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Developing an Implementation Strategy for Systematic Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes at an Academic Health Center.

Bachmann JM, Posch DR, Hickson GB, Pinson CW, Kripalani S, Dittus RS, Stead WW.

J Healthc Manag. 2020 Jan-Feb;65(1):15-28. doi: 10.1097/JHM-D-18-00279.


The Rural VA Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (R-VA-MARQUIS).

Presley CA, Wooldridge KT, Byerly SH, Aylor AR, Kaboli PJ, Roumie CL, Schnipper JL, Dittus RS, Mixon AS.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 Jan 8;77(2):128-137. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxz275.


Group Versus Individual Educational Sessions With a Promotora and Hispanic/Latina Women's Satisfaction With Care in the Screening Mammography Setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Spalluto LB, Audet CM, Murry VM, Barajas CP, Beard KR, Campbell TT, Thomas D, Sanderson M, Yu C, Dittus RS, Roumie CL, Wilkins CH, Shrubsole MJ.

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Nov;213(5):1029-1036. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.21516. Epub 2019 Jul 3.


A transition care coordinator model reduces hospital readmissions and costs.

Kripalani S, Chen G, Ciampa P, Theobald C, Cao A, McBride M, Dittus RS, Speroff T.

Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Jun;81:55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.04.014. Epub 2019 Apr 25.


Low Provider Knowledge Is Associated With Less Evidence-Based Lung Cancer Screening.

Lewis JA, Chen H, Weaver KE, Spalluto LB, Sandler KL, Horn L, Dittus RS, Massion PP, Roumie CL, Tindle HA.

J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Apr 1;17(4):339-346. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7101.


A Community-Academic Partnership to Reduce Health Care Disparities in Diagnostic Imaging.

Spalluto LB, Thomas D, Beard KR, Campbell T, Audet CM, McBride Murry V, Shrubsole MJ, Barajas CP, Joosten YA, Dittus RS, Wilkins CH.

J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Apr;16(4 Pt B):649-656. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.033. No abstract available.


Use of the brief Confusion Assessment Method in a veteran palliative care population: A pilot validation study.

Wilson JE, Boehm L, Samuels LR, Unger D, Leonard M, Roumie C, Ely EW, Dittus RS, Misra S, Han JH.

Palliat Support Care. 2019 Oct;17(5):569-573. doi: 10.1017/S1478951518001050.


Deficits in Self-Reported Initiation Are AssociatedWith Subsequent Disability in ICU Survivors.

Wilson JE, Duggan MC, Chandrasekhar R, Brummel NE, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Patel MB, Jackson JC.

Psychosomatics. 2019 Jul - Aug;60(4):376-384. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Sep 29.


Haloperidol and Ziprasidone for Treatment of Delirium in Critical Illness.

Girard TD, Exline MC, Carson SS, Hough CL, Rock P, Gong MN, Douglas IS, Malhotra A, Owens RL, Feinstein DJ, Khan B, Pisani MA, Hyzy RC, Schmidt GA, Schweickert WD, Hite RD, Bowton DL, Masica AL, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Pun BT, Strength C, Boehm LM, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Brummel NE, Hughes CG, Patel MB, Stollings JL, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW; MIND-USA Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 27;379(26):2506-2516. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1808217. Epub 2018 Oct 22.


Mapping Histoplasma capsulatum Exposure, United States.

Maiga AW, Deppen S, Scaffidi BK, Baddley J, Aldrich MC, Dittus RS, Grogan EL.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Oct;24(10):1835-1839. doi: 10.3201/eid2410.180032.


Delirium's Arousal Subtypes and Their Relationship with 6-Month Functional Status and Cognition.

Han JH, Hayhurst CJ, Chandrasekhar R, Hughes CG, Vasilevskis EE, Wilson JE, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Psychosomatics. 2019 Jan - Feb;60(1):27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2018.05.003. Epub 2018 May 17.


Measuring outcome differences associated with STEMI screening and diagnostic performance: a multicentred retrospective cohort study protocol.

