Michael Shwartz

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Shrinkage estimators for a composite measure of quality conceptualized as a formative construct
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:271-89. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Bringing responsibility for small area variations in hospitalization rates back to the hospital: the propensity to hospitalize index and a test of the Roemer's Law
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 49:1062-7. 2011
  3. doi request reprint How well can we identify the high-performing hospital?
    Michael Shwartz
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:290-310. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Do variations in disease prevalence limit the usefulness of population-based hospitalization rates for studying variations in hospital admissions?
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 43:4-11. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, School of Management, Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 19:349-63. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the Hospital Compare database: differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 46:778-85. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Person-centered care practices and quality in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes: is there a relationship?
    Jennifer L Sullivan
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:165-71. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Medical and surgical readmissions in the Veterans Health Administration: what proportion are related to the index hospitalization?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Operations and Technology Management, Boston University School of Management Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, Bedford Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Med Care 52:243-9. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Examining the impact of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) on the Veterans Health Administration: the case of readmissions
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Leadership, Organization and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:37-44. 2013
  10. 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

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  1. pmc Shrinkage estimators for a composite measure of quality conceptualized as a formative construct
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:271-89. 2013
    ..To demonstrate the value of shrinkage estimators when calculating a composite quality measure as the weighted average of a set of individual quality indicators...
  2. doi request reprint Bringing responsibility for small area variations in hospitalization rates back to the hospital: the propensity to hospitalize index and a test of the Roemer's Law
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 49:1062-7. 2011
    ..To assign responsibility for variations in small area hospitalization rates to specific hospitals and to evaluate the Roemer's Law in a way that does not artificially induce correlation between bed supply and utilization...
  3. doi request reprint How well can we identify the high-performing hospital?
    Michael Shwartz
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:290-310. 2011
    ..This highlights the challenge in identifying high-performing hospitals to learn organizational-level best practices...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do variations in disease prevalence limit the usefulness of population-based hospitalization rates for studying variations in hospital admissions?
    Michael Shwartz
    School of Management, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Med Care 43:4-11. 2005
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, School of Management, Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 19:349-63. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the Hospital Compare database: differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights
    Michael Shwartz
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 46:778-85. 2008
    ..A single composite measure calculated from individual quality indicators (QIs) is a useful measure of hospital performance and can be justified conceptually even when the indicators are not highly correlated with one another...
  7. doi request reprint Person-centered care practices and quality in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes: is there a relationship?
    Jennifer L Sullivan
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:165-71. 2013
    ..To examine variation in culture change to a person-centered care (PCC) model, and the association between culture change and a composite measure of quality in 107 Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes...
  8. doi request reprint Medical and surgical readmissions in the Veterans Health Administration: what proportion are related to the index hospitalization?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Operations and Technology Management, Boston University School of Management Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, Bedford Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Med Care 52:243-9. 2014
    ..Identifying those readmissions that are clinically related to the index hospitalization is an important first step in closing this knowledge gap...
  9. doi request reprint Examining the impact of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) on the Veterans Health Administration: the case of readmissions
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Leadership, Organization and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 51:37-44. 2013
    ..By focusing primarily on outcomes in the inpatient setting one may overlook serious adverse events that may occur after discharge (eg, readmissions, mortality) as well as opportunities for improving outpatient care...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparing the importance of disease rate versus practice style variations in explaining differences in small area hospitalization rates for two respiratory conditions
    Erol A Pekoz
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Stat Med 22:1775-86. 2003
    ..Our results show that for the two conditions, disease rate variation explains at least as much of the variation in hospitalization rates as does practice style variation...
  12. doi request reprint Approximate models for aggregate data when individual-level data sets are very large or unavailable
    Erol A Pekoz
    Boston University School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, U S A
    Stat Med 29:2180-93. 2010
    ..The performance of several approximation approaches is compared using data on 5 quality indicators from 32 Veterans Administration nursing homes...
  13. 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. ..
  14. pmc What is the value of adding Medicare data in estimating VA hospital readmission rates?
    WILLIAM J O'BRIEN
    VA Boston Healthcare System Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Boston, MA
    Health Serv Res 50:40-57. 2015
    ..To determine the effects of including diagnostic and utilization data from a secondary payer on readmission rates and hospital profiles...
