Laura Mae Baldwin

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of ovarian and colon cancer risk assessments by u.s. Physicians
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354982, Seattle, WA, 98195 4982, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:741-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer among rural and urban patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Cancer 119:3067-75. 2013
  3. pmc Developing a practice-based research network by integrating quality improvement: challenges and ingredients for success
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 5:351-5. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Vignette-based study of ovarian cancer screening: do U.S. physicians report adhering to evidence-based recommendations?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:182-94. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Receipt of recommended radiation therapy among rural and urban cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Cancer 118:5100-9. 2012
  6. pmc Explaining black-white differences in receipt of recommended colon cancer treatment
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1211-20. 2005
  7. pmc Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1491-7. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Disparities in infant health among American Indians and Alaska natives in US metropolitan areas
    David C Grossman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 109:627-33. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Involvement of gynecologic oncologists in the treatment of patients with a suspicious ovarian mass
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:854-62. 2011
  10. pmc Receipt of general medical care by colorectal cancer patients: a longitudinal study
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:57-68. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of ovarian and colon cancer risk assessments by u.s. Physicians
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354982, Seattle, WA, 98195 4982, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:741-9. 2014
    ..Inaccurate cancer risk assessment is one potential cause of this mismatch...
  2. doi request reprint Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer among rural and urban patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Cancer 119:3067-75. 2013
    ..This study compares receipt of different early prostate cancer treatments between rural and urban patients...
  3. pmc Developing a practice-based research network by integrating quality improvement: challenges and ingredients for success
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 5:351-5. 2012
    ..Combined Ql/research projects in the practice-based research environment have the potential to improve and shorten the cycle from good idea to improved clinical outcomes in real-world settings...
  4. doi request reprint Vignette-based study of ovarian cancer screening: do U.S. physicians report adhering to evidence-based recommendations?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:182-94. 2012
    ..No professional society or group recommends routine ovarian cancer screening, yet physicians' enthusiasm for several cancer screening tests before benefit has been proven suggests that some women may be exposed to potential harms...
  5. doi request reprint Receipt of recommended radiation therapy among rural and urban cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Cancer 118:5100-9. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Explaining black-white differences in receipt of recommended colon cancer treatment
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1211-20. 2005
    ..This retrospective cohort study examines the degree to which health systems (e.g., physician, hospital) factors explain black-white disparities in colon cancer care...
  7. pmc Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1491-7. 2002
    ..We sought to provide a national profile of rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant health...
  8. ncbi request reprint Disparities in infant health among American Indians and Alaska natives in US metropolitan areas
    David C Grossman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 109:627-33. 2002
    ..To determine geographic variation in urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) rates of infant mortality, low birth weight, prenatal care use, and maternal-child health care service availability...
  9. doi request reprint Involvement of gynecologic oncologists in the treatment of patients with a suspicious ovarian mass
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:854-62. 2011
    ..To identify the factors associated with inclusion of a gynecologic oncologist in managing the care of a woman with suspected ovarian cancer...
  10. pmc Receipt of general medical care by colorectal cancer patients: a longitudinal study
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:57-68. 2011
    ..This study examined changes in general medical care among elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), from before diagnosis through long-term survival...
  11. pmc Completion of therapy by Medicare patients with stage III colon cancer
    Sharon A Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6390, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:610-9. 2006
    ..We investigated mortality as a means to testing the validity of the completion measure that we created...
  12. pmc Accuracy of Medicare claims for identifying findings and procedures performed during colonoscopy
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:447-453.e1. 2011
    ..Administrative claims data are frequently used for quality measurement...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of Medicare coverage on use of invasive colorectal cancer screening tests
    Cynthia W Ko
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Box 356424, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2581-6. 2002
    ..Screening for colorectal cancer is now widely recommended but underused. Lack of insurance coverage for screening tests may be one reason patients do not undergo these procedures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Access to multidisciplinary cancer care: is it linked to the use of breast-conserving surgery with radiation for early-stage breast carcinoma?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4696, USA
    Cancer 100:701-9. 2004
    ..Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) with radiation (BCSR) requires a multidisciplinary care approach between surgeons and radiation oncologists...
  15. pmc Access to cancer services for rural colorectal cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 24:390-9. 2008
    ..Cancer care requires specialty surgical and medical resources that are less likely to be found in rural areas...
  16. ncbi request reprint Birth outcomes among American Indian/Alaska Native women with diabetes in pregnancy
    Donna L LaVallie
    Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, University of Washington, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative Permanente, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:610-6. 2003
    ..To describe perinatal outcomes and maternal characteristics among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women with diabetes in pregnancy...
