veterans hospitals

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Summary: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.

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  1. ncbi Obesity prevalence among veterans at Veterans Affairs medical facilities
    Sandeep R Das
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:291-4. 2005
  2. ncbi An empirical assessment of the validity of explicit and implicit process-of-care criteria for quality assessment
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:798-808. 1999
  3. ncbi VistA--U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national-scale HIS
    Steven H Brown
    Department of Veterans Affairs, and Vanderbilt University, USA
    Int J Med Inform 69:135-56. 2003
  4. ncbi Geographical proximity and health care utilization in veterans with SCI&D in the USA
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2387-99. 2004
  5. ncbi Creating a quality-improvement dialogue: utilizing knowledge from frontline staff, managers, and experts to foster health care quality improvement
    Louise E Parker
    VA Center for Mental Health Care and Outcomes Research, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Qual Health Res 19:229-42. 2009
  6. ncbi Effect of the transformation of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System on the quality of care
    Ashish K Jha
    Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2218-27. 2003
  7. ncbi Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics
    Michael K Chapko
    Health Services Research and Development, Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 40:555-60. 2002
  8. ncbi VA community-based outpatient clinics: access and utilization performance measures
    John C Fortney
    Health Services Research and Development, Center for Mental Health and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 1706, USA
    Med Care 40:561-9. 2002
  9. ncbi Veterans affairs primary care clinicians' attitudes toward chronic pain and correlates of opioid prescribing rates
    Steven K Dobscha
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Pain Med 9:564-71. 2008
  10. ncbi Are patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers sicker? A comparative analysis of health status and medical resource use
    Z Agha
    Health Policy Institute, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226 0509, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:3252-7. 2000

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  1. ncbi Obesity prevalence among veterans at Veterans Affairs medical facilities
    Sandeep R Das
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:291-4. 2005
    ..Obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States. Comprehensive obesity prevalence data among veterans have not been previously reported...
  2. ncbi An empirical assessment of the validity of explicit and implicit process-of-care criteria for quality assessment
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:798-808. 1999
    ..To evaluate the validity of three criteria-based methods of quality assessment: unit weighted explicit process-of-care criteria; differentially weighted explicit process-of-care criteria; and structured implicit process-of-care criteria...
  3. ncbi VistA--U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national-scale HIS
    Steven H Brown
    Department of Veterans Affairs, and Vanderbilt University, USA
    Int J Med Inform 69:135-56. 2003
    ..In this paper, we present an historical overview of VistA's development, describe its current functionality, and discuss its emergence as a national-scale hospital information system...
  4. ncbi Geographical proximity and health care utilization in veterans with SCI&D in the USA
    Sherri L LaVela
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, IL 60141, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2387-99. 2004
    ..000) were associated with a greater likelihood of inpatient utilization. Geographic proximity and other factors on health care use must be considered in order to meet the health care demand patterns of veterans with SCI&D...
  5. ncbi Creating a quality-improvement dialogue: utilizing knowledge from frontline staff, managers, and experts to foster health care quality improvement
    Louise E Parker
    VA Center for Mental Health Care and Outcomes Research, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Qual Health Res 19:229-42. 2009
    ..Finally, although informants acknowledged that engaging in a QI dialogue was time consuming, they also believed it was essential if health care organizations are to improve the quality of care they provide...
  6. ncbi Effect of the transformation of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System on the quality of care
    Ashish K Jha
    Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2218-27. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the subsequent change in the quality of health care and to compare the quality with that of the Medicare fee-for-service program...
  7. ncbi Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics
    Michael K Chapko
    Health Services Research and Development, Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 40:555-60. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi VA community-based outpatient clinics: access and utilization performance measures
    John C Fortney
    Health Services Research and Development, Center for Mental Health and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 1706, USA
    Med Care 40:561-9. 2002
    ....
  9. ncbi Veterans affairs primary care clinicians' attitudes toward chronic pain and correlates of opioid prescribing rates
    Steven K Dobscha
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Pain Med 9:564-71. 2008
    ..A secondary objective was to explore relationships between clinician and practice characteristics and an objective measure of opioid prescribing rates...
  10. ncbi Are patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers sicker? A comparative analysis of health status and medical resource use
    Z Agha
    Health Policy Institute, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226 0509, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:3252-7. 2000
    ..Our objective is to determine if VA patients are different from non-VA patients in terms of health status and medical resource use...
  11. pmc Racial differences in cardiac catheterization as a function of patients' beliefs
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2091-7. 2004
    ..We examined racial differences in cardiac catheterization rates and reviewed whether patients' beliefs or other variables were associated with observed disparities...
  12. ncbi Comparison of quality of care for patients in the Veterans Health Administration and patients in a national sample
    Steven M Asch
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:938-45. 2004
    ..Recent comparisons with other delivery systems have been limited to a small set of indicators...
