Benjamin Sun

Associate Professor

  • 1614 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
20002018

Research Output 2000 2017

  • 1614 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 75 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
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2017
2 Citations

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline for the evaluation and management of patients with syncope: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society

Shen, W. K., Sheldon, R. S., Benditt, D. G., Cohen, M. I., Forman, D. E., Goldberger, Z. D., Grubb, B. P., Hamdan, M. H., Krahn, A. D., Link, M. S., Olshansky, B., Raj, S. R., Sandhu, R. K., Sorajja, D., Sun, B. C. & Yancy, C. W. Aug 1 2017 In : Heart Rhythm. 14, 8, p. e155-e217

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

1 Citations

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline for the evaluation and management of patients with syncope: Executive summary: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society

Shen, W. K., Sheldon, R. S., Benditt, D. G., Cohen, M. I., Forman, D. E., Goldberger, Z. D., Grubb, B. P., Hamdan, M. H., Krahn, A. D., Link, M. S., Olshansky, B., Raj, S. R., Sandhu, R. K., Sorajja, D., Sun, B. C. & Yancy, C. W. Aug 1 2017 In : Heart Rhythm. 14, 8, p. e218-e254

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

3 Citations

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society

Shen, W. K., Sheldon, R. S., Benditt, D. G., Cohen, M. I., Forman, D. E., Goldberger, Z. D., Grubb, B. P., Hamdan, M. H., Krahn, A. D., Link, M. S., Olshansky, B., Raj, S. R., Sandhu, R. K., Sorajja, D., Sun, B. C. & Yancy, C. W. Aug 1 2017 In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 70, 5, p. e39-e110

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

11 Citations

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society

Shen, W. K., Sheldon, R. S., Benditt, D. G., Cohen, M. I., Forman, D. E., Goldberger, Z. D., Grubb, B. P., Hamdan, M. H., Krahn, A. D., Link, M. S., Olshansky, B., Raj, S. R., Sandhu, R. K., Sorajja, D., Sun, B. C. & Yancy, C. W. Aug 1 2017 In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 70, 5, p. 620-663 44 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Quality of Health Care
Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
American Hospital Association
Medicaid
Hospital Emergency Service
Inpatients
Mental Health
Delivery of Health Care

Estimating the cost of care for emergency department syncope patients: Comparison of three models

Probst, M. A., McConnell, J. K., Weiss, R. E., Laurie, A. L., Yagapen, A. N., Lin, M. P., Caterino, J. M., Shah, M. N. & Sun, B. C. Feb 1 2017 In : Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 18, 2, p. 253-257 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Costs
Syncope
Hospital Emergency Service
Costs and Cost Analysis
Medicare

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin i as a gatekeeper for coronary computed tomography angiography and stress testing in patients with acute chest pain

Ferencik, M., Mayrhofer, T., Lu, M. T., Woodard, P. K., Truong, Q. A., Peacock, W. F., Bamberg, F., Sun, B. C., Fleg, J. L., Nagurney, J. T., Udelson, J. E., Koenig, W., Januzzi, J. L. & Hoffmann, U. Nov 1 2017 In : Clinical Chemistry. 63, 11, p. 1724-1733 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Troponin
Acute Pain
Chest Pain
Computed Tomography Angiography
Angiography

Hospital Strategies for Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Mixed-Methods Study

Chang, A. M., Cohen, D. J., Lin, A., Augustine, J., Handel, D. A., Howell, E., Kim, H., Pines, J. M., Schuur, J. D., McConnell, K. J. & Sun, B. C. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Crowding
Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Hospital Departments
Rural Hospitals

Impact of Hospital “Best Practice” Mandates on Prescription Opioid Dispensing After an Emergency Department Visit

Sun, B. C., Lupulescu-Mann, N., Charlesworth, C. J., Kim, H., Hartung, D. M., Deyo, R. A. & John McConnell, K. Aug 1 2017 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 24, 8, p. 905-913 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Practice Guidelines
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Hospital Emergency Service
Confidence Intervals

