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Patrick Romano

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California Davis
DepartmentGeneral Medicine, Geriatrics, and Bioethics
Address2400 PSSB/UCDMC
CA 95817
Phone916-734-7005
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    1. Kaslow AA, Romano PS, Schwarz E, Shaikh U, Tong EK. Building and Scaling-up California Quits: Supporting Health Systems Change for Tobacco Treatment. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec; 55(6S2):S214-S221. PMID: 30454676.
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    2. Bindman AB, Romano PS. Editors' Note: Driving Better Health Policy: "It's the Evidence, Stupid". Health Serv Res. 2018 Oct 23. PMID: 30353550.
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    3. Bindman AB, Romano PS. Remembering Uwe Reinhardt. Health Serv Res. 2018 Oct; 53(5):3269. PMID: 30251419.
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    4. Januel JM, Romano PS, Couris CM, Hider P, Quan H, Colin C, Burnand B, Ghali WA. Clinical and Health System Determinants of Venous Thromboembolism Event Rates After Hip Arthroplasty: An International Comparison. Med Care. 2018 Jul 11. PMID: 30001253.
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    5. Anderson JE, Utter GH, Romano PS, Jurkovich GJ. Surgeon-Reported Complications vs the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators: A Comparison of Two Approaches to Identifying Adverse Events. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jul 05. PMID: 29981918.
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    6. Utter GH, Cox GL, Atolagbe OO, Owens PL, Romano PS. Conversion of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Quality Indicators from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS: The Process, Results, and Implications for Users. Health Serv Res. 2018 May 30. PMID: 29846001.
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    7. Silber JH, Arriaga AF, Niknam BA, Hill AS, Ross RN, Romano PS. Failure-to-Rescue After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Med Care. 2018 May; 56(5):416-423. PMID: 29578952.
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    8. Romano PS. HSR Begins a New Era. Health Serv Res. 2018 Feb; 53(1):5-8. PMID: 29370590.
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    9. Marcin JP, Romano PS, Dayal P, Dharmar M, Chamberlain JM, Dudley N, Macias CG, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rogers AJ, Sonnett M, Tzimenatos L, Alpern ER, Andrews-Dickert R, Borgialli DA, Sidney E, Charles Casper T, Michael Dean J, Kuppermann N. Patient-level Factors and the Quality of Care Delivered in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar; 25(3):301-309. PMID: 29150972.
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    10. Zinn JS, Romano PS. Best of the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Health Serv Res. 2017 12; 52(6):1969. PMID: 29130268.
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    11. Marcin JP, Romano PS, Dharmar M, Chamberlain JM, Dudley N, Macias CG, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rogers AJ, Sonnett M, Tzimenatos L, Alpern ER, Andrews-Dickert R, Borgialli DA, Sidney E, Casper C, Dean JM, Kuppermann N. Implicit Review Instrument to Evaluate Quality of Care Delivered by Physicians to Children in Emergency Departments. Health Serv Res. 2017 Nov 16. PMID: 29143331.
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    12. Whitney RL, Bell JF, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. Hospitalization Rates and Predictors of Rehospitalization Among Individuals With Advanced Cancer in the Year After Diagnosis. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 01; 35(31):3610-3617. PMID: 28850290.
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    13. Forster AJ, Bernard B, Drösler SE, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Januel JM, Romano PS, Southern DA, Sundararajan V, Quan H, Vanderloo SE, Pincus HA, Ghali WA. A World Health Organization field trial assessing a proposed ICD-11 framework for classifying patient safety events. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Aug 01; 29(4):548-556. PMID: 28934402.
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    14. Rosenthal JL, Romano PS, Kokroko J, Gu W, Okumura MJ. Receiving Providers' Perceptions on Information Transmission During Interfacility Transfers to General Pediatric Floors. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jun; 7(6):335-343. PMID: 28559362.
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    15. Zinn J, Romano PS, DeFriese G, Shortell SM, Luft HS, Flood AB. Fifty Years of the Journal HSR: Informing Policy and Practice. Health Serv Res. 2017 06; 52(3):919-932. PMID: 28543315.
