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Submissions from 2020

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De-escalation of Empiric Antibiotics Following Negative Cultures in Hospitalized Patients With Pneumonia: Rates and Outcomes, Sarah Haessler MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Stopping the Routine Use of Contact Precautions for Management of MRSA and VRE at Three Academic Medical Centers: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis, Sarah Haessler MD and Mary Ellen Scales

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Assessment of the Accuracy of Using ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes to Identify Pneumonia Etiology in Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Thomas Higgins MD, Sarah Haessler MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing in Children Hospitalised for Asthma Exacerbation: A Retrospective National Cohort Study, Marcella Jewell MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Cardiovascular and Somatic Comorbidities and Sleep Measures Using Three Hypopnea Criteria in Mild Obstructive Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Sex, Age and Body Mass Index Differences in a Retrospective Sleep Clinic Cohort, Karin Johnson MD, Douglas Johnson MD, Vida Rastegar, and Paul Visintainer

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Accommodating patients with obesity and mobility difficulties: Observations from physicians, Tara Lagu

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The Importance of Compassion as the Default in Times of Crisis: The Curious Case of "Vertical Interdiction"., Tara Lagu

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First-line treatment in older patients with Hodgkin lymphoma: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare population-based study, Peter Lindenauer

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Use of Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid, and Thiamine in Adults with Septic Shock, Peter Lindenauer

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Spirometry Utilization Among Patients With Asthma, Peter Lindenauer, Alex Knee, and Tara Lagu

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Association Between Initiation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Hospitalization for COPD and 1-Year Survival Among Medicare Beneficiaries, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, Kerry Spitzer, Tara Lagu, Quinn Pack MD, and Victor Pinto-Plata

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Shared Decision Making in Patients With Suspected Uncomplicated Ureterolithiasis: A Decision Aid Development Study, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Connor Houghton MD, Pooja Patel DO, Leanora Merwin DO, Kye Poronsky, and Peter Lindenauer

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Missed Opportunities to Save Lives-Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Lauren Westafer DO, and William Soares MD

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"You Leave There Feeling Part of Something": A Qualitative Study of Hospitalized COPD Patients' Perceptions of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Kerry Spitzer, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aubri Drake, Quinn Pack MD, Tara Lagu, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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A geographic analysis of racial disparities in use of pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalization for COPD exacerbation, Kerry Spitzer, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Quinn Pack MD, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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Bleeding After Musculoskeletal Surgery in Hospitals That Switched From Hydroxyethyl Starch to Albumin Following a Food and Drug Administration Warning, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Does Adherence to GOLD Recommendations Regarding Inhaler Therapy Lead to Better Patient Outcomes?: Insights from the LOTT Trial, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Protocol for Two-Arm Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness Trial Comparing Two Education Strategies for Improving the Uptake of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Severe COPD Exacerbation, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Deconstructing the Network Meta-analysis, Lauren Westafer DO

A Transdisciplinary COVID-19 Early Respiratory Intervention Protocol: An Implementation Story, Lauren Westafer DO, Tala Elia MD, Venkatrao Medarametla MD, and Tara Lagu

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Provider Perspectives on the Use of Evidence-based Risk Stratification Tools in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism: A Qualitative Study, Lauren Westafer DO, Ashley Kunz MD, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

Submissions from 2019

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Utility of ICD Codes for Stress Cardiomyopathy in Hospital Administrative Databases: What Do They Signify?, Anusha Bhat MD, Katharine White MD, Kyle Gobeil MD, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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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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Association Between Patient Cost Sharing and Cardiac Rehabilitation Adherence, Michel Farah, Maya Abdallah MD, Heidi Szalai, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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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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Preoperative leukopenia does not affect outcomes in cancer patients undergoing elective and emergent abdominal surgery: A brief report, Heather Grant MD, Jane Garb, Richard Arenas MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Blood cultures versus respiratory cultures: Two different views of pneumonia, Sarah Haessler MD and Peter Lindenauer

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An analysis of homeless patients in the United States requiring ICU admission, Thomas Higgins M.D., Mihaela Stefan MD, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Jay Steingrub MD

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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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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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Health Care Administrators' Attitudes Toward Cardiac Rehabilitation in North and South America and the Development of a Scale to Assess Them, Quinn Pack MD

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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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Smoking cessation after hospitalization for myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery: Assessing patient interest, confidence, and physician prescribing practices, Hayden Riley MD, Nitesh Ainani MD, Ahamad Turk MD, Heidi Szalai, Mihaela Stefan MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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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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Association of Patient and Visit Characteristics With Rate and Timing of Urologic Procedures for Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department With Renal Colic, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, James Munger DO, 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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A Thousand Cuts: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Medicine, William Soares MD, Kenneth Knowles MD, and Peter Friedmann MD

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

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The association of nicotine replacement therapy with outcomes among smokers hospitalized for a major surgical procedure, Mihaela Stefan MD, Quinn Pack MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Katie Nason MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Risk Factors for Severe Opioid-Related Adverse Events in a National Cohort of Medical Hospitalizations, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Meng-Shiou Shieh, William Soares MD, Karthik Raghunathan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation after Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 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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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

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An observational study of the management practices and outcomes of patients with new onset atrial fibrillation in non-cardiothoracic surgeries, Mihaela Tiru MD, Anis Kadado MD, Vida Rastegar, Kanval Shah MD, Kirti Joshi MD, Peter Lindenauer, Tara Lagu, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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A Hospitalist-Led Team to Manage Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department: Impact on Hospital Length of Stay and Cost, Vishal Tiwari MD, Michael Vemula MD, Ashley Donovan, Christine Scibelli, Kirti Joshi MD, Paul Visintainer, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Anastomotic complications after esophagectomy: Influence of omentoplasty in propensity-weighted cohorts, Paul Visintainer

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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The Association of Frailty with Discharge Disposition for Hospitalized Community Dwelling Elderly Patients, Sheryl Ramdass MD, Maura Brennan MD, Rebecca Starr MD, Peter Lindenauer, Xiao Liu MD, Penny Pekow, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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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