D W Bratzler

Summary

Affiliation: Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint In-hospital observation after antibiotic switch in pneumonia: a national evaluation
    Ramesh V Nathan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Med 119:512.e1-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Underuse of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for general surgery patients: physician practices in the community hospital setting
    D W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality Inc, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Oklahoma City 73118 7472, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:1909-12. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly: physician practices in the community hospital setting
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 14000 Quail Springs Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 97:227-32. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Failure to vaccinate Medicare inpatients: a missed opportunity
    Dale W Bratzler
    Health Care Quality Improvement Program, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2349-56. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Care of acute myocardial infarction in Oklahoma: an update from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project
    D W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 5801 Broadway Extension, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 94:443-50. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of influenza immunization rates for Oklahoma Medicare patients: 1995, 1996 and 1997
    J S Millar
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Okla 73118 7472, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 91:509-13. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for major surgery: baseline results from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 2627, USA
    Arch Surg 140:174-82. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery: an advisory statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 2627, USA
    Am J Surg 189:395-404. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The surgical infection prevention and surgical care improvement projects: national initiatives to improve outcomes for patients having surgery
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:322-30. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery: an advisory statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134 2627, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1706-15. 2004

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint In-hospital observation after antibiotic switch in pneumonia: a national evaluation
    Ramesh V Nathan
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Med 119:512.e1-7. 2006
    ..Retrospective studies of relatively small size indicate that the practice of in-hospital observation after the switch from IV to oral antibiotics for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is unnecessary...
  2. ncbi request reprint Underuse of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for general surgery patients: physician practices in the community hospital setting
    D W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality Inc, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Oklahoma City 73118 7472, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:1909-12. 1998
    ..Although surveys of physician self-reported practices have suggested near universal support for routine use of measures to prevent venous thromboembolism, medical record auditing has demonstrated underuse...
  3. ncbi request reprint Management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly: physician practices in the community hospital setting
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 14000 Quail Springs Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 97:227-32. 2004
    ..7% (CI, 0.7-3.5) and the 180-day mortality rate was 23.7% (CI, 19.7-28.1). The morbidity and mortality associated with acute exacerbations of COPD remain high. There are opportunities to improve quality of care for this condition...
  4. ncbi request reprint Failure to vaccinate Medicare inpatients: a missed opportunity
    Dale W Bratzler
    Health Care Quality Improvement Program, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2349-56. 2002
    ..Hospitalized elderly patients are at risk for subsequent influenza and pneumococcal disease. Despite this risk, they are often not vaccinated in this setting...
  5. ncbi request reprint Care of acute myocardial infarction in Oklahoma: an update from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project
    D W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 5801 Broadway Extension, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 94:443-50. 2001
    ..Despite better performance on many of the measures of quality, we should not be too complacent about the results, as there continues to be considerable room for improvement in care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of influenza immunization rates for Oklahoma Medicare patients: 1995, 1996 and 1997
    J S Millar
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Okla 73118 7472, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 91:509-13. 1998
    ..Especially underserved are the African-American and non-urban populations. There appear to be opportunities for improvement in the provision of the influenza vaccination for the Medicare population of Oklahoma...
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for major surgery: baseline results from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 2627, USA
    Arch Surg 140:174-82. 2005
    ..We herein describe the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for Medicare patients undergoing major surgery...
  8. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery: an advisory statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 2627, USA
    Am J Surg 189:395-404. 2005
    ..This advisory statement provides an overview of other issues related to antimicrobial prophylaxis including specific suggestions regarding antimicrobial selection...
  9. ncbi request reprint The surgical infection prevention and surgical care improvement projects: national initiatives to improve outcomes for patients having surgery
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:322-30. 2006
    ..This review will provide an update from the Surgical Infection Prevention Project and provide an introduction to the Surgical Care Improvement Project...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery: an advisory statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134 2627, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1706-15. 2004
    ..This advisory statement provides an overview of other issues related to antimicrobial prophylaxis, including specific suggestions regarding antimicrobial selection...
  11. ncbi request reprint Performance measures for pneumonia: are they valuable, and are process measures adequate?
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 20:182-9. 2007
    ..Increasingly, concerns have been raised about the potential for unintended consequences of performance measurement and reporting that might lead to patient harm...
  12. doi request reprint Initial antibiotic selection and patient outcomes: observations from the National Pneumonia Project
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:S193-201. 2008
    ..Guidelines for empirical treatment of hospitalized patients with pneumonia provide specific recommendations for antibiotic selection that are primarily based on findings from observational studies...
  13. doi request reprint Development of national performance measures on the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 14000 Quail Springs Parkway, Ste 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 29:148-54. 2010
    ..There is now a broad consensus on standardized measures of quality for the prevention and treatment of VTE, and a national commitment to collect and publicly report data on the quality of care for this important health problem...
  14. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of care for patients with pneumonia in very small hospitals
    Laurie Anne Chu
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, 14000 Quail Springs Pkwy, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73134, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:326-32. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Screening mammography for Oklahoma Medicare beneficiaries: a national priority for quality improvement
    Siddhartha Venkatappa
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, 5801 Broadway Extension, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 95:655-60. 2002
