quality of health care

Summary

Summary: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The quality of health care delivered to adults in the United States
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2635-45. 2003
  2. ncbi How can we achieve and maintain high-quality performance of health workers in low-resource settings?
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Lancet 366:1026-35. 2005
  3. ncbi Overcoming health-systems constraints to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
    Phyllida Travis
    Department of Health System Policies, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 364:900-6. 2004
  4. ncbi The measurement of satisfaction with healthcare: implications for practice from a systematic review of the literature
    R Crow
    European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Health Technol Assess 6:1-244. 2002
  5. ncbi From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patients' care
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, PO Box 9101, WOK 229 6500 HB, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:1225-30. 2003
  6. ncbi Development and validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC)
    Russell E Glasgow
    Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Med Care 43:436-44. 2005
  7. ncbi Comparison of vignettes, standardized patients, and chart abstraction: a prospective validation study of 3 methods for measuring quality
    J W Peabody
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Institute for Global Health, University of California, 94105, USA
    JAMA 283:1715-22. 2000
  8. pmc Multiple chronic conditions: prevalence, health consequences, and implications for quality, care management, and costs
    Christine Vogeli
    Institute for Health Policy in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:391-5. 2007
  9. ncbi Defining quality of care
    S M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, UK
    Soc Sci Med 51:1611-25. 2000
  10. ncbi Improving primary care for patients with chronic illness
    Thomas Bodenheimer
    Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    JAMA 288:1775-9. 2002

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  1. ncbi The quality of health care delivered to adults in the United States
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2635-45. 2003
    ..We have little systematic information about the extent to which standard processes involved in health care--a key element of quality--are delivered in the United States...
  2. ncbi How can we achieve and maintain high-quality performance of health workers in low-resource settings?
    Alexander K Rowe
    Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Lancet 366:1026-35. 2005
    ..Furthermore, we recommend that ministries of health and international organisations should actively help translate research findings into action to improve health-worker performance, and thereby improve health...
  3. ncbi Overcoming health-systems constraints to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
    Phyllida Travis
    Department of Health System Policies, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 364:900-6. 2004
    ..The forthcoming Ministerial Summit on Health Research seeks to help define a learning agenda for health systems, so that by 2015, substantial progress will have been made to reducing the system constraints to achieving the MDGs...
  4. ncbi The measurement of satisfaction with healthcare: implications for practice from a systematic review of the literature
    R Crow
    European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Health Technol Assess 6:1-244. 2002
  5. ncbi From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patients' care
    Richard Grol
    Centre for Quality of Care Research WOK, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, PO Box 9101, WOK 229 6500 HB, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:1225-30. 2003
    ..In general, evidence shows that none of the approaches for transferring evidence to practice is superior to all changes in all situations...
  6. ncbi Development and validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC)
    Russell E Glasgow
    Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Med Care 43:436-44. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi Comparison of vignettes, standardized patients, and chart abstraction: a prospective validation study of 3 methods for measuring quality
    J W Peabody
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Institute for Global Health, University of California, 94105, USA
    JAMA 283:1715-22. 2000
    ..Better health care quality is a universal goal, yet measuring quality has proven to be difficult and problematic. A central problem has been isolating physician practices from other effects of the health care system...
  8. pmc Multiple chronic conditions: prevalence, health consequences, and implications for quality, care management, and costs
    Christine Vogeli
    Institute for Health Policy in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:391-5. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi Defining quality of care
    S M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, UK
    Soc Sci Med 51:1611-25. 2000
    This paper defines quality of health care. We suggest that there are two principal dimensions of quality of care for individual patients; access and effectiveness...
  10. ncbi Improving primary care for patients with chronic illness
    Thomas Bodenheimer
    Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    JAMA 288:1775-9. 2002
    ..Case studies are provided describing how components of the chronic care model have been implemented in the primary care practices of 4 health care organizations...
  11. ncbi Systematic review: impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care
    Basit Chaudhry
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, RAND, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:742-52. 2006
    Experts consider health information technology key to improving efficiency and quality of health care.
  12. pmc A meta-analysis of interventions to improve care for chronic illnesses
    Alexander C Tsai
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, WG 57 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4945, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:478-88. 2005
    ..to address 2 research questions: (1) Do interventions that incorporate at least 1 element of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) result in improved outcomes for specific chronic illnesses? (2) Are any elements essential for improved outcomes?..
  13. pmc Designing and evaluating complex interventions to improve health care
    Neil C Campbell
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    BMJ 334:455-9. 2007
  14. ncbi Nurse-staffing levels and the quality of care in hospitals
    Jack Needleman
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1715-22. 2002
    ..It is uncertain whether lower levels of staffing by nurses at hospitals are associated with an increased risk that patients will have complications or die...
  15. ncbi Effects of pay for performance on the quality of primary care in England
    Stephen M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 361:368-78. 2009
    ..A pay-for-performance scheme based on meeting targets for the quality of clinical care was introduced to family practice in England in 2004...
  16. doi The science of improvement
    Donald M Berwick
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    JAMA 299:1182-4. 2008
  17. ncbi The effect of financial incentives on the quality of health care provided by primary care physicians
    Anthony Scott
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne, Level 7, Alan Gilbert Building, Barry Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 3053
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD008451. 2011
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  18. ncbi Bypassing primary care facilities for childbirth: a population-based study in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, 109 Observatory Road, SPH II M3166, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
    Health Policy Plan 24:279-88. 2009
    ..Investing in improved quality of care in primary care facilities may reduce bypassing and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system in providing coverage for facility delivery in rural Africa...
