total quality management
Summary: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.
Publications228 found, 100 shown here
- Statistical process control as a tool for research and healthcare improvementJ C Benneyan
Director, Quality and Productivity Laboratory, MIME Department, 334 Snell Engineering Center, 360 Huntington Avenue, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 12:458-64. 2003..This paper provides an overview of SPC and several practical examples of the healthcare applications of control charts...
- A realist evaluation of the management of a well-performing regional hospital in GhanaBruno Marchal
Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
BMC Health Serv Res 10:24. 2010..We report on a realist case study of a well performing hospital in Ghana and show how such a realist evaluation design can help to overcome the limited external validity of a traditional case study...
- Between evidence-based practice and total quality management: the implementation of cost-effective careR Grol
Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 12:297-304. 2000..have seen the rise of fascinating models for quality improvement, for instance Evidence Based Medicine, Total Quality Management and Patient Partnership...
- Quality improvement efforts and hospital performance: rates of beta-blocker prescription after acute myocardial infarctionElizabeth H Bradley
Section of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8025, USA
Med Care 43:282-92. 2005..Hospitals are under increasing pressure to measure and improve quality of care, and substantial resources are being directed at a variety of quality improvement strategies; however, the evidence base supporting these strategies is limited...
- Quality improvement in chronic illness care: a collaborative approachE H Wagner
MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1290, Seattle, WA, USA www improvingchroniccare org
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:63-80. 2001....
- Doctor and nurse perception of inter-professional co-operation in hospitalsUnni Krogstad
University of Oslo, Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, Norway
Int J Qual Health Care 16:491-7. 2004..To explore doctor and nurse perception of inter-professional co-operation in hospitals; discuss professional differences as reflections of cultural diversity in the perspective of quality improvement...
- A critical look at Lean Thinking in healthcareT P Young
School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 17:382-6. 2008..With healthcare, Lean Thinking encounters a world, not devoid of value, but awash with sophisticated and mutually unconnected concepts of value...
- Drinking-water risk management principles for a total quality management frameworkSteve Hrudey
Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
J Toxicol Environ Health A 67:1555-66. 2004..This paper provides some guiding principles that should foster the development of a practical accreditation standard to achieve the foregoing objectives...
- A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, IranMehrdad Askarian
Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz Medical School, P O Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
Waste Manag 30:2321-6. 2010..The aim of this study was to reduce the amounts of infectious waste by clear definition and segregation of waste at the production site in Namazi Hospital in Shiraz, Iran...
- Total quality management and performance in substance abuse treatment centersDail Fields
School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA
Health Serv Res 45:1630-49. 2010..characteristics of substance abuse treatment centers with their use of quality management practices (total quality management [TQM]) and the contribution of TQM use to a center's provision of comprehensive care and to use of ..
- Using a balanced scorecard to improve the performance of an emergency departmentShu Hsin Huang
St Martin de Porres Hospital, Chia Yi City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Nurs Econ 22:140-6, 107. 2004..Although this was a pilot program for implementing a balanced scorecard in an emergency department, the indicators used in this study may also be reasonable for a hospital that has limited resources...
- Quality improvement in primary care clinicsL R Fischer
HealthPartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:361-70. 1998..Three questions were addressed: How does change in the health care environment affect a quality improvement (QI) process? How does clinic organization influence a QI process? and What is the impact of a QI process on clinic organization?..
- Improving government health services through contract management: a case from CambodiaRobert Soeters
HealthNet International, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Health Policy Plan 18:74-83. 2003..Also, the participation of the central level of the Ministry of Health was positive in the contracting process, but the role and participation of the provincial level of the Ministry was more tentative...
- Designing a quality improvement intervention: a systematic approachM A van Bokhoven
Centre for Quality of Care Research Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Qual Saf Health Care 12:215-20. 2003..Decisions that have to be made during the design process of a quality improvement intervention are visualised, allowing them to serve as a starting point for a systematic evaluation of the intervention...
- Enhancing performance in health care: a theoretical perspective on agency and the role of informationM Goddard
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
Health Econ 9:95-107. 2000....
- The impact of legislative versus non-legislative quality policy in health care: a comparison between two countriesE M Sluijs
NIVEL, The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Health Policy 58:99-119. 2001..The difference between the national approach in The Netherlands and the decentralized approach in Finland did not, as we had assumed, result in more regional variation in QM in Finland...
- Continuous quality improvement in small general medical practices: the attitudes of general practitioners and other practice staffH Geboers
Center for Quality of Care Research WOK, Department of General Medicine, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 13:391-7. 2001..PRACTICES AND DESIGN: An exploratory study in 20 family practices in The Netherlands. Practices were stimulated to adopt the model for continuous quality improvement...
- Evidence-based public health: an evolving conceptNeal D Kohatsu
Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1009, USA
Am J Prev Med 27:417-21. 2004..In this paper, we review the evolution of EBPH, propose a new definition for EBPH, and discuss developments that may support its further advancement...
- Emergency medicine-quality indicators: the United Kingdom perspectiveJohn Heyworth
The College of Emergency Medicine, London, England, UK
Acad Emerg Med 18:1239-41. 2011..The quality indicators will be reviewed and refined as required, with any amendments introduced in April 2012...
