Sydney Dy

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the quality of supportive oncology using patient-reported data
    Sydney M Dy
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD University of California, Los Angeles Veterans Health Administration of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
    J Oncol Pract 10:e223-30. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint A quality improvement initiative for improving appropriateness of referrals from a cancer center to subacute rehabilitation
    Sydney M Dy
    The Harry J Duffey Family Pain and Palliative Care Program, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 48:127-31. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Continuity, coordination, and transitions of care for patients with serious and advanced illness: a systematic review of interventions
    Sydney M Dy
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:436-45. 2013
  4. doi request reprint To stent or not to stent: an evidence-based approach to palliative procedures at the end of life
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:795-801. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Key concepts relevant to quality of complex and shared decision-making in health care: a literature review
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States
    Soc Sci Med 74:582-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Evidence-based recommendations for cancer fatigue, anorexia, depression, and dyspnea
    Sydney M Dy
    Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3886-95. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Evidence-based standards for cancer pain management
    Sydney M Dy
    Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3879-85. 2008
  8. doi request reprint A framework for classifying patient safety practices: results from an expert consensus process
    Sydney M Dy
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21090, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:618-24. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a web-based palliative care pain management module for housestaff
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:596-603. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Is patients' insurance coverage associated with prescribing after hospitalization for severe, poorly controlled hypertension?
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:684-91. 2008

