benchmarking

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Summary: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Cancer survival in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, 1995-2007 (the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership): an analysis of population-based cancer registry data
    M P Coleman
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 377:127-38. 2011
  2. pmc Benchmarking of mutation diagnostics in clinical lung cancer specimens
    Silvia Querings
    Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research with Klaus Joachim Zülch Laboratories of the Max Planck Society and the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e19601. 2011
  3. pmc Benchmarking and analysis of protein docking performance in Rosetta v3.2
    Sidhartha Chaudhury
    Program in Molecular Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22477. 2011
  4. pmc Directory of useful decoys, enhanced (DUD-E): better ligands and decoys for better benchmarking
    Michael M Mysinger
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158 2330, USA
    J Med Chem 55:6582-94. 2012
  5. pmc Reliable B cell epitope predictions: impacts of method development and improved benchmarking
    Jens Vindahl Kringelum
    Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    PLoS Comput Biol 8:e1002829. 2012
  6. ncbi Benchmarking the incidence and mortality of severe sepsis in the United States
    David F Gaieski
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1167-74. 2013
  7. ncbi Health services research related to performance indicators and benchmarking in Europe
    Niek Klazinga
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Health Serv Res Policy 16:38-47. 2011
  8. pmc CompaRNA: a server for continuous benchmarking of automated methods for RNA secondary structure prediction
    Tomasz Puton
    Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Nucleic Acids Res 41:4307-23. 2013
  9. ncbi Improving quality improvement using achievable benchmarks for physician feedback: a randomized controlled trial
    C I Kiefe
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT 700, Birmingham, AL 35205 4785, USA
    JAMA 285:2871-9. 2001
  10. ncbi Comparability of stage data in cancer registries in six countries: lessons from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership
    Sarah Walters
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 132:676-85. 2013

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  1. pmc Cancer survival in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, 1995-2007 (the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership): an analysis of population-based cancer registry data
    M P Coleman
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 377:127-38. 2011
    ..This is the first study in a programme to investigate international survival disparities, with the aim of informing health policy to raise standards and reduce inequalities in survival...
  2. pmc Benchmarking of mutation diagnostics in clinical lung cancer specimens
    Silvia Querings
    Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research with Klaus Joachim Zülch Laboratories of the Max Planck Society and the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e19601. 2011
    ..More broadly, our results emphasize the need for thorough evaluation of all mutation detection approaches against massively parallel sequencing as a prerequisite for any clinical implementation...
  3. pmc Benchmarking and analysis of protein docking performance in Rosetta v3.2
    Sidhartha Chaudhury
    Program in Molecular Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e22477. 2011
    ..This study marks the most extensive benchmarking of the RosettaDock module to date and establishes a baseline for future research in protein interface modeling ..
  4. pmc Directory of useful decoys, enhanced (DUD-E): better ligands and decoys for better benchmarking
    Michael M Mysinger
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158 2330, USA
    J Med Chem 55:6582-94. 2012
    ..Here we describe an improved benchmarking set that includes more diverse targets such as GPCRs and ion channels, totaling 102 proteins with 22886 ..
  5. pmc Reliable B cell epitope predictions: impacts of method development and improved benchmarking
    Jens Vindahl Kringelum
    Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    PLoS Comput Biol 8:e1002829. 2012
    ..The updated version of DiscoTope is available at www.cbs.dtu.dk/services/DiscoTope-2.0...
  6. ncbi Benchmarking the incidence and mortality of severe sepsis in the United States
    David F Gaieski
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1167-74. 2013
    ..Subsequent epidemiologic estimates were collected using administrative data, but ongoing discrepancies in the definition of severe sepsis produced large differences in estimates...
  7. ncbi Health services research related to performance indicators and benchmarking in Europe
    Niek Klazinga
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Health Serv Res Policy 16:38-47. 2011
    ..quality of care through performance indicators and subsequently using these to compare, learn, and improve (benchmarking) has become a central component of health care policy...
  8. pmc CompaRNA: a server for continuous benchmarking of automated methods for RNA secondary structure prediction
    Tomasz Puton
    Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Nucleic Acids Res 41:4307-23. 2013
    We present a continuous benchmarking approach for the assessment of RNA secondary structure prediction methods implemented in the CompaRNA web server...
  9. ncbi Improving quality improvement using achievable benchmarks for physician feedback: a randomized controlled trial
    C I Kiefe
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT 700, Birmingham, AL 35205 4785, USA
    JAMA 285:2871-9. 2001
    Performance feedback and benchmarking, common tools for health care improvement, are rarely studied in randomized trials...
  10. ncbi Comparability of stage data in cancer registries in six countries: lessons from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership
    Sarah Walters
    Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 132:676-85. 2013
    The International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership is investigating cancer survival differences between six high-income nations using population-based cancer registry data...
  11. ncbi Service profiling and outcomes benchmarking using the CORE-OM: toward practice-based evidence in the psychological therapies. Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measures
    M Barkham
    Psychological Therapies Research Centre, University of Leeds, England
    J Consult Clin Psychol 69:184-96. 2001
    ..Basic quality improvement in outcomes for a single service is considered...
  12. ncbi Use of benchmarking and public reporting for infection control in four high-income countries
    Thomas Haustein
    Infection Control Programme, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:471-81. 2011
    b>Benchmarking of surveillance data for health-care-associated infection (HCAI) has been used for more than three decades to inform prevention strategies and improve patients' safety...
  13. pmc ProbCons: Probabilistic consistency-based multiple sequence alignment
    Chuong B Do
    Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Genome Res 15:330-40. 2005
    ..On the BAliBASE, SABmark, and PREFAB benchmark alignment databases, ProbCons achieves statistically significant improvement over other leading methods while maintaining practical speed. ProbCons is publicly available as a Web resource...
  14. pmc Benchmarking short sequence mapping tools
    Ayat Hatem
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:184. 2013
    ..In this work, we introduce a benchmarking suite to extensively analyze sequencing tools with respect to various aspects and provide an objective ..