- Indigenous health: effective and sustainable health services through continuous quality improvementRoss S Bailie
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
Med J Aust 186:525-7. 2007....
- Progress in the implementation of Quality Management in Dutch health care: 1995-2000Emmy M Sluijs
NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Int J Qual Health Care 15:223-34. 2003..A second objective was to explore whether the progress in QM was related to subsectors of care and/or to cultural characteristics of health care organizations...
- A realistic approach to the evaluation of the quality management movement in health care systems: a comparison between European and African contexts based on Mintzberg's organizational modelsP Blaise
Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, B2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Int J Health Plann Manage 19:337-64. 2004..We also suggest that our interpretation of broad trends and contrasts may be used as a useful departure point to study the wide contextual diversity of the African experience with quality management...
- Work-arounds in health care settings: Literature review and research agendaJonathon R B Halbesleben
Department of Management and Marketing, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, USA
Health Care Manage Rev 33:2-12. 2008..This suggests a key area of need in the research, particularly because work-arounds are frequently cited in the context of serious patient safety consequences...
- Why most interventions to improve physician prescribing do not seem to workSumit R Majumdar
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton, Alta
CMAJ 169:30-1. 2003
- Implementing the chronic care model for improvements in diabetes care and education in a rural primary care practiceLinda M Siminerio
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Diabetes Educ 31:225-34. 2005....
- Changes in performance after implementation of a multifaceted electronic-health-record-based quality improvement systemStephen D Persell
Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Med Care 49:117-25. 2011..Electronic health record (EHR) systems have the potential to revolutionize quality improvement (QI) methods by enhancing quality measurement and integrating multiple proven QI strategies...
- The implementation of quality management systems in hospitals: a comparison between three countriesC Wagner
NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 6:50. 2006....
- Use and misuse of process and outcome data in managing performance of acute medical care: avoiding institutional stigmaRichard Lilford
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, UK
Lancet 363:1147-54. 2004....
- Study protocol: Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Disease Extension (ABCDE) ProjectRoss Bailie
Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
BMC Health Serv Res 8:184. 2008....
- Achieving improvement through nursing home quality measurementYael Harris
Health Care Financ Rev 23:5-18. 2002....
- Geriatric co-management of proximal femur fractures: total quality management and protocol-driven care result in better outcomes for a frail patient populationSusan M Friedman
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1349-56. 2008..This is a potentially replicable model of care that uses the expertise of geriatricians to optimize the management of a common and serious condition...
- Change in the quality of care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries, 1998-1999 to 2000-2001Stephen F Jencks
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Mail Stop S3 02 01, Baltimore, MD 21244, USA
JAMA 289:305-12. 2003....
- Lean thinking in healthcare: a realist review of the literaturePamela Mazzocato
Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Qual Saf Health Care 19:376-82. 2010..To understand how lean thinking has been put into practice in healthcare and how it has worked...
- Effectiveness of public report cards for improving the quality of cardiac care: the EFFECT study: a randomized trialJack V Tu
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G106 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
JAMA 302:2330-7. 2009..Publicly released report cards on hospital performance are increasingly common, but whether they are an effective method for improving quality of care remains uncertain...
- Quality management systems and clinical outcomes in Dutch nursing homesCordula Wagner
NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care, Utrecht, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
Health Policy 75:230-40. 2006..Approximately 50% of the undesirable outcomes cannot be explained by the selected resident characteristics, the size of the nursing home and the implementation of quality management systems or quality assurance activities...
- Quality improvement research: understanding the science of change in health careR Grol
Qual Saf Health Care 11:110-1. 2002
- What is "quality improvement" and how can it transform healthcare?Paul B Batalden
Qual Saf Health Care 16:2-3. 2007
- Improving the quality of medical care: building bridges among professional pride, payer profit, and patient satisfactionR Grol
Centre for Quality of Care Research 229, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
JAMA 286:2578-85. 2001..practice guidelines, professional development, assessment and accountability, patient empowerment, and total quality management. Evidence regarding the impact and feasibility of the various approaches is mixed or simply lacking...
- Impact of an acute myocardial infarction report card in Ontario, CanadaJack V Tu
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Int J Qual Health Care 15:131-7. 2003..eds), 1999, Toronto: ICES), the first report featuring hospital-specific AMI performance measures to be published in Canada...
- Human resource management and performance in healthcare organisationsClaire Harris
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
J Health Organ Manag 21:448-59. 2007..The aim of the paper is to review this diverse literature, and to derive human resource (HR) implications for healthcare researchers, policy makers and managers...
- Assessing the impact of total quality management and organizational culture on multiple outcomes of care for coronary artery bypass graft surgery patientsS M Shortell
School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
Med Care 38:207-17. 2000To assess the impact of total quality management (TQM) and organizational culture on a comprehensive set of endpoints of care for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) patients, including risk-adjusted adverse outcomes, clinical ..
- Healthcare redesign: meaning, origins and applicationL Locock
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 12:53-7. 2003..It examines its theoretical origins, particularly total quality management (TQM)/continuous quality improvement (CQI) and re-engineering, and assesses evidence which may inform its ..
