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.