Donna L Washington

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Integration of women veterans into VA quality improvement research efforts: what researchers need to know
    Elizabeth 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
  2. pmc Women veterans' healthcare delivery preferences and use by military service era: findings from the National Survey of Women Veterans
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, CA USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S571-6. 2013
  3. pmc PTSD risk and mental health care engagement in a multi-war era community sample of women veterans
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:894-900. 2013
  4. pmc To use or not to use. What influences why women veterans choose VA health care
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S11-8. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. doi request reprint Tailoring VA primary care to women veterans: association with patient-rated quality and satisfaction
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, California, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S112-9. 2011
  7. pmc Access to care for women veterans: delayed healthcare and unmet need
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:655-61. 2011
  8. pmc Transforming clinical practice to eliminate racial-ethnic disparities in healthcare
    Donna 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databases
    Donna 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
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for homelessness among women veterans
    Donna 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

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Integration of women veterans into VA quality improvement research efforts: what researchers need to know
    Elizabeth 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...
  2. pmc Women veterans' healthcare delivery preferences and use by military service era: findings from the National Survey of Women Veterans
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, CA USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S571-6. 2013
    ..Other studies have identified healthcare issues and behaviors of WVs in specific military service eras (e.g., Vietnam), but delivery preferences and utilization have not been examined within and across eras on a population basis...
  3. pmc PTSD risk and mental health care engagement in a multi-war era community sample of women veterans
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:894-900. 2013
    ..Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common in women veterans (WVs), and associated with significant co-morbidity. Effective treatment is available; however, PTSD is often unrecognized...
  4. pmc To use or not to use. What influences why women veterans choose VA health care
    Donna 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint 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...
  6. doi request reprint Tailoring VA primary care to women veterans: association with patient-rated quality and satisfaction
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, California, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S112-9. 2011
    ..We assessed women veterans' ratings of their VA health care quality, gender-related satisfaction, gender appropriateness, and VA provider skills in treating women, in relation to primary care model at VA sites nationwide...
  7. pmc Access to care for women veterans: delayed healthcare and unmet need
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:655-61. 2011
    ..Eliminating access disparities requires a better understanding of the barriers to care that women veterans' experience...
  8. pmc Transforming clinical practice to eliminate racial-ethnic disparities in healthcare
    Donna 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databases
    Donna 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...
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for homelessness among women veterans
    Donna 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in Department of Veterans Affairs ambulatory care use and unmet health care needs
    Donna 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...
  12. pmc Racial/ethnic variations in veterans' ambulatory care use
    Donna 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Availability of comprehensive women's health care through Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Donna 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint The organization and delivery of women's health care in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Elizabeth 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Veteran identity and race/ethnicity: influences on VA outpatient care utilization
    Nancy 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of innovation in women's health care delivery: the Department of Veterans Affairs' adoption of women's health clinics
    Elizabeth 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...
  17. doi request reprint Systematic review of women veterans' health: update on successes and gaps
    Bevanne Bean-Mayberry
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S84-97. 2011
    ..We assessed the state of women veterans' health research by conducting a systematic review of scientific literature published from 2004 to 2008, updating a prior review spanning the history of this literature to 2004...
  18. ncbi request reprint Primary care practice and facility quality orientation: influence on breast and cervical cancer screening rates
    Caroline 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...
  19. pmc Racial/ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors among women veterans
    Danielle E Rose
    VA Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S524-8. 2013
    ..Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for 24.5 % of all deaths among women. Earlier research has demonstrated racial/ethnic differences in prevalence of cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Community-based strategies for focus group recruitment of minority veterans
    Shawkat 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...
  21. pmc Factors related to attrition from VA healthcare use: findings from the National Survey of Women Veterans
    Alison B Hamilton
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S510-6. 2013
    ..Recent data suggest that among women Veterans, there is a 30 % attrition rate within 3 years of initial VA use...
  22. doi request reprint Health care for American Indian and Alaska native women
    B 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Waiting times in California's emergency departments
    Susan 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...
  24. doi request reprint Using research to transform care for women veterans: advancing the research agenda and enhancing research-clinical partnerships
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Los Angeles, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S73-83. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint National variations in VA mental health care for women veterans
    Sabine M Oishi
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S130-7. 2011
    ..We assessed variations in women's mental health care delivery arrangements in VA facilities nationwide...
  26. doi request reprint "Homelessness and trauma go hand-in-hand": pathways to homelessness among women veterans
    Alison B Hamilton
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S203-9. 2011
    ..This paper provides a grounded description of women veterans' pathways into homelessness...
  27. doi request reprint Who is using emergency contraception? Awareness and use of emergency contraception among California women and teens
    Susie 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...
  28. pmc Determinants of contraceptive availability at medical facilities in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Jacqueline 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...
  29. doi request reprint Combining women's preferences and expert advice to design a tailored smoking cessation program
    JUDITH 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...
  30. doi request reprint Mental illness: is there an association with cancer screening among women veterans?
    Ellen F T Yee
    New Mexico VA Health Care System, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque 87108, New Mexico, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S195-202. 2011
    ..Mental illness may be a barrier to achieving timely and appropriate cancer screening. We evaluated the association of mental illness with receipt of and adherence to breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening among women Veterans...
  31. ncbi request reprint Next-day care for emergency department users with nonacute conditions. A randomized, controlled trial
    Donna 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...
  32. pmc Classification of race and ethnicity: implications for public health
    Vickie 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...
  33. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life and comorbidity among older women veterans in the United States
    Claudia Der-Martirosian
    Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center VEMEC, Department of Veterans Affairs, 16111 Plummer St, MS 152, North Hills, CA, 91343, USA
    Qual Life Res 22:2749-56. 2013
    ..This paper examines the predictors of quality of life among older women (≥65 years of age) veterans in the United States focusing on the effect of comorbidity on health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Reliability of clinical guideline development using mail-only versus in-person expert panels
    Donna 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Women veterans' perceptions and decision-making about Veterans Affairs health care
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 11G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Mil Med 172:812-7. 2007
    ..Dissemination of accurate information about VA eligibility and services, and continued responsiveness to women's perceptions of care are indicated...
  36. ncbi request reprint Organizational characteristics associated with the availability of women's health clinics for primary care in the Veterans Health Administration
    Bevanne A Bean-Mayberry
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Mil Med 172:824-8. 2007
    ..Our objective was to understand organizational influences on the development of WHCs for PC delivery in Veterans Health Administration (VA) facilities...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of on-call specialist response times in California emergency departments
    Sarita 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...
  38. doi request reprint Availability of gynecologic services in the department of veterans affairs
    Michelle 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use and capacity of California's emergency departments, 1990-1999
    Susan 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Challenges to studying and delivering care to special populations--the example of women veterans
    Donna L Washington
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:vii-x. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in disease presentation in the emergency department
    Donna L Washington
    Ann Emerg Med 40:461-3. 2002