G E Rosenthal

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A longitudinal study of chiropractic use among older adults in the United States
    Paula Weigel
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Chiropr Osteopat 18:34. 2010
  2. pmc Defining emergency department episodes by severity and intensity: A 15-year study of Medicare beneficiaries
    Brian Kaskie
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:173. 2010
  3. pmc Hospital characteristics and patient populations served by physician owned and non physician owned orthopedic specialty hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:155. 2007
  4. pmc Dual use of Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration: are there adverse health outcomes?
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:131. 2006
  5. pmc Uncompensated care provided by for-profit, not-for-profit, and government owned hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:90. 2010
  6. pmc Older adults who persistently present to the emergency department with severe, non-severe, and indeterminate episode patterns
    Brian Kaskie
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:65. 2011
  7. pmc A 12-year prospective study of stroke risk in older Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research on the Implementation of Innovative Strategies into Practice, Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 9:17. 2009
  8. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Using hospital performance data in quality improvement: the Cleveland Health Quality Choice experience
    G E Rosenthal
    Institute for Health Care Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:347-60. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint In-hospital mortality following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Veterans Health Administration and private sector hospitals
    Gary E Rosenthal
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa 52242, USA
    Med Care 41:522-35. 2003

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. pmc A longitudinal study of chiropractic use among older adults in the United States
    Paula Weigel
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Chiropr Osteopat 18:34. 2010
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  2. pmc Defining emergency department episodes by severity and intensity: A 15-year study of Medicare beneficiaries
    Brian Kaskie
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:173. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Hospital characteristics and patient populations served by physician owned and non physician owned orthopedic specialty hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:155. 2007
    ..Our objective was to assess whether physician owned specialty orthopedic hospitals and non physician owned specialty orthopedic hospitals differ with respect to hospital characteristics and patient populations served...
  4. pmc Dual use of Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration: are there adverse health outcomes?
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:131. 2006
    ..This article examines whether an indirect measure of dual use based on inpatient services is associated with increased mortality risk...
  5. pmc Uncompensated care provided by for-profit, not-for-profit, and government owned hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:90. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare the amount of uncompensated care provided by not-for-profit (NFP), for-profit (FP) and government owned hospitals...
  6. pmc Older adults who persistently present to the emergency department with severe, non-severe, and indeterminate episode patterns
    Brian Kaskie
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:65. 2011
    ..In this research, we classified older adults into population groups that persistently present with severe, non-severe, or indeterminate patterns of ED episodes. We then contrasted the three groups using a comprehensive set of covariates...
  7. pmc A 12-year prospective study of stroke risk in older Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research on the Implementation of Innovative Strategies into Practice, Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    BMC Geriatr 9:17. 2009
    ..Stroke costs about $66B annually in the US, and also results in serious, long-term disability. Therefore, it is prudent to identify all possible risk factors and their effects so that appropriate intervention points may be targeted...
  8. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
    ..Mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is declining worldwide. We sought to determine if mortality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has also been declining...
  9. ncbi request reprint Using hospital performance data in quality improvement: the Cleveland Health Quality Choice experience
    G E Rosenthal
    Institute for Health Care Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 24:347-60. 1998
    ..The project developed and validated CHOICE, a severity adjustment system that includes diagnosis-specific models for medical, surgical, and obstetrical patients which are based on clinical data abstracted from patients' medical records...
  10. ncbi request reprint In-hospital mortality following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Veterans Health Administration and private sector hospitals
    Gary E Rosenthal
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa 52242, USA
    Med Care 41:522-35. 2003
    ..Compare severity-adjusted in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in VA and private sector hospitals in two geographic regions...
  11. ncbi request reprint What patients should ask of consumers' guides to health care quality
    G E Rosenthal
    University of Iowa, Department of Veteran Affairs
    Eval Health Prof 21:316-31. 1998
    ..Although the evaluation of health care quality is undoubtedly complex, the four questions that we pose provide a basis for developing a more rational approach to informing the public about health care quality...
  12. ncbi request reprint Differences in length of stay in Veterans Health Administration and other United States hospitals: is the gap closing?
