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William C. Dunagan, MD, MS

Professor, Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for BJC HealthCare
Director, BJC Center for Clinical Excellence

Specialty Areas

Infectious Diseases

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Infectious diseases, antimicrobial therapy

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1988
Residency: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1986
Medical Degree: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1983
M.S.: Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 1980
B.E.S.: University of Texas, Austin, Texas 1978

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Multifaceted approach to reducing occurrence of severe hypoglycemia in a large healthcare system.
Milligan PE, Bocox MC, Pratt E, Hoehner CM, Krettek JE, Dunagan WC
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Oct 1; 72(19)1631-41. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150077.

PMID:
    26386104
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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MEASUREMENT: ACCOUNTING FOR RELIABILITY IN PERFORMANCE ESTIMATES.
Waterman B, Sutter R, Burroughs T, Dunagan WC
Physician Leadersh J. 2014 Nov-Dec; 1(2)12-8.

PMID:
    26237860
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decision Analysis for Metric Selection on a Clinical Quality Scorecard.
Guth RM, Storey PE, Vitale M, Markan-Aurora S, Gordon R, Prevost TQ, Dunagan WC, Woeltje KF
Am J Med Qual. 2016 Sep; 31(5)400-7. doi: 10.1177/1062860615589117.

PMID:
    26038608
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Medications and Patient Characteristics Associated With Falling in the Hospital.
OʼNeil CA, Krauss MJ, Bettale J, Kessels A, Costantinou E, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ
J Patient Saf. 2018 Mar; 14(1)27-33. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000163.

PMID:
    25782559
    [PubMed - in process]
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Increasing patient satisfaction: a new model development.
Otani K, Deng Y, Waterman B, Dunagan WC
Health Mark Q. 2014; 31(4)370-82. doi: 10.1080/07359683.2014.966008.

PMID:
    25405636
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The risks of not adjusting performance measures for sociodemographic factors.
Lipstein SH, Dunagan WC
Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 21; 161(8)594-6. doi: 10.7326/M14-1601.

PMID:
    25048401
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adding socioeconomic data to hospital readmissions calculations may produce more useful results.
Nagasako EM, Reidhead M, Waterman B, Dunagan WC
Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 May; 33(5)786-91. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1148.

PMID:
    24799575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient satisfaction and organizational impact: a hierarchical linear modeling approach.
Otani K, Kim BJ, Waterman B, Boslaugh S, Klinkenberg WD, Dunagan WC
Health Mark Q. 2012; 29(3)256-69. doi: 10.1080/07359683.2012.705724.

PMID:
    22905946
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient satisfaction: how patient health conditions influence their satisfaction.
Otani K, Waterman B, Dunagan WC
J Healthc Manag. 2012 Jul-Aug; 57(4)276-292; discussion 292-3.

PMID:
    22905606
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The cost of serious fall-related injuries at three Midwestern hospitals.
Wong CA, Recktenwald AJ, Jones ML, Waterman BM, Bollini ML, Dunagan WC
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Feb; 37(2)81-7.

PMID:
    21939135
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Inpatients' willingness to recommend: a multilevel analysis.
Klinkenberg WD, Boslaugh S, Waterman BM, Otani K, Inguanzo JM, Gnida JC, Dunagan WC
Health Care Manage Rev. 2011 Oct-Dec; 36(4)349-58. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e3182104e4a.

PMID:
    21685795
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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How trainees would disclose medical errors: educational implications for training programmes.
White AA, Bell SK, Krauss MJ, Garbutt J, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ, Levinson W, Larson EB, Gallagher TH
Med Educ. 2011 Apr; 45(4)372-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03875.x.

PMID:
    21401685
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reporting of Adverse Drug Events: Examination of a Hospital Incident Reporting System
Desikan R, Krauss MJ, Dunagan WC, Rachmiel EC, Bailey T, Fraser VJ, Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, Lewin DI
. 2005 Feb;

PMID:
    21249793
    [PubMed]
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Risk managers, physicians, and disclosure of harmful medical errors.
Loren DJ, Garbutt J, Dunagan WC, Bommarito KM, Ebers AG, Levinson W, Waterman AD, Fraser VJ, Summy EA, Gallagher TH
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010 Mar; 36(3)101-8.

PMID:
    20235411
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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How patient reactions to hospital care attributes affect the evaluation of overall quality of care, willingness to recommend, and willingness to return.
Otani K, Waterman B, Faulkner KM, Boslaugh S, Dunagan WC
J Healthc Manag. 2010 Jan-Feb; 55(1)25-37; discussion 38.

PMID:
    20210071
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mandatory influenza vaccination of health care workers: translating policy to practice.
Babcock HM, Gemeinhart N, Jones M, Dunagan WC, Woeltje KF
Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Feb 15; 50(4)459-64. doi: 10.1086/650752.

PMID:
    20064039
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical validation of the AHRQ postoperative venous thromboembolism patient safety indicator.
Henderson KE, Recktenwald Aj, Reichley RM, Bailey TC, Waterman BM, Diekemper RL, Storey PE, Ireland BK, Dunagan WC
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Jul; 35(7)370-6.

PMID:
    19634805
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient satisfaction: focusing on "excellent".
Otani K, Waterman B, Faulkner KM, Boslaugh S, Burroughs TE, Dunagan WC
J Healthc Manag. 2009 Mar-Apr; 54(2)93-102; discussion 102-3.

PMID:
    19413164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anonymous group peer review in surgery morbidity and mortality conference.
Bender LC, Klingensmith ME, Freeman BD, Chapman WC, Dunagan WC, Gottlieb JE, Hall BL
Am J Surg. 2009 Aug; 198(2)270-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2008.09.032.

PMID:
    19362289
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Natural language processing to identify adverse drug events.
Gysbers M, Reichley R, Kilbridge PM, Noirot L, Nagarajan R, Dunagan WC, Bailey TC
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6; 961.

PMID:
    18999130
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Assessment and improvement of health care quality and patient safety