Benjamin C Sun

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:420-7, 427.e1-4. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a modified prediction instrument to identify significant pediatric intracranial injury after blunt head trauma
    Benjamin C Sun
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:325-32, 332.e1. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Low diagnostic yield of electrocardiogram testing in younger patients with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:240-6, 246.e1. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Older age predicts short-term, serious events after syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:907-12. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and admission patterns of patients presenting with syncope to U.S. emergency departments, 1992-2000
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:1029-34. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Direct medical costs of syncope-related hospitalizations in the United States
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:668-71. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of hospital closures and hospital characteristics on emergency department ambulance diversion, Los Angeles County, 1998 to 2004
    Benjamin C Sun
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:309-16. 2006
  8. pmc Predictors of 30-day serious events in older patients with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:769-778.e1-5. 2009
  9. pmc Effect of emergency department crowding on outcomes of admitted patients
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Electronic address
    Ann Emerg Med 61:605-611.e6. 2013
  10. pmc Factors associated with short-term bounce-back admissions after emergency department discharge
    Gelareh Z Gabayan
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 62:136-144.e1. 2013

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:420-7, 427.e1-4. 2007
    ..We externally validate the ability of the San Francisco Syncope Rule to accurately identify syncope patients who will experience a 7-day serious clinical event...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a modified prediction instrument to identify significant pediatric intracranial injury after blunt head trauma
    Benjamin C Sun
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:325-32, 332.e1. 2007
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  3. ncbi request reprint Low diagnostic yield of electrocardiogram testing in younger patients with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:240-6, 246.e1. 2008
    ..For ECG testing, we assess the diagnostic yield (frequency that ECG identified the reason for syncope) and predictive accuracy for 14-day cardiac events after an episode of syncope as a function of age...
  4. ncbi request reprint Older age predicts short-term, serious events after syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:907-12. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between age and 14-day serious events after an emergency department (ED) visit for syncope...
  5. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and admission patterns of patients presenting with syncope to U.S. emergency departments, 1992-2000
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:1029-34. 2004
    ..To describe the characteristics and admission patterns of patients with syncope presenting to U.S. emergency departments (EDs)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Direct medical costs of syncope-related hospitalizations in the United States
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:668-71. 2005
    ..4 billion (95% confidence interval [CI] $2.2 to $2.6 billion), with a mean cost of $5,400 (95% CI $5,100 to $5,600) per hospitalization. Efforts to safely decrease syncope-related admissions may result in substantial costs savings...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of hospital closures and hospital characteristics on emergency department ambulance diversion, Los Angeles County, 1998 to 2004
    Benjamin C Sun
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:309-16. 2006
    ..We assess the effects of nearby hospital closures and other hospital characteristics on emergency department (ED) ambulance diversion...
  8. pmc Predictors of 30-day serious events in older patients with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:769-778.e1-5. 2009
    ..We identify predictors of 30-day serious events after syncope in older adults...
  9. pmc Effect of emergency department crowding on outcomes of admitted patients
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Electronic address
    Ann Emerg Med 61:605-611.e6. 2013
    ..We assess the association of ED crowding with subsequent outcomes in a general population of hospitalized patients...
  10. pmc Factors associated with short-term bounce-back admissions after emergency department discharge
    Gelareh Z Gabayan
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 62:136-144.e1. 2013
    ..There currently is limited, population-level information about such events. We identify hospital- and visit-level predictors of bounce-back admissions, defined as 7-day unscheduled hospital admissions after ED discharge...
  11. pmc Patterns and preexisting risk factors of 30-day mortality after a primary discharge diagnosis of syncope or near syncope
    Stephen F Derose
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:488-96. 2012
    ..The authors determined patterns and risk factors for short-term mortality after a diagnosis of syncope or near syncope to aid in medical decision-making...
  12. pmc Patterns and predictors of short-term death after emergency department discharge
    Gelareh Z Gabayan
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:551-558.e2. 2011
    ..Using administrative data from an integrated health system, we describe characteristics and predictors of patients who experienced 7-day death after ED discharge...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C telemedicine clinics
    Hemen N Saifu
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:207-12. 2012
    ..We assess the impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C telemedicine consultation on patient-oriented outcomes in a rural Veterans Affairs population...
  14. doi request reprint Impact of a kiosk educational module on HIV screening rates and patient knowledge
    Hemen N Saifu
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health System, California, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 17:446-50. 2011
    ..3; 95% CI: 036-2.1). The brief kiosk educational module did not improve HIV screening rates, but it increased overall patient knowledge about HIV testing...
  15. pmc Hospital determinants of emergency department left without being seen rates
    Renee Y Hsia
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:24-32.e3. 2011
    ..We seek to determine whether hospital-level socioeconomic status case mix or hospital structural characteristics are predictive of ED left without being seen rates...
  16. ncbi request reprint Inconsistent electrocardiographic testing for syncope in United States emergency departments
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1306-8. 2004
    ..Variation in electrocardiographic testing represents an opportunity to improve the care of patients presenting with syncope to emergency departments...
  17. pmc Predictors of short-term (seven-day) cardiac outcomes after emergency department visit for syncope
    Gelareh Z Gabayan
    Department of Medicine, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:82-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, ED decision-making should focus on risk of cardiac event in the first 7 days after syncope and special attention should be given to younger patients with cardiac co-morbidities...
  18. pmc A conceptual model for assessing quality of care for patients boarding in the emergency department: structure-process-outcome
    Shan W Liu
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:430-5. 2011
    ..The goal of the conceptual model is to create a practical framework on which a research and policy agenda can be based to measure and improve quality of care for boarded patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predictors and outcomes of frequent emergency department users
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:320-8. 2003
    ..To identify predictors and outcomes associated with frequent emergency department (ED) users...
  20. ncbi request reprint A patient education intervention does not improve satisfaction with emergency care
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 44:378-83. 2004
    ..We determine whether a patient education intervention based on a previously validated model increases satisfaction with emergency department (ED) care...
  21. doi request reprint Quality-of-life, health service use, and costs associated with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:370-5. 2013
    ..4 billion per year in the United States. Improved diagnostic and treatment algorithms are urgently needed to improve patient quality-of-life, reduce health service use, and lower costs related to the evaluation of syncope...
  22. pmc Standardized reporting guidelines for emergency department syncope risk-stratification research
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:694-702. 2012
    ..These included 10 items for study eligibility, 23 items for outcomes, nine items for ECG abnormalities, and 50 items for candidate predictors. Adherence to these guidelines should facilitate comparison of future research in this area...
  23. doi request reprint Effect of an education kiosk on patient knowledge about rapid HIV screening
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health System, California, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 16:158-61. 2010
    ..The majority of patients expressed excellent (38%) or very good (39%) satisfaction with the kiosk module. The results suggest that a computer kiosk can deliver brief and targeted education to improve knowledge about HIV screening...
  24. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and temporal trends of "left before being seen" visits in US emergency departments, 1995-2002
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    J Emerg Med 32:211-5. 2007
    ..LBBS visits disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. These findings suggest that recent strains on the US ED system are adversely affecting healthcare quality and access...
  25. doi request reprint Productivity and career paths of previous recipients of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine research grant awards
    Kelly D Young
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:560-6. 2008
    ..The objective was to assess productivity of previous recipients of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) grant awards...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk prediction for patients with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Ann Emerg Med 44:422-3; author reply 423-4. 2004