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Hillary Mull, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentSurgery
DivisionGeneral Surgery
Phone(617) 638-8607
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4484-0445
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InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Copeland LA, Graham LA, Richman JS, Rosen AK, Mull HJ, Burns EA, Whittle J, Itani KM, Hawn MT. A study to reduce readmissions after surgery in the Veterans Health Administration: design and methodology. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Mar 14; 17(1):198. PMID: 28288681.
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  2. Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Legler A, Pizer SD, Hawn MT, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Comparing definitions of outpatient surgery: Implications for quality measurement. Am J Surg. 2017 Feb 14. PMID: 28233538.
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  3. Hollis RH, Graham LA, Richman JS, Morris MS, Mull HJ, Wahl TS, Burns E, Copeland LA, Telford GL, Rosen AK, Itani KF, Whittle J, Wagner TH, Hawn MT. Hospital Readmissions after Surgery: How Important Are Hospital and Specialty Factors? J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Apr; 224(4):515-523. PMID: 28088603.
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  4. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Pizer SD, Itani KM. Association Between Postoperative Admission and Location of Hernia Surgery: A Matched Case-Control Study in the Veterans Administration. JAMA Surg. 2016 Dec 01; 151(12):1187-1190. PMID: 27682221.
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  5. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Rivard PE, Itani KM. Defining Outpatient Surgery: Perspectives of Surgical Staff in the Veterans Health Administration. Am Surg. 2016 Nov 01; 82(11):1142-1145. PMID: 28206946.
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  6. Morris MS, Graham LA, Richman JS, Hollis RH, Jones CE, Wahl T, Itani KM, Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Copeland L, Burns E, Telford G, Whittle J, Wilson M, Knight SJ, Hawn MT. Postoperative 30-day Readmission: Time to Focus on What Happens Outside the Hospital. Ann Surg. 2016 Oct; 264(4):621-31. PMID: 27355263.
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Rosen AK, Mull HJ. Identifying adverse events after outpatient surgery: improving measurement of patient safety. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Jan; 25(1):3-5. PMID: 26453634.
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Mull HJ, Brennan CW, Folkes T, Hermos J, Chan J, Rosen AK, Simon SR. Identifying Previously Undetected Harm: Piloting the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool in the Veterans Health Administration. Qual Manag Health Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 24(3):140-6. PMID: 26115062.
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  14. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Shimada SL, Rivard PE, Nordberg B, Long B, Hoffman JM, Leecaster M, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Helwig A, Nebeker JR. Assessing the potential adoption and usefulness of concurrent, action-oriented, electronic adverse drug event triggers designed for the outpatient setting. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015; 3(1):1116. PMID: 25992386.
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  15. Chen Q, Tsai TC, Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Itani KM. Using a composite readmission measure to assess surgical quality in the Veterans Health Administration: how well does it correlate with established surgical measures? JAMA Surg. 2014 Nov; 149(11):1206-7. PMID: 25207493.
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  16. Mull HJ, Chen Q, Shwartz M, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Measuring surgical quality: which measure should we trust? JAMA Surg. 2014 Nov; 149(11):1210-2. PMID: 25250973.
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  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. 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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  25. Mull HJ, Nebeker JR, Shimada SL, Kaafarani HM, Rivard PE, Rosen AK. Consensus building for development of outpatient adverse drug event triggers. J Patient Saf. 2011 Jun; 7(2):66-71. PMID: 21587117.
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  26. Rosen AK, Mull HJ, Kaafarani H, Nebeker J, Shimada S, Helwig A, Nordberg B, Long B, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Itani K. Applying trigger tools to detect adverse events associated with outpatient surgery. J Patient Saf. 2011 Mar; 7(1):45-59. PMID: 21921867.
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  27. 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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  28. Kaafarani HM, Rosen AK, Nebeker JR, Shimada S, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Savitz L, Helwig A, Shin MH, Itani KM. Development of trigger tools for surveillance of adverse events in ambulatory surgery. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct; 19(5):425-9. PMID: 20513790.
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  29. Mull HJ, Nebeker JR, Nebeker JR. Informatics tools for the development of action-oriented triggers for outpatient adverse drug events. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 505-9. PMID: 18999297.
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  30. Romano PS, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Zhao S, Henderson WG, Loveland S, Tsilimingras D, Christiansen CL, Rosen AK. Validity of selected AHRQ patient safety indicators based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data. Health Serv Res. 2009 Feb; 44(1):182-204. PMID: 18823449.
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