Sarah L Sampsel

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OBJECTIVE To develop a comprehensive set of explicit process measures to assess the quality of health care for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and analgesics use. METHODS Potential quality measures and a summary of existing data to support or refute the relationship between the processes of care proposed in the indicators and relevant clinical(More)
To better understand obesity, its related conditions and risk factors, and the best assessment and management approaches for the adult population, the Disease Management Association of America and the National Committee for Quality Assurance partnered to conduct a literature review that could inform future initiatives of both organizations as well as(More)
OBJECTIVE Performance measurement at various levels of the health care system promotes improved processes that can result in the provision of more consistent and effective care. This chapter articulates the methodology and criteria utilized in measures development to ensure accountability and serve the information needs of physicians, health care systems,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the costs of glucocorticoid associated adverse events (GAEs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS We conducted a literature review of studies reporting GAEs in RA patients, and developed a Markov model with the following GAEs: fractures (vertebral, hip, pelvic), hypertension, diabetes, gastrointestinal complications,(More)
Quality measurement can inform and encourage improvement in child health care. Currently, most measures gauge only whether care is received (e.g., receipt of a well-child care visit), providing little information about the actual content of care. We propose a measurement framework for comprehensive well-child care to capture a richer view of children's(More)
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