Brent K Hollenbeck

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Disparities in the use of ambulatory surgical centers: a cross sectional study
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:121. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of laparoscopy on surgical discharge practice patterns
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division for Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 71:1029-34. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of nephrectomy at select medical centers--a case of follow the crowd?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology and the Division of Clinical Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 175:670-4. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint National utilization trends of partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: a case of underutilization?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:254-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Early cystectomy for clinical stage T1 bladder cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 1:4-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse outcomes after transurethral resection of bladder tumors
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Cancer 106:1527-35. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Importance of perioperative processes of care for length of hospital stay after laparoscopic surgery
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Endourol 20:776-81. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of adjusting for case mix on mortality and length of stay following radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 176:1363-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Delays in diagnosis and bladder cancer mortality
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Cancer 116:5235-42. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Volume-based referral for cancer surgery: informing the debate
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:91-6. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications108 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Disparities in the use of ambulatory surgical centers: a cross sectional study
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:121. 2009
    ..We studied the influence of socioeconomic status and race on use of ASCs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of laparoscopy on surgical discharge practice patterns
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division for Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 71:1029-34. 2008
    ..We sought to elicit the influence of local pressures (in the form of the technologic imperative exerted by laparoscopy) on discharge physician practice style as measured by LOS...
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of nephrectomy at select medical centers--a case of follow the crowd?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology and the Division of Clinical Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 175:670-4. 2006
    ..We determined the extent to which the regionalization of nephrectomy has occurred and describe the potential causes and implications of any observed regionalization...
  4. ncbi request reprint National utilization trends of partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: a case of underutilization?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:254-9. 2006
    ..From a quality-of-care perspective, the underuse of partial nephrectomy may represent suboptimal delivery of healthcare...
  5. ncbi request reprint Early cystectomy for clinical stage T1 bladder cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 1:4-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse outcomes after transurethral resection of bladder tumors
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Cancer 106:1527-35. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Importance of perioperative processes of care for length of hospital stay after laparoscopic surgery
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Endourol 20:776-81. 2006
    ..We sought to measure the impact of both case mix and physician practice (perioperative process/risk factors) on length of stay (LOS)-a common benchmark- after laparoscopic surgery...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of adjusting for case mix on mortality and length of stay following radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 176:1363-8. 2006
    ..Characterization of these factors could enhance preoperative patient counseling and facilitate perioperative management, thereby improving the quality of patient care...
  9. doi request reprint Delays in diagnosis and bladder cancer mortality
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Cancer 116:5235-42. 2010
    ..Although screening currently is not recommended, better medical care of patients who are at risk (ie, those with hematuria) has the potential to improve outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Volume-based referral for cancer surgery: informing the debate
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:91-6. 2007
    ..Mounting evidence suggests a relationship between hospital volume and outcomes after major cancer surgery; however, the absolute benefits of volume-based referral on a national basis are unclear...
  11. pmc Volume, process of care, and operative mortality for cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 69:871-5. 2007
    ..However, the processes of care that mediate this effect are unknown. We sought to identify the processes that underlie the volume-outcome relationship for cystectomy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Measuring convalescence after laparoscopic surgery
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 69:1025-9. 2007
    ..To better understand the relationships between case-mix, processes of care, and recovery after laparoscopic surgery...
  13. pmc Racial differences in treatment and outcomes among patients with early stage bladder cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Division of Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI48109 0330, USA
    Cancer 116:50-6. 2010
    ..Alternatively, black patients may receive a lower quality of care, which may explain this difference...
  14. pmc Development and validation of the convalescence and recovery evaluation (CARE) for measuring quality of life after surgery
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Qual Life Res 17:915-26. 2008
    ..To develop a generic instrument for measuring short-term health status in the recovery period among patients undergoing abdominal and pelvic surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Radical cystectomy and surgical quality of care
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, Division of Clinical Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 3:37-42. 2005
    ..Finally, we provide a framework for future research by presenting an overview of recent work pertaining to cystectomy and quality of care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Misclassification of hospital volume with Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Medicare data
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Surg Innov 14:192-8. 2007
    ..Investigators should be cognizant of this bias and exercise caution when interpreting these relationships when using SEER-Medicare data alone...
