Vijaya Sundararajan

Summary

Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint New ICD-10 version of the Charlson comorbidity index predicted in-hospital mortality
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Level 18, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1288-94. 2004
  2. pmc A six-year descriptive analysis of hospitalisations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions among people born in refugee-source countries
    Ignacio Correa-Velez
    Refugee Health Research Centre, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 5:9. 2007
  3. pmc Are Australian immigrants at a risk of being physically inactive?
    Jayantha Dassanayake
    Center for Molecular, Environment, Genetic and Analytical Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:53. 2011
  4. pmc Identifying priorities in methodological research using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data: report from an international consortium
    Carolyn De Coster
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:77. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Cross-national comparative performance of three versions of the ICD-10 Charlson index
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Victorian Department of Human Servicest, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
    Med Care 45:1210-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of increased private health insurance on hospital utilisation in Victoria
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Health Service and Evaluation Section, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Vic
    Aust Health Rev 28:320-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Attendance rates and outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria, 1998
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Department of Human Services, L18 120 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:268-71. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Adverse outcomes associated with elective knee arthroscopy: a population-based cohort study
    Megan A Bohensky
    Melbourne EpiCentre, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Arthroscopy 29:716-25. 2013
  9. doi request reprint An adverse event screening tool based on routinely collected hospital-acquired diagnoses
    Caroline Brand
    Centre for Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:266-78. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital utilisation among people born in refugee-source countries: an analysis of hospital admissions, Victoria, 1998-2004
    Ignacio Correa-Velez
    Refugee Health Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 186:577-80. 2007

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint New ICD-10 version of the Charlson comorbidity index predicted in-hospital mortality
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Level 18, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1288-94. 2004
    ..With the transition into ICD-10 coding worldwide, an ICD-10 version of the Deyo adaptation was developed and validated using population-based hospital data from Victoria, Australia...
  2. pmc A six-year descriptive analysis of hospitalisations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions among people born in refugee-source countries
    Ignacio Correa-Velez
    Refugee Health Research Centre, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 5:9. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Are Australian immigrants at a risk of being physically inactive?
    Jayantha Dassanayake
    Center for Molecular, Environment, Genetic and Analytical Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:53. 2011
    ..We examined whether physical activity risk differed between migrant sub-groups and the Australian-born population...
  4. pmc Identifying priorities in methodological research using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data: report from an international consortium
    Carolyn De Coster
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:77. 2006
    ..This paper presents a list of high-priority methodological areas for researchers using health administrative data...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cross-national comparative performance of three versions of the ICD-10 Charlson index
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Victorian Department of Human Servicest, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
    Med Care 45:1210-5. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to compare the predictive performance of these versions (the Halfon, Sundararajan, and Quan versions) of the ICD-10 coding algorithms using data from 4 countries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of increased private health insurance on hospital utilisation in Victoria
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Health Service and Evaluation Section, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Vic
    Aust Health Rev 28:320-9. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Attendance rates and outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria, 1998
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Department of Human Services, L18 120 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:268-71. 2004
    ..To describe the patterns of use of cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria and to assess whether the survival benefits predicted in clinical trials have been realised in the community...
  8. doi request reprint Adverse outcomes associated with elective knee arthroscopy: a population-based cohort study
    Megan A Bohensky
    Melbourne EpiCentre, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Arthroscopy 29:716-25. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to quantify the frequency of adverse outcomes after elective knee arthroscopies in Victoria, Australia, and to identify risk factors associated with adverse outcomes...
  9. doi request reprint An adverse event screening tool based on routinely collected hospital-acquired diagnoses
    Caroline Brand
    Centre for Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:266-78. 2012
    ..The aim was to develop an electronic adverse event (AE) screening tool applicable to acute care hospital episodes for patients admitted with chronic heart failure (CHF) and pneumonia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital utilisation among people born in refugee-source countries: an analysis of hospital admissions, Victoria, 1998-2004
    Ignacio Correa-Velez
    Refugee Health Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 186:577-80. 2007
    ..To investigate whether hospital utilisation and health outcomes in Victoria differ between people born in refugee-source countries and those born in Australia...
