A Z Fu

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Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Absenteeism and short-term disability associated with breast cancer
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 130:235-42. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Utilities should not be multiplied: evidence from the preference-based scores in the United States
    Alex Z Fu
    From the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Med Care 46:984-90. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Impact of fear of insulin or fear of injection on treatment outcomes of patients with diabetes
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:1413-20. 2009
  4. pmc Health care and productivity costs associated with diabetic patients with macrovascular comorbid conditions
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:2187-92. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Effect of Medicare Part D on potentially inappropriate medication use by older adults
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:944-9. 2010
  6. pmc Pre-existing cardiovascular diseases and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Europe: a matched cohort study
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:15. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Impact of concurrent macrovascular co-morbidities on healthcare utilization in patients with type 2 diabetes in Europe: a matched study
    A Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 12:631-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Marginal differences in health-related quality of life of diabetic patients with and without macrovascular comorbid conditions in the United States
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue JJN3 01, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Qual Life Res 20:825-32. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Underutilization of statins in patients with type 2 diabetes in US clinical practice: a retrospective cohort study
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 27:1035-40. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Treatment intensification in patients with type 2 diabetes who failed metformin monotherapy
    A Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 13:765-9. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Absenteeism and short-term disability associated with breast cancer
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 130:235-42. 2011
    ..001), respectively, per breast cancer patient per year. This study suggests that breast cancer is associated with work-related productivity loss within the first year of diagnosis that may be a substantial cost to employers...
  2. doi request reprint Utilities should not be multiplied: evidence from the preference-based scores in the United States
    Alex Z Fu
    From the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Med Care 46:984-90. 2008
    ..The multiplicative estimator is a widespread choice among them. Our study is to empirically test the accuracy of the multiplicative estimator and compare it with other estimators...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of fear of insulin or fear of injection on treatment outcomes of patients with diabetes
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:1413-20. 2009
    ..This study was undertaken to conduct a systematic review of the impact of fear of insulin/injection on the treatment outcomes of diabetes patients...
  4. pmc Health care and productivity costs associated with diabetic patients with macrovascular comorbid conditions
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:2187-92. 2009
    ..To examine and quantify from the societal perspective the impact of macrovascular comorbid conditions (MVCCs) on health care and productivity costs in diabetic patients in the U.S...
  5. doi request reprint Effect of Medicare Part D on potentially inappropriate medication use by older adults
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:944-9. 2010
    ..To empirically estimate changes of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use attributable to the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit...
  6. pmc Pre-existing cardiovascular diseases and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Europe: a matched cohort study
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:15. 2010
    ..Our aim was to examine the degree of glycemic control among T2DM patients in Europe with and without pre-existing CVD...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of concurrent macrovascular co-morbidities on healthcare utilization in patients with type 2 diabetes in Europe: a matched study
    A Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 12:631-7. 2010
    ..To examine and to quantify the impact of concurrent macrovascular co-morbidities (MVC) on healthcare resource utilization among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Europe...
  8. doi request reprint Marginal differences in health-related quality of life of diabetic patients with and without macrovascular comorbid conditions in the United States
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue JJN3 01, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Qual Life Res 20:825-32. 2011
    ..To examine and quantify, at the US national level, the marginal differences in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of diabetic patients with and without macrovascular comorbid conditions (MaVCC)...
  9. doi request reprint Underutilization of statins in patients with type 2 diabetes in US clinical practice: a retrospective cohort study
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 27:1035-40. 2011
    ..Factors associated with receiving a statin prescription were also determined...
  10. doi request reprint Treatment intensification in patients with type 2 diabetes who failed metformin monotherapy
    A Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 13:765-9. 2011
    ..To evaluate the time to and factors associated with treatment intensification in patients with type 2 diabetes who failed metformin monotherapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Healthcare expenditures and patient satisfaction: cost and quality from the consumer's perspective in the US
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:1385-94. 2008
    ..Using patient satisfaction as a quality indicator, we seek to identify the relationship between healthcare cost and quality from the perspective of the community-dwelling population in the United States...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of second-generation antidepressants on mania- and depression-related visits in adults with bipolar disorder: a retrospective study
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Value Health 10:128-36. 2007
    ..To assess the effect of second-generation antidepressants on mania-related and depression-related office visits for adults with bipolar disorder...
  13. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in preference-based health status measure
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:2439-48. 2006
    ..To document the racial and ethnic differences in individuals' perception of their general health status assessed by preference-based measures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use and healthcare expenditures in the US community-dwelling elderly
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Med Care 45:472-6. 2007
    ..Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use is a major source of drug-related problems in the elderly. Few studies have quantified the effect of PIM use on total healthcare expenditures in the United States...
  15. ncbi request reprint Second-generation antidepressant discontinuation and depressive relapse in adult patients with bipolar depression: results of a retrospective database analysis
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, and Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Clin Ther 28:979-89. 2006
    ..To date, few postmarketing studies have addressed whether long-term prophylactic treatment with second-generation antidepressants (ADs) delays depressive episodes in patients with bipolar disorder...
