health care quality indicators

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Summary: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.

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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
  2. ncbi Home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the MDS-HC
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo and Homewood Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Gerontologist 44:665-79. 2004
  3. 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
  4. 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, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:358-64. 2002
  5. 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
  6. ncbi A conceptual framework for the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project
    Onyebuchi A Arah
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:5-13. 2006
  7. ncbi Pay-for-performance programs in family practices in the United Kingdom
    Tim Doran
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 355:375-84. 2006
  8. ncbi The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable community-dwelling older patients
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:740-7. 2003
  9. ncbi Defining and classifying clinical indicators for quality improvement
    Jan Mainz
    The National Indicator Project and University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:523-30. 2003
  10. ncbi Using indicators to quantify the potential to improve the quality of health care
    Robert Gibberd
    Health Services Research Group, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Shortland, NSW, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:i37-43. 2004

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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 Home care quality indicators (HCQIs) based on the MDS-HC
    John P Hirdes
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo and Homewood Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Gerontologist 44:665-79. 2004
    ....
  3. 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
  4. 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, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:358-64. 2002
    ..Adherence to these characteristics will help maximise the effectiveness of quality indicators in quality improvement strategies. It is also necessary to consider what the results of applying indicators tell us about quality of care...
  5. 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
    ....
  6. ncbi A conceptual framework for the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project
    Onyebuchi A Arah
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:5-13. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi Pay-for-performance programs in family practices in the United Kingdom
    Tim Doran
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 355:375-84. 2006
    ..This contract increases existing income according to performance with respect to 146 quality indicators covering clinical care for 10 chronic diseases, organization of care, and patient experience...
  8. ncbi The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable community-dwelling older patients
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:740-7. 2003
    ..Previous studies have focused on general medical conditions aimed at prolonging life, not on geriatric issues important for quality of life...
  9. ncbi Defining and classifying clinical indicators for quality improvement
    Jan Mainz
    The National Indicator Project and University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:523-30. 2003
    ..This paper provides a brief review of definitions, characteristics, and categories of clinical indicators for quality improvement in health care...
  10. ncbi Using indicators to quantify the potential to improve the quality of health care
    Robert Gibberd
    Health Services Research Group, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Shortland, NSW, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:i37-43. 2004
    ..We show that the 'league table' approach is ineffective, and provide an alternative method that uses the comparative rates to quantify the potential for improvement at both the provider and the national level...
  11. ncbi Achieving and sustaining improved quality: lessons from New York State and cardiac surgery
    Mark R Chassin
    Department of Health Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:40-51. 2002
    ..This paper examines what physicians and hospitals did in response to the data, how the market reacted, and whether this approach to quality measurement and improvement could be used more widely...
  12. ncbi Early experience with pay-for-performance: from concept to practice
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 294:1788-93. 2005
    ..Although there is intense interest in and optimism about pay-for-performance programs, there is little published research on pay-for-performance in health care...
  13. ncbi Enhancement of claims data to improve risk adjustment of hospital mortality
    Michael Pine
    Michael Pine and Associates Inc, Chicago, Ill, USA
    JAMA 297:71-6. 2007
    ..Risk-adjustment equations used in these analyses must contain sufficient clinical detail to ensure accurate measurements of hospital quality...
  14. pmc Setting standards based on patients' views on access and continuity: secondary analysis of data from the general practice assessment survey
    Peter Bower
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 326:258. 2003
    ..To examine patients' views on access and continuity in general practice to derive quality standards...
  15. ncbi The continuum of patient satisfaction--from satisfied to very satisfied
    Karen Collins
    School for Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:2465-70. 2003
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  16. ncbi Using performance indicators to improve health care quality in the public sector: a review of the literature
    Tim Freeman
    Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK
    Health Serv Manage Res 15:126-37. 2002
    ..Factors that help in the derivation, implementation and use of indicator systems include clear objectives, involvement of stakeholders in development, and use of 'soft' data to aid interpretation...
  17. 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
    ..Using a conceptual framework to describe the totality of quality of care shows which aspects of care any set of quality indicators actually includes and measures and, and which are not included...
  18. ncbi Improvements in diabetes processes of care and intermediate outcomes: United States, 1988-2002
    Jinan B Saaddine
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:465-74. 2006
    ..Progress of diabetes care is a subject of public health concern...