  17. pmc Provider treatment intensity and outcomes for patients with early-stage bladder cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Division of Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:571-80. 2009
    ..We examined associations between initial treatment intensity and subsequent outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint The regionalization of radical cystectomy to specific medical centers
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 174:1385-9; discussion 1389. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Identifying risk factors for potentially avoidable complications following radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 174:1231-7; discussion 1237. 2005
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint The effects of stage divergence on survival after radical cystectomy for urothelial cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urol Oncol 23:77-81. 2005
    ..The implications of stage divergence on survival are ill defined in the context of those treated by surgery alone and would facilitate patient counseling and enhance prognostication...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality of care: partial cystectomy for bladder cancer--a case of inappropriate use?
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Urol 174:1050-4; discussion 1054. 2005
    ..From a quality of care perspective, overuse of partial cystectomy may signify inappropriate delivery of health care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hospital lymph node counts and survival after radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Cancer 112:806-12. 2008
    ..Despite growing calls for using lymph node counts as a hospital quality indicator, it has not been established that hospitals that obtain more lymph node have better outcomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evidence of perineural invasion on prostate biopsy specimen and survival after radical prostatectomy
    John O Delancey
    University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urology 81:354-7. 2013
    ....
  24. pmc The impact of technology diffusion on treatment for prostate cancer
    Florian R Schroeck
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research Department of Urology, Division of Urologic Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Departments of Urology and Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL Division of Urologic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    Med Care 51:1076-84. 2013
    ..The use of local therapy for prostate cancer may increase because of the perceived advantages of new technologies such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and robotic prostatectomy...
  25. pmc Use of advanced treatment technologies among men at low risk of dying from prostate cancer
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    JAMA 309:2587-95. 2013
    ..The extent to which these advanced treatment technologies have disseminated among patients at low risk of dying from prostate cancer is uncertain...
  26. doi request reprint Tailoring technique of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to tumor characteristics
    Alon Z Weizer
    Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Urol 180:1273-8. 2008
    ..We use a tailored approach to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy based on tumor depth of penetration and proximity to the renal sinus. We evaluated differences in perioperative outcomes to determine the value of this paradigm...
  27. ncbi request reprint Understanding the relationship between health care quality and the renal mass
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, Divisions of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urol Oncol 27:443-7. 2009
    ..In this review, we discuss the broad concepts of health care quality and describe their relationships with small renal tumors...
  28. pmc Technology diffusion and diagnostic testing for prostate cancer
    Florian R Schroeck
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Urol 190:1715-20. 2013
    ..Therefore, we examined the association of regional technology penetration with the receipt of prostate specific antigen testing and prostate biopsy...
  29. pmc Differential adoption of laser prostatectomy for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Florian R Schroeck
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urology 81:1177-82. 2013
    ..To evaluate whether socioeconomic environment affects the adoption of new laser technology for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
  30. pmc A comparison of extraperitoneal and intraperitoneal approaches for robotic prostatectomy
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    Surg Innov 19:268-74. 2012
    ..This study compared oncologic and health-related quality-of-life outcomes among patients undergoing intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal robotic prostatectomy...
  31. doi request reprint Understanding early functional recovery after robotic prostatectomy
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Innov 19:5-10. 2012
    ..The authors performed a study to prospectively assess relationships between intraoperative processes and early functional recovery after surgery...
  32. doi request reprint Use of restaging bladder tumor resection for bladder cancer among Medicare beneficiaries
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urology 78:1345-9. 2011
    ..Restaging bladder tumor resection improves staging accuracy and the response to intravesical therapy. However, its use outside of a tertiary care setting, and its subsequent clinical implications, are unknown...
