The program is now in a national adoption phase being carried out under VA's Patient Care Services Office, with continued but markedly diminished support from the research community through the Mental Health QUERI
(Smith, Williams, Owen, Rubenstein, & Chaney, 2008).
A process for developing implementation interventions: QUERI
Louis, through an award from the National Institute of Mental Health (R25 MH080916-01A2) and VA HSR&D QUERI
The VA HSR&D-funded Stroke QUERI
is one of eight disease-specific QUERI
groups that include colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, ischemic heart disease, mental health, SCI, stroke, and substance-use disorders.
Abbreviations: BNHS-SI = British National Health Service-Sustainability Index, FCM = Family Care Map, IRB = Institutional Review Board, PRC = Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, PT/BRI = Polytrauma and Blast-Related Injuries, QUERI
= Quality Enhancement and Research Initiative, TBI = traumatic brain injury, UW-Madison = University of Wisconsin-Madison, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans in the PN reading audience will also be interested in "VA Quality of Care: Getting the Job Done," the feature article on the Department of Veterans Affairs SCI QUERI
utilization reports have covered fiscal years (FYs) 2009 through 2012 [3-6].
has focused oil eight medical conditions that are common among veterans and that can create a heavy burden for patients and their families:
The VA's QUERI
program supported technical expert support team activities.
Gaps identified by this QUERI
included the lack of documentation of the clinical challenges and needs of patients with polytrauma and their families.
Lessons Learned about Implementing Research Evidence into Clinical Practice Experiences from VA QUERI
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.