  19. ncbi Factors affecting home delivery in rural Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 12:862-72. 2007
    ..This study combines an understanding of gender issues relating to health and help-seeking behaviour with epidemiological knowledge concerning place of delivery...
  20. ncbi Effectiveness and cost of facility-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Tanzania
    Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 364:1583-94. 2004
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of facility-based IMCI in rural Tanzania...
  21. ncbi Deficits in communication and information transfer between hospital-based and primary care physicians: implications for patient safety and continuity of care
    Sunil Kripalani
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    JAMA 297:831-41. 2007
    ..Delayed or inaccurate communication between hospital-based and primary care physicians at hospital discharge may negatively affect continuity of care and contribute to adverse events...
  22. ncbi Community-based health insurance in developing countries: a study of its contribution to the performance of health financing systems
    Guy Carrin
    Department of Health Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 10:799-811. 2005
    ..The proposals pertain to the demand for and the supply of health care in the community; to the technical, managerial and institutional set-up of CHI; and to the rational use of subsidies...
  23. ncbi Disseminating innovations in health care
    Donald M Berwick
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:1969-75. 2003
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  24. pmc Research methods used in developing and applying quality indicators in primary care
    S M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 326:816-9. 2003
  25. pmc The use of antenatal and postnatal care: perspectives and experiences of women and health care providers in rural southern Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Institute formerly Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, PO Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:10. 2009
    ..We describe the perspectives and experiences of women and health care providers on the use of antenatal and postnatal services...
  26. ncbi Use of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) with diabetic patients: relationship to patient characteristics, receipt of care, and self-management
    Russell E Glasgow
    Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2655-61. 2005
    ..There is a dearth of information on the extent to which diabetic patients receive care congruent with the chronic care model (CCM) and evidence-based behavioral counseling. This study evaluates a new instrument to fill this gap...
  27. ncbi Availability, utilisation and quality of basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care services in Malawi
    Eugene J Kongnyuy
    Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Matern Child Health J 13:687-94. 2009
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  28. ncbi Age disparities in stroke quality of care and delivery of health services
    Gustavo Saposnik
    Stroke Research Unit, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:3328-35. 2009
    ..Limited information is available on the effect of age on stroke management and care delivery. Our aim was to determine whether access to stroke care, delivery of health services, and clinical outcomes after stroke are affected by age...
  29. ncbi The effect of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness on observed quality of care of under-fives in rural Tanzania
    Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Health Policy Plan 19:1-10. 2004
    ..IMCI is therefore likely to lead to rapid gains in child survival, health and development if adequate coverage levels can be achieved and maintained...
  30. pmc Quality of private and public ambulatory health care in low and middle income countries: systematic review of comparative studies
    Sima Berendes
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    PLoS Med 8:e1000433. 2011
    ..These providers are therefore central to improving health outcomes. We need to know how their services compare to those of the public sector to inform policy options...
  31. ncbi The quality of care for depressive and anxiety disorders in the United States
    A S Young
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Health Services Research Center, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90024-6505, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:55-61. 2001
    ..Most adults with a probable depressive or anxiety disorder do not receive appropriate care for their disorder. While this holds across diverse groups, appropriate care is less common in certain demographic subgroups...
  32. ncbi "To enrol or not to enrol?": A qualitative investigation of demand for health insurance in rural West Africa
    Manuela De Allegri
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 62:1520-7. 2006
    ..The discussion of the findings focuses on the policy implications, offering concrete recommendations to maximise enrolment, within and beyond Burkina Faso...
  33. ncbi To retain or remove user fees?: reflections on the current debate in low- and middle-income countries
    Chris D James
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 5:137-53. 2006
    ..Analysis should move on from broad evaluations of user fees towards exploring how best to dismantle the multiple barriers to access in specific contexts...
  34. ncbi Quality of hospital care for seriously ill children in less-developed countries
    T Nolan
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and Murdock Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Lancet 357:106-10. 2001
    ..Possible targets for improvement include initial triage, emergency care, assessment, inpatient treatment, and monitoring. Priority targets for individual hospitals may be determined by assessing each hospital...
  35. pmc How good is the quality of health care in the United States?
    M A Schuster
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Milbank Q 76:517-63, 509. 1998
    ..Efforts to measure quality and report routinely on the results to the public at large would allow more definitive assessments of the status of the nation's health care and would enable us to single out the areas in need of improvement...
  36. ncbi Lost in transition: challenges and opportunities for improving the quality of transitional care
    Eric A Coleman
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80011, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:533-6. 2004
    ..This article describes the challenges involved in and potential solutions for improving the quality of transitional care...
  37. pmc Methods for incorporating patients' views in health care
    Michel Wensing
    Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre St Radboud, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    BMJ 326:877-9. 2003
  38. ncbi The effect of emergency department crowding on clinically oriented outcomes
    Steven L Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1-10. 2009
    ..The effect of emergency department (ED) crowding on these domains of quality has not been comprehensively evaluated...
  39. ncbi Relationship between number of medical conditions and quality of care
    Takahiro Higashi
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    N Engl J Med 356:2496-504. 2007
    ..We therefore sought to study the relationship between the quality of care and the number of medical conditions a patient has...
  40. pmc Information from pharmaceutical companies and the quality, quantity, and cost of physicians' prescribing: a systematic review
    Geoffrey K Spurling
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS Med 7:e1000352. 2010
    ..The objective of this review is to examine the relationship between exposure to information from pharmaceutical companies and the quality, quantity, and cost of physicians' prescribing...
  41. ncbi Assessment of inpatient paediatric care in first referral level hospitals in 13 districts in Kenya
    Mike English
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Lancet 363:1948-53. 2004
    ..The district hospital is considered essential for delivering basic, cost-effective health care to children in resource poor countries. We aimed to investigate the performance of these facilities in Kenya...
