Mary S. Vaughan-Sarrazin, PhD

Portrait
Core Investigator
Director, Data Analysis Core, Midwest Rural Health Resource Center
Director, Data Analysis Core, Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE)
Director, Data Analysis Core, VISN 23 Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Evaluation Laboratory
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office: B42-255 VAMC
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-338-0581

Education

BBA, Management Information Systems, University of Iowa
MA, Economics, Northwestern University
PhD, Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Publications

Appenheimer, A. B., Bokhour, B., McInnes, D. K., Richardson, K. K., Thurman, A. L., Beck, B. F., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Asch, S. M., Midboe, A. M., Taylor, T., Dvorin, K., Gifford, A. L. & Ohl, M. E. (2017). Should Human Immunodeficiency Virus Specialty Clinics Treat Patients With Hypertension or Refer to Primary Care? An Analysis of Treatment Outcomes. Open Forum Infect Dis, 4(1), ofx005. PMID: 28480278.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Jones, M., Mazur, A., Cram, P., Ayyagari, P. & Chrischilles, E. (2017). Cost of Hospital Admissions in Medicare Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Taking Warfarin, Dabigatran, or Rivaroxaban. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 69(3), 360-362. PMID: 28104077.

Vander Weg, M. W., Holman, J. E., Rahman, H., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Hillis, S. L., Fu, S. S., Grant, K. M., Prochazka, A. V., Adams, S. L., Battaglia, C. T., Buchanan, L. M., Tinkelman, D. & Katz, D. A. (2017). Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized Veterans: Cessation results from the VA-BEST trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 77, 79-88.

Kabra, R., Girotra, S. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2017). Reply: Race and Stroke risk in atrial fibrillation: the limitations of a social construct. (Vols. 69). (7), pp. 907-908. J AM Coll Cardiol. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.052.

Goto, M., Schweizer, M. L., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Perencevich, E. N., Livorsi, D. J., Diekema, D. J., Richardson, K. K., Beck, B. F., Alexander, B. & Ohl, M. E. (2017). Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014. JAMA internal medicine, 177(10), 1489-1497. PMID: 28873140.

Palamaner Subash Shantha, G., Mentias, A., Inampudi, C., Kumar, A. A., Chaikriangkrai, K., Bhise, V., Deshmukh, A., Patel, N., Pancholy, S., Horwitz, P. A., Mickelsen, S., Bhave, P. D., Giudici, M., Oral, H. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2017). Sex-Specific Associations of Oral Anticoagulant Use and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(8). PMID: 28862952.

Hadlandsmyth, K., Vander Weg, M. W., McCoy, K. D., Mosher, H. J., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Lund, B. C. (2017). Risk for Prolonged Opioid Use Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in Veterans. The Journal of arthroplasty. PMID: 28927564.

Palamaner Subash Shantha, G., Bhave, P. D., Girotra, S., Hodgson-Zingman, D., Mazur, A., Giudici, M., Chrischilles, E. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2017). Sex-Specific Comparative Effectiveness of Oral Anticoagulants in Elderly Patients With Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation Qual and Outcomes, 10(4). PMID: 28408716.

O'Shea, A. M., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Nassar, B., Cram, P., Johnson, L., Bonello, R., Panos, R. J. & Reisinger, H. S. (2017). Using electronic medical record notes to measure ICU telemedicine utilization. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. PMID: 28379510.

Wakefield, B. J., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2017). Home Telehealth and Caregiving Appraisal in Chronic Illness. Telemedicine and e-health, 23(4), 282-289. PMID: 27631165.

O'Shea, A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Nassar, B., Cram, P., Johnson, L., Bonello, R., Panos, R. & Schact Reisinger, H. (2017). A Quantitative Analysis of ICU Telemedicine Utilization in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of American Medical Informatics. DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocx029.

Kabra, R., Girotra, S. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2016). Refining Stroke Prediction in Atrial Fibrillation Patients by Addition of African-American Ethnicity to CHA2DS2-VASc Score. J Am Coll Cardiol, 68(5), 461-70. PMID: 27470453.

