Patrick S Romano

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Identifying priorities in methodological research using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data: report from an international consortium
    Carolyn De Coster
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:77. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint HIM's role in monitoring patient safety
    Patrick S Romano
    UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Stanford University, USA
    J AHIMA 73:72-4. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Do well-publicized risk-adjusted outcomes reports affect hospital volume?
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, 95817, USA
    Med Care 42:367-77. 2004
  4. pmc Validity of selected AHRQ patient safety indicators based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data
    Patrick S Romano
    UC Davis Division of General Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, 4150 V Street, PSSB Suite 2400, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:182-204. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint The evolving science of quality measurement for hospitals: implications for studies of competition and consolidation
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine and Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:131-57. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Coding of perineal lacerations and other complications of obstetric care in hospital discharge data
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:717-25. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Grading the graders: how hospitals in California and New York perceive and interpret their report cards
    P S Romano
    Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Med Care 37:295-305. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Can decision analysis help us decide whether ultrasound screening for fetal anomalies is worth it?
    P S Romano
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis 95817, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 847:154-72. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Can administrative data be used to ascertain clinically significant postoperative complications?
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Am J Med Qual 17:145-54. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Can administrative data be used to compare postoperative complication rates across hospitals?
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Med Care 40:856-67. 2002

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. pmc Identifying priorities in methodological research using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data: report from an international consortium
    Carolyn De Coster
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:77. 2006
    ..This paper presents a list of high-priority methodological areas for researchers using health administrative data...
  2. ncbi request reprint HIM's role in monitoring patient safety
    Patrick S Romano
    UC Davis Division of General Medicine, Stanford University, USA
    J AHIMA 73:72-4. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Do well-publicized risk-adjusted outcomes reports affect hospital volume?
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, 95817, USA
    Med Care 42:367-77. 2004
    ..Report cards on hospital performance are common but have uncertain impact...
  4. pmc Validity of selected AHRQ patient safety indicators based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data
    Patrick S Romano
    UC Davis Division of General Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, 4150 V Street, PSSB Suite 2400, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:182-204. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The evolving science of quality measurement for hospitals: implications for studies of competition and consolidation
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine and Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:131-57. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Coding of perineal lacerations and other complications of obstetric care in hospital discharge data
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:717-25. 2005
    ..To assess the validity of obstetric complications, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Core Measure on perineal lacerations, in the California Patient Discharge Data Set...
  7. ncbi request reprint Grading the graders: how hospitals in California and New York perceive and interpret their report cards
    P S Romano
    Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Med Care 37:295-305. 1999
    ..Concerns about quality of care are increasing as hospitals struggle to lower costs. Hospital report cards are controversial, but little is known about their impact...
  8. ncbi request reprint Can decision analysis help us decide whether ultrasound screening for fetal anomalies is worth it?
    P S Romano
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis 95817, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 847:154-72. 1998
    ..We found that routine ultrasound appears to be the preferred strategy for most women. This choice is sensitive primarily to the specificity of ultrasound and women's willingness-to-pay for the reassurance of a normal ultrasound...
  9. ncbi request reprint Can administrative data be used to ascertain clinically significant postoperative complications?
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Am J Med Qual 17:145-54. 2002
    ..ICD-9-CM complication codes are more promising as a tool to help providers identify their own adverse outcomes than as a tool for comparing performance...
  10. ncbi request reprint Can administrative data be used to compare postoperative complication rates across hospitals?
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Med Care 40:856-67. 2002
    ..Several quality assessment systems use administrative data to identify postoperative complications, with uncertain validity...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of public reporting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery performance data on market share, mortality, and patient selection
    Patrick S Romano
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Med Care 49:1118-25. 2011
    ..The impact of publicly reporting risk-adjusted outcomes for hospitals and surgeons remains controversial, with particular concern about unintended consequences...
  12. doi request reprint Cases of iatrogenic pneumothorax can be identified from ICD-9-CM coded data
    Banafsheh Sadeghi
    University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:218-24. 2010
    ..At least 1725 hospital-acquired pneumothoraxes could have been prevented in 2004 through universal use of ultrasound guidance during internal jugular cannulation...
  13. pmc Survival enhancing indications for coronary artery bypass graft surgery in California
    Zhongmin Li
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:257. 2008
    ..We performed this study to explore variations in clinical indications for CABG surgery among California hospitals and surgeons...
  14. doi request reprint Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator?
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:347-354.e1-29. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this indicator...
  15. doi request reprint How valid is the ICD-9-CM based AHRQ patient safety indicator for postoperative venous thromboembolism?
