Julius Cuong Pham

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Interventions to improve patient-centered care during times of emergency department crowding
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1289-94. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Association of allogeneic red-blood cell transfusion with surgeon case-volume
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Surg Res 173:135-44. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Reducing medical errors and adverse events
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Annu Rev Med 63:447-63. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Are temporary staff associated with more severe emergency department medication errors?
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 33:9-18. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Seventy-two-hour returns may not be a good indicator of safety in the emergency department: a national study
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:390-7. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Establishing a global learning community for incident-reporting systems
    Julius Cuong Pham
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1909 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:446-51. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of ambulance diversion: a comprehensive review
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1220-7. 2006
  8. doi request reprint ReCASTing the RCA: an improved model for performing root cause analyses
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:186-91. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The harm susceptibility model: a method to prioritise risks identified in patient safety reporting systems
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:440-5. 2010
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Interventions to improve patient-centered care during times of emergency department crowding
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1289-94. 2011
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Association of allogeneic red-blood cell transfusion with surgeon case-volume
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Surg Res 173:135-44. 2012
    ..Surgeon case-volume predicts a variety of patient outcomes. We hypothesize that surgeon case-volume predicts RBC transfusion across different surgical procedures...
  3. doi request reprint Reducing medical errors and adverse events
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Annu Rev Med 63:447-63. 2012
    ..We describe the impact of these errors, review causes and contributing factors, and provide an overview of strategies to reduce these events. We also discuss teamwork/safety culture, an important aspect in reducing medical errors...
  4. doi request reprint Are temporary staff associated with more severe emergency department medication errors?
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 33:9-18. 2011
    ..11, 95% CI 1.13-8.59), and be life-threatening (OR 8.63, 95% CI 1.22-61.0). In conclusion, emergency department medication errors associated with temporary staff were more harmful than those associated with permanent staff...
  5. doi request reprint Seventy-two-hour returns may not be a good indicator of safety in the emergency department: a national study
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:390-7. 2011
    ..The objective was to measure the association between returns to an emergency department (ED) within 72 hours and resource utilization, severity of illness, mortality, and admission rate...
  6. doi request reprint Establishing a global learning community for incident-reporting systems
    Julius Cuong Pham
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1909 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:446-51. 2010
    ..Compared with systems in other high-risk industries, healthcare IRS are fragmented and isolated, and have not established best practices for implementation and utilisation...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of ambulance diversion: a comprehensive review
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1220-7. 2006
    ..To review the current literature on the effects of ambulance diversion (AD)...
  8. doi request reprint ReCASTing the RCA: an improved model for performing root cause analyses
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:186-91. 2010
    ..Teams that evaluate intervention effectiveness are independent of those that implement the intervention. This framework seeks to improve the RCA process and provide further insights into advancing patient safety...
  9. doi request reprint The harm susceptibility model: a method to prioritise risks identified in patient safety reporting systems
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:440-5. 2010
    ..Although they have succeeded in identifying errors (over 1 million reports in the NHS), there are limited methods by which to analyse this large number of events...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Clarification of cyanide's effect on oxygen transport characteristics in a canine model
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Meyer 297, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Emerg Med J 24:152-6. 2007
    ..To clarify the cardiovascular mechanisms of cyanide poisoning by evaluating oxygen transport characteristics using a canine model...
  12. ncbi request reprint National study on the quality of emergency department care in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:856-63. 2007
    ..To measure the quality of emergency department (ED) care for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and pneumonia (PNA) and to estimate the number of preventable deaths in these patients...
  13. doi request reprint A national study examining emergency medicine specialty training and quality measures in the emergency department
    Simon C Mathews
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:429-35. 2010
    ..Additionally, a composite end point and an adjusted model showed no statistical difference across these measures. The proportion of residency-trained EM physicians did not affect the use of recommended treatment for AMI, PNA, and LBF...
  14. pmc Change in use of allogeneic red blood cell transfusions among surgical patients
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:352-9. 2008
    ..It is unclear if this new evidence has translated into decreased RBC use among surgical patients. The purpose of this study is to measure the change in use of RBCs during the last decade...
  15. doi request reprint Use of advanced radiology during visits to US emergency departments for injury-related conditions, 1998-2007
    Frederick Kofi Korley
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    JAMA 304:1465-71. 2010
    ..Excessive use of medical imaging increases health care costs and exposure to ionizing radiation (a potential carcinogen) without yielding significant benefits to all patients...
  16. doi request reprint Measurement of quality and assurance of safety in the critically ill
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Clin Chest Med 30:169-79, x. 2009
    ..Future research should seek to create a scientifically sound and feasible safety scorecard and improve performance...
  17. doi request reprint Rapid-response systems as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review
    Bradford D Winters
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:417-25. 2013
    ..Eighteen studies examining facilitators of and barriers to implementation suggested that the rate of use of RRSs could be improved...
  18. ncbi request reprint Using the Opportunity Estimator tool to improve engagement in a quality and safety intervention
    Jordan Duval-Arnould
    Division of Helath Sciences Infomatics, Johns Hopskin University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:41-7, 1. 2012
    ..This web-based tool translates CLABSI-related data into "opportunity estimates" of the patient lives and money that could be saved by reducing these infections...
  19. doi request reprint National study on the frequency, types, causes, and consequences of voluntarily reported emergency department medication errors
    Julius Cuong Pham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Emerg Med 40:485-92. 2011
    ..Medication errors contribute to significant morbidity, mortality, and costs to the health system. Little is known about the characteristics of Emergency Department (ED) medication errors...
  20. ncbi request reprint The national trend in quality of emergency department pain management for long bone fractures
    Tamara S Ritsema
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:163-9. 2007
    ..Despite national attention, there is little evidence that the quality of emergency department (ED) pain management is improving...
  21. doi request reprint Measuring patient safety in the emergency department
    Julius Cuong Pham
    1Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Med Qual 29:99-104. 2014
    ..Examples of specific measures for each of these domains are provided, but the EM community should reach consensus on what measures are important for the ED environment and patients. ..
  22. doi request reprint Doing well by doing good: assessing the cost savings of an intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in a Hawaii hospital
    Eugene Hsu
    1Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Med Qual 29:13-9. 2014
    ..This study highlights the critical role that health care payers have as patient safety advocates, financial sponsors, and facilitators. ..
  23. doi request reprint Toward improving patient safety through voluntary peer-to-peer assessment
    Daniel W Hudson
    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:201-9. 2012
    ..This article proposes creating and implementing a structured prospective P2P assessment model in health care, similar to that used in the nuclear power industry, to accelerate improvements in patient safety...
  24. doi request reprint Mortality among marathon runners in the United States, 2000-2009
    Simon C Mathews
    Julius Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, 1909 Thames Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Am J Sports Med 40:1495-500. 2012
    ..As participation in marathon running has increased, there has also been concern regarding its safety...
  25. ncbi request reprint Rapid response systems: a systematic review
    Bradford D Winters
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1238-43. 2007
    ..Rapid response systems have been advocated as a potential model to identify and intervene in patients who are experiencing deterioration on general hospital wards...
  26. pmc Effect of epsilon aminocaproic acid on red-cell transfusion requirements in major spinal surgery
    Sean M Berenholtz
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2096-103. 2009
    ..Randomized, placebo-controlled trial...
  27. doi request reprint Why don't we know whether care is safe?
    Julius Cuong Pham
    1Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Med Qual 28:457-63. 2013
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