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Ann Borzecki, MD

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management
Address200 Springs Rd
Bedford MA 01730
Phone(781) 687-2870
Other Positions
TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine

InstitutionBedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Borzecki is a research associate professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and the Boston University School of Medicine. She is a research scientist at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a Veterans Health Administration Health Services and Research Development Service Center of Innovation, and attending physician at the Bedford VAMC and West Roxbury VAMC. Her research has focused on using large datasets and medical record review to measure quality of care and assess the validity of various performance measures, including those related to patient safety and readmissions.

 Publications
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  1. Rose AJ, Park A, Gillespie C, Van Deusen Lukas C, Ozonoff A, Petrakis BA, Reisman JI, Borzecki AM, Benedict AJ, Lukesh WN, Schmoke TJ, Jones EA, Morreale AP, Ourth HL, Schlosser JE, Mayo-Smith MF, Allen AL, Witt DM, Helfrich CD, McCullough MB. Results of a Regional Effort to Improve Warfarin Management. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 May; 51(5):373-379. PMID: 28367699.
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  2. Hanchate AD, Stolzmann KL, Rosen AK, Fink AS, Shwartz M, Ash AS, Abdulkerim H, Pugh MJ, Shokeen P, Borzecki A. Does adding clinical data to administrative data improve agreement among hospital quality measures? Healthc (Amst). 2016 Dec 05. PMID: 27932261.
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  3. Chen Q, Rosen AK, Borzecki A, Shwartz M. Using Harm-Based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (PSI-90): Does It Affect Assessment of Hospital Performance and Financial Penalties in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals? Health Serv Res. 2016 Dec; 51(6):2140-2157. PMID: 27891603.
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  4. Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Bhatt DL, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. Do Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions Software Have More Process-of-Care Problems? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Sep; 9(5):532-41. PMID: 27601460.
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  5. Engineer LD, Winters BD, Weston CM, Zhang A, Sharma R, Bass E, Jones D, Rosen A, Yoon FB, Borzecki A, Dy SM. Hospital Characteristics and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicators: A Systematic Review. J Healthc Qual. 2016 Sep-Oct; 38(5):304-13. PMID: 26562350.
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  6. Hatoun J, Chan JA, Yaksic E, Greenan MA, Borzecki AM, Shwartz M, Rosen AK. A Systematic Review of Patient Safety Measures in Adult Primary Care. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27117638.
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  7. Rosen AK, Chen Q, Shwartz M, Pilver C, Mull HJ, Itani KF, Borzecki A. Does Use of a Hospital-wide Readmission Measure Versus Condition-specific Readmission Measures Make a Difference for Hospital Profiling and Payment Penalties? Med Care. 2016 Feb; 54(2):155-61. PMID: 26595224.
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  8. Borzecki A, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull H, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Response to: 'Misinterpretation of meaning and intended use of potentially preventable readmissions' by Goldfield et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Mar; 25(3):208-9. PMID: 26614775.
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  9. Chen Q, Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Borzecki AM, Pilver C, Itani KM. Measuring readmissions after surgery: do different methods tell the same story? Am J Surg. 2016 Jul; 212(1):24-33. PMID: 26506557.
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  10. Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Dec; 24(12):753-63. PMID: 26283672.
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  11. Hanchate AD, Ash AS, Borzecki A, Abdulkerim H, Stolzmann KL, Rosen AK, Fink AS, Pugh MJ, Shokeen P, Shwartz M. How pooling fragmented healthcare encounter data affects hospital profiling. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Feb; 21(2):129-38. PMID: 25880362.
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  12. Chen Q, Shin MH, Chan JA, Sullivan JL, Borzecki AM, Shwartz M, Rivard PE, Hatoun J, Rosen AK. Partnering With VA Stakeholders to Develop a Comprehensive Patient Safety Data Display: Lessons Learned From the Field. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Mar-Apr; 31(2):178-86. PMID: 25500716.
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  13. O'Brien WJ, Chen Q, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Borzecki AM, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. What is the value of adding Medicare data in estimating VA hospital readmission rates? Health Serv Res. 2015 Feb; 50(1):40-57. PMID: 25040588.
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  14. Rosen AK, Chen Q, Borzecki AM, Shin M, Itani KM, Shwartz M. Using estimated true safety event rates versus flagged safety event rates: does it change hospital profiling and payment? Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct; 49(5):1426-45. PMID: 24779721.
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  15. Rosen AK, Chen Q, Shin MH, O'Brien W, Shwartz M, Mull HJ, Cevasco M, Borzecki AM. Medical and surgical readmissions in the Veterans Health Administration: what proportion are related to the index hospitalization? Med Care. 2014 Mar; 52(3):243-9. PMID: 24374424.
