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Spatial analysis of factors influencing choice of paediatric practice for mothers from low-income and minority populations.

J Paediatr Child Health 2019 Aug 7;55(8):948-955. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14322DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6555692PMC
August 2019

Use and Outcomes Associated With Perioperative Amiodarone in Cardiac Surgery.

J Am Heart Assoc 2019 Aug 5;8(15):e009892. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Springfield MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.009892DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6761672PMC
August 2019

Examining the "Repletion Reflex": The Association between Serum Potassium and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure.

J Hosp Med 2019 Jul 24;14:E1-E8. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/jhm.3270DOI Listing
July 2019

Association Between Inpatient Echocardiography Use and Outcomes in Adult Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.

JAMA Intern Med 2019 Jun 17. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1051DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6580445PMC
June 2019

Organizational characteristics associated with high performance on quality measures in pediatric primary care: A positive deviance study.

Health Care Manage Rev 2019 May 20. Epub 2019 May 20.

Sarah L. Goff, MD, PhD, is from Institute of Healthcare Delivery and Population Health Science and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate. E-mail: Kathleen M. Mazor, EdD, is Associate Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Worcester. Aruna Priya, MA, MSc, is from Biostatistics Core, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate. Michael Moran, BS, is Research Assistant, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate. Penelope S. Pekow, PhD, is Senior Biostatistician, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, and Research Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc, is Professor, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, and Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Worcester.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HMR.0000000000000247DOI Listing
May 2019

Characteristics of High-Performing Primary Care Pediatric Practices: A Qualitative Study.

Acad Pediatr 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Medicine (SL Goff and PK Lindenauer); Institute for Health Care Delivery and Population Science (SL Goff, A Priya, PS Pekow, and PK Lindenauer), University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (SL Goff and PK Lindenauer).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.04.005DOI Listing
April 2019

Cardiac Rehabilitation Utilization During an Acute Cardiac Hospitalization: A NATIONAL SAMPLE.

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2019 01;39(1):19-26

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (Drs Pack and Atreya and Mr Berry), Department of Internal Medicine (Drs Pack, Lagu, and Lindenauer), and Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science (Drs Pack, Lagu, Pekow, and Lindenauer and Ms Priya), Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts; University of Massachusetts Medical School at Baystate, Springfield (Drs Pack, Lagu, and Lindenauer); School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ms Priya and Dr Pekow); Division of Preventive Cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (Mr Berry); Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Dr Atreya); and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, The University of Vermont, Burlington (Dr Ades).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000374DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6310017PMC
January 2019

Hospital and Community Characteristics Associated With Pediatric Direct Admission to Hospital.

Acad Pediatr 2018 07 27;18(5):525-534. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

Instititute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science and Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Springfield, Mass; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2017.10.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5924569PMC
July 2018

Inpatient Echocardiography Use for Common Cardiovascular Conditions.

Circulation 2018 04;137(16):1745-1747

Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science and Department of Medicine (Q.R.P., A.P., T.C.L., J.P.S., W.L.H., P.K.L.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032256DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6002857PMC
April 2018

The comparative effectiveness of noninvasive and invasive ventilation in patients with pneumonia.

J Crit Care 2018 Feb 23;43:190-196. Epub 2017 May 23.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA; Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA; Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.05.023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5700851PMC
February 2018

Prepregnancy Body Mass Index, Gestational Weight Gain, and Odds of Cesarean Delivery in Hispanic Women.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2018 01 16;26(1):185-192. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.22048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5739939PMC
January 2018

Factors That Matter to Low-Income and Racial/Ethnic Minority Mothers When Choosing a Pediatric Practice: a Mixed Methods Analysis.

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2017 Dec 8;4(6):1051-1060. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA, 01199,, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40615-016-0309-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5875937PMC
December 2017

Hospital Procalcitonin Testing and Antibiotic Treatment of Patients Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2017 Dec;14(12):1779-1785

10 The Pulmonary Center, Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201702-133O
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201702-133OCDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5711260PMC
December 2017

Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Among Smokers Hospitalized for Coronary Heart Disease.

