Robert S. Woodward

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STUDY OBJECTIVES To examine how deep chest surgical site infections following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery impact hospital inpatient length of stay (LOS), costs, and mortality. SETTING A large, Midwestern community medical center. DESIGN All CABG patients who developed deep chest infection (n = 41) were compared to a set of control(More)
college under Dr. Dudley, of Northamp-ton, took the regular four years' classical course at Yale and graduated in 1854; and in the following year took a post graduate course in the Yale Scientific School of Analytical Chemistry under Professor Benja-min Silliman, Jr. In 1856 he went to Europe more for rest than to pursue any special course of study, but,(More)
Background: Hyperlipidemia increases mortality and is common with kidney-disease. New-onset hyperlipidemia (NOHL) among patients wait-listed and after transplantation may impact costs and graft-survival of patients with kidney disease. Methods: Using the United States Renal Data System, we compared the costs to Medicare associated with or without NOHL in(More)
On January 1, 2000, Medicare extended the coverage of immunosuppression medications from 3 years to life for elderly and disabled kidney transplant recipients. This research estimates the impact of extending this lifetime coverage to all kidney transplant recipients on Medicare's cash flows. The study finds that extending coverage to all kidney transplant(More)