Donald R Miller

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Who has diabetes? Best estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Department of Veterans Affairs based on computerized patient data
    Donald R Miller
    Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B10-21. 2004
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Angioedema incidence in US veterans initiating angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Hypertension 51:1624-30. 2008
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care resource utilization and expenditures associated with the use of insulin glargine
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Clin Ther 29:478-87. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions
    Jewell H Halanych
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:439-45. 2006
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Who has diabetes? Best estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Department of Veterans Affairs based on computerized patient data
    Donald R Miller
    Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B10-21. 2004
    ..To optimize methods for identifying patients with diabetes based on computerized records and to obtain best estimates of diabetes prevalence in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients...
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Angioedema incidence in US veterans initiating angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Hypertension 51:1624-30. 2008
    ..This study provides a reliable estimate of angioedema incidence associated with ACE use in a diverse nontrial patient population, confirming that the incidence is low, but finding substantial variation by race, sex, and diabetes status...
  6. 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
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  7. ncbi request reprint Health care resource utilization and expenditures associated with the use of insulin glargine
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Clin Ther 29:478-87. 2007
    ..Newer insulins, such as long-acting analogues, offer promise of better glycemic control, reduced risk for diabetes complications, and moderation of health care use and costs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions
    Jewell H Halanych
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:439-45. 2006
    ..Veterans Health Administration (VHA) databases are used extensively to study racial/ethnic disparities; however, these databases may not capture all care received by VHA patients...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. pmc Identifying the risks of anticoagulation in patients with substance abuse
    Lydia M Efird
    Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord Street, Evans 124, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1333-9. 2013
    ..Warfarin is effective in preventing thromboembolic events, but concerns exist regarding its use in patients with substance abuse...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Does periodontal care improve glycemic control? The Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Diabetes Study
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Clin Periodontol 34:46-52. 2007
    ..Report results of a randomized-clinical trial of the efficacy of periodontal care in the improvement of glycemic control in 165 veterans with poorly controlled diabetes over 4 months...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint Melanoma epidemic: an analysis of six decades of data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry
    Alan C Geller
    Alan C Geller, Harvard School of Public Health Richard W Clapp, Cindy L Christiansen, and Donald R Miller, Boston University School of Public Health Arthur J Sober, Massachusetts General Hospital Donald R Miller, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Cindy L Christiansen and Donald R Miller, Veterans Administration Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford, MA Lou Gonsalves and Lloyd Mueller, Connecticut Tumor Registry, Hartford, CT and Waqas Shaikh, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY
    J Clin Oncol 31:4172-8. 2013
    ..Melanoma is the most commonly fatal form of skin cancer, with nearly 50,000 annual deaths worldwide. We sought to assess long-term trends in the incidence and mortality of melanoma in a state with complete and consistent registration...
  17. ncbi request reprint Disparities in diabetes care: impact of mental illness
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2631-8. 2005
    ..Diabetes serves as a useful condition in which to test for MHC-related disparities in care. We examined whether quality measures for diabetes care are worse for patients with or without MHCs...
  18. pmc Primary care and health outcomes among older patients with diabetes
    Julia C Prentice
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston University School of Public Health, Health Care Financing and Economics, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:46-67. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the relationship between days spent waiting for primary care and health outcomes among patients diagnosed with diabetes, especially among the elderly population...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adverse events associated with chlorhexidine use: results from the Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Diabetes Study
    Linda C McCoy
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 139:178-83. 2008
    ..The authors report adverse events (AEs) related to the use of chlorhexidine gluconate mouthrinse in a clinical trial of the efficacy of periodontal treatment in older adults with diabetes...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of patient-based oral health outcome measures
    Judith A Jones
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:975-85. 2004
    ..This project examined psychometric characteristics of four measures of oral-specific health-related quality of life...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. doi request reprint Defining acute kidney injury in database studies: the effects of varying the baseline kidney function assessment period and considering CKD status
    Jean Philippe Lafrance
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:651-60. 2010
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Gaps in monitoring during oral anticoagulation: insights into care transitions, monitoring barriers, and medication nonadherence
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Chest 143:751-7. 2013
    ..Among patients receiving oral anticoagulation, a gap of > 56 days between international normalized ratio tests suggests loss to follow-up that could lead to poor anticoagulation control and serious adverse events...