Minimizing Attrition for Multisite Emergency Care Research

Nicks, B. A., Shah, M. N., Adler, D. H., Bastani, A., Baugh, C. W., Caterino, J. M., Clark, C. L., Diercks, D. B., Hollander, J. E., Malveau, S. E., Nishijima, D. K., Stiffler, K. A., Storrow, A. B., Wilber, S. T., Yagapen, A. N. & Sun, B. C. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Academic Emergency Medicine.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Emergency Medical Services
Research
Patient Identification Systems
Patient Selection
Hospital Emergency Service
2016
2 Citations

Association of early stress testing with outcomes for emergency department evaluation of suspected acute coronary syndrome

Sun, B. C., Laurie, A., Fu, R., Ferencik, M., Shapiro, M., Lindsell, C. J., Diercks, D., Hoekstra, J. W., Hollander, J. E., Douglas Kirk, J., Frank Peacock, W., Brian Gibler, W., Anantharaman, V. & Pollack, C. V. Jun 1 2016 In : Critical Pathways in Cardiology. 15, 2, p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Hospital Emergency Service
omega-Chloroacetophenone
Confidence Intervals
Propensity Score
6 Citations

Comparison of the HEART and TIMI risk scores for suspected acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department

Sun, B. C., Laurie, A., Fu, R., Ferencik, M., Shapiro, M., Lindsell, C. J., Diercks, D., Hoekstra, J. W., Hollander, J. E., Kirk, J. D., Peacock, W. F., Anantharaman, V. & Pollack, C. V. 2016 In : Critical Pathways in Cardiology. 15, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Hospital Emergency Service
Myocardial Infarction
Confidence Intervals
Internet
5 Citations
Health Care Surveys
Opioid Analgesics
Hospital Emergency Service
Pain
Prescriptions

Reliability of Clinical Assessments in Older Adults With Syncope or Near Syncope

Nishijima, D. K., Laurie, A. L., Weiss, R. E., Yagapen, A. N., Malveau, S. E., Adler, D. H., Bastani, A., Baugh, C. W., Caterino, J. M., Clark, C. L., Diercks, D. B., Hollander, J. E., Nicks, B. A., Shah, M. N., Stiffler, K. A., Storrow, A. B., Wilber, S. T., Sun, B. C. & Hess, E. P. Sep 1 2016 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 23, 9, p. 1014-1021 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Physical Examination
Electrocardiography
Hospital Emergency Service
Seizures
2015
1 Citations

Association among Emergency Department Volume Changes, Length of Stay, and Leaving Before Treatment Complete

Handel, D. A., Sun, B., Augustine, J. J., Shufflebarger, C. M. & Fu, R. 2015 In : Hospital topics. 93, 3, p. 53-59 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Therapeutics
Benchmarking
9 Citations

Clinical decision rules for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department: A research agenda

Finnerty, N. M., Rodriguez, R. M., Carpenter, C. R., Sun, B. C., Theyyunni, N., Ohle, R., Dodd, K. W., Schoenfeld, E. M., Elm, K. D., Kline, J. A., Holmes, J. F. & Kuppermann, N. Dec 1 2015 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 22, 12, p. 1406-1416 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Diagnostic Imaging
Hospital Emergency Service
Research
Consensus
Emergency Medicine
2 Citations

Consensus development for healthcare professionals

Kea, B. & Sun, B. C. A. Apr 1 2015 In : Internal and Emergency Medicine. 10, 3, p. 373-383 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Consensus
Delivery of Health Care
Research
Consensus Development Conferences
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
4 Citations

Emergency department crowding and outcomes after emergency department discharge

Gabayan, G. Z., Derose, S. F., Chiu, V. Y., Yiu, S. C., Sarkisian, C. A., Jones, J. P. & Sun, B. C. Nov 1 2015 In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 66, 5, p. 483-492.e5