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    16. Pollmanns J, Romano PS, Weyermann M, Geraedts M, Drösler SE. Impact of Disease Prevalence Adjustment on Hospitalization Rates for Chronic Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions in Germany. Health Serv Res. 2018 Apr; 53(2):1180-1202. PMID: 28332190.
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    17. Thurston H, Freisthler B, Bell J, Tancredi D, Romano PS, Miyamoto S, Joseph JG. Environmental and individual attributes associated with child maltreatment resulting in hospitalization or death. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 May; 67:119-136. PMID: 28254689.
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    18. Southern DA, Burnand B, Droesler SE, Flemons W, Forster AJ, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Quan H, Pincus HA, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Kostanjsek N, Ghali WA. Deriving ICD-10 Codes for Patient Safety Indicators for Large-scale Surveillance Using Administrative Hospital Data. Med Care. 2017 03; 55(3):252-260. PMID: 27635599.
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    19. Chin DL, Bang H, Romano PS. Hospital Readmissions: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Feb 01; 36(2):382. PMID: 28167733.
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    20. Thurston H, Freisthler B, Bell J, Tancredi D, Romano PS, Miyamoto S, Joseph JG. The temporal-spatial distribution of seriously maltreated children. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2017 02; 20:1-8. PMID: 28137674.
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    21. Zinn JS, Romano PS. Best of the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Health Serv Res. 2016 Dec; 51(6):2053-2055. PMID: 27891604.
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    22. Miyamoto S, Romano PS, Putnam-Hornstein E, Thurston H, Dharmar M, Joseph JG. Risk factors for fatal and non-fatal child maltreatment in families previously investigated by CPS: A case-control study. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 01; 63:222-232. PMID: 27881240.
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    23. Chin DL, Bang H, Manickam RN, Romano PS. Rethinking Thirty-Day Hospital Readmissions: Shorter Intervals Might Be Better Indicators Of Quality Of Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 10 01; 35(10):1867-1875. PMID: 27702961.
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    24. Humphries MD, Brunson A, Li CS, Melnikow J, Romano PS. Amputation trends for patients with lower extremity ulcers due to diabetes and peripheral artery disease using statewide data. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec; 64(6):1747-1755.e3. PMID: 27670653.
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    25. Jenkins KJ, Koch Kupiec J, Owens PL, Romano PS, Geppert JJ, Gauvreau K. Development and Validation of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Indicator for Mortality After Congenital Heart Surgery Harmonized With Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery (RACHS-1) Methodology. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 May 20; 5(5). PMID: 27207997; PMCID: PMC4889177.
    26. Anderson JE, Li Z, Romano PS, Parker J, Chang DC. Should Risk Adjustment for Surgical Outcomes Reporting Include Sociodemographic Status? A Study of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in California. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug; 223(2):221-30. PMID: 27216572.
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    27. Henry SG, Romano PS, Yarborough M. Building Trust Between Institutional Review Boards and Researchers. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Sep; 31(9):987-9. PMID: 27138424; PMCID: PMC4978679 [Available on 09/01/17].
    28. White RH, Brunson A, Romano PS, Li Z, Wun T. Outcomes After Vena Cava Filter Use in Noncancer Patients With Acute Venous Thromboembolism: A Population-Based Study. Circulation. 2016 May 24; 133(21):2018-29. PMID: 27048765.
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    29. Romano PS. Commentary on Fuller and Colleagues: A False Dichotomy That Cannot Move Risk-Adjustment Efforts Forward. J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Apr-Jun; 39(2):171-4. PMID: 26945304.
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    30. Sadeghi B, Walling AM, Romano PS, Ahluwalia SC, Ong MK. A Hospital-Based Advance Care Planning Intervention for Patients with Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study. J Palliat Med. 2016 Apr; 19(4):451-5. PMID: 26862682.
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    31. Romano PS, Zinn JS. Best of the 2015 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Health Serv Res. 2015 Dec; 50(6):1731-3. PMID: 26768956; PMCID: PMC4693844 [Available on 12/01/16].
