Lewis E Kazis

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Single-change items did not measure change in quality of life
    Adam J Rose
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:603-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported measures of health: The Veterans Health Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:70-83. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Methods for assessment of health outcomes in children with burn injury: the Multi-Center Benchmarking Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:S179-88. 2012
  4. pmc The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure
    Mary Jo Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:1. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Improving the response choices on the veterans SF-36 health survey role functioning scales: results from the Veterans Health Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:263-80. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of methods and results from the veterans health study: final comments and implications for future monitoring strategies within and outside the veterans healthcare system
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:310-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Applications of methodologies of the Veterans Health Study in the VA healthcare system: conclusions and summary
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:182-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Measurement comparisons of the medical outcomes study and veterans SF-36 health survey
    Lewis E Kazis
    Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 25:43-58. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of risk-adjusted change in health status to assess the performance of integrated service networks in the Veterans Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:43-50. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive health status assessment of centenarians: results from the 1999 large health survey of veteran enrollees
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:515-9. 2005

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. doi request reprint Single-change items did not measure change in quality of life
    Adam J Rose
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:603-8. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported measures of health: The Veterans Health Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:70-83. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Methods for assessment of health outcomes in children with burn injury: the Multi-Center Benchmarking Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:S179-88. 2012
    ..The Multi-Center Benchmarking Study (MCBS) is an innovative program giving a new paradigm for monitoring health outcomes in children and adolescents with burn injuries...
  4. pmc The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure
    Mary Jo Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:1. 2011
    ..We examined the quality of adult epilepsy care using the Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment (QUIET) measure, and variations in quality based on the source of epilepsy care...
  5. ncbi request reprint Improving the response choices on the veterans SF-36 health survey role functioning scales: results from the Veterans Health Study
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:263-80. 2004
    ..Additional work needs to test these improvements in other populations and to expand the analysis to track the responsiveness of the modified scales to clinically and socially important changes over time...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of methods and results from the veterans health study: final comments and implications for future monitoring strategies within and outside the veterans healthcare system
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:310-9. 2006
    ..The methods and batteries developed in the VHS are in the public domain and provide a framework for future patient monitoring using standard measures of health...
  7. ncbi request reprint Applications of methodologies of the Veterans Health Study in the VA healthcare system: conclusions and summary
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:182-8. 2006
    ..Based upon the rich foundation provided by the VHS methodology, the VA has implemented some of these approaches as part of its quality monitoring system and can serve as a model for other large integrated systems of care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Measurement comparisons of the medical outcomes study and veterans SF-36 health survey
    Lewis E Kazis
    Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 25:43-58. 2004
    ..The gains in precision for the Veterans SF-36 provide evidence for the use of this version in future applications for assessing patient outcomes across health care systems...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of risk-adjusted change in health status to assess the performance of integrated service networks in the Veterans Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 18:43-50. 2006
    ..We examined whether a clinically credible risk adjustment methodology for the outcome of change in health status can be developed for performance assessment of integrated service networks...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive health status assessment of centenarians: results from the 1999 large health survey of veteran enrollees
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:515-9. 2005
    ..Information on the health status of centenarians provides a means for understanding the health care needs of this growing population. Therefore, we examined the health status of a national cohort of centenarian veteran enrollees...
  11. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted mortality as an indicator of outcomes: comparison of the Medicare Advantage Program with the Veterans' Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 44:359-65. 2006
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Change in health status and mortality as indicators of outcomes: comparison between the Medicare Advantage Program and the Veterans Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:1179-91. 2007
    ..We compared the Medicare Advantage Program (MAP) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) with regard to changes in health status and mortality...
  13. ncbi request reprint The health status of elderly veteran enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1271-6. 2004
    ..To examine the health status of elderly veteran enrollees, stratified by age group, and compare with nonveteran populations...
  14. pmc Comparison of health outcomes for male seniors in the Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Advantage plans
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital 152, Building 70, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:376-96. 2010
    ..To compare the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) with the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans with regard to health outcomes...