  42. pmc Good practice in health care for migrants: views and experiences of care professionals in 16 European countries
    Stefan Priebe
    Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, London and the Barts School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:187. 2011
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  43. ncbi Quality of care for maternal and newborn health: the neglected agenda
    N R van den Broek
    Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 116:18-21. 2009
    ..Two promising approaches are maternal and perinatal death reviews and criterion-based audit. These and other quality improvement tools have a crucial role to play in the implementation of effective maternal and newborn care...
  44. ncbi Quality of treatment for febrile illness among children at outpatient facilities in sub-Saharan Africa
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:283-96. 2006
    ..Some interventions, such as IMCI, can improve the treatment of not only malaria but also other potentially life-threatening illnesses...
  45. ncbi Conceptual frameworks for health systems performance: a quest for effectiveness, quality, and improvement
    O A Arah
    Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:377-98. 2003
    ..Furthermore, there is a gap in the knowledge of how the resultant performance data are used to stimulate improvement and to ensure health care quality...
  46. ncbi Measuring patient-centered communication in patient-physician consultations: theoretical and practical issues
    Ronald M Epstein
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1516-28. 2005
    ..The increasing influence of the PCC literature to guide medical education, licensure of clinicians, and assessments of quality provides a strong rationale for further clarification of these measurement issues...
  47. ncbi Ethnic differences in mortality, end-stage complications, and quality of care among diabetic patients: a review
    Loes C Lanting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 28:2280-8. 2005
    ..The following questions were examined: 1) Are there ethnic differences among diabetic patients in mortality and end-stage complications and 2) are there ethnic differences among diabetic patients in quality of care?..
  48. ncbi Quality of diagnosis and procedure coding in ICD-10 administrative data
    Toni Henderson
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
    Med Care 44:1011-9. 2006
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  49. ncbi Does pay-for-performance improve the quality of health care?
    Laura A Petersen
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:265-72. 2006
    ..This produces no financial incentives and, in some cases, produces disincentives for quality. Increasing numbers of programs link payment to performance...
  50. 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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  51. ncbi The relationship between competence and performance: implications for assessing practice performance
    J J Rethans
    Skillslab, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Med Educ 36:901-9. 2002
    ..This paper aims to describe current views of the relationship between competence and performance and to delineate some of the implications of the distinctions between the two areas for the purpose of assessing doctors in practice...
  52. ncbi The association of registered nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Robert L Kane
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Med Care 45:1195-204. 2007
    ..To examine the association between registered nurse (RN) staffing and patient outcomes in acute care hospitals...
  53. ncbi Impact of disseminating quality improvement programs for depression in managed primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    K B Wells
    RAND, Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    JAMA 283:212-20. 2000
    ..Care of patients with depression in managed primary care settings often fails to meet guideline standards, but the long-term impact of quality improvement (QI) programs for depression care in such settings is unknown...
  54. ncbi Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:42-60. 2008
    ..There are no 'magic bullets' or simple solutions for ensuring the quality of health care services...
  55. pmc Effects of nurse staffing and nurse education on patient deaths in hospitals with different nurse work environments
    Linda H Aiken
    Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104 4217, USA
    Med Care 49:1047-53. 2011
    ..Little is known about whether and under what conditions each type of investment works better to improve outcomes...
  56. ncbi Delivery of paediatric care at the first-referral level in Kenya
    Mike English
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Lancet 364:1622-9. 2004
    ..The capacity of the district hospital in Kenya needs strengthening by comprehensive policies that address real needs if current or new interventions and services at this level of care are to enhance child survival...
  57. ncbi Practical clinical trials: increasing the value of clinical research for decision making in clinical and health policy
    Sean R Tunis
    Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD 21244, USA
    JAMA 290:1624-32. 2003
    ..For these changes to occur, clinical and health policy decision makers will need to become more involved in all aspects of clinical research, including priority setting, infrastructure development, and funding...
  58. ncbi Health service delivery in China: a literature review
    Karen Eggleston
    UCLA International Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Econ 17:149-65. 2008
    ..Other elements of 'active purchasing' by insurers could further improve outcomes. Rigorous evaluations, based on richer micro-level data, could considerably strengthen the evidence base for service delivery policy in China...
  59. ncbi Professionalism and the know-do gap: exploring intrinsic motivation among health workers in Tanzania
    Kenneth L Leonard
    University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Health Econ 19:1461-77. 2010
    ..These professional health care workers provide high quality care even when they work in an environment that does not reward this effort, a finding that has important implications for the use of performance-based incentives...
  60. pmc Systematic review of scope and quality of electronic patient record data in primary care
    Krish Thiru
    Fisher Medical Centre Research Unit, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1EU
    BMJ 326:1070. 2003
    ..To systematically review measures of data quality in electronic patient records (EPRs) in primary care...
  61. ncbi Going to scale with professional skilled care
    Marge Koblinsky
    ICDDR, B, Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Lancet 368:1377-86. 2006
    ..Teams of providers are the efficient option, creating the possibility of scaling up as much as 10 times more quickly than would be the case with deployment of solo health workers in home deliveries with dedicated or multipurpose workers...
  62. ncbi Outpatient process quality evaluation and the Hawthorne Effect
    Kenneth Leonard
    Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Maryland, 2200 Symons Hall, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2330-40. 2006
    ..We show that quality after we arrive begins to look similar to quality before we arrived between the 10th and 15th consultations. Implications for quality measurement and policy are discussed...
  63. ncbi Assessing the quality of transitional care: further applications of the care transitions measure
    Carla Parry
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Med Care 46:317-22. 2008
    ..The Institute of Medicine has identified care transitions as a priority area for performance measurement...
