H G Welch

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Skin biopsy rates and incidence of melanoma: population based ecological study
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    BMJ 331:481. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Overdiagnosis in cancer
    H Gilbert Welch
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:605-13. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Repeat testing among Medicare beneficiaries
    H Gilbert Welch
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1745-51. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Are deaths within 1 month of cancer-directed surgery attributed to cancer?
    H Gilbert Welch
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1066-70. 2002
  5. pmc Presumed benefit: lessons from the American experience with marrow transplantation for breast cancer
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, VT 05009 USA
    BMJ 324:1088-92. 2002
  6. pmc Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment after the introduction of prostate-specific antigen screening: 1986-2005
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1325-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based medicine: caveats and challenges
    H G Welch
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Acad Med 75:235-40. 2000
  8. pmc The exaggerated relations between diet, body weight and mortality: the case for a categorical data approach
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    CMAJ 172:891-5. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Detection of prostate cancer via biopsy in the Medicare-SEER population during the PSA era
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1395-400. 2007
  10. pmc Geographic variation in diagnosis frequency and risk of death among Medicare beneficiaries
    H Gilbert Welch
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    JAMA 305:1113-8. 2011

Research Grants

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Publications66

  1. pmc Skin biopsy rates and incidence of melanoma: population based ecological study
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    BMJ 331:481. 2005
    ..To describe changes in skin biopsy rates and to determine their relation with changes in the incidence of melanoma...
  2. doi request reprint Overdiagnosis in cancer
    H Gilbert Welch
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:605-13. 2010
    ..Equally important, researchers need to work to develop better estimates of the magnitude of overdiagnosis and develop clinical strategies to help minimize it...
  3. ncbi request reprint Repeat testing among Medicare beneficiaries
    H Gilbert Welch
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1745-51. 2012
    ..Although the tendency to repeat examinations is a major determinant of the capacity to serve new patients and of the ability to contain health care costs, little research has described the patterns observed in actual practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint Are deaths within 1 month of cancer-directed surgery attributed to cancer?
    H Gilbert Welch
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1066-70. 2002
    ..How cause of death is attributed in patients who die within 1 month of cancer-directed surgery is unknown...
  5. pmc Presumed benefit: lessons from the American experience with marrow transplantation for breast cancer
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, VT 05009 USA
    BMJ 324:1088-92. 2002
  6. pmc Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment after the introduction of prostate-specific antigen screening: 1986-2005
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1325-9. 2009
    ..Systematic estimates of the number of men affected, however, to our knowledge, do not exist...
  7. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based medicine: caveats and challenges
    H G Welch
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Acad Med 75:235-40. 2000
    ..evidence? Should they teach students that the burden of proof lies in demonstrating efficacy or in demonstrating ineffectiveness? And what should they tell students about when to seek evidence to aid diagnostic and treatment decisions?..
  8. pmc The exaggerated relations between diet, body weight and mortality: the case for a categorical data approach
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    CMAJ 172:891-5. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Detection of prostate cancer via biopsy in the Medicare-SEER population during the PSA era
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1395-400. 2007
    ..We sought national estimates on the proportion of men found to have prostate cancer after a needle biopsy of the prostate and the risk of subsequent biopsies among those not found to have prostate cancer...
  10. pmc Geographic variation in diagnosis frequency and risk of death among Medicare beneficiaries
    H Gilbert Welch
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    JAMA 305:1113-8. 2011
    ..Because diagnosis is typically thought of as purely a patient attribute, it is considered a critical factor in risk-adjustment policies designed to reward efficient and high-quality care...
  11. doi request reprint Likelihood that a woman with screen-detected breast cancer has had her "life saved" by that screening
    H Gilbert Welch
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:2043-6. 2011
    ..quot; Because other possibilities exist, we sought to determine how often lives were actually saved by mammography screening...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prostate-specific antigen levels in the United States: implications of various definitions for abnormal
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1132-7. 2005
    ..5 ng/mL. We examined the effect of this lower threshold on the number of American men who would be labeled abnormal by a single PSA test...
  13. pmc US women's attitudes to false positive mammography results and detection of ductal carcinoma in situ: cross sectional survey
    L M Schwartz
    Veterans Administration Outcomes Group 111B, Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    BMJ 320:1635-40. 2000
    ..To determine women's attitudes to and knowledge of both false positive mammography results and the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ after screening mammography...
