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Tara Lagu MD, MPH

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMMS - Baystate Regional Campus
DepartmentMedicine at UMMS-Baystate
AddressBaystate Health Regional Campus
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA 01199
Phone413-794-7688
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    Purdue University West Lafayette, West Lafayette, IN, United StatesBSPharmacy
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, United StatesMPH
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, United StatesMD

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    1. Singh DK, Badwal J, Vankina R, Gokaraju S, Friderici J, Halista S, Lagu T. Use of Rheumatologic Testing in Patients Who Eventually Receive a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. South Med J. 2019 Oct; 112(10):535-538. PMID: 31583414.
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    2. Leyenaar JK, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Are Pediatric Readmission Reduction Efforts Falling Flat? J Hosp Med. 2019 Oct; 14(10):644-645. PMID: 31577224.
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    3. Lagu T, Haskell J, Cooper E, Harris DA, Murray A, Gardner RL. Physician Beliefs About Online Reporting of Quality and Experience Data. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 28. PMID: 31463685.
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    4. Atreya AR, Priya A, Pack QR, Pekow PS, Stefan M, Lagu T, Lotfi AS, Lindenauer PK. Use and Outcomes Associated With Perioperative Amiodarone in Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Aug 06; 8(15):e009892. PMID: 31379236.
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    5. O'Sullivan KF, Kashef MA, Knee AB, Roseman AS, Pekow PS, Stefan MS, Shieh MS, Pack QR, Lindenauer PK, Lagu T. Examining the "Repletion Reflex": The Association between Serum Potassium and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure. J Hosp Med. 2019 Jul 24; 14:E1-E8. PMID: 31339844.
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    6. Pack QR, Priya A, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Schilling JP, Hiser WL, Lindenauer PK. Association Between Inpatient Echocardiography Use and Outcomes in Adult Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jun 17. PMID: 31206134.
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    7. Lagu T, Norton CM, Russo LM, Priya A, Goff SL, Lindenauer PK. Reporting of Patient Experience Data on Health Systems' Websites and Commercial Physician-Rating Websites: Mixed-Methods Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2019 Mar 27; 21(3):e12007. PMID: 30916654.
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    8. Nuti SV, Li SX, Xu X, Ott LS, Lagu T, Desai NR, Murugiah K, Duan M, Martin J, Kim N, Krumholz HM. Association of in-hospital resource utilization with post-acute spending in Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Mar 25; 19(1):190. PMID: 30909904.
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    9. Grob R, Schlesinger M, Barre LR, Bardach N, Lagu T, Shaller D, Parker AM, Martino SC, Finucane ML, Cerully JL, Palimaru A. What Words Convey: The Potential for Patient Narratives to Inform Quality Improvement. Milbank Q. 2019 03; 97(1):176-227. PMID: 30883954.
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    10. Walkey AJ, Shieh MS, Pekow P, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Changing heart failure coding practices and hospital risk-standardized mortality rates. J Card Fail. 2019 Jan 07. PMID: 30630064.
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    11. Pack QR, Priya A, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Berry R, Atreya AR, Ades PA, Lindenauer PK. Cardiac Rehabilitation Utilization During an Acute Cardiac Hospitalization: A NATIONAL SAMPLE. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2019 Jan; 39(1):19-26. PMID: 30586111.
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    12. Spitzer KA, Stefan MS, Priya A, Pack QR, Pekow PS, Lagu T, Pinto-Plata VM, ZuWallack RL, Lindenauer PK. Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Following Hospitalization for COPD among Medicare Beneficiaries. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Nov 12. PMID: 30417670.
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    13. Nathanson BH, Higgins TL, Stefan M, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Steingrub JS. An analysis of homeless patients in the United States requiring ICU admission. J Crit Care. 2018 Oct 30; 49:118-123. PMID: 30419544.
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    14. Pack QR, Priya A, Lagu TC, Pekow PS, Atreya A, Rigotti NA, Lindenauer PK. Short-Term Safety of Nicotine Replacement in Smokers Hospitalized With Coronary Heart Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Sep 18; 7(18):e009424. PMID: 30371184.
