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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.

Search results were generated based on the search term "Quality". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.

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Citations

(5 of more than 2908 QUALITY focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(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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Studies

( 5 of more than 281 QUALITY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 16-239 Quality of Care for Justice-Involved Veterans: Gaps, Predictors, and Stakeholder-Driven Solutions Finlay, Andrea 2018-05-01
IIR 16-040 Investigating Multi-Level Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Quality of End-of-Life Care for Veterans Kutney Lee, Ann 2018-04-01
IIR 17-219 Benchmarking Hospital Quality: Template Matching versus Conventional Regression Approaches Prescott, Hallie 2018-03-01
IIR 16-296 Measuring, Mining and Understanding Communication Behaviors: Markers for Quality Healthcare Houston, Thomas 2018-01-01
IIR 15-379 Quality of Care and Patient Experience in GeriPACT: A Comparative Effectiveness Study Hastings, Susan 2017-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Quality" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Quality" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/9/2018 Phenotyping Physiologic Measurement of Lung Function in the VA EHR Using Automated Tools Akgün, Kathleen  
7/5/2018 VA REDCap: An Introduction for the Implementation Research Group (IRG) Paris, Bonnie  
6/20/2018 Experiences with Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Preventable Hospitalization Augustine, Matthew  
5/9/2018 Promoting Patient-Centered Family Planning in VA Through a Novel Web-Based Decision Support Tool Borrero, Sonya  
Borrero, Sonya  
Callegari, Lisa  
Callegari, Lisa  
5/7/2018 Pharmacoepidemiological Designs: Using CDW Lab Data and Drug Data for Effectiveness Research Hung, Adriana  

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Videos

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