    32. Polage CR, Gyorke CE, Kennedy MA, Leslie JL, Chin DL, Wang S, Nguyen HH, Huang B, Tang YW, Lee LW, Kim K, Taylor S, Romano PS, Panacek EA, Goodell PB, Solnick JV, Cohen SH. Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 175(11):1792-801. PMID: 26348734; PMCID: PMC4948649.
    33. Hedayati N, Brunson A, Li CS, Baker AC, Pevec WC, White RH, Romano PS. Do Women Have Worse Amputation-Free Survival Than Men Following Endovascular Procedures for Peripheral Arterial Disease? An Evaluation of the California State-Wide Database. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2015 Oct; 49(7):166-74. PMID: 26462976.
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    34. Zrelak PA, Utter GH, Tancredi DJ, Mayer LG, Cerese J, Cuny J, Romano PS. How Accurate is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer in a National Sample of Records? J Healthc Qual. 2015 Sep-Oct; 37(5):287-97. PMID: 24118246.
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    35. Humphries MD, Brunson A, Hedayati N, Romano P, Melnkow J. Amputation Risk in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease Using Statewide Data. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan; 30:123-31. PMID: 26169463; PMCID: PMC4691363 [Available on 01/01/17].
    36. Shaikh U, Romano P, Paterniti DA. Organizing for Quality Improvement in Health Care: An Example From Childhood Obesity Prevention. Qual Manag Health Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 24(3):121-8. PMID: 26115059.
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    37. Yang NH, Dharmar M, Yoo BK, Leigh JP, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Nesbitt TS, Marcin JP. Economic Evaluation of Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations to Rural Emergency Departments. Med Decis Making. 2015 08; 35(6):773-83. PMID: 25952744.
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    38. Sadeghi B, White RH, Maynard G, Zrelak P, Strater A, Hensley L, Cerese J, Romano P. Improved coding of postoperative deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in administrative data (AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator 12) after introduction of new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Med Care. 2015 May; 53(5):e37-40. PMID: 23552433.
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    39. Leigh JP, Markis CA, Iosif AM, Romano PS. Erratum to: California's nurse-to-patient ratio law and occupational injury. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015 May; 88(4):485-6. PMID: 25585819.
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    40. Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, El-Kareh R, Afsarmanesh N, Amin A, Sand H, Auerbach A, Chia CY, Maynard G, Romano PS, White RH. Predictive value of the present-on-admission indicator for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. Med Care. 2015 Apr; 53(4):e31-6. PMID: 23552437.
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    41. Loja MN, Brunson A, Li CS, Carson JG, White RH, Romano PS, Hedayati N. Racial disparities in outcomes of endovascular procedures for peripheral arterial disease: an evaluation of California hospitals, 2005-2009. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul; 29(5):950-9. PMID: 25757991; PMCID: PMC4990079.
    42. Yang NH, Dharmar M, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Nesbitt TS, Hojman NM, Marcin JP. Appropriateness of disposition following telemedicine consultations in rural emergency departments. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):e59-64. PMID: 25607743.
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    43. Austin JM, Jha AK, Romano PS, Singer SJ, Vogus TJ, Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. National hospital ratings systems share few common scores and may generate confusion instead of clarity. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Mar; 34(3):423-30. PMID: 25732492.
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    44. Dalrymple LS, Mu Y, Romano PS, Nguyen DV, Chertow GM, Delgado C, Grimes B, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. Outcomes of infection-related hospitalization in Medicare beneficiaries receiving in-center hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 May; 65(5):754-62. PMID: 25641061; PMCID: PMC4414702.
    45. Zinn JS, Romano PS. Best of the 2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec; 49(6):1721-3. PMID: 25406763; PMCID: PMC4254120.
    46. Chin DL, Wilson MH, Bang H, Romano PS. Comparing patient outcomes of academician-preceptors, hospitalist-preceptors, and hospitalists on internal medicine services in an academic medical center. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 29(12):1672-8. PMID: 25112461; PMCID: PMC4242879.
    47. Leigh JP, Markis CA, Iosif AM, Romano PS. California's nurse-to-patient ratio law and occupational injury. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015 May; 88(4):477-84. PMID: 25216822.
