Bradley H Elizabeth

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Recruitment and retention of mental health workers in Ghana
    Helen Jack
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e57940. 2013
  2. pmc Development of a brief instrument for assessing healthcare employee satisfaction in a low-income setting
    Rachelle Alpern
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e79053. 2013
  3. pmc Introducing health facility accreditation in Liberia
    Emily C Cleveland
    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, MA, USA
    Glob Public Health 6:271-82. 2011
  4. pmc Educating leaders in hospital management: a new model in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Sosena Kebede
    Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:39-43. 2010
  5. pmc Identifying patients at increased risk for unplanned readmission
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Med Care 51:761-6. 2013
  6. pmc Hospital strategies associated with 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:444-50. 2013
  7. pmc Scaling up depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA): a systematic literature review illustrating the AIDED model
    Leslie Curry
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Reprod Health 10:39. 2013
  8. pmc Psychological distress in Ghana: associations with employment and lost productivity
    Maureen E Canavan
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:9. 2013
  9. pmc Individual and community level socioeconomic inequalities in contraceptive use in 10 Newly Independent States: a multilevel cross-sectional analysis
    Teresa Janevic
    Department of Epidemiology, UMDNJ School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:69. 2012
  10. pmc Managing health worker migration: a qualitative study of the Philippine response to nurse brain drain
    Roland M Dimaya
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:47. 2012

Research Grants

  1. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    ELIZABETH HOWE BRADLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications111 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Recruitment and retention of mental health workers in Ghana
    Helen Jack
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e57940. 2013
    ..Using qualitative interviews, we aimed to explore factors motivating mental health workers in order to inform interventions to increase recruitment and retention...
  2. pmc Development of a brief instrument for assessing healthcare employee satisfaction in a low-income setting
    Rachelle Alpern
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e79053. 2013
    ..Accordingly, we sought to develop the Satisfaction of Employees in Health Care (SEHC) survey for use in hospitals and health centers throughout Ethiopia...
  3. pmc Introducing health facility accreditation in Liberia
    Emily C Cleveland
    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, MA, USA
    Glob Public Health 6:271-82. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Educating leaders in hospital management: a new model in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Sosena Kebede
    Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:39-43. 2010
    ..The MHA is a 2-year executive style educational program to develop a new cadre of hospital leaders, comprising 5% classroom learning and 85% executive practice...
  5. pmc Identifying patients at increased risk for unplanned readmission
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Med Care 51:761-6. 2013
    ..Reducing readmissions is a national priority, but many hospitals lack practical tools to identify patients at increased risk of unplanned readmission...
  6. pmc Hospital strategies associated with 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:444-50. 2013
    ..We sought to identify hospital strategies that were associated with lower readmission rates for patients with heart failure...
  7. pmc Scaling up depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA): a systematic literature review illustrating the AIDED model
    Leslie Curry
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Reprod Health 10:39. 2013
    ..As a reproductive health technology that has scaled up in diverse contexts, DMPA is an exemplar product innovation with which to illustrate the utility of the AIDED model for scaling up family health innovations...
  8. pmc Psychological distress in Ghana: associations with employment and lost productivity
    Maureen E Canavan
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:9. 2013
    ..We address this gap by examining the association between employment and psychological distress...
  9. pmc Individual and community level socioeconomic inequalities in contraceptive use in 10 Newly Independent States: a multilevel cross-sectional analysis
    Teresa Janevic
    Department of Epidemiology, UMDNJ School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:69. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Managing health worker migration: a qualitative study of the Philippine response to nurse brain drain
    Roland M Dimaya
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:47. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  11. pmc Experiences of leadership in health care in sub-Saharan Africa
    Leslie Curry
    Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:33. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  12. pmc Identifying characteristics associated with performing recommended practices in maternal and newborn care among health facilities in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:13. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  13. pmc Poor mental health in Ghana: who is at risk?
    Heather Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:288. 2013
    ..We therefore sought to estimate the national prevalence of poor mental health in Ghana, explore its correlates on a national level, and examine associations between empowerment and poor mental health among women...
  14. pmc Contemporary evidence about hospital strategies for reducing 30-day readmissions: a national study
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:607-14. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine the range and prevalence of practices being implemented by hospitals to reduce 30-day readmissions of patients with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  15. pmc A systems approach to improving rural care in Ethiopia
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Yale School of Public Health, Global Health Leadership Institute, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e35042. 2012
    ..Accordingly, we sought to examine the variation in impact of a health systems strengthening intervention and understand factors that might explain the variation in impact across primary health care units...