  19. 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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  20. ncbi An empirical assessment of the validity of explicit and implicit process-of-care criteria for quality assessment
    C M Ashton
    Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:798-808. 1999
    ..To evaluate the validity of three criteria-based methods of quality assessment: unit weighted explicit process-of-care criteria; differentially weighted explicit process-of-care criteria; and structured implicit process-of-care criteria...
  21. pmc Evaluating the quality of medical care. 1966
    Avedis Donabedian
    Milbank Q 83:691-729. 2005
  22. ncbi Beyond the initial indicators: lessons from the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project and the US National Healthcare Quality Report
    Edward T Kelley
    Health Care Quality Indicators Project, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris, Cedex 16, France
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:45-51. 2006
    ..Choices should be made early on in the process to focus on a wide range of clinical conditions or to report on a few priority areas...
  23. pmc Identification and evaluation of existing nursing homes quality indicators
    Katherine Berg
    McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:19-36. 2002
    ..Of 143 indicators reviewed, only 22 were recommended for use in comparing performance across facilities. Conceptual and technical issues influence the appropriateness of QIs for different audiences...
  24. ncbi [Developing quality indicators in hospitals: the COMPAQH project]
    C Grenier-Sennelier
    Cregas Inserm U537, Hopital de Bicetre, 80, rue Général Leclerc, 94276 Le Kremlin Bicetre Cedex
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 53:1S22-30. 2005
    ..To select a set of quality indicators (QI) in order to test them in a panel of 36 French hospitals..
  25. ncbi The effect of adherence to practice guidelines on depression outcomes
    Kimberly A Hepner
    RAND Health Program, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:320-9. 2007
    ..Few studies have assessed clinician adherence to depression practice guidelines and the relationship between clinician adherence and depression outcomes...
  26. ncbi Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:106-21. 2003
    ..The most crucial policy implication of these findings is that a focus on a small population of intensive health system users could have the potential to both control costs and improve care...
  27. pmc Teaching hospitals and quality of care: a review of the literature
    John Z Ayanian
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Milbank Q 80:569-93, v. 2002
    ..Some factors related to teaching status, such as organizational culture, staffing, technology, and volume, may lead to higher-quality care...
  28. ncbi Characteristics of high-quality guidelines: evaluation of 86 clinical guidelines developed in ten European countries and Canada
    Jako S Burgers
    University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 19:148-57. 2003
    ..To identify predictors of high-quality clinical practice guidelines...
  29. ncbi Quality of care, process, and outcomes in elderly patients with pneumonia
    T P Meehan
    Connecticut Peer Review Organization, Middletown, USA
    JAMA 278:2080-4. 1997
    ..Pneumonia is a frequent cause of hospitalization and death among elderly patients, but the relationships between processes of care for pneumonia and outcomes are uncertain, making quality improvement a challenge...
  30. ncbi Impact of risk-adjusting cesarean delivery rates when reporting hospital performance
    D C Aron
    Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Care Research, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, OH 44106 4961, USA
    JAMA 279:1968-72. 1998
    ..However, most rankings do not account for patient factors that affect the likelihood of cesarean delivery...
  31. ncbi Guideline-based development of quality indicators for subfertility care
    S M Mourad
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 22:2665-72. 2007
    ..However, none of the existing subfertility guideline programmes is accompanied by a satisfactory set of quality indicators. In this study, we develop a set of valid guideline-based quality indicators for subfertility care...
  32. ncbi Developing evidence-based clinical indicators: a state of the art methods primer
    Jan Mainz
    The National Indicator Project and University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:i5-11. 2003
    ..To describe steps in developing and testing clinical indicators based on state of the art methods in previous literature and experience in the Danish National Indicator Project...
  33. pmc Will changes in primary care improve health outcomes? Modelling the impact of financial incentives introduced to improve quality of care in the UK
    P McElduff
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:191-7. 2004
    ..To estimate the total health gain from improving the quality of care among patients with cardiovascular disease in line with the quality indicator targets in the new contract for general practitioners (GPs) in the UK...
  34. pmc Quality indicators for primary care mental health services
    T Shield
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:100-6. 2003
    ..To identify a generic set of face valid quality indicators for primary care mental health services which reflect a multi-stakeholder perspective and can be used for facilitating quality improvement...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi Eliciting expert opinion using the Delphi technique: identifying performance indicators for cardiovascular disease
    S L Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:247-60. 1998
    ..Methods are demonstrated using the data from five distinct panels convened as part of the Harvard Q-SPAN-CD study, a nationally-funded project whose goal is to identify a set of cardiovascular-related performance measures...
