Leora I Horwitz

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Comprehensive quality of discharge summaries at an academic medical center
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:436-43. 2013
  2. pmc Development of a handoff evaluation tool for shift-to-shift physician handoffs: the Handoff CEX
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8093, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:191-200. 2013
  3. pmc Validation of a handoff assessment tool: the Handoff CEX
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    J Clin Nurs 22:1477-86. 2013
  4. pmc Correlations among risk-standardized mortality rates and among risk-standardized readmission rates within hospitals
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:690-6. 2012
  5. pmc An institution-wide handoff task force to standardise and improve physician handoffs
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:863-71. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Transfers of patient care between house staff on internal medicine wards: a national survey
    Leora I Horwitz
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1173-7. 2006
  7. pmc US emergency department performance on wait time and length of visit
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Section of General Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:133-41. 2010
  8. pmc What are covering doctors told about their patients? Analysis of sign-out among internal medicine house staff
    L I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:248-55. 2009
  9. pmc Evaluation of an asynchronous physician voicemail sign-out for emergency department admissions
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:368-78. 2009
  10. pmc Internal medicine residents' clinical and didactic experiences after work hour regulation: a survey of chief residents
    Leora I Horwitz
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:961-5. 2006

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Publications31

  1. pmc Comprehensive quality of discharge summaries at an academic medical center
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:436-43. 2013
    ..Discharge summaries are essential for safe transitions from hospital to home...
  2. pmc Development of a handoff evaluation tool for shift-to-shift physician handoffs: the Handoff CEX
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8093, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:191-200. 2013
    ..Increasing frequency of shift-to-shift handoffs coupled with regulatory requirements to evaluate handoff quality make a handoff evaluation tool necessary...
  3. pmc Validation of a handoff assessment tool: the Handoff CEX
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    J Clin Nurs 22:1477-86. 2013
    ..Test the feasibility and validity of a handoff evaluation tool for nurses...
  4. pmc Correlations among risk-standardized mortality rates and among risk-standardized readmission rates within hospitals
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:690-6. 2012
    ..Correlation among measures within the same hospital would suggest that there are common hospital-wide quality factors...
  5. pmc An institution-wide handoff task force to standardise and improve physician handoffs
    Leora I Horwitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:863-71. 2012
    ..Potential hazards exist with transfers. There are few reports of institution-wide efforts to improve handoffs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Transfers of patient care between house staff on internal medicine wards: a national survey
    Leora I Horwitz
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1173-7. 2006
    ..Transfer of responsibility for patient care between physicians is a key process in the care of hospitalized patients. Systems of transfer management and transfer frequency may affect clinical outcomes...
  7. pmc US emergency department performance on wait time and length of visit
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Section of General Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:133-41. 2010
    ..Previous studies have not examined hospital-level performance on ED wait time and visit length in the United States. The purpose of this study is to describe hospital-level performance on ED wait time and visit length...
  8. pmc What are covering doctors told about their patients? Analysis of sign-out among internal medicine house staff
    L I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:248-55. 2009
    ..To characterise and assess sign-out practices among internal medicine house staff, and to identify contributing factors to sign-out quality...
  9. pmc Evaluation of an asynchronous physician voicemail sign-out for emergency department admissions
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:368-78. 2009
    ..Taped (asynchronous) communication may be more reliable and efficient but lacks interaction. We evaluate a new asynchronous physician-physician sign-out compared with the traditional synchronous sign-out...
  10. pmc Internal medicine residents' clinical and didactic experiences after work hour regulation: a survey of chief residents
    Leora I Horwitz
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:961-5. 2006
    ..Work hour regulations for house staff were intended in part to improve resident clinical and educational performance...
  11. ncbi request reprint Failure to rescue: validation of an algorithm using administrative data
    Leora I Horwitz
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Care 45:283-7. 2007
    ..Failure to rescue (FTR), the rate of death in patients suffering 1 of 6 in-hospital complications, is an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicator calculated from administrative data...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changes in outcomes for internal medicine inpatients after work-hour regulations
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8088, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:97-103. 2007
    ..Limits on resident work hours are intended to reduce fatigue-related errors, but may raise risk by increasing transfers of responsibility for patients...
  13. pmc Development and implementation of an oral sign-out skills curriculum
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1470-4. 2007
