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The purpose of this study was to (a) investigate the extent to which academic faculty practice plans (FPPs) are currently involved in ambulatory care quality improvement (QI), (b) describe the structure of QI initiatives at outpatient FPPs, and (c) delineate facilitators and barriers to...
This study assessed the validity of standardized assessment data collected with the Minimum Data Set (MDS) in postacute care settings and used to create performance indicators. Our results show that performance indicators derived from information collected with the MDS demonstrate convergent...
Hospitals use numerous guideline implementation approaches with varying success. Approaches have been classified as consistently, variably, or minimally effective, with multiple approaches being most effective. This project assesses the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) use of effective...
The quality of nursing home care has long been a cause for concern. The federal government has recently launched the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, in which Quality Improvement Organizations assist nursing homes in quality improvement (QI) activities. In addressing how well nursing homes are...
The objective of this article was to examine whether characteristics of referring physicians and their practice environment were associated with surgical referral behavior for early-stage breast cancer patients. A total of 2801 women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and their referring...
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