Joseph Restuccia

Professor Emeritus, Operations and Technology Management
    Education
  • PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1977
  • MPH, University of California at Berkeley, 1974
  • BA, Tufts University, 1969
    Publications
  • Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M. (In Press). "A Commentary on, “Improving Quality Measurement: Design Principles for Quality Measures”", Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
  • Shwartz, M., Restuccia, J. (In Press). "A Commentary on, “Improving Quality Measurement: Design Principles for Quality Measures”", Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
  • Sullivan, J., Shin, M., Engle, R., Yaksic, E., Lukas, C., Paasche-Orlow, M., Starr, L., Restuccia, J., Holmes, S., Rosen, A. (2018). "Evaluating the Implementation of Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in Five Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Hospitals", The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 44 (11), 663-673
  • Villa, S., Restuccia, J., Anessi-Pessina, E., Rizzo, M., Cohen, A. (2018). "Quality improvement strategies and tools: A comparative analysis between Italy and the United States.", Health Services Management Research, 31 (4), 205-217
  • Mohr, D., Eaton, J., Meterko, M., Stolzmann, K., Restuccia, J. (2018). "Factors associated with internal medicine physician job attitudes in the Veterans Health Administration", BMC Health Services Research, 18 (1), 244-253
  • Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M. (2018). "Commentary on "Moving Toward Paying for Outcomes in Medicaid"", Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 41 (2), 97-98
  • Borzecki, A., Chen, Q., Restuccia, J., Mull, H., Shwartz, M., Gupta, K., Hanchate, A., Strymish, J., Rosen, A. (2015). "Do Pneumonia Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M PPR Software Have More Process of Care Problems?", BMJ Quality and Safety, 24 (12), 753-763
  • Shwartz, M., Restuccia, J., Rosen, A. (2015). "Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches", Milbank Quarterly, 93 (4), 788-825
  • Borzecki, A., Chen, Q., Restuccia, J., Mull, H., Shwartz, M., Gupta, K., Hanchate, A., Strymish, J., Rosen, A. (2015). "Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study", BMJ Quality and Safety, 24 (12), 753-763
  • Shwartz, M., Restuccia, J., Rosen, A. (2015). "Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches", The Milbank Quarterly, 93 (4), 788-825
  • McHugh, M., Kang, R., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Periyanayagam, U., Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2015). "Use of quality improvement interventions and the link to performance on percutaneous intervention for acute myocardial infarction", Journal of Emergency Medicine, 48 (6), 744-750
  • Meterko, M., Restuccia, J., Stolzmann, K., Mohr, D., Brennan, C., Glasgow, J., Kaboli, P. (2015). "Response rates, nonresponse bias, and data quality results from a national survey of senior healthcare leaders", Public Opinion Quarterly, 79 (1), 130-144
  • Kartha, A., Restuccia, J., Burgess, J., Benzer, J., Glasgow, J., Hockenberry, J., Mohr, D., Kaboli, P. (2014). "Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Scope of Practice in 118 Acute Care Hospitals", Journal of Hospital Medicine, 9 (10), 615-620
  • McIntosh, N., Meterko, M., Burgess, J., Restuccia, J., Kartha, A., Kaboli, P., Charns, M. (2014). "Organizational predictors of coordination in inpatient medicine", Health Care Management Review, 39 (4), 279-292
  • McIntosh, N., Burgess, J., Meterko, M., Restuccia, J., Alt-White, A., Kaboli, P., Charns, M. (2014). "Impact of Provider Coordination on Nurse and Physician Perceptions of Patient Care Quality", Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29 (3), 269-279
  • Restuccia, J., Mohr, D., Meterko, M., Stolzmann, K., Kaboli, P. (2014). "The Association of Hospital Characteristics and Quality Improvement Activities in Inpatient Medical Services", Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29 (5), 715-722
  • Baurer, D., Yonek, J., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2014). "System-Level Factors Affecting Clinicians' Perceptions and Use of Interpreter Services in California Public Hospitals", Journal of Immigrant Health, 16 (2), 211-217
  • Restuccia, J., Cohen, A., Horwitt, J., Shwartz, M. (2012). "Hospital implementation of health information technology and quality of care: are they related?", BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12
  • McHugh, M., Kang, R., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2012). "Reporting information on emergency department crowding to the hospital board and delivery of time-sensitive care.", Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 38 (5), 229-234
  • Shwartz, M., Pekoez, E., Labonte, A., Heineke, J., Restuccia, J. (2011). "Bringing Responsibility for Small Area Variations in Hospitalization Rates Back to the Hospital The Propensity to Hospitalize Index and a Test of the Roemer's Law", Medical Care, 49 (12), 1062-1067
  • Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M., Kreger, B. (2011). "Underuse of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention", JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 306 (19), 2094-2094
  • Shwartz, M., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Ren, Z., Labonte, A., Theokary, C., Kang, R., Horwitt, J. (2011). "How Well Can We Identify the High-Performing Hospital?", Medical Care Research and Review, 68 (3), 290-310
