ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

Jay G. Berry, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and hospitalist who specializes in the care of children with medical complexity.  Much of his research examines care delivery, clinical outcomes, and health resource utilization of this important population of children.  Dr. Berry’s current NIH and foundation-funded research on children with medical complexity includes the development and use of contingency plans, the use of machine learning methods to assess the impact of co-morbid conditions on health and utilization, and the development and use of standards of hospital discharge care.

Active Projects:

2009-2014 Improving Healthcare Integration for Children with Tracheostomy

NICHD K23 HD058092-01A1
Principal Investigator

The goal of this project is to improve healthcare integration and decrease re-hospitalizations for medically-complex children using an innovative information technology application (personally-controlled health record).

2012-2014 Hospital Discharge Planning for Children

Principal Investigator

The goal of this project is to develop national standards of discharge care for hospitalized children.

2014-2015 Innovative Research Methods to Study Children with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R21; approved for funding by Council)
Principal Investigator

The goals of this project are:

  1. To adapt for children a publicly available, comprehensive diagnosis classification scheme to describe identify and describe the clinical diagnoses of children with multiple chronic conditions (CMCC);
  2. to employ an innovative, machine learning method to systematically identify the most consequential interactions of coexisting chronic conditions in CMCC and to predict high resource utilization in these children.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Berry received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2001.  He completed pediatrics residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center at the University of Utah in 2004.  Dr. Berry completed the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship and the Harvard School of Public Health Clinical Effectiveness Program in 2006.  He founded the Complex Care Quality Improvement Research Collaborative through the Children’s Hospital Association.  He is co-chair of the Academic Pediatrics Association Complex Care Special Interest Group.  Dr. Berry is the recipient of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Contribution Using HCUP Award, the Young Clinician Research Award from the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, and the AcademyHealth Nemours Child Health Services Research Award.  His research has been featured in U.S News, WBUR (Massachusetts Public Radio), and the Wall Street Journal.