  13. pmc Agreement between administrative data and patients' self-reports of race/ethnicity
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1734-9. 2003
    ..We examined agreement of administrative data with self-reported race/ethnicity and identified correlates of agreement...
  14. pmc Communication outcomes of critical imaging results in a computerized notification system
    Hardeep Singh
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:459-66. 2007
    ..We standardized processes and procedures in a computerized test result notification system and examined their effectiveness to reduce errors in communication of abnormal imaging results...
  15. pmc The performance of administrative and self-reported measures for risk adjustment of Veterans Affairs expenditures
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:887-904. 2005
    ..To evaluate the performance of different prospective risk adjustment models of outpatient, inpatient, and total expenditures of veterans who regularly use Veterans Affairs (VA) primary care...
  16. pmc Elderly veterans receiving care at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center while enrolled in Medicare-financed HMOs. Is the taxpayer paying twice?
    L J Passman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:247-9. 1997
    ..Thus, the VA is providing costly services already paid for by the Health Care Financing Administration under prepaid capitation contracts, and recovers minimal reimbursement from the HMOs...
  17. ncbi Collaborative care for bipolar disorder: Part II. Impact on clinical outcome, function, and costs
    Mark S Bauer
    Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center VANC, Rhode Island 02908 4799, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:937-45. 2006
    ..The study addressed whether a collaborative model for chronic care, described in part I (this issue), improves outcome for bipolar disorder...
  18. pmc Analyzing the time and value of housestaff inpatient work
    T R Dresselhaus
    Medical Service, San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, University of California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:534-40. 1998
    ..Planners can use automated random sampling to guide the rational redesign of housestaff work...
  19. ncbi Geographic variations in utilization rates in Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 340:32-9. 1999
    ..Thus, it might be less likely to have geographic variations...
  20. ncbi The influence of distance on utilization of outpatient mental health aftercare following inpatient substance abuse treatment
    Susan K Schmitt
    Center for Health Care Evaluation and Health Economics Resource Center, Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1183-92. 2003
    ..Aftercare services must be geographically accessible to ensure satisfactory utilization...
  21. ncbi VHA enrollees' health care coverage and use of care
    Yujing Shen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Rutgers University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:253-67. 2003
    ..The findings have important implications for quality of care and coordination of care...
  22. ncbi The Veterans Affairs root cause analysis system in action
    James P Bagian
    VA National Center for Patient Safety, 2215 Fuller Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:531-45. 2002
    ..The cases illustrate that broadly applicable, high-impact actions can result from a thorough RCA process...
  23. pmc Process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction for patients with mental illness in the VA health care system: are there disparities?
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:41-63. 2003
    ..To compare process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction, for patients with and without mental illness, cared for in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) health care system...
  24. pmc Is thirty-day hospital mortality really lower for black veterans compared with white veterans?
    Kevin G Volpp
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University and Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1613-31. 2007
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  25. ncbi Unforeseen inpatient mortality among veterans with schizophrenia
    Laurel A Copeland
    Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System VERDICT HSR and D, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Med Care 44:110-6. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that death among patients with schizophrenia occurs more frequently after minimal care of comorbid conditions...
  26. pmc Higher-risk periods for suicide among VA patients receiving depression treatment: prioritizing suicide prevention efforts
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    J Affect Disord 112:50-8. 2009
    ..To date, few health systems have carefully segmented their depression treatment populations by level of risk and prioritized prevention efforts on this basis...
  27. ncbi Examination of racial differences in management of cardiovascular disease
    J A Ferguson
    Center for Health Services Research, Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 30:1707-13. 1997
    ..We sought to identify the clinical characteristics associated with, and to investigate the impact of cohort selection criteria on, interracial use of invasive cardiac procedures and to determine survival...
  28. ncbi Racial differences in mortality among men hospitalized in the Veterans Affairs health care system
    A K Jha
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:297-303. 2001
    ..Few studies have examined racial differences in health outcomes in such a system...
  29. pmc Differences in rehabilitation services and outcomes among stroke patients cared for in veterans hospitals
    H Hoenig
    Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
    Health Serv Res 35:1293-318. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The PAC continuum defines an important hierarchy of stroke rehabilitation services...
  30. ncbi Availability of gynecologic services in the department of veterans affairs
    Michelle D Seelig
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, HSR and D Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:167-73. 2008
    ..We evaluated onsite availability of gynecologic services, clinic type and staffing arrangements, and the impact of having a gynecology clinic (GYN) and/or an obstetrician gynecologist (OBGYN) routinely available...
  31. ncbi Racial differences in prevalence of coronary obstructions among men with positive nuclear imaging studies
    Jeff Whittle
    Primary Care Division, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53295, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2034-41. 2006
    ..The purpose of this research was to compare coronary obstruction between clinically similar African Americans (AA) and white persons undergoing coronary angiography...