  15. ncbi Benchmarking the thermodynamic analysis of water molecules around a model beta sheet
    David J Huggins
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge Molecular Therapeutics, Programme, Hutchison MRC Research Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0XZ, UK
    J Comput Chem 33:1383-92. 2012
    ..A new technique for calculating this term is presented and its use is expected to be very important in accurately calculating solvent thermodynamics for quantitative application...
  16. ncbi Optimizing the quality of breast cancer care at certified german breast centers: a benchmarking analysis for 2003-2009 with a particular focus on the interdisciplinary specialty of radiation oncology
    Sara Y Brucker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Strahlenther Onkol 187:89-99. 2011
    A voluntary, external, science-based benchmarking program was established in Germany in 2003 to analyze and improve the quality of breast cancer (BC) care...
  17. pmc Monitoring the referral system through benchmarking in rural Niger: an evaluation of the functional relation between health centres and the district hospital
    Paul Bossyns
    Belgian Technical Cooperation, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:51. 2006
    ..The main objective of this study is to establish a benchmark for referral rates in rural Niger so as to allow interpretation of routine referral data to assess the performance of the referral system in Niger...
  18. ncbi Rapid innovation in ChIP-seq peak-calling algorithms is outdistancing benchmarking efforts
    Adam M Szalkowski
    ETH Zurich, Universitatstrasse 6, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brief Bioinform 12:626-33. 2011
    ..A recent study reported severe variation among peak-calling results. Yet, peak-calling still lacks systematic quantitative benchmarking. Here, we summarize benchmarking efforts and explain potential drawbacks of each benchmarking method.
  19. pmc Issues in bioinformatics benchmarking: the case study of multiple sequence alignment
    Mohamed Radhouene Aniba
    Department of Structural Biology and Genomics, Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR7104, F 67400 Illkirch and Université de Strasbourg, F 67000 Strasbourg, France
    Nucleic Acids Res 38:7353-63. 2010
    ..Finally, we propose directions for future developments that will ensure that the bioinformatics benchmarks correspond to the challenges posed by the high throughput data...
  20. pmc Quality measures for protein alignment benchmarks
    Robert C Edgar
    Nucleic Acids Res 38:2145-53. 2010
    ..A careful analysis of current protein multiple alignment benchmarks calls into question their ability to determine reliable algorithm rankings...
  21. pmc Antibody-protein interactions: benchmark datasets and prediction tools evaluation
    Julia V Ponomarenko
    San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    BMC Struct Biol 7:64. 2007
    ..As the number of structures of antibody-protein complexes grows, further interest in prediction methods using 3D structure is anticipated. This work aims to establish a benchmark for 3D structure-based epitope prediction methods...
  22. pmc Interfield dysbalances in research input and output benchmarking: visualisation by density equalizing procedures
    Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft
    Otto Heubner Centre, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Free University Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
    Int J Health Geogr 7:48. 2008
    ..The present study aimed to assess different benchmarking approaches that might be used to analyse these disproportions...
  23. pmc Benchmarking and reducing length of stay in Dutch hospitals
    Ine Borghans
    Tranzo, Tilburg University, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:220. 2008
    ..To assess the development of and variation in lengths of stay in Dutch hospitals and to determine the potential reduction in hospital days if all Dutch hospitals would have an average length of stay equal to that of benchmark hospitals...
  24. pmc Benchmarking physician performance: reliability of individual and composite measures
    Sarah Hudson Scholle
    National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:833-8. 2008
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  25. ncbi Benchmarking of performance of Mexican states with effective coverage
    Rafael Lozano
    Secretaria de Salud, Reforma 450 Col Juarez CP 06600, Mexico DF, Mexico
    Lancet 368:1729-41. 2006
    b>Benchmarking of the performance of states, provinces, or districts in a decentralised health system is important for fostering of accountability, monitoring of progress, identification of determinants of success and failure, and creation ..
  26. pmc The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties, benchmarking data, and emerging research
    John B Sexton
    The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:44. 2006
    ..Here we report the psychometric properties, establish benchmarking data, and discuss emerging areas of research with the University of Texas Safety Attitudes Questionnaire.
  27. ncbi From research to "best practices" in other settings and populations
    L W Green
    WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and, Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 25:165-78. 2001
    ..To review the genesis and current status of best practices" thinking, its application in health promotion practice, and in generalizing research to alternate populations, places and times...
  28. pmc Benchmarking the quality of breast cancer care in a nationwide voluntary system: the first five-year results (2003-2007) from Germany as a proof of concept
    Sara Y Brucker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 8:358. 2008
    ..network of breast centres with independent data analysis; to define suitable quality indicators (QIs) for benchmarking the quality of breast cancer (BC) care; to demonstrate existing differences in BC care quality; and to show ..
  29. pmc Handling over-dispersion of performance indicators
    D J Spiegelhalter
    MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:347-51. 2005
    ..A number of options for handling this phenomenon are investigated, ranging from improved risk stratification to fitting a statistical model that robustly estimates the degree of over-dispersion...
  30. ncbi Benchmarking antimicrobial drug use at university hospitals in five European countries
    V Vlahovic-Palcevski
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Rijeka, University of Rijeka Medical School, Rijeka, Croatia
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:277-83. 2007
    ..b>Benchmarking antimicrobial drug use at five university hospitals identified differences and problem areas...
  31. ncbi Lack of impact of selective digestive decontamination on Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated pneumonia: benchmarking the evidence base
    James C Hurley
    Rural Health Academic Centre, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Ballarat 3350, Victoria, Australia
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1365-73. 2011
    ..The objective here is to address these effects through a benchmarking analysis of the evidence base.
  32. ncbi Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: a proposed Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index
    B Swinburn
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Rev 14:24-37. 2013
    ..The Food-EPI will be pre-tested and piloted in countries of varying size and income levels. The benchmarking of government policy implementation has the potential to catalyse greater action to reduce obesity and NCDs.
  33. pmc Drowning--a scientometric analysis and data acquisition of a constant global problem employing density equalizing mapping and scientometric benchmarking procedures
    David A Groneberg
    Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Int J Health Geogr 10:55. 2011
    ..Public health strategies to reduce the burden of death are still limited. While research activities in the subject drowning grow constantly, yet there is no scientometric evaluation of the existing literature at the present time...
