PUBLICATIONS *

2012

Anders R, Bean N, Fancher D, Smead D, Rosenthal P, Bader J. An Examination of Disparities in a Hispanic Serving Hospital Using the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicators.

Berry EA, Kelton CM, Guo JJ, Heaton PC. Adaptation and application of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's asthma admission rate pediatric quality indicator to Ohio Medicaid claims data. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2012 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22695214

Borzecki AM, Cowan AJ, Cevasco M, Shin MH, Shwartz M, Itani K, et al. Is Development of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Related to Thromboprophylaxis Use? A Case-Control Study in the Veterans Health Administration. Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety. 2012;38(8):348-57.

Clancy CM. Let the data be our guide: trends and tools for research on health care utilization. Health Econ. 2012 Jan;21(1):19-23. doi: 10.1002/hec.1809. PubMed PMID: 22147624.

Drösler SE, Romano PS, Tancredi DJ, Klazinga NS. International comparability of Patient Safety Indicators in 15 OECD member countries: A methodological approach of adjustment by secondary diagnoses. Health Services Research; 2012, 47(1 Pt 1):275-92

Farley D, Weinick R, Mayer L, Cerese J, Burns R, Hussey P. Helping Hospitals Deliver Better Care: A New Toolkit for Quality Improvement. RAND, 2012.

Hernandez-Boussard T, McDonald KM, Morton JM, Dalman RL, Bech FR. Determinants of Adverse Events in Vascular Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Januel J. Systematic review of Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Validation Studies & Focus on PSI 12. Paris, France2012.

Koch CG, Li L, Hixson E, Tang A, Phillips S, Henderson JM. What Are the Real Rates of Postoperative Complications: Elucidating Inconsistencies Between Administrative and Clinical Data Sources. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Li Z, Amstrong EJ, Parker JP, Danielsen B, Romano PS. Hospital variation in readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery in california. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes. 2012;5(5):729-37.

Parry G, Cline A, Goldmann D. Deciphering harm measurement. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307(20):2155-6. Epub 2012/05/24.

Romano P. Proposed Expansion of the Patient Safety Indicator Set2012.

Rosen AK, Itani KM, Cevasco M, Kaafarani HM, Hanchate A, Shin M, et al. Validating the patient safety indicators in the Veterans Health Administration: do they accurately identify true safety events? Medical Care. 2012;50(1):74-85.

Ryan AM, Doran T. The effect of improving processes of care on patient outcomes: evidence from the United Kingdom's quality and outcomes framework. Med Care. 2012 Mar;50(3):191-9. PubMed PMID: 22329994.

Sadeghi B, Maynard G, Strater AL, Hensley L, Cerese J, White RH, Romano PS. Improved coding of postoperative deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in administrative data (AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator 12) after introduction of new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Medical Care; in press.

Sadeghi B, Romano PS, Maynard G, Strater AL, Hensley L, Cerese J, White RH. Mechanical and suboptimal pharmacologic prophylaxis and delayed mobilization but not morbid-obesity are associated with venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty: A case-control study. Journal of Hospital Medicine; Oct 5 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

Sills MR, Ginde AA, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Multicenter analysis of quality indicators for children treated in the emergency department for asthma. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e325-32. Epub 2012 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 22250025; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3269108.

Sinaiko AD, Eastman D, Rosenthal MB. How report cards on physicians, physician groups, and hospitals can have greater impact on consumer choices. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Mar;31(3):602-11. PubMed PMID: 22392672.

Smith EG, Zhao S, Rosen AK. Using the patient safety indicators to detect potential safety events among US veterans with psychotic disorders: clinical and research implications. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2012;24(4):321-9.

Smith RB, Dynan L, Fairbrother G, Chabi G, Simpson L. Medicaid, Hospital Financial Stress, and the Incidence of Adverse Medical Events for Children. Health Services Research. 2012:47(4), 1621-1641.

Utter GH, Cuny J, Strater A, Silver MR, Hossli S, Romano PS. Variation in Academic Medical Centers' Coding Practices for Postoperative Respiratory Complications: Implications for the AHRQ Postoperative Respiratory Failure Patient Safety Indicator. Med Care. 2012 Sep;50(9):792-800. PubMed PMID: 22643197.

Utter G, Cuny J, Strater A, Silver M, Hossli S, Romano PS. Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: Implications for the AHRQ Postoperative Respiratory Failure Patient Safety Indicator. Medical Care; 2012, 50(9):792-800.

Zrelak PA, Baron R, Romano PS. Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators for targeting nursing quality improvement. Journal of Nursing Care Quality; 2012, 27(2):99-108.

2011

Borzecki AM, Cevasco M, Chen Q, Shin M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement"? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):968-976.e1-2. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 21489834.

Borzecki AM, Kaafarani H, Cevasco M, Hickson K, Macdonald S, Shin M, Itani KM,Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma"? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):946-953.e1-2. Epub 2011 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 21474344.

Borzecki AM, Kaafarani HMA, Utter GH, Romano PS, Itani K, Shin MH, Chen Q, Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator Postoperative Respiratory Failure? The Veterans Health Administration experience. Journal of the American College of Surgeons; 2011, 212(6):935-45.

