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Editorial: The Need for “Compassionate Provider Profiling”: Refining Risk Assessment for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Editorial: The Need for “Compassionate Provider Profiling”: Refining Risk Assessment for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Peterson ED Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Year: 2011, Volume: 57, Pages: 912-913. Link to publication In today’s “transparent” society, the public is increasingly demanding more information on the quality and outcomes of medical care. Most would agree that patients need more data regarding their health care providers’ results, yet the devil is […]

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Long-term Clinical Outcomes Following Drug-Eluting or Bare-Metal Stent Placement in Patients With Severely Reduced GFR:…

Long-term Clinical Outcomes Following Drug-Eluting or Bare-Metal Stent Placement in Patients With Severely Reduced GFR:…

Results of the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (Mass-DAC) State Registry Charytan, DM, Varma,MR, Silbaugh, TS, Lovett, AF, Normand, S-LT, Mauri, L American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Year: 2011, Volume: 57, Pages: 202-211. Link to publication Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease have been under-represented in randomized trials of drug-eluting stents relative to bare-metal stents and […]

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Impact of Independent Data Adjudication on Hospital-Specific Estimates of Risk-Adjusted Mortality Following Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Massachusetts

Impact of Independent Data Adjudication on Hospital-Specific Estimates of Risk-Adjusted Mortality Following Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Massachusetts

Barringhaus KG, Zelevinsky K, Lovett A, Normand S-LT, Ho KKL Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Pages: 92-98. Link to publication Background— As part of state-mandated public reporting of outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in Massachusetts, procedural and clinical data were prospectively collected. Variables associated with higher mortality were audited to […]

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Recent or Remote Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Recent or Remote Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Stevens L-M, Khairy P, Agnihotri AK. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Pages: 460-467. Link to publication Background— In this study, we sought to characterize the outcomes after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with a history of remote (≥14 days), and recent (5 years or unknown (n=136 and n=673, 1% and […]

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Higher and Lower Quality Cardiac Surgeons for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Higher and Lower Quality Cardiac Surgeons for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Castellanos LR, Normand S-LT, Ayanian JZ. The American Journal of Cardiology, Year: 2009, Volume: 103, Pages: 1682-1686. Link to publication To determine whether Hispanic and African-American patients are treated by cardiac surgeons with better or worse risk-standardized outcomes than surgeons of white patients, clinical data from the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center Registry were analyzed on […]

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Drug-eluting or bare metal stenting in patients with diabetes mellitus: Results from the Mass-DAC registry

Drug-eluting or bare metal stenting in patients with diabetes mellitus: Results from the Mass-DAC registry

Garg P, Normand S-LT, Silbaugh TS, Wolf RE, Zelevinsky K, Lovett A, Varma MR, Zhou Z, Mauri L. Circulation, Year: 2008, Volume: 118, Pages: 2277-2285 Link to publication

Posted November 25, 2008 More
Long-term clinical outcomes following drug-eluting and bare metal stenting in Massachusetts

Long-term clinical outcomes following drug-eluting and bare metal stenting in Massachusetts

Mauri L, Silbaugh TS, Wolf RE, Zelevinsky K, Lovett A, Zhou Z, Resnic FS, Normand S-LT. Circulation, Year: 2008, Volume: 118, Pages: 1817-1827. Link to publication

Posted October 28, 2008 More
Drug-eluting or bare-metal stents for acute myocardial infarction

Drug-eluting or bare-metal stents for acute myocardial infarction

Mauri L, Silbaugh TS, Garg P, Wolf RE, Zelevinsky K, Lovett A, Varma MR, Zhou Z, Normand S-LT. New England Journal of Medicine, Year: 2008, Volume: 359(13), Pages: 1330-1342 Link to publication

Posted September 25, 2008 More
Some old and some new statistical tools for outcomes research

Some old and some new statistical tools for outcomes research

Normand S-LT. Circulation, Year: 2008, Volume: 118(8), Pages: 872-884. Link to publication

Posted August 19, 2008 More
Statistical and clinical aspects of institutional profiling

Statistical and clinical aspects of institutional profiling

Normand S-LT , Shahian DM. Statistical Science, Year: 2007, Volume: 22(2), Pages: 206-226 Link to article Abstract. Hospital profiling involves a comparison of a health care provider’s structure, processes of care, or outcomes to a standard, often in the form of a report card. Given the ubiquity of report cards and similar consumer ratings in […]

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