total quality management

Summary

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.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Statistical process control as a tool for research and healthcare improvement
    J 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
  2. pmc A realist evaluation of the management of a well-performing regional hospital in Ghana
    Bruno Marchal
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:24. 2010
  3. ncbi Between evidence-based practice and total quality management: the implementation of cost-effective care
    R Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 12:297-304. 2000
  4. ncbi Quality improvement efforts and hospital performance: rates of beta-blocker prescription after acute myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth 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
  5. ncbi Quality improvement in chronic illness care: a collaborative approach
    E 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
  6. ncbi Doctor and nurse perception of inter-professional co-operation in hospitals
    Unni Krogstad
    University of Oslo, Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, Norway
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:491-7. 2004
  7. doi A critical look at Lean Thinking in healthcare
    T P Young
    School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:382-6. 2008
  8. ncbi Drinking-water risk management principles for a total quality management framework
    Steve 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
  9. doi A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran
    Mehrdad 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
  10. pmc Total quality management and performance in substance abuse treatment centers
    Dail Fields
    School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1630-49. 2010

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  1. pmc Statistical process control as a tool for research and healthcare improvement
    J 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...
  2. pmc A realist evaluation of the management of a well-performing regional hospital in Ghana
    Bruno 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...
  3. ncbi Between evidence-based practice and total quality management: the implementation of cost-effective care
    R 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...
  4. ncbi Quality improvement efforts and hospital performance: rates of beta-blocker prescription after acute myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth 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...
  5. ncbi Quality improvement in chronic illness care: a collaborative approach
    E 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
    ....
  6. ncbi Doctor and nurse perception of inter-professional co-operation in hospitals
    Unni 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...
  7. doi A critical look at Lean Thinking in healthcare
    T 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...
  8. ncbi Drinking-water risk management principles for a total quality management framework
    Steve 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...
  9. doi A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran
    Mehrdad 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...
  10. pmc Total quality management and performance in substance abuse treatment centers
    Dail 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 ..
  11. ncbi Using a balanced scorecard to improve the performance of an emergency department
    Shu 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...
  12. ncbi Quality improvement in primary care clinics
    L 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?..
  13. ncbi Improving government health services through contract management: a case from Cambodia
    Robert 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...
  14. pmc Designing a quality improvement intervention: a systematic approach
    M 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...
  15. ncbi Enhancing performance in health care: a theoretical perspective on agency and the role of information
    M Goddard
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Health Econ 9:95-107. 2000
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  16. ncbi The impact of legislative versus non-legislative quality policy in health care: a comparison between two countries
    E 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...
  17. ncbi Continuous quality improvement in small general medical practices: the attitudes of general practitioners and other practice staff
    H 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...
  18. ncbi Evidence-based public health: an evolving concept
    Neal 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...
  19. doi Emergency medicine-quality indicators: the United Kingdom perspective
    John 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...
  20. ncbi Indigenous health: effective and sustainable health services through continuous quality improvement
    Ross S Bailie
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:525-7. 2007
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  21. ncbi Progress in the implementation of Quality Management in Dutch health care: 1995-2000
    Emmy 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...
  22. ncbi 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 models
    P 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...
  23. ncbi Work-arounds in health care settings: Literature review and research agenda
    Jonathon 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...
  24. pmc Why most interventions to improve physician prescribing do not seem to work
    Sumit 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
  25. ncbi Implementing the chronic care model for improvements in diabetes care and education in a rural primary care practice
    Linda M Siminerio
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Diabetes Educ 31:225-34. 2005
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  26. doi Changes in performance after implementation of a multifaceted electronic-health-record-based quality improvement system
    Stephen 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...
  27. pmc The implementation of quality management systems in hospitals: a comparison between three countries
    C Wagner
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:50. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi Use and misuse of process and outcome data in managing performance of acute medical care: avoiding institutional stigma
    Richard Lilford
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, UK
    Lancet 363:1147-54. 2004
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  29. pmc Study protocol: Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Disease Extension (ABCDE) Project
    Ross Bailie
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:184. 2008
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  30. pmc Achieving improvement through nursing home quality measurement
    Yael Harris
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:5-18. 2002
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  31. doi Geriatric co-management of proximal femur fractures: total quality management and protocol-driven care result in better outcomes for a frail patient population
    Susan 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...
