Stephan D. Fihn

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Professor, Health Services
Professor, General Internal Medicine (primary appt.)

Education

MPH   University of Washington, 1981   (Health Services)
MD   St Louis University, 1977
BS   , 1973   (Chemistry)

Contact Info

email:   sfihn@uw.edu

address:
VA Health Services R&D
Center of Excellence
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101

voice:   206-764-2651
fax:   206-768-5412

office:   10EH33

address:
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

campus box:   359780
voice:   206-731-3391
fax:   206-731-6988

About

Professor Fihn is a general internist with interests in quality of care particularly in the outpatient setting and in health measurement. He also serves as Director of the Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and as Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He co-directs the GIM/HSR&D fellowship program at the VAPSHCS.


Quality of care particularly in the outpatient setting and in health measurement; clinical topics including heart disease, COPD, UTI, anticoagulation



Ladebue AC, Helfrich CD, Gerdes ZT, Fihn SD, Nelson KM, Sayre GG. The experience of Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) members. Health Care Manage Rev. 2014 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25539056
  

Trivedi RB, Post EP, Sun H, Pomerantz A, Saxon AJ, Piette JD, Maynard C, Arnow B, Curtis I, Fihn SD, Nelson K. Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Prognosis of Mental Health Among US Veterans. Am J Public Health. 2015 Dec;105(12):2564-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302836. Epub 2015 Oct 16.  PMID: 26474009
  

Fihn SD. In hospitalized patients, the Hospital-patient One-year Mortality Risk score predicted 1-year mortality. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 17;163(10):JC13. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2015-163-10-013.  PMID: 26571255
  

Cronin RM, VanHouten JP, Siew ED, Eden SK, Fihn SD, Nielson CD, Peterson JF, Baker CR, Ikizler TA, Speroff T, Matheny ME. National Veterans Health Administration inpatient risk stratification models for hospital-acquired acute kidney injury. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Sep;22(5):1054-71. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv051. Epub 2015 Jun 23.  PMID: 26104740
  

Wong ES, Hebert PL, Nelson KM, Hernandez SE, Sylling PW, Fihn SD, Liu CF. Local Area Unemployment and the Demand for Inpatient Care Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees. Med Care Res Rev. 2015 Aug;72(4):468-80. doi: 10.1177/1077558715583790. Epub 2015 Apr 27.  PMID: 25917275
  

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Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Postmenopausal Women

Cohort study conducted at Group Health of Puget Sound


Population-Based Assessments of Health and Satisfaction Using ACQUIP

Secondary analyses of a large, longtitudinal dataset containing information on over 30,000 primary care patients from 7 VA medical centers.


Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), Ischemic Heart Disease Coordinating Center

Coordinating center for several quality improvement/research projects in the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.