In this study co-authored by Drs. Heather Johnson and Maureen Smith, investigators examined EHR and Medicare data to determine rates & predictors of achieving hypertension control among patients with diabetes after hospital discharge for a cardiac event.
Dr. Brian Patterson et al. found that using a fall risk screening instrument during ED visits can predict future ED visits for falls, but is most useful when combined with routinely collected data on other fall risk factors.
In this article, Dr. Ryan Coller et al. evaluated the predictors of ambulatory-care sensitive hospitalizations for children, as well as the influence of medical complexity and ambulatory care characteristics on hospitalization rates.
Using HIP data, investigators evaluated the relationship between diabetes quality metrics and patients' combinations of chronic conditions and found that patients in less severe chronic condition classes were less likely to achieve diabetes metrics.
In an article co-authored by Edmond Ramly and Christie Bartels, investigators describe the cause and effects of stakeholder creep in a health information technology implementation project and present a stakeholder planning tool to plan for engagement.
In this study, Dr. Andrew Quanbeck et al. describe the implementation of a mobile health system to treat addiction in primary care and discuss the effect of the mHealth system on patients and clinicians.
Using HIP's Chronic Conditions Warehouse data, investigators found that discharge to a SNF, cognitive impairment, and activities of daily living dependence were each strongly associated with shortened survival for sepsis survivors.
Dr. Heidi Brown et al. developed and validated a survey instrument to assess barriers to seeking care for accidental bowel leakage in women. The instrument had excellent criterion validity and test-retest reliability.
Dr. Maureen Smith et al. found that insurance coverage of CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening was associated with a greater likelihood of a patient being screened using CT colonography or colonoscopy.
A study by Dr. Brian Patterson et al. found that some fall-related ED visits that were missed when using the ICD-9 definition alone could be captured using an expanded definition that includes chief complaint.
In this review, Dr. Yao Liu summarizes current knowledge and perspectives on screening for diabetic retinopahty to better understand why diabetic eye screening rates remain low, and discusses future directions towards preventing blindness from diabetes.
Patient engagement during research has become increasingly common. A recent article by PROKids discusses the tensions between engagement of patient stakeholders in research and the institutional and legal framework governing engagement.
In a recent randomized clinical trial led by Dr. Elizabeth Cox, implementing a checklist during family-centered rounds increased family engagement and the safety of hospitalized children from the perspective of the families.
Dr. Heidi Brown et al. conducted focus groups and cognitive interviews to identify barriers to seeking care for accidental bowel leakage and found 12 barriers, including lack of knowledge about the condition, fear of testing/treatment, and others.
In a study by Dr. Jennifer Weiss et al. to examine factors influencing PCP adoption of CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening, the authors found that substantial variation in the use of CTC for screening existed among PCPs and clinics.
In this study, authors used HIP's Chronic Conditions Warehouse data to determine the extent of agreement of 4 different definitions of multiple chronic conditions and how well they predict 30-day hospital readmissions.
Dr. Meghan Brennan et al. recently conducted a study of veterans with type 2 diabetes who developed incident diabetic foot ulcers, and found that compared to early-stage ulcers, gangrene was associated with an increased risk of mortality.
In this article, researchers used HIP's SEER-Medicare data to describe the types of providers participating in early follow-up care of older breast cancer survivors and what patient characteristics were associated with care from different provider types.