  32. ncbi Enhancing access of combat-wounded veterans to specialist rehabilitation services: the VA Polytrauma Telehealth Network
    Adam Darkins
    U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:182-7. 2008
    ..This article describes the clinical, technical, and business process issues involved in the development of this network...
  33. ncbi The impact of ethnicity on outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the Veterans Health Administration
    John S Rumsfeld
    Cardiology 111B, Denver VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, Colorado 80222, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:1786-93. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effect of African American (AA) and Hispanic American (HA) ethnicity on mortality and complications following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  34. pmc Dual use of VA and non-VA primary care
    S J Borowsky
    VAMC Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:274-80. 1999
    ..Those with more education, those with any type of insurance, and those not satisfied with VA care were more likely to be dual users. Non-VA care accounted for approximately half of dual users' total primary care visits...
  35. ncbi VA community-based outpatient clinics: cost performance measures
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 40:587-95. 2002
    ..To examine the direct costs of treating veterans in Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) and primary care clinics operated by VA medical centers (VAMCs) between April 1998 and September 1998...
  36. ncbi VA community-based outpatient clinics: quality of care performance measures
    Ashley N Hedeen
    Health Services Research and Development, Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 40:570-7. 2002
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recently initiated a system of Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to enhance delivery of primary care to veterans...
  37. ncbi Is travel distance a barrier to veterans' use of VA hospitals for medical surgical care?
    C Mooney
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Soc Sci Med 50:1743-55. 2000
    ..Further research is indicated to develop an appropriate response to the needs of the small but apparently dedicated group of VA users who are traveling very long distances to obtain VA care...
  38. ncbi Differences in length of stay in Veterans Health Administration and other United States hospitals: is the gap closing?
    Gary E Rosenthal
    Program in Interdisciplinary Research in Health Care Organization, Iowa City VA Medical Center, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Med Care 41:882-94. 2003
    ..Compare risk-adjusted length of stay (LOS) in VA and other United States (non-VA) hospitals and determine if relative differences in LOS have changed in recent years...
  39. ncbi Unpacking cultural factors in adaptation to type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Michele E Walsh
    Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson, USA
    Med Care 40:I129-39. 2002
    ..Unpacking" proxy variables-directly measuring the variables believed to underlie them-would provide a more reliable and more interpretable way of looking at group differences...
  40. ncbi The prevalence and outcomes of in-hospital acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1410-6. 2006
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  41. ncbi Increasing use of Medicare services by veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    S M Wright
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brockton West Roxbury VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Med Care 37:529-37. 1999
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  42. ncbi Outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs: does regionalization of health care work?
    S M Wright
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Medicine, Brockton West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center, MA 02132, USA
    Med Care 35:128-41. 1997
    ..Patients using the VA regional medical system initially are admitted to a hospital with or without the on-site availability of technology-intensive cardiac services...
  43. ncbi Emerging technology for at-risk chronically ill veterans
    Mary Huddleston
    Florida Puerto Rico Veterans Sunshine Healthcare Network, USA
    J Healthc Qual 26:12-5, 24. 2004
    ..The patients also demonstrated improved compliance with treatment regimens and both patients and providers reported high levels of program satisfaction...
  44. ncbi Does membership in veterans' service organizations influence use of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the usual source of care?
    Nancy D Harada
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Mil Med 169:735-40. 2004
    ..Policy recommendations include increasing the diversity of VSO membership, because VSOs play an important outreach and informational role for veterans...
  45. ncbi Comprehensive care for women veterans: indicators of dual use of VA and non-VA providers
    Bevanne Bean-Mayberry
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 59:192-7. 2004
    ..To compare women who use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care providers only with women who use VA and non-VA providers (dual users)...
  46. ncbi Use of smoking cessation interventions and aspirin for secondary prevention: are there racial disparities?
    Eunice H Ambriz
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence 152, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:166-71. 2004
    ..05). Our findings highlight the need for improvement in use of smoking cessation interventions and aspirin among all patients with CAD and indicate an area where future quality improvement efforts may be warranted...
  47. ncbi Assessing the accuracy of computerized medication histories
    Peter J Kaboli
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice at the Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:872-7. 2004
    ..To determine the accuracy of computerized medication histories...
  48. ncbi The perceptions of older veterans concerning their postdischarge outcome experiences
    William D Corser
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, MI 48824 1317, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 19:63-9. 2006
    ..Practice implications are discussed for clinicians who help prepare patients during more rapid discharges...
  49. ncbi Problems due to medication costs among VA and non-VA patients with chronic illnesses
    John D Piette
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:861-8. 2004
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  50. pmc Barriers to obesity management: a pilot study of primary care clinicians
    Valerie Forman-Hoffman
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:35. 2006
    ..The purpose of our study was to identify barriers to the effective management of obesity in VHA primary care settings...
