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Submissions from 2018

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Physician Engagement: The "Secret Sauce" to Success in Bundled Health Care, Daniel Engelman MD and Evan Benjamin MD

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Derivation and Validation of an In-Hospital Mortality Prediction Model Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance in Heart Failure, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, Quinn Pack MD, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Auras Atreya, Gregory Valania MD, Mara Slawsky MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Early Blood Transfusions in Sepsis: Unchanged Survival and Increased Costs, Peter Lindenauer

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Echocardiogram in the Evaluation of Hemodynamically Stable Acute Pulmonary Embolism: National Practices and Clinical Outcomes, Peter Lindenauer

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Importance and Feasibility of Transitional Care for Children With Medical Complexity: Results of a Multistakeholder Delphi Process, Peter Lindenauer

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Intensive Intervention to Improve Outcomes for Patients With COPD, Peter Lindenauer

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Paediatric hospital admission processes and outcomes: a qualitative study of parents' experiences and priorities, Peter Lindenauer

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Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients, Peter Lindenauer

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Reply to Soo Hoo and Esquinas: Risk Trajectories of Readmission and Death in the First Year after Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Don't Shortchange Noninvasive Ventilation, Peter Lindenauer

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Risk Trajectories of Readmission and Death in the First Year after Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Peter Lindenauer

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Variation in the Diagnosis of Aspiration Pneumonia and Association with Hospital Pneumonia Outcomes, Peter Lindenauer

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An analysis of homeless patients in the United States requiring ICU admission, Brian Nathanson, Mihaela Stefan MD, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Jay Steingrub MD

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Short-Term Safety of Nicotine Replacement in Smokers Hospitalized With Coronary Heart Disease, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Auras Atreya, and Peter Lindenauer

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Inpatient Echocardiography Use for Common Cardiovascular Conditions, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Joshua Schilling MD, William Hiser MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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A Qualitative Analysis of Patients' Perceptions of Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department: "Let Me Know I Have a Choice", Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Sarah Goff MD, Gwendolyn Downs MD, Robert Wenger MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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A Qualitative Analysis of Attending Physicians' Use of Shared Decision-Making: Implications for Resident Education, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Sarah Goff MD, Tala Elia MD, Kye Poronsky, Kelly Nault, and Peter Lindenauer

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Mortality Measures to Profile Hospital Performance for Patients With Septic Shock, Meng-Shiou Shieh and Peter Lindenauer

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Use of Inpatient Palliative Care Services in Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Critical Care Therapies, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Following Hospitalization for COPD among Medicare Beneficiaries, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Quinn Pack MD, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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The comparative effectiveness of noninvasive and invasive ventilation in patients with pneumonia, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer

Submissions from 2017

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The association between insurance type and cost-related delay in care: a survey, Sora Al Rowas MD, Jennifer Friderici, Sarah Goff MD, and Tara Lagu

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Decreasing Emergency Department Walkout Rate and Boarding Hours by Improving Inpatient Length of Stay, Andrew Artenstein MD, Niels Rathlev MD, Vernette Townsend, Michael Vemula MD, and Joseph Schmidt MD

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Outcomes In Two Massachusetts Hospital Systems Give Reason For Optimism About Communication-And-Resolution Programs, Evan Benjamin MD

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Factors That Matter to Low-Income and Racial/Ethnic Minority Mothers When Choosing a Pediatric Practice: a Mixed Methods Analysis, Sarah Goff MD, Haley Guhn-Knight, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, and Peter Lindenauer

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Effects of an enhanced primary care program on diabetes outcomes, Sarah Goff MD, Alex Knee, Haley Guhn-Knight, Audrey Guhn, and Peter Lindenauer

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Successful Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. How Do High-Performing Hospitals Do It?, Sarah Goff MD, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Lauren Williams, Vida Rastegar, and Peter Lindenauer

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Treatment Trends and Outcomes in Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia, Sarah Haessler MD, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, Daniel Skiest M.D., Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, and Thomas Higgins MD

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Blood Management Strategies to Reduce Transfusions After Elective Lower-Extremity Joint Arthroplasty Surgeries: One Tertiary Care Hospital's Early Experience With an Alternative Payment Model-a Total Joint "Bundle"., Ankit Kansagra MD, Chester Andrzejewski MD, Robert Krushell MD, Andrew Lehman MD, Jordan Greenbaum MD, Paul Visintainer, Joan McGirr, Kathleen Mahoney MD, Darlene Cloutier, Alice Ehresman, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Quality of Care of Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients: Report from a Tertiary Medical Center, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Jennifer Friderici, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort MD, Auras Atreya, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Quality of Care of Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients: Report from a Tertiary Medical Center, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Jennifer Friderici, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort MD, Auras Atreya, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Use of Accessible Examination Tables in the Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Physical Evaluations and Patient Attitudes, Tara Lagu

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Use of Accessible Examination Tables in the Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Physical Evaluations and Patient Attitudes, Tara Lagu

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Use of Systematic Methods to Improve Disease Identification in Administrative Data: The Case of Severe Sepsis, Tara Lagu and Xiao Liu MD

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Website Characteristics and Physician Reviews on Commercial Physician-Rating Websites, Tara Lagu, Aruna Priya, Sarah Goff MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Association Between Noninvasive Ventilation and Mortality Among Older Patients With Pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer

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Association of Early Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders with Unplanned Readmissions among Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Readmissions and Other Measures of Hospital Quality, Peter Lindenauer

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Discharge disposition as an independent predictor of readmission among patients hospitalised for community-acquired pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer

