Publications

2008

2007

ACOVE-3 Rejected Quality Indicators

Wenger N.

Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders-3 Quality Indicators

ACOVE Investigators
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S464-S487

Quality Indicators for Hospitalization and Surgery in Vulnerable Elders

Arora VM, McGory ML, Fung CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S347-SS358

Quality Indicators for the Care of Pressure Ulcers in Vulnerable Elders

Bates-Jensen BM, MacLean CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S409-SS416

Quality Indicators for Falls and Mobility Problems in Vulnerable Elders

Chang JT, Ganz DA.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S327-S334

Quality Indicators for the Care of Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation in Vulnerable Elders

Cheng EM, Fung CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S431-S437

Quality Indicators for Pain Management in Vulnerable Elders

Etzioni S, Chodosh J, Ferrell BA, MacLean CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S403-S408

Quality Indicators for the Care of Dementia in Vulnerable Elders

Feil DG, MacLean C, Sultzer D.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S293-S301

Quality Indicators for the Screening and Care of Urinary Incontinence in Vulnerable Elders

Fung CH, Spencer B, Eslami M, Crandall C.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp S443-S449

Quality Indicators for Screening and Prevention in Vulnerable Elders

Gnanadesigan N, Fung CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S417-S423

Quality Indicators for the Care of Osteoporosis in Vulnerable Elders

Grossman J, MacLean CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S392-S402

Quality Indicators for the Care of Heart Failure in Vulnerable Elders

Heidenreich PA, Fonarow GC.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S340-S346

Quality Indicators for the Care of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Vulnerable Elders

Kleerup E.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S270-S276

Quality Indicators for Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Vulnerable Elders

Lorenz KA, Rosenfeld K, Wenger N.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S318-S326

Quality Indicators for the Care of Osteoarthritis in Vulnerable Elders

MacLean CH, Pencharz JN, Saag KG.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S383-S391

Quality Indicators for the Care of Sleep Disorders in Vulnerable Elders

Martin JL, Fung CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S424-S430

Quality Indicators for the Care of Colorectal Cancer in Vulnerable Elders

McGory ML.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S277-S284

Quality Indicators for the Care of Hypertension in Vulnerable Elders

Min LC, Mehrotra R, Fung CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S359-S365

Quality Indicators for the Care of Breast Cancer in Vulnerable Elders

Naeim A. Sawhney R, MacLean CH, Sanati H.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S258-S269

Quality Indicators for the Care of Depression in Vulnerable Elders

Nakajima GA, Wenger NS.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S302-S311

Quality Indicators for the Care of Undernutrition in Vulnerable Elders

Reuben DB.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S438-S442

Quality Indicators for the Care of Vision Impairment in Vulnerable Elders

Rowe S, MacLean CH.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S450-S456

Quality Indicators for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Vulnerable Elders

Saigal CS.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S253-S257

Quality Indicators for the Care of Diabetes Mellitus in Vulnerable Elders

Shekelle P, Vijan S.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, S312-S317

Quality Indicators for Medication Use in Vulnerable Elders

Shrank WH. Polinski JM, Avorn J.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S373-S382

Quality Indicators for the Care of Ischemic Heart Disease in Vulnerable Elders

Watson K, Fung CH, Budoff M.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S366-S372

Introduction to the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders-3 Quality Indicator Measurement Set

Wenger NS, Roth CP, Shekelle P, and the ACOVE Investigators.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S247-S252

Application of Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders-3 Quality Indicators to Patients with Advanced Dementia and Poor Prognosis

Wenger NS, Solomon DH, and the members of the ACOVE-3 Clinical Committee, Amin A, Besdine RK, Blazer DG, Cohen H, Fulmer T, Ganz PA, Grunwald M, Hall WJ, Katz PR, Kitzman DW, Leipzig RM, Rosenthal RA.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S457-S463

Quality Indicators for Continuity and Coordination of Care in Vulnerable Elders

Wenger NS, Young RT.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S285-S292

Quality Indicators for the Care of Hearing Loss in Vulnerable Elders

Yueh B, Shekelle P.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 55, No. s2, Oct 2007, pp. S335-S339

2006

Comparison of Administrative Data and Medical Records to Measure the Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Older Patients

MacLean CH, Louie R, Shekelle PG, Roth CP, Saliba D, Higashi T, Adams J, Chang J, Kamberg C, Solomon D, Young R, Wenger N.
Medical Care, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 2006, pp. 141-148

Quality of Osteoarthritis Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Ganz DA, Chang JT, Roth CP, Guan M, Kamberg CJ, Niu F, Reuben DB, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS, MacLean CH.
Arthritis Care & Research, Vol. 55, No. 2, April 15 2006, pp. 241-247