  11. pmc Validation of de-identified record linkage to ascertain hospital admissions in a cohort study
    Alison Beauchamp
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:42. 2011
    ..We sought to develop and validate a method for linking a cohort study to a state-wide hospital admissions dataset with limited availability of unique identifying variables...
  12. ncbi request reprint Quality of diagnosis and procedure coding in ICD-10 administrative data
    Toni Henderson
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
    Med Care 44:1011-9. 2006
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  13. doi request reprint Review article: leaving the emergency department without being seen
    Marcus Kennedy
    Adult Retrieval Victoria, Metropolitan Ambulance Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 20:306-13. 2008
    ..They should compare outcomes for groups of LWBS patients with those who wait and should include cross-sectoral data mapping to truly detect re-attendance and admission rates...
  14. ncbi request reprint Congestive cardiac failure: urban and rural perspectives in Victoria
    Mohammad Z Ansari
    Health Surveillance and Evaluation Section, Department of Human Services, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 11:266-70. 2003
    ..Detailed analyses identify trends in hospitalisations, urban/rural differentials and variations by the Primary Care Partnerships (PCP)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trends in elective knee arthroscopies in a population-based cohort, 2000-2009
    Megan A Bohensky
    Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 197:399-403. 2012
    ..To assess the use of elective knee arthroscopy procedures for all adults 20 years and older, and for adults with a concomitant diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) in Victoria...
  16. ncbi request reprint Splenectomy sequelae: an analysis of infectious outcomes among adults in Victoria
    Claire Dendle
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 196:582-6. 2012
    ..Design, setting and participants: Analysis of a non-identifiable linked hospital discharge administrative dataset for splenectomy cases between July 1998 and December 2006 in Victoria, Australia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and cost of musculoskeletal disorders: a population-based, public hospital system healthcare consumption approach
    Richard H Osborne
    Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Clinical Epidemiology and Health Evaluation Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Rheumatol 34:2466-75. 2007
    ..To use a population-level, public-hospital approach to compare the prevalence and cost of musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) with other clinical specialties...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of sepsis in Victoria, Australia
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Crit Care Med 33:71-80. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and cultural determinants influence risk assessment for hepatitis C acquisition
    Anouk Dev
    Monash University Department of Medicine and Department of Gastroenterology, Monash Medical Center, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:792-8. 2004
    ..Accurate risk factor assessment is essential for education targeted at risk reduction in culturally diverse populations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Predictors of readmission after elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Ron Slamowicz
    General Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:677-83. 2008
    ..We sought to examine potential predictors of readmission after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  21. ncbi request reprint The AusPSIs: the Australian version of the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators
    Steven McConchie
    Clinical Information and Knowledge Management Unit, Victorian Government Department of human Services, Melbourne, Vic
    Aust Health Rev 33:334-41. 2009
    ..After this phase, which was faithful to AHRQ's case definitions, the indicators were refined for use with the condition onset flag, resulting in the AusPSIs...
  22. pmc Data linkage: a powerful research tool with potential problems
    Megan A Bohensky
    Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:346. 2010
    ..In this study, we synthesize the evidence identifying participant or population characteristics that can influence the validity and completeness of data linkage and may be associated with systematic bias in reported outcomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus vaccine in boys: background rates of potential adverse events
    Hazel J Clothier
    Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community SAEFVIC, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic
    Med J Aust 198:554-8. 2013
    ..To determine background rates of potential adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) before expansion of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (4vHPV) vaccination program to adolescent boys...
  24. doi request reprint Palliative and supportive care needs of patients with high-grade glioma and their carers: a systematic review of qualitative literature
    Gaye Moore
    Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 91:141-53. 2013
    ..This study aims to collate current literature detailing the supportive and palliative care needs of patients with PMG and their carers, and to subject it to a novel approach of formal evaluation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are immigrants at risk of heart disease in Australia? A systematic review
    Jayantha Dassanayake
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 33:479-91. 2009
    ..Higher alcohol consumption was found among immigrants from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Smoking and physical inactivity were highly prevalent among most immigrants...
