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Fisher, B., and Robertson, D.  Is evidence-based management right for you?  Information Outlook.  1(12):10-15, Dec. 2007.

Gilmore, A., and others.  Patient outcomes and evidence-based medicine in a preferred provider organization setting:  a six-year evaluation of a physician pay-for-performance program.  Health Services Research.  42(6):Part 1, 2140-2159, Dec. 2007.

Salyers, M., and Tsemberis, S.  ACT and recovery:  integrating evidence-based practice and recovery orientaion on assertive community treatment teams.  Community Mental Health Journal.   43(6):619-641, Dec. 2007.

Newhouse, R.  Diffusing confusion among evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research.   Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(10):432-435, Oct. 2007.

Clancy, C., and Slutsky, J.  Commentary:  a progress report on AHRQ's effective health care program.  Health Services Research.  42(5):xi-xix, Oct. 2007.

The performance of performance measurement.  Health Services Research.  42(5):1797-1801, Oct. 2007.

Jerrard, J.  Dare to compare.  The Hospitalist.  11(9):16, Sept. 2007.

Proctor, E., and others.  Implementation of evidence-based practice in community behavioral health:  agency director perspectives.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.  34(5):479-488, Sept. 2007.

Shortell, S., Rundall, T., and Hsu, J.  Improving patient care by linking evidence-based medicine and evidence-based management.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  298(6):673-676, Aug. 8, 2007.

Wharam, J., and Daniels, N.  Toward evidence-based policy making and standardized assessment of health policy reform.   Journal of the American Medical Association.  298(6):676-679, Aug. 8, 2007.

Larrabee, J., Sions, J., and Fanning, M.  Evaluation of a program to increase evidence-based practice change.  Journal of Nursing Administration. 37(6):302-310, June 2007.

Studer, Q.  How to achieve and sustain excellence.  Healthcare Financial Management.  61(6):106-107, June 2007.

Roumie, C., and others.  Clinical inertia:  a common barrier to changing provider prescribing behavior.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  33(5):277-285, May 2007.

Registries For Evaluating Patient Outcomes:  A User's Guide.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2007.

Winslow, S., and others.  Hardwiring evidence-based practice in a community hospital setting.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(2):64-67, Feb. 2007.

Institute of Medicine.  The Learning Healthcare System:  Workshop Summary (IOM Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine).  Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2007.

Matter, S.  Empower nurses with evidence-based knowledge.  Nursing Management.  37(12):34-37, Dec. 2006.

Kowalski, K., Bradley, K., and Pappas, S. Nurse retention, leadership, and the Toyota system model:  building leaders and problem solvers for better patient care.  Nurse Leader.  4(6):46-51, Dec. 2006.

Clancy, C.  Using evidence-based indicators and health information technology to improve the safety, accountability, and quality of emergency room care.  Journal of Patient Safety.  2(4):177-178, Dec. 2006.

McCoy, J., and Byers, J.  Using evidence-based performance improvement in the community hospital setting.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  28(6):13-17, Nov./Dec. 2006.

Miller, W.  Value-Based Coverage Policy in the United States and the United Kingdom:  Different Paths to a Common Goal.  Washington:  National Health Policy Forum, Nov. 28, 2006.

Saif, A., Reis, E., and Moore, S.  Growth, excellence, and effectiveness: why leading with quality is the strategy of the future in healthcare.  HealthLeaders Media.  Web Exclusive.  Nov. 14, 2006.

Hermann, R.  Aligning measurement-based quality improvement with implementation of evidence-based practices.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.  33(6):636-645, Nov. 2006.

Manderscheid, R.  Some thoughts on the relationship between evidence based practices, practice based evidence, outcomes, and performance measures.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.  33(6):646-647, Nov. 2006.

Springer, P., Corbett, C., and Davis, N.  Enhancing evidence-based practice through collaboration.  

Munroe, D., Duffy, P., and Fisher, C.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  36(11):510-512, Nov. 2006.

Leff, H., and Conley, J.  Desired attributes of evidence assessments for evidence-based practices.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.  33(6):648-658, Nov. 2006.

Ganju, V.  Mental health quality and accountability:  the role of evidence-based practices and performance measurement.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.  33(6):659-665, Nov. 2006.

Butler, L. Evidence-based medicine gets push from businesses.  Managed Care.  15(10):64-65, Oct. 2006.

Sheff, L., and others.  Evidence-based review promotes evidence-based medical practice.  Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.  3(5):40-44, Sept./Oct. 2006.

Bujak, J., and Lister, E.  Is the science of medicine trumping the art of medicine.  Physician Executive.  32(5):18-21, Sept./Oct. 2006.

Shaneyfelt, T.  Instruments for evaluating education in evidence-based practice.  JAMA.  296:1116-1127, Sept. 6, 2006.

