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health care quality assurance
Summary: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
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- Improving chronic illness care: translating evidence into actionE H Wagner
W.A. MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 20:64-78. 2001..In this paper we describe the CCM, its use in intensive quality improvement activities with more than 100 health care organizations, and insights gained in the process...
- A conceptual framework for the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators ProjectOnyebuchi A Arah
Department of Social Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 18:5-13. 2006....
- From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patients' careRichard Grol
Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, PO Box 9101, WOK 229 6500 HB, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Lancet 362:1225-30. 2003..In general, evidence shows that none of the approaches for transferring evidence to practice is superior to all changes in all situations...
- A measuring instrument for evaluation of quality systemsC Wagner
NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care, Utrecht
Int J Qual Health Care 11:119-30. 1999..To develop an instrument for provider organizations, consumers, purchasers, and policy makers to measure and compare the development of quality systems in provider organizations...
- Health sector accreditation research: a systematic reviewDavid Greenfield
Centre for Clinical Governance Research in Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
Int J Qual Health Care 20:172-83. 2008..The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze research into accreditation and accreditation processes...
- The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable community-dwelling older patientsNeil S Wenger
RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, USA
Ann Intern Med 139:740-7. 2003..Previous studies have focused on general medical conditions aimed at prolonging life, not on geriatric issues important for quality of life...
- Effects of computerized clinical decision support systems on practitioner performance and patient outcomes: a systematic reviewAmit X Garg
Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
JAMA 293:1223-38. 2005..Developers of health care software have attributed improvements in patient care to these applications. As with any health care intervention, such claims require confirmation in clinical trials...
- Effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control: a meta-regression analysisKaveh G Shojania
Ottawa Health Research Institute and Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
JAMA 296:427-40. 2006..There have been numerous reports of interventions designed to improve the care of patients with diabetes, but the effectiveness of such interventions is unclear...
- Systematic review: the evidence that publishing patient care performance data improves quality of careConstance H Fung
RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
Ann Intern Med 148:111-23. 2008..Previous reviews have shown inconsistent effects of publicly reported performance data on quality of care, but many new studies have become available in the 7 years since the last systematic review...
- Quality assurance for the diagnostics of viral diseases to enhance the emergency preparedness in EuropeO Donoso Mantke
Centre for Biological Safety ZBS 1, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
Euro Surveill 10:102-6. 2005..Particularly the EU-candidate countries and Eastern neighbouring countries will be invited to join the network in the near future. A public website is available at http://www.enivd.de...
- Promoting quality: the health-care organization from a management perspectiveSeth W Glickman
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 19:341-8. 2007....
- Positive control wells: a potential answer to remote-area quality assurance of malaria rapid diagnostic testsC T Lon
National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Cambodia, 372, Blv Monivong, Corner Street 322, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:493-8. 2005..The wells show potential to overcome an important obstacle to the wide implementation of accurate parasite-based diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Further assessment of their place in malaria management is warranted...
- A quality management model for integrated care: results of a Delphi and Concept Mapping studyMirella Minkman
Vilans, Centre of Excellence in Long term Care, Catharijnesingel 47, 3511 GC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 21:66-75. 2009..The objective of this study is to identify the elements and clusters of a quality management model for integrated care...
- Pay-for-performance programs in family practices in the United KingdomTim Doran
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
N Engl J Med 355:375-84. 2006..This contract increases existing income according to performance with respect to 146 quality indicators covering clinical care for 10 chronic diseases, organization of care, and patient experience...
- Long-term effectiveness of a quality improvement program for patients with type 2 diabetes in general practiceC M Renders
Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Diabetes Care 24:1365-70. 2001..To assess the long-term effectiveness of a quality improvement program on care provided and patient outcomes in patients with diabetes...
- Integrating qualitative research with trials in systematic reviewsJames Thomas
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating EPPI Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, London WC1H 0NR
BMJ 328:1010-2. 2004
- Computerized prescribing alerts and group academic detailing to reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications in older peopleSteven R Simon
HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 54:963-8. 2006....
- Barriers to and facilitators of clinical practice guideline use in nursing homesCATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1404-9. 2007..To identify barriers to and facilitators of the diffusion of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and clinical protocols in nursing homes (NHs)...
- Integrated care programmes for chronically ill patients: a review of systematic reviewsMarielle Ouwens
Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Radbound University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 17:141-6. 2005..To investigate effectiveness, definitions, and components of integrated care programmes for chronically ill patients on the basis of systematic reviews...
- Understanding what works--and why--in quality improvement: the need for theory-driven evaluationKieran Walshe
Centre for Public Policy and Management, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 19:57-9. 2007
- Basics of quality improvement in health carePrathibha Varkey
Divison of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 82:735-9. 2007..Key quality improvement concepts and methodologies, including plan-do-study-act, six-sigma, and lean strategies, are discussed, and the differences between quality improvement and quality-of-care research are explored...
