David Litaker

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint New technology in quality of life research: are all computer-assisted approaches created equal?
    David Litaker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 1998, USA
    Qual Life Res 12:387-93. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Managed care penetration, insurance status, and access to health care
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 6033, USA
    Med Care 41:1086-95. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Association of contextual factors and breast cancer screening: finding new targets to promote early detection
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:36-45. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Measuring practice capacity for change: a tool for guiding quality improvement in primary care settings
    Sarah N Bobiak
    Departments of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 18:278-84. 2009
  5. doi request reprint A systematic approach to practice assessment and quality improvement intervention tailoring
    Mary C Ruhe
    Department of Family Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 18:268-77. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Appreciative Inquiry for quality improvement in primary care practices
    Mary C Ruhe
    Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 20:37-48. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Disparities among the disadvantaged: variation in lipid management in the Ohio Medicaid program
    David Litaker
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Prev Med 42:313-5. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Context and healthcare access: looking beyond the individual
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Med Care 43:531-40. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Correlates of baseline performance do not predict results of an intervention to improve preventive care
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Prev Med 47:635-7. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Association of neighborhood socioeconomic status with physical fitness in healthy young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 155:699-705. 2008

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint New technology in quality of life research: are all computer-assisted approaches created equal?
    David Litaker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 1998, USA
    Qual Life Res 12:387-93. 2003
    ..To compare alternate form reliability for two previously validated questionnaires using traditional and computer-assisted interfaces (CASI)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Managed care penetration, insurance status, and access to health care
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 6033, USA
    Med Care 41:1086-95. 2003
    ..Although managed care activity influences healthcare prices and overall utilization, its relationship to access and its broader effects across different insurance categories has not been well studied...
  3. ncbi request reprint Association of contextual factors and breast cancer screening: finding new targets to promote early detection
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:36-45. 2007
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  4. doi request reprint Measuring practice capacity for change: a tool for guiding quality improvement in primary care settings
    Sarah N Bobiak
    Departments of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 18:278-84. 2009
    ..We report on the development and psychometric properties of a quantitative measure of capacity for change for use in primary care settings...
  5. doi request reprint A systematic approach to practice assessment and quality improvement intervention tailoring
    Mary C Ruhe
    Department of Family Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 18:268-77. 2009
    ..Using the empirically developed Practice Change Model (PCM), we identify and describe assessment and tailoring activities with potential to enhance the fit between proposed interventions and practice settings...
  6. doi request reprint Appreciative Inquiry for quality improvement in primary care practices
    Mary C Ruhe
    Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 20:37-48. 2011
    ..Appreciative inquiry enables the discovery of shared motivations, envisioning a transformed future, and learning around the implementation of a change process...
  7. ncbi request reprint Disparities among the disadvantaged: variation in lipid management in the Ohio Medicaid program
    David Litaker
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Prev Med 42:313-5. 2006
    ..Racial disparities exist in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, but other non-clinical factors may influence treatment, further exacerbating disparities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Context and healthcare access: looking beyond the individual
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Med Care 43:531-40. 2005
    ..Whether these factors also represent "upstream" factors affecting one's ability to enter the healthcare system is less clear, however...
  9. doi request reprint Correlates of baseline performance do not predict results of an intervention to improve preventive care
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Prev Med 47:635-7. 2008
    ..An implicit assumption in these studies is that factors associated with better performance at baseline may also be useful in predicting change in performance over time...
  10. doi request reprint Association of neighborhood socioeconomic status with physical fitness in healthy young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 155:699-705. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the extent to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with impaired fitness, independent of clinical characteristics and individual-level SES...
  11. ncbi request reprint Use of preventive services by Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries: does spillover from managed care matter?
    Siran M Koroukian
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4945, USA
    Med Care 43:445-52. 2005
    ..However, the extent to which MCA is associated with the use of cancer screening by fee-for-service beneficiaries (FFS) is unclear...
  12. doi request reprint Making sense of primary care practices' capacity for change
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Transl Res 152:245-53. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Association of socioeconomic status with functional capacity, heart rate recovery, and all-cause mortality
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 295:784-92. 2006
    ..Lower socioeconomic status (SES) confers heightened cardiovascular risk and mortality, although the mediating pathways are unclear...