- Measuring and improving quality in emergency medicineLouis Graff
Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06085 1480, USA
Acad Emerg Med 9:1091-107. 2002..Examples are given of successful quality improvement efforts. Also examined is how to address the emergency care needs of vulnerable populations such as older persons, women, those without health insurance, and ethnic minorities...
- Patients' perceptions of quality of care at an emergency department and identification of areas for quality improvementAsa Muntlin
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
J Clin Nurs 15:1045-56. 2006..This paper reports a study to identify patient's perceptions of quality of care at an emergency department and areas for quality improvement...
- Evaluation of quality improvement programmesJ Øvretveit
Nordic School of Public Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Qual Saf Health Care 11:270-5. 2002..It emphasises the important contribution which such research can make to improving the effectiveness of these programmes and to developing the science of quality improvement...
- Communicating about end-of-life care with patients and families in the intensive care unitJ Randall Curtis
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359762, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
Crit Care Clin 20:363-80, viii. 2004....
- Health worker (internal customer) satisfaction and motivation in the public sector in GhanaIrene Akua Agyepong
Regional Health Administration, Greater Accra Region, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana
Int J Health Plann Manage 19:319-36. 2004....
- What really worksNitin Nohria
Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
Harv Bus Rev 81:42-52, 116. 2003..A company that consistently follows this 4+2 formula has a better than 90% chance of sustaining superior performance, according to the authors...
- Using "get with the guidelines" to improve cardiovascular secondary preventionKenneth A Labresh
MassPRO, Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:539-50. 2003..and other organizations to reduce the gap in the application of secondary prevention guidelines in hospitalized cardiovascular disease patients. Collaborative learning programs and technology solutions were created for the project...
- Do quality improvement organizations improve the quality of hospital care for Medicare beneficiaries?Claire Snyder
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
JAMA 293:2900-7. 2005..Quality improvement organizations (QIOs) are charged with improving the quality of medical care for Medicare beneficiaries...
- Use of lean and six sigma methodology to improve operating room efficiency in a high-volume tertiary-care academic medical centerRobert R Cima
Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
J Am Coll Surg 213:83-92; discussion 93-4. 2011..Lean and Six Sigma methodologies were developed in the manufacturing industry to increase efficiency by eliminating non-value-added steps. We applied Lean and Six Sigma methodologies across an entire surgical suite to improve efficiency...
- ASE/SCA recommendations and guidelines for continuous quality improvement in perioperative echocardiographyJoseph P Mathew
Anesth Analg 103:1416-25. 2006
- Impact of a triage liaison physician on emergency department overcrowding and throughput: a randomized controlled trialBrian R Holroyd
Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Acad Emerg Med 14:702-8. 2007..Triage liaison physicians (TLPs) have been employed in overcrowded emergency departments (EDs); however, their effectiveness remains unclear...
- Lean thinking across a hospital: redesigning care at the Flinders Medical CentreDavid I Ben-Tovim
Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide, SA 5042, Australia
Aust Health Rev 31:10-5. 2007..Concepts that emerged in the manufacturing sector have been readily translatable into health care. Lean thinking may play an important role in the reform of health care in Australia and elsewhere...
- Factors influencing bar-code verification by nurses during medication administration in a Dutch hospitalHein A van Onzenoort
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Toxicology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Am J Health Syst Pharm 65:644-8. 2008..Factors influencing the bar-code verification by nurses during medication administration in a Dutch hospital were studied...
- Quantitative data management in quality improvement collaborativesMireille van den Berg
XXscience, Koningsdam 1, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 9:175. 2009..This paper provides a retrospective analysis on the process of data management in a Dutch Quality Improvement Collaborative. From this analysis general failure and success factors are identified...
- Application of lean manufacturing techniques in the Emergency DepartmentEric W Dickson
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
J Emerg Med 37:177-82. 2009..Lean has been used in manufacturing for decades and has been associated with enhanced product quality and overall corporate success...
- Integrating Six Sigma with total quality management: a case example for measuring medication errorsLee Revere
School of Business and Public Administration, University of Houston Clear Lake, Texas, USA
J Healthc Manag 48:377-91; discussion 392. 2003..However, in healthcare, management can piggyback Six Sigma onto current total quality management (TQM) efforts so that minimal disruption occurs in the organization...
- Quality improvement organizations and hospital careStephen F Jencks
JAMA 294:2028; author reply 2030. 2005
- Improving the quality of care for patients with pneumonia in very small hospitalsLaurie Anne Chu
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
Arch Intern Med 163:326-32. 2003....
- Self-audit in plastic surgery: toward total quality management of personal professional practiceRola Abdullah Alhoqail
University of Dammam, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
J Craniofac Surg 22:409-14. 2011..A new concept of total quality management of personal professional practice (TQM-PPP) is introduced...
- The Norwegian approach to integrated quality developmentJ Ovretveit
Bergen University School of Medicine, Norway
J Manag Med 15:125-41. 2001..and clinicians develop such an approach in their organisation?" The findings from the Norwegian total quality management experiment in six hospitals were that TQM could not be applied in its pure form in public health care ..