  15. doi request reprint Differences in risk-adjusted mortality between medicaid-eligible patients enrolled in medicare advantage plans and those enrolled in the veterans health administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 32:232-40. 2009
    ..We compared risk-adjusted mortality rates between Medicaid-eligible patients in the Medicare Advantage plans ("MA dual enrollees") and Medicaid-eligible patients in the Veterans Health Administration ("VHA dual enrollees")...
  16. ncbi request reprint The influence of place of administration on health-related quality-of-life assessments: findings from the Veterans Health Study
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economics Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:111-24. 2005
    ..Findings from this study suggest that more favorable measures of self-reported functional status and well-being may be expected from clinic administrations of instruments...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity assessments based on patient report: results from the Veterans Health Study
    Alfredo J Selim
    From the Centerfor Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:281-95. 2004
    ..It can be administered to large patient populations at relatively low cost. This method may be particularly valuable for clinicians and researchers interested in population-based studies, case-mix adjustment, and clinical trials...
  18. ncbi request reprint A Patient-based severity measure of chronic lung disease: evaluating functional health and predicting health services use
    Xinhua S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:320-31. 2006
    ..It can be used as a case-mix adjustment in evaluating health outcomes and in predicting future utilization of health services...
  19. doi request reprint Patients' self-report of diseases in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey based on comparisons with linked survey and medical data from the Veterans Health Administration
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:161-77. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint No racial differences in mortality found among Veterans Health Administration out-patients
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, VA Medical Center, Bedford, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, MA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:539-42. 2004
    ..We examined whether racial differences in mortality rates exist among patients receiving outpatient care within the Veterans Health Administration...
  21. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence, other psychiatric disorders, and health-related quality of life: a replication study in a large random sample of enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration
    David Kalman
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 30:473-87. 2004
    ..As comorbid psychiatric disorders are often associated with poorer treatment outcome, findings also provide strong corroboration for the importance of treating other psychiatric disorders concurrently with alcohol dependence...
  22. doi request reprint Monitoring outcomes for the Medicare Advantage program: methods and application of the VR-12 for evaluation of plans
    Lewis E Kazis
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices CAPP, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
    J Ambul Care Manage 35:263-276. 2012
    ..Results show that the models for ranking health outcomes of the plans are robust and credible. Future directions include the use of utilities for evaluating and ranking of MA plans...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effect of family characteristics on the recovery of burn injuries in children
    Robert L Sheridan
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:S205-12. 2012
    ..We prospectively examined the relationship between family characteristics and physical and psychosocial recovery from burns...
  24. doi request reprint A preference-based measure of health: the VR-6D derived from the veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey
    Alfredo J Selim
    The Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T3 W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Qual Life Res 20:1337-47. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to adapt the Brazier SF-6D utility measure to the VR-12 to generate a single utility index...
  25. ncbi request reprint Assessment of long-term complications due to type 2 diabetes using patient self-report: the diabetes complications index
    B Graeme Fincke
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:262-73. 2005
    ..23, P = .0001). The DCI shows promise as an efficient method for assessing the effects of type 2 diabetes on HRQOL and predicting utilization of medical resources...
  26. ncbi request reprint Patient-based measures of illness severity in the Veterans Health Study
    Jack A Clark
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:274-85. 2005
    ..The 6 measures may complement measures of health-related quality of life in providing more comprehensive assessments of health status in Veterans Affairs patients...
  27. doi request reprint Benchmarks for multidimensional recovery after burn injury in young adults: the development, validation, and testing of the American Burn Association/Shriners Hospitals for Children young adult burn outcome questionnaire
    Colleen M Ryan
    Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachuseetts 02114, USA
    J Burn Care Res 34:e121-42. 2013
    ..The Young Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire is a reliable and valid instrument for multidimensional functional outcomes assessment. Recovery in some domains was incomplete...
  28. doi request reprint Evaluating racial/ethnic variations in outpatient epilepsy care
    Ruzan Avetisyan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 27:95-101. 2013
    ..14, 95% CI 1.15-8.53) and difficulties getting follow-up appointments (OR=3.37, 95% CI 1.55-7.32). The results indicate the need to evaluate both provider- and patient-centered measures in quality-of-care studies in disparities research...
