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October 2023
The association of intraoperative and early postoperative events with risk of pneumonia following cardiac surgery
Noah M. Barnett, BS; Daniel R. Liesman, MD; Raymond J. Strobel, MD, MSc; Francis D. Pagani, MD, PhD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD 

October 2023
del Nido versus blood cardioplegia in cardiac surgery: A multicenter analysis of over 40,000 patients
Robert B. Hawkins, MD, MSc; James W. Stewart II, MD, MSc; Xiaoting Wu, PhD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Gorav Ailawadi, MD, MBA

October 2023
Predictors and Variation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Devraj Sukul, MD, MSC; Jeremy Albright, PHD; Michael P. Thompson, PHD; Pedro Villablanca, MD; Steven J. Keteyian, PHD; Jessica Yaser, MS; Duane Berkompas, MD; Alphonse DeLucia, MD; Himanshu S. Patel, MD; Stanley J. Chetcuti, MD; P. Michael Grossman, MD

September 2023
Determinants and Outcomes Associated With Skilled Nursing Facility Use After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Statewide Experience
Michael P. Thompson, PhD;  James W. Stewart II, MD, MSc; Hechuan Hou, MD; Hari Nathan, MD, PhD; Francis D. Pagani, MD;  Alphonse DeLucia III, MD;  Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Richard L. Prager, MD;  Robert B. Hawkins, MD;  Donald S. Likosky, PhD

August 2023
Lessons learned from the EACTS-MSTCVS quality fellowship: a call to action for continuous improvement of cardiothoracic surgery outcomes in Europe
Ahmet Can Topcu, MD; Dimitrios E Magouliotis, MD; Milan Milojevic, MD; Chris J Bond, MD; Melissa J Clark, MNS; Patricia F Theurer, MSN; Francis D Pagani, MD: Andrew L Pruitt, MD; Richard L Prager, MD

June 2023
Evidence-based opioid prescribing guidelines after lung resection: a prospective, multicenter analysis
Jarred R. Mondoñedo, MD; Alexander A. Brescia, MD; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Matthew L. Chang, Shannon Jiang, Chang He, MS; Robert J. Welsh, MD; Andrew M. Popoff, MD; Mohan G. Kulkarni, MD; Shelly C. Lall, MD; Jerry W. Pratt, MD; Kumari N. Adams, MD; Raed M. Alnajjar, MD; James R. Martin, MD; Divyakant B. Gandhi, MD; Chad M. Brummett, MD; Andrew C. Chang, MD and Kiran H. Lagisetty, MD

June 2023
Cardiac Rehabilitation Reduces Two-Year Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Tyler M. Bauer MD,  Jessica M. Yaser BS, Temilolaoluwa Daramola MD, Alexandra I. Mansour BS, Gorav Ailawadi MD, Francis D. Pagani MD, PhD, Patricia Theurer BSN, Donald S. Likosky PhD, Steven J. Keteyian PhD, Michael P. Thompson PhD 

February 2023
Risk Factors for Readmission After Pulmonary Lobectomy: A Quality Collaborative Study
Nathan M. Mollberg, DO; Chang He, MS; Melissa J. Clark, MSN, RN; Kiran Lagisatty, MD; Robert Welsh, MD; Andrew C. Chang, MD

October 2022
The Role of Lung Cancer Surgical Technique on Lymph Node Sampling and Pathologic Nodal Upstaging
Stanley Kalata, MD, MS; Nathan M. Mollberg, DO; Chang He, MS; Melissa Clark, MSN; Patricia Theurer, BSN; Andrew C. Chang, MD; Robert J. Welsh, MD; Kiran H. Lagisetty, MD

October 2022
Adequate Lung Cancer Surgery Lymphadenectomy within a Statewide Quality Collaborative
Stanley Kalata, MD, MS; Geoffrey T. Lam, MD; Raed M. Alnajjar, MD; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Chang He, MS; Robert J. Welsh, MD; Andrew C. Chang, MD; Kiran H. Lagisetty, MD

September 2022
The Effect of Direct Oral Anticoagulants on Outcomes Following Urgent or Emergent Cardiac Surgery
Jason P. Hecht, PharmD; Jean Huang, PharmD; Andrew Pruitt, MD; Ajay Gupta, MD; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Chang He, MS; Kara Brockhaus, PharmD