Giacomino, B. D., Cram, P., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Zhou, Y. & Girotra, S. (2016). Association of Hospital Prices for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With Hospital Quality and Reimbursement. The American journal of cardiology, 117(7), 1101–1106.

Khera, R., Cram, P., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Horwitz, P. A. & Girotra, S. (2016). Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States. The American journal of cardiology, 117(1), 10-6. PMID: 26547292.

Joseph, L., Sonny, A., Bose, S., Bhave, P., Giudici, M. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. (2016). Impact of rhythm versus rate control for patients with acute decompensated heart failure and atrial fibrillation or flutter. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67(13 S), 847. DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(16)30848-8.

Buck, J., Kaboli, P., Gage, B. F., Cram, P. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2016). Trends in antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation: Data from the Veterans Health Administration Health System. Am Heart J, 179, 186-91. PMID: 27595695.

Richardson, K. K., Bokhour, B., McInnes, K., Yakovchenko, V., Okwara, L., Midboe, A. M., Skolink, A., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Asch, S. M., Gifford, A. L. & Ohl, M. E. (2016). Racial disparities in HIV care extend to common comorbidities: Implications for implementation of interventions to reduce disparities in HIV care. Journal of the National Medical Association, 108(4), 201-210.e3. PMID: 27979005.

Wright, B., O'Shea, A. M., Glasgow, J. M., Ayyagari, P. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2016). Chest Pain Patients at Veterans Hospitals Are Increasingly More Likely to Be Observed Than Admitted for Short Stays. Inquiry, 53. PMID: 27637268.

Wright, B., O'Shea, A. M., Glasgow, J. M., Ayyagari, P. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2016). Patient, hospital, and local health system characteristics associated with the use of observation stays in veterans health administration hospitals, 2005 to 2012. Medicine, 95(36), e4802. PMID: 27603391.

Kalil, R. S., Kaboli, P. J., Liu, X. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2016). Association between Renal Function and Bleeding Risk for Dabigatran after Switching from Warfarin. American Journal of Nephrology, 44(1), 11-18. PMID: 27344150.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Keane, T. M. & Richardson, K. (2016). Validating administrative records in post-traumatic stress disorder. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 25(1), 22–32. PMID: 26082028.

Wright, B., O'Shea, A. M., Glasgow, J. M., Ayyagari, P. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2016). Outcomes associated with observation versus short-stay admission among chest pain patients in the Veterans Health Administration. BMC Emerg Med, 16(1), 38. PMID: 27655080.

Khera, R., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Rosenthal, G. E. & Girotra, S. (2015). Racial disparities in outcomes after cardiac surgery: the role of hospital quality. Curr Cardiol Rep, 17(5), 29. PMID: 25894800.

Malhotra, A., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2015). Elderly veterans with dual eligibility for VA and Medicare services: where do they obtain a colonoscopy?. The American Journal of Managed Care, 21(4), e264-70. PMID: 26244789.

West, A. N., Charlton, M. E. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2015). Dual use of VA and non-VA hospitals by Veterans with multiple hospitalizations. BMC health services research, 15, 431. PMID: 26416176.

Bhave, P. D., Lu, X., Girotra, S., Kamel, H. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2015). Race- and sex-related differences in care for patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm: The Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, 12(7), 1406–1412. PMID: 25814418.

Kabra, R., Cram, P., Girotra, S. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2015). Effect of race on outcomes (stroke and death) in patients >65 years with atrial fibrillation. The American Journal of Cardiology, 116(2), 230–235. PMID: 26004053.

Cram, P., Ravi, B., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Lu, X., Li, Y. & Hawker, G. (2015). What Drives Variation in Episode-of-care Payments for Primary TKA? An Analysis of Medicare Administrative Data. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 473(11), 3337-47. PMID: 26239239.

Wright, B., O'Shea, A. M., Ayyagari, P., Ugwi, P. G., Kaboli, P. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2015). Observation Rates At Veterans' Hospitals More Than Doubled During 2005-13, Similar To Medicare Trends. Health affairs (Project Hope), 34(10), 1730-7. PMID: 26438750.