  26. pmc Can health care databases be used to identify incident cases of osteonecrosis?
    Steven C Vlad
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R89. 2009
    ..Identifying additional risk factors is difficult as the number of cases at any single center is small. We investigated whether data available in large health care databases can be used to identify incident ON cases...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma
    Alan C Geller
    Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:631-8. 2003
    ..These statistics suggest that first-degree relatives of patients with melanoma, who are at particularly high risk, warrant targeted public health action...
  32. doi request reprint Identifying major hemorrhage with automated data: results of the Veterans Affairs study to improve anticoagulation (VARIA)
    Guneet K Jasuja
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Thromb Res 131:31-6. 2013
    ..This drives the need for a credible implementation in automated data for the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) definition of major bleeding...
  33. ncbi request reprint Study design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics: the Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Diabetes Study
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Clin Periodontol 34:40-5. 2007
    ..This report describes study design, recruitment and randomization and compares baseline characteristics of the sample frame with those randomized into study groups...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does opioid therapy affect quality of care for diabetes mellitus?
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd, Bldg 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:217-24. 2009
    ..To examine whether veterans who received chronic opioid therapy had worse diabetes performance measures than patients who did not receive opioids...
  36. ncbi request reprint Early detection of thick melanomas in the United States: beware of the nodular subtype
    Marie France Demierre
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:745-50. 2005
    ..We determined trends in distribution of thin and thick melanoma, with emphasis on the histopathologic subtype nodular melanoma...
  37. doi request reprint Gender disparities in lipid-lowering therapy among veterans with diabetes
    Varsha G Vimalananda
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S176-81. 2011
    ..We sought to compare lipid-lowering therapy among female and male veterans with diabetes and hyperlipidemia...
  38. ncbi request reprint Differential associations of beta-blockers with hemorrhagic events for chronic heart failure patients on warfarin
    Dan R Berlowitz
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:799-807. 2006
    ..We examined how different beta-blockers vary in their associated risk of a hemorrhagic event...
  39. ncbi request reprint Changing patterns of sun protection between the first and second summers for very young children
    Lori Steinberg Benjes
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Boston University, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:925-30. 2004
    ....
  40. pmc Accounting for clinical action reduces estimates of gender disparities in lipid management for diabetic veterans
    Varsha G Vimalananda
    Veterans Affairs Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S529-35. 2013
    ..Women with diabetes have higher low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels than men, resulting in apparent disparities between genders on quality indicators tied to LDL thresholds...
  41. pmc Cardiovascular disease risk factors among women veterans at VA medical facilities
    Varsha G Vimalananda
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S517-23. 2013
    ..Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and obesity in middle adulthood each elevate the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The prevalence of these conditions among women veterans is incompletely described...
  42. pmc Variation in antibiotic treatment for diabetic patients with serious foot infections: a retrospective observational study
    Benjamin G Fincke
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:193. 2010
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Factors associated with physician discovery of early melanoma in middle-aged and older men
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 720 Harrison Ave, DOB 801A, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 145:409-14. 2009
    ..To determine factors associated with physician discovery of early melanoma in middle-aged and older men...
  44. doi request reprint Selective and non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of acute kidney injury
    Jean Philippe Lafrance
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:923-31. 2009
    ..The objective was to compare AKI risk between selective and non-selective NSAIDs using a laboratory-based definition of AKI...
  45. 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
    ....
