Publications by authors named "Christine V Kinnier"

21Publications

National Evaluation of Patient Preferences in Selecting Hospitals and Health Care Providers.

Med Care 2020 10;58(10):867-873

Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

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October 2020

Assessment of hospital-level adjusted breast cancer sentinel lymph node positivity rates.

J Surg Oncol 2019 Jan 27;119(1):101-108. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Northwestern Institute for Comparatives Effectiveness Research (NICER) in Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

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January 2019

Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.

Adv Surg 2016 09 7;50(1):115-28. Epub 2016 Jul 7.

Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2016

Association Between Hospital Characteristics and Performance on the New Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program's Surgical Site Infection Measures.

JAMA Surg 2016 08;151(8):777-9

Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois2Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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August 2016

Development of a Novel Composite Process Measure for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis.

Med Care 2016 Feb;54(2):210-7

*Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Studies, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital †Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA §NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL.

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February 2016

Adjusted Hospital Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity Rates in Melanoma: A Novel Potential Measure of Quality.

Ann Surg 2016 Feb;263(2):392-8

*Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research (NICER) in Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, IL †Surgical Oncology and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA §Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL ¶Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL ||Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL **Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL ††Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL.

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February 2016

Hospital Characteristics Associated With Penalties in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program.

JAMA 2015 Jul;314(4):375-83

Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois2Center for Healthcare Studies in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medi.

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July 2015

Approaches to answering critical CER questions.

Cancer Treat Res 2015 ;164:1-14

Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

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April 2015

Patient satisfaction, outcomes, and the need for cancer-specific quality metrics.

J Natl Cancer Inst 2015 Mar 24;107(3). Epub 2015 Jan 24.

Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery (SM, CVK, KYB) and Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology (SM, CVK, KYB), Chicago, IL; Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital (SM), Detroit, MI; Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital (CVK), Boston, MA.

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March 2015

Evaluation of hospital factors associated with hospital postoperative venous thromboembolism imaging utilisation practices.

BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Nov 18;23(11):947-56. Epub 2014 Aug 18.

Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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November 2014

Postoperative venous thromboembolism outcomes measure: analytic exploration of potential misclassification of hospital quality due to surveillance bias.

Ann Surg 2015 Mar;261(3):443-4

*Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL †Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; and ‡Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville, VA.

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March 2015

Association between hospital imaging use and venous thromboembolism events rates based on clinical data.

Ann Surg 2014 Sep;260(3):558-64; discussion 564-6

*Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL †Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.

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September 2014

Perineal sigmoidopexy utilizing transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) to treat full thickness rectal prolapse: a feasibility trial in porcine and human cadaver models.

Surg Endosc 2015 Mar 25;29(3):686-91. Epub 2014 Jul 25.

Pelvic Floor Disorders Center, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, ACC 460, Boston, MA, 02114, USA,

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March 2015

The need to revisit VTE quality measures.

JAMA 2014 Jul;312(3):286-7

Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois3Department of Quality Strategies, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

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July 2014

Risk prediction tools in surgical oncology.

J Surg Oncol 2014 Oct 29;110(5):500-8. Epub 2014 Jun 29.

Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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October 2014

Examination of national lymph node evaluation practices for adult extremity soft tissue sarcoma.

J Surg Oncol 2014 Nov 7;110(6):682-8. Epub 2014 Jun 7.

Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research (NICER) in Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Quality Improvement Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

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November 2014

Comparison of postoperative complication risk prediction approaches based on factors known preoperatively to surgeons versus patients.

Surgery 2014 Jul 15;156(1):39-45. Epub 2014 Mar 15.

Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Electronic address:

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July 2014

Innate immune activation by the viral PAMP poly I:C potentiates pulmonary graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant.

Transpl Immunol 2011 Jan 9;24(2):83-93. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 106 Research Drive, Building MSRB2 Room 2100B, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

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January 2011