Nassar, B. S., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Jian, G., Reisinger, H. S., Bonello, R. & Cram, P. (2014). The impact of an intensive care unit telemedicine program on patient outcomes in an integrated healthcare system. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(7), 1160-7. PMID: 24819673.

Erickson, B. A., Lu, X., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Kreder, K. J., Breyer, B. N. & Cram, P. (2014). Initial treatment of men with newly diagnosed lower urinary tract dysfunction in the Veterans Health Administration. Urology, 83(2), 304-9. PMID: 24286603.

Mosher, H., Jiang, L., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. M., Lund, B. & Kaboli, P. (2014). Prevalence and characteristics of hospitalized adults on chronic opioid therapy. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 9(2), 82-7. PMID: 24311455.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Cram, P., Mazur, A., Ward, M. & Reisinger, H. (2014). Patient perspectives of dabigatran: Analysis of Internet Discussion forums. The Patient: Patient Centered Outcomes Research, 7(1), 47-54. PMID: 24030706.

Schweizer, M., Perencevich, E., Cullen, J. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2014). Costs associated with surgical site infections in VA hospitals. JAMA Surgery, 149(6), 575-81. PMID: 24848779.

Carrel, M., Schweizer, M. L., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Smith, T. C. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). Residential proximity to large swine confined animal feeding operations is associated with increased risk of MRSA colonization at time of hospital admission in rural Iowa veterans. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(2), 190-3.

Turvey, C., Klein, D., Fix, G., Hogan, T. P., Woods, S., Simon, S. R., Charlton, M., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Zulman, D. M., Dindo, L., Wakefield, B., Graham, G. & Nazi, K. (2014). Blue Button Use by Patients to Access and Share Health Record Information Using the Department of Veterans Affairs Online Patient Portal. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(4), 657-63. PMID: 24740865.

Olmsted, C. L., Johnson, A. M., Kaboli, P., Cullen, J. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. (2014). Use of Palliative Care and Hospice Among Surgical and Medical Specialties in the Veterans Health Administration. JAMA Surgery, 149(11), 1169-1175. PMID: 25251601.

Ohl, M. E., Richardson, K., Kaboli, P. J., Perencevich, E. N. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2014). Geographic access and use of infectious diseases specialty and general primary care services by veterans with HIV infection: implications for telehealth and shared care programs. The Journal of Rural Health, 30(4), 412-21. PMID: 24702698.

Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Jones, M., Mazur, A., Chrischilles, E. & Cram, P. (2014). Bleeding Rates in Veterans Affairs Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Who Switch from Warfarin to Dabigatran. The American Journal of Medicine, 127(12), 1179-1185. PMID: 25107386.

Ohl, M. E., Richardson, K. K., Goto, M., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Schweizer, M. & Perencevich, E. N. (2014). HIV Quality Report Cards: Impact of Case-Mix Adjustment and Statistical Methods. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(8), 1160-1167. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu551.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Mazur, A., Chrischilles, E., Jones, M. P. & Cram, P. (2014). Trends in the pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation: Data from the Veterans Affairs Health System. American Heart Journal, 168(1), 59-9.e1. PMID: 24952860.

Katz, D. A., McCoy, K. & Sarrazin, M. V. (2014). Does improved continuity of care affect clinician-patient communication in VA?. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29 Suppl 2, S682-8. PMID: 24072718.

Ohl, M., Lund, B., Belperio, P. S., Goetz, M. B., Rimland, D., Richardson, K., Justice, A., Perencevich, E. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2013). Rural residence and adoption of a novel HIV therapy in a national, equal-access healthcare system. AIDS and Behavior, 17(1), 250-9. PMID: 22205324.

Dimick, J., Ruhter, J., Sarrazin, M. & Birkmeyer, J. D. (2013). Black patients more likely than whites to undergo surgery at low-quality hospitals in segregated regions. Health Affairs (Millwood), 32(6), 1046-53. PMID: 23733978.