  32. ncbi Change in the quality of care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries, 1998-1999 to 2000-2001
    Stephen 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
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  33. doi Lean thinking in healthcare: a realist review of the literature
    Pamela 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...
  34. doi Effectiveness of public report cards for improving the quality of cardiac care: the EFFECT study: a randomized trial
    Jack 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...
  35. ncbi Quality management systems and clinical outcomes in Dutch nursing homes
    Cordula 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...
  36. pmc Quality improvement research: understanding the science of change in health care
    R Grol
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:110-1. 2002
  37. pmc What is "quality improvement" and how can it transform healthcare?
    Paul B Batalden
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:2-3. 2007
  38. ncbi Improving the quality of medical care: building bridges among professional pride, payer profit, and patient satisfaction
    R 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...
  39. ncbi Impact of an acute myocardial infarction report card in Ontario, Canada
    Jack 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...
  40. ncbi Human resource management and performance in healthcare organisations
    Claire 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...
  41. ncbi Assessing the impact of total quality management and organizational culture on multiple outcomes of care for coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients
    S M Shortell
    School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Med Care 38:207-17. 2000
    To 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 ..
  42. ncbi Healthcare redesign: meaning, origins and application
    L 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 ..
  43. ncbi Measuring and improving quality in emergency medicine
    Louis 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...
  44. ncbi Patients' perceptions of quality of care at an emergency department and identification of areas for quality improvement
    Asa 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...
  45. pmc Evaluation of quality improvement programmes
    J 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...
  46. ncbi Communicating about end-of-life care with patients and families in the intensive care unit
    J 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
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  47. ncbi Health worker (internal customer) satisfaction and motivation in the public sector in Ghana
    Irene Akua Agyepong
    Regional Health Administration, Greater Accra Region, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana
    Int J Health Plann Manage 19:319-36. 2004
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  48. ncbi What really works
    Nitin 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...
  49. ncbi Using "get with the guidelines" to improve cardiovascular secondary prevention
    Kenneth 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...
  50. ncbi 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...
  51. doi Use of lean and six sigma methodology to improve operating room efficiency in a high-volume tertiary-care academic medical center
    Robert 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...
  52. ncbi ASE/SCA recommendations and guidelines for continuous quality improvement in perioperative echocardiography
    Joseph P Mathew
    Anesth Analg 103:1416-25. 2006
  53. ncbi Impact of a triage liaison physician on emergency department overcrowding and throughput: a randomized controlled trial
    Brian 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...
  54. ncbi Lean thinking across a hospital: redesigning care at the Flinders Medical Centre
    David 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...
  55. doi Factors influencing bar-code verification by nurses during medication administration in a Dutch hospital
    Hein 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...
  56. pmc Quantitative data management in quality improvement collaboratives
    Mireille 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...
  57. doi Application of lean manufacturing techniques in the Emergency Department
    Eric 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...
  58. ncbi Integrating Six Sigma with total quality management: a case example for measuring medication errors
    Lee 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...
  59. ncbi Quality improvement organizations and hospital care
    Stephen F Jencks
    JAMA 294:2028; author reply 2030. 2005
  60. ncbi Improving the quality of care for patients with pneumonia in very small hospitals
    Laurie 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
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  61. doi Self-audit in plastic surgery: toward total quality management of personal professional practice
    Rola 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...
  62. ncbi The Norwegian approach to integrated quality development
    J 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 ..
  63. ncbi Evaluating implementation of quality management systems in a teaching hospital's clinical departments
    Patrice 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...
  64. ncbi Investigating the correlation between hospital of primary treatment and the survival of women with breast cancer
    Nicole 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...
  65. ncbi Studying health care "quality" qualitatively: the dilemmas and tensions between different forms of evaluation research within the U.K. National Health Service
    Paul Bate
    Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education, University College London, UK
    Qual Health Res 12:966-81. 2002
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  66. pmc Assessment of chronic illness care (ACIC): a practical tool to measure quality improvement
    Amy 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
    ....
  67. pmc The challenges, opportunities, and imperative of structured reporting in medical imaging
    Bruce 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
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  68. ncbi Using continuous quality improvement to increase preventive services in clinical practice--going beyond guidelines
    L I Solberg
    Group Health Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
    Prev Med 25:259-67. 1996
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  69. ncbi Does the implementation of responsibility centers, total quality management, and physician fee programs improve hospital efficiency? Evidence from Taiwan hospitals
    Hsuan 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...