JAMA Intern Med 2017 10;177(10):1525-1527

Department of Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3489DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5820688PMC
October 2017

Hospital Volume and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients Hospitalized With an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Crit Care Med 2017 Jan;45(1):20-27

1Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. 2Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. 3Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. 4School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA. 5Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. 6Center for Value Based Research, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. 7Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000002006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5161577PMC
January 2017

Successful Strategies for Practice-Based Recruitment of Racial and Ethnic Minority Pregnant Women in a Randomized Controlled Trial: the IDEAS for a Healthy Baby Study.

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2016 12 11;3(4):731-737. Epub 2016 Apr 11.

Department of Medicine, Tufts University/Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA, 01199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40615-015-0192-xDOI Listing
December 2016

Epidemiology of pediatric hospitalizations at general hospitals and freestanding children's hospitals in the United States.

J Hosp Med 2016 11 4;11(11):743-749. Epub 2016 Jul 4.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2624DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5467435PMC
November 2016

How well do patients and providers agree on the severity of dyspnea?

J Hosp Med 2016 10 29;11(10):701-707. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2600DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423510PMC
October 2016

Patient Navigators and Parent Use of Quality Data: A Randomized Trial.

Pediatrics 2016 10 6;138(4). Epub 2016 Sep 6.

The Center for Quality of Care Research and Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1140DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5051210PMC
October 2016

Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 10 7;64(10):e63-e66. Epub 2016 Sep 7.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14344DOI Listing
October 2016

Reply to Henriksen and Brabrand.

Clin Infect Dis 2016 09 16;63(5):706-7. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Department of Medicine, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw385DOI Listing
September 2016

Variation in prevalence and patterns of peripherally inserted central catheter use in adults hospitalized with pneumonia.

J Hosp Med 2016 08 19;11(8):568-75. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2586DOI Listing
August 2016

Validation and Comparison of Seven Mortality Prediction Models for Hospitalized Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.

Circ Heart Fail 2016 08;9(8)

From the Center for Quality of Care Research (T.L., P.S.P., M.-S.S., M.S., Q.R.P., G.V., M.T.S., P.K.L.), Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine (T.L., M.S., P.K.L.), and Division of Cardiology (Q.R.P., M.A.K., A.R.A., G.V., M.T.S.), Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (T.L., M.S., Q.R.P., M.A.K., A.R.A., G.V., M.T.S., P.K.L.); and School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (P.S.P.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002912DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4988343PMC
August 2016

Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Short- and Medium-Term Hospital Readmission Following Heart Valve Surgery.

J Am Heart Assoc 2016 08 31;5(9). Epub 2016 Aug 31.

Department of Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.003544DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5079019PMC
August 2016

The Trajectory of Dyspnea in Hospitalized Patients.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Apr 24;51(4):682-689.e1. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA; Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA; Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4833602PMC
April 2016

Hospitals' Patterns of Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Asthma Exacerbation.

Chest 2016 Mar 28;149(3):729-36. Epub 2015 Dec 28.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Division of Hospital Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2015.12.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4944771PMC
March 2016

Direct admission to hospitals among children in the United States.

JAMA Pediatr 2015 May;169(5):500-2

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts4Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3702DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4659388PMC
May 2015

Trends in mechanical ventilation among patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD in the United States, 2001 to 2011.

Chest 2015 Apr;147(4):959-968

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.14-1216DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4388126PMC
April 2015

Prepregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain, and elevated depressive symptoms in a Hispanic cohort.

Health Psychol 2015 Mar 11;34(3):274-8. Epub 2014 Aug 11.

Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts.

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http://doi.apa.org/getdoi.cfm?doi=10.1037/hea0000137
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000137DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4814570PMC
March 2015

Attitudes of hospital leaders toward publicly reported measures of health care quality.

