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Theme Four: Advancing Innovation in Performance Monitoring

Developing New Measures for Quality Assessment

Schmittdiel J, Vijan S, Fireman B, Lafata JE, Oestreicher N, Selby JV.  Predicted quality-adjusted life years as a composite measure of the clinical value of diabetes risk factor control.  Medical Care 2007; 45(4):315-21.

Kerr EA, Hofer TP, Hayward RA, Adams JL, Hogan MM, McGlynn EA, Asch SM. Quality by any other name? A comparison of three profiling systems for assessing health care quality. Health Services Research 2007; 42 (5), 2070–87.

Shekelle P, Vijan S. Quality indicators for the care of diabetes mellitus in vulnerable elders. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007; 55 Suppl 2:S312-17.

Higashi T, Wenger NS, Adams JL, Fung C, Roland M, McGlynn EA, Reeves D, Asch SM, Kerr EA, Shekelle PG. Relationship between number of medical conditions and quality care. The New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356:2496-2504.

Hayward RA, Hofer TP, Kerr EA, Krein SL. Quality improvement initiatives: Issues in moving from diabetes guidelines to policy. Diabetes Care 2004; 27(S2):B54-B60.

Hofer TP, Asch SM, Hayward RA, Rubenstein LV, Hogan MM, Adams J, Kerr EA. Profiling quality of care: Is there a role for peer review? BMC Health Services Research 2004; 4:9.

Heisler M, DeMonner SM, Billi JE, Hayward RA. Racial disparities in diabetes care processes, outcomes, and treatment intensity. Medical Care 2003; 41(11): 1221 -32.

Kerr EA, Smith DM, Hogan MM, Hofer TP, Krein SL, Bermann M, Hayward RA. Building a better quality measure: Are some patients with “poor quality” actually getting good care? Medical Care 2003; 42(1 0):1 173-1182.

Improving Chronic Care Management through Performance Monitoring

Render ML, Deddens J, Freyberg R, Almenoff P, Connors AF, Wagner D, Hofer TP. Veterans Affairs intensive care unit risk adjustment model: Validation, updating, recalibration. Critical Care Medicine 2008; 36(4):1031-42.

Kim C, Diez Roux AV, Hofer TP, Nallamothu BK, Bernstein SJ, Rogers MAM. Area socioeconomic status and mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: The role of hospital volume. American Heart Journal August 2007; 154(2): 385-90.

Hayward RA, Heisler M, Adams J, Adams R, Hofer TP. Overestimating outcome rates: statistical estimation when reliability is suboptimal. Health Services Research 2007; 42 (4), 1718–38.

Hayward RA.  All-or-nothing treatment targets make bad performance measures. The American Journal of Managed Care 2007; 13:126-28.

Hayward RA.  Performance measurement in search of a path. The New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356: 951-53.

Kerr EA, Fleming B.  Making performance indicators work: experiences of US Veterans Health Administration. British Medical Journal 2007; 335: 971-973.

Green LA, Wyszewianski L, Lowry JC, Kowalski CP, Krein SL.  An observational study of the effectiveness of practice guideline implementation strategies examined according to physicians’ cognitive styles. Implementation Science. December2007; 2: 41. 

Kupersmith J, Francis J, Kerr E, Krein S, Pogach L, Kolodner RM, Perlin JB. Advancing evidence-based care for diabetes: Lessons from the Veterans Health Administration. Health Affairs 2007; 26(2): w1 56-168.

Krein SL, Heisler M, Piette JD, Butchart A, Kerr EA. Overcoming the influence of chronic pain on older patients’ difficulty with recommended self-management activities. Gerontologist 2007; 47(1): 61-68.

Piette JD, Kerr EA. The impact of comorbid chronic conditions on diabetes care. Diabetes Care, 2006; 29:725-31.

Krein SL, Bingham CR, McCarthy JF, Mitchinson A, Payes J, Valenstein M. Diabetes treatment among VA patients with comorbid serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 2006; 57(7): 101 6-1021.

Krein SL, Heisler M, Piette JD, Makki F, Kerr EA. The effect of chronic pain on diabetes patients’ self-management. Diabetes Care 2005; 28(1): 65-70.

Heisler M, Piette JD, Spencer M, Kieffer E, Vijan S. The relationship between knowledge of recent HbA1 c values and diabetes care understanding and self-management. Diabetes Care 2005; 28(4): 816-822.

Kerr EA, Gerzoff RB, Krein SL, Selby JV, Piette JD, Curb JD, Herman WH, Marrero DG, Narayan KMV, Safford MM, Thomson T, Mangione CM. Diabetes care quality in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Commercial Managed Care: the TRIAD study. Annals of Internal Medicine 2004; 141 (4):272-281.