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    15. Loh KP, Abdallah M, Shieh MS, Stefan MS, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK, Mohile SG, Babu D, Lagu T. Use of Inpatient Palliative Care Services in Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Critical Care Therapies. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Sep; 16(9):1055-1064. PMID: 30181417.
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    16. Pack QR, Priya A, Lagu TC, Pekow PS, Schilling JP, Hiser WL, Lindenauer PK. Inpatient Echocardiography Use for Common Cardiovascular Conditions. Circulation. 2018 Apr 17; 137(16):1745-1747. PMID: 29661954.
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    17. Lagu T, Pekow PS, Stefan MS, Shieh MS, Pack QR, Kashef MA, Atreya AR, Valania G, Slawsky MT, Lindenauer PK. Derivation and Validation of an In-Hospital Mortality Prediction Model Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance in Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Feb 08; 7(4). PMID: 29437604.
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    18. Morris MA, Lagu T, Maragh-Bass A, Liesinger J, Griffin JM. Development of Patient-Centered Disability Status Questions to Address Equity in Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 Dec; 43(12):642-650. PMID: 29173284.
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    19. Haessler S, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Skiest DJ, Priya A, Pekow PS, Zilberberg MD, Higgins TL, Rothberg MB. Treatment Trends and Outcomes in Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia. J Hosp Med. 2017 Nov; 12(11):886-891. PMID: 29091975.
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    20. Leyenaar JK, Shieh MS, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Hospital and Community Characteristics Associated With Pediatric Direct Admission to Hospital. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29111274.
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    21. Pack QR, Priya A, Lagu TC, Pekow PS, Rigotti NA, Lindenauer PK. Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Among Smokers Hospitalized for Coronary Heart Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 01; 177(10):1525-1527. PMID: 28828485.
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    22. Morris MA, Maragh-Bass AC, Griffin JM, Finney Rutten LJ, Lagu T, Phelan S. Use of Accessible Examination Tables in the Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Physical Evaluations and Patient Attitudes. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1342-1348. PMID: 28924919.
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    23. Pack QR, Woodbury EA, Headley S, Visintainer P, Engelman R, Miller A, Riley H, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Ambulation Orderlies and Recovery After Cardiac Surgery: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Clin Exerc Physiol. 2017 Sep; 6(3):42-49. PMID: 30687584.
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    24. Seiler A, Knee A, Shaaban R, Bryson C, Paadam J, Harvey R, Igarashi S, LaChance C, Benjamin E, Lagu T. Physician communication coaching effects on patient experience. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0180294. PMID: 28678872.
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    25. Al Rowas S, Rothberg MB, Johnson B, Miller J, AlMahmoud M, Friderici J, Goff SL, Lagu T. The association between insurance type and cost-related delay in care: a survey. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Jul; 23(7):435-442. PMID: 28817783.
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    26. Kashef MA, Friderici J, Hernandez-Montfort J, Atreya AR, Lindenauer P, Lagu T. Quality of Care of Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients: Report from a Tertiary Medical Center. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jun; 12(6):414-420. PMID: 28574530.
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    27. Miwa S, Visintainer P, Engelman R, Miller A, Lagu T, Woodbury E, Lindenauer PK, Pack QR. Effects of an Ambulation Orderly Program among Cardiac Surgery Patients. Am J Med. 2017 May 24. PMID: 28551042.
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    28. Stefan MS, Priya A, Pekow PS, Lagu T, Steingrub JS, Hill NS, Nathanson BH, Lindenauer PK. The comparative effectiveness of noninvasive and invasive ventilation in patients with pneumonia. J Crit Care. 2018 Feb; 43:190-196. PMID: 28915393.
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    29. Goff SL, Mazor KM, Guhn-Knight H, Budway YY, Murphy L, White KO, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Priya A, Lindenauer PK. Factors That Matter to Low-Income and Racial/Ethnic Minority Mothers When Choosing a Pediatric Practice: a Mixed Methods Analysis. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Mar 08. PMID: 28275998.