Selected Publications

  1. Berry JG, Graham D, Graham R, O’Brien J, Hall M, Roberson D, Goldmann D. Predictors of clinical outcomes and hospital resource for children following tracheotomy: A five-year multi-institutional analysis. Pediatrics. 2009;124(2):563-72.
  2. Srivastava R, Berry JG, Hall M, Downey J, O’Gorman M, Dean, M, Barnhart D. Reflux related hospital admissions after fundoplication in children with neurological impairment: Retrospective Cohort Study. BMJ. 2009;339:b4411. PMCID: PMC2779335.
  3. Simon T, Berry JG, Feudtner C, Stone B, Sheng X, Bratton S, Dean JM, Srivastava R. Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the U.S. Pediatrics. 2010;126(4):647-655. PMCID: PMC2962571.
  4. Berry JG, Graham R, Roberson D, Graham D, Zhou J, Putney H, O’brien J, Goldmann D. Patient characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality in children following tracheotomy. Arch Dis Child. 2010;95(9):703-710. PMCID: PMC3118570.
  5. Berry JG, Hall D, Cohen A, Kuo D, Agrawal D, Kueser J, Feudtner C, Hall M, Neff J. Hospital utilization and characteristics of patients experiencing recurrent readmissions within children's hospitals. JAMA. 2011;305(7):682-690. PMCID: PMC3118568.
  6. Berry JG, Agrawal R, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Risko W, Hall M, Casey P, Gordon J, Srivastava R. Characteristics of hospitalizations for patients who use a structured clinical care program for children with medical complexity. J Pediatr. 2011;159(2):284-290. PMCID: PMC3138997.
  7. Berry JG, Poduri A, Bonkowsky JL, Zhou J, Graham DA, Welch C, Putney H, Srivastava R. Trends in resource utilization by children with neurological impairment in the United States inpatient health care system: a repeat cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2012;9(1):e1001158. PMCID: PMC3260313.
  8. Cohen E, Berry JG, Camacho X, Anderson G, Wodchis W, Guttmann A. Patterns and costs of health care use of children with medical complexity. Pediatrics. 2012;130(6):e1463-1470.
  9. Berry JG, Hall M, Hall DE, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Mandl KD, Clifton H, Neff J. Inpatient growth and resource use in 28 children's hospitals: A longitudinal, multi-institutional study. JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(2):170-177. PMCID: PMC3663043.
  10. Berry JG, Toomey SL, Zaslavsky AM, Jha AK, Nakamura MM, Klein DJ, Feng JY, Shulman S, Chiang VW, Kaplan W, Hall M, Schuster MA. Pediatric readmission prevalence and variability across hospitals. JAMA. 2013;309(4):372-380. PMCID: PMC3640861.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. The Pediatric-Specific American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Score: A Multicenter Study. Anesth Analg. 2021 Mar 01; 132(3):807-817. View abstract
  2. Parent Perspectives on Short-Term Recovery After Spinal Fusion Surgery in Children With Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Patient Exp. 2020 Dec; 7(6):1369-1377. View abstract
  3. Risk factors for gastrointestinal complications after spinal fusion in children with cerebral palsy. Spine Deform. 2020 Nov 17. View abstract
  4. Hospital resource use after hip reconstruction surgery in children with neurological complex chronic conditions. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2021 Feb; 63(2):204-210. View abstract
  5. Comprehensive Risk Assessment of Morbidity in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: An Institutional Experience. Anesth Analg. 2020 11; 131(5):1607-1615. View abstract
  6. Hospitalization Outcomes for Rural Children with Mental Health Conditions. J Pediatr. 2021 Feb; 229:240-246.e1. View abstract
  7. Comprehensive Risk Assessment of Morbidity in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: An Institutional Experience. Anesth Analg. 2020 Sep 07. View abstract
  8. The Interwoven Nature of Medical and Social Complexity in US Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Sep 01; 174(9):891-893. View abstract
  9. Being Mindful About Follow-up Care After Pediatric Hospitalization for Bronchiolitis. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Sep 01; 174(9):e201945. View abstract
  10. A systematic concept analysis of 'technology dependent': challenging the terminology. Eur J Pediatr. 2021 Jan; 180(1):1-12. View abstract
  11. One Size Does Not Fit All: A Perspective on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification for Pediatric Patients. Anesth Analg. 2020 06; 130(6):1685-1692. View abstract
  12. The Elephant in the Hospital Room Charge. Pediatrics. 2020 06; 145(6). View abstract
  13. Key constituents for integration of care for children assisted with long-term home ventilation: a European study. BMC Pediatr. 2020 02 15; 20(1):71. View abstract
  14. Implementing a Multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway Can Reduce the Deep Surgical Site Infection Rate After Posterior Spinal Fusion in High-Risk Patients. Spine Deform. 2019 Jan; 7(1):33-39. View abstract
  15. Does the Current American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification Represent the Chronic Disease Burden in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia? Anesth Analg. 2019 10; 129(4):1175-1180. View abstract
  16. Variation in Hospitalization Rates Following Emergency Department Visits in Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2019 11; 214:113-120.e1. View abstract
  17. Identification of Children With High-Intensity Neurological Impairment. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Aug 19. View abstract
  18. Pediatric complex care and surgery comanagement: Preparation for spinal fusion. J Child Health Care. 2020 09; 24(3):402-410. View abstract
  19. Hospital Readmission of Adolescents and Young Adults With Complex Chronic Disease. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 07 03; 2(7):e197613. View abstract
  20. Parent-to-Parent Advice on Considering Spinal Fusion in Children with Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Pediatr. 2019 10; 213:149-154. View abstract
  21. Outpatient Prescription Opioid Use in Pediatric Medicaid Enrollees With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2019 06; 143(6). View abstract
  22. Modelling collaboration of primary and secondary care for children with complex care needs: long-term ventilation as an example. Eur J Pediatr. 2019 Jun; 178(6):891-901. View abstract
  23. Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children: 2009-2015. Pediatrics. 2019 04; 143(4). View abstract
