Published work

  • Control charts to identify adverse outcomes in elective colon resection. 2012 Am J Surg (read)
  • The Impact of ineffective and inefficient care on the excess costs of elective surgical procedures. 2011 J Am Coll Surg (read)
  • Controlling costs without compromising quality: paying hospitals for total knee replacement. 2010 Med Care (read)
  • Virtual partnerships: aligning hospital and surgeon incentives. 2010 Am J Surg (read)
  • Surgical warranties to improve quality and efficiency in elective colon surgery. 2010 Arch Surg (read)
  • Patient characteristics and the occurrence of “never events.” 2010 Arch Surg (read)
  • Neverland. (link)
  • Harnessing the power of enhanced data for healthcare quality improvement: Lessons from a Minnesota Hospital Association Pilot Project. 2009 Med Decis Making (read)
  • Screening algorithms to assess the accuracy of present-on-admission coding. 2009 Perspect Health Inf Manag (read)
  • Adverse outcomes in surgery: redefinition of post-operative complications. 2009 Am J Surg (read)
  • Modifying ICD-9-CM coding of secondary diagnoses to improve risk-adjustment of inpatient mortality rates. 2009 Med Decis Making (read)
  • Combining administrative and clinical data to stratify surgical risk. 2007 Ann Surg (read)
  • Enhancement of claims data to improve risk adjustment of hospital mortality. 2007 JAMA (read)
  • Linking processes and outcomes to improve surgical performance: a new approach to morbidity and mortality peer review. 2006 Am Surg (read)
  • The hazards of using administrative data to measure surgical quality. 2006 Am Surg (read)
  • Creating information systems to support effective, efficient health care.
  • The surgical infection prevention project: processes, outcomes, and future impact. 2006 Surgical Infections (read)
  • Female gender is an independent predictor of operative mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. 2005 Circulation (read)
  • Anthem Health Plan’s Cardiology Services Network.
  • Episodes of care: The scope and sequence of medical reality.
  • Quality management.
  • Using clinical variables to estimate the risk of patient mortality. 1991 Med Care (read)
  • Severity-of-illness systems: An overview for medical directors – Part two. 1990 Physician Exec (read)
  • Severity-of-illness systems: An overview for medical directors – Part one. 1990 Physician Exec (read)