  34. pmc A balanced scorecard for health services in Afghanistan
    David H Peters
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:146-51. 2007
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  35. pmc Dialysis practices that distinguish facilities with below- versus above-expected mortality
    Brennan Spiegel
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:2024-33. 2010
    ..Practices were identified that distinguish top- from bottom-performing facilities by SMR...
  36. ncbi Using the cumulative deviation method for cross-institutional benchmarking in the Berlin progress test
    Stefan Schauber
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    Med Teach 32:471-5. 2010
    ..Muijtjens et al. [Muijtjens AM, Schuwirth LWT, Cohen-Schotanus J, Thoben AJNM, van der Vleuten CPM. 2008a. Benchmarking by cross-institutional comparison of student achievement in a progress test...
  37. ncbi Benchmarking electronic medical records initiatives in the US: a conceptual model
    Carlos Palacio
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA
    J Med Syst 34:273-9. 2010
    This article provides a conceptual model for benchmarking the use of clinical information systems within healthcare organizations...
  38. pmc Hospital response to public reporting of quality indicators
    Mary Laschober
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Washington, DC 20024 2512, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 28:61-76. 2007
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  39. pmc Pushing the limits of what is achievable in protein-DNA docking: benchmarking HADDOCK's performance
    Marc van Dijk
    Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Science Faculty, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Nucleic Acids Res 38:5634-47. 2010
    ..Finally, our method is the first to readily dock multiple molecules (N > 2) simultaneously, pushing the limits of what is currently achievable in the field of protein-DNA docking...
  40. ncbi The role of reputation in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the top 50 American hospitals
    Ashwini R Sehgal
    Case Western Reserve University, Division of Nephrology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:521-5. 2010
    ..Although the rankings have been criticized for emphasizing the subjective reputation of hospitals too strongly, the role of reputation in determining the relative standings of the top 50 hospitals has not been quantified...
  41. ncbi Helping patients choose: how to improve the design of comparative scorecards of hospital quality
    Barbara Fasolo
    London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Management Operational Research Group, London, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 78:344-9. 2010
    ..We explore what quality information people value, how they understand different measures of quality, and their preferences for different types of information...
  42. pmc Automated docking screens: a feasibility study
    John J Irwin
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Byers Hall, Box 2550, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94158 2330, USA
    J Med Chem 52:5712-20. 2009
    ..DOCK Blaster is available at http://blaster.docking.org ...
  43. ncbi Emergency department operational metrics, measures and definitions: results of the Second Performance Measures and Benchmarking Summit
    Shari J Welch
    Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 1633, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:33-40. 2011
    ..Thirty-two emergency medicine leaders convened for the Second Performance Measures and Benchmarking Summit on February 24, 2010...
  44. ncbi Benchmarking child and adolescent mental health organizations
    Peter Brann
    Wundeela, Eastern Health CAMHS, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:125-32. 2011
    This paper describes aspects of the child and adolescent benchmarking forums that were part of the National Mental Health Benchmarking Project (NMHBP)...
  45. pmc Benchmarking AMBER force fields for RNA: comparisons to NMR spectra for single-stranded r(GACC) are improved by revised χ torsions
    Ilyas Yildirim
    Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA
    J Phys Chem B 115:9261-70. 2011
    ..Evidently, the AMBER99χ force field improves structural predictions for single-stranded GACC RNA compared to the AMBER99 force field, but further force field improvements are needed...
  46. ncbi A simple approach to fairer hospital benchmarking using patient experience data
    Barbara M Holzer
    Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:524-30. 2011
    To determine the factors contributing most to variability in patient experience in order to present approaches for fairer benchmarking of hospitals and for quality improvement.
  47. ncbi Ligand-steered modeling and docking: A benchmarking study in class A G-protein-coupled receptors
    Sharangdhar S Phatak
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin, Suite 690, Houston, Texas 77030, United States
    J Chem Inf Model 50:2119-28. 2010
    ..Our results support the fact that the ligand-steered homology modeling method can successfully characterize pharmacologically relevant sites through a full flexible ligand-flexible receptor procedure...
  48. ncbi Case-mix adjusted odds ratios as an alternative way to compare hospital performances
    Alessandra Capon
    Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, via di S Costanza 53, 00198, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:497-500. 2005
    ..The two methods showed similar rankings, however ORs estimates were more precise and proved to be a useful tool to describe C-section variability across hospitals...
  49. ncbi The current state of knowledge on the use of the benchmark dose concept in risk assessment
    Salomon Sand
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, PO Box 210, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Appl Toxicol 28:405-21. 2008
    ..Issues of study design and comparison of dose-response curves and BMDs are also covered...
  50. ncbi [Results of a benchmarking exercise for primary care teams in Barcelona, Spain]
    A Plaza Tesías
    Consorci Sanitari de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Aten Primaria 35:122-7. 2005
    To identify primary care teams (PCT) with the best overall performance and compare these with other PCT with benchmarking methods.
  51. ncbi Measuring and managing progress in the establishment of basic health services: the Afghanistan health sector balanced scorecard
    Peter M Hansen
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Health Plann Manage 23:107-17. 2008
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  52. ncbi Predicting the risk of documented ventilator-associated pneumonia for benchmarking: construction and validation of a score
    Jean Ralph Zahar
    Microbiology and Infection Control Unit J RZ, Necker Teaching Hospital, Paris France
    Crit Care Med 37:2545-51. 2009
    To build and validate a ventilator-associated pneumonia risk score for benchmarking. The rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia varies widely with case-mix, a fact that has limited its use for measuring intensive care unit performance.
  53. ncbi Density-equalizing mapping and scientometric benchmarking in Industrial Health
    Cristian Scutaru
    Department of Information Science, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Ind Health 48:197-203. 2010
    ..In summary, the present study supplies a first scientometric-bibliometric approach that visualizes research activity in "INDUSTRIAL HEALTH" over the past decades...
  54. ncbi An evaluation, comparison, and accurate benchmarking of several publicly available MS/MS search algorithms: sensitivity and specificity analysis
    Eugene A Kapp
    Joint ProteomicS Laboratory, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Melbourne Branch Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Proteomics 5:3475-90. 2005
    ..e., the use of multiple (at least two) search algorithms to reduce the number of FPs. complement...
