T Speroff

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Impact of evidence-based standardized assessment on the disability clinical interview for diagnosis of service-connected PTSD: a cluster-randomized trial
    Theodore Speroff
    Center for Health Services Research, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Trauma Stress 25:607-15. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing Virtual Collaborative and Toolkit approaches
    Theodore Speroff
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC and Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:271-8. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for appraisal and publication of PDSA quality improvement
    Theodore Speroff
    Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn 37232, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 13:33-9. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Study designs for PDSA quality improvement research
    Theodore Speroff
    Department of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn 37232, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 13:17-32. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Organisational culture: variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate
    T Speroff
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:592-6. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of delirium in critically ill patients: validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)
    E W Ely
    Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Crit Care Med 29:1370-9. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Delirium in mechanically ventilated patients: validity and reliability of the confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU)
    E W Ely
    Division of Allergy Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, 6th Floor Medical Center East 6109, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37323 8300, USA
    JAMA 286:2703-10. 2001
  8. pmc Health-related quality of life after different types of solid organ transplantation
    C W Pinson
    Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 4753, USA
    Ann Surg 232:597-607. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost perspectives of laparoscopic and open appendectomy
    D E Moore
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:374-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint The hemochromatosis C282Y allele: a risk factor for hepatic veno-occlusive disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    A R Kallianpur
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Bone Marrow Transplant 35:1155-64. 2005

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. doi request reprint Impact of evidence-based standardized assessment on the disability clinical interview for diagnosis of service-connected PTSD: a cluster-randomized trial
    Theodore Speroff
    Center for Health Services Research, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Trauma Stress 25:607-15. 2012
    ..001), and, for functional impairment, 76% versus 3% (p < .001). The findings demonstrate that the quality of PTSD disability examination would be improved by using evidence-based assessment...
  2. doi request reprint Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing Virtual Collaborative and Toolkit approaches
    Theodore Speroff
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC and Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:271-8. 2011
    ..Collaborative and toolkit approaches have gained traction for improving quality in health care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for appraisal and publication of PDSA quality improvement
    Theodore Speroff
    Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn 37232, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 13:33-9. 2004
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  4. ncbi request reprint Study designs for PDSA quality improvement research
    Theodore Speroff
    Department of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn 37232, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 13:17-32. 2004
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  5. doi request reprint Organisational culture: variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate
    T Speroff
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:592-6. 2010
    ..Bureaucratic organisational culture is less favourable to quality improvement, whereas organisations with group (teamwork) culture are better aligned for quality improvement...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of delirium in critically ill patients: validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)
    E W Ely
    Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Crit Care Med 29:1370-9. 2001
    ..To develop and validate an instrument for use in the intensive care unit to accurately diagnose delirium in critically ill patients who are often nonverbal because of mechanical ventilation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Delirium in mechanically ventilated patients: validity and reliability of the confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU)
    E W Ely
    Division of Allergy Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, 6th Floor Medical Center East 6109, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37323 8300, USA
    JAMA 286:2703-10. 2001
    ..Delirium is a common problem in the intensive care unit (ICU). Accurate diagnosis is limited by the difficulty of communicating with mechanically ventilated patients and by lack of a validated delirium instrument for use in the ICU...
  8. pmc Health-related quality of life after different types of solid organ transplantation
    C W Pinson
    Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 4753, USA
    Ann Surg 232:597-607. 2000
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  9. ncbi request reprint Cost perspectives of laparoscopic and open appendectomy
    D E Moore
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:374-8. 2005
    ..Despite multiple studies comparing laparoscopic and open appendectomies, the clinically and economically superior procedure still is in question. A cost analysis was performed using both institutional and societal perspectives...
  10. ncbi request reprint The hemochromatosis C282Y allele: a risk factor for hepatic veno-occlusive disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    A R Kallianpur
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Bone Marrow Transplant 35:1155-64. 2005
    ..Knowledge of these genotypes and monitoring of iron stores may facilitate risk-stratification and testing of strategies to prevent HVOD, such as iron chelation and pharmacologic support of the urea cycle...
  11. ncbi request reprint Survey of infection control programs in a large national healthcare system
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1401-3. 2007
    ..Infection control practices and resources varied substantially among hospitals, and many facilities reported difficulty acquiring the data they needed to report infection rates...
