united states agency for healthcare research and quality

Summary

Summary: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.

Top Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi How often are potential patient safety events present on admission?
    Robert L Houchens
    Thomson Healthcare, Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:154-63. 2008
  3. ncbi Accidental deaths, saved lives, and improved quality
    Troyen A Brennan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:1405-9. 2005
  4. ncbi Providing consumers with information about the quality of health plans: the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans demonstration in Washington State
    E Guadagnoli
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:410-20. 2000
  5. ncbi Evaluating the patient safety indicators: how well do they perform on Veterans Health Administration data?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC 152, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 43:873-84. 2005
  6. ncbi Assessing patient safety in the United States: challenges and opportunities
    Chunliu Zhan
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 43:I42-7. 2005
  7. ncbi Excess length of stay, charges, and mortality attributable to medical injuries during hospitalization
    Chunliu Zhan
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    JAMA 290:1868-74. 2003
  8. ncbi Patient safety in hospital acute care units
    Mary A Blegen
    Center for Collaboration in Patient Safety, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Annu Rev Nurs Res 24:103-25. 2006
  9. ncbi Evaluating the impact of partnerships to improve clinical quality
    Nancy Donaldson
    Center for Research and Innovation in Patient Care, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:27-36. 2007
  10. ncbi From research to daily clinical practice: what are the challenges in "translation"?
    Chris Feifer
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:235-45. 2004

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  1. 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...
  2. ncbi How often are potential patient safety events present on admission?
    Robert L Houchens
    Thomson Healthcare, Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:154-63. 2008
    ..The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) were initially developed as measures of potential patient safety problems that use routine administrative data without POA information. The impact of adding POA information to PSIs was examined...
  3. ncbi Accidental deaths, saved lives, and improved quality
    Troyen A Brennan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:1405-9. 2005
  4. ncbi Providing consumers with information about the quality of health plans: the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans demonstration in Washington State
    E Guadagnoli
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:410-20. 2000
    ..Results were obtained from one of the first CAHPS demonstration sites, the Washington State Health Care Authority...
  5. ncbi Evaluating the patient safety indicators: how well do they perform on Veterans Health Administration data?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC 152, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 43:873-84. 2005
    ..Although the Veterans Health Administration (VA) is a national leader in patient safety, accurate information on the epidemiology of patient safety events in the VA is still unavailable...
  6. ncbi Assessing patient safety in the United States: challenges and opportunities
    Chunliu Zhan
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 43:I42-7. 2005
    ..One chapter in the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is focused on patient safety...
  7. ncbi Excess length of stay, charges, and mortality attributable to medical injuries during hospitalization
    Chunliu Zhan
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    JAMA 290:1868-74. 2003
    ..Although medical injuries are recognized as a major hazard in the health care system, little is known about their impact...
  8. ncbi Patient safety in hospital acute care units
    Mary A Blegen
    Center for Collaboration in Patient Safety, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Annu Rev Nurs Res 24:103-25. 2006
    ..Nursing administration and policy most urgently need research conducted with standardized data collected at the patient care unit level...
  9. ncbi Evaluating the impact of partnerships to improve clinical quality
    Nancy Donaldson
    Center for Research and Innovation in Patient Care, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:27-36. 2007
    ..A work group of AHRQ grantees developed a framework for systematic evaluation of the impact of strategic partnerships on research translation...
  10. ncbi From research to daily clinical practice: what are the challenges in "translation"?
    Chris Feifer
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:235-45. 2004
    ..SURVEYING THE TRIP II STUDIES: The principal investigators (PIs) of the 13 projects were surveyed regarding encountered barriers to implementation at 6 months and 18 months (when they were also asked about solutions)...
  11. ncbi When should a multicampus hospital be considered a single entity for public reporting on patient safety issues?
    James M Naessens
    Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research and Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:153-65. 2007
    ..This article presents organizational theory framework and criteria to classify organizations as single versus multiple reporting entities...
