Elise H Lawson

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Identification of modifiable factors for reducing readmission after colectomy: a national analysis
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Veteran s Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 155:754-66. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Association between occurrence of a postoperative complication and readmission: implications for quality improvement and cost savings
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Surg 258:10-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Linkage of a clinical surgical registry with Medicare inpatient claims data using indirect identifiers
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Surgery 153:423-30. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A comparison of clinical registry versus administrative claims data for reporting of 30-day surgical complications
    Elise H Lawson
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Surg 256:973-81. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Identifying worsening surgical site infection performance: control charts versus risk-adjusted rate outlier status
    Elise H Lawson
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:391-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The appropriateness method has acceptable reliability and validity for assessing overuse and underuse of surgical procedures
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:1133-43. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Appropriate use of surgical procedures for patients with cancer
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 21:479-86, ix. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Morbidity and mortality after colorectal procedures: comparison of data from the American College of Surgeons case log system and the ACS NSQIP
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:1077-85. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Appropriateness criteria to assess variations in surgical procedure use in the United States
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1433-40. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Using Merged Clinical and Claims Registry Data to Identify High Utilizers of Surgical Inpatient Care 1 Year after Colectomy
    Anne M Stey
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:441-51.e1. 2015

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Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Identification of modifiable factors for reducing readmission after colectomy: a national analysis
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Veteran s Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 155:754-66. 2014
    ..Our objective was to compare the importance of 3 groups of clinical variables (demographics, preoperative risk factors, and postoperative complications) in predicting readmission after colectomy procedures...
  2. doi request reprint Association between occurrence of a postoperative complication and readmission: implications for quality improvement and cost savings
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Surg 258:10-8. 2013
    ..To estimate the effect of preventing postoperative complications on readmission rates and costs...
  3. doi request reprint Linkage of a clinical surgical registry with Medicare inpatient claims data using indirect identifiers
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Surgery 153:423-30. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and validate a deterministic linkage algorithm that uses indirect patient identifiers to reliably match records from a surgical clinical registry with Medicare inpatient claims data...
  4. doi request reprint A comparison of clinical registry versus administrative claims data for reporting of 30-day surgical complications
    Elise H Lawson
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Surg 256:973-81. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Identifying worsening surgical site infection performance: control charts versus risk-adjusted rate outlier status
    Elise H Lawson
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:391-7. 2012
    ..2% of hospitals with worsened outlier status. This study demonstrates that these quality measurement tools have unique strengths and weaknesses and are complementary uses of the same clinical data source...
  6. doi request reprint The appropriateness method has acceptable reliability and validity for assessing overuse and underuse of surgical procedures
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:1133-43. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Appropriate use of surgical procedures for patients with cancer
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 21:479-86, ix. 2012
    ..A coordinated effort to produce appropriateness criteria for surgical oncology could improve the quality of surgical care for patients with cancer if these criteria are integrated into routine clinical practice...
  8. doi request reprint Morbidity and mortality after colorectal procedures: comparison of data from the American College of Surgeons case log system and the ACS NSQIP
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:1077-85. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to assess bias in data entry for colorectal cases by comparing data in these 2 registries...
  9. doi request reprint Appropriateness criteria to assess variations in surgical procedure use in the United States
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1433-40. 2011
    ..To systematically describe appropriateness criteria (AC) developed in the United States for surgical procedures and to summarize how these criteria have been applied to identify overuse and underuse of procedures in US populations...
  10. doi request reprint Using Merged Clinical and Claims Registry Data to Identify High Utilizers of Surgical Inpatient Care 1 Year after Colectomy
    Anne M Stey
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:441-51.e1. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to identify high utilizers, describe their costs, and determine whether preoperative characteristics predict high utilizer status...
  11. doi request reprint Is there hospital variation in long-term incisional hernia repair after abdominal surgery?
    Anne M Stey
    Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 220:313-322.e2. 2015
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether long-term rates of incisional hernia repair after common abdominal operations could be used to compare hospital long-term surgical quality...
  12. doi request reprint Reliability of evaluating hospital quality by colorectal surgical site infection type
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA and Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Washington University Center for Health Policy and Olin Business School, St Louis, MO
    Ann Surg 258:994-1000. 2013
    ..To determine whether risk-adjusted colorectal SSI rates are statistically reliable as hospital quality measures...
  13. doi request reprint Extending the value of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program claims dataset to study long-term outcomes: Rate of repeat ventral hernia repair
    Anne M Stey
    Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 157:1157-65. 2015
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Hospital costs by cost center of inpatient hospitalization for medicare patients undergoing major abdominal surgery
    Anne M Stey
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 220:207-17.e11. 2015
    ..Correctly estimating the cost of production of surgical care may help decision makers design mechanisms to improve the efficiency of surgical care...
  15. doi request reprint Comparison between clinical registry and medicare claims data on the classification of hospital quality of surgical care
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO Center for Health Policy and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO and Department of Surgery, John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA and UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
    Ann Surg 261:290-6. 2015
    ..To compare the classification of hospital statistical outlier status as better or worse performance than expected for postoperative complications using Medicare claims versus clinical registry data...
  16. doi request reprint Validity and feasibility of the american college of surgeons colectomy composite outcome quality measure
    Ryan P Merkow
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Surg 257:483-9. 2013
    ..To develop a reliable, robust, parsimonious, risk-adjusted 30-day composite colectomy outcome measure...
  17. doi request reprint Risk factors for superficial vs deep/organ-space surgical site infections: implications for quality improvement initiatives
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
    JAMA Surg 148:849-58. 2013
    ..Superficial and deep/organ-space SSIs differ in terms of anatomical location and clinical severity...
  18. doi request reprint Are procedures codes in claims data a reliable indicator of intraoperative splenic injury compared with clinical registry data?
    Anne M Stey
    Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 219:237-44.e1. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether concurrent splenic procedure codes in patients undergoing colectomy procedures are reliably coded in claims data as compared with clinical registry data...
  19. doi request reprint Measuring risk-adjusted value using Medicare and ACS-NSQIP: is high-quality, low-cost surgical care achievable everywhere?
    Elise H Lawson
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY Department of Surgery, St Louis School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St Louis, MO Saint Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO and Center for Health Policy and Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis, St Louis, MO
    Ann Surg 260:668-77; discussion 677-9. 2014
    ..To evaluate the relationship between risk-adjusted cost and quality for colectomy procedures and to identify characteristics of "high value" hospitals (high quality, low cost)...
  20. doi request reprint Which Patients Require More Care after Hospital Discharge? An Analysis of Post-Acute Care Use among Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery
    Greg D Sacks
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 220:1113-1121.e2. 2015
    ..The use of post-acute care is common among the elderly and accounts for $62 billion in annual Medicare expenditures. However, little is known about post-acute care use after surgery...