David R. GiffordClinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
David Gifford, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association, the largest association in the country representing long term and post-acute care facilities. He helped create the department which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with Administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS’ national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology.
Kissam S, Gifford DR, Nor V, Patry G. Admission and Continued Stay Criteria for Assisted Living Facilities. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 2003, 51(11):1651-1654.
Kissam S, Gifford DR, Patry G, Bratzler D. Is Signed Consent for the Influenza or Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccines Required? Arch Intern Med 2004;164 13-16
Kissam S, Gifford DR, Parks P, Patry G, Palmer L, Wilkes L, Fitzgerald M, Petrulis A, Barnette L. Approaches to quality improvement in nursing homes: Lessons learned from the six-state pilot of CMS's Nursing Home Quality Initiative BMC Geriatrics 2003, 3:2
Mor V., Angelelli J, Gifford D, Morris J, Moore T. Benchmarking and quality in residential and nursing homes: lessons from the US. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003;18(3):258-66.
Mattke S, Reilly K, Martinez-Vidal E, McLean B, Gifford D. Reporting Quality of Nursing Home Care to Consumers: The Maryland Experience. International Journal of Quality in Healthcare. 2003;13(2): 169-177.
Mor V, Berg K, Angelleli J, Gifford, DR, Morris J, Moore T. The Quality of Quality Measurement in US Nursing Homes. The Gerontologist. 2003; 43(2):37-46.
Angelilli J., Gifford DR, Intrator O, Goazlo P, Laliberte L, Mor V. Access to Post-Acute Home Care Before and After the BBA. Health Affairs 2002 September/October;21(5):254-264
Angelelli J., Gifford DR, Shah A, Mor V. External Threats and Nursing Home Administrator Turnover. Health Care Management Review 2001;26(3):52-62
Gifford DR, Holloway RG, Vickrey BG. Systematic review of clinical prediction rules for neuroimaging in the evaluation of dementia. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160: 2855 - 2862.
Gifford DR, Holloway RG, Frankel MR, Albright C, Meyerson R, Griggs R, Vickrey BG. Improving adherence to dementia guidelines through education and opinion leaders: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 1999;131:237-246
Gifford DR, Lapane KL, Gambassi G, Landi F, Mor V, Bernabei R. Tacrine use in nursing homes. Neurology 1999;52:238-244
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