    Richard H White
    Division of General Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 47:1237-43. 2009
    ..However, few studies have evaluated the accuracy of these ICD-9-CM codes across multiple hospitals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hospital variation in readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery in California
    Zhongmin Li
    University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:729-37. 2012
    ..Readmission rates also vary widely between hospitals, but the reasons for this variation have not been studied previously...
  17. doi request reprint Positive predictive value of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator for central line-related bloodstream infection ("selected infections due to medical care")
    Patricia A Zrelak
    University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Battelle Memorial Institute in Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Healthc Qual 33:29-36. 2011
    ..PSI 7 has a low positive predictive value compared with other PSIs recently studied. Present on admission diagnoses and improved coding for infections related to central venous catheters (implemented October 2007) may improve validity...
  18. doi request reprint Quality of care of children in the emergency department: association with hospital setting and physician training
    Madan Dharmar
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Pediatr 153:783-9. 2008
    ..To investigate differences in the quality of emergency care for children related to differences in hospital setting, physician training, and demographic factors...
  19. doi request reprint Evaluation of the predictive value of ICD-9-CM coded administrative data for venous thromboembolism in the United States
    Richard H White
    Division of General Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Thromb Res 126:61-7. 2010
    ..To determine the positive predictive value of International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) discharge codes for acute deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice and variation in care for childhood obesity at seven clinics in California
    Ulfat Shaikh
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis School of Medicine, 2516 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Qual Prim Care 20:335-44. 2012
    ..The goal of this network is to improve childhood obesity prevention and management practices at participating clinics...
  21. doi request reprint Positive predictive value of the AHRQ accidental puncture or laceration patient safety indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817
    Ann Surg 250:1041-5. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of this indicator...
  22. ncbi request reprint Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:20-8. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A national profile of patient safety in U.S. hospitals
    Patrick S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:154-66. 2003
    ..The PSIs may be used in AHRQ's National Quality Report, while providers may use them to screen for preventable complications, target opportunities for improvement, and benchmark performance...
  24. doi request reprint Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: implications for the AHRQ postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 50:792-800. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether hospitals vary in the use of 518.81 versus 518.5 and whether such variation correlates with coder beliefs...
  25. doi request reprint Preliminary assessment of pediatric health care quality and patient safety in the United States using readily available administrative data
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e416-25. 2008
    ..Our aim was to develop indicators using inpatient administrative data to assess aspects of the quality of inpatient pediatric care and access to quality outpatient care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ovarian cancer: can we make the clinical diagnosis earlier?
    Lloyd H Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California at Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Cancer 104:1398-407. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to provide an objective evaluation of symptoms that precede a diagnosis of ovarian cancer...
  27. pmc Screening mammography beliefs and recommendations: a web-based survey of primary care physicians
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    Department of Internal Medicine and Centre for Healthcare Policy and Research University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:32. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators for targeting nursing quality improvement
    Patricia A Zrelak
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California Davis, UC Davis Medical Center, 2103 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 27:99-108. 2012
    ..In this paper, we describe how the AHRQ PSI may be used to identify nursing-specific opportunities to improve care based on data from the national AHRQ PSI validation pilot project...
  29. doi request reprint Impact of public reporting on access to coronary artery bypass surgery: the California Outcomes Reporting Program
    Zhongmin Li
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1131-8. 2010
    ..However, the impact of this program on operative mortality and access to surgery for high-risk patients has not been clarified...
  30. pmc The CABG surgery volume-outcome relationship: temporal trends and selection effects in California, 1998-2004
    James P Marcin
    Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis Children s Hospital, and Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, 2516 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:174-92. 2008
    ....
  31. pmc Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups technique to evaluate quality indicators
    Sheryl Davies
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University CHP PCOR, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:2005-18. 2011
    ..To test the implementation of a novel structured panel process in the evaluation of quality indicators...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of between-hospital volume and within-hospital volume on mortality and readmission rates for trauma patients in California
    James P Marcin
    Department of Pediatrics, the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:1477-83. 2004
    ..lower than average volume) as a covariate. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of between-hospital and within-hospital trauma volume and two measures of hospital quality of care...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence of cervical cytological abnormalities with aging in the women's health initiative: a randomized controlled trial
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, 95817, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:410-9. 2006
    ..To estimate the incidence of cytological abnormalities and cervical cancer and to determine the effect of oral estrogen and progestin on cervical cytology among postmenopausal women participating in a multi-institution clinical trial...
  34. doi request reprint Expanding the uses of AHRQ's prevention quality indicators: validity from the clinician perspective
    Sheryl Davies
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    Med Care 49:679-85. 2011
    ..Recently, interest has expanded to using the measures at the level of payer or large physician groups, including public reporting or pay-for-performance programs. However, the validity of these expanded applications is unknown...