  64. pmc Impact of financial incentives on clinical autonomy and internal motivation in primary care: ethnographic study
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 334:1357. 2007
    ..To explore the impact of financial incentives for quality of care on practice organisation, clinical autonomy, and internal motivation of doctors and nurses working in primary care...
  65. ncbi Structure and measurement properties of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care instrument
    Cristian Gugiu
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 5237, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:509-16. 2010
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  66. pmc Quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Vikram R Comondore
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9
    BMJ 339:b2732. 2009
    ..To compare quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes...
  67. pmc Are hospitals prepared to support newborn survival? - An evaluation of eight first-referral level hospitals in Kenya
    Charles Opondo
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, and Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1165-72. 2009
    ..To assess the availability of resources that support the provision of basic neonatal care in eight first-referral level (district) hospitals in Kenya...
  68. pmc The SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines for quality improvement reporting: explanation and elaboration
    G Ogrinc
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, VT 05009, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:i13-32. 2008
    ..The SQUIRE statement itself, this E & E document, and additional information about reporting improvement work can be found at http://www.squire-statement.org...
  69. pmc Effect on health-related outcomes of interventions to alter the interaction between patients and practitioners: a systematic review of trials
    Simon J Griffin
    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 2SR, UK
    Ann Fam Med 2:595-608. 2004
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  70. ncbi Eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Departments of Anesthesiology CCM and Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2014-20. 2004
    ..To determine whether a multifaceted systems intervention would eliminate catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs)...
  71. ncbi Practice guidelines developed by specialty societies: the need for a critical appraisal
    R Grilli
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Lancet 355:103-6. 2000
    ..Because no information is available on the methodological quality of the guidelines developed by specialty societies, we undertook a survey on those published in peer-reviewed journals...
  72. ncbi Poor people's experiences of health services in Tanzania: a literature review
    Masuma Mamdani
    Reprod Health Matters 12:138-53. 2004
    ..It was first published in 2004 by the Women's Dignity Project/Utu Mwanamke, PO Box 79402, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
  73. ncbi Gaps between knowing and doing: understanding and assessing the barriers to optimal health care
    Lorna J Cochrane
    AXDEV Global, Norfolk, Virginia 23503, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 27:94-102. 2007
    ..An in-depth understanding of the barriers and incentives contributing to the gap can lead to interventions that effect change toward optimal practice and thus to better care...
  74. pmc Effect of the quality and outcomes framework on diabetes care in the United Kingdom: retrospective cohort study
    Melanie Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 338:b1870. 2009
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  75. ncbi Are quality improvements in the get with the guidelines: stroke program related to better care or better data documentation?
    Mathew J Reeves
    Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:503-11. 2011
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  76. ncbi The birth satisfaction scale
    Caroline Hollins Martin
    School of Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 24:124-35. 2011
    ..The purpose of this paper is to develop a psychometric scale--the birth satisfaction scale (BSS)--for assessing women's birth perceptions...
  77. pmc Hospital nursing and 30-day readmissions among Medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia
    Matthew D McHugh
    Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4217, USA
    Med Care 51:52-9. 2013
    ..Provisions of the Affordable Care Act that increase hospitals' financial accountability for preventable readmissions have heightened interest in identifying system-level interventions to reduce readmissions...
  78. ncbi Patient satisfaction with hospital care: effects of demographic and institutional characteristics
    G J Young
    Management Decision and Research Center, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 38:325-34. 2000
    There are a growing number of efforts to compare the service quality of health care organizations on the basis of patient satisfaction data. Such efforts inevitably raise questions about the fairness of the comparisons...
  79. ncbi Effects of care coordination on hospitalization, quality of care, and health care expenditures among Medicare beneficiaries: 15 randomized trials
    Deborah Peikes
    Mathematica Policy Research Inc, 600 Alexander Pk, Princeton, NJ 08550, USA
    JAMA 301:603-18. 2009
    ..Medicare expenditures of patients with chronic illnesses might be reduced through improvements in care, patient adherence, and communication...
  80. ncbi Patients Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) in two Australian studies: structure and utility
    Jane Taggart
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:215-21. 2011
    ....
  81. pmc The comprehensive care project: measuring physician performance in ambulatory practice
    Eric S Holmboe
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 510 Walnut Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1912-33. 2010
    ..To investigate the feasibility, reliability, and validity of comprehensively assessing physician-level performance in ambulatory practice...
  82. ncbi Does continuity of care improve patient outcomes?
    Michael D Cabana
    Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0456, USA
    J Fam Pract 53:974-80. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the effect of sustained continuity of care (SCOC) on the quality of patient care...
  83. ncbi Community-based integrated care: myth or must?
    T Plochg
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:91-101. 2002
    In spite of the many efforts that have been made to rationalize and improve the functioning and the quality of health care delivery in industrialized countries, too limited a degree of success has been achieved so far...
  84. ncbi Trends in the quality of care for elderly people with type 2 diabetes: the need for improvements in safety and quality (the 2001 and 2007 ENTRED Surveys)
    Carole Pornet
    Département des maladies chroniques et traumatismes, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, 12, rue du Val d Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice Cedex, France
    Diabetes Metab 37:152-61. 2011
    ..This study aimed to characterize the sociodemographic data, health status, quality of care and 6-year trends in elderly people with type 2 diabetes...
  85. ncbi Quality of after-hours primary care in the Netherlands: a narrative review
    Paul Giesen
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 155:108-13. 2011
    ..Future developments in the Netherlands include integration and extensive collaboration with the accident and emergency departments of hospitals, in which PCPs take care of self-referring patients...