  12. ncbi Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Carolyn M Clancy
    J Investig Med 52:77-80. 2004
  13. ncbi Integrating patient safety indicators into patient safety programs
    Juliana Hart
    Cardinal Health MediQual, Marlborough, MA, USA
    J Healthc Qual 28:18-28. 2006
    ..Screening performance and evaluating it against empirical rates provided by AHRQ are the cornerstones of the PSI system...
  14. ncbi Is the availability of hospital IT applications associated with a hospital's risk adjusted incidence rate for patient safety indicators: results from 66 Georgia hospitals
    Steven D Culler
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Med Syst 31:319-27. 2007
    ..This study finds very little statistically significant correlation between the availability of IT applications and risk adjusted PSI incident rate per 1,000..
  15. ncbi Framing the problem of measuring and improving healthcare quality: has the Quality Health Outcomes Model been useful?
    Pamela H Mitchell
    University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington 98195 7265, USA
    Med Care 42:II4-11. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the uses of the Quality Health Outcomes framework and indicator categories in the healthcare literature...
  16. ncbi Managing effective participatory research partnerships
    Lucy A Savitz
    Intermountain Healthcare, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:7-15. 2007
    ..The purpose of the partnership science subcommittee's collective discussions and reactions to tools and strategies was to promote and support effective management of organizational-based, participatory research (OBPR) partnerships...
  17. ncbi The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's activities in patient safety research
    Gregg S Meyer
    Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Bulfinch 205, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:i25-30. 2003
    ..To update the international community on the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) recent and current activities in improving patient safety...
  18. ncbi Partnerships for quality: results of the AHRQ Council of Partners co-action across projects
    Charlotte A Mullican
    Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:4-6, 1. 2007
    ..This issue examines common themes across the 20 Partnerships for Quality (PFQ) projects--implementation, science of partnerships, evaluation, dissemination/impact, and sustainability...
  19. pmc Evidence-based health care 2004: AHRQ moves research to translation and implementation
    Carolyn M Clancy
    Health Serv Res 39:xv-xxiii. 2004
  20. ncbi The intensive care unit, patient safety, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Carolyn M Clancy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:348-51. 2006
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi Relevance of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators for children's hospitals
    Aileen Sedman
    University of Michigan Health System, C201 Med Inn Building, Box 0825, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0825, USA
    Pediatrics 115:135-45. 2005
    ..In addition, we wanted to use the data to set priorities for ongoing clinical investigations and to propose interventions if the indicators demonstrated preventable errors...
  23. ncbi Patient safety in nursing practice
    Carolyn M Clancy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:193-7. 2005
  24. ncbi Bad report card. Adverse safety cases on the rise in hospitals, study says
    Joseph Conn
    Mod Healthc 35:4. 2005
  25. ncbi Working conditions that support patient safety
    Ronda G Hughes
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:289-92. 2005
  26. ncbi Improving perinatal and neonatal patient safety: The AHRQ patient safety indicators
    Christopher E Johnson
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, North Florida South Georgia Veteran s Health System, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 19:15-23. 2005
    ..Finally, suggestions are discussed for clinicians to use the AHRQ PSIs as one of their early warning tools for potential safety-related problems...
  27. ncbi How the national healthcare quality and disparities reports can catalyze quality improvement
    Dwight McNeill
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 43:I82-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of the National Reports on Healthcare Quality and Disparities is to enhance awareness of quality and health care disparities, track progress, understand variations, and catalyze improvements in health care...
  28. ncbi Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in estimates of AHRQ patient safety indicators
    Rosanna M Coffey
    The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Med Care 43:I48-57. 2005
    ..Patient safety events that result from the happenstance of mistakes and errors should not occur systematically across racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic subgroups...