Yiadom MYAB, Mumma BE, Baugh CW, Patterson BW, Mills AM, Salazar G, Tanski M, Jenkins CA, Vogus TJ, Miller KF, Jackson BE, Lehmann CU, Dorner SC, West JL, Wang TJ, Collins SP, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Storrow AB, Liu D.

BMJ Open. 2018 May 3;8(5):e022453. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022453.


An evaluation of single question delirium screening tools in older emergency department patients.

Han JH, Wilson A, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Jul;36(7):1249-1252. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.03.060. Epub 2018 Mar 22.


Acute Brain Dysfunction: Development and Validation of a Daily Prediction Model.

Marra A, Pandharipande PP, Shotwell MS, Chandrasekhar R, Girard TD, Shintani AK, Peelen LM, Moons KGM, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Vasilevskis EE.

Chest. 2018 Aug;154(2):293-301. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.03.013. Epub 2018 Mar 24.


Focusing on Inattention: The Diagnostic Accuracy of Brief Measures of Inattention for Detecting Delirium.

Marra A, Jackson JC, Ely EW, Graves AJ, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Wilson A, Han JH.

J Hosp Med. 2018 Aug 1;13(8):551-557. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2943. Epub 2018 Mar 26.


Clinical phenotypes of delirium during critical illness and severity of subsequent long-term cognitive impairment: a prospective cohort study.

Girard TD, Thompson JL, Pandharipande PP, Brummel NE, Jackson JC, Patel MB, Hughes CG, Chandrasekhar R, Pun BT, Boehm LM, Elstad MR, Goodman RB, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Mar;6(3):213-222. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(18)30062-6.


Communication About the Probability of Cancer in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules.

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Massion PP, Callaway-Lane C, Pinkerman R, Dittus RS, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL.

JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 1;153(4):353-357. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4878.


Subsyndromal Delirium and Institutionalization Among Patients With Critical Illness.

Brummel NE, Boehm LM, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Hughes CG, Patel MB, Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Am J Crit Care. 2017 Nov;26(6):447-455. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2017263.


Low Health Literacy Is Associated with Increased Transitional Care Needs in Hospitalized Patients.

Boyle J, Speroff T, Worley K, Cao A, Goggins K, Dittus RS, Kripalani S.

J Hosp Med. 2017 Nov;12(11):918-924. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2841. Epub 2017 Sep 20.


Timeliness of Care and Lung Cancer Tumor-Stage Progression: How Long Can We Wait?

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Pinkerman R, Callaway-Lane C, Massion PP, Dittus RS, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Baker D, Grogan EL.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec;104(6):1791-1797. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.051. Epub 2017 Oct 21.


Effect of patients' functional status on satisfaction with outcomes 12 months after elective spine surgery for lumbar degenerative disease.

Chotai S, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Bydon M, McGirt MJ, Nian H, Harrell FE Jr, Dittus RS, Asher AL; QOD Vanguard Sites.

Spine J. 2017 Dec;17(12):1783-1793. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.05.027. Epub 2017 Sep 29.


Delirium and Catatonia in Critically Ill Patients: The Delirium and Catatonia Prospective Cohort Investigation.

Wilson JE, Carlson R, Duggan MC, Pandharipande P, Girard TD, Wang L, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Francis A, Nicolson SE, Dittus RS, Heckers S, Ely EW; Delirium and Catatonia (DeCat) Prospective Cohort Investigation.

Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov;45(11):1837-1844. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002642.


Change in Care Transition Practice for Patients With Nonspecific Chest Pain After Emergency Department Evaluation 2006 to 2012.

Yiadom MYAB, Baugh CW, Jenkins CA, Collins SP, Bhatia MC, Dittus RS, Storrow AB.

Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Dec;24(12):1527-1530. doi: 10.1111/acem.13279. Epub 2017 Oct 12.


A multifaceted quality improvement strategy reduces the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

Theobald CN, Resnick MJ, Spain T, Dittus RS, Roumie CL.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Aug 1;29(4):564-570. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx073.