    ..At our institution, we identified several deficiencies in skills and a lack of any existing training...
  14. doi request reprint Dropping the baton: a qualitative analysis of failures during the transition from emergency department to inpatient care
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:701-10.e4. 2009
    ..We identify, describe, and categorize vulnerabilities in emergency department (ED) to internal medicine patient transfers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hospital readmission performance and patterns of readmission: retrospective cohort study of Medicare admissions
    Kumar Dharmarajan
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 630 West 168th Street, Box 93, PH 10 203, New York, NY 10032, USA
    BMJ 347:f6571. 2013
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  16. pmc Republished: Defining impact of a rapid response team: qualitative study with nurses, physicians and hospital administrators
    Andrea L Benin
    Performance Management, Yale New Haven Health, Associate Research Scientist, Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, Performance Management, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Postgrad Med J 88:575-82. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to qualitatively describe the impact of a Rapid Response Team (RRT) at a 944-bed, university-affiliated hospital...
  17. pmc Hospital strategies associated with 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:444-50. 2013
    ..We sought to identify hospital strategies that were associated with lower readmission rates for patients with heart failure...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality collaboratives and campaigns to reduce readmissions: what strategies are hospitals using?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    J Hosp Med 8:601-8. 2013
    ..Reducing hospital readmissions is a national priority, and many hospitals are participating in quality collaboratives or campaigns...
  19. doi request reprint Consequences of inadequate sign-out for patient care
    Leora I Horwitz
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, 789 Howard Ave, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1755-60. 2008
    ..In case reports, transfers in the care of patients among health care providers have been linked to adverse events. However, little is known about the nature and frequency of these transfer-related problems...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of written hospitalist sign-outs in answering overnight inquiries
    Robert L Fogerty
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital Hospitalist Service, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
    J Hosp Med 8:609-14. 2013
    ..Hospitalists are key providers of care to medical inpatients, and sign-out is an integral part of providing safe, high-quality inpatient care. There is little known about hospitalist-to-hospitalist sign-out...
  21. pmc Identifying patients at increased risk for unplanned readmission
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Med Care 51:761-6. 2013
    ..Reducing readmissions is a national priority, but many hospitals lack practical tools to identify patients at increased risk of unplanned readmission...
  22. pmc Defining impact of a rapid response team: qualitative study with nurses, physicians and hospital administrators
    Andrea L Benin
    Department of Performance Management, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:391-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to qualitatively describe the impact of a Rapid Response Team (RRT) at a 944-bed, university-affiliated hospital...
  23. pmc Contemporary evidence about hospital strategies for reducing 30-day readmissions: a national study
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:607-14. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine the range and prevalence of practices being implemented by hospitals to reduce 30-day readmissions of patients with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  24. pmc Percentage of US emergency department patients seen within the recommended triage time: 1997 to 2006
    Leora I Horwitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1857-65. 2009
    ..The wait time to see a physician in US emergency departments (EDs) is increasing and may differentially affect patients with varied insurance status and racial/ethnic backgrounds...
  25. pmc Diagnoses and timing of 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia
    Kumar Dharmarajan
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    JAMA 309:355-63. 2013
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  26. pmc "Out of sight, out of mind": housestaff perceptions of quality-limiting factors in discharge care at teaching hospitals
    S Ryan Greysen
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:376-81. 2012
    ..Improving hospital discharge has become a national priority for teaching hospitals, yet little is known about physician perspectives on factors limiting the quality of discharge care...
  27. pmc Advanced access scheduling outcomes: a systematic review
    Katherine D Rose
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1150-9. 2011
    ....
  28. pmc Medication reconciliation accuracy and patient understanding of intended medication changes on hospital discharge
    Boback Ziaeian
    Hospitalist Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1513-20. 2012
    ..Adverse drug events after hospital discharge are common and often serious. These events may result from provider errors or patient misunderstanding...
  29. pmc Improving quality of preventive care at a student-run free clinic
    Neel M Butala
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e81441. 2013
    ..Student-run clinics increasingly serve as primary care providers for patients of lower socioeconomic status, but studies show that quality of care at student-run clinics has room for improvement...
  30. doi request reprint What is the quality of preventive care provided in a student-run free clinic?
    Neel M Butala
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:414-24. 2012
    ..The quality of preventive care provided in student-run free clinics has not been well documented, although an increasing number of vulnerable populations seek care in these settings...