health care surveys

Summary

Summary: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Use of electronic health records in U.S. hospitals
    Ashish K Jha
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1628-38. 2009
  2. pmc Inequalities in access to medical care by income in developed countries
    Eddy van Doorslaer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    CMAJ 174:177-83. 2006
  3. pmc Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture
    Joann S Sorra
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:199. 2010
  4. ncbi Timing of children's vaccinations in 45 low-income and middle-income countries: an analysis of survey data
    Andrew Clark
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 373:1543-9. 2009
  5. ncbi Trends in the use of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States: 2002-2007
    Dejun Su
    Department of Sociology, South Texas Border Health Disparities Center, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:296-310. 2011
  6. pmc Assessing bed net use and non-use after long-lasting insecticidal net distribution: a simple framework to guide programmatic strategies
    Jodi L Vanden Eng
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, 4770 Buford Hwy MS F 22, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Malar J 9:133. 2010
  7. ncbi Women's position within the household as a determinant of maternal health care use in Nepal
    Marie Furuta
    Department of Community Health Nursing, St Mary s College, Kurume, Japan
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 32:17-27. 2006
  8. ncbi Physician response to surveys. A review of the literature
    S E Kellerman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Training, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 20:61-7. 2001
  9. ncbi Good practice in the conduct and reporting of survey research
    Kate Kelley
    Research Department, Worthing and Southland Hospitals NHS Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:261-6. 2003
  10. ncbi Response rate in patient satisfaction research: an analysis of 210 published studies
    J Sitzia
    Worthing Hospital NHS Trust, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:311-7. 1998

Research Grants

  1. Valuation of Primary Care-Integrated Telehealth
    Kenneth McConnochie; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMES
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
  3. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
  6. Alcohol Use and Medical Care Quality among the Elderly
    ELIZABETH MERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. Team Performance and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
    Helena Temkin Greener; Fiscal Year: 2008
  8. Providers' perceptions of the diaphragm in Southern Afr*
    Cynthia Harper; Fiscal Year: 2005
  9. Fractures, Heart Disease, and Stroke on Aromatase Inhibitors
    Nancy L Keating; Fiscal Year: 2010
  10. SLEEP HEART HEALTH STUDY
    Helaine Resnick; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications330 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Use of electronic health records in U.S. hospitals
    Ashish K Jha
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1628-38. 2009
    ..Despite a consensus that the use of health information technology should lead to more efficient, safer, and higher-quality care, there are no reliable estimates of the prevalence of adoption of electronic health records in U.S. hospitals...
  2. pmc Inequalities in access to medical care by income in developed countries
    Eddy van Doorslaer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    CMAJ 174:177-83. 2006
    ..This is often interpreted as requiring that care be available on the basis of need and not willingness or ability to pay. We sought to examine equity in physician utilization in 21 OECD countries for the year 2000...
  3. pmc Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture
    Joann S Sorra
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:199. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the multilevel psychometric properties of the survey...
  4. ncbi Timing of children's vaccinations in 45 low-income and middle-income countries: an analysis of survey data
    Andrew Clark
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 373:1543-9. 2009
    ..We estimated vaccination coverage at different ages, and delays in administration, in 45 low-income and middle-income countries...
  5. ncbi Trends in the use of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States: 2002-2007
    Dejun Su
    Department of Sociology, South Texas Border Health Disparities Center, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:296-310. 2011
    ..In both 2002 and 2007, having unmet needs in medical care or having delayed care due to cost were associated with a higher chance of CAM use...
  6. pmc Assessing bed net use and non-use after long-lasting insecticidal net distribution: a simple framework to guide programmatic strategies
    Jodi L Vanden Eng
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, 4770 Buford Hwy MS F 22, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Malar J 9:133. 2010
    ..In order to increase ITN use, it is necessary to devise strategies that accurately identify, differentiate, and target the reasons and types of non-use...
  7. ncbi Women's position within the household as a determinant of maternal health care use in Nepal
    Marie Furuta
    Department of Community Health Nursing, St Mary s College, Kurume, Japan
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 32:17-27. 2006
    ..In particular, how a woman's position within her household may affect the receipt of health care deserves further investigation...
  8. ncbi Physician response to surveys. A review of the literature
    S E Kellerman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Training, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 20:61-7. 2001
    ..We reviewed literature of survey methodology specific to physician surveys and report those found to be most effective...
  9. ncbi Good practice in the conduct and reporting of survey research
    Kate Kelley
    Research Department, Worthing and Southland Hospitals NHS Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:261-6. 2003
    ..It is not intended to provide a manual of how to conduct a survey, but rather to identify common pitfalls and oversights to be avoided by researchers if their work is to be valid and credible...
  10. ncbi Response rate in patient satisfaction research: an analysis of 210 published studies
    J Sitzia
    Worthing Hospital NHS Trust, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:311-7. 1998
    ..To examine the quality of response rate reporting and to identify methodological factors influencing response rates in published patient satisfaction studies...
  11. ncbi Subjective unmet need and utilization of health care services in Canada: what are the equity implications?
    Sara Allin
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toranto, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 70:465-72. 2010
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  12. pmc Age, gender, socioeconomic, and ethnic differences in patients' assessments of primary health care
    J L Campbell
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, GKT School of Medicine, King s College, London, UK
    Qual Health Care 10:90-5. 2001
    ..This study aims to examine variations in assessments of primary care according to age, gender, socioeconomic, and ethnicity variables...
