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- Racial/ethnic variations in veterans' ambulatory care useDonna L Washington
Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA 90073, USA
Am J Public Health 95:2231-7. 2005..We assessed racial/ethnic variations in patterns of ambulatory care use among Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care-eligible veterans to determine if racial/ethnic differences in health care use persist in equal-access systems...
- Reliability of clinical guideline development using mail-only versus in-person expert panelsDonna L Washington
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
Med Care 41:1374-81. 2003..The RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Method is one commonly used method for collecting expert opinion. We tested whether a less expensive, mail-only process could substitute for the standard in-person process normally used...
- Availability of comprehensive women's health care through Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDonna L Washington
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, California 90073, USA
Womens Health Issues 13:50-4. 2003..Future work should evaluate cost and quality trade-offs between using non-VA sites to increase specialized service availability and using VA sites to enhance continuity of care...
- Next-day care for emergency department users with nonacute conditions. A randomized, controlled trialDonna L Washington
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
Ann Intern Med 137:707-14. 2002..Because of overcrowding and cost-control efforts, emergency departments are under pressure to refer patients with nonacute conditions to other settings. However, no validated systematic methods exist for safely performing such referrals...
- Racial variations in Department of Veterans Affairs ambulatory care use and unmet health care needsDonna L Washington
Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mil Med 167:235-41. 2002..Additional facilitators for reducing unmet need should be explored...
- Veteran identity and race/ethnicity: influences on VA outpatient care utilizationNancy D Harada
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, UCLA, California 90073, USA
Med Care 40:I117-28. 2002..Veteran identity may vary by race/ethnicity because the sociohistorical context of the military experience varies by race...
- Safely directing patients to appropriate levels of care: guideline-driven triage in the emergency serviceD L Washington
Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA Department of Emergency Medicine, Harb
Ann Emerg Med 36:15-22. 2000..We sought to develop and validate standardized clinical criteria to identify patients presenting to the emergency department whose care may be safely deferred to a later date in a nonemergency setting...
- Risk factors for homelessness among women veteransDonna L Washington
Health and Equity at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:82-91. 2010..Women veterans are three to four times more likely than non-veteran women to become homeless. However, their risk factors for homelessness have not been defined...
- To use or not to use. What influences why women veterans choose VA health careDonna L Washington
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
J Gen Intern Med 21:S11-8. 2006..Effects of advances in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) women's health care on women veterans' health care decision making are unknown. Our objective was to determine why women veterans use or do not use VA health care...
- VA emergency health care for women: condition--critical or stable?Donna L Washington
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
Womens Health Issues 16:133-8. 2006..However, the challenge of providing comprehensive care to a group that is an extreme minority within VA may still leave gaps in the delivery of necessary health care services...
- Diffusion of innovation in women's health care delivery: the Department of Veterans Affairs' adoption of women's health clinicsElizabeth M Yano
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, 16111 Plummer Street 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
Womens Health Issues 16:226-35. 2006..We report on the diffusion and characteristics of VA women's health clinics (WHCs) 10 years later...
- Transforming clinical practice to eliminate racial-ethnic disparities in healthcareDonna L Washington
Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:685-91. 2008..We describe what is known about reducing racial-ethnic disparities in clinical practice and make recommendations for how clinician leaders can apply this evidence to transform their own practices...
- Health care for American Indian and Alaska native womenB Josea Kramer
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
Womens Health Issues 19:135-43. 2009..Little was known about these women's patterns of health care utilization when VHA and IHS executed a resource-sharing agreement in 2003 to improve access and health outcomes...
- Integration of women veterans into VA quality improvement research efforts: what researchers need to knowElizabeth M Yano
VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, 16111 Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:56-61. 2010..We then discuss challenges and potential solutions for increasing representation of women veterans in VA research, including steps for implementation research...
- Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databasesDonna L Washington
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 47:763-71. 2010..Adoption of these additional databases would enhance the value and generalizability of a wide range of studies of both male and female veterans...
- Primary care practice and facility quality orientation: influence on breast and cervical cancer screening ratesCaroline Lubick Goldzweig
Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard 111 G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
Am J Manag Care 10:265-72. 2004..Despite the importance of early cancer detection, variation in screening rates among physicians is high. Insights into factors influencing variation can guide efforts to decrease variation and increase screening rates...
- Waiting times in California's emergency departmentsSusan Lambe
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 94143, USA
Ann Emerg Med 41:35-44. 2003..Yet few data are available on ED waiting times among a heterogeneous group of hospitals serving a distinct geographic region...
- The organization and delivery of women's health care in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterElizabeth M Yano
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
Womens Health Issues 13:55-61. 2003..This article reports on the first national assessment of variations in the organization of care for women veterans...
- Classification of race and ethnicity: implications for public healthVickie M Mays
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Box 951563, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 24:83-110. 2003..The trend toward increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the United States will put further pressure on the public health industry to develop consistent and useful approaches to racial/ethnic classifications...
- Deferred care for adults with musculoskeletal complaintsD L Washington
University of California, Los Angeles, Medical School, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
Eff Clin Pract 4:65-72. 2001..Many ambulatory care facilities do not have resources to provide same-day care for all walk-in patients. Yet, there are few guidelines that identify patients for whom care can be safely deferred...
- Determinants of contraceptive availability at medical facilities in the Department of Veterans AffairsJacqueline R Cope
ValleyCare, Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 21:S33-9. 2006..To describe the variation in provision of hormonal and intrauterine contraception among Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
- Community-based strategies for focus group recruitment of minority veteransShawkat Dhanani
Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mil Med 167:501-5. 2002..Strategies varied in their effectiveness at reaching specific racial or ethnic groups and veterans from different cohorts of war service...
- Combining women's preferences and expert advice to design a tailored smoking cessation programJUDITH R KATZBURG
Veteran s Affairs Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA, USA
Subst Use Misuse 44:2114-37. 2009..The study's implications and limitations are noted. This research (conducted in Los Angeles, California) was funded by the American Legacy Foundation with additional VA support...
- Who is using emergency contraception? Awareness and use of emergency contraception among California women and teensSusie B Baldwin
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles County Department of Pubic Health, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA
Womens Health Issues 18:360-8. 2008..However, knowledge of EC alone does not predict use, and few population data exist to describe EC use among those aware of the method...
- Trends in the use and capacity of California's emergency departments, 1990-1999Susan Lambe
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Ann Emerg Med 39:389-96. 2002..Data supporting perceptions of inadequate capacity are sparse and conflicting. We describe changes in the use and capacity of California's EDs between 1990 and 1999, as well as trends in severity of patient illness or injury...
- Availability of gynecologic services in the department of veterans affairsMichelle D Seelig
Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, HSR and D Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington, USA
Womens Health Issues 18:167-73. 2008..We evaluated onsite availability of gynecologic services, clinic type and staffing arrangements, and the impact of having a gynecology clinic (GYN) and/or an obstetrician gynecologist (OBGYN) routinely available...
- Predictors of on-call specialist response times in California emergency departmentsSarita A Mohanty
Department of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California 90033, USA
Acad Emerg Med 13:505-12. 2006..Limited availability of on-call specialists is thought to contribute to ED overcrowding...
- Sex differences in disease presentation in the emergency departmentDonna L Washington
Ann Emerg Med 40:461-3. 2002
- Challenges to studying and delivering care to special populations--the example of women veteransDonna L Washington
J Rehabil Res Dev 41:vii-x. 2004