Hockenberry, J. M., Burgess, J. F., Glasgow, J., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. & Kaboli, P. J. (2013). Cost of readmission: can the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) experience inform national payment policy?. Medical Care, 51(1), 13-9. PMID: 22683595.

Lund, B. C., Bernardy, N. C., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Alexander, B. & Friedman, M. J. (2013). Patient and facility characteristics associated with benzodiazepine prescribing for veterans with PTSD. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 64(2), 149-55. PMID: 23154834.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Richardson, K., Cram, P. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2013). Patterns of illness explaining the associations between posttraumatic stress disorder and the use of CT. Radiology, 267(2), 470-8. PMID: 23360739.

Malhotra, A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Charlton, M. E. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2013). Comparison of colorectal cancer screening in veterans based on the location of primary care clinic. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 5(1), 24-9. PMID: 24327586.

Richardson, K. K., Cram, P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Kaboli, P. J. (2013). Fee-based care is important for access to prompt treatment of hip fractures among veterans. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471(3), 1047-53. PMID: 23322188.

Sarrazin, M. S., Rosenthal, G. E. (2012). Finding pure and simple truths with administrative data. (Vols. 307). (13), pp. 1433-5. JAMA. PMID: 22474208.

Cram, P., Lu, X., Callaghan, J. J., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Cai, X. & Li, Y. (2012). Long-term trends in hip arthroplasty use and volume. The Journal of arthroplasty, 27(2), 278-285.e2. PMID: 21752578.

Cai, X., Cram, P. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2012). Are African American patients more likely to receive a total knee arthroplasty in a low-quality hospital?. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 470(4), 1185-93. PMID: 21879410.

Okrah, K., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Kaboli, P. & Cram, P. (2012). Echocardiogram utilization among rural and urban veterans. The Journal of Rural Health, 28(2), 211-20. PMID: 22236338.

Kamath, A. S., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Vander Weg, M. W., Cai, X., Cullen, J. & Katz, D. A. (2012). Hospital costs associated with smoking in veterans undergoing general surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 214(6), 901-8.e1. PMID: 22502993.

Erickson, B. A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Lu, X., Breyer, B. N., Kreder, K. J. & Cram, P. (2012). Lower urinary tract symptoms and diet quality: findings from the 2000-2001 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Urology, 79(6), 1262-7. PMID: 22656406.

Kaboli, P. J., Go, J. T., Hockenberry, J., Glasgow, J. M., Johnson, S. R., Rosenthal, G. E., Jones, M. P. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2012). Associations between reduced hospital length of stay and 30-day readmission rate and mortality: 14-year experience in 129 Veterans Affairs hospitals. Annals of Internal Medicine, 157(12), 837-45. PMID: 23247937.

Vander Weg, M. W., Rosenthal, G. E. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. (2012). Smoking bans linked to lower hospitalizations for heart attacks and lung disease among Medicare beneficiaries. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 31(12), 2699-707. PMID: 23213154.

Wakefield, H., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Cullen, J. J. (2012). Influence of obesity on complications and costs after intestinal surgery. American Journal of Surgery, 204(4), 434-40. PMID: 22575400.

Laxmisan, A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Cram, P. (2011). Repeated hemoglobin A1C ordering in the VA Health System. The American Journal of Medicine, 124(4), 342-9. PMID: 21435425.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Bayman, L., Rosenthal, G., Henderson, W., Hendricks, A. & Cullen, J. J. (2011). The business case for the reduction of surgical complications in VA hospitals. Surgery, 149(4), 474-83. PMID: 21333313.

Cram, P., Lu, X., Kaboli, P. J., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Cai, X., Wolf, B. R. & Li, Y. (2011). Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Medicare patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, 1991-2008. JAMA, 305(15), 1560-7. PMID: 21505134.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Vander Weg, M. W. (2011). Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the effect of existing psychiatric comorbidity on subsequent mortality. Psychosomatics, 52(5), 441-9. PMID: 21907063.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Fan, V. S. & Kaboli, P. J. (2011). Does geographical isolation impact the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease related mortality?. Annals of internal medicine, 155(2), 80-6. PMID: 21768581.