- Evaluating implementation of quality management systems in a teaching hospital's clinical departmentsPatrice Francois
Unité de Qualitique et Evaluation Médicales, CHU de Grenoble, Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France
Int J Qual Health Care 15:47-55. 2003..This study evaluated a strategy for implementing continuous quality improvement based on a decentralized quality management system in the clinical departments of a hospital...
- Investigating the correlation between hospital of primary treatment and the survival of women with breast cancerNicole Hébert-Croteau
Direction des Systèmes de Soins et Services, Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Cancer 104:1343-8. 2005..To understand the relation between hospital of initial treatment and the survival of women with breast cancer, the authors investigated the characteristics of the treatment center that were related most to outcome...
- Studying health care "quality" qualitatively: the dilemmas and tensions between different forms of evaluation research within the U.K. National Health ServicePaul Bate
Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education, University College London, UK
Qual Health Res 12:966-81. 2002....
- Assessment of chronic illness care (ACIC): a practical tool to measure quality improvementAmy E Bonomi
MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
Health Serv Res 37:791-820. 2002....
- The challenges, opportunities, and imperative of structured reporting in medical imagingBruce I Reiner
Department of Radiology, Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, 10 North Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
J Digit Imaging 22:562-8. 2009....
- Using continuous quality improvement to increase preventive services in clinical practice--going beyond guidelinesL I Solberg
Group Health Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
Prev Med 25:259-67. 1996....
- Does the implementation of responsibility centers, total quality management, and physician fee programs improve hospital efficiency? Evidence from Taiwan hospitalsHsuan Lien Chu
Department of Accounting, College of Commerce, National Taipei University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Med Care 40:1223-37. 2002..of various types of hospital-physician integration strategies, such as the responsibility centers system, total quality management, and physician fee programs, enhance efficiency for Taiwan hospitals...
- Assessing the impact of continuous quality improvement on clinical practice: what it will take to accelerate progressS M Shortell
University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
Milbank Q 76:593-624, 510. 1998....
- Using quality improvement strategies to enhance pediatric pain assessmentMarsha J Treadwell
Sickle Cell Center, Children s Hospital Oakland, CA 94609, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 14:39-47. 2002..Patient and staff satisfaction with pain assessment and management, and staff documentation were evaluated one year following the implementation of the revised pain assessment guidelines...
- Evaluation of 60 continuous quality improvement projects in French hospitalsG Maguerez
, Paris, France
Int J Qual Health Care 13:89-97. 2001..Identification of the factors for success and of potential hurdles helped pave the way for the national hospital accreditation procedure currently underway...
- Prevention of orthopaedic wound infections: a quality improvement projectP Douglas
Maitland District Hospital, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
J Qual Clin Pract 21:149-53. 2001..Post-discharge surveillance and a preoperative rehabilitation and exercise programme have been implemented. There is potential for wider uptake and implementation of the quality principles described herein...
- Environmental and organizational determinants of quality managementC Wagner
Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Qual Manag Health Care 9:63-76. 2001..It seems that apart from patients, the perceived pressure from other third parties has little influence on the implementation of quality management in health care organizations...
- Total turnaround: how to use national benchmarks, an operational review, and focus change strategies to totally turn an agency aroundCarla Braveman
Caring 22:12-6. 2003
- Plan, do, study, act model to improve an orientation programMary Alice Ragsdale
Gig Harbor Medical Clinic, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 20:268-72. 2005..This article describes the shortcomings of the previous program, gaps identified in the needs assessment, and performance improvement methodology used to enhance the program...
- The "wins" of change: evaluating the impact of predicted changes on case management practiceMarietta P Stanton
Graduate Program, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
Prof Case Manag 13:161-8. 2008..Historical review, consultation with case management experts, literature review, and environmental scanning by practicing case managers were strategies employed to determine the impact of current and future trends on case management...
- Doing better to do good: the impact of strategic adaptation on nursing home performanceJacqueline S Zinn
Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, 413 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Health Serv Res 42:1200-18. 2007..To test the hypothesis that a greater commitment to strategic adaptation, as exhibited by more extensive implementation of a subacute/rehabilitation care strategy in nursing homes, will be associated with superior performance...
- Improving medication administration systems: an evaluation studyJocelyn Bennett
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Can Nurse 102:35-9. 2006..Nurses and pharmacists associated the new system with enhanced patient safety and work satisfaction...
- Trends in transparency: nursing performance measurement and reportingEllen T Kurtzman
Department of Nursing Education, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20037, USA
J Nurs Adm 38:349-54. 2008..With this information, nursing leaders can help accelerate the adoption of nursing-sensitive quality measures...
- Improving the delivery of care for diabetes patients with a collaborative modelAmy Clark
Center for Home Care Policy and Research, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, 5 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001 1810, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 23:177-82. 2005..Early evaluation results suggest the collaborative was an effective mechanism for achieving rapid quality improvements in the home care setting...
- From adversary to partner: have quality improvement organizations made the transition?Elizabeth H Bradley
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Health Serv Res 40:459-76. 2005....
