A M Borzecki

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Identifying hypertension-related comorbidities from administrative data: what's the optimal approach?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:201-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Do poor health behaviors affect health-related quality of life and healthcare utilization among veterans? The Veterans Health Study
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:141-56. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Improving identification of postoperative respiratory failure missed by the patient safety indicator algorithm
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:315-23. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Improving the identification of postoperative wound dehiscence missed by the Patient Safety Indicator algorithm
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Surg 205:674-80. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Is development of postoperative venous thromboembolism related to thromboprophylaxis use? A case-control study in the Veterans Health Administration
    Ann M Borzecki
    US Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:348-58. 2012
  6. doi request reprint How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement"?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:968-976.e1-2. 2011
  7. doi request reprint How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma"?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:946-953.e1-2. 2011
  8. doi request reprint How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative respiratory failure"?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:935-45. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of in-hospital versus 30-day mortality assessments for selected medical conditions
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Med Care 48:1117-21. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Trends in the inpatient quality indicators: the Veterans Health Administration experience
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:694-702. 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Identifying hypertension-related comorbidities from administrative data: what's the optimal approach?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:201-6. 2004
    ..Administrative data varied in its ability to identify all patients with a given diagnosis but identified accurately those without. The best strategy for case-finding required 2 diagnoses in a 2-year period...
  2. ncbi request reprint Do poor health behaviors affect health-related quality of life and healthcare utilization among veterans? The Veterans Health Study
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:141-56. 2005
    ..This study did not support an association between poor health behaviors and higher HCU. Future research should consider the effect of moderating variables on this relationship...
  3. doi request reprint Improving identification of postoperative respiratory failure missed by the patient safety indicator algorithm
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:315-23. 2013
    ..Among high-risk cases, the PRF algorithm often missed events. Improved ventilation/intubation coding will have more of an impact on case identification than adding ICD-9-CM codes to the algorithm...
  4. doi request reprint Improving the identification of postoperative wound dehiscence missed by the Patient Safety Indicator algorithm
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Surg 205:674-80. 2013
    ..61 (abdominal wall disruption reclosure). We examined how often PWD missed events and explored ways to improve event identification...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is development of postoperative venous thromboembolism related to thromboprophylaxis use? A case-control study in the Veterans Health Administration
    Ann M Borzecki
    US Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:348-58. 2012
    ..However, data are limited on whether thromboprophylaxis use differs between patients developing pPE/DVT versus those who do not or on why prophylaxis is withheld...
  6. doi request reprint How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement"?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:968-976.e1-2. 2011
    ..Data on PMD's accuracy in identifying true events are limited. We examined the indicator's positive predictive value (PPV) in the Veterans Health Administration (VA)...
  7. doi request reprint How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma"?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:946-953.e1-2. 2011
    ..How accurately it identifies true events is unknown. We therefore determined PHH's positive predictive value...
  8. doi request reprint How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative respiratory failure"?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:935-45. 2011
    ..Data on PRF accuracy in identifying true events is scant; a recent study using University HealthSystem Consortium data found a positive predictive value (PPV) of 83%. We examined the indicator's PPV in the Veterans Health Administration...
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of in-hospital versus 30-day mortality assessments for selected medical conditions
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Med Care 48:1117-21. 2010
    ..However, hospital assessments based on a 30-day postadmission interval might be more accurate given potential differences in facility discharge practices...
  10. doi request reprint Trends in the inpatient quality indicators: the Veterans Health Administration experience
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:694-702. 2010
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  11. pmc The epidemiology and management of severe hypertension
    A M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 1730, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 24:9-18. 2010
    ..Interventions to improve providers' management of these high-risk patients are needed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:237-45. 2008
    ..Despite being the most common cardiac arrhythmia, little is known about racial differences in atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence and whether differences persist after accounting for known risk factors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Survival in end stage renal disease: calcium carbonate vs. sevelamer
    A M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 32:617-24. 2007
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VA) tracks national pharmacy data for both OTC and prescription drugs. We thus compared survival in incident dialysis patients on sevelamer and calcium carbonate phosphate binders...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on hypertension control and management
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:520-7. 2006
    ..Whether this affects current practice in terms of differences in BP control and number of prescribed antihypertensives by age is unknown...
  15. ncbi request reprint Management of hypertension and diabetes: treatment goals, drug choices, current practice, and strategies for improving care
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Bedford VA Hospital 152, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 7:439-49. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Can we use automated data to assess quality of hypertension care?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:473-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether extractable blood pressure (BP) information available in a computerized patient record system (CPRS) could be used to assess quality of hypertension care independently of clinicians' notes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hypertension control: how well are we doing?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2705-11. 2003
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  18. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and survival in the oldest old
    Daniel J Oates
    Geriatrics Section, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:383-8. 2007
    ..To determine the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and all-cause mortality in subjects aged 80 and older with hypertension...
  19. ncbi request reprint Barriers to hypertension control
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 149:785-94. 2005