Peter Cram

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of weekend admission and hospital teaching status on in-hospital mortality
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Am J Med 117:151-7. 2004
  2. pmc Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Medicare patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, 1991-2008
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    JAMA 305:1560-7. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint A comparison of total hip and knee replacement in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1675-84. 2007
  4. pmc Hospital characteristics and patient populations served by physician owned and non physician owned orthopedic specialty hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:155. 2007
  5. pmc Uncompensated care provided by for-profit, not-for-profit, and government owned hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:90. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Trends in echocardiography utilization in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System
    Kingston Okrah
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am Heart J 159:477-83. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Insurance status of patients admitted to specialty cardiac and competing general hospitals: are accusations of cherry picking justified?
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Med Care 46:467-75. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Do specialty cardiac hospitals have greater adherence to acute myocardial infarction and heart failure process measures? An empirical assessment using Medicare quality measures: quality of care in cardiac specialty hospitals
    Ioana Popescu
    The Center for Research in Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am Heart J 156:155-60. 2008
  9. pmc Relation between hospital orthopaedic specialisation and outcomes in patients aged 65 and older: retrospective analysis of US Medicare data
    Tyson P Hagen
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    BMJ 340:c165. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Trends during 1993-2004 in the availability and use of revascularization after acute myocardial infarction in markets affected by certificate of need regulations
    Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, IA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:213-31. 2010

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of weekend admission and hospital teaching status on in-hospital mortality
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Am J Med 117:151-7. 2004
    ..We compared mortality rates between patients admitted on weekends and weekdays and whether weekend-weekday variation in rates differed between patients admitted to teaching and nonteaching hospitals in California...
  2. pmc Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Medicare patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, 1991-2008
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    JAMA 305:1560-7. 2011
    ..Total hip arthroplasty is a common surgical procedure but little is known about longitudinal trends...
  3. ncbi request reprint A comparison of total hip and knee replacement in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1675-84. 2007
    ..Our objective was to compare the characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing major joint replacement in specialty orthopaedic and general hospitals...
  4. pmc Hospital characteristics and patient populations served by physician owned and non physician owned orthopedic specialty hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:155. 2007
    ..Our objective was to assess whether physician owned specialty orthopedic hospitals and non physician owned specialty orthopedic hospitals differ with respect to hospital characteristics and patient populations served...
  5. pmc Uncompensated care provided by for-profit, not-for-profit, and government owned hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:90. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare the amount of uncompensated care provided by not-for-profit (NFP), for-profit (FP) and government owned hospitals...
  6. doi request reprint Trends in echocardiography utilization in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System
    Kingston Okrah
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am Heart J 159:477-83. 2010
    ..Echocardiography is an important cardiovascular imaging procedure, but little is known about trends in its use or utilization. We examine trends in the utilization of echocardiography in a national health care system...
  7. doi request reprint Insurance status of patients admitted to specialty cardiac and competing general hospitals: are accusations of cherry picking justified?
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Med Care 46:467-75. 2008
    ..There has been widespread concern that procedurally oriented specialty hospitals select well-insured patients for admission, while avoiding the underinsured, but data are limited...
  8. doi request reprint Do specialty cardiac hospitals have greater adherence to acute myocardial infarction and heart failure process measures? An empirical assessment using Medicare quality measures: quality of care in cardiac specialty hospitals
    Ioana Popescu
    The Center for Research in Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am Heart J 156:155-60. 2008
    ..Supporters of specialty hospitals claim these facilities provide better patient care; however, empirical data on quality of care in specialty hospitals are limited...
  9. pmc Relation between hospital orthopaedic specialisation and outcomes in patients aged 65 and older: retrospective analysis of US Medicare data
    Tyson P Hagen
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    BMJ 340:c165. 2010
    ..To explore the relation between hospital orthopaedic specialisation and postoperative outcomes after total hip or knee replacement surgery...
  10. doi request reprint Trends during 1993-2004 in the availability and use of revascularization after acute myocardial infarction in markets affected by certificate of need regulations
    Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, IA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:213-31. 2010
    ..Reimbursement, ease of use, clinician endorsement, and technological advances in PCI may outweigh effects of CON...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in revascularization rates among patients with similar insurance coverage
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:1132-9. 2009
    ..Our objective was to assess racial disparities in coronary revascularization among white, black, and Hispanic patients with similar insurance coverage hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  12. pmc Acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes in specialty and general hospitals: analysis of state inpatient data
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Mail Stop 152, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:62-78. 2010
    ..Compare characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized in specialty cardiac and general hospitals for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  13. doi request reprint Racial differences in admissions to high-quality hospitals for coronary heart disease
    Ioana Popescu
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1209-15. 2010
    ..Research increasingly shows that blacks with coronary heart disease (CHD) are treated at lower-quality hospitals. Little is known about racial differences in admission to high-quality hospitals...
  14. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial to assess the impact of direct reporting of DXA scan results to patients on quality of osteoporosis care
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    J Clin Densitom 9:393-8. 2006
    ..58). Patients in the intervention group were more likely to report being notified of their DXA results in a timely fashion (p=0.03), but osteoporosis-specific knowledge was similar...
