George G Sayre

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The protracted conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and an all-volunteer military has resulted in multiple war zone deployments for many service members. While quick redeployment turnaround has left little time for readjustment for either the service member or family, dealing with the long-term sequelae of combat exposure often leaves families and intimate(More)
BACKGROUND Women veterans using Veterans Administration (VA) health care have high rates of medical and mental health comorbidities, placing them at increased risk of poor outcomes from unplanned pregnancy. Reproductive life planning is a strategy recommended by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that could promote healthy pregnancies and(More)
BACKGROUND In April 2010, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) launched the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) initiative to implement a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. Few evaluations have addressed the effects of PCMH on health care professionals' experiences. PURPOSES The aim of this study was to contribute to evaluation of the PACT(More)
IMPORTANCE Broad adoption of lung cancer screening may inadvertently lead to negative population health outcomes if it is perceived as a substitute for smoking cessation. OBJECTIVE To understand views on smoking cessation from current smokers in the context of being offered lung cancer screening as a routine service in primary care. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
BACKGROUND Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is associated with reduced depressive symptoms, quality of life improvements, behavioral activation, and increased acceptance among veterans. This study was conducted to increase the reach and impact of a veterans' MBSR program by identifying barriers to enrollment and participation to inform(More)
Although care management approaches have potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce high health care costs of patients with complex substance use disorders, characterized by high psychosocial, psychological, and/or medical needs and high acute health care utilization, little is known about patients' perspectives or experiences with these(More)
At a time of significant upheaval in American health policy, maintaining a focus on a “North Star” is critical. For implementation science, this star is the knowledge base on how to optimally disseminate evidence related to health and health care, how to implement interventions to improve care within the many settings where people receive health care and(More)
OBJECTIVES In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented electronic consults (e-consults) as an alternative to in-person specialty visits to improve access and reduce travel for veterans. We conducted an evaluation to understand variation in the use of the new e-consult mechanism and the causes of variable implementation, guided by the(More)
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