Melissa Lee McCarthy

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Consensus and tools needed to measure health care emergency management capabilities
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S45-51. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory: an evaluation of its reliability and validity for children with traumatic brain injury
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1901-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Maryland hospital discharge and trauma registry data
    Melissa Lee McCarthy
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Trauma 58:154-61. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life during the first year after traumatic brain injury
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:252-60. 2006
  5. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the effect of service delivery information on patient satisfaction in an emergency department fast track
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:674-85. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Self-reported psychosocial health among adults with traumatic brain injury
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:953-61. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The measurement of daily surge and its relevance to disaster preparedness
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1138-41. 2006
  8. doi request reprint The challenge of predicting demand for emergency department services
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:337-46. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Measuring children's health-related quality of life after trauma
    Melissa Lee McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma 63:S122-9; discussion S130-5. 2007
  10. pmc Validity of police-reported alcohol involvement in fatal motor carrier crashes in the United States between 1982 and 2005
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21209, USA
    J Safety Res 40:227-32. 2009

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. doi request reprint Consensus and tools needed to measure health care emergency management capabilities
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S45-51. 2009
    ..Few performance-based tools have been developed and none have been fully tested for their reliability and validity. Consensus on a framework and tools to measure HEMCs is needed...
  2. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory: an evaluation of its reliability and validity for children with traumatic brain injury
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1901-9. 2005
    ..0 (PedsQL), and to compare it with that of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) among children with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Maryland hospital discharge and trauma registry data
    Melissa Lee McCarthy
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Trauma 58:154-61. 2005
    ..This study aimed to examine the validity of using Maryland hospital discharge data to characterize injuries sustained by trauma patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life during the first year after traumatic brain injury
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:252-60. 2006
    ..To document health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to examine the relationship between TBI severity and HRQOL during the first year after injury...
  5. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the effect of service delivery information on patient satisfaction in an emergency department fast track
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:674-85. 2011
    ..The objective was to determine the effect on patient satisfaction of providing patients with predicted service completion times...
  6. ncbi request reprint Self-reported psychosocial health among adults with traumatic brain injury
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:953-61. 2006
    ..To measure the subjective psychosocial health of a population-based sample of adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  7. ncbi request reprint The measurement of daily surge and its relevance to disaster preparedness
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1138-41. 2006
    ..A better understanding of daily ED surge capacity and influencing factors will improve our ability to simulate the potential impact that different types of catastrophic events may have on the surge capacity of hospital EDs nationwide...
  8. doi request reprint The challenge of predicting demand for emergency department services
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:337-46. 2008
    ..The objective was to develop methodology for predicting demand for emergency department (ED) services by characterizing ED arrivals...
  9. ncbi request reprint Measuring children's health-related quality of life after trauma
    Melissa Lee McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma 63:S122-9; discussion S130-5. 2007
    ..Rigorously conducted HRQOL assessment will provide valuable information that we can use to successfully optimize children's recovery after trauma...
  10. pmc Validity of police-reported alcohol involvement in fatal motor carrier crashes in the United States between 1982 and 2005
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21209, USA
    J Safety Res 40:227-32. 2009
    ..To examine the validity of police-reported alcohol data for drivers involved in fatal motor carrier crashes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Likelihood of reroute during ambulance diversion periods in central Maryland
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:408-15. 2007
    ..To determine the proportion of patients rerouted during ambulance diversion periods and factors associated with reroute...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparing reliability and validity of pediatric instruments for measuring health and well-being of children with spastic cerebral palsy
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 44:468-76. 2002
    ..The reliability and validity of these different instruments varied significantly in this patient population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Children's health status instruments: their potential application in the emergency department
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 2:337-44. 2002
    ..To provide an overview of child health status instruments and their potential application by emergency medicine researchers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing admission among children with a traumatic brain injury
    Melissa Lee McCarthy
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:684-93. 2002
    ..To describe the epidemiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children in Maryland and to examine factors that influence hospital admission...
  15. ncbi request reprint Referral of medically uninsured emergency department patients to primary care
    Melissa Lee McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:639-42. 2002
    ..To examine the impact primary care referral has on subsequent emergency department (ED) utilization...
