Kathryn M McDonald

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Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Approach to improving quality: the role of quality measurement and a case study of the agency for healthcare research and quality pediatric quality indicators
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 56:815-29. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospital treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among Medicare beneficiaries, 1985 to 1995
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Health Research and Policy, and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, USA
    Am Heart J 144:413-21. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Isolated disease of the proximal left anterior descending artery comparing the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass surgery
    John R Kapoor
    Department of Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:483-91. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Management of ventricular arrhythmias in diverse populations in California
    Mark Alexander
    Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Am Heart J 144:431-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Utilization and outcomes of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, 1987 to 1995
    Mark A Hlatky
    Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford 94305 5405, USA
    Am Heart J 144:397-403. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Quality improvement strategies for children with asthma: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:572-81. 2009
  7. pmc Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups technique to evaluate quality indicators
    Sheryl Davies
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University CHP PCOR, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:2005-18. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among medicare beneficiaries
    J Peter Weiss
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford, California 94305 5405, USA
    Am J Med 112:519-27. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Inhalational, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous anthrax in children: a systematic review of cases: 1900 to 2005
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:896-905. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:703-16. 2007

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Approach to improving quality: the role of quality measurement and a case study of the agency for healthcare research and quality pediatric quality indicators
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 56:815-29. 2009
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  2. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospital treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among Medicare beneficiaries, 1985 to 1995
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Health Research and Policy, and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, USA
    Am Heart J 144:413-21. 2002
    ..Treatment options for patients with ventricular arrhythmias have undergone major changes in the last 2 decades. Trends in use of invasive procedures, clinical outcomes, and expenditures have not been well documented...
  3. doi request reprint Isolated disease of the proximal left anterior descending artery comparing the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass surgery
    John R Kapoor
    Department of Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:483-91. 2008
    ..This study sought to systematically compare the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with single-vessel disease of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery...
  4. ncbi request reprint Management of ventricular arrhythmias in diverse populations in California
    Mark Alexander
    Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Am Heart J 144:431-9. 2002
    ..The use of coronary angiography and revascularization is lower than expected among black patients. It is uncertain whether use of other cardiac procedures also varies according to race and ethnicity and whether outcomes are affected...
  5. ncbi request reprint Utilization and outcomes of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, 1987 to 1995
    Mark A Hlatky
    Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford 94305 5405, USA
    Am Heart J 144:397-403. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to document the impact of the ICD in widespread clinical practice...
  6. doi request reprint Quality improvement strategies for children with asthma: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:572-81. 2009
    ..To evaluate the evidence that quality improvement (QI) strategies can improve the processes and outcomes of outpatient pediatric asthma care...
  7. pmc Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups technique to evaluate quality indicators
    Sheryl Davies
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University CHP PCOR, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:2005-18. 2011
    ..To test the implementation of a novel structured panel process in the evaluation of quality indicators...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among medicare beneficiaries
    J Peter Weiss
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford, California 94305 5405, USA
    Am J Med 112:519-27. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate the outcomes and costs of defibrillator use in an unselected population...
  9. ncbi request reprint Inhalational, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous anthrax in children: a systematic review of cases: 1900 to 2005
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:896-905. 2007
    ..To systematically review all published case reports of children with anthrax to evaluate the predictors of disease progression and mortality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:703-16. 2007
    ..The comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients in whom both procedures are feasible remains poorly understood...
  11. doi request reprint Expanding the uses of AHRQ's prevention quality indicators: validity from the clinician perspective
    Sheryl Davies
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    Med Care 49:679-85. 2011
    ..Recently, interest has expanded to using the measures at the level of payer or large physician groups, including public reporting or pay-for-performance programs. However, the validity of these expanded applications is unknown...
  12. doi request reprint Systematic review: benefits and harms of in-hospital use of recombinant factor VIIa for off-label indications
    Veronica Yank
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:529-40. 2011
    ..Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa), a hemostatic agent approved for hemophilia, is increasingly used for off-label indications...
  13. ncbi request reprint Challenges in systematic reviews: synthesis of topics related to the delivery, organization, and financing of health care
    Dena M Bravata
    Stanford University, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:1056-65. 2005
    ..As the primary literature on these topics expands, so will opportunities to develop additional novel methods for performing high-quality comprehensive syntheses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: surveillance systems for early detection of bioterrorism-related diseases
    Dena M Bravata
    University of California, San Francisco Stanford Evidence based Practice Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:910-22. 2004
    ..Given the threat of bioterrorism and the increasing availability of electronic data for surveillance, surveillance systems for the early detection of illnesses and syndromes potentially related to bioterrorism have proliferated...
  15. ncbi request reprint A conceptual framework for evaluating information technologies and decision support systems for bioterrorism preparedness and response
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Med Decis Making 24:192-206. 2004
    ....
