David B Matchar

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Publications

  1. pmc Assessing risk of breast cancer in an ethnically South-East Asia population (results of a multiple ethnic groups study)
    Fei Gao
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    BMC Cancer 12:529. 2012
  2. pmc Chapter 5: assessing risk of bias as a domain of quality in medical test studies
    P Lina Santaguida
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 27:S33-8. 2012
  3. pmc Chapter 1: Introduction to the Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews
    David B Matchar
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, 8 College Road, Singapore
    J Gen Intern Med 27:S4-10. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Effect of home testing of international normalized ratio on clinical events
    David B Matchar
    Health Services Research Field Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:1608-20. 2010
  5. doi request reprint An evaluation of patient self-testing competency of prothrombin time for managing anticoagulation: pre-randomization results of VA Cooperative Study #481--The Home INR Study (THINRS)
    Rowena J Dolor
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 30:263-75. 2010
  6. pmc Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP): study protocol and implementation challenges
    Rowena J Dolor
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Trials 10:13. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical outcomes following coronary stenting
    Kevin J Anstrom
    Department of Biostatistics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1647-55. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in carotid revascularization among Medicare beneficiaries, 2003-2006
    Manesh R Patel
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1218-25. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Veterans Administration Acute Stroke (VASt) Study: lack of race/ethnic-based differences in utilization of stroke-related procedures or services
    Larry B Goldstein
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 34:999-1004. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of second revascularization procedures after stent implantation
    Richard P Konstance
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Med Syst 32:177-86. 2008

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  1. pmc Assessing risk of breast cancer in an ethnically South-East Asia population (results of a multiple ethnic groups study)
    Fei Gao
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    BMC Cancer 12:529. 2012
    ..However, the validity of the model for projecting risk in South-East Asian women is uncertain. We evaluated GAIL and attempted to improve its performance for Singapore women of Chinese, Malay and Indian origins...
  2. pmc Chapter 5: assessing risk of bias as a domain of quality in medical test studies
    P Lina Santaguida
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 27:S33-8. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Chapter 1: Introduction to the Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews
    David B Matchar
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, 8 College Road, Singapore
    J Gen Intern Med 27:S4-10. 2012
    ..As a contribution to the field, this Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews seeks to provide practical guidance for achieving the goals of clarity, consistency, tractability, and usefulness...
  4. doi request reprint Effect of home testing of international normalized ratio on clinical events
    David B Matchar
    Health Services Research Field Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:1608-20. 2010
    ..As compared with venous plasma testing, point-of-care INR measuring devices allow greater testing frequency and patient involvement and may improve clinical outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint An evaluation of patient self-testing competency of prothrombin time for managing anticoagulation: pre-randomization results of VA Cooperative Study #481--The Home INR Study (THINRS)
    Rowena J Dolor
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 30:263-75. 2010
    ..Successful home monitoring of PT with a PST device required adequate levels of cognition and manual dexterity. Training a caregiver modestly increased the proportion of patients who can perform PST...
  6. pmc Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP): study protocol and implementation challenges
    Rowena J Dolor
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Trials 10:13. 2009
    ..The chronic care model suggests that blood pressure control can be achieved by improving how patients and physicians address patient self-care...
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical outcomes following coronary stenting
    Kevin J Anstrom
    Department of Biostatistics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1647-55. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the long-term clinical outcomes of patients receiving DES vs BMS in a clinical practice setting...
  8. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in carotid revascularization among Medicare beneficiaries, 2003-2006
    Manesh R Patel
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1218-25. 2010
    ..We examined geographic variation in and predictors of carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Veterans Administration Acute Stroke (VASt) Study: lack of race/ethnic-based differences in utilization of stroke-related procedures or services
    Larry B Goldstein
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 34:999-1004. 2003
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of second revascularization procedures after stent implantation
    Richard P Konstance
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Med Syst 32:177-86. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to determine the optimum application for CABG vs. DES as a second or third revascularization procedure...
  11. doi request reprint Opportunities for improving management of advanced chronic kidney disease
    Meenal B Patwardhan
    Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Health Services Research, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:184-92. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of antiplatelet agents in secondary stroke prevention: the limits of certainty
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Value Health 8:572-80. 2005
    ..Which of the available antiplatelet therapies should be preferred for secondary prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke has been contentious...
  13. pmc Hypertension improvement project: randomized trial of quality improvement for physicians and lifestyle modification for patients
    Laura P Svetkey
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Hypertension 54:1226-33. 2009
    ..Differences between treatment groups did not persist at 18 months. Combined physician and patient interventions lowers blood pressure; future research should focus on enhancing effectiveness and sustainability of these interventions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Facilitated process improvement: an approach to the seamless linkage between evidence and practice in CKD
    David B Matchar
    Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:528-38. 2006
    ..Prespecified tools fail to accommodate local circumstances, TQM requires an unrealistic level of local commitment, and neither has a proven track record for success...