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Keeping It Simple in Sepsis Measures, Peter Lindenauer

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Patient characteristics associated with poor inhaler technique among a cohort of patients with COPD, Peter Lindenauer

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Procalcitonin Test Availability: A Survey of Acute Care Hospitals in Massachusetts, Peter Lindenauer

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Sleep Disturbance in Smokers with Preserved Pulmonary Function and with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Peter Lindenauer

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The authors reply, Peter Lindenauer

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Hospital Procalcitonin Testing and Antibiotic Treatment of Patients Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation, Peter Lindenauer, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Sarah Haessler MD

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Predictors of the Use of Specific Critical Care Therapies in Patients With Metastatic Cancer, Kah Poh Loh MD, Ankit Kansagra MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Tara Lagu

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Effects of an Ambulation Orderly Program Among Cardiac Surgery Patients, Saki Miwa MD, Paul Visintainer, Richard Engelman MD, Amanda Miller RN, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Among Smokers Hospitalized for Coronary Heart Disease, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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The Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Renal Colic across a Sample of US Hospitals: High CT Utilization Despite Low Rates of Admission and Inpatient Urologic Intervention, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Penny Pekow, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Tara Lagu, and Peter Lindenauer

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Physician communication coaching effects on patient experience, Adrienne Seiler MD, Alex Knee, Reham Shaaban MD, Christine Bryson MD, Jasmine Paadam MD, Rohini Harvey MD, Satoko Igarashi MD, Christopher LaChance MD, Evan Benjamin MD, and Tara Lagu

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Hospital Variation in Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and End-of-Life Healthcare Use in the United States, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Hospital Volume and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients Hospitalized With an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mihaela Stefan MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Nancy Hill RN, and Peter Lindenauer

Submissions from 2016

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Measuring Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients: An Administrative Method for Measuring Harm, Evan Benjamin MD

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Successful Strategies for Practice-Based Recruitment of Racial and Ethnic Minority Pregnant Women in a Randomized Controlled Trial: the IDEAS for a Healthy Baby Study, Sarah Goff MD, Penny Pekow, Katharine White MD, Haley Guhn-Knight, Tara Lagu, and Peter Lindenauer

Not So EASE-Y: How Often do Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients Meet Criteria for Early Surgery?, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Auras Atreya, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort MD, Jennifer Friderici, and Tara Lagu

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Hospital Phenotypes in the Management of Patients Admitted for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Tara Lagu

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Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool?, Tara Lagu MD, Sarah Goff MD, Benjamin Craft, Stephanie Calcasola, Evan Benjamin MD, Aruna Priya, and Peter Lindenauer MD

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Direct Admission to Hospital: A Mixed Methods Survey of Pediatric Practices, Benefits, and Challenges, Tara Lagu and Peter Lindenauer

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Treatment for Multiple Acute Cardiopulmonary Conditions in Older Adults Hospitalized with Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or Heart Failure, Tara Lagu and Peter Lindenauer

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Practice patterns and complication rates of thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism, Peter Lindenauer

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Respiratory and Bronchitic Symptoms Predict Intention to Quit Smoking among Current Smokers with, and at Risk for, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Peter Lindenauer

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Unpacking the Bundle to Lower Rates of Ventilation-Associated Pneumonia: Parts May Be Less Than the Sum, Peter Lindenauer

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Use of Antibiotics Among Patients Hospitalized for Exacerbations of Asthma, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Meng-Shiou Shieh

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Give serious thought before starting antipsychotics in elders, Kah Poh Loh MD, Maura Brennan MD, and Tara Lagu

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Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Specific Critical Care Therapies, Kah Poh Loh MD, Ankit Kansagra MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Tara Lagu

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Long-term outcomes of elders discharged on antipsychotics, Kah Poh Loh MD, Sheryl Ramdass MD, Jane Garb, Monica Thim DO, Maura Brennan MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Short- and Medium-Term Hospital Readmission Following Heart Valve Surgery, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Richard Engelman MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Variation in prevalence and patterns of peripherally inserted central catheter use in adults hospitalized with pneumonia, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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The Physician-as-Stakeholder: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Physicians' Motivations for Using Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Sarah Goff MD, Tala Elia MD, Kye Poronsky, Kelly Nault, and Peter Lindenauer

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Epidemiology of pediatric hospitalizations at general hospitals and freestanding children's hospitals in the United States, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Outcomes of Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation in Patients Hospitalized with Asthma Exacerbation, Mihaela Stefan MD, Tara Lagu, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, Jay Steingrub MD, Nancy Hill RN, and Peter Lindenauer

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Outcomes Associated with Early Postoperative Noninvasive Ventilation in Bariatric Surgical Patients with Sleep Apnea, Mihaela Stefan MD, Xiao Liu MD, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Hospitals' Patterns of Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Asthma Exacerbation, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu MD, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer MD

Submissions from 2015

Healthcare Providers' Knowledge of Diets and Dietary Advice, Sonali Arora MD, Auras Atreya MD, Reva Kleppel, Jennifer Friderici, and Tara Lagu MD

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From Public to Social Reporting of Hospital Quality, Tara Lagu MD

TRANSFORM-ing patient safety culture: a universal imperative, Tara Lagu MD

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Epic Fail: Prenatal Care for Women with Mobility Impairment, Tara Lagu MD and Carolyn Delk MD

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Hospitalist attitudes toward the assessment and management of dyspnea in patients with acute cardiopulmonary diseases, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer MD