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Kathlyn E. Fletcher MD

Kathlyn E. Fletcher MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: General Internal Medicine
Program: Veterans Administration

Member of the Center For Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)

I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.


  • Changes in written sign-out composition across hospitalization. (Miller DM, Schapira MM, Visotcky AM, Laud P, Arora VM, Kordus A, Whittle J, Singh S, Fletcher KE) J Hosp Med 2015 Aug;10(8):534-6 PMID: 26061434 06/11/2015
  • Building continuity in handovers with shorter residency duty hours. (Arora VM, Reed DA, Fletcher KE) BMC Med Educ 2014;14 Suppl 1:S16 PMID: 25560954 PMCID: PMC4304275 01/07/2015
  • Development and validation of the numeracy understanding in Medicine Instrument short form. (Schapira MM, Walker CM, Miller T, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PS, Jacobs EA, Imbert D, O'Connell M, Neuner JM) J Health Commun 2014;19 Suppl 2:240-53 PMID: 25315596 PMCID: PMC4201377 10/16/2014
  • Intrateam coverage is common, intrateam handoffs are not. (Martin K, Frank M, Fletcher KE) J Hosp Med 2014 Nov;9(11):734-6 PMID: 25142198 08/22/2014
  • Identifying patient safety problems during team rounds: an ethnographic study. (Lamba AR, Linn K, Fletcher KE) BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Aug;23(8):667-9 PMID: 24938935 06/19/2014
  • Feedback to achieve improved sign-out technique. (Doers ME, Beniwal-Patel P, Kuester J, Fletcher KE) Am J Med Qual 2015 Jul-Aug;30(4):353-8 PMID: 24878514 06/01/2014
  • A randomized trial of peer-delivered self-management support for hypertension. (Whittle J, Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Hayes A, Morzinski J, Laud P, Eastwood D, Ertl K, Patterson L, Mosack KE) Am J Hypertens 2014 Nov;27(11):1416-23 PMID: 24755206 PMCID: PMC4263938 04/24/2014
  • Capsule commentary on Turner et al., The impact of hospitalist discontinuity on hospital cost, readmissions, and patient satisfaction. (Fletcher KE) J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul;29(7):1055 PMID: 24700181 PMCID: PMC4061345 04/05/2014
  • A qualitative evaluation of geographical localization of hospitalists: how unintended consequences may impact quality. (Singh S, Fletcher KE) J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul;29(7):1009-16 PMID: 24549518 PMCID: PMC4061372 02/20/2014
  • Implementation of an electronic medical record does not change delivery of preventive care for HIV-positive patients. (Petroll AE, Phelps JK, Fletcher KE) Int J Med Inform 2014 Apr;83(4):273-7 PMID: 24440204 PMCID: PMC4371786 01/21/2014
  • Self-reported subjective workload of on-call interns. (Fletcher KE, Visotcky AM, Slagle JM, Tarima S, Whittle J, Weinger MB, Schapira MM) J Grad Med Educ 2013 Sep;5(3):427-32 PMID: 24404306 PMCID: PMC3771172 01/10/2014
  • Patterns of arthritis medication use in a community sample. (Rosenwald K, Ertl K, Fletcher KE, Whittle J) J Prim Care Community Health 2012 Oct 1;3(4):272-7 PMID: 23804172 06/28/2013
  • Why Residents Consider Working Beyond the Duty Hour Limits: Implications of the ACGME 2011 Duty Hour Standards. (Fletcher KE, Nickoloff S, Whittle J, Jackson JL, Frank M, Schapira MM) J Grad Med Educ 2011 Dec;3(4):571-3 PMID: 23205212 PMCID: PMC3244329 12/04/2012
  • The composition of intern work while on call. (Fletcher KE, Visotcky AM, Slagle JM, Tarima S, Weinger MB, Schapira MM) J Gen Intern Med 2012 Nov;27(11):1432-7 PMID: 22865015 PMCID: PMC3475836 08/07/2012
  • Impact of localizing general medical teams to a single nursing unit. (Singh S, Tarima S, Rana V, Marks DS, Conti M, Idstein K, Biblo LA, Fletcher KE) J Hosp Med 2012 Sep;7(7):551-6 PMID: 22791661 07/14/2012