- Improving patient safety with team coordination: challenges and strategies of implementationKaren T Harris
Department of Education in Wm Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI 48085, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:557-66. 2006..Many challenges were confronted when team training was implemented. Based on these experiences, specific strategies to ensure the success of team training are discussed...
- Continuous quality improvement: an effective strategy for improvement of program outcomes in a higher education settingJennifer Field Brown
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
Nurs Educ Perspect 29:205-11. 2008..The strategies implemented to meet these outcomes are described and evaluated...
- Safe staffing for the post anesthesia care unit: weighing the evidence and identifying the gapsMyrna E Mamaril
Perianesthesia Services, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO 80220, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:393-9. 2007..Finally, research gaps were identified and the next steps in the generation of knowledge needed to build safe staffing evidence were identified in ASPAN's Strategic Research Staffing Plan...
- Nutrition care process implementation: a change management perspectiveJennifer Gardner-Cardani
Southern California, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 107:1429-33. 2007
- Fast Track: one hospital's journeyShane Combs
Joondalup Health Campus, Shenton Avenue, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
Accid Emerg Nurs 14:197-203. 2006..Furthermore, Fast Track has provided nurses with the opportunity to achieve advanced skills in the areas of suturing and plastering...
- Testing a collaborative research utilization model to translate best practices in pain managementMarlene Dufault
College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston 02881, USA
Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:S26-32. 2004....
- Great Safety Performance: an improvement process using leading indicatorsDianne Dyck
Occupational Health and Safety, ENMAX Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
AAOHN J 52:511-20. 2004..By using the Great Safety Performance model, organizations can design and implement a variety of high leverage improvement initiatives specific to their business situations...
- Nurses Improving Care to Health System Elders (NICHE): implementation of best practice modelsMathy Mezey
The John A Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing, New York University, 246 Greene Street, New York, NY 10003 6677, USA
J Nurs Adm 34:451-7. 2004....
- Medication reconciliation: developing and implementing a programMandalyn Schwarz
Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD, USA
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 18:503-7. 2006..This low-cost, high-impact safely initiative, if planned and performed strategically, can have a significant effect on patient safety...
- Some is not a number, soon is not a time: saving lives in America's health care facilitiesNancy Burden
Ambulatory Health Services, Morton Plant Health Services, Clearwater, FL, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 21:200-3. 2006
- Meeting the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for quality assessment and performance improvement: a model for hospitalsLaura M Rogers
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 21:325-30. 2006..The use of this model provided nurse leaders an opportunity to improve patient care as well as meet the CMS requirements for QAPI...
- Transforming care at the bedside: designing new care systems in an age of complexityMary Viney
Seton Healthcare Network, and School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, 1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 21:143-50. 2006..The article discusses the innovation process and the change cycles, impact of various innovations, and lessons learned...
- Promoting evidence-based practice: implementing the American Stroke Association's acute stroke programDarina Kavanagh
Regional Medical Center, San Jose, CA 95116, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 21:135-42. 2006..The results demonstrated that patient care and outcomes were improved through the implementation of this exemplar of evidence-based practice...
- Lessons from the field: one agency's successful OBQI journey. Improvement in medication managementJacqueline L Lindsay
Florida Hospital Home Care Services, Orlando, FL, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 24:172-7. 2006
- Transforming care at the bedside: implementation and spread model for single-hospital and multihospital systemsSusan Christie Martin
Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 4601 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Nurs Adm 37:444-51. 2007..The authors describe Transforming Care at the Bedside as implemented by one of Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Robert Wood Johnson's initial pilot hospitals, including promising outcomes and a model for spreading the initiative...
- How can we improve the nursing work environment?Julie Holden
Maternal Newborn Services, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, MA, USA
MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 31:34-8. 2006..This transformation could mean that the terms "Nursing Organizations" and "Learning Organizations" would not have to be oxymorons...
- Development and initial testing of the perianesthesia safe practices instrument: an ASPAN pilot studyPamela E Windle
Postanesthesia Care Unit and Surgical Observation Unit, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, 5421 Valerie St, Bellaire, TX 77401, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:370-84. 2007....
- A restraint utilization projectSusan L Fralick
Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties, Springfield, Ohio 45504, USA
Nurs Adm Q 31:219-25. 2007..The staff did the review of literature and review of their own actions and ultimately chose the Rapid Cycle Model for Improvement. This was a 3-year project that reaped major gains in decreased restraint utilization...
- A comprehensive audit of nursing record keeping practicePaul Griffiths
Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Br J Nurs 16:1324-7. 2007..The keys to success in this ongoing audit programme are identified as stakeholder involvement, support from the senior nurses in the organization and the use of the data for both local and trust-wide purposes...
- A New Measure of Nursing Home Care QualityMarilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- HEALTHY WORK ORGANIZATION--INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESSDAVID DEJOY; Fiscal Year: 2001..The proposed intervention uses data-driven problem-solving teams that combine elements from total quality management (TQM), worker involvement, and community engagement. Home Depot, Inc...