  51. ncbi Older patients with serious mental illness: sensitivity to distance barriers for outpatient care
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 42:1073-80. 2004
    ..We assessed age differences in sensitivity to distance barriers for outpatient psychiatric and nonpsychiatric care among active Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with serious mental illness...
  52. ncbi The relationship of system-level quality improvement with quality of depression care
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:846-51. 2004
    ..To explore the relationship of systemwide continuous quality improvement (CQI) with depression care quality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  53. ncbi The relationships among age, chronic conditions, and healthcare costs
    Wei Yu
    Health Economics Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:909-16. 2004
    ..To learn how age and chronic illness affect costs in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system...
  54. ncbi Dual-system utilization affects regional variation in prevention quality indicators: the case of amputations among veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey HealthCare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:886-92. 2004
    ..To determine the impact of dual-system utilization by veterans on regional variation in lower-extremity amputation rates...
  55. ncbi Serious mental illness, aging, and utilization patterns among veterans
    John E Zeber
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination Implementation Research Center VERDICT, Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System HSR and D, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Mil Med 171:619-26. 2006
    ..Careful attention to mental health utilization patterns may help policy makers and providers understand psychiatric needs in older patients...
  56. ncbi Risk-adjusted mortality as an indicator of outcomes: comparison of the Medicare Advantage Program with the Veterans' Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 44:359-65. 2006
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  57. ncbi Screening for alcohol use disorders among medical outpatients: the influence of individual and facility characteristics
    Mayur M Desai
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, NEPEC 182, 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1521-6. 2005
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  58. ncbi Arthritis prevalence and symptoms among US non-veterans, veterans, and veterans receiving Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare
    Kelli L Dominick
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care of the Durham VAMC, NC 27705, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:348-54. 2006
    ..This study compared arthritis prevalence and symptoms between veterans of the US Armed Forces and non-veterans, and between veterans who are US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare users and veteran nonusers...
  59. pmc The use of percutaneous coronary intervention in black and white veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:107. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if black veterans with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are less likely to receive PCI than their white counterparts...
  60. pmc Dual use of Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration: are there adverse health outcomes?
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:131. 2006
    ..This article examines whether an indirect measure of dual use based on inpatient services is associated with increased mortality risk...
  61. ncbi Veterans Health Administration and Medicare outpatient health care utilization by older rural and urban New England veterans
    William B Weeks
    Department of Psychiatry, Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    J Rural Health 21:167-71. 2005
    ..Older veterans often use both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Medicare to obtain health care services...
  62. ncbi Patient satisfaction and use of Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs healthcare services by veterans
    Kevin T Stroupe
    Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    Med Care 43:453-60. 2005
    ..We examined whether patient satisfaction affected subsequent use of non-Veterans Affairs (VA) services among chronically ill veterans discharged from VA hospitals...
  63. ncbi Cost-effective use of breast biopsy techniques in a Veterans health care system
    Allison R Hatmaker
    Department of General Surgery, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, CCC 4312 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232 2730, USA
    Am J Surg 192:e37-41. 2006
    ..We examined the costs and trends in the use of surgical versus percutaneous image-guided biopsy procedures in this diagnostic algorithm...
  64. ncbi National trends in the provision of smoking cessation aids within the Veterans Health Administration
    Yvonne C Jonk
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive 1110, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:77-85. 2005
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  65. pmc The association between clinical integration of care and transfer of veterans with acute coronary syndromes from primary care VHA hospitals
    Anne E Sales
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:2. 2005
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  66. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the control of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Southwest American veterans with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Outcomes in Veterans Study
    Christopher S Wendel
    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:58. 2006
    ..We examined the association between race/ethnicity and cardiovascular disease risk factor control in a large cohort of insulin-treated veterans with type 2 diabetes...
  67. ncbi Treatment for dual diagnosis patients in the psychiatric and substance abuse systems
    Christine Timko
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Palo Alto, California 94025, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 7:229-42. 2005
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  68. ncbi Alcohol screening results in elderly male veterans: association with health status and mortality
    Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1510-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between alcohol screening results and health status or mortality in elderly patients...
  69. ncbi Recent trends In VA treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental disorders
    Robert A Rosenheck
    Veterans Affairs New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center in West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1720-7. 2007
    ..The VA has substantially increased funding for PTSD services. Nevertheless, the observed growth in demand requires continued monitoring to assure that the needs of returning veterans are met...
  70. ncbi Federally funded comprehensive women's health centers: leading innovation in women's healthcare delivery
    Bevanne Bean-Mayberry
    VA HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1281-90. 2007
    ..Little is known, however, about details of their organization, staffing, practice arrangements, and service availability that might inform adoption of similar models in the community...
  71. ncbi Where do women veterans get their inpatient care?
    Susan E Mooney
    VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:367-73. 2007
    ..In this study we explore women veterans' use of Veterans Administration (VA) and private sector inpatient services...