Carey K, Stefos T, Shibei Z, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK. Excess costs attributable to postoperative complications. Medical Care Research & Review. 2011;68(4):490-503.

Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Zrelak PA, Shin M, Romano PS, Itani KMF, Rosen AK. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator Postoperative Sepsis: Implications for Practice and Policy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons; 2011, 212(6):954-61.

Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, McClusky DA 3rd, Chen Q, Shin MH, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative wound dehiscence". J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):962-7. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 21489829 [MOVE FROM PENDING]

Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, O'Brien WJ, Chen Q, Shin MH, Itani KM, et al. Validity of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections". Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2011;212(6):984-90.

Chen Q, Rosen AK, Cevasco M, Shin M, Itani KM, Borzecki AM. Detecting patient safety indicators: How valid is "foreign body left during procedure" in the Veterans Health Administration? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):977-83. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 21489830.

Davies SM, McDonald KM, Schmidt E, Schultz E, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Expanding the uses of AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators: Validity from the clinician perspective. Medical Care; 2011, 49(8):679-85.

Davies SM, McDonald KM, Schmidt E, Schultz E, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and nominal group technique to evaluate quality indicators. Health Services Research; 2011, 46(6pt1):2005-18.

Dougherty D, Schiff J, Mangione-Smith R. The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act quality measures initiatives: moving forward to improve measurement, care, and child and adolescent outcomes. Acad Pediatr. 2011 May-Jun;11(3 Suppl):S1-S10. PubMed PMID: 21570012.

Friedman B, Berdahl T, Simpson LA, McCormick MC, Owens PL, Andrews R, Romano PS. Annual report on healthcare for children and youth in the United States: Focus on trends in hospital use and quality. Academic Pediatrics; 2011, 11(4):263-79.

Gaskin DJ, Spencer CS, Richard P, Anderson G, Powe NR, LaVeist TA. Do minority patients use lower quality hospitals? Inquiry. 2011 Fall;48(3):209-20. PubMed PMID: 22235546.

IMECCHI (International Methodology Consortium for Coded Health Information). Adaptation au codage CIM-10 de 15 indicateurs de la sécurité des patients proposés par l'Agence étasunienne pour la recherche et la qualité des soins de santé (AHRQ). Revue d'Epidemiologie et de Santé Publique; 2011, 59(5):341-50.

Januel JM, Couris CM, Luthi JC, Halfon P, Trombert-üaviot B, Quan H, Drosler S, Sundararajan V, Pradat E, Touzet S, Wen E, Shepheard J, Webster G, Romano PS, So L, Moskal L, Tournay-Lewis L, Sundaresan L, Kelley E, Klazinga N, Ghali WA, Colin C, Burnand B, pour les investigateurs du groupe

Jean-Jacques M, Persell SD, Hasnain-Wynia R, Thompson JA, Baker DW. The implications of using adjusted versus unadjusted methods to measure health care disparities at the practice level. Am J Med Qual. 2011 Nov-Dec;26(6):491-501. Epub 2011 May 23. PubMed PMID: 21609941.

Kaafarani HM, Borzecki AM, Itani KM, Loveland S, Mull HJ, Hickson K, Macdonald S, Shin M, Rosen AK. Validity of selected Patient Safety Indicators: opportunities and concerns. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):924-34. Epub 2010 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 20869268.

Kozower BD, Stukenborg GJ. The relationship between hospital lung cancer resection volume and patient mortality risk. Ann Surg. 2011 Dec;254(6):1032-7.PubMed PMID: 21562402.

Mangione-Smith R, Schiff J, Dougherty D. Identifying children's health care quality measures for Medicaid and CHIP: an evidence-informed, publicly transparent expert process. Acad Pediatr. 2011 May-Jun;11(3 Suppl):S11-21. PubMed PMID: 21570013.

Murff HJ, FitzHenry F, Matheny ME, Gentry N, Kotter KL, Crimin K, et al. Automated identification of postoperative complications within an electronic medical record using natural language processing. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 2011;306(8):848-55.

Mutter RL, Romano PS, Wong HS. The effects of US hospital consolidations on hospital quality. International Journal of the Economics of Business; 2011, 18(1):109-26.

Romano PS, Marcin JP, Dai JJ, Yang XD, Kravitz RL, Rocke DM, Dharmar M, Li Z. Impact of public reporting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery performance data on market share, mortality, and patient selection. Med Care. 2011 Dec;49(12):1118-25. PubMed PMID: 22002641.

Romano PS, Balan DJ. A retrospective analysis of the clinical quality effects of the acquisition of Highland Park Hospital by Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. International Journal of the Economics of Business; 2011, 18(1):45-64.

Rosen AK, Itani KM. Validating the patient safety indicators in the veterans health administration: are they ready for prime time? Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2011;212(6):921-3.

Utter GH, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK, Zrelak PA, Baron R, Cuny J, Kaafarani HM, Sadeghi B, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Designing an abstraction instrument—Lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; 2011, 37(1):20-28.

Zrelak PA, Sadeghi B, Utter GH, Baron R, Tancredi DJ, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for central line associated-bloodstream infection (“Selected Infections Due to Medical Care”). Journal for Healthcare Quality; 2011, 33(2):29-36.


For publications prior to 2011 see the Archive Resources page.

* The development of these publications was supported through contract with AHRQ.