- Technology to Automatically Detect Early Signs of Illness in Senior HousingMarilyn J Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2010..Subjects will not use any expensive telehealth equipment or wear any devices. We propose to use this information to detect changes in health status which could indicate an impending acute illness or exacerbation of chronic illness. ..
- Multilevel Intervention to Improve Nursing Home OutcomesMarilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2009..Similarly, we will observe processes of care delivery before, during and after the multilevel intervention to describe the adoption of the care delivery strategies recommended in the intervention. ..
- In Situ Simulation to Detect and Prevent Near Misses during Critical EventsWilliam Riley; Fiscal Year: 2007..Our intervention to improve patient safety is based on an advanced set of event sets and debriefing techniques in use by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- TESTING A GAPN CARE MODEL FOR ELDERS WITH HIP FRACTUREKathleen Krichbaum; Fiscal Year: 1999..the past 20 years among elderly who experience hip fractures; the relatively new deliberate emphasis on Total Quality Management which requires careful explication of the processes of care; the lack of research testing of the efficacy ..
- WHY PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS OCCURS IN DIABETESPaul Lee; Fiscal Year: 1999..By applying the precepts of patient-centered care and total quality management to an analysis of why the health care system is not successful in preventing such blindness, new insights ..
- RISK OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN PRISON BASED HCWSRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 1999..Two total quality management teams will use these data to identify risk reduction strategies for this population of health care ..
- Rural Hospital Nursing: Environment, Effects and EvidenceRobin Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2008..This project has promising potential to improve quality of care to the rural population using the novel approach of focusing on an understudied area, nursing in rural hospitals. ..
- Discharge Planning and Telehealth for Post CABG EldersRuth Kleinpell; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Physical Restraints and Therapy Disruption in HospitalsAnn Minnick; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee SafetyBen Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2006..Fourth, it is significant that this study will take place in pediatric facilities since the complexity of health care delivery is compounded with children. ..
- TREATMENT PREFERENCES OF OLDER PATIENTS WITH DIABETESMarshall Chin; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Function, Quality of Life and Nursing Home Use in PACESusan Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2005..These studies will be performed concurrently with a comprehensive educational plan, with an ultimate goal of preparing Dr. Friedman to become an independent investigator in clinically-based health services research. ..
- IMPROVING DIABETES CARE COLLABORATIVELY IN THE COMMUNITYMarshall Chin; Fiscal Year: 2001..to diabetes care in CHCs: (1) a collaborative approach incorporating intensive, extended training in total quality management and a chronic disease model, group brainstorming and problem-solving, and development of skills in ..
- Proactive Risk Assessment of Primary Care of the ElderlyBen Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2007..The investigators have a history of successful collaboration and deliverables in primary care patient safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and HealthBrian Kleiner; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Home Health CareMichael Silver; Fiscal Year: 2007..Home health providers will be able to use this information to develop better care processes and to keep more people at home and out of the hospital. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Value of CPOE in Pediatric Inpatient Units and Its Impact on Safety and WorkBen Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- End of Life Nursing Education through Graduate ProgramsBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2006..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. ..
- Oncology Nursing Education in End of Life CareBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2007..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- SAFEHAVEN: Decision Support for Nursing Home Resident Disaster EvacuationsVincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2010..Using existing nursing home data from multiple sources, this study seeks to understand the consequences of hurricanes and evacuation decisions, providing the first evidence base to inform the creation of evacuation guidelines. ..
- Self-Management of Depression and Medical IllnessIsabel Lagomasino; Fiscal Year: 2005..Third, an expert panel uses study findings to adapt the programs as necessary and develops a manualized program protocol in preparation for a future randomized trial. ..
- Validation of an Innovative Approach To Error ReductionDavid Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2004..The team has experience in survey research, chart review, safety-related research, ED research and quality improvement. ..
- Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPDJ Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2005..These strategies will be described and translated into interventions targeting nurses, physicians, and teams who provide care for patients with cancer, COPD, and other life-limiting diseases. ..
- A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department PatientsPaula Tanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010..This knowledge will position the candidate to launch a research career as an investigator who will conduct projects aimed at scientifically evaluating mechanisms to improve the care of persons with SCD in the ED setting. ..
- RA Comorbidity Bone Health in Men and African AmericansTed Mikuls; Fiscal Year: 2008..Mikuls' continued development as an independent clinical investigator. ..
- Improving Quality and Reducing Disparities: Complementary or Competing GoalsDavid Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2007..The Harvard interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement will be responsible for the planning and execution of the meeting. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hemorrhagic Shock and Pancreatic Enzyme ProductsDavid Hoyt; Fiscal Year: 2007..The results of this research provide not only an approach to examine the different enzymatic and inflammatory processes in hemorrhagic shock but also to directly serve as the basis for possible intervention in patients. ..
- The Computer Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT)Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., JCAHO) and to facilitate financial reimbursement of tobacco counseling covered by Medicare and other third party providers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Intensive Communication for Chronically Critically IllBarbara Daly; Fiscal Year: 2007..ethnicity); (e) What are the key process characteristics of communication in ICS? ..
- Outpatient Treatment of Low-Risk Patients with Pulmonary EmbolismDonald M Yealy; Fiscal Year: 2010..Our innovative design translates a validated prognostic model into clinical practice and addresses a key barrier to effective, less costly care of select patients with PE. ..