2005

Quality of Care Is Associated with Survival in Vulnerable Older Patients

Higashi T, Shekelle PG, Adams JL, Kamberg CJ, Roth CP, Solomon DH, Reuben DB, Chiang L, MacLean CH, Chang JT, Young RT, Saliba DM, Wenger NS.
Annals of Internal Medicine 2005; 143(4):274-281

2004

Detection and Management of Falls and Instability Among Vulnerable Elders by Community Physicians

Rubenstein LZ, Solomon DH, Roth CP, Young RT, Shekelle PG, Chang JT, MacLean CH, Kamberg CJ, Saliba D, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004; 52:1527-31

Feasibility of Quality Indicators for the Management of Geriatric Syndromes in Nursing Home Residents

Saliba D, Solomon D, Rubenstein L, Young R, Schnelle J, Roth C, Wenger N.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2004;5:310-9.
Awarded “Year's Most Outstanding Article with the Greatest Impact on Long Term Care” and reprinted J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2005;6(Suppl):S50-9

The Quality of Care Provided to Vulnerable Older Community-Based Patients with Urinary Incontinence

Gnanadesigan N, Saliba D, Roth CP, Solomon DH, Chang JT, Schnelle J, Smith R, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2004;5:141-6

Quality Indicators for the Management of Medical Conditions in Nursing Home Residents

Saliba D, Solomon D, Rubenstein L, Young R, Schnelle J, Roth C, Wenger N.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2004;5:297-309.
Reprinted J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2005;6(Suppl):S36-48

The Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Older Patients with Chronic Pain

Chodosh J, Solomon DH, Roth CP, Chang JT, MacLean CH, Ferrell BA, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004;52:756-61

The Quality of Pharmacologic Care for Vulnerable Older Patients

Higashi T, Shekelle PG, Solomon DH, Knight EL, Roth C, Chang JT, Kamberg CJ, MacLean CH, Young RT, Adams J, Reuben DB, Avorn J, Wenger NS.
Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:714-20

2003

Appropriateness of Quality Indicators for Older Patients with Advanced Dementia and Poor Prognosis

Solomon DH, Wenger NS, Saliba D, Young RT, and the members of the Clinical Committee: Adelman AM, Besdine RK, Blazer DG, Cassell CK, Cummings JL, Katz PR, Kitzman DW, Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Mondoux LC, Popovich R, Pories WJ, Wenger NK.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003;51:902-7

The Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Community-Dwelling Older Patients

Wenger NS, Solomon DH, Roth CP, MacLean CH, Saliba D, Kamberg CJ, Rubenstein LZ, Young RT, Sloss EM, Louie R, Adams J, Chang JT, Venus PJ, Schnelle JF, Shekelle PG.
Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:740-7

Restructuring Primary Care Practices to Manage Geriatric Syndromes: The ACOVE-1 Intervention

Reuben DB, Roth C, Kamberg C, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003; 51:1787-93

2002

Indicators of the Quality of Nursing Home Residential Care

Saliba D, Schnelle JF.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002; 50:1421-30

2001

The Vulnerable Elders Survey: A Tool for Identifying Vulnerable Older People in the Community

Saliba D, Elliott M, Rubenstein LZ, Solomon DH, Young RT, Kamberg CJ, Roth C, MacLean CH, Shekelle PG, Sloss EM, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001;49:1691-9

2001 Annals of Internal Medicine Supplement

ACOVE-1 Quality Indicators

Wenger NS, Shekelle PG, ACOVE Investigators
Ann Intern Med. 2001;135 (8 Pt 2):653-67


2000

Identifying a Short Functional Disability Screen for Older Persons

Saliba D, Orlando M, Wenger NS, Hays RD, Rubenstein LS.
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2000; 55:M750-6

Selecting Target Conditions for Quality of Care Improvement in Vulnerable Older Adults

Sloss EM, Solomon DH, Shekelle PG, Young RT, Saliba DA, Maclean CH, Rubenstein LZ, Schnelle JF, Kamberg CJ, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000;48:363-9

In Press

Comparison of Administrative data and medical records to measure the Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Older Patients

Med Care.
MacLean CH, Louie R, Venus PJ, Shekelle PG, Roth CP, Saliba D, Higashi T, Adams J, Chang JT, Kamberg CJ, Solomon DH, Young RT, Wenger NS.

Predictors of Overall Quality of Care Provided to Vulnerable Elders

J Am Geriatr Soc.
Min LC, Reuben DB, MacLean CH, Shekelle PG, Solomon DH, Higashi T, Chang JT, Roth CP, Kamberg CJ, Adams J, Young RT, Wenger NS

Vulnerable Older Patients Receiving Higher Quality Medical Care Survive Longer

Ann Intern Med.
Higashi T, Shekelle PG, Adams J, Kamberg CJ, Roth CP, Solomon DH, Reuben DB, Chiang L, MacLean CH, Chang JT, Young RT, Wenger NS

Submitted

Do Proxies Reflect Patients' Health Concerns about Urinary Incontinence and Gait Problems?

