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Adam L Sharp, MD, MS

TitleAssistant Investigator
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Southern California
DepartmentDepartment of Research and Evaluation
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6736-6184 Additional info
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    Dr. Sharp is an emergency physician health services researcher with specific interests in implementation science and acute care coordination. Specifically related to implementation research, he is interested in identifying gaps between best and current practices for common acute conditions and evaluating intervention strategies intended to facilitate best practices. Dr. Sharp is also interested in evaluating and optimizing the role of the Emergency Department in facilitating efficient inpatient and outpatient acute medical care.

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    1. Van Winkle PJ, Ghobadi A, Chen Q, Menchine M, Sharp AL. Association of age and opioid use for adolescents and young adults in community emergency departments. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Oct 16. PMID: 30343960.
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    2. Sharp AL, Wu YL, Shen E, Redberg R, Lee MS, Ferencik M, Natsui S, Zheng C, Kawatkar A, Gould MK, Sun BC. The HEART Score for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome in U.S. Emergency Departments. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Oct 09; 72(15):1875-1877. PMID: 30286933.
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    3. Sharp AL, Shen E, Wu YL, Wong A, Menchine M, Kanter MH, Gould MK. Satisfaction with care after reducing opioids for chronic pain. Am J Manag Care. 2018 Jun 01; 24(6):e196-e199. PMID: 29939510.
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    4. Sharp A, Fendrick AM. Delivery of acute unscheduled healthcare: who should judge whether a visit is appropriate (or not)? Am J Manag Care. 2018 05; 24(5):223-224. PMID: 29851438.
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    5. Sharp AL, Broder B, Sun BC. Improving Emergency Department Care for Low-Risk Chest Pain. NEJM Catal. 2018; 2018. PMID: 29953116.
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    6. Mane KK, Rubenstein KB, Nassery N, Sharp AL, Shamim EA, Sangha NS, Hassoon A, Fanai M, Wang Z, Newman-Toker DE. Diagnostic performance dashboards: tracking diagnostic errors using big data. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Jul; 27(7):567-570. PMID: 29550767.
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    7. Ghobadi A, Van Winkle PJ, Menchine M, Chen Q, Huang BZ, Sharp AL. Reduction of Parenteral Opioid Use in Community Emergency Departments Following Implementation of Treatment Guidelines. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 01. PMID: 29493849.
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    8. De Leon E, Duan L, Rippenberger E, Sharp AL. Impact of Standardizing Management of Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Heart Rate in the Emergency Department. Perm J. 2018; 22. PMID: 29401054.
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    9. Sharp AL, Hu YR, Shen E, Chen R, Radecki RP, Kanter MH, Gould MK. Improving antibiotic stewardship: a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Nov 01; 23(11):e360-e365. PMID: 29182356.
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    10. Sharp AL, Shen E, Kanter MH, Berman LJ, Gould MK. Low-value antibiotic prescribing and clinical factors influencing patient satisfaction. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Oct; 23(10):589-594. PMID: 29087630.
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    11. Singh N, Hess E, Guo G, Sharp A, Huang B, Breslin M, Melnick E. Tablet-Based Patient-Centered Decision Support for Minor Head Injury in the Emergency Department: Pilot Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Sep 28; 5(9):e144. PMID: 28958987.
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    12. Sharp AL, Huang BZ, Tang T, Shen E, Melnick ER, Venkatesh AK, Kanter MH, Gould MK. Implementation of the Canadian CT Head Rule and Its Association With Use of Computed Tomography Among Patients With Head Injury. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Jan; 71(1):54-63.e2. PMID: 28739290.
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    13. Sharp AL, Nagaraj G, Rippberger EJ, Shen E, Swap CJ, Silver MA, McCormick T, Vinson DR, Hoffman JR. In Reply. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 03; 24(3):393. PMID: 27628302.
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    14. Sharp AL, Nagaraj G, Rippberger EJ, Shen E, Swap CJ, Silver MA, McCormick T, Vinson DR, Hoffman JR. Computed Tomography Use for Adults With Head Injury: Describing Likely Avoidable Emergency Department Imaging Based on the Canadian CT Head Rule. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 01; 24(1):22-30. PMID: 27473552.
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    15. Lee S, Grant GA, Fisher PG, Imler D, Padrez R, Avery C, Sharp AL, Wintermark M. R-SCAN: Imaging for Pediatric Minor Head Trauma. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 02; 14(2):294-297. PMID: 28017272.
