Measuring HIV Quality of Care

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00012701
First received: March 14, 2001
Last updated: October 25, 2013
Last verified: July 2005
  Purpose

The VA is the largest single provider of HIV care in the United States. The late 1990's have seen a revolution in the quality standards for this disease with the onset of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and other developments.


Condition
HIV Positive
Facility Level Care
Clinical Reminder

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Measuring HIV Quality of Care

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Estimated Enrollment: 1600
Study Completion Date: June 2003

Detailed Description:

Background:

The VA is the largest single provider of HIV care in the United States. The late 1990's have seen a revolution in the quality standards for this disease with the onset of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and other developments.

Objectives:

Our purpose in this project is to develop a method for assessing quality in two important areas of HIV care - antiretroviral medications and opportunistic infection screening and prophylaxis - and explore the determinants of high quality care in order to suggest quality improvement strategies.

Methods:

The analysis has four parts. First, it will describe the level of adherence to the indicators in VA HIV patients nationwide and compare VA HIV patients to national benchmarks. Second, it will analyze facility and patient level predictors of adherence to indicators of quality of care and compare them with the predictors in the non VA population using staged logistic regressions. Third, it will seek to validate certain indicators (e.g. HAART therapy) against clinical outcomes like hospitalization and immune status. We will also model the clinical "price" that the VA pays in suboptimal clinical outcomes as a result of current performance levels. Fourth, we will compare the performance of the facilities after one year of an intensive targeted indicator-specific feedback group versus those receiving aggregate data only.

Status:

Data analysis.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Facilities with HIV clinics

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00012701

Locations
United States, California
VA San Diego Health Care System
San Diego, California, United States, 92161
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steven M. Asch, MD MPH VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Principal Investigator: Samuel A. Bozzette, MD PhD VA San Diego Health Care System
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00012701     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HIS 99-042
Study First Received: March 14, 2001
Last Updated: October 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Seropositivity
HIV Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Virus Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014