Smith Center Publications
Read about the research and studies conducted by Smith Center's faculty in the following publications.
Each year, Smith Center faculty publish dozens of publications in leading journals. View visual abstracts of recently published papers from the Smith Center.
Is higher Medicare spending for an episode of heart failure care associated with better outcomes?
Higher hospital-level 30-day spending on heart failure care was associated with lower patient mortality.
Are publicly reported hospital readmission measures applicable to unreported conditions and other patient populations?
Half of hospitals would have a change in penalty status if it were calculated based on either the Medicare unreported or non-Medicare groups.
The nationwide burden of 30-day readmissions following revascularization for PAD
More than 1 in 6 patients with PAD are readmitted within 30 days after revascularization.
Do hospitals that spend more achieve better outcomes for patients with AMI?
Higher hospital-level 30-day spending on AMI care was associated with modest reductions in patient mortality.