  72. ncbi Medicine off the battlefield. VA hospitals, community-based clinics meet special challenges in trying to provide care to veterans living in rural areas
    Jessica Zigmond
    Mod Healthc 37:6-7, 16, 1. 2007
    ..But the VA should also be contracting with other providers to broaden the scope of its services, says Hilda Heady, left, of the West Virginia Rural Education Partnerships...
  73. ncbi Pharmacy data identify poorly adherent patients with schizophrenia at increased risk for admission
    Marcia Valenstein
    From the Department of Veterans Affairs, Serious Mental Illness Treatment, Research, and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 40:630-9. 2002
    ..Health care organizations may be able to use pharmacy data to identify patients with schizophrenia and poor antipsychotic adherence...
  74. ncbi Using the Veterans Health Administration inpatient care database: trends in the use of antireflux surgery
    Samuel R G Finalyson
    VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:E5. 2002
    ..Both patient and provider factors may explain the substantially higher use of this procedure in the private sector...
  75. ncbi Satisfaction with VA and non-VA outpatient care among veterans
    Nancy D Harada
    Health Services Research, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, UCLA School of Medicine and UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Med Qual 17:155-64. 2002
    ..Factors associated with race/ethnicity and veteran identity may be incorporated into interventions to improve VA outpatient care satisfaction...
  76. ncbi Service use and costs among VA patients with schizophrenia taking risperidone or olanzapine
    Matthew A Fuller
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterant Affairs Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44141, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:855-60. 2002
    ..The authors compared the changes in health care utilization and costs between a group of patients with schizophrenia who started treatment with risperidone and a group that started treatment with olanzapine...
  77. ncbi Chiropractic consultation requests in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System: demographic characteristics of the initial 100 patients at the Western New York medical center
    Andrew S Dunn
    Veterans Affairs of Western New York Health Care System, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:448-54. 2006
    ..Information regarding the volume of requests and wait times for appointments were obtained to provide insight on the demand for and access to VA chiropractic services...
  78. pmc The impact of private insurance coverage on veterans' use of VA care: insurance and selection effects
    Yujing Shen
    VA New Jersey Healthcare System Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Avenue, Mailstop 129, East Orange, NJ 07018 1095, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:267-86. 2008
    ..To examine private insurance coverage and its impact on use of Veterans Health Administration (VA) care among VA enrollees without Medicare coverage...
  79. ncbi Potentially inappropriate prescribing for the elderly: effects of geriatric care at the patient and health care system level
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Med Care 46:167-73. 2008
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  80. ncbi Quality measures essential to the transformation of the Veterans Health Administration: implications for nurses as co-creators of change
    N M Valentine
    Nursing Strategic Healthcare Group, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 15:48-59. 2001
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  81. ncbi Postoperative and late survival outcomes after major amputation: findings from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    J Feinglass
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, and the VA Lakeside Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Surgery 130:21-9. 2001
    ..The heavy burden of hospital use by these patients suggests the need for better disease management for this high-risk, high-cost patient population...
  82. ncbi Assessment of vital status in Department of Veterans Affairs national databases. comparison with state death certificates
    J A Dominitz
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:286-91. 2001
    ..For veterans having exclusively outpatient visits, however, the VA files miss a substantial proportion of deaths. For these patients, alternative means of vital status ascertainment are warranted...
  83. pmc Racial differences in the evaluation and treatment of hepatitis C among veterans: a retrospective cohort study
    Christine M Rousseau
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence and the Northwest Hepatitis C Resource Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:846-52. 2008
    ..We examined the association between race and hepatitis C virus (HCV) evaluation and treatment of veterans in the Northwest Network of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  84. ncbi A longitudinal study of attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia among patients with noncurable malignancy
    Jaime Pacheco
    Dayton VA Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 20:99-104. 2003
    ..There were significant changes on two coping dimensions: use of social support for emotional reasons and use of religious resources. Our findings should be considered in clinical, legislative, and ethical debates...
  85. ncbi Gender and use of care: planning for tomorrow's Veterans Health Administration
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1188-99. 2007
    ..With more women entering the system, a systematic assessment of their healthcare use and costs of care is needed. We examined how utilization and costs of VHA care differ in women veterans compared with men veterans...
  86. ncbi Multiple system utilization and mortality for veterans with stroke
    Huanguang Jia
    Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Stroke 38:355-60. 2007
    ..This study assessed the likelihood of 12-month poststroke rehospitalization and mortality of veterans who used VHA only versus those who used multiple sources of care...
  87. ncbi Veterans' reports of pain and associations with ratings of health, health-risk behaviors, affective distress, and use of the healthcare system
    Robert D Kerns
    Psychology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 40:371-9. 2003
    ..Results support the goals of the VHA National Pain Management Strategy designed to reduce unnecessary pain and suffering among veterans receiving care in VHA facilities...