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Confidence Intervals
Inpatients
Cohort Studies
11 Citations

Emergency department visits for nontraumatic dental problems: A mixed-methods study

Sun, B. C., Chi, D. L., Schwarz, E., Milgrom, P., Yagapen, A., Malveau, S., Chen, Z., Chan, B., Danner, S., Owen, E., Morton, V. & Lowe, R. A. May 1 2015 In : American Journal of Public Health. 105, 5, p. 947-955 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Tooth
Confidence Intervals
Medicaid
Insurance
1 Citations

Emergency physicians' perceptions and decision-making processes regarding patients presenting with palpitations

Probst, M. A., Kanzaria, H. K., Hoffman, J. R., Mower, W. R., Moheimani, R. S., Sun, B. C. & Quigley, D. D. Aug 1 2015 In : Journal of Emergency Medicine. 49, 2, p. 236-243 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Decision Making
Emergencies
Physicians
Hospital Emergency Service
Software
4 Citations

Intravenous Sodium Valproate for Acute Pediatric Headache

Sheridan, D., Sun, B., O'Brien, P. & Hansen, M. Oct 1 2015 In : Journal of Emergency Medicine. 49, 4, p. 541-545 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Valproic Acid
Headache
Pediatrics
Population
Hospital Emergency Service
5 Citations

National Cost Savings from Observation Unit Management of Syncope

Baugh, C. W., Liang, L. J., Probst, M. A. & Sun, B. C. Aug 1 2015 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 22, 8, p. 934-941 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cost Savings
Syncope
Observation
Inpatients
Length of Stay
12 Citations

National trends in resource utilization associated with ED visits for syncope

Probst, M. A., Kanzaria, H. K., Gbedemah, M., Richardson, L. D. & Sun, B. C. Aug 1 2015 In : American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 33, 8, p. 998-1001 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Hospital Emergency Service
Health Care Surveys
Guidelines
Research
10 Citations

Predictors of admission after emergency department discharge in older adults

Gabayan, G. Z., Sarkisian, C. A., Liang, L. J. & Sun, B. C. Jan 1 2015 In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63, 1, p. 39-45 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Medicare
Inpatients
2 Citations

The impact of emergency department observation units on United States emergency department admission rates

Capp, R., Sun, B., Boatright, D. & Gross, C. Nov 1 2015 In : Journal of Hospital Medicine. 10, 11, p. 738-742 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Observation
Ambulatory Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Surveys and Questionnaires
2014
5 Citations

Analysis of emergency department visits for palpitations (from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey)

Probst, M. A., Mower, W. R., Kanzaria, H. K., Hoffman, J. R., Buch, E. F. & Sun, B. C. May 15 2014 In : American Journal of Cardiology. 113, 10, p. 1685-1690 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Health Care Surveys
Hospital Emergency Service
Confidence Intervals
Medicare
Insurance
3 Citations
16 Citations
Telemetry
Ambulatory Electrocardiography
Syncope
Echocardiography
Hospital Emergency Service
8 Citations

Association of emergency department and hospital characteristics with elopements and length of stay

Handel, D. A., Fu, R., Vu, E., Augustine, J. J., Hsia, R. Y., Shufflebarger, C. M. & Sun, B. 2014 In : Journal of Emergency Medicine. 46, 6, p. 839-846 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Therapeutics
Inpatients
Bed Occupancy
6 Citations

Emergency department crowding predicts admission length-of-stay but not mortality in a large health system

Derose, S. F., Gabayan, G. Z., Chiu, V. Y., Yiu, S. C. & Sun, B. C. 2014 In : Medical Care. 52, 7, p. 602-611 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Mortality
Health
Bed Occupancy
4 Citations

How can we improve management of syncope in the emergency department?