  29. ncbi Guest Editorial: Intersections for mutual success in nursing and health services research
    Carolyn Clancy
    Nurs Outlook 53:263-5. 2005
  30. ncbi Challenges in measuring nursing home and home health quality: lessons from the First National Healthcare Quality Report
    Judith Sangl
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 43:I24-32. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi Quality tools to improve care and prevent errors
    Mary P Nix
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:1-4. 2006
  32. ncbi Improving the use and safety of medications in women through sex/gender and race/ethnicity analysis: introduction
    Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:12-5. 2005
  33. ncbi Foreword: payment matters? The next chapter
    Peggy McNamara
    US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:5S-10S. 2006
  34. ncbi An opportunity for health services research
    Heddy Bishop Hubbard
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    Am J Nurs 104:89, 91. 2004
  35. pmc Struggling to invent high-reliability organizations in health care settings: Insights from the field
    Nancy M Dixon
    Common Knowledge Associates, 2857 Selma Lane, Dallas, TX 75234, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1618-32. 2006
    ..The insights from this customer needs assessment revealed a wealth of implementation knowledge in the field and has led AHRQ to create an opportunity for leading edge health care systems to learn from each other via learning networks...
  36. ncbi AHRQ: a tradition of evidence. Federal agency carries a rich history of involvement in today's evidence-based medicine movement, focusing on the "evidence inside" healthcare IT
    Carolyn M Clancy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Manag Technol 24:26-9. 2003
  37. pmc The end of the beginning: the strategic approach to patient safety research
    G S Meyer
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:3-4. 2002
  38. ncbi Revving up the quality campaign
    Haydn Bush
    Hosp Health Netw 82:44-6. 2008
    ..Our aim is to provide a deeper understanding of the political and business environment that surrounds these areas. This, the fourth of a five-part series, explores quality. The final story will look at access and coverage...
  39. ncbi Technology and patient safety: a two-edged sword
    James B Battles
    Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, 6011 Executive Blvd, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Biomed Instrum Technol 36:84-8. 2002
    ..Field-based research is essential in the emerging field of patient safety to create the evidence as to which technologies actually improve patient safety and those that may well increase the potential for harm...
  40. pmc Impact of date stamping on patient safety measurement in patients undergoing CABG: experience with the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators
    Laurent G Glance
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:176. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to examine whether the AHRQ PSIs accurately measure hospital complication rates, using the data with present-on-admission (POA) codes to distinguish between complications and pre-existing conditions..
  41. ncbi Translating research into practice: the future ahead
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Center for Practice Technology Assessment, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:233-49. 2002
    ..To summarize and analyze the focus and methodologies of the Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) projects funded in 1999-2000 by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...
  42. ncbi Preliminary assessment of pediatric health care quality and patient safety in the United States using readily available administrative data
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e416-25. 2008
    ..Our aim was to develop indicators using inpatient administrative data to assess aspects of the quality of inpatient pediatric care and access to quality outpatient care...
  43. ncbi Qualitative research methods
    Shoshanna Sofaer
    School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, Box C 401, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:329-36. 2002
    ..It is especially critical that the analysis and interpretation process be deliberate and thorough to avoid the use of initial impression rather than detailed examination of the raw data...
  44. ncbi Outcomes and effectiveness research: capacity building for nurse researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Heddy Hubbard
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, AHRQ, 6010 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Outcomes Manag 6:146-51. 2002
    ..Nurses, the largest provider of healthcare, need to build capacity and develop a much stronger presence in the health services research community of scholars...
  45. ncbi An evidence-based national quality measurement and reporting system
    Elizabeth A McGlynn
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
    Med Care 41:I8-15. 2003
    ..Insufficient attention has been given to using the concepts of evidence-based practice in the selection of measures, diffusion of innovations, and adoption of quality improvement (QI) techniques...
  46. ncbi Sustainability of partnership projects: a conceptual framework and checklist
    Janine C Edwards
    Rural and Community Health Institute, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, College Station, Texas, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:37-47. 2007
    ..Sustainability of the Partnerships for Quality (PFQ) projects and other patient safety and quality improvement projects that provide evidence of effectiveness is essential if progress is to be made...
  47. ncbi Disseminating QI interventions
    Gabriel Boratgis
    Research Division, Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, New York, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:48-65. 2007
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  48. ncbi Managing research partnerships: a commentary
    Arnold D Kaluzny
    School of Public Health, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:75-6, 1. 2007
    ..The PFQ projects' experience suggests that partnerships can help the research and practice communities jointly address quality, safety, cost, and outcomes...