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    16. Munoz-Plaza CE, Parry C, Hahn EE, Tang T, Nguyen HQ, Gould MK, Kanter MH, Sharp AL. Integrating qualitative research methods into care improvement efforts within a learning health system: addressing antibiotic overuse. Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 Aug 15; 14(1):63. PMID: 27527079; PMCID: PMC4986245.
    17. Sauser-Zachrison K, Shen E, Sangha N, Ajani Z, Neil WP, Gould MK, Ballard D, Sharp AL. Safe and Effective Implementation of Telestroke in a US Community Hospital Setting. Perm J. 2016; 20(4):11-15. PMID: 27479951.
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    18. Kwon YK, Etesami K, Sharp AL, Matsumoto CS, Fishbein TM, Girlanda R. Hospital Readmissions After Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2016 Jul-Aug; 48(6):2186-91. PMID: 27569969.
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    19. Sauser-Zachrison K, Shen E, Ajani Z, Neil WP, Sangha N, Gould MK, Sharp AL. Emergency Care of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Integrated Health System. Perm J. 2016; 20(2):10-3. PMID: 27043833; PMCID: PMC4867819.
    20. Sharp AL, Jones JP, Wu I, Huynh D, Kocher KE, Shah NR, Gould MK. CURB-65 Performance Among Admitted and Discharged Emergency Department Patients With Community-acquired Pneumonia. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 23(4):400-5. PMID: 26825484.
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    21. Swap C, Sidell M, Ogaz R, Sharp A. Risk of Delayed Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Anticoagulated Patients after Minor Head Trauma: The Role of Repeat Cranial Computed Tomography. Perm J. 2016; 20(2):14-6. PMID: 26901269; PMCID: PMC4867820.
    22. Sharp AL, Vinson DR, Alamshaw F, Handler J, Gould MK. An Age-Adjusted D-dimer Threshold for Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolus: Accuracy and Clinical Implications. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Feb; 67(2):249-57. PMID: 26320520.
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    23. Sharp AL, Klau MH, Keschner D, Macy E, Tang T, Shen E, Munoz-Plaza C, Kanter M, Silver MA, Gould MK. Low-value care for acute sinusitis encounters: who's choosing wisely? Am J Manag Care. 2015 Jul; 21(7):479-85. PMID: 26247738.
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    24. Chang T, Gossa W, Sharp A, Rowe Z, Kohatsu L, Cobb EM, Heisler M. Text messaging as a community-based survey tool: a pilot study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 08; 14:936. PMID: 25201051; PMCID: PMC4169823.
    25. Sharp AL, Chang T, Cobb E, Gossa W, Rowe Z, Kohatsu L, Heisler M. Exploring real-time patient decision-making for acute care: a pilot study. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 15(6):675-81. PMID: 25247042; PMCID: PMC4162728.
    26. Kocher KE, Haggins AN, Sabbatini AK, Sauser K, Sharp AL. Emergency department hospitalization volume and mortality in the United States. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Nov; 64(5):446-457.e6. PMID: 25041705.
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    27. Sharp AL, Cobb EM, Dresden SM, Richardson DK, Sabbatini AK, Sauser K, Kocher KE. Understanding the value of emergency care: a framework incorporating stakeholder perspectives. J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 47(3):333-42. PMID: 24881891.
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    28. Sharp AL, Prosser LA, Walton M, Blow FC, Chermack ST, Zimmerman MA, Cunningham R. Cost analysis of youth violence prevention. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar; 133(3):448-53. PMID: 24515518; PMCID: PMC3934329.
    29. Sharp AL, Song Z, Safran DG, Chernew ME, Mark Fendrick A. The effect of bundled payment on emergency department use: alternative quality contract effects after year one. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 20(9):961-4. PMID: 24050802; PMCID: PMC4005270.
    30. Sharp AL, Choi H, Hayward RA. Don't get sick on the weekend: an evaluation of the weekend effect on mortality for patients visiting US EDs. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 May; 31(5):835-7. PMID: 23465873.
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    31. Sharp A, Fendrick AM. Inside out: reversing the focus on emergency departments to enhance efficiency. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Jan; 19(1):33-5. PMID: 23379742.
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    32. Norlin C, Sharp AL, Firth SD. Unanswered questions prompted during pediatric primary care visits. Ambul Pediatr. 2007 Sep-Oct; 7(5):396-400. PMID: 17870649.
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