  17. doi request reprint Access to specialty health care for rural American Indians in two states
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    J Rural Health 24:269-78. 2008
    ..Specialty services, largely funded through contracts with outside practitioners, may be limited by low IHS funding levels...
  18. pmc Quality of care for myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 26:51-7. 2010
    ..Since then, overall AMI care quality has improved. This study uses more recent data to determine whether rural-urban AMI quality gaps have persisted...
  19. doi request reprint Utilization and predictors of early repeat colonoscopy in Medicare beneficiaries
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:2670-9. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to examine the use of second colonoscopy within 1 year of an index colonoscopy, and to examine patient and provider factors associated with use of early repeat colonoscopy...
  20. ncbi request reprint The productivity of Washington State's obstetrician-gynecologist workforce: does gender make a difference?
    Thomas J Benedetti
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Box 356460, Seattle, WA 98195 6460, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:499-505. 2004
    ..To compare the practice productivity of female and male obstetrician-gynecologists in Washington State...
  21. doi request reprint Do primary care physicians lose contact with their colorectal cancer patients?
    Sharon Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:704-9. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are less likely to see their primary care physicians after cancer diagnosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Modeling the mental health workforce in Washington State: using state licensing data to examine provider supply in rural and urban areas
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 22:50-8. 2006
    ..Ensuring an adequate mental health provider supply in rural and urban areas requires accessible methods of identifying provider types, practice locations, and practice productivity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Linking physician characteristics and medicare claims data: issues in data availability, quality, and measurement
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105 6099, USA
    Med Care 40:IV-82-95. 2002
    ..This article provides a roadmap for investigators who use Medicare data to answer such questions, focusing on use of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare files...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ovarian cancer: patterns of surgical care across the United States
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 103:383-90. 2006
    ..To describe the primary surgical procedures and procedures for intraoperative and postoperative complications, and factors associated with these procedures, in women with ovarian cancer...
  25. pmc Regional variation in anesthesia assistance during outpatient colonoscopy is not associated with differences in polyp detection or complication rates
    Jason A Dominitz
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Gastroenterology 144:298-306. 2013
    ..We investigated the rate and predictors of anesthesia assistance during outpatient colonoscopy and whether anesthesia assistance is associated with colonoscopy interventions and outcomes...
  26. pmc Influence of obstetric practice on workload and practice patterns of family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists
    Graham M Dresden
    Department of Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:S5-11. 2008
    ....
  27. pmc Differences among the elderly in the treatment costs of colorectal cancer: how important is race?
    George E Wright
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4982, USA
    Med Care 45:420-30. 2007
    ..Medical expenditures adjusted for price differences are a barometer of total resources devoted to patient care and thus may reflect treatment differentials...
  28. ncbi request reprint Predictors of comprehensive surgical treatment in patients with ovarian cancer
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6460, USA
    Cancer 109:2031-42. 2007
    ..In this study, the authors identified factors that were associated with a measure of comprehensive surgery, so that interventions may be targeted appropriately to improve surgical care...
  29. pmc Barriers and facilitators to evidence-based blood pressure control in community practice
    Lynne S Robins
    Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:539-57. 2013
    ..To translate e-BP into community practices, we sought to identify contextual barriers and facilitators to implementation...
  30. doi request reprint Specialty differences in polyp detection, removal, and biopsy during colonoscopy
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Med 123:528-35. 2010
    ..Colonoscopy is a technically complex procedure commonly performed to detect and remove colorectal pathology. This study examined the influence of provider characteristics on polyp detection, polyp removal, and diagnostic biopsy rates...
  31. doi request reprint Nonrecommended breast and colorectal cancer screening for young women: a vignette-based survey
    Hajar Kadivar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:231-9. 2012
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of physicians offering nonrecommended breast or colorectal cancer screening for young women...
  32. doi request reprint How are symptoms of ovarian cancer managed? A study of primary care physicians
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Cancer 117:4414-23. 2011
    ..A study was undertaken to identify the diagnostic approaches that primary care physicians and gynecologists undertake in women with symptoms associated with ovarian cancer...
  33. pmc In search of the perfect comorbidity measure for use with administrative claims data: does it exist?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    Med Care 44:745-53. 2006
    ..Numerous measures of comorbidity have been developed for health services research with administrative claims...
  34. pmc Survival benefits and trends in use of adjuvant therapy among elderly stage II and III rectal cancer patients in the general population
    Sharon A Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Cancer 112:789-99. 2008
    ..This study examined elderly stage II and III rectal cancer patients' adjuvant chemoradiation therapy adherence, trends in adherence over time, and the relation of levels of adherence to mortality...