  13. pmc Diagnostic and treatment delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study
    Solomon Yimer
    Amhara National Regional State Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
    BMC Infect Dis 5:112. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the length of delays, and analyze the factors affecting the delay from onset of symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) until the commencement of treatment...
  14. ncbi Five-point scales outperform 10-point scales in a randomized comparison of item scaling for the Patient Experiences Questionnaire
    Andrew M Garratt
    National Resource Centre for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, PO Box 23 Vinderen, 0319 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:200-7. 2011
    ..To assess the data quality of two approaches to scaling items within the Patient Experiences Questionnaire (PEQ); a five-point scale with descriptors for all scale points and a 10-point scale with descriptors only at the end points...
  15. ncbi Patients' perception of hospital care in the United States
    Ashish K Jha
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:1921-31. 2008
    ..Data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey provide a portrait of patients' experiences in U.S. hospitals...
  16. ncbi Utilization of maternal health care services in Southern India
    K Navaneetham
    Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, Institute for Asian Research, National University of Singapore, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, 117570, Singapore
    Soc Sci Med 55:1849-69. 2002
    ..The findings of this study provide insights for planning and implementing appropriate maternal health service delivery programs in order to improve the health and well-being of both mother and child...
  17. pmc The psychometric properties of the 'Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture' in Dutch hospitals
    Marleen Smits
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:230. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the underlying dimensions and psychometric properties of the questionnaire in Dutch hospital settings, and to compare these results with the original questionnaire used in USA hospital settings...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Bed net ownership in Kenya: the impact of 3.4 million free bed nets
    Allen Hightower
    Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control, Center for Global Health, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Malar J 9:183. 2010
    ..The feasibility of a distribution strategy aimed at a high-risk target group to meet bed net ownership and usage targets is evaluated...
  20. pmc Use of antenatal services and delivery care in Entebbe, Uganda: a community survey
    Carolyn J Tann
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:23. 2007
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  21. ncbi Population patterns of chronic health conditions, co-morbidity and healthcare use in Canada: implications for policy and practice
    Anne Marie Broemeling
    Interior Health Authority and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 11:70-6. 2008
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  22. ncbi Vaccination coverage rates in eleven European countries during two consecutive influenza seasons
    Patricia R Blank
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, CH 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Infect 58:446-58. 2009
    ..The aims were to analyse vaccine uptake rates in the general population and in high-risk groups, including children, as well as to understand the principal drivers and barriers towards vaccination...
  23. ncbi Defensive medicine among high-risk specialist physicians in a volatile malpractice environment
    David M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 293:2609-17. 2005
    ..How often physicians alter their clinical behavior because of the threat of malpractice liability, termed defensive medicine, and the consequences of those changes, are central questions in the ongoing medical malpractice reform debate...
  24. ncbi Validity of reported vaccination coverage in 45 countries
    Christopher J L Murray
    Department of Health Service Provision, Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO, 27 Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:1022-7. 2003
    ..We aimed to assess the accuracy of officially reported coverage rates of vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP3), which is commonly used to monitor child health interventions...
  25. pmc Patient safety in surgical environments: cross-countries comparison of psychometric properties and results of the Norwegian version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety
    Arvid S Haugen
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Haukeland University Hospital, Jonas Lies vei 65, N 5021 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:279. 2010
    ..This study examined the psychometric properties of a Norwegian translation of the HSOPS and also compared safety climate factors from a surgical setting to hospitals in the United States, the Netherlands and Norway...
  26. ncbi The continuing use of complementary and alternative medicine in South Australia: costs and beliefs in 2004
    Alastair H MacLennan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide, Women s and Children s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:27-31. 2006
    ..To survey the use, cost, beliefs and quality of life of users of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)...
  27. pmc Vaccination coverage and reasons for non-vaccination in a district of Istanbul
    Sebahat D Torun
    Department of Public Health, Marmara University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
    BMC Public Health 6:125. 2006
    ..The other objective was to determine coverage of measles vaccination of the Measles Immunization Days (MID) 2005 for children aged 9 month to 6 years in a region of Umraniye, Istanbul, Turkey...
  28. pmc Barriers to adherence to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease guidelines by primary care physicians
    Gregory D Salinas
    CE Outcomes, LLC Birmingham, AL 35226, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 6:171-9. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to elucidate barriers to consistent implementation of COPD guidelines...
  29. pmc Measuring the equity of inpatient utilization in Chinese rural areas
    Zhongliang Zhou
    School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi an Jiaotong University, Xi an, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:201. 2011
    ..However, previous studies have shown neither the extent of utilization inequity, nor which factors are associated with utilization inequity in rural China...
  30. ncbi Women's views and experiences of postnatal hospital care in the Victorian Survey of Recent Mothers 2000
    Stephanie J Brown
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 3053
    Midwifery 21:109-26. 2005
    ..To investigate the views and experiences of postnatal hospital care of a representative sample of Victorian women who gave birth in Victoria, Australia, in 1999...
  31. ncbi Medical expenditure and rural impoverishment in China
    Yuanli Liu
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 21:216-22. 2003
    ..In other words, medical spending raised the number of rural households living below the poverty line by 44.3%. Medical expenditure has become an important source of transient poverty in rural China...
  32. ncbi A measuring instrument for evaluation of quality systems
    C Wagner
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care, Utrecht
    Int J Qual Health Care 11:119-30. 1999
    ..To develop an instrument for provider organizations, consumers, purchasers, and policy makers to measure and compare the development of quality systems in provider organizations...