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    48. Silber JH, Romano PS, Itani KM, Rosen AK, Small D, Lipner RS, Bosk CL, Wang Y, Halenar MJ, Korovaichuk S, Even-Shoshan O, Volpp KG. Assessing the effects of the 2003 resident duty hours reform on internal medicine board scores. Acad Med. 2014 Apr; 89(4):644-51. PMID: 24556772; PMCID: PMC4139168.
    49. Austin JM, D'Andrea G, Birkmeyer JD, Leape LL, Milstein A, Pronovost PJ, Romano PS, Singer SJ, Vogus TJ, Wachter RM. Safety in numbers: the development of Leapfrog's composite patient safety score for U.S. hospitals. J Patient Saf. 2014 Mar; 10(1):64-71. PMID: 24080719.
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    50. Dalrymple LS, Johansen KL, Romano PS, Chertow GM, Mu Y, Ishida JH, Grimes B, Kaysen GA, Nguyen DV. Comparison of hospitalization rates among for-profit and nonprofit dialysis facilities. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jan; 9(1):73-81. PMID: 24370770; PMCID: PMC3878699.
    51. Drösler SE, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Burnand B, Colin C, Pincus H, Ghali W. How many diagnosis fields are needed to capture safety events in administrative data? Findings and recommendations from the WHO ICD-11 Topic Advisory Group on Quality and Safety. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Feb; 26(1):16-25. PMID: 24334247; PMCID: PMC3914566.
    52. Dharmar M, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Yang NH, Nesbitt TS, Phan J, Nguyen C, Parsapour K, Marcin JP. Telemedicine consultations and medication errors in rural emergency departments. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):1090-7. PMID: 24276844.
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    53. Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG, Tancredi D, Romano PS. Collaborative practice improvement for childhood obesity in rural clinics: the Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP). Am J Med Qual. 2014 Nov-Dec; 29(6):467-75. PMID: 24170936.
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    54. Ghali WA, Pincus HA, Southern DA, Brien SE, Romano PS, Burnand B, Drösler SE, Sundararajan V, Moskal L, Forster AJ, Gurevich Y, Quan H, Colin C, Munier WB, Harrison J, Spaeth-Rublee B, Kostanjsek N, Ustün TB. ICD-11 for quality and safety: overview of the WHO Quality and Safety Topic Advisory Group. Int J Qual Health Care. 2013 Dec; 25(6):621-5. PMID: 24154846.
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    55. Zrelak PA, Utter GH, Sadeghi B, Cuny J, Baron R, Romano PS. Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators for targeting nursing quality improvement. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Oct; 43(10 Suppl):S51-60. PMID: 24022084.
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    56. Dharmar M, Romano PS, Kuppermann N, Nesbitt TS, Cole SL, Andrada ER, Vance C, Harvey DJ, Marcin JP. Impact of critical care telemedicine consultations on children in rural emergency departments. Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct; 41(10):2388-95. PMID: 23921273.
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    57. Utter GH, Zrelak PA, Baron R, Tancredi DJ, Sadeghi B, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Detecting postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma from administrative data: the performance of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator. Surgery. 2013 Nov; 154(5):1117-25. PMID: 24075277.
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    58. Zrelak PA, Romano PS, Tancredi DJ, Geppert JJ, Utter GH. Validity of the AHRQ patient safety indicator for postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement based on a national sample of medical records. Med Care. 2013 Sep; 51(9):806-11. PMID: 23942220.
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    59. Volpp KG, Small DS, Romano PS, Itani KM, Rosen AK, Even-Shoshan O, Wang Y, Bellini L, Halenar MJ, Korovaichuk S, Zhu J, Silber JH. Teaching hospital five-year mortality trends in the wake of duty hour reforms. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1048-55. PMID: 23592241; PMCID: PMC3710388.
    60. Utter GH, Cox GL, Owens PL, Romano PS. Challenges and opportunities with ICD-10-CM/PCS: implications for surgical research involving administrative data. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Sep; 217(3):516-26. PMID: 23891069.
