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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Rocke DJ, Beumer HW, Taylor DH, Jr.
Physician and patient and caregiver health attitudes and their effect on Medicare resource allocation for patients with advanced cancer.
The investigators sought to determine how baseline attitudes toward quality vs quantity of life affect end-of-life resource allocation. They found that, compared with patients and caregivers, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) physician allocations differed significantly in all 15 benefit categories except home care. They concluded that understanding the effect of baseline attitudes is important for effective end-of-life discussions.
Citation: Rocke DJ, Beumer HW, Taylor DH, Jr. . Physician and patient and caregiver health attitudes and their effect on Medicare resource allocation for patients with advanced cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 Jun;140(6):497-503. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.494.
Keywords: Cancer, Caregiving, Medicare, Palliative Care, Provider: Physician, Quality of Life, Value
Babbott S, Manwell LB, Brown R
Electronic medical records and physician stress in primary care: results from the MEMO Study.
In this paper, the investigators assessed relationships between the number of EMR functions, primary care work conditions, and physician satisfaction, stress and burnout. The authors concluded that stress may rise for physicians with a moderate number of EMR functions; they found that time pressure was associated with poor physician outcomes mainly in the high EMR cluster.
Citation: Babbott S, Manwell LB, Brown R . Electronic medical records and physician stress in primary care: results from the MEMO Study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Feb;21(e1):e100-6. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001875..
Keywords: Burnout, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Primary Care, Provider: Clinician, Provider: Physician
Bleser WK, Miller-Day M, Naughton D
Strategies for achieving whole-practice engagement and buy-in to the patient-centered medical home.
In this paper the authors describe strategies for obtaining organizational buy-in to and whole-staff engagement of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation and practice improvement. The investigators suggest that their study provides a list of strategies useful for facilitating PCMH transformation in primary care. They assert that these strategies could be investigated empirically in future research, used to guide medical practices undergoing or considering PCMH transformation, and used to inform health care policy makers.
Citation: Bleser WK, Miller-Day M, Naughton D . Strategies for achieving whole-practice engagement and buy-in to the patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med 2014 Jan-Feb;12(1):37-45. doi: 10.1370/afm.1564..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Organizational Change, Primary Care: Models of Care, Primary Care, Practice Improvement, Provider: Nurse, Provider: Physician, Provider: Clinician, Provider