August 2022
Understanding Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Surgery Through a Statewide Quality Collaborative
Sidra N. Bonner, MD, MPH, MSc; Chang He, MS; Melissa Clark, MSN, RN; Kumari Adams, MD; Felix Orelaru, MD; Andrew Popoff, MD; Andrew Chang, MD; Elliot Wakeam, MD, MPH; Kiran Lagisetty, MD

March 2022
Determinants of hospital variability in perioperative red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Riad H. Al Natour, MD; Chang He, MS; Melissa J. Clark, MSN, RN; Robert Welsh, MD; Andrew C. Chang, MD; Kumari N. Adams, MD

December 2021
Predictors of Discharge Home Without Opioids After Cardiac Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis
Catherine M. Wagner, MD; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Shelly C. Lall, MD; Hassan W. Nemeh, MD; Richard S. Downey, MD; David E. Martin, MD; Reza R. Dabir, MD, FRCS; Zewditu E. Asfaw, MD; Phillip L. Robinson, MD; Steven D. Harrington, MD; Divyakant B. Gandhi, MD; Jennifer F. Waljee, MD, MPH; Michael J. Englesbe, MD; Chad M. Brummett, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Karen M. Kim, MD, MS; Kiran H. Lagisetty, MD; Alexander A. Brescia, MD, MSc

November 2021
The Role of Race on Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery
Michael Heung, MD; Timothy Dickinson, MS, CCP; Xiaoting Wu, PhD; David C. Fitzgerald, DHA, CCP; Alphonse DeLucia III, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Jeffrey Chores, MS, CCP; Donald Nieter, MHSA, CCP-Emeritus; David Grix, CCP-Emeritus; Patricia Theurer, MSN; Min Zhang, PhD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

October 2021
Establishment and Implementation of Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Cardiac Surgery
Alexander A. Brescia, MD, MSc; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Shelly C. Lall, MD; Hassan W. Nemeh, MD; Richard S. Downey, MD; David E. Martin, MD; Reza R. Dabir, MD; Zewditu E. Asfaw, MD; Phillip L. Robinson, MD; Steven D. Harrington, MD; Divyakant B. Gandhi, MD; Jennifer F. Waljee, MD, MPH; Michael J. Englesbe, MD; Chad M. Brummett, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Karen M. Kim, MD, MS; Kiran H. Lagisetty, MD

August 2021
High Socioeconomic Deprivation and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Outcomes: Insights From Michigan
Michael P. Thompson, PhD; Jessica M. Yaser, MPH; Maximilian A. Fliegner, BA; John D. Syrjamaki, MPH; Hari Nathan, MD, PhD; Devraj Sukul, MD, MS; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Richard L. Prager, MD

July 2021
Failure to rescue: variation in mortality after cardiac surgery
Milan Milojevic, MD; Chris Bond, MD; Chang He, MS; Francis L Shannon, MD; Melissa Clark, MSN; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Richard L Prager, MD

March 2021
Barriers to atrial fibrillation ablation during mitral valve surgery
J. Hunter Mehaffey, MD, MSc; Eric J. Charles, MD, PhD; Michaela Berens; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Chris Bond, MB, ChB; Clifford E. Fonner, BA; Irving Kron, MD; Annetine C. Gelijns, PhD, JD; Marissa A. Miller, DVM; Eric Sarin, MD; Matthew Romano, MD; Richard Prager, MD; Vinay Badhwar, MD; Gorav Ailawadi, MD, MBA

December 2020
The influence of tobacco load versus smoking status on outcomes following lobectomy for lung cancer in a statewide quality collaborative
Riad H. Al Natour, MD; Chang He, MS; Melissa J. Clark, MSN, RN; Robert Welsh, MD; Andrew C. Chang, MD; Kumari N. Adams, MD

November 2020
Quality Improvement: Arterial Grafting Redux, 2010:2019
Chris J. Bond, MB ChB; Milan Milojevic, MD, PhD; Chang He, MS; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Melissa Clark, MSN; Andrew L. Pruitt, MD; Divyakant Gandhi, MD; Alphonse DeLucia, MD; Robert N. Jones, MD, MHA; Reza Dabir, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD

November 2020
Sources of Hospital Variation in Post-Acute Care Spending After Cardiac Surgery
Michael P. Thompson, Monica L. Yost, John D. Syrjamaki, Edward C. Norton, Hari Nathan, Patricia Theurer, Richard L. Prager, Francis D. Pagani, Donald S. Likosky