  37. ncbi A new approach for measuring quality of care for women with hypertension
    S M Asch
    RAND, 1700 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407
    Arch Intern Med 161:1329-35. 2001
    ..Existing systems have not always linked process measures to blood pressure outcomes...
  38. ncbi Hip fracture rehabilitation -- a comparison of two centres
    Martyn J Parker
    Department of Othopaedics, Peterborough District Hospital, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DA, UK
    Injury 33:7-11. 2002
    ..The different mortality between centres (30 versus 36%) was not statistically significant when adjusted for the possible confounding factors...
  39. pmc Identifying predictors of high quality care in English general practice: observational study
    S M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 323:784-7. 2001
    ..To assess variation in the quality of care in general practice and identify factors associated with high quality care...
  40. ncbi Monitoring, risk adjustment and strategies to decrease cesarean rates
    K D Gregory
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Burns Allen Research Institute and University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, 90048, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 12:481-6. 2000
    ..Future research should focus on developing and refining the statistical strategies for monitoring and adjusting cesarean rates to allow for meaningful comparisons...
  41. ncbi Quality of health care for women: a demonstration of the quality assessment tools system
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
    Med Care 41:616-25. 2003
    ..Consumers, purchasers, and regulators are seeking information on quality for a variety of purposes. To address these demands, methods are required that are flexible in meeting the information needs of different audiences...
  42. pmc Combining health plan performance indicators into simpler composite measures
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:101-15. 2002
    ..These summaries are substantively interpretable, internally consistent, and describe the majority of variation among units in the performance scores analyzed...
  43. ncbi Impact of hospital volume on operative mortality for major cancer surgery
    C B Begg
    Department of Epidemiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    JAMA 280:1747-51. 1998
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  44. pmc Hospital mortality league tables: influence of place of death
    Valerie Seagroatt
    Unit of Health Care Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF
    BMJ 328:1235-6. 2004
  45. pmc Measuring the quality of diabetes care using administrative data: is there bias?
    Nancy L Keating
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1529-45. 2003
    ..We assessed whether measuring processes of diabetes care using administrative data without medical record data is likely to underdetect compliance with accepted standards for certain groups of patients...
  46. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities and perceptions of health care: does health plan type matter?
    Kelly A Hunt
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Route 1 and College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:551-76. 2005
    ..To examine whether racial and ethnic differences in the distribution of individuals across types of health plans explain differences in satisfaction and trust with their physicians...
  47. pmc Measuring "goodness" in individuals and healthcare systems
    Mike Pringle
    BMJ 325:704-7. 2002
  48. pmc Patient Safety Indicators: using administrative data to identify potential patient safety concerns
    M R Miller
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:110-32. 2001
    ..Until better error-reporting systems are developed the PSIs can serve to shed light on the problem of medical errors not limited solely to mortality because of errors...
  49. ncbi Methods for evaluating the provision of well child care
    K M Schneider
    Public Health Program, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:673-82. 2001
    ..Many health plans are evaluated in terms of the number of well child visits provided, yet the method used for collecting the data influences the indicator results and conclusions drawn from them...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Correlates of health and healthcare performance: applying the Canadian Health Indicators Framework at the provincial-territorial level
    O A Arah
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:76. 2005
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  52. pmc Online consumer surveys as a methodology for assessing the quality of the United States health care system
    Christina Bethell
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    J Med Internet Res 6:e2. 2004
    ..These new information technologies also permit efficient, real-time assessment in such areas as health status, access to care, and other aspects of the care experience that impact health outcomes...
  53. ncbi Prescribing quality indicators of type 2 diabetes mellitus ambulatory care
    L Martirosyan
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:318-23. 2008
    ..Existing performance indicators for assessing quality of care in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) focus mostly on registration of measurements and clinical outcomes, and not on quality of prescribing...
  54. ncbi The case for comprehensive quality indicator reliability assessment
    J D Scinto
    Qualidigm, Middletown, CT 06457, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:1103-11. 2001
    ..74). This study establishes the reliability of pneumonia indicators and underscores the need for reliability assessment at the quality indicator level, as well as at the component level...
  55. pmc Functional health outcomes as a measure of health care quality for Medicare beneficiaries
    A S Bierman
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:90-109. 2001
    ..To interpret the HOS as a quality measure individual-and plan-level differences in functional status and illness burden, as well as methodologic issues in health status measurement, need to be recognized and addressed...
  56. pmc Can health care quality indicators be transferred between countries?