  70. pmc Assessing the impact of continuous quality improvement on clinical practice: what it will take to accelerate progress
    S M Shortell
    University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Milbank Q 76:593-624, 510. 1998
    ....
  71. ncbi Using quality improvement strategies to enhance pediatric pain assessment
    Marsha 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...
  72. ncbi Evaluation of 60 continuous quality improvement projects in French hospitals
    G 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...
  73. ncbi Prevention of orthopaedic wound infections: a quality improvement project
    P 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...
  74. ncbi Environmental and organizational determinants of quality management
    C 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...
  75. ncbi Total turnaround: how to use national benchmarks, an operational review, and focus change strategies to totally turn an agency around
    Carla Braveman
    Caring 22:12-6. 2003
  76. ncbi Plan, do, study, act model to improve an orientation program
    Mary 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...
  77. doi The "wins" of change: evaluating the impact of predicted changes on case management practice
    Marietta 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...
  78. pmc Doing better to do good: the impact of strategic adaptation on nursing home performance
    Jacqueline 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...
  79. ncbi Improving medication administration systems: an evaluation study
    Jocelyn 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...
  80. doi Trends in transparency: nursing performance measurement and reporting
    Ellen 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...
  81. ncbi Improving the delivery of care for diabetes patients with a collaborative model
    Amy 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...
  82. pmc 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
    ....
  83. ncbi Improving patient safety with team coordination: challenges and strategies of implementation
    Karen 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...
  84. ncbi Continuous quality improvement: an effective strategy for improvement of program outcomes in a higher education setting
    Jennifer 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...
  85. ncbi Safe staffing for the post anesthesia care unit: weighing the evidence and identifying the gaps
    Myrna 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...
  86. ncbi Nutrition care process implementation: a change management perspective
    Jennifer Gardner-Cardani
    Southern California, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1429-33. 2007
  87. ncbi Fast Track: one hospital's journey
    Shane 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...
  88. ncbi Testing a collaborative research utilization model to translate best practices in pain management
    Marlene Dufault
    College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston 02881, USA
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:S26-32. 2004
    ....
  89. ncbi Great Safety Performance: an improvement process using leading indicators
    Dianne 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...
  90. ncbi Nurses Improving Care to Health System Elders (NICHE): implementation of best practice models
    Mathy 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
    ....
  91. ncbi Medication reconciliation: developing and implementing a program
    Mandalyn 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...
  92. ncbi Some is not a number, soon is not a time: saving lives in America's health care facilities
    Nancy Burden
    Ambulatory Health Services, Morton Plant Health Services, Clearwater, FL, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:200-3. 2006
  93. ncbi Meeting the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for quality assessment and performance improvement: a model for hospitals
    Laura 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...
  94. ncbi Transforming care at the bedside: designing new care systems in an age of complexity
    Mary 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...
  95. ncbi Promoting evidence-based practice: implementing the American Stroke Association's acute stroke program
    Darina 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...
  96. ncbi Lessons from the field: one agency's successful OBQI journey. Improvement in medication management
    Jacqueline L Lindsay
    Florida Hospital Home Care Services, Orlando, FL, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 24:172-7. 2006
  97. ncbi Transforming care at the bedside: implementation and spread model for single-hospital and multihospital systems
    Susan 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...
  98. ncbi 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...
  99. ncbi Development and initial testing of the perianesthesia safe practices instrument: an ASPAN pilot study
    Pamela 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
    ....
  100. ncbi A restraint utilization project
    Susan 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...
  101. ncbi A comprehensive audit of nursing record keeping practice
    Paul 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...

Research Grants100

  1. A New Measure of Nursing Home Care Quality
    Marilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. HEALTHY WORK ORGANIZATION--INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS
    DAVID 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...
  3. Technology to Automatically Detect Early Signs of Illness in Senior Housing
    Marilyn 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. ..
  4. Multilevel Intervention to Improve Nursing Home Outcomes
    Marilyn 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. ..
  5. In Situ Simulation to Detect and Prevent Near Misses during Critical Events
    William 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]..
