X S Ren

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Initiation of atypical antipsychotic agents and health outcomes in patients with schizophrenia
    X S Ren
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 29:471-81. 2004
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and prescription patterns of atypical antipsychotics among patients with schizophrenia
    X S Ren
    Health Outcomes Technologies, Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 27:441-51. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Treatment persistence: a comparison among patients with schizophrenia who were initiated on atypical antipsychotic agents
    X S Ren
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 31:57-65. 2006
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive use of atypical antipsychotics and anticholinergic drugs among patients with schizophrenia
    X S Ren
    Health Services Department, Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 07130, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 30:65-71. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of health services use following the initiation of risperidone long-acting therapy among schizophrenia patients in the veterans health administration
    X S Ren
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 36:383-9. 2011

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Initiation of atypical antipsychotic agents and health outcomes in patients with schizophrenia
    X S Ren
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 29:471-81. 2004
    ..Although pharmacological treatments are available for patients with schizophrenia, there is a lack of systematic and comprehensive evaluation of health outcomes following the initiation of atypical antipsychotic agents...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and prescription patterns of atypical antipsychotics among patients with schizophrenia
    X S Ren
    Health Outcomes Technologies, Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 27:441-51. 2002
    ..The treatment of schizophrenia is therefore particularly important to reduce deficits across a large number of neurocognitive domains...
  6. ncbi request reprint Treatment persistence: a comparison among patients with schizophrenia who were initiated on atypical antipsychotic agents
    X S Ren
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 31:57-65. 2006
    ..Although clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of atypical antipsychotic agents in reducing symptoms of schizophrenia, the likelihood of sustaining control of schizophrenic symptoms may depend on treatment persistence...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive use of atypical antipsychotics and anticholinergic drugs among patients with schizophrenia
    X S Ren
    Health Services Department, Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 07130, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 30:65-71. 2005
    ..Because EPS are often associated with the use of antipsychotics, anticholinergic agents are often indicated...
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of health services use following the initiation of risperidone long-acting therapy among schizophrenia patients in the veterans health administration
    X S Ren
    Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 36:383-9. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Identifying patient and physician characteristics that affect compliance with antihypertensive medications
    X S Ren
    Health Outcomes Technologies, Health Services Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Pharm Ther 27:47-56. 2002
    ..Compliance with antihypertensive medications is essential to the clinical management of hypertension. Poor compliance with antihypertensive medications has often been associated with treatment failure and disease progression...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health status and satisfaction with health care: a longitudinal study among patients served by the Veterans Health Administration
    X S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economoic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd, Bldg 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Med Qual 16:166-73. 2001
    ..More research is needed for a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between health status and satisfaction with care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessment of functional status, low back disability, and use of diagnostic imaging in patients with low back pain and radiating leg pain
    X S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 52:1063-71. 1999
    ..Future epidemiological and health services research should consider both measures in assessing the impact of LBP on patient functional status, low back disability, and use of diagnostic imaging...
  14. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in health: the interplay between discrimination and socioeconomic status
    X S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Ethn Dis 9:151-65. 1999
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  15. ncbi request reprint Social support, social selection and self-assessed health status: results from the veterans health study in the United States
    X S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, MA 01730, USA
    Soc Sci Med 48:1721-34. 1999
    ..This simultaneous focus on multiple support functions and health outcomes is important because it provides insight into the mechanisms linking social support to health...
  16. ncbi request reprint Translation and psychometric evaluation of a Chinese version of the SF-36 Health Survey in the United States
    X S Ren
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 51:1129-38. 1998
    ..70 criterion for all scales except Social Functioning. Reliability estimates also appeared to vary by sample characteristics. We discuss the implications of these findings and identify where further work will be required...
  17. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and patterns of use for lumbar spine radiographs: results from the Veterans Health Study
    A J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2440-4. 2000
    ..Longitudinal data from the Veterans Health Study, an observational study of male patients receiving Veterans Administration ambulatory care, were analyzed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the use of lumbar spine radiographs: results from the Veterans Health Study
    A J Selim
    Department of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1364-9. 2001
    ..We analyzed data from the Veterans Health Study, a longitudinal study of male patients receiving VA ambulatory care...
  19. ncbi request reprint The importance of radiating leg pain in assessing health outcomes among patients with low back pain. Results from the Veterans Health Study
    A J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:470-4. 1998
    ..It may be useful in studies of health outcomes, in clinical trials, and in predicting demands on health care resources...
  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 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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
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  24. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted mortality rates as a potential outcome indicator for outpatient quality assessments
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 40:237-45. 2002
    ..The quality of outpatient medical care is increasingly recognized as having an important impact on mortality. We examined whether a clinically credible risk adjustment methodology can be developed for outpatient quality assessments...
  25. 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...
  26. 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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  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in health-related beliefs, attitudes, and experiences of VA cardiac patients: scale development and application
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a VA Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 40:I72-85. 2002
    ....
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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
    ....
  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 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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
    ....
  40. 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...