Amy K. Rosen, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
General Surgery

PhD, University of Maryland
MSW, Boston University

Dr. Rosen is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health and a researcher at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research. She has conducted health services research projects involving the development and use of risk-adjustment models used to compare quality of care delivery in different settings: hospital, long-term care, and ambulatory care. Among her studies, she has evaluated the quality of care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries who received surgical procedures, for which a measure called “adverse events” became an important way to screen for potential instances of poor quality in this population. In long-term care, she developed a risk-adjustment model to predict decline in functional status among long-term care residents in VA settings. In the ambulatory setting, she evaluated case-mix models currently used for provider profiling, setting capitation rates, and quality assessment. These include the Adjusted Clinical Groups, the Diagnostic Cost Groups, and the Chronic Illness and Disability Payment System. She was a principal investigator of a project developing a psychiatric case-mix measure for the VA used to compare the care that facilities provide to patients with mental health disorders. More recently, Dr. Rosen has worked in the area of patient safety. She has examined the prevalence and incidence of Patient Safety Indicators, developed by AHRQ, in the VA, and has evaluated their construct and criterion validity. She has worked closely with AHRQ to improve the indicators. She is currently working on a study examining the patient safety culture of VA hospitals, as well as the changes in the quality and safety of care resulting from the resident work duty reform legislation. Dr. Rosen received her PhD from the University of Maryland in sociology.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Development and Testing of Ambulatory Adverse Event Trigger Tools: A Multisite Study
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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  1. Linsky AM, Kressin NR, Stolzmann K, Pendergast J, Rosen AK, Bokhour BG, Simon SR. Direct-to-consumer strategies to promote deprescribing in primary care: a pilot study. BMC Prim Care. 2022 03 22; 23(1):53.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35317734; PMCID: PMC8939089; DOI: 10.1186/s12875-022-01655-5;
  2. Rosen AK, Beilstein-Wedel EE, Harris AHS, Shwartz M, Vanneman ME, Wagner TH, Giori NJ. Comparing Postoperative Readmission Rates Between Veterans Receiving Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Veterans Health Administration Versus Community Care. Med Care. 2022 02 01; 60(2):178-186. PMID: 35030566
  3. Vincent BM, Molling D, Escobar GJ, Hofer TP, Iwashyna TJ, Liu VX, Rosen AK, Ryan AM, Seelye S, Wiitala WL, Prescott HC. Hospital-specific Template Matching for Benchmarking Performance in a Diverse Multihospital System. Med Care. 2021 12 01; 59(12):1090-1098. PMID: 34629424; PMCID: PMC8802232; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001645;
  4. Wagner TH, Lo J, Beilstein-Wedel E, Vanneman ME, Shwartz M, Rosen AK. Estimating the Cost of Surgical Care Purchased in the Community by the Veterans Health Administration. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul-Dec; 6(2):23814683211057902. PMID: 34820527; PMCID: PMC8606928; DOI: 10.1177/23814683211057902;
  5. Jreige N, Talutis SD, Zambrano S, Heckscher D, Mehrazarin K, Rosen AK. Health Care Needs of Incarcerated Patients: A Case Study at a Large Urban Hospital. J Correct Health Care. 2021 12; 27(4):272-279. PMID: 34788134
  6. Harris AHS, Beilstein-Wedel EE, Rosen AK, Shwartz M, Wagner TH, Vanneman ME, Giori NJ. Comparing Complication Rates After Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty Delivered Or Purchased By The VA. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 08; 40(8):1312-1320. PMID: 34339235
  7. Mattocks KM, Cunningham KJ, Greenstone C, Atkins D, Rosen AK, Upton M. Innovations in Community Care Programs, Policies, and Research. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S229-S231. PMID: 33976071; PMCID: PMC8132891; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001550;
  8. Mengeling MA, Mattocks KM, Hynes DM, Vanneman ME, Matthews KL, Rosen AK. Partnership Forum: The Role of Research in the Transformation of Veterans Affairs Community Care. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S232-S241. PMID: 33976072; PMCID: PMC8132916; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001488;
  9. Gurewich D, Shwartz M, Beilstein-Wedel E, Davila H, Rosen AK. Did Access to Care Improve Since Passage of the Veterans Choice Act?: Differences Between Rural and Urban Veterans. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S270-S278.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976076; PMCID: PMC8132901; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001490;
  10. Davila H, Rosen AK, Beilstein-Wedel E, Shwartz M, Chatelain L, Gurewich D. Rural Veterans' Experiences With Outpatient Care in the Veterans Health Administration Versus Community Care. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S286-S291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976078; PMCID: PMC8132914; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001552;
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risk adjustment
Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)
Patient safety
Quality of care assessment and measurement
Surgical quality
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