Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) is a national effort to improve the quality of care provide by primary care practices for patients with diabetes and asthma and then spreading to other conditions.
Creation and demonstration of a collaborative, multi-site, palliative care research network to reinvigorate biomedical research in Palliative Medicine
We propose to cultivate new collaborations among established investigators, and to assemble a new multidisciplinary team, to facilitate the conduct of innovative, high-impact, clinically relevant research in one of the most challenging biomedical and behavioral areas – palliative care.
A valid PMV prognostic model will allow investigators to standardize illness severity in future studies of interventions for PMV patients, and a clinically useful prognostic score will enhance the confidence of clinicians in communicating prognosis to patients and families.
Accelerating adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) results with patient decision support interventions
Decision support interventions (DESIs) that communicate CER results to patients have been shown to improve clinical decision making in clinical trials; however, additional work is needed to identify the most efficient ways of implementing DESIs so that CER results can inform routine clinical practice.
UNC Sheps shall furnish personnel, information and materials as reasonably necessary, and shall devote reasonable business efforts to assist AIR in developing and preparing sections of the PCM TAC RFTO Proposal(s) and any modifications thereto related to NCQA’s relevant Scope of Work. • UNC Sheps shall work with AIR to determine whether or not to… Read more »
The Decisions about Effectiveness Research Network-2 (DEcIDE-2) will continue to provide a variety of research services and scientific products to support the generation of new scientific evidence on patient-centered outcomes of healthcare items and services, with a focus on comparative clinical effectiveness research.
This project will use secondary analysis of existing data, retrospective analysis of SEER/Medicare data and prospective cohort data to comparative the effectiveness of management options for early prostate cancer.
Anemia is a highly prevalent condition among the approximately 500,000 people in the US with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.
The goals of care framework asks decision-makers to prioritize goals of medical care – primarily survival, function, or comfort – before engaging in major decision-making about medical treatment.
The North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA) is a collaboration of leaders in the delivery of healthcare in North Carolina.
The goal of ACTION II is to promote and accelerate the development, implementation, dissemination and sustainability of evidence-based innovation in health care delivery and organization to measurably improve health care in the U.S.
The components of Comparative Effectiveness Research include: evaluation of current evidence through systematic reviews; observational studies and analyses such as pharmacoepidemiology and modeling research; conduct of large effectiveness trials; and dissemination and implementation activities
Using discrete choice experiments to understand patient values and preferences for prostate and colorectal cancer screening in the US and Australia
High quality cancer screening decision-making processes should incorporate patient values and preferences. Decision aids are effective for informing patients about the benefits and downsides of screening tests, but the best way of eliciting and incorporating patient values and preferences within decision aids is unclear.
To what extent is state insurance policy on autism associated with better access for children with autism?
Evaluating Plan for the North Carolina Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality in North Carolina
The purpose of this research is to continue the ongoing evaluation of the North Carolina Healthy Start Initiative, currently in seven rural Eastern counties and five rural counties in the Northeastern region of the State. This infant mortality reduction initiative of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Women’s and Children’s… Read more »