  33. pmc Delays in the diagnosis of six cancers: analysis of data from the National Survey of NHS Patients: Cancer
    V L Allgar
    Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds, 71 75 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9PL, UK
    Br J Cancer 92:1959-70. 2005
    ..Interventions aimed at reducing patient and primary care delays need to be developed and their effect on diagnostic stage and psychological distress evaluated...
  34. ncbi Barriers to colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of reports from primary care physicians and average-risk adults
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Med Care 43:939-44. 2005
    ..Barriers to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are not well understood...
  35. pmc Gender differences in the utilization of health-care services among the older adult population of Spain
    Aurea Redondo-Sendino
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Public Health 6:155. 2006
    ..Compared to men, women report greater morbidity and make greater use of health-care services. This study examines potential determinants of gender differences in the utilization of health-care services among the elderly...
  36. ncbi Antenatal care: provision and inequality in rural north India
    Saseendran Pallikadavath
    Opportunities and Choices Programme of Reproductive Health Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 5YA, UK
    Soc Sci Med 59:1147-58. 2004
    ..The findings indicate substantial limitations of the health services in overcoming socio-economic and cultural barriers to access...
  37. ncbi Validation of recall of breast and cervical cancer screening by women in an ethnically diverse population
    Stephen J McPhee
    Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94102, USA
    Prev Med 35:463-73. 2002
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  38. ncbi In chronic condition: experiences of patients with complex health care needs, in eight countries, 2008
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1-16. 2009
    ..Still, deficits in care management during hospital discharge or when seeing multiple doctors occurred in all countries. Findings highlight the need for system innovations to improve outcomes for patients with complex chronic conditions...
  39. ncbi Is demand-side financing equity enhancing? Lessons from a maternal health voucher scheme in Bangladesh
    Shakil Ahmed
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 72:1704-10. 2011
    ..A comprehensive system-wide approach, including supply-side strengthening, will be needed to adequately address maternal health concerns in poor developing countries...
  40. ncbi Barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in different population subgroups in Adelaide, South Australia
    Sara Javanparast
    Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:521-3. 2012
    ..To identify barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening participation among different cultural subgroups in South Australia, and to describe how these might be shared or be distinct across these groups...
  41. pmc What can hospitalized patients tell us about adverse events? Learning from patient-reported incidents
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:830-6. 2005
    ..Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to elicit incident reports from hospital inpatients in order to identify and characterize adverse events and near-miss errors...
  42. pmc Emergency, anaesthetic and essential surgical capacity in the Gambia
    Adam Iddriss
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Harvey 319, 600 Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 89:565-72. 2011
    ..To assess the resources for essential and emergency surgical care in the Gambia...
  43. pmc Ethnic disparities in self-reported oral health status and access to care among older adults in NYC
    Donna Shelley
    New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 88:651-62. 2011
    ..Greater attention is needed in enhancing the cultural competency of providers, addressing gaps in oral health literacy, and reducing language barriers that impede access to care...
  44. ncbi Challenges to the reproductive-health needs of African women: on religion and maternal health utilization in Ghana
    Stephen Obeng Gyimah
    Department of Sociology, Kingston, Ont, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 62:2930-44. 2006
    ..In general, Moslem and traditional women were less likely to use such services compared with Christians. The findings are discussed with reference to our theoretical framework and some policy issues are highlighted...
  45. ncbi Improving the quality of surveys of physicians and medical groups: a research agenda
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Eval Health Prof 35:477-506. 2012
    ..There is particular need for empirical assessment of factors that motivate or impede participation of physicians, other types of clinicians, and medical groups in survey research...
  46. pmc Development and applicability of Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) in Japan
    Shinya Ito
    Department of Social Medicine, Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:28. 2011
    ..Although several conceptual frameworks have been proposed in the past, no standard measurement tool has yet been developed for Japan...
  47. pmc Income-related inequality in health insurance coverage: analysis of China Health and Nutrition Survey of 2006 and 2009
    Jinan Liu
    HealthCore, Inc, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:42. 2012
    ..This study examined whether the overall income-related inequality in health insurance coverage improved during 2006 and 2009 in China...
  48. pmc Validity of self-reported healthcare utilization data in the Community Health Survey in Korea
    Hwayoung Rim
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 26:1409-14. 2011
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  49. ncbi Patterns and perceptions of care for treatment of back and neck pain: results of a national survey
    Peter M Wolsko
    Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:292-7; discussion 298. 2003
    ..We conducted a nationally representative random household telephone survey to assess therapies used to treat back or neck pain...
  50. ncbi How Australian nephrologists view home dialysis: results of a national survey
    Marie J Ludlow
    Kidney Health Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 16:446-52. 2011
    ..However, there is marked regional variation in the uptake of home haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) suggesting further scope for the expansion of these modalities...
  51. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine at Norwegian and Danish hospitals
    Laila J Salomonsen
    National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NAFKAM Faculty of health science, University of Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:4. 2011
    ..However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001...
  52. ncbi Care seeking in Sri Lanka: one possible explanation for low childhood mortality
    M W Amarasiri de Silva
    Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Soc Sci Med 53:1363-72. 2001
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  53. pmc Are attitudes towards mental health help-seeking associated with service use? Results from the European Study of Epidemiology of Mental Disorders
    M ten Have
    Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, P O Box 725, 3500 AS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:153-63. 2010
    ..To investigate the prevailing attitudes towards mental health help-seeking in Europe, their correlates, and whether these attitudes are associated with actual service use for mental health problems...
  54. pmc Nationwide survey on resource availability for implementing current sepsis guidelines in Mongolia
    Otgon Bataar
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Central University Hospital, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Bull World Health Organ 88:839-46. 2010
    ..To assess if secondary and tertiary hospitals in Mongolia have the resources needed to implement the 2008 Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines...
