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 2908 QUALITY focused publications)
- Mills WL, Pimentel CB, Palmer JA, Snow AL, Wewiorski NJ, Allen RS, Hartmann CW. Applying a Theory-Driven Framework to Guide Quality Improvement Efforts in Nursing Homes: The LOCK Model. The Gerontologist. 2018 May 8; 58(3):598-605.
- Diem SJ, Guthrie KA, Mitchell CM, Reed SD, Larson JC, Ensrud KE, LaCroix AZ. Effects of vaginal estradiol tablets and moisturizer on menopause-specific quality of life and mood in healthy postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms: a randomized clinical trial. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 2018 May 7.
- Burke RE, Glorioso T, Barón AK, Kaboli PJ, Ho PM. Within-Hospital Variation in 30-Day Adverse Events: Implications for Measuring Quality. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. 2018 May 1; 40(3):147-154.
- Sripada RK, Bohnert KM, Ganoczy D, Pfeiffer PN. Documentation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy and Care Quality for PTSD in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Administration and policy in mental health. 2018 May 1; 45(3):353-361.
- 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 Apr 27.
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(5 of more than 199 QUALITY focused publication briefs)
- 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
- Then and Now: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in VA
As the largest provider of substance use disorder treatment in the nation, VA has taken proactive steps to increase access to medications indicated for opioid use disorder (OUD), which is an essential component of evidence-based care. This article examines the history of those medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and injectable naltrexone) within VA, as well as early and ongoing efforts to incre...
Date: March 29, 2018
- Intervention to Lessen Low-Value Electronic Health Record Notifications Reduces Workload for Primary Care Physicians
This study evaluated the impact of a national multi-component quality improvement program to reduce low-value electronic health record notifications. Findings showed that the program potentially saved 1.5 hours per week per primary care physician to enable higher-value work (based on prior estimates of 85 seconds to process each notification). The mean number of daily notifications per PCP decreas...
Date: March 5, 2018
- 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
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( 5 of more than 281 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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