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    30. Shahraz S, Lagu T, Ritter GA, Liu X, Tompkins C. Use of Systematic Methods to Improve Disease Identification in Administrative Data: The Case of Severe Sepsis. Med Care. 2017 Mar; 55(3):e16-e24. PMID: 25122529.
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    31. Lagu T, Metayer K, Moran M, Ortiz L, Priya A, Goff SL, Lindenauer PK. Website Characteristics and Physician Reviews on Commercial Physician-Rating Websites. JAMA. 2017 02 21; 317(7):766-768. PMID: 28241346.
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    32. Schoenfeld EM, Pekow PS, Shieh MS, Scales CD, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. The Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Renal Colic across a Sample of US Hospitals: High CT Utilization Despite Low Rates of Admission and Inpatient Urologic Intervention. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0169160. PMID: 28046001.
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    33. Loh KP, Kansagra A, Shieh MS, Pekow P, Lindenauer P, Stefan M, Lagu T. Predictors of the Use of Specific Critical Care Therapies in Patients With Metastatic Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Jan; 15(1):22-30. PMID: 28040717.
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    34. Gupta A, Loh KP, Kansagra A, Shieh MS, Pekow P, Lindenauer P, Stefan M, Lagu T. Correspondence. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Nov; 14(11):li-lvi. PMID: 27799517.
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    35. Xu X, Li SX, Lin H, Normand SL, Lagu T, Desai N, Duan M, Kroch EA, Krumholz HM. Hospital Phenotypes in the Management of Patients Admitted for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Med Care. 2016 Oct; 54(10):929-36. PMID: 27261637.
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    36. Lagu T, Zilberberg MD, Tjia J, Shieh MS, Stefan M, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Oct; 64(10):e63-e66. PMID: 27604038.
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    37. Goff SL, Mazor KM, Pekow PS, White KO, Priya A, Lagu T, Guhn-Knight H, Murphy L, Youssef Budway Y, Lindenauer PK. Patient Navigators and Parent Use of Quality Data: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2016 Oct; 138(4). PMID: 27600316.
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    38. Pack QR, Priya A, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Engelman R, Kent DM, Lindenauer PK. Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Short- and Medium-Term Hospital Readmission Following Heart Valve Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Aug 31; 5(9). PMID: 27581171.
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    39. Lagu T, Pekow PS, Shieh MS, Stefan M, Pack QR, Kashef MA, Atreya AR, Valania G, Slawsky MT, Lindenauer PK. Validation and Comparison of Seven Mortality Prediction Models for Hospitalized Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 08; 9(8). PMID: 27514749; PMCID: PMC4988343 [Available on 08/01/17].
    40. Loh KP, Kansagra A, Shieh MS, Pekow P, Lindenauer P, Stefan M, Lagu T. Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Specific Critical Care Therapies. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Aug; 14(8):979-87. PMID: 27496114.
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    41. Dharmarajan K, Strait KM, Tinetti ME, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Lynn J, Krukas MR, Ernst FR, Li SX, Krumholz HM. Treatment for Multiple Acute Cardiopulmonary Conditions in Older Adults Hospitalized with Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or Heart Failure. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Aug; 64(8):1574-82. PMID: 27448329; PMCID: PMC4988873 [Available on 08/01/17].
    42. Stefan MS, Nathanson BH, Lagu T, Priya A, Pekow PS, Steingrub JS, Hill NS, Goldberg RJ, Kent DM, Lindenauer PK. Outcomes of Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation in Patients Hospitalized with Asthma Exacerbation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jul; 13(7):1096-104. PMID: 27070493.
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    43. Goff SL, Youssef Y, Pekow PS, White KO, Guhn-Knight H, Lagu T, Mazor KM, Lindenauer PK. Successful Strategies for Practice-Based Recruitment of Racial and Ethnic Minority Pregnant Women in a Randomized Controlled Trial: the IDEAS for a Healthy Baby Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Dec; 3(4):731-737. PMID: 27068662.