  86. ncbi Effect of the transformation of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System on the quality of care
    Ashish K Jha
    Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2218-27. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the subsequent change in the quality of health care and to compare the quality with that of the Medicare fee-for-service program.
  87. pmc Comparison of hospital risk-standardized mortality rates calculated by using in-hospital and 30-day models: an observational study with implications for hospital profiling
    Elizabeth E Drye
    Yale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:19-26. 2012
    ..In-hospital mortality measures, which are widely used to assess hospital quality, are not based on a standardized follow-up period and may systematically favor hospitals with shorter lengths of stay (LOSs)...
  88. pmc Understanding the implementation of evidence-based care: a structural network approach
    Michael L Parchman
    Family and Community Medicine Department, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 3884, USA
    Implement Sci 6:14. 2011
    ..The purpose of this analysis is to examine the properties of a network created by the 'co-care' of patients within one region of the Veterans Health Affairs...
  89. ncbi Less is more in presenting quality information to consumers
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:169-90. 2007
    ..These findings have important implications for the sponsors of comparative quality reports designed to inform consumer decision making in health care...
  90. pmc Impact of pay for performance on ethnic disparities in intermediate outcomes for diabetes: a longitudinal study
    Christopher Millett
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, UK
    Diabetes Care 32:404-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a major pay for performance incentive on trends in the quality of diabetes care in white, black, and South Asian ethnic groups in an urban setting in the U.K...
  91. pmc Investigating the mechanism of marital mortality reduction: the transition to widowhood and quality of health care
    Lei Jin
    Department of Sociology, Chung Chi College Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Demography 46:605-25. 2009
    ..In this article, we examine the quality of health care as a possible link between widowhood and mortality using a unique data set of 475,313 elderly couples who ..
  92. pmc The effects of guided care on the perceived quality of health care for multi-morbid older persons: 18-month outcomes from a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Cynthia M Boyd
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:235-42. 2010
    The quality of health care for older Americans with chronic conditions is suboptimal.
  93. ncbi Hospital staffing, organization, and quality of care: cross-national findings
    Linda H Aiken
    Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia 19104 6069, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:5-13. 2002
    ..To examine the effects of nurse staffing and organizational support for nursing care on nurses' dissatisfaction with their jobs, nurse burnout, and nurse reports of quality of patient care in an international sample of hospitals...
  94. ncbi Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children
    Barbara A Mark
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8:83-92. 2007
    ..There was no statistically significant relationship between RN staffing and mortality. More hours of care provided by RNs was associated with improved quality of care for hospitalized pediatric patients...
  95. ncbi Experience with a trigger tool for identifying adverse drug events among older adults in ambulatory primary care
    R Singh
    Primary Care Research Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14215, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:199-204. 2009
    ..To evaluate the performance of a trigger tool for identifying adverse drug events (ADEs) among older adults in ambulatory primary care practices...
  96. ncbi Quality of care for patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus--a long-term comparison of two quality improvement programmes in the Netherlands
    C M Renders
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 20:846-52. 2003
    ..To compare two intervention programmes, aimed at improving the quality of care provided for patients with Type 2 diabetes in the longer term...
  97. ncbi Interventions to improve the management of diabetes in primary care, outpatient, and community settings: a systematic review
    C M Renders
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of General Practice, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 24:1821-33. 2001
    ..To review the effectiveness of interventions targeted at health care professionals and/or the structure of care in order to improve the management of diabetes in primary care, outpatient, and community settings...
  98. ncbi Which people with Type 2 diabetes achieve good control of intermediate outcomes? Population database study in a UK region
    B Guthrie
    University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Diabet Med 26:1269-76. 2009
    ..To measure quality of vascular risk factor measurement and control in people with Type 2 diabetes after comprehensive pay-for-performance implementation and to examine variation by patient and practice characteristics...
  99. ncbi Assessing quality and safety competencies of graduating prelicensure nursing students
    Dori Taylor Sullivan
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Nurs Outlook 57:323-31. 2009
    ..In general, students reported relatively high levels of preparedness in all types of prelicensure nursing programs and endorsed the importance of quality and safety competencies to professional practice...
  100. pmc Adjustment of nursing home quality indicators
    Richard N Jones
    Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:96. 2010
    ..The goal of obtaining a valid facility-level estimate of true quality of care should include adjustment for resident- and facility-level sources of variability...
  101. ncbi The role of the electronic medical record (EMR) in care delivery development in developing countries: a systematic review
    Faustine Williams
    Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Inform Prim Care 16:139-45. 2008
    ..The aim of this systematic review is to examine the benefits of an EMR and its contribution to the development of healthcare delivery in developing countries...

Research Grants85

  1. The Effects of Frailty on Chronic Kidney Disease
    Cynthia Delgado; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..with major initiatives of the VA Strategic Plan FY 2010-2014, through the strategic goal of improving the quality of health care as well as increasing veteran client satisfaction with health and counseling...
  2. Biocompatible Chemical Sensors Via Nitric Oxide Release/Generation
    Mark E Meyerhoff; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Hence, the success of this research will have significant impact in the ability improve the quality of health care for critically ill patients...
  3. Improving the Quality of In-hospital Pediatric Resuscitation
    Robert Michael Sutton; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  4. Protecting Privacy in Health Research
    FRED CATE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed project advances efficient and effective health research, and ultimately the quality of health care provided to the public, by removing unnecessary barriers to that research created by inappropriate and ..
  5. Laser System for Clinical Photoacoustic Imaging Applications
    DONALD F HELLER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To ensure that our technical work remains focused on the key areas of performance for PAT, throughout the Phase I program we will consult with collaborators at Optosonics. ..