  • Shwartz, M., Cramer, I., Holmes, S., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., VanDeusen Lukas, C., Sullivan, J., Charns, M. (2010). "Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals.", Quality Management in Health Care, 19 (4), 349-363
  • Gaynor, M., Myung, D., Restuccia, J., Moulton, S. (2010). "Designing Infrastructure to Exchange Electronic Medical Records with Web Services", International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 3 (3 or 4), 393-412
  • Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M., Drake, J., Kang, R., Kralovec, P., Holmes, S., Margolin, F., Bohr, D. (2008). "A survey of hospital quality improvement activities", Medical Care Research and Review, 65 (5), 571-595
  • Shwartz, M., Ren, J., Pekoz, E., Wang, X., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J. (2008). "Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the hospital compare database - Differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights", Medical Care, 46 (8), 778-785
  • Lukas, C., Holmes, S., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Cramer, I., Shwartz, M., Charns, M. (2007). "Transformational change in health care systems: An organizational model", Health Care Management Review, 32 (4), 309-320
  • Sikka, R., Adedipe, A., Robinett, A., Mehta, S., Restuccia, J. (2007). "Medical Appropriateness of Geriatric Admissions for Failure to Thrive", Academic Emergency Medicine, 14 (5 Supplement 1), S18-S18
  • Shwartz, M., Pekoz, E., Ash, A., Posner, M., Restuccia, J., Iezzoni, L. (2005). "Do variations in disease prevalence limit the usefulness of population-based hospitalization rates for studying variations in hospital admissions?", Medical Care, 43 (1), 4-11
  • Pekoz, E., Shwartz, M., Iezzoni, L., Ash, A., Posner, M., Restuccia, J. (2003). "Comparing the importance of disease rate versus practice style variations in explaining differences in small area hospitalization rates for two respiratory conditions", Statistics in Medicine, 22 (10), 1775-1786
  • Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M., Kreger, B., Payne, S., Ash, A., Iezzoni, L., Heineke, J., Selker, H., Gomes, T., Labonte, A., Butterly, J. (2002). "Does more "appropriateness" explain higher rates of cardiac procedures among patients hospitalized with coronary heart disease?", Medical Care, 40 (6), 500-509
  • Kaya, S., Eroglu, K., Vural, G., Shwartz, M., Restuccia, J. (2001). "Factors affecting appropriateness of hospital utilization in two hospitals in Turkey", Journal of Medical Systems, 25 (6), 373-383
  • Peiro, S., Meneu, R., Lorenzo, S., Restuccia, J. (2001). "Assessing the necessity of hospital stay by means of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol: a different perspective", International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 13 (4), 341-343
  • Kaya, S., Vural, G., Eroglu, K., Sain, G., Mersin, H., Karabeyoglu, M., Sezer, K., Turkkani, B., Restuccia, J. (2000). "Reliability and validity of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol in Turkey (vol 12, pg 325, 2000)", International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 12 (5), 449-449
  • Kaya, S., Vural, G., Eroglu, K., Sain, G., Mersin, H., Karabeyoglu, M., Sezer, K., Turkkani, B., Restuccia, J. (2000). "Liability and validity of the appropriateness evaluation protocol in Turkey", International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 12 (4), 325-329
  • Lledo, R., Rodriguez, T., Trilla, A., Cararach, V., Restuccia, J., Asenjo, M. (2000). "Perceived quality of care in pregnancy - Assessment before and after delivery (vol 88, pg 35, 2000)", European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 91 (2), 211-211
  • Lledó, R., Rodríguez, T., Trilla, A., Cararach, V., Restuccia, J., Asenjo, M. (2000). "Perceived quality of care in pregnancy assessment before and after delivery.", Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 88 (1), 35-42
  • Shwartz, M., Klimberg, R., Karp, M., Iezzoni, L., Ash, A., Heineke, J., Payne, S., Restuccia, J. (1995). "An Integer Programming-Model to Limit Hospital Selection in Studies with Repeated Sampling", Health Services Research, 30 (2), 359-376
  • Gann, M., Restuccia, J. (1994). "Total quality management in health care: a view of current and potential research.", Med Care Rev, 51 (4), 467-500
  • Restuccia, J., Payne, S., Tracey, L. (1989). "A framework for the definition and measurement of underutilization.", Med Care Rev, 46 (3), 255-270
  • Payne, S., Restuccia, J. (1987). "Policy issues related to prospective payment for pediatric hospitalization.", Health Care Financ Rev, 9 (1), 71-82
  • Restuccia, J., Payne, S., Lenhart, G., Constantine, H., Fulton, J. (1987). "Assessing the appropriateness of hospital utilization to improve efficiency and competitive position.", Health Care Manage Rev, 12 (3), 17-27
  • Restuccia, J., Kreger, B., Payne, S., Gertman, P., Dayno, S., Lenhart, G. (1986). "Factors affecting appropriateness of hospital use in Massachusetts.", Health Care Financ Rev, 8 (1), 47-54
  • Restuccia, J., Gertman, P. (1984). "A comparative analysis of appropriateness of hospital use.", Health Aff (Millwood), 3 (2), 130-138
  • Restuccia, J. (1982). "Minimal use of physician advisors improves utilization review process.", Hosp Peer Rev, 7 (6), 68-70
  • Restuccia, J., Murphy, D. (1980). "Estimating hospital costs by diagnosis group.", Inquiry, 17 (2), 155-164
  • Holloway, D., Holton, J., Goldberg, G., Restuccia, J. (1976). "Development of hospital levels of care criteria.", Health Care Manage Rev, 1 (3), 61-72