Peter K Lindenauer

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint The performance of US hospitals as reflected in risk-standardized 30-day mortality and readmission rates for medicare beneficiaries with pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:E12-8. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Development, validation, and results of a measure of 30-day readmission following hospitalization for pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:142-50. 2011
  3. pmc Measuring health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: properties of the EQ-5D-5L and PROMIS-43 short form
    Fang Ju Lin
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:78. 2014
  4. pmc Hospital performance measures and 30-day readmission rates
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:377-85. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:329-36. 2012
  6. pmc Association between β-blocker therapy and outcomes in patients hospitalised with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive lung disease with underlying ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or hypertension
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Thorax 67:977-84. 2012
  7. pmc Association between antibiotic treatment and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD treated with systemic steroids
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Chest 143:82-90. 2013
  8. doi request reprint What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:414.e1-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2425-30. 2011
  10. pmc Income inequality and 30 day outcomes after acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: retrospective cohort study
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    BMJ 346:f521. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint The performance of US hospitals as reflected in risk-standardized 30-day mortality and readmission rates for medicare beneficiaries with pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:E12-8. 2010
    ..Pneumonia is a leading cause of hospitalization and death in the elderly, and remains the subject of both local and national quality improvement efforts...
  2. doi request reprint Development, validation, and results of a measure of 30-day readmission following hospitalization for pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:142-50. 2011
    ..Readmission following hospital discharge has become an important target of quality improvement...
  3. pmc Measuring health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: properties of the EQ-5D-5L and PROMIS-43 short form
    Fang Ju Lin
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:78. 2014
    ..The aims of this study were: (1) to examine their psychometric properties in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and (2) to identify dimensions of HRQL that differ and do not differ by lung function...
  4. pmc Hospital performance measures and 30-day readmission rates
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:377-85. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:329-36. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine treatments of septic shock in a sample of US hospitals and to assess whether patient and hospital characteristics are associated with use of sepsis therapies...
  6. pmc Association between β-blocker therapy and outcomes in patients hospitalised with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive lung disease with underlying ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or hypertension
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Thorax 67:977-84. 2012
    ..Evidence regarding the optimal use of β-blocker therapy during an acute exacerbation of COPD is particularly weak...
  7. pmc Association between antibiotic treatment and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD treated with systemic steroids
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Chest 143:82-90. 2013
    ..We evaluated the association between antibiotic therapy and outcomes among a large cohort of patients treated with steroids who were hospitalized with AE-COPD and compared the effectiveness of three commonly used antibiotic regimens...
  8. doi request reprint What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:414.e1-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to compare estimates of hospitalizations, outcomes, and costs produced by 2 approaches for defining severe sepsis...
  9. doi request reprint Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2425-30. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether a sepsis risk-adjustment model that uses only administrative data could be used when other intensive care unit risk-adjustment methods are unavailable...
  10. pmc Income inequality and 30 day outcomes after acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: retrospective cohort study
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    BMJ 346:f521. 2013
    ..To examine the association between income inequality and the risk of mortality and readmission within 30 days of hospitalization...
  11. doi request reprint Association of corticosteroid dose and route of administration with risk of treatment failure in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 303:2359-67. 2010
    ..Systemic corticosteroids are beneficial for patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); however, their optimal dose and route of administration are uncertain...
  12. pmc Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of US hospitals
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:456.e1-13. 2013
    ..We estimated hospital-level risk-adjusted maternal infection rates (RAIR) in a large sample of US hospitals and explored associations between RAIR and select hospital features...
  13. doi request reprint Antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 303:2035-42. 2010
    ..Guidelines recommend antibiotic therapy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the evidence is based on small, heterogeneous trials, few of which include hospitalized patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:7-15. 2013
    ..In contrast, the National Health Service (NHS) in England encourages patients to provide feedback to hospitals on their quality-reporting website, NHS Choices. The scope and content of the narrative feedback was studied...
  15. doi request reprint Incorporating initial treatments improves performance of a mortality prediction model for patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:44-52. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the incremental benefit of adding information about critical care services to a sepsis mortality prediction model...
