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 2982 QUALITY focused publications)
- Young AS, Cohen AN, Hamilton AB, Hellemann G, Reist C, Whelan F. Implementing Patient-Reported Outcomes to Improve the Quality of Care for Weight of Patients with Schizophrenia. The journal of behavioral health services & research. 2018 Nov 21.
- Scherer AM, Reisinger HS, Goto M, Goedken CC, Clore GS, Marra AR, Chasco EE, Evans CT, Rubin MA, Perencevich EN. Testing a novel audit and feedback method for hand hygiene compliance: A multicenter quality improvement study. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2019 Jan 1; 40(1):89-94.
- Ersek M, Hickman SE, Thomas AC, Bernard B, Unroe KT. Stakeholder Perspectives on the Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) Project. The Gerontologist. 2018 Nov 3; 58(6):1177-1187.
- Ahluwalia SC, Chen C, Raaen L, Motala A, Walling AM, Chamberlin M, O'Hanlon C, Larkin J, Lorenz K, Akinniranye O, Hempel S. A Systematic Review in Support of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Fourth Edition. Journal of pain and symptom management. 2018 Dec 1; 56(6):831-870.
- Hyland P, Shevlin M, Cloitre M, Karatzias T, Vallières F, McGinty G, Fox R, Power JM. Quality not quantity: loneliness subtypes, psychological trauma, and mental health in the US adult population. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 2018 Oct 6.
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(5 of more than 206 QUALITY focused publication briefs)
- Links Between Opioid Use and Suicide
This review describes what is known about the links between suicide and overdoses, with a focus on pathways through opioid use, issues of intent, risk factors, prevention strategies, and unresolved issues. Many factors promote the initiation and persistence of opioid use, but several specific pathways toward vulnerability to overdose and suicide are highlighted. Interventions that address shared c...
Date: January 3, 2019
- Mobile Acute Care for Elders (MACE) Consultation Lowers Readmission and Mortality Rates
Underlying geriatric syndromes in hospitalized patients can lead to complications such as delirium, falls, and functional decline, which in turn may lead to increased morbidity, mortality, readmission, longer hospital stays, decreased quality of life, and increased costs. Mobile Acute Care for Elders (MACE) has emerged as a way to provide dedicated geriatric care designed to prevent these complica...
Date: December 21, 2018
- Veterans Receiving Prescriptions Through Both VA and Medicare Are More Likely to Be Taking Opioids and Benzodiazepines
This study sought to assess the association between receiving medications from both VA and Medicare Part D (dual use) and the receipt of overlapping opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions. Findings showed that receiving prescription medications from both VA and Medicare Part D was associated with a 27% increased risk of overlapping opioids and benzodiazepines – and more than twice the risk of ove...
Date: October 9, 2018
- Men Using VA More Likely to Receive Appropriate Prostate Cancer Imaging Tests Compared to Those Using Medicare
This study sought to assess the association between the quality of healthcare within VA vs. Medicare, by comparing rates of guideline-concordant and guideline-discordant staging imaging among patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer utilizing VA services only, Medicare only, or a combination of the two. Findings showed that among men with low-risk prostate cancer, the VA-only and VA-Medicare ...
Date: August 17, 2018
- 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
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( 5 of more than 289 QUALITY focused projects
|| Mitigating Racial/Ethnic and Socio-Economic Disparities in VA Care Quality and Patient Experience
|| 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
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The most recent "Quality" seminars are displayed.
Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes Following Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy in High-Risk Patients
|| Lovejoy, Travis
Facilitating Quality Improvement at the Frontlines: Lessons Learned from a National Program
|| Snow, Lynn
ESP Report: Emergency Department Interventions for Older Adults
|| Williams, Jr., John
Hastings, Susan Nicki
Meet VIReC: The Researcher’s Guide to VA Data
|| Souden, Maria
Impact on High-cost Healthcare Utilization due to Changes in the Patient-centered Medical Home Implementation 2012 to 2015
|| Reddy, Ashok
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