  35. doi request reprint Comorbidities and mammography use interact to explain racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA
    Cancer 117:3252-61. 2011
    ..Interactions with comorbidity burden and comorbidity-related care have not been examined as potential explanations for racial/ethnic disparities in advanced-stage breast cancer at diagnosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism after different elective or urgent surgical procedures
    Richard H White
    Division of General Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Thromb Haemost 90:446-55. 2003
    ..Because of the high incidence of VTE diagnosed after hospital discharge, further studies of extended thromboprophylaxis appear warranted...
  37. ncbi request reprint What data do California HMOs use to select hospitals for contracting?
    Julie A Rainwater
    Division of General Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, 4150 V Street, PSSB Suite 2400, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:553-61. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Potentially avoidable rehospitalizations following acute myocardial infarction by insurance status
    Jorge A Garcia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento 95817 1498, USA
    J Community Health 28:167-84. 2003
    ..2.61; 95% confidence interval, 1.33 to 5.11). Additional studies are needed to define the role of health insurance on clinical outcomes and health care access across a broader range of conditions and communities...
  39. ncbi request reprint The California Hospital Outcomes Project: using administrative data to compare hospital performance
    P S Romano
    Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, Davis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 21:668-82. 1995
    ..For each outcome, two risk adjustment models were used to estimate expected and risk-adjusted hospital outcome rates, along with p values representing the likelihood that the observed number of adverse outcomes occurred by chance...
  40. doi request reprint Mechanical and suboptimal pharmacologic prophylaxis and delayed mobilization but not morbid obesity are associated with venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty: a case-control study
    Banafsheh Sadeghi
    School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:665-71. 2012
    ..Suboptimal dosing, delayed initiation, and overreliance on mechanical methods may also limit the effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis...
  41. pmc Risk of advanced-stage breast cancer among older women with comorbidities
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1510-9. 2012
    ..We compared mammography use, and overall and advanced-stage breast cancer rates, among female Medicare beneficiaries with different levels of comorbidity...
  42. ncbi request reprint Medication errors among acutely ill and injured children treated in rural emergency departments
    James P Marcin
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:361-7, 367.e1-2. 2007
    ..We identify the incidence, nature, and consequences of medication errors among acutely ill and injured children receiving care in a sample of rural emergency departments (EDs)...
  43. pmc Looking forward, looking back: assessing variations in hospital resource use and outcomes for elderly patients with heart failure
    Michael K Ong
    Departments of Medicine and Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:548-57. 2009
    ..This study examines the association between mortality and resource use at the hospital level, when all Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure are examined...
  44. ncbi request reprint Networked for change? Identifying obstetric opinion leaders and assessing their opinions on caesarean delivery
    Richard L Kravitz
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, 4150 V Street Suite 2500, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:2423-34. 2003
    ..However, they did not consistently support policies designed to reduce the caesarean delivery rate. The results have implications for the generalizability of opinion leader strategies...
  45. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of obstetric diagnoses and procedures in hospital discharge data
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:992-1001. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to estimate the validity of obstetric procedures and diagnoses in California patient discharge data...
  46. doi request reprint Validity of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for Postoperative Physiologic and Metabolic Derangement Based on a National Sample of Medical Records
    Patricia A Zrelak
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH Department of Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA
    Med Care 51:806-11. 2013
    ..We sought to evaluate the indicator's criterion validity...
  47. ncbi request reprint California surveillance for pesticide-related illness and injury: coverage, bias, and limitations
    Louise N Mehler
    Department of Pesticide Regulation, California Environmental Protection Agency, P O Box 4015, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812 4015, USA
    J Agromedicine 11:67-79. 2006
    ..Work is needed to explore domestic exposures and occurrences beyond the reach of the health care system...
  48. doi request reprint Lack of Insurance is Associated With Increased Risk for Hernia Complications
    Jason A London
    Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Surg 250:331-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether lack of insurance is associated with an increased likelihood of presenting to a hospital with a complicated hernia, and whether insurance status might be associated with clinical outcomes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and its association with health-risk behaviors in a rural Latina population
    Olivia C Kasirye
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis 95616 8638, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:733-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the performance of proxy measures of acculturation and to examine the association between acculturation and selected health-risk behaviors...
  50. ncbi request reprint Predictors of rehospitalization for symptomatic venous thromboembolism after total hip arthroplasty
    R H White
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, USA
    N Engl J Med 343:1758-64. 2000
    ..Risk factors associated with these symptomatic thromboembolic events are not well defined...
