David Wirtschafter

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Name: David D. Wirtschafter

Elected ACMI Fellow: 1985



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Wirtschafter DD, Padilla G, Suh O, Wan K, Trupp D, Fayard EE. Antibiotic use
for presumed neonatally acquired infections far exceeds that for central
line-associated blood stream infections: an exploratory critique. J Perinatol.
2011 Aug;31(8):514-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2011.39. Epub 2011 May 5.                                                                          

Wirtschafter DD, Powers RJ, Pettit JS, Lee HC, Boscardin WJ, Ahmad Subeh M,
Gould JB. Nosocomial infection reduction in VLBW infants with a statewide
quality-improvement model. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):419-26. Epub 2011 Feb 21.                                                         

Wirtschafter DD, Pettit J, Kurtin P, Dalsey M, Chance K, Morrow HW, Seid M,
Byczkowski TL, Huber TP, Milstein JM, Bowles SM, Fichera S, Kloman S. A statewide
quality improvement collaborative to reduce neonatal central line-associated
blood stream infections. J Perinatol. 2010 Mar;30(3):170-81. Epub 2009 Nov 26.                                                           

Wirtschafter DD. The inverse groups? CMAJ. 2009 Sep 15;181(6-7):399.                                                                     

Schulman J, Wirtschafter DD, Kurtin P. Neonatal intensive care unit
collaboration to decrease hospital-acquired bloodstream infections: from
comparative performance reports to improvement networks. Pediatr Clin North Am.
2009 Aug;56(4):865-92.                                                                                                                   

Wirtschafter DD, Danielsen BH, Main EK, Korst LM, Gregory KD, Wertz A,
Stevenson DK, Gould JB; California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative.                                                                 
Promoting antenatal steroid use for fetal maturation: results from the California
Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. J Pediatr. 2006 May;148(5):606-612.                                                                

Gould JB, Danielsen B, Korst LM, Phibbs R, Chance K, Main E, Wirtschafter DD,
Stevenson DK. Cesarean delivery rates and neonatal morbidity in a low-risk
population. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jul;104(1):11-9. Erratum in: Obstet Gynecol.                                                            
2006 Jan;107(1):209-11.                                                                                                                  

Kilbride HW, Wirtschafter DD, Powers RJ, Sheehan MB. Implementation of
evidence-based potentially better practices to decrease nosocomial infections.
Pediatrics. 2003 Apr;111(4 Pt 2):e519-33.                                                                                                

Kilbride HW, Powers R, Wirtschafter DD, Sheehan MB, Charsha DS, LaCorte M,
Finer N, Goldmann DA. Evaluation and development of potentially better practices
to prevent neonatal nosocomial bacteremia. Pediatrics. 2003 Apr;111(4 Pt                                                                 

Correa KK, Nanjundiah P, Wirtschafter DD, Alshak NS. Idiopathic neonatal
giant cell hepatitis presenting with acute hepatic failure on postnatal day one.
J Perinatol. 2002 Apr-May;22(3):249-51.                                                                                                  

Finkler MD, Wirtschafter DD. One health maintenance organization's
experience: obstetric costs depend more on staffing patterns than on mode of
delivery. J Perinatol. 1997 Mar-Apr;17(2):148-55.                                                                                        

Wirtschafter DD. Perinatal services in the era of managed care: a Kaiser
Permanente physician's perspective. J Perinatol. 1995 Sep-Oct;15(5):414-7.                                                               

Wirtschafter DD, Jones KR, Thomas JT. Using health care outcomes to improve
patient care in the NICU. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1994 Feb;20(2):57-65.                                                                   

Finkler MD, Wirtschafter DD. Why pay extra for cesarean-section deliveries?
Inquiry. 1993 Summer;30(2):208-15.                                                                                                       

Finkler MD, Wirtschafter DD. Cost-effectiveness and data envelopment
analysis. Health Care Manage Rev. 1993 Summer;18(3):81-8.                                                                                

