Read more about the work being conducted in the Smith Center in the following media articles and press releases

Journal of Vascular Surgery, January 2019


Early Carotid Intervention Linked to Functional Dependence After Stroke

Cardiology Advisor, January 31, 2019


JAMA Cardiology, January 2019


Aspiration Thrombectomy on the Decline as New Study Affirms No Benefit in STEMI

TCTMD, January 15, 2019


Aspiration Therapy Use Declined Over Time With Small Excess Risk

Healio, January 11, 2019



JAMA, December 2018


Did This Health Care Policy Do Harm?
NY Times Op-Ed, December 21, 2018


Older Patients Are Not Returning as Often to Hospitals. Is That a Good Thing?

New York Times, January 18, 2019


Financial Penalties in Hospital Readmissions Linked to Higher Mortality

Health Leaders Media, December 27, 2018


Penalties for Higher Readmission Rates May Hurt Patients

U.S. News & World Report, December 21, 2018


Financial Penalties in Hospital Readmissions Linked to Higher Mortality

Health Leaders Media, December 27, 2018


Study Links HRRP to Mortality Increases for Heart Failure, Pneumonia

Cardiovascular Business, January 2, 2019


Hospital readmission reduction program linked to heart failure, pneumonia deaths

UPI, December 24, 2018


Data Hint at Unintended Consequences of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

TCTMD, December 21, 2018


Annals of Internal Medicine, December 2018


New Cholesterol Drug’s High Price May Not be Worth it: Study

Health Day, January 2, 2019


Alirocumab Not Cost-Effective for Treating LDL Cholesterol

Healio, January 3, 2019


New Cholesterol Drug Works But Not Worth the Cost Experts Say

UPI, January 2, 2019


New Cholesterol Drug's High Cost May Not Be Worth It

WSIL-TV, January 4, 2019



British Medical Journal, December 2018

Scientists Cracked Themselves Up With a Study That Found Parachutes Are No More Effective Than Empty Backpacks

Smithsonian, December 31, 2018


Researchers Show Parachutes Don't Work, But There's a Catch

NPR, December 22, 2018


Skydivers Don’t Need Parachutes, Scientists Don’t Actually Find
Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School, December 17, 2018


Medical Care, December 2018


Opioid epidemic, Medicaid coverage contribute to jump in homeless ER visits

Boston Business Journal, December 27, 2018


Hospitalizations Are on the Rise Among Homeless Individuals

AJMC ‘In Focus’ Blog, December 26, 2018


Hospitalizations for Homeless Individuals are on the Rise, Driven by Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

Health Care Finance News, December 17, 2018 


What’s Driving the Rise in Homeless Hospitalizations?
HealthCentral, December 17, 2018 

Study Shows Rising Rates of Hospitalization Among Homeless
Medical Press, November 30, 2018

Hospitalizations Rising Among the Homeless
U.S. News & World Report, December 11, 2018

Media Coverage, 2018

Hospitals With Higher SAVR Mortality Likely to Have Higher TAVR Mortality Too
tctMD/the heartbeat, December 12, 2018 

Heart Disease Risk is Hidden in Your Genes
Vox, August 24, 2018

A New Genetic Test for Heart Attacks Could Help People Avoid Unpleasant Medical Surprises
WBUR, August 13, 2018

New ORBITA Insights: Invasive Physiology Tests Track Closely with Ischemia, but Not Symptom Improvement
tctMD/the heart beat, May 22, 2018

PCI Public Reporting: Where Some Point to Problems, Others Propose Solutions
tctMD / the heart beat 

How Do Public Report Cards Affect Physicians' Treatment Decisions?  Science Daily/BIDMC Press Release

Study Questions Readmissions Data as Standard for Care Quality
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, March 28, 2018

Medicare’s Reliance on 3 Conditions to Calculate Quality Penalties Called Incomplete by Study, March 27, 2018

Medicare’s Readmission Measures Misrepresent Hospital Quality, March 26, 2018

Increased Hospital Payments Linked to Better Heart Attack Outcomes: 4 Things to Know
Becker’s Hospital Review, March 16, 2018

Higher Spending for  Medicare Heart Attack Patients Has Modest Effect in Preventing Death
Health Care Finance, March 16, 2018

Study Finds Pay for Performance Programs Have Positive Impact on Heart Attack Patients
Life Science Daily, March 16, 2018

