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Quality Improvement

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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Citations

(5 of more than 3001 QUALITY focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 211 QUALITY focused publication briefs)

  • Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Reduces Suicidal Ideation among Veterans with Chronic Illness
    Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (bCBT) intervention delivered by VA mental health providers in primary care settings is effective for depression, anxiety, and improves physical health quality of life. Investigators in the current study determined the effect of bCBT on suicidal ideation among Veterans with cardiopulmonary chronic illness receiving mental health treatment in a VA primary care set...
    Date: February 8, 2019
  • 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
  • Women’s Health VA Stakeholders Discuss “Ideal” Care
    As part of a multisite implementation trial of evidence-based quality improvement for tailoring PACT to women Veterans’ healthcare needs, investigators conducted semi-structured interviews with 86 local leaders. At the conclusion of interviews about women’s primary care, participants were asked to describe their conceptualizations of “ideal care” for women Veterans. Respondents commonly discussed ...
    Date: January 1, 2019
  • New VA Center for Innovation for Care and Payment to Test Novel Payment and Service Delivery Models
    VA’s new Center for Innovation for Care and Payment will be staffed by VA employees and contractors with expertise in demonstrations and evaluations. Through this Center, VA will have the ability to test novel payment and service delivery models. The new Center also empowers VA to collaborate with other payers to drive improvements in quality, costs, or efficiency....
    Date: December 25, 2018
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 322 QUALITY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 15-072 Optimizing Access, Appropriateness, and Quality of Minimally Invasive Procedures for Veterans Yong, Celina 2019-02-01
IIR 17-231 Are Veterans' Outcomes Better when VHA Purchases High-Quality Nursing Home Care? Levy, Cari 2019-01-01
IIR 17-236 Reducing Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing for Older Patients: Enhancing Quality of Provider Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department (EQUIPPED) Vaughan, Elizabeth 2018-10-01
PPO 17-216 Establishing the Quality of Surgical Care among VA Patients with Kidney Cancer Abouassaly, Robert 2018-10-01
IIR 17-289 Mitigating Racial/Ethnic and Socio-Economic Disparities in VA Care Quality and Patient Experience Washington, Donna 2018-09-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Quality" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/18/2019 VA Geriatric Scholars Quality Improvement Dashboards: Leveraging Informatics to Facilitate Change Burningham, Zach  
5/23/2019 Putting it together: Combining Measurement Based Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Rust, Tom  
Zimmerman, Lindsey  
5/9/2019 Introducing Measurement Based Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Rust, Tom  
Zimmerman, Lindsey  
3/20/2019 User-Generated Physician Ratings—Evidence from Yelp Chen, Yiwei  
3/7/2019 Implementation Strategies for HCV Treatment that Distinguish Higher-Performing VA Facilities: An Applied Use of Configurational Comparative Methods Miech, Edward  
Yakovchenko, Vera  

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