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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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Sanghavi P, Pan S, Caudry D
Assessment of nursing home reporting of major injury falls for quality measurement on Nursing Home Compare.
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of nursing home self-report of major injury falls on the Minimum Data Set (MDS). They linked inpatient claims for major injury falls with MDS assessments. The investigators concluded that the nursing home-reported data used for the Nursing Home Compare (NHC) falls measure may be highly inaccurate.
Citation: Sanghavi P, Pan S, Caudry D . Assessment of nursing home reporting of major injury falls for quality measurement on Nursing Home Compare. Health Serv Res 2020 Apr;55(2):201-10. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13247..
Keywords: Falls, Nursing Homes, Quality Measures, Quality Indicators (QIs), Quality of Care, Elderly, Public Reporting, Injuries and Wounds
Goff SL, Mazor KM, Pekow PS
Patient navigators and parent use of quality data: a randomized trial.
The authors explored the effectiveness of strategies to overcome barriers in vulnerable populations. They found that an intervention to reduce barriers to using publicly reported health care quality data had a modest effect on patient choice, suggesting that factors other than performance on common publicly reported quality metrics have a stronger influence on which pediatric practices women choose.
Citation: Goff SL, Mazor KM, Pekow PS . Patient navigators and parent use of quality data: a randomized trial. Pediatrics 2016 Oct;138(4). doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1140.
Keywords: Decision Making, Quality of Care, Public Reporting, Quality Indicators (QIs), Vulnerable Populations
McConnell KJ, Lindrooth RC, Wholey DR
Modern management practices and hospital admissions.
The researchers investigated whether the modern management practices and publicly reported performance measures are associated with choice of hospital for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). They found that, overall, a one standard deviation change in management practice scores is associated with an 8% increase in AMI admissions.
Citation: McConnell KJ, Lindrooth RC, Wholey DR . Modern management practices and hospital admissions. Health Econ 2016 Apr;25(4):470-85. doi: 10.1002/hec.3171.
Keywords: Hospitals, Heart Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Quality Indicators (QIs), Quality Measures, Quality of Care, Public Reporting, Provider Performance
Mukamel DB, Ye Z, Glance LG
Does mandating nursing home participation in quality reporting make a difference? Evidence from Massachusetts.
This study investigated one of the mechanisms that may detract from the effectiveness of quality report cards: voluntary versus mandatory participation of nursing homes in public quality reporting. It found that once reporting became mandatory, nonvolunteers improved more than volunteers in all but 2 staffing measures.
Citation: Mukamel DB, Ye Z, Glance LG . Does mandating nursing home participation in quality reporting make a difference? Evidence from Massachusetts. Med Care 2015 Aug;53(8):713-9. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000390..
Keywords: Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care, Public Reporting, Provider Performance, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Quality Indicators (QIs), Quality Measures, Elderly
Smith B, McDuff J, Naierman N
What consumers want to know about quality when choosing a hospice provider.
This study drew on focus group and survey data collected in 5 metropolitan areas to learn more about hospice quality data. The researchers found that participants placed top priority on measures related to pain and symptom management. The National Quality Forum-approved measures resonate well with consumers, who also appear to be ready for access to data on the quality of hospice providers.
Citation: Smith B, McDuff J, Naierman N . What consumers want to know about quality when choosing a hospice provider. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2015 Jun;32(4):393-400. doi: 10.1177/1049909114524475.
Keywords: Caregiving, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Decision Making, Palliative Care, Provider Performance, Public Reporting, Quality of Care, Quality Indicators (QIs)