Jonathan Bergman (UCLA CSP 11-13, VA Scholar) was featured in a LA Times article that discussed the increasing percentage of Americans who believe doctors should do everything possible to save a patient despite the cost or consequences of aggressive treatment.
Peggy Chen (Yale CSP 07-10) recently published an article in Health Affairs that analyzed the patient-centered medical home and the nurse-managed health center models to address projected physician shortages.
Kelly Kyanko (Yale CSP 09-11) discusses incorporating cost into the diagnosis in an article featured in Newsweek.
Michael Hochman (UCLA CSP 2010-12, VA Scholar) was featured in a news release on Medical Xpress for the recent publication in JAMA of his study of the Galaxy Health model, a joint program between the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. The study found that 24/7 access to physicians, a coordinated care system, and easily accessible appointments for urgent care resulted in an increase in patient satisfaction. AAFP followed up with an article discussing the study’s implementation of components of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model.
Lisa Rosenbaum (Penn CSP 12-14, VA Scholar) continued her editorial series in the New Yorker with an article on the overuse of stents in October. Her previous articles have featured an interview with Nobel Prize winner James E. Rothman, residency hour reductions, telling patients what they don’t want to hear, and sharing impossible decisions with patients.
Mahshid Abir (Michigan CSP 09-11) completed a study that assessed the impact of large-scale power outages on the function of hemodialysis centers. The study was published in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.
Justin Fox (Yale CSP 10-12) received the 2013 Jameson L. Chassin Award for Professionalism in General Surgery from the American College of Surgeons.
Current scholar Ilse Wiechers (Yale CSP 12-14, VA Scholar) completed a study that analyzed the prescription of psychotropic medication to patients who did not have a psychiatric diagnosis. The article was released online in Psychiatry Services in September.
Darren Dewalt (UNC CSP 02-04), in collaboration with investigators from Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), recently published a study examining the impact of receiving transitional care on hospital readmission rates for patients with multiple chronic conditions when compared to patients receiving usual care. The article was published in the August issue of Health Affairs and featured in an UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom article.
Shreya Kangovi (Penn CSP 10-12, VA Scholar) was recently featured in the Epoch Times on her research regarding patient preference for the emergency room over a primary care physician. The study was published in the July edition of Health Affairs.
A study conducted by Stephen Henry (Michigan CSP 09-12, VA Scholar) looked at how patients discuss pain with their doctor and its effect on patient-doctor rapport. The study was published in The Journal of Pain and was featured on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.
Lead author, Lisa DeCamp (Michigan CSP 08-10), found in a recent study that a majority of pediatricians are using family members to speak to non-native English speakers instead of using a doctor interpreter. Her study was discussed in a recent Reuters Health article, where two other alumni, Lisa Diamond (Yale CSP 06-08, VA Scholar) and Darcy Thompson (Washington CSP 04-06), were also interviewed. The study itself was published in Pediatrics.
Russell Harris (Case Western Reserve CSP 73-76) studied how continuing the outdated practice of annual cervical exams may cause more harm then good. His study was covered on UNC Healthcare and was originally published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Recent Clinical Scholar alumna Shreya Kangovi (Penn CSP 10-12, VA Scholar) has published a study on low-income patient preference for hospitals over ambulatory care as the July cover story in Health Affairs.
Matt Press (Penn CSP 08-10, VA Scholar) was lead author on a study in the June issue of Health Affairs, entitled “Limits Of Readmission Rates In Measuring Hospital Quality Suggest The Need For Added Metrics,” and was senior author on a Viewpoint in the June 12 issue of JAMA, entitled “Encouraging Patients to Ask Questions: How to Overcome ‘White-Coat Silence’.”
Nathaniel DeNicola (Penn CSP 11-13, VA Scholar), in a recent study presented at the annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, discovered "nearly two-thirds of all U.S. hospitals that handle non-emergency births have instituted policies to eliminate non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks’ gestation" according to the article on Nurse.com.
Jonathan Bergman (UCLA CSP 11-13, VA Scholar) found in a new study, published in JAMA Surgery, that patients who are able to tell their doctors about what they want for end of life care experience less discomfort and use fewer healthcare dollars. His research was also covered in the Los Angeles Times.
Gordon Sun (Michigan CSP 11-13, VA Scholar), Reshma Jagsi (RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar '09-12) and Jeffrey D. Steinberg wrote a letter to the editor on funding for biomedical research in JAMA.
Arjun Venkatesh (Yale CSP 12-14) was awarded the 2013 Alice S. Hersh Scholarship, to attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, as well as presenting the following papers at the conference: “Variation in US Hospital Emergency Department Admission Rates by Clinical Condition, 2009” and “Use of Observation Care for ED Patients with Chest Pain: A Statewide Analysis of Society of Chest Pain Centers Metrics in Georgia, 2009.”
Erin Krebs (UNC CSP 04-06), women’s health medical director at the Minneapolis VA, was recently awarded a grant to improve women’s quality and access to care in the VA. Dr. Krebs’ efforts are detailed in the Star Tribune.