Publications

Publications

Litvak E.  Don’t Get Your Operation on a Thursday,  The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2013

Litvak E, Fineberg H; Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and Economy; New England Journal of Medicine, October 24, 2013. 369:1581-1583

Anstey M, Gildfind S, Litvak E.Sleep Faster! (Somebody else needs your blanket…)”, Australian Health Review, July 27, 2012

Litvak E., Laskovski-Jones L. “Nurse staffing, hospital operations, care quality, and common sense”. Nursing, August 2011 – Volume 41 – Issue 8 – p 6–7

Litvak E. “Mismanaged Hospital Operations: A Neglected Threat to Reform“,  Health Affairs Blog, February 22, 2011

Litvak E, Bisognano M.  “More Patients, Less Payment: Increasing Hospital Efficiency In The Aftermath Of Health Reform“, Health Affairs, 2011; 30(1): 76-80.

Litvak E, Bernheim S; The Case for Patient Flow Management; Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the web: AHRQ Cases and Commentaries, November 2011

Litvak E, Green Vaswani S, Long M, Prenney B; “Managing Variability in Healthcare Delivery“, Chapter in Institute of Medicine Workshop Summary: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes, 2010

Litvak E, Pronovost PJ. “Rethinking Rapid Response Teams“, Journal of American Medical Association, 2010; 304(12): 1375-1376.

Litvak E, Milstein A, Smith M. “Engineering Science and Episode Based Hospital Payment“, Health Affairs Blog, September 15, 2010

Managing Patient Flow in Hospitals: Strategies and solutions, Second edition, Ed. Litvak E. Oakbrook         Terrace. IL, Joint Commission Resources, 2009

Litvak E. “Optimizing Patient Flow by Managing its Variability“.  In Berman S. (ed.): Front Office to Front Line: Essential Issues for Health Care Leaders. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources, 2005, pp. 91-111.

Litvak E, Buerhaus PI, Davidoff F, Long MC, McManus ML, Berwick DM. “Managing Unnecessary Variability in Patient Demand to Reduce Nursing Stress and Improve Patient Safety,” Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2005; 31(6): 330-338.

McManus ML, Long MC, Cooper A, Mandell J, Berwick DM, Pagano M, Litvak E. “Variability in Surgical Caseload and Access to Intensive Care Services.” Anesthesiology, 2003; 98: 1491-6.

McManus ML, Long MC, Cooper AB, Litvak E. “Queuing Theory Accurately Models the Need for Critical Care Resources,” Anesthesiology, 2004(100): 1271-6.

Litvak E, Long MC, Cooper A, McManus ML. “Emergency Room Diversion: Causes and Solutions.Academic Emergency Medicine, November 2001, 8, No 11, pp. 1108-1110

Litvak E, Long MC. “Cost and quality under managed care: Irreconcilable differences?” The American Journal of Managed Care, 2000; 6, No 3, pp.305-312.

Litvak E, Long MC, Schwartz SJ. “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis under Managed Care: Not yet ready for Prime Time?” Editorial, The American Journal of Managed Care,2000; 6, No 2, pp.254-256.

Litvak E, Siegel JE, Pauker SG, Lallemant M, Fineberg HV, Weinstein MC. “Whose blood is safer? The effect of the stage of the epidemic on screening for HIV.” Medical Decision Making, 1997; 17:455–463.

Litvak E, Tu XM, Pagano M. “Screening for the Presence of a Disease by Pooling Sera Samples.” Journal of American Statistical Association, 1994; 89:424–434.

Litvak E. Chapter 7.7 In: Handbook of Reliability Engineering, editor Ushakov I, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994:156–162.

Colbourn CJ, Litvak E. “Bounding network parameters by approximating graphs.” In Series in Discrete Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 1991:91—104.

Litvak E. “A generalized theorem on negative cycles and estimates of the quality of flow transport in a network.” Soviet Math. Doklady (Proc. of Acad. of Sci), reviewed and submitted by Nobel Prize winner in Economics Professor L.Kantorovitch, 1983; 27:369–371.

Litvak E. “A generalized triangle-star transformation in the investigation of properties of complex networks.” Engineering Cybernetics, 1981; 19:158–162.

Litvak E. “Two-sided estimates of the minimum cost of a flow in a two-terminal network.” Engineering Cybernetics, 1981; 19:132–135.