  6. Expanding Treatment of Opioid Dependence Among the Privately Insured
    Susan H Busch; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Both the IOM Report Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental Health and Substance- Use Conditions and NIDA's 2004 Blue Ribbon Task Force on Health ..
  7. Multi-source clinical Question Answering system
    Guergana Savova; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  8. In Vivo Early Detection of Cartilage Degeneration Using High Field MRI
    Xiaojuan Li; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and treatment of serious diseases through non-invasive imaging techniques, and to ultimately improve the quality of health care. In the short term, with this award, the candidate aims to obtain the necessary training in order to ..
  9. Improving Recognition and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care
    Cara B Litvin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Consistent with AHRQ's goals, the research project is designed to improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans and to promote evidence-based decision making. ..
  10. Comparative effectiveness of dabigatran and warfarin for stroke prevention in atr
    MARY SUSAN VAUGHAN SARRAZIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  11. Preventing Prescription Drug Problems: A Pilot Military Opioid Safety Initiative
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Their effectiveness in improving quality of health care is hindered;however, as very few prescribers use them...
  12. Short Term Biomedical Research Training Program for Medical Students
    BENJAMIN L MARGOLIS; Fiscal Year: 2012
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  13. Secondary Bacteremia in Patients with Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection
    LAURIE JEAN CONWAY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  14. Rapid Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria and Sepsis Diagnosis
    RAY ANTHONY MARTINO; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..successful, iSense technology could revolutionize the sepsis diagnostic method, dramatically improving the quality of health care while reducing its cost...
  15. PESBART: Effects of Physical Environment and Stress in Blacks in Relation to Asth
    Elliot Israel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in health care, AHRQ identified hospital admissions for asthma as the second largest disparity in quality of health care for Blacks versus Whites. The BELT study (Blacks and Exacerbations on LABA vs...
  16. Improving management of cardiovascular medications during hospitalization
    Andrew D Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Moreover, the mentorship program will develop researchers with a skillset that will be critical during an era which will place even greater priority on translation of evidence into practice. (End of Abstract) ..
  17. Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Performance Measurement Conference
    Beth Ann Swan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..findings to organizations and individuals that have the capability to use the information to improve the quality of health care services The conference's focus on measuring and improving health care quality through developing and ..
  18. Racial disparities in pain experience: Neuroimaging and behavioral investigations
    Joan Y Chiao; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Racial disparities exist in access to and quality of health care treatment of pain (e.g. Todd et al...
  19. Improving the value of pay-for-performance: an evaluation in hospitals
    Rachel M Werner; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..financial incentives with high-quality and high-value care, it has the potential not only to improve the quality of health care but also the cost-effectiveness of care...
  20. Evaluating Health Care Quality in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Jinoos Yazdany; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..at the University of California, San Francisco, to develop a research program evaluating the quality of health care for individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  21. ACCP Interactive Evidence-Based Point-of-Care Center
    Joyce Bruno; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  22. CMS Nonpayment for Nosocomial Injury and Risk of Falls in Hospitals
    Ronald I Shorr; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..1-4 Although the intent of this rule change is to simultaneously reduce cost and improve the quality of health care in hospitalized patients, it is unknown what the effect of this reimbursement change will have on falls ..
  23. Understanding Processes of Care and Patient Safety Outcomes in Nursing Homes: An
    KALI ST MARIE THOMAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The ultimate goal is to find ways to improve the quality of health care through an understanding of the relationship between a culture focused on safety, care processes, and ..
  24. Exploring the Impact of Pediatric Behavioral Health Screening on Health Care Use
    Robert B Penfold; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5 to 16.5 year olds) on the quantity and quality of health care use (primary care, ambulatory, in-patient and emergency department BH and non-BH visits) and psychotropic ..
  25. Children's Hospital Boston Center of Excellence for Quality Measurement
    Mark A Schuster; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will assure that measures are designed to identify disparities in care. ..
  26. Effect of implicit racial bias on recommendation of patients for total knee repla
    Mohammed Norman Oliver; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Racial and ethnic health disparities abound, with decreased quality of health care in these underserved communities. The reasons for these health inequities are complex and multi-layered...
  27. Polymer Membrane Ion/Gas/Polyion Sensors: New Frontiers
    Mark E Meyerhoff; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Progress in biomedical sciences and enhancing the quality of health care requires the availability of faster, simpler and less expensive measurement technologies for direct ..
  28. Disparities in Labor Analgesia
    Paloma Toledo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of this study will be used to design interventions for both patients and physicians aimed at decreasing this disparity and improving the quality of care delivered during labor to Hispanic and African American populations. ..
  29. Privacy in Practice: The Role of EHRs in Pediatrician Interactions with Patients
    TIMOTHY STABLEIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..provided by applicant): Though the potential for electronic health records (EHRs) to improve the quality of health care is generally understood, we understand less about how these new forms of health information technology (..
  30. Using Gait and Sway Biofeedback to Reduce Falls in the Elderly
    MARK SPONG; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..It can further be used as a clinical tool for objective assessment and evaluation of gait, and risks of falls. ..
  31. Using Quality Improvement to Benchmark and Reduce Disparities in Surgical Care
    JOHN ALBERT ROSE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In accordance with the AHRQ mission "to enhance the quality of health care services for all Americans", this project introduces a novel measurement tool for policy-makers and ..
  32. Conference: Improving Dental Quality through Measurement
    Krishna Aravamudhan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Findings from the conference will be published and tools will be developed for distribution to organizations and individuals to help them implement measurement towards quality improvement. ..
  33. Barriers &Facilitators to Health Care: Transitioning Youth with Special Needs
    Megumi J Okumura; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Her research agenda is to generate rigorous evidence to improve the quality of health care provided to patients through interventions that integrate patients, health care providers, health care ..
