Carol P. Roth

Project Associate
Santa Monica Office

Education

B.S.N. in nursing, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles; M.P.H. in public health, University of California, Los Angeles

Overview

Carol P. Roth is a project associate at the RAND Corporation. She has extensive and varied experience in quality of care evaluation, practice improvement implementations, and project management. She has expertise in the development and implementation of quality of care indicators and related physician- and nurse practitioner-based interventions to improve office- and community-based primary care. She is currently part of the teams developing quality measures for Medicare Managed Care and Special Needs Plans, acute care for five inpatient pediatric conditions, and coordination of care for children with complex health care needs. Roth worked extensively with the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders projects (ACOVE, ACOVE-2, ACOVE-3, ACOVEprime) in both paper-based and electronic health record applications. She has developed multiple medical record abstraction systems for appropriateness and quality of care studies, training materials, and training programs for abstractors. She has provided consultation to the UCLA Clinical Scholars Program, Departments of Medicine and Geriatrics, and the Veterans Administration in quality assessment applications and data collection. Her clinical background is in nursing with varied and advanced practice experience (adult nurse practitioner, critical care unit, medical-surgical, community public health). Roth earned her master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angles.

Recent Projects

  • Quality measure development for children with complex needs
  • Developing quality measures to assess pediatric inpatient respiratory care
  • Evaluation and development of outcome measures for quality assessment in MA and SNPs
  • Improving internists' management of geriatric conditions through practice redesign
  • Evaluation of community-based Evercare special needs plans (SNPs)

Selected Publications

Roth CP, Ganz DA, Nickels L, et al., "Nurse care manager contribution to quality of care in a dual-eligible special needs plan," Journal of Gerontological Nursing (forthcoming)

Wenger NS, Roth CP, Hall W, et al., "A primary care practice redesign intervention to improve quality of care for urinary incontinence and high risk of falls among older patients: A controlled trial," Archives of Internal Medicine

Reuben DB, Roth CP, Frank J, et al., "ACOVE-AD: A pilot study of a practice redesign intervention to improve the quality of dementia care," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Roth CP, Lim YW, Pevnick JM, et al., "The challenge of measuring quality of care from an electronic health record," American Journal of Medical Quality

Publications