  14. ncbi request reprint Women's understanding of the mammography screening debate
    S Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1434-40. 2000
    ..The fractious public debate over mammography screening recommendations for women aged 40 to 49 years has received extensive attention in medical journals and in the press...
  15. ncbi request reprint Women's perceptions of breast cancer risk: how you ask matters
    S Woloshin
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Decis Making 19:221-9. 1999
    ..To understand better how women perceive the chance of getting breast cancer, the authors asked women to estimate the risk in several ways. Each woman's answer was related to her actual risk...
  16. ncbi request reprint Women's views on breast cancer risk and screening mammography: a qualitative interview study
    E Silverman
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Med Decis Making 21:231-40. 2001
    ..The exaggerated importance many attribute to a variety of controllable factors in modifying personal risk and the "danger" seen in failing to have mammograms may lead women diagnosed with breast cancer to blame themselves...
  17. pmc US women's attitudes to false-positive mammography results and detection of ductal carcinoma in situ: cross-sectional survey
    L M Schwartz
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group 111B, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    West J Med 173:307-12. 2000
    ..To determine women's attitudes and knowledge of both false-positive mammography results and the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ after screening mammography...
  18. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic testing following fecal occult blood screening in the elderly
    J D Lurie
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:1641-6. 1999
    ..We evaluated the pattern of diagnostic testing following the initial FOBT in elderly Medicare beneficiaries. Such follow-up testing would in the long run influence both the cost and the benefit of widespread use of FOBT...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk charts: putting cancer in context
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:799-804. 2002
  20. pmc The risk of death by age, sex, and smoking status in the United States: putting health risks in context
    Steven Woloshin
    The Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:845-53. 2008
    ..Unfortunately, this fundamental information is not readily available to patients or physicians. We created simple one-page charts that present the 10-year chance of dying from various causes according to age, sex, and smoking status...
  21. ncbi request reprint Tobacco money: up in smoke?
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Lancet 359:2108-11. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Current antibiotic therapy for isolated urinary tract infections in women
    Alexander J Kallen
    VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:635-9. 2006
    ..However, increasing sulfa resistance among Escherichia coli may have led to changes in prescribing practices...
  23. ncbi request reprint Regional variations in health care intensity and physician perceptions of quality of care
    Brenda E Sirovich
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:641-9. 2006
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States, 1973-2002
    Louise Davies
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 295:2164-7. 2006
    ..Changes in the diagnostic approach to thyroid nodules may have resulted in an increase in the apparent incidence of thyroid cancer...
  25. pmc Patients and medical statistics. Interest, confidence, and ability
    Steven Woloshin
    The VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:996-1000. 2005
    ..People are increasingly presented with medical statistics. There are no existing measures to assess their level of interest or confidence in using medical statistics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of head and neck cancer in the United States
    Louise Davies
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:451-7. 2006
    ..Cancer rates of the head and neck are traditionally linked to public health issues...
  27. doi request reprint The increasing incidence of small thyroid cancers: where are the cases coming from?
    Louise Davies
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:2446-51. 2010
    ..To identify the trigger events that lead to the detection of otherwise asymptomatic thyroid cancers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Rates of postpartum glucose testing after gestational diabetes mellitus
    Michelle A Russell
    Brown Medical School, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1456-62. 2006
    ..To estimate rates of postpartum glucose tolerance testing in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to assess factors associated with testing...
  29. ncbi request reprint Trends in the use of the pulmonary artery catheter in the United States, 1993-2004
    Renda Soylemez Wiener
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    JAMA 298:423-9. 2007
    ..Although there is now substantial evidence that pulmonary artery (PA) catheterization does not reduce mortality in critically ill patients, it is unknown whether national utilization has decreased in response...
  30. doi request reprint Esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence: are we reaching the peak?
    Heiko Pohl
    The VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1468-70. 2010
    ..A steep increase in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has been observed between 1973 and 2001, but recent trends have not been reported. Our aim was to examine recent trends in esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence...