  33. ncbi request reprint Hospital lymph node examination rates and survival after resection for colon cancer
    Sandra L Wong
    MS, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    JAMA 298:2149-54. 2007
    ..The National Quality Forum and other organizations recently endorsed a 12-node minimum as a measure of hospital quality...
  34. ncbi request reprint Understanding bladder cancer death: tumor biology versus physician practice
    David S Morris
    Department of Urology, Taubman Health Care Center, Room 3875, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    Cancer 115:1011-20. 2009
    ..For this reason, the relative importance of broadening indications for aggressive therapy has unclear implications...
  35. pmc Payer leverage and hospital compliance with a benchmark: a population-based observational study
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:112. 2007
    ..Thus, Medicare's transplant experience allows us to examine the role of payer leverage in motivating hospital benchmark compliance...
  36. ncbi request reprint Intermediate followup of hand assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for urothelial carcinoma: factors associated with outcomes
    J Stuart Wolf
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Urol 173:1102-7. 2005
    ..We report our experience with hand assisted laparoscopic (HALS) nephroureterectomy and describe the associations of preoperative, operative and pathological factors with outcome...
  37. ncbi request reprint Obesity adversely affects health related quality of life before and after radical retropubic prostatectomy
    Jeffrey S Montgomery
    University of Michigan Urology Center, University Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Urol 176:257-61; discussion 261-2. 2006
    ..We used a validated health related quality of life measure to examine the effects of obesity on disease specific health related quality of life before and following radical retropubic prostatectomy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Aggressive treatment for bladder cancer is associated with improved overall survival among patients 80 years old or older
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 64:292-7. 2004
    ..A compendium of evidence suggests that bladder cancer surgery is safe among octogenarians; however, the benefit of such treatment in a population with limited life expectancy has not been well documented...
  39. pmc Managed care and the diffusion of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    Urology 80:1236-42. 2012
    ..To better understand associations between managed care penetration in health care markets and the adoption of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)...
  40. doi request reprint Certificate of need legislation and the dissemination of robotic surgery for prostate cancer
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    J Urol 189:80-5. 2013
    ..We studied the relationship between certificate of need laws and market level adoption of robotic prostatectomy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Incidence of initial local therapy among men with lower-risk prostate cancer in the United States
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1134-41. 2006
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Development and validation of the Bladder Cancer Index: a comprehensive, disease specific measure of health related quality of life in patients with localized bladder cancer
    Scott M Gilbert
    Department of Urology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Urol 183:1764-9. 2010
    ..We developed and validated a reliable, responsive multidimensional instrument to measure disease specific health related quality of life in bladder cancer survivors treated with local cancer therapy...
  43. pmc Physician ownership of ambulatory surgery centers and practice patterns for urological surgery: evidence from the state of Florida
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Care 47:403-10. 2009
    ..To evaluate the relationship between ownership and use of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Adoption of new technology and healthcare quality: surgical margins after robotic prostatectomy
    Alon Z Weizer
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 70:96-100. 2007
    ..To study the evolution of surgical margins in robotic prostatectomy (DVP), to ascertain the surgical volume necessary to provide quality cancer care...
  45. pmc Medicare payments for outpatient urological surgery by location of care
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, Dow Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 188:2323-7. 2012
    ..Therefore, we determined whether payments for outpatient surgery vary by location of care...
  46. doi request reprint Hospitalization trends after prostate and bladder surgery: implications of potential payment reforms
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    J Urol 189:59-65. 2013
    ..We examined associations between hospital stay and short-term outcomes for a low risk procedure (prostatectomy) and high risk procedure (cystectomy)...
  47. pmc Growth of high-cost intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer raises concerns about overuse
    Bruce L Jacobs
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:750-9. 2012
    ..As health care delivery reforms gain traction, policy makers must balance the promotion of new, yet unproven, technology with the risk of overuse...