Popescu, I., Cram, P. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2011). Differences in admitting hospital characteristics for black and white Medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction. Circulation, 123(23), 2710-6. PMID: 21632492.

Shibli-Rahhal, A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Richardson, K. & Cram, P. (2011). Testing and treatment for osteoporosis following hip fracture in an integrated U.S. healthcare delivery system. Osteoporosis International, 22(12), 2973-80. PMID: 21271339.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Bayman, L. & Cullen, J. J. (2011). Costs of postoperative sepsis: the business case for quality improvement to reduce postoperative sepsis in veterans affairs hospitals. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 146(8), 944-51. PMID: 21502443.

Hockenberry, J., Lu, X., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Snyder, S., Peterson, E. & Cram, P. (2011). Shifts in surgical revascularization and valve procedures among Medicare beneficiaries. Medical Care, 49(8), 686-92. PMID: 21642877.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Lu, X. & Cram, P. (2011). The impact of paradoxical comorbidities on risk-adjusted mortality of Medicare beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease. Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, 1(3), E1-17. PMID: 22340775.

Go, J. T., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Auerbach, A., Schnipper, J., Wetterneck, T. B., Gonzalez, D., Meltzer, D. & Kaboli, P. J. (2010). Do hospitalists affect clinical outcomes and efficiency for patients with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH)?. Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, 5(3), 133-9. PMID: 20235292.

Cram, P., Bayman, L., Popescu, J. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2010). AMI and CABG outcomes in specialty and general hospitals: analysis of SID all-payor data. Health Services Research, 45(1), 62-78. PMID: 20002764.

Okrah, K., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Cram, P. (2010). Trends in echocardiography utilization in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System. American Heart Journal, 159(3), 477-83. PMID: 20211312.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2010). Pre-existing psychiatric comorbidity and mortality in non-surgical ICU admissions. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), 241-9.

Hagen, T. P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2010). Relation between hospital orthopaedic specialisation and outcomes in patients aged 65 and older: retrospective analysis of US Medicare data. British Medical Journal, 340, 165. PMID: 20150193.

Ohl, M., Tate, J., Duggal, M., Skanderson, M., Scotch, M., Kaboli, P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Justice, A. (2010). Rural residence is associated with delayed care entry and increased mortality among veterans with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Medical Care, 48(12), 1064-70. PMID: 20966783.

Cram, P., Bayman, L., Popescu, I., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Cai, X. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2010). Uncompensated care provided by for-profit, not-for-profit, and government owned hospitals. BMC Health Services Research, 10, 90. PMID: 20374637.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. & Kaboli, P. J. (2010). Mortality and revascularization following admission for acute myocardial infarction: implication for rural veterans. The Journal of Rural Health, 26(4), 310-7. PMID: 21029165.

Girotra, S., Lu, X., Popescu, I., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Horwitz, P. A. & Cram, P. (2010). The impact of hospital cardiac specialization on outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: analysis of Medicare claims data. Circulation, 3(6), 607-14. PMID: 20923993.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2010). Influence of psychiatric comorbidity on surgical mortality. Archives of Surgery (Chicago, Ill.: 1960), 145(10), 947-53. PMID: 20956762.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Bayman, L. & Cram, P. (2010). Trends during 1993-2004 in the availability and use of revascularization after acute myocardial infarction in markets affected by certificate of need regulations. Medical care research and review : MCRR, 67(2), 213-31. PMID: 19822880.

Glasgow, J. M., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Kaboli, P. J. (2010). Leaving against medical advice (AMA): risk of 30-day mortality and hospital readmission. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(9), 969-9. PMID: 20425146.

Popescu, I., Nallamothu, B. K., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2010). Racial differences in admissions to high-quality hospitals for coronary heart disease. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(14), 1209-15. PMID: 20660838.

Lu, X., Hagen, T. P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2010). The impact of new hospital orthopaedic surgery programs on total joint arthroplasty utilization. Journal of Bone and Join Surgery Am, 92(6), 1353-61. PMID: 20516310.