  55. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in hospital births in China between 1988 and 2008
    Xing Lin Feng
    School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing, China
    Bull World Health Organ 89:432-41. 2011
    ..To assess trends in hospital births in China during 1988-2008 in an effort to determine if efforts to overcome financial barriers to giving birth in hospital have reduced the access gap between the rich and the poor...
  56. ncbi Child morbidity and care-seeking in Nairobi slum settlements: the role of environmental and socio-economic factors
    Robert Peter Ndugwa
    Medical School, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Child Health Care 12:314-28. 2008
    ..However, by enhancing access to health care services, socio-economic status is critical for mitigating disease burden among children in slum settlements...
  57. ncbi Physicians encouraging colorectal screening: a randomized controlled trial of enhanced office and patient management on compliance with colorectal cancer screening
    Bruce S Ling
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:47-55. 2009
    ..Colorectal cancer screening is underused. Our objective was to evaluate methods for promoting colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice...
  58. ncbi Medical care of type 2 diabetes in German disease management programmes: a population-based evaluation
    Renee G Stark
    Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Institute for Health Economics and Healthcare Management, Neuherberg, Germany
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 27:383-91. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to compare healthcare quality and medical endpoints between diabetes management programme participants and patients receiving usual care designated as controls...
  59. ncbi What are the components of effective stroke unit care?
    Peter Langhorne
    Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Level 3, Centre Block, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 OSF, UK
    Age Ageing 31:365-71. 2002
    ..The effectiveness of organized inpatient (stroke unit) care has been demonstrated in systematic reviews of clinical trials. However, the key components of stroke unit care are poorly understood...
  60. ncbi Informal care and health care use of older adults
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, The Durham Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705 3897, USA
    J Health Econ 23:1159-80. 2004
    ..Instrumental variables (IV) estimation controls for the simultaneity of informal and formal care. Informal care reduces home health care use and delays nursing home entry...
  61. ncbi "I wish I had seen this test result earlier!": Dissatisfaction with test result management systems in primary care
    Eric G Poon
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2223-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, we sought to identify problems in current test result management systems and possible ways to improve these systems...
  62. ncbi Availability and distribution of, and geographic access to emergency obstetric care in Zambia
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 114:174-9. 2011
    ..To assess the availability and coverage of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) services in Zambia...
  63. ncbi Variation in coronary artery bypass grafting, angioplasty, cataract surgery, and hip replacement rates among primary care groups in London: association with population and practice characteristics
    Azeem Majeed
    School of Public Policy, University College London
    J Public Health Med 24:21-6. 2002
    ..However, no studies in the United Kingdom have yet examined the variation in the use of important groups of surgical procedures among primary care groups...
  64. ncbi Informal sector providers in Bangladesh: how equipped are they to provide rational health care?
    Syed Masud Ahmed
    BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Health Policy Plan 24:467-78. 2009
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  65. pmc Use of antenatal care, maternity services, intermittent presumptive treatment and insecticide treated bed nets by pregnant women in Luwero district, Uganda
    Mpungu S Kiwuwa
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University, Uganda
    Malar J 7:44. 2008
    ..This study assessed uptake of both ITNs and IPTp-SP by pregnant women as well as antenatal and maternity care use with the aim of optimizing their delivery...
  66. ncbi An analysis of private health insurance purchasing decisions with national health insurance in Taiwan
    Tsai Ching Liu
    Department ol Puhlie Finance, National Taipei University, Taiwan
    Soc Sci Med 55:755-74. 2002
    ..In addition, one important implication in the private health insurance market is highlighted. There is no complementarity between the public and private systems...
  67. ncbi Assessing the utilization of maternal and child health care among married adolescent women: evidence from India
    Lucky Singh
    International Institute for Population Sciences IIPS, Deonar, Mumbai, India
    J Biosoc Sci 44:1-26. 2012
    ..Moreover, there should be substantial financial assistance for the provision of delivery and child care for married women below the age of 19 years...
  68. ncbi Why patients with ESRD do not select self-care dialysis as a treatment option
    Kevin McLaughlin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 41:380-5. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe reasons in-center hemodialysis patients choose not to perform self-care dialysis and identify variables associated with a negative attitude toward self-care dialysis...
  69. ncbi Utilization of health facilities and trained birth attendants for childbirth in rural Bangladesh: an empirical study
    Bimal Kanti Paul
    Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1755-65. 2002
    ..We conclude that quick response to delivery complications and improved access to hospitals and TTBAs can reduce the risk of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in rural Bangladesh...
  70. ncbi EUROASPIRE III: a survey on the lifestyle, risk factors and use of cardioprotective drug therapies in coronary patients from 22 European countries
    Kornelia Kotseva
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:121-37. 2009
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  71. ncbi Do patients value continuity of care in general practice? An investigation using stated preference discrete choice experiments
    David Turner
    Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 12:132-7. 2007
    ..To estimate the relative importance to patients of continuity of care compared with other aspects of a primary care consultation...
  72. ncbi Evaluating the use of a modified CAHPS survey to support improvements in patient-centred care: lessons from a quality improvement collaborative
    Elizabeth Davies
    King s College London School of Medicine, Thames Cancer Registry, London, UK
    Health Expect 11:160-76. 2008
    ....
  73. ncbi Self-reported frequency and severity of disease flares, disease perception, and flare treatments in patients with ulcerative colitis: results of a national internet-based survey
    Susan C Bolge
    Consumer Health Sciences KantarHealth, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Clin Ther 32:238-45. 2010
    ..A secondary objective was to determine the predictive value of disease characteristics, particularly disease flares, on current use of biologic therapy...
