John M Westfall

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cold-spotting: linking primary care and public health to create communities of solution
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:239-40. 2013
  2. pmc Engaging communities in education and research: PBRNs, AHEC, and CTSA
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 5:250-8. 2012
  3. pmc Card studies for observational research in practice
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:63-8. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy clarification of prescriptions ordered in primary care: a report from the Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety (ASIPS) collaborative
    Laura B Hansen
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, 4200 East 9th Avenue, Avenue, Campus Box C238, Aurora, CO 80262, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:24-30. 2006
  5. pmc Boot camp translation: a method for building a community of solution
    Ned Norman
    Community Advisory Council of the High Plains Research Network, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:254-63. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating sample medications in primary care: a practice-based research network study
    Laura B Hansen
    University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:688-92. 2006
  7. pmc Testing to prevent colon cancer: results from a rural community intervention
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
    Ann Fam Med 11:500-7. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Underinsurance in primary care: a report from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP)
    Kenton Voorhees
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 6508, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:309-16. 2008
  9. pmc Lack of impact of direct-to-consumer advertising on the physician-patient encounter in primary care: a SNOCAP report
    Bennett Parnes
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:41-6. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of colorectal screening in rural Colorado: testing to prevent colon cancer in the high plains research network
    Walter F Young
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Rural Health 23:238-45. 2007

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Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Cold-spotting: linking primary care and public health to create communities of solution
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:239-40. 2013
    ..Building local communities of solution that address the individual and population may help decrease these cold spots, thereby eliminating the hot spots as well...
  2. pmc Engaging communities in education and research: PBRNs, AHEC, and CTSA
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 5:250-8. 2012
    ..Area Health Education Centers engage communities in education and workforce development...
  3. pmc Card studies for observational research in practice
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:63-8. 2011
    ..Card studies have been used to describe clinical problems, management, and outcomes in primary care for more than 30 years. In this article we describe 2 types of card studies and the methods for conducting them...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy clarification of prescriptions ordered in primary care: a report from the Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety (ASIPS) collaborative
    Laura B Hansen
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, 4200 East 9th Avenue, Avenue, Campus Box C238, Aurora, CO 80262, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:24-30. 2006
    ..This study describes the principal reasons pharmacies call primary care practices to clarify prescriptions and subsequent implications for quality and patient safety improvement...
  5. pmc Boot camp translation: a method for building a community of solution
    Ned Norman
    Community Advisory Council of the High Plains Research Network, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:254-63. 2013
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  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating sample medications in primary care: a practice-based research network study
    Laura B Hansen
    University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:688-92. 2006
    ..A study was conducted to determine adherence to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommendations for safe distribution of medication samples to minimize medication errors...
  7. pmc Testing to prevent colon cancer: results from a rural community intervention
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
    Ann Fam Med 11:500-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and test a community-based participatory approach to increase colon cancer screening...
  8. doi request reprint Underinsurance in primary care: a report from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP)
    Kenton Voorhees
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045 6508, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:309-16. 2008
    ..This purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of underinsurance among patients seen in primary care clinics...
  9. pmc Lack of impact of direct-to-consumer advertising on the physician-patient encounter in primary care: a SNOCAP report
    Bennett Parnes
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:41-6. 2009
    ..Recent changes in the DTCA environment may have affected its impact on clinical encounters. Our objective was to determine the rate of patient medication inquiries and their influence on clinical encounters in primary care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of colorectal screening in rural Colorado: testing to prevent colon cancer in the high plains research network
    Walter F Young
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Rural Health 23:238-45. 2007
    ..Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet screening rates are well below target levels. Rural communities may face common and unique barriers to health care, particularly preventive health care...
  11. doi request reprint Communities of solution: partnerships for population health
    Kim S Griswold
    Department of Family Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Primary Care Research Institute, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:232-8. 2013
    ..Essential themes of each COS are the crossing of "jurisdictional boundaries," community-led or -oriented initiatives, measurement of outcomes, and creating durable connections with public health...
  12. ncbi request reprint Interdisciplinary rural immersion week
    Mark E Deutchman
    University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Rural Remote Health 12:2045. 2012
    ..This augments the mainly clinical experience provided by clinical rotations they complete as part of their professional academic training program...
  13. ncbi request reprint Applied strategies for improving patient safety: a comprehensive process to improve care in rural and frontier communities
    John M Westfall
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    J Rural Health 20:355-62. 2004
    ..Medical errors and patient safety have gained increasing attention throughout all areas of medical care. Understanding patient safety in rural settings is crucial for improving care in rural communities...
  14. pmc Increasing colon cancer testing in rural Colorado: evaluation of the exposure to a community-based awareness campaign
    Linda Zittleman
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:288. 2009
    ..This study describes the program components and implementation and explores whether the target population was exposed to the intervention, the reach of the individual intervention components, and the effect on screening intentions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Harm resulting from inappropriate telephone triage in primary care
    David E Hildebrandt
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Fitzsimons, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 19:437-42. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess and categorize harm occurring to patients who called their physicians' office after-hours but did not have their call forwarded to the physician because they stated that their call was not an emergency...
  16. ncbi request reprint Missing clinical information during primary care visits
    Peter C Smith
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    JAMA 293:565-71. 2005
    ..The coordinating function of primary care is information-intensive and may be impeded by missing clinical information. However, missing clinical information has not been explicitly investigated in the primary care setting...
