Andrew Auerbach, MD

Professor

Andrew Auerbach MD MPH is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, in the Division of Hospital Medicine, where he is the Chair of the Clinical Content Oversight Committee for UCSF Health, the operational group responsible for developing and implementing electronic health record tools across the UCSF Health enterprise.

Dr. Auerbach is a widely recognized leader in Hospital Medicine, having authored or co-authored the seminal research describing effects of hospital medicine systems on patient outcomes, costs, and care quality. He leads a 13-hospital research collaborative focused on new discoveries in healthcare delivery models in acute care settings, and continues an active research mentoring program at UCSF.

In addition, Dr. Auerbach serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the flagship peer-reviewed publication for the field of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Auerbach’s research has been published in prominent journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has received the Mack Lipkin Award for Outstanding research as a fellow, and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation Outstanding Investigator, and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Education
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Publications
  1. The Effect of Rehospitalization and Emergency Department Visits on Subsequent Adherence to Weight Telemonitoring.
  2. Patterns of multimorbidity in medical inpatients: a multinational retrospective cohort study.
  3. Expert-augmented machine learning.
  4. Do the unlabeled response categories of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire satisfy the monotonicity assumption of simple-summated scoring?
  5. Best Definitions of Multimorbidity to Identify Patients With High Health Care Resource Utilization.
  6. Patient Recommendations to Improve the Implementation of and Engagement With Portals in Acute Care: Hospital-Based Qualitative Study.
  7. Letting a Good Crisis Go to Waste.
  8. Multimorbidity and Opioid Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Adults.
  9. Patient and Family Advisory Councils for Research: Recruiting and Supporting Members From Diverse and Hard-to-Reach Communities.
  10. Clinical Outcomes After Intensifying Antihypertensive Medication Regimens Among Older Adults at Hospital Discharge.
  11. Aspirin Compared with Anticoagulation to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism After Knee or Hip Arthroplasty: a Large Retrospective Cohort Study.
  12. Ultrasound Guidance for Lumbar Puncture: A Consideration, Not an Obligation.
  13. Patterns of multimorbidity associated with 30-day readmission: a multinational study.
  14. Evaluating Digital Health Tools-Prospective, Experimental, and Real World.
  15. Best practices in implementing inpatient pediatric asthma pathways: a qualitative study.
  16. Reducing Unnecessary Treatment of Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure with Intravenous Medications on the General Internal Medicine Wards: A Quality Improvement Initiative.
  17. Patient stakeholder engagement in research: A narrative review to describe foundational principles and best practice activities.
  18. Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions.
  19. Announcing the Journal of Hospital Medicine Editorial Fellowship.
  20. A randomized controlled trial to improve engagement of hospitalized patients with their patient portals.
  21. The Adoption of an Online Journal Club to Improve Research Dissemination and Social Media Engagement Among Hospitalists.
  22. Balancing Innovation and Safety When Integrating Digital Tools Into Health Care.
  23. Estimating the Accuracy of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography among Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery.
  24. Prevalence and Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Pain among Hospitalized Older Adults.
  25. Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs): Identifying Challenges and Solutions to Support Engagement in Research.
  26. Preventability of Early Versus Late Hospital Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients.
  27. Balancing Innovation and Safety When Integrating Digital Tools Into Health Care.
  28. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multicenter, National Analysis.
  29. Out with the Old, in with the New.
  30. Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
  31. Associations of Physician Empathy with Patient Anxiety and Ratings of Communication in Hospital Admission Encounters.
  32. Appropriate Reconciliation of Cardiovascular Medications After Elective Surgery and Postdischarge Acute Hospital and Ambulatory Visits.
  33. Reducing Second Gram-Negative Antibiotic Therapy on Pediatric Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Services.
  34. Physician Perspectives on Readmission.
  35. Network for Investigation of Delirium across the U.S.: Advancing the Field of Delirium with a New Interdisciplinary Research Network.