  74. ncbi Progress in the implementation of Quality Management in Dutch health care: 1995-2000
    Emmy M Sluijs
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:223-34. 2003
    ..A second objective was to explore whether the progress in QM was related to subsectors of care and/or to cultural characteristics of health care organizations...
  75. ncbi Measuring patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening using a choice-format survey
    Deborah A Marshall
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Value Health 10:415-30. 2007
    ..Our objective is to examine patient preferences for CRC screening modalities and uptake rates using utility-based methods...
  76. pmc Costs of vaginal delivery and Caesarean section at a tertiary level public hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan
    Attia Khan
    Health Services Academy, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:2. 2010
    ....
  77. pmc Vitamin A supplementation in Tanzania: the impact of a change in programmatic delivery strategy on coverage
    Honorati Masanja
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Center, Ifakara, Morogoro, Tanzania
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:142. 2006
    ..impact of a change in programmatic delivery strategy from routine delivery through the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI+) approach to twice-yearly mass distribution campaigns on coverage of vitamin A supplementation in Tanzania..
  78. ncbi Physicians and electronic health records: a statewide survey
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:507-12. 2007
    ..Electronic health records (EHRs) allow for a variety of functions, ranging from visit documentation to laboratory test ordering, but little is known about physicians' actual use of these functions...
  79. ncbi Therapeutic hypothermia in Italian intensive care units: a national survey
    A Bianchin
    Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Azienda ULSS 8, Hospital of Montebelluna, Treviso, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 75:357-62. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in Italian Intensive Care Units (ICUs)...
  80. ncbi A randomized trial of opinion leader endorsement in a survey of orthopaedic surgeons: effect on primary response rates
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 32:634-6. 2003
    ..Opinion leaders have been shown to have significant influence on the practice of health professionals and patient outcomes...
  81. ncbi More vaccines for children? Parents' views
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Vaccine 25:7818-23. 2007
    ..We examined attitudes towards severity of specific infections, acceptability of potential vaccines and preferences for the number of injections they would want their child to receive on any one occasion...
  82. ncbi Randomized trial of $20 versus $50 incentives to increase physician survey response rates
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 46:878-81. 2008
    ..Recent experiences of survey researchers suggest that physicians are becoming less willing to complete surveys...
  83. pmc The relative importance of physician communication, participatory decision making, and patient understanding in diabetes self-management
    Michele Heisler
    Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mich, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:243-52. 2002
    ....
  84. pmc Discriminatory attitudes and practices by health workers toward patients with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
    Chen Reis
    Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e246. 2005
    ..The study involved a cross-sectional survey of 1,021 Nigerian health-care professionals (including 324 physicians, 541 nurses, and 133 midwives identified by profession) in 111 health-care facilities in four Nigerian states...
  85. pmc Colorectal cancer screening by primary care physicians: recommendations and practices, 2006-2007
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:8-16. 2009
    ..S. This study describes the CRC screening recommendations and practices of U.S. physicians and compares them to findings from a 1999-2000 national provider survey...
  86. ncbi Increased health care utilisation among 10-year breast cancer survivors
    L V van de Poll-Franse
    Eindhoven Cancer Registry, Comprehensive Cancer Centre South IKZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 14:436-43. 2006
    ..We investigated self-reported health care utilisation of women who survived breast cancer for 10 years and identified predictors of health care utilisation...
  87. ncbi Is patient satisfaction sensitive to changes in the quality of care? An exploitation of the Hawthorne effect
    Kenneth L Leonard
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Health Econ 27:444-59. 2008
    ....
  88. ncbi Who pays for health care in Asia?
    Owen O'Donnell
    Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia Street, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece
    J Health Econ 27:460-75. 2008
    ..But in most low-/middle-income countries, the better-off not only pay more, they also get more health care...
  89. ncbi Ascertainment of childhood vaccination histories in northern Malawi
    A Jahn
    Karonga Prevention Study, Chilumba, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 13:129-38. 2008
    ..To assess factors related to recorded vaccine uptake, which may confound the evaluation of vaccine impact...
  90. pmc Validation of a general measure of treatment satisfaction, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM), using a national panel study of chronic disease
    Mark J Atkinson
    Worldwide Outcomes Research, La Jolla Laboratories, Pfizer Inc, 10777 Science Center Drive B 95, San Diego, CA 92121 1111, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:12. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a general measure of patients' satisfaction with medication, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM)...
  91. ncbi Equity in health care access to: assessing the urban health insurance reform in China
    Gordon G Liu
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7360, Beard Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7360, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1779-94. 2002
    ..It also appears to be more efficient overall in allocating health care resources by substituting outpatient care for more expensive care at emergency or inpatient settings...
  92. ncbi Hospital computing and the costs and quality of care: a national study
    David U Himmelstein
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Am J Med 123:40-6. 2010
    ..However, no previous studies have examined computerization's cost and quality impacts at a diverse national sample of hospitals...
  93. pmc Access and barriers to measures targeted to prevent malaria in pregnancy in rural Kenya
    Priscilla W Gikandi
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:208-17. 2008
    ....
  94. ncbi High use of complementary therapies in a New South Wales rural community
    J M Wilkinson
    School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 9:166-71. 2001
    ..Furthermore, these professionals should be alert to the potential for increased numbers of herb-drug interactions in rural communities...
  95. pmc Factors affecting the use of patient survey data for quality improvement in the Veterans Health Administration
    Elizabeth A Davies
    Thames Cancer Registry, King s College London, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:334. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to assess factors that were barriers to, or promoters of, efforts to improve care experiences in VA facilities...