  29. ncbi request reprint Guideline-recommended medications: variation across Medicare Advantage plans and associated mortality
    Alfredo J Selim
    VA New England Health Care System, 200 Springs Rd, Bldg 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 19:132-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate variation in the prescription of guideline-recommended medications across Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and to determine whether such variation is associated with increased mortality...
  30. doi request reprint Validation of self-reported epilepsy for purposes of community surveillance
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 23:57-63. 2012
    ..These results compare favorably with results for other chronic conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, and indicate that questionnaires can be used to identify epilepsy at a population level...
  31. pmc Agreement between administrative data and patients' self-reports of race/ethnicity
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1734-9. 2003
    ..We examined agreement of administrative data with self-reported race/ethnicity and identified correlates of agreement...
  32. doi request reprint Updated U.S. population standard for the Veterans RAND 12-item Health Survey (VR-12)
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, a Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:43-52. 2009
    ..The purpose of this project was to develop an updated U.S. population standard for the Veterans RAND 12-item Health Survey (VR-12)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of antidepressant medications: are there differences in psychiatric visits among patient treatments in the Veterans Administration?
    Alaa Hamed
    Health Outcomes Technologies, Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Med Care 42:551-9. 2004
    ..Treatment guidelines affect evaluation. Second-line medications are usually prescribed to patients with higher utilization...
  34. ncbi request reprint The role of generic and disease-specific measures of physical and role functioning in assessing patient outcomes: a longitudinal study
    Xinhua S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:157-66. 2005
    ..Disease-specific attribution is an important alternative to the development of new disease-specific instruments for assessing illness severity and the impact of clinical services...
  35. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:237-45. 2008
    ..Despite being the most common cardiac arrhythmia, little is known about racial differences in atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence and whether differences persist after accounting for known risk factors...
  36. ncbi request reprint Oral conditions and quality of life
    Judith A Jones
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 02118, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:167-81. 2006
    ..Oral health, as measured by the GOHAI, contributes in an important way to the functional well-being of users of VA healthcare...
  37. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and health status: the veterans health study
    Avron Spiro
    Normative Aging Study, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:71-86. 2006
    ..Mental health treatment alleviated some of this burden. The potential impact of PTSD on health status should be more widely recognized...
  38. ncbi request reprint Comparing the health status of VA and non-VA ambulatory patients: the veterans' health and medical outcomes studies
    William H Rogers
    Department of Clinical Care Research, New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Box 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:249-62. 2004
    ..Current economic condition and service-connected disability explain most, if not all, of the differences. The differences were clinically and socially meaningful and would be consistent with substantially higher expected healthcare use...
  39. ncbi request reprint Concordance between respondent self-reports and medical records for chronic conditions: experience from the Veterans Health Study
    Katherine M Skinner
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:102-10. 2005
    ..Using medical records alone may result in underestimation of some symptom-based conditions...
  40. doi request reprint Measuring the cost of care for children with acute burn injury
    Kathleen Carey
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:S229-33. 2012
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and the likelihood of initiation on olanzapine or risperidone among patients with schizophrenia
    Xinhua S Ren
    Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Schizophr Res 77:167-77. 2005
    ..Future research needs to determine the reasons for those differences...
  42. ncbi request reprint VHA enrollees' health care coverage and use of care
    Yujing Shen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Rutgers University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:253-67. 2003
    ..The findings have important implications for quality of care and coordination of care...
  43. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders and medical care utilization of VA ambulatory care patients: the veterans health study
    Cheryl S Hankin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:51-60. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Measurement strategies designed and tested in the Veterans Health Study
    Katherine M Skinner
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:180-9. 2004
    ..Included is a discussion of staffing and the training methods developed. The article concludes with lessons learned that may be of interest to other researchers conducting similar health outcomes studies...
  45. ncbi request reprint Do poor health behaviors affect health-related quality of life and healthcare utilization among veterans? The Veterans Health Study
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:141-56. 2005
    ..This study did not support an association between poor health behaviors and higher HCU. Future research should consider the effect of moderating variables on this relationship...
