Tara Lagu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:373-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:441-6. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:7-15. 2013
  4. doi request reprint What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:414.e1-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:329-36. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Incorporating initial treatments improves performance of a mortality prediction model for patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:44-52. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:754-61. 2012
  8. pmc The impact of concordant and discordant conditions on the quality of care for hyperlipidemia
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1208-13. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2425-30. 2011
  10. pmc Content of weblogs written by health professionals
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1642-6. 2008

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Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:373-9. 2013
    ..Because relative value unit (RVU)-based costs vary across hospitals, it is difficult to use them to compare hospital utilization...
  2. doi request reprint Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:441-6. 2013
    ..Adults who use wheelchairs have difficulty accessing physicians and receive less preventive care than their able-bodied counterparts...
  3. ncbi request reprint A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:7-15. 2013
    ..In contrast, the National Health Service (NHS) in England encourages patients to provide feedback to hospitals on their quality-reporting website, NHS Choices. The scope and content of the narrative feedback was studied...
  4. doi request reprint What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:414.e1-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to compare estimates of hospitalizations, outcomes, and costs produced by 2 approaches for defining severe sepsis...
  5. doi request reprint Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:329-36. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine treatments of septic shock in a sample of US hospitals and to assess whether patient and hospital characteristics are associated with use of sepsis therapies...
  6. doi request reprint Incorporating initial treatments improves performance of a mortality prediction model for patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:44-52. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the incremental benefit of adding information about critical care services to a sepsis mortality prediction model...
  7. doi request reprint Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:754-61. 2012
    ..To assess trends in number of hospitalizations, outcomes, and costs of severe sepsis in the United States...
  8. pmc The impact of concordant and discordant conditions on the quality of care for hyperlipidemia
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1208-13. 2008
    ..Physician treatment of cardiovascular risk factors may be affected by specific types of patient comorbidities...
  9. doi request reprint Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2425-30. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether a sepsis risk-adjustment model that uses only administrative data could be used when other intensive care unit risk-adjustment methods are unavailable...
  10. pmc Content of weblogs written by health professionals
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1642-6. 2008
    ..Medical weblogs ("blogs") have emerged as a new connection between health professionals and the public...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient comorbidities on filling of antihypertensive prescriptions
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:24-30. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint The relationship between hospital spending and mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:292-9. 2011
    ..We sought to characterize variations in hospital spending and mortality rates and to determine whether higher levels of spending are associated with better hospital survival...
  13. pmc Patients' evaluations of health care providers in the era of social networking: an analysis of physician-rating websites
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:942-6. 2010
    ..Internet-based social networking tools that allow users to share content have enabled a new form of public reporting of physician performance: the physician-rating website...
  14. pmc Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of US hospitals
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:456.e1-13. 2013
    ..We estimated hospital-level risk-adjusted maternal infection rates (RAIR) in a large sample of US hospitals and explored associations between RAIR and select hospital features...
  15. ncbi request reprint The impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection on outcomes of hospitalized patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Department of Medicine, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Masachusetts Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 9:411-7. 2014
    ..To examine the impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (HOCDI) on the outcomes of patients with sepsis...
  16. pmc Income inequality and 30 day outcomes after acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: retrospective cohort study
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    BMJ 346:f521. 2013
    ..To examine the association between income inequality and the risk of mortality and readmission within 30 days of hospitalization...
  17. doi request reprint Association of diagnostic coding with trends in hospitalizations and mortality of patients with pneumonia, 2003-2009
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 307:1405-13. 2012
    ..While this may be the result of advances in clinical care or improvements in quality, it may also represent an artifact of changes in diagnostic coding...
  18. doi request reprint Treatment with neuromuscular blocking agents and the risk of in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis
    Jay S Steingrub
    1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 2Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 3Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 4Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 5Department of Medicine, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 6OptiStatim, LLC, Longmeadow, MA 7Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center Anesthesiology Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Crit Care Med 42:90-6. 2014
    ..We examined the association between receipt of a neuromuscular blocking agent and in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis...
  19. pmc Epidemiology and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in the United States, 2001 to 2009: a national survey
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:76-82. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in hospitalization, cost, and short-term outcomes in acute respiratory failure (ARF) between 2001 and 2009 in the United States...
  20. pmc IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sarah L Goff
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Room 305, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Trials 14:244. 2013
    ..Patient navigators have helped patients overcome barriers such as these in other areas, such as cancer care and may prove useful for overcoming barriers to using publicly reported quality data...
  21. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of ceftriaxone in combination with a macrolide compared with ceftriaxone alone for pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    From the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield and School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:387-92. 2014
    ..Evidence to support this recommendation is limited. We sought to determine the effectiveness of ceftriaxone alone compared with ceftriaxone combined with a macrolide with respect to length of stay and total hospital costs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physician, monitor thyself: professionalism and accountability in the use of social media
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston, USA
    J Clin Ethics 22:187-90. 2011
    ..In this commentary, we highlight issues introduced by the report and suggest some specific ways that the recommendations of the committee can be implemented by medical schools, residency programs, and practicing physicians...