  96. ncbi An assessment of the implementation of the Health Care Funds for the Poor policy in rural Vietnam
    Nguyen Xuan Thanh
    Institute of Health Economics, 1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 3N4
    Health Policy 98:58-64. 2010
    ..However, further efforts are needed to help them access higher levels of public health care. Pharmacists should be better regulated and incorporated with primary health care to improve efficiency of the system...
  97. ncbi Paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    Janet M Payne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:704-10. 2011
    ....
  98. ncbi The escalating cost and prevalence of alternative medicine
    Alastair H MacLennan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide University, Women s and Children s Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia
    Prev Med 35:166-73. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure trends in the prevalence and cost of alternative medicines and alternative practitioner use in an Australian population and to obtain a profile of users and their beliefs...
  99. ncbi Australian midwives' awareness and management of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Cindy J Jones
    Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery Nathan Campus, 170 Kesssels Road, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia
    Women Birth 25:23-8. 2012
    ..The detection of maternal depression can be improved with routine screening. This practice is expected to be integrated into midwifery practice under the Australia National Perinatal Depression Initiative...
  100. ncbi Socio-economic and locational determinants of accessibility and utilization of primary health-care
    K S Field
    University College Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 9:294-308. 2001
    ..Results confirmed that current service provision afforded a differential level of service to patients, which does not directly reflect their level of need...
  101. pmc Growing old before growing rich: inequality in health service utilization among the mid-aged and elderly in Gansu and Zhejiang Provinces, China
    Yang Wang
    Center for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University, Shandong, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:302. 2012
    ..We investigate inequality in service utilization among the mid-aged and elderly, with a special attention of health insurance...

Research Grants110 found, 100 shown here

  1. Valuation of Primary Care-Integrated Telehealth
    Kenneth McConnochie; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Direct and indirect costs will be assessed. Study B will assess integration in primary care, for example by measuring impact on continuity of care, adherence to well-child visit schedules and immunization rates. ..
  2. 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]..
  3. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Alcohol Use and Medical Care Quality among the Elderly
    ELIZABETH MERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Team Performance and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
    Helena Temkin Greener; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. Providers' perceptions of the diaphragm in Southern Afr*
    Cynthia Harper; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..As the diaphragm effectiveness results become available, data from this proposed study will position us to design counseling interventions and to address provider education and training needs. ..
  9. Fractures, Heart Disease, and Stroke on Aromatase Inhibitors
    Nancy L Keating; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  10. SLEEP HEART HEALTH STUDY
    Helaine Resnick; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Accomplishing these goals will provide important information concerning the public health impact of SDB. ..
  11. 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. ..
  12. Managed Care Penetration and Cancer Care
    Nancy Keating; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If managed care penetration is negatively associated with the delivery of care, interventions targeted toward policy-makers, providers, and patients will be needed to counteract the effects of market forces. ..
  13. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Relevance in lay language: We will generate knowledge about the influence of for-profit hospice ownership on the experiences of patients with cancer and their families. ..
  14. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    ELIZABETH HOWE BRADLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..
  15. Cancer Care and Outcomes for Disabled Medicare Patients
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These findings may suggest areas where more attention is needed, such as increasing cancer screening among disabled Medicare recipients or rethinking initial treatment strategies. ..
  16. The Association Between Providers' Ethnic/Racial Biases and Hypertension Control
    Irene V Blair; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..By combining the theory and methods of social psychology with those of health outcomes research, this line of work represents an innovative approach to elucidating the causes of a serious public health problem. ..
  17. DEPRESSION AND END OF LIFE CARE IN ALS
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This information will be critical for understanding the experience of patients with terminal disease as they and their families face end-of-life care decisions. ..
  18. American Psychosocial Oncology Society 4th Annual Conference
    Ruth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in a supplement to the journal Psycho-Oncology, and presentations will be posted on the APOS website. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Plainning malaria training in Zambia
    Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Tailoring a sustainable program using appropriate technology and a framework of collaboration in support of PMI activities will greatly increase the likelihood of controlling, and perhaps eventually eliminating, malaria in Zambia. ..
  20. COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL BASIS OF DISABLEMENT
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..g., mild disabled) than others. This finding would suggest that disability may be reduced through remediation of motor and cognitive/process skills, as well as by efforts to reduce impairment. ..
  21. How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation Services
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome of the proposed study will be an assessment of the association of PT and OT, as routinely practiced nationwide and important outcomes of care. ..
  22. Can Longitudinal Population-Based Data Help to Personalize Depression Treatment?
    Gregory E Simon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose a set of targeted methodologic studies to prepare for a multi-site research consortium focused on predicting response to specific depression treatments. ..
  23. 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]..
  24. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: QUALITY OF CARE/SERVICE USE
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Given that roughly 49 million Americans have a disabling condition, addressing concerns about their quality of care is essential. ..
  25. Measuring Cultural Competence and Racial Bias Among Physicians
    Somnath Saha; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These tools are needed to inform and evaluate future interventions to reduce pervasive racial disparities in health care quality and outcomes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE RISK ADJUSTERS
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. Medication Management Decisions in Schizophrenia
    Mark Olfson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results will inform quality improvement programs by identifying key modifiable determinants of the quality of medication management in the community treatment of schizophrenia. ..