MacDonald KD, Wirtschafter DD. Continuous neonatal pulmonary mechanics with
the BICORE CP-100 monitor. Neonatal Intensive Care. 1992 Nov-Dec;5(6):55-61.                                                             
PubMed PMID: 10148255.
17: Finkler MD, Wirtschafter DD. Cost-effectiveness and obstetric services. Med
Care. 1991 Oct;29(10):951-63.                                                                                                            

Ambrose RF, Kendall LG Jr, Alarcón GS, Brown S Jr, Lipstate JM, Wirtschafter
DD, Jackson JR, Glass S, Rossi K, Margolis CZ. Rheumatology algorithms for
primary care physicians. Arthritis Care Res. 1990 Jun;3(2):71-7.                                                                         

Ambrose RF, Brown S Jr, Wirtschafter DD, Alarcón GS. Construction of clinical
algorithms for educational programs. J Cancer Educ. 1989;4(3):161-6.                                                                     

Richardson R, Applebaum H, Touran T, Franceschini RE, Robbie PA, Wirtschafter
DD, Taber P. Effective thrombolytic therapy of aortic thrombosis in the small
premature infant. J Pediatr Surg. 1988 Dec;23(12):1198-200.                                                                              

Wirtschafter DD, Sumners J, Jackson JR, Brooks CM, Turner M. Continuing
medical education using clinical algorithms. A controlled-trial assessment of
effect on neonatal care. Am J Dis Child. 1986 Aug;140(8):791-7.                                                                          

Wirtschafter DD. Peer review in the university hospital setting. Ala J Med
Sci. 1986 Jan;23(1):62-6.                                                                                                                

Carpenter JT Jr, Maddox WA, Laws HL, Wirtschafter DD, Soong SJ. Favorable
factors in the adjuvant therapy of breast cancer. Cancer. 1982 Jul 1;50(1):18-23.     

Wirtschafter DD, Blackwell WC, Goldenberg RL, Henderson SA, Peake MN,
Huddleston JF, Howell M. A county-wide obstetrical automated medical record
system. J Med Syst. 1982 Jun;6(3):277-90.                                                                                                

Harris BA Jr, Wirtschafter DD, Huddleston JF, Perlis HW. In utero versus
neonatal transportation of high-risk perinates: a comparison. Obstet Gynecol.
1981 Apr;57(4):496-9.                                                                                                                    

Wirtschafter DD, Scalise M, Henke C, Gams RA. Do information systems improve
the quality of clinical research? Results of a randomized trial in a cooperative
multi-institutional cancer group. Comput Biomed Res. 1981 Feb;14(1):78-90.                                                               

Sumners J, Harris HB, Jones B, Cassady G, Wirtschafter DD. Regional neonatal
transport: impact of an integrated community/center system. Pediatrics. 1980

Wirtschafter DD, Sumners J, Colvin E, Knox E, Turner M, Cassady G, Beale P,
Budrich M, Brooks MC. Continuing medical education: an assessment of impact upon
neonatal care in community hospitals. Annu Conf Res Med Educ. 1979 Nov;18:252-7.                                                         

Mesel E, Wirtschafter DD, Ramsey-Klee DM. Economic analysis of an automated
billing system for physicians' services. Med Care. 1976 Dec;14(12):1037-51.                                                              

Mesel E, Wirtschafter DD, Carpenter JT Jr, Durant JR, Henke C, Gray EA.
Clinical algorithms for cancer chemotherapy--systems for community-based
consultant-extenders and oncology centers. Methods Inf Med. 1976

Mesel E, Wirtschafter DD. Automating ambulatory medical records: a
claims-based medical profile. Comput Biomed Res. 1976 Apr;9(2):89-91.                                                                    

Wirtschafter DD, Mesel E. A strategy for redesigning the medical record for
quality assurance. Med Care. 1976 Jan;14(1):68-76.                                                                                       

Mesel E, Wirtschafter DD. Automation of a patient medical profile from
insurance claims data: a possible first step in automating ambulatory medical
records on a national scale. Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1976

Mesel E, Wirtschafter DD. On-line medicaid billing system for physicians'
services. Comput Biomed Res. 1975 Oct;8(5):479-91.


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