George Stukenborg

Summary

Affiliation: University of Virginia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The relationship between body mass index and 30-day mortality risk, by principal surgical procedure
    Florence E Turrentine
    Departments of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
    Arch Surg 147:236-42. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Hospital mortality risk adjustment for heart failure patients using present on admission diagnoses: improved classification and calibration
    George J Stukenborg
    Division of Patient Outcomes, Policy, and Population Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Med Care 49:744-51. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the performance of two comorbidity measures, with and without information from prior hospitalizations
    G J Stukenborg
    Division of Health Services Research and Outcomes Evaluation, Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0821, USA
    Med Care 39:727-39. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Which hospitals have significantly better or worse than expected mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction patients? Improved risk adjustment with present-at-admission diagnoses
    George J Stukenborg
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Multistory Building, Room 3181, PO Box 800438, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
    Circulation 116:2960-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Present-at-admission diagnoses improved mortality risk adjustment among acute myocardial infarction patients
    George J Stukenborg
    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:142-54. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Hospital discharge abstract data on comorbidity improved the prediction of death among patients hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia
    George J Stukenborg
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Blake Center, Room 400B, 1224 West Main Street, P O Box 800821, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:522-32. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Present-at-admission diagnoses improve mortality risk adjustment and allow more accurate assessment of the relationship between volume of lung cancer operations and mortality risk
    George J Stukenborg
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908 0821, USA
    Surgery 138:498-507. 2005
  8. pmc Bundle-branch block morphology and other predictors of outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy in Medicare patients
    Kenneth C Bilchick
    Departments of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800158, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA
    Circulation 122:2022-30. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Treatment strategies for pelvic organ prolapse: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Kathie L Hullfish
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:507-15. 2011
  10. pmc Race and the likelihood of localized prostate cancer at diagnosis among men in 4 southeastern states
    Mohammed Norman Oliver
    University of Virginia Health Systems, Department of Family Medicine, Box 800729, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:750-7. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Mortality Risk Adjustment with Present On Admission Diagnoses
    George J Stukenborg; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Administrative Data and General Comorbidity Models
    George Stukenborg; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint The relationship between body mass index and 30-day mortality risk, by principal surgical procedure
    Florence E Turrentine
    Departments of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
    Arch Surg 147:236-42. 2012
    ..Obesity is a prevalent chronic disease in the United States, and general and vascular surgeons are caring for an increasing population of obese patients...
  2. doi request reprint Hospital mortality risk adjustment for heart failure patients using present on admission diagnoses: improved classification and calibration
    George J Stukenborg
    Division of Patient Outcomes, Policy, and Population Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Med Care 49:744-51. 2011
    ..Heart failure patient mortality rates are a focus of hospital quality assessment. This study examines whether comprehensive use of diagnoses identified as present on admission improves methods for comparing hospital mortality rates...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the performance of two comorbidity measures, with and without information from prior hospitalizations
    G J Stukenborg
    Division of Health Services Research and Outcomes Evaluation, Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0821, USA
    Med Care 39:727-39. 2001
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  4. ncbi request reprint Which hospitals have significantly better or worse than expected mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction patients? Improved risk adjustment with present-at-admission diagnoses
    George J Stukenborg
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Multistory Building, Room 3181, PO Box 800438, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
    Circulation 116:2960-8. 2007
    ..This study examines the effect on hospital mortality rate comparisons of improved risk adjustment methods using diagnoses reported as present-at-admission...
  5. ncbi request reprint Present-at-admission diagnoses improved mortality risk adjustment among acute myocardial infarction patients
    George J Stukenborg
    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:142-54. 2007
    ..In this study, we present an AMI mortality risk-adjustment model that adjusts for comorbid disease and for AMI severity using information from secondary diagnoses reported as present at admission for California hospital patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hospital discharge abstract data on comorbidity improved the prediction of death among patients hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia
    George J Stukenborg
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Blake Center, Room 400B, 1224 West Main Street, P O Box 800821, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:522-32. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Present-at-admission diagnoses improve mortality risk adjustment and allow more accurate assessment of the relationship between volume of lung cancer operations and mortality risk
    George J Stukenborg
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908 0821, USA
    Surgery 138:498-507. 2005
    ..Previous studies of this relationship have used different methods of adjusting for factors that influence mortality risk, but none have adjusted for differences in comorbid disease using only diagnoses identified as present-at-admission...
  8. pmc Bundle-branch block morphology and other predictors of outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy in Medicare patients
    Kenneth C Bilchick
    Departments of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800158, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA
    Circulation 122:2022-30. 2010
