Friday, January 30, 2009

Using Electronic Health Records to Measure Physician Performance for Acute Conditions in Primary Care

Empirical Evaluation of the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Clinical Quality Measure Set.
Jeffrey A. Linder; Erin O. Kaleba; Karen S. Kmetik
Medical Care Volume 47(2) February 2009 pp 208-216
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Empirically Derived Composite Measures of Surgical Performance.

Douglas O. Staiger; Justin B. Dimick; Onur Baser; Zhaohui Fan; John D. Birkmeyer
Medical Care Volume 47(2) February 2009 pp 226-233
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Identifying Potentially Avoidable Hospital Admissions From Canadian Long-Term Care Facilities.

Jennifer D. Walker; Gary F. Teare; David B. Hogan; Steven Lewis; Colleen J. Maxwell
Medical Care Volume 47(2) February 2009 pp 250-254
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Assessing the effectiveness of quality improvement strategies in Europe: the MARQuIS project

Quality and Safety in Health Care 2009;18 (Suppl 1)

This supplement is focused on the methods, results and recommendations from the research project "Methods of Assessing Response to Quality Improvement Strategies" (MARQuIS). MARQuIS was funded by the Scientific Support to Policies component of the European Union Sixth Framework Research Programme (Contract SP21-CT-2004-513712), and it lasted from January 2004 to June 2008.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Comorbidity and repeat admission to hospital for adverse drug reactions in older adults: retrospective cohort study

Min Zhang, C D'Arcy J Holman, Sylvie D Price, Frank M Sanfilippo, David B Preen, Max K Bulsara
BMJ 2009;338:a2752
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Editorial


Readmissions as a result of adverse drug reactions in older people
Susan Morgan
BMJ 2009;338:a2436
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Advancing Measurement of Patient Safety Culture

Liane Ginsburg, Debra Gilin, Deborah Tregunno, Peter G. Norton, Ward Flemons, Mark Fleming
Health Services Research Volume 44 Issue 1 p 205-224
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Friday, January 09, 2009

Validity of Selected AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data

Patrick S. Romano, Hillary J. Mull, Peter E. Rivard, Shibei Zhao, William G. Henderson, Susan Loveland, Dennis Tsilimingras, Cindy L. Christiansen, Amy K. Rosen
Health Services Research Volume 44 Issue 1 p 182-204
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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Building the Path to High-Quality Care

Carolyn Clancy
Health Services Research Volume 44 Issue 1 p 1-4
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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Comparison of Two VA Laboratory Data Repositories Indicates That Missing Data Vary Despite Originating From the Same Source.

Kathleen A. McGinnis; Melissa Skanderson; Forrest L. Levin; Cynthia Brandt; Joseph Erdos; Amy C. Justice

Medical Care Volume 47(1) January 2009 pp 121-124

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Identification and Validation of Vertebral Compression Fractures Using Administrative Claims Data.

Jeffrey R. Curtis; Amy S. Mudano; Daniel H. Solomon; Juan Xi; Mary Elkins Melton; Kenneth G. Saag
Medical Care Volume 47(1) January 2009 pp 69-72
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Monday, January 05, 2009

Patient Safety Climate in 92 US Hospitals: Differences by Work Area and Discipline.

Sara J. Singer; David M. Gaba; Alyson Falwell; Shoutzu Lin; Jennifer Hayes; Laurence Baker
Medical Care Volume 47(1) January 2009 pp 23-31
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Friday, January 02, 2009

Public Reporting in Health Care: How Do Consumers Use Quality-of-Care Information?: A Systematic Review.

Marjan Faber; Marije Bosch; Hub Wollersheim; Sheila Leatherman; Richard Grol
Medical Care Volume 47(1) January 2009 pp 1-8
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Thursday, January 01, 2009