Alan N West

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental health and access to care among nonmetropolitan Veterans Health Administration patients younger than 65 years
    Alan West
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 22:9-16. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Mental distress among younger veterans before, during, and after the invasion of Iraq
    Alan N West
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Awards Program REAP, VA National Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:244-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Who pays when VA users are hospitalized in the private sector? Evidence from three data sources
    Alan N West
    Center for Rural Health Studies, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 45:1003-7. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Do older rural and urban veterans experience different rates of unplanned readmission to VA and non-VA hospitals?
    William B Weeks
    Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 25:62-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint When VA patients have non-VA hospitalizations, who pays for what services, and what are the research implications? A New York case study
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 46:872-7. 2008
  6. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of rural and urban veterans' health-related quality of life
    Amy E Wallace
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 26:156-63. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Defining "rural" for veterans' health care planning
    Alan N West
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, Vermont, and Togus, Maine, USA
    J Rural Health 26:301-9. 2010
  8. pmc Health care expenditures for urban and rural veterans in Veterans Health Administration care
    Alan N West
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1718-34. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Research on rural veterans: an analysis of the literature
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 24:337-44. 2008
  10. pmc Rural veterans and access to high-quality care for high-risk surgeries
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1737-51. 2008

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental health and access to care among nonmetropolitan Veterans Health Administration patients younger than 65 years
    Alan West
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 22:9-16. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Mental distress among younger veterans before, during, and after the invasion of Iraq
    Alan N West
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Awards Program REAP, VA National Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:244-8. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Who pays when VA users are hospitalized in the private sector? Evidence from three data sources
    Alan N West
    Center for Rural Health Studies, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 45:1003-7. 2007
    ..Less is known about younger VA enrollees' use of the private sector, or its funding. We compare payers for younger and older enrollees' private sector use in 3 hospitalization datasets...
  4. doi request reprint Do older rural and urban veterans experience different rates of unplanned readmission to VA and non-VA hospitals?
    William B Weeks
    Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 25:62-9. 2009
    ..Unplanned readmission within 30 days of discharge is an indicator of hospital quality...
  5. doi request reprint When VA patients have non-VA hospitalizations, who pays for what services, and what are the research implications? A New York case study
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 46:872-7. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of rural and urban veterans' health-related quality of life
    Amy E Wallace
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 26:156-63. 2010
    ..Cross-sectional studies have identified rural-urban disparities in veterans' health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) scores...
  7. doi request reprint Defining "rural" for veterans' health care planning
    Alan N West
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, Vermont, and Togus, Maine, USA
    J Rural Health 26:301-9. 2010
    ..To understand the policy implications of the VHA scheme, we compared its categories to 3 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 4 Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) geographical categories...
  8. pmc Health care expenditures for urban and rural veterans in Veterans Health Administration care
    Alan N West
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1718-34. 2009
    ..To compare Veterans Health Administration (VA) patients, non-VA-using veterans, and nonveterans, separated by urban/rural residence and age group, on their use of major categories of medical care and payment sources...
  9. doi request reprint Research on rural veterans: an analysis of the literature
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 24:337-44. 2008
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VA) provides comprehensive health care services to veterans across the United States. Recently, the VA established an Office of Rural Health to address the health care needs of rural veterans...
  10. pmc Rural veterans and access to high-quality care for high-risk surgeries
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1737-51. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc Reducing avoidable deaths among veterans: directing private-sector surgical care to high-performance hospitals
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2186-92. 2007
    ..We quantified older (65 years and older) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients' use of the private sector to obtain 14 surgical procedures and assessed the potential impact of directing that care to high-performance hospitals...
  12. doi request reprint Comparing the characteristics, utilization, efficiency, and outcomes of VA and non-VA inpatient care provided to VA enrollees: a case study in New York
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Care 46:863-71. 2008
    ..To compare the characteristics, utilization, and outcomes of Veterans Health Administration (VA) and non-VA inpatient care provided to VA enrollees in New York...
  13. pmc Rare adverse medical events in VA inpatient care: reliability limits to using patient safety indicators as performance measures
    Alan N West
    VA Outcomes Group REAP, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:249-66. 2008
    ..DATA SOURCES STUDY SETTING: Nine years (1997-2005) of all Veterans Health Administration (VA) administrative hospital discharge data...
  14. ncbi request reprint Where do veterans health administration patients obtain heart, liver, and kidney transplants?
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Mil Med 172:1154-9. 2007
    ..Furthermore, our analysis indicates that use of only the VA/Medicare data set may substantially underestimate VA enrollees' reliance on the private sector for health care services...
  15. ncbi request reprint Integrating practice-based learning and improvement into medical student learning: evaluating complex curricular innovations
    Greg Ogrinc
    Community and Family Medicine and Medicine, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Teach Learn Med 19:221-9. 2007
    ..Because practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) is a core competency for residents, the fundamentals of PBLI should be developed in medical school...
  16. doi request reprint Use and Quality of Care at a VA Outreach Clinic in Northern Maine
    Pamela W Lee
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, VA Medical Center 10A5A, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Prim Care Community Health 3:159-63. 2012
    ..To assess use and quality of care at a new 1-day-per-week Veterans Administration Outreach Clinic in remote northern Maine...
  17. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of regionalizing specialized VA addiction services
    Amy E Wallace
    Administration Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Awards Program, 215 North Hartland Rd, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:668-74. 2007
    ..By using New York State as an example, this study examined whether regionalization disproportionately affected rural versus urban veterans' use of VA and non-VA inpatient addiction services...