  88. ncbi Differences in cause of death of Washington State veterans who did and did not use Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare services
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Epidemiologic Research and Information Center 152, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:825-30. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the VA patient population is socially disadvantaged and more severely affected by substance-use disorders compared with veterans who do not use VA healthcare services...
  89. ncbi Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:778-84. 2004
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  90. ncbi Postdischarge outcome rates influenced by comorbidity and interdisciplinary collaboration
    William D Corser
    College of Nursing, Michigan State University, A109 Life Sciences, East Lansing, MI 48824 1317, USA
    Outcomes Manag 8:45-51. 2004
    ..The author discusses several complex methodological issues for future studies on the relationship between programmatic and patient characteristics and cross-sector patient outcomes...
  91. ncbi Patient-reported measures of health: The Veterans Health Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:70-83. 2004
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  92. ncbi Reduction in patient enrollment in the Veterans Health Administration after media coverage of adverse medical events
    William B Weeks
    Veterans Administration National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, Veterans Health Administration VHA, National Center for Patient Safety NCPS, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:652-8. 2003
    ..A retrospective cohort design was used to determine whether media coverage of adverse events that occurred in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals was associated with subsequent veteran disenrollment...
  93. ncbi Fall-related fractures in persons with spinal cord impairment: a descriptive analysis
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 20:30-7. 2003
    ..Hospital days were most often the result of home inaccessibility, inadequate support at home, or surgical intervention...
  94. ncbi Process evaluation in an intervention designed to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in a VA medical center
    Marian L Fitzgibbon
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Section of Health Promotion Research, Department of Medicine, IL 60608, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:273-81. 2007
    ..05). The patient intervention did not have the desired impact. The subgroup of patients in the patient intervention was not more likely to complete CRC screening...
  95. ncbi Out-of-pocket pharmacy expenditures for veterans under medicare part D
    Randall W Rupper
    VA Salt Lake City Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Med Care 45:S77-80. 2007
    ..We sought to determine how these programs' different benefit structures and low-income assistance thresholds would affect pharmacy out-of-pocket expenses for veterans...
  96. ncbi The association between three different measures of health status and satisfaction among patients with diabetes
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research and University of Michigan School of Medicine, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:158-77. 2003
    ..In this diabetes population, health status appears to have a substantial impact on patient satisfaction, and this effect is considerably greater for diabetes severity than for physical functioning...
  97. pmc Changes in the use of coronary artery revascularization procedures in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1991-1999
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:12. 2003
    ..Whether this finding is true for revascularization procedures performed in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers is the subject of this paper...
  98. ncbi The quality of pharmacotherapy in older veterans discharged from the emergency department or urgent care clinic
    S Nicole Hastings
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1339-48. 2007
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  99. ncbi Prevalence of comorbid hypertension and dyslipidemia and associated cardiovascular disease
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:926-32. 2004
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  100. ncbi Can the Veterans Affairs health care system continue to care for the poor and vulnerable?
    John S Hughes
    Department of Medicine, VA Connecticut Health Care System, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Conn, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 26:344-8. 2003
    ..It may be that the best way to maintain the safety net for veterans is to continue to cast it more widely...
  101. pmc Underuse of indicated medications among physically frail older US veterans at the time of hospital discharge: results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study
    Rollin M Wright
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:271-80. 2009
    ..Medication underutilization, or the omission of a potentially beneficial medication indicated for disease management, is common among older adults but poorly understood...

Research Grants67

  1. IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOL
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Clinical Significance of Clostridium difficile Toxin Variants
    STUART BRIAN JOHNSON; Fiscal Year: 2012
    PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) is an increasing problem in Veterans Hospitals and other hospitals throughout North America. Recent multi-hospital outbreaks in Canada and in the U.S...
  3. Caregiver Training to Manage Inappropriate Behaviors in Individuals with Alzheime
    JOHN HOBDAY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  4. Hypertension Control & Therapy Adherence
    Nancy Kressin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Evaluate the relative efficacy of the patient-centered counseling intervention compared to patient-centered counseling augmented by cultural competency training on clinicians' communication patterns. ..
  5. Racial Differences in Geriatric Antidepressant Adherence
    HELEN KALES; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Antipsychotics and Mortality in Older Patients
    HELEN KALES; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of this study will be of immediate relevance to clinicians and policymakers. ..
  7. TREATMENT OF LATE LIFE DEPRESSION COMPLICATED BY ALCOHOL
    David Oslin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Finally, proposed plans for this MCSDA are well coordinated with the research activities of the Section of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Center for Studies on Addiction. ..
  8. Telemedicine-Based Collaborative Care to Reduce Rural Health Disparities
    John C Fortney; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This population is at high risk for experiencing health disparities and thus, interventions targeting this population have the potential to have a major impact. ..