  • The development and validation of the hypertension evaluation of lifestyle and management knowledge scale. (Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Hayes A, Eastwood D, Patterson L, Ertl K, Whittle J) J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2012 Jul;14(7):461-6 PMID: 22747619 PMCID: PMC4415151 07/04/2012
  • The numeracy understanding in medicine instrument: a measure of health numeracy developed using item response theory. (Schapira MM, Walker CM, Cappaert KJ, Ganschow PS, Fletcher KE, McGinley EL, Del Pozo S, Schauer C, Tarima S, Jacobs EA) Med Decis Making 2012 Nov-Dec;32(6):851-65 PMID: 22635285 PMCID: PMC4162626 05/29/2012
  • Defining and measuring the effort needed for inpatient medicine work. (Lamba R, Schapira MM, Singh S, Fletcher KE) J Hosp Med 2012 May-Jun;7(5):426-30 PMID: 22334486 02/16/2012
  • Trends in inpatient continuity of care for a cohort of Medicare patients 1996-2006. (Fletcher KE, Sharma G, Zhang D, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS) J Hosp Med 2011 Oct;6(8):438-44 PMID: 21990172 PMCID: PMC3201736 10/13/2011
  • The validity of peer review in a general medicine journal. (Jackson JL, Srinivasan M, Rea J, Fletcher KE, Kravitz RL) PLoS One 2011;6(7):e22475 PMID: 21799867 PMCID: PMC3143147 07/30/2011
  • A comparison of outcomes of general medical inpatient care provided by a hospitalist-physician assistant model vs a traditional resident-based model. (Singh S, Fletcher KE, Schapira MM, Conti M, Tarima S, Biblo LA, Whittle J) J Hosp Med 2011 Mar;6(3):122-30 PMID: 21387547 03/10/2011
  • Patient safety, resident education and resident well-being following implementation of the 2003 ACGME duty hour rules. (Fletcher KE, Reed DA, Arora VM) J Gen Intern Med 2011 Aug;26(8):907-19 PMID: 21369772 PMCID: PMC3138977 03/04/2011
  • The meaning of numbers in health: exploring health numeracy in a Mexican-American population. (Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PS, Walker CM, Tyler B, Del Pozo S, Schauer C, Jacobs EA) J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jul;26(7):705-11 PMID: 21336671 PMCID: PMC3138587 02/22/2011
  • Systematic review: association of shift length, protected sleep time, and night float with patient care, residents' health, and education. (Reed DA, Fletcher KE, Arora VM) Ann Intern Med 2010 Dec 21;153(12):829-42 PMID: 21173417 12/22/2010
  • Doing the dirty work: measuring and optimizing resident workload. (Fletcher KE, Reed DA, Arora VM) J Gen Intern Med 2011 Jan;26(1):8-9 PMID: 21152993 PMCID: PMC3024105 12/15/2010
  • Ethical challenges in a randomized controlled trial of peer education among veterans service organizations. (Whittle J, Fletcher KE, Morzinski J, Ertl K, Patterson L, Jensen W, Schapira MM) J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2010 Dec;5(4):43-51 PMID: 21133786 12/08/2010
  • It's the writing on the wall: Whiteboards improve inpatient satisfaction with provider communication. (Singh S, Fletcher KE, Pandl GJ, Schapira MM, Nattinger AB, Biblo LA, Whittle J) Am J Med Qual 2011 Mar-Apr;26(2):127-31 PMID: 20870743 09/28/2010
  • The relationship of health numeracy to cancer screening. (Schapira MM, Neuner J, Fletcher KE, Gilligan MA, Hayes E, Laud P) J Cancer Educ 2011 Mar;26(1):103-10 PMID: 20577913 PMCID: PMC4162638 06/26/2010
  • Ambulatory training since duty hour regulations: a survey of program directors. (Zebrack JR, Fletcher KE, Beasley BW, Whittle J) Am J Med 2010 Jan;123(1):89-94 PMID: 20103000 01/28/2010
  • Continuity of outpatient and inpatient care by primary care physicians for hospitalized older adults. (Sharma G, Fletcher KE, Zhang D, Kuo YF, Freeman JL, Goodwin JS) JAMA 2009 Apr 22;301(16):1671-80 PMID: 19383958 PMCID: PMC2771916 04/23/2009