  48. doi request reprint Hospital characteristics and use of innovative surgical therapies among patients with kidney cancer
    David C Miller
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Med Care 46:372-9. 2008
    ..Despite their potential benefits to patients, the adoption of partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic kidney cancer surgery has been both gradual and concentrated in select hospitals...
  49. pmc Urologist ownership of ambulatory surgery centers and urinary stone surgery use
    John M Hollingsworth
    RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 2967, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1370-84. 2009
    ..To understand how physician ownership of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) relates to surgery use...
  50. pmc Does robotic technology mitigate the challenges of large prostate size?
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 76:1117-21. 2010
    ..For this reason, we undertook a study to better understand the relationships between large prostate size and robotic prostatectomy outcomes with respect to intraoperative and pathologic factors...
  51. ncbi request reprint Discharge practice patterns following cystectomy for bladder cancer: evidence for the shifting of the burden of care
    David A Taub
    Department of Urology and Division of Clinical Research and Quality Assurance, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Urol 176:2612-7; discussion 2617-8. 2006
    ..Radical cystectomy is the primary treatment modality in patients with invasive disease. We characterized trends in cystectomy use and discharge practice patterns following cystectomy during a recent 13-year period...
  52. pmc Regional variation in quality of prostate cancer care
    Florian R Schroeck
    Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Urol 191:957-63. 2014
    ..We evaluated regional variation in adherence to these quality measures to identify targets for future quality improvement...
  53. ncbi request reprint Sharpening the focus on causes and timing of readmission after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
    Michael Hu
    Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Cancer 120:1409-16. 2014
    ..Readmissions after radical cystectomy are common, burdensome, and poorly understood. For these reasons, the authors conducted a population-based study that focused on the causes of and time to readmission after radical cystectomy...
  54. doi request reprint Medical expulsive therapy versus early endoscopic stone removal for acute renal colic: an instrumental variable analysis
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    J Urol 190:882-7. 2013
    ..However, these efficiency gains may be mitigated if patients treated with medical expulsive therapy have frequent health care encounters due to pain while waiting for the stones to pass...
  55. pmc Trends in the treatment of adults with ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Divisions of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Endourol 27:355-60. 2013
    ..Technical challenges, however, may have limited its dissemination. We examined population trends and determinants of surgical options for ureteropelvic junction obstruction...
  56. doi request reprint Use of ureteroscopy before and after expansion of lithotripter ownership in Michigan
    Hung Jui Tan
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2800, USA
    Urology 78:1287-91. 2011
    ..Urologists who acquired partnership shares were incentivized to perform shock wave lithotripsy preferentially over URS. Because of ownership expansion, the rates of URS might have decreased...
  57. doi request reprint Ambulatory surgery center market share and rates of outpatient surgery in the elderly
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 2967, USA
    Surg Innov 17:340-5. 2010
    ..9 per 1000 population; P < .01). The presence of an ASC is associated with higher utilization of common outpatient procedures in the elderly. Whether ASCs are meeting unmet clinical demand or spurring overutilization is not clear...
  58. pmc Patterns of care for early stage bladder cancer
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, USA
    Cancer 116:2604-11. 2010
    ..Early stage bladder cancer is a heterogeneous disease with a variable risk of progression and mortality. Uncertainty surrounding the optimal care for these patients may result in a mismatch between disease risk and treatment intensity...
  59. doi request reprint Identifying better practices for early-stage bladder cancer
    John Malcolm Hollingsworth
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Med Care 49:1112-7. 2011
    ..Practice guidelines for nonmuscle invasive (ie, early stage) bladder cancer are ambiguous, resulting in substantial practice variation without a clear patient benefit...
  60. ncbi request reprint Understanding differences between high and low volume hospitals for radical prostatectomy
    Wendy Siu
    Department of Urology, Division for Health Services Research, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urol Oncol 26:260-5. 2008
    ..We evaluated the impact of the specialized medical and ancillary services available at low vs. high volume prostatectomy centers on prolonged length of stay (LOS) outcomes after radical prostatectomy...