    ..Analysis of population-based outcomes provides a method to identify real-world predictors of CRT outcomes...
  9. doi request reprint Treatment strategies for pelvic organ prolapse: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Kathie L Hullfish
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 22:507-15. 2011
    ..To compare the relative cost effectiveness of treatment decision alternatives for post-hysterectomy pelvic organ prolapse (POP)...
  10. pmc Race and the likelihood of localized prostate cancer at diagnosis among men in 4 southeastern states
    Mohammed Norman Oliver
    University of Virginia Health Systems, Department of Family Medicine, Box 800729, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:750-7. 2009
    ..To assess the statistical relationship between stage at diagnosis of prostate cancer and racial category in 4 southeastern states...
  11. pmc Comorbid disease and the effect of race and ethnicity on in-hospital mortality from aspiration pneumonia
    M Norman Oliver
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:1462-9. 2004
    ..African Americans are hospitalized at a significantly higher rate than whites for aspiration pneumonia; however, no studies have investigated racial and ethnic disparities in mortality in this population...
  12. doi request reprint Influence of weekend hospital admission on short-term mortality after intracerebral hemorrhage
    R Webster Crowley
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Stroke 40:2387-92. 2009
    ..Although many clinicians have hypothesized the presence of this "weekend effect" with patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, there is a paucity of studies validating this conjecture...
  13. pmc Addition of adult-to-adult living donation to liver transplant programs improves survival but at an increased cost
    Patrick G Northup
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Liver Transpl 15:148-62. 2009
    ..The addition of LDLT to a standard waiting list DDLT program is effective at improving recipient survival and preventing waiting list deaths but at a greater cost...
  14. doi request reprint Radiotracer-guided thoracoscopic resection is a cost-effective technique for the evaluation of subcentimeter pulmonary nodules
    Eric L Grogan
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:934-40; discussion 934-40. 2008
    ..Decision analysis, used to model cost and effectiveness, is useful to compare treatment options. We hypothesize that RGTR strategy is more cost-effective compared with thoracotomy for subcentimeter pulmonary nodules...
  15. pmc Decision analysis of discordant thyroid nodule biopsy guideline criteria
    Christopher R McCartney
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Box 800391, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:3037-44. 2008
    ..Recently published guidelines are discordant regarding diagnostic approaches to small (10-14 mm) thyroid nodules...
  16. ncbi request reprint A cost-effective analysis of adjuvant therapies for the treatment of stage I endometrial adenocarcinoma
    Jason A Lachance
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 108:77-83. 2008
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these alternatives for management of stage I endometrial adenocarcinoma...
  17. ncbi request reprint The association between hospital characteristics and rates of preventable complications and adverse events
    Deirdre K Thornlow
    University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA 22309, USA
    Med Care 44:265-9. 2006
    ....
  18. doi request reprint A thoracic surgeon-directed tobacco cessation intervention
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:926-30; discussion 930. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate a brief tobacco cessation intervention offered by surgeons in an outpatient thoracic surgery clinic...
  19. pmc Cardiac catheterization within 24 hours of valve surgery is significantly associated with acute renal failure
    Sara A Hennessy
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:1011-7. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that preoperative cardiac catheterization within 24 hours of valve surgery is associated with the development of acute renal failure...
  20. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk of perioperative stroke and death from carotid endarterectomy
    Nancy L Harthun
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:330-6. 2010
    ..This study evaluates whether atrial fibrillation is significantly associated with an increased risk of death or stroke for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence after localized therapy for prostate cancer
    Kihyuck Moon
    Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Cancer 107:991-8. 2006
    ..In this study, the authors examined the size and significance of the observed association between occurrences of secondary cancers 5 years after radiotherapy in a large population of men with incident prostate cancer...
  22. pmc Primary payer status affects mortality for major surgical operations
    Damien J LaPar
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Surg 252:544-50; discussion 550-1. 2010
    ..Medicaid and Uninsured populations are a significant focus of current healthcare reform. We hypothesized that outcomes following major surgical operations in the United States is dependent on primary payer status...
  23. doi request reprint Influence of weekend versus weekday hospital admission on mortality following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clinical article
    R Webster Crowley
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Neurosurg 111:60-6. 2009
    ..This study examines the relationship between short-term mortality risk and weekend admission among patients hospitalized following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
  24. pmc BRMS1 transcriptional repression correlates with CpG island methylation and advanced pathological stage in non-small cell lung cancer
    Alykhan S Nagji
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Pathol 221:229-37. 2010
    ....
  25. pmc Outcomes of reoperative aortic valve replacement after previous sternotomy
    Damien J LaPar
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:263-72. 2010
    ..Effect of initial cardiac operation on reoperative aortic valve replacement was also investigated...
  26. pmc Predicted risk of mortality models: surgeons need to understand limitations of the University HealthSystem Consortium models
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:551-6. 2009
    ....

Research Grants6

  1. Mortality Risk Adjustment with Present On Admission Diagnoses
    George J Stukenborg; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study will develop a series of statistical models using secondary diagnoses reported as present on admission to substantially improve mortality risk adjustment in studies using administrative data. ..
  2. Administrative Data and General Comorbidity Models
    George Stukenborg; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In the fourth stage, we will compare the statistical performance of the developed models to that of other comparable methods (Deyo/Charlson method and the Elixhauser et al. Method) in each study population. ..