  6. TESTING A GAPN CARE MODEL FOR ELDERS WITH HIP FRACTURE
    Kathleen 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 ..
  7. WHY PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS OCCURS IN DIABETES
    Paul 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 ..
  8. RISK OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN PRISON BASED HCWS
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Two total quality management teams will use these data to identify risk reduction strategies for this population of health care ..
  9. Rural Hospital Nursing: Environment, Effects and Evidence
    Robin 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. ..
  10. Discharge Planning and Telehealth for Post CABG Elders
    Ruth Kleinpell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  11. Physical Restraints and Therapy Disruption in Hospitals
    Ann Minnick; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee Safety
    Ben 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. ..
  13. TREATMENT PREFERENCES OF OLDER PATIENTS WITH DIABETES
    Marshall Chin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Function, Quality of Life and Nursing Home Use in PACE
    Susan 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. ..
  15. IMPROVING DIABETES CARE COLLABORATIVELY IN THE COMMUNITY
    Marshall 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 ..
  16. Proactive Risk Assessment of Primary Care of the Elderly
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The investigators have a history of successful collaboration and deliverables in primary care patient safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  17. Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health
    Brian Kleiner; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Home Health Care
    Michael 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]..
  19. The Value of CPOE in Pediatric Inpatient Units and Its Impact on Safety and Work
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. End of Life Nursing Education through Graduate Programs
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. ..
  21. Oncology Nursing Education in End of Life Care
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. SAFEHAVEN: Decision Support for Nursing Home Resident Disaster Evacuations
    Vincent 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. ..
  23. Self-Management of Depression and Medical Illness
    Isabel 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. ..
  24. Validation of an Innovative Approach To Error Reduction
    David Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The team has experience in survey research, chart review, safety-related research, ED research and quality improvement. ..
  25. Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPD
    J 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. ..
  26. A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department Patients
    Paula 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. ..
  27. RA Comorbidity Bone Health in Men and African Americans
    Ted Mikuls; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Mikuls' continued development as an independent clinical investigator. ..
  28. Improving Quality and Reducing Disparities: Complementary or Competing Goals
    David 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]..
  29. Hemorrhagic Shock and Pancreatic Enzyme Products
    David 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. ..
  30. 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]..
  31. Intensive Communication for Chronically Critically Ill
    Barbara Daly; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..ethnicity); (e) What are the key process characteristics of communication in ICS? ..
  32. Outpatient Treatment of Low-Risk Patients with Pulmonary Embolism
    Donald 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. ..
  33. GnRH Agonists For Prostate Cancer: Role of the Urologist
    Vahakn Shahinian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. IMPROVING INPATIENT PALLIATIVE CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS
    Steven 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. ..
  35. Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life Care
    J 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. ..
  36. YOUTH PARTNERS IN CARE: DEPRESSION & QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
    Joan Asarnow; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The study has an interdisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, primary care clinicians, statisticians, sociologists, and economists. ..
  37. 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. ..
  38. GRADUATE EDUCATION IN ONCOLOGY NURSING FOR MINORITIES
    Arlene 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. ..
  39. Trends in blood pressure in relation to obesity
    Rebecca Din Dzietham; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Research findings would lead to more refined mechanistic studies for ultimately better tailored interventions. ..
  40. Enhancing Colorectal CA Screening through Learning Teams
    Benjamin 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. ..
  41. Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the U.S.
    Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  42. FDG PET IMAGING OF COLON CARCINOMA RESPONSE TO THERAPY
    Michael Graham; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  43. Center for Research on Quality in Managed Care
    Kenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. American Indian MS to PHD Nursing Science Bridge-Phase 2
    SUSAN 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. ..
  45. Improving The Quality Of Advanced Cancer Care With Disease Management
    Barbara 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? ..
  46. BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWS
    Robyn 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. ..
  47. A SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE
    Lisa 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]..
  48. Mental Health and Services Among Adults with HIV
    Audrey Burnam; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  49. 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. ..
  50. MONTE CARLO DOSIMETRY FOR INTRAVASCULAR BRACHYTHERAPY
    X Li; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  51. ENDOMETRIOSIS :TRADITIONAL MEDICINE VS HORMONE THERAPY
    Richard 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. ..
  52. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth 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. ..
