One key step toward solving the nation’s deadly nursing shortageBy Susan Dentzer, Renee Hsia, and Eugene Litvak, opinion contributors.
How hospitals can save lives and themselves: lessons on patient flow from the COVID-19 PandemicEugene Litvak, Shaf Keshavjee, Bruce L. Gewertz, Harvey V. Fineberg. Annals of Surgery: July 2021 - Volume 274 - Issue 1 - p 37-39
The Right Kind of Pooled Testing for the Novel Coronavirus: First, Do No HarmE. Litvak, PhD, S. Dentzer, BA, M. Pagano, PhD. AJPH. September 24, 2020.
Another election cycle, another health-care debateLitvak E. The Hill. December 17, 2019.
Question 1 and the way out of the nurse staffing impasseLitvak E. Boston Globe. October 25, 2018.
Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources: a propensity score–matched observational cohort studyDaniel I. McIsaac, MD MPH?, Karim Abdulla, MD, Homer Yang, MD, Sudhir Sundaresan, MD, Paula Doering, RN, Sandeep Green Vaswani, MBA, Kednapa Thavorn, MPharm PhD, Alan J. Forster, MD MSc; Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources: a propensity score–matched observational cohort study; CMAJ, July 10, 2017; vol. 189 no. 27.
Redesigning the Surgical Schedule to Enhance Productivity in the Operating RoomRathlev NK1, Chessare J, and Litvak E
Harnessing Healthcare Data for Patient FlowGreen Vaswani S; ZocDoc, November 10, 2014.
Getting nurse-patient ratios rightLitvak E; Becker's Hospital Review, November 10, 2014.
Healthcare Optimization Requires Better DataGreen Vaswani S; InformationWeek, October 3, 2014.
Population Health Requires Healthcare OptimizationLitvak E; Population Health News, September 15, 2014.
Smoothing out peaks, valleys in admission would save moneyLitvak E; Modern Healthcare, September 13, 2014.
Don’t Get Your Operation on a ThursdayLitvak E; The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2013.
Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and EconomyLitvak E, Fineberg H; New England Journal of Medicine, October 24, 2013. 369:1581-1583.
Sleep Faster! (Somebody else needs your blanket…)Anstey M, Gildfind S, Litvak E; Australian Health Review, July 27, 2012.
The Case for Patient Flow ManagementLitvak E, Bernheim S; Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the web: AHRQ Cases and Commentaries, November 2011.
Nurse staffing, hospital operations, care quality, and common senseLitvak E, Laskowski-Jones,L; Nursing, August 2011.
Just Another Hospital Weekend, Or Life And Death?Green Vaswani S, Long M; Health Affairs Blog, May 23, 2011.
Mismanaged Hospital Operations: A Neglected Threat to ReformLitvak E; Health Affairs Blog, February 22, 2011.
More Patients Less PaymentLitvak E, Bisognano M; Health Affairs, January 2011.
Rethinking Rapid Response TeamsLitvak E, Pronovost P; JAMA commentary, 2010; 304(12):1375-1376.
Managing Variability in Healthcare DeliveryLitvak E, Green Vaswani S, Long M, Prenney B; Chapter in Institute of Medicine Workshop Summary: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes, 2010
Engineering Science and Episode Based Hospital PaymentLitvak E, Milstein A, Smith M; Health Affairs Blog, September 15, 2010.
How the Number of Surgical Patients Affects Nursing CareFuda KK, Buerhaus PI, Prenney B, Litvak E; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant, 2009; Submitted for publication.
Managing Patient Flow in Hospitals: Strategies and SolutionsEd. Litvak E; Second Edition; Beurhaus P, Rudolph M, Prenney B, Fuda KK, Green Vaswani S, Long M, et al; Joint Commission Resources, 2009.
Improving Patient Flow and Throughput in California Hospitals Operating Room ServicesLitvak E, Long MC, Prenney B, Fuda KK, Levtzion-Korach O, McGlinchey P.; Boston University Program for Management of Variability in Health Care Delivery. Guidance document prepared for the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF), 2007.
Optimizing Patient Flow by Managing its VariabilityLitvak E.; In Berman S. (ed.): Front Office to Front Line: Essential Issues for Health Care Leaders. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources, 2005, pp. 91-111.
Managing Unnecessary Variability in Patient Demand to Reduce Nursing Stress and Improve Patient SafetyLitvak E, Buerhaus PI, Davidoff F, Long MC, McManus ML, Berwick DM.; Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2005; 31(6): 330-338.
Queuing Theory Accurately Models the Need for Critical Care ResourcesMcManus ML, Long MC, Cooper AB, Litvak E.; Anesthesiology, 2004(100): 1271-6.
Variability in Demand and Access to Pediatric Intensive Care Services.McManus ML, Long MC, Cooper AB, Mandell J, Berwick DM, Litvak E.; Anesthesiology, 2003(98): 1491-6.
A Root Cause Analysis of Emergency Department Crowding and Ambulance Diversion in Massachusetts.Litvak E, McManus ML, Cooper A.; Boston University Program for the Management of Variability in Health Care Delivery, Report to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Executive Summary, 2002.
Emergency Department Overcrowding in Massachusetts: Making Room in our HospitalsMcManus ML; Issue Brief. Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, 7 June 2001.
Emergency Room Diversion: Causes and SolutionsLitvak E, Long MC, Cooper AB, McManus ML.; Academic Emergency Medicine, 2001 8(11): 1108-1110.
Cost Effectiveness Analysis Under Managed Care: Not Yet Ready for Prime Time?Litvak E, Long MC, Schwartz JS.; Editorial. American Journal of Managed Care, 2000 6(2): 254-256.
Cost and Quality Under Managed Care: Irreconcilable Differences?Litvak E, Long MC.; American Journal of Managed Care, 2000 3(3): 305-312. [Describes the Variability Methodology].