Muus, K. J., Knudson, A., Klug, M. G., Gokun, J., Sarrazin, M. & Kaboli, P. (2010). Effect of post-discharge follow-up care on readmissions among US veterans with congestive heart failure: a rural-urban comparison. Rural Remote Health, 10(2), 1447. PMID: 20536269.

Konety, S. H., Rosenthal, G. E. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2009). Surgical volume and outcomes of off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Does it matter?. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 138(5), 1116-23. PMID: 19379976.

Fihn, S. D., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Lowy, E., Popescu, I., Maynard, C., Rosenthal, G. E., Sales, A. E., Rumsfeld, J., Piñeros, S., McDonell, M. B., Helfrich, C. D., Rusch, R., Jesse, R., Almenoff, P., Fleming, B. & Kussman, M. (2009). Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 9, 44. PMID: 19719849.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Campbell, M. E. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2009). Segregation and Racial Differences in the use of High Mortality Hospitals for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Health affairs (Millwood), 28(2), w2368-78. PMID: 19258343.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2009). Psychiatric comorbidity and mortality after acute myocardial infarction. Circulation, 2(3), 213-20. PMID: 20031840.

Cannon, K. T., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Rosenthal, G. E., Curtis, A. E., Thomas, K. W. & Kaldjian, L. C. (2009). Use of mechanical and noninvasive ventilation in black and white chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients within the Veterans Administration health care system. Medical Care, 47(1), 129-33. PMID: 19106742.

Sarrazin, M. S., Campbell, M. E., Richardson, K. K. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2009). Racial segregation and disparities in health care delivery: conceptual model and empirical assessment. Health Services Research, 44(4), 1424-44. PMID: 19467026.

Light, T. D., Latenser, B. A., Kealey, G. P., Wibbenmeyer, L. A., Rosenthal, G. E. & Sarrazin, M. V. (2009). The Effect of Burn Center and Burn Center Volume on the Mortality of Burned Adults - An Analysis of the Data in the National Burn Repository. Journal of Burn Care Research, 30(5), 776-82. PMID: 19692917.

Popescu, I., Werner, R. M., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2009). Characteristics and outcomes of America's lowest-performing hospitals: an analysis of acute myocardial infarction hospital care in the United States. Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, 2(3), 221-7. PMID: 20031841.

Cram, P., Bayman, L., Popescu, I. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2009). Racial disparities in revascularization rates among patients with similar insurance coverage. Journal of the National Medical Association, 101(11), 1132-9. PMID: 19998642.

Lu, X., Hagen, T. P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2009). The impact of physician-owned specialty orthopaedic hospitals on surgical volume and case complexity in competing hospitals. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 467(10), 2577-86. PMID: 19412647.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Cannon, K. T., Rosenthal, G. E. & Kaldjian, L. C. (2009). Racial differences in mortality among veterans hospitalized for COPD Exacerbation. Journal of National Medical Association, 10(7), 656-62. PMID: 19634586.

Hall, J. A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Huber, D. L., Vaughn, T., Block, R. I., Reedy, A. R. & Jang, M. (2009). Iowa Case Management for Rural Drug Use. Res Soc Work Pract, 19(4), 407-422. PMID: 22065018.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2008). Variations in the associations between psychiatric comorbidity and hospital mortality according to the method of identifying psychiatric diagnoses. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(3), 317-22. PMID: 18214622.

Cram, P., Pham, H. H., Bayman, L. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2008). Insurance status of patients admitted to specialty cardiac and competing general hospitals: are accusations of cherry picking justified?. Medical Care, 46(5), 467-75. PMID: 18438194.

Schelbert, E. B., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Welke, K. F. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2008). Valve type and long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement in older patients. Heart (British Cardiac Society), 94(9), 1181-8. PMID: 18070945.

Popescu, I., Nallamothu, B. K., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2008). Do specialty cardiac hospitals have greater adherence to acute myocardial infarction and heart failure process measures? An empirical assessment using Medicare quality measures: quality of care in cardiac specialty hospitals. American Heart Journal, 156(1), 155-60. PMID: 18585511.

