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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.


The Cost of ICU Delirium and Coma in the Intensive Care Unit Patient.

Vasilevskis EE, Chandrasekhar R, Holtze CH, Graves J, Speroff T, Girard TD, Patel MB, Hughes CG, Cao A, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW.

Med Care. 2018 Oct;56(10):890-897. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000975.


Risk of Hypoglycemia Following Hospital Discharge in Patients With Diabetes and Acute Kidney Injury.

Hung AM, Siew ED, Wilson OD, Perkins AM, Greevy RA Jr, Horner J, Abdel-Kader K, Parr SK, Roumie CL, Griffin MR, Ikizler TA, Speroff T, Matheny ME.

Diabetes Care. 2018 Mar;41(3):503-512. doi: 10.2337/dc17-1237. Epub 2018 Jan 11.


Acute Kidney Injury and Risk of Incident Heart Failure Among US Veterans.

Bansal N, Matheny ME, Greevy RA Jr, Eden SK, Perkins AM, Parr SK, Fly J, Abdel-Kader K, Himmelfarb J, Hung AM, Speroff T, Ikizler TA, Siew ED.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Feb;71(2):236-245. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.08.027. Epub 2017 Nov 20.


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.


Acute kidney injury is a risk factor for subsequent proteinuria.

Parr SK, Matheny ME, Abdel-Kader K, Greevy RA Jr, Bian A, Fly J, Chen G, Speroff T, Hung AM, Ikizler TA, Siew ED.

Kidney Int. 2018 Feb;93(2):460-469. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2017.07.007. Epub 2017 Sep 18.


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.


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.


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.


Using the WHODAS 2.0 to Assess Functioning Among Veterans Seeking Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Marx BP, Wolf EJ, Cornette MM, Schnurr PP, Rosen MI, Friedman MJ, Keane TM, Speroff T.

Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Dec 1;66(12):1312-7. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2015 Aug 17.


Predictors of Recurrent AKI.

Siew ED, Parr SK, Abdel-Kader K, Eden SK, Peterson JF, Bansal N, Hung AM, Fly J, Speroff T, Ikizler TA, Matheny ME.

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Apr;27(4):1190-200. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014121218. Epub 2015 Aug 11.


National Veterans Health Administration inpatient risk stratification models for hospital-acquired acute kidney injury.

Cronin RM, VanHouten JP, Siew ED, Eden SK, Fihn SD, Nielson CD, Peterson JF, Baker CR, Ikizler TA, Speroff T, Matheny ME.

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Sep;22(5):1054-71. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv051. Epub 2015 Jun 23.


A Multimodal Intervention Improves Postanesthesia Care Unit Handovers.

Weinger MB, Slagle JM, Kuntz AH, Schildcrout JS, Banerjee A, Mercaldo ND, Bills JL, Wallston KA, Speroff T, Patterson ES, France DJ.

Anesth Analg. 2015 Oct;121(4):957-71. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000670.


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.


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.


Predicting lung cancer prior to surgical resection in patients with lung nodules.

Deppen SA, Blume JD, Aldrich MC, Fletcher SA, Massion PP, Walker RC, Chen HC, Speroff T, Degesys CA, Pinkerman R, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Putnam JB Jr, Grogan EL.

J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Oct;9(10):1477-84. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000287.


Laboratory test surveillance following acute kidney injury.

Matheny ME, Peterson JF, Eden SK, Hung AM, Speroff T, Abdel-Kader K, Parr SK, Ikizler TA, Siew ED.

PLoS One. 2014 Aug 12;9(8):e103746. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103746. eCollection 2014.


Characteristics associated with postdischarge medication errors.

Mixon AS, Myers AP, Leak CL, Lou Jacobsen JM, Cawthon C, Goggins KM, Nwosu S, Schildcrout JS, Schnelle JF, Speroff T, Kripalani S.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Aug;89(8):1042-51. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.04.023. Epub 2014 Jul 3.


Operating room clinicians' ratings of workload: a vignette simulation study.

Wallston KA, Slagle JM, Speroff T, Nwosu S, Crimin K, Feurer ID, Boettcher B, Weinger MB.

J Patient Saf. 2014 Jun;10(2):95-100. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000046.


Assisted annotation of medical free text using RapTAT.

Gobbel GT, Garvin J, Reeves R, Cronin RM, Heavirland J, Williams J, Weaver A, Jayaramaraja S, Giuse D, Speroff T, Brown SH, Xu H, Matheny ME.

