John Wennberg

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Practice variations and health care reform: connecting the dots
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of Medicare claims data to monitor provider-specific performance among patients with severe chronic illness
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
  3. doi request reprint Commentary: A debt of gratitude to J. Alison Glover
    John Wennberg
    The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 35 Centerra Parkway, Suite 300, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:26-9. 2008
  4. pmc Unwarranted variations in healthcare delivery: implications for academic medical centres
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 7251 Strasenburgh, Dartmouth Medical School 03755 3863, USA
    BMJ 325:961-4. 2002
  5. pmc Use of hospitals, physician visits, and hospice care during last six months of life among cohorts loyal to highly respected hospitals in the United States
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 7251 Strasenburgh, Hanover, NH 03755 3863, USA
    BMJ 328:607. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the efficiency of california providers in caring for patients with chronic illnesses
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Geography and the debate over Medicare reform
    John E Wennberg
    Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Exceptionalism or extravagance? What's different about health care in South Florida
    Jonathan Skinner
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care at academic medical centers: implications for future workforce requirements
    David C Goodman
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences CECS, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:521-31. 2006

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Practice variations and health care reform: connecting the dots
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Medicare reform legislation creates the opportunity for a demonstration project to redesign health care to address these barriers. We also must grapple with the cultural bias that more care is better and that physicians must know best...
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of Medicare claims data to monitor provider-specific performance among patients with severe chronic illness
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..We believe that hospital-specific measures can be helpful in identifying providers with acceptable quality indices who are also relatively efficient in managing chronic illness...
  3. doi request reprint Commentary: A debt of gratitude to J. Alison Glover
    John Wennberg
    The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 35 Centerra Parkway, Suite 300, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:26-9. 2008
  4. pmc Unwarranted variations in healthcare delivery: implications for academic medical centres
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 7251 Strasenburgh, Dartmouth Medical School 03755 3863, USA
    BMJ 325:961-4. 2002
  5. pmc Use of hospitals, physician visits, and hospice care during last six months of life among cohorts loyal to highly respected hospitals in the United States
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 7251 Strasenburgh, Hanover, NH 03755 3863, USA
    BMJ 328:607. 2004
    ..To evaluate the use of healthcare resources during the last six months of life among patients of US hospitals with strong reputations for high quality care in managing chronic illness...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the efficiency of california providers in caring for patients with chronic illnesses
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..The data point to important opportunities to improve efficiency...
  7. ncbi request reprint Geography and the debate over Medicare reform
    John E Wennberg
    Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..We suggest that our proposal be tested in a major demonstration project..
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Exceptionalism or extravagance? What's different about health care in South Florida
    Jonathan Skinner
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..Instead, end-of-life care makes Miami truly exceptional: Patients in their last six months of life see more physicians and spend more time in intensive care than is the case virtually anywhere else in the world...
  10. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care at academic medical centers: implications for future workforce requirements
    David C Goodman
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences CECS, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:521-31. 2006
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  11. pmc Extending the P4P agenda, part 1: how Medicare can improve patient decision making and reduce unnecessary care
    John E Wennberg
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1564-74. 2007
    ..This paper outlines a strategy to achieve informed patient choice as the standard of practice for preference-sensitive care...
  12. pmc Extending the P4P agenda, part 2: how Medicare can reduce waste and improve the care of the chronically ill
    John E Wennberg
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1575-85. 2007
    ..This paper recommends a strategy for achieving this goal...
  13. pmc Inpatient care intensity and patients' ratings of their hospital experiences
    John E Wennberg
    Evaluative Clinical Sciences and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:103-12. 2009
    ..The common thread linking greater care intensity with lower quality and less favorable patient experiences may be poorly coordinated care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Benchmarking the future generalist workforce
    Jon D Lurie
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 5:58-66. 2002
    ..However, recent trends suggest that more physicians are entering primary care, raising the possibility of a future surplus...
  15. ncbi request reprint Who you are and where you live: how race and geography affect the treatment of medicare beneficiaries
    Katherine Baicker
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Differences in end-of-life care are driven more by residence than by race. Policies should focus on getting the rates right, rather than solely on racial differences...
  16. ncbi request reprint Trends and geographic variations in major surgery for degenerative diseases of the hip, knee, and spine
    James N Weinstein
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Involving the patient in choice of treatments (shared decision making) and outcomes research are promising strategies for reducing unwarranted regional variation and local constancy in surgery risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health care quality, geographic variations, and the challenge of supply-sensitive care
    Elliott S Fisher
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hannover, NH 03755 3863, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 46:69-79. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Practice variation: implications for our health care system
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, NH, USA
    Manag Care 13:3-7. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Postmarketing surveillance of medical devices using Medicare claims
    David J Malenka
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:928-37. 2005
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  20. pmc Regional variations in diagnostic practices
    Yunjie Song
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:45-53. 2010
    ..Current methods of risk adjustment rely on diagnoses recorded in clinical and administrative records. Differences among providers in diagnostic practices could lead to bias...
  21. ncbi request reprint The more things change...: the federal government's role in the evaluative sciences
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in rates of knee arthroplasty among Medicare patients
    Jonathan Skinner
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:1350-9. 2003
    ..There are large variations in the use of knee arthroplasty among Medicare enrollees according to race or ethnic group and sex. Are racial and ethnic disparities more pronounced in some regions than in others, and if so, why?..
  23. pmc Design of the Spine Patient outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
    Nancy J O Birkmeyer
    Department of Surgery, Community and Family Medicine, Clinical Trials Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1361-72. 2002
    ..The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) was designed to assess the relative efficacy and cost-effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical approaches to the treatment of common conditions associated with low back and leg pain...
  24. ncbi request reprint Finding high quality, efficient providers for value purchasing: cohort methods better than methods based on events
    John E Wennberg
    Med Care 40:853-5. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint Paying for performance: Medicare should lead
    Donald M Berwick
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:8-10. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint Standard consultations are not enough to ensure decision quality regarding preference-sensitive options
    Annette M O'Connor
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:570-1. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Toward the 'tipping point': decision aids and informed patient choice
    Annette M O'Connor
    School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:716-25. 2007
    ..This paper discusses progress in implementing decision aids and the policy prospects for reaching a "tipping point" in the adoption of "informed patient choice" as a standard of practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint Geography and the debate over medicare reform
    John E Wennberg
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..We suggest that our proposal be tested in a major demonstration project...
  29. ncbi request reprint Addressing variations: is there hope for the future?
    David E Wennberg
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) needs to move forward on information-sharing interventions and use demonstrations to pursue innovative strategies to improve the delivery of care through its purchasing power...
  30. ncbi request reprint Bereaved family member perceptions of quality of end-of-life care in U.S. regions with high and low usage of intensive care unit care
    Joan M Teno
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1905-11. 2005
    ..To compare the quality of end-of-life care of persons dying in regions of differing practice intensity...