Karen E Lasser

Summary

Affiliation: Cambridge Health Alliance
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Timing of new black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medications
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    JAMA 287:2215-20. 2002
  2. 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
  3. pmc Sources of U.S. physician income: the contribution of government payments to the specialist-generalist income gap
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1477-81. 2008
  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 Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada: results of a cross-national population-based survey
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1300-7. 2006
  6. ncbi Adherence to black box warnings for prescription medications in outpatients
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:338-44. 2006
  7. ncbi Do minorities in the United States receive fewer mental health services than whites?
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, MA 02139, USA
    Int J Health Serv 32:567-78. 2002
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. pmc The health and health care of US prisoners: results of a nationwide survey
    Andrew P Wilper
    Departmentof Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:666-72. 2009

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi Timing of new black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medications
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    JAMA 287:2215-20. 2002
    ..Recently approved drugs may be more likely to have unrecognized adverse drug reactions (ADRs) than established drugs, but no recent studies have examined how frequently postmarketing surveillance identifies important ADRs...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Sources of U.S. physician income: the contribution of government payments to the specialist-generalist income gap
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1477-81. 2008
    ..Physician income varies threefold among specialties. Lower incomes have produced shortages in primary care fields...
  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 Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada: results of a cross-national population-based survey
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1300-7. 2006
    ..We compared health status, access to care, and utilization of medical services in the United States and Canada and compared disparities according to race, income, and immigrant status...
  6. ncbi Adherence to black box warnings for prescription medications in outpatients
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:338-44. 2006
    ..Our objectives were to determine how frequently clinicians prescribe drugs in violation of black box warnings for these issues and to determine how frequently such prescribing results in harm...
  7. ncbi Do minorities in the United States receive fewer mental health services than whites?
    Karen E Lasser
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, MA 02139, USA
    Int J Health Serv 32:567-78. 2002
    ..6 vs. 85.1; P < .0001 for both comparisons) and drug therapy (38.3 and 29.1 vs. 71.8; P < .0001 for both comparisons). These results indicate that minorities receive about half as much outpatient mental health care as whites...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. pmc The health and health care of US prisoners: results of a nationwide survey
    Andrew P Wilper
    Departmentof Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:666-72. 2009
    ..We analyzed the prevalence of chronic illnesses, including mental illness, and access to health care among US inmates...
  11. doi Hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol among insured and uninsured U.S. adults
    Andrew P Wilper
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1151-9. 2009
    ..Undiagnosed and uncontrolled chronic illness, which is common among insured people, is even more frequent among the uninsured...
  12. pmc Free drug samples in the United States: characteristics of pediatric recipients and safety concerns
    Sarah L Cutrona
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Pediatrics 122:736-42. 2008
    ..Free drug samples frequently are given to children. We sought to describe characteristics of free sample recipients, to determine whether samples are given primarily to poor and uninsured children, and to examine potential safety issues...
  13. pmc Lack of health coverage among US veterans from 1987 to 2004
    David U Himmelstein
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass 02139, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2199-203. 2007
    ..We sought to determine how many veterans were uninsured, trends in veterans' coverage, and whether uninsured veterans lacked access to medical care...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Characteristics of recipients of free prescription drug samples: a nationally representative analysis
    Sarah L Cutrona
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:284-9. 2008
    ..Free prescription drug samples are used widely in the United States. We sought to examine characteristics of free drug sample recipients nationwide...
  16. ncbi A national study of chronic disease prevalence and access to care in uninsured U.S. adults
    Andrew P Wilper
    Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:170-6. 2008
    ..No recent national studies have assessed chronic illness prevalence or access to care among persons without insurance in the United States...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc Massachusetts reform and disparities in inpatient care utilization
    Amresh D Hanchate
    VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
    Med Care 50:569-77. 2012
    ..Yet, little is known about the reform's impact on actual health care utilization among poor and minority populations, particularly for receipt of inpatient surgical procedures that are commonly initiated by outpatient physician referral...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Quality of US primary care delivered by resident and staff physicians
    Leah Zallman
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1193-7. 2010
    ..Few population-based data are available on the quality of outpatient care provided by resident physicians in the US...
  21. ncbi Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D and osteopenia are prevalent in persons > or =55 yr with fracture at any site: a prospective, observational study of persons fracturing in the community
    Margaret Seton
    Rheumatology, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Clin Densitom 8:454-60. 2005
    ..5) and/or low 25VitD. All fractures in the community in person > or =55 yr, with or without a history of antecedent trauma, should be assessed with BMD and screening for 25VitD...
  22. ncbi Drug withdrawals in the United States: a systematic review of the evidence and analysis of trends
    Amalia M Issa
    Program in Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapeutics, University of Houston, 300 Technology Building, Houston, TX 77204 4021, USA
    Curr Drug Saf 2:177-85. 2007
    ..A comprehensive approach will be needed to address the improvement of drug safety. We propose improvements to the evidence base to increase drug safety and assess how new scientific evidence can be incorporated into drug safety efforts...
  23. ncbi America's neglected veterans: 1.7 million who served have no health coverage
    Steffie Woolhandler
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    Int J Health Serv 35:313-23. 2005
    ..Thus millions of U.S. veterans and their family members are uninsured and face grave difficulties in gaining access to even the most basic medical care...