  36. Web Exclusives. Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Research Highlights From Hospital Medicine 2017.
  37. Communicating Context in Quality Improvement Reports.
  38. Clinical Utility of Routine CBC Testing in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia.
  39. Network for Investigation of Delirium Across the U.S. (NIDUS): Advancing the Field of Delirium with a New Interdisciplinary Research Network.
  40. Simplification of the HOSPITAL score for predicting 30-day readmissions.
  41. The risk of venous thromboembolism with aspirin compared to anticoagulants after hip and knee arthroplasty.
  42. Automating Venous Thromboembolism Risk Calculation Using Electronic Health Record Data upon Hospital Admission: The Automated Padua Prediction Score.
  43. Impact of Multimodality Pain Regimens on Elective Colorectal Surgery Outcomes.
  44. Perceived Safety and Value of Inpatient "Very Important Person" Services.
  45. The HOSPITAL Score Predicts Potentially Preventable 30-Day Readmissions in Conditions Targeted by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
  46. Reducing the incidence of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism within a network of academic hospitals: Findings from five University of California medical centers.
  47. Using Tablet Computers to Increase Patient Engagement With Electronic Personal Health Records: Protocol For a Prospective, Randomized Interventional Study.
  48. Unpacking the Bundle to Lower Rates of Ventilation-Associated Pneumonia: Parts May Be Less Than the Sum.
  49. The next 20 years of hospital medicine: Continuing to foster the mind, heart, and soul of our field.
  50. Physician Perspectives on Factors Contributing to Readmissions and Potential Prevention Strategies: A Multicenter Survey.
  51. The Challenges of Mobile Health Regulation.
  52. Not ready, not set…discharge: Patient-reported barriers to discharge readiness at an academic medical center.
  53. Do interdisciplinary rounds improve patient outcomes? only if they improve teamwork.
  54. International Validity of the HOSPITAL Score to Predict 30-Day Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions.
  55. Preventability and Causes of Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients.
  56. Effectiveness of Remote Patient Monitoring After Discharge of Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure: The Better Effectiveness After Transition -- Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Randomized Clinical Trial.
  57. Understanding patient-centred readmission factors: a multi-site, mixed-methods study.
  58. The association between discharge before noon and length of stay in medical and surgical patients.
  59. Association between ordering patterns and shift-based care in general pediatrics inpatients.
  60. Half-life of a printed handoff document.
  61. Risk Factors for Prolonged Length of Stay or Complications During Pediatric Respiratory Hospitalizations.
  62. Achieving Hand Hygiene Success With a Partnership Between Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Leadership, and Physicians.
  63. Harms associated with single unit perioperative transfusion: retrospective population based analysis.
  64. Functional impairment and hospital readmission in Medicare seniors.
  65. Predictive value of the present-on-admission indicator for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism.
  66. Mobility sensors for hospitalized patients: Quo vadis?
  67. Diagnostic accuracy and effectiveness of automated electronic sepsis alert systems: A systematic review.
  68. Repeat blood cultures in children with persistent fever and neutropenia: Diagnostic and clinical implications.
  69. 2014 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines. Dev
  70. Introducing Choosing Wisely®: Next steps in improving healthcare value.
  71. Science and scholarship: ten volumes of the Journal Hospital Medicine.
  72. "Whose job is it, really?" Physicians', nurses', and pharmacists' perspectives on completing inpatient medication reconciliation.
  73. Assessing the impact of nurse post-discharge telephone calls on 30-day hospital readmission rates.
  74. Hospitalists and liability: surprising findings that point back to patient safety.
  75. Reply: can implanted venous access ports remain patent without maintenance flush-lock?
  76. 2014 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.
  77. 2014 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines.
  78. 2014 ACC/AHA guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.
  79. Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome in a patient presenting with familial spontaneous pneumothorax.
  80. What did we do before mHealth?
  81. Blood culture use in the emergency department in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia.
  82. Blood culture use in the emergency department in patients hospitalized with respiratory symptoms due to a nonpneumonia illness.
  83. A remote monitoring and telephone nurse coaching intervention to reduce readmissions among patients with heart failure: study protocol for the Better Effectiveness After Transition - Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) randomized controlled trial.
