Affiliation: University of Southern California
- Self-managing teams: a strategy for quality improvementChris Feifer
Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Unversity of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
Top Health Inf Manage 24:21-8. 2003..Factors contributing to team success are presented as a guide, and a reminder--there is more to an effective team than gathering people in a room...
- From research to daily clinical practice: what are the challenges in "translation"?Chris Feifer
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:235-45. 2004..SURVEYING THE TRIP II STUDIES: The principal investigators (PIs) of the 13 projects were surveyed regarding encountered barriers to implementation at 6 months and 18 months (when they were also asked about solutions)...
- Strategies for increasing adherence to clinical guidelines and improving patient outcomes in small primary care practicesChris Feifer
Clinical Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:432-41. 2004..A model describing practice-based improvement strategies was validated using prospective data from 10 intervention and 9 control sites...
- Different paths to high-quality care: three archetypes of top-performing practice sitesChris Feifer
Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif 90033, USA
Ann Fam Med 5:233-41. 2007..The aim of this study was to examine variations in the adoption of improvements among sites achieving the best outcomes...
- Challenges to improving chronic disease care and training in residenciesChris Feifer
University of Southern California Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
Acad Med 81:696-701. 2006..The transition to better delivery systems is not easy and there are many barriers under the best of circumstances. This study investigated residency-based experiences with changes in teaching and delivery of chronic disease care...
- The logic behind a multimethod intervention to improve adherence to clinical practice guidelines in a nationwide network of primary care practicesChris Feifer
University of Southern California, USA
Eval Health Prof 29:65-88. 2006..Theories and evidence supporting these interventions are described and could prove useful to others trying to translate medical research into practice. Additional theory development is needed to support translation in medical offices...
- Improving diabetes care through a multicomponent quality improvement model in a practice-based research networkSteven Ornstein
Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Am J Med Qual 22:34-41. 2007..The findings suggest that a multicomponent intervention can have a robust impact on quality of care for diabetes...
- A multimethod quality improvement intervention to improve preventive cardiovascular care: a cluster randomized trialSteven Ornstein
Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
Ann Intern Med 141:523-32. 2004..Research is needed to validate effective and practical strategies for improving the provision of evidence-based medicine in primary care...
- Initial steps taken by nine primary care practices to implement alcohol screening guidelines with hypertensive patients: the AA-TRIP projectPeter M Miller
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President St, PO Box 250861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Subst Abus 27:61-70. 2006..Perceived time constraints, patient sensitivity to questions about alcohol, and possible stigma associated with a diagnosis of alcoholism were also relevant barriers requiring problem solving...
- Effect of terminal digit preference on blood pressure measurement and treatment in primary carePaul J Nietert
Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
Am J Hypertens 19:147-52. 2006..This article examines the prevalence of terminal digit preference (TDP) in primary care practices and the effect that a practice's level of TDP influences patients' BP measurements and management...
- Teaching physician-patient e-mail communication skills in a residency programHeather L Paladine
Fam Med 40:160-1. 2008