  31. doi request reprint Thyroid cancer survival in the United States: observational data from 1973 to 2005
    Louise Davies
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:440-4. 2010
    ..To compare the survival rate of people with papillary thyroid cancer limited to the thyroid gland who have not had immediate, definitive treatment for their thyroid cancer with the survival rate of those who have had such treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Can patients interpret health information? An assessment of the medical data interpretation test
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:290-300. 2005
    ..To establish the reliability/validity of an 18-item test of patients' medical data interpretation skills...
  33. pmc The frequency of Pap smear screening in the United States
    Brenda E Sirovich
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 50009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:243-50. 2004
    ..There are no data, however, regarding the frequency at which women actually undergo screening...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening among women without a cervix
    Brenda E Sirovich
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    JAMA 291:2990-3. 2004
    ..In 1996, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended that routine Papanicolaou (Pap) smear screening is unnecessary for these women...
  35. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume and surgical mortality in the United States
    John D Birkmeyer
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1128-37. 2002
    ..Although numerous studies suggest that there is an inverse relation between hospital volume of surgical procedures and surgical mortality, the relative importance of hospital volume in various surgical procedures is disputed...
  36. ncbi request reprint The value of benefit data in direct-to-consumer drug ads
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Perceptions of drug effectiveness were much lower for ads that incorporated the benefit box than for ads that did not. Most people we interviewed want benefit data in drug ads, can understand these data, and are influenced by them...
  37. ncbi request reprint The role of overdiagnosis and reclassification in the marked increase of esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence
    Heiko Pohl
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 0500, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:142-6. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Variation in the tendency of primary care physicians to intervene
    Brenda E Sirovich
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2252-6. 2005
    ..We sought to measure the tendency of primary care physicians to intervene across regions that differ in their levels of local health care spending...
  39. ncbi request reprint Advertising by academic medical centers
    Robin J Larson
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:645-51. 2005
    ..We aimed to characterize advertising by the nation's top academic medical centers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Surgical mortality as an indicator of hospital quality: the problem with small sample size
    Justin B Dimick
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 292:847-51. 2004
    ..Surgical mortality rates are increasingly used to measure hospital quality. It is not clear, however, how many hospitals have sufficient caseloads to reliably identify quality problems...
  41. ncbi request reprint Celebrity endorsements of cancer screening
    Robin J Larson
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:693-5. 2005
    ..At least one-fourth of respondents who had seen or heard a celebrity endorsement said that the endorsement made them more likely to undergo mammography (25%), PSA testing (31%), or sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy (37%)...
  42. pmc Estimating the impact of adding C-reactive protein as a criterion for lipid lowering treatment in the United States
    Steven Woloshin
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:197-204. 2007
    ..There is growing interest in using C-reactive protein (CRP) levels to help select patients for lipid lowering therapy--although this practice is not yet supported by evidence of benefit in a randomized trial...
  43. ncbi request reprint Overstating the evidence for lung cancer screening: the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) study
    H Gilbert Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction VA Medical Center, 215 N Main St, VA Outcomes Group, 11B, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2289-95. 2007
    ....
  44. doi request reprint The natural history of invasive breast cancers detected by screening mammography
    Per Henrik Zahl
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2311-6. 2008
    ..The introduction of screening mammography has been associated with sustained increases in breast cancer incidence. The natural history of these screen-detected cancers is not well understood...
  45. ncbi request reprint The zero mortality paradox in surgery
    Justin B Dimick
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:13-6. 2008
    ..We sought to determine if hospitals with zero mortality over 3 years also have lower than average mortality in the subsequent year...
  46. ncbi request reprint The drug facts box: providing consumers with simple tabular data on drug benefit and harm
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:655-62. 2007
    ..Requiring ads to include a table with data on drug benefits and side effects (derived from clinical trials) could help, provided that consumers understand such tabular information...
  47. ncbi request reprint Enthusiasm for cancer screening in the United States
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    JAMA 291:71-8. 2004
    ..Public health officials, physicians, and disease advocacy groups have worked hard to educate individuals living in the United States about the importance of cancer screening...
  48. ncbi request reprint Telephone care as an adjunct to routine medical follow-up. A negative randomized trial
    H G Welch
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 3:123-30. 2000
    ..In 1992, a randomized trial at one outpatient clinic demonstrated that making telephone appointments part of routine medical follow-up could save money and reduce hospitalization...
  49. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of a primer to help people understand risk: two randomized trials in distinct populations
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:256-65. 2007
    ..Although many studies document problems with understanding risk information, few assess ways to teach interpretation skills...
