hospital charges

Summary

Summary: The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Effect of weekend compared with weekday stroke admission on thrombolytic use, in-hospital mortality, discharge disposition, hospital charges, and length of stay in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database, 2002 to 2007
    Brian L Hoh
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla 32610, USA
    Stroke 41:2323-8. 2010
  2. pmc Effects of rapid detection of bloodstream infections on length of hospitalization and hospital charges
    S E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3119-25. 2003
  3. ncbi Prevalence, complications, and hospital charges associated with use of bone-morphogenetic proteins in spinal fusion procedures
    Kevin S Cahill
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, PBB 3, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 302:58-66. 2009
  4. ncbi Methods to determine reimbursement rates for diagnosis related groups (DRG): a comparison of nine European countries
    Jonas Schreyögg
    Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Health Care Manag Sci 9:215-23. 2006
  5. ncbi Factors associated with hospital length of stay and hospital charges of motor vehicle crash related hospitalizations among children in the United States
    Ricky Gardner
    College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:889-95. 2007
  6. ncbi Surgery for Parkinson disease in the United States, 1996 to 2000: practice patterns, short-term outcomes, and hospital charges in a nationwide sample
    Emad N Eskandar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:863-71. 2003
  7. ncbi Impact of necrotizing enterocolitis on length of stay and hospital charges in very low birth weight infants
    Jennifer A Bisquera
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 109:423-8. 2002
  8. pmc Appendectomy and diagnosis-related groups (DRGs): patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 11 European countries
    Wilm Quentin
    Department of Health Care Management, Technische Universitat Berlin, Straße des 17, Juni 135, H80, 10623, Berlin, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:317-26. 2012
  9. ncbi Imaging utilization in the management of appendicitis and its impact on hospital charges
    Hansel J Otero
    Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Emerg Radiol 15:23-8. 2008
  10. ncbi Effect of drive-through delivery laws on postpartum length of stay and hospital charges
    Zhimei Liu
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Health Econ 23:129-55. 2004

Detail Information

Publications232 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Effect of weekend compared with weekday stroke admission on thrombolytic use, in-hospital mortality, discharge disposition, hospital charges, and length of stay in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database, 2002 to 2007
    Brian L Hoh
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla 32610, USA
    Stroke 41:2323-8. 2010
    ..We studied patients with stroke in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database for a weekend effect on thrombolytic use, in-hospital mortality, discharge disposition, hospital charges, and length of stay.
  2. pmc Effects of rapid detection of bloodstream infections on length of hospitalization and hospital charges
    S E Beekmann
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3119-25. 2003
    ..Use of these systems has not been studied objectively with respect to impact on patient outcomes, including hospital charges and length of hospitalization...
  3. ncbi Prevalence, complications, and hospital charges associated with use of bone-morphogenetic proteins in spinal fusion procedures
    Kevin S Cahill
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, PBB 3, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 302:58-66. 2009
    ..No national data exist to examine use of bone-morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in spinal fusion surgery...
  4. ncbi Methods to determine reimbursement rates for diagnosis related groups (DRG): a comparison of nine European countries
    Jonas Schreyögg
    Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Health Care Manag Sci 9:215-23. 2006
    ..use of trimming methods and plausibility checks and 3.) definition of prices. It concludes with a discussion on the typical development path of DRG systems and the role of additional reimbursement components in this context...
  5. ncbi Factors associated with hospital length of stay and hospital charges of motor vehicle crash related hospitalizations among children in the United States
    Ricky Gardner
    College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:889-95. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi Surgery for Parkinson disease in the United States, 1996 to 2000: practice patterns, short-term outcomes, and hospital charges in a nationwide sample
    Emad N Eskandar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:863-71. 2003
    ..The authors studied this process by investigating practice patterns, mortality and morbidity rates, and hospital charges as reflected in the records of a representative sample of US hospitals between 1996 and 2000.
  7. ncbi Impact of necrotizing enterocolitis on length of stay and hospital charges in very low birth weight infants
    Jennifer A Bisquera
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 109:423-8. 2002
    To determine the impact of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) on length of stay and hospital charges.
  8. pmc Appendectomy and diagnosis-related groups (DRGs): patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 11 European countries
    Wilm Quentin
    Department of Health Care Management, Technische Universitat Berlin, Straße des 17, Juni 135, H80, 10623, Berlin, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:317-26. 2012
    ..The study aims to assist surgeons and national authorities to optimize their DRG systems...
  9. ncbi Imaging utilization in the management of appendicitis and its impact on hospital charges
    Hansel J Otero
    Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Emerg Radiol 15:23-8. 2008
    ..in adults with diagnosis of appendicitis and the role that imaging plays in the escalating appendicitis hospital charges. Data on demographics, imaging utilization, and charges of all patients discharged after a diagnosis of ..
  10. ncbi Effect of drive-through delivery laws on postpartum length of stay and hospital charges
    Zhimei Liu
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Health Econ 23:129-55. 2004
    ..We analyze how these laws changed length of stay and hospital charges, using a national discharge database...
  11. pmc Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk Score predicts hospital charges and resource use after aortic valve replacement
    George J Arnaoutakis
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:650-5. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that increasing Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk scores in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement are associated with greater hospital charges.
  12. ncbi Initial treatment failure in non-ICU community-acquired pneumonia: risk factors and association with length of stay, total hospital charges, and mortality
    Gerry Oster
    Policy Analysis Inc PAI, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    J Med Econ 16:809-19. 2013
    ..failure in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in non-intensive care unit (non-ICU) settings, and to characterize the association between initial treatment failure and length of stay, total hospital charges, and mortality.
