RSSCategory: 2008 and earlier

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 […]

Posted October 25, 2007 More
Comparison of clinical and administrative data sources for hospital coronary artery bypass graft surgery report cards

Comparison of clinical and administrative data sources for hospital coronary artery bypass graft surgery report cards

Shahian DM, Silverstein T, Lovett AF, Wolf RE, Normand S-LT Circulation, Year: 2007, Volume: 115, Pages: 1518-1527. Link to publication Background: Regardless of statistical methodology, public performance report cards must use the highest-quality validated data, preferably from a prospectively maintained clinical database. Using logistic regression and hierarchical models, we compared hospital cardiac surgery profiling results […]

Posted March 27, 2007 More
The comparison of “risk-adjusted” hospital outcomes

The comparison of “risk-adjusted” hospital outcomes

Shahian DM, Normand S-LT. Circulation, Year: 2007, Volume: 117, Pages: 1955-1963. Link to publication Background: Regardless of statistical methodology, public performance report cards must use the highest-quality validated data, preferably from a prospectively maintained clinical database. Using logistic regression and hierarchical models, we compared hospital cardiac surgery profiling results based on clinical data with those […]

Posted March 27, 2007 More
The Massachusetts cardiac surgery report card: implications of statistical methodology

The Massachusetts cardiac surgery report card: implications of statistical methodology

Shahian DM, Torchiana DF, Shemin RJ, Rawn JD, Normand, S-LT Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Year: 2005, Volume: 80, Pages: 2106-2113. Link to publication Background: Choice of statistical methodology may significantly impact the results of provider profiling, including cardiac surgery report cards.

Posted December 1, 2005 More
Implementation of a cardiac surgery report card

Implementation of a cardiac surgery report card

Shahian DM, Torchiana DF, Normand S-LT Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Year: 2005, Volume: 80, Pages: 1146-1180. Link to publication Abstract: Demand is increasing for public accountability in health care. In 2000, the Massachusetts legislature mandated a state report card for cardiac surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions. During the planning and implementation of this report card, […]

Posted September 1, 2005 More
The volume-outcome relationship: From Luft to Leapfrog

The volume-outcome relationship: From Luft to Leapfrog

Shahian DM, Normand S-LT Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Year: 2003, Volume: 75, Pages: 1048-1058. Link to publication Abstract: Numerous reports have documented a volume-outcome relationship for complex medical and surgical care, although many such studies are compromised by the use of discharge abstract data, inadequate risk adjustment, and problematic statistical methodology.

Posted March 1, 2003 More