Quality Measurement Group

Research and Development of Healthcare Quality Measures

Press (2011 & Earlier)

Hospital deaths go public.” U.S. News & World Report, August 21, 2008.

Hospital death rates for key conditions unveiled.” CNN, August 20, 2008.

Publications (2010 & Earlier)

Bernheim, S. M., J. N. Grady, Z. Lin, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, S. V. Savage, K. R. Bhat, J. S. Ross, M. M. Desai, A. R. Merrill, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, E. E. Drye, S.-L. T. Normand, and H. M. Krumholz. 2010. “National Patterns of Risk-Standardized Mortality and Readmission for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure: Update on Publicly Reported Outcomes Measures Based on the 2010 Release.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes: 2010 Sep;3(5):459-67.

Bueno, H., J. S. Ross, Y. Wang, J. Chen, M. T. Vidan, S.-L. T. Normand, J. P. Curtis, E. E. Drye, J. H. Lichtman, P. S. Keenan, M. Kosiborod, and H. M. Krumholz. 2010. “Trends in Length of Stay and Short-term Outcomes Among Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, 1993-2006.” JAMA 303(21): 2141-47.

Chen, J., S.-L. T. Normand, Y. Wang, E. E. Drye, G. C. Schreiner, and H. M. Krumholz. 2010. “Recent Declines in Hospitalizations for Acute Myocardial Infarction for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries: Progress and Continuing Challenges.” Circulation 121(11): 1322-28.

Lindenauer, P. K., S. M. Bernheim, J. N. Grady, Z. Lin, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, A. R. Merrill, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, E. E. Drye, S.-L. T. Normand, and H. M. Krumholz. 2010. “The performance of US hospitals as reflected in risk-standardized 30-day mortality and readmission rates for medicare beneficiaries with pneumonia.” Journal of Hospital Medicine 5(6): E12-E18.

Ross, J. S., S.-L. T. Normand, Y. Wang, D. T. Ko, J. Chen, E. E. Drye, P. S. Keenan, J. H. Lichtman, H. Bueno, G. C. Schreiner, and H. M. Krumholz. 2010. “Hospital Volume and 30-Day Mortality for Three Common Medical Conditions.” New England Journal of Medicine 362(12): 1110-18.

Krumholz, H. M., A. R. Merrill, E. M. Schone, G. C. Schreiner, J. Chen, E. H. Bradley, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, Z. Lin, B. M. Straube, M. T. Rapp, S.-L. T. Normand, and E. E. Drye. 2009. “Patterns of Hospital Performance in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure 30-Day Mortality and Readmission.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2(5): 407-13.

Keenan, P. S., S.-L. T. Normand, Z. Lin, E. E. Drye, K. R. Bhat, J. S. Ross, J. D. Schuur, B. D. Stauffer, S. M. Bernheim, A. J. Epstein, Y. Wang, J. Herrin, J. Chen, J. J. Federer, J. A. Mattera, Y. Wang, and H. M. Krumholz. 2008. “An Administrative Claims Measure Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance on the Basis of 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rates Among Patients With Heart Failure.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 1(1): 29-37.

Normand, S.-L. T. and D. M. Shahian. 2007. “Statistical and Clinical Aspects of Hospital Outcomes Profiling.” Stat Sci 22(2): 206-26.

Krumholz, H. M., R. G. Brindis, J. E. Brush, D. J. Cohen, A. J. Epstein, K. Furie, G. Howard, E. D. Peterson, S. S. Rathore, S. C. Smith, Jr, J. A. Spertus, Y. Wang, and S.-L. T. Normand. 2006. “Standards for Statistical Models Used for Public Reporting of Health Outcomes: An American Heart Association Scientific Statement From the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Writing Group: Cosponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and the Stroke Council Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.” Circulation 113(3): 456-62.

Krumholz, H. M., Y. Wang, J. A. Mattera, Y. Wang, L. F. Han, M. J. Ingber, S. Roman, and S.-L. T. Normand. 2006. “An Administrative Claims Model Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance Based on 30-Day Mortality Rates Among Patients With Heart Failure.” Circulation 113(13): 1693-701.

Krumholz, H. M., Y. Wang, J. A. Mattera, Y. Wang, L. F. Han, M. J. Ingber, S. Roman, and S.-L. T. Normand. 2006. “An Administrative Claims Model Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance Based on 30-Day Mortality Rates Among Patients With an Acute Myocardial Infarction.” Circulation 113(13): 1683-92.


Original Methodology Reports

Kim N, Ott LS, et al. Hospital-Level, Risk-Standardized Payment Associated with a 30-Day Episode of Care for AMI (Version 1.0): 2012 Measure Methodology Report [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Grosso LM, Curtis JP, Lin Z, et al. 2012. Hospital-level Risk-Standardized Complication Rate Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) And/Or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Measure Methodology Report. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Grosso LM, Curtis JP, Lin Z, et al. 2012. Hospital-level 30-Day All-Cause Risk-Standardized Readmission Rate Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) And/Or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Measure Methodology Report. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Horwitz LI, Partovian C, Lin Z, et al. 2012. Hospital-Wide All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Measure: Final Technical Report. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Grosso LM, Lindenauer PK, et al. 2011. Hospital-level 30-day Mortality Following Admission for an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Measure Methodology Report [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Grosso LM, Lindenauer PK, et al. 2011. Hospital-level 30-day Readmission Following Admission for an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Measure Methodology Report [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Bernheim SM, Wang C, et al. 2010. Hospital 30-Day Mortality Following Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization Measure: Methodology Report [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Bernheim SM, Wang C, et al. 2010. Hospital 30-Day Readmission Following Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalization Measure: Methodology Report [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Krumholz HM, Normand S-LT, Keenan PS, et al. 2008. Hospital 30-Day Pneumonia Readmission Measure: Methodology. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Krumholz HM, Normand S-LT, Keenan PS, et al. 2008. Hospital 30-Day Acute Myocardial Infarction Readmission Measure: Methodology. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Krumholz HM, Normand S-LT, Keenan PS, et al. 2007. Hospital 30-day heart failure readmission measure methodology. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Krumholz HM, Normand S-L T, Bratzler DW, et al. 2006. Risk-Adjustment Methodology for Hospital Monitoring/Surveillance and Public Reporting Supplement #1: 30-Day Mortality Model for Pneumonia. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Krumholz HM, Normand S-LT, Galusha DH, et al. 2006. Risk-Adjustment Models for AMI and HF: 30-Day Mortality. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.