Newhouse, R.  Examining the support for evidence-based nursing practice.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  36(7/8):337-340, July/Aug. 2006.

March, A.  Facilitating implementation of evidence-based guidelines in hospital settings: learning from trauma centers. The Commonwealth Fund.  June 2006.

Zuzelo, P., and others.  Shared governance and EBP:  a logical partnership?  Nursing Management.  37(6):45-50, June 2006.

Lynch, T., and Cox, P.  Reverse quality management:  developing evidence-based best practices in health emergency management.  Quality Management in Health Care.  15(2):104-115, Apr./June 2006.

Shea, J.  Applying evidence-based medicine to traditional Chinese medicine:  debate and strategy.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  12(3):255-263, Apr. 2006.

Davidson, J., and others.  Evidence-based medicine in the pharmacy.  Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.  3(2):46-49, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Helm, J., Goossens, A., and Bossuyt, P.  When implementation fails:  the case of a nursing guideline for fall prevention.  Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety.   32(2):152-160, Mar. 2006.

Clancy, C., and Cronin, K.  Evidence-based decision making:  global evidence, local decisions.  Health Affairs.  24(1):151-162, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Tanenebaum, S.  Evidence-based practice as mental health policy:  three controversies and a caveat.  Health Affairs.  24(1):163-173, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Garber, A.  Evidence-based guidelines as a foundation for performance incentives.  Health Affairs.  24(1):174-179, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Diring, J., and Sennett, C.  The role of evidence-based medicine.  AHIP Coverage.  45(6):16-20, Nov./Dec. 2004.

Debuono, B.  Health literacy:  a hidden and critical challenge to effective health care.  AHIP Coverage.  45(6):38-40, Nov./Dec. 2004.

Chan, K., Morton, S., and Shekelle, P.  Systematic reviews for evidence-based management:  how to find them and what to do with them.  The American Journal of Managed Care.   10(11 Part 1):806-811, Nov. 2004.

Ferguson, L., and Day, R.  Supporting new nurses in evidence-based practice.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  34(11):490-492, Nov. 2004.

Research to practice is a hard journey, experts say.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  11(9):101-103, Sept. 2004.

Fishman, P., and others.  Oppurtunities and challenges for measuring cost, quality, and clinical effectiveness in health care.  Medical Care Research and Review.  61(3):124S-143S, Sept. 2004.

NCQA adds four new measures to HEDIS 2005.  Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders.  16(8):12-13, Aug. 2004.

Hatfield, L., and others.  Evidence-based practice strategies for cardiovascular care.  Journal of Cardiovascular Management.  15(3):10-19, May/June 2004.

Navigating the Maze: Obtaining Evidence-Based Medical Information. Charlottesville, VA:  University of Virginia Health Sciences Library, Accessed on May 19, 2004.

Mangelsdorff, D.  U. S. Army-Baylor University health care administration program:  evidence-based outcomes in the military health system.  Journal of Health Administration Education.  21(1):81-90, Winter 2004.

Keckley, P. Evidence-based medicine in 2006. A survey of health plan leaders identifies current and emerging strategies.  Healthcare Informatics.  21(4):30-2, Apr. 2004.

Evidence-based public health:  moving beyond randomized trials.  American Journal of Public Health.  94(3):400-405. Mar. 2004.

Manthous, C.  Leapfrog and critical care: evidence- and reality-based intensive care for the 21st century.  American Journal of Medicine.  116(3):188-93, Feb. 1, 2004.

Zou, K., Fielding, J., and Ondategui-Parra, S.  What is evidence-based medicine?  Academic Radiology. 11(2):127-33, Feb. 2004.

Ebell, M., and others. Simplifying the language of evidence to improve patient care: Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT): a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in medical literature.  Journal of Family Practice.   53(2):111-20, Feb. 2004.

Bakken, S., Cimino, J., and Hripcsak, G.  Promoting patient safety and enabling evidence-based practice through informatics. Medical Care.  42(2 Suppl):II49-56, Feb. 2004.

Swan, B., and Boruch, R.  Quality of evidence: usefulness in measuring the quality of health care. Medical Care.   42(2 Suppl):II,12-20, Feb. 2004.

Pelletier, R.  Mind-body medicine in ambulatory care: an evidence-based assessment.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  27(1):25-42, Jan./Mar. 2004.

Larrabee, J. Advancing quality improvement through using the best evidence to change practice.  Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  19(1):10-3, Jan./Mar. 2004.

Johnson, D. Sell evidence-based medicine; cut drug cost. Health Care Strategic Management. 22(1):2-4, Jan. 2004.

Mitus, A.  Widening the reach of evidence-based medicine.  Health Management Technology.   25(1):58, 57, Jan. 2004.