JAMA Intern Med 2014 Dec;174(12):1904-11

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts2Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5161DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250277PMC
December 2014

Using highly detailed administrative data to predict pneumonia mortality.

PLoS One 2014 31;9(1):e87382. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America ; Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America ; Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3909106PMC
October 2014

Outcomes of patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia: worse disease or sicker patients?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Oct;35 Suppl 3:S107-15

Center for Value-Based Care Research, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677829DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4559081PMC
October 2014

Management and outcomes of pneumonia among children with complex chronic conditions.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Sep;33(9):907-11

From the *Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; †Center for Quality of Care Research; ‡Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield; §Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; and ¶Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000317DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4760109PMC
September 2014

Variation in resource utilization for the management of uncomplicated community-acquired pneumonia across community and children's hospitals.

J Pediatr 2014 Sep 25;165(3):585-91. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA; Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.04.062DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158451PMC
September 2014

Variation and outcomes associated with direct hospital admission among children with pneumonia in the United States.

JAMA Pediatr 2014 Sep;168(9):829-36

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts4Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.339DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4529060PMC
September 2014

Malaria-related knowledge and prevention practices in four neighbourhoods in and around Mumbai, India: a cross-sectional study.

Malar J 2014 Aug 7;13:303. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 715 N, Pleasant St, 01003 Amherst, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-13-303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4248467PMC
August 2014

Use of mechanical ventilation by patients with and without dementia, 2001 through 2011.

JAMA Intern Med 2014 Jun;174(6):999-1001

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts3Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1179DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4532282PMC
June 2014

Comparative effectiveness of ceftriaxone in combination with a macrolide compared with ceftriaxone alone for pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Apr;33(4):387-92

From the *Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; †Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield; ‡Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston; §Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield; and ¶School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000119DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158440PMC
April 2014

Second stage of labor and intraventricular hemorrhage in early preterm infants in the vertex presentation.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2013 Sep 12;26(13):1292-8. Epub 2013 Apr 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memphis, TN 38105-2794, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2013.783804DOI Listing
September 2013

Correlates of high perceived stress among pregnant Hispanic women in Western Massachusetts.

Matern Child Health J 2013 Aug;17(6):1138-50

Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 420 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9304, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-012-1106-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3565039PMC
August 2013

IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2013 Aug 7;14:244. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Room 305, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-244DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751013PMC
August 2013

Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of US hospitals.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jun 5;208(6):456.e1-13. Epub 2013 Feb 5.

Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.02.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3670964PMC
June 2013

Association between sedating medications and delirium in older inpatients.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Jun 30;61(6):923-30. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

Department of Internal Medicine, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12253DOI Listing
June 2013

Perioperative use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risks for adverse outcomes of surgery.

JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jun;173(12):1075-81

Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, PO Box 0131, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.714DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3867199PMC
June 2013

Hospital performance measures and 30-day readmission rates.

J Gen Intern Med 2013 Mar 16;28(3):377-85. Epub 2012 Oct 16.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-012-2229-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579957PMC
March 2013

Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey.

Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar;158(6):441-6

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-158-6-201303190-00003DOI Listing
March 2013

Epidemiology and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in the United States, 2001 to 2009: a national survey.

J Hosp Med 2013 Feb 18;8(2):76-82. Epub 2013 Jan 18.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.2004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3565044PMC
February 2013

Association between antibiotic treatment and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD treated with systemic steroids.

Chest 2013 Jan;143(1):82-90

Division of General Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield; Department of Medicine, and Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield; Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Boston; Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.12-0649DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3537542PMC
January 2013

Comparative effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis for medical patients.

J Hosp Med 2012 Jul-Aug;7(6):457-63. Epub 2012 Apr 2.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.1938DOI Listing
December 2012

Validity of using ICD-9-CM codes to identify selected categories of obstetric complications, procedures and co-morbidities.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2012 Sep 23;26(5):421-9. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Department of Pediatrics, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2012.01303.xDOI Listing
September 2012

Variation in the care of septic shock: the impact of patient and hospital characteristics.

