Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)

Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)The Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin is made up of faculty and support staff who focus on research related to health care services and patient outcomes. Many research projects are population based, utilizing various large databases such as the SEER-Medicare linked records and Medicare billing records. Not all projects in the Center rely on such secondary data. Primary data collection is currently under way for studies of chronic rhinosinusitis, osteoporosis, breast cancer care, colon cancer screening and the role of numeracy in cancer screening behavior. Professors Prakash Laud and Sergey Tarima work with physicians and other medical researchers in the Center. Biostatistics PhD students are provided opportunities to work in the Center. Most of the projects here are funded by government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense or by private foundations.

Collaborative Publications:

2011 Publications:

Ma X, Laud PW, Pintar F, Kim JE, Shih A, Shen W, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB, and Zhu S, Obesity and non-fatal motor vehicle crash injuries: sex difference effects, International Journal of Obesity (London); 2011 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Marbella AM, Laud PW, Brasel KJ, and Layde PM, Patient risk factors for medical injury: A case-control study, Quality & Safety in Health Care; 20(2):187-93, 2011.

Schapira MM, Neuner J, Fletcher KE, Gilligan MA, Hayes E, and Laud P, The relationship of health numeracy to cancer screening, Journal of Cancer Education, 26(1):103-10, 2011.

Singh S, Fletcher KE, Schapira MM, Conti M, Tarima S, Biblo LA, and Whittle J, strong>A comparison of outcomes of general medical inpatient care provided by a hospitalist - Physician assistant model vs. a traditional resident based model, Journal of Hospital Medicine; 6(3):122-30, 2011.

Wang MC, Laud PW, Macias M, and Nattinger AB, Strengths and Limitations of International Classification of Disease Ninth Revision Clinical Modification Codes in Defining Cervical Spine Surgery, Spine; 36(1):E38-44, 2011.

Wang MC, Laud PW, Macias M, and Nattinger AB, Utility of a Combined CPT and ICD9-CM Code Algorithm in Classifying Cervical Spine Surgery for Degenerative Changes, Spine (Phila Pa 1976); 2011 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]

2011 Abstracts:

Fletcher K, Singh S, Ratkalkar V, Schapira M, Whittle J, Visotcky A, Laud P, and Goodman S, How much discontinuity does a hospitalized patient experience?, SGIM 34th Annual Meeting, May 2011.