- Improving organisational systems for diabetes care in Australian Indigenous communitiesRoss Bailie
Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
BMC Health Serv Res 7:67. 2007....
- An international review of projects on hospital performance assessmentOliver Groene
Research and Education, Avedis Donabedian Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Int J Qual Health Care 20:162-71. 2008....
- Development of medical checklists for improved quality of patient careBrigette Hales
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Int J Qual Health Care 20:22-30. 2008..Their development requires a systematic and comprehensive approach, particularly when implemented in high intensity fields such as medicine...
- Effect of increasing the intensity of implementing pneumonia guidelines: a randomized, controlled trialDonald M Yealy
University of Pittsburgh and the Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
Ann Intern Med 143:881-94. 2005..Despite the development of evidence-based pneumonia guidelines, limited data exist on the most effective means to implement guideline recommendations into clinical practice...
- Antenatal care in The Gambia: missed opportunity for information, education and communicationSamuel E Anya
Reproductive Health Research Unit, School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of The Gambia, MDI Road, Kanifing, The Gambia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:9. 2008..We examined the provision of information and education in antenatal clinics from the perspective of pregnant women attending these clinics...
- Randomized trial of quality improvement intervention to improve diabetes care in primary care settingsPATRICK J O'CONNOR
HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440 1524, USA
Diabetes Care 28:1890-7. 2005..To assess the impact of a quality improvement (QI) intervention on the quality of diabetes care at primary care clinics...
- Gender differences in quality of HIV care in Ryan White CARE Act-funded clinicsLisa R Hirschhorn
Harvard Medical School Division of AIDS, The Landmark Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Womens Health Issues 16:104-12. 2006..We examined differences in care received by HIV-infected women and men in a national sample of Ryan White CARE Act-funded clinics and explored the influence of clinic characteristics on care quality...
- Hospital-level performance improvement: beta-blocker use after acute myocardial infarctionElizabeth H Bradley
Section of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Med Care 42:591-9. 2004....
- Methods for assessing quality of provider performance in developing countriesLynne Miller Franco
Quality Assurance Project, Center for Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 14:17-24. 2002..To compare the effectiveness of methods for assessing the quality of pediatric outpatient health provider performance in developing countries...
- An intervention to decrease catheter-related bloodstream infections in the ICUPeter Pronovost
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
N Engl J Med 355:2725-32. 2006..Catheter-related bloodstream infections occurring in the intensive care unit (ICU) are common, costly, and potentially lethal...
- Improving nursing home quality of care through outcomes data: the MDS quality indicatorsDavid R Zimmerman
Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53709, USA
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:250-7. 2003....
- Hearing the patient's voice? Factors affecting the use of patient survey data in quality improvementE Davies
King s College London School of Medicine, Thames Cancer Registry, London SE1 3QD, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 14:428-32. 2005..To develop a framework for understanding factors affecting the use of patient survey data in quality improvement...
- The art of quality assessment of RCTs included in systematic reviewsA P Verhagen
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Clin Epidemiol 54:651-4. 2001....
- Integrating evidence-based practices and the recovery modelF J Frese
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, USA
Psychiatr Serv 52:1462-8. 2001..The authors suggest ways to integrate evidence-based practices with the recovery model and then suggest a hybrid theory that maximizes the virtues and minimizes the weaknesses of each model...
- Consumer health information seeking on the Internet: the state of the artR J Cline
Department of Health Science Education, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA
Health Educ Res 16:671-92. 2001..Both interpersonal and mass communication concepts open avenues for investigation and understanding the influence of the Internet on health beliefs and behaviors, health care, medical outcomes, and the health care system...
- Patient outcomes and evidence-based medicine in a preferred provider organization setting: a six-year evaluation of a physician pay-for-performance programAmanda S Gilmore
Health Benchmarks Inc, Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Health Serv Res 42:2140-59; discussion 2294-323. 2007....
- The quality of quality measurement in U.S. nursing homesVincent Mor
Department of Community Health, Brown University School of Medicine, Box G A418, Providence, RI 02192, USA
Gerontologist 43:37-46. 2003..This article examines various technical challenges inherent in the design, implementation, and dissemination of health care quality performance measures...
- Effects of payment for performance in primary care: qualitative interview studySusan Maisey
School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
J Health Serv Res Policy 13:133-9. 2008..To understand the effects of a large scale 'payment for performance' scheme (the Quality and Outcomes Framework [QOF]) on professional roles and the delivery of primary care in the English National Health Service...
- Discussion between reviewers does not improve reliability of peer review of hospital qualityT P Hofer
Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
Med Care 38:152-61. 2000..The authors assessed the impact of discussion between 2 reviewers on the reliability of peer review...
