John Westfall

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Birth outcomes in Colorado's undocumented immigrant population
    Mary M Reed
    Department of Neurology, University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:100. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Practice-based research--"Blue Highways" on the NIH roadmap
    John M Westfall
    High Plains Research Network, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA 297:403-6. 2007
  3. pmc Triage and diagnosis of chest pain in rural hospitals: implementation of the ACI-TIPI in the High Plains Research Network
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Aurora, Colo, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:153-8. 2006
  4. pmc Community-based participatory research in practice-based research networks
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Aurora, Colo 80045 0508, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:8-14. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Manual vacuum aspiration for first-trimester abortion
    J M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80220, USA
    Arch Fam Med 7:559-62. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Applied strategies for improving patient safety: a comprehensive process to improve care in rural and frontier communities
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Rural Health 20:355-62. 2004
  7. pmc Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:22. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of double counting and transfer bias on estimated rates and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction
    J M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and the High Plains Research Network, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Med Care 39:459-68. 2001
  9. pmc Stopping the error cascade: a report on ameliorators from the ASIPS collaborative
    Bennett Parnes
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:12-6. 2007
  10. pmc Clinical improvement associated with conformance to HEDIS-based depression care
    Kathryn Rost
    Center for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, P O Box 6508 Mail Stop F496, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 7:103-12. 2005

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Birth outcomes in Colorado's undocumented immigrant population
    Mary M Reed
    Department of Neurology, University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:100. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to describe birth outcomes of undocumented immigrants in Colorado...
  2. ncbi request reprint Practice-based research--"Blue Highways" on the NIH roadmap
    John M Westfall
    High Plains Research Network, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA 297:403-6. 2007
  3. pmc Triage and diagnosis of chest pain in rural hospitals: implementation of the ACI-TIPI in the High Plains Research Network
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Aurora, Colo, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:153-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the ACI-TIPI on triage and diagnosis of patients with chest pain in rural hospitals...
  4. pmc Community-based participatory research in practice-based research networks
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Aurora, Colo 80045 0508, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:8-14. 2006
    ..We wanted to describe community-based participatory research in practice-based research networks in the United States...
  5. ncbi request reprint Manual vacuum aspiration for first-trimester abortion
    J M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80220, USA
    Arch Fam Med 7:559-62. 1998
    ..To assess the safety and effectiveness of manual vacuum aspiration for abortion in a primary care office setting...
  6. ncbi request reprint Applied strategies for improving patient safety: a comprehensive process to improve care in rural and frontier communities
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Rural Health 20:355-62. 2004
    ..Medical errors and patient safety have gained increasing attention throughout all areas of medical care. Understanding patient safety in rural settings is crucial for improving care in rural communities...
  7. pmc Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:22. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare processes and outcomes of AMI care among patients undergoing interhospital transfer with special attention to the impact on mortality in rural hospitals...
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of double counting and transfer bias on estimated rates and outcomes of acute myocardial infarction
    J M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and the High Plains Research Network, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Med Care 39:459-68. 2001
    ..Patients transferred to a second hospital may be counted twice for one episode of ischemic heart disease...
  9. pmc Stopping the error cascade: a report on ameliorators from the ASIPS collaborative
    Bennett Parnes
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:12-6. 2007
    ..To present a novel examination of how error cascades are stopped (ameliorated) before they affect patients...
  10. pmc Clinical improvement associated with conformance to HEDIS-based depression care
    Kathryn Rost
    Center for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, P O Box 6508 Mail Stop F496, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 7:103-12. 2005
    ..Employers recently requested a valid metric of depression treatment quality. Such an indicator needs to measure the proportion of the population in need who receive high-quality care, and to predict clinical improvement...
  11. pmc Facilitating collaboration among academic generalist disciplines: a call to action
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo 80262, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:172-6. 2006
    ..Collaboration among academic generalists will enhance opportunities for trainees, primary care research, and advocacy; conserve resources; and improve patient care...
  12. ncbi request reprint Barriers to quality care for dying patients in rural communities
    Rebecca F Van Vorst
    Foundation for Healthy Living, Latham, NY 12110, USA
    J Rural Health 22:248-53. 2006
    ..Barriers to providing optimal palliative care in rural communities are not well understood...
  13. ncbi request reprint Harm resulting from inappropriate telephone triage in primary care
    David E Hildebrandt
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Fitzsimons, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:437-42. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess and categorize harm occurring to patients who called their physicians' office after-hours but did not have their call forwarded to the physician because they stated that their call was not an emergency...
