|by Sharon J. Glazer, MPH, Editor, Academics@Baystate newsletter | September 01, 2011
Dr. Peter Lindenauer, Director, Center for Quality of Care Research, received the $2.4 million award for his study, "Implementation and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD." The aim of the research is to close the gap in our understanding of the adoption of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in the U.S., and to identify effective strategies that can help speed the implementation process.
The 2-Phase Study Will Help Shape NIV for Future Multi-Center Implementation Trial
The first phase will assess the use of NIV and its effectiveness through analysis of an extremely large data set containing detailed information about the treatment and outcomes of patients at over 600 U.S. hospitals. In the process, a group of high performing hospitals will be identified. In the second phase, mixed qualitative and quantitative methods will be employed to identify the contextual factors and strategies associated with effective implementation of NIV in those hospitals.
Lindenauer's Baystate co-investigators are Michael Rothberg, MD, Penny Pekow, PhD, and Evan Benjamin, MD. Other co-investigators are Nicholas Hill, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Tufts, and Kathleen Mazor, ScD at UMass Medical School.
This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of the Academics@Baystate newsletter .