Elizabeth M Yano

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Primary care practice organization influences colorectal cancer screening performance
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1130-49. 2007
  2. pmc Implementation of automated reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate among Veterans Affairs laboratories: a retrospective study
    Rasheeda K Hall
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:69. 2012
  3. pmc Does the presence of a pharmacist in primary care clinics improve diabetes medication adherence?
    Beverly Mielke Kocarnik
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 329 NinthAve, Campus Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:391. 2012
  4. pmc Determinants of successful clinical networks: the conceptual framework and study protocol
    Mary Haines
    Sax Institute, Haymarket, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:16. 2012
  5. pmc Implementation and spread of interventions into the multilevel context of routine practice and policy: implications for the cancer care continuum
    Elizabeth M Yano
    Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 16111 Plummer St Mailcode 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:86-99. 2012
  6. pmc Yield of practice-based depression screening in VA primary care settings
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:331-8. 2012
  7. pmc Implementing collaborative care for depression treatment in primary care: a cluster randomized evaluation of a quality improvement practice redesign
    Edmund F Chaney
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Implement Sci 6:121. 2011
  8. pmc Prevalence and trends of selected urologic conditions for VA healthcare users
    Min Woong Sohn
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines, JR VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    BMC Urol 6:30. 2006
  9. 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
  10. pmc The evolution of changes in primary care delivery underlying the Veterans Health Administration's quality transformation
    Elizabeth M Yano
    Veterans Health Administration Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, Calif 91343, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2151-9. 2007

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Publications84

  1. pmc Primary care practice organization influences colorectal cancer screening performance
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1130-49. 2007
    ..To identify primary care practice characteristics associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening performance, controlling for patient-level factors...
  2. pmc Implementation of automated reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate among Veterans Affairs laboratories: a retrospective study
    Rasheeda K Hall
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:69. 2012
    ..This study examines the timing of software implementation by individual VHA laboratories and factors associated with implementation...
  3. pmc Does the presence of a pharmacist in primary care clinics improve diabetes medication adherence?
    Beverly Mielke Kocarnik
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 329 NinthAve, Campus Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:391. 2012
    ..We examined whether the presence of pharmacists in primary care clinics was associated with higher OHA adherence...
  4. pmc Determinants of successful clinical networks: the conceptual framework and study protocol
    Mary Haines
    Sax Institute, Haymarket, Australia
    Implement Sci 7:16. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Implementation and spread of interventions into the multilevel context of routine practice and policy: implications for the cancer care continuum
    Elizabeth M Yano
    Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 16111 Plummer St Mailcode 152, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:86-99. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Yield of practice-based depression screening in VA primary care settings
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:331-8. 2012
    ..Yearly depression screening by PC staff is mandated in the VA, yet little is known about the expected yield from such screening when administered on a practice-wide basis...
  7. pmc Implementing collaborative care for depression treatment in primary care: a cluster randomized evaluation of a quality improvement practice redesign
    Edmund F Chaney
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Implement Sci 6:121. 2011
    ..The study used EBQI methods for CCM redesign, tested the effectiveness of the locally adapted model as implemented, and assessed the contextual factors shaping intervention effectiveness...
  8. pmc Prevalence and trends of selected urologic conditions for VA healthcare users
    Min Woong Sohn
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines, JR VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
    BMC Urol 6:30. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence rates and trends of urologic cancers and selected benign conditions from 1999 to 2002 for VHA users...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc The evolution of changes in primary care delivery underlying the Veterans Health Administration's quality transformation
    Elizabeth M Yano
    Veterans Health Administration Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, Calif 91343, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2151-9. 2007
    ..We examined the evolution of primary care changes underlying VA's transformation...
  11. pmc Toward a VA Women's Health Research Agenda: setting evidence-based priorities to improve the health and health care of women veterans
    Elizabeth M Yano
    HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S93-101. 2006
    ..This paper summarizes the process and outcomes of this effort, outlining VA's research priorities for biomedical, clinical, rehabilitation, and health services research...
  12. 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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  13. 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...
  14. pmc Targeting primary care referrals to smoking cessation clinics does not improve quit rates: implementing evidence-based interventions into practice
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center 152, 16111 Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1637-61. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of a locally adapted evidence-based quality improvement (EBQI) approach to implementation of smoking cessation guidelines into routine practice...