  49. ncbi Creative license. As AHRQ struggles with flat funding levels, the agency has been forced to use novel approaches with its research grants
    Andis Robeznieks
    Mod Healthc 37:28-30. 2007
  50. ncbi A call to excellence
    Carolyn M Clancy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:113-5. 2003
    ..Championing this view will not be easy, for it means fundamental change to the myriad interrelated systems that make up U.S. health care. HHS is taking the lead on patient safety through a number of initiatives and activities...
  51. doi The challenge of comparative effectiveness: getting the right information to the right people at the right time
    Margaret Coopey
    Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:1-5. 2008
  52. pmc Patient safety indicators for England from hospital administrative data: case-control analysis and comparison with US data
    Veena S Raleigh
    Healthcare Commission, London EC1Y 8TG
    BMJ 337:a1702. 2008
    ..To assess the feasibility of deriving patient safety indicators for England from routine hospital data and whether they can indicate adverse outcomes for patients...
  53. ncbi Perspectives on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's recommendations to use health technologies only in research
    Irfan A Dhalla
    Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Keenan Research Centre of Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 25:272-80. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, these decisions are often controversial and implementation can be problematic...
  54. ncbi Diagnostic certainty for acute otitis media
    Richard M Rosenfeld
    Department of Otolaryngology, Long Island College Hospital and State University of New York SUNY, Downstate Medical Center, 339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 64:89-95. 2002
    ..for acute otitis media (AOM) relative to the criterion standard established by the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: middle-ear effusion (MEE) plus onset in the past 48 h of signs or symptoms of middle-ear ..
  55. ncbi Oesophageal Doppler
    Mervyn Singer
    Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Medicine and Wolfson Institute of Biomedical Research, University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Curr Opin Crit Care 15:244-8. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi Nursing children and adolescents with bipolar disorder: assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management
    Tim McDougall
    Cheshire and Wirral Foundation NHS Trust, Cheshire, UK
    J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs 22:33-9. 2009
    ..The role of the mental health nurse in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder in community and hospital settings...
  57. ncbi EHR prescription for small, medium, and large hospitals: an exploratory study of Texas acute care hospitals
    Stacy Mitchell
    Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
    Int J Electron Healthc 7:125-40. 2012
    ..This new knowledge will provide a better understanding of the relationship between EHRs and operational outcomes by showing the impact of various EHR functions on patient safety and quality of care...
  58. pmc Scheduled and unscheduled hospital readmissions among patients with diabetes
    Hongsoo Kim
    Graduate School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Environment, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Manag Care 16:760-7. 2010
    ..To describe rates of scheduled and unscheduled readmissions among midlife and older patients with diabetes and to examine associated socioeconomic and clinical factors...
  59. pmc The growth of partnerships to support patient safety practice adoption
    Peter Mendel
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:717-38. 2009
    ..To document the numbers and types of interorganizational partnerships within the national patient safety domain, changes over time in these networks, and their potential for disseminating patient safety knowledge and practices...
  60. ncbi Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality pediatric indicators as a quality metric for surgery in children: do they predict adverse outcomes?
    Daniel Rhee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:107-11. 2012
    ..These are being considered for mandatory reporting as well as pay-for-performance efforts. The present study evaluates the PDIs' predictive value for surgical outcomes in children...
  61. ncbi Inpatient cancer treatment: an analysis of financial and nonfinancial performance measures by hospital-ownership type
    Ashley N Newton
    University of Oklahoma, Division of Finance, USA
    J Health Care Finance 37:56-80. 2010
    ..Future studies could examine additional financial and nonfinancial variables for these and other cancer types, test for geographic disparities, or focus on procedural-level hospital measures...
  62. ncbi Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults--an update
    Jasvinder A Singh
    Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Clinical Immunology Rheumatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 18:S1-18. 2012
    ..The report reveals there is still much research to be done concerning the side effects of these agents and their influence in different patient subgroups...
  63. ncbi Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: implications for the AHRQ postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 50:792-800. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether hospitals vary in the use of 518.81 versus 518.5 and whether such variation correlates with coder beliefs...
