Michael T Halpern

Summary

Affiliation: American Cancer Society
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Association of insurance status and ethnicity with cancer stage at diagnosis for 12 cancer sites: a retrospective analysis
    Michael T Halpern
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Lancet Oncol 9:222-31. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Impacts of a smoking cessation benefit among employed populations
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:11-21. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of outpatient cancer treatment in the United States: estimates from the Medical Panel Expenditures Survey (MEPS)
    Michael T Halpern
    Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Cancer Invest 26:647-51. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Insurance status and stage of cancer at diagnosis among women with breast cancer
    Michael T Halpern
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 110:403-11. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of costs for cystoid macular edema among patients after cataract surgery
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, 1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Retina 27:621-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of visual impairment on use of caregiving by individuals with age-related macular degeneration
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, VA, USA
    Retina 26:1056-62. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The burden of age-related macular degeneration
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:319-34. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of inhaled corticosteroids on mortality and hospitalisation in elderly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: appraising the evidence
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Drugs Aging 22:717-29. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The impact of inadequately controlled asthma in urban children on quality of life and productivity
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:245-51. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Medicare costs of endophthalmitis among patients after cataract surgery
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Inc, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Ophthalmology 114:1094-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Association of insurance status and ethnicity with cancer stage at diagnosis for 12 cancer sites: a retrospective analysis
    Michael T Halpern
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Lancet Oncol 9:222-31. 2008
    ..Separating the effects on stage of cancer at diagnosis associated with these two types of patient characteristics can be difficult...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impacts of a smoking cessation benefit among employed populations
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:11-21. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to project the health and economic impacts of providing a workplace smoking cessation benefit...
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of outpatient cancer treatment in the United States: estimates from the Medical Panel Expenditures Survey (MEPS)
    Michael T Halpern
    Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Cancer Invest 26:647-51. 2008
    ..These estimates may be useful for understanding the burden of cancer care and development of programs for cancer survivors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Insurance status and stage of cancer at diagnosis among women with breast cancer
    Michael T Halpern
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 110:403-11. 2007
    ..The authors examined the associations of insurance status with stage at diagnosis among women with breast cancer...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of costs for cystoid macular edema among patients after cataract surgery
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, 1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Retina 27:621-8. 2007
    ..Little is known about the costs of cystoid macular edema (CME), an important complication associated with cataract surgery. The purpose of this analysis was to estimate the cost of treatment for CME in the United States...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of visual impairment on use of caregiving by individuals with age-related macular degeneration
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, VA, USA
    Retina 26:1056-62. 2006
    ..To assess the patient-reported use of caregiving among individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and evaluate the impact of visual impairment level on this use...
  7. ncbi request reprint The burden of age-related macular degeneration
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:319-34. 2006
    ..Further research is needed to integrate the information on various components of AMD-related costs into a comprehensive burden of illness estimate and to evaluate basic utility assumptions in existing models...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of inhaled corticosteroids on mortality and hospitalisation in elderly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: appraising the evidence
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Drugs Aging 22:717-29. 2005
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  9. ncbi request reprint The impact of inadequately controlled asthma in urban children on quality of life and productivity
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:245-51. 2007
    ..The burden of inadequately controlled pediatric asthma on education and other daily activities is not well described...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Medicare costs of endophthalmitis among patients after cataract surgery
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Inc, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Ophthalmology 114:1094-9. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the cost of treatment. The objective of this study was to estimate the direct medical cost of treatment for endophthalmitis in the United States...
  11. doi request reprint Disparities and trends in sentinel lymph node biopsy among early-stage breast cancer patients (1998-2005)
    Amy Y Chen
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:462-74. 2008
    ..We assessed demographic, clinical, and facility-related factors associated with SLNB in women with early-stage breast cancer and evaluated trends in these factors over time...
  12. ncbi request reprint The cost effectiveness of varenicline for smoking cessation
    Michael T Halpern
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Manag Care Interface 20:18-25. 2007
    ..Employers often experience additional savings from decreased absenteeism and increased productivity, with combined savings in health care plus workplace costs associated with varenicline use of $165 to $457 per smoker over two years...
  13. doi request reprint Immunotherapy in the initial treatment of newly diagnosed cancer patients: utilization trend and cost projections for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, metastatic breast cancer, and metastatic colorectal cancer
    Ya Chen Tina Shih
    Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Cancer Invest 28:46-53. 2010
    ..3% MBC), immunotherapy was associated with $285, $73, and $12 million cost increase for NHL, MCRC, and MBC, respectively. Costs for these cancers would have exceeded $1.82 billion had 50% of eligible patients received immunotherapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Costs and outcomes of extended-release vs. immediate-release clarithromycin for lower respiratory tract infections
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Health Sciences Group, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    COPD 2:217-23. 2005
    ..Results indicate that clarithromycin extended-release is cost-saving compared with immediate-release for LRTI...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of visual impairment on service and device use by individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1331-7. 2006
    ..To assess the patient-reported use of services, supplements, and devices among individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and evaluate the impact of visual impairment level on this use...