  16. pmc Hospital strategies for reducing risk-standardized mortality rates in acute myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:618-26. 2012
    ..S. hospitals vary 2-fold in their 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates (RSMRs). Nevertheless, information is limited on hospital-level factors that may be associated with RSMRs...
  17. pmc "There's no kind of respect here" A qualitative study of racism and access to maternal health care among Romani women in the Balkans
    Teresa Janevic
    Department of Epidemiology, UMDNJ School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, PO Box 9, Room 209, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Int J Equity Health 10:53. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  18. pmc Network-based social capital and capacity-building programs: an example from Ethiopia
    Shoba Ramanadhan
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, LW 703, Boston, MA 02115 USA
    Hum Resour Health 8:17. 2010
    ....
  19. pmc Research in action: using positive deviance to improve quality of health care
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Implement Sci 4:25. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: The identification and examination of health care organizations that demonstrate positive deviance provides an opportunity to characterize and disseminate strategies for improving quality...
  20. pmc Inputs to quality: supervision, management, and community involvement in health facilities in Egypt in 2004
    Emily J Cherlin
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:282. 2011
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Access and quality of rural healthcare: Ethiopian Millennium Rural Initiative
    Elizabeth Bradley
    Yale School of Public Health, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:222-30. 2011
    ..We sought to determine the impact of a systems-based approach to improving rural care, the Ethiopian Millennium Rural Initiative, on key healthcare services indicators...
  22. ncbi request reprint The roles of senior management in improving hospital experiences for frail older adults
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Healthc Manag 51:323-36; discussion 336-7. 2006
    ..Our findings can be used by hospital management teams as they identify ways to influence and benefit from efforts to improve clinical quality, safety, and the experiences of older adults treated in their hospitals...
  23. pmc Patterns of diffusion of evidence-based clinical programmes: a case study of the Hospital Elder Life Program
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:334-8. 2006
    ..The effective translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice is paramount to improving the quality and safety of patient care. However, little is known about the patterns of diffusion of evidence-based programmes in healthcare...
  24. doi request reprint Health and social services expenditures: associations with health outcomes
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:826-31. 2011
    ..To examine variations in health service expenditures and social services expenditures across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and assess their association with five population-level health outcomes...
  25. pmc Contemporary evidence: baseline data from the D2B Alliance
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    BMC Res Notes 1:23. 2008
    ..This study presents data on (1) the prevalence of evidence-based strategies in U.S. hospitals that participated in the D2B Alliance and (2) identifies key hospital characteristics associated with their use...
  26. doi request reprint Variation in hospital mortality rates for patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:1108-12. 2010
    ..05) associated with 30-day RSMRs. In conclusion, substantial variation in hospital outcomes for patients with AMI remains unexplained by measurements of hospital characteristics including SES patient profile...
  27. doi request reprint National efforts to improve door-to-balloon time results from the Door-to-Balloon Alliance
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:2423-9. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Adopting a competency-based model: mapping curricula and assessing student progress
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 25:37-51. 2008
    ..Finally, the approach is flexible, as competency areas can be added and removed to be responsive to new research evidence and the changing needs of the field...
  29. pmc What is the experience of national quality campaigns? Views from the field
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1651-69. 2010
    ....
  30. pmc The door-to-balloon alliance for quality: who joins national collaborative efforts and why?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Health Management Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:93-9. 2009
    ..Although such collaborative efforts are increasingly used to promote improvement, little is known about the types of health care organizations that enroll and their motivations to participate...
  31. pmc Building capacity in health facility management: guiding principles for skills transfer in Liberia
    Laura A Rowe
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    Hum Resour Health 8:5. 2010
    ..CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate key elements for scaling up and replicating educational initiatives that address management skills essential for long-term health systems strengthening in resource-poor settings...
