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  • Kavanagh K, Abusalem S, Saman DM. A perspective on the evidence regarding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance. J Patient Saf. 2012 Sep;8(3):140-3. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182627b89. PMID: 22874134.

  • Kavanagh KT. Premier pay for performance and patient outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 26;367(4):381-2; author reply 382-3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1206170. PMID: 22830476.    View Altmetric Score    

  • Kavanagh KT. Financial incentives to promote health care quality: the hospital acquired conditions nonpayment policy. Soc Work Public Health. 2011;26(5):524-41. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2011.533554. Erratum in: Soc Work Public Health. 2012 Oct;27(6):637. PMID: 21902485.   View Altmetric Score   

  • Kavanagh K, Abusalem S. Mounting evidence supports universal surveillance for MRSA in preoperative patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Aug;213(2):335-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.05.014. PMID: 21787990.  . PMID: 21787990. (Commentary on Swiss/Geneva MRSA Study Published in JAMA (Harbarth, Fankhauser, Schrenzel,, 2008)).      

  • Kavanagh KT. In response to "Assessing nursing staffing ratios: variability in workload intensity". Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2007 Aug;8(3):182; author reply 183. doi: 10.1177/1527154407308489. PMID: 18178924. PMID: 18178924

Publications in Peer Reviewed Bulletins and Magazines

  • Kavanagh K. Health care integration: will physicians lose their voice? Bull Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;96(6):28-30. PMID: 22315908. View Article 

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).