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    61. Yasmeen S, Chlebowski RT, Xing G, Morris CR, Romano PS. Severity of comorbid conditions and early-stage breast cancer therapy: linked SEER-Medicare data from 1993 to 2005. Cancer Med. 2013 Aug; 2(4):526-36. PMID: 24156025; PMCID: PMC3799287.
    62. Reschovsky JD, Hadley J, Romano PS. Geographic variation in fee-for-service medicare beneficiaries' medical costs is largely explained by disease burden. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Oct; 70(5):542-63. PMID: 23715403.
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    63. White RH, Geraghty EM, Brunson A, Murin S, Wun T, Spencer F, Romano PS. High variation between hospitals in vena cava filter use for venous thromboembolism. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 08; 173(7):506-12. PMID: 23552572.
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    64. Romano PS, Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Kravitz RL. Authors' response to letter from David Seidenwurm. Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1):122-3. PMID: 23232529.
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    65. Leigh JP, Tancredi D, Jerant A, Romano PS, Kravitz RL. Lifetime earnings for physicians across specialties. Med Care. 2012 Dec; 50(12):1093-101. PMID: 22922430.
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    66. Sadeghi B, Romano PS, Maynard G, Strater AL, Hensley L, Cerese J, White RH. Mechanical and suboptimal pharmacologic prophylaxis and delayed mobilization but not morbid obesity are associated with venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty: a case-control study. J Hosp Med. 2012 Nov-Dec; 7(9):665-71. PMID: 23042665.
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    67. Li Z, Armstrong EJ, Amstrong EJ, Parker JP, Danielsen B, Romano PS. Hospital variation in readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery in California. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 Sep 01; 5(5):729-37. PMID: 22949489.
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    68. Utter GH, Cuny J, Strater A, Silver MR, Hossli S, Romano PS. Variation in academic medical centers' coding practices for postoperative respiratory complications: implications for the AHRQ postoperative respiratory failure Patient Safety Indicator. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9):792-800. PMID: 22643197.
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    69. Navathe AS, Silber JH, Small DS, Rosen AK, Romano PS, Even-Shoshan O, Wang Y, Zhu J, Halenar MJ, Volpp KG. Teaching hospital financial status and patient outcomes following ACGME duty hour reform. Health Serv Res. 2013 Apr; 48(2 Pt 1):476-98. PMID: 22862427; PMCID: PMC3626351.
    70. Yasmeen S, Hubbard RA, Romano PS, Zhu W, Geller BM, Onega T, Yankaskas BC, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K. Risk of advanced-stage breast cancer among older women with comorbidities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Sep; 21(9):1510-9. PMID: 22744339; PMCID: PMC3730817.
    71. Zrelak PA, Utter GH, Sadeghi B, Cuny J, Baron R, Romano PS. Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators for targeting nursing quality improvement. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012 Apr-Jun; 27(2):99-108. PMID: 22052089.
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    72. Yasmeen S, Romano PS, Tancredi DJ, Saito NH, Rainwater J, Kravitz RL. Screening mammography beliefs and recommendations: a web-based survey of primary care physicians. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Feb 06; 12:32. PMID: 22309456; PMCID: PMC3293074.
    73. Moreland CJ, Ritley D, Rainwater JA, Romano PS. State policies and language access in California's HMOs: public reporting and regulation of HMOs' language services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Feb; 23(1):474-98. PMID: 22643491.
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    74. Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS. Clinical practice and variation in care for childhood obesity at seven clinics in California. Qual Prim Care. 2012; 20(5):335-44. PMID: 23114001.
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    75. Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Bell RA, Tancredi D, Romano PS. Accuracy of parental report and electronic health record documentation as measures of diet and physical activity counseling. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Mar-Apr; 12(2):81-7. PMID: 22209035; PMCID: PMC3307817.
    76. Romano PS, Marcin JP, Dai JJ, Yang XD, Kravitz RL, Rocke DM, Dharmar M, Li Z. Impact of public reporting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery performance data on market share, mortality, and patient selection. Med Care. 2011 Dec; 49(12):1118-25. PMID: 22002641.
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    77. Davies S, McDonald KM, Schmidt E, Schultz E, Geppert J, Romano PS. Expanding the uses of AHRQ's prevention quality indicators: validity from the clinician perspective. Med Care. 2011 Aug; 49(8):679-85. PMID: 21478780.
