David R. Zimmerman

Professor Emeritus

1163 WARF Office Building
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53705

Ph: (608) 263-4875
Fax: (608) 263-4523
davidz@chsra.wisc.edu


Education

  • B.S., 1969, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • M.A., 1971, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., 1975, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Education

  • B.S., 1969, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • M.A., 1971, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., 1975, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

  • health systems
  • health services research
  • evaluation of quality of long term care
  • outcome measurement
  • decision support systems
  • human resource management

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Board of Directors, CareWisconsin. 2010- present
  • Council on Performance Measurement, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations. 2003-present
  • Board of Directors, Foundation of the American Medical Directors Association. 2003-2008
  • Wisconsin Interagency Coordinating Council on Health Care Information, Governor\'s Appointment representing University of Wisconsin, 1997-2006.
  • Independent Review Board, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Governor\'s Appointment, 2001-2005.

Publications

  • Crnich, C.J., Drinka, P., Zimmerman, D.R., and Maki, D. Differences in colonization with MRSA and fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents [poster]. Presented at the 19th Annual Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 20, 2009.
  • Crnich, C.J., Drinka, P., Zimmerman, D.R., and Maki, D. Multi-anatomical versus nares-only surveillance cultures for detection of MRSA colonization status among nursing home residents [poster]. Presented at the 19th Annual Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 20, 2009.
  • Crnich, C.J., Drinka, P., Zimmerman, D.R., and Maki, D. The impact of functional status on colonization with antibiotic resistant bacteria among nursing home residents [poster]. Presented at the 19th Annual Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 20, 2009.
  • Crnich, C.J., Drinka, P., Maki, D., and Zimmerman, D.R. Health outcomes of nursing home residents colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria [poster]. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. October 30, 2009.
  • Crnich, C.J., Drinka, P., Maki, D., and Zimmerman, D.R. Persistence of colonization by antibiotic-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents [poster]. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. October 31, 2009.
  • Crnich, CJ, Zimmerman DR. Bacteremic outcomes in older adults: what is age telling us? J Am Geriatr Soc
  • 56(9):1750-2. 2008.
  • Crnich, CJ, Safdar N, Robinson J, Zimmerman DR. Trends in infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in U.S. long-term care facilities: 2000-2004. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
  • 28:1006-8. 2007.
  • Reilly, K., Mueller, C., and Zimmerman, D. \"CMS\'s Nursing Home Case-Mix and Quality Demonstration - A Descriptive Overview.\" Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 19(2), January 2007.
  • Reilly, K., Mueller, C., and Zimmerman, D. \"A Nurse-Staffing Taxonomy for Decision Making in Long-Term Care Nursing Homes.\" Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 21(2): 176-186, April-June 2006.
  • Zimmerman, D.R., and Boronenkova, E. \"Human Factors and Ergonomics in Nursing Home Care, in P. Carayon (Editor), Handbook of Human Factors Engineering Healthcare and Patient Safety. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.2006.
  • Hirdes JP, Fries BE, Morris, JN, Ikegami, N, Zimmerman, D, Dalby D, Aliaga P, Hammer S, Jones R. \"Home Care Quality Indicators Based on the MDS-HC.\" The Gerontologist, 44(5): 665-679, October 2004.
  • Elliott ME, Petersen K, Binkley NC, Carnes ML, Zimmerman DR, Kieser MA, Knapp K, Behlke J. and Ahmann N. \"Osteoporosis, vitamin D intake and hypovitaminosis D in long-term care.\" Pharmacotherapy. 23(6): 702-710, June 2003.
  • Zimmerman, DR. \"Using Quality Indicators to Improve Residential and Nursing Home Care,\" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(3): 250-57, March 2003.
  • Harrington, C., Zimmerman, D., Karon, S.L., Robinson, J., and Beutel, P., \"Nursing Home Staffing and its Relationship to Deficiencies,\" The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 55B(5):S1-S10, 2000.
  • Harrington, C., Kovner, C., Mezey, M., Kayser-Jones, J., Burger, S., Mohler, M., Burke, B., and Zimmerman, D., \"Experts Recommend Minimum Nurse Staffing Standards for Nursing Facilities in the U.S.,\" The Gerontologist 40(1):5-16, 2000.
  • Karon, S.L., Sainfort, F., and Zimmerman, D.R., \"Stability of Nursing Home Quality Indicators Over Time,\" Medical Care 37(6):570-579, 1999.
  • Karon, S.L. and Zimmerman, D.R., \"Nursing Home Quality Indicators and Quality Improvement Initiatives,\" Topics in Health Information Management 18(4):46-58, 1998.
  • Zimmerman, D.R., Jewell, K.E., and Karon, S.L., \"Using Resident Assessment Data to Improve Nutritional Care in Nursing Homes: The Power of Information,\" Nutrition 14(4):410-415, 1998.
  • Maxwell, C., Zimmerman, D.R., Karon, S.L., and Sainfort, F., \"Estimating Quality Indicators for Chronic Care from the MDS 2.0: Risk Adjustment Issues and Concerns,\" Canadian Journal of Quality in Health Care 14(3):4-13, 1998.
  • Zimmerman, D.R., \"The Power of Information: Using Resident Assessment Data to Assure and Improve the Quality of Nursing Home Care,\" Generations XXI(4):52-56, Winter 1997-98.

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1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

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