  51. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of the effectiveness of inferior vena cava filter use among patients with venous thromboembolism
    R H White
    Division of General Medicine, Suite 2400, PSSB, 4150 V St, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:2033-41. 2000
    ..There are few population-based data regarding the effectiveness of inferior vena cava filter use in the prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism...
  52. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic factors and the assignment of do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with acute myocardial infarctions
    J A Garcia
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817 1498, USA
    Med Care 38:670-8. 2000
    ..This study examined the impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors, measured at the individual or ecological (zip code) level, on the assignment of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders...
  53. ncbi request reprint Endoscopy-based triage significantly reduces hospitalization rates and costs of treating upper GI bleeding: a randomized controlled trial
    J G Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, General Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 50:755-61. 1999
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Thyroid cancer in pregnancy
    S Yasmeen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Davis, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 91:15-20. 2005
    ..To compare stage at diagnosis, treatment and survival among pregnant women with thyroid cancer to non-pregnant women with thyroid cancer, and to assess the impact of treatment on maternal and perinatal outcomes...
  55. ncbi request reprint Length of hospital stay for treatment of deep venous thrombosis and the incidence of recurrent thromboembolism
    R H White
    Division of General Medicine, University of California at Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:1005-10. 1998
    ..Current guidelines suggest that all patients with acute deep venous thrombosis should be treated with intravenous heparin for at least 5 days, overlapping with warfarin sodium for 4 to 5 days...
  56. doi request reprint High variation between hospitals in vena cava filter use for venous thromboembolism
    Richard H White
    Division ofGeneral Medicine, Departmentsof Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:506-12. 2013
    ..The extent to which vena cava filter (VCF) use varies between hospitals in the management of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not clear...
  57. doi request reprint Lifetime earnings for physicians across specialties
    J Paul Leigh
    Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA 95616 8638, USA
    Med Care 50:1093-101. 2012
    ..Earlier studies estimated annual income differences across specialties, but lifetime income may be more relevant given physicians' long-term commitments to specialties...
  58. pmc A population-based analysis of socioeconomic status and insurance status and their relationship with pediatric trauma hospitalization and mortality rates
    James P Marcin
    Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:461-6. 2003
    ..We investigated socioeconomic disparities in injury hospitalization rates and severity-adjusted mortality for pediatric trauma...
  59. ncbi request reprint Impact of environmental tobacco smoke on children with sickle cell disease
    Daniel C West
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis 95817, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:1197-201. 2003
    ..Parallels between the biological effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on nonsmokers and the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD) suggest that complications of SCD could be exacerbated by ETS exposure...
  60. ncbi request reprint Frequency and predictive value of a mammographic recommendation for short-interval follow-up
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    University of California, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Internal Medicine, Davis, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:429-36. 2003
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences for physician characteristics in university-based primary care clinics
    Jorge A Garcia
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of General Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817 1498, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:259-67. 2003
    ..To examine patient preferences for age-,gender-, and racial/ethnic-concordant primary care physicians...
  62. ncbi request reprint Elective cervical discectomy in California: postoperative in-hospital complications and their risk factors
    P S Romano
    Division of General Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:2677-92. 1997
    ..Important comorbidities should be identified and treated, if appropriate, before cervical spine surgery...
  63. pmc Accuracy of parental report and electronic health record documentation as measures of diet and physical activity counseling
    Ulfat Shaikh
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, 95817, USA
    Acad Pediatr 12:81-7. 2012
    ..To determine whether parental reports and electronic health record documentation of physician counseling on nutrition and physical activity reflect actual counseling provided...
  64. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic evidence of mucosal injury in patients taking ticlopidine compared with patients taking aspirin/nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and controls
    Rafiq A Sheikh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:529-32. 2002
    ..We studied the endoscopic evidence of mucosal damage in patients taking ticlopidine compared with patients taking aspirin/nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and matched controls...
  65. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer stage at diagnosis in relation to duration of medicaid enrollment
    C I Perkins
    California Department of Health Services, Cancer Surveillance Section, Sacramento, California 95815 4402, USA
    Med Care 39:1224-33. 2001
    ..This study evaluates breast cancer stage among women on Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, in relation to duration of coverage to assess the impact of including women with recently acquired benefits in the Medi-Cal group...
  66. pmc Does "mainstreaming" guarantee access to care for medicaid recipients with asthma?
    Y A Bair
    Graduate Group in Epidemiology and the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:475-81. 2001
    ..Recent reforms in the federal Medicaid program have attempted to integrate beneficiaries into the mainstream by providing them with managed care options. However, the effects of mainstreaming have not been systematically evaluated...
