• 107 Citations
20092020

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Research interests

My health services research has two focus areas: 1. Improving the efficiency of health care delivery for critically-ill patients through the study of hospital- and health system-level outcome variations and the effect of changes made at the organizational level. I primarily utilize large clinical databases. My current research is focused on understanding the effects of inter-hospital transfer as a key system feature for improved care of the critically-ill sepsis patient. 2. Improving patient safety in the critical care setting: through the study of how variations in care delivery processes in acute hospital care settings affect patient outcomes, using epidemiological and quality control methodologies. Specific areas of research interest include readmissions to intensive care, discharge delay from intensive care, and diurnal/"weekend" effects on patient outcomes.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Acute respiratory failure, sepsis, shock

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Research Output

Associations between hospital occupancy, intensive care unit transfer delay and hospital mortality

Ofoma, U. R., Montoya, J., Saha, D., Berger, A., Kirchner, H. L., McIlwaine, J. K. & Kethireddy, S., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Critical Care. 58, p. 48-55 8 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    A qualitative exploration of the discharge process and factors predisposing to readmissions to the intensive care unit

    Ofoma, U. R., Dong, Y., Gajic, O. & Pickering, B. W., Jan 5 2018, In : BMC health services research. 18, 1, 1 p.

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    Open Access
  • 4 Scopus citations

    Culture-Negative Septic Shock Compared With Culture-Positive Septic Shock: A Retrospective Cohort Study

    Cooperative Antimicrobial Therapy of Septic Shock (CATSS) Database Research Group, Apr 1 2018, In : Critical care medicine. 46, 4, p. 506-512 7 p.

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  • 6 Scopus citations

    Intensive Care Unit Discharge Delay and In-Hospital Mortality

    Ofoma, U. R. & Kethireddy, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

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    1 Scopus citations

    Reply: Lower Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests During Nights and Weekends

    Ofoma, U. R., Basnet, S. & Girotra, S., May 29 2018, In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 71, 21, p. 2493-2494 2 p.

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    Open Access