  61. ncbi request reprint Regionalization of percutaneous nephrolithotomy: evidence for the increasing burden of care on tertiary centers
    David S Morris
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Urol 176:242-6; discussion 246. 2006
    ..Similar concentration of complex, low risk procedures (e.g. percutaneous nephrolithotomy) to these centers would underscore the increasing burden of care placed on these hospitals...
  62. doi request reprint Understanding variation in the adoption of a new technology in surgery
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Care 46:366-71. 2008
    ..For this reason, a multilevel analysis was conducted using a population-based cohort to evaluate the amount of variation in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy use attributable to the individual, provider, and hospital levels...
  63. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in resource utilization for cystectomy
    David A Taub
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:288-93. 2006
    ..To examine the association of race with mortality and resource use among patients requiring cystectomy for bladder cancer, given the known racial differences with regard to bladder cancer incidence and survival...
  64. ncbi request reprint Neoadjuvant hormonal therapy impairs sexual outcome among younger men who undergo external beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 63:946-50. 2004
    ..The effects of clinical and treatment factors on sexual health after external beam RT have not been fully characterized by patient-reported, validated questionnaires...
  65. ncbi request reprint Differential adoption of laparoscopy by treatment indication
    David S Morris
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 178:2109-13; discussion 2113. 2007
    ..Therefore, we compared the use of laparoscopy by procedure indication (kidney donor, and benign and malignant kidney disease) to examine potential specialty specific associations with the slow uptake of this technology...
  66. pmc Robotic surgery in urologic oncology: gathering the evidence
    Ted A Skolarus
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 2967, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 10:421-32. 2010
    ..To this end, urologic professional societies and their surgeons should aim to identify underwriters for and participate in large clinical registries and surgical quality collaboratives...
  67. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of same-session bilateral ureteroscopy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    J Endourol 17:881-5. 2003
    ..We sought to establish the safety and efficacy of same-session bilateral ureteroscopy relative to procedures for staged bilateral and multiple unilateral calculi in the context of contemporary instrumentation...
  68. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy for renal cell carcinoma: diffusion versus regionalization?
    David C Miller
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 176:1102-6; discussion 1106-7. 2006
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Rising incidence of small renal masses: a need to reassess treatment effect
    John M Hollingsworth
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1331-4. 2006
    ..The fact that increased detection and treatment of small tumors is not reducing mortality argues for a reassessment of the current treatment paradigm...
  70. ncbi request reprint Opening ambulatory surgery centers and stone surgery rates in health care markets
    John M Hollingsworth
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 184:967-71. 2010
    ..Motivated by these concerns we evaluated how opening of an ambulatory surgery center impacts stone surgery use in a health care market and assessed the effect of its opening on the patient mix at nearby hospitals...
  71. ncbi request reprint Determinants of long-term sexual health outcome after radical prostatectomy measured by a validated instrument
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Urol 169:1453-7. 2003
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Variable penetrance of a consensus classification scheme for renal cell carcinoma
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 69:452-6. 2007
    ..The histologic classification of kidney cancer has been revised to reflect this new paradigm...
  73. doi request reprint Weekend admission and treatment of patients with renal colic: a case of avoidable variation?
    Seth A Strope
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 73:720-4; discussion 724. 2009
    ..Weekend hospital admission is associated with different and poorer quality care in certain clinical settings...
  74. ncbi request reprint Short-term health outcome differences between robotic and conventional radical prostatectomy
    David P Wood
    Department of Urology, Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 70:945-9. 2007
    ..To prospectively compare the relevant in-hospital and postdischarge short-term health outcomes in a contemporary group of patients undergoing either robotic or conventional radical prostatectomy...
  75. pmc Certificate of need regulations and the diffusion of intensity-modulated radiotherapy
    Bruce L Jacobs
    Department of Urology, Division of Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    Urology 80:1015-20. 2012
    ..To better understand the associations between the certificate of need regulations and intensity-modulated radiotherapy dissemination...
