S Asch

Summary

Affiliation: RAND Corporation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Problems in recruiting community-based physicians for health services research
    S Asch
    West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:591-9. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring underuse of necessary care among elderly Medicare beneficiaries using inpatient and outpatient claims
    S M Asch
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    JAMA 284:2325-33. 2000
  3. pmc A review of instruments assessing public health preparedness
    Steven M Asch
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:532-42. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Who is at greatest risk for receiving poor-quality health care?
    Steven M Asch
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, Calif, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1147-56. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Why do symptomatic patients delay obtaining care for tuberculosis?
    S Asch
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, California 90073, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 157:1244-8. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in homeless patients: potential for case finding in public emergency departments
    S Asch
    West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 32:144-7. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptom-based framework for assessing quality of HIV care
    Steven M Asch
    Department of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:41-50. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Does the collaborative model improve care for chronic heart failure?
    Steven M Asch
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 43:667-75. 2005
  9. pmc Quality of care for hypertension in the United States
    Steven M Asch
    West LA VA, Mail Code 111G, 11301 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:1. 2005
  10. pmc Scope of rapid HIV testing in private nonprofit urban community health settings in the United States
    Laura M Bogart
    RAND Corp, 1776 Main St, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:736-42. 2008

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  1. pmc Problems in recruiting community-based physicians for health services research
    S Asch
    West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:591-9. 2000
    ..To qualitatively determine factors that are associated with higher participation rates in community-based health services research requiring significant physician participation burden...
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring underuse of necessary care among elderly Medicare beneficiaries using inpatient and outpatient claims
    S M Asch
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    JAMA 284:2325-33. 2000
    ..Traditional approaches to measuring underuse have relied on patient surveys and chart reviews, which are expensive, or simple single-condition claims-based indicators, which are not clinically convincing...
  3. pmc A review of instruments assessing public health preparedness
    Steven M Asch
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:532-42. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to review instruments that assess the level of preparedness of state and local public health departments to respond to health threats such as bioterrorism...
  4. ncbi request reprint Who is at greatest risk for receiving poor-quality health care?
    Steven M Asch
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, Calif, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1147-56. 2006
    ..American adults frequently do not receive recommended health care. The extent to which the quality of health care varies among sociodemographic groups is unknown...
  5. ncbi request reprint Why do symptomatic patients delay obtaining care for tuberculosis?
    S Asch
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, California 90073, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 157:1244-8. 1998
    ..The results suggest that improving the availability of services for high-risk groups may substantially reduce TB patients' delay in obtaining care, and thus may limit the spread of the disease...
  6. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis in homeless patients: potential for case finding in public emergency departments
    S Asch
    West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 32:144-7. 1998
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  7. ncbi request reprint Symptom-based framework for assessing quality of HIV care
    Steven M Asch
    Department of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:41-50. 2004
    ..To evaluate HIV quality of care using a symptom-based, patient-centered framework...
  8. ncbi request reprint Does the collaborative model improve care for chronic heart failure?
    Steven M Asch
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 43:667-75. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effects of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Breakthrough Series (IHI BTS) on quality of care for chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  9. pmc Quality of care for hypertension in the United States
    Steven M Asch
    West LA VA, Mail Code 111G, 11301 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:1. 2005
    ..While access and adherence to therapy certainly play a role, another potential explanation is poor quality of essential care processes (QC). Yet little is known about the relationship between QC and BP control...
  10. pmc Scope of rapid HIV testing in private nonprofit urban community health settings in the United States
    Laura M Bogart
    RAND Corp, 1776 Main St, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:736-42. 2008
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  11. doi request reprint The challenge of measuring quality of care from the electronic health record
    Carol P Roth
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:385-94. 2009
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  12. pmc Scope of rapid HIV testing in urban U.S. hospitals
    Laura M Bogart
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:494-503. 2008
    ..The present study examined the scope of rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in urban U.S. hospitals...
