The Veterans Administration Northwest Regional Health Services research and development field program: Organization, activities, and early outcomes

C. D. Austin, W. B. Carter, M. L. Durham, S. C. Hedrick, D. H. Hickam, Thomas Inui, T. D. Koepsell, R. A. Pearlman, M. D. Petersen, M. L. Rothman

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In 1982, the Veterans Administration established Health Services Research field programs in each of the six VA regions. Herein, we describe the historical origins, organization, responsibilities, activities, and early accomplishments of one of these programs-the Northwest Regional HSR&D field program. Special reference is made to this program's commitment to health services research relevant to geriatrics and gerontology, including the development of a system-wide agenda for research, information syntheses in geriatrics-relevant health services research topics, and the conduct of funded projects pertinent to care of the elderly. The importance of a medical center location for the field programs is discussed, and early indications of institutional impact are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-839
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Services Research
Volume20
Issue number6 II
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Health Services Research
research and development
health service
Organizations
organization
Geriatrics
geriatrics
Health Services for the Aged
Research
program commitment
gerontology
field research
indication
responsibility

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  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Health Policy

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Austin, C. D., Carter, W. B., Durham, M. L., Hedrick, S. C., Hickam, D. H., Inui, T., ... Rothman, M. L. (1986). The Veterans Administration Northwest Regional Health Services research and development field program: Organization, activities, and early outcomes. Health Services Research, 20(6 II), 825-839.

The Veterans Administration Northwest Regional Health Services research and development field program : Organization, activities, and early outcomes. / Austin, C. D.; Carter, W. B.; Durham, M. L.; Hedrick, S. C.; Hickam, D. H.; Inui, Thomas; Koepsell, T. D.; Pearlman, R. A.; Petersen, M. D.; Rothman, M. L.

In: Health Services Research, Vol. 20, No. 6 II, 1986, p. 825-839.

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Austin, CD, Carter, WB, Durham, ML, Hedrick, SC, Hickam, DH, Inui, T, Koepsell, TD, Pearlman, RA, Petersen, MD & Rothman, ML 1986, 'The Veterans Administration Northwest Regional Health Services research and development field program: Organization, activities, and early outcomes', Health Services Research, vol. 20, no. 6 II, pp. 825-839.
Austin, C. D. ; Carter, W. B. ; Durham, M. L. ; Hedrick, S. C. ; Hickam, D. H. ; Inui, Thomas ; Koepsell, T. D. ; Pearlman, R. A. ; Petersen, M. D. ; Rothman, M. L. / The Veterans Administration Northwest Regional Health Services research and development field program : Organization, activities, and early outcomes. In: Health Services Research. 1986 ; Vol. 20, No. 6 II. pp. 825-839.
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