  67. ncbi request reprint Peer group benchmarks are not appropriate for health care quality report cards
    Patrick S Romano
    Am Heart J 148:921-3. 2004
  68. ncbi request reprint Re: Short-interval follow-up mammography: are we doing the right thing?
    Shagufta Yasmeen
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1175-6. 2003
  69. ncbi request reprint Tracking rates of Patient Safety Indicators over time: lessons from the Veterans Administration
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC 152, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 44:850-61. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of hospital care in America
    Patrick S Romano
    N Engl J Med 353:302-4. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint Why rescue the administrative data version of the "failure to rescue" quality indicator
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Med Care 45:277-9. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the patient safety indicators: how well do they perform on Veterans Health Administration data?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC 152, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 43:873-84. 2005
    ..Although the Veterans Health Administration (VA) is a national leader in patient safety, accurate information on the epidemiology of patient safety events in the VA is still unavailable...
  73. ncbi request reprint Mortality among hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries in the first 2 years following ACGME resident duty hour reform
    Kevin G Volpp
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 298:975-83. 2007
    ..The association of duty hour reform with mortality among patients in teaching hospitals nationally has not been well established...
  74. ncbi request reprint Failure-to-rescue: comparing definitions to measure quality of care
    Jeffrey H Silber
    Center for Outcomes Research, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Med Care 45:918-25. 2007
    ..This study examines the reliability and validity of different FTR measures currently in use...
  75. ncbi request reprint The treatment of hip fractures: variations in care
    Jay R Lieberman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 442:239-44. 2006
    ..Level of Evidence: Descriptive Study, Level II (retrospective cohort study). See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence...
  76. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes after hospitalization for deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
    Susan Murin
    Thromb Haemost 88:407-14. 2002
    ..Venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism appear to be distinct, albeit overlapping, clinical entities with different natural histories...
  77. ncbi request reprint Asking too much of administrative data?
    Patrick S Romano
    J Am Coll Surg 196:337-8; author reply 338-9. 2003
  78. ncbi request reprint How often are potential patient safety events present on admission?
    Robert L Houchens
    Thomson Healthcare, Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:154-63. 2008
    ..The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) were initially developed as measures of potential patient safety problems that use routine administrative data without POA information. The impact of adding POA information to PSIs was examined...
  79. doi request reprint Using patient safety indicators to estimate the impact of potential adverse events on outcomes
    Peter E Rivard
    VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:67-87. 2008
    ..This study contributes to the literature measuring outcomes of medical errors and provides evidence that AHRQ PSIs may be useful indicators for comparison across delivery systems...
  80. ncbi request reprint Nurse-patient ratios: a systematic review on the effects of nurse staffing on patient, nurse employee, and hospital outcomes
    Thomas A Lang
    Tom Lang Communications, Murphys, CA, USA
    J Nurs Adm 34:326-37. 2004
    ..To determine whether the peer-reviewed literature supports specific, minimum nurse-patient ratios for acute care hospitals and whether nurse staffing is associated with patient, nurse employee, or hospital outcomes...
  81. ncbi request reprint Licensed caregiver characteristics and staffing in California acute care hospital units
    Margaret Blakeman Hodge
    California State University Stanislaus, Turlock 95382, USA
    J Nurs Adm 34:125-33. 2004
    ..The authors describe the results of a California survey characterizing licensed caregivers, identifying staffing levels by unit type, and describing how staffing levels vary across hospital types...
  82. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle risk factors predict healthcare costs in an aging cohort
    J Paul Leigh
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:379-87. 2005
    ..The association was examined between smoking, drinking, exercise, body mass index (BMI), and changes in these risk factors, and healthcare costs after 4 years among 68- to 95-year-olds...
  83. ncbi request reprint Mortality among patients in VA hospitals in the first 2 years following ACGME resident duty hour reform
    Kevin G Volpp
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 298:984-92. 2007
    ..The association of these changes with mortality among hospitalized patients has not been well established...
  84. ncbi request reprint How do we maximize the impact of the public reporting of quality of care?
    Martin N Marshall
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:i57-63. 2004
    ....
  85. pmc Reevaluating the benefits of folic acid fortification in the United States: economic analysis, regulation, and public health
    Scott D Grosse
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop E 87, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1917-22. 2005
    ..The cost savings (net reduction in direct costs) were estimated to be in the range of 88 million dollars to 145 million dollars per year...
  86. ncbi request reprint Costs of occupational COPD and asthma
    J Paul Leigh
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616 8638, USA
    Chest 121:264-72. 2002
    ..To estimate the number of annual deaths, as well as the direct and indirect costs of occupational COPD and asthma, in the United States in 1996...