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Medication Discrepancies in Older Veterans Receiving Home Healthcare.

Home Healthc Now 2020 Jan/Feb;38(1):31-39

Amanda S. Mixon, MD, MS, MSPH, FHM, is a Research Physician, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Core Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; and Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Nashville, Tennessee. Heidi Poppendeck, MPH, is a Research Assistant, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; and a Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Nashville, Tennessee. Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Director, Vanderbilt Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research; and Collaborator, Center for Quality Aging, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Theodore Speroff, PhD, MS, is Director of Health Services Research, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; and Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Nashville, Tennessee. John Schnelle, PhD, is a Research Scientist, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Core Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research; and Former Director, Center for Quality Aging, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Robert Dittus, MD, MPH, is Director, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Core Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; and Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Nashville, Tennessee. Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, is a Research Physician, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Core Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; and Faculty, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Nashville, Tennessee.

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January 2020

A transition care coordinator model reduces hospital readmissions and costs.

Contemp Clin Trials 2019 06 25;81:55-61. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA; Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA; Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA; Department of Veterans Affairs, Valley Healthcare System Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2019.04.014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6559370PMC
June 2019

Acute kidney injury is a risk factor for subsequent proteinuria.

Kidney Int 2018 02 18;93(2):460-469. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley Health System Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease and Vanderbilt Integrated Program for AKI Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2017.07.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796522PMC
February 2018

Acute Kidney Injury and Risk of Incident Heart Failure Among US Veterans.

Am J Kidney Dis 2018 02 20;71(2):236-245. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley Health System, Veteran's Health Administration, Nashville, TN; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease and Integrated Program for Acute Kidney Injury Research, Nashville, TN. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.08.027DOI Listing
February 2018

Low Health Literacy Is Associated with Increased Transitional Care Needs in Hospitalized Patients.

J Hosp Med 2017 11 20;12(11):918-924. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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November 2017

An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 2. Predictive model for return to work after elective surgery for lumbar degenerative disease.

J Neurosurg Spine 2017 Oct 12;27(4):370-381. Epub 2017 May 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, and Neurological Institute, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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October 2017

Inadequacy of 3-month Oswestry Disability Index outcome for assessing individual longer-term patient experience after lumbar spine surgery.

J Neurosurg Spine 2016 Aug 18;25(2):170-80. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates and Neurological Institute, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina;

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August 2016

Using the WHODAS 2.0 to Assess Functioning Among Veterans Seeking Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Psychiatr Serv 2015 Dec 17;66(12):1312-7. Epub 2015 Aug 17.

Dr. Marx, Dr. Wolf, and Dr. Keane are with the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston (e-mail: ). They are also with the Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston. Dr. Cornette is with the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Schnurr and Dr. Friedman are with the Executive Division, National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire. Dr. Rosen is with the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and with the Department of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Speroff is with the Center for Health Services Research, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

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December 2015

A Multimodal Intervention Improves Postanesthesia Care Unit Handovers.

Anesth Analg 2015 Oct;121(4):957-71

From the *Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety (CRISS), Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; †Health Services Research Division and the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs (VA) Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville Campus, Nashville, Tennessee; ‡Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; §Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment, Department of Medical Education, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; ‖Perioperative Nursing and Nurse Education, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; ¶Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; #Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; **School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; ††Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; and ‡‡Health Information Management and Systems Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.

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October 2015

National Veterans Health Administration inpatient risk stratification models for hospital-acquired acute kidney injury.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015 Sep 23;22(5):1054-71. Epub 2015 Jun 23.

Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley Health System, Veterans Health Administration, Nashville, TN, USA Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocv051DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5009929PMC
September 2015

Laboratory test surveillance following acute kidney injury.

PLoS One 2014 12;9(8):e103746. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4130516PMC
April 2015

Timeliness of interfacility transfer for ED patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Am J Emerg Med 2015 Mar 6;33(3):423-9. Epub 2015 Jan 6.

Department of Medicine, Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN; Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.067DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4385487PMC
March 2015

Assisted annotation of medical free text using RapTAT.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):833-41. Epub 2014 Jan 15.

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Nashville, Tennessee, USA Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Division of General Internal Medicine & Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4147611PMC
October 2014

Predicting lung cancer prior to surgical resection in patients with lung nodules.

J Thorac Oncol 2014 Oct;9(10):1477-84

*Department of Surgery, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Veterans Affairs, Nashville, Tennessee; ††Department of Thoracic Surgery, §Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, ¶Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and **School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; †Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; and ‡Department of Critical Care Medicine, ‖Department of Radiology, and #Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0000000000000287DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4272613PMC
October 2014

Characteristics associated with postdischarge medication errors.

Mayo Clin Proc 2014 Aug 3;89(8):1042-51. Epub 2014 Jul 3.

Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.04.023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126191PMC
August 2014

Development and evaluation of RapTAT: a machine learning system for concept mapping of phrases from medical narratives.