- A new approach for measuring quality of care for women with hypertensionS M Asch
RAND, 1700 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407
Arch Intern Med 161:1329-35. 2001..Existing systems have not always linked process measures to blood pressure outcomes...
- Electronic alerts to prevent venous thromboembolism among hospitalized patientsNils Kucher
Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 352:969-77. 2005..We hypothesized that the use of a computer-alert program to encourage prophylaxis might reduce the frequency of deep-vein thrombosis among high-risk hospitalized patients...
- Evaluating the use of a modified CAHPS survey to support improvements in patient-centred care: lessons from a quality improvement collaborativeElizabeth Davies
King s College London School of Medicine, Thames Cancer Registry, London, UK
Health Expect 11:160-76. 2008....
- A method for detecting runs of good and bad clinical outcomes on Variable Life-Adjusted Display (VLAD) chartsChris Sherlaw-Johnson
Clinical Operational Research Unit, Department of Mathematics, University College London, UK
Health Care Manag Sci 8:61-5. 2005..This paper introduces a scheme for applying control limits from CUSUM charts onto the VLAD, thus enhancing its role as an effective monitoring tool...
- Drug utilisation 90% profiles--a useful tool for quality assessment of prescribing in primary health care in StockholmBjörn Wettermark
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 12:499-510. 2003..To analyse strengths and weaknesses of a simple method for assessing the general quality of drug prescribing and to study the acceptance of the method among general practitioners (GPs)...
- Improving preventive care by prompting physiciansE A Balas
School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
Arch Intern Med 160:301-8. 2000..To assess the impact of prompting physicians on health maintenance, answer questions regarding the mode of delivery, and identify opportunities and limitations of this information intervention...
- Tailored outreach visits as a method for implementing guidelines and improving preventive careM E Hulscher
Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 10:105-12. 1998..We explored whether and how many visits were paid to practices that showed no increase in adherence to guidelines...
- Effects of compression depth and pre-shock pauses predict defibrillation failure during cardiac arrestDana P Edelson
Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Resuscitation 71:137-45. 2006..Specifically, the clinical effects of compression depth and pauses in chest compression prior to defibrillation (pre-shock pauses) are unknown...
- Consumer health information. What the research is telling usK Currie
Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Institute of Public Health, Monash Medical Centre, Victoria
Aust Fam Physician 30:1108-12. 2001..The provision of relevant information is a fundamental prerequisite of consumer participation in decision making in health care. Such information needs to be available, accurate, and understandable...
- Estimation of measles vaccination coverage using the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method--Tamilnadu, India, 2002-2003Saravanan Sivasankaran
National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 55:16-9. 2006....
- Inside guidelines: comparative analysis of recommendations and evidence in diabetes guidelines from 13 countriesJako S Burgers
Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Diabetes Care 25:1933-9. 2002..To compare guidelines on diabetes from different countries in order to examine whether differences in recommendations could be explained by use of different research evidence...
- Adherence to American Diabetes Association standards of care by rural health care providersPatricia Coon
Deaconess Billings Clinic, Center on Aging, Billings, Montana 59107, USA
Diabetes Care 25:2224-9. 2002..To determine whether rural health care providers are compliant with American Diabetes Association (ADA) clinical practice guidelines for glycemic, blood pressure, lipid management, and preventative services...
- The volume-outcome relationship: from Luft to LeapfrogDavid M Shahian
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts 01805, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 75:1048-58. 2003..The Leapfrog Group has established a minimum volume requirement of 500 procedures for coronary artery bypass grafting. In view of the questionable basis for this recommendation, we suggest that it be reevaluated...
- Exclusion of patients from pay-for-performance targets by English physiciansTim Doran
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
N Engl J Med 359:274-84. 2008..However, exception reporting may allow physicians to inappropriately exclude patients for whom targets have been missed (a practice known as gaming)...
- Quality of health care for women: a demonstration of the quality assessment tools systemElizabeth 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...
- Improving service quality: experience from the Tanzania Family Health ProjectF Atherton
DFID Bangladesh, FCO, London, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 11:353-6. 1999..To improve the quality and uptake of reproductive health service in rural communities in Tanzania...
- Practice development plans to improve the primary care management of acute asthma: randomised controlled trialJuliet M Foster
Dept of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK
BMC Fam Pract 8:23. 2007..Our professional development plan aimed to improve the primary care management of acute asthma, which is known to be suboptimal...
- Impact of disseminating quality improvement programs for depression in managed primary care: a randomized controlled trialK B Wells
RAND, Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
JAMA 283:212-20. 2000..Care of patients with depression in managed primary care settings often fails to meet guideline standards, but the long-term impact of quality improvement (QI) programs for depression care in such settings is unknown...
