2005 HSR&D National Meeting
Care for Veterans with Chronic Illnesses
February 16-18, 2005
Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel
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The theme of the 2005 HSR&D National Meeting is "Improving
Care for Veterans with Chronic Illnesses." The conference was held February 16-18,
2005 in Baltimore, MD. The National Meeting assembled the best VA health services
researchers to present a broad array of their research methodologies and results in areas of
particular importance to veterans. A special emphasis was placed on productive
patient/provider interactions, specifically improvements in care which are evidence-based,
population-based, or patient-centered.
There were nearly 600 researchers, clinicians, and policy makers from VA participating in
the meeting. Elements of the meeting included a keynote address, plenary paper sessions,
exhibits, workshops, and a poster session.
The 2005 conference was hosted by the Houston Center for Quality of Care and
Utilization Studies, of the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located in
Houston, Texas. The conference addressed a broad spectrum of health care issues, including
chronic illnesses, quality of care, implementation of research findings, patient-centered
data to drive quality improvement, and mental health care coordination.