- GnRH Agonists For Prostate Cancer: Role of the UrologistVahakn Shahinian; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- IMPROVING INPATIENT PALLIATIVE CARE FOR OLDER ADULTSSteven Pantilat; Fiscal Year: 2004..In addition, it is anticipated that the proposed research will develop the UCSF palliative care service into a unit for conducting clinical research focused on improving inpatient palliative care. ..
- Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life CareJ Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2004..The results will allow investigators and others to develop targeted educational and systemic interventions to improve the quality of this care. ..
- YOUTH PARTNERS IN CARE: DEPRESSION & QUALITY IMPROVEMENTJoan Asarnow; Fiscal Year: 2002..The study has an interdisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, primary care clinicians, statisticians, sociologists, and economists. ..
- DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE AND WORK SETTINGSBenjamin 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. ..
- GRADUATE EDUCATION IN ONCOLOGY NURSING FOR MINORITIESArlene Houldin; Fiscal Year: 2002..The School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the primary resource to the program along with a variety of clinical settings that provide services to minority patients. ..
- Trends in blood pressure in relation to obesityRebecca Din Dzietham; Fiscal Year: 2005..Research findings would lead to more refined mechanistic studies for ultimately better tailored interventions. ..
- Enhancing Colorectal CA Screening through Learning TeamsBenjamin F Crabtree; Fiscal Year: 2010..Practice improvements will be translatable into new efforts that increase cancer screening in the settings where the majority of Americans receive most of their medical care. ..
- Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the U.S.Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- FDG PET IMAGING OF COLON CARCINOMA RESPONSE TO THERAPYMichael Graham; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Center for Research on Quality in Managed CareKenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- American Indian MS to PHD Nursing Science Bridge-Phase 2SUSAN HENLY; Fiscal Year: 2006..The project evaluation plan is a refinement of the Phase 1 plan designed to efficiently obtain maximum information about the structure, process, and outcomes of the project. ..
- Improving The Quality Of Advanced Cancer Care With Disease ManagementBarbara Daly; Fiscal Year: 2010..remain after controlling for the influence of demographic, clinical and organizational covariates? (5) To what extent are differences in patient and caregiver outcomes achieved through improvements in collaboration and problem solving? ..
- BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWSRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing non-hospital HCWs and allow us to focus our energies and resources appropriately. ..
- A SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCELisa Jaycox; Fiscal Year: 2006..Specifically, this work falls under the research priority of prevention and intervention programs and services for children exposed to violence listed in the announcement. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Mental Health and Services Among Adults with HIVAudrey Burnam; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR DEPRESSIONLisa 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. ..
- MONTE CARLO DOSIMETRY FOR INTRAVASCULAR BRACHYTHERAPYX Li; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- ENDOMETRIOSIS :TRADITIONAL MEDICINE VS HORMONE THERAPYRichard Hammerschlag; Fiscal Year: 2002..Data obtained from this study, on treatment effectiveness, side effect profiles, recurrence of symptoms, compliance with therapy and drop-out rates, will be used to design a large-scale clinical trial. ..
- For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life CareElizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009..Relevance in lay language: We will generate knowledge about the influence of for-profit hospice ownership on the experiences of patients with cancer and their families. ..
- Building End-of-Life Science through Positive Human Strengths and TraitsBarbara Daly; Fiscal Year: 2010..A thorough evaluation of the activities and milestones will assist us to measure our success and promote the sustainability of the BEST Center. ..
- Hospital strategies to improve outcome performanceELIZABETH HOWE BRADLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..
- PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS DEATH AND ORGAN PROCUREMENTLaura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001..Finally, a community dialogue will be implemented to interpret and disseminate the findings and provide recommendations to policy makers. ..
- Improving Decision-Making about Feeding Options for Dementia PatientsLaura Hanson; Fiscal Year: 2009..If successful, this intervention will demonstrate a methodology with broader application to decision-making in dementia care. ..
- A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ECHINACEA IN CHILDRENJames Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- PATIENT AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENTBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2002..This course will impact 120 healthcare settings to improve pain management and quality of life in cancer patients and to establish model pain education programs for national dissemination. ..
- Eliciting Patient Treatment Preferences for OsteoporosisLiana Fraenkel; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- The Perception of Cancer Risk in Patients with Barrett's EsophagusNicholas Shaheen; Fiscal Year: 2007..The resultant study application will assess health-related quality of life, health-related anxiety and healthcare utilization as outcomes. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Impact of Changing Medicaid Policies on NH QualityVincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Organization Change to Improve Nursing Home EnviromentJules Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2003..approach aimed at: (1) empowering employees using role structuring techniques developed following a total quality management (TQM) paradigm, and (2) changing employee attitudes by introducing them to market orientation techniques ..
- Serum Protemic Patterns Associated With AtherosclerosisMark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Disparities in prostate cancer decision-making and QOLThomas Denberg; Fiscal Year: 2003..Knowledge gained will also lead to interventions for patients and clinicians to improve the decision-making process. ..