  64. ncbi Summary of AHRQ's Comparative Effectiveness Review of Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs for Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    Robert McMahan
    1300 Amerigroup Way, Amerigroup Corporation Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 18:1-16. 2012
    ..The review alsohighlights gaps in the research and areas that need to be addressed in the future...
  65. ncbi AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research on oral medications for type 2 diabetes: a summary of the key findings
    Wendy L Bennett
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Room 2 611, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 18:1-22. 2012
    ....
  66. ncbi Health care disparities of children and youth: a pediatric nursing concern
    Cecily L Betz
    J Pediatr Nurs 20:399-401. 2005
  67. ncbi [To err is human]
    Jean Michel Chabot
    Faculté de méecine, Marseille
    Rev Prat 55:1567-8. 2005
  68. ncbi Increased risk for patient safety incidents in hospitalized older adults
    Deirdre K Thornlow
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 18:287-91. 2009
    ..In this article, rates of patient safety incidents for hospitalized older adults are described and adverse events for which older adults might be at particular risk are identified...
  69. doi Anginal pain relief in bypass surgery and in angioplasty
    Marianne Matzo
    University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:73-4. 2008
  70. ncbi Improving the complex nature of care transitions
    Ronda G Hughes
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 22:289-92. 2007
  71. ncbi Death rates decline: study. Source says pressure from payers may be working
    Jennifer Lubell
    Mod Healthc 37:10. 2007
  72. ncbi Effect of implant-supported or retained dentures on masticatory performance: a systematic review
    Kenji Fueki
    Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Prosthet Dent 98:470-7. 2007
    ....
  73. ncbi Do hospitals provide lower-quality care to minorities than to whites?
    Darrell J Gaskin
    African American Studies Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:518-27. 2008
    ..Only a few hospitals provide lower quality of care to minorities than to whites...
  74. ncbi Introduction: Medicare Section 1013 and AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program
    Schumarry H Chao
    SHC and Associates, Santa Monica, CA 90402, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 13:S3-6. 2007
    ..To introduce Section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program...
  75. ncbi The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network: overview of research contributions and future priorities
    Lisa LeRoy
    Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO Morehouse School of Medicine, Ellenwood, GA Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
    Med Care 52:S15-22. 2014
    ..The cohort of individuals with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is growing and two thirds of healthcare costs for the US population are currently spent on the 20% of people who have MCC...
  76. ncbi Evaluating the performance of pay for performance
    Robert S Galvin
    General Electric andYale University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:126S-130S. 2006
  77. ncbi Do the AHRQ patient safety indicators flag conditions that are present at the time of hospital admission?
    Vinita Bahl
    Clinical Information and Decision Support Services, Office of Clinical Affairs, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls, Rm 7A10, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0485, USA
    Med Care 46:516-22. 2008
    ..The objective of this patient safety performance study was to assess the impact of cases flagged by each PSI for diagnoses that were actually present on admission on unadjusted PSI rates...
  78. ncbi Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
    William E Fassett
    Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University Spokane, PO Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210 1495, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:917-24. 2006
    ..To review Public Law (PL) 109-41-the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA)-and summarize key medication error research that contributed to congressional recognition of the need for this legislation...
  79. ncbi A comparison of hospital adverse events identified by three widely used detection methods
    James M Naessens
    Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:301-7. 2009
    ..Determine the degree of congruence between several measures of adverse events...
  80. ncbi Harnessing the power of enhanced data for healthcare quality improvement: lessons from a Minnesota Hospital Association Pilot Project
    Michael Pine
    USA
    J Healthc Manag 57:406-18; discussion 419-20. 2012
    ..We also highlight the key lessons learned from the pilot project's success...
  81. ncbi The first national reports on United States healthcare quality and disparities
    Anna Poker
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 19:316-21. 2004
    ..This article provides an overview of the framework, development, and future uses of the reports by consumers, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers...
  82. ncbi The need for a national infrastructure to improve the rational use of therapeutics
    Robert M Califf
    Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics, NC, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 11:319-27. 2002
    ....
