Modeling the Association between System- and Patient-Level Characteristics and Process and Outcome Measures of Care Quality

Building on these four definitional aspects of my research, I have used both traditional regression and survival models to analyze the association between system- and patient-level factors and process and outcome measures of health care quality.  In the SAFTINet project, I have received two additional grants as a PI to perform observational research on the association between two systems-level interventions—the patient-centered medical home and the Colorado Asthma Toolkit Program—on asthma-related processes and outcomes.  In my research on ED crowding, I studied the association between crowding and quality of ED care for children with acute pain from fractures and in children with acute asthma exacerbations. I presented this work at national meetings, published it in peer-reviewed journals, and presented it in the lay press via interviews and press releases. I have also used my experience operationalizing asthma-related process and outcome measures to help guide the asthma quality improvement goals for the Children’s Hospital’s Asthma Quality Improvement Committee.

In my research on ED crowding, I have used both traditional regression and survival models to analyze the association between crowding and process and outcome measures of health care quality.