Peter M Houck

Summary

Affiliation: Food and Drug Administration
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Timing of antibiotic administration and outcomes for Medicare patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Peter M Houck
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:637-44. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Administration of first hospital antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia: does timeliness affect outcomes?
    Peter M Houck
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:151-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of physician reminders on the use of influenza vaccinations: a randomized trial
    Leighton Chan
    Division of Clinical Standards and Quality, Health Care Financing Administration, MS RX 42, Region 10, 2201 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:371-5. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint In-hospital observation after antibiotic switch in pneumonia: a national evaluation
    Ramesh V Nathan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Med 119:512.e1-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Volume, quality of care, and outcome in pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:262-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic administration in community-acquired pneumonia
    Peter M Houck
    Chest 126:320-1. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in the elderly: effect of a multidimensional educational intervention
    Ralph Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:39-45. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics for bacteremic pneumonia: Improved outcomes with macrolides but not fluoroquinolones
    Mark L Metersky
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030 1321, USA
    Chest 131:466-73. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics and pneumonia: is timing everything or just a cause of more problems?
    Peter M Houck
    Chest 130:1-3. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia treatment process and quality
    Peter M Houck
    Arch Intern Med 162:843-4. 2002

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Timing of antibiotic administration and outcomes for Medicare patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Peter M Houck
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:637-44. 2004
    ..Pneumonia accounts for more than 600 000 Medicare hospitalizations yearly. Guidelines have recommended antibiotic treatment within 8 hours of arrival at the hospital...
  2. ncbi request reprint Administration of first hospital antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia: does timeliness affect outcomes?
    Peter M Houck
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:151-6. 2005
    ..Several studies have examined these associations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of physician reminders on the use of influenza vaccinations: a randomized trial
    Leighton Chan
    Division of Clinical Standards and Quality, Health Care Financing Administration, MS RX 42, Region 10, 2201 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:371-5. 2002
    ..To analyze the impact of mailed physician reminders to immunize their patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint In-hospital observation after antibiotic switch in pneumonia: a national evaluation
    Ramesh V Nathan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Med 119:512.e1-7. 2006
    ..Retrospective studies of relatively small size indicate that the practice of in-hospital observation after the switch from IV to oral antibiotics for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is unnecessary...
  5. ncbi request reprint Volume, quality of care, and outcome in pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:262-9. 2006
    ..The establishment of minimum volume thresholds has been proposed as a means of improving outcomes for patients with various medical and surgical conditions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic administration in community-acquired pneumonia
    Peter M Houck
    Chest 126:320-1. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in the elderly: effect of a multidimensional educational intervention
    Ralph Gonzales
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:39-45. 2004
    ..To measure and improve antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) in the elderly...
  8. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics for bacteremic pneumonia: Improved outcomes with macrolides but not fluoroquinolones
    Mark L Metersky
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030 1321, USA
    Chest 131:466-73. 2007
    ..The study of outcomes of a large cohort of patients with bacteremic pneumonia provides a unique opportunity to address these questions by excluding patients with primary atypical infection...
  9. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics and pneumonia: is timing everything or just a cause of more problems?
    Peter M Houck
    Chest 130:1-3. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia treatment process and quality
    Peter M Houck
    Arch Intern Med 162:843-4. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint Failure to vaccinate Medicare inpatients: a missed opportunity
    Dale W Bratzler
    Health Care Quality Improvement Program, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2349-56. 2002
    ..Hospitalized elderly patients are at risk for subsequent influenza and pneumococcal disease. Despite this risk, they are often not vaccinated in this setting...
  12. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery: an advisory statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 2627, USA
    Am J Surg 189:395-404. 2005
    ..This advisory statement provides an overview of other issues related to antimicrobial prophylaxis including specific suggestions regarding antimicrobial selection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood culture and susceptibility results and allergy history do not influence fluoroquinolone use in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia
    Nancy N Chang
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 25:59-66. 2005
    ..To determine the influence of blood culture and susceptibility results and antimicrobial allergy history on fluoroquinolone use in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of previous influenza vaccination on subsequent readmission and mortality in elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia
    Nicole S Herzog
    Pedicatrics Department, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am J Med 115:454-61. 2003
    ..To determine the effect of influenza vaccination on mortality and hospital readmission rates following discharge of elderly patients admitted with pneumonia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for major surgery: baseline results from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 2627, USA
    Arch Surg 140:174-82. 2005
    ..We herein describe the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for Medicare patients undergoing major surgery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting bacteremia in patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Mark L Metersky
    Pulmonary Division, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 1225, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:342-7. 2004
    ..These tools may allow clinicians to target patients with pneumonia in whom blood cultures are most likely to yield a pathogen...
  17. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery: an advisory statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134 2627, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1706-15. 2004
    ..This advisory statement provides an overview of other issues related to antimicrobial prophylaxis, including specific suggestions regarding antimicrobial selection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Office evaluation and treatment of elderly patients with acute bronchitis
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:875-9. 2004
    ..To assess the office evaluation of seniors with uncomplicated acute bronchitis and to determine the association between elements of the clinical evaluation and antibiotic prescribing decisions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Performance measures for pneumonia: are they valuable, and are process measures adequate?
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 20:182-9. 2007
    ..Increasingly, concerns have been raised about the potential for unintended consequences of performance measurement and reporting that might lead to patient harm...