Joel S Weissman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparing patient-reported hospital adverse events with medical record review: do patients know something that hospitals do not?
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:100-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Disclosure of hospital adverse events and its association with patients' ratings of the quality of care
    Lenny Lopez
    MDiv, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, Ninth Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1888-94. 2009
  3. doi request reprint An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care: delays in care among chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patients
    Shan W Liu
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1339-48. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1627-32. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: a focus group study
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Med Inform 78:571-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Providing culturally competent care: residents in HRSA Title VII funded residency programs feel better prepared
    Alexander R Green
    The Disparities Solutions Center at the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Acad Med 83:1071-9. 2008
  7. pmc Hospitalized patients' participation and its impact on quality of care and patient safety
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:269-77. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Can we rely on patients' reports of adverse events?
    Junya Zhu
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Boston, MA 02215 5450, USA
    Med Care 49:948-55. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Error reporting and disclosure systems: views from hospital leaders
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    JAMA 293:1359-66. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Resident physicians' preparedness to provide cross-cultural care
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy and Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    JAMA 294:1058-67. 2005

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparing patient-reported hospital adverse events with medical record review: do patients know something that hospitals do not?
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:100-8. 2008
    ..Hospitals routinely survey patients about the quality of care they receive, but little is known about whether patient interviews can detect adverse events that medical record reviews do not...
  2. doi request reprint Disclosure of hospital adverse events and its association with patients' ratings of the quality of care
    Lenny Lopez
    MDiv, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, Ninth Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1888-94. 2009
    ..Little is known about how the characteristics of adverse events (AEs) affect the likelihood of disclosure or how the disclosure of an AE relates to patients' perception of quality of care...
  3. doi request reprint An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care: delays in care among chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patients
    Shan W Liu
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1339-48. 2011
    ..To the best of our knowledge, no study has compared the quality of care of boarded and nonboarded patients...
  4. doi request reprint Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1627-32. 2009
    ..We undertook a study of respondents' satisfaction with e-prescribing systems, their perceptions of alerts, and their perceptions of behavior changes resulting from alerts...
  5. doi request reprint Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: a focus group study
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Med Inform 78:571-8. 2009
    ..We sought to understand the reasons for adoption and use of e-prescribing, as well as clinicians' complaints about and perceived benefits of drug allergy and interaction alerts...
  6. doi request reprint Providing culturally competent care: residents in HRSA Title VII funded residency programs feel better prepared
    Alexander R Green
    The Disparities Solutions Center at the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Acad Med 83:1071-9. 2008
    ..The authors sought to determine whether primary care residents in Title VII-funded training programs feel better prepared than those in nonfunded programs to provide care to culturally diverse patients...
  7. pmc Hospitalized patients' participation and its impact on quality of care and patient safety
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:269-77. 2011
    ..To understand the extent to which hospitalized patients participate in their care, and the association of patient participation with quality of care and patient safety...
  8. doi request reprint Can we rely on patients' reports of adverse events?
    Junya Zhu
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Boston, MA 02215 5450, USA
    Med Care 49:948-55. 2011
    ..Evidence suggests that patients can report a variety of adverse events (AEs) not captured by traditional methods such as a chart review. Little is known, however, about whether patient reports are useful for measuring patient safety...
  9. ncbi request reprint Error reporting and disclosure systems: views from hospital leaders
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    JAMA 293:1359-66. 2005
    ..The Institute of Medicine has recommended establishing mandatory error reporting systems for hospitals and other health settings...
  10. ncbi request reprint Resident physicians' preparedness to provide cross-cultural care
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy and Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    JAMA 294:1058-67. 2005
    ..Two recent reports from the Institute of Medicine cited cross-cultural training as a mechanism to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care, but little is known about residents' educational experience in this area...
  11. doi request reprint Pay-for-performance programs to reduce racial/ethnic disparities: what might different designs achieve?
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:144-60. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, in order to maximize both improvements in quality and reductions in national disparities, P4P programs should consider an approach that considers both overall quality and reductions in disparities when setting incentives...
  12. pmc Personal characteristics associated with resident physicians' self perceptions of preparedness to deliver cross-cultural care
    Lenny Lopez
    Department of Medicine, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1953-8. 2008
    ..Recent reports from the Institute of Medicine emphasize patient-centered care and cross-cultural training as a means of improving the quality of medical care and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adverse events during hospitalization: results of a patient survey
    Floyd J Fowler
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:583-90. 2008
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  14. pmc Measuring residents' perceived preparedness and skillfulness to deliver cross-cultural care
    Elyse R Park
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1053-6. 2009
    ..As patient populations become increasingly diverse, we need to be able to measure residents' preparedness and skillfulness to provide cross-cultural care...