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  16. Zubkoff L, Neily J, Mills PD, Borzecki A, Shin M, Lynn MM, Gunnar W, Rosen A. Using a virtual breakthrough series collaborative to reduce postoperative respiratory failure in 16 Veterans Health Administration hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Jan; 40(1):11-20. PMID: 24640453.
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  17. Tukey MH, Borzecki AM, Wiener RS. Validity of ICD-9-CM codes for the identification of complications related to central venous catheterization. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Jan-Feb; 30(1):52-7. PMID: 24343034.
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  18. Mull HJ, Borzecki AM, Loveland S, Hickson K, Chen Q, MacDonald S, Shin MH, Cevasco M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Detecting adverse events in surgery: comparing events detected by the Veterans Health Administration Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the Patient Safety Indicators. Am J Surg. 2014 Apr; 207(4):584-95. PMID: 24290888.
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  19. Chen Q, Hanchate A, Shwartz M, Borzecki AM, Mull HJ, Shin MH, Rosen AK. Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator Rates Among Veteran Dual Users. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jul-Aug; 29(4):335-43. PMID: 23969475.
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  20. Mull HJ, Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Shin MH, Rosen AK. Using AHRQ patient safety indicators to detect postdischarge adverse events in the Veterans Health Administration. Am J Med Qual. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):213-9. PMID: 23939485.
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  21. Fix GM, Cohn ES, Solomon JL, Cortés DE, Mueller N, Kressin NR, Borzecki A, Katz LA, Bokhour BG. The role of comorbidities in patients' hypertension self-management. Chronic Illn. 2014 Jun; 10(2):81-92. PMID: 23892774.
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  22. Mull HJ, Chen Q, O'Brien WJ, Shwartz M, Borzecki AM, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. Comparing 2 methods of assessing 30-day readmissions: what is the impact on hospital profiling in the veterans health administration? Med Care. 2013 Jul; 51(7):589-96. PMID: 23604016.
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  23. Mull HJ, Borzecki AM, Hickson K, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Development and testing of tools to detect ambulatory surgical adverse events. J Patient Saf. 2013 Jun; 9(2):96-102. PMID: 23370221.
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  24. Lynch JA, Khoury MJ, Borzecki A, Cromwell J, Hayman LL, Ponte PR, Miller GA, Lathan CS. Utilization of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing in the United States: a case study of T3 translational research. Genet Med. 2013 Aug; 15(8):630-8. PMID: 23448725.
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  25. Borzecki AM, Cevasco M, Mull H, Shin M, Itani K, Rosen AK. Improving the identification of postoperative wound dehiscence missed by the Patient Safety Indicator algorithm. Am J Surg. 2013 Jun; 205(6):674-80. PMID: 23395582.
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  26. Rosen AK, Loveland S, Shin M, Shwartz M, Hanchate A, Chen Q, Kaafarani HM, Borzecki A. Examining the impact of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) on the Veterans Health Administration: the case of readmissions. Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1):37-44. PMID: 23032358.
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  27. Borzecki AM, Cevasco M, Chen Q, Shin M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Improving identification of postoperative respiratory failure missed by the patient safety indicator algorithm. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):315-23. PMID: 23221120.
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  28. Chen Q, Borzecki AM, Cevasco M, Shin MH, Shwartz M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Examining the relationship between processes of care and selected AHRQ patient safety indicators postoperative wound dehiscence and accidental puncture or laceration using the VA electronic medical record. Am J Med Qual. 2013 May-Jun; 28(3):206-13. PMID: 23007377.
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  29. Borzecki AM, Cowan AJ, Cevasco M, Shin MH, Shwartz M, Itani K, Rosen AK. Is development of postoperative venous thromboembolism related to thromboprophylaxis use? A case-control study in the Veterans Health Administration. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 Aug; 38(8):348-58. PMID: 22946252.
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  30. Bokhour BG, Cohn ES, Cortés DE, Solomon JL, Fix GM, Elwy AR, Mueller N, Katz LA, Haidet P, Green AR, Borzecki AM, Kressin NR. The role of patients' explanatory models and daily-lived experience in hypertension self-management. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Dec; 27(12):1626-34. PMID: 22821569.
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  31. Rosen AK, Itani KM, Cevasco M, Kaafarani HM, Hanchate A, Shin M, Shwartz M, Loveland S, Chen Q, Borzecki A. Validating the patient safety indicators in the Veterans Health Administration: do they accurately identify true safety events? Med Care. 2012 Jan; 50(1):74-85. PMID: 21993057.
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  32. Carey K, Stefos T, Shibei Zhao, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK. Excess costs attributable to postoperative complications. Med Care Res Rev. 2011 Aug; 68(4):490-503. PMID: 21536599.
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  33. Borzecki AM, Cevasco M, Chen Q, Shin M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangement"? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):968-976.e1-2. PMID: 21489834.
