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dc.contributor.authorAshton, Carol M.
dc.contributor.authorBozkurt, Biykem
dc.contributor.authorColucci, Wilson B.
dc.contributor.authorKiefe, Catarina I.
dc.contributor.authorMann, Douglas L.
dc.contributor.authorMassie, Barry M.
dc.contributor.authorSlawsky, Mara T.
dc.contributor.authorTierney, William M.
dc.contributor.authorWest, Jeffrey A.
dc.contributor.authorWhellan, David J.
dc.contributor.authorWray, Nelda P.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:35.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:13:37Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:13:37Z
dc.date.issued2000-06-08
dc.date.submitted2010-04-27
dc.identifier.citationMed Care. 2000 Jun;38(6 Suppl 1):I26-37.
dc.identifier.issn0025-7079 (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid10843268
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/46770
dc.description.abstractChronic heart failure (CHF) is a highly prevalent condition associated with serious morbidity, intense levels of health services use, and shortened survival. It is also a condition for which ameliorative therapies exist. The evidence indicates that there is substantial need to change clinical practice and health care delivery for people with CHF and thereby improve their outcomes. The goal of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative in CHF (CHF QUERI) is to create measurable, rapid, and sustainable improvements in quality of care and health outcomes of veterans with heart failure. This article describes the current state of knowledge and practice in care for people with CHF. Using the framework of the 5 steps of the QUERI process, we point out the gaps in research and practice that must be filled if the CHF QUERI is to achieve its goal. We relate our recommendations for how the VA can put its research and administrative infrastructure to work to fill the gaps. Lessons learned about CHF in the course of the CHF QUERI will be applicable to all people with heart failure and to all health care systems--VA as well as non-VA--that care for them.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/Abstract/2000/06001/Veterans_Affairs_Quality_Enhancement_Research.4.aspx
dc.subjectBenchmarking
dc.subjectChronic Disease
dc.subjectDocumentation
dc.subjectEvidence-Based Medicine
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectHeart Failure
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMorbidity
dc.subjectOutcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
dc.subjectQuality of Life
dc.subjectSurvival Analysis
dc.subjectTotal Quality Management
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
dc.subjectadministration
dc.subjectBioinformatics
dc.subjectBiostatistics
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.titleVeterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative in chronic heart failure
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleMedical care
dc.source.volume38
dc.source.issue6 Suppl 1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/qhs_pp/123
dc.identifier.contextkey1287868
html.description.abstract<p>Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a highly prevalent condition associated with serious morbidity, intense levels of health services use, and shortened survival. It is also a condition for which ameliorative therapies exist. The evidence indicates that there is substantial need to change clinical practice and health care delivery for people with CHF and thereby improve their outcomes. The goal of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative in CHF (CHF QUERI) is to create measurable, rapid, and sustainable improvements in quality of care and health outcomes of veterans with heart failure. This article describes the current state of knowledge and practice in care for people with CHF. Using the framework of the 5 steps of the QUERI process, we point out the gaps in research and practice that must be filled if the CHF QUERI is to achieve its goal. We relate our recommendations for how the VA can put its research and administrative infrastructure to work to fill the gaps. Lessons learned about CHF in the course of the CHF QUERI will be applicable to all people with heart failure and to all health care systems--VA as well as non-VA--that care for them.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathqhs_pp/123
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences
dc.source.pagesI26-37


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