November 2020
Determinants of Value in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Alexander A. Brescia, Joceline V. Vu, Chang He, Jun Li, Steven D. Harrington, Michael P. Thompson, Edward C. Norton, Scott E. Regenbogen, John D. Syrjamaki, Richard L. Prager, Donald S. Likosky

September 2020
Evaluating Changes in del Nido Cardioplegia Practices in Adult Cardiac Surgery
Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Xiaoting Wu, PhD; David C. Fitzgerald, DHA, MPH, CCP; Jonathan W. Haft, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Matthew A. Romano, MD; Joshua B. Goldberg, MD; Alphonse DeLucia, III, MD; David L. Sturmer, CCP; David M. Grix, CCP-Emeritus; Donald H. Nieter, CCP-Emeritus; Brittney N. Graebner, BSN, CCP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS, CCP

March 2020
The Role of Regional Collaboratives in Quality Improvement: Time to Organize, and How?
Milan Milojevic, MD, PhD; Chris Bond, MB, ChB; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Robert N. Jones, MD; Reza Dabir, MD, FRCS; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Tom Leyden, MBS; Melissa Clark, MSN; Richard L. Prager, MD

October 2019
Effect of sex on nadir hematocrit and rates of acute kidney injury in coronary artery bypass
Alexander A. Brescia, MD; Xiaoting Wu, PhD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Michael Heung, MD, MS; Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Kenneth G. Shann, CCP; David C. Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP, LP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS, CCP; David Sturmer, CCP; Jeffrey Chores, CCP; Andrew L. Pruitt, MD; Haley Allgeyer; Sim Uppal; Min Zhang, PhD; Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

December 2019
Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Episode Payments and Relationship to Case Volume
Alexander A. Brescia, MD; John D. Syrjamaki, MPH; Scott E. Regenbogen, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Andrew L. Pruitt, MD; Francis L. Shannon, MD; Theodore J. Boeve, MD; Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Michael P. Thompson, PhD; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; James M. Dupree, MD, MPH; Karen M. Kim, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

November 2019
Understanding the Association Between Frailty and Cardiac Surgical Outcomes
Curtis S. Bergquist, MD; Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH; Michael P. Thompson, PhD; Lourdes Cabrera, BS, CCRC; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Alphonse DeLucia III, MD; Chang He, MS; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

November 2018
Collaborative Quality Improvement Reduces Postoperative Pneumonia After Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery
Donald S. Likosky, Steven D. Harrington, Lourdes Cabrera, Alphonse DeLucia, III, Carol E. Chenoweth, Sarah L. Krein, Dylan Thibault, Min Zhang, Roland A. Matsouaka, Raymond J. Strobel, Richard L. Prager

September 2018
Association Between Postoperative Pneumonia and 90-Day Episode Payments and Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Michael P. Thompson, Lourdes Cabrera, Raymond J. Strobel, Steven D. Harrington, Min Zhang, Xiaoting Wu, Richard L. Prager, Donald S. Likosky

July 2018
Development of a Risk Prediction Model and Clinical Risk Score for Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Damien J. LaPar, MD, MS; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Min Zhang, PhD; Patty Theurer, BSN; C. Edwin Fonner, BA; John A. Kern, MD; Steven F. Bolling, MD; Daniel H. Drake, MD; Alan M. Speir, MD; Jeffrey B. Rich, MD; Irving L. Kron, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Gorav Ailawadi, MD

June 2018
Evolving trends in aortic valve replacement: A statewide experience
Karen M. Kim, MD; Francis Shannon, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Shelly Lall, MD; Sanjay Batra, MD; Theodore Boeve, MD; Alphonse DeLucia, MD; Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Patricia F. Theurer, MSN; Chang He, MS; Melissa J. Clark, MSN; Ibrahim Sultan, MD; George Michael Deeb, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD

March 2018
Association Between Medicaid Expansion and Cardiovascular Interventions in Michigan
Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Devraj Sukul, MD, MSc; Milan Seth, MS; Chang He, MS; Hitinder S. Gurm, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD

February 2018
Determinants of Variation in Pneumonia Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Alexander A Brescia, J Scott Rankin, Derek D Cyr, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Richard L Prager, Min Zhang, Roland A Matsouaka, Steven D Harrington, Rachel S Dokholyan, Steven F Bolling, Astrid Fishstrom, Sara K Pasquali, David M Shahian, Donald S Likosky