  24. Chronic Medication Use in Children Insured by Medicaid: A Multistate Retrospective Cohort Study. Pediatrics. 2019 04; 143(4). View abstract
  25. Predicting Postoperative Physiologic Decline After Surgery. Pediatrics. 2019 04; 143(4). View abstract
  26. Association of Extending Hospital Length of Stay With Reduced Pediatric Hospital Readmissions. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 02 01; 173(2):186-188. View abstract
  27. Association of Home Respiratory Equipment and Supply Use with Health Care Resource Utilization in Children. J Pediatr. 2019 04; 207:169-175.e2. View abstract
  28. Implementing a Multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway Can Reduce the Deep Surgical Site Infection Rate After Posterior Spinal Fusion in High-Risk Patients. Spine Deform. 2019 01; 7(1):33-39. View abstract
  29. Pediatric patients with home mechanical ventilation: The health services landscape. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 01; 54(1):40-46. View abstract
  30. Management and integration of care for children living with complex care needs at the acute-community interface in Europe. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018 11; 2(11):822-831. View abstract
  31. Principles for provision of integrated complex care for children across the acute-community interface in Europe. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018 11; 2(11):832-838. View abstract
  32. Healthcare expenditures for privately insured US patients with cystic fibrosis, 2010-2016. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 12; 53(12):1611-1618. View abstract
  33. Caring for Patients With Neurological Impairment: Conversations Between a Pediatrician and Geriatrician. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 09 01; 172(9):795-796. View abstract
  34. Mental Health Conditions and Unplanned Hospital Readmissions in Children. J Hosp Med. 2018 07; 13(7):445-452. View abstract
  35. Timing and Causes of Common Pediatric Readmissions. J Pediatr. 2018 09; 200:240-248.e1. View abstract
  36. Associations of Coexisting Conditions with Healthcare Spending for Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr. 2018 09; 200:111-117.e1. View abstract
  37. Well-Child Visits of Medicaid-Insured Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2018 08; 199:223-230.e2. View abstract
  38. Development of Hospitalization Resource Intensity Scores for Kids (H-RISK) and Comparison across Pediatric Populations. J Hosp Med. 2018 09 01; 13(9):602-608. View abstract
  39. Length of Stay and Cost of Pediatric Readmissions. Pediatrics. 2018 04; 141(4). View abstract
  40. Clinician Perceptions of the Importance of Hospital Discharge Components for Children. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Mar/Apr; 40(2):79-88. View abstract
  41. Status Complexicus? The Emergence of Pediatric Complex Care. Pediatrics. 2018 03; 141(Suppl 3):S202-S211. View abstract
  42. Ethical Framework for Risk Stratification and Mitigation Programs for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2018 03; 141(Suppl 3):S250-S258. View abstract
  43. Age trends in 30 day hospital readmissions: US national retrospective analysis. BMJ. 2018 02 27; 360:k497. View abstract
  44. Health-care spending and utilization for children discharged from a neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2018 06; 38(6):734-741. View abstract
  45. Issues Identified by Postdischarge Contact after Pediatric Hospitalization: A Multisite Study. J Hosp Med. 2018 04; 13(4):236-242. View abstract
  46. Predicting Low-Resource-Intensity Emergency Department Visits in Children. Acad Pediatr. 2018 04; 18(3):297-304. View abstract
  47. Risk factors for hospitalizations due to bacterial respiratory tract infections after tracheotomy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 03; 53(3):349-357. View abstract
  48. Neonatal HSV Disease: Balancing the Low Incidence With the Need to Treat Promptly. Pediatrics. 2018 02; 141(2). View abstract
  49. Postacute Care after Pediatric Hospitalizations for a Primary Mental Health Condition. J Pediatr. 2018 02; 193:222-228.e1. View abstract
  50. Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials That Evaluate the Effectiveness of Hospital-Initiated Postdischarge Interventions on Hospital Readmission. J Healthc Qual. 2017 Nov/Dec; 39(6):354-366. View abstract
  51. Admissions to Acute Care Within 30 and 90 Days of Discharge Home From a Pediatric Post-acute Care Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 11; 7(11):682-685. View abstract
  52. Outpatient Visits Before Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Hospitalization of Children Receiving Medicaid. Acad Pediatr. 2018 May - Jun; 18(4):390-396. View abstract
  53. Perioperative Spending on Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2017 Oct; 140(4). View abstract
  54. Use of Post-Acute Facility Care in Children Hospitalized With Acute Respiratory Illness. J Hosp Med. 2017 08; 12(8):626-631. View abstract
  55. Characteristics of Children Enrolled in Medicaid With High-Frequency Emergency Department Use. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3). View abstract
  56. High-Expenditure Pharmaceutical Use Among Children in Medicaid. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3). View abstract
  57. Contributions of Children With Multiple Chronic Conditions to Pediatric Hospitalizations in the United States: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 7(7):365-372. View abstract
  58. Association of Income Inequality With Pediatric Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 06 05; 171(6):e170322. View abstract
  59. Delayed Diagnoses in Children with Constipation: Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2017 07; 186:87-94.e16. View abstract
  60. Trends in Hospital Utilization and Costs among Pediatric Palliative Care Recipients. J Palliat Med. 2017 09; 20(9):946-953. View abstract
  61. Exploring Integration of Care for Children Living with Complex Care Needs across the European Union and European Economic Area. Int J Integr Care. 2017 Apr 24; 17(2):1. View abstract
  62. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Readmissions for Common Chronic Conditions. J Pediatr. 2017 07; 186:158-164.e1. View abstract
  63. Healthcare utilization and spending by children with cancer on Medicaid. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Nov; 64(11). View abstract