Nallamothu, B. K., Lu, X., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Cram, P. (2008). Coronary revascularization at specialty cardiac hospitals and peer general hospitals in black Medicare beneficiaries. Circulation, 1(2), 116-22. PMID: 20031798.

Cram, P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2007). Hospital characteristics and patient populations served by physician owned and non-physician owned orthopedic specialty hospitals. BMC Health Services Research, 7(1), 155. PMID: 17894870.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Wakefield, B. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2007). Mortality in Department of Veterans Affairs patients admitted to private sector hospitals for five common medical conditions. American Journal of Medical Quality, 22(3), 186-97.

Popescu, I., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2007). Differences in mortality and use of revascularization in black and white patients with acute MI admitted to hospitals with and without revascularization services. JAMA, 297(22), 2489-95. PMID: 17565083.

Cram, P., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Wolf, B., Katz, J. N. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2007). A comparison of total hip and knee replacement in specialty and general hospitals. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume, 89(8), 1675-84. PMID: 17671004.

Welke, K. F., Peterson, E. D., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., O'Brien, S. M., Rosenthal, G. E., Shook, G. J., Dokholyan, R. S., Haan, C. K. & Ferguson, T. B. (2007). A comparison of cardiac surgery volumes and mortality rates between the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Medicare databases from 1993 through 2001. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 84(5), 1538-47. PMID: 17954059.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Wakefield, B. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2007). Mortality of Department of Veterans Affairs patients undergoing coronary revascularization in private sector hospitals. Health services research, 42(5), 1802-21. PMID: 17850521.

Kopelman, T., Huber, D. L., Kopelman, R., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Hall, J. A. (2006). Client Satisfaction with rural substance abuse case management services. Care Management Journals, 7(4), 179-90. PMID: 17194054.

DiSesa, V. J., O'Brien, S. M., Welke, K. F., Beland, S. M., Haan, C. K., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Peterson, E. D. (2006). Contemporary impact of state certificate-of-need regulations for cardiac surgery: an analysis using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' National Cardiac Surgery Database. Circulation, 114(20), 2122-9. PMID: 17075012.

Popescu, I., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2006). Certificate of need regulations and use of coronary revascularization after acute myocardial infarction. JAMA, 295(18), 2141-7. PMID: 16684984.

Cram, P., Rosenthal, G. E. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. (2005). Characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting in specialty cardiac and general hospitals. New England journal of medicine, 352(14), 1454-63. PMID: 15814881.

Schelbert, E. B., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Welke, K. F. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2005). Hospital volume and selection of valve type in older patients undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery in the United States. Circulation, 111(17), 2178-82. PMID: 15851595.

Konety, S. H., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2005). Patient and hospital differences underlying racial variation in outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Circulation, 111(10), 1210-6. PMID: 15769760.

Durairaj, L., Torner, J. C., Chrischilles, E. A., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Yankey, J. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2005). Hospital volume-outcome relationships among medical admissions to ICUs. Chest, 128(3), 1682-9. PMID: 16162775.

Schelbert, E. B., Rosenthal, G. E., Welke, K. F. & Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. (2005). Treatment variation in older black and white patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Circulation, 112(15), 2347-53. PMID: 16203916.

Welke, K. F., Barnett, M. J., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2005). Limitations of hospital volume as a measure of quality of care for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 80(6), 2114-9. PMID: 16305854.

Kaldjian, L. C., Wu, B. J., Kirkpatrick, J. N., Thomas-Geevarghese, A. & Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. (2004). Medical house officers' attitudes toward vigorous analgesia, terminal sedation, and physician-assisted suicide. The American journal of hospice & palliative care, 21(5), 381-7. PMID: 15510576.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Hall, J. A. (2004). Impact of Iowa case management on provisions of social support for substance abuse clients. Care Management Journals, 5(1), 3-11. PMID: 15792325.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Rosenthal, G. E. (2004). Hospital volume and outcome after coronary angioplasty: is there a role for certificate of need regulation?. American heart journal, 147(3), 383-5. PMID: 14999182.