  14. ncbi request reprint Action or inaction? Decision making in patients with diabetes and elevated blood pressure in primary care
    Paul C Hicks
    Salud Family Health Center, 1115 Second St, Fort Lupton, CO 80621, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2580-5. 2006
    ..In primary care, however, blood pressure in many patients exceeds this goal. In this study, we evaluated the clinical decision-making process when a patient with diabetes presents with elevated blood pressure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluating sample medications in primary care: a practice-based research network study
    Laura B Hansen
    University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:688-92. 2006
    ..A study was conducted to determine adherence to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommendations for safe distribution of medication samples to minimize medication errors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Rural community members' perceptions of harm from medical mistakes: a High Plains Research Network (HPRN) Study
    Rebecca F Van Vorst
    Foundation for Healthy Living, 30 Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY 12110, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:135-43. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to learn about community members' definitions and types of harm from medical mistakes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of colorectal screening in rural Colorado: testing to prevent colon cancer in the high plains research network
    Walter F Young
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Rural Health 23:238-45. 2007
    ..Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet screening rates are well below target levels. Rural communities may face common and unique barriers to health care, particularly preventive health care...
  18. doi request reprint Underinsurance in primary care: a report from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP)
    Kenton Voorhees
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 6508, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:309-16. 2008
    ..This purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of underinsurance among patients seen in primary care clinics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Double counting of acute myocardial infarction makes estimates of occurrence and case fatality inaccurate
    John M Westfall
    Am J Cardiol 89:651-2. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy clarification of prescriptions ordered in primary care: a report from the Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety (ASIPS) collaborative
    Laura B Hansen
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, 4200 East 9th Avenue, Avenue, Campus Box C238, Aurora, CO 80262, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:24-30. 2006
    ..This study describes the principal reasons pharmacies call primary care practices to clarify prescriptions and subsequent implications for quality and patient safety improvement...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patient perspectives on the doctor of the future
    Deborah S Main
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80010, USA
    Fam Med 34:251-7. 2002
    ..As the role of the health care consumer receives increased attention, it is important to consider patient values and preferences for a future system of care. This study describes what patients want and value in a future doctor..
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical decisions regarding HbA1c results in primary care: a report from CaReNet and HPRN
    Bennett L Parnes
    Department of Family Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80010, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:13-6. 2004
    ..To describe decisions made by primary care providers on elevated HbA(1c) results and their reasons for not intensifying therapy...
  23. ncbi request reprint The case for interdepartmental research in primary care
    John F Steiner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Acad Med 79:617-22. 2004
    ..Such a collaboration provides the breadth of perspectives necessary to address complex health care problems, and the pragmatic infrastructure necessary to sustain research themes and careers...
  24. pmc Event reporting to a primary care patient safety reporting system: a report from the ASIPS collaborative
    Douglas H Fernald
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:327-32. 2004
    ..We examined reports to a primary care, ambulatory, patient safety reporting system to describe types of errors reported and differences between anonymous and confidential reports...
  25. ncbi request reprint Primary care family physicians and 2 hospitalist models: comparison of outcomes, processes, and costs
    Peter C Smith
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
    J Fam Pract 51:1021-7. 2002
    ..To compare the care provided by family practice primary care physicians with that provided by 2 hospitalist models: critical care hospitalists and rotating residency faculty family physician hospitalists...
  26. ncbi request reprint After-hours telephone triage affects patient safety
    David E Hildebrandt
    Rose Family Medicine Residency, Denver, CO 80222, USA
    J Fam Pract 52:222-7. 2003
    ..To describe the management of after-hours calls to primary care physicians and identify potential errors that might delay evaluation and treatment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Missing clinical information during primary care visits
    Peter C Smith
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    JAMA 293:565-71. 2005
    ..The coordinating function of primary care is information-intensive and may be impeded by missing clinical information. However, missing clinical information has not been explicitly investigated in the primary care setting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Validation of the EQ-5D quality of life instrument in patients after myocardial infarction
    David Nowels
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:95-105. 2005
    ..We assessed cross-sectional validity of EQ-5D after myocardial infarction (MI)...
  29. ncbi request reprint The practice-based research network as a model for end-of-life care research: challenges and opportunities
    Jean S Kutner
    Population based Palliative Care Research Network and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262 USA
    Cancer Control 12:186-95. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint CDC-funded intervention research aimed at promoting colorectal cancer screening in communities
    Steven S Coughlin
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 107:1196-204. 2006
    ..Relatively few studies, however, have identified and tested intervention approaches to promote routine colorectal cancer screening among diverse populations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sports-related injuries in the United States: who gets care and who does not
    Greg Gutierrez
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, 5221 E, 17th Avenue, Denver CO 80220, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 16:136-41. 2006
    ..To describe the pattern of sports-related injuries (SRIs), healthcare obtained for these injuries, and factors associated with obtaining healthcare...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of patients with chest pain
    John M Westfall
    Am J Cardiol 93:129. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Reasons for after-hours calls
    David E Hildebrandt
    Rose Family Medicine Residency, 2149 S Holly, Denver, CO 80222, USA
    J Fam Pract 51:567-9. 2002
    ..The 5 most frequent chief complaints related to medications, pain, obstetric issues, fever, and nausea. Interestingly, 56 "high utilizers" (0.6% of all patients) accounted for 23% of the calls...
  34. pmc Are frequent callers to family physicians high utilizers?
    David E Hildebrandt
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Fitzsimons, Aurora, CO, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:546-8. 2004
    ..Our objective was to describe patients who telephone frequently after hours to physicians (frequent callers) and categorize their medical problems and resource utilization...