  13. doi request reprint Provider-related barriers to rapid HIV testing in U.S. urban non-profit community clinics, community-based organizations (CBOs) and hospitals
    Laura M Bogart
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, P O Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:697-707. 2010
    ..For greater rapid testing diffusion, policies are needed to reduce administrative barriers and provide quality assurance training to non-laboratory staff...
  14. pmc Early identification of co-occurring pain, depression and anxiety
    Cathy D Sherbourne
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:620-5. 2009
    ..Depression and anxiety frequently co-occur with pain and may affect treatment outcomes. Early identification of these co-occurring psychiatric conditions during routine pain screening may be critical for optimal treatment...
  15. doi request reprint Race and sex differences in the receipt of timely and appropriate lung cancer treatment
    Lisa R Shugarman
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 47:774-81. 2009
    ..Few studies, however, have considered race and sex disparities in the timing and appropriateness of treatment across stages of diagnosis...
  16. ncbi request reprint The quality of health care delivered to adults in the United States
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2635-45. 2003
    ..We have little systematic information about the extent to which standard processes involved in health care--a key element of quality--are delivered in the United States...
  17. pmc Comparing quality of care for sexually transmitted diseases in specialized and general clinics
    Steven M Asch
    Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA 90073, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:157-63. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to compare quality of care for patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in specialized vs. general clinics...
  18. ncbi request reprint Compliance among pharmacies in California with a prescription-drug discount program for Medicare beneficiaries
    Joy H Lewis
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, Calif 90407 2138, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:830-5. 2002
    ..Because Medicare beneficiaries may not be accustomed to presenting their Medicare cards at pharmacies, we assessed the compliance of pharmacies with Senate Bill 393...
  19. ncbi request reprint Quality of health care for women: a demonstration of the quality assessment tools system
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
    Med Care 41:616-25. 2003
    ..Consumers, purchasers, and regulators are seeking information on quality for a variety of purposes. To address these demands, methods are required that are flexible in meeting the information needs of different audiences...
  20. pmc Underdiagnosis of depression in HIV: who are we missing?
    Steven M Asch
    VA Los Angeles Healthcare System and UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:450-60. 2003
    ..To determine the sociodemographic and service delivery correlates of depression underdiagnosis in HIV...
  21. ncbi request reprint Accommodating ethnic diversity: a study of California hospice programs
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Med Care 42:871-4. 2004
    ..Studies have confirmed ethnic disparities in the use of hospice services and identified barriers that minorities face in accessing care...
  22. ncbi request reprint A bitter pill: formulary variability and the challenge to prescribing physicians
    William H Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 17:401-7. 2004
    ..However, the degree of formulary variability among and within health plans over time is unclear...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparison of quality of care for patients in the Veterans Health Administration and patients in a national sample
    Steven M Asch
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:938-45. 2004
    ..Recent comparisons with other delivery systems have been limited to a small set of indicators...
  24. ncbi request reprint Quality measures for symptoms and advance care planning in cancer: a systematic review
    Karl A Lorenz
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Division of General Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4933-8. 2006
    ..This study was designed to identify systematically the quality measures and the evidence to support their use in pain, dyspnea, depression, and advance care planning (ACP), and to identify research gaps...
  25. ncbi request reprint Waiting times in California's emergency departments
    Susan Lambe
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 94143, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:35-44. 2003
    ..Yet few data are available on ED waiting times among a heterogeneous group of hospitals serving a distinct geographic region...
  26. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in patients' preferences for initial care by specialists
    Mitchell D Wong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Med 116:613-20. 2004
    ..To examine racial and ethnic differences in patients' preferences for initial care by specialists, and to determine whether trust in the physician and health beliefs account for these differences...
  27. pmc Does screening for pain correspond to high quality care for veterans?
    Lisa Zubkoff
    Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:900-5. 2010
    ..Routine numeric screening for pain is widely recommended, but its association with overall quality of pain care is unclear...