  64. Nursing-led Home Visits Post-hospitalization for Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 May - Jun; 34:10-16. View abstract
  65. Constipation-Related Health Care Utilization in Children Before and After Hospitalization for Constipation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Jan; 57(1):40-45. View abstract
  66. Comorbidities and Complications of Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3). View abstract
  67. Healthcare Utilization and Spending for Constipation in Children With Versus Without Complex Chronic Conditions. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 01; 64(1):31-36. View abstract
  68. Shining the Light on Parity and Disparity in Childhood Asthma Care. Pediatrics. 2017 01; 139(1). View abstract
  69. Discharge Interventions and Modifiable Risk Factors for Preventing Hospital Readmissions in Children with Medical Complexity. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2017; 12(4):290-297. View abstract
  70. Impact of Chronic Conditions on Emergency Department Visits of Children Using Medicaid. J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:267-274. View abstract
  71. Mental Health Conditions and Medical and Surgical Hospital Utilization. Pediatrics. 2016 12; 138(6). View abstract
  72. Collaborating With a Statistician: Bringing a Clinical Perspective to Statistics. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 12; 6(12):750-752. View abstract
  73. Financial Loss for Inpatient Care of Medicaid-Insured Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 11 01; 170(11):1055-1062. View abstract
  74. Psychiatric Disorders and Trends in Resource Use in Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2016 11; 138(5). View abstract
  75. Home Health Nursing Care and Hospital Use for Medically Complex Children. Pediatrics. 2016 11; 138(5). View abstract
  76. Family and healthcare professionals' perceptions of a pilot hospice at home programme for children: a qualitative study. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Oct 28; 15(1):89. View abstract
  77. Association between Postdischarge Oral Corticosteroid Prescription Fills and Readmission in Children with Asthma. J Pediatr. 2017 01; 180:163-169.e1. View abstract
  78. Trends in Health Care Spending for Children in Medicaid With High Resource Use. Pediatrics. 2016 10; 138(4). View abstract
  79. This Is My Hospital's Performance on Quality of Care-No Excuses. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 09 01; 170(9):837-8. View abstract
  80. Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Outcomes of Children with Neurologic Impairment and Bacterial Pneumonia. J Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 178:156-163.e1. View abstract
  81. Long length of hospital stay in children with medical complexity. J Hosp Med. 2016 11; 11(11):750-756. View abstract
  82. Characteristics of Rural Children Admitted to Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2016 05; 137(5). View abstract
  83. Two-year mortality, complications, and healthcare use in children with medicaid following tracheostomy. Laryngoscope. 2016 11; 126(11):2611-2617. View abstract
  84. Pediatric Hospital Discharges to Home Health and Postacute Facility Care: A National Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 170(4):326-33. View abstract
  85. To Risk Adjust or Not to Risk Adjust: Should That Be the Question? JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 170(4):319-20. View abstract
  86. Hospitalizations of Low-Income Children and Children With Severe Health Conditions: Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 170(2):176-8. View abstract
  87. Aspiration and Non-Aspiration Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children With Neurologic Impairment. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20151612. View abstract
  88. Hospital Utilization Among Children With the Highest Annual Inpatient Cost. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20151829. View abstract
  89. Comparison of Health Care Spending and Utilization Among Children With Medicaid Insurance. Pediatrics. 2015 Dec; 136(6):e1521-9. View abstract
  90. Preventing Readmissions in Children: How Do We Do That? Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Nov; 5(11):602-4. View abstract
  91. Health Services and Health Care Needs Fulfilled by Structured Clinical Programs for Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:291-6.e1. View abstract
  92. Emergency Department Use of Computed Tomography for Children with Ventricular Shunts. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 167(6):1382-8.e2. View abstract
  93. Total Direct Medical Expenses and Characteristics of Privately Insured Adolescents Who Incur High Costs. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 169(10):e152682. View abstract
  94. Hospital Use in the Last Year of Life for Children With Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov; 136(5):938-46. View abstract
  95. Pediatric Post-Acute Hospital Care: Striving for Identity and Value. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 5(10):548-51. View abstract
  96. Same-Hospital Readmission Rates as a Measure of Pediatric Quality of Care. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 169(10):905-12. View abstract
  97. Recognizing Differences in Hospital Quality Performance for Pediatric Inpatient Care. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):251-62. View abstract
  98. Ways to Identify Children with Medical Complexity and the Importance of Why. J Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 167(2):229-37. View abstract
  99. Summary of STARNet: Seamless Transitions and (Re)admissions Network. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):164-75. View abstract
  100. Children with medical complexity and Medicaid: spending and cost savings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Dec; 33(12):2199-206. View abstract
  101. A framework of pediatric hospital discharge care informed by legislation, research, and practice. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 168(10):955-62; quiz 965-6. View abstract
  102. Characteristics of recurrent utilization in pediatric emergency departments. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct; 134(4):e1025-31. View abstract
