Christopher W Baugh

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Making greater use of dedicated hospital observation units for many short-stay patients could save $3.1 billion a year
    Christopher W Baugh
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2314-23. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Estimating observation unit profitability with options modeling
    Christopher W Baugh
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:445-52. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Emergency department observation units: A clinical and financial benefit for hospitals
    Christopher W Baugh
    Emergency Department Observation Unit, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 36:28-37. 2011
  4. pmc Use of observation care in US emergency departments, 2001 to 2008
    Arjun K Venkatesh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24326. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Emergency department utilization after the implementation of Massachusetts health reform
    Peter B Smulowitz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:225-234.e1. 2011
  6. pmc Critical pathways for post-emergency outpatient diagnosis and treatment: tools to improve the value of emergency care
    Jeremiah D Schuur
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:e52-63. 2011

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Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Making greater use of dedicated hospital observation units for many short-stay patients could save $3.1 billion a year
    Christopher W Baugh
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2314-23. 2012
    ..6 million, and national cost savings would be $3.1 billion. Future policies intended to increase the cost-efficiency of hospital care should include support for observation unit care as an alternative to short-stay inpatient admission...
  2. doi request reprint Estimating observation unit profitability with options modeling
    Christopher W Baugh
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:445-52. 2008
    ..Many studies have demonstrated the clinical effectiveness of care delivered in such a setting compared to the ED or inpatient ward. However, there are limited data published about observation unit finance...
  3. doi request reprint Emergency department observation units: A clinical and financial benefit for hospitals
    Christopher W Baugh
    Emergency Department Observation Unit, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 36:28-37. 2011
    ..As the population increases and ages, the growth rate for emergency department visits and the resulting admissions will exceed historical trends creating a surge in demand for inpatient beds...
  4. pmc Use of observation care in US emergency departments, 2001 to 2008
    Arjun K Venkatesh
    Brigham and Women s Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24326. 2011
    ..Our objective was to describe the 1) prevalence of OUs in United States (US) hospitals, 2) clinical conditions most frequently evaluated with observation, and 3) patient and hospital characteristics associated with use of observation...
  5. doi request reprint Emergency department utilization after the implementation of Massachusetts health reform
    Peter B Smulowitz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:225-234.e1. 2011
    ..Our objective is to determine the relationship between health reform and ED use for low-severity conditions...
  6. pmc Critical pathways for post-emergency outpatient diagnosis and treatment: tools to improve the value of emergency care
    Jeremiah D Schuur
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:e52-63. 2011
    ..Increased use of critical pathways after emergency care is a potential way to improve the value of emergency care...