  32. ncbi request reprint After adoption: sustaining the innovation. A case study of disseminating the hospital elder life program
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1455-61. 2005
    ..To examine key factors that influence sustainability in the diffusion of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) as an example of an evidence-based, multifaceted, innovative program to improve care for hospitalized older adults...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of evidence in implementing competency-based healthcare management teaching
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Health Management Program, Yale University, Health Management Program 60 College Street, 300 EPH, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 20:287-304. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Nurses' attitudes and practice related to hospice care
    Laura D Cramer
    Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 35:249-55. 2003
    ..To describe characteristics, attitudes, and communications of nurses regarding hospice and caring for terminally ill patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint The patient self-determination act and advance directive completion in nursing homes
    E H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Arch Fam Med 7:417-23. 1998
    ..To assess the prevalence of advance directives among nursing home residents before and after passage of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) and to identify factors associated with advance directive completion...
  36. ncbi request reprint The roles of senior management in quality improvement efforts: what are the key components?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Healthc Manag 48:15-28; discussion 29. 2003
    ..By reinforcing their current involvement or by identifying potential gaps in their involvement in quality improvement efforts, practitioners may enhance their effectiveness in promoting and sustaining quality in clinical care...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physicians' ratings of their knowledge, attitudes, and end-of-life-care practices
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Acad Med 77:305-11. 2002
    ..The authors assessed the influences of self-rated knowledge and attitudes on physicians' discussions and referrals for hospice care...
  38. ncbi request reprint The role of gender in MPH graduates' salaries
    E H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 18:375-89. 2000
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Goals in geriatric assessment: are we measuring the right outcomes?
    E H Bradley
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Gerontologist 40:191-6. 2000
    ..5%) and improving social and family relationships (53.0%). The process of establishing and meeting such goals should be explicitly included in the design of future evaluations of outpatient geriatric assessment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Intended use of informal long-term care: the role of race and ethnicity
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Ethn Health 9:37-54. 2004
    ..Health Services Research, vol. 37, pp. 1221-1242, 2002)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Translating research into clinical practice: making change happen
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1875-82. 2004
    ..This study examined common challenges faced by hospitals implementing the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) and strategies used to address these challenges...
  42. ncbi request reprint Depression among surviving caregivers: does length of hospice enrollment matter?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2257-62. 2004
    ..This is the first study the authors know of that examines the association between hospice enrollment length and subsequent major depressive disorder among surviving caregivers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Goal-setting in clinical medicine
    E H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Soc Sci Med 49:267-78. 1999
    ..The nature of the goal-setting process suggests that explicit discussion of goals for care may be necessary to promote effective patient-family-clinician communication and adequate care planning...
  44. ncbi request reprint Applying five key success factors to optimize the quality of care for patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease
    Janet Parkosewich
    Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT and Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 06510 3202, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 20:111-6. 2005
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with caregiver burden among caregivers of terminally ill patients with cancer
    Nathan E Goldstein
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Care 20:38-43. 2004
    ..To identify factors associated with caregiver burden among those caring for terminally ill patients with cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint Nurses' communication of prognosis and implications for hospice referral: a study of nurses caring for terminally ill hospitalized patients
    Dena Schulman-Green
    Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness Care, School of Nursing, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Crit Care 14:64-70. 2005
    ..Although nurses are ideally situated to facilitate communication about prognosis and hospice referral among patients, patients' family members, and hospital staff, nurses do not always assume this task...
  47. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of physician leaders working to improve the quality of care in acute myocardial infarction
    Eric S Holmboe
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:289-96. 2003
    ..A taxonomy of the characteristics of the physician quality leader from the perspective of physicians and nonphysicians was developed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Religiousness and major depression among bereaved family caregivers: a 13-month follow-up study
    J B Fenix
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Care 22:286-92. 2006
    ..To examine the association between a multi-item measure of religiousness and major depressive disorder (MDD) in bereaved family caregivers of patients with cancer...
  49. pmc Expanding the Andersen model: the role of psychosocial factors in long-term care use
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1221-42. 2002
    ..To examine a prevailing conceptual model of health services use (Andersen 1995) and to suggest modifications that may enhance its explanatory power when applied to empirical studies of race/ethnicity and long-term care...
  50. ncbi request reprint Hospital-level performance improvement: beta-blocker use after acute myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Med Care 42:591-9. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement efforts and hospital performance: rates of beta-blocker prescription after acute myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8025, USA
    Med Care 43:282-92. 2005
    ..Hospitals are under increasing pressure to measure and improve quality of care, and substantial resources are being directed at a variety of quality improvement strategies; however, the evidence base supporting these strategies is limited...