  28. Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions by Women with Physical Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our findings will help begin educating patients and physicians and could perhaps improve breast cancer care for women with physical disabilities. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. Nursing's Impact on QOL Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer
    Ruth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Data analysis will include: mean difference analyses, individual difference analyses, and outcome analyses. The primary analysis will be a multivariate analysis of covariance with repeated measures. ..
  30. Role of Visual Cues in Stereotyping
    IRENE BLAIR; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The proposed research will advance our understanding of the extent to which feature-based stereotypes may contributed to such disparities. ..
  31. Epidemiology and Care of Comorbid Obesity and Depression
    Gregory Simon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..weight loss, nutrient intake, physical activity, depressive symptoms, functional impairment and disability in the two groups of women with comorbid obesity and depression randomly assigned to the two different intervention programs ..
  32. Acculturation and Alcohol among U.S. Latinas
    Sarah Zemore; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  33. Primary Care Provider and Preventive Oral Health
    Charlotte Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In addition, this career development award is expected to provide to Dr. Lewis the didactic and experiential training necessary to become an independent clinical investigator focusing on pediatric and dental health services research. ..
  34. 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. ..
  35. Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation for African Americans
    Richard Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  36. Integration Difusion for SMI Service Delivery
    KIMBERLEY ISETT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Analysis will be completed using repeated measures regression techniques. ..
  37. Evaluation of Telemedicine for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
    Kenneth McConnochie; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Moreover, by integrating clinicians from the medical home, we promote another cardinal attribute of quality, continuity of care. ..
  38. Re-Engineering Hospital Care for Children
    Kenneth McConnochie; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  39. Oral Health Status and Habits of Young Children with Developmental Delay
    Charlotte Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Dental Care in Children With and Without Special Health Care Needs
    Charlotte Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In addition, we hypothesize that CSHCN will require relatively more restorative dental care and thus have higher dental expenditures per dental visit and overall than children without special needs. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. A pilot study for oral health case management of children with orofacial clefts
    Charlotte Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  42. Use of Claims Data to Study Quality of Cancer Care
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will then explore the reliability of the provider-level data in order to assess its potential utility in assessing quality of care for individual providers. ..
  43. Patterns and correlates of CAM use in African Americans
    Carolyn Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Long-term objectives are to enhance the provision and effectiveness of health care interventions in African American populations and to generate research questions for future investigations of CAM use in African Americans. [unreadable]..
  44. Working Well with a Disability: Health Promotion as a Means to Employment
    Tom Seekins; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  45. CAM Approaches to Air Pollution Related Health Effects
    Jason Allen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The long-term objective of this research is to rigorously examine potential CAM interventions in augmenting adverse health effects induced by pollutants that pose a substantial ongoing public health burden. ..
  46. Telemonitoring to improve heart failure outcomes
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Clinical Decision Support in Community Hospitals: Barriers & Facilitators
    Joan S Ash; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. hospitals to Increase quality, safety and efficiency benefits from CPOE with CDS. ..
  48. Health Effects of Racial Segregation on Aging Adults
    Joseph Sudano; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  49. Obesity as a Barrier to Patient-Physician Communication
    Kathryn Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  50. 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]..
  51. Health Information Exchange: A Frontier Model
    NANCY SHANK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Project partners include all the area's hospitals, the public health entity, a membership organization of nearly all health and human services providers, and the University of Nebraska. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. PS06-003, Opt-out HIV Testing in Emergency Dept settings
    Jason Haukoos; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  53. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
  54. Prostate Cancer Symptom Monitoring Study
    Kimberly Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. Prospective Study of Diet, Physical Activity, BMI and Risk of Pulmonary Embolism
    Carlos Camargo; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..We believe that quantifying these modifiable risk factors will lead to public health interventions that decrease the incidence of pulmonary embolism in the elderly population. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. Pilot Trial of Peer Support for Bipolar Disorder
    Gregory Simon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Lanaguge, Community, and Older Immigrant Households
    Jeffrey Burr; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Third, using the double cohort method, age and immigration cohort effects on patterns of household complexity are examined to test life cycle and assimilation hypotheses. ..
  58. Satin Use and the Risk of Site Specific Cancers
    Denise Boudreau; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  59. Website for the Self-Management of Chronic Back Pain
    Emil Chiauzzi; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This information will be printable and can be shared with medical providers. In Phase I, interactive self-assessment questions and a demonstration website with samples of several interactive and text features will be developed. ..
  60. AN ALTERNATIVE FOR INCARCERATED SUBSTANCE ABUSERS
    Emil Chiauzzi; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..If such a program could demonstrate clinical efficacy in field trials with this high-risk population, the commercial potential would be extraordinary. ..
  61. IMPROVING INPATIENT PALLIATIVE CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS
    Steven Pantilat; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, it is anticipated that the proposed research will develop the UCSF palliative care service into a unit for conducting clinical research focused on improving inpatient palliative care. ..
  62. Do Statins Ameliorate Periodontal Disease?
    Barry Saver; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  63. COMMUNITY SURVEILLANCE OF CHD AND SUDDEN DEATH (MHS)
    Russell Luepker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  64. CHILD ABUSE REPORTING EXPERIENCE STUDY (CARES)
    Emalee Flaherty; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will provide the most thorough description ever of SCAN in primary care, thus providing important data needed for both research and policy in the area of child abuse identification and management. ..
  65. CLINICAL RESEARCH CURRICULUM AWARD
    Russell Luepker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The curriculum is based on 7 learning objectives with measurable outcomes (didactic course work, grant writing and oral defense of a "hands on" project) with attention to 3 general areas (knowledge, skills and ethics). ..