  55. ncbi Performance benchmarks for diagnostic mammography
    Edward A Sickles
    Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 1600 Divisadero St, Rm H 2801, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Radiology 235:775-90. 2005
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  56. ncbi Does publicizing hospital performance stimulate quality improvement efforts?
    Judith H Hibbard
    Department of Planning Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon in Eugene, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:84-94. 2003
    ..The findings from this Wisconsin-based study indicate that there is added value to making this information public...
  57. ncbi Alternative methods to examine hospital efficiency: data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis
    R Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, UK
    Health Care Manag Sci 4:103-15. 2001
    ..The conclusions concur with previous findings that there are not truly large efficiency differences between Trusts and savings from bringing up poorer performers would in fact be quite modest...
  58. ncbi Evidence-based performance measures for emergency medical services systems: a model for expanded EMS benchmarking
    J Brent Myers
    Section of EMF Homeland Security and Disaster Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8579, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:141-51. 2008
    ..It is hoped that utilization of this model will serve to improve EMS system design and deployment strategies while enhancing the benchmarking and sharing of best practices among EMS systems.
  59. pmc Inter-rater reliability of nursing home quality indicators in the U.S
    Vincent Mor
    Brown University Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Providence, RI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:20. 2003
    ..We report the results of the largest study of inter-rater reliability done on nursing home assessments which generate the data used to derive publicly reported nursing home quality indicators...
  60. ncbi Applying the balanced scorecard in healthcare provider organizations
    Noorein Inamdar
    Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Healthc Manag 47:179-95; discussion 195-6. 2002
    ..This article concludes with guidelines for other healthcare provider organizations to capture the benefits of the Balanced Scorecard performance management system...
  61. pmc 'Score to Door Time', a benchmarking tool for rapid response systems: a pilot multi-centre service evaluation
    Kieran J Oglesby
    Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Weston General Hospital, Grange Road, Uphill, Somerset, BS23 4TQ England, UK
    Crit Care 15:R180. 2011
    ..No benchmarking tool exists to facilitate comparison for quality assurance...
  62. ncbi Measuring and reporting on quality in health care: a framework and road map for improving care
    Susan E Brien
    Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 99:462-6. 2009
    ..The quality reporting framework and roadmap that we present invokes opportunities for improving care in the domain of surgical oncology...
  63. ncbi Applicability domains for classification problems: Benchmarking of distance to models for Ames mutagenicity set
    Iurii Sushko
    Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen German Research Center for Environmental Health GmbH, Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1, D 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
    J Chem Inf Model 50:2094-111. 2010
    ..Thus, the in silico predictions can be used to halve the cost of experimental measurements by providing a similar prediction accuracy. The developed model has been made publicly available at http://ochem.eu/models/1 ...
  64. ncbi Benchmarking by cross-institutional comparison of student achievement in a progress test
    Arno M M Muijtjens
    Department of Educational Development and Research, Faculty of Medicine, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 42:82-8. 2008
    To determine the effectiveness of single-point benchmarking and longitudinal benchmarking for inter-school educational evaluation.
  65. ncbi Conflicting measures of hospital quality: ratings from "Hospital Compare" versus "Best Hospitals"
    Lakshmi K Halasyamani
    Department of Internal Medicine, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48197, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:128-34. 2007
    ..We compared the ranking of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" with Hospital Compare performance ratings...
  66. ncbi Emergency department performance measures and benchmarking summit
    Shari Welch
    Emergency Department, LDS Hospital University of Utah School of Medicine, 8th Avenue and C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1074-80. 2006
    ..whose members have affiliations with most major organizations interested in emergency medicine performance, benchmarking and quality improvement, was tasked with standardizing definitions pertinent to emergency department ..
  67. ncbi Diabetes as a tracer condition in international benchmarking of health systems
    Ellen Nolte
    European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT London, UK
    Diabetes Care 29:1007-11. 2006
    ..To assess the performance of health systems using diabetes as a tracer condition...
  68. ncbi How robust are hospital ranks based on composite performance measures?
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, U K
    Med Care 43:1177-84. 2005
    ..Although composite indicators present the "big picture" in a way that is easy to interpret, misleading conclusions may be drawn if attention is not paid to key methodological issues in their construction...
  69. ncbi Breast cancer outcomes following a national initiative in Ireland to restructure delivery of services for symptomatic disease
    Catherine de Blacam
    Breast Unit, St James s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Breast 17:412-7. 2008
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  70. ncbi Benchmarking nurse staffing levels: the development of a nationwide feedback tool
    Koen Van den Heede
    Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 63:607-18. 2008
    This paper is a report of a study to develop a methodology that corrects nurse staffing for nursing care intensity in a way that allows nationwide benchmarking of nurse staffing data.
  71. ncbi Measuring practice systems for chronic illness care: accuracy of self-reports from clinical personnel
    Sarah Hudson Scholle
    National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:407-16. 2008
    ..The validity of self-reports of the use of practice systems was examined...
  72. ncbi Impact of benchmarking and clinical decision making tools on rehabilitation length of stay following spinal cord injury
    A S Burns
    Department of Medicine, Division of Physiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Spinal Cord 51:165-9. 2013
    ..Performance improvement initiative...
  73. pmc Study rationale and design of OPTIMISE, a randomised controlled trial on the effect of benchmarking on quality of care in type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Frank Nobels
    Endocrinologie, OLV Ziekenhuis, Moorselbaan 164, B 9300 Aalst, Belgium
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:82. 2011
    To investigate the effect of physician- and patient-specific feedback with benchmarking on the quality of care in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
  74. ncbi Benchmarking framework for myocardial tracking and deformation algorithms: an open access database
    C Tobon-Gomez
    CISTIB, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Image Anal 17:632-48. 2013
    In this paper we present a benchmarking framework for the validation of cardiac motion analysis algorithms...
  75. pmc Benchmarking spliced alignment programs including Spaln2, an extended version of Spaln that incorporates additional species-specific features
    Hiroaki Iwata
    Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Yoshida konoe cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Nucleic Acids Res 40:e161. 2012
    ..b>Benchmarking algorithms under various conditions is an indispensable task for the development of better software; however, ..