  84. The Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN): a learning organization focused on improving hospital care.
  85. Peer-reviewed publications in the era of social media--JHM 2.0.
  86. Tablet computers for hospitalized patients: a pilot study to improve inpatient engagement.
  87. Impact of decreased heparin dose for flush-lock of implanted venous access ports in pediatric oncology patients.
  88. Journal of Hospital Medicine in 2014 and beyond.
  89. Predictors of completeness of patients' self-reported personal medication lists and discrepancies with clinic medication lists.
  90. Managing chronic disease in hospitalized patients.
  91. Sequence patterns in the resolution of clinical instabilities in community-acquired pneumonia and association with outcomes.
  92. Focusing on value: this time is different.
  93. BOOST: evidence needing a lift.
  94. Perioperative use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risks for adverse outcomes of surgery.
  95. Response to DeVita.
  96. Association between adaptations to ACGME duty hour requirements, length of stay, and costs.
  97. Incidence, predictors, and outcomes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery.
  98. Is emergency department closure resulting in increased distance to the nearest emergency department associated with increased inpatient mortality?
  99. Impact of proactive rounding by a rapid response team on patient outcomes at an academic medical center.
  100. Use and outcomes of telemetry monitoring on a medicine service.
  101. Cardiac disease evaluation and management among kidney and liver transplantation candidates: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
  102. Hospitalist utilization and hospital performance on 6 publicly reported patient outcomes.
  103. Enhancing quality of trainee-written consultation notes.
  104. Selective transcatheter arterial embolization of the internal iliac artery does not cause gluteal necrosis in pelvic trauma patients.
  105. Improving use of the "other" catheter: comment on "reducing inappropriate urinary catheter use".
  106. JHM 2.0: The Journal of Hospital Medicine at its first transition.
  107. Effects of a multicentre teamwork and communication programme on patient outcomes: results from the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) project.
  108. Financial payments by orthopedic device makers to orthopedic surgeons.
  109. Mentorship, productivity, and promotion among academic hospitalists.
  110. Unintended consequences of a standard admission order set on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and patient outcomes.
  111. Statin use and postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery.
  112. Boxed warning inconsistencies between drug information resources and the prescribing information.
  113. Inappropriate medication use in older adults undergoing surgery: a national study.
  114. Patient concerns at hospital admission.
  115. "July effect": impact of the academic year-end changeover on patient outcomes: a systematic review.
  116. Use and outcomes of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after spinal fusion surgery.
  117. Career satisfaction and burnout in academic hospital medicine.
  118. Filling the black hole of hospital discharge (editorial in response to article by Walz et al.,J Gen Intern Med 2011).
  119. Patient satisfaction with a hospitalist procedure service: is bedside procedure teaching reassuring to patients?
  120. Analgesic prescribing practices can be improved by low-cost point-of-care decision support.
  121. Factors associated with trauma center use for elderly patients with trauma: a statewide analysis, 1999-2008.
  122. Survey of US academic hospitalist leaders about mentorship and academic activities in hospitalist groups.
  123. Comanagement of surgical patients between neurosurgeons and hospitalists.
  124. Code status discussions between attending hospitalist physicians and medical patients at hospital admission.
  125. The influence of procedure volumes and standardization of care on quality and efficiency in total joint replacement surgery.
  126. Redefining readmission risk factors for general medicine patients.
  127. The relationship between case volume, care quality, and outcomes of complex cancer surgery.
  128. Obstructive sleep apnea surgery practice patterns in the United States: 2000 to 2006.
  129. Code status discussions at hospital admission are not associated with patient and surrogate satisfaction with hospital care: results from the multicenter hospitalist study.
  130. Case volume, quality of care, and care efficiency in coronary artery bypass surgery.
  131. Coverage of FDA medication boxed warnings in commonly used drug information resources.
  132. Studying physician-patient communication in the acute care setting: the hospitalist rapport study.
  133. Influence of language barriers on outcomes of hospital care for general medicine inpatients.
  134. Cross-sectional analysis of hospitalist prevalence and quality of care in California.
  135. Supervising the supervisors--procedural training and supervision in internal medicine residency.
  136. Characteristics of intensive care units in Michigan: not an open and closed case.
  137. California hospital leaders' views of hospitalists: meeting needs of the present and future.
  138. Looking forward, looking back: assessing variations in hospital resource use and outcomes for elderly patients with heart failure.