  83. ncbi Medicare to require reports detailing patient satisfaction. AHRQ creating standard patient-experience survey; hospitals will be collecting info as early as September
    Jeff Tieman
    Mod Healthc 33:8-9. 2003
  84. ncbi A daunting challenge: the quest for quality
    John K Iglehart
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:7-8. 2003
  85. ncbi New evidence on hospital profitability by payer group and the effects of payer generosity
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, RAND, Deloitte Consulting, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:231-46. 2004
    ..We found significant direct associations but not external effects of payer generosity on the intensity of care...
  86. ncbi On outcomes, the time has come. National database is needed to ensure the right care is given for each condition
    Joseph Kanter
    Kanter Family Foundation and Health Legacy Partnership, Washington, USA
    Mod Healthc 33:22. 2003
  87. ncbi Survey says. Coalition tries to alter size, course of CMS project
    John Morrissey
    Mod Healthc 34:16. 2004
  88. ncbi Rating the strength of scientific evidence: relevance for quality improvement programs
    Kathleen N Lohr
    RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Drive, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:9-18. 2004
    ....
  89. ncbi Effectiveness of implementing the agency for healthcare research and quality smoking cessation clinical practice guideline: a randomized, controlled trial
    David A Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:594-603. 2004
    ..The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline recommends that all clinicians strongly advise their patients who use tobacco to quit...
  90. pmc Meeting the health care needs of persons with disabilities
    Carolyn M Clancy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Saint Louis University, USA
    Milbank Q 80:381-91. 2002
    ....
  91. ncbi Translating research on incontinence into practice
    Brenda Roe
    Center for Geriatric Medicine, Keele University, Keele, England, United Kingdom
    Nurs Res 53:S56-60. 2004
    ..Most TRIP studies have reported on disseminating and implementing clinical practice guidelines, protocols, or care pathways and have been undertaken in acute rather than community settings...
  92. ncbi HIM's role in monitoring patient safety
    Patrick S Romano
    UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Stanford University, USA
    J AHIMA 73:72-4. 2002
  93. ncbi The political anatomy of a guideline: a collaborative effort to develop the AHCPR-sponsored practice guideline on otitis media with effusion
    R H Sebring
    Division of Quality Care, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60009 0927, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 22:403-11. 1996
    ..The 19-member panel assessed evidence and achieved consensus on most recommendations and maintained positive relationships that helped them function as a group...
  94. ncbi Staging necrotic wounds according to health care settings
    Elizabeth A Ayello
    Excelsior College School of Nursing, Albany, NY, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 18:136. 2005
  95. ncbi CONQUEST 2.0: an emerging clinical performance measurement tool
    M A Keyes
    J Healthc Qual 22:29-36. 2000
    ..CONQUEST enables users to quickly identify measures of interest, compare them on the basis of factors of importance, and select measures that will help them measure and improve care...
  96. ncbi Screening for chlamydial infection
    H D Nelson
    Division of Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research and Evidence based Practice Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201 3098, USA
    Am J Prev Med 20:95-107. 2001
    ..This review updates the literature since the last recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published in 1996...
  97. ncbi Evidence-based practice centers: production of evidence report on management of atrial fibrillation
    K A Robinson
    Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Practice Center, Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    AACN Clin Issues 12:618-27. 2001
    ..Each step is defined and illustrated with examples from the development of an evidence report on atrial fibrillation...
  98. ncbi Preparing the national healthcare disparities report: gaps in data for assessing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care
    Ernest Moy
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 43:I9-16. 2005
    ..In producing the first National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), a number of gaps in data were encountered that limited the ability to assess racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care...
  99. ncbi Dental concepts in the Unified Medical Language System
    Victoire Barac'h
    Laboratoire d Informatique Médicale, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Rennes, Rennes, France
    Quintessence Int 33:69-74. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to determine how well the Unified Medical Language System, the largest repository of concepts and terms in biomedicine, represents dental concepts...
  100. ncbi Research utilization in nursing: the power of one
    A F Jacobson
    College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Orthop Nurs 19:61-5. 2000
    ..The "Power of One" Model of Research Utilization guides nurses to examine everyday practices, assess their research foundations, and implement and evaluate changes to research-based practice...
  101. ncbi Learning our patients' preferences is essential for optimal care
    Arthur G Lipman
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 18:1-2. 2004

Research Grants30

  1. 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. ..