Higashi T, Hays RD, Brown JA, Kamberg CJ, Pham C, Reuben DB, Shekelle PG, Solomon DH Young RT, Roth CP, Chang JT, MacLean CH, Wenger NS

Global Ratings of Health Care by Patients Are Not Associated with Technical Quality of Care

Chang JT, Hays R, Shekelle PG, MacLean CH, Solomon DH, Reuben DB, Roth CP, Kamberg CJ, Young RT, Wenger NS

Higher VES-13 Scores Predict Death and Functional Decline at One Year Among Vulnerable Elders

Min LC, Elliot MN, Wenger NS, Saliba D

Abstracts

2005

A Controlled Trial of a Practice-Based Intervention to Improve Primary Care for Falls, Incontinence and Dementia

Wenger NS, Roth CP, Shekelle PG, Young RT, Solomon DH, Kamberg C, Chang JT, Higashi T, MacLean C, Adams JL, Louie R, Chiang L, Ransohoff K, Hoffing M, Reuben DB.
Journal of General Internal Medicine . 20 (Supplement 1):52, April 2005

Global Ratings of Healthcare by Patients Are Not Associated with Technical Quality of Care

Chang JT, Hays RD, Shekelle PG, MacLean C, Solomon DH, Reuben DB, Roth CP, Kamberg C, Young RT, Wenger NS.
Journal of General Internal Medicine . 20 (Supplement 1):201, April 2005

Quality of Care for Osteoarthritis

Ganz DA, Chang JT, Adams JL, Louie R, Guan M, Kamberg CJ, Niu F, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS, MacLean CH.
American College of Rheumatology

Understanding Why Physicians Do Not Provide Recommended Care

Higashi T, Adams JL, Kamberg C, Shekelle PG, Reuben DB, MacLean C, Young RT, Chang JT, Ransohoff K, Hoffing M, Wenger NS.
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 20 (Supplement 1):207, April 2005

2004

A Comparison of the Quality of Medical Care Measured by Interview and Medical Record

Chang JT, MacLean CH, Roth CP, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2004: 19(Suppl 1):109

Predictors of Quality of Care in Vulnerable Elders

Chiang L, MacLean CH, Reuben DB, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004; 52:S101

The Quality of Medical Care Provided to Older Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities or Receiving Home Care

Zingmond DS, MacLean C, Saliba D, Wilber K, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2004; 19(Supplement 1):224

The Quality of Pharmacological Care for Community-Dwelling Vulnerable Older Patients

Higashi T, Shekelle PG, Solomon DH, Knight E, Roth CP, Chang JT, Kamberg C, MacLean C, Young RT, Adams JL, Reuben DB, Avorn J, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2004; 19(Suppl 1):224

Vulnerable Older Patients Receiving Higher Quality Medical Care Have Lower Mortality

Higashi T, Shekelle PG, Adams JL, Kamberg C, Roth CP, Solomon DH, Reuben DB, Chiang L, Chang JT, Young RT, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2004: 19(Suppl 1):236

2003

Accuracy of Surrogates About the Health Status and Health Concerns of Older Patients

Higashi T, Hays RD, Brown J, Kamberg CJ, Pham C, Shekelle PG, Reuben DB, Solomon DH, Young RT, Roth CP, Chang JT, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2003;18(Suppl 1):194

The Relationship of Patients' Evaluation of Physician's Communication Skills With Quality of Care Measurement By Chart, Interview, and Claims Data

Chang JT, Shekelle P, Solomon DH, MacLean C, Saliba D, Roth CP, Kamberg C, Young RT, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2003;18(Suppl):281

2002

Vulnerable Elders' Ratings of Health Providers Are More Closely Related to Communication Skills Than the Quality of Care

Chang JT, Shekelle P, Solomon DH, MacLean C, Saliba D, Roth CP, Kamberg C, Young RT, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2002;17(Suppl 1):177

2001

Measuring the Continuity and Coordination of Care Among Vulnerable Elders

Young RT, Solomon DH, Saliba D, Roth C, MacLean C, Louie R, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2001;16(Suppl 1):222

Quality of Care for Chronic Pain Among Vulnerable Elders

Chodosh J, Shekelle PG, Ferrell B, Solomon DH, Roth C, Saliba D, MacLean C, Young RT, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001;49:S146.