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  34. Chen Q, Rosen AK, Cevasco M, Shin M, Itani KM, Borzecki AM. Detecting patient safety indicators: How valid is "foreign body left during procedure" in the Veterans Health Administration? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):977-83. PMID: 21489830.
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  35. Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, O'Brien WJ, Chen Q, Shin MH, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Validity of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections". J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):984-90. PMID: 21489833.
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  36. Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, McClusky DA, Chen Q, Shin MH, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative wound dehiscence". J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):962-7. PMID: 21489829.
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  37. Borzecki AM, Kaafarani H, Cevasco M, Hickson K, Macdonald S, Shin M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma"? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):946-953.e1-2. PMID: 21474344.
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  38. Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Zrelak PA, Shin M, Romano PS, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "Postoperative Sepsis": implications for practice and policy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):954-61. PMID: 21474345.
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  39. Borzecki AM, Kaafarani HM, Utter GH, Romano PS, Shin MH, Chen Q, Itani KM, Rosen AK. How valid is the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "postoperative respiratory failure"? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):935-45. PMID: 21474343.
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  40. Utter GH, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK, Zrelak PA, Sadeghi B, Baron R, Cuny J, Kaafarani HM, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Jan; 37(1):20-8. PMID: 21306062.
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  41. Kaafarani HM, Borzecki AM, Itani KM, Loveland S, Mull HJ, Hickson K, Macdonald S, Shin M, Rosen AK. Validity of selected Patient Safety Indicators: opportunities and concerns. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):924-34. PMID: 20869268.
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  42. Borzecki AM, Christiansen CL, Chew P, Loveland S, Rosen AK. Comparison of in-hospital versus 30-day mortality assessments for selected medical conditions. Med Care. 2010 Dec; 48(12):1117-21. PMID: 20978451.
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  43. Borzecki AM, Christiansen CL, Loveland S, Chew P, Rosen AK. Trends in the inpatient quality indicators: the Veterans Health Administration experience. Med Care. 2010 Aug; 48(8):694-702. PMID: 20613657.
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  44. Borzecki AM, Kader B, Berlowitz DR. The epidemiology and management of severe hypertension. J Hum Hypertens. 2010 Jan; 24(1):9-18. PMID: 19440209.
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  45. Borzecki AM, Bridgers DK, Liebschutz JM, Kader B, Kazis LE, Berlowitz DR. Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Feb; 100(2):237-45. PMID: 18300541.
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  46. Borzecki AM, Lee A, Wang SW, Brenner L, Kazis LE. Survival in end stage renal disease: calcium carbonate vs. sevelamer. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2007 Dec; 32(6):617-24. PMID: 18021340.
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  47. Oates DJ, Berlowitz DR, Glickman ME, Silliman RA, Borzecki AM. Blood pressure and survival in the oldest old. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Mar; 55(3):383-8. PMID: 17341240.
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  48. Borzecki AM, Glickman ME, Kader B, Berlowitz DR. The effect of age on hypertension control and management. Am J Hypertens. 2006 May; 19(5):520-7. PMID: 16647627.
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  49. O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS, Sen S, Mehta K, Steinman MA, Borzecki A, Walter LC. Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Mar; 17(3):846-53. PMID: 16452492.
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  50. Borzecki AM, Berlowitz DR. Management of hypertension and diabetes: treatment goals, drug choices, current practice, and strategies for improving care. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2005 Dec; 7(6):439-49. PMID: 16386200.
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  51. Borzecki AM, Oliveria SA, Berlowitz DR. Barriers to hypertension control. Am Heart J. 2005 May; 149(5):785-94. PMID: 15894958.
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  52. Borzecki AM, Lee A, Kalman D, Kazis LE. Do poor health behaviors affect health-related quality of life and healthcare utilization among veterans? The Veterans Health Study. J Ambul Care Manage. 2005 Apr-Jun; 28(2):141-56. PMID: 15923947.
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  53. Borzecki AM, Wong AT, Hickey EC, Ash AS, Berlowitz DR. Identifying hypertension-related comorbidities from administrative data: what's the optimal approach? Am J Med Qual. 2004 Sep-Oct; 19(5):201-6. PMID: 15532912.
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  54. Borzecki AM, Wong AT, Hickey EC, Ash AS, Berlowitz DR. Can we use automated data to assess quality of hypertension care? Am J Manag Care. 2004 Jul; 10(7 Pt 2):473-9. PMID: 15298233.
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  55. Borzecki AM, Wong AT, Hickey EC, Ash AS, Berlowitz DR. Hypertension control: how well are we doing? Arch Intern Med. 2003 Dec 8-22; 163(22):2705-11. PMID: 14662624.
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  56. Borzecki AM, Pedrosa MC, Prashker MJ. Should noncardiac chest pain be treated empirically? A cost-effectiveness analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Mar 27; 160(6):844-52. PMID: 10737285.
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