Kwame Owusu-Edusei

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Utilization and cost of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infection screening among insured American youth, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:354-61. 2013
  2. pmc The association between racial disparity in income and reported sexually transmitted infections
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:910-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Investigating the potential public health benefit of jail-based screening and treatment programs for chlamydia
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Preventions, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:463-73. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Hospitalization cost of congenital syphilis diagnosis from insurance claims data in the United States
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:226-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint The estimated direct medical cost of selected sexually transmitted infections in the United States, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:197-201. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Assessing spatial gaps in sexually transmissible infection services and morbidity: an illustration with Texas county-level data from 2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Health 9:334-40. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a dual non-treponemal/treponemal syphilis point-of-care test to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:997-1003. 2011
  8. doi request reprint The tale of two serologic tests to screen for syphilis--treponemal and nontreponemal: does the order matter?
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:448-56. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Estimating the direct outpatient medical cost per episode of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States: insured population perspective, 2003-2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:175-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Serologic testing for syphilis in the United States: a cost-effectiveness analysis of two screening algorithms
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1-7. 2011

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. doi request reprint Utilization and cost of diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted infection screening among insured American youth, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:354-61. 2013
    ..Private sector utilization and cost information on testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States is limited...
  2. pmc The association between racial disparity in income and reported sexually transmitted infections
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:910-6. 2013
    ..We examined the association between racial disparity in income and reported race-specific county-level bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States focusing on disparities between Blacks and Whites...
  3. doi request reprint Investigating the potential public health benefit of jail-based screening and treatment programs for chlamydia
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Preventions, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:463-73. 2013
    ..1%). Jail-based chlamydia screen-and-treat programs have the potential to reduce chlamydia prevalence in communities with high incarceration rates. However, the magnitude of this potential decrease is subject to considerable uncertainty...
  4. doi request reprint Hospitalization cost of congenital syphilis diagnosis from insurance claims data in the United States
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:226-9. 2013
    ..We found 44 admission claims with CS diagnosis. The excess cost per case of CS (in 2009 US dollars) was estimated at $9969 (95% confidence interval, $5702-$16,769)...
  5. doi request reprint The estimated direct medical cost of selected sexually transmitted infections in the United States, 2008
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:197-201. 2013
    ..Previous estimates of the total direct cost of STIs are quite dated. We present updated direct medical cost estimates of STIs in the United States...
  6. doi request reprint Assessing spatial gaps in sexually transmissible infection services and morbidity: an illustration with Texas county-level data from 2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Health 9:334-40. 2012
    ..We demonstrate how mapping and regression methods can be used to assess the spatial gaps between STI services and morbidity...
  7. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a dual non-treponemal/treponemal syphilis point-of-care test to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:997-1003. 2011
    ..In this study, we compare the health and economic outcomes of the new test with existing syphilis tests/testing algorithms in a high prevalence setting...
  8. doi request reprint The tale of two serologic tests to screen for syphilis--treponemal and nontreponemal: does the order matter?
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:448-56. 2011
    ..In this study, we analyzed the health and economic outcomes of the order of testing for the 2 serologic tests used in syphilis screening under pure screening settings...
  9. doi request reprint Estimating the direct outpatient medical cost per episode of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States: insured population perspective, 2003-2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:175-9. 2011
    ..No study has directly estimated the direct outpatient medical cost of care for primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis among the employer-sponsored commercially insured population in the United States...
  10. doi request reprint Serologic testing for syphilis in the United States: a cost-effectiveness analysis of two screening algorithms
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1-7. 2011
    ..We compared the economic and health outcomes of this new algorithm with the standard algorithm from the perspective of the United States health system...
  11. doi request reprint Chlamydia screening and pelvic inflammatory disease: Insights from exploratory time-series analyses
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:652-7. 2010
    ..Screening for chlamydia has been reported to reduce pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) at the individual level. However, information on population-level association (or causality) is scant...
  12. doi request reprint Using spatial regression methods to examine the association between county-level racial/ethnic composition and reported cases of Chlamydia and gonorrhea: an illustration with data from the state of Texas
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:657-64. 2009
    ..Additionally, little is known about the relative magnitudes of the associations between county-level racial/ethnic composition and the 2 most commonly reported sexually transmitted diseases...
  13. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of state insurance policies on chlamydia screening: A panel data analysis
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States
    Health Policy 96:231-8. 2010
    ..We assessed the impact of the laws on chlamydia screening rates for Georgia (GA) and Tennessee (TN)...
  14. doi request reprint County-level sexually transmitted disease detection and control in Texas: do sexually transmitted diseases and family planning clinics matter?