  9. Impact of statins and ACE inhibitors on outcomes for pneumonia and sepsis
    Eric Mortensen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  10. Antidepressants, Concurrent Treatments, and Completed Suicide in VA Registry Data
    Marcia Valenstein; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..We anticipate that the proposed project will advance knowledge in this critical area and inform future efforts to use organizational datasets to examine sentinel events, such as suicide. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Non-response to NTX next steps in managing alcoholism
    David Oslin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Infection Risk of Urinary Collection Strategies
    Sanjay Saint; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Since approximately 40% of elderly Americans will enter a nursing home at some point, identification of those at risk of infection could have considerable health, quality of life, and economic consequences. ..
  13. Patients' and families' home care service priorities
    David Casarett; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes: Does It Really Matter?
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEAD
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. Payees, Disability Payments and Dual Diagnosis
    Marc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These studies will address fundamental questions about dispensing of disability payments and assignment of payees to dually diagnosed beneficiaries, questions that cannot be ethically addressed by prospective trials. ..
  17. Gene Expression in Barrett's Esophagus
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We present preliminary data on microarray and RT-PCRanalyses on 5 patients with BE that suggest an overactive Wnt pathway: we have also assembled the essential components of a successful study using microarrays. ..
  18. Efficacy of Web-based Training in Skin Cancer Triage
    Martin Weinstock; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If this course is found to be efficacious, it will be made freely available on the web, and we will plan efforts to encourage its broad dissemination. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Adverse Outcomes of Dual Use of Health Systems Among Older Male Veterans
    FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Long-term White Matter Changes Resulting from Delirium after Surgery
    James Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If the hypotheses are confirmed, this will alter our fundamental understanding of delirium as a short-term disorder and future studies can use imaging to prevent, identify, and treat delirium. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. IMPROVING COMPLIANCE WITH ANTIRETROVIRAL MEDICATIONS
    Marc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The primary outcome measure will be MEMS-measured adherence to correct dose-time. Secondary outcome measures will include cost-effectiveness and viral load. ..
  22. Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma among HCV-infected Veterans
    Hashem El Serag; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Evaluating the extent and patterns of HCC surveillance is crucial in understanding diffusion (and obstacles) of this practice and in designing interventions to improve the implementation of HCC surveillance. ..
  23. AMPHETAMINE ENHANCED STROKE RECOVERY--BURKE SRCI GROUP
    Larry Goldstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..However the treatment duration will be increased to a total of 10 sessions. ..
  24. Peer Support--Congestive Heart Failure Self-Management
    MARY ELLEN HEISLER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If found effective, this approach could be used to improve health outcomes among patients with other chronic conditions, such as depression, chronic pain, or diabetes. ..
  25. SKIN SELF EXAMINATION FOR EARLY DETECTION OF MELANOMA
    Martin Weinstock; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The knowledge and experiment thus gained will aid the continuing efforts to encourage SSE and reduce melanoma mortality. ..
  26. MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN CEREBROVASCULAR RESEARCH
    Larry Goldstein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  27. Behavioral Interventions for the Dually Diagnosed
    Marc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. Health Information Technology Value in Rural Hospitals
    Marcia Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The toolkits will facilitate rural hospitals' ability to utilize current and emerging evidence to guide HIT investment and implementation decisions that fit their particular healthcare environment. ..
  29. Reducing CVD risk and health disparities through active living neighborhoods
    DEBORAH MAIN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  30. Contingent Reinforcement of Compliance in Drug Users
    Marc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Important process measures will be whether IMF (cues to remember doses, changes in substance use). A secondary aim will be to evaluate the temporal concordance between use of substances and medication non-compliance. ..
  31. Impact of resident work hour rules on errors and quality
    Kevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results from this study will be central to any future efforts to reduce errors in teaching hospitals through resident work hour reform. ..
  32. Financial incentives for smoking cessation
    Kevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  33. Financial incentives for smoking cessation
    Kevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. Family Based Obesity Prevention in Latino Families
    Marian Fitzgibbon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The preschool years are a crucial time to intervene if we are to effectively impact public health. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  35. Tailored Youth Drug Intervention in Primary Care
    Frederic Blow; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..g., STD/HIV risk behaviors). This project will provide the critical first step toward the implementation of tailored marijuana prevention and intervention in primary care clinics. ..
  36. Trauma Within the Psychiatric Setting
    B Frueh; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Measures will be designed to assess sanctuary trauma and harm, general trauma exposure, PTSD symptoms, and psychiatric diagnoses. The obtained data will be analyzed via quantitative and qualitative methods. ..
  37. Age-Related Services & Outcomes After DUI Interventions
    Frederic Blow; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study will provide critical new knowledge regarding the age-related similarities and differences of adults in younger- to mid- to later-life at one of the important junctures in the intervention and treatment engagement process. ..