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Significant impact of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma on patients' quality of life: results of a 2005 National Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Survey
    Marie France Demierre
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 107:2504-11. 2006
    ..The authors evaluated patients' perspectives on the impact of CTCL on physical functioning, lifestyle, emotional well being, and satisfaction with treatment...
  48. ncbi request reprint Relative costs and effectiveness of specialist and general internist ambulatory care for patients with 2 chronic musculoskeletal conditions
    Jennifer J Anderson
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital BVAH, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:1488-95. 2002
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Sunburn reduction through parental role modeling and sunscreen vigilance
    David L O'Riordan
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pediatr 142:67-72. 2003
    ..To identify characteristics associated with child sunburn experience and sun protection practices, including parent and child demographics, phenotype, and sun-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of depression care in a large integrated health system
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 41:669-80. 2003
    ..Guideline-based depression process measures provide a powerful way to monitor depression care and target areas needing improvement...
  52. doi request reprint Dispensed selective and nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of moderate to severe hyperkalemia: a nested case-control study
    Jean Philippe Lafrance
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:82-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the differential risk of hyperkalemia associated with various NSAIDs...
  53. pmc A classification of diabetic foot infections using ICD-9-CM codes: application to a large computerized medical database
    Benjamin G Fincke
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:192. 2010
    ..We have developed and evaluated a system for identifying and classifying diabetic foot infections that can be used for this purpose...
  54. pmc Protective effects of NSAIDs on the development of Alzheimer disease
    Steven C Vlad
    Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, 650 Albany St, Suite X200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurology 70:1672-7. 2008
    ..Prior studies have also been relatively short and small. We examined the effects on AD risk of NSAID use for >5 years and of NSAIDs that suppress formation of A beta (1-42) amyloid in a large health care database...
  55. ncbi request reprint Outpatient wait time and diabetes care quality improvement
    Julia C Prentice
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Boston University School of Public Health, 150 S Huntington Ave, Mail Stop 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e43-54. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels and the number of days spent waiting for primary care appointments...
  56. ncbi request reprint Strategies for improving melanoma education and screening for men age >or= 50 years: findings from the American Academy of Dermatological National Skin Cancer Sreening Program
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 95:1554-61. 2002
    ..In the current study, the authors sought to identify factors associated with a high yield in skin cancer screening and to explore strategies for improving mass screenings for melanoma...
  57. ncbi request reprint Barriers, facilitators, and access for wheelchair users: substantive and methodologic lessons from a pilot study of environmental effects
    Allan R Meyers
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1435-46. 2002
    ..Methodologically, the data suggest that it is possible to make reliable measures of environmental encounters without the administrative and respondent burden associated with daily interviews...
  58. ncbi request reprint Need for dental care in older veterans: assessment of patient-based measures
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:163-8. 2002
    ..There is a need for brief and accurate identification of older patients in need of dental care. This study examines the sensitivity and specificity of two screening instruments...
  59. ncbi request reprint The first 15 years of the American Academy of Dermatology skin cancer screening programs: 1985-1999
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:34-41. 2003
    ..The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the risk factors, access to dermatologic services, and screening results of participants in AAD-sponsored programs during the first 15 years that this service was available to the US public...
  60. ncbi request reprint The Environmental Protection Agency's National SunWise School Program: sun protection education in US schools (1999-2000)
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:683-9. 2002
    ..Childhood exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light increases the risk for skin cancer as an adult; thus starting positive sun protection habits early may be key to reducing incidence...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a cancer prevention and detection curriculum for medical students
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Prev Med 35:78-86. 2002
    ..We sought to implement and incorporate a cancer education curriculum into the students' core curriculum and to assess their skill levels prior to (1996), during (1997), and at the peak (1998-1999) of the incorporation of new hours...
  64. pmc Acute kidney injury associates with increased long-term mortality
    Jean Philippe Lafrance
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Building 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:345-52. 2010
    ..Long-term mortality risk is highest among the most severe cases of AKI...
