Stephen J Hines

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BACKGROUND Patient and family engagement (PFE) in healthcare is an important element of the transforming healthcare system; however, the prevalence of various PFE practices in the USA is not known. OBJECTIVE We report on a survey of hospitals in the USA regarding their PFE practices during 2013-2014. RESULTS The response rate was 42%, with 1457 acute(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the agreement of measures of care in different settings-hospitals, nursing homes (NHs), and home health agencies (HHAs)-and identify communities with high-quality care in all settings. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Publicly available quality measures for hospitals, NHs, and HHAs, linked to hospital service areas (HSAs). STUDY DESIGN(More)
Hospital engagement networks (HENs) are part of the largest health care improvement initiative ever undertaken. This article explores whether engagement in improvement activities within a HEN affected quality measures. Data were drawn from 1174 acute care hospitals. A composite quality score was created from 10 targeted topic area measures multiplied by the(More)
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