Medicare patients without a personal physician reported worse patient experiences, and were 3 times more likely than those with a physician not to have seen any health care provider in the last 6 months.
Apr 12, 2018
New quality measures may improve transition care for children after an emergency department or hospital visit.
May 25, 2017
Patient Experiences with Care Differ with Chronic Care Management in a Federally Qualified Community Health Center
Adults receiving primary care at federally qualified health centers were more likely to positively rate their patient experience if their health center scored highly on adoption of chronic care management.
May 23, 2017
Development and Implementation of the Family Experiences with Coordination of Care Survey Quality Measures
A new set of quality measures can help caregivers of children with complex medical needs assess multiple aspects of care coordination.
May 17, 2017
Developing Adaptive Interventions for Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Settings: Protocol of an Observational, Mixed-Methods Project
Adaptive interventions (AIs) - sequences of decision rules for altering treatment based on an individual's needs - would benefit substance abuse treatment for adolescents.
Feb 8, 2017
Four new quality measures will assess key dimensions of care for suicidal youth.
Development and Pilot Testing of Caregiver-Reported Pediatric Quality Measures for Transitions Between Sites of Care
This project developed 8 evidence-based measures to assess the quality of transitions across care settings from the perspective of caregivers.
Nov 28, 2016
Development of feasible quality measures of pediatric care transition is an important first step toward routinely evaluating and improving transition care for hospitalized children.
Comparing the Health Care Experiences of Medicare Beneficiaries with and Without Depressive Symptoms in Medicare Managed Care Versus Fee-for-Service
Disparities in care experienced by older Medicare beneficiaries with depressive symptoms tend to be more negative in managed care. Efforts identify and address barriers these beneficiaries encounter to help them better traverse the managed care environment.
Sep 25, 2015
Living Alone and Patient Care Experiences: The Role of Gender in a National Sample of Medicare Beneficiaries
Seniors who live alone are a large, growing population with poorer health outcomes. We examine the little-studied health care experiences and immunizations of older adults who live alone.
Apr 22, 2015
Sexual Minorities in England Have Poorer Health and Worse Health Care Experiences: A National Survey
Compares the health and healthcare experiences of sexual minorities with heterosexual people of the same gender, adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Top-Line Estimates for Active-Duty Coast Guard Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study
This report provides initial top-line active-duty Coast Guard estimates from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, an assessment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military.
Dec 4, 2014
Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Top-Line Estimates for Active-Duty Service Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study
This report provides initial top-line estimates from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, an independent assessment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military.
Dec 4, 2014
How Much Do Additional Mailings and Telephone Calls Contribute to Response Rates in a Survey of Medicare Beneficiaries?
Surveys often spend substantial money on multiple mailings and telephone calls to ensure high overall response rates and adequate representation of hard-to-reach demographic subgroups.
Nov 26, 2014
Evaluating the Impact of Getting to Outcomes-Underage Drinking on Prevention Capacity and Alcohol Merchant Attitudes and Selling Behaviors
Assessed whether providing prevention coalitions with Getting To Outcomes-Underage Drinking (GTO-UD) helped improve implementation of two common EAP strategies, responsible beverage service training (RBS) and compliance checks.
Aug 1, 2014
Effective doctor communication is critical to positive doctor–patient relationships and predicts better health outcomes.
Intervening with Practitioners to Improve the Quality of Prevention: One-Year Findings from a Randomized Trial of Assets-Getting to Outcomes
This article reports interim findings from a randomized controlled trial evaluating Assets-Getting To Outcomes (AGTO)
Whites have better overall access to care than other beneficiaries with Medicare in the absence of major health conditions.
Establishing and Evaluating the Key Functions of an Interactive Systems Framework Using an Assets-Getting to Outcomes Intervention
Community practitioners can face difficulty in achieving outcomes demonstrated by prevention science.
We describe overall rates and analyze predictors of unit and item nonresponse for the 695,197 Medicare beneficiaries selected for the 2007 MCAHPS survey (335,249 unit respondents, 49% overall response rate).
Dec 1, 2011
The Premises Is the Premise: Understanding Off- and On-Premises Alcohol Sales Outlets to Improve Environmental Alcohol Prevention Strategies
Outlets that sell alcohol on the premises (e.g., bars or restaurants) do more to prevent alcohol sales to minors than outlets such as convenience or liquor stores.
Mar 4, 2011
Using Standardized Encounters to Understand Reported Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experiences with Care
A nationally representative sample of white, African American, and Latino respondents reported generally similar expectations about physicians' behaviors and provided similar average responses to questionnaires about interactions with physicians.
Depressed patients report poorer health care experiences and have less confidence that they can recognize their need for care.
This paper reports an assessment of how well the structure and code sets specified in the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Structured and Codified Sig Format represent ambulatory electronic prescriptions.
Reports the results of surveys of military and State Department personnel concerning their views on the use of armed private security contractors in the Iraq war.
Jun 1, 2010
Promoting Evidence-Based Practices: The Adoption of a Prevention Support System in Community Settings
Prevention support systems (PSSs) are designed to help communities implement evidence-based practices (EBPs).