Kaldjian, L. C., Jekel, J. F., Bernene, J. L., Rosenthal, G. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. & Duffy, T. P. (2004). Internists' attitudes towards terminal sedation in end of life care. Journal of medical ethics, 30(5), 499-503. PMID: 15467087.

Cretzmeyer, M., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Huber, D., Block, R. & Hall, J. A. (2003). Treatment of methamphetamine abuse: research findings and clinical directions. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 24(3), 267-77. PMID: 12810148.

Huber, D., Vaughan Sarrazin, M., Vaughn, T. & Hall, J. (2003). Evaluating the impact of case management dosage. Nursing Research, 52(5), 276-88. PMID: 14501542.

Hannan, E. L., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Doran, D. R. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2003). Provider profiling and quality improvement efforts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the effect on short-term mortality among Medicare beneficiaries. Medical care, 41(10), 1164-72. PMID: 14515112.

Rosenthal, G. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Hannan, E. L. (2003). In-hospital mortality following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Veterans Health Administration and private sector hospitals. Medical care, 41(4), 522-35. PMID: 12665716.

Feria, M. I., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2003). Perceptions of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in Veterans Health Administration and private sector hospitals. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 18(6), 242-50. PMID: 14717382.

Rosenthal, G. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Harper, D. L. & Fuehrer, S. M. (2003). Mortality and length of stay in VA and private sector hospitals serving a common market. Journal of general internal medicine, 18(8), 601-8. PMID: 12911641.

Vaughn, T., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Saleh, S., Huber, D. L. & Hall, J. A. (2002). Participation and retention in drug abuse treatment services research. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 23(4), 387-97. PMID: 12495801.

Vaughan Sarrazin, M. S., Huber, D. & Hall, J. A. (2002). Impact of Iowa case management on family functioning for substance abuse treatment clients. Adolescent and Family Health, 2(3), 132-40.

Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Hall, J. A., Richards, C. & Carswell, C. (2002). A comparison of computer-based versus paper and pencil administered drug use assessment using the addiction severity index. Research on Social Work Practice, 12(5), 669-83.

Kaldjian, L. C., Jekel, J. F., Bernene, J. L., Rosenthal, G. E., Vaughan Sarrazin, M. & Duffy, T. P. (2002). Should disagreement about physician-assisted suicide discourage professional societies from engaging in public debate? A survey of 677 Connecticut internists. Connecticut medicine, 66(10), 603-9. PMID: 12448213.

Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S., Hannan, E. L., Gormley, C. J. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2002). Mortality in Medicare beneficiaries following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in states with and without certificate of need regulation. JAMA, 288(15), 1859-66. PMID: 12377084.

Vaughan, M. S., Hall, J. A. & Rick, G. A. (2000). The impact of case management on use of health services by rural clients in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Drug Issues, 30(2), 435-64.

Hall, J. A., Vaughan, M. S., Vaughn, T., Block, R. & Schut, A. (1999). Iowa Case Management for rural drug abuse. Preliminary results. Care management journals : Journal of case management ; The journal of long term home health care, 1(4), 232-43. PMID: 10879210.

Rohrer, J. E., Vaughan, M. S., Cadoret, R. & Zwick, J. (1999). Follow-up contact bias in evaluation of substance abuse treatment programs. Administration and policy in mental health, 26(2), 207-12. PMID: 10339835.

Rohrer, J. E., Vaughan, M. S. (1997). Monitoring health care system performance in Iowa. Health services management research : an official journal of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration / HSMC, AUPHA, 10(2), 107-12. PMID: 10173079.

Rohrer, J. E., Vaughan, M. S., Cadoret, R. J., Carswell, C., Patterson, A. & Zwick, J. (1996). Impact of centralized intake on outcomes of substance abuse treatment. Psychiatric services, 47(11), 1233-8. PMID: 8916242.

Vaughan, M., Hilsenrath, P. & Ludke, R. L. (1994). The contribution of hospitals to a local economy: a case study in Iowa and Illinois. Health Care Management Review, 19(3), 34-40. PMID: 7822189.