An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 1. Disability, quality of life, and pain outcomes following lumbar spine surgery: predicting likely individual patient outcomes for shared decision-making.

McGirt MJ, Bydon M, Archer KR, Devin CJ, Chotai S, Parker SL, Nian H, Harrell FE Jr, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Philips SE, Shaffrey CI, Foley KT, Asher AL.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Oct;27(4):357-369. doi: 10.3171/2016.11.SPINE16526. Epub 2017 May 12.


An analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database, Part 2. Predictive model for return to work after elective surgery for lumbar degenerative disease.

Asher AL, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Chotai S, Parker SL, Bydon M, Nian H, Harrell FE Jr, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Philips SE, Shaffrey CI, Foley KT, McGirt MJ.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Oct;27(4):370-381. doi: 10.3171/2016.8.SPINE16527. Epub 2017 May 12.


Delirium in the Emergency Department and Its Extension into Hospitalization (DELINEATE) Study: Effect on 6-month Function and Cognition.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Chandrasekhar R, Liu X, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun;65(6):1333-1338. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14824. Epub 2017 Mar 6.


Performance of Emergency Department Screening Criteria for an Early ECG to Identify ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Yiadom MY, Baugh CW, McWade CM, Liu X, Song KJ, Patterson BW, Jenkins CA, Tanski M, Mills AM, Salazar G, Wang TJ, Dittus RS, Liu D, Storrow AB.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Feb 23;6(3). pii: e003528. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003528.


Frailty and Subsequent Disability and Mortality among Patients with Critical Illness.

Brummel NE, Bell SP, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Morandi A, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Gill TM, Ely EW.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul 1;196(1):64-72. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201605-0939OC.


The relationship between executive dysfunction, depression, and mental health-related quality of life in survivors of critical illness: Results from the BRAIN-ICU investigation.

Duggan MC, Wang L, Wilson JE, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Jackson JC.

J Crit Care. 2017 Feb;37:72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.08.023. Epub 2016 Aug 31.


Exploring Delirium's Heterogeneity: Association Between Arousal Subtypes at Initial Presentation and 6-Month Mortality in Older Emergency Department Patients.

Han JH, Brummel NE, Chandrasekhar R, Wilson JE, Liu X, Vasilevskis EE, Girard TD, Carlo ME, Dittus RS, Schnelle JF, Ely EW.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;25(3):233-242. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.05.016. Epub 2016 Jul 4.


Implementation of a Telephone Postoperative Clinic in an Integrated Health System.

Kummerow Broman K, Roumie CL, Stewart MK, Castellanos JA, Tarpley JL, Dittus RS, Pierce RA.

J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Oct;223(4):644-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.07.010. Epub 2016 Aug 18.


Surgery and Anesthesia Exposure Is Not a Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment After Major Noncardiac Surgery and Critical Illness.

Hughes CG, Patel MB, Jackson JC, Girard TD, Geevarghese SK, Norman BC, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Brummel NE, May AK, Elstad MR, Wasserstein ML, Goodman RB, Moons KG, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP; MIND-ICU, BRAIN-ICU investigators.

Ann Surg. 2017 Jun;265(6):1126-1133. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001885.


Role of Health Insurance Status in Interfacility Transfers of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Ward MJ, Kripalani S, Zhu Y, Storrow AB, Wang TJ, Speroff T, Munoz D, Dittus RS, Harrell FE Jr, Self WH.

Am J Cardiol. 2016 Aug 1;118(3):332-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.05.007. Epub 2016 May 14.


Identification of postoperative care amenable to telehealth.

Kummerow Broman K, Vella MA, Tarpley JL, Dittus RS, Roumie CL.

Surgery. 2016 Aug;160(2):264-71. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.02.015. Epub 2016 Apr 5.


Inadequacy of 3-month Oswestry Disability Index outcome for assessing individual longer-term patient experience after lumbar spine surgery.