    M N Marshall
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:8-12. 2003
    ..To evaluate the transferability of primary care quality indicators by comparing indicators for common clinical problems developed using the same method in the UK and the USA...
  57. ncbi Combining multiple indicators of clinical quality: an evaluation of different analytic approaches
    David Reeves
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
    Med Care 45:489-96. 2007
    ..To compare different methods of combining quality indicators scores to produce composite scores that summarize the overall performance of health care providers...
  58. ncbi Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvement
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:486-96. 2007
    ..Public reporting and pay for performance are intended to accelerate improvements in hospital care, yet little is known about the benefits of these methods of providing incentives for improving care...
  59. ncbi The public release of performance data: what do we expect to gain? A review of the evidence
    M N Marshall
    School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, England, UK
    JAMA 283:1866-74. 2000
    ..The expected gains of public disclosure have not been made clear, and both the benefits and potential risks have received minimal empirical investigation...
  60. ncbi Quality of diabetes care in the UK: comparison of published quality-of-care reports with results of the Quality and Outcomes Framework for Diabetes
    K Khunti
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    Diabet Med 24:1436-41. 2007
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  61. ncbi Care in U.S. hospitals--the Hospital Quality Alliance program
    Ashish K Jha
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:265-74. 2005
    ..The Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) is the first initiative that routinely reports data on hospitals' performance nationally. Heretofore, such data have been unavailable...
  62. ncbi Nurse staffing and patient falls on acute care hospital units
    Nancy Dunton
    University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:53-9. 2004
  63. ncbi Validation of performance indicators for rehabilitation of workers with mental health problems
    Karen Nieuwenhuijsen
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Academic Medical Centre, AmCOGG, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Care 43:1034-42. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate content validity and predictive validity of 11 performance indicators for the rehabilitation of workers with mental health problems...
  64. pmc Psychometric properties of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) 2.0 adult core survey
    J Lee Hargraves
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1509-27. 2003
    ..To estimate the reliability and validity of survey measures used to evaluate health plans and providers from the consumer's perspective...
  65. ncbi The OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project: history and background
    Soeren Mattke
    OECD, Health Policy Unit, Paris, France
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:1-4. 2006
    To describe the background, history, and approach of the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) Project, an initiative to implement quality measures for international benchmarking of medical care at the health system level.
  66. ncbi Impact of the present-on-admission indicator on hospital quality measurement: experience with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicators
    Laurent G Glance
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
    Med Care 46:112-9. 2008
    ..The extent to which the lack of a POA indicator biases quality assessment based on the AHRQ mortality measures is unknown...
  67. ncbi Seeking consumer views: what use are results of hospital patient satisfaction surveys?
    M Draper
    Quality and Care Continuity Branch, Acute Health Division, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:463-8. 2001
    ..The other is an inpatient survey developed over the past 5 years. The results of the surveys are publicly available and arc one means of obtaining consumer views, influencing health care quality and reporting to the public...
  68. pmc The relationship between general practice characteristics and quality of care: a national survey of quality indicators used in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, 2004-5
    Mark Ashworth
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, King s College London School of Medicine at Guy s, King s College and St Thomas Hospitals, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 7:68. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the relationship between the quality of primary care, as judged by the total QOF score, social deprivation and practice characteristics...
  69. pmc Inter-rater reliability of nursing home quality indicators in the U.S
    Vincent Mor
    Brown University Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Providence, RI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:20. 2003
    ..We report the results of the largest study of inter-rater reliability done on nursing home assessments which generate the data used to derive publicly reported nursing home quality indicators...
  70. pmc Quality of clinical primary care and targeted incentive payments: an observational study
    Nicholas Steel
    Primary Care Group, School of Medicine, University of East Anglia, Norwich
    Br J Gen Pract 57:449-54. 2007
    ..Payments for recorded evidence of quality of clinical care in UK general practices were introduced in 2004...
  71. pmc Comparison of patient evaluations of health care quality in relation to WHO measures of achievement in 12 European countries
    Jan J Kerssens
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 82:106-14. 2004
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  72. ncbi Quality of care in U.S. hospitals as reflected by standardized measures, 2002-2004
    Scott C Williams
    Division of Research, The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:255-64. 2005
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  73. ncbi Selecting predictors of cancer patients' overall perceptions of the quality of care received
    G A Sandoval
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Oncol 17:151-6. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to identify aspects of care (predictors) that can most easily be modified to produce an improvement in the score of patients' overall evaluations of the quality of care received...