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    78. Davies S, Romano PS, Schmidt EM, Schultz E, Geppert JJ, McDonald KM. Assessment of a novel hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups technique to evaluate quality indicators. Health Serv Res. 2011 Dec; 46(6pt1):2005-18. PMID: 21790589; PMCID: PMC3393032.
    79. Drösler SE, Romano PS, Tancredi DJ, Klazinga NS. International comparability of patient safety indicators in 15 OECD member countries: a methodological approach of adjustment by secondary diagnoses. Health Serv Res. 2012 Feb; 47(1 Pt 1):275-92. PMID: 21762143; PMCID: PMC3447235.
    80. Friedman B, Berdahl T, Simpson LA, McCormick MC, Owens PL, Andrews R, Romano PS. Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: focus on trends in hospital use and quality. Acad Pediatr. 2011 Jul-Aug; 11(4):263-79. PMID: 21640682.
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    81. Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Zrelak PA, Shin M, Romano PS, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "Postoperative Sepsis": implications for practice and policy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):954-61. PMID: 21474345.
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    82. Borzecki AM, Kaafarani HM, Utter GH, Romano PS, Shin MH, Chen Q, Itani KM, Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative respiratory failure"? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):935-45. PMID: 21474343.
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    83. Yasmeen S, Xing G, Morris C, Chlebowski RT, Romano PS. Comorbidities and mammography use interact to explain racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis. Cancer. 2011 Jul 15; 117(14):3252-61. PMID: 21246529.
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    84. Zrelak PA, Sadeghi B, Utter GH, Baron R, Tancredi DJ, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Positive predictive value of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator for central line-related bloodstream infection ("selected infections due to medical care"). J Healthc Qual. 2011 Mar-Apr; 33(2):29-36. PMID: 21385278.
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    85. Utter GH, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK, Zrelak PA, Sadeghi B, Baron R, Cuny J, Kaafarani HM, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Jan; 37(1):20-8. PMID: 21306062.
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    86. Press MJ, Silber JH, Rosen AK, Romano PS, Itani KM, Zhu J, Wang Y, Even-Shoshan O, Halenar MJ, Volpp KG. The impact of resident duty hour reform on hospital readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):405-11. PMID: 21057883; PMCID: PMC3055962.
    87. Volpp KG, Friedman W, Romano PS, Rosen A, Silber JH. Residency training at a crossroads: duty-hour standards 2010. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Dec 21; 153(12):826-8. PMID: 20956679; PMCID: PMC3366286.
    88. Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Romano P. Pediatric obesity management in rural clinics in California and the role of telehealth in distance education. J Rural Health. 2011; 27(3):263-9. PMID: 21729153; PMCID: PMC3132182.
    89. Smith-Gagen J, Cress RD, Drake CM, Romano PS, Yost KJ, Ayanian JZ. Quality-of-life and surgical treatments for rectal cancer--a longitudinal analysis using the California Cancer Registry. Psychooncology. 2010 Aug; 19(8):870-8. PMID: 19862692; PMCID: PMC2911491.
    90. Utter GH, Cuny J, Sama P, Silver MR, Zrelak PA, Baron R, Drösler SE, Romano PS. Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator? J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Sep; 211(3):347-354.e1-29. PMID: 20800191.
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    91. Sadeghi B, Baron R, Zrelak P, Utter GH, Geppert JJ, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS. Cases of iatrogenic pneumothorax can be identified from ICD-9-CM coded data. Am J Med Qual. 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):218-24. PMID: 20460565.
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    92. White RH, Garcia M, Sadeghi B, Tancredi DJ, Zrelak P, Cuny J, Sama P, Gammon H, Schmaltz S, Romano PS. Evaluation of the predictive value of ICD-9-CM coded administrative data for venous thromboembolism in the United States. Thromb Res. 2010 Jul; 126(1):61-7. PMID: 20430419.
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    93. Li Z, Carlisle DM, Marcin JP, Castellanos LR, Romano PS, Young JN, Amsterdam EA. Impact of public reporting on access to coronary artery bypass surgery: the California Outcomes Reporting Program. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr; 89(4):1131-8. PMID: 20338320.
