Donald E Fry

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sepsis, systemic inflammatory response, and multiple organ dysfunction: the mystery continues
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am Surg 78:1-8. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Medicare post-discharge deaths and readmissions following elective surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 1 East Wacker Drive, 1201, Chicago, IL 60601, USA Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:326-30; discussion 330. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint The continued challenge of Staphylococcus aureus in the surgical patient
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am Surg 79:1-10. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Inefficiency as the major driver of excess costs in lung resection
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1418-22. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Control charts to identify adverse outcomes in elective colon resection
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Surg 203:392-6; discussion 396. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Patient characteristics and the occurrence of never events
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 5020 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Arch Surg 145:148-51. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Influence of double-gloving on manual dexterity and tactile sensation of surgeons
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:325-30. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical warranties to improve quality and efficiency in elective colon surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 5020 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Arch Surg 145:647-52. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness and efficiency in peripheral vascular surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Am J Surg 201:363-7; discussion 367-8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The impact of ineffective and inefficient care on the excess costs of elective surgical procedures
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:779-86. 2011

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Sepsis, systemic inflammatory response, and multiple organ dysfunction: the mystery continues
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am Surg 78:1-8. 2012
    ..It is concluded that failure to define novel and effective treatments reflects fundamental gaps in our understanding of inflammation and its regulation...
  2. doi request reprint Medicare post-discharge deaths and readmissions following elective surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 1 East Wacker Drive, 1201, Chicago, IL 60601, USA Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:326-30; discussion 330. 2014
    ..The frequency of 90-day, postdischarge deaths and readmissions in Medicare patients undergoing elective surgical procedures has not been well studied...
  3. ncbi request reprint The continued challenge of Staphylococcus aureus in the surgical patient
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am Surg 79:1-10. 2013
    ..In summary, S. aureus will continue to challenge surgeons as an adaptable pathogen that can defy all of our treatment efforts...
  4. doi request reprint Inefficiency as the major driver of excess costs in lung resection
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1418-22. 2011
    ..Risk-adjusted outcomes of surgical care are important for quality and cost assessments. Although cardiac surgery is commonly studied, risk-adjusted analysis of excess costs of lung resection has not been pursued...
  5. doi request reprint Control charts to identify adverse outcomes in elective colon resection
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Surg 203:392-6; discussion 396. 2012
    ..Control charts have been proposed for the measurement of quality in surgical care...
  6. doi request reprint Patient characteristics and the occurrence of never events
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 5020 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Arch Surg 145:148-51. 2010
    ..To determine whether the occurrence of "never events" after major surgical procedures is affected by patient and disease characteristics and by the type of operation performed...
  7. doi request reprint Influence of double-gloving on manual dexterity and tactile sensation of surgeons
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:325-30. 2010
    ..Concerns persist that double-gloving can compromise the dexterity and tactile sensitivity of the surgeon...
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical warranties to improve quality and efficiency in elective colon surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 5020 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Arch Surg 145:647-52. 2010
    ..Uncomplicated surgical care has highly variable costs. High costs of complications have led payers to deny additional payments even for predictable complications...
  9. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness and efficiency in peripheral vascular surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Am J Surg 201:363-7; discussion 367-8. 2011
    ..Elective peripheral vascular surgery provides quality outcomes that are of great benefit to patients, but have complications that result in severe morbidity and excessive costs...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of ineffective and inefficient care on the excess costs of elective surgical procedures
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:779-86. 2011
    ..The identification of cost-effective hospitals permits objective measurement of excessive surgical costs and development of strategies to improve outcomes and efficiency...
  11. doi request reprint Colon preparation and surgical site infection
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Surg 202:225-32. 2011
    ..Colon preparation for elective colon resection to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) remains controversial...
  12. doi request reprint The changing face of Staphylococcus aureus: a continuing surgical challenge
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 12:191-203. 2011
    ..Surgical infections of interest caused by this pathogen include community-acquired infections, especially of skin and soft tissue; surgical site infections; and nosocomial infections during the post-operative period...
  13. doi request reprint A systems approach to the prevention of surgical infections
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 89:521-37, x. 2009
    ..We need to adopt a culture dedicated to quality control through better information technology and data-driven initiatives to achieve improved clinical outcomes from infectious complications in surgery...
  14. doi request reprint Modifying ICD-9-CM coding of secondary diagnoses to improve risk-adjustment of inpatient mortality rates
    Michael Pine
    Michael Pine and Associates, Inc, 1210 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:69-81. 2009
    ..Data Sources. Claims and abstracted clinical data on patients hospitalized for 5 medical conditions and 3 surgical procedures at 188 Pennsylvania hospitals from July 2000 through June 2003...
  15. ncbi request reprint Combining administrative and clinical data to stratify surgical risk
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Inc, Chicago, Illinois 60615, USA
    Ann Surg 246:875-85. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Adverse outcomes in surgery: redefinition of postoperative complications
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Am J Surg 197:479-84. 2009
    ..We propose that excess risk-adjusted, postoperative length of stay (poLOS) is a valid indicator of an adverse outcome...