  16. doi request reprint Crowding delays treatment and lengthens emergency department length of stay, even among high-acuity patients
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:492-503.e4. 2009
    ..We determine the effect of crowding on emergency department (ED) waiting room, treatment, and boarding times across multiple sites and acuity groups...
  17. ncbi request reprint Uncompleted emergency department care: patients who leave against medical advice
    Ru Ding
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:870-6. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk in a birth cohort of commuter air carrier and air taxi pilots
    Yandong Qiang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1297-302. 2003
    ..15-0.22), but considerably higher mortality from aviation crashes (SMR, 128.88; 95% CI = 6.35-2624.36). The results indicate that the current medical certification system is effective in maintaining a healthy pilot workforce...
  19. doi request reprint Characterizing waiting room time, treatment time, and boarding time in the emergency department using quantile regression
    Ru Ding
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:813-23. 2010
    ..The objective was to characterize service completion times by patient, clinical, temporal, and crowding factors for different phases of emergency care using quantile regression (QR)...
  20. ncbi request reprint The emergency department occupancy rate: a simple measure of emergency department crowding?
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:15-24, 24.e1-2. 2008
    ..We examine the validity of the emergency department (ED) occupancy rate as a measure of crowding by comparing it to the Emergency Department Work Index Score (EDWIN), a previously validated scale...
  21. doi request reprint Routine screening for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in high-risk patients is not recommended in emergency departments that are frequently crowded
    Beatrice Hoffmann
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1242-50. 2009
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  22. doi request reprint National study of patient, visit, and hospital characteristics associated with leaving an emergency department without being seen: predicting LWBS
    Julius Cuong Pham
    From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:949-55. 2009
    ..The objective was to estimate the national left-without-being-seen (LWBS) rate and to identify patient, visit, and institutional characteristics that predict LWBS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mass-casualty triage: time for an evidence-based approach
    Jennifer Lee Jenkins
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21209, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 23:3-8. 2008
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  24. ncbi request reprint Age, flight experience, and risk of crash involvement in a cohort of professional pilots
    Guohua Li
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:874-80. 2003
    ..The lack of an association between pilot age and crash risk may reflect a strong "healthy worker effect" stemming from the rigorous medical standards and periodic physical examinations required for professional pilots...
  25. doi request reprint Review of hospital preparedness instruments for National Incident Management System compliance
    J Lee Jenkins
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S83-9. 2009
    ..The use of NIMS as a standard remains itself in question because of its lack of focus on the health care environment and incomplete list of pertinent elements...
  26. doi request reprint Creation of surge capacity by early discharge of hospitalized patients at low risk for untoward events
    Gabor D Kelen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S10-6. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the potential for creation of inpatient bed surge capacity from the early discharge (reverse triage) of hospital inpatients at low risk of untoward events for up to 96 hours...
  27. doi request reprint Major influences on hospital emergency management and disaster preparedness
    Lauren M Sauer
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S68-73. 2009
    ..The continued progress of our medical response system in all-hazard emergencies and disasters depends in large part on the future guidance and support of these 4 key institutions...
  28. doi request reprint Forecasting models of emergency department crowding
    Lisa M Schweigler
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:301-8. 2009
    ..The authors investigated whether models using time series methods can generate accurate short-term forecasts of emergency department (ED) bed occupancy, using traditional historical averages models as comparison...
  29. pmc Alcohol violations and aviation accidents: findings from the U.S. mandatory alcohol testing program
    Guohua Li
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5801 Smith Avenue, Davis Building, Suite 3220, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 78:510-3. 2007
    ..S. aviation industry since 1995. This study documents the prevalence of alcohol violations and the association between alcohol violations and aviation accidents among aviation employees with safety-sensitive functions...
  30. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics and emergency department utilization
    Guohua Li
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, Suite 6 100, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:853-9. 2003
    ..This study assessed the relations between neighborhood demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and emergency department (ED) utilization...