  34. Respect, Trust, and Patient Outcomes in Sickle Cell Disease
    Mary Catherine Beach; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  35. Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
    Cheryl L Maslen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Trainees will learn state-of-the-art methods so that they may participate in ground-breaking basic and bench-to-bedside research that will improve the quality of healthcare in the future. ..
  36. Infrastucture for CER on Innovative Delivery Systems for Complex Patients
    Joel C Cantor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project will build research capacity to compare the cost and quality of health care delivery system innovations to care typically received by medically complex patients in low-income ..
  37. Comparative Effectiveness of Health Insurance Reform on Cancer Disparities
    Karen Freund; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..is a need to investigate the comparative effectiveness of public health policies that improve access and quality of health care through improvements in health insurance as a mechanism to overcome social determinants of cancer health ..
  38. Mortality Risk Adjustment with Present On Admission Diagnoses
    George J Stukenborg; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..about hospital mortality outcomes is being collected and reported as part of efforts to improve the quality of health care, by informing the public with reports that compare outcomes across hospitals, and by providing direct ..
  39. Patient Preferences And Adherence to Tuberculosis in Urban Uganda
    HARRIET MUPERE BABIKAKO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Preliminay results suggest that the planned HRQoL and patient satisfaction instruments have satisfactory internal reliability. PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 11/07) Page Continuation Format Page ..
  40. BELT: Blacks &Exacerbations on LABA vs. Tiotropium
    Elliot Israel; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..in health care, AHRQ identified hospital admissions for asthma as the second largest disparity in quality of health care for Blacks versus Whites...
  41. Health care disparities at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability
    Willi Horner-Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Extensive research has documented disparities in access to and quality of health care among racial and ethnic minorities...
  42. Advanced Illness and Multimorbidity (AIM) Research Program
    Christine S Ritchie; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of the challenges and solutions to advanced illness care through this interdisciplinary research program will potentially result in profound improvements in both the quality of health care received and experienced by older adults.
  43. Trajectories of Trust Among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
    Carlton Haywood; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..program that seeks to improve the well-being of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) by improving the quality of health care delivered to this population of patients. This award will facilitate Dr...
  44. Uptake of Comparative Effectiveness Research: Implications for Discharge Decision
    JOHN F contact SWEENEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will study how well hospital discharge decisions in recent practice conform to the CER and experiment with an alternative choice architecture designed to promote better of CER uptake for the discharge decision. ..
  45. GRADUATE TRAINING IN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
    Nancy B Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The training of dual-degree professionals contributes in a substantial way to the quality of health care in this country...
  46. Evaluating Practice Transformation
    Frank deGruy; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of health and health care, it is imperative that we collaboratively design solutions that enhance the quality of health care and streamline delivery systems...
  47. Enhancing Confidentiality of Research Files Based on Medicare Data
    Thomas MaCurdy; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..By facilitating access to high-quality data, Acumen aims to improve the quality of healthcare research currently conducted across a wide range of research disciplines. ..
  48. The UAB Spina Bifida Registry Longitudinal Data Collection and Evaluation Study
    David B Joseph; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Through adding to the longitudinal data, we will be able to contribute to developing outcomes, best practices, and clinical interventions for the Spina Bifida patient population. ..
  49. CENTER FOR NURSING OUTCOMES RESEARCH
    Linda H Aiken; Fiscal Year: 2010
    A renewed national focus on quality of health care, aided by a series of high profile Institute of Medicine reports, provides increased opportunities for nursing outcomes research to influence clinical practices and public policies...
  50. Race, Ethnicity and Quality of Health Care for Newborns
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our work will focus on Black-White differences, disparities for Hispanics (including subgroups like Mexican and Puerto Rican), and disparities for Asian and Pacific Islanders. ..
  51. Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare: Building Capacity andEngagement
    Kay Dickersin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Increase awareness of, involvement in &contribution to the principles of EBHC, in US consumers. ..
  52. Louisiana Rural Health Information Technology Partnershi
    PAUL SALLES; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..implementation of health information technology for the improvement of patient safety, cost, and quality of health care. While technology is not the panacea for any health care dilemma, it significantly enhances the ability of ..
  53. GA Carmichael Grant for Access to Digital Libraries
    EDDIE ANTHONY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..It is our aim to: 1. Improve the quality of health care by enhancing the technical and medical knowledge of staff professionals and clients through access to ..
  54. Perceived AIDS Stigma: A Multinational African Study
    William Holzemer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..persons living with HIV/AIDS and nurses; 2) To explore potential relationships, over time, among stigma, quality of health care, and quality of life for persons living with HIV/AIDS and among stigma, quality of work life, and quality ..
  55. Statewide Implementation of Electronic Health Records
    David Bates; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..the applicant): Electronic health records (EHRs) represent an essential tool for improving the safety and quality of health care, but most physicians in office practices do not currently use this technology...
  56. Extended Work Schedules and Workplace Injury in Nurses
    Alison Trinkoff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identifying organizational variables related to nurse's health that, if modified, could reduce the likelihood of worker injury is key to maximizing the quality of health care while maintaining a healthy workforce.
  57. 4th Annual Nanotechnology for Health Care Conference
    ALEXANDRU SORIN BIRIS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..outcome is the development of collaborations and the growth of partnerships that will advance the quality of health care in Arkansas and the nation...
  58. Universal Health Insurance and the Adequacy and Efficiency of Health Care
    DAVID E CARD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..insurance for those over 65 affects the use of primary care versus Emergency Department services;the quality of health care services provided outside the hospital, and the treatment intensity and health outcomes of people admitted ..