- A systems framework for evaluating nursing care quality in nursing homesLynn Unruh
Health Services Administration, Department of Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs, HPA 2, Room 210 L, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 2200, USA
J Med Syst 28:197-214. 2004..The framework is matched with a discussion of multilevel structural equation analysis for statistical application. Future research should expand the framework to include non-nursing components of quality...
- Structured implicit review: a new method for monitoring nursing care qualityM L Pearson
RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
Med Care 38:1074-91. 2000....
- Quality and comparison of antenatal care in public and private providers in the United Republic of TanzaniaChristoph Boller
Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Bull World Health Organ 81:116-22. 2003..To compare the quality of public and private first-tier antenatal care services in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, using defined criteria...
- Quality assessment of oral anticoagulant treatment in the Beer-Sheba districtT Yermiahu
Haematology Laboratory and Institute, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheba, Israel
Int J Qual Health Care 13:209-13. 2001..To evaluate the adequacy of oral anticoagulation therapy in patients with either prosthetic heart valves or atrial fibrillation...
- Improving the management of chronic disease at community health centersBruce E Landon
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 356:921-34. 2007....
- Study protocol for the development of a European measure of best practice for people with long term mental health problems in institutional care (DEMoBinc)Helen Killaspy
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
BMC Psychiatry 9:36. 2009..They also constitute a major resource pressure for mental health services, social services, informal carers and society as a whole...
- Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvementPeter K Lindenauer
Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
N Engl J Med 356:486-96. 2007..Public reporting and pay for performance are intended to accelerate improvements in hospital care, yet little is known about the benefits of these methods of providing incentives for improving care...
- All-or-none measurement raises the bar on performanceThomas Nolan
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass 02138, USA
JAMA 295:1168-70. 2006
- Pay for performance in the hospital setting: what is the state of the evidence?Ateev Mehrotra
RAND Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2665, USA
Am J Med Qual 24:19-28. 2009..There is a need for more systematic evaluation of hospital P4P to understand its effect and whether the benefits of investing in P4P outweigh the associated costs...
- Organisational change theory and the use of indicators in general practiceM Rhydderch
Department of Primary Care, The Clinical School, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 13:213-7. 2004..It concludes that a strategic framework for quality improvement should take account of all four theories, recognising the multiple realities that any one approach will fail to reflect...
- Global review of health care surveys using lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS), 1984-2004Susan E Robertson
Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Soc Sci Med 63:1648-60. 2006..Such data provide insight into understanding relationships between various investments in social, human, and physical capital, and into the effectiveness of different public health strategies in achieving particular behavioral outcomes...
- Teamwork in the operating theatre: cohesion or confusion?Shabnam Undre
Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
J Eval Clin Pract 12:182-9. 2006..The aim of the research that we report here was to empirically assess the cohesiveness of the multidisciplinary operating theatre (OT) team...
- What do we know about how to do audit and feedback? Pitfalls in applying evidence from a systematic reviewR Foy
Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
BMC Health Serv Res 5:50. 2005..We set out to assess whether current guidance and systematic review evidence can sufficiently inform practical decisions about how to use audit and feedback to improve quality of care...
- Monitoring the quality of maternity care: how well are labour and delivery events reported in population health data?Christine L Roberts
Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, The Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:144-52. 2009..Consistency in reporting in birth and hospital discharge data from different countries and over time suggests the findings are likely to be generalisable to high-income countries...
- Optimising reproductive and child health outcomes by building evidence-based research and practice in South East Asia (SEA-ORCHID): study protocolDavid J Henderson-Smart
NSW Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, Queen Elizabeth ll Research Institute, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
BMC Med Res Methodol 7:43. 2007..in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia be improved by increasing the local capacity for the synthesis of research, implementation of effective interventions, and identification of gaps in knowledge needing further research?..
- What constitutes high quality of care for adults with epilepsy?M J V Pugh
Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
Neurology 69:2020-7. 2007..As most care is provided in primary and general neurology care, we focused our assessment of quality on care within primary care and general neurology clinics...
- Evaluation of the performance of pharmacists in terms of providing health assistance at a university hospitalThais Rodrigues Penaforte
University of Sao Paulo, College of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Social Medicine Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Clinics (Sao Paulo) 62:567-72. 2007....
- Balancing participation and expertise: a comparison of locally and centrally managed health care quality improvement within primary care practicesLouise E Parker
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Qual Health Res 17:1268-79. 2007..They believe that balancing participation and expertise provides the best formula for producing lasting QI for health care organizations across a wide variety of circumstances...
- Effects of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration on Medicare patient mortality and costAndrew M Ryan
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
Health Serv Res 44:821-42. 2009..and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (PHQID), a public quality reporting and pay-for-performance (P4P) program, on Medicare patient mortality, cost, and outlier classification...