  13. ncbi Immediate spica casting of pediatric femoral fractures in the operating room versus the emergency department: comparison of reduction, complications, and hospital charges
    Alfred A Mansour
    Department of Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 30:813-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the application of a spica cast in the emergency department (ED) versus the operating room (OR) with regard to quality of reduction, complications, and hospital charges at an academic institution.
  14. pmc Hospital charges of potentially preventable pediatric hospitalizations
    Sam Lu
    Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Acad Pediatr 12:436-44. 2012
    ..The study objectives are to (1) identify the charges and (2) demographic characteristics associated with potentially preventable pediatric hospitalizations...
  15. pmc Implementation of a fast-track clinical pathway decreases postoperative length of stay and hospital charges for liver resection
    De Xin Lin
    The Hepatobiliary Division, Department of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China
    Cell Biochem Biophys 61:413-9. 2011
    ..It has decreased postoperative length of stay (LOS) and hospital charges for many surgical procedures. However, data on clinical pathways after liver surgery are sparse...
  16. ncbi The impact of urban health insurance reform on hospital charges: a case study from two cities in China
    Qingyue Meng
    Centre for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University, Jinan, China
    Health Policy 68:197-209. 2004
    ..This study aims to examine the impact of the reform on hospital charges by comparing changes between two cities with different insurance systems and identifying determinants for ..
  17. ncbi Healthcare resource utilization and epidemiology of pediatric burn-associated hospitalizations, United States, 2000
    Brenda J Shields
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children s Hospital, Nationwide Children s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    J Burn Care Res 28:811-26. 2007
    ..These children spent an estimated 66,200 days in the hospital with associated hospital charges equal to USD 211,772,700...
  18. ncbi Decreasing reimbursements for outpatient emergency department visits across payer groups from 1996 to 2004
    Renee Y Hsia
    San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:265-74, 274.e1-5. 2008
    ..We seek to examine and document the trends in reimbursement for outpatient ED visits throughout the past decade...
  19. ncbi Using an electronic medical record system to describe injury epidemiology and health care utilization at an inner-city hospital in Indiana
    Wilson W Odero
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Inj Control Saf Promot 11:269-79. 2004
    ..and analysed included patients' demographics, external cause of injury, diagnosis, length of stay, ED and hospital charges. A total of 60,470 injury-related ED visits were made, the majority of patients were male (61...
  20. ncbi Cost accounting to determine prices: how well do prices reflect costs in the German DRG-system?
    Jonas Schreyögg
    Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, Strasse des 17 Juni 145, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Health Care Manag Sci 9:269-79. 2006
    ..Although cost data accuracy has improved over the last few years there are still a number of challenges that need to be addressed...
  21. ncbi Risk adjusted resource utilization for AMI patients treated in Japanese hospitals
    Edward Evans
    Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Health Econ 16:347-59. 2007
    ..The use of administrative data in risk adjustment makes broad scale application of risk adjustment feasible...
  22. ncbi Economic impact of motorcycle helmets: from impact to discharge
    Brian J Eastridge
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 60:978-83; discussion 983-4. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to expand the economic analysis of motorcycle helmet utilization to the point of injury by including motorcycle crash patients who do not require hospital admission...
  23. ncbi Evaluation of a pediatric hospitalist service: impact on length of stay and hospital charges
    P S Bellet
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Pediatrics 105:478-84. 2000
    ..In a large pediatric teaching hospital, we compared length of stay, readmission rates, and hospital charges for children admitted to medical services with and without a hospitalist system of care.
  24. pmc Comparison of hospital charge prediction models for colorectal cancer patients: neural network vs. decision tree models
    Seung Mi Lee
    Graduate School of Business, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 19:677-81. 2004
    ..the allocation of medical resources and the establishment of medical policies because the incidence and the hospital charges for colorectal cancer are rapidly increasing...
  25. ncbi Predictors of hospital charges for children admitted with asthma
    Ruchi S Gupta
    Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 6:15-20. 2006
    To examine patient and hospital characteristics associated with varying hospital charges for children admitted with asthma.
  26. ncbi Length of stay and procedure utilization are the major determinants of hospital charges for heart failure
    E F Philbin
    Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Clin Cardiol 24:56-62. 2001
    ..of the 10 billion dollars spent annually on heart failure (HF) management in this country is attributed to hospital charges. There are widespread efforts to decrease the costs of treating this disorder, both by preventing hospital ..
  27. ncbi Hospital charges attributable to a primary diagnosis of infectious diseases in older adults in the United States, 1998 to 2004
    Aaron T Curns
    National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:969-75. 2008
    To describe total and average hospital charges associated with infectious disease (ID) hospitalizations and specific ID categories and to estimate ID hospitalization rates in adults aged 65 and older in the United States from 1998 through ..
  28. ncbi Modeling administrative outcomes in fever and neutropenia: clinical variables significantly influence length of stay and hospital charges
    Marc Rosenman
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:263-8. 2002
    ..Clinical variables representing disease severity may explain some of the variability in these outcomes...
  29. ncbi Hospital charges to injured drinking drivers in Washington State: 1989-1993
    B A Mueller
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 30:597-605. 1998
    ..Patrol Crash Database and computerized hospitalization records for 1989-1993 were used to determine total hospital charges billed for motor vehicle collision injuries to drivers whose crash reports contained any indication of ..
  30. ncbi Does high BMI influence hospital charges in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy?
    Olubukola O Nafiu
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1667-71. 2008
    ..Obesity is a highly prevalent chronic problem with health and fiscal consequences. Data from adults and nonsurgical pediatric patients suggest that obesity has serious implications for the US economy...
