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Submissions from 2019

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An Acute Care for Elders Quality Improvement Program for Complex, High-Cost Patients Yields Savings for the System, Maura Brennan MD, Alex Knee, Erin Leahy MD, Mike Ehresman, Heidi-Ann Courtney, Patricia Coffelt, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Estimating the Financial Impact of Reducing Primary Cesareans, Susan DeJoy, Matthew Bohl, Kathleen Mahoney MD, and Connie Blake

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Organizational characteristics associated with high performance on quality measures in pediatric primary care: A positive deviance study, Sarah Goff MD, Aruna Priya, Michael Moran, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Characteristics of High Performing Primary Care Pediatric Practices: A Qualitative Study, Sarah Goff MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Association of in-hospital resource utilization with post-acute spending in Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional study, Tara Lagu

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Physician Beliefs About Online Reporting of Quality and Experience Data, Tara Lagu

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What Words Convey: The Potential for Patient Narratives to Inform Quality Improvement, Tara Lagu

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Are Pediatric Readmission Reduction Efforts Falling Flat?, Tara Lagu MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Reporting of Patient Experience Data on Health Systems' Websites and Commercial Physician-Rating Websites: Mixed-Methods Analysis, Tara Lagu, Aruna Priya, Sarah Goff MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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A Motivational Telephone Intervention to Reduce Early Dropouts in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A FEASIBILITY PILOT STUDY, Grace LaValley, Heidi Szalai, Michel Farah, and Quinn Pack MD

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Changes in coding of pneumonia and impact on the hospital readmission reduction program, Peter Lindenauer

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Poor Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) Technique Is Associated with Overuse of Inhaled Corticosteroids in COPD, Peter Lindenauer

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Unexpected Harm From an Intensive COPD Intervention, Peter Lindenauer

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Patient Perception of How Smoking Status Influences Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance After an Acute Cardiac Hospitalization, Peter Lindenauer, Sarah Goff MD, Heidi Szalai, and Quinn Pack MD

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Association Between Alcohol Use Disorders and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer and Sarah Haessler MD

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Examining the "Repletion Reflex": The Association between Serum Potassium and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure, Kevin O'Sullivan, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Alex Knee, Alexander Roseman, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Quinn Pack MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Utilization During an Acute Cardiac Hospitalization: A NATIONAL SAMPLE, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Robert Berry, Auras Atreya, and Peter Lindenauer

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Association Between Inpatient Echocardiography Use and Outcomes in Adult Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Joshua Schilling MD, William Hiser MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Early Intervention Referral and Enrollment Among Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers MD, Sheila Foss, Donna M. Wilson, Peter Friedmann MD, Paul Visintainer, and Rachana Singh MD

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Use and Outcomes Associated With Perioperative Amiodarone in Cardiac Surgery, Aruna Priya, Quinn Pack MD, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, Tara Lagu, Amir Lotfi, and Peter Lindenauer

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Pneumococcal urinary antigen testing in US hospitals: A missed opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship, Jennifer Schimmel MD, Sarah Haessler MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Physician-identified barriers to and facilitators of shared decision-making in the Emergency Department: an exploratory analysis, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Sarah Goff MD, Tala Elia MD, Kye Poronsky, Kelly Nault, and Peter Lindenauer

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Does Shared Decision-Making actually occur in the ED? Looking at it from the patients' perspective, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD and Peter St. Marie

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The association of cognitive impairment as screened by the Mini-Cog with long term post-hospitalization outcomes, Ali Shami MD, Maura Brennan MD, Peter St. Marie, Peter Lindenauer, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Changing heart failure coding practices and hospital risk-standardized mortality rates, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, and Peter Lindenauer

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Use of Rheumatologic Testing in Patients Who Eventually Receive a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dilpreet Singh MD, Jasdeep Badwal MD, Ritika Vankina MD, Santhi Gokaraju MD, Jennifer Friderici MS, and Tara Lagu

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Association 'Between Gabapentinoids on the Day of Colorectal Surgery and Adverse Postoperative Respiratory Outcomes, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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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Effect of Smoking Status on Exercise Perception and Intentions for Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrollment Among Patients Hospitalized With an Acute Cardiac Condition, Sarah Goff MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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Flow limitation/obstruction with recovery breath (FLOW) event for improved scoring of mild obstructive sleep apnea without electroencephalography, Karin Johnson MD, Douglas Johnson MD, Robert Thomas, Edward Feldmann MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Paul Visintainer

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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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Hospital Variation in Utilization of Life-Sustaining Treatments among Patients with Do Not Resuscitate Orders, 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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A Protocol-Based Approach to Spinal Epidural Abscess Imaging Improves Performance and Facilitates Early Diagnosis, Nikhil Madhuripan MD, Richard Hicks MD, Edward Feldmann MD, Niels Rathlev MD, Doug Salvador MD, and Andrew Artenstein MD

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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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Response to letter to the editor noninvasive and invasive ventilation in severe pneumonia: Insight for the noninvasive ventilator approach, Mihaela Stefan MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Aruna Priya

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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

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Association of Antibiotic Treatment With Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for an Asthma Exacerbation Treated With Systemic Corticosteroids, Mihaela Stefan MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Kerry Spitzer, Penny Pekow, 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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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