Open Access Research article

The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure

Mary Jo Pugh12*, Dan R Berlowitz34, Jaya K Rao5, Gabriel Shapiro46, Ruzan Avetisyan4, Amresh Hanchate7, Kelli Jarrett4, Jeffrey Tabares1 and Lewis E Kazis38

Author Affiliations

1 South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, (7400 Merton Minter), San Antonio, TX, (78229), USA

2 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, (7703 Floyd Curl Drive), San Antonio, TX, (78229) USA

3 Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (CHQOER), Veterans Administration Medical Center, (200 Springs Road), Bedford, MA, (01730), USA

4 Boston University School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, (715 Albany St, Talbot Building), Boston, MA, (02118), USA

5 University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, (Kerr Hall, Room 2202) Chapel Hill, NC, (27599), USA

6 Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, (3175, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine), Montreal, Quebec, (H3T 1C5), Canada

7 Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, (150 South Huntington Ave.), Jamaica Plain, MA, (02130), USA

8 Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP) and Pharmaceutical Assessment Management and Policy (PAMP), Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, (715 Albany St, Talbot Building), Boston, MA, (02118), USA

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BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11:1  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-1

Published: 3 January 2011

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Additional file 1:

Quality in epilepsy treatment in adults (QUIET) indicators. This file includes the specific quality indicators included in the QUIET measure.

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Additional file 2:

CDC epilepsy quality of care study: patients' medical record review/abstraction form. This file includes the chart abstraction form used to collect data on quality of care from patients' electronic medical record.

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