  52. pmc Percentage of US emergency department patients seen within the recommended triage time: 1997 to 2006
    Leora I Horwitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1857-65. 2009
    ..The wait time to see a physician in US emergency departments (EDs) is increasing and may differentially affect patients with varied insurance status and racial/ethnic backgrounds...
  53. pmc From adversary to partner: have quality improvement organizations made the transition?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:459-76. 2005
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study
    Alison E Kris
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:264-9. 2006
    ..The authors examine the association between patient length of hospice enrollment and major depressive disorder (MDD) among the surviving primary family caregivers 13 months after the patient's death...
  55. pmc Will older persons and their clinicians use a shared decision-making instrument?
    Aanand D Naik
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:640-3. 2005
    ..To examine experiences of older persons and their clinicians with shared decision making (SDM) and their willingness to use an SDM instrument...
  56. ncbi request reprint Hospital quality for acute myocardial infarction: correlation among process measures and relationship with short-term mortality
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    JAMA 296:72-8. 2006
    ....
  57. pmc Communication between physicians and family caregivers about care at the end of life: when do discussions occur and what is said?
    Emily Cherlin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1176-85. 2005
    ..We examined family caregiver reports of physician communication about incurable illness, life expectancy, and hospice; the timing of these discussions; and subsequent family understanding of these issues...
  58. ncbi request reprint Doctor-patient communication about prognosis: the influence of race and financial status
    Nathan E Goldstein
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:998-1004. 2005
    ..Although many studies have documented problems in communication between physicians and patients, few have focused on discussions regarding prognosis among community dwelling patients with terminal illness...
  59. doi request reprint Implementation of a registry for acute coronary syndrome in resource-limited settings: barriers and opportunities
    Kyan Safavi
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:90S-95S. 2010
    ..This pilot demonstrates that clinical registries may be a cost-effective investment in data infrastructure to support quality improvement in low- and middle-income countries...
  60. ncbi request reprint The effect of inpatient hospice units on hospice use post-admission
    Sara E Erickson
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 21:73-83. 2002
    ..7, 95% CI 3.1, 10.6). This effect persisted after adjusting for patient age, gender, marital status, documented discussions of prognosis, prior hospice use, and type of cancer...
  61. ncbi request reprint The role of intended use on actual use of home care: is race a factor?
    Tashonna R Webster
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Home Health Care Serv Q 23:57-68. 2004
    ..Therefore, the traditional models of health services use may need to be expanded in order to explain patterns of use among nonwhite populations...
  62. ncbi request reprint What are hospitals doing to increase beta-blocker use?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:409-15. 2003
    ..Despite the many proposed methods for improving quality, little is known about which methods are being applied in practice across the United States or their perceived effectiveness...
  63. pmc Impact of delay in door-to-needle time on mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Robert L McNamara
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1227-32. 2007
    ..87, respectively; p for trend <0.001). In conclusion, timely administration of fibrinolytic therapy continues to significantly impact on mortality in the modern era, particularly in patients presenting early after symptom onset...
  64. ncbi request reprint Common myths about caring for patients with terminal illness: opportunities to improve care in the hospital setting
    Emily Cherlin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:357-65. 2007
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Blueprint for the dissemination of evidence-based practices in health care
    Christina T Yuan
    Yale School of Public Health, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 86:1-16. 2010
    ..The impact of quality campaigns also depends on contextual factors, including the nature of the innovation itself, external environmental incentives, and features of adopting organizations...
  66. ncbi request reprint "America's Best Hospitals" in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction
    Oliver J Wang
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208088, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1345-51. 2007
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Achieving rapid door-to-balloon times: how top hospitals improve complex clinical systems
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Circulation 113:1079-85. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize experiences of hospitals with outstanding improvement in door-to-balloon time during 1999-2002...
  68. pmc Tailoring traditional interviewing techniques for qualitative research with seriously ill patients about the end-of-life: a primer
    Dena Schulman-Green
    Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut 06536 0740, USA
    Omega (Westport) 60:89-102. 2009
    ....
  69. pmc Health care workplace discrimination and physician turnover
    Marcella Nunez-Smith
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:1274-82. 2009
    ..To examine the association between physician race/ ethnicity, workplace discrimination, and physician job turnover...