  12. ncbi request reprint Exploring socioeconomic variations in diabetes control strategies: impact of outcome expectations
    M Kathleen Figaro
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:18-23. 2009
    ..This paper explores outcome expectations of adults of varied socioeconomic status with type 2 diabetes, examining differences between African Americans and whites...
  13. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine radiographs after emergent open cavity operations
    Lesly A Dossett
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Surgery 144:317-21. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the institutional costs resulting from a RSS would make routine intraoperative radiography (IOR) more cost-effective than surgical counts in preventing RSS after emergent open cavity cases...
  14. ncbi request reprint Assessment of adverse drug events among patients in a tertiary care medical center
    Philip E Johnston
    Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:2218-27. 2006
    ..Specific patient and clinical characteristics associated with an increased risk of sustaining an adverse event (AE) were identified...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effects of gender and age on health-related quality of life following kidney transplantation
    Hongxia Liu
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 601 Godchaux Hall, 461 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Clin Nurs 17:82-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether gender, age and their interaction affect health-related quality of life and overall health status following kidney transplantation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Behind-the-scenes of patient-centered care: content analysis of electronic messaging among primary care clinic providers and staff
    Renee A Stiles
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville Tennessee, USA
    Med Care 45:1205-9. 2007
    ..A taxonomy for codifying clinical text messages into standardized categories could facilitate content analysis of work performed or enhanced via electronic messaging...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical inertia: a common barrier to changing provider prescribing behavior
    Christianne L Roumie
    Vanderbilt University, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:277-85. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc Effect of crew resource management on diabetes care and patient outcomes in an inner-city primary care clinic
    Cathy R Taylor
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:244-7. 2007
    ..A crew resource management (CRM) intervention (communication and teamwork, process and workflow organisation, and standardised information debriefings) was implemented to improve diabetes care and patient outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of donor, technical, and recipient risk factors on survival and quality of life after liver transplantation
    Derek E Moore
    Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Arch Surg 140:273-7. 2005
    ..Donor, technical, and recipient risk factors cumulatively impact survival and health-related quality of life after liver transplantation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving blood pressure control through provider education, provider alerts, and patient education: a cluster randomized trial
    Christianne L Roumie
    Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:165-75. 2006
    ..Inadequate blood pressure control is a persistent gap in quality care...
  21. ncbi request reprint Crew resource management training--clinicians' reactions and attitudes
    Daniel J France
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
    AORN J 82:213-24; quiz 225-8. 2005
    ..This article evaluates clinicians' attitudes about and reactions to CRM after they participated in an eight-hour, commercially developed training program...
  22. pmc Integrating "best of care" protocols into clinicians' workflow via care provider order entry: impact on quality-of-care indicators for acute myocardial infarction
    Asli Ozdas
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:188-96. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Improved compliance with quality measures at hospital discharge with a computerized physician order entry system
    Javed Butler
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, VAMC, Nashville, TN, USA
    Am Heart J 151:643-53. 2006
    ..Implementation of disease-specific computerized physician order entry (CPOE) discharge tools may improve compliance with these measures...
  24. doi request reprint Measuring and comparing safety climate in intensive care units
    Daniel J France
    Center for Perioperative Research in Quality, 1211 21st Ave South, Suite 732, Nashville, TN 37212 1212, USA
    Med Care 48:279-84. 2010
    ..Learning about the factors that influence safety climate and improving the methods for assessing relative performance among hospital or units would improve decision-making for clinical improvement...
  25. ncbi request reprint A three-part intervention to change the use of hormone replacement therapy in response to new evidence
    Christianne L Roumie
    Veterans Administration Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:118-25. 2004
    ..Slow adaptation of new information by providers may result in suboptimal care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent asthma hospital visits and death among a population of indigent older adults with asthma
    Tina V Hartert
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:467-73. 2002
    ..Little is known about the morbidity and mortality among older adults with asthma requiring hospital care...
