Naomi Bardach, MD

Assoc Prof of Clin Pediatrics
Pediatrics
+1 415 476-9188

Dr. Bardach is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Policy in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco. Her research program is focused on improving the quality of inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, with a foundation in implementation and dissemination science. She completed a NICHD-funded K23 in June 2016 to study pediatric asthma readmissions. She is key personnel on two of the AHRQ-funded U18 Pediatric Quality Measurement Program (PQMP) grants to support development and testing of pediatric quality measures. Clinical conditions of focus for those grants are asthma, sickle cell, mental health, and inpatient to outpatient transitions of care. As PI of an AHRQ-funded R21, she is collecting reports on patient safety events from family and patients on the pediatric inpatient unit at the point of care, and making those reports rapidly available to clinicians and quality improvement staff. Specific areas of interest for Dr. Bardach are: quality measurement; the use of the measures in interventions such as, public reporting, internal quality improvement, and financial incentive programs, to drive better health outcomes for children and reduce disparities in care; and leveraging technology to integrate patient and caregiver voices into quality improvement efforts.

Publications: 

Barriers to Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Guideline Recommendations.

Global pediatric health

Cabana MD, Kanter J, Marsh AM, Treadwell MJ, Rowland M, Stemmler P, Bardach NS

Best practices in implementing inpatient pediatric asthma pathways: a qualitative study.

The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

Kaiser SV, Lam R, Cabana MD, Bekmezian A, Bardach NS, Auerbach A, Rehm RS

What Words Convey: The Potential for Patient Narratives to Inform Quality Improvement.

The Milbank quarterly

Grob R, Schlesinger M, Barre LR, Bardach N, Lagu T, Shaller D, Parker AM, Martino SC, Finucane ML, Cerully JL, Palimaru A

Limitations of Using Pediatric Respiratory Illness Readmissions to Compare Hospital Performance.

Journal of hospital medicine

Kaiser SV, Lam R, Joseph GB, McCulloch C, Hsia RY, Cabana MD, Bardach NS

Mental Health Conditions and Unplanned Hospital Readmissions in Children.

Journal of hospital medicine

Doupnik SK, Lawlor J, Zima BT, Coker TR, Bardach NS, Rehm KP, Gay JC, Hall M, Berry JG

Hospital-Based Quality Measures for Pediatric Mental Health Care.

Pediatrics

Bardach NS, Burkhart Q, Richardson LP, Roth CP, Murphy JM, Parast L, Gidengil CA, Marmet J, Britto MT, Mangione-Smith R

Postacute Care after Pediatric Hospitalizations for a Primary Mental Health Condition.

The Journal of pediatrics

Gay JC, Zima BT, Coker TR, Doupnik SK, Hall M, Rodean J, O'Neill M, Morse R, Rehm KP, Berry JG, Bardach NS

Development of New Quality Measures for Hospital-Based Care of Suicidal Youth.

Academic pediatrics

Parast L, Bardach NS, Burkhart Q, Richardson LP, Murphy JM, Gidengil CA, Britto MT, Elliott MN, Mangione-Smith R

High-Expenditure Pharmaceutical Use Among Children in Medicaid.

Pediatrics

Cohen E, Hall M, Lopert R, Bruen B, Chamberlain LJ, Bardach N, Gedney J, Zima BT, Berry JG

Mental Health Conditions and Medical and Surgical Hospital Utilization.

Pediatrics

Doupnik SK, Lawlor J, Zima BT, Coker TR, Bardach NS, Hall M, Berry JG

Psychiatric Disorders and Trends in Resource Use in Pediatric Hospitals.

Pediatrics

Zima BT, Rodean J, Hall M, Bardach NS, Coker TR, Berry JG

Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Commercial Virtual Visits.

JAMA internal medicine

Schoenfeld AJ, Davies JM, Marafino BJ, Dean M, DeJong C, Bardach NS, Kazi DS, Boscardin WJ, Lin GA, Duseja R, Mei YJ, Mehrotra A, Dudley RA

From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals.

BMJ quality & safety

Bardach NS, Lyndon A, Asteria-Peñaloza R, Goldman LE, Lin GA, Dudley RA

Revisit rates and associated costs after an emergency department encounter: a multistate analysis.

Annals of internal medicine

Duseja R, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Yazdany J, Dean ML, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA

Preoperative medical testing in Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery.

The New England journal of medicine

Chen CL, Lin GA, Bardach NS, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Gelb AW, Maze M, Gropper MA, Dudley RA

A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

The Journal of pediatrics

Cabana MD, Bardach NS

Thirty-day hospital readmissions in systemic lupus erythematosus: predictors and hospital- and state-level variation.

Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.)

Yazdany J, Marafino BJ, Dean ML, Bardach NS, Duseja R, Ward MM, Dudley RA

Emergency department visits in the neonatal period in the United States.

Pediatric emergency care

Lee HC, Bardach NS, Maselli JH, Gonzales R

N-gram support vector machines for scalable procedure and diagnosis classification, with applications to clinical free text data from the intensive care unit.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Marafino BJ, Davies JM, Bardach NS, Dean ML, Dudley RA

National patterns of codeine prescriptions for children in the emergency department.

Pediatrics

Kaiser SV, Asteria-Penaloza R, Vittinghoff E, Rosenbluth G, Cabana MD, Bardach NS

Common and costly hospitalizations for pediatric mental health disorders.

Pediatrics

Bardach NS, Coker TR, Zima BT, Murphy JM, Knapp P, Richardson LP, Edwall G, Mangione-Smith R

Small practices' experience with EHR, quality measurement, and incentives.

The American journal of managed care

Begum R, Smith Ryan M, Winther CH, Wang JJ, Bardach NS, Parsons AH, Shih SC, Dudley RA

Measuring hospital quality using pediatric readmission and revisit rates.

Pediatrics

Bardach NS, Vittinghoff E, Asteria-Peñaloza R, Edwards JD, Yazdany J, Lee HC, Boscardin WJ, Cabana MD, Dudley RA

The relationship between commercial website ratings and traditional hospital performance measures in the USA.

BMJ quality & safety

Bardach NS, Asteria-Peñaloza R, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA

Prediction of hospital acute myocardial infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality rates using publicly reported performance measures.

Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality

Aaronson DS, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Chattopadhyay A, Goldman LE, Dudley RA

The impact of statistical choices on neonatal intensive care unit quality ratings based on nosocomial infection rates.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Lee HC, Chien AT, Bardach NS, Clay T, Gould JB, Dudley RA

The unintended consequences of quality improvement.

Current opinion in pediatrics

Bardach NS, Cabana MD

Preparing fourth-year medical students to teach during internship.

Journal of general internal medicine

Haber RJ, Bardach NS, Vedanthan R, Gillum LA, Haber LA, Dhaliwal GS

Adjustment for do-not-resuscitate orders reverses the apparent in-hospital mortality advantage for minorities.

The American journal of medicine

Bardach N, Zhao S, Pantilat S, Johnston SC

Regionalization of treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage: a cost-utility analysis.

Circulation

Bardach NS, Olson SJ, Elkins JS, Smith WS, Lawton MT, Johnston SC

'Teaching to teach': enhancing fourth year medical students' teaching skills.

Medical education

Bardach NS, Vedanthan R, Haber RJ