  16. pmc Using an automated recruitment process to generate an unbiased study sample of multiple sclerosis patients
    Deborah M Miller
    Mellen Center for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:63-8. 2010
    ..The subjects were highly representative of the target population, indicating that there was little bias in our selection process despite a constantly changing pool of eligible individuals...
  17. doi request reprint Defining the optimal treatment for clinical stage I nonseminomatous germ cell testicular cancer using decision analysis
    Carvell T Nguyen
    Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk Q10, Cleveland OH, 44195 0001, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:119-25. 2010
    ..Surveillance was the preferred intervention for all except those patients at high risk for relapse...
  18. ncbi request reprint A Decision analysis to determine the appropriate treatment for low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes
    Mikkael A Sekeres
    Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cancer 109:1125-32. 2007
    ..For low-risk MDS the optimal initial therapy (GF vs nongrowth factor [NGF] therapies, including differentiation and immunomodulatory agents) based on response rates to NGF and GF and survival, has not been defined...
  19. pmc Web-based self-management for patients with multiple sclerosis: a practical, randomized trial
    Deborah M Miller
    Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Telemed J E Health 17:5-13. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness analysis of a hypertension management program in patients with type 2 diabetes
    David Ly
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 11:116-24. 2009
    ..The HMP group achieved greater gains in quality-adjusted life-years and lower total health-related costs. As the time horizon increases, more money can be invested. HMPs can be a cost-effective and cost-neutral proposition...
  21. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate medication use and health outcomes in the elderly
    Alex Z Fu
    Division of Pharmaceutical Policy and Evaluative Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NS 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1934-9. 2004
    ..These findings lend partial support to the use of Beers criteria in assessing the quality of prescribing and the appropriateness of medication use in the elderly population...
  22. doi request reprint Healthcare costs of atypical antipsychotic use for patients with bipolar disorder in a Medicaid programme
    Ying Qiu
    Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 8:167-77. 2010
    ..Facing increasing budget pressure, third-party payers, such as state Medicaid programmes in the US, are demanding better understanding of the medical costs beyond atypical antipsychotic drug costs alone in treating bipolar disorder...
  23. doi request reprint Use of nomograms for personalized decision-analytic recommendations
    Alex Z Fu
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:267-74. 2010
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  24. ncbi request reprint Impact of remission induction chemotherapy on survival in older adults with acute myeloid leukemia
    Rachid Baz
    Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cancer 110:1752-9. 2007
    ..Earlier clinical trials have yielded conflicting results and possibly a minor survival benefit, often offset by a longer hospitalization time...
  25. doi request reprint Impact of weekend admissions on quality of care and outcomes in patients with acute myeloid leukemia
    Nelli Bejanyan
    Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cancer 116:3614-20. 2010
    ..The authors investigated quality of care and clinical outcomes of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients who were hospitalized on weekends versus weekdays and treated with induction chemotherapy...
  26. doi request reprint Survival and predictors of outcome in patients with acute leukemia admitted to the intensive care unit
    Snehal G Thakkar
    Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cancer 112:2233-40. 2008
    ..Predictors of outcome and rates of successful discharge have not been defined for patients with acute leukemia admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in the US...
  27. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of growth factors compared to other therapies for low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes
    Ali Reza Golshayan
    Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Br J Haematol 137:125-32. 2007
    ..Decision tools need to be developed to determine which therapy to choose for patients with low-risk MDS...
  28. doi request reprint Non-invasive testing for Helicobacter pylori in patients hospitalized with peptic ulcer hemorrhage: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Ashish Atreja
    Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1356-63. 2010
    ..However, compliance with screening remains suboptimal. The aim of this study was to determine if a simplified approach based on noninvasive screening is cost effective in PUH...
  29. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of adults with bipolar I disorder
    Neill W Calvert
    Fourth Hurdle Consulting Ltd, Holborn Tower, 137 144 High Holborn, London WC1V 6PL, UK
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:322-30. 2006
    ..no maintenance. (acute-only) treatment. A comparison with olanzapine was included as an indirect analysis following publication of data during the course of our research...
  30. ncbi request reprint How well have practices followed guidelines in prescribing antihypertensive drugs: the role of health insurance
    Jennifer D Guo
    Pharmaceutical Policy and Evaluative Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7360, USA
    Value Health 6:18-28. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the role of insurance type in the selection of drugs for hypertension treatment in light of the JNC guidelines...
  31. ncbi request reprint Income productivity in China: on the role of health
    Gordon G Liu
    Department of Health Economics and Management, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, China
    J Health Econ 27:27-44. 2008
    ..These findings could have important implications for health and economic policy-making aimed at reducing the long-standing urban-rural economic gap and more comprehensively insuring the rural population against health and economic risk...