Appenidx A-2

Cost of Poor Quality or Waste in Integrated Delivery System Settings


Review of last three years of NEJM, JAMA, and JCAHO Journal on Quality Improvement

Rao PM, Rhea JT, Novelline RA, Mostafavi AA, McCabe CJ. Effect of computed tomography of the appendix on treatment of patients and use of hospital resources. N Engl J Med 1999; 338:141-152.

Hlatky MA, Rogers WJ Johnstone I, Boothroyd D, Brooks MM, Pitt B, Reeder G, Ruan T, Smith H, Whitlow P, Wiens R, Mark DB. Medial care costs and quality of life after randomized to coronary angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:92-99.

Liem MSL, Graaf Yvd, Steensel Cjv, Boelhouwer RU, Clevers G-J, Meijer WS, Stassen LPS, Vente JP, Weidema W, Schrijvers AJP, Vroonhoven TJMV. Comparison of conventional anterior surgery and laparoscopic surgery for inguinal-hernia repair. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:1541-1547.

Rosenheck R, Cramer J, Xu W, Thomas J, Henderson W, Frisman L, Fye C, Charney D. A comparison of clozapine and haloperidol in hospitalized patients with refractory schizophrenia. N Engl J Med 1997; 337: 809-815.

Khuroo MS, Wani N, Javid G, Khan BA, Yattoo GN, Shah AH, Jeelani SG. Percutaneous drainage compared with surgery for hepatic hydatid cysts. N Engl J Med 1997; 337:881-887.

Greif R, Ak�a O, Horn E-P, Kurz A, Sessler DI. Supplemental perioperative oxygen to reduce the incidence of surgical-wound infection. N Engl J Med 2000; 342:161-167.

Bailey TM, Topham TM, Wantz S, Grant M, Cox C, Jones D, Zerbe T, Spears T. Laboratory process improvement through point-of-care testing. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1997; 23:362-380.

Maag R, Krivenko C, Graff L, Joseph A, Klopfer AHL, Donofrio J, D'Andrea R, Salamone M. Improving chest pain evaluation within a multi-hospital network by the use of emergency department observation units. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1997; 23:312-320.

Loeppke R, Howell JW. Integrating clinical performance improvement across physician organizations: the PhyCor experience. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1999; 25:55-67.

Brugler L, DiPrinzio MJ, Bernstein L. The five-year evolution of a malnutrition treatment program in a community hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1999; 191-206.

Rosenthal GE, Hammar PJ, Way LE, Shipley SA, Doner D, Wojtala B, Miller J, Harper DL. Using hospital performance data in quality improvement: the Cleveland Health Quality Choice experience. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1998; 347-360.

Eriksson BI, Wille-J�rgensen P, Kälebo P, Mouret P, Rosencher N, B�sch P, Baur M, Ekman S, Bach D, Lindbratt S, Close P. A comparison of recombinant hirudin with a low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent thromboembolic complications after total hip replacement. N Engl J Med 1997; 337:1329-1335.

Lieu TA, Ray GT, Black SB, Butler JC, Klein JO, Breiman RF, Miller MA, Shinefield HR. Projected cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination of healthy infants and young children. JAMA 2000; 283:1460-1468.

Naylor MD, Brooten D, Campbell R, Jacobsen BS, Mezey MD, Pauly MV, Schwartz JS. Comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up of hospitalized elders. JAMA 1999; 281:613-620.

Marrie TJ, Lau CY, Wheeler SL, Wong CJ, Vandervoort MK, Feagan BG. A controlled trail of a critical pathway for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. JAMA 2000; 283:749-755.

Testa MA, Simonson DC. Health economic benefits and quality of life during improved glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial. JAMA 1998; 280:1490-1496.

Dong BJ, Hauck WW, Gambertoglio JG, Gee L, White JR, Bubp JL, Greenspan FS. Bioequivalence of generic and brand-name levothyroxine products in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. JAMA 1997; 277:1205-1213.

Quinn J, Wells G, Sutcliffe T, Jarmuske M, Maw J, Stiell I, Johns P. A randomized trial comparing octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and sutures in the management of lacerations. JAMA 1997; 277:1527-1530.

Frank SM, Fleisher LA, Breslow MJ, Higgings MS, Olson KF, Kelly S, Beattie C. Perioperative maintenance of normothermia reduces the incidence of morbid cardiac events. JAMA 1997; 277:1127-1134.