  31. ncbi Surgeon choices, and the choice of surgeons, affect total hospital charges for single-level anterior cervical surgery
    Nancy E Epstein
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:905-9. 2011
    This retrospective study assessed the total hospital charges for performing 102 single-level anterior cervical discectomy/fusion (1-ADF) procedures performed during a single year at one institution...
  32. ncbi Frequency with which surgeons undertake pancreaticoduodenectomy continues to determine length of stay, hospital charges, and in-hospital mortality
    Alexander Rosemurgy
    Digestive Disorders Center, Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:442-9. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to determine changes in the frequency of, volume of, and outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy 6 years after a study denoted that, in Florida, the frequency and volume of pancreaticoduodenectomy impacted outcome...
  33. ncbi Management of brain-injured patients by an evidence-based medicine protocol improves outcomes and decreases hospital charges
    Samir M Fakhry
    Trauma Services, Inova Regional Trauma Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 3300, USA
    J Trauma 56:492-9; discussion 499-500. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether management of TBI patients according to a protocol based on the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) guidelines would reduce mortality, length of stay, charges, and disability...
  34. ncbi Hospital charges for a community inpatient palliative care program
    John D Cowan
    Palliative Care Service, Advanced Illness Assistance Team, Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 21:177-90. 2004
    ..The estimated savings achieved by decreasing long LOS were more than 100,000 dollars per year, and estimated savings achieved using AIA follow-up charges were more than 1,801,930 dollars per year...
  35. ncbi Analysis of hospital charges for cerebral infarction stroke inpatients in Beijing, People's Republic of China
    Feng Tu
    Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Health Policy 59:243-56. 2002
    ..The purpose of the present study is to examine health services and demographic factors associated with inpatient charges for cerebral infarction in China, focusing on hospital charges of insured and uninsured patients.
  36. ncbi Analysis of hospital charges for ischemic stroke in Fukuoka, Japan
    Feng Tu
    Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Health Policy 66:239-46. 2003
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine medical services and demographic factors associated with increased inpatient charges for ischemic stroke in Japan...
  37. ncbi Patient and hospital characteristics associated with length of stay and hospital charges for pediatric sports-related injury hospitalizations in the United States, 2000-2003
    Jingzhen Yang
    Injury Prevention Research Center, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e813-20. 2007
    ..study were to describe the patient and hospital characteristics of pediatric sports injury hospitalization and to determine the hospital characteristics that are associated with length of stay and total hospital charges (per discharge).
  38. ncbi An economic analysis of hospital charges for choledocholithiasis by different treatment strategies
    Thomas J Schroeppel
    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Am Surg 73:472-7. 2007
    ..Six patients were excluded because of missing charge data. Professional and technical fees from the total hospital charges were used for comparison. Three groups of patients were compared for charge analysis...
  39. ncbi Frequency with which surgeons undertake pancreaticoduodenectomy determines length of stay, hospital charges, and in-hospital mortality
    A S Rosemurgy
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Box 1289, Room F145, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 5:21-6. 2001
    ..technically complex procedure, this study was undertaken to evaluate mortality, length of hospital stay, and hospital charges when compared to volume of experience...
  40. ncbi Economic evaluation of laparoscopic and open inguinal herniorrhaphies: the effect of cost-containment measures and internal hospital policy decisions on costs and charges
    Y S Khajanchee
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health System, 1040 NW 22nd Suite 560, Portland, OR 97210, USA
    Hernia 8:196-202. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi Using average cost methods to estimate encounter-level costs for medical-surgical stays in the VA
    Todd H Wagner
    VA HSR and D Health Economics Resource Center, Stanford University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:15S-36S. 2003
    ..They discuss the method's limitations and application in other health care systems...
  42. ncbi Importance of organ dysfunction in determining hospital outcomes in children
    Joseph A Johnston
    US Outcomes Research, Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, Indiana 46285, USA
    J Pediatr 144:595-601. 2004
    ..To use measures of organ dysfunction derived from administrative data to assess clinical and economic outcomes in hospitalized children...
  43. ncbi Intra-arterial thrombolysis for central retinal artery occlusion in United States: Nationwide In-patient Survey 2001-2003
    M Fareed K Suri
    Epidemiological and Outcomes Research Division, Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center, Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Neuroimaging 17:339-43. 2007
    ..However, national estimates of such practice and associated outcomes are not available. We performed this study to determine the frequency and outcomes of thrombolysis among adult patients hospitalized in United States (US) for CRAO...
  44. ncbi Shoulder arthroplasty versus hip and knee arthroplasties: a comparison of outcomes
    Kevin W Farmer
    Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224 2780, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 455:183-9. 2007
    ..We believe shoulder arthroplasty is as safe as the more commonly performed major joint arthroplasties...
  45. ncbi Inpatient health care use among adult survivors of chronic childhood illnesses in the United States
    Megumi J Okumura
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1054-60. 2006
    ..To describe the inpatient length of stay and related charges for adults in the United States with childhood-onset chronic disease and to examine patterns with respect to different hospital settings...
  46. ncbi National estimates of hospital utilization by children with gastrointestinal disorders: analysis of the 1997 kids' inpatient database
    Stephen L Guthery
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Pediatr 144:589-94. 2004
    ..To identify and to generate national estimates of the principal gastrointestinal (GI) diagnoses associated with hospital utilization and to describe national hospital utilization patterns associated with pediatric GI disorders...
  47. ncbi Key tools for turning receivables into cash
    Diane Palmer
    Park City Solutions, Alpharetta, GA, USA
    Healthc Financ Manage 58:62-7. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi Economic and clinical disparities in hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes
    Marsha A Dowell
    College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 36:66-72. 2004
    ..To identify and describe economic and clinical relationships and trends associated with selected access, equity, and outcome characteristics of a large inpatient population with Type 2 diabetes...