  14. doi request reprint Quality of care by a hypertension expert: a cautionary tale for pay-for-performance approaches
    Brook Watts
    Center for Quality Improvement Research, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 17:35-46. 2008
    ..Pay-for-performance programs may be widely implemented, but gaps remain in our understanding of the implementation of performance measurement approaches...
  15. doi request reprint Pay for performance and medical education: strategies for preparing physicians of the future
    Sarah Augustine
    Department of Medicine, The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 17:94-101. 2008
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  16. pmc Physician practice patterns and variation in the delivery of preventive services
    Susan A Flocke
    Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:191-6. 2007
    ..A multidimensional approach that examines distinctive configurations of physician attributes, practice processes, and contextual factors may be informative in understanding delivery of this important form of care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health care resource allocation and individuals' health care needs: examining the degree of fit
    David Litaker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Health Policy 73:183-93. 2005
    ..We conclude that policy interventions are needed that look beyond health resource allocation to address problems in health care access that contribute to inequities in health...
  18. ncbi request reprint Are provider self-efficacy and attitudes related to cardiovascular prevention associated with better treatment outcomes?
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Transl Res 149:165-72. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Sleep apnea in hemodialysis patients: risk factors and effect on survival
    Pushkar Argekar
    University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Hemodial Int 11:435-41. 2007
    ..Despite the presence of a strong association between sleep apnea and mortality in the general population, a similar association could not be demonstrated in ESRD patients with a high prevalence of this condition...
  20. pmc Using complexity theory to build interventions that improve health care delivery in primary care
    David Litaker
    VA HSR and D Center for Quality Improvement Research, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, OH 44106, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S30-4. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in lipid-lowering agent use in medicaid patients with cardiovascular disease
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Med Care 42:1009-18. 2004
    ..Racial differences in chronic cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes are well described, whereas less is known about the process of CVD preventive care and its potential contribution to disparate outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care and cardiovascular risk factor management: does care by a single clinician add to informational continuity provided by electronic medical records?
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard 151W, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:689-96. 2005
    ..Electronic medical records allow information sharing among multiple clinicians treating the same patient, enabling informational continuity between visits...
  23. doi request reprint Value of audio-enhanced handheld computers over paper surveys with adolescents
    Erika S Trapl
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:62-9. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of 3 data collection modes on the number of questions answered, data quality, and student preference...
  24. pmc Neighborhood racial residential segregation and changes in health or death among older adults
    Joseph J Sudano
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at The MetroHealth System, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Rammelkamp 236a, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    Health Place 19:80-8. 2013
    ..Controlling for all variables, only moderate LQRRS predicted major decline/death, ARR=1.31 (95% CI 1.07, 1.59; p<.05)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Disease prevention and health promotion in medical education: reflections from an academic health center
    David Litaker
    Department of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, OH 44106 6033, USA
    Acad Med 79:690-7. 2004
    ..The authors assessed whether students were exposed to key content in these areas and whether they felt this exposure was adequate...
  26. ncbi request reprint Access to and utilization of healthcare: the provider's role
    Constance Liu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 6:653-60. 2006
    ..Providers are positioned to use their collective authority to exercise influence on access and quality at the individual, institutional and policy levels...
  27. ncbi request reprint An appreciative inquiry approach to practice improvement and transformative change in health care settings
    Caroline A Carter
    Department of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:194-204. 2007
    ..New approaches such as AI have the potential to transform practices, improve patient care, and enhance individual and group motivation by changing the way participants think about, approach, and envision the future...
  28. ncbi request reprint Physicians' attitudes and preventive care delivery: insights from the DOPC study
    David Litaker
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Prev Med 40:556-63. 2005
    ..We assessed associations between physicians' attitudes and delivery of preventive care, compared with factors related to the patient, visit, or practice...
  29. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and mortality
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Ann Intern Med 144:781-2; author reply 782. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Physician - nurse practitioner teams in chronic disease management: the impact on costs, clinical effectiveness, and patients' perception of care
    David Litaker
    The Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve Univerisity, USA
    J Interprof Care 17:223-37. 2003
    ..This study demonstrates the value of a complementary team approach to chronic disease management in improving patient-derived and clinical outcomes at modest incremental costs...