Kenneth Pietz

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predicting healthcare costs in a population of veterans affairs beneficiaries using diagnosis-based risk adjustment and self-reported health status
    Kenneth Pietz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 42:1027-35. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The effect of referral and transfer patients on hospital funding in a capitated health care delivery system
    Kenneth Pietz
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Health Affairs, Houston, Texas, USA
    Med Care 45:951-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint A decision-theoretic approach to identifying future high-cost patients
    Kenneth Pietz
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:842-9. 2006
  4. pmc Effects of individual physician-level and practice-level financial incentives on hypertension care: a randomized trial
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    JAMA 310:1042-50. 2013
  5. pmc Will hypertension performance measures used for pay-for-performance programs penalize those who care for medically complex patients?
    Laura A Petersen
    MPH, Health Services Research and Development 152, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 119:2978-85. 2009
  6. pmc Comparing self-reported health status and diagnosis-based risk adjustment to predict 1- and 2 to 5-year mortality
    Kenneth Pietz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:629-43. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic goal attainment in patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:39-46. 2006
  8. pmc Financial incentives and physician commitment to guideline-recommended hypertension management
    Sylvia J Hysong
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e378-91. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Do financial incentives in a globally budgeted healthcare payment system produce changes in the way patients are categorized? A five-year study
    Laura A Petersen
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA MedicalCenter, and Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:513-22. 2007
  10. pmc Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics of a cluster randomized controlled trial of pay for performance for hypertension treatment: study protocol
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 6:114. 2011

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Predicting healthcare costs in a population of veterans affairs beneficiaries using diagnosis-based risk adjustment and self-reported health status
    Kenneth Pietz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 42:1027-35. 2004
    ..Many healthcare organizations use diagnosis-based risk adjustment systems for predicting costs. Health self-report may add information not contained in a diagnosis-based system but is subject to incomplete response...
  2. ncbi request reprint The effect of referral and transfer patients on hospital funding in a capitated health care delivery system
    Kenneth Pietz
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Health Affairs, Houston, Texas, USA
    Med Care 45:951-8. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint A decision-theoretic approach to identifying future high-cost patients
    Kenneth Pietz
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:842-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a method of allocating funding for very-high-cost (VHC) patients among hospitals...
  4. pmc Effects of individual physician-level and practice-level financial incentives on hypertension care: a randomized trial
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    JAMA 310:1042-50. 2013
    ..Pay for performance is intended to align incentives to promote high-quality care, but results have been contradictory...
  5. pmc Will hypertension performance measures used for pay-for-performance programs penalize those who care for medically complex patients?
    Laura A Petersen
    MPH, Health Services Research and Development 152, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 119:2978-85. 2009
    ..We examined the impact of coexisting conditions on the quality of care for hypertension and patient perception of overall quality of their health care...
  6. pmc Comparing self-reported health status and diagnosis-based risk adjustment to predict 1- and 2 to 5-year mortality
    Kenneth Pietz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:629-43. 2007
    ..To compare the ability of two diagnosis-based risk adjustment systems and health self-report to predict short- and long-term mortality...
  7. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic goal attainment in patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:39-46. 2006
    ..We sought to ascertain treatment patterns and attainment of therapeutic goals in patients with isolated and concomitant hypertension and dyslipidemia, both with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and symptomatic cardiovascular disease...
  8. pmc Financial incentives and physician commitment to guideline-recommended hypertension management
    Sylvia J Hysong
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e378-91. 2012
    ..To examine the impact of financial incentives on physician goal commitment to guideline-recommended hypertension care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Do financial incentives in a globally budgeted healthcare payment system produce changes in the way patients are categorized? A five-year study
    Laura A Petersen
    Division of Health Policy and Quality, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA MedicalCenter, and Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:513-22. 2007
    ..To assess the responses to financial incentives after a change in the payment system in a capitation-style healthcare payment system over a 5-year period...
  10. pmc Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics of a cluster randomized controlled trial of pay for performance for hypertension treatment: study protocol
    Laura A Petersen
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E, DeBakey VA Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Implement Sci 6:114. 2011
    ..Despite compelling evidence of the benefits of treatment and well-accepted guidelines for treatment, hypertension is controlled in less than one-half of United States citizens...
  11. doi request reprint Correlates of repeat lipid testing in patients with coronary heart disease
    Salim S Virani
    Health Policy and Quality Program, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas2Section of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, Texas
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1439-44. 2013
    ..Understanding the frequency and correlates of redundant lipid testing could identify areas for quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of cholesterol care in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  12. pmc Variations in definitions of mortality have little influence on neonatal intensive care unit performance ratings
    Jochen Profit
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    J Pediatr 162:50-5.e2. 2013
    ..To measure the influence of varying mortality time frames on performance rankings among regional neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in a large state...
  13. pmc Errors of diagnosis in pediatric practice: a multisite survey
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatrics 126:70-9. 2010
    ..We surveyed pediatricians to elicit their perceptions regarding frequency, contributing factors, and potential system- and provider-based solutions to address diagnostic errors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the predictive validity of diagnosis-based risk adjusters for clinical outcomes
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:61-7. 2005
    ..We compared the predictive validity of 2 widely used methods (Diagnostic Cost Groups [DCGs] and Adjusted Clinical Groups [ACGs]) for 2 clinical outcomes using a large national sample of patients...
  15. pmc Patient-to-nurse ratios and outcomes of moderately preterm infants
    Jochen Profit
    Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 125:320-6. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to test the influence of patient-to-nurse ratios (PNRs) on outcomes of care provided to moderately preterm infants...
  16. pmc Effectiveness of an electronic health record-based intervention to improve follow-up of abnormal pathology results: a retrospective record analysis
    Archana Laxmisan
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 50:898-904. 2012
    ..We examined the impact of this intervention on improving follow-up of abnormal outpatient pathology results...
  17. pmc A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: effects of patient-provider communication
    Maria E Suarez-Almazor
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1229-36. 2010
    ..We conducted a 3-month randomized clinical trial in patients with knee osteoarthritis to compare the efficacy of TCA with sham acupuncture and to examine the effects of acupuncturists' communication styles...
  18. pmc Delayed pediatric office follow-up of newborns after birth hospitalization
    Jochen Profit
    Section of Neonatology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 124:548-54. 2009
    ..Little information is available on contemporary compliance with follow-up recommendations...
  19. pmc Risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia among 120 908 US veterans with hepatitis C virus infection
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Road, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:357-63. 2009
    ..There is emerging evidence that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection play a role in the etiology of immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), both of which are severe autoimmune cytopenias...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of comorbid hypertension and dyslipidemia and associated cardiovascular disease
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:926-32. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use in advanced uncontrolled glaucoma
    Nicholas P Bell
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Glaucoma 13:365-70. 2004
    ..To evaluate if aspirin use affects progression of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Health care funding levels and patient outcomes: a national study
    Margaret M Byrne
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Health Econ 16:385-93. 2007
    ..Our goal was to determine whether this relationship holds true in a non-Medicare population cared for in a large integrated health care system with a capitated budget allocation system...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of using information from only one system for dually eligible health care users
    Margaret M Byrne
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Med Care 44:768-73. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether all diagnoses and total illness burden of patients who use both the VA and Medicare health care systems can be obtained from examination of data from only one of these systems...
  24. ncbi request reprint Setting a new standard for studies of geographic variation in hospital utilization rates
    Carol M Ashton
    Med Care 43:1-3. 2005