Tara Lagu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:7-15. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Contributors to variation in hospital spending for critically ill patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Healthc (Amst) 1:30-6. 2013
  3. pmc Validation and Comparison of Seven Mortality Prediction Models for Hospitalized Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
    Tara Lagu
    From the Center for Quality of Care Research T L, P S P, M S S, M S, Q R P, G V, M T S, P K L, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine T L, M S, P K L, and Division of Cardiology Q R P, M A K, A R A, G V, M T S, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA T L, M S, Q R P, M A K, A R A, G V, M T S, P K L and School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst P S P
    Circ Heart Fail 9:. 2016
  4. pmc Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 64:e63-e66. 2016
  5. pmc Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:373-9. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:441-6. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:329-36. 2012
  8. doi request reprint What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:414.e1-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Incorporating initial treatments improves performance of a mortality prediction model for patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:44-52. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:754-61. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:7-15. 2013
    ..In contrast, the National Health Service (NHS) in England encourages patients to provide feedback to hospitals on their quality-reporting website, NHS Choices. The scope and content of the narrative feedback was studied...
  2. doi request reprint Contributors to variation in hospital spending for critically ill patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Healthc (Amst) 1:30-6. 2013
    ..Identifying the relative contributions of patient, hospital, and physician factors to the variation in hospital costs of sepsis could help target efforts to improve the value of care...
  3. pmc Validation and Comparison of Seven Mortality Prediction Models for Hospitalized Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
    Tara Lagu
    From the Center for Quality of Care Research T L, P S P, M S S, M S, Q R P, G V, M T S, P K L, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine T L, M S, P K L, and Division of Cardiology Q R P, M A K, A R A, G V, M T S, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA T L, M S, Q R P, M A K, A R A, G V, M T S, P K L and School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst P S P
    Circ Heart Fail 9:. 2016
    ..Heart failure (HF) inpatient mortality prediction models can help clinicians make treatment decisions and researchers conduct observational studies; however, published models have not been validated in external populations...
  4. pmc Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 64:e63-e66. 2016
    ..To describe the effect of dementia on hospital outcomes of individuals requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV)...
  5. pmc Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:373-9. 2013
    ..Because relative value unit (RVU)-based costs vary across hospitals, it is difficult to use them to compare hospital utilization...
  6. doi request reprint Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:441-6. 2013
    ..Adults who use wheelchairs have difficulty accessing physicians and receive less preventive care than their able-bodied counterparts...
  7. doi request reprint Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:329-36. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine treatments of septic shock in a sample of US hospitals and to assess whether patient and hospital characteristics are associated with use of sepsis therapies...
  8. doi request reprint What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Crit Care 27:414.e1-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to compare estimates of hospitalizations, outcomes, and costs produced by 2 approaches for defining severe sepsis...
  9. doi request reprint Incorporating initial treatments improves performance of a mortality prediction model for patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:44-52. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the incremental benefit of adding information about critical care services to a sepsis mortality prediction model...
  10. doi request reprint Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:754-61. 2012
    ..To assess trends in number of hospitalizations, outcomes, and costs of severe sepsis in the United States...
  11. pmc Content of weblogs written by health professionals
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1642-6. 2008
    ..Medical weblogs ("blogs") have emerged as a new connection between health professionals and the public...
  12. pmc The impact of concordant and discordant conditions on the quality of care for hyperlipidemia
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1208-13. 2008
    ..Physician treatment of cardiovascular risk factors may be affected by specific types of patient comorbidities...
  13. doi request reprint Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2425-30. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether a sepsis risk-adjustment model that uses only administrative data could be used when other intensive care unit risk-adjustment methods are unavailable...
  14. doi request reprint The relationship between hospital spending and mortality in patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:292-9. 2011
    ..We sought to characterize variations in hospital spending and mortality rates and to determine whether higher levels of spending are associated with better hospital survival...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient comorbidities on filling of antihypertensive prescriptions
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:24-30. 2009
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  16. pmc Patients' evaluations of health care providers in the era of social networking: an analysis of physician-rating websites
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:942-6. 2010
    ..Internet-based social networking tools that allow users to share content have enabled a new form of public reporting of physician performance: the physician-rating website...
  17. pmc Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of US hospitals
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:456.e1-13. 2013
    ..We estimated hospital-level risk-adjusted maternal infection rates (RAIR) in a large sample of US hospitals and explored associations between RAIR and select hospital features...
  18. pmc Direct Admission to Hospital: A Mixed Methods Survey of Pediatric Practices, Benefits, and Challenges
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    Acad Pediatr 16:175-82. 2016
    ..This study aimed to characterize direct admission practices, benefits, and challenges at a diverse sample of hospitals and to identify diagnoses most appropriate for this admission approach...