Research Grants

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the quality of supportive oncology using patient-reported data
    Sydney M Dy
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD University of California, Los Angeles Veterans Health Administration of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
    J Oncol Pract 10:e223-30. 2014
    ..We evaluated applying patient-reported data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium national study to quality indicators addressing supportive oncology domains...
  2. ncbi request reprint A quality improvement initiative for improving appropriateness of referrals from a cancer center to subacute rehabilitation
    Sydney M Dy
    The Harry J Duffey Family Pain and Palliative Care Program, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 48:127-31. 2014
    ..We evaluated outcomes of cancer center inpatients transferred to subacute rehabilitation, implemented a multidisciplinary intervention to improve appropriateness of referrals, and evaluated its potential impact...
  3. doi request reprint Continuity, coordination, and transitions of care for patients with serious and advanced illness: a systematic review of interventions
    Sydney M Dy
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:436-45. 2013
    ..We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the impact of interventions targeting these areas in this population...
  4. doi request reprint To stent or not to stent: an evidence-based approach to palliative procedures at the end of life
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:795-801. 2012
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  5. doi request reprint Key concepts relevant to quality of complex and shared decision-making in health care: a literature review
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States
    Soc Sci Med 74:582-7. 2012
    ..This concept list may be useful for conceptualizing the quality of complex shared decision-making and in guiding research in this area...
  6. doi request reprint Evidence-based recommendations for cancer fatigue, anorexia, depression, and dyspnea
    Sydney M Dy
    Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3886-95. 2008
    ..CONCLUSION These standards provide a framework for evidence-based screening, assessment, treatment, and follow-up for cancer-associated symptoms...
  7. doi request reprint Evidence-based standards for cancer pain management
    Sydney M Dy
    Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3879-85. 2008
    ..These standards provide an initial framework for high-quality evidence-based management of general cancer pain and pain syndromes...
  8. doi request reprint A framework for classifying patient safety practices: results from an expert consensus process
    Sydney M Dy
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21090, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:618-24. 2011
    ..The authors describe issues and choices in describing and classifying diverse patient safety practices (PSPs)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a web-based palliative care pain management module for housestaff
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:596-603. 2008
    ..The large increase in test scores after the module suggests that this may be an effective component of a comprehensive palliative care curriculum...
  10. doi request reprint Is patients' insurance coverage associated with prescribing after hospitalization for severe, poorly controlled hypertension?
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:684-91. 2008
    ..In conclusion, markers of poor medication access were not associated with prescribing patterns. Further research is needed to explore these patterns and their impact on vulnerable populations' financial burden and adherence...
  11. doi request reprint Cancer Quality-ASSIST supportive oncology quality indicator set: feasibility, reliability, and validity testing
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Cancer 116:3267-75. 2010
    ..Although measuring the quality of symptom management and end-of-life care could help provide a basis for improving supportive care for advanced cancer, few quality indicators in this area have been rigorously developed or evaluated...
  12. doi request reprint Evidence-based approaches to pain in advanced cancer
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cancer J 16:500-6. 2010
    ..Potential spinal cord compression requires urgent evaluation and treatment. Most cancer pain can be effectively addressed with an evidence-based approach of medications, nonpharmacological approaches, and interventions when appropriate...
  13. doi request reprint Evidence-based approaches to other symptoms in advanced cancer
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cancer J 16:507-13. 2010
    ..For fatigue, evidence supports psychosocial interventions and methylphenidate. For insomnia, evidence supports cognitive-behavioral therapy in cancer; no sleep agents have superior effectiveness...
  14. doi request reprint Quality of end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer in an academic medical center
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:451-7. 2011
    ..We assessed key aspects of the quality of end-of-life care using validated explicit process quality measures in an academic medical center (hospital and cancer center) before expanding to a broader palliative care initiative...
  15. doi request reprint Tell Us™: a Web-based tool for improving communication among patients, families, and providers in hospice and palliative care through systematic data specification, collection, and use
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:526-34. 2011
    ..Routine electronic patient-reported outcome collection in patients with advanced disease could improve communication among patients, caregivers, and providers, the timeliness of identifying problems, and effectiveness of follow-up...
  16. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of satisfaction with care at the end of life
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:124-9. 2008
    ..More focus on these satisfaction elements might improve the effectiveness of end-of-life interventions and their evaluation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hospital experience and outcomes for esophageal variceal bleeding
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:139-46. 2003
    ..We evaluated whether there is a volume-outcome relationship for a rarer and higher-mortality medical diagnosis, esophageal variceal bleeding...
  18. ncbi request reprint Are critical pathways effective for reducing postoperative length of stay?
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 41:637-48. 2003
    ..Many hospitals use critical pathways to attempt to reduce postoperative length of stay (PLOS) for diverse conditions and procedures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Why do patients and families request transfers to tertiary care? a qualitative study
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1846-53. 2005
    ..Our results also highlight the importance of including patient or surrogate perspectives in evaluations of the appropriateness of care...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comorbid illnesses and health care utilization among Medicare beneficiaries with lung cancer
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 59:218-25. 2006
    ..Accounting for these two comorbid illnesses is important in evaluating health care utilization in this population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and end-of-life health care utilization among Medicare beneficiaries in 1989 and 1999