  2. Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?
    Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Conflict of Interest in Clinical Practice Guideline Development
    Susan L Norris; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the impact of industry relationships will help guideline sponsors to develop appropriate policies for managing conflict of interest. ..
  4. GROUP CBT FOR DEPRESSION IN CLIENTS WITH AOD DISORDERS
    Katherine Watkins; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Preschool Vision Screening in Primary Care Settings
    Alex Kemper; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  6. Fucosylated cell surface molecules in tumor invasion
    STEVEN DOMINO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced tumors, in the presence and absence of cell surface alpha(1,2)fucose by crossing mice into the Fut1 and Fut2 null background. ..
  7. Hospital Nurses' Working Conditions and Patient Outcomes
    Jack Needleman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  8. GROUP CBT FOR DEPRESSION AND AOD DISORDERS
    Katherine Watkins; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..At the end of this pilot, we will have a manualized intervention, sufficient data to estimate the intervention effect size, and a well-described process for involving providers and clients. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Administrative Data and General Comorbidity Models
    George Stukenborg; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In the fourth stage, we will compare the statistical performance of the developed models to that of other comparable methods (Deyo/Charlson method and the Elixhauser et al. Method) in each study population. ..
  10. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  11. A Model of Patient and Nursing Administration Outomes
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Cornell ACISR for Late Life Depression
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We are confident that our work will both advance scientific knowledge and have a broad impact on the care of depressed, disabled elders. ..
  13. CONDITIONAL LENGTH OF STAY: A PEDIATRICS OUTCOME MEASURE
    JEFFREY SILBER; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, (5) policy recommendations and guidelines for the use of CLOS to measure pediatric quality of care will be developed. ..
  14. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If volume increases associated with CON laws do in fact improve patient outcomes, then the general trend towards relaxing CON regulations should be revisited. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Obesity and Surgical Outcomes
    Jeffrey H Silber; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The multi-institutional OBSOS study will examine differences in outcomes and treatments between obese and normal weight patients, and in so doing, should make important contributions to the care of these patients. ..
  16. PREVENTION OF SUICIDE IN THE ELDERLY
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Data will also be collected to document the impact of intervention on patient care, and on physician knowledge, attitudes, and satisfaction and test hypotheses derived from preliminary studies of the three IRCs. ..
  17. Conference on Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes
    Eve Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. MENTAL HEALTH AND NURSE STAFFING IN US NURSING HOMES
    Sarah Myers; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  19. PREVENTION OF GERATRIC DEPRESSION
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Accordingly, we are well positioned to meet the challenges inherent in this difficult but important area of research. ..
  20. Cardiac care in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter M Cram; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Together these analyses will provide much needed information on the relative quality of care provided by specialty cardiac hospitals to policy makers, payors, providers and patients. ..
  21. Improving Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Osteoporosis
    Peter Cram; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Finally, this work will serve as a model for examining the barriers to and improving treatment of other chronic diseases identified through screening. ..
  22. 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]..
  23. Regionalizing Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The analyses will also serve as case studies to determine the value and feasibility of analyzing a wider range of surgeries using these methods. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. RACIAL/ETHNIC DIFFERENCES AND THE ECONOMIC OF CAM USE
    Ke Xu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable]..
  25. Impact of Patient Safety Initiatives on Nursing Workflow and Productivity
    Mary Blegen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This conference will bring together experts on the work of nurses and on ways to measure that work in order to develop valid approaches to studying this increase in work demands. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. NURSE STAFFING AND QUALITY OF CARE
    Mary Blegen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In addition, hierarchical linear model analysis will assist in the description of the relative effects on the quality of care of hospital level and patient care unit level variables. ..
  27. Trends in Use of Eye Care Services for Children
    Michael Ganz; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We will use data from the 1996 through the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys (MEPS), supplemented with information from the 1995 though the 1999 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS), to pursue these goals. ..
  28. Treatment Effectiveness in Depressed Patients with COPD
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, we believe that our approach to the care of depressed, medically ill patients can generate a practice model that has the ability to rapidly incorporate advances made in clinical science. ..