  103. Measuring pediatric hospital readmission rates to drive quality improvement. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5 Suppl):S39-46. View abstract
  104. Pediatric hospital care for children with life-threatening illness and the role of palliative care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):719-33. View abstract
  105. Hospitalizations in children with preexisting tracheostomy: a national perspective. Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):462-8. View abstract
  106. Indications, Hospital Course, and Complexity of Patients Undergoing Tracheostomy at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 08; 151(2):232-9. View abstract
  107. Does Nissen fundoplication decrease reflux-related problems including respiratory illness in children with neurological impairment?--reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 168(2):188-9. View abstract
  108. The comparative effectiveness of ventricular shunt placement versus endoscopic third ventriculostomy for initial treatment of hydrocephalus in infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 13(3):295-300. View abstract
  109. Rehospitalization for childhood asthma: timing, variation, and opportunities for intervention. J Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 164(2):300-5. View abstract
  110. Effectiveness of fundoplication at the time of gastrostomy in infants with neurological impairment. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 167(10):911-8. View abstract
  111. Hospital readmission and parent perceptions of their child's hospital discharge. Int J Qual Health Care. 2013 Oct; 25(5):573-81. View abstract
  112. Children's hospitals with shorter lengths of stay do not have higher readmission rates. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 163(4):1034-8.e1. View abstract
  113. Inpatient growth and resource use in 28 children's hospitals: a longitudinal, multi-institutional study. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 167(2):170-7. View abstract
  114. Pediatric readmission prevalence and variability across hospitals. JAMA. 2013 Jan 23; 309(4):372-80. View abstract
  115. Patterns and costs of health care use of children with medical complexity. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1463-70. View abstract
  116. Relationship between community prevalence of obesity and associated behavioral factors and community rates of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2013 Sep; 7(5):718-28. View abstract
  117. Unmet eye care needs among U.S. 5th-grade students. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):55-8. View abstract
  118. Risk factors of sudden death in young adult patients with myelomeningocele. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 9(2):149-55. View abstract
  119. Trends in resource utilization by children with neurological impairment in the United States inpatient health care system: a repeat cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2012 Jan; 9(1):e1001158. View abstract
  120. Tracheotomy-related catastrophic events: results of a national survey. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):30-7. View abstract
  121. Tracheotomy outcomes and complications: a national perspective. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):25-9. View abstract
  122. A national profile of caregiver challenges among more medically complex children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):1020-6. View abstract
  123. Statistical uncertainty of mortality rates and rankings for children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2011 Oct; 128(4):e966-72. View abstract
  124. Health information management and perceptions of the quality of care for children with tracheotomy: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 May 23; 11:117. View abstract
  125. Characteristics of hospitalizations for patients who use a structured clinical care program for children with medical complexity. J Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 159(2):284-90. View abstract
  126. Children with medical complexity: an emerging population for clinical and research initiatives. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):529-38. View abstract
  127. Hospital utilization and characteristics of patients experiencing recurrent readmissions within children's hospitals. JAMA. 2011 Feb 16; 305(7):682-90. View abstract
  128. Health inequity in children and youth with chronic health conditions. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S111-9. View abstract
  129. Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):647-55. View abstract
  130. Patient characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality in children following tracheotomy. Arch Dis Child. 2010 Sep; 95(9):703-10. View abstract
  131. Metachromatic leukodystrophy: a case of triplets with the late infantile variant and a systematic review of the literature. J Child Neurol. 2010 May; 25(5):572-80. View abstract
  132. Reflux related hospital admissions after fundoplication in children with neurological impairment: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009 Nov 18; 339:b4411. View abstract
  133. Predictors of clinical outcomes and hospital resource use of children after tracheotomy. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):563-72. View abstract
  134. A Multicenter Study of Factors Influencing Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Survival in Infants and Children. Neurosurgery. 2009 Jun 01; 64(6):E1206. View abstract
  135. A multicenter study of factors influencing cerebrospinal fluid shunt survival in infants and children. Neurosurgery. 2008 May; 62(5):1095-102; discussion 1102-3. View abstract
  136. A multi-institutional, 5-year analysis of initial and multiple ventricular shunt revisions in children. Neurosurgery. 2008 Feb; 62(2):445-53; discussion 453-4. View abstract
  137. Prognostic value of B-type natriuretic peptide in surgical palliation of children with single-ventricle congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jan; 29(1):70-5. View abstract
  138. Hospital volumes for common pediatric specialty operations. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161(1):38-43. View abstract
  139. In-hospital mortality for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome after stage I surgical palliation: teaching versus nonteaching hospitals. Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4):1307-13. View abstract