Adjusting for Patient Characteristics to Compare Quality of Care Provided by Serious Illness Programs
To ensure fair comparison of serious illness programs, quality measure scores should be case-mix adjusted for variables that influence patients' reports about care quality, but are not under the control of the program administering care.
Feb 4, 2022
Opportunities exist to improve hospice care for symptom palliation and training for caregivers when their family members are at home or in an ALF setting. Efforts to improve care for cancer patients in the NH and ALF setting are especially needed.
Feb 26, 2021
Reliable and Valid Survey-Based Measures to Assess Quality of Care in Home-Based Serious Illness Programs
Our analyses provide evidence of the feasibility, reliability, and validity of proposed survey-based measures to assess the quality of home-based serious illness care from the perspective of patients and their families.
Hospice characteristics associated with strong performance on Hospice Item Set measures differ from those associated with strong performance on CAHPS measures. Providing professional staff visits in the last two days of life is associated with high performance in both quality domains.
Jun 25, 2020
We describe quality improvement changes that skilled nursing facilities reported making in response to CMS performance measurements and whether reported QI changes were associated with better performance on CMS performance measures.
Youths are exposed to an average of three alcohol ads per day-and black and Hispanic youths' exposure is roughly double that of white youths—and the effect of a single exposure can last up to two days.
Jun 21, 2018
Youths in this study (ages 11-14) were exposed to an average of three alcohol ads per day; black and Hispanic youths' exposure was roughly double that of white youths. Exposure to alcohol ads led youths to view alcohol and drinking more positively.
May 23, 2018
The Feasibility of a Web Intervention for Military and Veteran Spouses Concerned About Their Partner's Alcohol Misuse
It is feasible to deliver a web-based intervention to help concerned partners of military service members and veterans who suffer from alcohol misuse; partners found the program useful and acceptable.
Apr 18, 2018
We examine the impact of socioeconomic status and disability adjustments on Medicare Advantage plans' and prescription drug plans' contract star ratings.
Efficacy of a Web-based Intervention for Concerned Spouses of Service Members and Veterans with Alcohol Misuse
We found Partners Connect reduced CP anxiety and increased their emotional and tangible social support, factors that have a strong research base in affecting quality of life and health outcomes.
Oct 18, 2017
Recent research revealed momentary associations between exposure to alcohol advertising and positive beliefs about alcohol among adolescents (Martino et al., 2016). We reanalyzed those data to determine whether associations depend on adolescents' appraisal of ads.
Sep 28, 2017
Young adolescents are more likely to be exposed to online alcohol ads if they are rebellious in nature; parental monitoring of online access reduces exposure.
Nov 28, 2016
Facebook may be a viable and cost-effective strategy for reaching military spouses who are concerned about their partner's drinking.