- Improving outpatient care of depression by implementing practice guidelines: a controlled clinical trialIsaac Bermejo
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Hauptstr 5, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Int J Qual Health Care 21:29-36. 2009..The aim of the study was to implement clinical practice guidelines for outpatient care of depression using a practice-oriented and interdisciplinary approach...
- Rapidity and modality of imaging for acute low back pain in elderly patientsHoangmai H Pham
Center for Studying Health System Change, 600 Maryland Ave SW, Ste 550, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Arch Intern Med 169:972-81. 2009..Most quality metrics focus on underuse of services, leaving unclear what factors are associated with potential overuse...
- Lessons from evaluations of purchaser pay-for-performance programs: a review of the evidenceJon B Christianson
University of Minnesota, USA
Med Care Res Rev 65:5S-35S. 2008..However, the literature relating to purchaser pay-for-performance initiatives does underscore several important issues that deserve attention going forward that relate to the design and implementation of pay-for-performance initiatives...
- The effect of health care system administrator pay-for-performance on quality of careJeph Herrin
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:646-54. 2008..In 2001, Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) began linking supervisor compensation to performance on the Joint Commission core measures...
- Pay for performance in behavioral healthRobert W Bremer
Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
Psychiatr Serv 59:1419-29. 2008..This article presents the results of a targeted national effort to identify pay-for-performance programs in behavioral health and describe their core components...
- [Evolution and practical application of the concept of clinical governance in Italy]V Trabacchi
Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi di Parma
Ann Ig 20:509-15. 2008....
- An intervention to improve spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting by hospital physicians: a time series analysis in SpainConsuelo Pedrós
Fundacio Institut Catala de Farmacologia, Barcelona, Spain
Drug Saf 32:77-83. 2009..Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in hospitals is scarce and several obstacles to such reporting have been identified previously...
- Psychometric test of the Team Climate Inventory-short version investigated in Dutch quality improvement teamsMathilde M H Strating
Erasmus Medical Centre, Institute of Health Policy and Management, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 9:126. 2009..The aim of our study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the 14-item version of the Team Climate Inventory in healthcare quality improvement teams participating in a Dutch quality collaborative...
- A multimodal strategy based on pay-per-performance to improve quality of care of family practitioners in ArgentinaAdolfo Rubinstein
Division of Family and Community Medicine, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
J Ambul Care Manage 32:103-14. 2009..Despite these results, a better performance matrix is needed to capture not only specific conditions but also other aspects like integrating, prioritizing, and personalizing care...
- Relationship between organizational factors and performance among pay-for-performance hospitalsErnest R Vina
Zynx Health, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:833-40. 2009..We conducted this study to identify the key organizational factors associated with higher performance...
- Ethnic disparities in coronary heart disease management and pay for performance in the UKChristopher Millett
Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, England
J Gen Intern Med 24:8-13. 2009..Few pay for performance schemes have been subject to rigorous evaluation, and their impact on disparities in chronic disease management is uncertain...
- Introduction of a new incentive and target-based contract for family physicians in the UK: good for older patients with diabetes but less good for women?M P McGovern
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Diabet Med 25:1083-9. 2008....
- Improving patient safety in intensive care units in MichiganPeter J Pronovost
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
J Crit Care 23:207-21. 2008....
- Data quality bias: an underrecognized source of misclassification in pay-for-performance reporting?Darcey D Terris
Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical School, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
Qual Manag Health Care 17:19-26. 2008..Significant investment in data collection and reporting mechanisms may be required, especially in resource-limited settings, to achieve the intended effects and avoid increasing disparities in health care quality...
- Look who's taking notes in your clinic: mystery shoppers as evaluators in sexual health servicesPaula Baraitser
Lambeth and Southwark Sexual Health Modernization Programme, London, UK
Health Expect 11:54-62. 2008..To test the feasibility of professional patients as a tool for sexual health service evaluation. Professional patients are paid to use services specifically for audit or evaluation purposes without disclosing their identity as evaluators...
- Effect of physician-specific pay-for-performance incentives in a large group practiceSukyung Chung
Research Institute, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Am J Manag Care 16:e35-42. 2010..To assess the effect of a physician-specific pay-for-performance program on quality-of-care measures in a large group practice...
- Potential unintended financial consequences of pay-for-performance on the quality of care for minority patientsAmrita M Karve
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA
Am Heart J 155:571-6. 2008..The purpose of this study was to determine whether pay-for-performance (PFP) increases existing racial care disparities...
- Employing the electronic health record to improve diabetes care: a multifaceted intervention in an integrated delivery systemValerie Weber
Department of General Internal Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:379-82. 2008..Type 2 diabetes is one of the nation's most prevalent chronic diseases. Although well-known practice guidelines exist, real-life clinical performance often falls short of benchmarks...
