Stu Lipsitz

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BACKGROUND This study explores the utilization of Hospital Discharge (HD) data to obtain estimates of work-related non-fatal injuries rates in NJ to determine if Hispanics workers have an increased risk of specific work-related injuries. In addition, HD data are used to compare the rate ratios between fatal and non-fatal injuries in this population to(More)
Variations in physician practice style, within and between countries, account for much of the differences in the utilization of scarce health care resources. Practice style differences are particularly important at the end of life, when a substantial amount of resources are consumed. We use a hypothetical case of a severely ill elderly patient to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand how patient-reported quality is related to adverse events (AEs). DESIGN Random sample telephone survey. SETTING Sixteen acute care Massachusetts hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand and five hundred and eight-two of 4163 (62% response rate) eligible adult patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Patients hospitalized from 1 April 2003(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the inter-rater reliability (IRR) of two novel observation tools for measuring surgical safety checklist performance and teamwork. SUMMARY BACKGROUND Data surgical safety checklists can promote adherence to standards of care and improve teamwork in the operating room. Their use has been associated with reductions in mortality and other(More)
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