  28. pmc Usage patterns of over-the-counter phenazopyridine (pyridium)
    Chih Wen Shi
    University of California Los Angeles, Departments of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif 90095, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:281-7. 2003
    ..This study examines whether consumers inappropriately use and substitute a recently widely distributed OTC urinary analgesic, phenazopyridine, for provider care...
  29. doi request reprint Effect of an education kiosk on patient knowledge about rapid HIV screening
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health System, California, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 16:158-61. 2010
    ..The majority of patients expressed excellent (38%) or very good (39%) satisfaction with the kiosk module. The results suggest that a computer kiosk can deliver brief and targeted education to improve knowledge about HIV screening...
  30. pmc Improving HIV screening and receipt of results by nurse-initiated streamlined counseling and rapid testing
    Henry D Anaya
    Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:800-7. 2008
    ..HIV rapid testing is effective in many healthcare settings, but scant research has been done within primary care settings or within the US Department of Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System...
  31. ncbi request reprint Adoption and use of stand-alone electronic prescribing in a health plan-sponsored initiative
    Joshua M Pevnick
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:182-9. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Variation in implementation and use of computerized clinical reminders in an integrated healthcare system
    Constance H Fung
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:878-85. 2004
    ..To identify patterns of use of computerized clinical reminders (CCRs) across an integrated healthcare system and describe institutional factors associated with their implementation...
  33. pmc The relationship between multimorbidity and patients' ratings of communication
    Constance H Fung
    Zynx Health, Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:788-93. 2008
    ..Few data are available on how multimorbidity affects common performance metrics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus testing services at syringe exchange programs: availability and outcomes
    Keith G Heinzerling
    Department of Family Medicine and Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7087, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 32:423-9. 2007
    ..Efforts to increase both the availability of HIV and HCV testing services at syringe exchange programs and the use of existing testing services are needed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Charity for the dying: who receives unreimbursed hospice care?
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Veterans Integrated Palliative Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Code 111 G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:585-91. 2003
    ..Many deaths occur among persons without insurance coverage for hospice care. We examined the patient and agency characteristics associated with receiving unreimbursed hospice care in a national survey...
  36. pmc An evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration's clinical reminders system: a national survey of generalists
    Constance H Fung
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:392-8. 2008
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is a leader in developing computerized clinical reminders (CCRs). Primary care physicians' (PCPs) evaluation of VHA CCRs could influence their future development and use within and outside the VHA...
  37. ncbi request reprint Developing quality indicators for the appropriateness of resuscitation in prehospital atraumatic cardiac arrest
    Corita R Grudzen
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:434-42. 2007
    ..We sought to develop a set of straightforward clinical indicators that paramedics could use to better match resuscitation attempts to those most likely to benefit...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and English language comprehension among elderly inpatients at an urban safety-net hospital
    Kristina M Cordasco
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 32:30-50. 2009
    ..To evaluate the relationship between health literacy and age in chronically-ill inpatients at a safety-net hospital...
  40. ncbi request reprint An HIV collaborative in the VHA: do advanced HIT and one-day sessions change the collaborative experience?
    Allen M Fremont
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:324-36. 2006
    ..Many organizations participate in quality collaboratives, yet the return on investment of the associated time and costs is unclear...
  41. doi request reprint Selection of workers' compensation treatment guidelines: California experience
    Philip Harber
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1282-92. 2008
    ..Workers' compensation systems increasingly use mandatory treatment guidelines to guide clinicians and for utilization management. This article describes the steps for selecting such guidelines...
  42. ncbi request reprint Do the incentives in 3-tier pharmaceutical benefit plans operate as intended? Results from a physician leadership survey
    William H Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, Calif 90073, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:16-22. 2005
    ..Three-tier pharmaceutical benefit systems use graded co-payments to steer patients toward "preferred" formulary medications...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hospice admission practices: where does hospice fit in the continuum of care?
    Karl A Lorenz
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:725-30. 2004
    ..To evaluate selected hospice admission practices that could represent barriers to hospice use and the association between these admission practices and organizational characteristics...