    Gary E Rosenthal
    Program in Interdisciplinary Research in Health Care Organization, Iowa City VA Medical Center, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Med Care 41:882-94. 2003
    ..Compare risk-adjusted length of stay (LOS) in VA and other United States (non-VA) hospitals and determine if relative differences in LOS have changed in recent years...
  13. pmc Mortality and length of stay in a veterans affairs hospital and private sector hospitals serving a common market
    Gary E Rosenthal
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:601-8. 2003
    ..To compare severity-adjusted in-hospital mortality and length of stay (LOS) in a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital and private sector hospitals serving the same health care market...
  14. ncbi request reprint Age and the risk of in-hospital death: insights from a multihospital study of intensive care patients
    Gary E Rosenthal
    Research Service, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1205-12. 2002
    ..To determine independent relationships between age and the risk of in-hospital death...
  15. ncbi request reprint Length of stay as a source of bias in comparing performance in VA and private sector facilities: lessons learned from a regional evaluation of intensive care outcomes
    P J Kaboli
    Department of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Med Care 39:1014-24. 2001
    ..Compare intensive care unit (ICU) mortality and length of stay (LOS) in a VA hospital and private sector hospitals and examine the impact of hospital utilization on mortality comparisons...
  16. pmc Measuring prognosis and case mix in hospitalized elders. The importance of functional status
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:203-8. 1997
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Severity-adjusted mortality and length of stay in teaching and nonteaching hospitals. Results of a regional study
    G E Rosenthal
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4961, USA
    JAMA 278:485-90. 1997
    ..However, little empirical data exist about their relative quality and efficiency. The current study compared severity-adjusted mortality and length of stay (LOS) in teaching and nonteaching hospitals...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predicting resource utilization in a Veterans Health Administration primary care population: comparison of methods based on diagnoses and medications
    Terry L Wahls
    Medical Service, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Med Care 42:123-8. 2004
    ..We compared the predictive validity of a method based on diagnoses from administrative data (Adjusted Clinical Groups [ACGs]) and a method using medication profiles (Chronic Disease Index [CDI])...
  19. pmc Mortality of Department of Veterans Affairs patients undergoing coronary revascularization in private sector hospitals
    Mary S Vaughan-Sarrazin
    CRIISP 152, Iowa City VA Medical Center, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1802-21. 2007
    ..This study estimates whether use of VA services is a marker for increased risk by comparing outcomes of VA users and other patients undergoing coronary revascularization in private sector hospitals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of risk-adjusting cesarean delivery rates when reporting hospital performance
    D C Aron
    Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Care Research, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, OH 44106 4961, USA
    JAMA 279:1968-72. 1998
    ..However, most rankings do not account for patient factors that affect the likelihood of cesarean delivery...
  21. doi request reprint Use of mechanical and noninvasive ventilation in black and white chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients within the Veterans Administration health care system
    Katrina T Cannon
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Med Care 47:129-33. 2009
    ..However, little is known about potential racial differences in use of mechanical ventilation (MV), and the newer modality of noninvasive ventilation (NIV), in treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Patient and hospital differences underlying racial variation in outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Suma H Konety
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Circulation 111:1210-6. 2005
    ..Few studies have examined the association of race and outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery while controlling for both patient and hospital effects...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume-outcome relationships among medical admissions to ICUs
    Lakshmi Durairaj
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA
    Chest 128:1682-9. 2005
    ..Positive relationships between hospital volume and outcomes have been demonstrated for several surgeries and medical conditions. However, little is known about the volume-outcome relationship in patients admitted to medical ICUs...
  24. doi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity and mortality after acute myocardial infarction
    Thad E Abrams
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Healthcare System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:213-20. 2009
    ..This study compared associations between psychiatric comorbidity and AMI outcomes that were derived using secondary diagnosis codes and codes captured from prior outpatient encounters...
  25. ncbi request reprint The relationship of gender and in-hospital death: increased risk of death in men
    H S Gordon
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 37:318-24. 1999
    ..The prognostic importance of gender in hospitalized patients has been poorly studied. The current study compared in-hospital death rates between men and women after adjusting for severity of illness...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mortality of Department of Veterans Affairs patients admitted to private sector hospitals for 5 common medical conditions
    Mary S Vaughan-Sarrazin
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:186-97. 2007
    ..Results using propensity-matched samples were similar. The use of Veterans Affairs services is not a strong marker of unmeasured severity among patients in private sector hospitals...