  16. doi request reprint Activated protein C and hospital mortality in septic shock: a propensity-matched analysis
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:1101-7. 2010
    ..We sought to compare the outcomes of patients with septic shock who received early treatment with activated protein C to those who did not...
  17. pmc Hospitals' Patterns of Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Asthma Exacerbation
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Division of Hospital Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Chest 149:729-36. 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize hospital patterns of noninvasive ventilation use in patients with asthma and to evaluate the association with the use of invasive mechanical ventilation and case fatality rate...
  18. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of macrolides and quinolones for patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:261-7. 2010
    ..Current guidelines offer conflicting recommendations...
  19. doi request reprint Development, validation, and results of a risk-standardized measure of hospital 30-day mortality for patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:428-35. 2013
    ....
  20. pmc Epidemiology and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in the United States, 2001 to 2009: a national survey
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:76-82. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in hospitalization, cost, and short-term outcomes in acute respiratory failure (ARF) between 2001 and 2009 in the United States...
  21. doi request reprint Association of diagnostic coding with trends in hospitalizations and mortality of patients with pneumonia, 2003-2009
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 307:1405-13. 2012
    ..While this may be the result of advances in clinical care or improvements in quality, it may also represent an artifact of changes in diagnostic coding...
  22. doi request reprint Association between the choice of IV crystalloid and in-hospital mortality among critically ill adults with sepsis*
    Karthik Raghunathan
    1Depawwrtment of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 2Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 3OptiStatim LLC, Longmeadow, MA 4Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 5Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 6Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 7Center for Quality of Care Research and Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
    Crit Care Med 42:1585-91. 2014
    ..We examined the association between choice of crystalloids and in-hospital mortality during the resuscitation of critically ill adults with sepsis...
  23. pmc The impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection on outcomes of hospitalized patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Department of Medicine, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Masachusetts Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 9:411-7. 2014
    ..To examine the impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (HOCDI) on the outcomes of patients with sepsis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality and Safety Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2589-600. 2007
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Choosing the best hospital: the limitations of public quality reporting
    Michael B Rothberg
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1680-7. 2008
    ..Consequently, they failed to agree on hospital rankings within any diagnosis, even when using the same metric (such as mortality). In their current state, rating services appear likely to confuse, rather than inform, consumers...
  26. pmc IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sarah L Goff
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Room 305, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Trials 14:244. 2013
    ..Patient navigators have helped patients overcome barriers such as these in other areas, such as cancer care and may prove useful for overcoming barriers to using publicly reported quality data...
  27. doi request reprint Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:754-61. 2012
    ..To assess trends in number of hospitalizations, outcomes, and costs of severe sepsis in the United States...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:894-903. 2006
    ..Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is 1 of the 10 leading causes of hospitalization among adults in the United States...
  29. pmc Hospitalist attitudes toward the assessment and management of dyspnea in patients with acute cardiopulmonary diseases
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 10:724-30. 2015
    ..Routine assessment of dyspnea severity is recommended by clinical guidelines based on the evidence that patients are not treated consistently for dyspnea relief...
  30. pmc Comparative Effectiveness of Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Mihaela S Stefan
    1Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 2Department of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 3Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 4OptiStatim LLC, Longmeadow, MA 5Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 6Center for Value Based Care Research, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    Crit Care Med 43:1386-94. 2015
    ..To compare the characteristics and hospital outcomes of patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treated in the ICU with initial noninvasive ventilation or invasive mechanical ventilation...
  31. doi request reprint Risk factor model to predict venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:202-9. 2011
    ..The Joint Commission requires that all medical inpatients be assessed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk, but available risk stratification tools have never been validated...
  32. pmc Treatment with neuromuscular blocking agents and the risk of in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis
    Jay S Steingrub
    1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 2Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 3Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 4Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 5Department of Medicine, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 6OptiStatim, LLC, Longmeadow, MA 7Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center Anesthesiology Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Crit Care Med 42:90-6. 2014
    ..We examined the association between receipt of a neuromuscular blocking agent and in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis...
