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BACKGROUND Research is needed to validate effective and practical strategies for improving the provision of evidence-based medicine in primary care. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a multimethod quality improvement intervention was more effective than a less intensive intervention for improving adherence to 21 quality indicators for primary and secondary(More)
The decision to examine the phenomenon of lateral violence within the nursing workforce of a Southeastern tertiary care medical center evolved from the strong response of attendees to a nursing presentation on lateral violence. This paper describes the development and testing of the Lateral Violence in Nursing Survey. This questionnaire, designed to measure(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of life (QOL) of African American (AA) breast cancer survivors (BCSs) is poorer than that of non-Hispanic white BCSs. It is necessary to address factors related to poor QOL of AA women entering survivorship. Research addressing QOL in AA BCSs is inconsistent in measurements and methods. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to(More)
This article reports the impact of a multicomponent quality improvement intervention on adherence with 13 measures of diabetes care and a summary measure, the Diabetes Summary Quality Index (Diabetes-SQUID). The intervention was conducted between January 1, 2004, and July 1, 2005, within 66 primary care practices in 33 states, including 372 providers and 24(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American (AA) women, with a survival rate of 79%, lower than for other ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Minorities experience disparities in timeliness of care, delivery of culturally sensitive care, and outcomes. Transition from active treatment to survivorship presents an(More)
BACKGROUND Implementing change in primary care is difficult, and little practical guidance is available to assist small primary care practices. Methods to structure care and develop new roles are often needed to implement an evidence-based practice that improves care. This study explored the process of change used to implement clinical guidelines for(More)
INTRODUCTION Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is recommended for average-risk adults age 50 and older, yet half of eligible US adults are not current. This case study of highest performing practices within the Colorectal Screening in Primary Care study (C-TRIP) explains practice strategies used and provides a model for improving CRC screening in primary(More)
BACKGROUND There is widespread evidence of inadequate translation of research findings into primary care practice. Theoretically sound demonstrations of how health care organizations can overcomes these deficiencies are needed. A demonstration project was conducted from January 1, 2003, through June 30, 2006, to evaluate the impact of a multicomponent(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is recommended for all adults 50 to 75 years old, yet only slightly more than one-half of eligible people are current with screening. Because CRC screening is usually initiated upon recommendations of primary care physicians, interventions in these settings are needed to improve screening. OBJECTIVES To assess(More)