- [Quality management and safety culture in medicine: context and concepts]Werner Wischet
UMIT University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Osterreich
Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 103:530-5. 2009..In addition, key instruments of safety culture as well as their limitations will be presented...
- Delivery of child health services in Indigenous communities: implications for the federal government's emergency intervention in the Northern TerritoryRoss S Bailie
Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
Med J Aust 188:615-8. 2008..To describe delivery of child health services in Australian Aboriginal communities, and to identify gaps in services required to improve the health of Aboriginal children...
- Effects of computerized guidelines for managing heart disease in primary careWilliam M Tierney
Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:967-76. 2003..Electronic information systems have been proposed as one means to reduce medical errors of commission (doing the wrong thing) and omission (not providing indicated care)...
- Annoyances, disruptions, and interruptions in surgery: the Disruptions in Surgery Index (DiSI)Nick Sevdalis
Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK
World J Surg 32:1643-50. 2008..Recent studies have investigated disruptions to surgical process via observation. We developed the Disruptions in Surgery Index (DiSI) to assess operating room professionals' self-perceptions of disruptions that affect surgical processes...
- A survey of hospital quality improvement activitiesAlan B Cohen
Boston University Health Policy Institute, Boston, MA, USA
Med Care Res Rev 65:571-95. 2008....
- Physicians respond to pay-for-performance incentives: larger incentives yield greater participationFrancois S de Brantes
Bridges to Excellence, 13 Sugar St, Newtown, CT 06470, USA
Am J Manag Care 15:305-10. 2009..To determine the extent to which the size of the available financial incentive influences a physician's decision to participate in a pay-for-performance (P4P) program...
- Outcomes of the Wraparound Service ModelEric Bruns; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Adoption of Buprenorphine in an HMO SettingDennis McCarty; Fiscal Year: 2009..Aim 3: Identify factors that facilitate and inhibit the adoption and use of buprenorphine through interviews with 530 patients and 96 practitioners and administrators. ..
- The Impact of Public Reporting on the Quality of Post-Acute CareRACHEL WERNER; Fiscal Year: 2008..This will be the first rigorous analysis to inform the policy debate on the benefits and risks of public reporting in the post-acute care sector. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Nursing Home IT: Optimal Medication and Care DeliverySusan Horn; Fiscal Year: 2006..Distill and summarize lessons learned about what is critical for successful implementation of HIT in nursing homes, including facilitators, barriers, and strategies to address them. ..
- Hospital strategies to improve outcome performanceELIZABETH HOWE BRADLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..
- Safer Antithrombotic Therapy for Elderly ACS PatientsEric Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2006..Finally, we will use established relations with professional societies and the VHA to widely disseminate our study's major findings. ..
- Improving Care for the Dying: Transforming Patiens's Wi*John Combes; Fiscal Year: 2005..A tool will be developed to measure outcomes including length of stay, patient satisfaction and financial implications of hospital-based palliative care. ..
- Financial Incentives and Variations in the Care of Medicare BeneficiariesBruce E Landon; Fiscal Year: 2010..Because patients will be clustered within physicians and physicians clustered within markets, we will use hierarchical analytic methods. ..
- WRAPAROUND FIDELITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEMEric Bruns; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Strategies to reduce time to reperfusion therapy for MIHarlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2005..Data generated from these studies will guide efforts by clinicians, administrators, researchers, and policy makers to decrease time to reperfusion therapy for patients with STEMI. ..
- Telemonitoring to improve heart failure outcomesHarlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Cognitive-Behavioral Aspects of Cancer-Related FatiguePaul Jacobsen; Fiscal Year: 2008..5-year follow-up data on the two treated groups currently being followed, and the opportunity to collect complete initial and 3- year follow-up data matched comparison groups of women with no history of cancer. ..
- MD Group Characteristics and Quality of Care for CHDBruce Landon; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Client and Counselor Attitudes Toward MedicationDennis McCarty; Fiscal Year: 2003..Aim 4. Test the impact of persuasion messages on medication usage attitudes, beliefs, normative beliefs, and attentions among both clients and counselors. ..
- Organizational Change to Improve Access and RetentionDennis McCarty; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life CareElizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009..Relevance in lay language: We will generate knowledge about the influence of for-profit hospice ownership on the experiences of patients with cancer and their families. ..
- IN VIVO IMAGING OF FORMATION OF HEPATIC METASTASESJonathan Kruskal; Fiscal Year: 2002..This project will allow identification of a series of in vivo steps that can be used to explore novel diagnostic and therapeutic probes in animal studies. ..
- HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE & BETA-BLOCKER USE AFTER AMIHarlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Statewide Implementation of Electronic Health RecordsDavid Bates; Fiscal Year: 2006..Dissemination of the results of this work should speed efforts toward the establishment of a national health information infrastructure. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Treatment of Older Patients with Early Breast CancerArash Naeim; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Trial to Enhance Adherence to Multiple GuidelinesBenjamin Crabtree; Fiscal Year: 2006..The intervention will be translatable into ongoing implementations of evidence-based guidelines in the primary care setting where the majority of Americans receive their medical care. ..
- Medication Use, Comorbidity and Outcomes in Aging populationsRobert Glynn; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Enhancing Recovery after Neonatal StrokeJohn Barks; Fiscal Year: 2008..Together these experiments will provide insights into the mechanisms that mediate and modulate functional recovery after neonatal stroke. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Cognitive Functioning After Breast Cancer TreatmentPatricia A Ganz; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Reducing Health Risk Behavior & Improving Health Adolescent DepressionJoan Rosenbaum Asarnow; Fiscal Year: 2010..Results will provide critical guidance to the field regarding strategies for improving health and reducing health risk behaviors in adolescents with MDD. ..
- TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOMEJiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
- Biosurveillance Utilizing SNOMED-CT Based Natural Language ProcessingPeter Elkin; Fiscal Year: 2007..The fruits of this research will assist our national initiatives to pave the way toward a safe and effective BioSecure biosurveillance solution. ..
- Unit Level Nurse Workload Impacts on Patient SafetyNancy Donaldson; Fiscal Year: 2002..Of equal importance, this study will advance staffing measurement by tracing and analyzing the impact of variation in staffing and patient turnover, exploring the impact of variance on patient safety and outcomes. ..
- Safety Net Hospitals and Minority Access to Health CareGloria Bazzoli; Fiscal Year: 2009..It is important for policy makers, the public, and the health industry to know what this might mean for access to care if the loss of financial support results in further safety net contraction. ..
- Vein wall remodeling after DVT is matrix metalloproteinase dependentPeter Henke; Fiscal Year: 2009..This proposal will provide important mechanistic insight into the pathophysiology of post-phelbitic syndrome with real potential translation to decreasing the morbidity from this under-acknowledged disease. ..
- Substance Abusing Delinquents: 5-Year Outcomes of RCTSCOTT HENGGELER; Fiscal Year: 2008..Aim 3. Test hypotheses about the mediators and moderators of MST treatment effects. ..
- Reducing Barriers to Pain and Fatigue ManagementBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Treatment of Depression in Mothers in Home VisitationROBERT AMMERMAN; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Standard Database for CT Lung ImagesSamuel Armato; Fiscal Year: 2006..The ideas resented in this proposal are expected to stimulate the efforts of the Consortium toward that goal. ..
- Biotech & Materials Research to Reduce Caries DisparityPeter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 2005..The conference will be co-sponsored by the Northwest/Alaska Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, the University of Washington UWeb Bioengineering Center, and the Salivary Diagnostics Project. ..
- ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT FOR THE DUALLY DIAGNOSEDRobert Drake; Fiscal Year: 2004..Finally, we will take maximal advantage of conducting the rural and urban studies in conjunction with one another. ..
- Epidemiology of Venous ThromboembolismRobert Glynn; Fiscal Year: 2004..The results of this work may lead to new strategies for VTE preventio. ..
- Eliciting Truly Informed ConsentWilliam Hendee; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS IN CT OF THE THORAXSamuel Armato; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- Allergy Alerts in Computerized Physician EntryDavid Bates; Fiscal Year: 2001..We believe the results of our work will improve patient safety and the overall quality of pharmacotherapy. We also believe that the results of our study will be applicabe to other healthcare systems ..
- Challenging Life Events in Older PersonsTIMOTHY DAALEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005..e. social support, mental health status. Secondary aims include learning how a baseline measure of patient spirituality predicts future death attitudes and discussions of advance care planning. ..
- Multilevel Modeling for Depression Process CareLINDA DICKINSON; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- MH AND ADVERSE SELECTION IN MANAGED CAREThomas McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2001..Understanding how adverse selection works in managed care and what can be done about it should be a very high priority for research. ..
- Decision Making in End-Stage Heart FailurePaul Hauptman; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- STAGES OF CHANGE AND COCAINE TREATMENTElizabeth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- An Automated System to Monitor Medical Device SafetyFrederic Resnic; Fiscal Year: 2009..This approach can be readily extended to monitor the safety of technologies outside of interventional cardiology as outcomes data repositories become available. ..
- ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CHRONIC DISEASE CAREPATRICK O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2001..Results will be relevant to policy makers, purchasers, health plans, medical groups, and clinics that are seeking to improve chronic disease care, and may suggest new intervention strategies worth further investigation. ..
