Karen E Lasser

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Affiliation: Boston University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and flu vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMJ Open 1:e000046. 2011
  2. pmc A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot study
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:37. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among ethnically diverse, low-income patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:906-12. 2011
  4. pmc Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: a qualitative study
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 9:15. 2008
  5. pmc Discussions about preventive services: a qualitative study
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 9:49. 2008
  6. pmc Patient navigation to promote smoking cessation among low-income primary care patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Karen E Lasser
    a Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 12:374-90. 2013
  7. pmc Health insurance and mortality in US adults
    Andrew P Wilper
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2289-95. 2009
  8. pmc Adherence to Prescription Opioid Monitoring Guidelines among Residents and Attending Physicians in the Primary Care Setting
    Laila Khalid
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pain Med 16:480-7. 2015
  9. pmc Massachusetts health reform and disparities in joint replacement use: difference in differences study
    Amresh D Hanchate
    VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMJ 350:h440. 2015
  10. pmc Comparison of diabetes control among Haitians, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites in an urban safety-net hospital
    Varsha G Vimalananda
    Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:58-60. 2011

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Publications16

  1. pmc Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and flu vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMJ Open 1:e000046. 2011
    ..81; 95% CI 0.67 to 0.97). Conclusions Unhealthy substance use is a risk factor for not receiving all appropriate preventive health services...
  2. pmc A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot study
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:37. 2009
    ..Patient navigation has been shown to increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates, but few studies have looked at the potential of patient navigation to increase colorectal cancer screening rates...
  3. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among ethnically diverse, low-income patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:906-12. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: a qualitative study
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 9:15. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe barriers to/facilitators of colorectal cancer screening among diverse patients served by community health centers...
  5. pmc Discussions about preventive services: a qualitative study
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 9:49. 2008
    ..Elderly minority patients are less likely to receive influenza vaccination and colorectal cancer screening than are other patients. Communication between primary care providers (PCPs) and patients may affect service receipt...
  6. pmc Patient navigation to promote smoking cessation among low-income primary care patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Karen E Lasser
    a Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 12:374-90. 2013
    ..9%) of 14 control group participants (chi-square p = ns). Patient navigation to promote engagement in smoking cessation treatment was feasible and acceptable to participants...
  7. pmc Health insurance and mortality in US adults
    Andrew P Wilper
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2289-95. 2009
    ..A 1993 study found a 25% higher risk of death among uninsured compared with privately insured adults. We analyzed the relationship between uninsurance and death with more recent data...
  8. pmc Adherence to Prescription Opioid Monitoring Guidelines among Residents and Attending Physicians in the Primary Care Setting
    Laila Khalid
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pain Med 16:480-7. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to compare adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines and potential opioid misuse in patients of resident vs attending physicians...
  9. pmc Massachusetts health reform and disparities in joint replacement use: difference in differences study
    Amresh D Hanchate
    VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMJ 350:h440. 2015
    ..To estimate the impact of the insurance expansion in 2006 on use of knee and hip replacement procedures by race/ethnicity, area income, and the use of hospitals that predominantly serve poor people ("safety net hospitals")...
  10. pmc Comparison of diabetes control among Haitians, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites in an urban safety-net hospital
    Varsha G Vimalananda
    Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:58-60. 2011
    ..To compare diabetes care and outcomes among Haitians, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites...
  11. doi request reprint Clinical Operations Variables are Associated With Blood Pressure Outcomes
    Nancy R Kressin
    VA Boston Healthcare System Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, Boston, MA
    Med Care 53:480-4. 2015
    ..Uncontrolled blood pressure (BP), among patients diagnosed and treated for the condition, remains an important clinical challenge; aspects of clinical operations could potentially be adjusted if they were associated with better outcomes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Missed appointment rates in primary care: the importance of site of care
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance, MA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:475-86. 2005
    ..Receipt of primary care services at specific neighborhood health centers was the strongest predictor of missed appointment rates in this sample...
  13. doi request reprint Variability in opioid prescription monitoring and evidence of aberrant medication taking behaviors in urban safety-net clinics
    Allison Lange
    aDepartment of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA bDepartment of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA cDepartment of Adult Medicine, Dorchester House Community Health Center, Boston, MA, USA dDepartment of Adult Medicine, Mattapan Community Health Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain 156:335-40. 2015
    ..Increased patient risk was associated with increased monitoring and with greater misuse. Future work should study system-level interventions to enable clinical monitoring and support opioid guideline adherence. ..
  14. pmc The effect of Massachusetts health reform on 30 day hospital readmissions: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMJ 348:g2329. 2014
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Waits to see an emergency department physician: U.S. trends and predictors, 1997-2004
    Andrew P Wilper
    Harvard Medical School affiliated with the Cambridge Health Alliance, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w84-95. 2008
    ..2 percent per year. Blacks, Hispanics, women, and patients seen in urban EDs waited longer than other patients did...
  16. ncbi request reprint Do women who screen positive for mental disorders in primary care have lower mammography rates?
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:214-6. 2003
    ..Screening for mental disorders in primary care does not appear to identify women at risk for nonreceipt of mammography...