  15. doi request reprint Examining the relationship between processes of care and selected AHRQ patient safety indicators postoperative wound dehiscence and accidental puncture or laceration using the VA electronic medical record
    Qi Chen
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:206-13. 2013
    ..Documentation of POC was frequently missing in EMRs. Future studies should combine EMR review with alternative approaches, such as direct observation, to better assess POC...
  16. ncbi request reprint Does more "appropriateness" explain higher rates of cardiac procedures among patients hospitalized with coronary heart disease?
    Joseph D Restuccia
    School of Management, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 40:500-9. 2002
    ..There have been few studies of the extent to which differences in the pool of patients being managed might account for geographic variations in treatment rates...
  17. ncbi request reprint Transformational change in health care systems: an organizational model
    Carol VanDeusen Lukas
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 32:309-20. 2007
    ..S. health care system. Six years later, many health care organizations have embraced the report's goals, but few have succeeded in making the substantial transformations needed to achieve those aims...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint Partnering With VA Stakeholders to Develop a Comprehensive Patient Safety Data Display: Lessons Learned From the Field
    Qi Chen
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
    Am J Med Qual 31:178-86. 2016
    ..Policy makers and researchers may consider adopting this innovative partnered-research model in developing future national initiatives to deliver meaningful programs to frontline users. ..
  21. pmc Using estimated true safety event rates versus flagged safety event rates: does it change hospital profiling and payment?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
    Health Serv Res 49:1426-45. 2014
    ..To assess whether use of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) composite measure versus modified composite measures leads to changes in hospital profiles and payments...
  22. pmc Hospital implementation of health information technology and quality of care: are they related?
    Joseph D Restuccia
    Health Policy Institute, Boston University School of Management, 53 Bay State Road, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:109. 2012
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A Systematic Review of Patient Safety Measures in Adult Primary Care
    Jonathan Hatoun
    Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA
    Am J Med Qual . 2016
    ..The measures identified by this systematic review may yield further insight into the breadth of safety events causing harm in primary care, while also identifying areas of patient safety in primary care that may be understudied...
  24. doi request reprint Does adding clinical data to administrative data improve agreement among hospital quality measures?
    Amresh D Hanchate
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA Electronic address
    Healthc (Amst) . 2016
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Does Use of a Hospital-wide Readmission Measure Versus Condition-specific Readmission Measures Make a Difference for Hospital Profiling and Payment Penalties?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, VA Boston Healthcare System Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine Boston University Questrom School of Business, Operations and Technology Management Department VA Boston Healthcare System Department of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health Department of General Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Med Care 54:155-61. 2016
    ..In contrast to the current condition-specific readmission measures, CMS recently developed an all-condition, 30-day all-cause hospital-wide readmission measure (HWR) to provide a more comprehensive view of hospital performance...
  26. doi request reprint A survey of hospital quality improvement activities
    Alan B Cohen
    Boston University Health Policy Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:571-95. 2008
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Strengthening organizations to implement evidence-based clinical practices
    Carol VanDeusen Lukas
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 35:235-45. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Accounting for variation in technical quality and patient satisfaction: the contribution of patient, provider, team, and medical center
    Kelly L Stolzmann
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research COLMR, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Med Care 48:676-82. 2010
    ..We analyzed the amount of variation in technical quality and patient satisfaction accounted for at the patient, provider, team, and medical center level...
  29. pmc Using Harm-Based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (PSI-90): Does It Affect Assessment of Hospital Performance and Financial Penalties in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals?
    Qi Chen
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
    Health Serv Res 51:2140-2157. 2016
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Achieving consensus across diverse stakeholders on quality measures for mental healthcare
    Richard C Hermann
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Med Care 42:1246-53. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The feasibility and value of new measures showing patterns of quality for patients with 3 chronic conditions
    Stephen M Davidson
    Strategy and Policy Department and Health Sector Management Program, Boston University School of Management, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:37-51. 2008
    ....
  32. pmc Cost-utility of cognitive behavioral therapy for low back pain from the commercial payer perspective
    Giulia Norton
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Boston University School of Management, Boston, MA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 40:725-33. 2015
    ..Markov cost-utility model...
  33. doi request reprint Validating the patient safety indicators in the Veterans Health Administration: do they accurately identify true safety events?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research COLMR, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA or
    Med Care 50:74-85. 2012
    ..However, few studies have determined how accurately the PSIs identify true safety events...