  17. pmc Researching together: a CTSA partnership of academicians and communities for translation
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado, Colorado Clinical Translational Science Institute, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 6:356-62. 2013
    ..The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) aims to translate discovery into clinical practice. The Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) represents a robust campus-community partnership...
  18. pmc Community-based participatory research in practice-based research networks
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Aurora, Colo 80045 0508, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:8-14. 2006
    ..We wanted to describe community-based participatory research in practice-based research networks in the United States...
  19. pmc Event reporting to a primary care patient safety reporting system: a report from the ASIPS collaborative
    Douglas H Fernald
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:327-32. 2004
    ..We examined reports to a primary care, ambulatory, patient safety reporting system to describe types of errors reported and differences between anonymous and confidential reports...
  20. doi request reprint Motivations and barriers for recruitment of new emergency medicine residency graduates to rural emergency departments
    Luke C Helland
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 56:668-73. 2010
    ..We sought to understand the motivations and barriers for recruitment of new emergency medicine residency graduates to rural emergency departments (EDs)...
  21. doi request reprint Success in the Achieving CARdiovascular Excellence in Colorado (A CARE) Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Program: A Report from the Shared Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP)
    Lauren DeAlleaume
    From the Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO LD, BP, LZ, CS, RC, WL, MD, JMW Denver Health, Colorado LD College of Public Health and Social Justice, St Louis University, St Louis, MO JB and Colorado HealthOP JMW
    J Am Board Fam Med 28:548-55. 2015
    ..Blood pressure (BP) control among primary care patients with hypertension is suboptimal. Home BP monitoring (HBPM) has been shown to be effective but is underused...
  22. pmc Use of colon cancer testing in rural Colorado primary care practices
    Linda Overholser
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, 360 S Garfield Street, Denver, CO 80209, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1095-100. 2009
    ..People living in rural areas may be less likely to be up to date (UTD) with screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Endoscopy training in primary care: innovative training program to increase access to endoscopy in primary care
    Tarik Walker
    Colorado Area Health Education Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, USA
    Fam Med 44:171-7. 2012
    ..Family physicians trained in colonoscopy can provide access to care in rural and medically underserved areas...
  24. ncbi request reprint Validation of the EQ-5D quality of life instrument in patients after myocardial infarction
    David Nowels
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:95-105. 2005
    ..We assessed cross-sectional validity of EQ-5D after myocardial infarction (MI)...
  25. pmc Triage and diagnosis of chest pain in rural hospitals: implementation of the ACI-TIPI in the High Plains Research Network
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Aurora, Colo, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:153-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the ACI-TIPI on triage and diagnosis of patients with chest pain in rural hospitals...
  26. pmc Are frequent callers to family physicians high utilizers?
    David E Hildebrandt
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Fitzsimons, Aurora, CO, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:546-8. 2004
    ..Our objective was to describe patients who telephone frequently after hours to physicians (frequent callers) and categorize their medical problems and resource utilization...
  27. pmc Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:22. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare processes and outcomes of AMI care among patients undergoing interhospital transfer with special attention to the impact on mortality in rural hospitals...
  28. ncbi request reprint The case for interdepartmental research in primary care
    John F Steiner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Acad Med 79:617-22. 2004
    ..Such a collaboration provides the breadth of perspectives necessary to address complex health care problems, and the pragmatic infrastructure necessary to sustain research themes and careers...
  29. pmc Birth outcomes in Colorado's undocumented immigrant population
    Mary M Reed
    Department of Neurology, University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:100. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to describe birth outcomes of undocumented immigrants in Colorado...
  30. doi request reprint Provider perspectives on integrating primary and behavioral health: a report from the High Plains Research Network
    Gregory Burfeind
    the High Plains Research Network, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
    J Am Board Fam Med 27:375-82. 2014
    ..However, there is little research assessing or comparing PCP and BHP perspectives on integration, especially in rural areas. The objective of this study was to identify rural PCP and BHP perspectives on integration...
  31. ncbi request reprint Practice-based research--"Blue Highways" on the NIH roadmap
    John M Westfall
    High Plains Research Network, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA 297:403-6. 2007
  32. doi request reprint Consider muscle disease in children with elevated transaminase
    Melissa A Wright
    Department of Pediatrics, Neurology Section, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine, Children s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:536-40. 2012
    ..We propose a rapid screening process for evaluating children with the incidental finding of elevated ALT/AST to shorten the time to diagnosis of muscle disease...
  33. doi request reprint Promotores de salud and community health workers: an annotated bibliography
    Emma K Westrasmus
    Macalester College, Colorado Clinical Translational Science Institute, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Fam Community Health 35:172-82. 2012
    ..For the purposes of this bibliography, the terms community health worker and promotores de salud may be used interchangeably...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical decisions regarding HbA1c results in primary care: a report from CaReNet and HPRN
    Bennett L Parnes
    Department of Family Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80010, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:13-6. 2004
    ..To describe decisions made by primary care providers on elevated HbA(1c) results and their reasons for not intensifying therapy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sports-related injuries in the United States: who gets care and who does not
    Greg Gutierrez
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, 5221 E, 17th Avenue, Denver CO 80220, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 16:136-41. 2006
    ..To describe the pattern of sports-related injuries (SRIs), healthcare obtained for these injuries, and factors associated with obtaining healthcare...