Bradley V Watts
- Meta-analysis of the efficacy of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorderBradley V Watts
VAMC 11Q, 215 N Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 74:e541-50. 2013..The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of all treatments for PTSD...
- Health systems engineering as an improvement strategy: a case example using location-allocation modelingBradley V Watts
Dartmouth Medical School, USA
J Healthc Qual 35:35-40. 2013..We describe a case study of how location-allocation techniques used by industrial engineers assisted a regional healthcare network develop a plan for optimal location of sleep medicine services within its network...
- Examination of the effectiveness of the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist in reducing suicide on inpatient mental health unitsBradley V Watts
VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:588-92. 2012..Many methods have been proposed, but no interventions have been tested...
- A sham controlled study of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for posttraumatic stress disorderBradley V Watts
Veterans Engineering Resource Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
Brain Stimul 5:38-43. 2012..Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a commonly occurring and often debilitating psychiatric condition. There currently is not definitive information regarding the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for PTSD...
- Use of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire as a measure in patient safety improvementBradley V Watts
VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
J Patient Saf 6:206-9. 2010..We report on an attempt to use the Safety Attitude Questionnaire as an outcome measure for a patient safety implementation project...
- An examination of mortality and other adverse events related to electroconvulsive therapy using a national adverse event report systemBradley V Watts
Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
J ECT 27:105-8. 2011..Much of the published literature is based either on a limited number of ECT providers or reports not representative of modern ECT practice...
- Improving efficiency and access to mental health care: combining integrated care and advanced accessAndrew Pomerantz
Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:546-51. 2008..To provide an example of implementation of a new program that enhances access to mental health care in primary care...
- The White River model of colocated collaborative care: A platform for mental and behavioral health care in the medical homeAndrew S Pomerantz
White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
Fam Syst Health 28:114-29. 2010..Originally developed in a capitated health care system, adherence to general principles that guided its development may be useful in any system of care...
- Access to what? An evaluation of the key ingredients to effective advanced mental health access at a VA medical center and its affiliated community-based outreach clinicsBrian Shiner
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon NH 03756, USA
Mil Med 174:1024-32. 2009..CBOCs can implement limited advanced mental health access models and derive similar improvements to those seen in more extensive models at the VAMCs to which they are affiliated...
- Does the Veterans Affairs depression performance measure predict quality care?Brian Shiner
Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:170-7. 2011..The VA depression performance measure was compared with an empirically validated model for assessing adherence to important depression treatment processes...
- Usefulness of symptom feedback to providers in an integrated primary care--mental health care clinicLisa Zubkoff
White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center WRJ VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
Psychiatr Serv 63:91-3. 2012..Measurement-based care has been endorsed but not embraced in mental health settings. There is currently little guidance regarding the best methods to implement measurement-based care...
- Sensitivity of the SF-36 to PTSD symptom change in veteransBrian Shiner
White River Junction VA Medical Center 11Q, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Trauma Stress 24:111-5. 2011..Moreover, these changes in functioning were clinically significant on several SF-36 subscales and on one summary scale...
- Access to VA services for returning veterans with PTSDBrian Shiner
VA Medical Center, 215 Main Street, 11Q, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Mil Med 177:814-22. 2012....
- Measuring use of evidence based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorderBrian Shiner
VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
Adm Policy Ment Health 40:311-8. 2013..Evidence-based psychotherapies appear to be infrequently utilized in VHA outpatient PTSD clinics in New England. Our method could support efforts to improve use of these treatments...
- Comparing the stability of diagnosis in full vs. partial posttraumatic stress disorderBrian Shiner
VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 200:520-5. 2012..Mental health treatments delivered to the two groups were similar. These diagnoses appear to be different, suggesting that people with partial PTSD may benefit from a different clinical approach...
- Supplier-induced demand for psychiatric admissions in Northern New EnglandBradley V Watts
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, VA Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
BMC Psychiatry 11:146. 2011..Our secondary hypothesis was that the construction of psychiatric HSAs (PHSAs) would yield more meaningful results than the use of existing general medical hospital service areas...
- Outcomes of a quality improvement project integrating mental health into primary careBradley V Watts
Outcomes REAP, White River Junction VAMC, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 16:378-81. 2007..This study examined the effectiveness of a quality improvement project improving access to mental healthcare in a large primary care clinic...
- Retrospective evaluation of the dexamethasone suppression test as a predictor of response to electroconvulsive therapy in patients with comorbid major depressive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorderBradley V Watts
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
J ECT 26:213-7. 2010..5 mg of dexamethasone doses, is predictive of the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in depression symptom reduction in patients with comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and MDD who are treated with ECT...
- Using root cause analysis to reduce falls with injury in the psychiatric unitAlexandra Lee
Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety Patient Safety Fellowship, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:304-11. 2012..The objective was to identify how falls on psychiatric units occur, the underlying root causes and effective action plans to reduce falls and injuries...
- Strategies to improve compensation and pension timeliness: lessons learned from high-performing facilitiesBelinda V Luk
VA New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership, White River Junction Field Office, 215 North Main Street, 11Q, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Mil Med 175:978-82. 2010..Distillation of these characteristics provides guidance to other VHA facilities seeking to improve their C&P timeliness...
- Health systems engineering fellowship: curriculum and program developmentBradley V Watts
New England Veterans Engineering Resource Center, White River Junction, VT VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, White River Junction, VT
Am J Med Qual 30:161-6. 2015..Challenges faced in developing the fellowship are discussed. Advanced educational opportunities in applied HSE have the potential to develop the workforce capacity needed to improve the quality of health care. ..
- A Meta-Analysis of Depressive Symptom Outcomes in Randomized, Controlled Trials for PTSDJulia McDougal Ronconi
White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH and VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT
J Nerv Ment Dis 203:522-9. 2015..Evidence-based PTSD treatments are effective for comorbid depressive symptoms. Existing PTSD treatments work as well for comorbid depressive symptoms as they do for PTSD symptoms. ..
- Inclusion and exclusion criteria in randomized controlled trials of psychotherapy for PTSDJulia M Ronconi
RONCONI White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT SHINER White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH WATTS Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and VA National Center for Patient Safety, White River Junction, VT
J Psychiatr Pract 20:25-37. 2014..Therefore, our objective was to better understand how patients were excluded from such RCTs in order to provide guidance to clinicians regarding clinical populations likely to benefit from these treatments...
- Treatment-seeking barriers for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who screen positive for PTSDTracy Stecker
Psychiatric Research Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
Psychiatr Serv 64:280-3. 2013..Barriers associated with the decision not to seek treatment for symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were examined...