  15. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of colorectal cancer screening: the importance of follow-up
    David A Etzioni
    Department of General Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90403, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1002-10. 2006
    ..This study examines patterns of colorectal cancer screening and follow-up within the nation's largest integrated health care system: the Veterans Health Administration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessing the structure of smoking cessation care in the Veterans Health Administration
    Scott E Sherman
    Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:313-8. 2006
    ..Facilities routinely measure the processes of care but not the structure of care. This pilot study assessed the structure of smoking cessation care at Veterans Health Administration facilities...
  17. doi request reprint Gender differences in smoking and smoking cessation treatment: an examination of the organizational features related to care
    Melissa M Farmer
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S182-9. 2011
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  18. pmc Design of a continuous quality improvement program to prevent falls among community-dwelling older adults in an integrated healthcare system
    David A Ganz
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, 16111 Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:206. 2009
    ..We sought to develop a sustainable local fall prevention program, using theory to guide program development...
  19. ncbi request reprint Federally funded comprehensive women's health centers: leading innovation in women's healthcare delivery
    Bevanne Bean-Mayberry
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1281-90. 2007
    ..Little is known, however, about details of their organization, staffing, practice arrangements, and service availability that might inform adoption of similar models in the community...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc Determinants of readiness for primary care-mental health integration (PC-MHI) in the VA Health Care System
    Evelyn T Chang
    VA Greater Los Angeles, General Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:353-62. 2013
    ..While several evidence-based models exist for depression care, little is known about the relationships between PC practice characteristics, model characteristics, and the practice's choices regarding model adoption...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing the institutional approach to implementing smoking cessation practice guidelines in veterans health administration facilities
    Scott E Sherman
    Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development, Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Mil Med 171:80-7. 2006
    ..Future research should evaluate whether this approach provides adequate access and responsiveness to patient preferences for the full population of smokers in primary care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smokers' interest in quitting and services received: using practice information to plan quality improvement and policy for smoking cessation
    Scott E Sherman
    Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California, USA
    Am J Med Qual 20:33-9. 2005
    ..Tobacco control efforts within this population should focus on increasing the rate of assisting patients with quitting...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint What patient population does visit-based sampling in primary care settings represent?
    Martin L Lee
    Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Exellence, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Med Care 40:761-70. 2002
    ..Evaluations of outpatient interventions often rely on consecutive sampling of clinic visitors, and assume that study results generalize to the population of patients cared for...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Clinic-level process of care for depression in primary care settings
    Jacqueline J Fickel
    Veterans Administration, Health Services Research and Development Service, Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:144-58. 2009
    ..This individuality of usual care should be defined prior to quality improvement interventions, and may provide insights for introducing or tailoring changes, as well as improving interpretation of evaluation results...
  32. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in smoking cessation services received among veterans
    Scott E Sherman
    VA Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 15:126-33. 2005
    ..We compared the baseline characteristics of male and female smokers and then assessed the smoking cessation services they received to determine whether there are important gender differences in care...
  33. pmc Variations in nurse practitioner use in Veterans Affairs primary care practices
    Patty Y Huang
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:887-904. 2004
    ..To achieve these aims in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers (VAMCs), national policy endorsed involvement of NPs as primary care (PC) providers...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. pmc An inventory of VHA emergency departments' resources and processes for caring for women
    Kristina M Cordasco
    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, 11301 Wilshire Blvd 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S583-90. 2013
    ..More women are using Veterans' Health Administration (VHA) Emergency Departments (EDs), yet VHA ED capacities to meet the needs of women are unknown...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Addressing physician concerns about performance profiling: experience with a local Veterans Affairs quality evaluation program
    Sony Ta
    UCLA Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:123-31. 2009
    ..Risk adjustment did not substantially change performance. The addition of clinically relevant quality measures and simple statistics appeared to enhance the characterization of performance by this profiling program...
  40. pmc Does sex influence immunization status for influenza and pneumonia in older veterans?
    Bevanne Bean-Mayberry
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Center for Study of Health Care Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1427-32. 2009
    ..To compare the prevalence of influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates according to sex in a national sample of older veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Primary care - mental health collaboration: an example of assessing usual practice and potential barriers
    Jacqueline J Fickel
    Veterans Administration, Health Services Research and Development Service, Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Interprof Care 21:207-16. 2007
    ..We identify strategies that can help overcome the barriers to collaboration that our informants most commonly identified...
  44. pmc The impact of integrated HIV care on patient health outcomes
    Tuyen Hoang
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    Med Care 47:560-7. 2009
    ..Yet many HIV-infected patients have comorbidities that pose social and clinical barriers to achieving viral suppression. Integration of subspecialty services into HIV primary care may overcome such barriers...
