Amir A Ghaferi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Complications, failure to rescue, and mortality with major inpatient surgery in medicare patients
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation M SCORE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Ann Surg 250:1029-34. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Hospital volume and failure to rescue with high-risk surgery
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Med Care 49:1076-81. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Hospital characteristics associated with failure to rescue from complications after pancreatectomy
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation M SCORE, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:325-30. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Variation in hospital mortality associated with inpatient surgery
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, The Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:1368-75. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Does voluntary reporting bias hospital quality rankings?
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0432, USA
    J Surg Res 161:190-4. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Adverse outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease undergoing colorectal surgery
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ann Surg 252:345-50. 2010
  7. pmc Bending the cost curve in the United States: the role of comparative effectiveness research
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 2207 Taubman Center, 1500 E, Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0432, USA
    Crit Care 14:168. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in access to care and survival for patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma
    Amit K Mathur
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1158-63. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Evaluating popular media and internet-based hospital quality ratings for cancer surgery
    Nicholas H Osborne
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Arch Surg 146:600-4. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Explaining racial disparities in outcomes after cardiac surgery: the role of hospital quality
    Govind Rangrass
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    JAMA Surg 149:223-7. 2014

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Complications, failure to rescue, and mortality with major inpatient surgery in medicare patients
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation M SCORE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Ann Surg 250:1029-34. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether hospital variations in surgical mortality were due to differences in complication rates or failure to rescue rates (ie, case-fatality rates in patients with a complication)...
  2. doi request reprint Hospital volume and failure to rescue with high-risk surgery
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Med Care 49:1076-81. 2011
    ..We sought to determine whether increased mortality at low-volume centers was due to higher complication rates or less success in rescuing patients from complications...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hospital characteristics associated with failure to rescue from complications after pancreatectomy
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation M SCORE, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:325-30. 2010
    ..In this study, we sought to better understand the hospital characteristics that may explain failure to rescue...
  4. doi request reprint Variation in hospital mortality associated with inpatient surgery
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, The Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:1368-75. 2009
    ..Reducing rates of postoperative complications, the current focus of payers and regulators, may be one approach to reducing mortality. However, effective management of complications once they have occurred may be equally important...
  5. ncbi request reprint Does voluntary reporting bias hospital quality rankings?
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0432, USA
    J Surg Res 161:190-4. 2010
    ..Critics argue that voluntary reporting leads to over-representation of high quality hospitals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Adverse outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease undergoing colorectal surgery
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ann Surg 252:345-50. 2010
    ..We sought to use a multi-institutional, prospective, clinical database to better understand adverse outcomes in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients undergoing colorectal surgery...
  7. pmc Bending the cost curve in the United States: the role of comparative effectiveness research
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 2207 Taubman Center, 1500 E, Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0432, USA
    Crit Care 14:168. 2010
    ..The exact definition of this phrase, however, remains elusive. In order to affect change in the cost and quality of healthcare, the importance of comparative effectiveness research must be recognized...
  8. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in access to care and survival for patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma
    Amit K Mathur
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1158-63. 2010
    ..To determine whether controlling for differences in the use of invasive therapy affects racial/ethnic differences in survival of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  9. doi request reprint Evaluating popular media and internet-based hospital quality ratings for cancer surgery
    Nicholas H Osborne
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Arch Surg 146:600-4. 2011
    ..We sought to determine whether "best hospitals," as defined by the US News & World Report or HealthGrades, have lower mortality rates than all other American hospitals for cancer surgery...
  10. ncbi request reprint Explaining racial disparities in outcomes after cardiac surgery: the role of hospital quality
    Govind Rangrass
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    JAMA Surg 149:223-7. 2014
    ..We have yet to fully understand how care at high-mortality, low-quality hospitals contributes to racial disparities in surgical outcomes...
  11. doi request reprint Reliability adjustment for reporting hospital outcomes with surgery
    Justin B Dimick
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy and the Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Ann Surg 255:703-7. 2012
    ..We sought to evaluate its impact on hospital outcomes assessed with the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)...
  12. pmc Body mass index and adverse perioperative outcomes following hepatic resection
    Amit K Mathur
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1285-91. 2010
    ..The effect of obesity on perioperative outcomes following hepatic resection is not clearly defined. We sought to understand the implications of obesity on post-hepatectomy outcomes in a nationally represented cohort of patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Failure to rescue and mortality following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Seth A Waits
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich
    J Vasc Surg 59:909-914.e1. 2014
    ..We sought to examine the relative contribution of severe complications and FTR to variations in mortality rate...
  14. pmc Understanding the volume-outcome effect in cardiovascular surgery: the role of failure to rescue
    Andrew A Gonzalez
    Department of Surgery, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago2Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    JAMA Surg 149:119-23. 2014
    ..Reducing mortality after major postoperative complications may represent one point along the continuum of patient care that could significantly affect overall hospital mortality...
  15. doi request reprint Influence of body mass index on complications and oncologic outcomes following hepatectomy for malignancy
    Amit K Mathur
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 2226 Taubman Center, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:849-57. 2010
    ..Following hepatectomy for malignancy, the effect of body mass index (BMI) on hepatic and oncologic outcomes is unknown...
  16. pmc Improving mortality following emergent surgery in older patients requires focus on complication rescue
    Kyle H Sheetz
    From the Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ann Surg 258:614-7; discussion 617-8. 2013
    ..To determine whether a hospital's ability to rescue patients from major complications underlies variation in outcomes for elderly patients undergoing emergent surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Improving the care of elderly adults undergoing surgery in Michigan
    Kyle H Sheetz
    Academic Surgery Development Program, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:352-7. 2014
    ..To determine whether failure to rescue, as a driver of mortality, can be used to identify which hospitals attenuate the specific risks inherent to elderly adults undergoing surgery...
  18. doi request reprint Variation in mortality after high-risk cancer surgery: failure to rescue
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 520, Room 3144, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 21:389-95, vii. 2012
    ..There is a growing body of evidence suggesting the importance of reducing mortality rates after major complications as a means to reducing the disparate mortality rates with oncologic surgery...
  19. pmc Reliability of superficial surgical site infections as a hospital quality measure
    Lillian S Kao
    Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence Based Practice C STEP, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77026, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:231-5. 2011
    ..We used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to determine the reliability of SSI rates as a measure of hospital performance and to evaluate the effect of hospital caseload on reliability...
  20. doi request reprint Do popular media and internet-based hospital quality ratings identify hospitals with better cardiovascular surgery outcomes?
    Nicholas H Osborne
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5604, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:87-92. 2010
    ..It is unclear whether selecting highly rated hospitals will improve outcomes after cardiovascular surgery procedures...
  21. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in mortality after cancer surgery: failure to rescue
    Bradley N Reames
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    JAMA Surg 149:475-81. 2014
    ..Future efforts to improve socioeconomic disparities should concentrate on hospital processes and characteristics that contribute to successful rescue. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of a positive nonsentinel lymph node in cutaneous melanoma
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2978-84. 2009
    ..There may be additional prognostic significance to melanoma spreading from the SLN to nonsentinel lymph nodes (NSLN). We examined the implications of a positive NSLN for overall and distant disease-free survival...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic VIPomas: subject review and one institutional experience
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:382-93. 2008
    ..Extended, meaningful survival can be achieved for VIPoma patients, combining an aggressive surgical approach with additional strategies for treatment of unresected disease...