  44. doi request reprint Exploring alternative approaches to routine outpatient pain screening
    Karl A Lorenz
    Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Division of General Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Pain Med 10:1291-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate potential alternatives to the numeric rating scale (NRS) for routine pain screening...
  45. pmc Evaluation of the sustainability of an intervention to increase HIV testing
    Matthew Bidwell Goetz
    Infectious Diseases Section 111 F, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1275-80. 2009
    ..Sustainability-the routinization and institutionalization of processes that improve the quality of healthcare-is difficult to achieve and not often studied...
  46. doi request reprint How reliable is pain as the fifth vital sign?
    Karl A Lorenz
    Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Code 111 G, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 22:291-8. 2009
    ..Although many health care organizations require routine pain screening (eg, "5th vital sign") with the 0 to 10 numeric rating scale (NRS), its accuracy has been questioned; here we evaluated its accuracy and potential causes for error...
  47. doi request reprint Improving Latino disaster preparedness using social networks
    David P Eisenman
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:512-7. 2009
    ..Culturally targeted, informal social networking approaches to improving disaster preparedness have not been empirically tested...
  48. doi request reprint A low-literacy medication education tool for safety-net hospital patients
    Kristina M Cordasco
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:S209-16. 2009
    ..To improve medication adherence in cardiac patients, in partnership with a safety-net provider, this research team developed and evaluated a low-literacy medication education tool...
  49. pmc The quality of care provided to hospitalized patients at the end of life
    Anne M Walling
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1057-63. 2010
    ..However, when lifesaving treatments are unsuccessful, patients often die in the hospital with distressing symptoms while receiving burdensome care. Systematic measurement of the quality of care planning and symptom palliation is needed...
  50. doi request reprint Evidence-based recommendations for information and care planning in cancer care
    Anne Walling
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3896-902. 2008
    ..The standards presented here for information and care planning in cancer care should be incorporated into care pathways and should become the expectation rather than the exception...
  51. doi request reprint Evidence-based recommendations for cancer nausea and vomiting
    Arash Naeim
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3903-10. 2008
    ..The standards presented here for preventing and managing nausea and vomiting in cancer care should be incorporated into care pathways and should become the expectation rather than the exception...
  52. doi request reprint Quality measures for supportive cancer care: the Cancer Quality-ASSIST Project
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301, Wilshire Boulevard, Code 111 G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:943-64. 2009
    ..Research is needed to characterize adherence to recommended practices and to evaluate the use of these measures in quality improvement efforts...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Indications for performing carpal tunnel surgery: clinical quality measures
    Melinda A Maggard
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif 90095, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 126:169-79. 2010
    ..Rates of carpal tunnel surgery vary for unclear reasons. In this study, the authors developed measures determining when surgery is necessary (benefits exceed risks), inappropriate (risks outweigh benefits), or optional...
  55. pmc Hospital utilization for injection drug use-related soft tissue infections in urban versus rural counties in California
    Keith G Heinzerling
    UCLA Department of Family Medicine, 11075 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA, 90025, USA
    J Urban Health 83:176-81. 2006
    ..Increased access to harm reduction services and drug treatment may reduce government health care expenditures by preventing unnecessary hospital utilization for DR-STIs...
  56. ncbi request reprint Surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma: does it improve survival?
    Jerome H Liu
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:298-303. 2004
    ..To address this question, we used a population-based cancer registry to compare survival outcomes between patients receiving and not receiving surgery with similar tumor sizes and health status...
  57. pmc Residential segregation and Latino, black and white mortality in New York City
    Sanae Inagami
    Veterans Affairs, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Division of General Internal Medicine 111G, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90073, USA
    J Urban Health 83:406-20. 2006
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Controversies and legal issues of prescribing and dispensing medications using the Internet
    Constance H Fung
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 79:188-94. 2004
    ..We review the regulatory framework governing online pharmacies and the potential risks and benefits of using online pharmacies...