  49. ncbi Changes in cost and outcome among US patients with stroke hospitalized in 1990 to 1991 and those hospitalized in 2000 to 2001
    Adnan I Qureshi
    Stroke 38:2180-4. 2007
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of new treatments by examining the changes between 1990 to 1991 and 2000 to 2001 in in-hospital mortality rates and hospital charges in adult patients with stroke.
  50. ncbi The most frequent traumatic orthopaedic injuries from a national pediatric inpatient population
    Gregory J Galano
    International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research, New York, New York, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 25:39-44. 2005
    ..These patients accrued an estimated 932.8 million dollars in hospital charges. Femur fracture was the most frequent injury among this patient group (21...
  51. pmc The economic burden of hospitalizations associated with child abuse and neglect
    Sue Rovi
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, 07103, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:586-90. 2004
    ..This study assessed the economic burden of child abuse-related hospitalizations...
  52. ncbi Analysis of smoking in patients referred for liver transplantation and its adverse impact of short-term outcomes
    Kelly McConathy
    University of Kentucky Transplant Surgery, USA
    J Ky Med Assoc 105:261-6. 2007
    ..While post-transplant one-year survival is similar between smokers and nonsmokers, smokers have higher LOS and resource utilization...
  53. ncbi Cost-effective management of isolated facial fractures
    Claire Sanger
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1075, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 15:636-41; discussion 642. 2004
    ..Total hospital charges were compared, and complications were evaluated...
  54. ncbi National estimates of hospital use by children with HIV infection in the United States: analysis of data from the 2000 KIDS Inpatient Database
    Athena P Kourtis
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e167-73. 2006
    ..The purpose of this research was to describe hospital use patterns of HIV-infected children in the United States...
  55. ncbi A preliminary examination of the CMS eligibility criteria in total-joint arthroplasty
    Kevin R Vincent
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 1004, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:872-81. 2006
    ..To analyze inpatient rehabilitation outcomes in total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total-hip arthroplasty (THA) patients using the 2004 Medicare 75% rule criteria...
  56. ncbi Increase in tracheostomy for prolonged mechanical ventilation in North Carolina, 1993-2002
    Christopher E Cox
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Durham, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:2219-26. 2004
    ..We aimed to describe trends in the annual incidence and timing of tracheostomy for prolonged mechanical ventilation, as well as prolonged mechanical ventilation patient resource utilization and overall in-hospital mortality...
  57. ncbi National hospitalization impact of pediatric all-terrain vehicle injuries
    Jeffrey B Killingsworth
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and Arkansas Children s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 3591, USA
    Pediatrics 115:e316-21. 2005
    ..This study was designed to characterize more fully the patterns of injury, hospital length of stay, and hospital charges associated with ATV-related injuries, with a nationally representative sample.
  58. ncbi Lengths of stay and costs associated with children's hospitals
    Dan Merenstein
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Pediatrics 115:839-44. 2005
    ..Our hypothesis is that, for similar diagnoses, freestanding children hospitals will have longer LOSs and higher costs than other hospitals...
  59. ncbi Clinical and economic consequences of bleeding following major orthopedic surgery
    Montserrat Vera-Llonch
    Policy Analysis Inc PAI, Four Davis Court, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    Thromb Res 117:569-77. 2006
    ..Major orthopedic surgery patients who receive antithrombotics as prophylaxis against VTE may be at higher risk of bleeding. The clinical and economic consequences of this complication may be relevant to therapeutic decision-making...
  60. ncbi The burden of Staphylococcus aureus infections on hospitals in the United States: an analysis of the 2000 and 2001 Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database
    Gary A Noskin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1756-61. 2005
    ..Previous studies have investigated the impact of Staphylococcus aureus infections on individual hospitals, but to date, no study using nationally representative data has estimated this burden...
  61. ncbi Alcohol withdrawal syndrome: Turning minor injuries into a major problem
    Michael R Bard
    Department of Surgery, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, The Center of Excellence for Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 4354, USA
    J Trauma 61:1441-5; discussion 1445-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AWS on length of stay, morbidity, mortality, and cost in low injury acuity trauma patients...
  62. ncbi Reported in-hospital complications following rib resections for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
    David C Chang
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 21:564-70. 2007
    ..7 vs. 2.4 days, P < 0.001) and higher total hospital charges ($53,373 vs. $15,507, P < 0...
  63. pmc Mortality in patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbations in the United States
    Vidya Krishnan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:633-8. 2006
    ..Hospitalizations for asthma exacerbations are common in the United States, but there are no national estimates of outcomes in this population. It is also not known if race disparities in asthma deaths exist among hospitalized patients...
  64. ncbi Decline in varicella-related hospitalizations and expenditures for children and adults after introduction of varicella vaccine in the United States
    Matthew M Davis
    Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0456, USA
    Pediatrics 114:786-92. 2004
    ..Previous studies have not found such effects. We studied trends in varicella-related hospitalization rates and associated charges before and after introduction of varicella vaccine...
  65. ncbi Coronary bypass surgery in patients aged 70 years and over: mortality, morbidity, length of stay and hospital cost
    Chye Yew Ng
    General Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburg, Scotland
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 12:218-23. 2004
    ..A Parsonnet risk score was determined for each patient for the analysis of mortality, length of stay and hospital charges. During the study period, 1594 cases of isolated coronary artery bypass grafting were carried out. 184 (11...