  31. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of adult psychiatric visits to US emergency departments
    Sara B Hazlett
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:193-5. 2004
    ..To characterize psychiatric-related emergency department visits (PREDVs) among adults in the United States for the year 2000 and to analyze PREDV trends from 1992 to 2000...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of alcohol-related fatal general aviation crashes
    Guohua Li
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument Street, Suite 6 100, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:143-8. 2005
    ..The effects of alcohol on piloting performance have been studied extensively. Information describing alcohol-related aviation crashes, however, is scant...
  33. ncbi request reprint Driving-while-intoxicated history as a risk marker for general aviation pilots
    Guohua Li
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument Street, Suite 6 100, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:179-84. 2005
    ..The results of this study support DWI history as a valid risk marker for general aviation pilots. The safety benefit of background checking for DWI history needs to be further evaluated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization and needs after pediatric traumatic brain injury
    Beth S Slomine
    Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e663-74. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to document the health care use and needs of children after a TBI and to identify factors that are associated with unmet or unrecognized health care needs during the first year after injury...
  35. ncbi request reprint The health-related quality of life of children with an extremity fracture: a one-year follow-up study
    Ru Ding
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 26:157-63. 2006
    ..To document the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with an extremity fracture at 3 and 12 months postinjury and to determine whether it varies significantly by fracture region and site...
  36. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and emergency department screening: computerized screening versus usual care
    Deborah E Trautman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:526-34. 2007
    ..To compare a computer-based method of screening for intimate partner violence (intimate partner violence) with usual care in an emergency department (ED) setting...
  37. ncbi request reprint The science of surge
    Gabor D Kelen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1089-94. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Inpatient disposition classification for the creation of hospital surge capacity: a multiphase study
    Gabor D Kelen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Lancet 368:1984-90. 2006
    ..We sought to develop a disposition classification system that categorises inpatients according to suitability for immediate discharge on the basis of risk tolerance for a subsequent consequential medical event...
  39. ncbi request reprint Emergency department utilization in the United States and Ontario, Canada
    Guohua Li
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:582-4. 2007
    ..This study aimed to compare ED visit rates in the United States and Ontario, Canada, according to demographic and clinical characteristics...
  40. ncbi request reprint Patients who leave without being seen: their characteristics and history of emergency department use
    Ru Ding
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:686-93. 2006
    ..We identify patient characteristics associated with uncompleted visits to the emergency department (ED)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Validity of administrative data for characterizing traumatic brain injury-related hospitalizations
    Andrew D Shore
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Brain Inj 19:613-21. 2005
    ..To examine the validity of Maryland Hospital Discharge (MHD) data for identifying and characterizing traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related hospitalizations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Using the SF-36 for characterizing outcome after multiple trauma involving head injury
    Ellen J MacKenzie
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Trauma 52:527-34. 2002
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal parental perceptions of spinal fusion for neuromuscular spine deformity in patients with totally involved cerebral palsy
    Kevin B Jones
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 23:143-9. 2003
    ..This prospective study substantiates the subjective gains noted in previous retrospective studies of spinal fusion for neuromuscular spine deformity in cerebral palsy...
  44. doi request reprint Evidence of beneficial effect of physical therapy after lower-extremity trauma
    Renan C Castillo
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1873-9. 2008
    ..To examine the effect of physical therapy (PT) use on a range of measures of physical impairment in a cohort of patients with lower-extremity trauma...
  45. doi request reprint Perceived need and unmet need for vocational, mental health, and other support services after severe lower-extremity trauma
    Kristin R Archer
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:774-80. 2010
    ....
  46. doi request reprint An epidemiologic study of closed emergency department malpractice claims in a national database of physician malpractice insurers
    Terrence W Brown
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:553-60. 2010
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint The influence of insurance, race, and gender on emergency department disposition
    Anbesaw Wolde Selassie
    Department of Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1260-70. 2003
    ..To examine the influence of insurance, race, and gender on the likelihood of hospitalization among trauma patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Risk of posthospitalization mortality among persons with traumatic brain injury, South Carolina 1999-2001
    Anbesaw Wolde Selassie
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 20:257-69. 2005
    ..The mortality experience of the cohort was also compared with that of the general population by using standardized mortality ratios for selected causes of death by age, adjusted for race and sex...