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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.


Sherenian M, Profit J, Schmidt B, et al. "Nurse-to-patient ratios and neonatal outcomes: a brief systematic review." Neonatology. 2013;104(3):179-83.
Lee HC, Bennett MV, Schulman J, Gould JB. "Accounting for variation in length of NICU stay for extremely low birth weight infants." J Perinatol. 2013;33(11):872-6.
Gould JB, Danielsen BH, Bollman L, Hackel A, Murphy B. "Estimating the quality of neonatal transport in California." J Perinatol. 2013;33(12):964-70.
Sellier E, Horber V, Krägeloh-Mann I, De La Cruz J, Cans C. "Interrater reliability study of cerebral palsy diagnosis, neurological subtype, and gross motor function." Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012;54(9):815-21.
Shankaran S, Laptook AR, McDonald SA, et al. "Temperature profile and outcomes of neonates undergoing whole body hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy." Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012;13(1):53-9.
Lee HC, Kurtin PS, Wight NE, et al. "A quality improvement project to increase breast milk use in very low birth weight infants." Pediatrics. 2012;130(6):e1679-87.
Tang BG, Feldman HM, Huffman LC, Kagawa KJ, Gould JB. "Missed opportunities in the referral of high-risk infants to early intervention." Pediatrics. 2012;129(6):1027-34.
Profit J, Etchegaray J, Petersen LA, et al. "The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire as a tool for benchmarking safety culture in the NICU." Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.. 2012;97(2):F127-32.
Profit J, Etchegaray J, Petersen LA, et al. "Neonatal intensive care unit safety culture varies widely." Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.. 2012;97(2):F120-6.
Akula VPriya, Davis AS, Gould JB, Van Meurs K. "Therapeutic hypothermia during neonatal transport: current practices in California." Am J Perinatol. 2012;29(5):319-26.
Bain LCharo, R Dudley A, Gould JB, Lee HC. "Factors associated with failure to screen newborns for retinopathy of prematurity." J. Pediatr.. 2012;161(5):819-23.
Profit J, Woodard LCD. "Perils and opportunities of comparative performance measurement." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(2):191-4.
Kowalkowski M, Gould JB, Bose C, Petersen LA, Profit J. "Do practicing clinicians agree with expert ratings of neonatal intensive care unit quality measures?" J Perinatol. 2012;32(4):247-52.
Lyndon A, Lee HC, Gilbert WM, Gould JB, Lee KA. "Maternal morbidity during childbirth hospitalization in California." J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.. 2012;25(12):2529-35.
Hintz SR, Kendrick DE, Wilson-Costello DE, et al. "Early-childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes are not improving for infants born at <25 weeks' gestational age." Pediatrics. 2011;127(1):62-70.
Lee HC, Chien AT, Bardach NS, Clay T, Gould JB, R Dudley A. "The impact of statistical choices on neonatal intensive care unit quality ratings based on nosocomial infection rates." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(5):429-34.
Wirtschafter DD, Powers RJ, Pettit JS, et al. "Nosocomial infection reduction in VLBW infants with a statewide quality-improvement model." Pediatrics. 2011;127(3):419-26.
Guralnick MJ. "Why Early Intervention Works: A Systems Perspective." Infants Young Child. 2011;24(1):6-28.
Lee HC, Lyndon A, Blumenfeld YJ, R Dudley A, Gould JB. "Antenatal steroid administration for premature neonates in California." Obstet Gynecol. 2011;117(3):603-9.
Miller SS, Lee HC, Gould JB. "Hypothermia in very low birth weight infants: distribution, risk factors and outcomes." J Perinatol. 2011;31 Suppl 1:S49-56.