  74. ncbi Improving the quality of care for Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction: results from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project
    T A Marciniak
    Health Care Financing Administration, Baltimore, MD 21244, USA
    JAMA 279:1351-7. 1998
    ..Medicare has a legislative mandate for quality assurance, but the effectiveness of its population-based quality improvement programs has been difficult to establish...
  75. ncbi Financial indicators for critical access hospitals
    George H Pink
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Rural Health 22:229-36. 2006
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  76. ncbi Hospital quality for acute myocardial infarction: correlation among process measures and relationship with short-term mortality
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    JAMA 296:72-8. 2006
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  77. ncbi How robust are hospital ranks based on composite performance measures?
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, U K
    Med Care 43:1177-84. 2005
    ..Although composite indicators present the "big picture" in a way that is easy to interpret, misleading conclusions may be drawn if attention is not paid to key methodological issues in their construction...
  78. ncbi Health outcomes. New quality measure for Medicare
    J K Cooper
    Health Care Financing Administration, Baltimore, MD 21244 1850, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:9-16. 2001
    ..A new measurement of health care quality for Medicare beneficiaries has been implemented by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). This paper describes the program, presents baseline data and highlights associated issues...
  79. pmc Assessing health centre systems for guiding improvement in diabetes care
    Damin Si
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 41096, Darwin, NT, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:56. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the status of systems for chronic illness care in Aboriginal community health centres, and to explore whether more developed systems were associated with better quality of diabetes care...
  80. ncbi The minimum data set prevalence of restraint quality indicator: does it reflect differences in care?
    John F Schnelle
    Borun Center for Gerontological Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 7150 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335, USA
    Gerontologist 44:245-55. 2004
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  81. pmc Prescribing indicators for UK general practice: Delphi consultation study
    S M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 321:425-8. 2000
    ..To identify prescribing indicators based on prescribing analysis and cost (PACT) data that have face validity for measuring quality or cost minimisation...
  82. ncbi Comparison of quality of care for patients in the Veterans Health Administration and patients in a national sample
    Steven M Asch
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:938-45. 2004
    ..Recent comparisons with other delivery systems have been limited to a small set of indicators...
  83. pmc Diabetes care and the new GMS contract: the evidence for a whole county
    Abd A Tahrani
    Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury
    Br J Gen Pract 57:483-5. 2007
    ..There were significant improvements in the percentage of patients achieving targets for all quality indicators between April 2004 to March 2006 (P<0.001)...
  84. pmc Indicators of accuracy of consumer health information on the Internet: a study of indicators relating to information for managing fever in children in the home
    Don Fallis
    School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85719, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:73-9. 2002
    ..To identify indicators of accuracy for consumer health information on the Internet. The results will help lay people distinguish accurate from inaccurate health information on the Internet...
  85. 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...
  86. ncbi Improving quality of care for acute myocardial infarction: The Guidelines Applied in Practice (GAP) Initiative
    Rajendra H Mehta
    Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan Hospital, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    JAMA 287:1269-76. 2002
    ..However, it is unknown if a structured initiative for improving care of patients with AMI can be effectively implemented at a wide variety of hospitals...
  87. ncbi The minimum data set weight-loss quality indicator: does it reflect differences in care processes related to weight loss?
    Sandra F Simmons
    Department of Geriatrics, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Borun Center for Gerontological Research, Los Angeles, California 91335, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1410-8. 2003
    ..To determine whether nursing homes (NHs) that score differently on prevalence of weight loss, according to a Minimum Data Set (MDS) quality indicator, also provide different processes of care related to weight loss...
  88. ncbi The cost of pay-for-performance in healthcare: an alternative view
    Brian R Golden
    Health Sector Strategy, University of Toronto and University Health Network
    Healthc Pap 6:39-46; discussion 72-4. 2006
    ..This analysis reveals that the healthcare delivery sector has some unique advantages over other sectors and industries...
  89. ncbi Mental health quality and accountability: the role of evidence-based practices and performance measurement
    Vijay Ganju
    Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability, NASMHPD Research Institute, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:659-65. 2006
    ..Building on these experiences, a model for a quality and accountability framework is proposed in which evidence-based practices and performance measurement systems can together provide productive and ongoing synergy...
  90. ncbi Comparison of administrative data and medical records to measure the quality of medical care provided to vulnerable older patients
    Catherine H Maclean
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, California, USA
    Med Care 44:141-8. 2006
    ..However, it is unclear how performance based on administrative data and medical records compare...
