Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by Martin Charns, DBA , Acting Director of HSR&D

Commentary

Transforming VA Care to Improve the Veteran Experience
by Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, MSc, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care, Washington, DC

Response to Commentary

A Research Agenda to Support VA's Transformation
by Austin Frakt, PhD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Steven Pizer, PhD, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Research Highlights

Improving Communication for Veterans who Receive Care from Community Providers
by Carolyn Turvey, PhD, Dawn Klein, MSW, both with HSR&D's Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Iowa City VA Health Care System, and Kim Nazi, PhD, FACHE, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Office of Connected Care


Use of VA and Non-VA Care and Information Exchange between Sites
by William W. Hung, MD, MPH, Vinay Das, MD, Daniel Sun, Shatice Jones, Lee Stefanis, and Kenneth Boockvar, MD, MS, all with the James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York and the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Wappingers Falls, New York


Measuring Quality of Care in the Era of Veterans' Choice
by Sameer D. Saini, MD, MS, Timothy P. Hofer, MD, MSc, Mandi L. Klamerus, MPH, and Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH, all with the HSR&D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Should VHA "Make or Buy" Elective Coronary Revascularization Procedures?
by Paul G. Barnett, PhD, Health Economics Resource Center and the Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, National Director, VA Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking (CART) Program