ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

Dr. Amy Sanderson is the Physician Advisor for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is interested in the impact of diagnosis documentation on various aspects of medical care, including patient care, measures of patient acuity, quality metrics, research database accuracy, and healthcare reimbursement. She is currently involved in several research studies, collaborating with other physician advisors from free-standing children’s hospitals.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Amy Sanderson obtained her M.D. from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She then completed an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at West Virginia University, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is currently an Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Impact of a Clinical Documentation Integrity Program on Severity of Illness of Expired Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Feb 04. View abstract
  2. Effect on Patient Safety of a Resident Physician Schedule without 24-Hour Shifts. N Engl J Med. 2020 06 25; 382(26):2514-2523. View abstract
  3. Is It Time to Move Beyond Observational Studies of the Epidemiology and Mode of PICU Deaths? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 05; 21(5):505-506. View abstract
  4. Clinical Documentation for Intensivists: The Impact of Diagnosis Documentation. Crit Care Med. 2020 04; 48(4):579-587. View abstract
  5. Clinical Documentation for Intensivists: The Impact of Diagnosis Documentation. Crit Care Med. 2019 Dec 23. View abstract
  6. Effects on resident work hours, sleep duration, and work experience in a randomized order safety trial evaluating resident-physician schedules (ROSTERS). Sleep. 2019 08 01; 42(8). View abstract
  7. Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy at Home: Broadening the View of End-of-Life Care in the PICU…Even in Children's Homes. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 01; 18(1):92-93. View abstract
  8. Advance Care Discussions: Pediatric Clinician Preparedness and Practices. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar; 51(3):520-8. View abstract
  9. Clinician perspectives regarding the do-not-resuscitate order. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 167(10):954-8. View abstract
  10. Barriers to conducting advance care discussions for children with life-threatening conditions. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr; 129(4):e975-82. View abstract
  11. Care of the caretaker: managing the grief process of health care professionals. Pediatr Ann. 2011 May; 40(5):266-73. View abstract
  12. Clinician Perspectives on Advanced Care Discussions & the DNR Order at a Children’s Hospital. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. 2008. View abstract
  13. Potential for donation after cardiac death in a children's hospital. Pediatrics. 2007 Jan; 119(1):e219-24. View abstract
  14. Infantile Kawasaki disease and peripheral gangrene. J Pediatr. 2006 Jul; 149(1):131-3. View abstract
  15. An unusual complication of endotracheal intubation. Respir Care. 2003 May; 48(5):522-3. View abstract
  16. Intracranial Hypertension in Cryptococcal Meningitis. West Virginia American College of Physicians Annual Meeting. 2003. View abstract
  17. Modification of Disease Progression in Rats With Inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 1996; 27(6):865-879. View abstract
  18. Murine Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease With Multiorgan Involvement Induced by the cpk Gene. The Anatomical Record. 1996; 245(33):488-499. View abstract
  19. Dietary Protein Changes Alter the Progression of Inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in the Rat. The American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting. 1993. View abstract
  20. Autosomal Dominant Kidney Disease in the Rat. Kidney International. 1993; 43:522-534. View abstract
  21. Renal Extracellular Matrix Expressions in Rodent Models of Inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 1992; 3:631. View abstract
  22. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease in the Rat. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 1990; 1:629. View abstract