Garth H Utter

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 51:806-11. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Detecting postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma from administrative data: the performance of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 154:1117-25. 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Med Care 51:806-11. 2013
    ..We sought to evaluate the indicator's criterion validity...
  7. doi request reprint Detecting postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma from administrative data: the performance of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA Electronic address
    Surgery 154:1117-25. 2013
    ..We sought to evaluate its performance in detecting true complications...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
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  11. ncbi request reprint Use of ketorolac is associated with decreased pneumonia following rib fractures
    Yifan Yang
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Room 4206 MH, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Surg 207:566-72. 2014
    ..The effectiveness of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ketorolac in reducing pulmonary morbidity after rib fractures remains largely unknown...
  12. pmc Distinct roles of trauma and transfusion in induction of immune modulation after injury
    Rachael P Jackman
    Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Transfusion 52:2533-50. 2012
    ..Trauma and transfusion can both alter immunity, and while transfusions are common among traumatically injured patients, few studies have examined their combined effects on immunity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Interhospital transfer occurs more slowly for elderly acute trauma patients
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Emerg Med 35:415-20. 2008
    ..We conclude that interhospital transfer of elderly acutely injured trauma patients takes longer than for younger patients. Providers may be less aggressive in treating elderly trauma patients...
  14. doi request reprint Anemia in the setting of traumatic brain injury: the arguments for and against liberal transfusion
    Garth H Utter
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Neurotrauma 28:155-65. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Saline versus Plasma-Lyte A in initial resuscitation of trauma patients: a randomized trial
    Jason B Young
    From the Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
    Ann Surg 259:255-62. 2014
    ..We sought to compare resuscitation with 0.9% NaCl versus Plasma-Lyte A, a calcium-free balanced crystalloid solution, hypothesizing that Plasma-Lyte A would better correct the base deficit 24 hours after injury...
  16. doi request reprint Cost-minimization analysis of two fluid products for resuscitation of critically injured trauma patients
    Caitlin A Smith
    Caitlin A Smith, M D, is General Surgery Resident Jeremiah J Duby, Pharm D, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Garth H Utter, M D, M Sc, is Associate Professor of Surgery Joseph M Galante, M D, is Assistant Professor of Surgery Lynette A Scherer, M D, is Professor of Surgery and Carol R Schermer, M D, M P H, is Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, and Department of Pharmacy, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 71:470-5. 2014
    ..Results of a study to determine potential cost benefits of substituting an alternative electrolyte solution for 0.9% sodium chloride injection for the initial fluid resuscitation of trauma patients are presented...
  17. doi request reprint Methamphetamine use is associated with increased hospital resource consumption among minimally injured trauma patients
    Jason A London
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Trauma 66:485-90. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that minimally injured (MI) patients testing positive for MA consume more resources than patients testing negative for MA...
  18. doi request reprint The effect on problematic drinking behavior of a brief motivational interview shortly after a first arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol: a randomized trial
    Garth H Utter
    From the Department of Surgery G H U, J B Y, C R S, University of California, Davis, Medical Center and Sacramento Police Department L A T, D M C, C J M, Sacramento and Department of Surgery L J O, Mercy San Juan Hospital, Carmichael, California and Department of Health Management and Policy D E, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:661-70; discussion 670-1. 2014
    ..Individuals arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) are another at-risk population. We sought to determine whether a BI administered shortly after a first DUI arrest might decrease problematic drinking behavior...
  19. doi request reprint Transfusion practices for acute traumatic brain injury: a survey of physicians at US trauma centers
    Matthew J Sena
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Intensive Care Med 35:480-8. 2009
    ..To determine whether physician specialty influences transfusion threshold in patients with acute severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  20. ncbi 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...