  139. Does aspirin have a role in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in total knee arthroplasty patients?
  140. Shop for quality or volume? Volume, quality, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery.
  141. Challenges and opportunities in academic hospital medicine: report from the Academic Hospital Medicine Summit.
  142. Factors associated with discussion of care plans and code status at the time of hospital admission: results from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study.
  143. Changing the practice of perioperative cardioprotection: perioperative beta-blockers after POISE (PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation).
  144. Quality of care for decompensated heart failure: comparable performance between academic hospitalists and non-hospitalists.
  145. Should we use large scale healthcare interventions without clear evidence that benefits outweigh costs and harms? No.
  146. Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians.
  147. Opportunity missed: medical consultation, resource use, and quality of care of patients undergoing major surgery.
  148. Effects of rapid response systems on clinical outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis.
  149. The tension between needing to improve care and knowing how to do it.
  150. Trainees, teams, and timely performance feedback.
  151. Preoperative cardiac risk stratification 2007: evolving evidence, evolving strategies.
  152. The impact of duty hours on resident self reports of errors.
  153. House staff team workload and organization effects on patient outcomes in an academic general internal medicine inpatient service.
  154. Findings of the first consensus conference on medical emergency teams.
  155. Trends in market demand for internal medicine 1999 to 2004: an analysis of physician job advertisements.
  156. Effect of the inpatient general medicine rotation on student pursuit of a generalist career.
  157. Assessing and reducing the cardiac risk of noncardiac surgery.
  158. Impact of reliance on CT pulmonary angiography on diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a Bayesian analysis.
  159. Evaluating the California Hospital Initiative in Palliative Services.
  160. Impact of reduced duty hours on residents' educational satisfaction at the University of California, San Francisco.
  161. Long live generalism. Hospital medicine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
  162. Effects of hospitalist attending physicians on trainee satisfaction with teaching and with internal medicine rotations.
  163. Cost-effectiveness of testing for hypercoagulability and effects on treatment strategies in patients with deep vein thrombosis.
  164. End-of-life care in a voluntary hospitalist model: effects on communication, processes of care, and patient symptoms.
  165. Update in hospital medicine.
  166. How physicians perceive hospitalist services after implementation: anticipation vs reality.
  167. Implementation of a voluntary hospitalist service at a community teaching hospital: improved clinical efficiency and patient outcomes.
  168. beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: clinical applications.
  169. beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: scientific review.
  170. The dissociation of acetylcholine from open nicotinic receptor channels.
  171. Physician views on caring for hospitalized patients and the hospitalist model of inpatient care.
  172. Patient characteristics associated with care by a cardiologist among adults hospitalized with severe congestive heart failure. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments.
  173. Physician attitudes toward and prevalence of the hospitalist model of care: results of a national survey.
  174. Fanconi anaemia group A (FANCA) mutations in Israeli non-Ashkenazi Jewish patients.
  175. Haematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with Fanconi anaemia using alternate donors: results of a total body irradiation dose escalation trial.
  176. Drosophila engrailed can substitute for mouse Engrailed1 function in mid-hindbrain, but not limb development.
  177. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome in a family with Fanconi anemia.
  178. Fanconi anemia and moyamoya: evidence for an association.
  179. Hematologic abnormalities in Fanconi anemia: an International Fanconi Anemia Registry study.
  180. The need for more accurate and timely diagnosis in Fanconi anemia: a report from the International Fanconi Anemia Registry.
  181. On what bases do patients choose their therapists?
  182. Fanconi anemia: a model for genetic causes of abnormal brain development.
  183. Umbilical cord blood hematopoietic stem and repopulating cells in human clinical transplantation.
  184. Prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and carrier detection of Fanconi anemia by a cytogenetic method.