  91. 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...
  92. pmc Bayes rules for optimally using Bayesian hierarchical regression models in provider profiling to identify high-mortality hospitals
    Peter C Austin
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:30. 2008
    ..Several researchers have shown that some degree of misclassification will result when hospital report cards are produced. The impact of misclassifying hospital performance can be quantified using different loss functions...
  93. pmc Improving quality assessment through multilevel modeling: the case of nursing home compare
    Greg Arling
    Center for Health Policy, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1177-99. 2007
    ..To demonstrate how multilevel modeling and empirical Bayes (EB) estimates can improve Medicare's Nursing Home Compare quality measures (QMs)...
  94. ncbi Involving service users in sexual health service development
    Paula Baraitser
    Lewisham Primary Care Trust, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 31:281-4. 2005
    ....
  95. ncbi Reliability of provider volume and outcome associations for healthcare policy
    Kazim Sheikh
    U S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 601 East 12th Street, Room 235, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Med Care 41:1111-7. 2003
  96. ncbi Federal and state nursing facility websites: just what the consumer needs?
    Charlene Harrington
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif 94118, USA
    Am J Med Qual 18:21-37. 2003
    ..Although many states are making progress toward providing consumers with information, there are gaps that exist, which if filled, could provide consumers with a better tool for facility selection and monitoring the quality of care...
  97. ncbi Comparing clinical automated, medical record, and hybrid data sources for diabetes quality measures
    Eve A Kerr
    VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:555-65. 2002
    ..The agreement between diabetes quality measures constructed from clinical automated versus medical record data sources was compared, and the performance of hybrid measures derived from a combination of the two data sources was examined...
  98. ncbi How will practices cope with information for the new GMS contract? Coronary heart disease data recording in five Scottish practices
    Libby Morris
    RCGP Scotland, 25 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Inform Prim Care 11:121-7. 2003
    ..To investigate whether practices will be ready for the data reporting requirements for the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract, using coronary heart disease (CHD) as an example...
  99. ncbi Measuring the quality of surgical care: structure, process, or outcomes?
    John D Birkmeyer
    Section of General Surgery, University of Michigan, 2920 Taubman Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 198:626-32. 2004
  100. ncbi Potential benefits of the new Leapfrog standards: effect of process and outcomes measures
    John D Birkmeyer
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48104, USA
    Surgery 135:569-75. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the potential benefits of these newly expanded standards...
  101. ncbi Quality of care is associated with survival in vulnerable older patients
    Takahiro Higashi
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:274-81. 2005
    ..Although assessment of the quality of medical care often relies on measures of process of care, the linkage between performance of these process measures during usual clinical care and subsequent patient outcomes is unclear...

Research Grants73

  1. TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION IN DISADVANTAGED GYNECOLOGY PATI
    Martha Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally. they will examine the cost-effectiveness of the two treatments, with outcomes including both depressive symptomalogy and functional status. ..
  2. A New Measure of Nursing Home Care Quality
    Marilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Racial Disparity in Access High Quality Cardiac Surgeons
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The knowledge gained in this project is essential for development of targeted programs that could successfully address the disparity in access to high quality cardiac care among elderly racial minorities. ..
  4. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. COMPUTERIZED OOL ASSESSMENT IN LOW LITERACY PATIENTS
    Elizabeth Hahn; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health, have stressed the need for improved health care quality indicators. The patients perspective is central to the evaluation of quality outcomes...
  6. INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMES
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This information will further our development of a standardized incident reporting mechanism recommended by the Institute of Medicine and others. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. 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. ..
  10. 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. ..
  11. Nursing Homes Quality and Variations in State Regulations
    Dana B Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. population. ..
  12. STRUCTURE, PROCESS AND OUTCOMES IN THE PACE PROGRAM
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The knowledge gained from this study would have direct bearing on efforts to improve care in PACE programs, as well as implications for other programs serving frail, non-institutionalized elderly. ..
  13. MD Group Characteristics and Quality of Care for CHD
    Bruce Landon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Financial Incentives and Variations in the Care of Medicare Beneficiaries
    Bruce E Landon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Because patients will be clustered within physicians and physicians clustered within markets, we will use hierarchical analytic methods. ..
  15. Nursing Homes Response to Quality Indictors Publication
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Statistical regression techniques will be used to analyze the data and test specific hypotheses. ..