January 2018
Drivers of Payment Variation in 90-Day Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Episodes
Vinay Guduguntla, John D Syrjamaki, Chad Ellimoottil, David C Miller, Richard L Prager, Edward C Norton, Patricia Theurer, Donald S Likosky, James M Dupree

October 2017
Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Cardiac Surgery Volume and Outcomes
Eric J. Charles, MD; Lily E. Johnston, MD, MPH; Morley A. Herbert, PhD; J. Hunter Mehaffey, MD; Kenan W. Yount, MD, MBA; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Clifford E. Fonner, BA; Jeffrey B. Rich, MD; Alan M. Speir, MD; Gorav Ailawadi, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Irving L. Kron, MD

September 2017
Organizational Contributors to the Variation in Red Blood Cell Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery: Survey Results From the State of Michigan
Camaj, Anton MD, MS; Zahuranec, Darin B. MD, MS; Paone, Gaetano MD, MHSA; Benedetti, Barbara R. BA; Behr, Warren D. BS; Zimmerman, Marc A. PhD; Zhang, Min PhD; Kramer, Robert S. MD; Penn, Jason CCP; Theurer, Patricia F. BSN; Paugh, Theron A. CCP; Engoren, Milo MD; DeLucia, Alphonse III MD; Prager, Richard L. MD; Likosky, Donald S. PhD

March 2017
Prediction of Transfusions After Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgical Procedures
Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Steven D. Harrington, MD, MBA; Xiaoting Wu, PhD; Mary A.M. Rogers, PhD; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS, CCP; Alphonse DeLucia III, MD; Barbara R. Benedetti, BBA; Richard L. Prager, MD; Min Zhang, PhD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA

December 2016
The Relationship between Intra-Operative Transfusions and Nadir Hematocrit on Post-Operative Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery
Joshua B. Goldberg, MD; Kenneth G. Shann, CCP; David Fitzgerald, CCP; John Fuller, CCP; Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS, CCP; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

November 2016
Aortic Valve Replacement in the Moderately Elevated Risk Patient: A Population-Based Analysis of Outcomes
Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Andrew L. Pruitt, MD; Edward T. Murphy, MD; Patricia F. Theurer, RN, BSN; Richard L. Prager, MD

June 2016
A Preoperative Risk Model for Postoperative Pneumonia After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Raymond J. Strobel, BSChem; Qixing Liang, BS; Min Zhang, PhD; Xiaoting Wu, PhD; Mary A.M. Rogers, PhD; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Astrid B. Fishstrom, MSW; Steven D. Harrington, MD, MBA; Alphonse DeLucia III, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

May 2016
The Midterm Impact of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Michigan
Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Morley A. Herbert, PhD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; John C. Heiser, MD; Francis L. Shannon, MD; Patricia F. Theurer, RN, BSN; Gail F. Bell, RN, MSN; Richard L. Prager, MD

April 2016
Impact of institutional culture on rates of transfusions during cardiovascular procedures: The Michigan experience
Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Min Zhang, PhD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; John Collins, MD; Alphonse DeLucia III, MD; Theodore Schreiber, MD; Patty Theurer, BSN, RN; Samer Kazziha, MD; Dale Leffler, DO; Douglas J. Wunderly, MD; Hitinder S. GurmMD; Richard L. Prager, MD

November 2015
Greater Volume of Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution May Aid in Reducing Blood Transfusions After Cardiac Surgery
Joshua Goldberg, MD; Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS; John Fuller, CCP; Gaetano Paone, MD; Patty F. Theurer, BSN; Kenneth G. Shann, CCP; Thoralf M. Sundt III, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

November 2015
Sources of Variation in Hospital-Level Infection Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Heart Surgery Database
Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Amelia S. Wallace, MS; Richard L. Prager, MD; Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD; Min Zhang, PhD; Steven D. Harrington, MD, MBA; Paramita Saha-Chaudhuri, PhD; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Astrid Fishstrom, LMSW; Rachel S. Dokholyan, MPH; David M. Shahian, MD; J. Scott Rankin, MD

November 2015
Nadir Hematocrit on Bypass and Rates of Acute Kidney Injury: Does Sex Matter?
Michelle C. Ellis, MD; Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS; John Fuller, CCP; Jeffrey Chores, CCP; Gaetano Paone, MD; Michael Heung, MD; Karsten Fliegner, MD; Andrew L. Pruitt, MD; Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Min Zhang, PhD; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

