Michael B Rothberg

Summary

Affiliation: Baystate Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Management of influenza in adults older than 65 years of age: cost-effectiveness of rapid testing and antiviral therapy
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:321-9. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis for medical patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:457-63. 2012
  3. pmc Association between statins given in hospital and mortality in pneumonia patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:280-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Four years' experience with a hospitalist-led medical emergency team: an interrupted time series
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:98-103. 2012
  5. pmc The relationship between time spent communicating and communication outcomes on a hospital medicine service
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:185-9. 2012
  6. pmc Survey of physician knowledge regarding antiretroviral medications in hospitalized HIV-infected patients
    Saarah Arshad
    Infectious Disease Division, Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:1. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Choosing the best hospital: the limitations of public quality reporting
    Michael B Rothberg
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1680-7. 2008
  8. pmc Recognition and management of chronic kidney disease in an elderly ambulatory population
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1125-30. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Phantom vibration syndrome among medical staff: a cross sectional survey
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    BMJ 341:c6914. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Public reporting of hospital quality: recommendations to benefit patients and hospitals
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:541-5. 2009

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Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Management of influenza in adults older than 65 years of age: cost-effectiveness of rapid testing and antiviral therapy
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:321-9. 2003
    ..Although antiviral therapy is cost-effective in adults, its cost-effectiveness in older adults has not been studied...
  2. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis for medical patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:457-63. 2012
    ..Both unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) are approved for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis. Which agent is superior remains controversial...
  3. pmc Association between statins given in hospital and mortality in pneumonia patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:280-6. 2012
    ..Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol, but also have anti-inflammatory properties. Some observational studies suggest that statins may reduce mortality from sepsis...
  4. doi request reprint Four years' experience with a hospitalist-led medical emergency team: an interrupted time series
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:98-103. 2012
    ..The effect of Medical Emergency Teams (METs) on cardiopulmonary arrests (codes) and fatal codes remains unclear and widely debated...
  5. pmc The relationship between time spent communicating and communication outcomes on a hospital medicine service
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:185-9. 2012
    ..Quality care depends on effective communication between caregivers, but it is unknown whether time spent communicating is associated with communication outcomes...
  6. pmc Survey of physician knowledge regarding antiretroviral medications in hospitalized HIV-infected patients
    Saarah Arshad
    Infectious Disease Division, Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 12:1. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint Choosing the best hospital: the limitations of public quality reporting
    Michael B Rothberg
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1680-7. 2008
    ..Consequently, they failed to agree on hospital rankings within any diagnosis, even when using the same metric (such as mortality). In their current state, rating services appear likely to confuse, rather than inform, consumers...
  8. pmc Recognition and management of chronic kidney disease in an elderly ambulatory population
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1125-30. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that most cases of CKD in the elderly would go undetected, resulting in inappropriate prescribing...
  9. doi request reprint Phantom vibration syndrome among medical staff: a cross sectional survey
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    BMJ 341:c6914. 2010
    ..To describe the prevalence of and risk factors for experiencing "phantom vibrations," the sensory hallucination sometimes experienced by people carrying pagers or cell phones when the device is not vibrating...
  10. doi request reprint Public reporting of hospital quality: recommendations to benefit patients and hospitals
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:541-5. 2009
    ..We also review 3 leading performance reporting programs to evaluate how well they adhere to these recommendations...
  11. doi request reprint Complications of seasonal and pandemic influenza
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:e91-7. 2010
    ..Treatment of pneumonia should include empirical coverage for this pathogen. Neuromuscular and cardiac complications are unusual but may occur...
  12. pmc Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among medical patients at US hospitals
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:489-94. 2010
    ..To see who receives prophylaxis and how far hospitals will need to go to meet this requirement, we examined VTE prophylaxis patterns at US hospitals...
  13. doi request reprint Antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 303:2035-42. 2010
    ..Guidelines recommend antibiotic therapy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the evidence is based on small, heterogeneous trials, few of which include hospitalized patients...