- Human Subjects Research Enhancements ProgramsWilliam Rosner; Fiscal Year: 2002..All such monthly reviews and quizzes will be archived for review. All of the above activities will be designed to be continued after the completion of the initial year of support. ..
- PROSTATIC STEROIDS AND SECOND MESSENGERSWilliam Rosner; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Medication Management Decisions in SchizophreniaMark Olfson; Fiscal Year: 2003..The results will inform quality improvement programs by identifying key modifiable determinants of the quality of medication management in the community treatment of schizophrenia. ..
- Effects of Hospitalists in Medicare DataDavid Meltzer; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- A MULTI-CENTER TRIAL OF ACADEMIC HOSPITALISTSDavid Meltzer; Fiscal Year: 2003..Specific Aim number 3- To assess the effects of hospitalists on housestaff and medical student education and satisfaction. This will be accomplished by surveys administered to medical students and housestaff. ..
- Controlled Vocabulary Design for Clinical ApplicationsPeter Elkin; Fiscal Year: 2004..g., implementation of guidelines), education of future clinicians (e.g., information acquisition techniques) and research (e.g., outcomes research) toward the evidence-based practice of medicine. ..
- Thrombus resolution is CXC chemokine dependentPeter Henke; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Targeting BCL-XL Expression in MesotheliomaW Smythe; Fiscal Year: 2006..Upstream targets regulating bcl-xl expression for use in future therapeutic paradigms may be identified. ..
- Enhancing Colorectal CA Screening through Learning TeamsBenjamin F Crabtree; Fiscal Year: 2010..Practice improvements will be translatable into new efforts that increase cancer screening in the settings where the majority of Americans receive most of their medical care. ..
- Cardiac Parasympathetic Effect in Exercise and RecoveryJeffrey Goldberger; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Cost-Effectiveness of Prostate Cancer Screen/TreatmentDavid Meltzer; Fiscal Year: 2003..3. To assess how the cost-effectiveness of prostate cancer screening and treatment will be affected by the appropriate inclusion of future medical and non-medical costs in cost- effectiveness analysis. ..
- Florida Model for Oral Cancer Control, Phase IScott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Role of non-tuberculous mycobacteria in lung diseaseJason Stout; Fiscal Year: 2006..Our findings will also assist clinicians in predicting which patients with NTM isolated from the respiratory tract will have NTM pulmonary disease. ..
- IMPROVING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING RATESPatricia Ganz; Fiscal Year: 2001..Finally, we will establish the validity of member self-report of FOBT and sigmoidoscopy through a chart review. ..
- Ethnic Minority Children in Public Mental HealthLonnie Snowden; Fiscal Year: 2006..Similarly, we test the effect of clients' outpatient/linkage-brokerage use on ethnic disparities in crisis care use. ..
- BREAST CANCER--PREPARING FOR SURVIVORSHIPPatricia Ganz; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- NETWORK EFFECTS IN MENTAL HEALTH MANAGED CAREThomas McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2002..4) Test the behavior of the managed care plans against the predictions of the optimal network theory. ..
- Evaluation of the 'Rewarding Results' ProgramGary Young; Fiscal Year: 2005..s. ..
- Provider Attitudes and Performance: Responses to Pay-for-Quality IncentivesAnthony Waddimba; Fiscal Year: 2007..The findings shall be directly relevant[unreadable] to policy framers, health plan managers, hospital administrators, physician group executives,[unreadable] PCPs, patients, researchers, and other stakeholders. ..
- Outcomes of ICU Working ConditionsPatricia Stone; Fiscal Year: 2003..In addition, obtaining NNIS and Medicare data creates an opportunity to explore the sensitivity and specificity of identifying NI through claims data. ..
- EFFECTIVENESS OF SWITCHING ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONSSusan Essock; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Policies Improving Non-English Speakers' Access & CareLonnie Snowden; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- PROJECT ALLIFE-EXERCISE AND LEUKEMIA SURVIVORSKevin Oeffinger; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study will represent the first clinical trial aimed at increasing physical activity in leukemia survivors and will advance our understanding of this vulnerable population. ..
- Patient and family participation in hospice team meetingDebra Parker Oliver; Fiscal Year: 2007..The results of this study will provide preliminary data for a larger multi-phase, multi-site follow-up project. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Responses to Energy & Mock Healing in Fatigued SurvivorsShamini Jain; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Mammography and High-Risk Survivors of Pediatric CancerKevin Oeffinger; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Economics of Racial & Ethnic Disparities in MH ServicesThomas McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2005..Test for evidence that patient reaction to provider discrimination leads to lower compliance rates and worse outcomes for these minorities. ..