  15. doi request reprint An empirical model to estimate the potential impact of medication safety alerts on patient safety, health care utilization, and cost in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1465-73. 2009
    ..Because ambulatory care clinicians override as many as 91% of drug interaction alerts, the potential benefit of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) with decision support is uncertain...
  16. ncbi request reprint Race and gender disparities in rates of cardiac revascularization: do they reflect appropriate use of procedures or problems in quality of care?
    Arnold M Epstein
    Division of General Medicine Section on Health Services and Policy Research, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 41:1240-55. 2003
    ..However, few studies have examined whether these differences reflect problems in quality of care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Institutional academic industry relationships
    Eric G Campbell
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    JAMA 298:1779-86. 2007
    ..To date there are no empirical data to support the establishment and evaluation of institutional policies and practices related to managing these relationships...
  18. doi request reprint State Medicaid coverage and access to care for low-income adults
    Joel S Weissman
    Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:307-19. 2008
    ..Budgetary pressures have led some states to limit Medicaid eligibility. We evaluated access to care for all low-income adults by the extent of state Medicaid coverage...
  19. doi request reprint The quality of hospital care for Medicaid and private pay patients
    Joel S Weissman
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 51:389-95. 2013
    ..Understanding Medicaid performance relative to private payers and among other states may lead to better value...
  20. pmc Primary care resident perceived preparedness to deliver cross-cultural care: an examination of training and specialty differences
    Joseph A Greer
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1107-13. 2007
    ..The goals of this study were to identify factors that relate to primary care residents' perceived preparedness to provide cross-cultural care and to explore the extent to which these perceptions vary across primary care specialties...
  21. doi request reprint Quality of care provided to individual patients in US hospitals: results from an analysis of national Hospital Quality Alliance data
    Christine Vogeli
    Department of Medicine, MGH Institute for Health Policy, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Med Care 47:591-9. 2009
    ..3 million individuals receiving care in non-federal US hospitals in 2005. MEASURES: The proportion of patients who received all applicable care processes, and the mean proportion of applicable processes received by hospitalized patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hospital workload and adverse events
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Med Care 45:448-55. 2007
    ..Hospitals are under pressure to increase revenue and lower costs, and at the same time, they face dramatic variation in clinical demand...
  23. ncbi request reprint Financial relationships between institutional review board members and industry
    Eric G Campbell
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:2321-9. 2006
    ..Little is known about the nature, extent, and consequences of financial relationships between industry and institutional review board (IRB) members in academic institutions. We surveyed IRB members about such relationships...
  24. ncbi request reprint The educational impact of ACGME limits on resident and fellow duty hours: a pre-post survey study
    Reshma Jagsi
    Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 81:1059-68. 2006
    ..To assess the educational impact of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident work-hour limits implemented in July 2003...
  25. pmc Primary medication non-adherence: analysis of 195,930 electronic prescriptions
    Michael A Fischer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:284-90. 2010
    ..Little is known about the frequency with which patients fail to fill prescriptions when new medications are started ("primary non-adherence") or predictors of failure to fill...
  26. doi request reprint Childhood Cancer Survivor Study participants' perceptions and knowledge of health insurance coverage: implications for the Affordable Care Act
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 6:251-9. 2012
    ..The current study explored adult childhood cancer survivors' quality of health insurance coverage...
  27. doi request reprint A pilot study examining undesirable events among emergency department-boarded patients awaiting inpatient beds
    Shan W Liu
    Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:381-5. 2009
    ..We describe the frequency of undesirable events among patients boarding at a single, urban, tertiary, teaching emergency department (ED) through retrospective chart abstraction...
  28. doi request reprint Overrides of medication alerts in ambulatory care
    Thomas Isaac
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:305-11. 2009
    ..Electronic prescribing systems with decision support may improve patient safety in ambulatory care by offering drug allergy and drug interaction alerts. However, preliminary studies show that clinicians override most of these alerts...
  29. doi request reprint Use of advance directives for nursing home residents in the emergency department
    Robin M Weinick
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:179-83. 2008
    ..As treatment may vary based solely on available documentation, such information gaps may decrease the likelihood of adherence in the emergency department to patients' previously expressed care preferences...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mixed messages: residents' experiences learning cross-cultural care
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 80:874-80. 2005
    ..This article explores a select group of residents' perceptions of their preparedness to deliver quality care to diverse populations...
  31. doi request reprint A mixed-methods study of the quality of care provided to patients boarding in the emergency department: comparing emergency department and inpatient responsibility models
    Shan W Liu
    1Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 69:679-98. 2012
    ..A theoretically better responsibility model may not deliver better care to boarded patients because of cultural, resource prioritization, and systems issues...