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    44. Loh KP, Ramdass S, Garb JL, Thim M, Brennan MJ, Lindenauer PK, Lagu T. Long-term outcomes of elders discharged on antipsychotics. J Hosp Med. 2016 Aug; 11(8):550-5. PMID: 27062675.
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    45. Belforti RK, Lagu T, Haessler S, Lindenauer PK, Pekow PS, Priya A, Zilberberg MD, Skiest D, Higgins TL, Stefan MS, Rothberg MB. Association Between Initial Route of Fluoroquinolone Administration and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Community-acquired Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 1; 63(1):1-9. PMID: 27048748.
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    46. Amin Kashef M, Atreya AR, Hernandez-Montfort J, Frideric J, Lagu T. Not So EASE-Y: How Often do Hospitalized Infective Endocarditis Patients Meet Criteria for Early Surgery? J Heart Valve Dis. 2016 Jan; 25(1):72-74. PMID: 27989088.
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    47. Stefan MS, Nathanson BH, Priya A, Pekow PS, Lagu T, Steingrub JS, Hill NS, Goldberg RJ, Kent DM, Lindenauer PK. Hospitals' Patterns of Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Asthma Exacerbation. Chest. 2016 Mar; 149(3):729-36. PMID: 26836902.
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    48. Lagu T, Delk C, Morris MA. Epic Fail: Prenatal Care for Women with Mobility Impairment. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Dec; 24(12):963-5. PMID: 26653867; PMCID: PMC4683541 [Available on 12/01/16].
    49. Leyenaar JK, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Direct admission to the hospital: An alternative approach to hospitalization. J Hosp Med. 2016 Apr; 11(4):303-5. PMID: 26588666; PMCID: PMC4821712 [Available on 04/01/17].
    50. Lagu T, Greaves F. From Public to Social Reporting of Hospital Quality. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Oct; 30(10):1397-9. PMID: 25933624; PMCID: PMC4579214 [Available on 10/01/16].
    51. Lagu T, Goff SL, Craft B, Calcasola S, Benjamin EM, Priya A, Lindenauer PK. Can social media be used as a hospital quality improvement tool? J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan; 11(1):52-5. PMID: 26390277.
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    52. Arora S, Atreya AR, Bernstein AM, Kleppel R, Friderici J, Schramm S, Lagu T, Rothberg MB. Healthcare Providers' Knowledge of Diets and Dietary Advice. South Med J. 2015 Sep; 108(9):539-46. PMID: 26332479.
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    53. Whitcomb WF, Lagu T, Krushell RJ, Lehman AP, Greenbaum J, McGirr J, Pekow PS, Calcasola S, Benjamin E, Mayforth J, Lindenauer PK. Experience with Designing and Implementing a Bundled Payment Program for Total Hip Replacement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Sep; 41(9):406-13. PMID: 26289235.
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    54. Leyenaar JK, O'Brien ER, Malkani N, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Direct Admission to Hospital: A Mixed Methods Survey of Pediatric Practices, Benefits, and Challenges. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 16(2):175-82. PMID: 26293551; PMCID: PMC4757507 [Available on 03/01/17].
    55. Stefan MS, Nathanson BH, Higgins TL, Steingrub JS, Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Lindenauer PK. Comparative Effectiveness of Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul; 43(7):1386-94. PMID: 25768682.
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    56. Leyenaar JK, Shieh MS, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Direct admission to hospitals among children in the United States. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May; 169(5):500-2. PMID: 25774452; PMCID: PMC4659388.
    57. Lagu T, Lindenauer P. Can we make performance measures more resilient to the effects of coding? Crit Care Med. 2015 May; 43(5):1141-3. PMID: 25876116; PMCID: PMC4400863.
    58. Walkey AJ, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Reply: trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 May; 12(5):785. PMID: 25965544; PMCID: PMC4418333.
    59. Robinson E, Lagu T. TRANSFORM-ing patient safety culture: a universal imperative. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr; 30(4):384-6. PMID: 25500786; PMCID: PMC4370999.