  26. ncbi request reprint Southeast Asian patients with chronic hepatitis C: the impact of novel genotypes and race on treatment outcome
    Anouk T Dev
    Monash University Department of Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Hepatology 36:1259-65. 2002
    ..This study also supports the concept that race and ethnicity are important determinants of treatment outcome in HCV infected patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of increased private health insurance coverage on Victorian public hospitals
    Neil Powers
    Victorian Department of Human Services
    Aust Health Rev 26:6-10. 2003
    ..Moreover, it appears that the increased caseload assumed by Victorian private hospitals since the reforms took effect mainly reflects an increase in low cost same day episodes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Variations in the use of chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced ovarian cancer: a population-based study
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Department of Epidemiology, Joseph L Mailman School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York University, 630 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:173-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the use of chemotherapy in elderly patients with advanced ovarian cancer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Use of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for rectal cancer among the elderly: a population-based study
    Alfred I Neugut
    Department of Medicine, Mailman School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2643-50. 2002
    ..We investigated the use of these treatments for stages II and III rectal cancer among the elderly and the effectiveness of these treatments on a population-based scale...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of an on-site emergency physician in a rural emergency department at night
    Kirsten J Donald
    The Emergency Department, Tamworth Base Hospital, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 5:380. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Reattendance at hospital for asthma in two Australian states, 2000-2003
    Patricia K Correll
    Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Respirology 12:220-6. 2007
    ..Linked hospital and ED data from New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, were used to examine reattendances for asthma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Coding algorithms for defining comorbidities in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Care 43:1130-9. 2005
    ..Recognizing this, we conducted a multistep process to develop ICD-10 coding algorithms to define Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidities in administrative data and assess the performance of the resulting algorithms...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the effectiveness of a chlamydia awareness campaign: increased population rates of chlamydia testing and detection
    Marcus Y Chen
    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 18:239-43. 2007
    ..Testing within the framework of a national chlamydia screening programme may be a more cost-effective way of increasing chlamydia testing...
  34. ncbi request reprint A comparison of data sources for the surveillance of seasonal and pandemic influenza in Victoria
    Hazel J Clothier
    Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Parkville, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:345-9. 2006
    ..Other surveillance systems would be needed for early pandemic case or cluster detection, while pandemic monitoring would be better achieved by a more automated system...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a prison-based hepatitis B immunisation pilot project
    Alexandra Devine
    Victorian Public Health Training Scheme
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:127-30. 2007
    ..Lessons learnt from the pilot led to the revision of key prison hepatitis B immunisation policies and practices to ensure uniformity across Victorian prisons...
  36. ncbi request reprint Postoperative cognitive decline: association with preoperative tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels
    Kumar Visvanathan
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1673-4. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of platinum-based chemotherapy among elderly patients with advanced ovarian cancer
    Dawn Hershman
    Department of Medicine and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 161 Fort Washington, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 94:540-9. 2004
    ..We previously showed that only about half of women over the age of 65 years with this disease received platinum-based chemotherapy, and that the likelihood of receiving it decreases with age...
  38. ncbi request reprint Patterns and outcomes of chemotherapy for elderly patients with stage II ovarian cancer: a population-based study
    Dawn Hershman
    The Department of Medicine and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 92:293-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the patterns of use of chemotherapy in women with stage II ovarian cancer, and to compare the survival of treated and untreated patients aged 65+ years in a population-based sample...
  39. ncbi request reprint Coordinated anticoagulation management in a rural setting
    Kathleen Hodge
    Wimmera Health Care Group, Horsham, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 37:280-3. 2008
    ..This article presents findings on the assessment of a Victorian rural program using a modified anticoagulation clinic and other strategies to improve anticoagulation management...
  40. ncbi request reprint Survival associated with 5-fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemotherapy among elderly patients with node-positive colon cancer
    Vijaya Sundararajan
    Joseph L Mailman School of Public Health, The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:349-57. 2002
    ..Although this treatment became the standard in 1990 following a National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference, among those at least 65 years of age it is less likely to be offered to older or nonwhite patients...
  41. pmc Assessing validity of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data in recording clinical conditions in a unique dually coded database
    Hude Quan
    Department of Community Health Sciences and Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N4N1, Canada
    Health Serv Res 43:1424-41. 2008
    ....