Probst, M. A. & Sun, B. C. 2014 In : Cardiology Journal. 21, 6, p. 643-650 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Hospital Emergency Service
Ambulatory Monitoring
Decision Making
Observation
22 Citations

Priorities for emergency department syncope research

Sun, B. C. , Costantino, G. , Barbic, F. , Bossi, I. , Casazza, G. , Dipaola, F. , McDermott, D. , Quinn, J. , Reed, M. , Sheldon, R. S. , Solbiati, M. , Thiruganasambandamoorthy, V. , Krahn, A. D. , Beach, D. , Bodemer, N. , Brignole, M. , Casagranda, I. , Duca, P. , Falavigna, G. , Ippoliti, R. & 11 others Montano, N., Olshansky, B., Raj, S. R., Ruwald, M. H., Shen, W. K., Stiell, I., Ungar, A., Van Dijk, J. G., Van Dijk, N., Wieling, W. & Furlan, R. Dec 1 2014 In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 64, 6, p. 649-655 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Hospital Emergency Service
Research
Risk Management
Patient Care
28 Citations

Randomized clinical trial of an emergency department observation syncope protocol versus routine inpatient admission

Sun, B. C., McCreath, H., Liang, L. J., Bohan, S., Baugh, C., Ragsdale, L., Henderson, S. O., Clark, C., Bastani, A., Keeler, E., An, R. & Mangione, C. M. 2014 In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 64, 2, p. 167-175 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Hospital Emergency Service
Inpatients
Randomized Controlled Trials
Observation
1 Citations

Recommendations for the evaluation and management of observation services: A consensus white paper: The society of cardiovascular patient care

Peacock, F., Beckley, P., Clark, C., Disch, M., Hewins, K., Hunn, D., Kontos, M. C., Levy, P., Mace, S., Melching, K. S., Ordonez, E., Osborne, A., Suri, P., Sun, B., Wheatley, M. & Strader, C. 2014 In : Critical Pathways in Cardiology. 13, 4, p. 163-198 36 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Patient Care
Observation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Hospital Emergency Service
Medicine
1 Citations

Risk-Adjusted Variation of Publicly Reported Emergency Department Timeliness Measures

Sun, B. C., Laurie, A., Prewitt, L., Fu, R., Chang, A. M., Augustine, J., Reese, C. & McConnell, K. J. Dec 29 2014 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Length of Stay
Risk Adjustment
Benchmarking
Diagnosis-Related Groups
29 Citations

Syncope risk stratification tools vs clinical judgment: An individual patient data meta-analysis

Costantino, G., Casazza, G., Reed, M., Bossi, I., Sun, B., Del Rosso, A., Ungar, A., Grossman, S., D'Ascenzo, F., Quinn, J., McDermott, D., Sheldon, R. & Furlan, R. Nov 1 2014 In : American Journal of Medicine. 127, 11, p. 1126.e13-1126.e25

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Meta-Analysis
Hospital Emergency Service
Sensitivity and Specificity
Datasets
2013
135 Citations

Effect of emergency department crowding on outcomes of admitted patients

Sun, B. C., Hsia, R. Y., Weiss, R. E., Zingmond, D., Liang, L. J., Han, W., McCreath, H. & Asch, S. M. Jun 2013 In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 61, 6

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Confidence Intervals
Inpatients
Length of Stay
Costs and Cost Analysis
17 Citations

Factors associated with short-term bounce-back admissions after emergency department discharge

Gabayan, G. Z., Asch, S. M., Hsia, R. Y., Zingmond, D., Liang, L. J., Han, W., McCreath, H., Weiss, R. E. & Sun, B. C. Aug 2013 In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 62, 2

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Insurance
Medicaid
33 Citations

Incidence, etiology and predictors of adverse outcomes in 43,315 patients presenting to the Emergency Department with syncope: An international meta-analysis

D'Ascenzo, F., Biondi-Zoccai, G., Reed, M. J., Gabayan, G. Z., Suzuki, M., Costantino, G., Furlan, R., Del Rosso, A., Sarasin, F. P., Sun, B. C., Modena, M. G. & Gaita, F. Jul 15 2013 In : International Journal of Cardiology. 167, 1, p. 57-62 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Meta-Analysis
Hospital Emergency Service
Incidence
Myocardial Ischemia
1 Citations

Is emergency department crowding associated with increased "bounceback" admissions?

