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 3001 QUALITY focused publications)
- Segal AG, Rodriguez KL, Shea JA, Hruska KL, Walker L, Groeneveld PW. Quality and Value of Health Care in the Veterans Health Administration: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019 May 7; 8(9):e011672.
- Essien UR, He W, Ray A, Chang Y, Abraham JR, Singer DE, Atlas SJ. Disparities in Quality of Primary Care by Resident and Staff Physicians: Is There a Conflict Between Training and Equity? Journal of general internal medicine. 2019 Apr 8.
- Edwards ST, Kim H, Shull S, Hooker ER, Niederhausen M, Tuepker A. Quality of Outpatient Care With Internal Medicine Residents vs Attending Physicians in Veterans Affairs Primary Care Clinics. JAMA internal medicine. 2019 Apr 1.
- Lee KC, Senglaub SS, Walling AM, Mosenthal AC, Cooper Z. Quality Measures in Surgical Palliative Care: Adapting Existing Palliative Care Measures to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Surgical Patients. Annals of surgery. 2019 Apr 1; 269(4):607-609.
- Connor KI, Cheng EM, Barry F, Siebens HC, Lee ML, Ganz DA, Mittman BS, Connor MK, Edwards LK, McGowan MG, Vickrey BG. Randomized trial of care management to improve Parkinson disease care quality. Neurology. 2019 Apr 16; 92(16):e1831-e1842.
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(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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( 5 of more than 322 QUALITY focused projects
|| Optimizing Access, Appropriateness, and Quality of Minimally Invasive Procedures for Veterans
|| Are Veterans' Outcomes Better when VHA Purchases High-Quality Nursing Home Care?
|| Reducing Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing for Older Patients: Enhancing Quality of Provider Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department (EQUIPPED)
|| Establishing the Quality of Surgical Care among VA Patients with Kidney Cancer
|| Mitigating Racial/Ethnic and Socio-Economic Disparities in VA Care Quality and Patient Experience
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