  38. Adapting a Medical Self-Management Program for a Community Mental Health Center
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If successful, it will provide a sustainable, scalable model for improving medical self-management in a highly vulnerable population. ..
  39. Tailored Web Program to Reduce At-Risk College Drinking
    C Raymond Bingham; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If effective, the proposed intervention could be inexpensively modified to deliver effective interventions to large numbers of university students, members of other populations, and to target other health risk behaviors. ..
  40. Development of Hierarchical Neighborhood Data Regarding Cancer in the Elderly
    Elizabeth Lamont; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. Philippine Child Health and Policy Experiment
    John Peabody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. ADHERENCE TO PROTEASE INHIBITORS IN HIV
    Robert Gross; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. Managed Care Penetration and Cancer Care
    Nancy Keating; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If managed care penetration is negatively associated with the delivery of care, interventions targeted toward policy-makers, providers, and patients will be needed to counteract the effects of market forces. ..
  44. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY TO TRAUMA VICTIMS
    B Frueh; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  45. DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE AND WORK SETTINGS
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This project will compare the impact of depression and three chronic medical illnesses on health costs, absenteeism and job performance ratings both cross-sectionally and over time. ..
  46. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR DEPRESSION
    Lisa Rubenstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The analyses will inform policy debates about effective mental health treatment by providing generalizable estimates of the effect of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy on disability over the long term. ..
  47. PREVENTION OF OVERWEIGHT IN PRESCHOOL MINORITY CHILDREN
    Marian Fitzgibbon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These changes will be seen following the intervention and at 12 and 24 months later. ..
  48. Telepsychiatry Service Delivery to Trauma Victims
    B Frueh; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  49. PARTNERS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCIENCES/PHASE I AND II
    Joann Kirchner; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This program is designed to reflect a cultural and ethnic sensitivity to minorities and children. ..
  50. Peptides surface modification to prevent stent blockage
    Joseph Leung; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results may shed new lights in the prevention of chronic implanted medical device related infections and specifically in prolonging plastic stent patency. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  51. Herpes Zoster and Medications in the Elderly
    Kenneth Schmader; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The award fits into past and future career development by providing a bridge from earlier academic activities to the expansion of mentoring and research skills and to program leadership in geriatrics. ..
  52. Interferon-gamma To Treat Chronic HCV Infection
    Andrew Muir; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Secondary endpoints include the biochemical response, inflammatory and regulatory cytokine levels, and quality of life during treatment. ..
  53. Conference on Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes
    Eve Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  54. MEASURING PATIENT SATISFACTION: LOW LITERACY POPULATIONS
    Judy Shea; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, we will randomize eligible enrollees to receive the standard form or one of the alternative versions, to determine how the instruments perform in the typical way in which they would be used. ..
  55. Optimizing Hearing Aid Fitting for Older Adults
    Robyn Cox; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..For these individuals, resources presently allocated to hearing aid purchase would be used more effectively for alternate rehabilitation methods. Outcomes of 100 bilateral hearing aid fittings will be evaluated. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. Exercise Adhrence Among Older Adults with Osteoarthritis
    Susan Hughes; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Tonsil Model of Oral HIV-1 Infection via Breastfeeding
    Diane Shugars; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  58. Dynamic relationship of BMI and SES over the life cycle and between generations
    Virginia W Chang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  59. Polestriding versus Walking for PAD Rehabilitation
    Eileen Collins; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analysis: Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, repeated measures ANOVA and linear regression analysis. Potential co-variates such as smoking and medication use will be monitored and analyzed. ..
  60. DEVELOPMENT OF A VACCINE FOR MORAXELLA CATARRHALIS
    Timothy Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..catarrhalis surface, the identification of surface antigens expressed specifically during human infection and critical information about the human immune response to surface antigens of M. catarrhalis. ..
  61. SunSmart America: Evaluating a School-based Curriculum
    Robert Kirsner; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The results will be used for planning to implement the SunSmart America curriculum throughout Florida and nationwide. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  62. Recurrent otitis media and COPD: immunity and vaccines
    Timothy Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed studies will advance the field of vaccine development to prevent otitis media and respiratory tract infections in COPD. ..
  63. Do Medicare Claims Measure Chemotherapy Use and Outcomes
    Elizabeth Lamont; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  64. FELLOWSHIP IN IV DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT RESEARCH
    CHARLES O BRIEN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The primary facilities are the University of Pennsylvania Addiction Research Center and our clinical affiliates, including the VA Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program. ..
  65. Local Therapy of Breast Cancer in Community Populations
    Nancy Keating; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Moreover, the work will provide insight into different techniques for the analysis of observational data. ..
  66. Screening for colortectal cancer in an Asian Community Center
    David Lieberman; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This is a new paradigm for screening, which takes advantage of the trust and cultural awareness that exists at the community center and does not rely on the primary care provider. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  67. CORI: Consortium Expansion and Database Enhancement
    David Lieberman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....