Ann Marie Borzecki, MD

Ann Borzecki


Dr. Borzecki is a research associate professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and the Boston University School of Medicine. She is a research scientist at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a Veterans Health Administration Health Services and Research Development Service Center of Innovation, and attending physician at the Bedford VAMC and West Roxbury VAMC. Her research has focused on using large datasets and medical record review to measure quality of care and assess the validity of various performance measures, including those related to patient safety and readmissions.

Other Positions

  • Research Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Research Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health



  • University of Ottawa, MD
  • Boston University, MPH
  • University of Ottawa, BS


  • Published on 10/17/2019

    Kressin NR, Elwy AR, Glickman M, Orner MB, Fix GM, Borzecki AM, Katz LA, Cort├ęs DE, Cohn ES, Barker A, Bokhour BG. Beyond Medication Adherence: The Role of Patients' Beliefs and Life Context in Blood Pressure Control. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(4):567-576. PMID: 31641324.

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  • Published on 10/8/2019

    Borzecki AM, Rosen AK. Is there a 'best measure' of patient safety? BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 03; 29(3):185-188. PMID: 31594843.

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  • Published on 7/4/2018

    Borzecki AM, Chen Q, O'Brien W, Shwartz M, Najjar PA, Itani KMF, Rosen AK. The Patient Safety Indicator Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis: Is there associated surveillance bias in the Veterans Health Administration? Am J Surg. 2018 11; 216(5):974-979. PMID: 30005806.

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  • Published on 2/14/2018

    Shin MH, Rivard PE, Shwartz M, Borzecki A, Yaksic E, Stolzmann K, Zubkoff L, Rosen AK. Tailoring an educational program on the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators to meet stakeholder needs: lessons learned in the VA. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 02 14; 18(1):114. PMID: 29444671.

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  • Published on 9/28/2017

    Chen L, Chan JA, Alligood E, Rosen AK, Borzecki AM. Does Surveillance Bias Influence the Validity of Measures of Inpatient Complications? A Systematic Review. Am J Med Qual. 2018 May/Jun; 33(3):291-302. PMID: 28958153.

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  • Published on 12/17/2016

    Rose AJ, Park A, Gillespie C, Van Deusen Lukas C, Ozonoff A, Petrakis BA, Reisman JI, Borzecki AM, Benedict AJ, Lukesh WN, Schmoke TJ, Jones EA, Morreale AP, Ourth HL, Schlosser JE, Mayo-Smith MF, Allen AL, Witt DM, Helfrich CD, McCullough MB. Results of a Regional Effort to Improve Warfarin Management. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 May; 51(5):373-379. PMID: 28367699.

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  • Published on 12/5/2016

    Hanchate AD, Stolzmann KL, Rosen AK, Fink AS, Shwartz M, Ash AS, Abdulkerim H, Pugh MJV, Shokeen P, Borzecki A. Does adding clinical data to administrative data improve agreement among hospital quality measures? Healthc (Amst). 2017 Sep; 5(3):112-118. PMID: 27932261.

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  • Published on 12/1/2016

    Chen Q, Rosen AK, Borzecki A, Shwartz M. Using Harm-Based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (PSI-90): Does It Affect Assessment of Hospital Performance and Financial Penalties in Veterans Health Administration Hospitals? Health Serv Res. 2016 Dec; 51(6):2140-2157. PMID: 27891603.

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  • Published on 9/6/2016

    Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Bhatt DL, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. Do Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions Software Have More Process-of-Care Problems? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Sep; 9(5):532-41. PMID: 27601460.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Engineer LD, Winters BD, Weston CM, Zhang A, Sharma R, Bass E, Jones D, Rosen A, Yoon FB, Borzecki A, Dy SM. Hospital Characteristics and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicators: A Systematic Review. J Healthc Qual. 2016 Sep-Oct; 38(5):304-13. PMID: 26562350.

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