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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.


Profit J, Zupancic JAF, Gould JB, et al. "Correlation of neonatal intensive care unit performance across multiple measures of quality of care." JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(1):47-54.
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.
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.
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. "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.
Profit J, Gould JB, Zupancic JAF, et al. "Formal selection of measures for a composite index of NICU quality of care: Baby-MONITOR." J Perinatol. 2011;31(11):702-10.