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The Surgical Mortality Probability Model: Derivation and Validation of a Simple Risk Prediction Rule for Noncardiac Surgery
Objective:To develop a 30-day mortality risk index for noncardiac surgery that can be used to communicate risk information to patients and guide clinical management at the “point-of-care,” and thatExpand
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Risk-adjusted outcome measures and quality of care in nursing homes.
OBJECTIVES This study examines the use of the patient review instrument (PRI), a reimbursement reporting system used by the New York State Department of Health, to assess quality of care based onExpand
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TMPM–ICD9: A Trauma Mortality Prediction Model Based on ICD-9-CM Codes
Objective:To develop and validate a new ICD-9 injury model that uses regression modeling, as opposed to a simple ratio measurement, to estimate empiric injury severities for each of the injuries inExpand
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Measuring Interdisciplinary Team Performance in a Long-Term Care Setting
Objectives:The objectives of this study were to test the reliability and the validity of a survey instrument for assessing interdisciplinary team performance in long-term care settings and to measureExpand
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HMO penetration, competition, and risk-adjusted hospital mortality.
OBJECTIVE HMOs have been shown to have an effect on the care provided directly to their enrollees. They may also influence the care provided to individuals in fee-for-service plans through aExpand
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Quality of care information makes a difference: an analysis of market share and price changes after publication of the New York State Cardiac Surgery Mortality Reports.
OBJECTIVES Quality report cards are becoming increasingly more common and receive much publicity. They can have significant impact on competition among providers, costs, and quality of health care.Expand
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Increases in mortality, length of stay, and cost associated with hospital-acquired infections in trauma patients.
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical impact and economic burden of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in trauma patients using a nationally representative database. DESIGN Retrospective study. Expand
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Perioperative Outcomes among Patients with the Modified Metabolic Syndrome Who Are Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery
Background:Previous studies have demonstrated that obesity is paradoxically associated with a lower risk of mortality after noncardiac surgery. This study will determine the impact of the modifiedExpand
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Quality Report Cards, Selection of Cardiac Surgeons, and Racial Disparities: A Study of the Publication of the New York State Cardiac Surgery Reports
Quality report cards have become common in many health care markets. This study evaluates their effectiveness by examining the impact of the New York State (NYS) Cardiac Surgery Reports on selectionExpand
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The growing pains of integrated health care for the elderly: lessons from the expansion of PACE.
The early success of the demonstration Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) led to its designation as a permanent Medicare program in 1997. But the growth in the number of programsExpand
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