  16. MODELING TREATMENT USE & EFFECTIVENESS IN MENTAL ILLNESS
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The methodological advances from this research will enable researchers, policy makers, and methodologists to better characterize factors impacting technology innovation/exnovation and to expand the inferences for usual care. ..
  17. Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?
    Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Strategies to reduce time to reperfusion therapy for MI
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Data generated from these studies will guide efforts by clinicians, administrators, researchers, and policy makers to decrease time to reperfusion therapy for patients with STEMI. ..
  19. Telemonitoring to improve heart failure outcomes
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE & BETA-BLOCKER USE AFTER AMI
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. The Impact of Public Reporting on the Quality of Post-Acute Care
    RACHEL WERNER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This will be the first rigorous analysis to inform the policy debate on the benefits and risks of public reporting in the post-acute care sector. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice
    Steven Ornstein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A mixed-method process evaluation will also be conducted to assess the adoption of PPRNet-TRIP within participating practices. ..
  23. ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE INFORMANT DATA IN PSYCHIATRY
    SHARON LISE TERESA NORMAND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These novel and innovative methods will improve the assessment of treatment effects and will contribute to improving the health of the population. ..
  24. Alcohol Use and Medical Care Quality among the Elderly
    ELIZABETH MERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  25. Impact of Changing Medicaid Policies on NH Quality
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. Wage Mandate, Labor Turnover, and NH Quality
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..5) Use the theoretical model to assess the relative merits of alternative minimum nurse staffing and wage policies in terms of their relative cost and effectiveness. ..
  27. Improving use of peri-operative beta-blockers with a multidimentional QI program
    Andrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The impact of this set of tools will be substantial as groups such as the NSQIP, SCIP, National Quality Forum, and Leapfrog Group continue to endorse PBB as a key strategy to reduce surgical morbidity and mortality. ..
  28. Oral Chemotherapy Safety in Ambulatory Oncology: A Proactive Risk Assessment
    SAUL WEINGART; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Lessons about oral chemotherapy safety are applicable to other high-alert medications in ambulatory care. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. 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. ..
  30. Endothelial progenitor cells and surgical outcomes
    Andrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. Nursing Home IT: Optimal Medication and Care Delivery
    Susan Horn; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Distill and summarize lessons learned about what is critical for successful implementation of HIT in nursing homes, including facilitators, barriers, and strategies to address them. ..
  32. Psychometric Analyses of the CIDI-A
    Alan Zaslavsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., Area Resources File, CPS, etc.). ..
  33. DO GOOD NURSING HOMES ACHIEVE GOOD OUTCOMES?
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This latter exploratory data analysis step is crucial to derive from the theoretical results insights about how to intervene in a nursing home to improve the chance of achieving positive outcomes. ..
  34. ACTION - A CHF Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise
    Gregg Fonarow; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The trial will take place over 5 years with an initial 6 months for planning, training, and implementation; 3 years of enrollment; 1 year of follow-up; and 6 months for close out, analysis, and presentation. ..
  35. Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal Screening
    Eric Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results of this study can guide the enactment of health policies that will increase rates of colorectal cancer screening and thereby reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and its associated morbidity and mortality. ..
  36. 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. ..
  37. Improving Reporting of Race, Ethnicity, and Language in California
    DAVID SCOTT ZINGMOND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Results can be used to more accurately identify and address potential health and healthcare disparities arising through issues related to race, ethnicity, and language. ..
  38. Enhancing Prevention for Children in Diverse Populations
    Tracy Lieu; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Support from this K24 award will come at a critical time for Dr. Lieu and for the junior faculty in her new Center. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Family Decision Making and Burden Under High-Deductible Health Plans
    Tracy Lieu; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..They will also create essential building blocks for future studies of how cost containment approaches affect the health of children, parents, and families. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Mentorship in Quality of Care Research
    Haya Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The award would allow her to mentor trainees one-on-one for the quality improvement projects above as well as others conducted by fellows, graduate students and junior faculty in future years. ..
  41. Multicenter Pilot Studies for ED Tobacco Interventions
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  42. Why is Cardiac Risk Increased in Rheumatiod Arthritis
    Daniel Solomon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..ability to control for known cardiovascular risk factors, the extensive medication information allowing for us to explore key hypotheses regarding corticosteroid exposure, and the attempt to simultaneously control for disease severity ..
  43. Estrogen, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Risk
    David Reuben; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These findings may provide substantial insight into why CEE appears to promote early but protect against late cardiovascular effects. ..