  59. ncbi request reprint You are where you shop: grocery store locations, weight, and neighborhoods
    Sanae Inagami
    Veterans Affairs Health Services and Research Development, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Division of General Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:10-7. 2006
    ..One possible reason might be the quality of available foods in their area. Location of grocery stores where individuals shop and its association with BMI were examined...
  60. pmc Sins of omission: getting too little medical care may be the greatest threat to patient safety
    Rodney A Hayward
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:686-91. 2005
    ..Little is known about the relative incidence of serious errors of omission versus errors of commission...
  61. ncbi request reprint Differences in education, knowledge, self-management activities, and health outcomes for patients with heart failure cared for under the chronic disease model: the improving chronic illness care evaluation
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Card Fail 11:405-13. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether participation in a quality improvement (QI) collaborative for heart failure (HF) was associated with better interpersonal aspects of care and health outcomes...
  62. ncbi request reprint Identifying barriers to the effective use of clinical reminders: bootstrapping multiple methods
    Emily S Patterson
    VA Getting at Patient Safety Center, VAMC Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, USA
    J Biomed Inform 38:189-99. 2005
    ..We discuss potential implications regarding the similarities and differences in study findings for factors to consider in planning interventions to improve clinical reminder use...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Physician-related barriers to the effective management of uncontrolled hypertension
    Susan A Oliveria
    Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, Box 99, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:413-20. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to primary care physicians' willingness to increase the intensity of treatment among patients with uncontrolled hypertension...
  65. pmc Quality by any other name?: a comparison of three profiling systems for assessing health care quality
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2070-87. 2007
    ..To examine this question, we used three different measurement approaches to assess quality of care delivered in veteran affairs (VA) facilities...
  66. ncbi request reprint Profiling the quality of care in twelve communities: results from the CQI study
    Eve A Kerr
    Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:247-56. 2004
    ..Having concrete estimates of the extent of the gap in performance should stimulate community-based quality improvement efforts...
  67. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use and capacity of California's emergency departments, 1990-1999
    Susan Lambe
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
    Ann Emerg Med 39:389-96. 2002
    ..Data supporting perceptions of inadequate capacity are sparse and conflicting. We describe changes in the use and capacity of California's EDs between 1990 and 1999, as well as trends in severity of patient illness or injury...
  68. pmc Profiling quality of care: Is there a role for peer review?
    Timothy P Hofer
    Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Michigan, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:9. 2004
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  69. 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)...
  70. pmc Human factors barriers to the effective use of ten HIV clinical reminders
    Emily S Patterson
    VA Getting at Patient Safety Center, Cincinatti VAMC, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:50-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to identify human factors barriers to the use of these CRs...
  71. pmc Prevalence and predictors of HIV testing among a probability sample of homeless women in Los Angeles County
    Brooke Herndon
    General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:261-9. 2003
    ..To describe the prevalence and predictors of HIV testing in a probability cluster sample of urban homeless women...
  72. ncbi request reprint Public health quality measurement: concepts and challenges
    Stephen F Derose
    Southern California Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, California 91101, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:1-21. 2002
    ..We review several past and present quality measurement-related initiatives designed for public health department use, and discuss current and future challenges in this evolving area of public health practice...
  73. pmc The association of access to medical care with regular source of care and sociodemographic characteristics in patients with HIV and tuberculosis
    M Rosa Solorio
    UCLA Department of Family Medicine, West Los Angeles Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:581-9. 2002
    ..To examine satisfaction with access to health care in two populations, one with HIV and one with TB, and examine the effect of having a regular doctor and sociodemographic characteristics...
  74. pmc Quality of care for gout in the US needs improvement
    Jasvinder A Singh
    Minneapolis VA Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55417, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:822-9. 2007
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  75. ncbi request reprint The quality of obstructive lung disease care for adults in the United States as measured by adherence to recommended processes
    Richard A Mularski
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate, WIN 1060, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Chest 130:1844-50. 2006
    ..The extent to which patients with obstructive lung disease receive recommended processes of care is largely unknown. We assessed the quality of care delivered to a national sample of the US population...