    60. Goff SL, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Hannon NS, Hinchey KL, Jackowitz TA, Tolosky PJ, Lindenauer PK. A qualitative analysis of hospital leaders' opinions about publicly reported measures of health care quality. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Apr; 41(4):169-76. PMID: 25977201.
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    61. Lagu T. "Less is more" and the house of god: was the fat man right again? JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 175(3):459-60. PMID: 25730562.
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    62. Walkey AJ, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Trends in sepsis and infection sources in the United States. A population-based study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Feb; 12(2):216-20. PMID: 25569845; PMCID: PMC4342831.
    63. Lagu T, Griffin C, Lindenauer PK. Ensuring access to health care for patients with disabilities. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb; 175(2):157-8. PMID: 25486022; PMCID: PMC4545487.
    64. Rothberg MB, Zilberberg MD, Pekow PS, Priya A, Haessler S, Belforti R, Skiest D, Lagu T, Higgins TL, Lindenauer PK. Association of guideline-based antimicrobial therapy and outcomes in healthcare-associated pneumonia. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 May; 70(5):1573-9. PMID: 25558075.
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    65. Ghaoui R, Friderici J, Desilets DJ, Lagu T, Visintainer P, Belo A, Sotelo J, Lindenauer PK. Outcomes associated with a mandatory gastroenterology consultation to improve the quality of care of patients hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis. J Hosp Med. 2015 Apr; 10(4):236-41. PMID: 25557938.
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    66. Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Ross JS, Pekow PS, Shatz A, Hannon N, Rothberg MB, Benjamin EM. Attitudes of hospital leaders toward publicly reported measures of health care quality. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 174(12):1904-11. PMID: 25286316; PMCID: PMC4250277.
    67. Brooling J, Ghaoui R, Lindenauer PK, Friderici J, Lagu T. Use of paracentesis in hospitalized patients with decompensated cirrhosis and ascites: opportunities for quality improvement. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):797-9. PMID: 25347954; PMCID: PMC4256140.
    68. Loh KP, Ramdass S, Garb JL, Brennan MJ, Lindenauer PK, Lagu T. From hospital to community: use of antipsychotics in hospitalized elders. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):802-4. PMID: 25345721.
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    69. Rothberg MB, Haessler S, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Pekow PS, Priya A, Skiest D, Zilberberg MD. Outcomes of patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia: worse disease or sicker patients? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Oct; 35 Suppl 3:S107-15. PMID: 25222889.
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    70. Leyenaar JK, Lagu T, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Management and outcomes of pneumonia among children with complex chronic conditions. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Sep; 33(9):907-11. PMID: 24732445; PMCID: PMC4760109.
    71. Leyenaar JK, Shieh MS, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Variation and outcomes associated with direct hospital admission among children with pneumonia in the United States. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 168(9):829-36. PMID: 25003562; PMCID: PMC4529060.
    72. Albugeaey M, Alfaraj N, Garb J, Seiler A, Lagu T. Do hospitalists overuse proton pump inhibitors? Data from a contemporary cohort. J Hosp Med. 2014 Nov; 9(11):731-3. PMID: 25130756; PMCID: PMC4640691.
    73. Judson T, Haas M, Lagu T. Medical identity theft: prevention and reconciliation initiatives at Massachusetts General Hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Jul; 40(7):291-5. PMID: 25130011.
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    74. Xu X, Li SX, Lin H, Normand SL, Kim N, Ott LS, Lagu T, Duan M, Kroch EA, Krumholz HM. "Phenotyping" hospital value of care for patients with heart failure. Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec; 49(6):2000-16. PMID: 24974769; PMCID: PMC4254136.
    75. Leyenaar JK, Lagu T, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Variation in resource utilization for the management of uncomplicated community-acquired pneumonia across community and children's hospitals. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 165(3):585-91. PMID: 24973795; PMCID: PMC4158451.