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:970-5. 2011
    ..However, the magnitude of their impact (or the lack thereof) has not been examined. We examine the association between having STD and/or FP clinics and county-level STD detection and control in the state of Texas...
  15. doi request reprint Treatment cost of acute gonococcal infections: estimates from employer-sponsored private insurance claims data in the United States, 2003-2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:316-8. 2010
    ..The estimated average total cost per episode for those who were treated was $210 (male, $227; female, $205). This estimate does not include intangible (e.g., pain) and indirect costs (e.g., lost productivity)...
  16. doi request reprint The direct cost of chlamydial infections: estimates for the employer-sponsored privately insured population in the United States, 2003-2007
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:519-21. 2010
    ..Estimated total cost per episode for those who were treated was $142 (male, $157; female, $141). This estimate does not include intangible cost, lost productivity, and the cost of potential sequelae...
  17. doi request reprint Disparities in sexually transmitted disease rates across the "eight Americas"
    Harrell W Chesson
    From the Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:458-64. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Productivity costs of nonviral sexually transmissible infections among patients who miss work to seek medical care: evidence from claims data
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road M S E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Health 10:434-7. 2013
    ..We estimated the average productivity loss per acute case of four nonviral STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis...
  19. doi request reprint Estimates of the direct cost per case and overall burden of trichomoniasis for the employer-sponsored privately insured women population in the United States, 2001 to 2005
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA kowusuedusei cdc gov
    Sex Transm Dis 36:395-9. 2009
    ..Little is known about the direct medical cost and overall burden of trichomoniasis among women in the United States...
  20. doi request reprint The consistency of relative incidence rates of nonviral sexually transmissible infections from health insurance claims and surveillance data, 2005-10
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Health 10:400-7. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the incidence rates of three nonviral STIs from a large health insurance administrative database (MarketScan) with surveillance data...
  21. doi request reprint Violent crime rates as a proxy for the social determinants of sexually transmissible infection rates: the consistent state-level correlation between violent crime and reported sexually transmissible infections in the United States, 1981-2010
    Harrell W Chesson
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Health 10:419-23. 2013
    ..This report aims to illustrate the potential usefulness of violent crime rates as a proxy for the social determinants of STI rates...
  22. doi request reprint A brief review of the estimated economic burden of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States: inflation-adjusted updates of previously published cost studies
    Harrell W Chesson
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:889-91. 2011
    ..The annual direct medical cost of sexually transmitted diseases (including human immunodeficiency virus) has been estimated to be $16.9 billion (range: $13.9-$23.0 billion) in 2010 US dollars...
  23. pmc Monitoring county-level chlamydia incidence in Texas, 2004 - 2005: application of empirical Bayesian smoothing and Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) methods
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS E 80, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 8:12. 2009
    ..We used county-level data on chlamydia incidence (for all ages, gender and races) from the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS) for 2004 and 2005...
  24. ncbi request reprint Synthesis and recommendations of the economic evaluation of OHS interventions at the company level conference
    Elyce Biddle
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety Health, 1095 Willowdale Road M S 1811, 26505 Morgantown, WV, United States
    J Safety Res 36:261-7. 2005
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Examining the impact of federally-funded syphilis elimination activities in the USA
    Harrell Chesson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:2059-62. 2008
    ..The recent increases in syphilis in the United States might have been much more pronounced had there been no syphilis elimination activities...
  26. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of Integrated Routine Offering of Prenatal HIV and Syphilis Screening in China
    Kwame Owusu-Edusei
    From the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta GA National Center for Women and Children s Health, China CDC, Beijing, China Office of the Director, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA CDC Global AIDS Program, China Office, Beijing, China Association of Schools of Public Health, Washington, DC and Division of Global HIV AIDS, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
    Sex Transm Dis 41:103-10. 2014
    ..We assess the health and economic outcomes of different strategies of prenatal HIV and syphilis screening from the local health department's perspective...
  27. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening men in Maricopa County jails for chlamydia and gonorrhea to avert infections in women
    Chaitra Gopalappa
    From the Divisions of HIV AIDS Prevention and STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health, STD Program, Phoenix, AZ and Maricopa County Correctional Health Services, Phoenix, AZ
    Sex Transm Dis 40:776-83. 2013
    ..Owing to lack of evidence of screening benefits in men, male inmates are tested and treated based on symptoms only...
  28. doi request reprint Estimating the burden of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in the United States (April 2009-April 2010)
    Sundar S Shrestha
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:S75-82. 2011
    ..These results confirm the necessity of a concerted public health response to pH1N1...