Affiliation: University of Michigan
- Physician assessments of medication adherence and decisions to intensify medications for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure: still no better than a coin tossJennifer Meddings
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 12:270. 2012....
- Effect of nonpayment for hospital-acquired, catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a statewide analysisJennifer A Meddings
University of Michigan Medical School, Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Ann Intern Med 157:305-12. 2012..As of 2008, claims data are used to deny payment for certain hospital-acquired conditions, including CAUTIs, and publicly report hospital performance...
- Hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infection: documentation and coding issues may reduce financial impact of Medicare's new payment policyJennifer Meddings
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:627-33. 2010....
- Systematic review and meta-analysis: reminder systems to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections and urinary catheter use in hospitalized patientsJennifer Meddings
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, and 3Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0429, USA
Clin Infect Dis 51:550-60. 2010..To summarize the effect of urinary catheter reminder systems on the rate of CAUTI, urinary catheter use, and the need for recatheterization, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis...
- Inappropriate testing for urinary tract infection in hospitalized patients: an opportunity for improvementSarah Hartley
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1204-7. 2013..Lack of documentation and important clinical scenarios (before orthopedic procedures and when the patient has altered mental status without a urinary catheter) are highlighted as areas of use outside of current guidelines. ..
- Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: an integrative reviewJennifer Meddings
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
BMJ Qual Saf 23:277-89. 2014..Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are costly, common and often preventable by reducing unnecessary urinary catheter (UC) use...
- Perceived strength of evidence supporting practices to prevent health care-associated infection: results from a national survey of infection prevention personnelSanjay Saint
Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence HOPE, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Am J Infect Control 41:100-6. 2013..We were also curious whether lead infection preventionist certification in infection prevention and control (CIC) correlated with perceptions of the evidence...