  46. ncbi request reprint The development, validation, and testing of a health outcomes burn questionnaire for infants and children 5 years of age and younger: American Burn Association/Shriners Hospitals for Children
    Lewis E Kazis
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Burn Care Rehabil 23:196-207. 2002
    ..The Health Outcomes Burn Questionnaire for Infants and Children 5 years of age and younger is a clinically based reliable and valid assessment tool that is sensitive to change over time for assessing burn outcomes in this age group...
  47. pmc Simvastatin is associated with a reduced incidence of dementia and Parkinson's disease
    Benjamin Wolozin
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med 5:20. 2007
    ..We used a large database to compare the action of several different statins to investigate whether some statins might be differentially associated with a reduction in the incidence of dementia and Parkinson's disease...
  48. doi request reprint Improving methods for measuring quality of care: a patient-centered approach in chronic disease
    Barbara G Bokhour
    Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:147-66. 2009
    ..The process presented in this article may serve as a model for incorporating patient perceptions of quality into the future development of quality indicators for chronic diseases...
  49. pmc A web-based nutrition program reduces health care costs in employees with cardiac risk factors: before and after cost analysis
    Naomi Sacks
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Med Internet Res 11:e43. 2009
    ..One example of such a tool is DASH for Health, an Internet-based nutrition and exercise behavior modification program. This program was offered as a free, opt-in benefit to US-based employees of the EMC Corporation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Study design and sampling in the Veterans Health Study
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:166-79. 2004
    ..Choices made in the design of the VHS can serve as models for future studies of the effects of healthcare on patient-reported outcomes...
  51. ncbi request reprint Disparities in health-related internet use by US veterans: results from a national survey
    D Keith McInnes
    Research Health Scientist at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Bedford Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Inform Prim Care 18:59-68. 2010
    ..This knowledge gap is acute given the US Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) deployment of a major patient portal/personal health record system...
  52. pmc Use of angiotensin receptor blockers and risk of dementia in a predominantly male population: prospective cohort analysis
    Nien Chen Li
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices and Pharmaceutical Assessment, Management and Policy Program, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    BMJ 340:b5465. 2010
    ..To investigate whether angiotensin receptor blockers protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia or reduce the progression of both diseases...
  53. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sexual assault, religiosity, and mental health among male veterans
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 33:223-39. 2003
    ..We examine the association between sexual assault, religion and mental health among male veterans...
  54. pmc Measurement of treatment adherence with antipsychotic agents in patients with schizophrenia
    Xinhua S Ren
    The Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices CAPP, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 5:491-8. 2009
    ....
  55. pmc Patient-provider language concordance and colorectal cancer screening
    Amy Linsky
    General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, GIM, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:142-7. 2011
    ..Multivariate logistic regression assessed the association of language concordance with colorectal cancer screening...
  56. pmc An alternative approach to measuring treatment persistence with antipsychotic agents among patients with schizophrenia in the Veterans Health Administration
    Xinhua S Ren
    The Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices CAPP, Boston University School of Public, Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 3:277-84. 2007
    ..A more comprehensive assessment using appropriate analytic methods should help physicians make prescription choices that will ultimately improve the care of patients with schizophrenia...
  57. doi request reprint Off-label use of second generation antipsychotics for post-traumatic stress disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs: time trends and sociodemographic, comorbidity, and regional correlates
    Mark S Bauer
    Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research CHOIR, VA Boston Healthcare System and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 23:77-86. 2014
    ..With substantial numbers of veterans returning from Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts with PTSD, it is important to characterize the extent of SGA use and identify associated factors...
  58. pmc Prevalence and predictors of underinsurance among low-income adults
    Hema Magge
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1136-42. 2013
    ..Less is known about underinsurance among low-income adults, particularly those with public insurance...
  59. pmc Self-reported vs administrative race/ethnicity data and study results
    Ulrike Boehmer
    The authors are with the Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1471-2. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint Benefits and harms of doxycycline treatment for Gulf War veterans' illnesses: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Sam T Donta
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:85-94. 2004
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Preliminary validation of a patient-based self-assessment measure of severity of illness in type 2 diabetes: results from the pilot phase of the Veterans Health Study
    Mark Linzer
    Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:167-76. 2005
    ..After further testing, this case-mix measure may be suitable for controlling for severity of illness in ambulatory-based studies of diabetic patients with multiple chronic illnesses...