  15. ncbi request reprint Implantable or external defibrillators for individuals at increased risk of cardiac arrest: where cost-effectiveness hits fiscal reality
    Peter Cram
    University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Value Health 9:292-302. 2006
    ..We used decision analysis to evaluate the clinical and economic trade-offs of AEDs, ICDs, and emergency medical services equipped with defibrillators (EMS-D) for reducing cardiac arrest mortality...
  16. doi request reprint Simultaneous relationships between procedure volume and mortality: do they bias studies of mortality at specialty hospitals?
    David Barker
    Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Health Econ 20:505-18. 2011
    ..We find evidence of simultaneity in the relationship between volume and mortality...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of including passive benefits in cost-effectiveness analysis: the case of automated external defibrillators on commercial aircraft
    Peter Cram
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Value Health 6:466-73. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact that varying quantities of passive benefit have on the cost-effectiveness of airline defibrillator programs...
  18. pmc Origination of medical advance directives among nursing home residents with and without serious mental illness
    Xueya Cai
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Dr, C44 N GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:61-6. 2011
    ..This study tested whether persons with serious mental illness are as likely as other nursing home residents to make informed choices about treatments through medical advance care plans...
  19. pmc Cost-effectiveness of automated external defibrillator deployment in selected public locations
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, 6SE GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:745-54. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the AHA recommendation and of AED deployment in selected public locations with known cardiac arrest rates...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patient preference for being informed of their DXA scan results
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Densitom 7:275-80. 2004
    ..Patients undergoing DXA scanning were interested in receiving their scan results and educational material directly from the testing center. This might represent an effective intervention for improving care of patients with osteoporosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Failure to recognize and act on abnormal test results: the case of screening bone densitometry
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:90-7. 2005
    ..Failure to follow up on abnormal test results is common. A model was developed to capture the reasons why providers did not take action on abnormal test results...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cardiac revascularization in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1454-62. 2005
    ..The emergence of specialty hospitals focusing on narrow procedural areas has generated controversy, although little is known about their quality...
  23. pmc Cost-effectiveness of in-home automated external defibrillators for individuals at increased risk of sudden cardiac death
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:251-8. 2005
    ..The current study was conducted to explore the relationship between individuals' risk of cardiac arrest and cost-effectiveness of in-home AED deployment...
  24. pmc Medical tourism services available to residents of the United States
    Brandon W Alleman
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:492-7. 2011
    ..There are growing reports of United States (US) residents traveling overseas for medical care, but empirical data about medical tourism are limited...
  25. pmc The impact of hospital cardiac specialization on outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: analysis of medicare claims data
    Saket Girotra
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:607-14. 2010
    ..Studies on the broad relationship between hospital specialization and outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are limited...
  26. doi request reprint Characteristics and outcomes of America's lowest-performing hospitals: an analysis of acute myocardial infarction hospital care in the United States
    Ioana Popescu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:221-7. 2009
    ..Little is known about hospitals with consistently poor adherence with AMI process measures and whether these hospitals also have increased patient mortality...
  27. pmc The impact of physician-owned specialty orthopaedic hospitals on surgical volume and case complexity in competing hospitals
    Xin Lu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:2577-86. 2009
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  28. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic testing or empirical neuraminidase inhibitor therapy for patients with influenza-like illness: what a difference a day makes
    Susan G Blitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:221-7. 2002
    ..To determine the clinical and economic trade-offs of available diagnostic and treatment options for patients with suspected influenza infection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Automated external defibrillator deployment in high schools and senior centers
    Elizabeth Jones
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical, Center, Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal, Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:382-5. 2005
    ..However, there are limited data on whether such a strategy is being followed. The authors surveyed low-risk (schools) and high-risk (senior centers) venues to assess the availability of AEDs...
  30. pmc The impact of expressions of treatment efficacy and out-of-pocket expenses on patient and physician interest in osteoporosis treatment: implications for pay-for-performance programs
    Christine A Sinsky
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:164-8. 2008
    ..Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are increasingly used as the basis for pay-for-performance (P4P) programs. It is unclear how support for guidelines varies when treatment efficacy is expressed in varying mathematically equivalent ways...
  31. ncbi request reprint The impact of a celebrity promotional campaign on the use of colon cancer screening: the Katie Couric effect
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1601-5. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of Katie Couric's March 2000 Today Show colorectal cancer awareness campaign on colonoscopy rates...
  32. ncbi request reprint Physician-owned specialty hospitals and coronary revascularization utilization: too much of a good thing?
    Peter Cram
    JAMA 297:998-9. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Public use of automated external defibrillators
    Peter Cram
    N Engl J Med 348:755-6; author reply 755-6. 2003
  34. ncbi request reprint Acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure outcomes at specialty cardiac hospitals
    Brahmajee K Nallamothu
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Circulation 116:2280-7. 2007
    ..Outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and congestive heart failure (CHF) at specialty cardiac hospitals are uncertain...
  35. pmc Direct reporting of laboratory test results to patients by mail to enhance patient safety
    Sharon Sung
    University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1075-8. 2006
    ..Direct reporting, whereby testing centers systematically notify both patients and providers of important test results, constitutes a potential solution, but provider acceptance is unknown...