  27. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in Veterans Health Administration and private sector hospitals
    Mary I Feria
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Am J Med Qual 18:242-50. 2003
    ..The findings indicate that patient perceptions of care may be lower in VA than in private sector hospitals. Future studies should examine whether the VA's recent focus on improving patient satisfaction has narrowed these differences...
  28. pmc Is there a July phenomenon? The effect of July admission on intensive care mortality and length of stay in teaching hospitals
    William A Barry
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:639-45. 2003
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Surgical volume and outcomes of off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Does it matter?
    Suma H Konety
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1116-23.e1. 2009
    ..However, the impact of hospital volume on the outcomes of off-pump relative to on-pump bypass grafting has not been evaluated...
  30. pmc Are older patients more satisfied with hospital care than younger patients?
    C Komal Jaipaul
    Received from Medicine Service, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:23-30. 2003
    ..Determine relationships between age, self-reported health, and satisfaction in a large cohort of hospitalized patients...
  31. pmc The relation between health status changes and patient satisfaction in older hospitalized medical patients
    K E Covinsky
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ohio 44016-4961, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:223-9. 1998
    ..Comprehensive efforts to measure the outcomes and quality of hospital care will need to consider both patient satisfaction and changes in health status during hospitalization...
  32. pmc Risk adjusting cesarean delivery rates: a comparison of hospital profiles based on medical record and birth certificate data
    D L DiGiuseppe
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:959-77. 2001
    ..In contrast, limiting models to data elements with known reliability may yield rankings that are more similar to rankings based on medical record data...
  33. pmc The aftermath of hip fracture: discharge placement, functional status change, and mortality
    Suzanne E Bentler
    Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1290-9. 2009
    ..Sex, age, dementia, and frailty were significantly associated with mortality. This is one of the few studies to prospectively capture these declines in functional status after hip fracture...
  34. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in mortality among veterans hospitalized for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Mary Vaughan Sarrazin
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice 152, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:656-62. 2009
    ..The lower risk-adjusted mortality in African Americans was not explained by more aggressive care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Do hospitals with lower mortality have higher patient satisfaction? A regional analysis of patients with medical diagnoses
    C Komal Jaipaul
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Am J Med Qual 18:59-65. 2003
    ..Associations were strongest for dimensions of satisfaction measuring patient communication, coordination of care, and nursing care and weakest for physician care...
  36. ncbi request reprint Day of the week of intensive care admission and patient outcomes: a multisite regional evaluation
    Mitchell J Barnett
    Program for Interdisciplinary Research in Health Care Organization, Iowa City VA Medical Center and the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 52246, USA
    Med Care 40:530-9. 2002
    ..Intensive care units (ICUs) appear to be uniquely suited to examine such a question given the unpredictability of ICU admissions and the clinical instability of their patient populations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Mortality in Medicare beneficiaries following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in states with and without certificate of need regulation
    Mary S Vaughan-Sarrazin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center and University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    JAMA 288:1859-66. 2002
    ..While there have been several studies investigating whether these regulations have affected health care investment, few have evaluated the relationship between certificate of need regulation and quality of care...
  38. ncbi request reprint The annual guide to "America's best hospitals". Evidence of influence among health care leaders
    G E Rosenthal
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Care Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:366-9. 1996
    ..g., physicians, corporate managers) were aware of the guide. Our results demonstrate the likely influence of one prominent guide to health care quality and highlight the need for formal independent assessment of such guides...
  39. ncbi request reprint Outcomes-based trial of an inpatient nurse practitioner service for general medical patients
    M H Pioro
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Institute for Health Care Research, VA Medical Center, Cleveland, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 7:21-33. 2001
    ....
  40. pmc Internists' attitudes towards terminal sedation in end of life care
    L C Kaldjian
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Med Ethics 30:499-503. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint A comparison of total hip and knee replacement in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1675-84. 2007
    ..Our objective was to compare the characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing major joint replacement in specialty orthopaedic and general hospitals...