  17. ncbi request reprint Enhancement of claims data to improve risk adjustment of hospital mortality
    Michael Pine
    Michael Pine and Associates Inc, Chicago, Ill, USA
    JAMA 297:71-6. 2007
    ..Risk-adjustment equations used in these analyses must contain sufficient clinical detail to ensure accurate measurements of hospital quality...
  18. doi request reprint Mortality after elective colon resection: the search for outcomes that define quality in surgical practice
    Adrian T Billeter
    Price Institute of Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:436-43; discussion 443-4. 2012
    ..Wide ranges of reported hospital death rates led us to hypothesize that survival after elective colon resection would be a legitimate outcomes measure for quality of surgical practice...
  19. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of hospitals with lowest costs in management of pediatric appendicitis
    Anna Lee
    Department of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA Department of Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA Department of Surgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:2320-6. 2013
    ..A primary determinant of value in treating appendicitis is inpatient cost. The purpose of this study was to identify hospital-level factors that drive costs associated with the treatment of appendicitis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Safety of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in surgical patients with severe sepsis
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 5:253-9. 2004
    ..We conducted a retrospective evaluation of the overall safety of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in surgical patients with severe sepsis enrolled in PROWESS...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for bowel preparation and oral or parenteral antibiotics in infection control in contemporary colon surgery?
    Susan Galandiuk
    Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Adv Surg 45:131-40. 2011
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  22. doi request reprint Virtual partnerships: aligning hospital and surgeon incentives
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, 5020 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Am J Surg 200:105-10. 2010
    ..A fundamental reorganization will be required if care is to be broadened and sensible economies achieved...
  23. doi request reprint Controlling costs without compromising quality: paying hospitals for total knee replacement
    Michael Pine
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Med Care 48:862-8. 2010
    ..An alternative payment structure, especially for high volume, high cost episodes of care (eg, total knee replacement), is needed to reward high quality care and reduce costs...
  24. doi request reprint Surgical site infections and the surgical care improvement project (SCIP): evolution of national quality measures
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:579-84. 2008
    ..Surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be a common if often times preventable infection. Considerable patient morbidity and economic cost are the consequences...
  25. ncbi request reprint Healthcare in the future era of dynamic change
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, USA
    J La State Med Soc 155:203-5. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint The truth is in the dialogue. Surgical Infection Society--Europe Semmelweis Lecture
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:19-25. 2005
  27. doi request reprint Current risks of occupational blood-borne viral infection
    Arash Mohebati
    Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 11:325-31. 2010
    ..In the past, this concern attracted great attention, but recently, this subject has been given much less attention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Occupational risks of blood exposure in the operating room
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Am Surg 73:637-46. 2007
    ..It is likely that other infectious agents will emerge as operating room threats. Surgeons must maintain vigilance in avoiding blood exposure and percutaneous injury...
  29. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infection: the host factor
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, IL, USA
    AORN J 86:801-10; quiz 811-4. 2007
    ..Perioperative nurses play an important role as the patient's infection control advocate...
  30. ncbi request reprint The hazards of using administrative data to measure surgical quality
    Donald E Fry
    Michael Pine and Associates, Chicago, Illinois 60615, USA
    Am Surg 72:1031-7; discussion 1061-9, 1133-48. 2006
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  31. ncbi request reprint Occupational blood-borne diseases in surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Am J Surg 190:249-54. 2005
    ..The actual risk and frequency of operating room transmission remains poorly understood by many surgeons...
  32. ncbi request reprint Linking processes and outcomes to improve surgical performance: a new approach to morbidity and mortality peer review
    Michael Pine
    Michael Pine and Associates, Inc Chicago, Illinois 60615, USA
    Am Surg 72:1115-9; discussion 1126-48. 2006
    ..A simulated scenario is analyzed in detail to illustrate the ability of this technique to correctly determine best practices when other approaches fail to do so...
  33. doi request reprint Preventive systemic antibiotics in colorectal surgery
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:547-52. 2008
    ..The evolution of strategies for the prevention of SSI has had the correct use of preventive antibiotics as a crucial component...
  34. ncbi request reprint Governors' committee deals with range of risks
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, USA
    Bull Am Coll Surg 87:25-8. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint The economic costs of surgical site infection
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 3:S37-43. 2002
    ..This review was undertaken to bring into focus the relevant literature regarding the costs associated with SSI...
  36. ncbi request reprint Blood culturing practices in a trauma intensive care unit: does concurrent antibiotic use make a difference?
    Carol R Schermer
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    J Trauma 52:463-8. 2002
    ..The hypotheses of the study were that concurrent antimicrobial administration affects blood culture yield, prophylactic administration alters the culture result, and repetitive culturing is unnecessary...
  37. ncbi request reprint Disaster planning for unconventional acts of civilian terrorism
    Donald E Fry
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 43:253-315. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Chemical threats
    Donald E Fry
    Department of Surgery, MSC10 5610, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 86:637-47. 2006
    ..This reality makes it necessary for civilian disaster-planning strategies to incorporate an understanding of chemical agents, their effects, and the necessary treatment...
  39. ncbi request reprint Commentary: the case for expanding general surgery residencies
    John C Russell
    Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Acad Med 85:749-51. 2010
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