  15. ncbi request reprint Advanced chronic kidney disease practice patterns among nephrologists and non-nephrologists: a database analysis
    Meenal B Patwardhan
    Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, 2200 W Main Street, Suite 220, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:277-83. 2007
    ..Management of advanced CKD is suboptimal for all patients but is particularly poor for patients who are treated solely by non-nephrologists...
  16. ncbi request reprint Do anticoagulation management services improve care? Implications of the Managing Anticoagulation Services Trial
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:379-81. 2003
    ..A higher rate of utilization and a more aggressive stance toward subtherapeutic INR values could potentially enhance the effectiveness of an ACS...
  17. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers for treating essential hypertension
    David B Matchar
    Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, and Durham U S Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:16-29. 2008
    ..The relative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for lowering blood pressure is unknown...
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of patient self-testing of prothrombin time for managing anticoagulation: rationale and design of VA Cooperative Study #481--the Home INR Study (THINRS)
    David B Matchar
    Health Services Research Field Program, Duke University Medical Center, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, VA Medical Center, 2200 W Main St, Suite 220, Durham, NC, 27705, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 19:163-72. 2005
    ..PST in THINRS involves use of an INR monitoring device that is FDA approved for home use...
  19. doi request reprint The headache management trial: a randomized study of coordinated care
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Headache 48:1294-310. 2008
    ..Headache is a common, disabling disorder that is frequently not well managed in general clinical practice...
  20. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation and trends in carotid imaging among medicare beneficiaries, 2001 to 2006
    Lesley H Curtis
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:599-606. 2010
    ..We examined temporal trends and geographic variation in the use of carotid ultrasound, carotid magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and carotid x-ray angiography...
  21. ncbi request reprint Changing physician knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about migraine: evaluation of a new educational intervention
    Meenal B Patwardhan
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Headache 46:732-41. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Improving the process of developing technical reports for health care decision makers: using the theory of constraints in the evidence-based practice centers
    Meenal B Patwardhan
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:26-32. 2006
    ..To apply the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) process...
  23. ncbi request reprint Which approach to anticoagulation management is best? Illustration of an interactive mathematical model to support informed decision making
    Gregory P Samsa
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 14:103-11. 2002
    ..The Anticoagulation Management Event/Cost Model (ACME) is an interactive mathematical model intended to help clarify these trade-offs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Charlson Index comorbidity adjustment for ischemic stroke outcome studies
    Larry B Goldstein
    Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 35:1941-5. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine whether outcomes of ischemic stroke patients varied on the basis of the Charlson Index...
  25. ncbi request reprint Burden of illness and satisfaction with care among patients with headache seen in a primary care setting
    Linda H Harpole
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Headache 45:1048-55. 2005
    ..To assess the current level of headache burden and the headache management needs at three diverse clinical sites...
  26. ncbi request reprint Headache management program improves outcome for chronic headache
    Linda H Harpole
    Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, First Union Tower, Suite 220, 2200 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Headache 43:715-24. 2003
    ..To determine the feasibility of developing a headache management program and to assess the outcomes of patients referred to the program for treatment of chronic headache...
  27. pmc The chronic kidney disease model: a general purpose model of disease progression and treatment
    Lori A Orlando
    Duke University, 3475 Erwin Rd, Wallace Clinic Ste 204, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:41. 2011
    ..The objective of the Chronic Kidney Disease model is to provide guidance to decision makers. We describe this model and give an example of how it can inform clinical and policy decisions...
  28. pmc A new instrument for measuring anticoagulation-related quality of life: development and preliminary validation
    Greg Samsa
    Department of Biometry and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Wachovia Plaza, Suite 220, 2200 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:22. 2004
    ..We describe the development and preliminary validation of such an instrument - the Duke Anticoagulation Satisfaction Scale (DASS)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pharmacoeconomics of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention
    Cheryl D Bushnell
    Department of Medicine Neurology, Duke Center for Cerebrovascular Disease, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:S66-71. 2004
    ..Of the several strategies available for managing anticoagulation, the key element to controlling costs is avoiding out-of-range values...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of Evidence-based Practice Center reports
    David B Matchar
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:1120-5. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Clopidogrel use and long-term clinical outcomes after drug-eluting stent implantation
    Eric L Eisenstein
    Department of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    JAMA 297:159-68. 2007
    ..Recent studies of drug-eluting intracoronary stents suggest that current antiplatelet regimens may not be sufficient to prevent late stent thrombosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint How strong is the relationship between functional status and quality of life among persons with stroke?
    Gregory P Samsa
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 41:279-82. 2004
    ..Quality of life with major stroke may not necessarily be as low as that reported before such a stroke occurs. Quality of life after stroke is heterogeneous and depends on more than just level of physical function...
