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New paradigms for measuring clinical performance using electronic health records

Measures of provider success are the centerpiece of quality improvement and pay-for-performance programs around the globe. In most nations, these measures are derived from administrative records, paper charts and consumer surveys; increasingly, electronic patient record systems are also being used. We use the term ‘e-QMs’ to describe quality measures that are based on data found...

Cognitive screening among acute respiratory failure survivors: a cross-sectional evaluation of the Mini-Mental State Examination

Introduction The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is a common cognitive screening test, but its utility in identifying impairments in survivors of acute respiratory failure is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate MMSE performance versus a concurrently administered detailed neuropsychological test battery in survivors of acute respiratory failure. Methods This...

Validity and usefulness of members reports of implementation progress in a quality improvement initiative: findings from the Team Check-up Tool (TCT)

Background Team-based interventions are effective for improving safety and quality of healthcare. However, contextual factors, such as team functioning, leadership, and organizational support, can vary significantly across teams and affect the level of implementation success. Yet, the science for measuring context is immature. The goal of this study is to validate measures from a...

A qualitative examination of primary care providers’ and physician managers’ uses and views of research evidence

Objectives. To examine the reasons and search strategies related to physicians’ search for evidence and to compare clinician and physician manager approaches. Design. Qualitative analysis of verbatim transcripts of four focus groups in 2002. Study setting. Clinicians and managers in community practices in Southern California. Participants. Pediatricians, family practitioners, and...