  42. pmc Prior hospitalization and the risk of heart attack in older adults: a 12-year prospective study of Medicare beneficiaries
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Department of Health Management, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:769-77. 2010
    ..We investigated whether prior hospitalization was a risk factor for heart attacks among older adults in the survey on Assets and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old...
  43. ncbi request reprint Differences in mortality and use of revascularization in black and white patients with acute MI admitted to hospitals with and without revascularization services
    Ioana Popescu
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, USA
    JAMA 297:2489-95. 2007
    ..However, few studies have examined patterns of care for AMI patients admitted to hospitals with and without revascularization services...
  44. pmc An interpersonal continuity of care measure for Medicare Part B claims analyses
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S160-8. 2007
    ..This article presents an interpersonal continuity of care measure...
  45. ncbi request reprint Associations with reduced length of stay and costs on an academic hospitalist service
    Peter J Kaboli
    Research Service, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:561-8. 2004
    ..Prior studies of hospitalist services have suggested improved efficiency and quality of care compared with traditional inpatient services...
  46. pmc Continuity of care with a primary care physician and mortality in older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Departments of Health Management and Policy and General Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:421-8. 2010
    ..We examined whether older adults who had continuity of care with a primary care physician (PCP) had lower mortality...
  47. doi request reprint Reporting medical errors to improve patient safety: a survey of physicians in teaching hospitals
    Lauris C Kaldjian
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:40-6. 2008
    ..Collecting data on medical errors is essential for improving patient safety, but factors affecting error reporting by physicians are poorly understood...
  48. pmc Variations in the associations between psychiatric comorbidity and hospital mortality according to the method of identifying psychiatric diagnoses
    Thad E Abrams
    The Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Healthcare System, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:317-22. 2008
    ..This study examined if associations varied according to the method of identifying psychiatric comorbidity and agreement between the different methods...
  49. pmc Emergency department utilization patterns among older adults
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    The Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:204-9. 2008
    ..We identified 4-year (2 years before and 2 years after the index [baseline] interview) ED use patterns in older adults and the factors associated with them...
  50. pmc Racial segregation and disparities in health care delivery: conceptual model and empirical assessment
    Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin
    Center for Research in Innovative Implementation Strategies for Practice CRIISP, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52246, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1424-44. 2009
    ..This study examines two dimensions of racial segregation across hospitals, using a disease for which substantial disparities have been documented...
  51. doi request reprint Racial differences in hospital use after acute myocardial infarction: does residential segregation play a role?
    Mary Vaughan Sarrazin
    Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w368-78. 2009
    ..Eliminating health care disparities may require policies that address social factors leading to segregation...
  52. pmc Hospital episodes and physician visits: the concordance between self-reports and medicare claims
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Med Care 45:300-7. 2007
    ..Health services use typically is examined using either self-reports or administrative data, but the concordance between the 2 is not well established...
  53. pmc Exploring the association of dual use of the VHA and Medicare with mortality: separating the contributions of inpatient and outpatient services
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:70. 2007
    ..Older veterans may use both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Medicare, but the association of dual use with health outcomes is unclear. We examined the association of indirect measures of dual use with mortality...
  54. ncbi request reprint Failure to recognize and act on abnormal test results: the case of screening bone densitometry
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:90-7. 2005
    ..Failure to follow up on abnormal test results is common. A model was developed to capture the reasons why providers did not take action on abnormal test results...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiac revascularization in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1454-62. 2005
    ..The emergence of specialty hospitals focusing on narrow procedural areas has generated controversy, although little is known about their quality...
  56. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume and selection of valve type in older patients undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery in the United States
    Erik B Schelbert
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Circulation 111:2178-82. 2005
    ..Hospital volume has been linked to quality of care. The relation between hospital volume and recommended use of bioprosthetic valves in older patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) is unknown...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patient preference for being informed of their DXA scan results
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Densitom 7:275-80. 2004
    ..Patients undergoing DXA scanning were interested in receiving their scan results and educational material directly from the testing center. This might represent an effective intervention for improving care of patients with osteoporosis...
