Health Services Research
Improving atrial fibrillation care in Michigan
This quality improvement intervention attempted to increase the use of warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Principal Investigators: Brown, Skolarus, Morgenstern, Scott, Lisabeth. Funding: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.
Improving hospital outcome-based quality measures.
We are using national claims databases to identify potential weaknesses and opportunities to improve hospital outcome-based quality
Using advanced statistical methods to help individual patients decide whether carotid artery stenting or endarterectomy is the best treatment option for them. Exploring current carotid treatment selection practices to assess for opportunities to improve.
PI: Burke. Funding: K08NS082597.
Improving clinical decisions for patients with carotid stenosis
Carotid stenosis is a common cause of stroke and can be treated through multiple different surgical and medical approaches. Using advanced statistical modeling techniques, we are working to help individual patients determine which approach is best for them.
PI: Burke Funding: NINDS K08 NS082597
Improving outcome based quality measures
Understanding post-stroke racial disparities
African-Americans have worse clinical outcomes after stroke, yet the reasons for these outcome differences are not known. Using data from the National Health Aging and Trends Study combined with Medicare data, we are exploring the reasons for these differences. Ultimately, better understanding of outcome differences is essential to improving health outcomes both for minorities and for the broader stroke population.
PI: Skolarus/Burke Funding: NIMHD R01 MD008879