  44. Reducing Fragmentation Across Sites of Geriatric Care
    Eric Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Our third aim is to initiate a randomized controlled trial of this intervention. The results of this research will improve our ability to quantify care fragmentation and subsequently measure the effectiveness of a targeted intervention. ..
  45. Evidence-Based Medicine in the Skilled Nursing Facility
    Cathleen Colon Emeric; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Common geriatric syndromes conditions (UTI, fever, osteoporosis, falls, and pneumonia) will be targeted, and both an academic and a community-based Veterans Administration Nursing Home Care Unit will be used. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  46. Fractures, Heart Disease, and Stroke on Aromatase Inhibitors
    Nancy L Keating; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  47. 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. ..
  48. The Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Diseases (PEAL) Network
    Tracy A Lieu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project is innovative in that we will link claims, electronic medical record, patient, and provider data, and will build new linkages with a Medicaid plan to include vulnerable groups who are disproportionately burdened by asthma. ..
  49. Chronic Kidney Disease Morbidity, Mortality & Predictors
    Stephen Derose; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Researchers may use this information to generate hypotheses and plan studies that include subjects with CKD. ..
  50. Local Therapy of Breast Cancer in Community Populations
    Nancy Keating; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Moreover, the work will provide insight into different techniques for the analysis of observational data. ..
  51. Osteoporosis in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Daniel Solomon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This epidemiologic data will inform future trials of osteoporosis treatments among patients with RA. As well, the study cohort will comprise one of the largest RA registries with an explicit plan to examine osteoporosis. ..
  52. Conference on Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes
    Eve Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  53. Tobacco Treatment Initiated in the Emergency Department
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The research plan includes preparing and submitting an R01 in Year 2. ..
  54. Aminocaproic Acid and Bleeding in Spinal Surgery
    Sean Berenholtz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These projects and the career development plan described will build a foundation for a successful career as an independent investigator. ..
  55. Psychometrics of a MH Cultural Competency Scale
    Carole Siegel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  56. The Mental Health Assessment and Dynamic Referral for Oncology (MHADRO)
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. Strategies to Help Adult ER Patients Quit Smoking
    Steven Bernstein; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If patients with a smoking-related diagnosis for the ER visit are more likely to quit than those with nonsmoking-related ICD9, then this supports the construct of the teachable moment. ..
  58. California Intensive Care Outcomes (CALICO) Project
    R Dudley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The lessons of this project will help policy makers decide what how to measure and improve patient safety in the ICU. ..
  59. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risks in Primary Care
    Michael Parchman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  60. Decision Analysis of Otitis Media Vaccination Strategies
    Tracy Lieu; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The decision analytic model will yield information toward the optimal choices for current scientific inquiry, and will also provide a foundation for updated analyses as otitis media vaccines are further developed and tested. ..
  61. Randomized Controlled Testing of Osteoporosis Education
    Daniel Solomon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A multi-disciplinary Training Advisory Board will review the applicants progress regularly to ensure that the proposed training goals are met. ..
  62. Dynamic relationship of BMI and SES over the life cycle and between generations
    Virginia W Chang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  63. Variations of care in older men with prostate cancer
    Ravishankar Jayadevappa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will use Instrumental variable approach to address the issues related to the selection bias.The outcome of this study will generate preliminary results and a working model leading to a RO1. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  64. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  65. A Model of Patient and Nursing Administration Outomes
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  66. How Health Insurance Status Affects Persons with Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This goal addresses the objectives of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has identified persons with disabilities as one of its priority populations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  67. Physical Restraints and Therapy Disruption in Hospitals
    Ann Minnick; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  68. LONGITUDINAL METHODS IN CANCER RESEARCH
    Therese Stukel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The methods we propose will circumvent many of the above technical difficulties and would not require either special software or high performance computer workstations. ..
  69. Worksite Phone Counseling for Smoking Cessation
    Walton Sumner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Power will range from .66 to .99 depending on recruitment rates (projected to range from 15% to 25%) and the magnitude of difference in outcomes between the two conditions. ..
  70. Evaluating Quality of Long Term Care
    David Zingmond; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..3. Examine the impact of process of care on maintaining independence and function, preventing over-utilization, and decreasing mortality among home care recipients. ..
  71. Cognitive-Behavioral Aspects of Cancer-Related Fatigue
    Paul Jacobsen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..5-year follow-up data on the two treated groups currently being followed, and the opportunity to collect complete initial and 3- year follow-up data matched comparison groups of women with no history of cancer. ..