  14. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of macrolides and quinolones for patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:261-7. 2010
    ..Current guidelines offer conflicting recommendations...
  15. doi request reprint Patients' and cardiologists' perceptions of the benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention for stable coronary disease
    Michael B Rothberg
    Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:307-13. 2010
    ..It is unclear whether patients understand that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces only chronic stable angina and not myocardial infarction (MI) or associated mortality...
  16. doi request reprint Little evidence of correlation between growth in health care spending and reduced mortality
    Michael B Rothberg
    Tufts University School of Medicine, in Boston, Massachusetts, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1523-31. 2010
    ..The message to be underscored once again for policy makers is that health care dollars provide inconsistent value, and future spending increases should be targeted to care that improves outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint Risk factor model to predict venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients
    Michael B Rothberg
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:202-9. 2011
    ..The Joint Commission requires that all medical inpatients be assessed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk, but available risk stratification tools have never been validated...
  18. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:91-102. 2008
    ..Prescribing of potentially harmful medications has not been well documented in hospitals...
  19. pmc Do pediatricians manage influenza differently than internists?
    Michael B Rothberg
    Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 8:15. 2008
    ..Our objective was to describe how pediatricians in two large academic medical institutions manage influenza and compare them to internists...
  20. ncbi request reprint Management of influenza symptoms in healthy children: cost-effectiveness of rapid testing and antiviral therapy
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:1055-62. 2005
    ..To determine the cost-effectiveness of rapid testing and antiviral therapy for children of different ages with symptoms of influenza...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of local variation, specialty, and beliefs on antiviral prescribing for influenza
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:95-9. 2006
    ..Sixty-one percent of the respondents prescribed antivirals, and 62% used rapid testing. Prescribing practices were associated with location, practice size, use of rapid testing, and belief in the efficacy of antivirals...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improving nurse-to-patient staffing ratios as a cost-effective safety intervention
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Med Care 43:785-91. 2005
    ..Responding to research confirming the link between nurse staffing and patient outcomes, 14 states have introduced legislation to limit patient-to-nurse ratios. However, increased staffing places a considerable financial burden on hospitals...
  23. ncbi request reprint Vaccination versus treatment of influenza in working adults: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Am J Med 118:68-77. 2005
    ..To determine the cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination, antiviral therapy, or no intervention for healthy working adults, accounting for annual variation in vaccine efficacy...
  24. pmc All dysuria is local. A cost-effectiveness model for designing site-specific management algorithms
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of Clinical Decision Making, Tufts New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:433-43. 2004
    ..To determine the cost-effectiveness of management strategies for dysuria in different office settings...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1280-8. 2007
    ..A vaccine to prevent herpes zoster was recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of this vaccine for different age groups...
  26. pmc Management of influenza symptoms in healthy adults
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:808-15. 2003
    ..To determine the cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostic testing and empiric antiviral therapy for healthy adults with symptoms of influenza...
  27. doi request reprint Complications of viral influenza
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Am J Med 121:258-64. 2008
    ..During influenza season, treatment of pneumonia should include empiric coverage for this pathogen. Neuromuscular and cardiac complications are unusual but may manifest in persons of any age...
  28. ncbi request reprint Warfarin plus aspirin after myocardial infarction or the acute coronary syndrome: meta-analysis with estimates of risk and benefit
    Michael B Rothberg
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:241-50. 2005
    ..After the acute coronary syndrome, adding warfarin to standard aspirin therapy decreases myocardial infarction and stroke but increases major bleeding...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Association between β-blocker therapy and outcomes in patients hospitalised with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive lung disease with underlying ischaemic heart disease, heart failure or hypertension
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Thorax 67:977-84. 2012
    ..Evidence regarding the optimal use of β-blocker therapy during an acute exacerbation of COPD is particularly weak...
  33. pmc Association between antibiotic treatment and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD treated with systemic steroids
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Chest 143:82-90. 2013
    ..We evaluated the association between antibiotic therapy and outcomes among a large cohort of patients treated with steroids who were hospitalized with AE-COPD and compared the effectiveness of three commonly used antibiotic regimens...
