Farhood Farjah
University of Washington
EpidemiologyCancerInternal medicineRadiologySurgeryOncologyOdds ratioCardiothoracic surgeryRetrospective cohort studyIntensive care medicineStage (cooking)Cohort studyHazard ratioPositron emission tomographyLung cancerCarcinomaPneumonectomyLungMEDLINEMediastinoscopyConfidence intervalProportional hazards modelGeneral surgeryMedicineCohort
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#1Rhami Khorfan (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 4
#2David T. Cooke (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 17
Last. Julia M. CoughlinH-Index: 2
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Structured Abstract Objective While previous studies have identified variation in quality lung cancer care, existing quality metrics may not fully capture the complexity of cancer care. The Thoracic Surgery Outcomes Research Network recently developed quality measures to address this. We evaluate baseline adherence to these measures, and identify factors associated with adherence. Methods Patients with pathologic stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer from 2010-2015 were identified in the Nationa...
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#1Elizabeth Peterson (UW: University of Washington)
#2Kathryn Harris (UW: University of Washington)
Last. Leah M. Marcotte (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 5
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Improving risk factor documentation in the electronic health record (EHR) is important in order to determine patient eligibility for lung cancer screening. System-level prioritization combined with a clinic-level initiative can improve risk factor documentation rates. Multi-faceted interventions that include training, process improvement, data management, and continuous performance feedback are effective and can be integrated into existing workflows.
#1Elliot L. Servais (Lahey Hospital & Medical Center)H-Index: 2
#2Christopher W. Towe (Case Western Reserve University)H-Index: 11
Last. Daniel P. Raymond (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 17
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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS GTSD) remains the largest and most robust thoracic surgical database in the world. Participating sites receive risk-adjusted performance reports for benchmarking and quality improvement initiatives. The GTSD also provides several mechanisms for high-quality clinical research using data from 271 participant sites and nearly 720,000 procedures since its inception in 2002. Participant sites are audited at random annually for co...
#1James M. Clark (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 51
#2Benjamin D. Kozower (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 19
Last. Lisa M. Brown (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 26
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Background Current smokers undergoing lobectomy are at greater risk of complications than are former smokers. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) composite score for rating program performance for lobectomy adjusts for smoking status, a modifiable risk factor. This study examined variability in the proportion of current smokers undergoing lobectomy among STS database participants. Additionally, the study determined whether each participant’s rating changed if smoking was excluded from the ris...
#1Farhood Farjah (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 21
#2Nichole T. Tanner (Veterans Health Administration)H-Index: 10
Last. Nichole T. Tanner (MUSC: Medical University of South Carolina)H-Index: 20
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Mediastinal lymph node staging in the setting of known or suspected lung cancer is supported by multiple professional societies as standard for high quality care, yet proper mediastinal staging is often lacking. Neglecting pathologic lymph node sampling can under- or overstage the patient and lead to inappropriate treatment. While some cases of nodal disease are radiographically obvious, others are not as apparent and both situations require pathologic proof to allow for appropriate treatment se...
#1John I. Monu (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 1
#2Chethana Achar (NU: Northwestern University)
Last. Farhood Farjah (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Background Lung cancer screening remains underutilized despite its proven mortality benefit. Health systems have attempted to increase screening awareness through advertising. Psychological theories suggest that construal level (a personal orientation towards the big picture or the details) and regulatory focus (goals emphasizing acquisition of a good, or avoidance of a bad outcome) play a key role in health advertising effectiveness. These theories have not been examined in a screen-el...
#1Matthew Triplette (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 11
#2J. Hank Thayer (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 2
Last. Kristina Crothers (Veterans Health Administration)H-Index: 54
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#1Wilson Luiz da Costa (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 10
#2Xiangjun Gu (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 1
Last. Nader N. Massarweh (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 23
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Abstract Background Treatment selection for patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) is predicated on clinical staging information, which is inaccurate in 20%-30% of cases and should impact the delivery of guideline-concordant treatment. We aimed to evaluate the association between staging concordance at the patient- and hospital-level with the delivery of guideline-concordant treatment among EA patients. Methods National cohort study of resected EA patients in the National Cancer Data Base ...
#1Farhood Farjah (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 21
#2Sarah E. Monsell (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 23
Last. Diana S. M. Buist (KP: Kaiser Permanente)H-Index: 13
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Importance Whether guideline-concordant lung nodule evaluations lead to better outcomes remains unknown. Objective To examine the association between the intensity of lung nodule diagnostic evaluations and outcomes, safety, and health expenditures. Design, setting, and participants This comparative effectiveness research study analyzed health plan enrollees at Kaiser Permanente Washington in Seattle, Washington, and Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin, with an incidental lung nodule detec...
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