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Assessment of Adherence to Baseline Quality Measures for Cirrhosis and the Impact of Performance Feedback in a Regional VA Medical Center. Am J Med Qual 2018 May/Jun;33(3):262-268

Date

10/31/2017

Pubmed ID

29082750

DOI

10.1177/1062860617736805

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85047073081

Abstract

Baseline adherence to cirrhotic quality improvement measures was assessed and a system to improve adherence with provider performance feedback was developed, with impact of feedback measured over time. A 6-year retrospective database was created of cirrhotic patients seen between 2006 and 2012, and reviewed for hepatitis A and B serologies, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening, variceal screening, and vaccinations. Cumulative performance feedback was distributed to providers. In all, 265 charts were reviewed retrospectively. Charts were reviewed prospectively at 30 days, 60 days, 6 months, and 12 months. Variceal screening, alpha-fetoprotein, HCC imaging, Pneumovax, lifetime influenza vaccination, hepatitis B vaccination, and hepatitis A serology compliance improved from baseline until 6 months. Hepatitis A vaccination declined at 60 days, but improved from baseline at 6 months. Hepatitis B serology improved from baseline over 12 months. Results were compared graphically. Periodic "cumulative provider performance feedback" is a simple and effective method to improve and maintain adherence to quality measures for cirrhosis.

Author List

Cahill JA, Rizvi S, Saeian K

Author

Kia Saeian MD Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Early Detection of Cancer
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Feedback
Guideline Adherence
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A Vaccines
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Humans
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Neoplasms
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Quality Improvement
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Retrospective Studies
United States
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
alpha-Fetoproteins
jenkins-FCD Prod-400 0f9a74600e4e79798f8fa6f545ea115f3dd948b2