  76. ncbi request reprint Complications following surgical intervention for stress urinary incontinence: a national perspective
    David A Taub
    The Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 24:659-65. 2005
    ..Treatment is primarily surgical. Post-operative morbidity considerably affects individuals and the health care system. Our objective is to describe complications following surgery for SUI and how they affect resource utilization...
  77. ncbi request reprint Five-year survival after surgical treatment for kidney cancer: a population-based competing risk analysis
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Cancer 109:1763-8. 2007
    ..Using a population-based cohort, a competing risk analysis was performed to estimate patient survival after surgery for kidney cancer, as a function of patient age and tumor size at diagnosis...
  78. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery for a renal mass: 1-year minimum follow-up
    Brian D Seifman
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    J Endourol 18:783-6. 2004
    ..We report our results with laparoscopic NSS in patients who have had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up...
  79. doi request reprint The economic burden of prostate cancer survivorship care
    Ted A Skolarus
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2967, USA
    J Urol 184:532-8. 2010
    ..As a result, survivors have a protracted course, harboring considerable clinical and economic implications. Thus, we investigated the extent to which health service use and expenditures vary during continuing prostate cancer care...
  80. doi request reprint Understanding prostate cancer spending growth among Medicare beneficiaries
    Yun Zhang
    Department of Urology, Dow Division of Health and Services Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urology 77:326-31. 2011
    ..Growth in prostate cancer spending continues to outpace that for overall health expenditures, garnering nearly $7 billion annually...
  81. ncbi request reprint Understanding the barriers to the dissemination of medical expulsive therapy
    John M Hollingsworth
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2967, USA
    J Urol 184:2368-72. 2010
    ..To better understand the barriers to the dissemination of medical expulsive therapy we analyzed health care claims of working age adults with urinary stone disease...
  82. ncbi request reprint Comparison of neuromuscular injuries to the surgeon during hand-assisted and standard laparoscopic urologic surgery
    William K Johnston
    Department of Urology and Minimally Invasive Urology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Endourol 19:377-81. 2005
    ..We surveyed major laparoscopy program directors to compare the incidence and location of neuromuscular injury to the surgeon during hand-assisted laparoscopic (HAL) and standard laparoscopic (SL) surgery...
  83. ncbi request reprint The delivery of prostate cancer care in the United States: implications for delivery system reform
    Ted A Skolarus
    Division of Oncology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2967, USA
    J Urol 184:2279-84. 2010
    ..To better understand care coordination in the context of prostate cancer we examined how the delivery of prostate cancer care is partitioned across primary care providers and specialists...
  84. ncbi request reprint The use of tumor markers in testis cancer in the United States: a potential quality issue
    Scott M Gilbert
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Urol Oncol 26:153-7. 2008
    ..In testis cancer, the use of tumor markers is an important component of care and may represent a measurable quality indicator. We analyzed the use of testis cancer tumor markers across the United States...
  85. ncbi request reprint Differences in initial benign prostatic hyperplasia management between primary care physicians and urologists
    John M Hollingsworth
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0604, USA
    J Urol 182:2410-4. 2009
    ..The impact of the increasing role of the primary care physician on the use of benign prostatic hyperplasia related health services remains unknown...
  86. pmc Changes in gender distribution of urinary stone disease
    Seth A Strope
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Urology 75:543-6, 546.e1. 2010
    ..Historically, stone disease has been more common among men than women. However, differential changes in dietary intake patterns, fluid intake, and obesity in men and women may cause shifts in stone disease incidence and prevalence...
  87. pmc Medicare reimbursement changes for ambulatory surgery centers and remuneration to urological physician-owners
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, Division of Health Services Research, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Urol 180:1070-4. 2008
    ..All stakeholders, including physicians, the Medicare program and hospitals, will be affected by these changes...
  88. doi request reprint Robot-assisted salvage prostatectomy: evaluation of initial patient-reported outcomes
    Seth A Strope
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Endourol 24:425-7. 2010
    ..We sought to assess whether robot assistance would decrease the technical challenges and mitigate the considerable morbidity associated with the procedure...
