H S Gordon

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient participation in medical consultations: why some patients are more involved than others
    Richard L Street
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station 77843 4234, and Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas, USA
    Med Care 43:960-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship of gender and in-hospital death: increased risk of death in men
    H S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:318-24. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Using severity-adjusted mortality to compare performance in a Veterans Affairs hospital and in private-sector hospitals
    H S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, USA
    Am J Med Qual 15:207-11. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in trust and lung cancer patients' perceptions of physician communication
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:904-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Process of care in Hispanic, black, and white VA beneficiaries
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of General Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TX, USA
    Med Care 40:824-33. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient communication following invasive procedures: an analysis of post-angiogram consultations
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1015-25. 2005
  7. pmc Race and patient refusal of invasive cardiac procedures
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:962-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Mortality after noncardiac surgery: prediction from administrative versus clinical data
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:159-67. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Preoperative risk factors for 30-day mortality after elective surgery for vascular disease in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals: is race important?
    T C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center, and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 34:634-40. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality after cardiac bypass surgery: prediction from administrative versus clinical data
    Jane M Geraci
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:149-58. 2005

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient participation in medical consultations: why some patients are more involved than others
    Richard L Street
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station 77843 4234, and Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas, USA
    Med Care 43:960-9. 2005
    ..Because more active patient participation contributes to improved health outcomes and quality of care, it is important to understand factors affecting the way patients communicate with healthcare providers...
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship of gender and in-hospital death: increased risk of death in men
    H S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:318-24. 1999
    ..The prognostic importance of gender in hospitalized patients has been poorly studied. The current study compared in-hospital death rates between men and women after adjusting for severity of illness...
  3. ncbi request reprint Using severity-adjusted mortality to compare performance in a Veterans Affairs hospital and in private-sector hospitals
    H S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, USA
    Am J Med Qual 15:207-11. 2000
    ..Although not directly generalizable to other VA hospitals, our findings nonetheless suggest that the quality of VA and private-sector care may be similar with respect to one important and widely used measure...
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in trust and lung cancer patients' perceptions of physician communication
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:904-9. 2006
    ..We examined whether racial differences in patient trust are associated with physician-patient communication about lung cancer treatment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Process of care in Hispanic, black, and white VA beneficiaries
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of General Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TX, USA
    Med Care 40:824-33. 2002
    ..To examine whether process of hospital care differs among Hispanic, black, and white VA beneficiaries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient communication following invasive procedures: an analysis of post-angiogram consultations
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1015-25. 2005
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  7. pmc Race and patient refusal of invasive cardiac procedures
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:962-6. 2004
    ..To determine whether patients' decisions are an important determinant of nonuse of invasive cardiac procedures and whether decisions vary by race...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mortality after noncardiac surgery: prediction from administrative versus clinical data
    Howard S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:159-67. 2005
    ..Hospital profiles are increasingly constructed using risk-adjusted clinical data abstracted from patient records...
  9. ncbi request reprint Preoperative risk factors for 30-day mortality after elective surgery for vascular disease in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals: is race important?
    T C Collins
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center, and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 34:634-40. 2001
    ..This study determined risk factors for mortality after surgery for vascular disease and determined whether race is an important risk factor...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality after cardiac bypass surgery: prediction from administrative versus clinical data
    Jane M Geraci
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 43:149-58. 2005
    ....
  11. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of health services: bias, preferences, or poor communication?
    Carol M Ashton
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:146-52. 2003
    ..We evaluate the evidence that poor communication is a cause of disparities and propose some remedies drawn from the communication sciences...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of definition of mortality on hospital profiles
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 40:7-16. 2002
    ..Hospitals are ranked based on risk-adjusted measures of postoperative mortality, but definitions differ about which deaths following surgery should be included...
  13. doi request reprint Utility of detailed preoperative cardiac testing and incidence of post-thoracotomy myocardial infarction
    Dawn E Jaroszewski
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:648-55. 2008
    ..Recent literature has questioned the efficacy of routine detailed preoperative cardiac ischemia testing and preoperative cardiac intervention before noncardiac surgical procedures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Variation by race in factors contributing to heart failure hospitalizations
    Hardeep Singh
    Medical Care Line, VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Card Fail 11:23-9. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint Companion participation in cancer consultations
    Richard L Street
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4234, USA
    Psychooncology 17:244-51. 2008
    ..This investigation compared the communication of unaccompanied patients, accompanied patients, and companions during lung cancer consultations. Factors affecting the active participation of companions were analyzed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in doctors' information-giving and patients' participation
    Howard S Gordon
    Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Cancer 107:1313-20. 2006
    ..Whether doctor-patient communication differs by race was investigated in patients with pulmonary nodules or lung cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint The clinical context and patient participation in post-diagnostic consultations
    Richard L Street
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4234, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 64:217-24. 2006
    ..This investigation examined the way patients communicate with physicians in two diverse post-diagnostic settings, post-angiogram consultations and initial lung cancer visits...
  18. ncbi request reprint 'A little bitty spot and I'm a big man': patients' perspectives on refusing diagnosis or treatment for lung cancer
    Barbara F Sharf
    Department of Communication, Texas A and M University, ms 4234, College Station, Texas 77843 4234, USA
    Psychooncology 14:636-46. 2005
    ..Implications for clinical communication include increasing trust while delivering bad news, understanding the source of resistance to recommendations, and discussing palliative care...
  19. pmc Missed opportunities for interval empathy in lung cancer communication
    Diane S Morse
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA Diane_mors
    Arch Intern Med 168:1853-8. 2008
    ..Empathy is important in patient-physician communication and is associated with improved patient satisfaction and adherence to physicians' recommendations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing perceptions of breast cancer genetic counseling among women in an urban health care system
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon Street, Suite 303, P O Box 250835, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Genet Couns 16:735-53. 2007
    ..The results could be used to help develop interventions to improve informed decision-making regarding breast cancer genetic counseling...