  34. doi request reprint Association of corticosteroid dose and route of administration with risk of treatment failure in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 303:2359-67. 2010
    ..Systemic corticosteroids are beneficial for patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); however, their optimal dose and route of administration are uncertain...
  35. pmc Hospital performance measures and 30-day readmission rates
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:377-85. 2013
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality and Safety Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2589-600. 2007
    ....
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Outcomes of patients admitted for observation of chest pain
    Srikanth C Penumetsa
    Divisions of Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:873-7. 2012
    ..Low-risk chest pain is a common cause of hospital admission; however, to our knowledge, there are no guidelines regarding the appropriate use of stress testing in such cases...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Activated protein C and hospital mortality in septic shock: a propensity-matched analysis
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:1101-7. 2010
    ..We sought to compare the outcomes of patients with septic shock who received early treatment with activated protein C to those who did not...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint A simulation-based program to train medical residents to lead and perform advanced cardiovascular life support
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Hosp Pract (1995) 39:63-9. 2011
    ..We discuss the limitations of the program and the challenges encountered in implementation. We also provide a description of the initiation and organization of the program. Case scenarios and assessment tools are provided...
  44. ncbi request reprint Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvement
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:486-96. 2007
    ..Public reporting and pay for performance are intended to accelerate improvements in hospital care, yet little is known about the benefits of these methods of providing incentives for improving care...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Shop for quality or volume? Volume, quality, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery
    Andrew D Auerbach
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0131, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:696-704. 2009
    ..Care from high-volume centers or surgeons has been associated with lower mortality rates in coronary artery bypass surgery, but how volume and quality of care relate to each other is not well understood...
  47. pmc Ethnic differences in the self-recognition of obesity and obesity-related comorbidities: a cross-sectional analysis
    Senthil K Sivalingam
    Division of Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:616-20. 2011
    ..Patients who know they are obese may better control their weight or seek medical attention. Self-recognition may be affected by race/ethnicity, but little is known about racial/ethnic differences in knowledge of obesity's health risks...
  48. 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...
  49. pmc Risk factors for nosocomial gastrointestinal bleeding and use of acid-suppressive medication in non-critically ill patients
    Shoshana J Herzig
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:683-90. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether there exist certain subsets of patients outside of the intensive care unit in whom the risk of nosocomial gastrointestinal bleeding is high enough that prophylactic use of acid-suppressive medication may be warranted...
  50. doi request reprint Patient satisfaction with hospital care provided by hospitalists and primary care physicians
    Adrianne Seiler
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:131-6. 2012
    ..Compared to hospital care provided by primary care physicians (PCPs), the hospitalist model provides equal-to-superior efficiency and outcomes; however, little is known about how the model affects patient satisfaction...
  51. doi request reprint Effect of patients' awareness of CVD risk factors on health-related behaviors
    Naweed Alzaman
    From the Division of General Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Montefiore Medical Center, Weiler Division, New York, New York
    South Med J 106:606-9. 2013
    ..The objective of the study was to examine the association between awareness of risk factors and ideal cardiovascular health behavior...
  52. doi request reprint Patients' knowledge of risk and protective factors for cardiovascular disease
    Siddharth A Wartak
    Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1480-8. 2011
    ..Although patients with diabetes were more likely than those without diabetes to recognize their risk, 1 in 5 were not aware that diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Primary care physicians' use of publicly reported quality data in hospital referral decisions
    Elizabeth Morsi
    Department of Nursing, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:370-5. 2012
    ..Despite government investment in public reporting of hospital quality data, patients still rely on recommendations from their primary care physicians (PCPs). Little is known about how physicians make hospital referrals...
  55. doi request reprint Overtreatment and undertreatment of hyperlipidemia in the outpatient setting
    Ashish Verma
    Division of General Medicine and the Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Boston, MA, USA
    South Med J 105:329-33. 2012
    ..Overtreatment of patients at low risk of CHD remains relatively unexplored. Our study aimed to determine patient characteristics associated with under- and overtreatment of hyperlipidemia...
