Hillary J Mull

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Development and testing of tools to detect ambulatory surgical adverse events
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Patient Saf 9:96-102. 2013
  2. pmc Consensus building for development of outpatient adverse drug event triggers
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:66-71. 2011
  3. pmc Detecting adverse events in surgery: comparing events detected by the Veterans Health Administration Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the Patient Safety Indicators
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S Huntington Avenue 152M, Boston, MA 02130, USA Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:584-95. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Applying trigger tools to detect adverse events associated with outpatient surgery
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Organization, Leadership, Management Research, A VA Center of Excellence, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:45-59. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator Rates Among Veteran Dual Users
    Qi Chen
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
    Am J Med Qual 29:335-43. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Validity of selected Patient Safety Indicators: opportunities and concerns
    Haytham M A Kaafarani
    Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:924-34. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Development of trigger tools for surveillance of adverse events in ambulatory surgery
    Haytham M A Kaafarani
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:425-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Do Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions Software Have More Process-of-Care Problems?
    Ann M Borzecki
    From the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, Bedford VAMC Campus, Bedford, MA A M B Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, MA A M B Department of Medicine A M B, A H and Department of Surgery H J M, A K R, Boston University School of Medicine, MA CHOIR, Boston VA Campus, MA Q C, H J M, M S, A H, A K R Boston University Questrom School of Business, MA M S Brigham and Women s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, Boston, MA D L B and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA D L B
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 9:532-41. 2016
  9. doi request reprint Measuring readmissions after surgery: do different methods tell the same story?
    Qi Chen
    Center for Healthcare Organizational and Implementation Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue 152M, Boston, MA, 02130, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 212:24-33. 2016
  10. doi request reprint Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford VAMC Campus, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 24:753-63. 2015

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Publications13

  1. pmc Development and testing of tools to detect ambulatory surgical adverse events
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Patient Saf 9:96-102. 2013
    ..Triggers, algorithms derived from clinical logic to flag cases where AEs have most likely occurred, could complement VASQIP by detecting a higher yield of ambulatory surgeries with a true surgical AE...
  2. pmc Consensus building for development of outpatient adverse drug event triggers
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:66-71. 2011
    ..This article assesses the use of a modified Delphi process to obtain expert consensus on the value of these triggers...
  3. pmc Detecting adverse events in surgery: comparing events detected by the Veterans Health Administration Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the Patient Safety Indicators
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S Huntington Avenue 152M, Boston, MA 02130, USA Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:584-95. 2014
    ..Independent chart review was also used to determine reasons for PSI errors...
  4. doi request reprint Applying trigger tools to detect adverse events associated with outpatient surgery
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Organization, Leadership, Management Research, A VA Center of Excellence, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:45-59. 2011
    ..Current efforts to detect AEs have focused primarily on the inpatient setting, despite the increase in outpatient surgery in all health care settings...
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator Rates Among Veteran Dual Users
    Qi Chen
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
    Am J Med Qual 29:335-43. 2014
    ..A better understanding of system-level differences in coding practices and patient severity, poorly documented in administrative data, is needed before conclusions about differences in quality can be drawn. ..
  6. doi request reprint Validity of selected Patient Safety Indicators: opportunities and concerns
    Haytham M A Kaafarani
    Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:924-34. 2011
    ..We examined the positive predictive value (PPV) of 3 surgical PSIs: postoperative pulmonary embolus and deep vein thrombosis (pPE/DVT), iatrogenic pneumothorax (iPTX), and accidental puncture and laceration (APL)...
  7. doi request reprint Development of trigger tools for surveillance of adverse events in ambulatory surgery
    Haytham M A Kaafarani
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:425-9. 2010
    ..The authors sought to create surgical triggers to detect AEs in the ambulatory care setting...
  8. doi request reprint Do Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions Software Have More Process-of-Care Problems?
    Ann M Borzecki
    From the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, Bedford VAMC Campus, Bedford, MA A M B Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, MA A M B Department of Medicine A M B, A H and Department of Surgery H J M, A K R, Boston University School of Medicine, MA CHOIR, Boston VA Campus, MA Q C, H J M, M S, A H, A K R Boston University Questrom School of Business, MA M S Brigham and Women s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, Boston, MA D L B and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA D L B
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 9:532-41. 2016
    ..To assess whether the PPR algorithm identifies preventable readmissions, we compared processes of care between PPR software-flagged and nonflagged cases...
  9. doi request reprint Measuring readmissions after surgery: do different methods tell the same story?
    Qi Chen
    Center for Healthcare Organizational and Implementation Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue 152M, Boston, MA, 02130, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 212:24-33. 2016
    ..This study compared 2 commonly used approaches to measure surgical readmissions: the 30-day all-cause hospital-wide readmissions (HWRs) and the potentially preventable readmissions (PPRs)...
  10. doi request reprint Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford VAMC Campus, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 24:753-63. 2015
    ..It matches clinically related index admission and readmission diagnoses that may indicate readmissions resulting from admission- or post-discharge-related quality problems...
  11. pmc Comparing 2 methods of assessing 30-day readmissions: what is the impact on hospital profiling in the veterans health administration?
    Hillary J Mull
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 51:589-96. 2013
    ..These 2 methods have not been directly compared in terms of how they identify high-performing and low-performing hospitals...
  12. doi request reprint Postoperative 30-day Readmission: Time to Focus on What Happens Outside the Hospital
    Melanie S Morris
    Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Health Services Research and Development Unit, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Boston, MA Harvard School of Medicine, Cambridge, MA Veterans Affairs, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Baylor Scott and White Health, Center for Applied Health Research, Temple, TX Texas A and M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple TX Veterans Affairs, Milwaukee VAMC, Milwaukee, WI Department of Surgery, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto VAMC, Palo Alto, CA Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto CA
    Ann Surg 264:621-31. 2016
    ..The aim of this study is to understand the relative contribution of preoperative patient factors, operative characteristics, and postoperative hospital course on 30-day postoperative readmissions...
  13. pmc Identifying Previously Undetected Harm: Piloting the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool in the Veterans Health Administration
    Hillary J Mull
    Measurement to Assess Patient Safety, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry Drs Mull, Brennan, Rosen, and Simon and Mr Chan, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research Drs Mull, Rosen, and Simon and Mr Chan, Department of Nursing Ms Folkes, and Section of General Internal Medicine Drs Hermos and Simon, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Drs Mull and Rosen Clinical Center Nursing Department, Research and Practice Development Section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Dr Brennan and Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Simon
    Qual Manag Health Care 24:140-6. 2015
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