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2005 HSR&D National Meeting

Improving Care for Veterans with Chronic Illnesses

February 16-18, 2005
Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel
Baltimore, MD

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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.