  16. ncbi request reprint Travoprost versus latanoprost combinations in glaucoma: economic evaluation based on visual field deficit progression
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:1737-43. 2006
    ..In addition, visual functioning is known to affect medical costs. The objective of this study was to project visual field deficit progression and subsequent costs based on clinical trial data...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cost of obesity in the workplace
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:5-11. 2006
    ..Obesity is an important driver of costs in the workplace. These findings quantify the costs and can help employers consider whether to introduce workplace interventions or provide coverage for weight loss programs...
  18. ncbi request reprint The impact of health insurance status on stage at diagnosis of oropharyngeal cancer
    Amy Y Chen
    Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 110:395-402. 2007
    ..In this study, the authors examined whether patients who had no insurance or who were covered by Medicaid insurance were more likely to present with advanced oropharyngeal cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of long-term inhaled corticosteroid therapy on bone mineral density: results of a meta-analysis
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:201-7; quiz 207-8, 267. 2004
    ..The impact of long-term inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy on bone mineral density (BMD) is poorly understood...
  20. ncbi request reprint The workplace impact of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB); A literature review
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Inc, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    COPD 1:249-54. 2004
    ..While this relationship is clearer in terms of work loss, further exploration is needed to assess decreased productivity and to evaluate this relationship using objective indicators of absenteeism and productivity rather than recall...
  21. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in smoking-cessation interventions: analysis of the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:404-12. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Resource utilization and costs of age-related macular degeneration
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 27:37-47. 2006
    ..Costs among patients with wet disease increased yearly at rates exceeding inflation, possibly due in part to increased rates of treatment with photodynamic therapy among these individuals and the aging of the population...
  23. doi request reprint Race and ethnicity are associated with delays in breast cancer treatment (2003-2006)
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:128-41. 2011
    ..Further studies are needed to define the role of structural, health system, physician, clinical and patient factors in treatment delay among Black and Hispanic women and appropriate interventions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Allergic rhinitis: a potential cause of increased asthma medication use, costs, and morbidity
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    J Asthma 41:117-26. 2004
    ..Physicians should assess asthma patients for symptoms of allergic rhinitis to improve asthma treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint The economic implications of glaucoma: a literature review
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 25:287-308. 2007
    ..As new screening technologies for early detection of individuals at elevated risk of glaucoma are now in use, more complete estimates of the cost of glaucoma are critical for issues of resource allocation and health policy...
  26. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of omega-3 supplements for prevention of secondary coronary events
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Manag Care 15:43-50. 2006
    ..To project the clinical and economic benefits of omega-3 supplements for prevention of secondary (repeat) cardiovascular events in U.S. males...
  27. ncbi request reprint The quality of life impact of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB): a literature review
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:329-47. 2005
    ..Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is impaired in patients with COPD, but little is known about the direct effect of exacerbations on HRQL...
  28. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in the United States and Canada: a literature review
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 9:353-9. 2003
    ..Medical resource use associated with AECB can have a substantial economic impact on the patients, health care system, and society overall...
  29. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of bacterial resistance to macrolides
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Inc, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:748-57. 2005
    ..This meta-analysis systematically evaluated resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes to macrolide antibiotics among patients with community-acquired respiratory tract infections...
  30. ncbi request reprint Practical applications of usability theory to electronic data collection for clinical trials
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:376-85. 2005
    ..Lessons learned from usability testing in the unique setting of the clinical trial can be applied to other projects to decrease costs, enhance the quality of the data, and minimize time to analysis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Daily Living Tasks Dependent on Vision (DLTV) questionnaire in a U.S. population with age-related macular degeneration
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Inc, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 13:137-43. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the DLTV using patient-reported rates of use of services and devices in an outpatient population...
  32. pmc Changing treatment patterns for coronary artery revascularization in Canada: the projected impact of drug eluting stents
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Alexandria, VA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 4:23. 2004
    ..To evaluate current treatment patterns for coronary artery revascularization in Canada and explore the potential impact of drug eluting stents (DES) on these treatment patterns...
  33. ncbi request reprint Asthma: resource use and costs for inhaled corticosteroid vs leukotriene modifier treatment--a meta-analysis
    Michael T Halpern
    Exponent, Inc, 1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    J Fam Pract 52:382-9. 2003
    ..To compare the effects of inhaled corticosteroid treatment with leukotriene modifier treatment on medical resource use and costs for asthma patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Development of the Health and Work Questionnaire (HWQ): an instrument for assessing workplace productivity in relation to worker health
    Richard Shikiar
    MEDTAP International, Seattle WA, USA
    Work 22:219-29. 2004
    ..This study was performed to develop and validate a new multidimensional instrument, the Health and Work Questionnaire (HWQ), for measuring workplace productivity and worker heath...
  35. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluations of medical care interventions for cancer patients: how, why, and what does it mean?
    Ya Chen Tina Shih
    Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 58:231-44. 2008
    ..We also highlight limitations of these economic evaluations and discuss why members of the cancer community should care about economic analyses...