  76. pmc Multidisciplinary breast centres in Germany: a review and update of quality assurance through benchmarking and certification
    Markus Wallwiener
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Heidelberg, Voßstraße 9, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 285:1671-83. 2012
    ..centres and discusses the studies conducted in Germany to obtain proof of principle for a voluntary, external benchmarking programme and proof of concept for third-party dual certification of breast centres and their mandatory quality ..
  77. ncbi Assessing quality of care in a trauma referral center: benchmarking performance by TRISS-based statistics or by analysis of stratified ISS data?
    Nils O Skaga
    Department of Anesthesiology, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    J Trauma 60:538-47. 2006
    ..Using prospectively collected data from Ulleval University Hospital in Norway, standard TRISS-based methods with case mix correction were compared with analysis based on ISS stratified data...
  78. ncbi Quality assurance and benchmarking: an approach for European dental schools
    M L Jones
    Cardiff University, Cardigan House, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Eur J Dent Educ 11:137-43. 2007
    ..III and the ADEE as they strive to assist the convergence of standards in dental education; obviously QA and benchmarking has an important part to play in the European HE response to the Bologna Process...
  79. pmc Designing and benchmarking the MULTICOM protein structure prediction system
    Jilong Li
    Computer Science Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    BMC Struct Biol 13:2. 2013
    ....
  80. ncbi Defining the need for breast cancer radiotherapy in the general population: a criterion-based benchmarking approach
    M Kerba
    Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen s University Cancer Research Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 19:481-9. 2007
    ..Our primary objective was to compare an evidence-based estimate (Ebest) of need against the CBB. These estimates were then compared with radiotherapy rates in Ontario, Canada and the USA. Surgical rates were also examined...
  81. pmc A comprehensive comparison of comparative RNA structure prediction approaches
    Paul P Gardner
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Bioinformatics 5:140. 2004
    ..Yet, independent benchmarking of these algorithms is rarely performed as is now common practice for protein-folding, gene-finding and ..
  82. ncbi The simple clinical score: a tool for benchmarking of emergency admissions in acute internal medicine
    C P Subbe
    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
    Clin Med 10:352-7. 2010
    ..with a high risk of death, who will require care in critical care areas (or specialist palliative care); and benchmarking of acute medical departments internationally in a similar way to how APACHE II scoring has been used in ..
  83. ncbi Quality improvement in palliative care services and networks: preliminary results of a benchmarking process in Catalonia, Spain
    Xavier Gómez-Batiste
    WHO Collaborating Center for Palliative Care Public Health Programs, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Department of Health, Barcelona, Spain
    J Palliat Med 13:1237-44. 2010
    ..Quantitative and qualitative differences in the organization of palliative care services between districts and settings can result in wide variability in the quality of these services, and their accessibility...
  84. ncbi Benchmarking homology detection procedures with low complexity filters
    Kristoffer Forslund
    Stockholm Bioinformatics Center, Stockholm University, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Bioinformatics 25:2500-5. 2009
    ..A common benchmark for homology detection procedures is to use SCOP/ASTRAL domain sequences belonging to the same or different superfamilies, but these contain almost no low complexity sequences...
  85. ncbi Dissemination and effectiveness of multisystemic treatment in New Zealand: a benchmarking study
    Nicola M Curtis
    School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    J Fam Psychol 23:119-29. 2009
    ..The findings of this evaluation add to the growing body of evidence that supports MST as an effective treatment for antisocial youth...
  86. ncbi Psychopathological rating scales as efficacy parameters in adult ADHD treatment investigations - benchmarking instruments for international multicentre trials
    M Rosler
    University Hospital of the Saarland, Neurocenter, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Pharmacopsychiatry 43:92-8. 2010
    ..The selection of appropriate instruments in clinical studies is an essential point to detect the effects of pharmacological and/or psychotherapeutic treatments...
  87. ncbi JACOB: a dynamic database for computational chemistry benchmarking
    Jack Yang
    Theoretische Organische Chemie, Organisch Chemisches Institut der Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 40, 48149 Munster, Germany
    J Chem Inf Model 52:3255-62. 2012
    ..Requested sets of results are then automatically presented as bar graphs, with parameters of the graphs being controllable via the URL. JACOB is currently available at www.wallerlab.org/jacob...
  88. ncbi Clinical performance indicators: intolerance for variety?
    Abhijit Basu
    University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe, UK
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 23:436-49. 2010
    ..This study aims to critically analyse the performance of a single U.K. hospital against several of these recommended indicators...
  89. ncbi Innovations in medical internship: benchmarking and application within the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
    M S Al-Moamary
    King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 23:367. 2010
    ..While the medical internship (MI) has evolved in some countries into competency-based training with innovative tools for assessment and feedback, the traditional MI is still the norm in many countries...
  90. ncbi Benchmarking national surveillance systems: a new tool for the comparison of communicable disease surveillance and control in Europe
    Ralf Reintjes
    Department Public Health, Faculty Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 17:375-80. 2007
    ..The study aims to support the improvement and integration of surveillance systems of communicable diseases in Europe while using benchmarking for the comparison of national surveillance systems.
  91. ncbi Benchmarking one's health care system: professional development through an international experience
    Lillian Garcia Maas
    Rotterdam University of Applied Science, Museumpark 40, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Nurse Educ Pract 11:293-7. 2011
    ..At Rotterdam University, the Master's in Advanced Nursing Practice (MANP) program requires that all students complete an international experience prior to graduation with emphasis on professional development...
  92. pmc Red cell or serum folate? Results from the National Pathology Alliance benchmarking review
    M Galloway
    Clinical Management Unit, Centre for Health Planning and Management, Suite 2 0, Darwin Building, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5SP, UK
    J Clin Pathol 56:924-6. 2003
    The National Pathology Alliance benchmarking review has completed five years of data collection and analysis of the workload and organisation of haematology laboratories in the UK...
  93. ncbi Identifying achievable benchmarks of care: concepts and methodology
    C I Kiefe
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35205 4785, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:443-7. 1998
    ..b>Benchmarking pervades the health care quality improvement literature, and benchmarks are usually based on subjective ..