  45. doi request reprint Impact of the Northridge earthquake on the mental health of veterans: results from a panel study
    Aram Dobalian
    VHA Emergency Management Evaluation Center, North Hills, CA 91343, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 5:S220-6. 2011
    ..This article examines the earthquake's impact on the mental health of an existing cohort of veterans who had previously used the Sepulveda Veterans Health Administration Medical Center...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Memory impairment among primary care veterans
    Joshua Chodosh
    VA Greater Los Angeles Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 11:444-50. 2007
    ..Memory impairment is common among older primary care patients without diagnosed dementia. Knowing patients' concerns about memory impairment and their desire to discuss these concerns may facilitate cognitive screening in this setting...
  48. doi request reprint Description, development, and philosophies of mental health service delivery for female veterans in the VA: a qualitative study
    Casey Macgregor
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S138-44. 2011
    ..National Veterans Health Administration (VA) organizational data suggested the presence of separate and formal mental health services for female veterans, prompting qualitative exploration of their structure and development...
  49. 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...
  50. pmc 'To take care of the patients': Qualitative analysis of Veterans Health Administration personnel experiences with a clinical informatics system
    Laura M Bonner
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Implement Sci 5:63. 2010
    ..EHRs in general have been difficult to implement, with unclear cost-effectiveness. We describe VA clinical personnel interactions with and evaluations of the EHR...
  51. pmc The burden of illness in the first year home: do male and female VA users differ in health conditions and healthcare utilization
    Sally G Haskell
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:92-7. 2011
    ..we sought to describe gender differences in medical and mental health conditions and health care utilization among veterans who used Veterans Health Administration (VA) services in the first year after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan...
  52. doi request reprint Organizational contexts of primary care approaches for managing problem drinking
    Kathleen Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division MPD 152 795, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:435-45. 2009
    ..However, PC-based practices were found to take more responsibility for managing patients' chronic conditions and had more staff for decision support activities...
  53. 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...
  54. pmc Women and war. What physicians should know
    Maureen Murdoch
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S5-10. 2006
    ..We then describe some of the medical and psychiatric conditions associated with military service...
  55. ncbi request reprint Early adoption of human immunodeficiency virus quality improvement in Veterans Affairs medical centers: use of organizational surveys to measure readiness to change and adapt interventions to local priorities
    Henry D Anaya
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:137-44. 2004
    ..The persistence of regional variation should be further explored. Organizational surveys of attitudes toward potential QI interventions can assist in choosing interventions and targeting specific facilities...
  56. pmc Understanding health care organization needs and context. Beyond performance gaps
    Laura K Kochevar
    VA Colorectal Cancer QUERI and Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S25-9. 2006
    ..We provide a theoretical framework for our need to understand organizational contexts and how organizational characteristics can alert us to situations where preimplementation tools will prove most valuable...
  57. ncbi request reprint Management of mental disorders in VA primary care practices
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:208-14. 2006
    ..VA primary care programs, while tending to refer for more serious mental illnesses, may also be using mental health specialists and physician extenders to provide mental health care within general medical settings...
  58. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities in the use of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in an equal access health care system
    Steven S Fu
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:108-16. 2005
    ..To examine ethnic variations in the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in an equal access health care system...
  59. 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...
  60. doi request reprint A cancer genetics toolkit improves access to genetic services through documentation and use of the family history by primary-care clinicians
    Maren T Scheuner
    1 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA 2 Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Genet Med 16:60-9. 2014
    ..We developed, implemented, and evaluated a multicomponent cancer genetics toolkit designed to improve recognition and appropriate referral of individuals at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes...
  61. pmc Medical Home Features of VHA Primary Care Clinics and Avoidable Hospitalizations
    Jean Yoon
    Health Economics Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1188-94. 2013
    ..As the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reorganizes providers into the patient-centered medical home, questions remain whether this model of care can demonstrate improved patient outcomes and cost savings...
  62. 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...
  63. pmc Medical center characteristics associated with PSA screening in elderly veterans with limited life expectancy
    Cynthia So
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:653-60. 2012
    ..Although guidelines recommend against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in elderly men with limited life expectancy, screening is common...
  64. pmc HIV testing of at risk patients in a large integrated health care system
    Douglas K Owens
    VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:315-20. 2007
    ..Understanding HIV screening practices and barriers to HIV testing is an important prelude to designing successful HIV screening programs. Our objective was to evaluate current practice patterns for identification of HIV...
  65. doi request reprint Patterns of management of urethral stricture disease in the Veterans Affairs system
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Urology 78:454-8. 2011
    ..To date, few health services research studies have evaluated patterns of care for urethral stricture disease using national datasets...
