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High use of noninvasive imaging tests not associated with short-term benefit
Nature, March 4, 2014

Is There Hospital Variation in Use of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging?”
American College of Cardiology, CardioSource Plus, February 10, 2014

Hospitals' nesiritide use declines at different rates
Cardiovascular Business, September 23, 2013

Hospitals React to HF Drug Risks at Varying Pace
Medpage Today, August 8, 2013

"Heart failure treatment questioned.”
Yale Daily News, April 9, 2013

"All water pills not equally effective against heart failure.”
ScienceDaily, April 1, 2013

"Hospitals performing expensive heart procedures are more costly for all patients.”, May 10, 2012

"Program for Research Leadership Awarded for "Hospitalomics"."
The Donaghue Foundation, Summer 2011

Medicine’s drip of uncertainty.”
Forbes, March 2, 2011

Visualizing data.”
Resource for representing health data.


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Partovian C, Li S-X, Xu X, Lin H, Strait KM, Hwa J, Krumholz HM. Patterns of change in nesiritide use for patients with heart failure. JACC Heart Failure. 2013;1:318-24

Dharmarajan, K., Masoudi, F.A., Spertus, J.A., Li, S-X., Krumholz, H.M. Contraindicated initiation of beta blocker therapy in patients hospitalized for heart failure. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173:1547-9

Lagu T, Krumholz HM, Dharmarajan K, Partovian C, Kim N, Mody PS, Li S-X, Strait KM, Lindenauer PK. Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:373-9

Bikdeli B, Strait KM, Dharmarajan K, Partovian C, Coca SG, Kim N, Li S-X, Testani JM, Khan U, Krumholz HM. Dominance of furosemide for loop diuretic therapy in heart failure: Time to revisit the alternatives? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61:1549-50.

Safavi K, Dharmarajan K, Kim N, Strait KM, Li S-X, Chen SI, Lagu T, Krumholz HM. Variation exists in rates of admission to intensive care units for heart failure patients across hospitals in the United States. Circulation. 2013;127:923-9.

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Partovian C, Gleim SR, Mody PS, Li S-X, Wang H, Strait KM, Allen LA, Lagu TA, Normand SLT, Krumholz HM. Hospital patterns of use of positive inotropic agents in patients with heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60:1402-9.