  70. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in time to acute reperfusion therapy for patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    JAMA 292:1563-72. 2004
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Unmet desire for caregiver-patient communication and increased caregiver burden
    Terri R Fried
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:59-65. 2005
    ..To examine the adequacy of caregiver-patient communication in serious illness and its relationship to caregiver burden...
  72. doi request reprint Understanding the use and impact of the online community in a national quality improvement campaign
    Ingrid M Nembhard
    Yale University, School of Public Health School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:68-75. 2011
    ..National quality campaigns often sponsor online communities; however, little is known about whether and how organisations use these communities, and the impact of their use...
  73. pmc The effect of recurrent involuntary job loss on the depressive symptoms of older US workers
    William T Gallo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, c o Yale Program on Aging, One Church Street, 7th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:109-16. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether recurrent involuntary job loss among US workers nearing retirement resulted in increasingly less severe changes in depressive symptoms with successive job losses...
  74. pmc Economic evaluation of a comprehensive teenage pregnancy prevention program: pilot program
    Marjorie S Rosenthal
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:S280-7. 2009
    ..However, there have been limited data on the costs and cost effectiveness of such programs...
  75. pmc Benefits and challenges in use of a standardized symptom assessment instrument in hospice
    Dena Schulman-Green
    Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut 06536 0740, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:155-9. 2010
    ..Hospices are now mandated to perform routine quality assessment under the final Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation, creating an opportunity to explore standardized approaches to monitoring hospice quality...
  76. pmc US emergency department performance on wait time and length of visit
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Section of General Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:133-41. 2010
    ..Previous studies have not examined hospital-level performance on ED wait time and visit length in the United States. The purpose of this study is to describe hospital-level performance on ED wait time and visit length...
  77. ncbi request reprint Assessment of patient preferences: integrating treatments and outcomes
    Terri R Fried
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, West Haven Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S348-54. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a patient-centered measure of treatment preference applicable across a range of diseases and treatment decisions...
  78. ncbi request reprint What matters to seriously ill older persons making end-of-life treatment decisions?: A qualitative study
    Terri R Fried
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:237-44. 2003
    ..However, little work has been done to elicit from patients themselves the aspects of treatment decision-making most important to them when making end-of-life treatment decisions...
  79. ncbi request reprint Achieving goals in geriatric assessment: role of caregiver agreement and adherence to recommendations
    Sidney T Bogardus
    Departments ofInternal Medicine Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Connecticut 06504, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:99-105. 2004
    ..To determine predictors of recommendation adherence and goal attainment of family caregivers of patients at a geriatric assessment center...
  80. pmc Organizational resiliency: how top-performing hospitals respond to setbacks in improving quality of cardiac care
    Tashonna R Webster
    Center for Public Health and Health Policy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Healthc Manag 53:169-81; discussion 181-2. 2008
    ..Understanding how top-performing hospitals recognize and respond to setbacks can help senior management promote organizational resiliency, leading to an environment in which learning, growth, and quality improvement can be sustained...
  81. ncbi request reprint Ownership status and patterns of care in hospice: results from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Care 42:432-8. 2004
    ..Despite this growth, the impact of ownership on hospice care is largely unknown. We sought to assess differences in the provision of services to patients of for-profit and nonprofit hospices...
  82. doi request reprint Consequences of inadequate sign-out for patient care
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, 789 Howard Ave, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1755-60. 2008
    ..In case reports, transfers in the care of patients among health care providers have been linked to adverse events. However, little is known about the nature and frequency of these transfer-related problems...
  83. pmc The association between treatment preferences and trajectories of care at the end-of-life
    JoAnne Alissi Cosgriff
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1566-71. 2007
    ..Honoring patients' treatment preferences is a key component of high-quality end-of-life care...
  84. doi request reprint A campaign to improve the timeliness of primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Door-to-Balloon: An Alliance for Quality
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CA 06520 8088, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:97-104. 2008
    ....
  85. pmc Informed consent for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: assessing variations in surgeon opinion through a national survey
    Loren Berman
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:287-295. 2008
    ..This study examines expert opinion regarding what constitutes informed consent...
  86. ncbi request reprint Use of health care services by lower-income and higher-income uninsured adults
    Joseph S Ross
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    JAMA 295:2027-36. 2006
    ..Although the uninsured comprise a range of income levels, little attention has been directed at higher-income uninsured adults and their patterns of care...