  53. Building End-of-Life Science through Positive Human Strengths and Traits
    Barbara 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. ..
  54. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    ELIZABETH 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. ..
  55. PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS DEATH AND ORGAN PROCUREMENT
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, a community dialogue will be implemented to interpret and disseminate the findings and provide recommendations to policy makers. ..
  56. Improving Decision-Making about Feeding Options for Dementia Patients
    Laura Hanson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If successful, this intervention will demonstrate a methodology with broader application to decision-making in dementia care. ..
  57. A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ECHINACEA IN CHILDREN
    James Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  58. PATIENT AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT
    Betty 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. ..
  59. Eliciting Patient Treatment Preferences for Osteoporosis
    Liana Fraenkel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. The Perception of Cancer Risk in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus
    Nicholas 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]..
  61. Impact of Changing Medicaid Policies on NH Quality
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  62. Organization Change to Improve Nursing Home Enviroment
    Jules 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 ..
  63. Serum Protemic Patterns Associated With Atherosclerosis
    Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  64. Disparities in prostate cancer decision-making and QOL
    Thomas Denberg; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Knowledge gained will also lead to interventions for patients and clinicians to improve the decision-making process. ..
  65. THE CHRONICALLY ILL--LONG TERM MECHANICAL VENTILATION
    Barbara 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? ..
  66. Tobacco Treatment Initiated in the Emergency Department
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The research plan includes preparing and submitting an R01 in Year 2. ..
  67. State Policies and Hospitalizations from Nursing Homes
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These theoretical insights will help shape the policy implications emerging from the study. ..
  68. Intervention for Stroke Survivors and Spousal Caregivers
    Sharon 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. ..
  69. Improving Outcomes of LBW Premature Infants and Parents
    Bernadette Melnyk; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  70. Sedation Effects in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
    Mary Jo Grap; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  71. BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT
    Robyn 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. ..
  72. Reducing Barriers to Pain and Fatigue Management
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  73. Trial to Enhance Adherence to Multiple Guidelines
    Benjamin 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. ..
  74. THE EFFECT OF APOE ON OUTCOMES IN TBI ADULTS
    Yvette Conley; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  75. Appraisal Delay and Disparities in Timely Cancer Diagnosis
    Laura A Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  76. ESCAPE Mechanistic Substudies
    Robert 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. ..
  77. The Genetic Basis of a Disease Free Model of Aging
    Yvette 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. ..
  78. Role of CDR3 in the Development of Neonatal Immunity
    Robert Schelonka; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  79. Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Cardiac Surgery
    William Holman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  80. The Mental Health Assessment and Dynamic Referral for Oncology (MHADRO)
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  81. St. John's Wort Effects on Levonorgestrel
    Patricia Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The study protocol will be refined for use in future studies of levonorgestrel and other emergency contraceptive regimens. ..
  82. Literacy and Utilization of Maternal Depression Care
    Ian 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. ..
  83. Reducing Health Risk Behavior & Improving Health Adolescent Depression
    Joan 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. ..
  84. Optimizing use of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Vahakn B Shahinian; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..POP dominant) on care of men on ADT. ..
  85. Epidemiologic Case-control Study of Barrett's Esophagus
    Nicholas 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. ..
  86. THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH CONSENT--EMPIRICAL/ETHICAL ANALYSIS
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  87. Understanding Consent to Tissue Donation
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will be the first to comprehensively examine consent to tissue donation. ..
  88. Unit Level Nurse Workload Impacts on Patient Safety
    Nancy 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. ..
  89. TREATMENT OF SSRI-RESISTANT DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTS
    Joan Asarnow; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This site is based in Pittsburgh, which also serves as the Data Coordinating Center for the study [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  90. Ethnic Variations in Antidepressant Response
    Ira Lesser; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  91. Linking Performance Measures to Treatment Outcomes
    Deborah 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. ..
  92. Hospital to Home: Cognitively Impaired Elders/Caregivers
    Mary 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. ..
  93. Ethnicity and the Diagnosis of Affective Illness
    Ira Lesser; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The final objective is to determine whether Latinos are at risk for similar problems in diagnostic assessments and treatment assignment. ..
  94. Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare Workers
    Robyn 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. ..
  95. Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease Risk
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
  96. Help Seeking for Depression by Primary Care Patients
    ANASHUA 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]..