J Biomed Inform 2014 Apr 4;48:54-65. Epub 2013 Dec 4.

Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA; Division of General Internal Medicine & Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA; Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA. Electronic address:

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April 2014

Detecting temporal expressions in medical narratives.

Int J Med Inform 2013 Feb 16;82(2):118-27. Epub 2012 May 16.

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville, TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.04.006DOI Listing
February 2013

The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): general overview and pilot-year project description.

Neurosurg Focus 2013 Jan;34(1):E6

Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA.

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January 2013

Outcome science in practice: an overview and initial experience at the Vanderbilt Spine Center.

Neurosurg Focus 2013 Jan;34(1):E7

Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2012.10.FOCUS12298DOI Listing
January 2013

Impact of evidence-based standardized assessment on the disability clinical interview for diagnosis of service-connected PTSD: a cluster-randomized trial.

J Trauma Stress 2012 Dec;25(6):607-15

Center for Health Services Research, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.21759DOI Listing
December 2012

Detection of infectious symptoms from VA emergency department and primary care clinical documentation.

Int J Med Inform 2012 Mar 12;81(3):143-56. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Care, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Veteran's Administration, Nashville, TN 37212, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.11.005DOI Listing
March 2012

Outpatient nephrology referral rates after acute kidney injury.

J Am Soc Nephrol 2012 Feb 8;23(2):305-12. Epub 2011 Dec 8.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2011030315DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269178PMC
February 2012

Variation in practices and attitudes of clinicians assessing PTSD-related disability among veterans.

J Trauma Stress 2011 Oct 12;24(5):609-13. Epub 2011 Sep 12.

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Oliver Zangwill Centre, Nashville 37232, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.20688DOI Listing
October 2011

Patient centered primary care is associated with patient hypertension medication adherence.

J Behav Med 2011 Aug 16;34(4):244-53. Epub 2010 Dec 16.

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC), Nashville, TN 37212, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10865-010-9304-6DOI Listing
August 2011

Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease.

Ann Thorac Surg 2011 Aug 18;92(2):428-32; discussion 433. Epub 2011 May 18.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3186439PMC
August 2011

Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing Virtual Collaborative and Toolkit approaches.

J Hosp Med 2011 May 10;6(5):271-8. Epub 2011 Feb 10.

Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.873DOI Listing
May 2011

Are posttraumatic stress disorder mental health terms found in SNOMED-CT medical terminology.

J Trauma Stress 2010 Dec 19;23(6):794-801. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

Center for Biomedical Informatics, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.20591DOI Listing
December 2010

Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-acquired delirium and weakness--crossing the quality chasm.

Chest 2010 Nov;138(5):1224-33

Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave, S, 6006 Medical Center East, NT, Nashville, TN 37232-8300, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.10-0466DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4694109PMC
November 2010

The Health Archetype Language (HAL-42): interface considerations.

Int J Med Inform 2010 Apr 14;79(4):e71-5. Epub 2008 Oct 14.

Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.07.009DOI Listing
April 2010

Measuring and comparing safety climate in intensive care units.

Med Care 2010 Mar;48(3):279-84

Center for Perioperative Research in Quality, 1211 21st Ave South, Suite 732, Nashville, TN 37212-1212, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181c162d6DOI Listing
March 2010

Detection of blood culture bacterial contamination using natural language processing.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009 Nov 14;2009:411-5. Epub 2009 Nov 14.

GRECC and Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Health System, Nashville, TN; Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University MedicalCenter, Nashville, TN; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2815455PMC
November 2009

Activation and perceived expectancies: correlations with health outcomes among veterans with inflammatory bowel disease.

J Gen Intern Med 2009 Jul 15;24(7):809-15. Epub 2009 May 15.

Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-009-1002-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695514PMC
July 2009

Exploring socioeconomic variations in diabetes control strategies: impact of outcome expectations.

J Natl Med Assoc 2009 Jan;101(1):18-23

Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0027-9684(15)30806-3DOI Listing
January 2009

Evidence-based algorithms for diagnosing and treating ventilator-associated pneumonia.

J Hosp Med 2008 Sep;3(5):409-22

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine, Southlake Clinic, Valley Medical Center, Renton, Washington 98055, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhm.317DOI Listing
September 2008

Cost-effectiveness of routine radiographs after emergent open cavity operations.

Surgery 2008 Aug 5;144(2):317-21. Epub 2008 Jun 5.

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2008.03.012DOI Listing
August 2008

The effects of gender and age on health-related quality of life following kidney transplantation.

J Clin Nurs 2008 Jan;17(1):82-9

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 601 Godchaux Hall, 461 21st Ave S. Nashville, TN 37240, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01745.xDOI Listing
January 2008

Survey of infection control programs in a large national healthcare system.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007 Dec 1;28(12):1401-3. Epub 2007 Nov 1.

Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/523867DOI Listing
December 2007

Assessment of adverse drug events among patients in a tertiary care medical center.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2006 Nov;63(22):2218-27

Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2146/ajhp050405DOI Listing
November 2006

eQuality: electronic quality assessment from narrative clinical reports.

Mayo Clin Proc 2006 Nov;81(11):1472-81

Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension Examination Program, Nashville, Tenn, USA.

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November 2006

Improving blood pressure control through provider education, provider alerts, and patient education: a cluster randomized trial.

Ann Intern Med 2006 Aug;145(3):165-75

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-145-3-200608010-00004DOI Listing
August 2006

Improved compliance with quality measures at hospital discharge with a computerized physician order entry system.

Am Heart J 2006 Mar;151(3):643-53

Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, VAMC, Nashville, TN, USA.

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March 2006

Crew resource management training--clinicians' reactions and attitudes.

AORN J 2005 Aug;82(2):213-24; quiz 225-8

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA.

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August 2005

Impact of donor, technical, and recipient risk factors on survival and quality of life after liver transplantation.

Arch Surg 2005 Mar;140(3):273-7

Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

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March 2005

Volatility: a new vital sign identified using a novel bedside monitoring strategy.

J Trauma 2005 Jan;58(1):7-12; discussion 12-4

VA Quality Scholars Program, Vanderbilt University Department of Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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January 2005

The impact of aviation-based teamwork training on the attitudes of health-care professionals.

J Am Coll Surg 2004 Dec;199(6):843-8

Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-9485, USA.

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December 2004

Refining a health-related quality of life assessment strategy for solid organ transplant patients.

Clin Transplant 2004 ;18 Suppl 12:39-45

Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt Transplant Center, Nashville, TN 37232-4753, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2004.00216.xDOI Listing
November 2004

Improving documentation of patient acuity level using a progress note template.

J Am Coll Surg 2004 Sep;199(3):468-75

Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-9485, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2004.05.254DOI Listing
September 2004

A three-part intervention to change the use of hormone replacement therapy in response to new evidence.

Ann Intern Med 2004 Jul;141(2):118-25

Veterans Administration Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-141-2-200407200-00010DOI Listing
July 2004

Costs and net health effects of contraceptive methods.

Contraception 2004 Jun;69(6):447-59

Division of General Internal Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 125 Paterson Street, Room 2302, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2004.03.008DOI Listing
June 2004

Perioperative blood transfusion is predictive of poststernotomy surgical site infection: marker for morbidity or true immunosuppressant?

Clin Infect Dis 2004 May 28;38(10):1378-82. Epub 2004 Apr 28.

Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/386334DOI Listing
May 2004

Costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated patients.

Crit Care Med 2004 Apr;32(4):955-62

CRISMA Laboratory (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness), Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ccm.0000119429.16055.92DOI Listing
April 2004

Delirium as a predictor of mortality in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit.

JAMA 2004 Apr;291(14):1753-62

Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Health Services Research and the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Nashville, Tenn, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.291.14.1753DOI Listing
April 2004

Study designs for PDSA quality improvement research.

Qual Manag Health Care 2004 Jan-Mar;13(1):17-32

Department of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. 37232, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00019514-200401000-00002DOI Listing
March 2004

Guidelines for appraisal and publication of PDSA quality improvement.

Qual Manag Health Care 2004 Jan-Mar;13(1):33-9

Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. 37232, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00019514-200401000-00003DOI Listing
March 2004

Diabetes patient education: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.

Patient Educ Couns 2004 Jan;52(1):97-105

Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0738-3991(03)00016-8DOI Listing
January 2004

Survival and quality of life after organ transplantation in veterans and nonveterans.

Am J Surg 2003 Nov;186(5):476-80

Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232-4753, USA.

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Modeling the effects of functional performance and post-transplant comorbidities on health-related quality of life after heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2003 Oct;22(10):1149-56

Transplant Center, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, 383 PRB, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA.

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October 2003

A model for improving the quality and timeliness of compensation and pension examinations in VA facilities.

J Healthc Manag 2003 Jul-Aug;48(4):252-61; discussion 262

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Decompensated heart failure: symptoms, patterns of onset, and contributing factors.

Am J Med 2003 Jun;114(8):625-30

Department of Medicine, Cook County Hospital, 1900 W. Polk, Room 901-AX, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

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June 2003

Monitoring sedation status over time in ICU patients: reliability and validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS).

JAMA 2003 Jun;289(22):2983-91

Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee Valley Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Nashville 37232, USA.

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Evidence-based assessment: patient, procedure, or operator factors associated with ERCP complications.

Gastrointest Endosc 2002 Dec;56(6 Suppl):S294-302

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December 2002

Risk factors for recurrent asthma hospital visits and death among a population of indigent older adults with asthma.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2002 Nov;89(5):467-73

Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-8300, USA.

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November 2002

Effect of growth hormone therapy on height in children with idiopathic short stature: a meta-analysis.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002 Mar;156(3):230-40

Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Room 737, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

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