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Tara Lagu, MD, MPH

Medicine Department   Image  
General Medicine Division
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Fellowship, The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • General Internal Medicine Residency
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, RI
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
Areas of Interest
  • Quality and value of care for hospitalized patients, with a particular interest in critically ill patients with sepsis and heart failure
  • The impact of the Internet on the doctor-patient relationship
  • Access to care for patients with disabilities
  • The potential of the Internet to improve quality and transparency in health care
Professional Service
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • —Massachusetts ACP Early Career Physicians Council, 2013-
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • —Member, Finance Committee, 2006-2009
  • —Member, Development Committee, 2009-2012

Selected Publications

See full list at PubMed

  • Lagu T, Hannon NS, Rothberg MB, Green KL, Wells A, Green KL, Windom MO, Dempsey KR, Pekow PS, Chen A, Lindenauer PK. Access to Subspecialty Care for Patients Who Use Wheelchairs: A Survey. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 19;158(6):441-446.
  • Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Avrunin J, Pekow PS, Wang Y, Krumholz HM. Income inequality and 30-day outcomes following acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia: an observational study. BMJ 2013 Feb 14;346:f521. PMID: 23412830
  • Lindenauer PK, Lagu T, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Rothberg MB. Association of diagnostic coding with trends in hospitalizations and mortality of patients with pneumonia, 2003-2009. JAMA 2012 Apr 4;307(13):1405-13. PMID: 22474204
  • Lagu T, Goff SL, Hannon NS, Shatz A, Lindenauer PK. A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the United States. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Jan;39(1):7–15. PMID: 23367647
  • Chen SI, Dharmarajan K, Kim N, Strait KM, Li SX, Safavi KC, Lindenauer PK, Krumholz HM, Lagu T. Procedure intensity and the cost of care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2012 May;5(3):308-13. [Epub 2012 May 10] PMID: 22576844
  • Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Shieh M, Pekow PS, Steingrub JS, Lindenauer PK. Hospitalizations, Costs, and Outcomes of Severe Sepsis in the United States, 2003 to 2007. Crit Care Med 2012 Mar;40(3):754-61. PMID: 21963582
  • Lagu T, Rothberg MB, Nathanson BH, Pekow PS, Steingrub JS, Lindenauer PK. The relationship between hospital spending and mortality in sepsis. Arch Intern Med 2011;171(4):292-299. PMID: 21357803
  • Lagu T and Lindenauer PK. Putting the public back in public reporting of health care quality. JAMA 2010;304(15). PMID: 20959582
  • Lagu T, Hannon NS, Rothberg MB, Lindenauer PK. Patients’ evaluations of health care providers in the era of social networking: an analysis of physician-rating websites. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Sep; 25(9):942-6. Epub 2010 May 13. PMID: 20464523
  • Lagu T, Kaufman EJ, Asch DA, Armstrong K. Content of weblogs written by health professionals. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23(10):1642-6. PMID: 18649110

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