Steven M. Bradley

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OBJECTIVE To describe temporal trends in the time interval between first and second attempts at defibrillation and the association between this time interval and outcomes in patients with persistent ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF) arrest in hospital. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING 172 hospitals in the United States(More)
BACKGROUND In anticipation of applying Appropriate Use Criteria for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) quality improvement, we determined the prevalence of appropriate, uncertain, and inappropriate PCIs stratified by indication for all PCIs performed in the state of Washington. METHODS AND RESULTS Within the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program, we(More)
BACKGROUND Substantial geographic variation exists in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) use across the United States. It is unclear the extent to which high PCI utilization can be explained by PCI for inappropriate indications. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between PCI rates across regional healthcare markets utilizing(More)
A n ideal healthcare system aims to provide care that is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely and patient-centered. 1 Translation of these aims into practice for patients suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) could result in an ideal primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) system of care. In this ideal PCI system of(More)
BACKGROUND Stigma against the obese is well described in health care and may contribute to disparities in medical decision-making. It is unknown whether similar disparity exists for obese patients in cardiovascular care. We evaluated the association between body mass index (BMI) and prescription of guideline-recommended medications in patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Thirty-day readmission after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is common, costly, and linked to poor patient outcomes. Accordingly, facility-level 30-day readmission rates have been considered as a potential quality measure. However, it is unknown whether facility-level 30-day readmission rates are associated with facility-level mortality.(More)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an effective intervention for prehospital cardiac arrest. Despite all available training opportunities for CPR, disparities exist in participation in CPR training, CPR knowledge, and receipt of bystander CPR for certain ethnic groups. We conducted five focus groups with Chinese immigrants who self-reported limited(More)
BACKGROUND High-quality systems have adopted a comprehensive approach to preventive care instead of diagnosis or procedure driven care. The current emphasis on prescribing medications to prevent complications of coronary artery disease (CAD) at discharge following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may exclude high-risk patients who are hospitalized with(More)
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