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Richard T. Griffey, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Chief, Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine

Areas of Clinical Interest

Emergency medicine, quality and patient safety, evidence based imaging, information systems

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Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-758-6787

Education

Education

M.P.H.: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 2004
Residency: Harvard, Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 2001
Medical Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia 1997
B.A.: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 1989

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Is low health literacy associated with increased emergency department utilization and recidivism?
Griffey RT, Kennedy SK, D'Agostino McGowan L, Goodman M, Kaphingst KA
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Oct; 21(10)1109-15. doi: 10.1111/acem.12476.

PMID:
    25308133
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis.
Smith-Bindman R, Aubin C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA Jr, Corbo J, Dean AJ, Goldstein RB, Griffey RT, Jay GD, Kang TL, Kriesel DR, Ma OJ, Mallin M, Manson W, Melnikow J, Miglioretti DL, Miller SK, Mills LD, Miner JR, Moghadassi M, Noble VE, Press GM, Stoller ML, Valencia VE, Wang J, Wang RC, Cummings SR
N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 18; 371(12)1100-10. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1404446.

PMID:
    25229916
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Emergency physicians' attitudes and preferences regarding computed tomography, radiation exposure, and imaging decision support.
Griffey RT, Jeffe DB, Bailey T
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 21(7)768-77. doi: 10.1111/acem.12410.

PMID:
    25125272
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does numeracy correlate with measures of health literacy in the emergency department?
Griffey RT, Melson AT, Lin MJ, Carpenter CR, Goodman MS, Kaphingst KA
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2)147-53. doi: 10.1111/acem.12310.

PMID:
    24673670
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of brief health literacy and numeracy screening instruments in an urban emergency department.
Carpenter CR, Kaphingst KA, Goodman MS, Lin MJ, Melson AT, Griffey RT
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2)137-46. doi: 10.1111/acem.12315.

PMID:
    24673669
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of cognitive dysfunction on the relationship between age and health literacy.
Kaphingst KA, Goodman MS, MacMillan WD, Carpenter CR, Griffey RT
Patient Educ Couns. 2014 May; 95(2)218-25. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.02.005.

PMID:
    24629836
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An emergency department patient flow model based on queueing theory principles.
Wiler JL, Bolandifar E, Griffey RT, Poirier RF, Olsen T
Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 20(9)939-46. doi: 10.1111/acem.12215.

PMID:
    24050801
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quality and safety implications of emergency department information systems.
Farley HL, Baumlin KM, Hamedani AG, Cheung DS, Edwards MR, Fuller DC, Genes N, Griffey RT, Kelly JJ, McClay JC, Nielson J, Phelan MP, Shapiro JS, Stone-Griffith S, Pines JM
Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 62(4)399-407. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.05.019.

PMID:
    23796627
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Assessment of Medicare's imaging efficiency measure for emergency department patients with atraumatic headache.
Schuur JD, Brown MD, Cheung DS, Graff L 4th, Griffey RT, Hamedani AG, Kelly JJ, Klauer K, Phelan M, Sierzenski PR, Raja AS
Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Sep; 60(3)280-90.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.12.025.

PMID:
    22364867
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A compilation of strategies for implementing clinical innovations in health and mental health.
Powell BJ, McMillen JC, Proctor EK, Carpenter CR, Griffey RT, Bunger AC, Glass JE, York JL
Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Apr; 69(2)123-57. doi: 10.1177/1077558711430690.

PMID:
    22203646
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Review of modeling approaches for emergency department patient flow and crowding research.
Wiler JL, Griffey RT, Olsen T
Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 18(12)1371-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01135.x.

PMID:
    22168201
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Performance in appropriate Rh testing and treatment with Rh immunoglobulin in the emergency department.
Griffey RT, Chen BC, Krehbiel NW
Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 59(4)285-93. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.11.010.

PMID:
    22153971
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Emergency severity index triage system correlation with emergency department evaluation and management billing codes and total professional charges.
Wiler JL, Poirier RF, Farley H, Zirkin W, Griffey RT
Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 18(11)1161-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01203.x.

PMID:
    22092897
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Guided medication dosing for elderly emergency patients using real-time, computerized decision support.
Griffey RT, Lo HG, Burdick E, Keohane C, Bates DW
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Jan-Feb; 19(1)86-93. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000124.

PMID:
    22052899
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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"Hook-like effect" causes false-negative point-of-care urine pregnancy testing in emergency patients.
Griffey RT, Trent CJ, Bavolek RA, Keeperman JB, Sampson C, Poirier RF
J Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1)155-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.05.032.

PMID:
    21835572
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care: delays in care among chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patients.
Liu SW, Chang Y, Weissman JS, Griffey RT, Thomas J, Nergui S, Hamedani AG, Camargo CA Jr, Singer S
Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 18(12)1339-48. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01082.x.

PMID:
    21692902
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A case report of porphyria variegata management in the emergency department.
Chen BC, Griffey RT
J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 43(4)e235-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.02.028.

PMID:
    20417053
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cumulative radiation exposure and cancer risk estimates in emergency department patients undergoing repeat or multiple CT.
Griffey RT, Sodickson A
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Apr; 192(4)887-92. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1351.

PMID:
    19304691
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of a computerized forcing function improves performance in ordering restraints.
Griffey RT, Wittels K, Gilboy N, McAfee AT
Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Apr; 53(4)469-76. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2008.05.035.

PMID:
    18640744
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of advance directives for nursing home residents in the emergency department.
Weinick RM, Wilcox SR, Park ER, Griffey RT, Weissman JS
Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Jun-Jul; 25(3)179-83. doi: 10.1177/1049909108315512.

PMID:
    18403576
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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