  87. doi request reprint What distinguishes top-performing hospitals in acute myocardial infarction mortality rates? A qualitative study
    Leslie A Curry
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:384-90. 2011
    ..Mortality rates for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) vary substantially across hospitals, even when adjusted for patient severity; however, little is known about hospital factors that may influence this variation...
  88. pmc The persistence of depressive symptoms in older workers who experience involuntary job loss: results from the health and retirement survey
    William T Gallo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, One Church Street, 7th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S221-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between involuntary job loss among workers nearing retirement and long-term changes in depressive symptoms...
  89. doi request reprint A brief questionnaire for assessing patient healthcare experiences in low-income settings
    Tashonna R Webster
    Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:258-68. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and to assess the validity and reliability of two brief questionnaires for assessing patient experiences with hospital and outpatient care in a low-income setting...
  90. ncbi request reprint Determinants of death in an inpatient hospice for terminally ill cancer patients
    Siew Tzuh Tang
    School of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Palliat Support Care 2:361-70. 2004
    ..However, the factors associated with death in an inpatient hospice have not been examined in previous studies...
  91. pmc Influence of patients' socioeconomic status on clinical management decisions: a qualitative study
    Susannah M Bernheim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208025, New Haven, CT 208088, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:53-9. 2008
    ..We investigated physician perspectives on how patients' SES influences care...
  92. ncbi request reprint Prognosis communication in serious illness: perceptions of older patients, caregivers, and clinicians
    Terri R Fried
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1398-403. 2003
    ..To examine agreement between patients, caregivers, and clinicians regarding prognosis communication and to examine patients' and caregivers' desire for prognostic information...
  93. ncbi request reprint Valuing the outcomes of treatment: do patients and their caregivers agree?
    Terri R Fried
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, West Haven Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, 06516, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2073-8. 2003
    ..Although studies have examined how well surrogates agree with patients' preferences for specific treatment interventions, agreement regarding the valuation of health states as treatment outcomes is unknown...
  94. doi request reprint Frequency of HIV testing among persons with disabilities: results from the National Health Interview Survey, 2002
    Steven V Neri
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 19:545-54. 2007
    ..Targeted outreach and provider education are needed to ensure individuals with intellectual disability receive appropriate counseling and testing...
  95. ncbi request reprint The Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences of Dying (SCARED) Scale: a measure for assessing caregiver exposure to distress in terminal care
    Holly G Prigerson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:309-19. 2003
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint How can we improve care at the end of life in Connecticut? Recommendations from focus groups
    Sarah A McGraw
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Conn Med 66:655-64. 2002
    ..These are grouped under the following actions: 1) enhance public education; 2) offer better professional provider education and support; and 3) augment services. The recommendations are illustrated with quotations from the focus groups...
  97. ncbi request reprint Hospital management in the context of health sector reform: a planning model in Ethiopia
    Kari Hartwig
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Int J Health Plann Manage 23:203-18. 2008
    ..The partnership-mentoring model promotes sustainability and may provide other countries with approaches for improving the quality of hospital care through improved hospital management...
  98. pmc "That's like an act of suicide" patients' attitudes toward deactivation of implantable defibrillators
    Nathan E Goldstein
    Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1070, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:7-12. 2008
    ..To understand potential patient barriers to discussions about implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) deactivation in patients with advanced illness...
  99. ncbi request reprint Sources of ethical conflict in medical housestaff training: a qualitative study
    Julie R Rosenbaum
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Med 116:402-7. 2004
    ..This study sought to identify and classify the range of work-related ethical conflicts experienced by medical house officers...
  100. ncbi request reprint Measuring performance for treating heart attacks and heart failure: the case for outcomes measurement
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:75-85. 2007
    ..Recent developments in the methodology and standards for outcomes measurement have laid the groundwork for incorporating outcomes into performance monitoring efforts for these conditions...

Research Grants8

  1. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Relevance in lay language: We will generate knowledge about the influence of for-profit hospice ownership on the experiences of patients with cancer and their families. ..
  2. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Relevance in lay language: We will generate knowledge about the influence of for-profit hospice ownership on the experiences of patients with cancer and their families. ..
  3. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..
  4. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..
  5. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    ELIZABETH HOWE BRADLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..