  94. pmc International benchmarking of specialty hospitals. A series of case studies on comprehensive cancer centres
    Wineke A M van Lent
    Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, Netherlands Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, PO Box 902031006, BE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:253. 2010
    b>Benchmarking is one of the methods used in business that is applied to hospitals to improve the management of their operations. International comparison between hospitals can explain performance differences...
  95. ncbi An integrated care pathway for the last two days of life: Wales-wide benchmarking in palliative care
    Andrew Fowell
    North West Wales NHS Trust, Palliative Care Department, Bodfan, Eryri Hospital, Caernarfon, Wales
    Int J Palliat Nurs 8:566-73. 2002
    Functional benchmarking assesses performance and practice across a broad range of settings and carries the potential to effect change in practice...
  96. ncbi Kaiser Permanente's performance improvement system, Part 1: From benchmarking to executing on strategic priorities
    Lisa Schilling
    National Health Care Performance Improvement and Execution Strategy, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc, Oakland, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:484-98. 2010
    ..PLANNING FOR PI AND BENCHMARKING PERFORMANCE: In 2006, Kaiser Permanente national and regional continued planning the PI system, and in 2007, ..
  97. ncbi Assessing NHS trusts' compliance with child health policy standards
    Leslie Coles
    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
    Br J Nurs 19:1218, 1220-5. 2010
    ..the SHA was contacted to make arrangements with members of the interprofessional team to complete the baseline benchmarking exercise. The audit was conducted over 1 or 2 days...
  98. pmc An evidence-based approach to benchmarking the fairness of health-sector reform in developing countries
    Norman Daniels
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Population and International Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:534-40. 2005
    ..Collaboration across sites can yield a catalogue of indicators that will facilitate further work...
  99. pmc Mortality within 30 days of chemotherapy: a clinical governance benchmarking issue for oncology patients
    M E R O'Brien
    Department of Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT, UK
    Br J Cancer 95:1632-6. 2006
    ..Most deaths were due to disease progression in the palliative setting. We practice this form of audit each quarter and feed back to the treating teams so that deaths are discussed and practice monitored...
  100. ncbi Facilitating organisational development using a group-based formative assessment and benchmarking method: design and implementation of the International Family Practice Maturity Matrix
    Glyn Elwyn
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e48. 2010
    ..No attempt at all has been made to achieve a method which would be capable of providing comparisons--and the stimulus for further improvement--at an international level...
  101. ncbi Measuring quality: how to empower staff to take control
    Lisa Grant
    The Walton Centre Foundation Trust, Fazakerley, Liverpool
    Nurs Times 107:22-5. 2011
    ..The balanced scorecard is an effective tool for monitoring quality that can be applied to healthcare. This article discusses how to use it to develop and implement systems of measuring the quality of care...

Research Grants66

  1. DISTRIBUTED GRAPHICS SUPERCOMPUTING FOR NEUROINFORMATICS
    Arthur Toga; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Simulations and benchmarking confirmed the ability of this instrumentation to fulfill the needs of the participants...
  2. High Performance Computational System to Support LCMS/Proteomics Analysis
    ROBERT STRAUBINGER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..b>Benchmarking of the proteomics software reveals that a considerable acceleration of MS data analysis can be achieved by ..
  3. Parity, child mental health, and substance abuse
    ELLEN R MEARA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..especially significant for many SCHIP programs because these states meet federal SCHIP benefit requirements by benchmarking behavioral health benefits against private insurance plans directly affected by the new law...
  4. Biomolecule Nanoarray Fabrication Methods and Apparatus
    NABIL AMRO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The resulting nanostructures were analyzed using existing fluorescence probe technology to provide benchmarking standards for comparison to conventional microarray assays...
  5. Partnering to Improve Patient Safety in Rural WV
    Gail Bellamy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..results from event reporting with indicators from claims data and identify sources and limitations of potential benchmarking data; (4) Apply IHI collaborative techniques to a collaboration of rural hospitals in West Virginia and work ..
  6. Biophysics of Drug Interactions with Viral Episomes
    James K Bashkin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..anisotropy (in competition binding studies), isothermal calorimetry and surface plasmon resonance will allow benchmarking against the literature and avoid artifacts. Aim 2 Footprint the HPV18 genome in vitro with antiviral PAs...
  7. Improving Quality of Care in Parkinsons Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    KAREN ILENE CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Task Force achieved consensus on a broad range of quality goals for benchmarking the quality of PD care in this VISN, goals that were selected based on the previously developed evidence-based ..
  8. Novel mechanisms to increase beta cell regeneration by p27
    SENTA K GEORGIA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..at new investigator workshops, presentation of her work at relevant international conferences, and detailed benchmarking of her progress by a personalized career development plan...
  9. Enhanced Risk Adjustment Using Laboratory Test and Pharmacy Data
    Amresh Hanchate; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Risk adjustment is recognized as critical for accurate assessment of quality, fair comparison of providers, and benchmarking across healthcare systems...
  10. Evaluating HMG-CoA reductase as a therapeutic target in ALS
    Christopher Henderson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..hits were the statins, which enhanced axonal growth by up to 5- fold at concentrations 100-fold lower than with benchmarking compounds...
  11. Longterm Consequences for Veterans with Sepsis
    Theodore J Iwashyna; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and management of inpatient quality, from an early system-wide electronic medical record to the careful benchmarking of the Inpatient Evaluation Center (IPEC)...
  12. Rapid, Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis
    GREGORY SOMMER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..sepsis, and (2) packaging and deploying a system to the Stanford Clinical Laboratory for follow-up (Phase II) benchmarking and validation using whole blood samples obtained for routine monitoring in the Lucile Packard Children's ..
  13. Next Generation Neutron Diffraction Detector for Neuroscience
    W B FELLER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Myelin would be an ideal test case for demonstrating the MCP/Medipix detector, as it allows benchmarking of previous ND measurements carried out with 3He detectors...
  14. A Measurement-to-Management Tool to Improve Dementia Care
    TONY XUYEN MA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..members of these participants, (3) improved marketability of the dementia care programs, and (4) developing benchmarking dementia-specific QOL data. Quality of life includes both subjective and objective elements...