Quality of End-of-Life Care for Vulnerable Elders

Wenger NS, Rosenfeld K, MacLean C, Solomon DH, Roth C, Saliba D, Louie R, Young RT, Shekelle PG.
J Gen Int Med. 2001;16(Suppl 1):222

Quality of Fall and Instability Evaluation for Vulnerable Elders

Rubenstein LZ, Solomon DH, Roth C, Saliba D, MacLean C, Young RT, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001;49:S4

The Quality of Initial Outpatient and Inpatient Evaluation for Vulnerable Elders

Wenger NS, Saliba D, Roth C, MacLean C, Young RT, Kamberg CJ, Shekelle PG, Solomon DH.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001;49:S34

Quality of Pharmacologic Care for Vulnerable Elders

Higashi T, Avorn J, Knight E, Solomon DH, Shekelle PG, Wenger NS.
J Gen Int Med. 2001;16(Suppl 1):200.

Vulnerable Elders Receive Worse Quality Care for Geriatric Conditions than for Medical Conditions

Wenger NS, Solomon DH, MacLean C, Saliba D, Roth C, Kamberg CJ, Rubenstein LZ, Schnelle JF, Young RT, Shekelle PG.
J Gen Int Med. 2001;16(Suppl 1):222

2000

Applicability of Quality Indicators to Vulnerable Elders with Advanced Dementia or Poor Prognosis

Solomon DH, Saliba D, Young RT, Wenger NS and the Clinical Committee of the ACOVE project
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000;49:S34

The Development of Explicit Process Measures to Assess the Quality of Health Care for Hearing Loss Among Vulnerable Elders

Shapiro NL, Shekelle PG, MacLean CH, Wenger N, Morton S.
Submitted September 7, 1999, for presentation at the 103rd Annual Triologic Association Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 15-17, 2000

Identifying Measures of Residential Care Quality

Saliba D, Schnelle J, Rubenstein LZ, Young R, Solomon DH.
Presented at the AGS-AFAR 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 2000

Identifying Vulnerable Elders in Managed Care Organizations

Saliba D, Elliott M, Rubenstein LZ, Solomon DH, Wenger N.
Presented at the AGS-AFAR 2000 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 2000

Quality of Care for Chronic Pain Among Vulnerable Elders

Chodosh J, Shekelle PG, Ferrell B, Solomon DH, Roth CP, Saliba D, MacLean CH, Young RT, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000;49:S146

Quality of Fall and Instability Evaluation for Vulnerable Elders

Rubenstein LZ, Solomon DH, Roth CP, Saliba D, MacLean C, Young RT, Shekelle P, Wenger NS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000;49:S4

The Quality of Initial Outpatient and Inpatient Evaluation for Vulnerable Elders

Wenger NS, Saliba D, Roth C, MacLean C, Young RT, Kamberg C, Shekelle P, Solomon DH.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000;49:S34

1999

The Development of Specific Process Measures to Assess the Quality of Health Care for Osteoarthritis Among Vulnerable Elders

MacLean CH, Steinfeld R, Hasenfeld R, Wenger NS, Morton SC, Shekelle PG
Presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Clinical Rheumatology, Boston, Nov 1999

The Development of Specific Process Measures to Assess the Quality of Health Care for Osteoporosis Among Vulnerable Elders

Grossman JM, MacLean CH, Steinfeld R, Hasenfeld R, Wenger NS, Morton SC, Shekelle PG
Presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Clinical Rheumatology, Boston, Nov 1999

Identifying Vulnerable Elders in the Community.

Saliba D, Elliot M, Solomon D, Wenger N.
Presented at the 1999 Annual meeting of the Claude Pepper Older American Independence Centers, Newport, Rhode Island, April, 1999

Additional Presentations

Caring for the Vulnerable Elderly

Shekelle PS, Wenger NS.
ACP-ASIM, San Diego, CA, April 5, 2003

Improving Care for Older Patients

Wenger NS.
Kaiser Regional Conference, Long Beach, May 9, 2003

Improving Medical Care for Older Patients

Wenger NS.
Maccabi Care System Geriatrics Group. Tel Aviv, Israel, December 14, 2003

The Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Elder Patients

Wenger NS.
AGS 2003 Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. May 16, 2003

Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders

Saliba D.
American Geriatrics Society National Meeting. May 2002

Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders

Wenger NS.
Public Health School, Cambridge University. July 6, 2001

Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders in the U.S

Wenger NS.
Israel Society for Quality in Health Care. Tel Aviv, Israel, May 31, 2001

Tools to Measure the Quality of Medical Care for Vulnerable Elders

Solomon DH, Saliba D, Schnelle J, Rubenstein L, Wenger N.
Symposium at the American Geriatric Society national meeting, May 2000

Measuring the Quality of Care for Vulnerable Elders: The ACOVE Project

Wenger N.
Presented to the UCLA Aging Symposium, June 1999

Tools to Measure Quality of Care for Vulnerable Elders

Wenger N.
National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. New Orleans, LA, December 10, 1999

Tools to Measure the Quality of Care for Vulnerable Elders: The ACOVE Project

Rubenstein L, Wenger N, Saliba D, Solomon D, Schnelle J and Besdine R.
Symposium to be presented at the 1999 Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, November 20, 1999