    76. Lagu T, Zilberberg MD, Tjia J, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Use of mechanical ventilation by patients with and without dementia, 2001 through 2011. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):999-1001. PMID: 24781856.
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    77. Lagu T, Iezzoni LI, Lindenauer PK. The axes of access--improving care for patients with disabilities. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 08; 370(19):1847-51. PMID: 24806165.
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    78. Lagu T, Stefan MS, Haessler S, Higgins TL, Rothberg MB, Nathanson BH, Hannon NS, Steingrub JS, Lindenauer PK. The impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection on outcomes of hospitalized patients with sepsis. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jul; 9(7):411-7. PMID: 24715578.
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    79. Leyenaar JK, Shieh MS, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Comparative effectiveness of ceftriaxone in combination with a macrolide compared with ceftriaxone alone for pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Apr; 33(4):387-92. PMID: 24168982; PMCID: PMC4158440.
    80. Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Priya A, Zilberberg MD, Belforti R, Skiest D, Lagu T, Higgins TL, Lindenauer PK. Using highly detailed administrative data to predict pneumonia mortality. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e87382. PMID: 24498090.
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    81. Steingrub JS, Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Nathanson BH, Raghunathan K, Lindenauer PK. Treatment with neuromuscular blocking agents and the risk of in-hospital mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan; 42(1):90-6. PMID: 23982029.
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    82. Lagu T. Translating knowledge into practice in critical care settings*. Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11):2659-60. PMID: 24162684.
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    83. Dharmarajan K, Strait KM, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Tinetti ME, Lynn J, Li SX, Krumholz HM. Acute decompensated heart failure is routinely treated as a cardiopulmonary syndrome. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e78222. PMID: 24250751; PMCID: PMC3824040.
    84. Goff SL, Pekow PS, White KO, Lagu T, Mazor KM, Lindenauer PK. IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Aug 07; 14:244. PMID: 23919671.
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    85. Ghaoui R, Friderici J, Visintainer P, Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Desilets D. Measurement of the quality of care of patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis. Liver Int. 2014 Feb; 34(2):204-10. PMID: 23763303.
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    86. Lagu T, Krumholz HM, Dharmarajan K, Partovian C, Kim N, Mody PS, Li SX, Strait KM, Lindenauer PK. Spending more, doing more, or both? An alternative method for quantifying utilization during hospitalizations. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jul; 8(7):373-9. PMID: 23757115; PMCID: PMC4014449.
    87. Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Nathanson BH, Hannon NS, Steingrub JS, Lindenauer PK. Contributors to variation in hospital spending for critically ill patients with sepsis. Healthc (Amst). 2013 Jun; 1(1-2):30-6. PMID: 26249637.
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    88. Rothberg MB, Herzig SJ, Pekow PS, Avrunin J, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Association between sedating medications and delirium in older inpatients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jun; 61(6):923-30. PMID: 23631415.
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    89. Lagu T, Hannon NS, Rothberg MB, Wells AS, Green KL, Windom MO, Dempsey KR, Pekow PS, Avrunin JS, Chen A, Lindenauer PK. Access to subspecialty care for patients with mobility impairment: a survey. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 19; 158(6):441-6. PMID: 23552258.
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    90. Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Avrunin J, Pekow PS, Wang Y, Krumholz HM. Income inequality and 30 day outcomes after acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2013 Feb 14; 346:f521. PMID: 23412830; PMCID: PMC3573180.
    91. Goff SL, Pekow PS, Avrunin J, Lagu T, Markenson G, Lindenauer PK. Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of US hospitals. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 208(6):456.e1-13. PMID: 23395644.
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    92. Safavi KC, Dharmarajan K, Kim N, Strait KM, Li SX, 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 Feb 26; 127(8):923-9. PMID: 23355624; PMCID: PMC3688061.
    93. Stefan MS, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Rothberg MB, Steingrub JS, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Epidemiology and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in the United States, 2001 to 2009: a national survey. J Hosp Med. 2013 Feb; 8(2):76-82. PMID: 23335231.
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