  58. ncbi request reprint Treatment variation in older black and white patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
    Erik B Schelbert
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Circulation 112:2347-53. 2005
    ..However, differential use of hospitals with variable practice patterns might also contribute to variations in care...
  59. ncbi request reprint Facilitating and impeding factors for physicians' error disclosure: a structured literature review
    Lauris C Kaldjian
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:188-98. 2006
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Certificate of need regulations and use of coronary revascularization after acute myocardial infarction
    Ioana Popescu
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City 52240, USA
    JAMA 295:2141-7. 2006
    ..While many states have repealed certificate of need regulations in recent years, few analyses have examined relationships between certificate of need regulations and outcomes of care...
  61. pmc An empirically derived taxonomy of factors affecting physicians' willingness to disclose medical errors
    Lauris C Kaldjian
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:942-8. 2006
    ..However, the variables that may facilitate or impede disclosure are diverse and lack conceptual organization...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effects of weekend admission and hospital teaching status on in-hospital mortality
    Peter Cram
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Am J Med 117:151-7. 2004
    ..We compared mortality rates between patients admitted on weekends and weekdays and whether weekend-weekday variation in rates differed between patients admitted to teaching and nonteaching hospitals in California...
  63. doi request reprint Influence of psychiatric comorbidity on surgical mortality
    Thad E Abrams
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, IA 52246 2208, USA
    Arch Surg 145:947-53. 2010
    ..To examine the potential effect of 5 existing psychiatric comorbidities on postsurgical mortality...
  64. doi request reprint Preexisting comorbid psychiatric conditions and mortality in nonsurgical intensive care patients
    Thad E Abrams
    Iowa City VA Medical Center, 601 Highway 6 West, Mailstop 152, Iowa City, IA 52246 2208, USA
    Am J Crit Care 19:241-9. 2010
    ..To examine the effects of preexisting comorbid psychiatric conditions on mortality in a large cohort of patients admitted to a nonsurgical intensive care unit...
  65. doi request reprint Identifying medication misadventures: poor agreement among medical record, physician, nurse, and patient reports
    Peter J Kaboli
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice CRIISP, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 30:529-38. 2010
    ..To analyze and compare four different methods of detecting medication misadventures in order to determine the optimal system for reporting clinically observed medication misadventures...
  66. pmc Disclosing medical errors to patients: attitudes and practices of physicians and trainees
    Lauris C Kaldjian
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 1 106 MEB, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 500 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:988-96. 2007
    ..Disclosing errors to patients is an important part of patient care, but the prevalence of disclosure, and factors affecting it, are poorly understood...
  67. pmc Patient and physician beliefs about control over health: association of symmetrical beliefs with medication regimen adherence
    Alan J Christensen
    Department of Psychology, The University of Iowa, 11 Seashore Hall East, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:397-402. 2010
    ..Past work suggests that the degree of similarity between patient and physician attitudes may be an important predictor of patient-centered outcomes...
  68. pmc Recent hospitalization and the risk of hip fracture among older Americans
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, E 205 General Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:249-55. 2009
    ..We identified hip fracture risks in a prospective national study...
  69. pmc Lack of gender and racial differences in surgery and mortality in hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries with bleeding peptic ulcer
    G S Cooper
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:485-90. 1997
    ..The findings raise the possibility that studies that have shown race and gender differences in management of coronary artery disease and cancer may not be generalizable to other common diagnoses...
  70. ncbi request reprint Patient and physician attitudes in the health care context: attitudinal symmetry predicts patient satisfaction and adherence
    Jamie A Cvengros
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:262-8. 2007
    ..There is increasing interest in the role that patient and physician health-related attitudes may play in predicting patient outcomes...
  71. pmc Baseline NIH stroke scale responses estimate the probability of each particular stroke subtype
    E C Leira
    Department of Neurology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:573-7. 2008
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by older patients with arthritis: a population-based study
    P J Kaboli
    University of Iowa College of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 45:398-403. 2001
    ..The use of CAM for arthritis was most common among those with poorer self-assessed health and higher use of traditional health care resources...
