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Our Publications

Below is a selection of publications that CPQCC has produced as a result of our quality improvement initiatives and research projects.


Phibbs CS, Schmitt SK, Cooper M, et al. "Birth Hospitalization Costs and Days of Care for Mothers and Neonates in California, 2009-2011." J. Pediatr.. 2019;204:118-125.e14.
Handley SC, Passarella M, Lorch SA, Lee HC. "Survey of preterm neuro-centric care practices in California neonatal intensive care units." J Perinatol. 2019;39(2):256-262.
Stevenson DK, Wong RJ, Aghaeepour N, et al. "Understanding health disparities." J Perinatol. 2019;39(3):354-358.
Liu J, Sakarovitch C, Sigurdson K, Lee HC, Profit J. "Disparities in Health Care-Associated Infections in the NICU." Am J Perinatol. 2019.
Hagadorn JI, Bennett MV, Brownell EA, Payton KSE, Benitz WE, Lee HC. "Covariation of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-Level Patent Ductus Arteriosus Management and In-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Outcomes Following Preterm Birth." J. Pediatr.. 2018;203:225-233.e1.
Profit J, Sharek PJ, Cui X, et al. "The Correlation Between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Safety Culture and Quality of Care." J Patient Saf. 2018.
Schulman J, Profit J, Lee HC, et al. "Variations in Neonatal Antibiotic Use." Pediatrics. 2018;142(3).
Schulman J, Braun D, Lee HC, et al. "Association Between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission Rates and Illness Acuity." JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(1):17-23.
Tang BG, Lee HC, Gray EE, Gould JB, Hintz SR. "Programmatic and Administrative Barriers to High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Care." Am J Perinatol. 2018;35(10):940-945.
Ariagno RL, Lee HC, Stevenson DK, et al. "A directory for neonatal intensive care: potential for facilitating network-based research in neonatology." J Perinatol. 2018;38(8):954-958.
Dhurjati R, Wahid N, Sigurdson K, et al. "Never judge a book by its cover: how NICU evaluators reach conclusions about quality of care." J Perinatol. 2018;38(6):751-758.
Eneriz-Wiemer M, Liu S-D, C Y Chu M, et al. "Parents' Knowledge and Education of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Four California Neonatal Intensive Care Units." Am. J. Ophthalmol.. 2018;191:7-13.
Pai VV, Lee HC, Profit J. "Improving Uptake of Key Perinatal Interventions Using Statewide Quality Collaboratives." Clin Perinatol. 2018;45(2):165-180.
Handley SC, Passarella M, Lee HC, Lorch SA. "Incidence Trends and Risk Factor Variation in Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage across a Population Based Cohort." J. Pediatr.. 2018;200:24-29.e3.
Bain LC, Kristensen-Cabrera AI, Lee HC. "A Qualitative Analysis of Challenges and Successes in Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening." AJP Rep. 2018;8(2):e128-e133.
Lee HC, Bennett MV, Crockett M, et al. "Comparison of Collaborative Versus Single-Site Quality Improvement to Reduce NICU Length of Stay." Pediatrics. 2018;142(1).
Dhurjati R, Salas E, Profit J. "If Health Care Teams Had to Win Championships: Insights From High-Performance Sports." Am J Med Qual. 2017;32(3):336-337.
Lapcharoensap W, Bennett MV, Powers RJ, et al. "Effects of delivery room quality improvement on premature infant outcomes." J Perinatol. 2017;37(4):349-354.