  35. pmc Persistent demographic differences in colorectal cancer screening utilization despite Medicare reimbursement
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Box 356424, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 5:10. 2005
    ..In addition, significant demographic differences in screening utilization exist. Insurance coverage may be one factor influencing utilization of colorectal cancer screening tests...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gender-related factors in the recruitment of physicians to the rural Northwest
    Kathleen E Ellsbury
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:391-400. 2002
    ..This study examines differences in the factors female and male physicians considered influential in their rural practice location choice and describes the practice arrangements that successfully recruited female physicians to rural areas...
  37. pmc LC Data QUEST: A Technical Architecture for Community Federated Clinical Data Sharing
    Kari A Stephens
    Institute of Translational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc 2012:57-62. 2012
    ..The FInDiT tool catalogues type, quantity, and quality of the data that are available across the LC Data QUEST data sharing architecture. These tools facilitate the bi-directional process of translational research...
  38. pmc Diagnostic imaging and biopsy use among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Nader N Massarweh
    Departments of Surgery, Family Medicine, Health Services, Biostatistics, and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA BCLC Group, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas, Institut d Investigciones Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Oncol Pract 7:155-60. 2011
    ..To date, biopsy and imaging use among patients with HCC has not been evaluated in the general community...
  39. ncbi request reprint Determination of colonoscopy indication from administrative claims data
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington The VA Puget Sound Health Care System Mountain Whisper Light Statistics Department of Family Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    Med Care 52:e21-9. 2014
    ..Colonoscopy outcomes, such as polyp detection or complication rates, may differ by procedure indication...
  40. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction in rural and urban US hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354982, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 20:99-108. 2004
    ..Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common and important cause of admission to US rural hospitals, as transport of patients with AMI to urban settings can result in unacceptable delays in care...
  41. doi request reprint Physician-patient colorectal cancer screening discussions by physicians' screening rates
    Cathleen M O'Farrell
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:771-81. 2012
    ..To better understand this finding, we explored the relationship between the content of hypothetical patient-physician CRC screening discussions and CRC screening rates in physicians' practices...
  42. pmc Contraceptive methods and informed consent among women receiving medications with potential for adverse fetal effects: a Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) region study
    Rex W Force
    Department of Family Medicine, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:661-8. 2012
    ..This study examined whether quality improvement (QI) interventions promote informed consent and contraception to minimize risks with use of ACE-I/ARB/statins...
  43. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a health data-sharing infrastructure across diverse primary care organizations
    Allison M Cole
    Department of Family Medicine, and WWAMI region Practice and Research Network, University of Washington, Seattle Drs Cole and Baldwin and Ms Keppel and Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle Drs Stephens and Lin
    J Ambul Care Manage 37:164-70. 2014
    ..Approaches outlined may generalize to similar initiatives and facilitate adoption of health data sharing in other practice-based research networks...
  44. pmc Trends in perinatal and infant health disparities between rural American Indians and Alaska natives and rural Whites
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:638-46. 2009
    ..We examined disparities in perinatal care, birth outcomes, and infant health between rural American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) persons and rural Whites over time...
  45. doi request reprint Barriers to primary care physicians prescribing buprenorphine
    Eliza Hutchinson
    University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, Research Section, Seattle, Washington
    Ann Fam Med 12:128-33. 2014
    ..We conducted this study to determine what proportion of those trained physicians began prescribing this treatment and identify barriers to incorporating this approach into outpatient practice...
  46. doi request reprint Supports and obstacles in the medical school application process for American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Davis G Patterson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:308-29. 2009
    ..This study examines how a wide range of supports and obstacles are associated with the medical school admissions process of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), an under-studied population...
  47. pmc Facilitating health data sharing across diverse practices and communities
    Ching Ping Lin
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc 2010:16-20. 2010
    ..Based on these findings, we discuss system design implications and the need for flexibility in the development of community-based data sharing networks...
  48. pmc Trends in the utilization and impact of radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:441-8. 2010
    ..The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rising and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) appears to be increasingly used. The nationwide use and impact of RFA have not been well characterized...
  49. ncbi request reprint Professional liability issues and practice patterns of obstetric providers in Washington State
    Thomas J Benedetti
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1238-46. 2006
    ....
  50. pmc The contribution of longitudinal comorbidity measurements to survival analysis
    C Y Wang
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Med Care 47:813-21. 2009
    ..Many clinical and health services research studies are longitudinal, raising questions about how best to use an individual's comorbidity measurements over time to predict survival...
  51. pmc Streamlining research by using existing tools
    Sarah M Greene
    Group Health Cooperative, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 4:266-7. 2011
    ..Through our work, we identified philosophical and operational issues related to disseminating the tool kit to the research community. We explore these issues here, with implications for the nation's investment in biomedical research...