NHLBI Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (CCOR) at Yale University

Press - 2012 & Earlier

"Marks better on in-hospital cardiac arrest
MedPage Today, November 14, 2012

"Survival following in-hospital cardiac arrest improving in the US, November 14, 2012

"Minute by Minute, the Race to Open a Blocked Artery
Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2012

The Fraying Hospital Safety Net
The New York Times, September 6, 2012

Circ: Hospitals that perform more, spend more
Cardiovascular Business, May 15, 2012

Improved survival rates for mitral valve heart surgery patients” (Link to Video), May 10, 2012

Hospitals performing expensive heart procedures are more costly for all patients” (Link to Video), May 10, 2012

Want to cut health care costs? Start here., April 21, 2012

Heart Attack Survival Varies Widely Among Hospitals, Study Finds, April 20, 2012

A Yale clinician ponders the ethics of a seeding trial masquerading as research, Winter 2012

Why do cardiologists often pass up safe, low-tech treatments for chest pain?, February 6, 2012

Death Rate Measure Used to Judge Hospital Quality May be Misleading, January 3, 2012

"Hospital Transfers for PCI Rarely Fast Enough, November 28, 2011

"Heart Failure Puts Fewer in Hospital
Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2011

"Heart Failure Hospitalization Rate Drops 30% in 10 Years, October 18, 2011

Door-to-balloon time closing in on one hour.”
Forbes, August 23, 2011

Death rates higher for patients in U.S. Territories
Fox News, June 29, 2011

Young Investigator Finalists, QCOR 2011
American Heart Association Science News, May 13, 2011

Fewer Medicare patients hospitalized for heart trouble
U.S. News & World Report, May 11, 2011

Cards need to embrace quality metrics
CMIO, April 7, 2011

New cardiovascular outcomes center promotes better patient care
Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communication, October 7, 2010

Publications - 2012 & Earlier

Rathi V., K. Dzara, C.P. Gross, I. Hrynaszkiewicz, S. Joffe, H.M. Krumholz, K.M. Strait, J.S. Ross. Sharing of clinical trial data among trialists: a cross sectional survey.BMJ. 2012 345:e7570.

Fox J.P., M.M. Desai, H.M. Krumholz, C.P. Gross. Hospital-level outcomes associated with laparoscopic colectomy for cancer in the minimally invasive era.J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 16(11):2112-2119.

Horwitz L.I., Y. Wang, M.M. Desai, L.A. Curry, E.H. Bradley, E.E. Drye, H.M. Krumholz. Correlations among risk-standardized mortality rates and among risk-standardized readmission rates within hospitals.J Hosp Med.  2012 7(9):690-696.

Goldberger Z., P.S. Chan, R.A. Berg, S.L. Kronick, C.R. Cooke, M. Lu, M. Banerjee, R.A. Hayward, H.M. Krumholz, B. Nallamothu. Duration of resuscitation efforts and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest: an observational study.Lancet. 2012 380(9852):1473-1481.

Shah S.J., H.M. Krumholz, K.J. Reid, S.S. Rathore, A. Mandawat, J.A. Spertus, J.S. Ross. Financial stress and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction.PLoS One. 2012 7(10):e47420.

Downing N.S., J.S. Ross, H.M. Krumholz. Generic competition in a flawed system: pill them, bill them-reply.Arch Intern Med. 2012 172(19):1522-1523.

Jackevicius C.A., J.V. Tu, H.M. Krumholz. Statins: Is it Safe and Effective to Use Generic "Equivalents"?Can J Cardiol. 2012 pii: S0828-282X(12)01216-0.

Partovian C., S.R. Gleim, P.S. Mody, S-X. Li, H. Wang, K.M. Strait, L.A. Allen, T. Lagu, S.L. Normand, H.M. Krumholz. Hospital patterns of use of positive inotropic agents in patients with heart failure.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 60(15):1402-1409.

Curtis J.P., Geary L.L., Wang Y., Chen J., Drye E.E, Grosso L.M., Spertus J.A., Runsfeld J.S., Weintraub W.S., Masoudi F.A., Brindis R., Krumholz H.M. Development of 2 registry-based risk models suitable for characterizing hospital performance on 30-day all-cause mortality rates among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 5(5):628-637.

Lovig K.O., L. Horwitz, K. Lipska, M. Kosiborod, H.M. Krumholz, S.E. Inzucchi. Discontinuation of antihyperglycemic therapy after acute myocardial infarction: medical necessity or medical error?Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 38(9):403-407.

Bradley E.H., L.A. Curry, Horwitz L.I., H. Sipsma, J.W. Thompson, M. Elma, M. Norine Walsh, H.M. Krumholz. Contemporary evidence about hospital strategies for reducing 30-day readmissions: A national study.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 60(7):607-614.

Bucholz E. M., S. S. Rathore, K. J. Reid, P. G. Jones, P. S. Chan, M. W. Rich, J. A. Spertus, H. M. Krumholz. Body mass index and mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients.Am J Med. 2012 125(8):796-803.

Ross J. S., S. M. Bernheim, Z. Lin, E. E. Drye, J. Chen. S-L. T. Normand, H. M. Krumholz. Based on key measures, care quality for Medicare enrollees at safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals was almost equal.Health Affairs. 2012 31(8):1739-1748.