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    97. Ong MK, Mangione CM, Romano PS, Zhou Q, Auerbach AD, Chun A, Davidson B, Ganiats TG, Greenfield S, Gropper MA, Malik S, Rosenthal JT, Escarce JJ. Looking forward, looking back: assessing variations in hospital resource use and outcomes for elderly patients with heart failure. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2009 Nov; 2(6):548-57. PMID: 20031892; PMCID: PMC2951887.
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    106. Dharmar M, Marcin JP, Romano PS, Andrada ER, Overly F, Valente JH, Harvey DJ, Cole SL, Kuppermann N. Quality of care of children in the emergency department: association with hospital setting and physician training. J Pediatr. 2008 Dec; 153(6):783-9. PMID: 18617191.
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    111. Volpp KG, Rosen AK, Rosenbaum PR, Romano PS, Even-Shoshan O, Canamucio A, Bellini L, Behringer T, Silber JH. Mortality among patients in VA hospitals in the first 2 years following ACGME resident duty hour reform. JAMA. 2007 Sep 05; 298(9):984-92. PMID: 17785643.
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    117. Yasmeen S, Romano PS, Pettinger M, Johnson SR, Hubbell FA, Lane DS, Hendrix SL. Incidence of cervical cytological abnormalities with aging in the women's health initiative: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Aug; 108(2):410-9. PMID: 16880313.
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    122. Leigh JP, Hubert HB, Romano PS. Lifestyle risk factors predict healthcare costs in an aging cohort. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec; 29(5):379-87. PMID: 16376700.
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    125. Grosse SD, Waitzman NJ, Romano PS, Mulinare J. Reevaluating the benefits of folic acid fortification in the United States: economic analysis, regulation, and public health. Am J Public Health. 2005 Nov; 95(11):1917-22. PMID: 16195513; PMCID: PMC1449459.
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    127. Romano PS. Improving the quality of hospital care in America. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jul 21; 353(3):302-4. PMID: 16034018.
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    129. Marcin JP, Romano PS. Impact of between-hospital volume and within-hospital volume on mortality and readmission rates for trauma patients in California. Crit Care Med. 2004 Jul; 32(7):1477-83. PMID: 15241091.
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    130. Romano PS, Mutter R. The evolving science of quality measurement for hospitals: implications for studies of competition and consolidation. Int J Health Care Finance Econ. 2004 Jun; 4(2):131-57. PMID: 15211103.
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    131. Romano PS, Zhou H. Do well-publicized risk-adjusted outcomes reports affect hospital volume? Med Care. 2004 Apr; 42(4):367-77. PMID: 15076814.
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    132. West DC, Romano PS, Azari R, Rudominer A, Holman M, Sandhu S. Impact of environmental tobacco smoke on children with sickle cell disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Dec; 157(12):1197-201. PMID: 14662575.
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    133. Kravitz RL, Krackhardt D, Melnikow J, Franz CE, Gilbert WM, Zach A, Paterniti DA, Romano PS. Networked for change? Identifying obstetric opinion leaders and assessing their opinions on caesarean delivery. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Dec; 57(12):2423-34. PMID: 14572848.
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    134. White RH, Zhou H, Romano PS. Incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism after different elective or urgent surgical procedures. Thromb Haemost. 2003 Sep; 90(3):446-55. PMID: 12958614.
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    135. Yasmeen S, Romano PS, Pettinger M, Chlebowski RT, Robbins JA, Lane DS, Hendrix SL. Re: Short-interval follow-up mammography: are we doing the right thing? J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Aug 06; 95(15):1175-6. PMID: 12902453.
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    139. Romano PS, Geppert JJ, Davies S, Miller MR, Elixhauser A, McDonald KM. A national profile of patient safety in U.S. hospitals. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2):154-66. PMID: 12674418.
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    142. Romano PS, Chan BK, Schembri ME, Rainwater JA. Can administrative data be used to compare postoperative complication rates across hospitals? Med Care. 2002 Oct; 40(10):856-67. PMID: 12395020.
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