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Kathryn M. McDonald, MM

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April 20th, 2006

Pediatric indicators help hospitals monitor quality of kids' inpatient care

CHP/PCOR News

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its first set of Pediatric Quality Indicators, developed by CHP/PCOR researchers in collaboration with investigators at UC-Davis and the Battelle Memorial Institute. The indicators are the first set of quality measurement tools specifically tailored to hospitalized children. Read more »



February 3rd, 2006

Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging seeks '06 research proposals

CHP/PCOR News

The Stanford Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging, a CHP/PCOR research collaboration, seeks proposals from Stanford-affiliated investigators for seed projects focused on themes including older adults' decision-making process related to diet, exercise and other daily choices; and the use of decision support tools to assist elderly patients facing difficult medical decisions. Proposals are due April 7. Read more »



February 1st, 2006

Quality Indicators' broad use fulfills promise of translational research

CHP/PCOR News

While university research typically culminates in published papers and conference presentations, the Quality Indicators project at CHP/PCOR has produced something more: a set of practical tools that are used by health systems, insurers, public health agencies and employer coalitions to screen for potential quality problems and to flag possible overuse or under-use of recommended of care. Read more »



January 18th, 2006

Center on Demography and Economics of Health and Aging seeks '06 research proposals

CHP/PCOR News

The Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging, a research effort based at CHP/PCOR, seeks proposals from Stanford-affiliated investigators for pilot projects focused on themes including medical technology, medical decision-making, healthcare costs and outcomes relating to the elderly. Proposals are due by March 3. Read more »



January 1st, 2006

At Eisenberg lecture, Wennberg discusses practice variation, urges healthcare finance reform

CHP/PCOR News

In his 30-plus years of studying healthcare utilization and costs across the United States, John E. Wennberg has found that just about the only constant in the nation's healthcare system is inconsistency. Wennberg, director of the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School, discussed unwarranted variations in medical practice as the featured speaker for the 2005 Eisenberg Legacy Lecture, hosted by CHP/PCOR on Nov. 3. +PPT+ presentation available
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