Kathryn M McDonald
Affiliation: Stanford University
- Approach to improving quality: the role of quality measurement and a case study of the agency for healthcare research and quality pediatric quality indicatorsKathryn M McDonald
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
Pediatr Clin North Am 56:815-29. 2009....
- Trends in hospital treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among Medicare beneficiaries, 1985 to 1995Kathryn 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...
- Isolated disease of the proximal left anterior descending artery comparing the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass surgeryJohn 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...
- Management of ventricular arrhythmias in diverse populations in CaliforniaMark 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..CONCLUSIONS: In a large population of patients hospitalized for ventricular arrhythmia, blacks had significantly lower rates of utilization for EPS and ICD procedures and higher subsequent mortality rates...
- Utilization and outcomes of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, 1987 to 1995Mark 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...
- Quality improvement strategies for children with asthma: a systematic reviewDena 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...
- Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups technique to evaluate quality indicatorsSheryl 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...
- Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among medicare beneficiariesJ Peter Weiss
Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford, California 94305-5405, USA
Am J Med 112:519-27. 2002..CONCLUSION: The use of implantable defibrillators was associated with significantly lower mortality and higher costs, whereas the cost-effectiveness was higher than many, but not all, generally accepted therapies...
- Inhalational, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous anthrax in children: a systematic review of cases: 1900 to 2005Dena 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...
- Systematic review: the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgeryDena 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...
- Expanding the uses of AHRQ's prevention quality indicators: validity from the clinician perspectiveSheryl 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...
- Systematic review: benefits and harms of in-hospital use of recombinant factor VIIa for off-label indicationsVeronica 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...
- Effect of risk stratification on cost-effectiveness of the implantable cardioverter defibrillatorDouglas 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...
- A conceptual framework for evaluating information technologies and decision support systems for bioterrorism preparedness and responseDena M Bravata
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
Med Decis Making 24:192-206. 2004....
- Systematic review: surveillance systems for early detection of bioterrorism-related diseasesDena 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...
- Challenges in systematic reviews: synthesis of topics related to the delivery, organization, and financing of health careDena 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...
- Evaluating detection and diagnostic decision support systems for bioterrorism responseDena 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...
- Determinants of adverse events in vascular surgeryTina 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...
- Overview of randomized trials of antiarrhythmic drugs and devices for the prevention of sudden cardiac deathPaul A Heidenreich
Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305-5405, USA
Am Heart J 144:422-30. 2002..CONCLUSION: Amiodarone is effective in reducing the total mortality rate by 13% to 19%, and the implantable defibrillator reduces the mortality rate by a further 24%...
- Systematic review: elective induction of labor versus expectant management of pregnancyAaron 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...
- Preliminary assessment of pediatric health care quality and patient safety in the United States using readily available administrative dataKathryn 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...
- Coronary artery bypass surgery compared with percutaneous coronary interventions for multivessel disease: a collaborative analysis of individual patient data from ten randomised trialsMark 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...
- Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical suppliesDena 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...
- Systematic review: a century of inhalational anthrax cases from 1900 to 2005Jon-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..Efforts to improve early diagnosis and timely initiation of appropriate antibiotics are critical to reducing mortality...
- HIM's role in monitoring patient safetyPatrick S Romano
UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Stanford University, USA
J AHIMA 73:72-4. 2002
- Modeling the logistics of response to anthrax bioterrorismGregory 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?..
- Life after a ventricular arrhythmiaJohn 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...
- Risk of sudden versus nonsudden cardiac death in patients with coronary artery diseaseNathan 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..62). CONCLUSION: Standard clinical evaluation is much better at predicting overall risk of death than at predicting the mode of death as sudden or nonsudden...
- Quality improvement strategies for hypertension management: a systematic reviewJudith 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..A focus on hypertension by someone in addition to the patient's physician was associated with substantial improvement. Future research should examine the contributions of individual QI strategies and their relative costs...
- Safe but sound: patient safety meets evidence-based medicineKaveh G Shojania
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
JAMA 288:508-13. 2002
- Evidence-based practice for mere mortals: the role of informatics and health services researchIda 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...