  33. ncbi request reprint FDG-PET for management of cervical and ovarian cancer
    Laura J Havrilesky
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3079, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 97:183-91. 2005
    ..To assess the diagnostic performance of Positron Emission Tomography using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) in comparison to conventional imaging modalities in the assessment of patients with cervical and ovarian cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Strategies for incorporating resource allocation and economic considerations: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition)
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy, First Union Tower, 2200 W Main Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Chest 133:132S-140S. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of anticoagulation of patients with atrial fibrillation in managed care organizations: results of the managing anticoagulation services trial
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Med 113:42-51. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Review of evidence for genetic testing for CYP450 polymorphisms in management of patients with nonpsychotic depression with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
    Mugdha Thakur
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Genet Med 9:826-35. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was 2-fold: to systematically review the literature for evidence supporting CYP450 genotyping to guide SSRI treatment for major depression, and, where evidence is inadequate, to suggest future research...
  37. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive imaging for coronary artery disease: a technology assessment for the Medicare Coverage Advisory Commission
    Manesh R Patel
    Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 153:161-74. 2007
    ..Informed clinical and policy decision making will require further study of these technologies in well-characterized clinical contexts, in typical practice settings, and with attention to impact on management and health outcomes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Disease management in healthcare organizations: results of in-depth interviews with disease management decision makers
    David J Whellan
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:633-41. 2002
    ..Despite the widening use of disease management (DM) programs throughout the country, little is understood about the "state of DM" in healthcare systems and managed care organizations...
  39. ncbi request reprint A clinical decision and economic analysis model of cancer pain management
    Amy P Abernethy
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main St, Suite 230, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:651-64. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of race and poverty on the process and outcome of inpatient rehabilitation services among stroke patients
    Ronnie D Horner
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 34:1027-31. 2003
    ..This report examines, within an equal-access healthcare system, racial differences in time to initiation of stroke rehabilitation services and in the trajectory of physical function recovery...
  41. ncbi request reprint Future living arrangements of Singaporeans with age-related dementia
    James P Thompson
    Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1592-9. 2012
    ..We used system dynamics methodology to estimate the number and proportion of people with mild, moderate, and severe dementia in future years and to examine the impact of changing family composition on their likely living arrangements...
  42. ncbi request reprint Strategic planning to reduce the burden of stroke among veterans: using simulation modeling to inform decision making
    Kristen Hassmiller Lich
    From the Department of Health Policy and Management, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill K H L Program in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore Y T, D B M Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, NC C A B, H B B VHA Health Services Research and Development Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Indianapolis, IN L S W, D M B VHA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Richard L Roudebush VHA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN L S W D M B Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN L S W, D M B Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Engineering Resource Center, VA Center for Applied Systems Engineering, Indianapolis, IN L S W Department of Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis D M B Department of Neurology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA E M C Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles E M C Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC H B B, D B M Homer Consulting, Voorhees, NJ J B H and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, University of Texas Health Science Center
    Stroke 45:2078-84. 2014
    ..To inform the initiative's strategic planning, we estimated the relative population-level impact and efficiency of distinct approaches to improving stroke care in the US Veteran population to inform policy and practice...
  43. ncbi request reprint Health policy and outcomes research 2004
    David B Matchar
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Stroke 36:225-7. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Commentary: a new era in epilepsy care. Guidelines address first steps in diagnosis and treatment
    David B Matchar
    Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Postgrad Med 118:18-21. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint A cost-minimization analysis comparing azithromycin-based and levofloxacin-based protocols for the treatment of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the CAP-IN trial
    Gregory P Samsa
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Chest 128:3246-54. 2005
    ..A randomized trial was performed comparing azithromycin and levofloxacin for treating moderately to severely ill patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. This is a cost-minimization analysis comparing those regimens...
  46. ncbi request reprint To what extent should quality of care decisions be based on health outcomes data? Application to carotid endarterectomy
    Gregory Samsa
    Department of Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Health Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Stroke 33:2944-9. 2002
    ..We assessed the extent to which this holds true for carotid endarterectomy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Alzheimer disease: operating characteristics of PET--a meta-analysis
    Meenal B Patwardhan
    Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, 2200 W Main St, Suite 220, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Radiology 231:73-80. 2004
    ..To assess the operating characteristics of positron emission tomography (PET) by using fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease...
  48. ncbi request reprint Relationship between nephrologist care and progression of chronic kidney disease
    Lori A Orlando
    Center for Clinical Health Policy at Duke University, 2200 W Main Street, Tower Suite 220, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    N C Med J 68:9-16. 2007
    ..However, limitations in the capacity of currently practicing nephrologists may prevent widespread early referral...
  49. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of survival and relief of angina pectoris after transmyocardial revascularization
    Lawrence Liao
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1243-5. 2005
    ..At 1 year, transmyocardial laser revascularization produced a significant improvement in angina class (p <0.0001) but no improvement in survival (p = 0.75)...