  19. pmc Association Between Initial Route of Fluoroquinolone Administration and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Community-acquired Pneumonia
    Raquel K Belforti
    Division of General Medicine and Community Health, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
    Clin Infect Dis 63:1-9. 2016
    ..Our objectives were to compare outcomes of hospitalized CAP patients initially receiving intravenous vs oral respiratory fluoroquinolones...
  20. pmc The impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection on outcomes of hospitalized patients with sepsis
    Tara Lagu
    Department of Medicine, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Masachusetts Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 9:411-7. 2014
    ..To examine the impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection (HOCDI) on the outcomes of patients with sepsis...
  21. pmc Income inequality and 30 day outcomes after acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: retrospective cohort study
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    BMJ 346:f521. 2013
    ..To examine the association between income inequality and the risk of mortality and readmission within 30 days of hospitalization...
  22. doi request reprint Association of diagnostic coding with trends in hospitalizations and mortality of patients with pneumonia, 2003-2009
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    JAMA 307:1405-13. 2012
    ..While this may be the result of advances in clinical care or improvements in quality, it may also represent an artifact of changes in diagnostic coding...
  23. pmc Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool?
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 11:52-5. 2016
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  24. pmc Successful Strategies for Practice-Based Recruitment of Racial and Ethnic Minority Pregnant Women in a Randomized Controlled Trial: the IDEAS for a Healthy Baby Study
    Sarah L Goff
    Department of Medicine, Tufts University Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA, 01199, USA
    J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 3:731-737. 2016
    ..Efforts to address barriers to participation may improve representation, thus enhancing our understanding of how research findings apply to more diverse populations...
  25. pmc Patient Navigators and Parent Use of Quality Data: A Randomized Trial
    Sarah L Goff
    The Center for Quality of Care Research and Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts
    Pediatrics 138:. 2016
    ..Consumers rarely use publicly reported health care quality data. Despite known barriers to use, few studies have explored the effectiveness of strategies to overcome barriers in vulnerable populations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Specific Critical Care Therapies
    Kah Poh Loh
    From the Division of Hematology Oncology, James P Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 14:979-87. 2016
    ..To help patients, families, and clinicians make an informed decision about invasive medical treatments, we examined predictors of in-hospital mortality among patients with metastatic cancer who received critical care therapies (CCTs)...
  27. pmc Hospitals' Patterns of Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Asthma Exacerbation
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Division of Hospital Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Chest 149:729-36. 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize hospital patterns of noninvasive ventilation use in patients with asthma and to evaluate the association with the use of invasive mechanical ventilation and case fatality rate...
  28. pmc Comparative Effectiveness of Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Mihaela S Stefan
    1Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 2Department of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 3Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 4OptiStatim LLC, Longmeadow, MA 5Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 6Center for Value Based Care Research, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    Crit Care Med 43:1386-94. 2015
    ..To compare the characteristics and hospital outcomes of patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treated in the ICU with initial noninvasive ventilation or invasive mechanical ventilation...
  29. pmc Treatment with neuromuscular blocking agents and the risk of in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis
    Jay S Steingrub
    1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 2Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 3Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 4Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 5Department of Medicine, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 6OptiStatim, LLC, Longmeadow, MA 7Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center Anesthesiology Service, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Crit Care Med 42:90-6. 2014
    ..We examined the association between receipt of a neuromuscular blocking agent and in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis...
  30. pmc Epidemiology and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in the United States, 2001 to 2009: a national survey
    Mihaela S Stefan
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:76-82. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in hospitalization, cost, and short-term outcomes in acute respiratory failure (ARF) between 2001 and 2009 in the United States...
  31. pmc IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sarah L Goff
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Room 305, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    Trials 14:244. 2013
    ..Patient navigators have helped patients overcome barriers such as these in other areas, such as cancer care and may prove useful for overcoming barriers to using publicly reported quality data...
  32. pmc Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Short- and Medium-Term Hospital Readmission Following Heart Valve Surgery
    Quinn R Pack
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Department of Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    J Am Heart Assoc 5:. 2016
    ..Although models exist for predicting hospital readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery, no such models exist for predicting readmission after heart valve surgery (HVS)...
