Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH; Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD; Mary M. Hogan, PhD; Rodney A. Hayward, MD; Paul Shekelle, MD, MPH; Lisa Rubenstein, MD; Joan Keesey, BA; John Adams, PhD; Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH
Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Landon Donsbach, Alison DeCristofaro, Jennifer Hicks Curtis, Liisa Hiatt, Eureka Moline, Jill Baker, Peggy Wallace, Karen Ricci, Anne Griffin, Rena Hasenfeld Garland, and the Veterans Affairs site investigators.
Grant Support: This study was funded by a Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development grant. Drs. Asch and Kerr were funded by Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Career Development Awards. The initial development of the indicators was funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (grant no. 5U18HS09463-03). The California HealthCare Foundation (grant no. 98-5005) funded development of the chart abstraction tool. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (grant no. 0-0192) funded work with the national sample (design, sampling, and conduct).
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Asch: West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mail Code 111G, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073
Drs. McGlynn and Shekelle: RAND, 1776 Main Street m4s, Santa Monica, CA 90407.
Drs. Hogan, Hayward, and Kerr: Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113.
Drs. Rubenstein and Adams and Ms. Keesey: RAND, 1776 Main Street m3s, Santa Monica, CA 90407.
Asch SM, McGlynn EA, Hogan MM, Hayward RA, Shekelle P, Rubenstein L, et al. Comparison of Quality of Care for Patients in the Veterans Health Administration and Patients in a National Sample. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:938-945. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-12-200412210-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(12):938-945.
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