June 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Patient Safety and Outcomes
June 14, 2004 | Program Results Report
Between 1997 and 1999, researchers with the Association of Academic Health Centers updated a 1993 analysis of external (nongenetic) factors that contribute to the leading causes of death in the United States.
Extending the Nurse Practitioner Concurrent Intervention Model to Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
July 1, 2004 | Journal Article
In this article, the authors present a study designed to evaluate whether quality improvement cycles performed by nurse practitioners can improve community acquired pneumonia (CAP) guideline compliance.
August 27, 2004 | Program Results Report
Tufts University School of Medicine tested physician-level measures of quality of care for patients with diabetes using a database from a previous study of ambulatory care quality for Medicare beneficiaries.
Older Patients Get Less Aggressive Treatment, Regardless of Health Status or Their Own Preferences, Study Finds
September 10, 2004 | Program Results Report
Starting in 1997, investigators analyzed the effects of advanced patient age on resource use in hospitals, clinical outcomes for the patient and the cost-effectiveness of selected life-sustaining treatments.
October 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Post-acute care (PAC) is being provided more frequently across a number of settings including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), rehabilitation facilities (RFs) and home health agencies (HHAs).
October 11, 2004 | Program Results Report
Four organizations planned projects to demonstrate the use of financial incentives to reward providers for delivering high-quality health care.
Elder Health Program in Baltimore Achieves Better Outcomes for Low-Income Elderly Through a Capitated System
January 2, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health studied Elder Health, a for-profit managed-care provider in Baltimore, Md., that serves individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (i.e., dually eligible).
March 14, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University explored the differences in health outcomes experienced by low-income patients who received primary care services in various health care settings in New York City.
March 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
The Leapfrog Group developed standards for evaluating hospitals' use of computerized physician order entry systems, and devised and tested techniques to raise awareness about the importance of considering the presence of systems.