  59. MODEL BASED INTERPRETATION OF INTRACARDIAC ELECTROGRAMS
    David Tong; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..the cardiac conduction will be created that incorporates the spatial resolution necessary for interpreting intracardiac electrograms, and (3) a software tool such the one proposed may help clinicians improve the quality of health care.
  60. Work Environment:Effects on Quality of Healthcare
    Bradley Evanoff; Fiscal Year: 2003
    DESCRIPTION: The overall aim of this proposal is to examine the impact of work environment on patient quality of health care in a large integrated health system...
  61. INCLEN 2000: WORKSHOPS FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF CARE
    David Fraser; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Socio-cultural Differences and Patient Perspectives; (2) Methodological Issues in Measurement of Quality of Health Care; (3) Effectiveness of Disseminating Clinical Practice Guidelines; and (4) Advances in Information ..
  62. SELF-CARE AND COMPLIANCE OF CHRONICALLY ILL AGED
    Linda Belgrave; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Such a sample is appropriate for this study because neither access to nor quality of health care varies by race or gender in the HMO, a situation not found in the general population...
  63. Research Training: Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes
    Barbara A Mark; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..nurse researchers, substantively and methodologically, to conduct research that is designed to improve the quality of health care and thereby contribute to the achievement of optimal patient outcomes...
  64. First World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care
    Timothy Brei; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Bifida, while stimulating a multidisciplinary discussion on the issues and challenges in availability and quality of health care for those living with Spina Bifida...
  65. Recommendations of Inpatient Geriatrics Consultation
    Michael Weiner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dr. Weiner will also pursue formal training in clinical geriatrics, quality of health care, behavior change, and clinical trials...
  66. Improving Quality Care for Children with Special Needs:*
    CARMEN LOZZIO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..the Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructure in Tennessee to promote and improve the safety and quality of health care for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)...
  67. Improving the Quality of Healthcare in Central Oregon
    DIANE AUDISS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  68. Quality of Care in State Alcohol Treatment Systems
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Motivation for the project remains the growing interest in measuring (and, eventually, improving) the quality of health care provided by treatment systems...
  69. ARTHRITIS AMONG LATINOS: A STUDY BASED ON NATIONAL DATA
    Ana Abraido Lanza; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..g., income, education, type of occupation) and health care factors (e.g., lack of health insurance, quality of health care) that predict disability in the different groups; and examine whether health care factors explain the ..
  70. Internet Utilization for Rural Health Clinics in Indiana
    SHAWNA GIRGIS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..tools to 20 health workers in four rural health clinics in southern Indiana, in order to improve the quality of health care services provided to residents, provide current health information knowledge resources to staff and ..
  71. MODEL ELECTRONIC LIBRARY FOR FRONTIER HEALTH CARE
    CAROL SCHOTT; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..4. Quality of health care of rural residents will be enhanced...
  72. Quality Care and Error Reduction in Rural Hospitals
    Ann Cook; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The intervention will target interdisciplinary teams of rural healthcare providers, and hospital staff across 30 hospital settings in an area of the rural west. ..
  73. Racial differences in physician-patient communication
    Thomas Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..black patients compared to white patients will help to understand and address racial disparities in the quality of health care communication...
  74. AAOS/AHRS Disparities in Musculoskeletal Med. Con.
    James Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..g. medical education. Participants will include physicians, primary care and specialists, industry representatives, AHRQ staff, and other interested parties. ..
  75. Reducing Health Disparities at End of Life
    Ardith Z Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of communication between clinicians and patients from diverse populations, in order to improve the quality of health care at end of life...
  76. MEASURING AND IMPROVING HEALTH CARE QUALITY
    NORMA LANG; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..findings to organizations and individuals that have the capability to use the information to improve the quality of health care services by publishing papers developed via conference workshops, in the professional and lay press...
  77. AGE EFFECTS IN MIDDLE EAR REFLECTANCE MEASUREMENT
    M Feeney; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..hearing aid performance, and since around one half of the 23,000,000 Americans over the age of 65 may be candidates for amplification this research has implications for the quality of health care for these individuals.
  78. Expanding Internet Access: Technology Learning Center
    JEAN SLEPIAN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In order to provide the highest quality of health care and assure the success of a small, rural, community hospital in a managed care environment, it is ..
  79. Community correlates of pneumonia hospitalization and mortality
    FRANK LEMUS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The mechanisms linking neighborhood advantage/disadvantage to better/poorer quality of health care and health outcomes are complex...
  80. FOR-PROFIT HOSPITAL OWNERSHIP AND MEDICARE SPENDING
    Elaine Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Some feel that the profit motive of investor-owned businesses threatens to inflate costs and decrease quality of health care delivery...
  81. MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETS
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    This project addresses concerns about quality of health care prompted by the growth of managed care...
  82. PROXY DECISION MAKING IN MENTAL RETARDATION
    Kathleen Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Discrepancies were particularly evident when health care providers suggested a lesser quality of health care for individuals with MR, based upon their perceptions of a lesser quality of life...
  83. Biomechanical Modeling for Steerable Needles
    Allison Okamura; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..collaborators, the investigators will study needle insertion scenarios that are relevant to improving the quality of health care. The specific aims are as follows: (1) Develop and validate a deterministic biomechanical model of needle ..
  84. Securing Standards-Consistent Mental Health Care for Children in Child Welfare
    Ramesh Raghavan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..on Mental Health Economics, as well as the recent Institute of Medicine report titled Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions calling for the use of competitive insurance mechanisms to ..
  85. Building Bridges IX: Using Research to Build an Account*
    ROBERT REHM; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..examine how to effectively translate research findings into appropriate health care policies that enhance quality of health care delivery and promote accountability among all stakeholders in health care; and assess the impact of policy ..