  33. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:91-102. 2008
    ..Prescribing of potentially harmful medications has not been well documented in hospitals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvement
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:486-96. 2007
    ..Public reporting and pay for performance are intended to accelerate improvements in hospital care, yet little is known about the benefits of these methods of providing incentives for improving care...
  35. pmc Attitudes of hospital leaders toward publicly reported measures of health care quality
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts2Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Intern Med 174:1904-11. 2014
    ..Public reporting of quality is considered a key strategy for stimulating improvement efforts at US hospitals; however, little is known about the attitudes of hospital leaders toward existing quality measures...
  36. pmc Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:373-9. 2013
    ..Because relative value unit (RVU)-based costs vary across hospitals, it is difficult to use them to compare hospital utilization...
  37. ncbi request reprint Volume, quality of care, and outcome in pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:262-9. 2006
    ..The establishment of minimum volume thresholds has been proposed as a means of improving outcomes for patients with various medical and surgical conditions...
  38. doi request reprint The relationship between hospital spending and mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:292-9. 2011
    ..We sought to characterize variations in hospital spending and mortality rates and to determine whether higher levels of spending are associated with better hospital survival...
  39. pmc Association between statins given in hospital and mortality in pneumonia patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:280-6. 2012
    ..Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol, but also have anti-inflammatory properties. Some observational studies suggest that statins may reduce mortality from sepsis...
  40. pmc Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among medical patients at US hospitals
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:489-94. 2010
    ..To see who receives prophylaxis and how far hospitals will need to go to meet this requirement, we examined VTE prophylaxis patterns at US hospitals...
  41. pmc Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 11:52-5. 2016
    ....
  42. pmc Outcomes associated with a mandatory gastroenterology consultation to improve the quality of care of patients hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis
    Rony Ghaoui
    Division of Gastroenterology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 10:236-41. 2015
    ..We established a gastroenterology mandatory consultation (MC) to improve the care of patients with DC. We sought to evaluate the impact of the MC intervention on adherence to QI, and compared outcomes to UC...
  43. doi request reprint Public reporting of hospital quality: recommendations to benefit patients and hospitals
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:541-5. 2009
    ..We also review 3 leading performance reporting programs to evaluate how well they adhere to these recommendations...
  44. pmc Outcomes associated with invasive and noninvasive ventilation among patients hospitalized with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts2Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts University School
    JAMA Intern Med 174:1982-93. 2014
    ..Little is known, however, about the effectiveness of NIV in routine clinical practice...
  45. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis for medical patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:457-63. 2012
    ..Both unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) are approved for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis. Which agent is superior remains controversial...
  46. doi request reprint Validity of using ICD-9-CM codes to identify selected categories of obstetric complications, procedures and co-morbidities
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Pediatrics, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:421-9. 2012
    ..We sought to assess the validity of using composites of ICD-9-CM codes to identify selected categories obstetric complications and risk factors associated with complications...
  47. pmc Place of residence and outcomes of patients with heart failure: analysis from the telemonitoring to improve heart failure outcomes trial
    Behnood Bikdeli
    From the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT B B, B W, H B, J S R, X X, S I C, S M B, H M K Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine B B, H M K, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine J S R, S I C, S M B, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences X X, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine H M K, J S R, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute University of Missouri Kansas City J A S Department of Medicine, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA P K L Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA P K L and Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT H M K, J S R
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:749-56. 2014
    ..We do not know whether neighborhood SES has a primary effect or is a marker for individual SES...
  48. doi request reprint Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:441-6. 2013
    ..Adults who use wheelchairs have difficulty accessing physicians and receive less preventive care than their able-bodied counterparts...
  49. pmc Hospital variation in noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for acute decompensated heart failure
    Vivek T Kulkarni
    From the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT V T K Sections of General Medicine N K and Cardiovascular Medicine B B, J T, D L D, H M K, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT Y D, K D, B B, H M K Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and Department of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT H M K Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY K D Center for Quality of Care Research and Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA P K L Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA P K L and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA K C S
    Circ Heart Fail 7:427-33. 2014
    ..We sought to define hospital practice patterns of NIPPV use for acute decompensated heart failure and their relationship with intubation and mortality...