Udod, S., and Care, W.  Setting the climate for evidence-based nursing practice:  what is the leader's role?  Candian Journal of Nursing Leadership.  17(4):64-75, 2004.

Lucas, B., and others.  The impact of evidence on physicians' inpatient treatment decisions.  Journal of General Internal Medicine.  19(51):402-409, 2004.

Kravitz, R., Duan, N., and Braslow, J.  Evidence-based medicine, heterogeneity of treatment effects, and to trouble with averages.  The Milbank Quarterly.  82(4):661-687, 2004.

Patient information: Part 3. Collecting high-quality evidence.  Professional Nurse. 19(4):238-9, Dec. 2003.

Benefield, L.  Implementing evidence-based practice in home care.  Home Healthcare Nurse.  21(12):804-9, Dec. 2003.

Mainz, J.  Developing evidence-based clinical indicators: a state of the art methods primer.  International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 15 Suppl 1:i5-11, Dec. 2003.

Hasenfeld, R., and Shekelle, P.  Is the methodological quality of guidelines declining in the US? Comparison of the quality of U. S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) guidelines with those published subsequently. Quality & Safety in Health Care.  12(6):428-34, Dec. 2003.

Rao, M., and Genova, N.  Practice corner: setting EBM in motion.  ACP Journal Club. 139(3):A13, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Porzsolt, F., and others.   Evidence-based decision making--the 6-step approach.   ACP Journal Club. 139(3):A11-2, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Goethe, J. Evidence based medicine: what's new--what's not--what's needed.  Connecticut Medicine.    67(10):637-8, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Domino, F., and Culpepper, L.  Clarifying EBM resources.  Family Practice Management. 10(10):10, 12; author reply 12, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Ebell, M., and others. Evaluating online EBM.  Family Practice Management. 10(10):10; author reply 10, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Finkler, S., and Ward, D.  The case for the use of evidence-based management research for the control of hospital costs.  Health Care Management Review. 28(4):348-65, Oct./Dec. 2003.

Lerner, J., Gesek, J., and Adams, S.  Will using evidence-based approaches to a standards development process improve Medicaid policy making? Report on a promising effort.  The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  26(4):322-33, Oct./Dec. 2003.

Mohide, E., and King, B.  Building a foundation for evidence-based practice: experiences in a tertiary hospital.  Evidence-Based Nursing.  6(4):100-3, Oct. 2003.

Jackim, L.  Is all the evidence in? Range of popular treatments subsist despite lack of science base. Is that damaging?  Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow. 12(5):21-6, Oct. 2003

Grol, R., and Grimshaw, J.  From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patients' care.  Lancet. 11;362(9391):1225-30, Oct. 2003.

Matchar, D., Patwardhan, M., and Samsa, G.  Making evidence-based practice improvement more than a comforting sentiment.  The American Journal of Medicine.  1;115(5):407-9, Oct. 2003.

Schlichting, N.  Evidence-based management at Henry Ford Health System: an interview with Nancy M. Schllichting. Interview by Anthony R. Kovner.  The Journal of Health Administration Education.   20(4):313-7, Fall 2003.

Bigelow, B., and Arndt, M.  Teaching evidence-based management: where do we go from here? The Journal of Health Administration Education. 20(4):305-12, Fall 2003.

Mills, A., and Spencer, E. Evidence-based medicine: why clinical ethicists should be concerned.   HEC Forum.  15(3):231-44, Sep. 2003.

Thompson, C.  Clinical experience as evidence in evidence-based practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing.   43(3):230-7, Aug. 2003.

Sim, I., and Cummings, S.  A new framework for describing and quantifying the gap between proof and practice.  Medical Care.  41(8):874-81, Aug. 2003.

Schilling, J., and others.  Assessment of indications in interventional cardiology: appropriateness and necessity of coronary angiography and revascularization. American Journal of Medical Quality.  18(4):155-63, Jul./Aug. 2003.

Schumacher, D., Stock, J., and Richards, J. A model structure for an EBM program in a multihospital system.  Journal of Healthcare Quality.  25(4):10-4, Jul./Aug. 2003.

McDonald, M., and Nadash, P.  Effective health care: integrating research into practice.  Caring.  22(7):52-5, Jul. 2003.

McAlister, F.  Applying evidence to patient care: from black and white to shades of grey.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  138(11):938-9, Jun. 3, 2003.

Morrison, D.  Use caution with evidence-based treatments in systems of behavioral healthcare.  Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow.  12(3):37-41, Jun. 2003.

Gupta, M.  A critical appraisal of evidence-based medicine: some ethical considerations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  9(2):111-21, May 2003.

Whitstock, M.  Seeking evidence from medical research consumers as part of the medical research process could improve the uptake of research evidence.  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  9(2):213-24, May 2003.

Susman, J.  Practicing evidence-based medicine: the Holy Grail? The Journal of Family Practice.  52(5):348, May 2003.