  66. ncbi Healthcare-associated bloodstream infection: A distinct entity? Insights from a large U.S. database
    Andrew F Shorr
    Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:2588-95. 2006
    ..To gain a better understanding of the epidemiology, microbiology, and outcomes of early-onset, culture-positive, community-acquired, healthcare-associated, and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections...
  67. ncbi Extra charge and extra length of hospital stay attributable to postcataract surgery endophthalmitis
    Tanawat Fongsre
    Am J Infect Control 32:374-5. 2004
  68. ncbi Cost of care for seniors hospitalized for hip fracture and related procedures
    Marita Titler
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Nurs Outlook 55:5-14. 2007
    ..Inadequate RN staffing raised cost whereas increased RN staffing was associated with lower costs...
  69. ncbi Surgical repair of bladder exstrophy in the modern era: contemporary practice patterns and the role of hospital case volume
    Caleb P Nelson
    Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Urol 174:1099-102. 2005
    ..Bladder exstrophy is a rare condition, and data are lacking regarding practice patterns in its surgical management. We used a large nationwide database to investigate practice patterns of bladder exstrophy repair...
  70. ncbi Reimbursement denial and reversal by health plans at a university hospital
    Jeffrey D Greenberg
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
    Am J Med 117:629-35. 2004
    ..Denial and downgrading of reimbursement for hospital days are two strategies utilized by health plans to maintain profitability. The goal of this study was to describe patterns of discounted reimbursement at a university hospital...
  71. ncbi Outcomes of early surgical management versus late or no surgical intervention after acute spinal cord injury
    William McKinley
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1818-25. 2004
    ..To compare neurologic, medical, and functional outcomes of patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing early (<24 h and 24-72 h) and late (>72 h) surgical spine intervention versus those treated nonsurgically...
  72. ncbi Patient and hospital correlates of clinical outcomes and resource utilization in severe pediatric sepsis
    Folafoluwa O Odetola
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Pediatrics 119:487-94. 2007
    ..Our goal was to describe patient and hospital characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and charges for critically ill children with severe sepsis...
  73. pmc Resource use in treating alcohol- and drug-related diagnoses
    James D Bramble
    Department of Pharmacy Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:36-42. 2004
    ..patients treated in teaching hospitals will have shorter lengths of stay and lower hospital charges than patients treated in nonteaching hospitals; and 2)...
  74. ncbi Finger replantation in the United States: rates and resource use from the 1996 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
    K C Chung
    Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 248109 0340, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 25:1038-42. 2000
    ..Epidemiologic studies using national databases can provide researchers and policy makers with the analyses needed to examine treatment options and appropriately allocate future health care resources...
  75. ncbi Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the United States: utilization, charges, comorbidities, and deaths
    Tamara D Simon
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Inpatient Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:131-7. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi Experience in the United States with intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    T S Huber
    Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Fla, USA
    J Vasc Surg 33:304-10; discussion 310-1. 2001
    ..6%. The median length of stay was 8 days (mean, 10.0 +/- 8.1), and median hospital charges were $28,052 (mean, $35,681 +/- $33,006) in 1996 dollars...
  77. ncbi Pediatric facial fractures: current national incidence, distribution, and health care resource use
    Raj M Vyas
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 19:339-49; discussion 350. 2008
    ..During the 6-year period of this study, there was a trend toward (1) increased hospital charges (with stable costs), (2) more patients treated at teaching hospitals, and (3) a convergence in length of stay ..
  78. ncbi Inpatient hospital and post-acute care for vertebral fractures in women
    Russel Burge
    Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Mason, Ohio 45040 9462, USA
    Value Health 5:301-11. 2002
    ..This paper provides new estimates on acute care charges, length-of-stay (LOS), and distribution patterns of post-acute care for osteoporotic vertebral fractures in women aged 50 years and older in the United States...
  79. ncbi Economic impact of neutropenia and febrile neutropenia in breast cancer: estimates from two national databases
    S K Gandhi
    Global Health Outcomes, Pharmacia Corporation, Skokie, Illinois, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 21:684-90. 2001
    ..Interventions that reduce the frequency of neutropenia and febrile neutropenia could reduce hospitalization costs of breast cancer admissions...
  80. ncbi Expanding use of emergency endovascular repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: disparities in outcomes from a nationwide perspective
    Kelly Lesperance
    Department of Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:1165-70; discussion 1170-1. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the national trends in use and associated outcomes with EVAR...
  81. ncbi The outcome in the United States after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, renal artery bypass, and mesenteric revascularization
    A E Derrow
    Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, USA
    J Vasc Surg 34:54-61. 2001
    ..The main outcomes we examined were death, ICD-9-CM -based complications, length of stay, hospital charges, and disposition. A multivariate model was constructed to predict death...
  82. ncbi Estimation of surgical costs using a prediction scoring system: estimation of physiologic ability and surgical stress
    Yoshio Haga
    Department of Surgery, Kumamoto National Hospital, 1 5 Ninomaru, Kumamoto 860 0008, Japan
    Arch Surg 137:481-5. 2002
    ..Our predictive scoring system, Estimation of Physiologic Ability and Surgical Stress, can estimate surgical costs...
  83. ncbi [Cost of managing cataracts. Evaluation of traditional hospitalization and ambulatory surgery]
    M H Nghiem-Buffet
    Service d'Ophthalmologie, , 125 route de Stalingrad, 93009 Bobigny
    Presse Med 30:1924-6. 2001
    ..The difference in cost concerned the fixed hospital charges (structures and staff)...
  84. ncbi A pharmacoeconomic analysis of liver transplant charges
    Timothy M Clifford
    UK HealthCare, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    Prog Transplant 17:310-4. 2007
    To analyze hospital charges for all liver transplant admissions to determine major cost drivers of the total charge.