  32. ncbi request reprint The trouble with uncompensated hospital care
    Joel S Weissman
    Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Institute for Health Policy and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1171-3. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in preventive care among adults with diabetes
    Stephen D Persell
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 116:630-4. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Residents report on adverse events and their causes
    Reshma Jagsi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, and Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2607-13. 2005
    ..Resident physicians are frontline providers with a unique vantage point from which to comment on patient safety-related events...
  35. pmc Uptake of electronic prescribing in community-based practices
    Michael A Fischer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:358-63. 2008
    ..In April 2004, 2 large insurers in Massachusetts began a program to fund e-prescribing systems for targeted clinicians and practices. We studied the adoption and uptake of e-prescribing by the targeted prescribers...
  36. doi request reprint The design and application of shared savings programs: lessons from early adopters
    Joel S Weissman
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1959-68. 2012
    ..We conclude with principles for the design of future shared savings arrangements and consideration of issues that will confront decision makers as these efforts mature and expand...
  37. pmc Physicians' needs in coping with emotional stressors: the case for peer support
    Yue Yung Hu
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Surg 147:212-7. 2012
    ..To design an evidence-based intervention to address physician distress, based on the attitudes toward support among physicians at our hospital...
  38. pmc Undiagnosed hypertension and hypercholesterolemia among uninsured and insured adults in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    John Z Ayanian
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:2051-4. 2003
  39. ncbi request reprint Adherence to practice guidelines: the role of specialty society guidelines
    Lucian L Leape
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am Heart J 145:19-26. 2003
    ..We investigated whether physician adherence to guidelines for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) varied by source, development methods, or the extent of their evidence-base...
  40. ncbi request reprint Social disparities in cancer: lessons from a multidisciplinary workshop
    Joel S Weissman
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, and, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:71-4. 2005
    ..Noting the heterogeneous patterns of inequality across cancer types, the multiple underlying causes of disparities, and the role of the health care system itself, the authors call for an organized program of multidisciplinary research...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication use and cost
    Michael A Fischer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2433-9. 2008
    ..In April 2004, 2 large Massachusetts insurers began providing an e-prescribing system with FDS to community-based practices...
  42. ncbi request reprint Institutional academic industry relationship: results of interviews with university leaders
    Eric G Campbell
    Institute for Health Policy, 50 Staniford St, 9th Fl, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Account Res 11:103-18. 2004
    ..Further tracking and study of the IAIRs is required to understand and anticipate the full effects of these relationships on the scientific enterprise in the United States...
  43. doi request reprint Hospitalists and the quality of care in hospitals
    Lenny Lopez
    Institute for Health Policy and Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1389-94. 2009
    ..Little is known about the link between hospitalists and performance on hospital-level quality indicators...
  44. pmc Access to medications and medical care after participation in HIV clinical trials: a systematic review of trial protocols and informed consent documents
    Andrea L Ciaranello
    Division of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 10:13-24. 2009
    ..We describe the frequency with which these posttrial services are described in the protocols and informed consent forms (ICFs) of antiretroviral drug (ARV) trials...
  45. ncbi request reprint Disparity in use of orthotopic liver transplantation among blacks and whites
    Andrea E Reid
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Liver Transpl 10:834-41. 2004
    ..Although waiting times were similar once listed, black race affected outcomes while awaiting OLT. The process of referral and evaluation for OLT should be investigated further...
  46. ncbi request reprint Complication rates on weekends and weekdays in US hospitals
    Eran Bendavid
    Center for Health Policy, Stanford Medical School, Stanford, Calif 94305, USA
    Am J Med 120:422-8. 2007
    ..Recent studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that patient safety may be compromised on weekends. Our objective was to determine whether rates of complications in hospitals are higher on weekends than on weekdays...
  47. ncbi request reprint Resident physicians' use of professional and nonprofessional interpreters: a national survey
    Karen C Lee
    JAMA 296:1050-3. 2006
  48. pmc Teaching hospitals and quality of care: a review of the literature
    John Z Ayanian
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Milbank Q 80:569-93, v. 2002
    ..Some factors related to teaching status, such as organizational culture, staffing, technology, and volume, may lead to higher-quality care...
  49. ncbi request reprint Disparities in health care are driven by where minority patients seek care: examination of the hospital quality alliance measures
    Romana Hasnain-Wynia
    Health Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association, and Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1233-9. 2007
    ..We assessed racial/ethnic disparities using the Hospital Quality Alliance Inpatient Quality of Care Indicators...
  50. doi request reprint The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's limits on residents' work hours and patient safety. A study of resident experiences and perceptions before and after hours reductions
    Reshma Jagsi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5010, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:493-500. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the impact of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident work hour limits implemented on July 1, 2003, on resident experiences and perceptions regarding patient safety...
  51. ncbi request reprint Trends in racial disparities in care
    Kenneth G Keppel
    N Engl J Med 353:2081-5; author reply 2081-5. 2005