Asher AL, Chotai S, Devin CJ, Speroff T, Harrell FE Jr, Nian H, Dittus RS, Mummaneni PV, Knightly JJ, Glassman SD, Bydon M, Archer KR, Foley KT, McGirt MJ.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):170-80. doi: 10.3171/2015.11.SPINE15872. Epub 2016 Mar 18. Erratum in: J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):279.


Critical Illness Brain Injury.

Girard TD, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Annu Rev Med. 2016;67:497-513. doi: 10.1146/annurev-med-050913-015722. Review.


Patient Stratification Using Electronic Health Records from a Chronic Disease Management Program.

Chen R, Sun J, Dittus RS, Fabbri D, Kirby J, Laffer CL, McNaughton CD, Malin B.

IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2016 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print]


Incidence and Risk Factors for Intensive Care Unit-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans and Civilians.

Patel MB, Jackson JC, Morandi A, Girard TD, Hughes CG, Thompson JL, Kiehl AL, Elstad MR, Wasserstein ML, Goodman RB, Beckham JC, Chandrasekhar R, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jun 15;193(12):1373-81. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201506-1158OC.


Role of Geography and Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice in Efforts to Expand Primary Care System Capacity: Health Reform and the Primary Care Workforce.

Graves JA, Mishra P, Dittus RS, Parikh R, Perloff J, Buerhaus PI.

Med Care. 2016 Jan;54(1):81-9. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000454.


Postoperative Telehealth Visits: Assessment of Quality and Preferences of Veterans.

Vella MA, Kummerow Broman K, Tarpley JL, Dittus RS, Roumie CL.

JAMA Surg. 2015 Dec;150(12):1197-9. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2660. No abstract available.


Refractory primary medication nonadherence: Prevalence and predictors after pharmacist counseling at hospital discharge.

Wooldridge K, Schnipper JL, Goggins K, Dittus RS, Kripalani S.

J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan;11(1):48-51. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2446. Epub 2015 Aug 21.


The Diagnostic Performance of the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale for Detecting Delirium in Older Emergency Department Patients.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Schnelle JF, Shintani A, Dittus RS, Wilson A, Ely EW.

Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jul;22(7):878-82. doi: 10.1111/acem.12706. Epub 2015 Jun 25.


Community Engagement Studios: A Structured Approach to Obtaining Meaningful Input From Stakeholders to Inform Research.

Joosten YA, Israel TL, Williams NA, Boone LR, Schlundt DG, Mouton CP, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Wilkins CH.

Acad Med. 2015 Dec;90(12):1646-50. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000794.


Timeliness of interfacility transfer for ED patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Ward MJ, Kripalani S, Storrow AB, Liu D, Speroff T, Matheny M, Thomassee EJ, Vogus TJ, Munoz D, Scott C, Fredi JL, Dittus RS.

Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Mar;33(3):423-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.067. Epub 2015 Jan 6.


Primary care workforce shortages and career recommendations from practicing clinicians.

DesRoches CM, Buerhaus P, Dittus RS, Donelan K.

Acad Med. 2015 May;90(5):671-7. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000591.


Incidence of emergency department visits for ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a recent six-year period in the United States.

Ward MJ, Kripalani S, Zhu Y, Storrow AB, Dittus RS, Harrell FE Jr, Self WH.

Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15;115(2):167-70. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.10.020. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


Impaired arousal at initial presentation predicts 6-month mortality: an analysis of 1084 acutely ill older patients.

Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani A, Graves AJ, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Powers JS, Wilson A, Storrow AB, Ely EW.

J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec;9(12):772-8. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2276. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): a collaborative North American outcomes registry to advance value-based spine care.

Asher AL, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Parker SL, Davies JM, Selden N, Nian H, Glassman S, Mummaneni P, Shaffrey C, Watridge C, Cheng JS, McGirt MJ.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22 Suppl 1):S106-16. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000579.


The nature and necessity of operational flexibility in the emergency department.

Ward MJ, Ferrand YB, Laker LF, Froehle CM, Vogus TJ, Dittus RS, Kripalani S, Pines JM.

Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;65(2):156-61. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.08.014. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

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