  85. ncbi Testing an inpatient nursing intensity billing model
    John M Welton
    College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 9:103-11. 2008
    ..4387 vs. .4798) compared to unadjusted days. This article discusses unbundling inpatient nursing care intensity and charges from room and board and recommends implementing this billing process at all U.S. hospitals...
  86. ncbi Estimates of costs of hospital stay for variceal and nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the United States
    Adam Viviane
    Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Value Health 11:1-3. 2008
    ..We determined the costs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding with or without complications (rebleeding)...
  87. ncbi Age-dependent differences in short-term outcome after surgical or endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States, 1996-2000
    Fred G Barker
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:18-28; discussion 28-30. 2004
    ..We compared short-term end points (mortality, discharge disposition, complications, length of stay, and charges) for clipping and coiling in a nationally representative discharge database...
  88. ncbi Estimating mean hospital cost as a function of length of stay and patient characteristics
    Elena Polverejan
    Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Health Econ 12:935-47. 2003
    ..For relatively short hospital stays, and when only total hospital charges are available, these models provide a flexible approach to estimating summary measures on resource use while ..
  89. ncbi Excess length of stay, charges, and mortality attributable to medical injuries during hospitalization
    Chunliu Zhan
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    JAMA 290:1868-74. 2003
    ..Although medical injuries are recognized as a major hazard in the health care system, little is known about their impact...
  90. ncbi The cost of trauma
    Stephen Lanzarotti
    Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona 85724 5063, USA
    Am Surg 69:766-70. 2003
    ..There is an association between anatomic regions injured and CC. No reimbursement was obtained for 26 per cent of the patients, and in 56 per cent the reimbursement did not cover costs. A change in financing for trauma is needed...
  91. ncbi Costs and complications of hospitalizations for children with cerebral palsy
    N A Murphy
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Pediatr Rehabil 9:47-52. 2006
    ..Although many children with cerebral palsy (CP) develop secondary conditions requiring hospitalization, in-patient hospital utilization by this population has not been characterized...
  92. ncbi Health care benchmarking 2003
    Suzanna Hoppszallern
    Hosp Health Netw 77:37-44, 2. 2003
    ..However, hospitals in areas with low managed care penetration had a lower percentage of bad-debt expense and significantly fewer days in accounts receivable and more days cash on hand...
  93. ncbi In-hospital morbidity and mortality after endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the United States, 1996-2000: effect of hospital and physician volume
    Brian L Hoh
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 24:1409-20. 2003
    ..Patient, treating physician, and hospital characteristics were tested as potential outcome predictors, with particular attention paid to volume of care...
  94. ncbi [Evaluating the first German diagnosis-related groups (G-DRG) in cardiological patients: problems in the correct medical and economic grouping]
    H Reinecke
    Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik C, Universitätsklinik Münster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Z Kardiol 92:581-94. 2003
    ..Opportunities for future optimization such as specific new DRGs, splitting of DRGs, or the impact of changes in reimbursement for high-outliers were discussed...
  95. ncbi Primary operative management for pediatric empyema: decreases in hospital length of stay and charges in a national sample
    Su Ting T Li
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis, 2516 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:44-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether primary operative management (decortication within the first 2 days of hospitalization) decreases hospital length of stay (LOS) and total charges in children with empyema...
  96. ncbi Hospital admissions, length of stay, charges, and in-hospital death among patients with systemic sclerosis
    P J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 28:2031-7. 2001
    ..and examine whether age, sex, race, and insurance status independently predict length of stay (LOS), hospital charges, and in-hospital death...
  97. ncbi 5-year reoperation rates after different types of lumbar spine surgery
    A D Malter
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:814-20. 1998
    ..times than lumbar surgery without fusion, and previous studies have shown higher complication rates and hospital charges associated with these more complex procedures...
  98. ncbi Race, resource use, and survival in seriously ill hospitalized adults. The SUPPORT Investigators
    R S Phillips
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:387-96. 1996
    ..of five procedures (operation, dialysis, pulmonary artery catheterization, endoscopy, and bronchoscopy); and hospital charges, adjusted by the Medicare cost-to-charge ratio per cost center at each participating hospital...
  99. pmc Effect of minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy on efficacy, length of stay, and costs in the management of primary hyperparathyroidism
    R E Goldstein
    Divisions of Surgical Oncology and Endocrinology and the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Nashville VA Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Ann Surg 231:732-42. 2000
    ....
  100. ncbi Comparison of titanium elastic nails with traction and a spica cast to treat femoral fractures in children
    John M Flynn
    Division of Orthopaedics, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:770-7. 2004
    ..This prospective cohort study was designed to evaluate these two methods of treatment, with a specific focus on the first year after injury, the period when the treatment method should have the greatest impact...
  101. pmc Does prophylactic octreotide decrease the rates of pancreatic fistula and other complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy? Results of a prospective randomized placebo-controlled trial
    C J Yeo
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 4606, USA
    Ann Surg 232:419-29. 2000
    ..To evaluate the endpoints of complications (specifically pancreatic fistula and total complications) and death in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy...

Research Grants66

  1. Hybrid Optical/Doppler Imaging of Ischemia in NEC - a multicenter trial
    David A Benaron; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A diagnosis of NEC increases the NICU length of stay by 22-60 days, and increases the total hospital charges by $76,000-$186,000 per case [3]...
  2. Preterm Epo Neuroprotection Trial (PENUT Trial) CCC
    Sandra E Juul; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..care costs for these infants exceed $18 billion every year and account for approximately half of total hospital charges for newborn care. New approaches are needed to improve these outcomes...