  56. doi request reprint Opioid utilization and opioid-related adverse events in nonsurgical patients in US hospitals
    Shoshana J Herzig
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Herzig, Cheung, NGO, Marcantonio, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School Herzig, NGO, Marcantonio, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 9:73-81. 2014
    ..Recent studies in the outpatient setting have demonstrated high rates of opioid prescribing and overdose-related deaths. Prescribing practices in hospitalized patients are unexamined...
  57. 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...
  58. doi request reprint Residents-as-teachers: implementing a toolkit in morning report to redefine resident roles
    Gina L Luciano
    Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Teach Learn Med 23:316-23. 2011
    ..Morning report was initially created to meet service needs...
  59. pmc "Shotgun" versus sequential testing. Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for vaginitis
    Phyllis L Carr
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:793-9. 2005
    ....
  60. doi request reprint International outsourcing of medical research by high-income countries: changes from 1995 to 2005
    Raquel K Belforti
    Department of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Investig Med 58:287-94. 2010
    ..Little is known about how frequently outsourcing occurs or the type of research that is outsourced...
  61. doi request reprint Inappropriate medication use in older adults undergoing surgery: a national study
    Emily Finlayson
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2139-44. 2011
    ..To determine the prevalence and factors associated with use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older adults undergoing surgery...
  62. 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...
  63. doi request reprint The effect of inpatient stress testing on subsequent emergency department visits, readmissions, and costs
    Jaya Mallidi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 8:564-8. 2013
    ..Patients with low-risk chest pain are frequently readmitted for evaluation of recurrent chest pain. It is unknown whether stress testing during the first admission for chest pain is a cost-effective means of reducing readmissions...
  64. doi request reprint Hospital workers' perceptions of waste: a qualitative study involving photo-elicitation
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:826-35. 2013
    ..To elicit sources of waste as viewed by hospital workers...
  65. doi request reprint Effectiveness of varenicline for smoking cessation at 2 urban academic health centers
    Ranjit K Dhelaria
    Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Eur J Intern Med 23:461-4. 2012
    ..Smoking is a major cause of morbidity in lower socioeconomic groups. In randomized trials, varenicline improves long term quit rates, but effectiveness in a clinic setting is unknown...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effect of a clinical pharmacist's interventions on duration of antiretroviral-related errors in hospitalized patients
    Mark Heelon
    Baystate Medical Center BMC, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:2064-8. 2007
    ..The effect of a clinical pharmacist's interventions on the duration of antiretroviral-related errors in hospitalized patients was studied...
  67. pmc Clinical utility of folic acid testing for patients with anemia or dementia
    M Javed Ashraf
    Division of Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:824-6. 2008
    ..Serum folic acid tests are routinely ordered by physicians for evaluating anemia and sometimes ordered for evaluating dementia and altered mental status...
  68. doi request reprint Postprandial hypotension
    Gina L Luciano
    Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Am J Med 123:281.e1-6. 2010
    ..However, data from randomized, controlled trials are limited. Increased awareness of this disease may lead to improved quality of life, decreased falls and injuries, and the avoidance of unnecessary testing...
  69. ncbi request reprint Patient knowledge and attitudes about antiviral medication and vaccination for influenza in an internal medicine clinic
    Michael A Gaglia
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1182-8. 2007
    ..Our objective in this study was to describe beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge regarding antiviral medication and vaccination for influenza among patients in an internal medicine clinic...
  70. doi request reprint Patient knowledge and attitudes about avian influenza in an internal medicine clinic
    Michael A Gaglia
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Public Health 122:462-70. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to describe beliefs, attitudes and knowledge regarding avian influenza among patients in an internal medicine clinic...

Research Grants1

  1. Quality of Care and Outcomes of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia
    Michael B Rothberg; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If recommended therapy is beneficial but underutilized, these results will alert quality improvement officers and policy makers to an important opportunity to improve patient care for a common and deadly illness. ..