Borenstein, J, and others.  Physician attitudes toward strategies to promote the adoption of medical evidence into clinical practice.  The American Journal of Managed Care.  9(3):225-34, Mar. 2003.

McGlynn, E.  An evidence-based national quality measurement and reporting system.  Medical Care.   41(1 Suppl):I8-15, Jan. 2003.

Valkenburg, G., Achterhuis, H., and Nijhof, A.  Fundamental shortcomings of evidence-based medicine.  Journal of Health Organization and Management. 17(6):463-71, 2003.

Nunes, R. Evidence-based medicine: a new tool for resource allocation? Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy.  6(3):297-301, 2003.

Smith, K., and Woods, J.  The healthcare manager as catalyst for evidence-based practice: changing the healthcare environment and changing experience. HealthcarePapers. 3(3):54-7; discussion 66-71, 2003.

Leggat, S. Turning evidence into wisdom.  HealthcarePapers.  3(3):44-8; discussion 66-71, 2003.

Lindstrom, R.  Evidence-based decision-making in healthcare: exploring the issues though the lens of complex, adaptive systems theory.  HealthcarePapers. 3(3):29-35; discussion 66-71, 2003.

Browman, G., Snider, A., and Ellis, P.  Negotiating for change. The healthcare manager as catalyst for evidence-based practice: changing the healthcare environment and sharing experience.  HealthcarePapers.  3(3):10-22, 2003.

Strategies for Leadership:  Evidence-Based Medicine for Effective Patient Care.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association, 2003. 

Richardson, J.  Complementary and alternative medicine: socially constructed or evidence-based?  HealthcarePapers.  3(5):30-6; discussion 72-7, 2003.

Kapp, M.  Evidence-based medicine and informed consent.  Academic Medicine.  77(12 Pt 1):1199-200, Dec. 2002.

Kumar, A., and Djulbegovic, B.  Why evidence based oncology management.  The Journal of Oncology Management.  11(6):13-6, Nov./Dec. 2002.

Rabinowitz, E.  Technology drives a medical revolution. Online systems facilitate practice of evidence-based medicine.  Healthplan.  43(3):43, 46-7, May/Jun. 2002.

Ghali, W., and Sargious, P.  The evolving paradigm of evidence-based medicine. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  8(2):109-12, May 2002.

Coady, S.  Influencing physician practice variation. The future of evidence-based medicine portends use of information that is cumulative and evolutionary, not static. Health Management Technology.  23(2):34-6, Feb. 2002.

O'Connor, T.  The search for truth: the case for evidence based chaplaincy.  Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. 13(1):185-94, 2002.

Lindberg, M.  Let evidence be the arbiter.  HealthcarePapers.  3(1):43-6; discussion 87-94, 2002.

McNeil, B.  Shattuck Lecture--Hidden barriers to improvement in the quality of care.  The New England Journal of Medicine.  345(22):1612-20, Nov. 29, 2001.

Vakil, N.  Evidence-based health care: making health policy and management decisions.  Managed Care.  10(10 Suppl):22-4, Oct. 2001.

Young, D.  Federal report lists evidence-based patient safety practices. Pharmacist authors call for more research.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  58(17):1580-1, Sep. 1, 2001.

GHC's goal: hanging on to gains in evidence-based care.  Data Strategies & Benchmarks.  5(8):113-6, Aug. 2001.

Shortell, S., and others.  Implementing evidence-based medicine: the role of market pressures, compensation incentives, and culture in physician organizations.
Medical Care.  39(7 Suppl 1):I62-78, Jul. 2001.

Hemingway, H., and others.  Hypothetical ratings of coronary angiography appropriateness: are they associated with actual angiographic findings, mortality, and revascularisation rate? The ACRE study.  American Heart Journal. 85(6):672-9, Jun. 2001.

Eysenbach, G., and Jadad, A.  Evidence-based patient choice and consumer health informatics in the Internet age.  Journal of Medical Internet Research.  3(2):E19, Apr./Jun. 2001.

Eisenberg, J.  What does evidence mean? Can the law and medicine be reconciled?  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.  26(2):369-81, Apr. 2001.

Eddy, D.  The use of evidence and cost effectiveness by the courts: how can it help improve health care?  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.  26(2):387-408, Apr. 2001.

Morreim, E.  From the clinics to the courts: the role evidence should play in litigating medical care.  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.  26(2):409-27, Apr. 2001.

Hunink, M.  Decision Making in Health and Medicine:  Integrating Evidence and Values.  Cambridge, NY:  Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Essential Issues for Leaders:  Emerging Challenges in Health Care.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  Joint Commission Resources, 2001.

Gray, J.  Evidence-Based Healthcare.  New York:  Churchill Livingstone, 1997.  


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