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):833-41. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002255. Epub 2014 Jan 15.


Development and evaluation of RapTAT: a machine learning system for concept mapping of phrases from medical narratives.

Gobbel GT, Reeves R, Jayaramaraja S, Giuse D, Speroff T, Brown SH, Elkin PL, Matheny ME.

J Biomed Inform. 2014 Apr;48:54-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.11.008. Epub 2013 Dec 4.


Automated quality measurement in Department of the Veterans Affairs discharge instructions for patients with congestive heart failure.

Garvin JH, Elkin PL, Shen S, Brown S, Trusko B, Wang E, Hoke L, Quiaoit Y, Lajoie J, Weiner MG, Graham P, Speroff T.

J Healthc Qual. 2013 Jul-Aug;35(4):16-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-1474.2011.195.x.


Exploring the frontier of electronic health record surveillance: the case of postoperative complications.

FitzHenry F, Murff HJ, Matheny ME, Gentry N, Fielstein EM, Brown SH, Reeves RM, Aronsky D, Elkin PL, Messina VP, Speroff T.

Med Care. 2013 Jun;51(6):509-16. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31828d1210.


Reducing blood culture contamination in the emergency department: an interrupted time series quality improvement study.

Self WH, Speroff T, Grijalva CG, McNaughton CD, Ashburn J, Liu D, Arbogast PG, Russ S, Storrow AB, Talbot TR.

Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;20(1):89-97. doi: 10.1111/acem.12057.


Racial differences in veterans' satisfaction with examination of disability from posttraumatic stress disorder.

Rosen MI, Afshartous DR, Nwosu S, Scott MC, Jackson JC, Marx BP, Murdoch M, Sinnott PL, Speroff T.

Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Apr 1;64(4):354-9. doi: 10.1176/


Who said it? Establishing professional attribution among authors of Veterans' Electronic Health Records.

Reeves RM, FitzHenry F, Brown SH, Kotter K, Gobbel GT, Montella D, Murff HJ, Speroff T, Matheny ME.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:753-62. Epub 2012 Nov 3.


Outcome science in practice: an overview and initial experience at the Vanderbilt Spine Center.

McGirt MJ, Speroff T, Godil SS, Cheng JS, Selden NR, Asher AL.

Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jan;34(1):E7. doi: 10.3171/2012.10.FOCUS12298.


The National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD): general overview and pilot-year project description.

McGirt MJ, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Harrell FE Jr, Asher AL.

Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jan;34(1):E6. doi: 10.3171/2012.10.FOCUS12297.


Impact of evidence-based standardized assessment on the disability clinical interview for diagnosis of service-connected PTSD: a cluster-randomized trial.

Speroff T, Sinnott PL, Marx B, Owen RR, Jackson JC, Greevy R, Sayer N, Murdoch M, Shane AC, Smith J, Alvarez J, Nwosu SK, Keane T, Weathers F, Schnurr PP, Friedman MJ.

J Trauma Stress. 2012 Dec;25(6):607-15. doi: 10.1002/jts.21759.


Detecting temporal expressions in medical narratives.

Reeves RM, Ong FR, Matheny ME, Denny JC, Aronsky D, Gobbel GT, Montella D, Speroff T, Brown SH.

Int J Med Inform. 2013 Feb;82(2):118-27. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 May 16.


Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patients.

Self WH, Speroff T, McNaughton CD, Wright PW, Miller G, Johnson JG, Daniels TL, Talbot TR.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 May;33(5):524-6. doi: 10.1086/665319. Epub 2012 Mar 20.


Detection of infectious symptoms from VA emergency department and primary care clinical documentation.

Matheny ME, Fitzhenry F, Speroff T, Green JK, Griffith ML, Vasilevskis EE, Fielstein EM, Elkin PL, Brown SH.

Int J Med Inform. 2012 Mar;81(3):143-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.11.005. Epub 2012 Jan 12.


Comparison of SNOMED CT versus Medcin terminology concept coverage for mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Montella D, Brown SH, Elkin PL, Jackson JC, Rosenbloom ST, Wahner-Roedler D, Welsh G, Cotton B, Guillamondegui OD, Lew H, Taber KH, Tupler LA, Vanderploeg R, Speroff T.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:969-78. Epub 2011 Oct 22.


Outpatient nephrology referral rates after acute kidney injury.

Siew ED, Peterson JF, Eden SK, Hung AM, Speroff T, Ikizler TA, Matheny ME.

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Feb;23(2):305-12. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2011030315. Epub 2011 Dec 8.


