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Drawing Lessons from Philadelphia's Large-Scale Ob Unit Closures
Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer Survival
An answer to "But my hospital's patient population is sicker..."
Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born too Soon
Grading Hospitals on Quality Using a Fair Exam
Presentation Factors More Important than Treatment Factors in Race Disparity in Breast Cancer
Higher Death Rates Among Poor Children Admitted to Neonatal Units
Scott A. Lorch comments on a study performed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine that found socioeconomic disparity in pediatric hospital death rates.
Which Hospital Would You Choose?
Impact of Closure of Obstetrical Units in Philadelphia
High-level Neonatal Intensive Care Units Better for Premature Infants
A research study led by Scott A. Lorch and published in the August 1, 2012 issue of the journal Pediatrics found that death rates of premature infants were higher in low-technology, low-volume neonatal intensive care units than high-level units.
Jeffrey Silber and Robert Kaestner Win Article of the Year Award at AcademyHealth's 2011 Annual Research Meeting
Aggressive Treatment of Surgical Patients May be Cost-Effective
A research study led by Jeffrey H. Silber and published in the December 2010 issue of the journal Health Services Research found that more aggressive treatment style for elderly surgical patients was associated with significantly reduced odds of mortality and failure-to-rescue.
Waste in Health Care
Racial Disparities in Surgical Outcomes
Looking at Medicare data between 2000-2005, Jeffrey H. Silber and colleagues found evidence for a survival advantage among white patients who underwent surgery at teaching hospitals, but no advantage among black surgical patients. Study results were published in the February 2009 issue of the journal Archives of Surgery.