Note: The following are our favorite “classic” references from before 2000. Looking through this list, most have really stood the test of time, and it is amazing to see how long some of these ideas have been around, despite the relative lack of progress in our health care field in implementing the important ideas presented in these papers. We’ll need to do a little work to add more recent references.
Care Management and Clinical Practice Improvement References
Weinstein MC, Stason WB. Foundations of Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Health and Medical Practices. N Engl J Med 1977; 716-721.
Gold MR, Siegel JE, Russell LB, Weinstein MC. Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine. New York, Oxford University Press, 1996.
Donabedian A. The Price of Quality and the Perplexities of Care. 1986 Michael M. Davis Lecture, sponsored by The Center for health Administration Studies, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.
Wennberg J, Gittelsohn A. Small Area Variation in Health Care Delivery. Science 1973;182:1102-1108.
Wennburg JE, Freeman JL, Culp WJ. Are Hospital Services Rationed in New Haven or Overutilized in Boston? Lancet 1987;1:1185-1188.
Chassin MR, et al. Variations in the Use of Medical and Surgical Services by the Medicare Population. N Engl J Med 1986; 314:285-290.
Manus DA, Werner TR, Strub RJ. Using Measurement and Feedback to Reduce Health Care Costs and Modify Physician Practice Patterns. Quality Management in Health Care 1994; 2(2):48-60.
Berwick DM, Coltin KL. Feedback Reduces Test Use in a Health Maintenance Organization. JAMA 1986; 255:1450-1454.
Outcomes Management, A Technology of Patient Experience. Ellwood PM. N Engl J Med. 1988:1549-1556.
Nelson EC, Mohr JJ, Batalden PB, Plume SK. Improving Health Care, Part 1: The Clinical Value Compass. J Quality Improv, 1996:(22)243-258.
Eddy DM. Practice Policies and Guidelines: What Are They? JAMA 1990; 263:877-878,880.
Eddy DM. Practice Policies: Where Do They Come From? JAMA. 1990; (263):1265-1275.
Gottlieb LK, Sokol HN, Murrey KO, Schoenbaum SC. Algorithm-based Clinical Quality Improvement, Clinical Guidelines and Continuous Quality Improvement. HMO Practice 1991; 6:5-12.
Eddy DM. Guidelines for Policy Statements: The Explicit Approach. JAMA 1990; 263:2239-2240,2243.
Eddy DM. Comparing Benefits and Harms: The Balance Sheet. JAMA 1990;263:2493-2505.
Deming WE. Out of the Crisis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Center for Engineering Study, 1986.
Crosby PB. Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain. New York: American Library, 1980.
Juran JM, ed. Quality Control Handbook. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.
Ishikawa K. Guide to Quality Control. White Plains, NY: Kraus International Publications, 1982.
Berwick DM. Continuous Improvement as an Ideal in Health Care. N Engl J Med. 1989; (320):53-56.
Kuperman G, James B, Jacobsen J, Gardner RM. Continuous Quality Improvement Applied to Medical Care. Med Decision Making. 1991; 11(suppl):s60-s65.
Laffel G, Blumenthal D. The Case for Using Industrial Quality Management Science in Health Care Organizations. JAMA 1989; 262:(20)2869-2873.
Kritchevsky SB, Simmons BP. Continuous Quality Improvement, Concepts and Applications for Physician Care. JAMA 1991; 266:(13)1817-1823.
Avorn J, Soumerai SB. Improving Drug-therapy Decisions Through Educational Outreach: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Academically Based “Detailing.” N Engl J Med 1983;308:1457-1463.
Grimshaw J, Russell IT. Effect of Clinical Guidelines on Medical Practice: A Systematic Review of Rigorous Evaluations. Lancet 1993; 342:1317-1322.
Davis DA, Thomson MA, Oxman AD, Haynes RB. Changing Physician Performance: A Systematic Review of the Effect of Continuing Medical Education Strategies. JAMA 1995: 274(9):700-705.
U.S.Preventive Services Task Force. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. An Assessment of the Effectiveness of 169 Interventions. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1989.
Davis DA, Thomson MA, Oxman AD, Haynes RB. Changing physician performance. A systematic review of the effect of continuing medical education strategies. JAMA 1995; 274:(9)700-705.
Baker AM, McCarthy BD, Gurley VF, Ulcickas Yood M. Influenza immunization in a managed care organization: A randomized, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis of computerized mailed reminders. J Gen Intern Med 1998; In press.
Rosenfeld RM, Post JC. Meta-analysis of antibiotics for the treatment of otitis media with effusion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1992; 106:(4)378-386.
Committee on Performance Measurement. HEDIS 3.0. Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set. 1997; Washington, D.C. National Committee for Quality Assurance.
National Heart L, and Blood Institutes. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Managmenet of Asthma. Expert Panel Report 2. 1997; Washington, D.C. National Institutes of Health. No. 97-4051.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline. 1996; Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHCPR No. 96-0694.
Kerlikowske K; Grady D; Rubin SM; Sandrock C; Ernster VL. Efficacy of screening mammography: A meta-analysis. JAMA, 273(2):149-54 1995 Jan 11
Berwick DM. A Primer on Leading the Improvement of Systems. British Med J 1996:619-622.