November 2015
Impact of Ultrafiltration on Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery: The Michigan Experience
Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS; James R. Martin, MD; Eric C. Hanson, MD; John Fuller, CCP; Michael Heung, MD; Min Zhang, PhD; Kenneth G. Shann, CCP; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

September 2015
Red Blood Cell Transfusions Impact Pneumonia Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Min Zhang, PhD; Mary A.M. Rogers, PhD; Steven D. Harrington, MD, MBA; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Alphonse DeLucia III, MD; Astrid Fishstrom, LMSW; Anton Camaj, BS; Richard L. Prager, MD

June 2015
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Version 2.73: More Is Better
Terry Shih, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Donna McDonald, MSN; David M. Shahian, MD; Richard L. Prager, MD

May 2015
Red Blood Cells and Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: An Analysis of 672 Operative Deaths
Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Morley A. Herbert, PhD; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Jaelene K. Williams, MSN; Francis L. Shannon, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Richard L. Prager, MD

July 2014
Center-level Variation in Infection Rates after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Terry Shih, Min Zhang, Mallika Kommareddi, Theodore J Boeve, Steven D Harrington, Robert J Holmes, Gary Roth, Patricia F Theurer, Richard L Prager, Donald S Likosky

March 2014
Morbidity But Not Mortality Is Decreased After Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Robert Brewer, MD, MHSA; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Chad M. Cogan, MS; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Richard L. Prager, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA

January 2014
Transfusion of 1 and 2 Units of Red Blood Cells Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality
Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Robert Brewer, MD, MHSA; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Chad M. Cogan, MS; Richard L. Prager, MD

May 2013
Aortic Valve Replacement: Using a Statewide Cardiac Surgical Database Identifies a Procedural Volume Hinge Point
Himanshu J. Patel, MD; Morley A. Herbert, PhD; Daniel H. Drake, MD; Eric C. Hanson, MD; Patricia F. Theurer, RN, BSN; Gail F. Bell, RN, MSN; Richard L. Prager, MD

May 2013
Transfusion Rate as a Quality Metric: Is Blood Conservation a Learnable Skill?
Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Robert Brewer, MD, MHSA; Donald S. Likosky, PhD; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Chad M. Cogan, MS; Richard L. Prager, MD

March 2013
Analyzing “Failure to Rescue”: Is This an Opportunity for Outcome Improvement in Cardiac Surgery?
Haritha G. Reddy, BA; Terry Shih, MD; Michael J. Englesbe, MD; Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Richard L. Prager, MD

September 2012
Validation of a Perfusion Registry: Methodological Approach and Initial Findings
Theron A. Paugh, CCP; Timothy A. Dickinson, MS; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Kenneth G. Shann, CCP; Robert A. Baker, PhD, DipPerf, CCP(Aus); Nicholas B. Mellas, CCP; Richard L. Prager, MD; Donald S. Likosky, PhD

January 2012
Preoperative predicted risk does not fully explain the association between red blood cell transfusion and mortality in coronary artery bypass grafting
Gaetano Paone, Robert Brewer, Patricia F Theurer, Gail F Bell, Chad M Cogan, Richard L Prager

January 2012
A Method to Evaluate Cardiac Surgery Mortality: Phase of Care Mortality Analysis
Francis L. Shannon, MD; Frank L. Fazzalari, MD, MBA; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, PhD; Richard L. Prager, MD

April 2011
How A Regional Collaborative Of Hospitals And Physicians In Michigan Cut Costs And Improved The Quality Of Care
David A Share, Darrell A Campbell, Nancy Birkmeyer, Richard L Prager, Hitinder S Gurm, Mauro Moscucci, Marianne Udow-Phillips, John D Birkmeyer

May 2010
Statewide Quality Collaborative for Process Improvement: Internal Mammary Artery Utilization
Scott H. Johnson, MD; Patricia F. Theurer, BSN; Gail F. Bell, MSN; Luigi Maresca, MD; Thomas Leyden, BA; Richard L. Prager, MD

March 2009
Cardiac Surgeons and the Quality Movement: the Michigan Experience
Richard L Prager, Frederick R Armenti, Joseph S Bassett, Gail F Bell, Daniel Drake, Eric C Hanson, John C Heiser, Scott H Johnson, F B Plasman, Francis L Shannon, David Share, Patty Theurer, Jaelene Williams

June 2005
Partnering with payers to improve surgical quality: The Michigan plan
Nancy J O Birkmeyer, David Share, Darrell A Campbell Jr, Richard L Prager, Mauro Moscucci, John D Birkmeyer