Hsia, R. Y., Asch, S. M., Weiss, R. E., Zingmond, D., Gabayan, G., Liang, L. J., Han, W., McCreath, H. & Sun, B. C. Nov 2013 In : Medical Care. 51, 11, p. 1008-1014 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Ambulance Diversion
Quality of Health Care
Inpatients
Logistic Models
9 Citations

Qualitative factors in patients who die shortly after emergency department discharge

Gabayan, G. Z., Sun, B. C., Asch, S. M., Timmermans, S., Sarkisian, C., Yiu, S., Lancaster, E. M., Trudy Poon, K., Kellermann, A. L., Ryan, G., Miniel, N. J., Flansbaum, D., Hoffman, J. R. & Derose, S. F. Aug 2013 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 20, 8, p. 778-785 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Qualitative Research
Physicians
Mortality
Hospice Care
19 Citations

Quality-of-Life, Health Service Use, and Costs Associated With Syncope

Sun, B. C. Jan 2013 In : Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 55, 4, p. 370-375 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Health Care Costs
Health Services
Quality of Life
Morbidity
6 Citations

Syncope risk stratification in the ED: Directions for future research

Sun, B. & Costantino, G. May 2013 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 20, 5, p. 503-506 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Direction compound
Research
Uncertainty
2012
9 Citations

California hospitals serving large minority populations were more likely than others to employ ambulance diversion

Hsia, R. Y. J., Asch, S. M., Weiss, R. E., Zingmond, D., Liang, L. J., Han, W., McCreath, H. & Sun, B. C. Aug 2012 In : Health Affairs. 31, 8, p. 1767-1776 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ambulance Diversion
Population
Hospital Emergency Service
Healthcare Disparities
Ambulances
13 Citations

Evaluation of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C telemedicine clinics

Saifu, H. N., Asch, S. M., Goetz, M. B., Smith, J. P., Graber, C. J., Schaberg, D. & Sun, B. C. Apr 2012 In : American Journal of Managed Care. 18, 4, p. 207-212 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Telemedicine
Hepatitis C
HIV
Health
Ambulatory Care
12 Citations

Patterns and preexisting risk factors of 30-day mortality after a primary discharge diagnosis of syncope or near syncope

Derose, S. F., Gabayan, G. Z., Chiu, V. Y. & Sun, B. C. May 2012 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 19, 5, p. 488-496 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Mortality
Heart Failure
Hospital Emergency Service
International Classification of Diseases
36 Citations

Standardized reporting guidelines for emergency department syncope risk-stratification research

Sun, B. C., Thiruganasambandamoorthy, V. & Dela Cruz, J. Jun 2012 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 19, 6, p. 694-702 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Syncope
Hospital Emergency Service
Guidelines
Research
Electrocardiography
2011
10 Citations

A conceptual model for assessing quality of care for patients boarding in the emergency department: Structure-process-outcome

Liu, S. W., Singer, S. J., Sun, B. C. & Camargo, C. A. Apr 2011 In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 18, 4, p. 430-435 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Quality of Health Care
Hospital Emergency Service
Inpatients
Research
31 Citations

Hospital determinants of emergency department left without being seen rates

Hsia, R. Y., Asch, S. M., Weiss, R. E., Zingmond, D., Liang, L. J., Han, W., McCreath, H. & Sun, B. C. Jul 2011 In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 58, 1, p. 24-32 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Emergency Medical Services
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Social Class
Health Planning