Variation in practices and attitudes of clinicians assessing PTSD-related disability among veterans.

Jackson JC, Sinnott PL, Marx BP, Murdoch M, Sayer NA, Alvarez JM, Greevy RA, Schnurr PP, Friedman MJ, Shane AC, Owen RR, Keane TM, Speroff T.

J Trauma Stress. 2011 Oct;24(5):609-13. doi: 10.1002/jts.20688. Epub 2011 Sep 12.


Automated identification of postoperative complications within an electronic medical record using natural language processing.

Murff HJ, FitzHenry F, Matheny ME, Gentry N, Kotter KL, Crimin K, Dittus RS, Rosen AK, Elkin PL, Brown SH, Speroff T.

JAMA. 2011 Aug 24;306(8):848-55. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1204.


Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease.

Deppen S, Putnam JB Jr, Andrade G, Speroff T, Nesbitt JC, Lambright ES, Massion PP, Walker R, Grogan EL.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;92(2):428-32; discussion 433. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.02.052. Epub 2011 May 18.


Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing Virtual Collaborative and Toolkit approaches.

Speroff T, Ely EW, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Wall RJ, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Nwosu S, Burgess H, Englebright J, Williams MV, Dittus RS.

J Hosp Med. 2011 May;6(5):271-8. doi: 10.1002/jhm.873. Epub 2011 Feb 10.


Existing general population models inaccurately predict lung cancer risk in patients referred for surgical evaluation.

Isbell JM, Deppen S, Putnam JB Jr, Nesbitt JC, Lambright ES, Dawes A, Massion PP, Speroff T, Jones DR, Grogan EL.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;91(1):227-33; discussion 233. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.08.054.


Are posttraumatic stress disorder mental health terms found in SNOMED-CT medical terminology.

Trusko B, Rosenbloom ST, Montella D, Jackson JC, Fitzhenry F, Brown SH, Elkin PL, Fielstein E, Kotter K, Tuttle M, Iannelli RJ, Speroff T.

J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec;23(6):794-801. doi: 10.1002/jts.20591. Epub 2010 Nov 19.


Patient centered primary care is associated with patient hypertension medication adherence.

Roumie CL, Greevy R, Wallston KA, Elasy TA, Kaltenbach L, Kotter K, Dittus RS, Speroff T.

J Behav Med. 2011 Aug;34(4):244-53. doi: 10.1007/s10865-010-9304-6. Epub 2010 Dec 16.


Organisational culture: variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate.

Speroff T, Nwosu S, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Wall RJ, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Ely EW, Burgess H, Englebright J, Williams MV, Dittus RS.

Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Dec;19(6):592-6. doi: 10.1136/qshc.2009.039511.


Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-acquired delirium and weakness--crossing the quality chasm.

Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW, Speroff T, Pun BT, Boehm L, Dittus RS.

Chest. 2010 Nov;138(5):1224-33. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-0466. Review.


Secondary use of clinical data.

Elkin PL, Trusko BE, Koppel R, Speroff T, Mohrer D, Sakji S, Gurewitz I, Tuttle M, Brown SH.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;155:14-29.


Measuring and comparing safety climate in intensive care units.

France DJ, Greevy RA Jr, Liu X, Burgess H, Dittus RS, Weinger MB, Speroff T.

Med Care. 2010 Mar;48(3):279-84. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181c162d6.


Activation and perceived expectancies: correlations with health outcomes among veterans with inflammatory bowel disease.

Munson GW, Wallston KA, Dittus RS, Speroff T, Roumie CL.

J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jul;24(7):809-15. doi: 10.1007/s11606-009-1002-0. Epub 2009 May 15.


Exploring socioeconomic variations in diabetes control strategies: impact of outcome expectations.

Figaro MK, Elasy T, BeLue R, Speroff T, Dittus R.

J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Jan;101(1):18-23.


Delirium and sedation in the intensive care unit: survey of behaviors and attitudes of 1384 healthcare professionals.

Patel RP, Gambrell M, Speroff T, Scott TA, Pun BT, Okahashi J, Strength C, Pandharipande P, Girard TD, Burgess H, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW.

Crit Care Med. 2009 Mar;37(3):825-32. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31819b8608.


Detection of blood culture bacterial contamination using natural language processing.

Matheny ME, Fitzhenry F, Speroff T, Hathaway J, Murff HJ, Brown SH, Fielstein EM, Dittus RS, Elkin PL.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009 Nov 14;2009:411-5.

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