- THE CHRONICALLY ILL--LONG TERM MECHANICAL VENTILATIONBarbara Daly; Fiscal Year: 2003..4) Are there differences between family members of chronically critically ill patients who participate in a disease management program and family members of those who do not in care-giving burden and depression? ..
- Tobacco Treatment Initiated in the Emergency DepartmentEdwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007..The research plan includes preparing and submitting an R01 in Year 2. ..
- State Policies and Hospitalizations from Nursing HomesVincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2004..These theoretical insights will help shape the policy implications emerging from the study. ..
- Intervention for Stroke Survivors and Spousal CaregiversSharon Ostwald; Fiscal Year: 2005..Depending on the nature of the change function, individual parameter estimates of the intercept, slope, and if necessary, curvature will be compared across groups. ..
- Improving Outcomes of LBW Premature Infants and ParentsBernadette Melnyk; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Sedation Effects in Mechanically Ventilated PatientsMary Jo Grap; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENTRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2001..This study will identify barriers to appropriate implementation of the Guidelines and allow us to focus our energies and resources on specific improvements in order to minimize the risk of infection to exposed employees. ..
- Reducing Barriers to Pain and Fatigue ManagementBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Trial to Enhance Adherence to Multiple GuidelinesBenjamin Crabtree; Fiscal Year: 2006..The intervention will be translatable into ongoing implementations of evidence-based guidelines in the primary care setting where the majority of Americans receive their medical care. ..
- THE EFFECT OF APOE ON OUTCOMES IN TBI ADULTSYvette Conley; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Appraisal Delay and Disparities in Timely Cancer DiagnosisLaura A Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- ESCAPE Mechanistic SubstudiesRobert Califf; Fiscal Year: 2003..Catecholamines are also being collected at baseline and 3 months. In addition, the ESCAPE investigators are all ready capturing detailed demographic, clinical, and physiological information as part of the protocol for the primary study. ..
- The Genetic Basis of a Disease Free Model of AgingYvette Conley; Fiscal Year: 2006..This is the first study to propose to use lens transparency as a continuous, quantitative measure of the human aging process that will be suitable for genetic linkage and gene identification. ..
- Role of CDR3 in the Development of Neonatal ImmunityRobert Schelonka; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Cardiac SurgeryWilliam Holman; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- The Mental Health Assessment and Dynamic Referral for Oncology (MHADRO)Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- St. John's Wort Effects on LevonorgestrelPatricia Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2006..The study protocol will be refined for use in future studies of levonorgestrel and other emergency contraceptive regimens. ..
- Literacy and Utilization of Maternal Depression CareIan Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study represents a unique and cost effective opportunity to study patient factors which are obstacles to depression treatment in women with low literacy and inform future interventions. ..
- Reducing Health Risk Behavior & Improving Health Adolescent DepressionJoan Rosenbaum Asarnow; Fiscal Year: 2010..Results will provide critical guidance to the field regarding strategies for improving health and reducing health risk behaviors in adolescents with MDD. ..
- Optimizing use of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancerVahakn B Shahinian; Fiscal Year: 2010..POP dominant) on care of men on ADT. ..
- Epidemiologic Case-control Study of Barrett's EsophagusNicholas Shaheen; Fiscal Year: 2005..Finally, by comparing subjects with Barrett's to controls with reflux, and controlling for severs of reflux, the impact of a Barrett's diagnosis on quality of life and psychological stress may be seen. ..
- THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH CONSENT--EMPIRICAL/ETHICAL ANALYSISLaura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Understanding Consent to Tissue DonationLaura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2005..This study will be the first to comprehensively examine consent to tissue donation. ..
- Unit Level Nurse Workload Impacts on Patient SafetyNancy Donaldson; Fiscal Year: 2002..Of equal importance, this study will advance staffing measurement by tracing and analyzing the impact of variation in staffing and patient turnover, exploring the impact of variance on patient safety and outcomes. ..
- TREATMENT OF SSRI-RESISTANT DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTSJoan Asarnow; Fiscal Year: 2006..This site is based in Pittsburgh, which also serves as the Data Coordinating Center for the study [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Ethnic Variations in Antidepressant ResponseIra Lesser; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Linking Performance Measures to Treatment OutcomesDeborah Garnick; Fiscal Year: 2004..Our goal is to develop a data set rich enough to support testing the WCG performance measures and their relationship to outcomes in states that represent larger and more diverse populations. ..
- Hospital to Home: Cognitively Impaired Elders/CaregiversMary Naylor; Fiscal Year: 2009..Findings have the potential to inform improved care management of these patients and their caregivers, an Institute of Medicine priority for national action. ..
- Ethnicity and the Diagnosis of Affective IllnessIra Lesser; Fiscal Year: 2008..The final objective is to determine whether Latinos are at risk for similar problems in diagnostic assessments and treatment assignment. ..
- Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare WorkersRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease RiskRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
- Help Seeking for Depression by Primary Care PatientsANASHUA ELWY; Fiscal Year: 2007..Determining the factors associated with patients' decisions to seek help for depression from PCPs is a first step in helping patients to take action to improve their mental health. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..