J Crit Care 2012 Aug 1;27(4):329-36. Epub 2012 Feb 1.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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August 2012

What is the best method for estimating the burden of severe sepsis in the United States?

J Crit Care 2012 Aug 17;27(4):414.e1-9. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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August 2012

Association of diagnostic coding with trends in hospitalizations and mortality of patients with pneumonia, 2003-2009.

JAMA 2012 Apr;307(13):1405-13

Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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April 2012

Association between statins given in hospital and mortality in pneumonia patients.

J Gen Intern Med 2012 Mar 13;27(3):280-6. Epub 2011 Aug 13.

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3286569PMC
March 2012

Hospitalizations, costs, and outcomes of severe sepsis in the United States 2003 to 2007.

Crit Care Med 2012 Mar;40(3):754-61

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA.

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March 2012

Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis.

Crit Care Med 2011 Nov;39(11):2425-30

Center for Quality of Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA.

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November 2011

The birth certificate as an efficient means of identifying children conceived with the help of infertility treatment.

Am J Epidemiol 2011 Jul 24;174(2):211-8. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3167677PMC
July 2011

Physical activity and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among Hispanic women.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011 Apr;43(4):639-46

Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA.

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April 2011

Risk factor model to predict venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients.

J Hosp Med 2011 Apr;6(4):202-9

Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

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April 2011

Comparative effectiveness of macrolides and quinolones for patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD).

J Hosp Med 2010 May-Jun;5(5):261-7

Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA.

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March 2011

The relationship between hospital spending and mortality in patients with sepsis.

Arch Intern Med 2011 Feb;171(4):292-9

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February 2011

The relationship between case volume, care quality, and outcomes of complex cancer surgery.

J Am Coll Surg 2010 Nov 15;211(5):601-8. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0131, USA.

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November 2010

The influence of procedure volumes and standardization of care on quality and efficiency in total joint replacement surgery.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 Nov;92(16):2643-52

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0728, USA.

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November 2010

Does aspirin have a role in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in total knee arthroplasty patients?

J Arthroplasty 2010 Oct 12;25(7):1053-60. Epub 2009 Aug 12.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-0728, USA.

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October 2010

Case volume, quality of care, and care efficiency in coronary artery bypass surgery.

Arch Intern Med 2010 Jul;170(14):1202-8

Department of Medicine Hospitalist Group, University of California-San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0131, USA.

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July 2010

Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among medical patients at US hospitals.

J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jun 30;25(6):489-94. Epub 2010 Mar 30.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2869415PMC
June 2010

Association of corticosteroid dose and route of administration with risk of treatment failure in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

JAMA 2010 Jun;303(23):2359-67

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June 2010

Antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

JAMA 2010 May;303(20):2035-42

Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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May 2010

Activated protein C and hospital mortality in septic shock: a propensity-matched analysis.

Crit Care Med 2010 Apr;38(4):1101-7

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April 2010

Missed opportunities for osteoporosis treatment in patients hospitalized for hip fracture.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Apr;58(4):650-7

San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

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April 2010

International outsourcing of medical research by high-income countries: changes from 1995 to 2005.

J Investig Med 2010 Feb;58(2):287-94

Department of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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February 2010

Shop for quality or volume? Volume, quality, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery.

Ann Intern Med 2009 May;150(10):696-704

Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-0131, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-150-10-200905190-00007DOI Listing
May 2009

Choosing the best hospital: the limitations of public quality reporting.

Health Aff (Millwood) 2008 Nov-Dec;27(6):1680-7

Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

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February 2009

Recognition and management of chronic kidney disease in an elderly ambulatory population.

J Gen Intern Med 2008 Aug 29;23(8):1125-30. Epub 2008 Apr 29.

Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2517961PMC
August 2008

Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders.

J Hosp Med 2008 Mar;3(2):91-102

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March 2008

Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians.

N Engl J Med 2007 Dec;357(25):2589-600

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December 2007