the Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) dedicated to diabetes quality improvement (QUERI-DM)...
  39. pmc Quality by any other name?: a comparison of three profiling systems for assessing health care quality
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2070-87. 2007
    ..To examine this question, we used three different measurement approaches to assess quality of care delivered in veteran affairs (VA) facilities...
  40. pmc The influence of gatekeeping and utilization review on patient satisfaction
    E A Kerr
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:287-96. 1999
    ..Health plans and physician groups need to take these factors into account when designing strategies to reduce specialty care use...
  41. ncbi request reprint Who is at greatest risk for receiving poor-quality health care?
    Steven M Asch
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, Calif, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1147-56. 2006
    ..American adults frequently do not receive recommended health care. The extent to which the quality of health care varies among sociodemographic groups is unknown...
  42. pmc Whom should we profile? Examining diabetes care practice variation among primary care providers, provider groups, and health care facilities
    Sarah L Krein
    Ann Arbor VA HSR and D, MI 48113, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1159-80. 2002
    ..To evaluate the amount of variation in diabetes practice patterns at the primary care provider (PCP), provider group, and facility level, and to examine the reliability of diabetes care profiles constructed using electronic databases...
  43. pmc Therapy modifications in response to poorly controlled hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus
    Nicolas Rodondi
    University Outpatient Clinic and University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 144:475-84. 2006
    ..Evaluating whether physicians respond appropriately to poor risk factor control in patients may better reflect quality of care than measuring proportions of patients whose conditions are controlled...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quality of health care for women: a demonstration of the quality assessment tools system
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
    Med Care 41:616-25. 2003
    ..Consumers, purchasers, and regulators are seeking information on quality for a variety of purposes. To address these demands, methods are required that are flexible in meeting the information needs of different audiences...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical management strategies and diabetes quality: what can we learn from observational studies?
    Eve A Kerr
    Med Care 42:825-8. 2004
  46. ncbi request reprint The association between three different measures of health status and satisfaction among patients with diabetes
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and University of Michigan School of Medicine, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:158-77. 2003
    ..In this diabetes population, health status appears to have a substantial impact on patient satisfaction, and this effect is considerably greater for diabetes severity than for physical functioning...
  47. ncbi request reprint The quality of health care delivered to adults in the United States
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2635-45. 2003
    ..We have little systematic information about the extent to which standard processes involved in health care--a key element of quality--are delivered in the United States...
  48. ncbi request reprint The association between quality of care and the intensity of diabetes disease management programs
    Carol M Mangione
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:107-16. 2006
    ..Although disease management programs are widely implemented, little is known about their effectiveness...
  49. ncbi request reprint The quality of obstructive lung disease care for adults in the United States as measured by adherence to recommended processes
    Richard A Mularski
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate, WIN 1060, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Chest 130:1844-50. 2006
    ..The extent to which patients with obstructive lung disease receive recommended processes of care is largely unknown. We assessed the quality of care delivered to a national sample of the US population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparison of quality of care for patients in the Veterans Health Administration and patients in a national sample
    Steven M Asch
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:938-45. 2004
    ..Recent comparisons with other delivery systems have been limited to a small set of indicators...
  51. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of medical conditions and quality of care
    Takahiro Higashi
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    N Engl J Med 356:2496-504. 2007
    ..We therefore sought to study the relationship between the quality of care and the number of medical conditions a patient has...
  52. ncbi request reprint The quality of pharmacologic care for adults in the United States
    William H Shrank
    Harvard Medical School, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Med Care 44:936-45. 2006
    ..We evaluated how frequently appropriate pharmacologic care is ordered in a national sample of U.S. residents...

Research Grants3

  1. Conference on Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes
    Eve Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Improving Adherence and Intensification of Medications Among Diabetes Patients
    Eve Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..While drawing on previously effective interventions, this is the first study to combine these essential elements to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes. ..