Dr. Steinwachs’ research interests concern quality of care and patient outcomes for people with severe mental illnesses. Research has documented poor evidence-based quality for schizophrenia, and current research is seeking to test interventions to improve conformity to evidence-based practices.
Ostrow L, Steinwachs D, Leaf PJ, Naeger S. “Medicaid reimbursement of mental health peer-run organizations: results of a national survey.” Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Ruhl AP, Lord RK, Panek JA, Colantuoni E, Sepulveda KA, Chong A, Dinglas VD, Shanholtz CB, Pronovost PJ, Steinwachs DM, Needham DM. “Health care resource use and costs of two-year survivors of acute lung injury. An observational cohort study.” Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Mar;12(3):392-401. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201409-422OC.
Steinwachs DM. “Transforming public health systems: using data to drive organizational capacity for quality improvement and efficiency.” EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015 Mar 27;2(4):1175. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1175. eCollection 2014.
Giovannetti ER, Reider L, Wolff JL, Frick KD, Boult C, Steinwachs D, Boyd CM. “Do older patients and their family caregivers agree about the quality of chronic illness care?” Int J Qual Health Care. 2013 Oct;25(5):515-24. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt052. Epub 2013 Aug 26.
McCarthy ML, Ding R, Roderer NK, Steinwachs DM, Ortmann MJ, Pham JC, Bessman ES, Kelen GD, Atha W, Retezar R, Bessman SC, Zeger SL. “Does providing prescription information or services improve medication adherence among patients discharged from the emergency department? A randomized controlled trial.” Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Sep;62(3):212-23.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.02.002. Epub 2013 Apr 3.