  76. ncbi request reprint Predictors of on-call specialist response times in California emergency departments
    Sarita A Mohanty
    Department of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California 90033, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:505-12. 2006
    ..Limited availability of on-call specialists is thought to contribute to ED overcrowding...
  77. ncbi request reprint Developing indicators of nursing quality to evaluate nurse staffing ratios
    Margaret Blakeman Hodge
    University of California Davis Medical Center, Center for Nursing Research, Sacramento, Calif 95817, USA
    J Nurs Adm 32:338-45. 2002
    ..The results of this project demonstrate that this is a useful method for identifying indicators appropriate for use in outcomes research with a focus on structural predictors of quality in healthcare...
  78. ncbi request reprint The quality of pharmacologic care for adults in the United States
    William H Shrank
    Harvard Medical School, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Med Care 44:936-45. 2006
    ..We evaluated how frequently appropriate pharmacologic care is ordered in a national sample of U.S. residents...
  79. pmc A longitudinal evaluation of persons with disabilities: does a longitudinal definition help define who receives necessary care?
    Leighton Chan
    Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1604, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1023-30. 2008
    ..To assess, using a longitudinal definition, the impact of disability on a broad range of objective health care quality indicators...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cash and compassion: profit status and the delivery of hospice services
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, University of California, Los Angeles
    J Palliat Med 5:507-14. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relationship of hospice profit status to patient selection and service delivery...
  81. ncbi request reprint The implications of choice: prescribing generic or preferred pharmaceuticals improves medication adherence for chronic conditions
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:332-7. 2006
    ..We studied whether patients enrolled in such plans who receive generic or preferred brand-name agents when initiating chronic therapy were more adherent to treatment than those who received nonpreferred brand-name medications...
  82. ncbi request reprint Physicians' perceptions of relevant prescription drug costs: do costs to the individual patient or to the population matter most?
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, Ste 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:545-51. 2006
    ..We evaluated physicians' perceptions about relevant costs for prescription drugs and the importance of communication about these costs...
  83. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of medical conditions and quality of care
    Takahiro Higashi
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    N Engl J Med 356:2496-504. 2007
    ..We therefore sought to study the relationship between the quality of care and the number of medical conditions a patient has...
  84. ncbi request reprint Developing quality indicators for local health departments: experience in Los Angeles County
    Stephen F Derose
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Southern California Kaiser Permanente, 393 E Walnut Street 991, Pasadena, CA 91188, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:347-57. 2003
    ..To develop public health quality indicators for local health department (LHD) use...
  85. pmc Measuring pain as the 5th vital sign does not improve quality of pain management
    Richard A Mularski
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:607-12. 2006
    ..To improve pain management, the Veterans Health Administration launched the "Pain as the 5th Vital Sign" initiative in 1999, requiring a pain intensity rating (0 to 10) at all clinical encounters...
  86. 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...
  87. pmc The effect of pharmacy benefit design on patient-physician communication about costs
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:334-9. 2006
    ..The impact of financial incentives on patient awareness of and communication about those costs is unknown...
  88. pmc Exploring barriers and facilitators to the use of computerized clinical reminders
    Jason J Saleem
    VA GAPS Center, Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street, MDP 111, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:438-47. 2005
    ..However, since clinician adherence to CR recommendations is quite variable and declines over time, we conducted observations to determine barriers and facilitators to the effective use of CRs...
  89. ncbi request reprint Quality of care: where do we go from here?
    Steven M Asch
    Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Manag Care 14:38-42; discussion 42-3. 2005
  90. ncbi request reprint Physicians' perceived knowledge of and responsibility for managing patients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:1534-40. 2006
    ..Most insurers in the US have implemented incentive-based formularies that rely on out-of-pocket costs to influence prescription drug utilization. Medicare Part D plans have broadly adopted such benefit designs...