ICU 360 degree photo

Publications on CCM Organization:

  • Halpern NA. In between the intensive care unit and the ward. Invited Commentary. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016; 176(10): 1499-1500

  • Halpern NA, Goldman DA, Tan KS, Pastores SM. Trends in Critical Care Beds and Use Among Population Groups and Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries in the United States: 2000-2010. Crit Care Med 2016;44(8):1490-1499

  • Mead E, Halpern NA. Interventions to decrease albumin utilization: Identifying what works. Editorial. Crit Care Med 2016;44(7):1428-1429

  • Pastores S, Oropello J, Halpern NA, Kvetan V. Association Between Daytime Intensivist Physician Staffing and Mortality. Letter to the Editor. Crit Care Med 2016;44:e316-e317

  • Halpern NA, Pastores S. Critical care medicine beds, use, occupancy and costs in the United States: a methodological review. Crit Care Med 2015; 43:2452-2459

  • Pastores SM, Halpern NA, Oropello JM, Kostelecky N, Kvetan V. Critical Care Organizations in Academic Medical Centers in North America: A Descriptive Report. Crit Care Med 2015 Oct;43(10):2239-2244

  • Halpern NA, Pastores S. Understanding the Russell equation and projection estimates to describe critical care costs in the USA. Intensive Care Med 2015 Oct;41(10):1828-30

  • Pastores S, Halpern NA. Insights into ICU Bed Expansion in the United States: National and Regional Analyses. Editorial. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2015;191(4):365-366

  • Pastores S, Halpern NA, Oropello J, Kvetan V. Intensivist Workforce in the US: The Crisis is Real, Not Imagined. Letter to the Editor. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2015;91(6):718-9

  • Kamat S, Chawla S, Rajendram P, Pastores S, Kostelecky N, Halpern NA. An Analysis of Patients Transferred to a Tertiary Oncologic ICU for Defined Procedures. Am J Crit Care 2015, 24(3):241-247

  • Halpern NA, Shaz D, Return on investment: Just knowing the price is not enough! Editorial. Crit Care Med 2014;42(8):1952-53, PubMed

  • Voigt L, Rajendram P, Shuman A, McCabe M, Kostelecky N, Kamat S, Pastores S, Halpern NA. Characteristics and Outcomes of Ethics Consultations in an Oncologic Intensive Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med 2015 Oct;30(7):436-42

  • Paton A, Stein DE, D’Agostino R, Pastores S, Halpern NA. Critical Care Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Model at a Comprehensive Cancer Center: Successes and Challenges. American Journal of Critical Care 2013;22(5)439-443

  • Halpern NA, Pastores S, Oropello J, Kvetan V. Critical Care Medicine in the US: Addressing the intensivist shortage and image of the specialty. Crit Care Med 2013;41(12):2754-61

  • Halpern NA. Critical Care in the Emergency Department: It’s critical to know what’s going on! Editorial. Crit Care Med 2013;41:1367-1368

  • Ward NS, Afessa B, Kleinpell R, Tisherman S, Ries M, Howell M, Halpern N, Kahn J. et al. Intensivist/Patient Ratios in Closed Intensive Care Units: A Statement From the Society of Critical Care Medicine Taskforce on ICU Staffing. Crit Care Med 2013;41:638-645

  • Chawla S, D’Agostino R, Pastores SM, Thirumala R, Kostelecky N, Chou JF, Thaler HT, Halpern NA. Homeward Bound: An Analysis of Patients Discharged Home from an Oncologic ICU. J Crit Care 2012;27:681-687

  • Halpern NA, Hale KE, Sepkowitz, KA and Pastores SM. A world without Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Time to abandon surveillance and deconstruct the bundle. Crit Care Med 2012;40:267-270

  • Halpern NA. From telemedicine to a critical care database. A new resource for national benchmarking. Editorial, Chest 2011;140:1111-1113

  • Halpern, NA, Pastores SM, Chou JF, Chawla S, Thaler HT. Advance directives in an oncologic intensive care unit: a contemporary analysis of their frequency, type and impact. J of Palliative Medicine 2011;14(4):483-9

  • D’Agostino R, Halpern NA. Acute care nurse practitioners in oncologic critical care: the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience. Crit Care Clin 2010 January; 26(1):207-17