  27. ncbi request reprint Monitoring sedation status over time in ICU patients: reliability and validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS)
    E Wesley Ely
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee Valley Veteran s Affairs Healthcare System, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Nashville 37232, USA
    JAMA 289:2983-91. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Modeling the effects of functional performance and post-transplant comorbidities on health-related quality of life after heart transplantation
    Javed Butler
    Transplant Center, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, 383 PRB, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 22:1149-56. 2003
    ..This study investigates the impact of pre-transplant functional performance and post-transplant rejection episodes, obesity and osteopenia on post-transplant health-related quality of life and functional performance...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effects of hepatitis C virus infection and its recurrence after liver transplantation on functional performance and health-related quality of life
    Irene D Feurer
    Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:108-15. 2002
    ..Post-transplant functional performance, in turn, directly affects post-transplant quality of life. Severe, recurrent HCV illness is associated with reduced functional performance...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of diabetes and cadaveric organs on functional performance and health-related quality of life after kidney transplantation
    A Tarik Kizilisik
    Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, 912 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
    Am J Surg 186:535-9. 2003
    ..The current study was undertaken to identify factors specific to kidney transplantation that are associated with posttransplant functional performance (FP) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diabetes patient education: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Shelley E Ellis
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 52:97-105. 2004
    ..We highlight three potential components of educational interventions that may predict an increased likelihood of success in ameliorating glycemic control...
  32. doi request reprint Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-acquired delirium and weakness--crossing the quality chasm
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave, S, 6006 Medical Center East, NT, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Chest 138:1224-33. 2010
    ..This evidence-based bundle of practices will build a bridge across the current quality chasm from the "front end" to the "back end" of critical care and toward improved cognitive and functional outcomes for ICU survivors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perioperative blood transfusion is predictive of poststernotomy surgical site infection: marker for morbidity or true immunosuppressant?
    Thomas R Talbot
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:1378-82. 2004
    ..41-7.31) and diabetes (OR, 3.65; 95% CI, 1.42-9.36) were predictors for SSI. The exact role of blood transfusion in the pathogenesis of SSI, whether as a direct immunosuppressant or a surrogate marker for morbidity, remains unresolved...
  34. ncbi request reprint Refining a health-related quality of life assessment strategy for solid organ transplant patients
    Irene D Feurer
    Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt Transplant Center, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
    Clin Transplant 18:39-45. 2004
    ..The psychometric properties of generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) assessment instruments were evaluated to identify a reliable, valid, and non-redundant battery to measure longitudinal outcomes in organ transplant patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Survival and quality of life after organ transplantation in veterans and nonveterans
    Derek Moore
    Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
    Am J Surg 186:476-80. 2003
    ..We examined more than a decade of experience with solid organ transplantation at a single center and compared VA patients with nonveteran patients to assess long-term patient and graft survival and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  36. pmc Using real time process measurements to reduce catheter related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
    R J Wall
    Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Program, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:295-302. 2005
    ..Our inability to measure the process of central venous catheter (CVC) care in real time prevented CQI efforts aimed at reducing catheter related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) from these devices...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of influenza virus vaccination status in hospitalized children
    K A Poehling
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Pediatrics 108:E99. 2001
    ..To determine predictors of influenza virus vaccination status in children who are hospitalized during the influenza season...
  38. ncbi request reprint The impact of delirium in the intensive care unit on hospital length of stay
    E W Ely
    Departments of Internal Medicine, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Intensive Care Med 27:1892-900. 2001
    ..To determine the relationship between delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes including length of stay in the hospital...
  39. ncbi request reprint Delirium as a predictor of mortality in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit
    E Wesley Ely
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Health Services Research and the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Nashville, Tenn, USA
    JAMA 291:1753-62. 2004
    ..In the intensive care unit (ICU), delirium is a common yet underdiagnosed form of organ dysfunction, and its contribution to patient outcomes is unclear...
  40. ncbi request reprint Patients' values for health states associated with hepatitis C and physicians' estimates of those values
    S J Cotler
    Department of Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:2730-6. 2001
    ..21, p = 0.025). CONCLUSIONS: There was little agreement between patients' preference values about hepatitis C and their physicians' estimates of those values. Utility analysis could facilitate shared decision making about hepatitis C...
  41. pmc Relationship between patient complaints and surgical complications
    H J Murff
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37212 2637, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:13-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether an association exists between patient complaints and surgical complications...