  3. Preterm Epo Neuroprotection Trial (PENUT Trial) DCC
    Patrick J Heagerty; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..care costs for these infants exceed $18 billion every year and account for approximately half of total hospital charges for newborn care. New approaches are needed to improve these outcomes...
  4. DTI, MRSI, and Volumetry of Cerebellar Injury in Preterm Neonates
    Anthony James Barkovich; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..during the first year of life averaged $41,610, compared to $2830 for a full term baby, for total annual hospital charges of $7.4 billion...
  5. Comparative Effectiveness of Coronary Stents
    Edward Hannan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..consume a substantial portion of our country's health expenditures, with an estimated $68 billion for hospital charges for PCI procedures...
  6. Health Care Reform and Disparities in the Care and Outcomes of Trauma Patients
    Wenjun Li; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5 billion acute care hospital charges. Previous analysis of pre-HCR MA healthcare data documented significant geographic, socioeconomic and racial/..
  7. Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network: a consortium for pediatric hydrocephalus
    John Kestle; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..problem resulting in almost 40,000 hospital admissions, more than 400,000 hospital days and $2,000,000,000 in hospital charges in 2003...
  8. PHYSICIAN CESAREAN RATE AND RISK-ADJUSTED BIRTH OUTCOMES
    Tong Li; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..perinatal mortality, and, if it is effective, to estimate the cost per infant/fetus saved as measured by hospital charges. Comparing birth outcomes between cesarean and vaginal delivery is inherently biased, because patients ..
  9. Statistical Innovations in Health Services Research
    Joseph Gardiner; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..services researchers, this project will provide methods for extracting valuable information on healthcare utilization and outcomes from administrative databases that can be used to inform cost-effectiveness analyses and health policy ..
  10. PRESSURE ULCERS IN ELDERLY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PATIENTS
    Mona Baumgarten; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..ulcers require significantly more nursing time, remain hospitalized for longer periods, generate higher hospital charges, and use more post-discharge health care resources than comparable patients without pressure ulcers...
  11. Hospital Care IDUs with Soft Tissue Infections
    Traci Takahashi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It contains data on patient and hospital characteristics, ICD-9 discharge and procedure codes, and hospital charges for a 20 percent sample of non-Federal U.S. hospital discharges...
  12. SCREENING QUALITY OF CARE USING ADMINISTRATIVE DATA
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..to the Medicare mortality ratings produced by the Health Care Financing Administration; and (5) comparing hospital charges of flagged cases with those of cases which pass the screens...
  13. VOLUME, OUTCOME, MARKET SHARE & ADMISSION RATES
    Harold Luft; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..How important are local physician and hospital supply factors, adjusted hospital charges, and case mix-adjusted outcomes in explaining small area admission rates after controlling for the population'..
  14. Novel Wound Dressing for Chronic Ulcers
    DAVID VACHON; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Mean hospital charges of patients with a primary diagnosis for pressure ulcers were about $22,000 in 1992, a significant cost that ..
  15. Pediatric Cardiac Procedures: Access, Rates and Outcomes
    Darryl Gray; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Approximately one million Americans have such defects. Annual hospital charges for inpatient procedures performed on patients <18 years of age may now exceed $2.0 billion...
  16. COST ANALYSIS OF INPATIENT CARE PROVIDED TO DRUG USERS
    EDWARD NORTON; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The second portion will examine the impact of a drug-related comorbidity on hospital charges and payment sources. This research has several policy implications...
  17. Complications of Surgery for Spinal Stenosis: A Clinical Prediction Rule
    Richard A Deyo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: A new method for estimating surgical risk will improve patient safety and assist in surgical decision-making, informed consent, monitoring surgical products, &improving quality assessment. ..
  18. CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
    Jack Zwanziger; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Hepatic Arterial Flouridine and IV Bevacizumab for Primary Hepatic Malignancy
    William Jarnagin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Furthermore, several important clinical issues are addressed by the proposed correlative studies, the results of which would be of broad general interest in clinical oncology. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Reducing Antimicrobial Use Associated with Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and Ca
    SARA ELIZABETH COSGROVE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We hypothesize that this approach will enhance appropriate use of antimicrobials for both VAP and CAUTI and improve patient outcomes by reducing the known sequelae of antimicrobial overuse. ..
  21. Evidence-Based Medicine in the Skilled Nursing Facility
    Cathleen Colon Emeric; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Common geriatric syndromes conditions (UTI, fever, osteoporosis, falls, and pneumonia) will be targeted, and both an academic and a community-based Veterans Administration Nursing Home Care Unit will be used. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Drew Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program
    Richard Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Delivery systems of special importance include safety net environments such as public hospitals and community health centers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  23. Clinical Impact of Quinolone-Resistant E.coli carriage
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. A Randomized Trial of Home Self-Efficacy Enhancement
    Anthony Jerant; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings will help policymakers, payers, and providers identify which interventions to implement. ..
  25. Philippine Child Health and Policy Experiment
    John Peabody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. Quinolone resistant E coli in long term care facilities
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. Genetic basis of IBD susceptibility & steroid response
    Stephen Guthery; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The candidate will enroll in the K30 program. Thus the University of Utah provides an ideal environment for maximizing the potential of this study and the candidate. ..
  28. Clinically enhanced multi-purpose administrative dataset for comparative effectiv
    Hamisu Salihu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  29. Research Grants to Prevent Unintentional Injuries
    Corinne Peek Asa; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable]..