  33. pmc Variation in resource utilization for the management of uncomplicated community-acquired pneumonia across community and children's hospitals
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Electronic address
    J Pediatr 165:585-91. 2014
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  34. pmc A qualitative analysis of hospital leaders' opinions about publicly reported measures of health care quality
    Sarah L Goff
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 41:169-76. 2015
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  35. pmc Variation and outcomes associated with direct hospital admission among children with pneumonia in the United States
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Pediatr 168:829-36. 2014
    ..Pneumonia is the leading cause of pediatric hospitalization in the United States, providing an ideal lens to examine variation and outcomes associated with direct admissions...
  36. pmc Outcomes associated with a mandatory gastroenterology consultation to improve the quality of care of patients hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis
    Rony Ghaoui
    Division of Gastroenterology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 10:236-41. 2015
    ..We established a gastroenterology mandatory consultation (MC) to improve the care of patients with DC. We sought to evaluate the impact of the MC intervention on adherence to QI, and compared outcomes to UC...
  37. pmc Attitudes of hospital leaders toward publicly reported measures of health care quality
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts2Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Intern Med 174:1904-11. 2014
    ..Public reporting of quality is considered a key strategy for stimulating improvement efforts at US hospitals; however, little is known about the attitudes of hospital leaders toward existing quality measures...
  38. pmc Management and outcomes of pneumonia among children with complex chronic conditions
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    From the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Center for Quality of Care Research Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston and Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:907-11. 2014
    ..We characterized the presentation, management and outcomes of pneumonia in children with and without CCC and described how antibiotic management and outcomes vary among subgroups of children with CCC...
  39. pmc Direct admission to the hospital: An alternative approach to hospitalization
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Hosp Med 11:303-5. 2016
    ..We propose that transitions of care research and quality improvement, historically focused on hospital-to-home transitions, be expanded to address transitions into the hospital...
  40. doi request reprint Healthcare Providers' Knowledge of Diets and Dietary Advice
    Sonali Arora
    From the Department of Internal Medicine and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Core, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, the Wellness Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, Ohio, and the Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
    South Med J 108:539-46. 2015
    ..The objective of our study was to determine which diets providers recommended to patients and providers' beliefs about the evidence behind those recommendations...
  41. pmc The Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Renal Colic across a Sample of US Hospitals: High CT Utilization Despite Low Rates of Admission and Inpatient Urologic Intervention
    Elizabeth M Schoenfeld
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 12:e0169160. 2017
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  42. pmc Comparative effectiveness of ceftriaxone in combination with a macrolide compared with ceftriaxone alone for pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    JoAnna K Leyenaar
    From the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield and School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:387-92. 2014
    ..Evidence to support this recommendation is limited. We sought to determine the effectiveness of ceftriaxone alone compared with ceftriaxone combined with a macrolide with respect to length of stay and total hospital costs...
  43. pmc Hospital Phenotypes in the Management of Patients Admitted for Acute Myocardial Infarction
    Xiao Xu
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health Division of General Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Premier Inc, Charlotte, NC Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Booz Allen Hamilton Inc, McLean, VA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
    Med Care 54:929-36. 2016
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  44. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the Use of Specific Critical Care Therapies in Patients With Metastatic Cancer
    Kah Poh Loh
    From Division of Hematology Oncology, James P Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 15:22-30. 2017
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  45. pmc Experience with Designing and Implementing a Bundled Payment Program for Total Hip Replacement
    Winthrop F Whitcomb
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 41:406-13. 2015
    ..In July 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model to test bundled payment for hip and knee replacement...
  46. pmc Trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study
    Allan J Walkey
    1 The Pulmonary Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ann Am Thorac Soc 12:216-20. 2015
    ..Prior studies using only principal diagnoses from claims data have shown a trend of rising sepsis incidence with falling infection incidence, implying that administrative data are inaccurate for sepsis surveillance...
  47. ncbi request reprint Not So EASE-Y: How Often do Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients Meet Criteria for Early Surgery?
    Mohammad Amin Kashef
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    J Heart Valve Dis 25:72-74. 2016
    ..3%) were found to meet EASE enrollment criteria. These results have important research implications, and highlight the differences between populations of patients used in clinical trials and patients seen in practice...
  48. doi request reprint Measurement of the quality of care of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis
    Rony Ghaoui
    Division of Gastroenterology, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA, USA
    Liver Int 34:204-10. 2014
    ..In 2010, process-based quality measures were developed to improve the care of these patients. We examined adherence with these quality measures for a cohort of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis in 2009...
  49. ncbi request reprint Physician, monitor thyself: professionalism and accountability in the use of social media
    Tara Lagu
    Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston, USA
    J Clin Ethics 22:187-90. 2011
    ..In this commentary, we highlight issues introduced by the report and suggest some specific ways that the recommendations of the committee can be implemented by medical schools, residency programs, and practicing physicians...