Hall was the Implementation Research Coordinator for the VA's PT/BRI QUERI.
Prepared for the VA Polytrauma and Blast-Related Injuries QUERI #PLY 05-2010-2 [Internet].
Funding/Support: This material was based on work supported by the VA, Office of Research and Development, Health Services Research and Development Service, Washington, DC, through a local-initiated project grant (PLY 05-2010-2) from the PT/BRI QUERI
From Understanding Health Care Provider Behavior to Improving Health Care: The QUERI
Framework for Quality Improvement.
Lessons Learned about Implementing Research Evidence into Clinical Practice Experiences from VA QUERI
Gaps identified by this QUERI
included the lack of documentation of the clinical challenges and needs of patients with polytrauma and their families.
Abbreviations: FY = fiscal year, ICD-9-CM = International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision-Clinical Modification, NPCD = National Patient Care Database, OEF = Operation Enduring Freedom, OIF = Operation Iraqi Freedom, OND = Operation New Dawn, PTBRI = Polytrauma Blast-Related Injury, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, QUERI
= Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, SM = servicemember, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
VA Hospital, Hines, IL; (4) Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research & eHealth QUERI
, National eHealth QUERI
Coordinating Center, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA; and Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; (5) Health Research & Educational Trust, Chicago, IL; (6) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Edward Hines Jr.
Funding/Support: This material was based on work supported by a VA Health Services Research & Development QUERI
(grant RRP 11008).
The authors thank the VA Polytrauma and Blast-Related Injury QUERI
for its support.
Poster presented at the VA QUERI
National Meeting; 2008 Dec; Phoenix, AZ.
In this QUERI
study, veterans presenting for compensation and pension examinations for service-connected disability are being randomly assigned to their usual examination or to an examination incorporating the CAPS and the WHODAS-II.