    ..Increasing the use of mammography services for Medicare patients is a national priority for healthcare quality improvement...
  16. doi request reprint Surveillance for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: recommendations from a national workshop
    Gary E Raskob
    College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73190, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:S502-9. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint The Surgical Infection Prevention and Surgical Care Improvement Projects: promises and pitfalls
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134, USA
    Am Surg 72:1010-6; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48. 2006
    ..There is now a strong national commitment to measure processes and outcomes of care for surgery in the United States...
  18. ncbi request reprint Smoking in the elderly--it's never too late to quit
    Dale W Bratzler
    Health Care Quality Improvement Program, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality OFMQ, OK, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 95:185-91; quiz 192-3. 2002
    ..The extended longevity and quality of life in this country for persons who achieve old age highlights the need for aggressive practices related to smoking cessation in the elderly...
  19. ncbi request reprint Immunization for seniors
    Dale W Bratzler
    Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 30:128-34. 2002
    ..Despite state efforts to improve vaccination rates of seniors, efforts that have included regulatory and educational approaches, significant challenges remain in designing immunization programs for seniors that are universally effective...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is signed consent for influenza or pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination required?
    Stephanie Kissam
    Quality Partners of Rhode Island, and the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:13-6. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Timing of antibiotic administration and outcomes for Medicare patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Peter M Houck
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:637-44. 2004
    ..Pneumonia accounts for more than 600 000 Medicare hospitalizations yearly. Guidelines have recommended antibiotic treatment within 8 hours of arrival at the hospital...
  22. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in Oklahoma: processes and outcomes of care
    Siddhartha Venkatappa
    University of Central Oklahoma, USA
    J Okla State Med Assoc 96:63-9. 2003
    ..The results of this project suggest that there are substantial opportunities to improve the quality of care for CABG in Oklahoma...
  23. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic timing and diagnostic uncertainty in Medicare patients with pneumonia: is it reasonable to expect all patients to receive antibiotics within 4 hours?
    Mark L Metersky
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
    Chest 130:16-21. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Public reporting and pay for performance in hospital quality improvement
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:486-96. 2007
    ..Public reporting and pay for performance are intended to accelerate improvements in hospital care, yet little is known about the benefits of these methods of providing incentives for improving care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics for bacteremic pneumonia: Improved outcomes with macrolides but not fluoroquinolones
    Mark L Metersky
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030 1321, USA
    Chest 131:466-73. 2007
    ..The study of outcomes of a large cohort of patients with bacteremic pneumonia provides a unique opportunity to address these questions by excluding patients with primary atypical infection...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mortality associated with the quality of care of patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure
    Jean Christophe Luthi
    Kerr L White Institute for Health Services Research, Decatur, GA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:15-24. 2002
    ..This study examined the association between use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and risk of death in elderly patients hospitalized with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Volume, quality of care, and outcome in pneumonia
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:262-9. 2006
    ..The establishment of minimum volume thresholds has been proposed as a means of improving outcomes for patients with various medical and surgical conditions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement organizations and hospital care
    Dale W Bratzler
    JAMA 294:2028-9; author reply 2030. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Hospitals collaborate to decrease surgical site infections
    E Patchen Dellinger
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    Am J Surg 190:9-15. 2005
    ..Despite a large body of evidence describing care processes known to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections, many are underutilized in practice...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of previous influenza vaccination on subsequent readmission and mortality in elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia
    Nicole S Herzog
    Pedicatrics Department, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am J Med 115:454-61. 2003
    ..To determine the effect of influenza vaccination on mortality and hospital readmission rates following discharge of elderly patients admitted with pneumonia...
  31. ncbi request reprint Blood cultures in pneumonia patients
    Dale W Bratzler
    Ann Emerg Med 47:580; author reply 581. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic administration in community-acquired pneumonia
    Peter M Houck
    Chest 126:320-1. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Multistate improvement in process and outcomes of carotid endarterectomy
    Timothy F Kresowik
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Vasc Surg 39:372-80. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of community-wide performance measurement and feedback on key processes and outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA)...
  34. doi request reprint Antibiotic timing for pneumonia
    Dale W Bratzler
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1115-6; author reply 1156-7. 2008
  35. doi request reprint Indwelling urinary catheter use in the postoperative period: analysis of the national surgical infection prevention project data
    Heidi L Wald
    Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, 13611 E Colfax Ave, Ste 100, Aurora, CO 80011, USA
    Arch Surg 143:551-7. 2008
    ..To describe the frequency and duration of perioperative catheter use and to determine the relationship between catheter use and postoperative outcomes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia treatment process and quality
    Peter M Houck
    Arch Intern Med 162:843-4. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Predicting bacteremia in patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Mark L Metersky
    Pulmonary Division, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut 06030 1225, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:342-7. 2004
    ..These tools may allow clinicians to target patients with pneumonia in whom blood cultures are most likely to yield a pathogen...
  38. ncbi request reprint Blood culture and susceptibility results and allergy history do not influence fluoroquinolone use in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia
    Nancy N Chang
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 25:59-66. 2005
    ..To determine the influence of blood culture and susceptibility results and antimicrobial allergy history on fluoroquinolone use in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia...
  39. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the Medicare quality improvement organization program
    William Rollow
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland 21244 1850, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:342-53. 2006
    ..Studies have shown improvement in quality of health care in the United States. However, the factors responsible for this improvement are largely unknown...
  40. ncbi request reprint Administration of first hospital antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia: does timeliness affect outcomes?
    Peter M Houck
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:151-6. 2005
    ..Several studies have examined these associations...