Downing N., J. S. Ross, C. A. Jackevicius, H. M. Krumholz. Avoidance of generic competition by Abbott Laboratories' fenofibrate franchise.Arch Intern Med. 2012 172(9):724-730.

Bucholz E., H. M. Krumholz. 20Loneliness and Living Alone: What Are We Really Measuring?: Comment on "Loneliness in Older Persons" and "Living Alone and Cardiovascular Risk in Outpatients at Risk of or With Atherothrombosis"Loneliness and Living Alone.Arch Intern Med. 2012 172(14):1084-1085.

Krumholz H. M. Documenting the methods history: Would it improve the interpretability of studies?Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 5:418-419.

Goodrich K., H. M. Krumholz, P. H. Conway, P. Lindenauer, and A. D. Auerbach. Hospitalization utilization and hospital performance on 6 publicly reported patient outcomes.Hosp Med. 2012 7(6):482-488.

Chen, S.I., K. Dharmarajan, N. Kim, K. M. Strait, S-X. Li, K. C. Safavi, P. K. Lindenauer, H. M. Krumholz, and T. Lagu. Procedure intensity and the cost of care.Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 5(3):308-313.

Dodson J. A., Y. Wang, M. M. Desai, J. A. Barreto-Filho, L. Sugeng, S. W. Hashim, and H. M. Krumholz. Outcomes for mitral valve surgery among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 1999 to 2008.Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 5(3):298-307.

Wang O. J., Y. Wang, J. Chen, and H. M. Krumholz. Recent trends in hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction.Am J Cardiol. 2012 109(11):1589-1593.

Bradley E. H., L. A. Curry, E. S. Spatz, J. Herrin, E. J. Cherlin, J. P. Curtis, J. W. Thompson, H. H. Ting, Y. Wang, and H. M. Krumholz. Hospital Strategies for Reducing Risk-Standardized Mortality Rates in Acute Myocardial Infarction.Ann Intern Med. 2012 156(9):618-626.

Kulkarni V. T., S. J. Shah, S. M. Bernheim, Y. Wang, S. L. Normand, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, E. E. Drye, and H. M. Krumholz. Regional associations between Medicare Advantage penetration and administrative claims-based measures of hospital outcomes.Med Care. 2012 50(5):406-409.

Drye E. E., S. L. Normand, J. S. Ross, G. C. Schreiner, L. Han, M. Rapp, and H. M. Krumholz. Comparison of hospital risk-standardized mortality rates calculated by using in-hospital and 30-day models: an observational study with implications for hospital profiling.Ann Intern Med. 2012 156(1 Pt 1):19-26.

Curtis J. P., S. S. Rathore, Y-F Wang, J. Chen, B. Nallamothu, and H. M. Krumholz. Use and effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pumps among patients undergoing high risk percutaneous coronary intervention: insights from the CATHPCI Registry.Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 5(1):21-30.

Chen J., R. S. Ross, M. D. Carlson, Z. Lin, S. L. Normand. S. M. Bernheim, E. E. Drye, S. M. Ling, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, and H. M. Krumholz. Skilled nursing facility referral and hospital readmission rates after heart failure of myocardial infarction.Am J Med. 2012 125(1):100.e1-9.

Krumholz H. M., L. A. Curry, and E. H. Bradley. Survival after acute myocardial infarction (SAMI) study: the design and implementation of a positive deviance study.Am Heart J. 2011 162(6):981-987.

Herrin J., L. E. Miller, D. F. Turkmani, W. Nsa, E. E. Drye, S. M. Bernheim, S. M. Ling, M. T. Rapp, L. F. Han, D. W. Bratzler, E. H. Bradley, B. K. Nallamothu, H. H. Ting, and H. M. Krumholz. National performance on door-in door-out among patients transferred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention.Arch Intern Med. 2011 171(21):1879-86.

Bucholz E. M., S. S. Rathore, K. Gosch, A. Schoenfeld, P. G. Jones, D.M. Buchanan, J. A. Spertus, and H. M. Krumholz. Effect of living alone on patient outcomes after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction.Am J Cardiol. 2011 108(7):943-948.

Krumholz H. M., J. Herrin, L. E. Miller, E. E. Drye, S. M. Ling, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, E. H. Bradley, B. K. Nallamothu, W. Nsa, D. W. Bratzler, and J. P. Curtis, Improvements in door-to-balloon time in the United States, 2005-2010.Circulation. 2011 124(9):1038-1045.

Chen, J., S.L. Normand, Y. Wang, H. M. Krumholz. National and Regional Trends in Heart Failure Hospitalization and Mortality Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries, 1998-2008JAMA. 2011 306(15): 1669-1678. (Visit our Video Gallery for a brief commentary by the lead author.)

Nunez-Smith, M., E. H. Bradley, J. Herrin, C. Santana, L. A. Curry, S. L. Normand, and H. M. Krumholz. Quality of Care in the US TerritoriesArch Intern Med. 2011 171(17):1528-1540

Curry, L. A., E. Spatz, E. Cherlin, J. W. Thompson, D. Berg, H. H. Ting, C. Decker, H. M. Krumholz, and E. H. Bradley. What Distinguishes Top-Performing Hospitals in Acute Myocardial Infarction Mortality Rates?Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011 154(6): 384-90.