  62. ncbi request reprint Rural and urban disparities in health-related quality of life among veterans with psychiatric disorders
    Amy E Wallace
    Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA amy e wal
    Psychiatr Serv 57:851-6. 2006
    ..The authors studied whether rural and urban disparities in health-related quality of life, demonstrated previously among veterans, persist among veterans with common psychiatric disorders...
  63. ncbi request reprint Association of co-morbidities with prescribing patterns and cost savings: olanzapine versus risperidone for schizophrenia
    Wei Yu
    Health Economics Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:1233-48. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Demographic characteristics of veterans who received wheelchairs and scooters from Veterans Health Administration
    Sandra L Hubbard
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:831-44. 2006
    ..585) were more likely than Caucasians to receive standard wheelchairs. Hispanics (OR = 0.4), African Americans (OR = 0.7), and American Indians/Asians (OR = 0.4) were less likely than Caucasians to receive scooters...
  65. pmc Factors associated with health-related quality of life in chronic spinal cord injury
    Nitin B Jain
    VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:387-96. 2007
    ..Therefore, we assessed whether these factors were associated with HRQoL in SCI using an SCI-specific HRQoL questionnaire...
  66. pmc Differences in health-related quality of life in rural and urban veterans
    William B Weeks
    MBA, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1762-7. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether disparities in health-related quality of life exist between veterans who live in rural settings and their suburban or urban counterparts...
  67. pmc Health status among 28,000 women veterans. The VA Women's Health Program Evaluation Project
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S40-6. 2006
    ..Male veterans receiving Veterans Health Administration (VA) care have worse health than men in the general population. Less is known about health status in women veteran VA patients, a rapidly growing population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with sustained abstinence from smoking among patients with COPD
    Sandra G Adams
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases Critical Care Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex, USA
    Am J Med 119:441-7. 2006
    ..This study seeks to understand the characteristics of patients with COPD who have quit and those who have not quit to identify important factors to evaluate in smoking-cessation interventions...
  69. ncbi request reprint Utilization of medical services by Veterans Health Study (VHS) respondents
    Susan M C Payne
    Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:125-40. 2005
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  70. ncbi request reprint Smoking among veterans with multiple sclerosis: prevalence correlates, quit attempts, and unmet need for services
    Aaron P Turner
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1394-9. 2007
    ..To describe the prevalence and correlates of smoking as well as quit attempts and unmet need for smoking cessation services in a national sample of veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  71. pmc The challenges of multimorbidity from the patient perspective
    Polly Hitchcock Noel
    VERDICT South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:419-24. 2007
    ..Although multiple co-occurring chronic illnesses within the same individual are increasingly common, few studies have examined the challenges of multimorbidity from the patient perspective...
  72. pmc The impact of private insurance coverage on veterans' use of VA care: insurance and selection effects
    Yujing Shen
    VA New Jersey Healthcare System Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Avenue, Mailstop 129, East Orange, NJ 07018 1095, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:267-86. 2008
    ..To examine private insurance coverage and its impact on use of Veterans Health Administration (VA) care among VA enrollees without Medicare coverage...
  73. ncbi request reprint The impact of epilepsy on health status among younger and older adults
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Affairs HSR and D, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, Texas 78229 4404, USA
    Epilepsia 46:1820-7. 2005
    ..This study examines the impact of epilepsy on patients' subjective health status in a population that includes both younger and older adults...
  74. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban disparities in health-related quality of life within disease categories of Veterans
    William B Weeks
    VA Outcomes Group Research Enhancement Award Program, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Rural Health 22:204-11. 2006
    ..Compared to their urban counterparts, rural veterans have been found to have lower health-related quality of life...
  75. ncbi request reprint The illness burden of alcohol-related disorders among VA patients: the veterans health study
    Dorcas Mansell
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Birmingham VAMC, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:61-70. 2006
    ..Efforts to increase detection and treatment of alcohol-related disorders may lessen the illness burden and cost of alcohol-related disorders...