Michael Shwartz

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Shrinkage estimators for a composite measure of quality conceptualized as a formative construct
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:271-89. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Bringing responsibility for small area variations in hospitalization rates back to the hospital: the propensity to hospitalize index and a test of the Roemer's Law
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 49:1062-7. 2011
  3. doi request reprint How well can we identify the high-performing hospital?
    Michael Shwartz
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:290-310. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the Hospital Compare database: differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 46:778-85. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, School of Management, Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 19:349-63. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Do variations in disease prevalence limit the usefulness of population-based hospitalization rates for studying variations in hospital admissions?
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 43:4-11. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Person-centered care practices and quality in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes: is there a relationship?
    Jennifer L Sullivan
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:165-71. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Examining the impact of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) on the Veterans Health Administration: the case of readmissions
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Leadership, Organization and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:37-44. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Comparing 2 methods of assessing 30-day readmissions: what is the impact on hospital profiling in the veterans health administration?
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 51:589-96. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparing the importance of disease rate versus practice style variations in explaining differences in small area hospitalization rates for two respiratory conditions
    Erol A Pekoz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Stat Med 22:1775-86. 2003

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Publications21

  1. pmc Shrinkage estimators for a composite measure of quality conceptualized as a formative construct
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:271-89. 2013
    ..To demonstrate the value of shrinkage estimators when calculating a composite quality measure as the weighted average of a set of individual quality indicators...
  2. doi request reprint Bringing responsibility for small area variations in hospitalization rates back to the hospital: the propensity to hospitalize index and a test of the Roemer's Law
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 49:1062-7. 2011
    ..To assign responsibility for variations in small area hospitalization rates to specific hospitals and to evaluate the Roemer's Law in a way that does not artificially induce correlation between bed supply and utilization...
  3. doi request reprint How well can we identify the high-performing hospital?
    Michael Shwartz
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:290-310. 2011
    ..This highlights the challenge in identifying high-performing hospitals to learn organizational-level best practices...
  4. doi request reprint Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the Hospital Compare database: differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 46:778-85. 2008
    ..A single composite measure calculated from individual quality indicators (QIs) is a useful measure of hospital performance and can be justified conceptually even when the indicators are not highly correlated with one another...
  5. doi request reprint Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, School of Management, Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 19:349-63. 2010
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  6. ncbi request reprint Do variations in disease prevalence limit the usefulness of population-based hospitalization rates for studying variations in hospital admissions?
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 43:4-11. 2005
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Person-centered care practices and quality in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes: is there a relationship?
    Jennifer L Sullivan
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:165-71. 2013
    ..To examine variation in culture change to a person-centered care (PCC) model, and the association between culture change and a composite measure of quality in 107 Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes...
  8. doi request reprint Examining the impact of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) on the Veterans Health Administration: the case of readmissions
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Leadership, Organization and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:37-44. 2013
    ..By focusing primarily on outcomes in the inpatient setting one may overlook serious adverse events that may occur after discharge (eg, readmissions, mortality) as well as opportunities for improving outpatient care...
  9. doi request reprint Comparing 2 methods of assessing 30-day readmissions: what is the impact on hospital profiling in the veterans health administration?
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 51:589-96. 2013
    ..These 2 methods have not been directly compared in terms of how they identify high-performing and low-performing hospitals...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparing the importance of disease rate versus practice style variations in explaining differences in small area hospitalization rates for two respiratory conditions
    Erol A Pekoz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Stat Med 22:1775-86. 2003
    ..Our results show that for the two conditions, disease rate variation explains at least as much of the variation in hospitalization rates as does practice style variation...
  11. doi request reprint Approximate models for aggregate data when individual-level data sets are very large or unavailable
    Erol A Pekoz
    Boston University School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, U S A
    Stat Med 29:2180-93. 2010
    ..The performance of several approximation approaches is compared using data on 5 quality indicators from 32 Veterans Administration nursing homes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does more "appropriateness" explain higher rates of cardiac procedures among patients hospitalized with coronary heart disease?
    Joseph D Restuccia
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 40:500-9. 2002
    ..There have been few studies of the extent to which differences in the pool of patients being managed might account for geographic variations in treatment rates...
  13. ncbi request reprint Transformational change in health care systems: an organizational model
    Carol VanDeusen Lukas
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 32:309-20. 2007
    ..S. health care system. Six years later, many health care organizations have embraced the report's goals, but few have succeeded in making the substantial transformations needed to achieve those aims...
  14. pmc Hospital implementation of health information technology and quality of care: are they related?
    Joseph D Restuccia
    Health Policy Institute, Boston University School of Management, 53 Bay State Road, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:109. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Examining the relationship between processes of care and selected AHRQ patient safety indicators postoperative wound dehiscence and accidental puncture or laceration using the VA electronic medical record
    Qi Chen
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:206-13. 2013
    ..Documentation of POC was frequently missing in EMRs. Future studies should combine EMR review with alternative approaches, such as direct observation, to better assess POC...
  16. doi request reprint A survey of hospital quality improvement activities
    Alan B Cohen
    Boston University Health Policy Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:571-95. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Strengthening organizations to implement evidence-based clinical practices
    Carol VanDeusen Lukas
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 35:235-45. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Accounting for variation in technical quality and patient satisfaction: the contribution of patient, provider, team, and medical center
    Kelly L Stolzmann
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research COLMR, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 48:676-82. 2010
    ..We analyzed the amount of variation in technical quality and patient satisfaction accounted for at the patient, provider, team, and medical center level...
  19. ncbi request reprint The feasibility and value of new measures showing patterns of quality for patients with 3 chronic conditions
    Stephen M Davidson
    Strategy and Policy Department and Health Sector Management Program, Boston University School of Management, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:37-51. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Achieving consensus across diverse stakeholders on quality measures for mental healthcare
    Richard C Hermann
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Med Care 42:1246-53. 2004
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Validating the patient safety indicators in the Veterans Health Administration: do they accurately identify true safety events?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA or
    Med Care 50:74-85. 2012
    ..However, few studies have determined how accurately the PSIs identify true safety events...