  16. pmc Evaluating detection and diagnostic decision support systems for bioterrorism response
    Dena M Bravata
    University of California San Francisco Stanford Evidence based Practice Center, Stanford, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:100-8. 2004
    ..Because false-positive and false-negative rates are unknown for most systems, decision making on the basis of these systems is seriously compromised. We describe a framework for the design of future evaluations of such systems...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of risk stratification on cost-effectiveness of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Douglas K Owens
    VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif 94304, USA
    Am Heart J 144:440-8. 2002
    ..We evaluated whether risk stratification based on risk of sudden cardiac death alone was sufficient to predict the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the ICD...
  18. doi request reprint Simulation exercises as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review
    Eric Schmidt
    Stanford Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:426-32. 2013
    ..Future studies would benefit from standardized reporting of simulation components and identification of robust patient safety targets...
  19. doi request reprint Patient safety strategies targeted at diagnostic errors: a systematic review
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Stanford Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:381-9. 2013
    ..Overall, the review showed a growing field of diagnostic error research and categorized and identified promising interventions that warrant evaluation in large studies across diverse settings...
  20. pmc A systematic review of the care coordination measurement landscape
    Ellen M Schultz
    Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:119. 2013
    ..We aimed to review and characterize existing measures of care coordination processes and identify areas of high and low density to guide future measure development...
  21. doi request reprint Determinants of adverse events in vascular surgery
    Tina Hernandez-Boussard
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94306, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:788-97. 2012
    ..A comprehensive profile of adverse events in vascular surgery was created...
  22. ncbi request reprint Overview of randomized trials of antiarrhythmic drugs and devices for the prevention of sudden cardiac death
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305 5405, USA
    Am Heart J 144:422-30. 2002
    ..Sudden cardiac death is a prominent feature of the natural history of heart disease. The efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs and devices in preventing sudden death and reducing total mortality is uncertain...
  23. doi request reprint Preliminary assessment of pediatric health care quality and patient safety in the United States using readily available administrative data
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e416-25. 2008
    ..Our aim was to develop indicators using inpatient administrative data to assess aspects of the quality of inpatient pediatric care and access to quality outpatient care...
  24. doi request reprint Coronary artery bypass surgery compared with percutaneous coronary interventions for multivessel disease: a collaborative analysis of individual patient data from ten randomised trials
    Mark A Hlatky
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Lancet 373:1190-7. 2009
    ..We undertook a collaborative analysis of data from randomised trials to assess whether the effects of the procedures on mortality are modified by patient characteristics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: elective induction of labor versus expectant management of pregnancy
    Aaron B Caughey
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:252-63, W53-63. 2009
    ..The rates of induction of labor and elective induction of labor are increasing. Whether elective induction of labor improves outcomes or simply leads to greater complications and health care costs is commonly debated in the literature...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical supplies
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Stanford UCSF Evidence based Practice Center, California 94305 6019, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 4:244-62. 2006
    ..Bioterrorism preparedness efforts directed at improving local dispensing capacity are required before benefits can be reaped from enhancing local inventories...
  27. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: a century of inhalational anthrax cases from 1900 to 2005
    Jon Erik C Holty
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University, San Francisco, California 94305 5236, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:270-80. 2006
    ..Mortality from inhalational anthrax during the 2001 U.S. attack was substantially lower than that reported historically...
  28. ncbi request reprint HIM's role in monitoring patient safety
    Patrick S Romano
    UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Stanford University, USA
    J AHIMA 73:72-4. 2002
  29. doi request reprint Modeling the logistics of response to anthrax bioterrorism
    Gregory S Zaric
    Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 28:332-50. 2008
    ..How should such a logistical system be organized? How much capacity should be built into each element of the bioterrorism response supply chain?..
  30. ncbi request reprint Life after a ventricular arrhythmia
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94611 5714, USA
    Am Heart J 144:404-12. 2002
    ..We evaluated patients' quality of life (QOL) and medical costs after hospitalization and treatment for their first episode of an LTVA...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk of sudden versus nonsudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery disease
    Nathan Every
    Department of Biostatistics, Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Am Heart J 144:390-6. 2002
    ..The goal of the present study was to evaluate the ability of clinical factors to distinguish the risks of sudden and nonsudden cardiac death...
  32. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement strategies for hypertension management: a systematic review
    Judith M E Walsh
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Med Care 44:646-57. 2006
    ..Care remains suboptimal for many patients with hypertension...
  33. ncbi request reprint Safe but sound: patient safety meets evidence-based medicine
    Kaveh G Shojania
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    JAMA 288:508-13. 2002
  34. pmc Evidence-based practice for mere mortals: the role of informatics and health services research
    Ida Sim
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and the Graduate Group in Biological and Medical Informatics, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0320, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:302-8. 2002
    ..We discuss 2 illustrative systems--trial banks and a web-based system to develop and disseminate evidence-based guidelines (alchemist)--and conclude with a research and training agenda...