  73. ncbi request reprint Development and reliability testing of the clinical pharmacist recommendation taxonomy
    Angela B Hoth
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa 52246, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 27:639-46. 2007
    ..To evaluate the reliability of a newly developed taxonomy--the Clinical Pharmacist Recommendation (CPR) taxonomy--to classify clinical pharmacy interventions...
  74. ncbi request reprint Should disagreement about physician-assisted suicide discourage professional societies from engaging in public debate? A survey of 677 Connecticut internists
    Lauris C Kaldjian
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, USA
    Conn Med 66:603-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether physicians within a state-level professional association who disagree about the ethics of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) also disagree about organized professional engagement in public discussions regarding PAS...
  75. doi request reprint Nurse and patient communication profiles in a home-based telehealth intervention for heart failure management
    Bonnie J Wakefield
    Research Service, Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 71:285-92. 2008
    ..This study compared differences in nurse and patient communication profiles between two telehealth modes: telephone and videophone, and evaluated longitudinal changes in communication, nurse perceptions, and patient satisfaction...
  76. doi request reprint Do faculty and resident physicians discuss their medical errors?
    L C Kaldjian
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Med Ethics 34:717-22. 2008
    ..Discussions about medical errors facilitate professional learning for physicians and may provide emotional support after an error, but little is known about physicians' attitudes and practices regarding error discussions with colleagues...
  77. ncbi request reprint Valve type and long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement in older patients
    E B Schelbert
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Heart 94:1181-8. 2008
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Failure to recognize newly identified aortic dilations in a health care system with an advanced electronic medical record
    Jennifer R S Gordon
    University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:21-7, W5. 2009
    ..Concern is growing about missed test results, but data assessing their effect on patient safety are limited...
  79. ncbi request reprint Limitations of hospital volume as a measure of quality of care for coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Karl F Welke
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2114-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study is to quantify the relationship between hospital volume alone and CABG mortality...
  80. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume and outcome after coronary angioplasty: is there a role for certificate of need regulation?
    Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin
    Am Heart J 147:383-5. 2004
  81. ncbi request reprint Veterans' use of Department of Veterans Affairs care and perceptions of outsourcing inpatient care
    Bonnie J Wakefield
    Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Mil Med 172:565-71. 2007
    ..These issues should be considered in the development of future policy toward outsourcing VA care to the private sector...
  82. ncbi request reprint Provider profiling and quality improvement efforts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the effect on short-term mortality among Medicare beneficiaries
    Edward L Hannan
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, New York, USA
    Med Care 41:1164-72. 2003
    ..In the last decade, a few states or regions in the United States have initiated efforts to publicly disseminate coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery outcomes and/or formally initiate quality improvement programs for CABG surgery...
  83. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cardiac surgery volumes and mortality rates between the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Medicare databases from 1993 through 2001
    Karl F Welke
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1538-46. 2007
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Reliability of birth certificate data: a multi-hospital comparison to medical records information
    David L DiGiuseppe
    Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Matern Child Health J 6:169-79. 2002
    ..To examine the reliability of birth certificate data and determine if reliability differs between teaching and nonteaching hospitals...
  85. ncbi request reprint Physician-owned specialty hospitals and coronary revascularization utilization: too much of a good thing?
    Peter Cram
    JAMA 297:998-9. 2007
  86. ncbi request reprint Conflicts and concordance between measures of medication prescribing quality
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF, San Franciso, California 94121, USA
    Med Care 45:95-9. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the relationship between these instruments or the concordance of their quality assessments when applied to the same group of patients...
  87. ncbi request reprint Polypharmacy and prescribing quality in older people
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1516-23. 2006
    ..To evaluate the relationship between inappropriate prescribing, medication underuse, and the total number of medications used by patients...
  88. pmc Delays in transfer to the ICU: a preventable adverse advent?
    Peter J Kaboli
    J Gen Intern Med 18:155-6. 2003
  89. ncbi request reprint A curriculum for training quality scholars to improve the health and health care of veterans and the community at large
    Mark E Splaine
    Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 10:10-8. 2002
    ..Our program provides insights for medical education to better prepare physicians to participate in and lead the improvement of health care...