Liz Goldman

Associate Professor

General Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine ZSFG

Dr. Goldman is a practicing internist at San Francisco General Hospital where she is the medical lead for the Emergency Department Case Management team, an innovative interdisciplinary intensive case management program assisting the most socially and medically complex clients in the San Francisco Health Network, and the medical lead for an academic clinic-based complex care management team. She also works as a Clinical Informaticist on data analytics, partnering on value based care efforts and data access for research. In addition, she supervises residents, has an outpatient primary care clinic, and attends on the inpatient service. Her research and policy work focuses on improving and transforming health systems for underserved diverse populations. She has developed and implemented systems innovations that improve care transitions, value of care, and care coordination efforts across medical and behavioral health settings.

As part of her work to improve the science of quality measurement, she led the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Validation Project which assessed the accuracy of California patient discharge data, and was awarded AHRQ grant funding to evaluate the impact of administrative data quality on hospital performance metrics. Her expertise in using administrative data for quality assessments has been nationally recognized, through her participation in the AHRQ Quality Indicator Expert Panel.

M.A.S., 2006 - Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2003 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2000 - School of Medicine, Yale University
B.A., 1995 - Biology, Amherst College
  1. High perceived social support and hospital readmissions in an older multi-ethnic, limited English proficiency, safety-net population.
  2. Association of Rapid Molecular Testing With Duration of Respiratory Isolation for Patients With Possible Tuberculosis in a US Hospital.
  3. Clinician Perspectives on the Management of Abnormal Subcritical Tests in an Urban Academic Safety-Net Health Care System.
  4. Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A Comparison of Community Health Centers and Private Physicians' Offices.
  5. Displaying radiation exposure and cost information at order entry for outpatient diagnostic imaging: a strategy to inform clinician ordering.
  6. From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals.
  7. Hospitalization-Associated Disability in Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital.
  8. The Effect of a Care Transition Intervention on the Patient Experience of Older Multi-Lingual Adults in the Safety Net: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.
  9. Facility Mammography Volume in Relation to Breast Cancer Screening Outcomes.
  10. Availability of Advanced Breast Imaging at Screening Facilities Serving Vulnerable Populations.
  11. Functional disability in late-middle-aged and older adults admitted to a safety-net hospital.
  12. Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial.
  13. Effect of Present-on-Admission (POA) Reporting Accuracy on Hospital Performance Assessments Using Risk-Adjusted Mortality.
  14. Understanding how to improve collaboration between hospitals and primary care in postdischarge care transitions: a qualitative study of primary care leaders' perspectives.
  15. "Missing pieces"--functional, social, and environmental barriers to recovery for vulnerable older adults transitioning from hospital to home.
  16. Clinician perspectives on considering radiation exposure to patients when ordering imaging tests: a qualitative study.
  17. Clinicians' views on displaying cost information to increase clinician cost-consciousness.
  18. Effect of pay-for-performance incentives on quality of care in small practices with electronic health records: a randomized trial.
  19. Timeliness of abnormal screening and diagnostic mammography follow-up at facilities serving vulnerable women.
  20. Incidence, predictors, and outcomes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery.
  21. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data.
  22. Federally qualified health centers and private practice performance on ambulatory care measures.
  23. Facility characteristics do not explain higher false-positive rates in diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women.
  24. Prediction of hospital acute myocardial infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality rates using publicly reported performance measures.
  25. Statin use and postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery.
  26. The accuracy of present-on-admission reporting in administrative data.
  27. Accuracy of diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women.
  28. An assessment of the quality of mammography care at facilities treating medically vulnerable populations.
  29. Comparisons of health plan quality: does the sampling strategy affect the results?
  30. Comparison of change in quality of care between safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals.
  31. United States rural hospital quality in the Hospital Compare database-accounting for hospital characteristics.
  32. Quality of care in hospitals with a high percent of Medicaid patients.
  33. Current and future directions in Medi-Cal chronic disease care management: a view from the top.
  34. Public reporting and pay-for-performance: safety-net hospital executives' concerns and policy suggestions.
  35. Do opiates affect the clinical evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain?
  36. Preterm infants with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia: presentation, response to therapy, and outcome.