  50. pmc Ratio measures in leading medical journals: structured review of accessibility of underlying absolute risks
    Lisa M Schwartz
    Veteran Affairs Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    BMJ 333:1248. 2006
    ..To examine the accessibility of absolute risk in articles reporting ratio measures in leading medical journals...
  51. doi request reprint Racial disparities in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair among male Medicare beneficiaries
    Chad T Wilson
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 215 N Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Surg 143:506-10. 2008
    ..We examine this assumption by determining the relative rate (RR) of elective AAA repair in black men vs white men after accounting for differences in disease prevalence...
  52. pmc Setting the revisit interval in primary care
    L M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:230-5. 1999
    ..Patient factors accounted for only a small part of this variation. Although physicians responded to visits in predictable ways, each physician appeared to have a unique set point for the length of the revisits interval...
  53. pmc The role of patients and providers in the timing of follow-up visits. Telephone Care Study Group
    H G Welch
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:223-9. 1999
    ..These may, in turn, reflect the local "culture" in which they practice. How many patients providers are able to care for may be determined by the providers' inclinations toward the timing of follow-up visits...
  54. pmc Is language a barrier to the use of preventive services?
    S Woloshin
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:472-7. 1997
    ..To isolate the effect of spoken language from financial barriers to care, we examined the relation of language to use of preventive services in a system with universal access...
  55. ncbi request reprint Meeting walk-in patients' expectations for testing. Effects on satisfaction
    G W Froehlich
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:470-4. 1996
    ..Physicians who order tests solely to improve patient satisfaction may be able to reduce unnecessary testing without decreasing patient satisfaction...
  56. pmc Using the results of a baseline and a surveillance colonoscopy to predict recurrent adenomas with high-risk characteristics
    Douglas J Robertson
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Section of Gastroenterology, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:103-9. 2009
    ..Suggested intervals for postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy are currently based on the adenoma findings from the most recent examination...
  57. ncbi request reprint Implications of expanding disease definitions: the case of osteoporosis
    M Brooke Herndon
    Dartmouth Medical School, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1702-11. 2007
    ..6 million to 4.0 million among women ages 50-64 (at a net cost of at least $18 billion). Whether or not offering treatment to these additional women will reduce the number of hip fractures is unknown...
  58. ncbi request reprint Risk for increased utilization and adverse health outcomes among men served by the Veterans Health Administration
    Robin J Larson
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Mil Med 172:690-6. 2007
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Right and wrong reasons to be screened
    H Gilbert Welch
    Ann Intern Med 140:754-5. 2004
  60. doi request reprint The sea of uncertainty surrounding ductal carcinoma in situ--the price of screening mammography
    H Gilbert Welch
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:228-9. 2008
  61. pmc Ramifications of screening for breast cancer: 1 in 4 cancers detected by mammography are pseudocancers
    H Gilbert Welch
    BMJ 332:727. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint All-cause mortality in randomized trials of cancer screening
    William C Black
    Department of Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:167-73. 2002
    ..We compared disease-specific and all-cause mortality in published randomized cancer-screening trials to indirectly assess the validity of the disease-specific mortality end point...
  63. ncbi request reprint U.S. trends in CABG hospital volume: the effect of adding cardiac surgery programs
    Chad T Wilson
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:162-8. 2007
    ..An unintended consequence of starting new cardiac surgery programs is declining CABG hospital volume--a side effect that might increase mortality...
  64. ncbi request reprint Search and destroy--the right cancer strategy for Europeans?
    H Gilbert Welch
    Eur J Cancer 41:660-3. 2005
  65. ncbi request reprint State newborn screening in the tandem mass spectrometry era: more tests, more false-positive results
    Beth A Tarini
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 118:448-56. 2006
    ..It is not known how state newborn screening programs have changed screening practices in response to this technology and how it affects the number of false-positive test results...
  66. ncbi request reprint Statins and the risk of colorectal cancer
    H Gilbert Welch
    N Engl J Med 353:952-4; author reply 952-4. 2005

Research Grants3

  1. Assessing Treatment-Related Harms in Prostate Cancer
    H Welch; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The entire process will be repeated on a cohort of men who receive a transurethral resection of the prostate. ..