  89. pmc Patient-reported recovery after abdominal and pelvic surgery using the Convalescence and Recovery Evaluation (CARE): implications for measuring the impact of surgical processes of care and innovation
    Ryan C Hedgepeth
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2967, USA
    Surg Innov 16:243-8. 2009
    ..This study used a recently validated instrument, the Convalescence and Recovery Evaluation (CARE), to measure return to baseline health after surgery and explore clinical factors associated with recovery...
  90. doi request reprint Opening of ambulatory surgery centers and procedure use in elderly patients: data from Florida
    John M Hollingsworth
    Dow Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 2967, USA
    Arch Surg 146:187-93. 2011
    ..To explore this possibility, we measured the impact of the opening of an ASC in a health care market, as defined by the hospital service area (HSA), on rates of procedure use...
  91. doi request reprint Understanding potential intraoperative impediments for learning laparoscopic nephrectomy
    Alon Z Weizer
    Department of Urology, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Endourol 22:1339-44. 2008
    ..We evaluated factors that impact the ability to learn hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (HALDN) to identify impediments to diffusion of this procedure...
  92. ncbi request reprint Partial nephrectomy for small renal masses: an emerging quality of care concern?
    David C Miller
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan Medical Center, USA
    J Urol 175:853-7; discussion 858. 2006
    ..To evaluate this concern we used the SEER registry to characterize national practice patterns for the surgical management of small renal masses...
  93. ncbi request reprint Neoadjuvant hormonal therapy and older age are associated with adverse sexual health-related quality-of-life outcome after prostate brachytherapy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 59:480-4. 2002
    ..We used a validated HRQOL survey to characterize the significance of neoadjuvant hormonal therapy and other baseline factors on postimplantation sexual function and impairment...
  94. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and performance-based reimbursement: the contemporary landscape and implications for urologists
    David C Miller
    Division of Clinical Research and Quality Assurance, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 67:1117-25. 2006
  95. ncbi request reprint The utility of lockout valve reservoirs in preventing autoinflation in penile prostheses
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    The Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 34:379-83. 2002
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  96. ncbi request reprint Sexual health recovery after prostatectomy, external radiation, or brachytherapy for early stage prostate cancer
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Division of Urology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Rabb 440, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 5:212-9. 2004
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Fibrin glue v sutured bolster: lessons learned during 100 laparoscopic partial nephrectomies
    William K Johnston
    Michigan Urology Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 174:47-52. 2005
    ..Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is performed with marked technical variations. We defined the limits of sutureless LPN and determined which closure technique is best in a particular situation...
  98. ncbi request reprint Concurrent assessment of obstructive/irritative urinary symptoms and incontinence after radical prostatectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Urology 59:389-93. 2002
    ..To concurrently evaluate urinary obstructive symptoms and incontinence in men after radical prostatectomy and to determine the effects of these components on urinary impairment and satisfaction...
  99. ncbi request reprint Getting under the hood of the volume-outcome relationship for radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Division for Health Services Research, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Urol 177:2095-9; discussion 2099. 2007
    ..However, the mediators of the volume effect remain unclear. We assessed whether differences among hospitals could explain some or all of the volume effect on short-term outcomes after cystectomy for bladder cancer...
  100. ncbi request reprint Clinical skills acquisition for hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    J Urol 171:35-9. 2004
    ..We characterize the learning curve for hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in the context of a urology training program, and establish a case volume threshold after which improvements in laparoscopic skill can be demonstrated...
  101. doi request reprint Commentary on watchful waiting and health related quality of life for patients with localized prostate cancer
    Seth A Strope
    J Urol 179:S19. 2008

Research Grants1

  1. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Medicare Expenditures for Outpatient Procedures
    Brent K Hollenbeck; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In particular, findings from this study have potential relevance to several important policy initiatives, including anti-self-referral legislation and payment reform for surgical care. ..