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 2891 QUALITY focused publications)
- Stockdale SE, Zuchowski J, Rubenstein LV, Sapir N, Yano EM, Altman L, Fickel JJ, McDougall S, Dresselhaus T, Hamilton AB. Fostering evidence-based quality improvement for patient-centered medical homes: Initiating local quality councils to transform primary care. Health care management review. 2018 Apr 1; 43(2):168-180.
- Bravata DM. Quality of Care for Veterans with Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) and Minor Stroke: The Key Role of Emergency Medicine. VA Emergency Medicine Community of Practice Monthly Conference [Cyberseminar]. Emergency Medicine. 2018 Mar 13.
- Gawron A, Lawrence P, Millar MM, Dominitz JA, Gupta S, Whooley MA, Kaltenbach TR. A Nationwide Survey and Needs Assessment of Colonoscopy Quality Assurance Programs. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, an. 2018 Mar 6; 35(3):26-32.
- Damschroder LJ. Integrating Quality Improvement into the Work-life of VA MOVE! Program Coordinators: LEAP Program First-year Results. [Cyberseminar]. QUERI. 2018 Mar 1.
- Meyer EC, Frankfurt SB, Kimbrel NA, DeBeer BB, Gulliver SB, Morrisette SB. The influence of mindfulness, self-compassion, psychological flexibility, and posttraumatic stress disorder on disability and quality of life over time in war veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 2018 Feb 28.
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(5 of more than 194 QUALITY focused publication briefs)
- Study Compares VA Care to Community Care for Veterans Receiving Elective Coronary Revascularization
This observational study compared access, quality, and cost of elective coronary revascularization procedures between VA and community care (CC) hospitals. Findings showed that compared to CC hospitals, Veterans who underwent PCI in VA hospitals had lower mortality (1.5% vs. 0.65%), lower costs ($22,025 vs. $15,683), and similar readmission rates. Compared to CC hospitals, Veterans who underwent C...
Date: January 3, 2018
- More Patient-Aligned Care Team Components Translates to Improved Quality of Care for Veterans with Chronic Disease
This study examined whether the extent to which clinics had implemented PACT components was associated with improvements in the quality of care for Veterans with chronic conditions over a four year period. Findings showed that over four years concurrent with PACT implementation, primary care clinics with the most PACT components in place had greater improvements in 5 of 7 chronic disease intermedi...
Date: November 20, 2017
- Use of Evidence-Based Care Processes Decreases Mortality among Veterans with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia
This study sought to determine how increasing use of evidence-based care processes may have contributed to improving survival for Veterans with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). Findings showed that mortality associated with SAB declined significantly in VA hospitals, and a substantial portion of the declining mortality (57%) was attributable to increased use of evidence-based care processes...
Date: October 1, 2017
- Evidence-based Psychotherapy Template Use Associated with Treatment Quality for Veterans with PTSD
This study measured the prevalence of evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) templated notes in VA, testing the hypothesis that template use would be associated with quality of care for Veterans with PTSD. Findings showed that facility-level EBP template use was associated with a greater proportion of PTSD-diagnosed patients treated in specialty clinics, greater facility-level rates of diagnostic asse...
Date: September 30, 2017
- Medical Care Supplement Features Articles by VA Researchers on Improving the Quality and Equity of Health and Healthcare
In 2016, HSR&D’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) and the Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC) hosted a state-of-the-science conference. This field-based meeting to “Engage Diverse Stakeholders and Operational Partners in Advancing Health Equity in the VA Healthcare System” brought together health equity investigators, representatives of vulnerable Vet...
Date: September 1, 2017
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( 5 of more than 279 QUALITY focused projects
|| 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
|| The Effect of Reduction and Standardization of Reimbursements in the VA Fee-Basis Program: Impact on Quality of Care and Health Outcomes
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The most recent "Quality" seminars are displayed.
Promoting Patient-Centered Family Planning in VA Through a Novel Web-Based Decision Support Tool
|| Borrero, Sonya
Adventures in Program Implementation and Expansion: Improving Transitions of Care for Veterans
|| Ayele, Roman
HSR&D Health System Impact Award: Enhancing Patient Safety by Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): The Journey Continues
|| Saint, Sanjay
Integrating Quality Improvement into the Work-life of VA MOVE! Program Coordinators: LEAP Program First-year Results
|| Damschroder, Laura
Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Emergency Department Efficiency: An Evidence Map
|| Geiger, Joshua
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