VA HSR&D Research Topics: Quality Improvement
Quality improvement comprises all aspects of the VA healthcare system—from organizational factors to one-on-one patient interactions. Important issues being studied include improving surgical outcomes, assessing multiple factors that contribute to high-performance hospitals, and evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of VA healthcare programs and initiatives.
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(5 of more than 2924 QUALITY focused publications)
- Chanfreau-Coffinier C, Gordon HS, Schweizer CA, Bean-Mayberry BA, Darling JE, Canelo I, Yano EM. Mental Health Screening Results Associated with Women Veterans' Ratings of Provider Communication, Trust, and Care Quality. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 2018 Jul 13.
- Egberg MD, Gulati AS, Gellad ZF, Melmed GY, Kappelman MD. Improving Quality in the Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2018 Jul 12; 24(8):1660-1669.
- Berian JR, Zhou L, Russell MM, Hornor MA, Cohen ME, Finlayson E, Ko CY, Rosenthal RA, Robinson TN. Postoperative Delirium as a Target for Surgical Quality Improvement. Annals of surgery. 2018 Jul 1; 268(1):93-99.
- Henderson ER, Titus AJ, Keeney BJ, Goodney PP, Lurie JD, Ibrahim SA. Military Service and Decision Quality in the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis. Military medicine. 2018 Jul 1; 183(7-8):e208-e213.
- Jones BE, Haroldsen C, Madaras-Kelly K, Goetz MB, Ying J, Sauer B, Jones MM, Leecaster M, Greene T, Fridkin SK, Neuhauser MM, Samore MH. In Data We Trust? Comparison of Electronic Versus Manual Abstraction of Antimicrobial Prescribing Quality Metrics for Hospitalized Veterans With Pneumonia. Medical care. 2018 Jul 1; 56(7):626-633.
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(5 of more than 202 QUALITY focused publication briefs)
- Substantial Variation in Cardiovascular Mortality Rates across the VA Healthcare System
This study sought to determine whether there are substantial differences in cardiovascular outcomes across 138 VA medical centers. Findings showed that there is substantial variation in risk-standardized cardiovascular mortality rates across the VA healthcare system, suggesting differences in the quality of cardiovascular healthcare. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) annual death rates at the VAMC with...
Date: July 1, 2018
- Systematic Review: Pay-for-Performance and VA Healthcare
Investigators sought to identify studies that examined the effects of pay-for-performance (P4P) on the quality of care and health of Veterans, including potential unintended consequences, as well as program design features and implementation factors important to P4P both within VA and in the community. Findings showed that overall, evidence is insufficient to determine whether P4P results in durab...
Date: July 1, 2018
- No Decrease in Drinking among Veterans despite Alcohol-Related Nurse Care Management Intervention in Primary Care
The Choosing Healthier Drinking Options in Primary Care (CHOICE) intervention was designed to improve drinking outcomes by engaging Veterans at high risk for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in patient-centered, alcohol-related care. Investigators in this study examined whether 12 months of alcohol care management via the CHOICE intervention – compared with usual primary care – improved drinking outco...
Date: May 1, 2018
- Most Women Veterans Report Timely Access to Mental Healthcare, Leading to High Satisfaction with VA Care
This study evaluated access to mental healthcare by assessing women Veterans’ perceptions of the timeliness and quality of care. Findings showed that of the 419 women Veterans in this study cohort, 59% reported "always" getting an appointment for mental healthcare as soon as needed, and another 22% reported “usually” getting an appointment as soon as needed. Two problems were negatively associated...
Date: April 5, 2018
- Research Involvement Associated with Increased Satisfaction and Decreased Intent to Leave among VA Physicians
This study examined the influence of time spent on academic activities and perceived quality of care in relation to job attitudes among inpatient medicine physicians from 36 VA medical centers. Findings showed that physicians’ ratings of perceived quality of care and adequacy of physician staffing were the strongest predictors of overall job satisfaction and intent to leave. Adequacy of physician ...
Date: April 5, 2018
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( 5 of more than 282 QUALITY focused projects
|| Quality of Care for Justice-Involved Veterans: Gaps, Predictors, and Stakeholder-Driven Solutions
|| Investigating Multi-Level Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Quality of End-of-Life Care for Veterans
||Kutney Lee, Ann
|| Benchmarking Hospital Quality: Template Matching versus Conventional Regression Approaches
|| Measuring, Mining and Understanding Communication Behaviors: Markers for Quality Healthcare
|| Quality of Care and Patient Experience in GeriPACT: A Comparative Effectiveness Study
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Examining the Health of Pregnant and Postpartum Veterans and Their Infants: Findings from the COMFORT Study
|| Mattocks, Kristin
Tools to Improve Primary Care-Specialty Care Referrals in VHA
|| Vimalananda, Varsha
VA Women’s Health Research Network: Accelerating Research Impacts and Advancing Learning Healthcare System Principles
|| Frayne, Susan
QUERI Implementation Roadmap: Supporting More Rapid Innovation and Sustainability in a Learning Health Care System
|| Goodrich, David
Phenotyping Physiologic Measurement of Lung Function in the VA EHR Using Automated Tools
|| Akgün, Kathleen
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