  30. Novel Application of Infection Control Strategies to Limit Transmission of ESBL'S
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research
    David R Flum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Surgical and interventional services span the continuum of healthcare conditions and SCOAP CERTN will have immediate capacity for investigators interested in almost any of AHRQ's priority conditions. ..
  32. Promoting Resilience in Young Children of HIV-Infected Mothers in South Africa
    Brian Forsyth; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. A BRIEF ALCOHOL INTERVENTION FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If effective, this brief alcohol intervention can be readily integrated into existing programs for incarcerated women who will soon be reintegrating into the community. ..
  34. INSOMNIA AND DRUG RELAPSE RISK
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our research team is highly experienced in drug research, sleep disorders, and clinical trials in substance abusing populations. ..
  35. Artificial Nutrition in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
    Sydney Dy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dy with the skills she needs to develop into an independent clinical researcher in oncology palliative care decision-making and health services research. ..
  36. GIS and Breast Cancer Screening in Saint Louis
    Mario Schootman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  37. Evaluation of California Initiatives to Reduce Violence*
    Corinne Peek Asa; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Such evaluations have been identified as a priority in research agendas including NORA and Workplace Violence: A Report to the Nation. ..
  38. Urban Diabetics: Primary Care and Hospitalizations
    Jessica Robbins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  39. MAINTAINING HIV RISK REDUCTION AMONG NEEDLE EXCHANGERS
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our results will have policy implications for needle exchange programs where many IDUs have initiated HIV risk reduction. ..
  40. Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) Project
    Richard Saitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  41. Radiation Therapy in Older Breast Cancer Patients
    Mario Schootman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Results will identify reasons for rural-urban differences in XRT use and may guide development of interventions that address modifiable factors associated with underutilization of XRT among rural women. ..
  42. PREDICTORS OF RELAPSE TO SMOKING IN LUNG CANCER
    Mario Schootman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. Adolescent Primary Care Adoption of Substance Use SBI
    Christopher Tompkins; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. Geography of Amputations Among African Americans
    Mario Schootman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. Outcomes of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
    Shannon Carson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, these data will inform future cohort studies and randomized controlled trials designed to improve outcomes for this growing patient population. ..
  46. A TRIAL TO REDUCE HEPATITIS C AMONG INJECTION DRUG USERS
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Bariatric Surgery Outcome/Cost in Medicare Beneficiaries
    David Flum; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3. Perform a modeled cost effectiveness analysis of bariatric procedures compared to non-surgical approaches. ..
  48. HISTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF PREMALIGNANT ENDOMETRIAL LESIONS
    Francisco Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  49. Welfare Reform, Fertility and Reproductive Behavior
    Robert Kaestner; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  50. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
    Ruey Kang Chang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The principal investigator will take advanced courses to enhance knowledge and skills needed for patient-oriented research and work with the mentors to conduct the proposed project during the award period. ..
  51. OCD TREATMENT OUTCOMES--BEYOND PHASE 3 DRUG TRIALS
    Deborah Ackerman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..e., when people vary in their response to a particular treatment and in their risk for a given condition, and multiple- comparison artifacts that are frequently encountered in analyzing data from multicenter studies. ..
  52. Smoking Cessation Among Methadone Maintained Patients
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..A3. To test the effects of the treatments on methadone treatment outcomes including methadone dose changes and continued use of illicit drugs, as measured by urine toxicologies. ..
  53. QUINOLONE RESISTANCE IN NOSOCOMIAL URINARY INFECTIONS
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  54. Allergy Alerts in Computerized Physician Entry
    David Bates; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We believe the results of our work will improve patient safety and the overall quality of pharmacotherapy. We also believe that the results of our study will be applicabe to other healthcare systems ..
  55. Adapting to HIV Disease--A Family Intervention
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Given the significance of families in the AIDS epidemic, it is important to study as well as support families and patients to optimize care of those affected by HIV disease. ..
  56. NF KAPPA B MEDIATED CHEMORESISTANCE IN HUMAN LUNG CANCER
    David Jones; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The ultimate goal of this study is to provide the necessary background for the initiation of novel treatment strategies designed to treat patients with advanced lung cancer. ..
  57. Antidepressants During Office-based Buprenorphine
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The focus of this study, the evaluation of combinations of medications, to treat substance-related disorders, fits squarely within the emphasis of this RFA. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  58. ANTIDEPRESSANT TREATMENT TO REDUCE HIV RISK AMONG IDUS
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  59. Values of Families in Guiding End-of-Life Care
    Charles Gessert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This research will lay the groundwork for two future studies: a survey of values in end-of-life decision-making, and an in depth examination of the role of selected values in decision-making. ..
  60. WVU Injury Control Research Center
    James Helmkamp; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We also propose two seed projects: Development of the Mid-Atlantic Injury Control Network and Development of a Medical Explorer Post. ..
  61. MEDICARE MANAGED CARE: SELECTION/COMPETITION/QUALITY
    Glenn Melnick; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..3. To compare and evaluate alternative measures of Medicare Risk HMO plan quality based on administrative data. ..
  62. Neonatal Immunization with Acellular Pertussis Vaccines
    Natasha Halasa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  63. Measuring quality adjusted life years in children with autism spectrum disorders
    JOHN M contact TILFORD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Despite the potential for informing resource allocation to treatment of children with ASDs, methods and data for measuring QALYS in this population are lacking. ..
  64. Using MEPS Data to Inform Public-Plan Consumerism
    Matthew Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings will have immediate relevance for implementation of the HOA projects and other consumerism efforts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  65. Markers of normoglycemic remission in obese diabetics
    Guillermo Umpierrez; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Identifying such markers will facilitate and guide future therapeutic interventions and may identify patients at risk to develop chronic complications of diabetes ..