Objective To determine case outcomes in a communication-and-resolution program (CRP) implemented to respond to adverse events in general surgery.
Author Archives: Health Services Research
Objective To test whether use of a personalized report card, Nursing Home Compare Plus (NHCPlus), embedded in a reengineered discharge process, can lead to better outcomes than the usual discharge process from hospitals to nursing homes.
Objectives To test whether a care management program could replicate its success in an earlier trial and determine likely explanations for why it did not.
Importance Patient safety experts believe that patients/family members should be involved in adverse event review.
Objective To conduct a parallel analysis of disparities in diabetes care quality among Latino and Asian community health center (CHC) patients by English language preference.
Study Objectives Medicaid programs are not required to pay the full Medicare coinsurance and deductibles for Medicare-Medicaid dually eligible beneficiaries.
Objective The objective of this study was to examine the longitudinal patterns of emergency department (ED) visits among adult fee-for-service Medicaid.
Objective To determine whether the observed differences in the risk-adjusted rehospitalization rates across skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reflect true differences or merely differences in patient severity.
Objective To test for correlation between the growth in adoption of ambulatory electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States during 2010–2013 and hospital admissions and readmissions for elderly Medicare beneficiaries with at least one of four common ambulatory care–sensitive conditions (ACSCs).
Objective To establish multifactorial shoulder dystocia response and management protocol to promote sustainable practice change.
Objective To explore and understand approaches to user engagement through investigating the range of ways in which health care workers and organizations accommodated the introduction of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and computerized decision support (CDS) for hospital prescribing.
Objective To provide metrics for quantifying the capability of hospitals and the degree of care regionalization.
Objective There is increasing interest in identifying high-quality physicians, such as whether physicians perform above or below a threshold level.
Objective To evaluate the efficacy for consumers of two potential enhancements to the Medicare Plan Finder (MPF)—a simplified data display and a quick links home page designed to match the specific tasks that users seek to accomplish on the MPF.