  15. Discovery of exon, microRNA and clinical prognostic markers of glioblastoma survi
    SANDRA L RODRIGUEZ ZAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Calibration of the survival predictive equation will use cross-validation approaches and benchmarking to known markers of glioblastoma survival...
  16. Molecular mechanism of Kinesin-2 motility
    William Olaf Hancock; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..By benchmarking against Kinesin-1, these measurements will establish universal themes underlying kinesin mechanochemistry that ..
  17. COMPUTER SIMULATION THEORY OF GLOBULAR PROTEIN DYNAMICS
    Jeffrey Skolnick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..At every stage, careful and comprehensive benchmarking will be done;often, this will be followed by application of the developed methodology to proteomes...
  18. Enhancing Fathers'Ability to Support their Preschool Child
    Anil Chacko; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Analysis used in this study for the primarily outcomes will include Random Regression analyses, and benchmarking with supplemental analyses including effect size and moderator analyses...
  19. Chemistry to Improve Human Genomic Array Analysis Architectures
    Steven A Benner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..technologies, establishing a cycle of synthesis-test-evaluate-redesign-resynthesis that will allow in-house benchmarking of the innovative chemistries with respect to their ability to improve sample preparation and array performance...
  20. A S. cerevisiae high-coverage high-quality protein-protein binary interactome map
    Marc Vidal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We recently developed a conceptual framework to assess interactome models based on quantitative benchmarking of screening and validation assays against reference sets...
  21. Aptamer-Based Nanotechnology for Detection of Plasma Melanoma Markers
    Gary A Clawson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..7) Quantify S100B and MIA levels in plasma from melanoma patients using conventional ELISA-based reagents for benchmarking, compare with CTC levels from the same patient samples, and relate to AJCC Stage...
  22. Pharmacogenetic Decision Support IT System for Psychiatric Hospitalization: RCT
    GUALBERTO RUANO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of the effect of providing CYP2D6 pharmacogenetic information on outcomes and associated costs and objective benchmarking for the comparative effectiveness of CYP2D6 genotyping for guiding psychotropic therapy.
  23. ISMB 2012 Conference Support for Students &Young Scientists
    THERESA GAASTERLAND; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..may describe methods and advances associated with the analysis of existing biological literature, including benchmarking experiments, to create a better public understanding of scientific research reports...
  24. ISMB 2011 Conference Support for Students &Young Scientists
    THERESA GAASTERLAND; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..may describe methods and advances associated with the analysis of existing biological literature, including benchmarking experiments, to create a better public understanding of scientific research reports...
  25. Safety in Childbirth;Estimating benefits of risk appropriate obstetrical care
    Kimberly D Gregory; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..developing more accessible, standardized institutional specific guidelines and resources and/or more effective benchmarking strategies.
  26. A Web-Based Automatic Virtual Screening System
    Brian K Shoichet; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The first aim is met by developing compound libraries, benchmarking sets, and web-based tools that radically reduce barriers to entry...
  27. Occult Injury Screening and the Detection of Physical Abuse in Young Children
    JOANNE NICOLE WOOD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in the field of child maltreatment, including healthcae quality and outcomes research and quality benchmarking. Dr...
  28. Word Problems, Language, and Comorbid Learning Disabilities
    Lynn S Fuchs; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..communication with the public on research findings and clinical products;and implementation of the benchmarking system to evaluate the success of Core A...
  29. Does Teamwork Mediate Relationship between Partner Familiarity and EMT Injuries?
    PAUL D PATTERSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the literature and impact the industry by establishing benchmarking data and answer questions previously unanswered in the published literature...
  30. Benchmarking Patient Safety and Quality in U.S. Hospitals: the Stochastic Frontie
    Lynn Y Unruh; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in order to reduce that "quality gap;" and 4) demonstrate the use of stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) in benchmarking quality and safety in U.S. hospitals...
  31. Transient Metabolite Detection for Single-Cell Metabolomics and Diagnostics
    DANIEL ALAN HELLER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..towards the rapid and real-time detection of clinically-relevant metabolites for early cancer diagnosis and the benchmarking of metastasis...
  32. Decoding imagined vowel productions using electroencephalography
    EMILY PATRICIA STEPHEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..optimizing analytical methods to decode EEG signals resulting from imagined movements in a cued paradigm, (2) benchmarking the analytical methods against current methods in the field by applying them to well known imagined hand ..
  33. Using Quality Improvement to Benchmark and Reduce Disparities in Surgical Care
    JOHN ALBERT ROSE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..performance in other categories of 'quality'exist, there is currently no standardized method of benchmarking equity in surgical care...
  34. Atomic-level, large-scale structure prediction of G protein-coupled receptors
    Yang Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Specific aims of the project are: (1) Development and benchmarking of a new GPCR-TASSER algorithm for atomic-level GPCR protein structure modeling...
  35. Synthetic Models of the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II
    Theodor Agapie; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These structural models will allow for spectroscopic benchmarking (EPR, XES, XAS) in comparison with the biological system...
  36. NIH Director's Pioneer Award
    Kwabena Boahen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..provides contact with experiment, programmability supports replicating manipulations, performing controls, benchmarking models, and exploring mechanism...
  37. Improved HIV Assays by Combining Four Innovations in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
    Steven A Benner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..deliverables kits of primers, probes, and detection capture beads, to be provided HIV researchers interested in benchmarking or using them. Although technology from the Benner laboratory stands behind the branched DNA (bDNA) 3...
  38. SATISFACTION OF DISCHARGED NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Nicholas G Castle; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..test the psychometric properties of the NHCAHPS-D, and widely publish the findings including publishing benchmarking standards. Evidence would suggest that NHCAHPS-D has considerable relevance...
  39. SCOP: A Revitalized Foundation for Studies of Protein Structure and Evolution
    John Marc Chandonia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to explore remote homologs of proteins of interest, and by computational biologists as a "gold standard" for benchmarking prediction algorithms...
  40. Structure-Energy Correlation in Proteins
    BERTRAND GARCIA-MORENO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These experiments will contribute the physical insight necessary to guide the development of new computational methods, and contribute the data needed for stringent benchmarking of existing methods.