  66. VARIATIONS IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT AND MORTALITY
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  67. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE OF LOW INCOME, MINORITY
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  68. Making Sure: An Ethnographic Study of Health Profession*
    Paul Gorman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  69. COST EFFECTIVENESS OF GENETIC SCREENING FOR COLON CANCER
    Scott Ramsey; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  70. Breast Cancer Survivorship: 10 Years Later
    Vicki Helgeson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, we will conduct focus groups with women to examine the positive and negative aspects of their experience with the research study. ..
  71. Trial to Enhance Adherence to Multiple Guidelines
    Benjamin Crabtree; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The intervention will be translatable into ongoing implementations of evidence-based guidelines in the primary care setting where the majority of Americans receive their medical care. ..
  72. Health Information Technology Value in Rural Hospitals
    Marcia Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The toolkits will facilitate rural hospitals' ability to utilize current and emerging evidence to guide HIT investment and implementation decisions that fit their particular healthcare environment. ..
  73. ADJUSTMENT TO BREAST CANCER
    Vicki Helgeson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Women will be sent questionnaires on an annual basis, up to 5 years post-intervention. Medical records will be evaluated to gather information on recurrence. ..
  74. DETERMINANTS OF PROCEDURE USE IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
    James Jollis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will also examine "which rate is right?" by comparing adjusted outcomes (mortality, resource use, and costs), and by comparing procedure use to approaches based on medical evidence. ..
  75. Racial Differences in Diabetes-Depression Comorbidity
    James Aikens; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Findings will also enable the design of trials to develop and test innovations that improve mental and physical health for many thousands of African Americans. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  76. Analysis of CIGTS Visual Field Data
    David Musch; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..3. Determine the relative impact of factors other than IOP control and race on progressive VF loss. Address age, sex, family history, comorbidities, smoking, alcohol ingestion, refractive error, and baseline VF damage. ..
  77. DIET AND CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
    Carlos Camargo; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The proposed study is cost-effective, as it makes use of an existing cohort, and it will provide information that could have direct clinical application to reduce risk of COPD. ..
  78. Long Term Cost and Outcomes of Breast Cancer Screening
    Paul Fishman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results of our study will help guide researchers and policy makers in planning and implementing brief interventions for a wide range of health behaviors. ..
  79. Concept Mapping of Readiness for Evidence-Based Practice
    GREGORY AARONS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Develop a theoretical model of readiness for EBPs that can be tested in subsequent studies; 5. Develop a preliminary measure of organizational readiness for EBP for use in subsequent studies. ..
  80. Effect of hormonal contraception on bone mineral density
    Abbey Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Ultimately, this study will determine which women, if any, are placed at increased risk of osteopenia or osteoporosis as a result of using these hormonal contraceptives during their reproductive years. ..
  81. PARTNER ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS FOR PREGNANT SMOKERS
    Kathryn Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The primary outcomes of interest will be rates of smoking cessation among pregnant women and levels of perceived partner support for cessation at all follow-ups. ..
  82. HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE & BETA-BLOCKER USE AFTER AMI
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  83. Occupational Medicine Activities and Skills: An Empiric Study
    Philip Harber; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analyses will be both descriptive and address specific questions such as determining the impact of formal education and evaluating whether occupational preventive medicine is a homogeneous field or composed of distinct subgroups. ..
  84. POPULATION-BASED MANAGEMENT OF DEPRESSION
    Gregory Simon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..e. 12-18 mos) Incremental cost and cost-effectiveness of each intervention program compared to care as usual. ..
  85. Leveraging Medicare Payment & Reporting Policies to Improve Nursing Home Quality
    David C Grabowski; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, the information derived from this study has the potential to make important research and policy-relevant contributions aimed at improving the quality of care for all nursing home residents. ..
  86. 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. ..
  87. Nursing Homes Quality and Variations in State Regulations
    Dana B Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. population. ..
  88. End-of-life caring needs for patients with COPD
    LYNN REINKE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results will identify the important EOL caring needs to be included in interventions designed to improve EOL care for patients with COPD. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  89. A Panel Study of Quit Smoking Processes in Low-SES Women
    Clara Manfredi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will repeat the analyses with the two merged data sets, to assess the individual and area SES effects on smoking cessation processes on a total sample with greater variation on these variables. ..
  90. 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. ..
  91. Improving Surveillance for Colorectal Polyps
    John Ayanian; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study will provide a model for evaluating how data from electronic medical records can be used to improve screening of patients with prior colorectal polyps who are at increased risk of developing recurrent polyps or cancer. ..
  92. Impact of Changing Medicaid Policies on NH Quality
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  93. 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. ..
  94. Analyzing Vaccine Programs/Policies in Western Europe
    Gary Freed; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  95. MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN CEREBROVASCULAR RESEARCH
    Larry Goldstein; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  96. Adoption of Buphenorphine in Office Practice
    STANLEY WALLACK; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  97. GEOGRAPHIC VARIABILITY IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT USE FOR PEDIATRIC ASTHMA
    Jon Mark Hirshon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The research has potential nationwide applicability and could lead to innovative strategies to meet the Healthy People 2010 objective 24-3 focused on decreasing ED utilization for asthma. ..
  98. The Feasibility of Assessing the Prevalence of Rickets
    James Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition to assessing possible methodologies for the larger project, the preliminary study is designed to yield standalone results with important implications. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  99. A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ECHINACEA IN CHILDREN
    James Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  100. A Pilot Trial of Oral Melatonin Supplementation in Breast Cancer Survivors
    Eva Schernhammer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This pilot data could lay the groundwork for a large scale trial to assess the chemopreventive potential of melatonin in women, both with and without a personal history of breast cancer. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..