Hjalmarson A, Goldstein S, Fagerberger B, Wedel H, et al. Effects of controlled-release metoprolol on total mortality, hospitalizations, and well-being of patients with heart failure: the Metoprolol CR/XL Randomized Intervention Trial in Congestive Heart Failure. JAMA 2000; 283:1295-1302.

Soumerai SB, McLaughlin, Spiegelman D, Hertzmark E, Thibault G, Goldman L. Adverse outcomes of underuse of ß-blockers in elderly survivors of acute myocardial infarction. JAMA. 1997; 277:115-121 (see also Felch WC, Scanlon DM. Bridging the gap between research and practice: the role of continuing medical education. JAMA 1997; 277:155-156).

Marwick C. New era for acute stroke treatment. JAMA 1997; 277:199-200.

Wilde JA, McMillan JA, Serwint J, Butta J, O'Riordan MA, Steinhoff MC. Effectiveness of influenza vaccine in health care professionals. JAMA 1999; 281:908-913.

Bates DW, Spell N, Cullen DJ, Burdick E, Laird N, Petersen LA, Small SD, Sweitzer BJ, Leape LL. The costs of adverse drug events in hospitalized patients. JAMA 1997; 277:307-311.

Kress JP, Pohlman AS, O'Conner MF, Hall JB. Daily interruption of sedative infusions in critically ill patents undergoing mechanical ventilation. N Engl J Med 2000; 342:1471-1477.

Roberts RR, Zalenski RJ, Mensah EK, Rydman RJ, Ciavarella G, Gussow L, Das K, Kampe LM, Dickover B, McDermott MF, Hart A, Straus HE, Murphy DG, Rao R. Costs of an emergency department-based accelerated diagnostic protocol vs. hospitalization in patients with chest pain. JAMA 1997; 278:1670-1676.

Molloy DW, Guyatt GH, Russo R, Goeree R, O'Brien BJ, Bedard M, William A, Watson J, Patterson C, Harrison C, Standish T, Strang D, Darzins PJ, Smith S, Dubois S. Systemic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2000; 283:1437-1444.

Farkouh ME, Smars PA, Reeder GS, Zinsmeister AR, Evans RW, Meloy TD, Kopecky SL, Allen M, Allison TG, Gibbons RJ, Gabriel SE. A clinical trial of a chest-pain observation unit for patients with unstable angina. N Engl J Med 1998; 339:1882-1888.

Daoud EG, Strickberger SA, Man KC, Goyal R, Deeb GM, Bolling SF, Pagani FD, Bitar C, Meissner MD, Morady F. Preoperative amiodarone as prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation after heart surgery. N Engl J Med 1997; 337: 1785-1791.

Talan DA, Stamm WE, Hooton TM, Moran GJ, Burke T, Iravani A, Reuning-Scherer J, Church DA. Comparison of ciprofloxacin (7 days) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (14 days) for acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis in women: a randomized trial. JAMA 2000; 283(12):1583-90.

Veenstra DL, Saint S, Sullivan SD. Cost-effectiveness of antiseptic-impregnated central venous catheters for the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection. JAMA 1999; 282(6):554-60.

Pronovost PJ, Jenckes MW, Dorman T, Garrett E, Breslow MJ, Rosenfeld BA, Lipsett PA, Bass E. Organizational characteristics of intensive care units related to outcomes of abdominal aortic surgery. JAMA 1999; 281(14):1310-7.

Bates DW, Leape LL, Cullen DJ, Laird N, Petersen LA, Teich JM, Burdick E, Hickey M, Kleefield S, Shea B, Vliet MV, Seger DL. Effect of computerized physician order entry and a team intervention on prevention of serious medication errors. JAMA 1998; 280(15):1311-6.

Leviton LC, Goldenberg RL, Baker CS, Schwartz RM, Freda MC, Fish LJ, Cliver SP, Rouse DJ, Chazotte C, Merkatz IR, Raczynski JM. Methods to encourage the use of antenatal corticosteroid therapy for fetal maturation: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 1999; 281(1):46-52.

Page last reviewed September 2008
Internet Citation: Appenidx A-2: Cost of Poor Quality or Waste in Integrated Delivery System Settings. September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.