  41. Genome Characterization Center (GCC)
    Matthew L Meyerson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will accomplish this by benchmarking the next-generation technologies against state-of-the-art array technologies used in the pilot project of TCGA...
  42. Learning System for Continuous Professional Education in Low Vision Rehabilitatio
    Robert W Massof; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..learning community content management system and conduct a research project to determine if the CE learning system with audit/feedback/benchmarking leads to changes in practices that result in improved patient outcomes.
  43. Health Sciences Library Evaluation How to Do It Manual
    Rosalind Dudden; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Science Library, will describe five basic library evaluation tools: program evaluation, needs assessment, benchmarking, performance improvement, and standards and guidelines...
  44. HeartMap Dynamic AED Registry
    Graham Nichol; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We have linked our AED Registry to EMS process and outcome benchmarking data available from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium in a simple EMS registry to incent EMS agencies to ..
  45. TOPIC 324 PHASE I NOVEL IMAGING AGENTS TO EXPAND THE CLINICAL TOOLKIT FOR CANCER
    Uma Sampathkumaran; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Phase I tasks include benchmarking experiments to validate the design in relevant physiological media, tissue phantoms, cell studies and ..
  46. "Bringing High Performing Systems to Small Practices"
    Amanda Parsons; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..has led to development and implementation of clinical decision support and integrated registry tools, quality benchmarking, onsite technical assistance in quality improvement and practice redesign, and a novel reward and recognition ..
  47. DNA Nanoarrays Printed via Dip Pen Nanolithography
    NABIL AMRO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The resulting nanostructures will be analyzed using existing fluorescence probe technology to provide benchmarking standards for comparison to conventional microarray assays...
  48. Describing, Contrasting, and Visualizing End-of-Life Care in the 21st Century
    Yingwei Yao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Once we determine the benchmarks, then we will build a benchmarking system that presents the findings visually on EHR computer screens that help nurses to see and use the ..
  49. Access to distributed de-identified imaging data
    Elliot Menschik; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These studies will include benchmarking the performance of these dynamic processes, quantifying the load they place on live clinical information ..
  50. Trial to Reduce Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Errors
    Stephen Kritchevsky; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and the use of preprinted prophylaxis orders); b) a site visit; c) customized process feedback; d) facilitated benchmarking; and e) peer consultation...
  51. MEASURING AND IMPROVING HEALTH CARE QUALITY
    NORMA LANG; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..measurement and improvement; 3) identify resources available such as secondary data sources for research and benchmarking; 4) develop recommendations for research and health policy; and 5) disseminate conference findings to ..
  52. Optimizing Risk-Adjustment for Measuring ICU Quality
    Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The focus of this proposal will be to examine the feasibility of using risk-adjustment models for benchmarking Intensive Care Unit (ICU) performance in a large multi-institutional database...
  53. CalNOC Partners to Reduce Patient Falls Project
    Nancy Donaldson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and fall-related injuries, as well as other quality indicators, in a collaborative repository development and benchmarking project using American Nurses Association's quality indicators...
  54. Nurse Staffing & Nursing Care Quality in Nursing Homes
    THOMAS WAN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..factors; 4) evaluate the impact of the Balanced Budget Act on nursing home practice and quality; 5) perform benchmarking and profile analysis of high-performance nursing homes, 6) perform multilevel analysis of the effects of ..
  55. Unit Level Nurse Workload Impacts on Patient Safety
    Nancy Donaldson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..nurse staffing, patient safety, and quality indicators in a collaborative research, repository development, and benchmarking project...
  56. 14th International HLA & Immunogenetics Workship (HIWS)
    John Hansen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The workshop will be a major forum for benchmarking advances in technology, facilitating their exchange across international boundaries and implementation of new ..
  57. AN INTERNET INTERVENTION TO INCREASE CHLAMYDIA SCREENING
    Jeroan Allison; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..series of physician Internet learning modules that integrate case-based education with audit, feedback, and benchmarking of practice profiles. Analysis...
  58. LOW-LIGHT, SMALL, FAST, HIGH-RES HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER
    Henryk Malak; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..low noise data into false colored images; characterizing the effect of beam divergence on spectral resolution; benchmarking the relationship of sample period, pixel count, digitization depth, spectral resolution, and processing time; ..
  59. Effecting Change in Chronic Care: The Tipping Point
    Karen Kmetik; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and to determine the feasibility of creating an integrated data registry that will enable the provision of benchmarking data to physicians and aggregate data to health plans and third party payors...
  60. Improving the Quality and Safety of Regional Surgical P*
    Michael Higgins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..creation of a perioperative database core to support health services research initiatives, 4) a perioperative benchmarking resource to support collaborative quality improvement efforts, and 5) implementation of point-of-care prompts ..
  61. Benchmarking Physician Performance: Current Practice & Research Needs
    SARAH SCHOLLE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Fund, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is working with a national panel of physician benchmarking organizations to develop and test a complete set of implementation methods for physician-level measures of ..
  62. Accelerated x-ray therapy planning system PEREGRINE
    PAUL NIZIN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Development, implementation and validation of a PEREGRINE-specific NVR algorithm. 2. Benchmarking of NVR over the range of clinically useful energies in homogeneous and heterogeneous phantoms. 3...
  63. Organizational Culture & Quality of Drug Abuse Treatment
    FRED MAEL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..relationship between OC and both quality care and employee morale in the treatment setting; and conducting a benchmarking study addressing ways in which a facility's OC might be improved, thereby effecting change in treatment quality...
  64. Next Generation Forcefield for Internal Coordinate Mechanics
    Maxim Totrov; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This protocol showed promising results in internal benchmarking, and we expect to achieve higher accuracy in this important class of polypeptide simulations using the new ..
  65. SSDI Benefit Impacts Of Occupational Injuries/Illnesses
    David Salkever; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We will examine strategies for benchmarking estimates from both SIPP and LTD data against other national data sets...
  66. Fluorous Quantitative Proteomics
    MARVIN YU; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..3) Development of quantitative tagging protocols using the fluorous isotope labeled reagents and benchmarking vs. cICAT. Protocols for tagging and enrichment using FLIRTs will be developed using LC/MS with ESI detection...