  • A framework for health numeracy: how patients use quantitative skills in health care. (Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Gilligan MA, King TK, Laud PW, Matthews BA, Neuner JM, Hayes E) J Health Commun 2008 Jul-Aug;13(5):501-17 PMID: 18661390 PMCID: PMC4162627 07/29/2008
  • Work hour rules and contributors to patient care mistakes: a focus group study with internal medicine residents. (Fletcher KE, Parekh V, Halasyamani L, Kaufman SR, Schapira M, Ertl K, Saint S) J Hosp Med 2008 May;3(3):228-37 PMID: 18570333 06/24/2008
  • How do hospitalized patients feel about resident work hours, fatigue, and discontinuity of care? (Fletcher KE, Wiest FC, Halasyamani L, Lin J, Nelson V, Kaufman SR, Saint S, Schapira M) J Gen Intern Med 2008 May;23(5):623-8 PMID: 18264835 PMCID: PMC2324147 02/12/2008
  • Patients speak: what's really important about bedside interactions with physician teams. (Fletcher KE, Furney SL, Stern DT) Teach Learn Med 2007;19(2):120-7 PMID: 17564539 06/15/2007
  • Graduate medical education and patient safety: a busy--and occasionally hazardous--intersection. (Shojania KG, Fletcher KE, Saint S) Ann Intern Med 2006 Oct 17;145(8):592-8 PMID: 17043341 10/18/2006
  • Defining, navigating, and negotiating success: the experiences of mid-career Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar women. (Kalet AL, Fletcher KE, Ferdman DJ, Bickell NA) J Gen Intern Med 2006 Sep;21(9):920-5 PMID: 16918735 PMCID: PMC1831601 08/22/2006
  • Effects of work hour reduction on residents' lives: a systematic review. (Fletcher KE, Underwood W 3rd, Davis SQ, Mangrulkar RS, McMahon LF Jr, Saint S) JAMA 2005 Sep 7;294(9):1088-100 PMID: 16145030 09/08/2005
  • Bedside interactions from the other side of the bedrail. (Fletcher KE, Rankey DS, Stern DT) J Gen Intern Med 2005 Jan;20(1):58-61 PMID: 15693929 PMCID: PMC1490039 02/08/2005
  • Balancing continuity of care with residents' limited work hours: defining the implications. (Fletcher KE, Saint S, Mangrulkar RS) Acad Med 2005 Jan;80(1):39-43 PMID: 15618090 12/25/2004
  • Systematic review: effects of resident work hours on patient safety. (Fletcher KE, Davis SQ, Underwood W, Mangrulkar RS, McMahon LF Jr, Saint S) Ann Intern Med 2004 Dec 7;141(11):851-7 PMID: 15583227 12/08/2004
  • The physical examination of patients with abdominal pain: the long-term effect of adding standardized patients and small-group feedback to a lecture presentation. (Fletcher KE, Stern DT, White C, Gruppen LD, Oh MS, Cimmino VM) Teach Learn Med 2004;16(2):171-4 PMID: 15276894 07/28/2004
  • Viewpoints from generation X: a survey of candidate and associate viewpoints on resident duty-hour regulations. (Underwood W, Boyd AJ, Fletcher KE, Lypson ML, Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons-Candidate Associate Society) J Am Coll Surg 2004 Jun;198(6):989-93 PMID: 15194081 06/15/2004
  • How will limiting resident work hours impact surgical training? (Underwood W 3rd, Fletcher KE, Chen SL) Curr Surg 2003 Nov-Dec;60(6):578-84 PMID: 14972193 02/20/2004
  • Teaching at the bedside: a new model. (Janicik RW, Fletcher KE) Med Teach 2003 Mar;25(2):127-30 PMID: 12745518 05/15/2003
  • Primary structure of the human platelet serotonin 5-HT2A receptor: identify with frontal cortex serotonin 5-HT2A receptor. (Cook EH Jr, Fletcher KE, Wainwright M, Marks N, Yan SY, Leventhal BL) J Neurochem 1994 Aug;63(2):465-9 PMID: 8035173 08/01/1994
  • Clonidine treatment of hyperactive and impulsive children with autistic disorder. (Jaselskis CA, Cook EH Jr, Fletcher KE, Leventhal BL) J Clin Psychopharmacol 1992 Oct;12(5):322-7 PMID: 1479049 10/11/1992
  • Tryptophan loading in hyperserotonemic and normoserotonemic adults. (Cook EH Jr, Anderson GM, Heninger GR, Fletcher KE, Freedman DX, Leventhal BL) Biol Psychiatry 1992 Mar 1;31(5):525-8 PMID: 1581428 03/11/1992
  • Last update: 08/11/2015