  • Halpern NA, Pastores SM. Critical care medicine in the United States 2000-2005: An updated analysis of bed numbers, occupancy rates, payer mix, and costs. Crit Care Med 2010;38:65-71

  • Halpern NA. Can the costs of critical care be contained? Current Opinion in Critical Care 2009;15(6):591-596

  • Chawla S, Pastores SM, Halpern NA. ICU Admissions After Actual or Planned Hospital Discharge: Incidence, Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Cancer Patients. CHEST 2009;136:1257-1262

  • Raoof N, Halpern NA. Pay for performance in critical care: Like it or not, here it comes! Editorial. Crit Care Med 2009;37:1132-3

  • Voigt L, Pastores SM, Raoof N, Halpern NA: Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients: Outcomes, Timing and Patterns. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine Spring 2009

  • Challenging Family Dialogues within the Intensive Care Unit: An Intensivist’s Perspective. Halpern NA, Raoof ND, Voigt LP and Pastores SM. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2008;3:354-356

  • Raoof N, Halpern NA. Between Critical Illness and Hospital Discharge: Prolonged Acute Mechanical Ventilation. Editorial. Crit Care Med 2008;36:1651-2

  • Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Thaler HT, Greenstein RJ. Critical Care Medicine Use and Cost Among Medicare Beneficiaries 1995-2000: Major Discrepancies Between Two US Federal Medicare Databases. Crit Care Med 2007;35:692-699

  • Halpern NA, Thaler H, Pastores SP, Greenstein R. Changes in critical care beds and occupancy in the US 1985-2000. Differences attributable to hospital size. Crit Care Med 2006;34:2105-12

  • Halpern NA, Pastores SP, Greenstein R. Critical Care Medicine in the USA 1985-2000: An Analysis of Bed Numbers, Use and Costs. Crit Care Med 2004;32:1254-1259

  • Pastores S, Halpern NA. Acquisition strategies for critical care technology. Critical Care Clinics 2000:16;545-557

  • Halpern NA. Point of care diagnostics and networks, Critical Care Clinics 2000:16;623-640

  • Halpern, NA. Pastores SM. Technology introduction in critical care: Just knowing the price is not enough. Chest 1999;116:1092-1099

  • Halpern, NA, Brentjens T. Point of care testing informatics: The critical care-hospital interface. Critical Care Clinics 1999;15:577-591

  • Pastores SM, Halpern NA. Autopsies in the ICU: We still need them! Editorial. Crit Care Med 1999;27: 235-236

  • Halpern NA, Brentjens T. A point-of-care laboratory testing program in the ICU: Thoughts for hospital laboratorians. Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO)(Supp) 1998:9;12-17

  • Castro HJ, Oropello JM, Halpern NA. Point of care testing in the intensive care unit: The intensive care physician’s perspective. Pathology Patterns: Am J Clin Pathol 1995;104 (Suppl) S95-S99

  • Halpern NA, Colucci RD, Thompson R, Alicea M, London E, Greenstein RG. Computerized ICU orders versus handwritten orders: A prospective, pharmacy based analysis. American J Therapeutics 1995;2:279-282

  • Halpern NA, Wang JK, Alicea M, Greenstein R. Critical care medicine: Observations from the Department of Veterans Affairs intensive care units. Crit Care Med 1994;22:2008-2012

  • Halpern NA, Bettes L, Greenstein R. Federal and nationwide ICU health care costs: 1986-1992. Crit Care Med 1994;22:2001-2007

  • Groeger JS, Guntupalli KK, Strossberg M, Halpern NA, Raphaelly RC, Cerra F. Descriptive analysis of critical care units in the United States: Patient characteristics and intensive care units utilization. Crit Care Med 1993;21:279-291

  • Groeger JS, Strossberg M, Halpern NA, et al. Descriptive analysis of critical care units in the United States. Crit Care Med 1992;20:846-863

  • Halpern NA, Thompson RE, Greenstein R. A computerized intensive care unit order writing protocol. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 1992;26:251-254

  • Halpern NA, Colucci RD, Alicea M, Greenstein R. Intensive care order writing practices in the USA: Results of a nationwide study 1987-1988. Crit Care Med 1991;19:433-435

  • Halpern NA, Alecia M, Barchue S. Permanent visual display exhibits: A supplementary instructional technique in critical care education. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing 1989;4:28-32