  42. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life before and after solid organ transplantation. Measurement consideration, reported outcomes, and future directions
    I D Feurer
    Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Minerva Chir 57:257-71. 2002
    ..These lines of research will help identify potential interventions designed to promote better HRQOL in organ transplant recipients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cervical spine evaluation in urban trauma centers: lowering institutional costs and complications through helical CT scan
    Eric L Grogan
    Departments of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:160-5. 2005
    ..We hypothesize that institutional costs associated with missed injuries make helical CT scan the least costly approach...
  44. ncbi request reprint eQuality: electronic quality assessment from narrative clinical reports
    Steven H Brown
    Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension Examination Program, Nashville, Tenn, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:1472-81. 2006
    ..To evaluate an electronic quality (eQuality) assessment tool for dictated disability examination records...
  45. ncbi request reprint Decompensated heart failure: symptoms, patterns of onset, and contributing factors
    Gordon D Schiff
    Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital, 1900 W Polk, Room 901 AX, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Med 114:625-30. 2003
    ..To examine the time course, contributing factors, and patient responses to decompensated heart failure...
  46. pmc Reduced heart rate volatility: an early predictor of death in trauma patients
    Eric L Grogan
    VA Quality Scholars Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Ann Surg 240:547-54; discussion 554-6. 2004
    ..To determine if using dense data capture to measure heart rate volatility (standard deviation) measured in 5-minute intervals predicts death...
  47. ncbi request reprint Improving documentation of patient acuity level using a progress note template
    Eric L Grogan
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 9485, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:468-75. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that a progress note template containing comorbidities and complications would improve documentation and teach residents to correctly document comorbidities and complications...
  48. pmc Delirium and sedation in the intensive care unit: survey of behaviors and attitudes of 1384 healthcare professionals
    Rina P Patel
    School of Medicine RPP, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:825-32. 2009
    ..Our objective was to assess beliefs and practices regarding ICU delirium and sedation management...
  49. ncbi request reprint The impact of aviation-based teamwork training on the attitudes of health-care professionals
    Eric L Grogan
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 9485, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:843-8. 2004
    ..This study evaluates participant reactions and attitudes to CRM training...
  50. ncbi request reprint Volatility: a new vital sign identified using a novel bedside monitoring strategy
    Eric L Grogan
    VA Quality Scholars Program, Vanderbilt University Department of Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Trauma 58:7-12; discussion 12-4. 2005
    ..We hypothesized: heart rate (HR) volatility predicts outcome better than measures of central tendency (mean and median)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated patients
    Eric B Milbrandt
    CRISMA Laboratory Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:955-62. 2004
    ..To determine the costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated medical intensive care unit patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint A model for improving the quality and timeliness of compensation and pension examinations in VA facilities
    William Brinson Weeks
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    J Healthc Manag 48:252-61; discussion 262. 2003
    ..Visible, ongoing support by leadership and alignment of project objectives with strategic goals are associated with improved project outcomes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Changing incident diabetes regimens: a Veterans Administration cohort study from 2000 to 2005
    Mary Margaret Huizinga
    Diabetes Care 30:e85. 2007
  54. doi request reprint Evidence-based algorithms for diagnosing and treating ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Richard J Wall
    Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine, Southlake Clinic, Valley Medical Center, Renton, Washington 98055, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:409-22. 2008
    ..Given the complexity of caring for heterogeneous populations in the intensive care unit (ICU), however, there is still uncertainty regarding how to diagnose and manage VAP...
  55. doi request reprint Effect of short call admission on length of stay and quality of care for acute decompensated heart failure
    Jennifer L Schuberth
    St Thomas Medical Group, Nashville Tenn, USA
    Circulation 117:2637-44. 2008
    ..Few data exist on the effect of short call on quality of patient care. Our objective was to examine the effect of short call admission on length of stay and quality of care for patients with acute decompensated heart failure...
  56. ncbi request reprint Costs and net health effects of contraceptive methods
    Frank A Sonnenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 125 Paterson Street, Room 2302, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 USA
    Contraception 69:447-59. 2004
    ..Pregnancy and contraceptive methods both have important health effects that include risks and benefits. The net impact of contraception on women's health has not been reported previously...
  57. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based assessment: patient, procedure, or operator factors associated with ERCP complications
    Naomi Aronson
    Technology Evaluation Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago, Illinois 60601 7680, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:S294-302. 2002