Joseph P. Drozda

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The environment in which the field of cardiology finds itself has been rapidly changing. This supplement, an expansion of a report created for the Board of Trustees, is intended to provide a timely snapshot of the socio-economic, political, and scientific aspects of this environment as it applies to practice both in the United States and internationally.(More)
Developed in Collaboration with American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of EMS Physicians, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, and Society of(More)
Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has gained increased prominence over the past few years, but significant confusion surrounds the scope and definition of what constitutes CER. In some circles, CER is heralded as a tool to improve care quality and patient outcomes while simultaneously reducing health care costs. However, others contend that CER will(More)
WRITING COMMITTEE MEMBERS John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Robert O. Bonow, MD, MACC, FAHA; Paul Chan, MD, MSc, FACC; George A. Diamond, MD, FACC; Joseph P. Drozda, Jr, MD, FACC; Sanjay Kaul, MBBS, FACC; Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC, FAHA; Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC, FAHA; Sharon-Lise T. Normand, PhD, MSc, FACC, FAHA; Eric D.(More)
Blood pressure (BP) visit-to-visit variability (VVV) influences the risk of vascular events and mortality. Research has suggested that antihypertensive medication classes may differentially impact VVV. This study evaluated whether antihypertensive medication class differentially impacted BP VVV among hypertensive individuals in a clinical, "real-world"(More)
Developed in Collaboration With the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Radiology, American Nurses Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Society of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies conducted decades ago described substantial disagreement and errors in physicians' angiographic interpretation of coronary stenosis severity. Despite the potential implications of such findings, no large-scale efforts to measure or improve clinical interpretation were subsequently undertaken. METHODS AND RESULTS We compared clinical(More)
Public reporting of hospital and individual provider quality of care measures is not a new concept. In the United States, the first national public reports of hospital mortality data occurred in 1986, and detailed physician-level data for cardiac surgery are now reported in 4 states. The development of the "Hospital Compare," and more recently, the(More)