5197.0 Health Services Research: Approaches to Assessing Improved Care

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
There are a large number of interventions and established practices that are intuitively thought to improve care quality. However there has been a paucity of empirical evidence on the interventions that actually result in improved target population outcomes and atient outcomes. This session presents four such interventions/ practices across a wide range of practice settings and care procedures. The interventions/ practices to be presented are: colonoscopy screening protocol outcomes, general internists' maintenance of booard certification, private sector utilization for improving TB detection rates in Ethiopia, and care givers' uptake of vaccinations designed to protect care givers and/or patients. The session is designed for practitioners, providers, public health professionals, and policy makers to gain insights into developing measures and asessment tools to evaluate outcomes. The current quality-conscious and cost consscious era, and the focus of the Affordable Care Act on comparative effectiveness of care options makes this session a practically useful educational experience. This session will facilitate drawing their attention to an illustrative sample of care options and settings to which comparative effectiveness assessment could be carried out on a small or large scale.
Session Objectives: To describe the measures and outcomes of interventions/ practices designed to improve provider performance quality To demonstrate that such efforts can be applied across a wide range of clinical practice settings and public health programs
Sudha Xirasagar, MBBS, PhD
Yi-Jhen Li, MHA

Internet panel surveys monitor association of influenza vaccination mandate and occupation type among health care personnel, United States, 2011-12 influenza season
Jun Zhang, MD, MSPH, Sarah Ball, MPH, ScD, Stacie Greby, DVM, MPH, Gary Euler, MPH, DrPH, David Izrael, MS, Deborah Klein Walker, EdD and John Boyle, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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