Qi Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

150 S Huntington Avenue

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Columbia University, MPH
  • Peking University, MB


  • Published on 1/16/2019

    Talutis SD, Chen Q, Wang N, Rosen AK. Comparison of Risk-Standardized Readmission Rates of Surgical Patients at Safety-Net and Non-Safety-Net Hospitals Using Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and American Hospital Association Data. JAMA Surg. 2019 Jan 16. PMID: 30649141.

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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 Nov; 216(5):974-979. PMID: 30005806.

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  • Published on 3/6/2018

    Chen Q, Rosen AK, Amirfarzan H, Rochman A, Itani KMF. Improving detection of intraoperative medical errors (iMEs) and intraoperative adverse events (iAEs) and their contribution to postoperative outcomes. Am J Surg. 2018 Nov; 216(5):846-850. PMID: 29563021.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Rosen AK, O'Brien W, Chen Q, Shwartz M, Itani KFM, Gunnar W. Trends in the Purchase of Surgical Care in the Community by the Veterans Health Administration. Med Care. 2017 Jul; 55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S45-S52. PMID: 28319582.

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  • Published on 4/25/2017

    Chen Q, Oriel BS, Rosen AK, Greenan MA, Amirfarzan H, Mull HJ, Shapiro M, Fisichella PM, Itani KMF. Detection and potential consequences of intraoperative adverse events: A pilot study in the veterans health administration. Am J Surg. 2017 Nov; 214(5):786-791. PMID: 28464998.

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  • Published on 10/8/2016

    Oriel BS, Chen Q, Itani KM. The impact of surgical hand antisepsis technique on surgical site infection. Am J Surg. 2017 Jan; 213(1):24-29. PMID: 27817826.

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  • Published on 9/23/2016

    Oriel BS, Chen Q, Wong K, Itani KMF. Effect of Hand Antisepsis Agent Selection and Population Characteristics on Surgical Site Infection Pathogens. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 May/Jun; 18(4):413-418. PMID: 27661850.

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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 2/1/2016

    Rosen AK, Chen Q, Shwartz M, Pilver C, Mull HJ, Itani KF, Borzecki A. Does Use of a Hospital-wide Readmission Measure Versus Condition-specific Readmission Measures Make a Difference for Hospital Profiling and Payment Penalties? Med Care. 2016 Feb; 54(2):155-61. PMID: 26595224.

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  • Published on 11/27/2015

    Borzecki A, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull H, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Response to: 'Misinterpretation of meaning and intended use of potentially preventable readmissions' by Goldfield et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Mar; 25(3):208-9. PMID: 26614775.

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