Personal profile

Dr. Carol Ashton joined Houston Methodist Hospital in 2008. Prior to that time, she held faculty positions at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Veterans Health Administration Research and Development Service, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. While at Baylor, she helped establish a highly productive center of excellence in health services research and served as its director from 1998 to 2006. This center was funded by the Veterans Health Administration.

In 2004, Dr. Ashton received the VA Under-Secretary for Health’s Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Health Services Research. She has served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Medical Care, one of the nation’s top-tier health services research journals, and has served on numerous federal and nonfederal grant application review panels. Along with co-author Nelda P. Wray, Dr. Ashton has recently completed a book titled “Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Policy, and Interests,” published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Research interests

Dr. Ashton studies health services research. She has an extensive record of scholarship in the field related to topics such as access to care, assessment of patterns and outcomes of care, and comparative effectiveness in evaluation of new technologies and procedures.

Keywords

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  • Diffusion of surgical innovations, Ethics and methods of clinical trials evaluating surgical procedures, Clinical outcomes improvement

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Veterans
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Health Care
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Veterans Hospitals
Concept: Veterans Hospitals
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Inpatients
Concept: Inpatients
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Failure
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care
Concept: Delivery of Health Care
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Databases
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Services Research
Concept: Health Services Research
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Dementia
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Veterans Health
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Journals

Medical care

ISSNs: 0025-7079

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

27

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

ISSNs: 1072-7515

Elsevier

Journal

6

Journal of General Internal Medicine

ISSNs: 0884-8734

Springer New York

Journal

6

Health Services Research

ISSNs: 0017-9124

Wiley

Journal

4

New England Journal of Medicine

ISSNs: 0028-4793, 1533-4406

Massachusetts Medical Society

Journal

4
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Weill Cornell Medical College

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

16

DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Organizational unit: Centers of Excellence

4

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Organizational unit: Departments

3

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Organizational unit: Departments

2

Department of Medicine

Organizational unit: Departments

1
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

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61

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

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46

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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13

Texas A and M University

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7

Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies

External organization: Unknown

6
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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Carol M. Ashton

Shared Pub. External co-authors

Julianne Souchek

External person

22

Nancy Petersen

External person

19

Terri J. Menke

External person

14

Baruch Brody

External person

12

D. H. Kuykendall

External person

11
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Carol M. Ashton

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