Media Coverage, 2017

The Data Are In, but Debate Rages: Are Hospital Readmission Penalties A Good Idea?
STAT, December 11, 2017

1 in 6 Readmitted After Peripheral Revascularization
MedPage Today, December 4, 2017

Readmission Rates High After Revasularization for PAD
Medscape, December 4, 2017

18% of PAD Patients Readmitted Within 30 Days of Revascularization
Cardiovascular Business, December 6, 2017

Burden of Readmission High in Patients Following Revascularization
TCTMD, December 4, 2017

TCT: Sapien Saved Healthcare $$$ in Intermediate Risk TAVR
MedPage Today, Nov. 1, 2017

TCT 2017: TAVR ‘Economically Dominant’ Over SAVR for Aortic Stenosis Patients at Intermediate Risk
Cardiovascular Business, Oct. 31, 2017

Less Than Half of Patients Prescribed New Cholesterol Drug Receive Insurance Approval
AHA Press Release, Oct. 30, 2017

Many Patients Denied Approval for PCSK9 Inhibitor Therapy
Healio/Cardiology Today, Oct. 30, 2017

Half of Patients With Super High Cholesterol Can’t Get Drugs That Could Help
Forbes, Oct. 30, 2017

Cardiologist’s Twitter Poll Highlights TCT Trials of Greatest Interest
Cardiovascular Business, Oct. 27, 2017

Complex Target Lesion Anatomy Linked to Increased Ischemic Events
Healio/CardioToday’s Intervention, Oct. 23, 2017

3 Lessons for the FDA Following Abbott’s Cybersecurity Recall
Fierce Healthcare, Oct. 19, 2017

This Obamacare Rule Keeps You Out of the Hospital. Will It Survive?
Bloomberg, March 10, 2017

Analysis of Hospital Readmissions of All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High-Risk Groups
BIDMC Press Release, July 10, 2017

Non-Medicare Patients Account for Almost Half of All 30-Day Readmissions
Health Leaders Media, July 12, 2017

Study: Physicians Miss Early Signs of Heart Disease More Often Than They Should
Cardiovascular Business, July 5, 2017

Ethics Study: Incomplete State Laws May Complicate Medical Decision Making
BIDMC Press Release, April 12, 2017

Readmissions Penalties Work. Here’s proof
Health Leaders Media, January 3, 2017

Media Coverage, 2016

Hospitals Reduce Readmissions
U.S. News & World Report, December 27, 2016

Study Finds CMS’ Hospital Readmission Penalties Worked Under Affordable Care Act
Modern Healthcare, December 27, 2016

An Obamacare Success: Financial Penalties Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates
STAT, December 27, 2016

Fiscal Penalties for Low-Performing Hospitals Linked to Improved Readmission Rates
Becker’s Hospital Review, December 27, 2016

Affordable Care Act Penalties Pay Dividends in Readmissions Reductions, Annals of Internal Medicine Study Shows
Healthcare Finance News, December 27, 2016

Hospital Readmission Rates Decrease Following Passage of Affordable Care Act Financial Penalties
Infection Control Today, December 27, 2016

Study: Obamacare Fines Reduced Hospital Readmissions Rates
Newsmax, December 27, 2016

ACA Penalties for Hospital Readmissions Effective
Benefits PRO, December 30, 2016

Location Matters: Getting Acute MI Care At a High-Quality Hospital Has Lasting Benefits
TCTMD, October 6, 2016

Heart-Earned Results: Family pledges $8.3 million to establish the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology
BIDMC Giving Matters, Fall 2016

High-Risk Cardiac Patients from Public Reporting Is Linked to Improved Outcomes
BIDMC Press Release, July 27, 2016

Public Reporting: Policy Changes in New York May Have Boosted PCI Rates Of MI Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock
TCTMD, July 27, 2016

Arterial Closure in Transfemoral PCI May Offer Clinical Benefit, But Cost-Effectiveness Unclear
TCTMD, April 15, 2016

Study Results Offer Ability to Individualize Treatment Duration of Blood-Thinning Drugs After Stent Procedure
BIDMC Press Release, March 29, 2016

Top Ten Tricks for Radial Procedures
TCTMD, January 6, 2016

AHA: Risk Score IDs Patients Who Benefit from Extended DART
MedPage Today, November 10, 2015