  50. pmc The Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN): a learning organization focused on improving hospital care
    Andrew D Auerbach
    Dr Auerbach is professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco Division of Hospital Medicine, San Francisco, California Dr Patel is resident physician, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Section of Hospital Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dr Metlay is professor of medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Section of Hospital Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dr Schnipper is associate professor of medicine, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Williams is professor of medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Dr Robinson is physician in chief and associate chief medical officer, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware Dr Kripalani is associate professor, Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Dr Lindenauer is associate professor of medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, and Director, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    Acad Med 89:415-20. 2014
    ..Next steps and sustainability of the organization are discussed, including benchmarking, collaboration, and effective dissemination of best practices to stakeholders. ..
  51. pmc Comparative effectiveness of ceftriaxone in combination with a macrolide compared with ceftriaxone alone for pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    From the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield and School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:387-92. 2014
    ..Evidence to support this recommendation is limited. We sought to determine the effectiveness of ceftriaxone alone compared with ceftriaxone combined with a macrolide with respect to length of stay and total hospital costs...
  52. pmc Hospital workers' perceptions of waste: a qualitative study involving photo-elicitation
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:826-35. 2013
    ..To elicit sources of waste as viewed by hospital workers...
  53. doi request reprint Primary care physicians' use of publicly reported quality data in hospital referral decisions
    Elizabeth Morsi
    Department of Nursing, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:370-5. 2012
    ..Despite government investment in public reporting of hospital quality data, patients still rely on recommendations from their primary care physicians (PCPs). Little is known about how physicians make hospital referrals...
  54. pmc Patients' evaluations of health care providers in the era of social networking: an analysis of physician-rating websites
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:942-6. 2010
    ..Internet-based social networking tools that allow users to share content have enabled a new form of public reporting of physician performance: the physician-rating website...
  55. pmc The relationship between time spent communicating and communication outcomes on a hospital medicine service
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:185-9. 2012
    ..Quality care depends on effective communication between caregivers, but it is unknown whether time spent communicating is associated with communication outcomes...
  56. doi request reprint Association between Initial Fluid Choice and Subsequent In-hospital Mortality during the Resuscitation of Adults with Septic Shock
    Karthik Raghunathan
    From the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina K R, T E M Anesthesiology Service, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina K R Department of Anesthesiology, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania A B OptiStatim, LLC, Longmeadow, Massachusetts B H N RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina C A B Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee A D S Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina M A B and Department of Medicine, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts P K L
    Anesthesiology 123:1385-93. 2015
    ..The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that the specific mixture of IV fluids used during initial resuscitation, in severe sepsis, is associated with important in-hospital outcomes...
  57. ncbi request reprint Physician characteristics, attitudes, and use of computerized order entry
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:221-30. 2006
    ..Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is a widely advocated patient safety intervention, yet little is known about its adoption by attending physicians or community hospitals...
  58. doi request reprint International outsourcing of medical research by high-income countries: changes from 1995 to 2005
    Raquel K Belforti
    Department of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Investig Med 58:287-94. 2010
    ..Little is known about how frequently outsourcing occurs or the type of research that is outsourced...
  59. pmc The impact of COPD on management and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: a 10-year retrospective observational study
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Department of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, 756 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Chest 141:1441-8. 2012
    ..There are limited data describing contemporary trends in the management and outcomes of patients with COPD who develop acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  60. doi request reprint Weekend Discharges and Length of Stay Among Veterans Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Seppo T Rinne
    VA Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Yale University, New Haven, CT Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Departments of Health Services Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    Med Care 53:753-7. 2015
    ..Discharge rates are substantially lower on weekends, though the impact on hospital length of stay (LOS) is not fully understood...
  61. doi request reprint Measurement of the quality of care of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis
    Rony Ghaoui
    Division of Gastroenterology, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA, USA
    Liver Int 34:204-10. 2014
    ..In 2010, process-based quality measures were developed to improve the care of these patients. We examined adherence with these quality measures for a cohort of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis in 2009...
  62. ncbi request reprint Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and mortality after major noncardiac surgery
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:349-61. 2005
    ..We assessed the use of perioperative beta-blockers and their association with in-hospital mortality in routine clinical practice...