  66. ncbi request reprint The impact of primary care resources on prevention practices
    Lynn M Soban
    VA Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:241-53. 2005
    ..Assuring high-quality prevention performance requires ongoing investment in primary care-based infrastructure...
  67. doi request reprint Factors influencing organizational adoption and implementation of clinical genetic services
    Alison B Hamilton
    1 VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA 2 Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Genet Med 16:238-45. 2014
    ..We sought to identify characteristics of genetic services that facilitate or hinder adoption...
  68. pmc The state of women veterans' health research. Results of a systematic literature review
    Caroline L Goldzweig
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S82-92. 2006
    ..Assess the state of women veterans' health research...
  69. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation care received by veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Scott E Sherman
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:1-12. 2003
    ..The increase in cessation services received by smokers with COPD was noted primarily among smokers not interested in quitting. New approaches may be required, particularly to help smokers not interested in quitting...
  70. ncbi request reprint Organization and management of care for military veterans with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
    Elizabeth M Yano
    Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Mil Med 170:952-9. 2005
    ..As a first step, an assessment of how care for veterans with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was organized was conducted...
  71. ncbi request reprint Use of general medical services by VA patients with psychiatric disorders
    Julie Cradock-O'Leary
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Desert Paacific Mental Illness Reserch, Education, and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:874-8. 2002
    ..The authors sought to develop a better understanding of the demographic, medical, and psychiatric characteristics of this population to inform efforts to improve the medical care of these persons...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Urologic diseases in America Project: analytical methods and principal findings
    Mark S Litwin
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 173:933-7. 2005
    ..We undertook a project, Urologic Diseases in America, to quantify the burden of urological diseases on the American public...
  74. pmc Prevalence of depression-PTSD comorbidity: implications for clinical practice guidelines and primary care-based interventions
    Duncan G Campbell
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:711-8. 2007
    ..Compared to those with depression alone, depressed patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience more severe psychiatric symptomatology and factors that complicate treatment...
  75. ncbi request reprint Primary care practice management in rural and urban Veterans Health Administration settings
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Rural Health 18:298-303. 2002
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  76. ncbi request reprint Gender and use of care: planning for tomorrow's Veterans Health Administration
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1188-99. 2007
    ..With more women entering the system, a systematic assessment of their healthcare use and costs of care is needed. We examined how utilization and costs of VHA care differ in women veterans compared with men veterans...
  77. ncbi request reprint Lipid screening in HIV-infected veterans
    P Todd Korthuis
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland 97239 3098, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:253-60. 2004
    ..Lipid screening is recommended for patients taking protease inhibitors (PIs)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Veterans Affairs primary care organizational characteristics associated with better diabetes control
    George L Jackson
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27705, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:225-37. 2005
    ..To examine organizational features of Veterans Affairs (VA) primary care programs hypothesized to be associated with better diabetes control, as indicated by hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) levels...
  79. ncbi request reprint Primary care provider attitudes are associated with smoking cessation counseling and referral
    Lisa S Meredith
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 43:929-34. 2005
    ..Most primary care providers (PCPs) endorse the importance of smoking cessation, but counseling rates are low. We evaluated the consistency of PCP's attitudes toward smoking cessation counseling and corresponding smoking-cessation behaviors...
  80. doi request reprint Structural and process factors affecting the implementation of antimicrobial resistance prevention and control strategies in U.S. hospitals
    Ann F Chou
    Department of Health Administration and Policy, College of Public Health and College Medicine, University of Oklahoma, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 33:308-22. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the implementation of these strategies...
  81. ncbi request reprint Teaching systems-based practice to primary care physicians to foster routine implementation of evidence-based depression care
    Scott E Sherman
    Veterans Health Administration VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Acad Med 82:168-75. 2007
    ..Overall, the program was somewhat effective at teaching systems-based practice. The authors believe the best way to enhance effectiveness is to build education into the system rather than rely on a separate system for education...
  82. doi request reprint Gender disparities in Veterans Health Administration care: importance of accounting for veteran status
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, 795 Willow Road 152 MPD, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA
    Med Care 46:549-53. 2008
    ..Historically, such appraisals have often relied on secondary databases, with little attention to methodological implications of the fact that VHA provides care to some nonveteran patients...
  83. pmc Urologic disease burden in the United States: veteran users of Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare
    Jennifer T Anger
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Santa Monica, California 90404, USA
    Urology 72:37-41; discussion 41. 2008
    ..S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare services and to assess variations by selected sociodemographic characteristics...