    Sydney M Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Med Care 45:926-30. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association of institutional residence and chronic disability with end-of-life Medicare utilization in 1989 and 1999...
  22. ncbi request reprint Enteral and parenteral nutrition in terminally ill cancer patients: a review of the literature
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:369-77. 2006
    ....
  23. pmc Getting services right for those sick enough to die
    Sydney Dy
    Johns Hopkins University, Room 609, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 334:511-3. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Quality measures for symptoms and advance care planning in cancer: a systematic review
    Karl A Lorenz
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Division of General Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4933-8. 2006
    ..This study was designed to identify systematically the quality measures and the evidence to support their use in pain, dyspnea, depression, and advance care planning (ACP), and to identify research gaps...
  25. doi request reprint Developing quality indicators for cancer end-of-life care: proceedings from a national symposium
    Hsien Seow
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 115:3820-9. 2009
    ..Measuring the quality of end-of-life cancer care is essential to understanding how best to improve patient outcomes and care...
  26. doi request reprint Needs assessments can identify scores on HRQOL questionnaires that represent problems for patients: an illustration with the Supportive Care Needs Survey and the QLQ-C30
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, Room 657, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:837-45. 2010
    ..We explored using needs assessments to identify HRQOL scores associated with patient-reported unmet needs...
  27. pmc Symptoms, supportive care needs, and function in cancer patients: how are they related?
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:665-77. 2008
    ..To explore the associations among symptoms, supportive care needs, and function...
  28. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care: findings from a national survey of informal caregivers
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:40-6. 2007
    ..Family and friends are thought to be the predominant providers of end-of-life care, although nationally representative data on this topic have been lacking...
  29. ncbi request reprint Asking the right questions: investigating needs assessments and health-related quality-of-life questionnaires for use in oncology clinical practice
    Claire F Snyder
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:1075-85. 2007
    ..We investigated the item content from two health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) questionnaires and two needs assessments for this purpose...
  30. doi request reprint Concordance of cancer patients' function, symptoms, and supportive care needs
    Claire F Snyder
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 624 N Broadway, Room 657, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:991-8. 2009
    ..Although patients' function, symptoms, and supportive care needs are obviously related, a better understanding of these relationships could improve patient management...
  31. pmc Short Form (SF-36) Health Survey measures are associated with decreased adherence among urban African Americans with severe, poorly controlled hypertension
    Matthew Konerman
    Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 13:385-90. 2011
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life: a systematic review
    Karl A Lorenz
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Integrated Palliative Program, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:147-59. 2008
    ..Many persons and their families are burdened by serious chronic illness in late life. How to best support quality of life is an important consideration for care...
  33. doi request reprint A framework for assessing quality indicators for cancer care at the end of life
    Hsien Seow
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:903-12. 2009
    ..By using this conceptual framework, indicator developers, researchers, and policymakers can refine and implement indicator sets to effectively evaluate and improve care at the end of life...
  34. pmc Spiritual well-being and depression in patients with heart failure
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:470-7. 2007
    ..Spiritual well-being is an important, modifiable coping resource in patients with terminal cancer and is associated with less depression, but little is known about the role of spiritual well-being in patients with heart failure...
  35. ncbi request reprint Methodological approaches for a systematic review of end-of-life care
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:S4-11. 2005
    ..This very large, diverse body of literature reflects the tremendous growth of the field of end-of-life care over the last decade...
  36. ncbi request reprint Symptoms, depression, and quality of life in patients with heart failure
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Card Fail 13:643-8. 2007
    ..Little is known about symptoms and their burden in outpatients with chronic heart failure. Diverse symptoms may be associated with poor heart failure-related quality of life, and depression may be related to increased symptoms...
  37. pmc Symptom burden, depression, and spiritual well-being: a comparison of heart failure and advanced cancer patients
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:592-8. 2009
    ..A lower proportion of patients with chronic heart failure receive palliative care compared to patients with advanced cancer...
  38. pmc Critical pathway effectiveness: assessing the impact of patient, hospital care, and pathway characteristics using qualitative comparative analysis
    Sydney M Dy
    Maryland Community Hospice, Room 609, 624N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:499-516. 2005
    ..To qualitatively describe patient, hospital care, and critical pathway characteristics that may be associated with pathway effectiveness in reducing length of stay...
  39. ncbi request reprint Instruments for evaluating shared medical decision making: a structured literature review
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, MD, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:623-49. 2007
    ..Although instrument development tended to cluster in several areas and there were clear gaps in the literature, the diversity of instruments demonstrates the broad range of constructs involved in assessing shared decision making...
  40. ncbi request reprint Associations between home remedy use and a validated self-reported adherence measure in an urban African-American population with poorly controlled hypertension
    Jon C Tilburt
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:91-7. 2008
    ..To determine associations between home remedy use and self-reported adherence among urban African Americans with poorly controlled hypertension...
  41. ncbi request reprint Medication errors with opioids: results from a national reporting system
    Sydney Morss Dy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Opioid Manag 3:189-94. 2007
    ..Errors may be more common and more likely to be harmful with opioids than with other medications, but little research has been conducted on these errors...

Research Grants1

  1. Artificial Nutrition in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
    Sydney Dy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dy with the skills she needs to develop into an independent clinical researcher in oncology palliative care decision-making and health services research. ..