  65. ncbi request reprint Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school?
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 720 Harrison Ave, DOB801A, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 138:1201-3. 2002
    ..We documented the antecedents of physician practice by evaluating medical students' observation, training, performance, and self-reported skill level for the skin cancer examination and sun protection counseling...
  66. ncbi request reprint Research awards program of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society/Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation: survey of past recipients
    Donald R Miller
    Department of Anesthesia, The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Heart Institute, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 54:314-9. 2007
    ..To review the effectiveness of the Research Grants, Career Scientist Award and Fellowship Program (RGCSFP) of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS)/Canadian Anesthesia Research Foundation (CARF) by surveying past recipients...
  67. ncbi request reprint Should mitigating comorbidities be considered in assessing healthcare plan performance in achieving optimal glycemic control?
    Leonard M Pogach
    Health Services Research and Development Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Ave, E Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:133-40. 2007
    ..Whether a public reporting measure for glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) of less than 7% should apply to all persons with diabetes mellitus is a matter of ongoing controversy...
  68. ncbi request reprint Melanoma incidence and mortality among US whites, 1969-1999
    Alan C Geller
    JAMA 288:1719-20. 2002
  69. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer examination teaching in US medical education
    Megan M Moore
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Arch Dermatol 142:439-44. 2006
    ..To determine physician preparation for performing the skin cancer examination (SCE)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Facility variation in utilization of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease
    Anjali Tiwari
    DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:73-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate facility-level variation in prescription rates of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Impact of self-reported patient characteristics upon assessment of glycemic control in the Veterans Health Administration
    Miriam Maney
    VA HSR and D Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management Research, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:245-51. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article was to evaluate the impact of self-reported patient factors on quality assessment of Veterans Health Administration medical centers in achieving glycemic control...
  72. ncbi request reprint Crafting a melanoma educational campaign to reach middle-aged and older men
    Joanna Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 10:259-68. 2006
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  73. ncbi request reprint Monitoring depression care: in search of an accurate quality indicator
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Med Care 42:522-31. 2004
    ..Linking process and outcomes is critical to accurately estimating healthcare quality and quantifying its benefits...
  74. ncbi request reprint Adoption of a new technology in a Veterans Affairs national formulary system with local implementation: the insulin glargine example
    Elena I Barengolts
    Endocrinology Section, Veterans Affairs Center for Health Care Strategies, Chicago, USA
    Manag Care Interface 20:37-44, 57. 2007
    ..Lessons learned from such research could benefit other health care systems and formulary committees...
  75. pmc Failure of ICD-9-CM codes to identify patients with comorbid chronic kidney disease in diabetes
    Elizabeth F O Kern
    Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4951, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:564-80. 2006
    ..To determine prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with diabetes, and accuracy of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes to identify such patients...
  76. ncbi request reprint Diabetes risk associated with use of olanzapine, quetiapine, and risperidone in veterans health administration patients with schizophrenia
    Bruce L Lambert
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:672-81. 2006
    ..Prescribers should be mindful of diabetes risks when treating patients with schizophrenia...
  77. doi request reprint Survival benefit of nephrologic care in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:55-62. 2008
    ..The association of nephrologic care and survival in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease is unknown...
  78. ncbi request reprint Use of administrative data to risk adjust amputation rates in a national cohort of medicare-enrolled veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledgement Management, DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Med Care 43:88-92. 2005
    ..A reduction in diabetes-related lower extremity amputations is a national health care priority...
  79. doi request reprint Can ambulatory care prevent hospitalization for metabolic decompensation?
    Drew A Helmer
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 46:148-57. 2008
    ..Metabolic decompensations (MD) are hospitalizations considered preventable with appropriate ambulatory care. We tested for associations between diabetes care and MD...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint A call for the development and implementation of a targeted national melanoma screening program
    Alan C Geller
    Arch Dermatol 142:504-7. 2006
  82. 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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