STEVEN E WOLOSHIN

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint News media coverage of screening mammography for women in their 40s and tamoxifen for primary prevention of breast cancer
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 287:3136-42. 2002
  6. pmc Giving legs to restless legs: a case study of how the media helps make people sick
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    PLoS Med 3:e170. 2006
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint How can we help people make sense of medical data?
    S Woloshin
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 2:176-83. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Media reporting on research presented at scientific meetings: more caution needed
    Steven Woloshin
    VA Outcomes Group, Dartmouth Medical School, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Med J Aust 184:576-80. 2006

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint News media coverage of screening mammography for women in their 40s and tamoxifen for primary prevention of breast cancer
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 287:3136-42. 2002
    ....
  6. pmc Giving legs to restless legs: a case study of how the media helps make people sick
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    PLoS Med 3:e170. 2006
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint How can we help people make sense of medical data?
    S Woloshin
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 2:176-83. 1999
    ..Information is a basic prerequisite to informed medical decision making...
  10. ncbi request reprint Media reporting on research presented at scientific meetings: more caution needed
    Steven Woloshin
    VA Outcomes Group, Dartmouth Medical School, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Med J Aust 184:576-80. 2006
    ..To examine media stories on research presented at scientific meetings to see if they reported basic study facts and cautions, and whether they were clear about the preliminary stage of the research...
  11. 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%)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. ncbi request reprint Screening men for prostate and colorectal cancer in the United States: does practice reflect the evidence?
    Brenda E Sirovich
    VA Outcomes Group, 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 289:1414-20. 2003
    ..If practice were evidence-based, PSA screening would be less common among men than colorectal cancer screening, a preventive service of broad acceptance and proven efficacy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Office visits and analgesic prescriptions for musculoskeletal pain in US: 1980 vs. 2000
    Margaret A Caudill-Slosberg
    VA Outcomes Group and VA Quality Scholars Program 11Q, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, 215 North Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009 001, USA
    Pain 109:514-9. 2004
    ..In spite of the increased attention to pain treatment, there has not been an increase in office visits for musculoskeletal pain complaints. The threshold for prescribing NSAIDS and opioids, however, has dropped...
  21. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and treatment burden of gastroesophageal reflux disease: validating the GERD assessment scales
    Jean Y Liu
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2058-64. 2004
    ..A comprehensive assessment instrument that measures the burden of both symptoms and treatment is needed to determine the optimal management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and we developed such an instrument...
  22. ncbi request reprint Screening for cervical cancer: will women accept less?
    Brenda E Sirovich
    VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Am J Med 118:151-8. 2005
    ..We sought to describe the attitudes of women in the United States toward less intense screening, specifically, less frequent screening and eventual cessation of screening...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Choosing where to have major surgery: who makes the decision?
    Chad T Wilson
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Arch Surg 142:242-6. 2007
    ..Efforts are under way to distribute hospital performance data directly to patients to inform their decisions about where to go for major surgery, but patients are not always involved in making the decision of where they will have surgery...
  26. 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
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Media coverage of scientific meetings: too much, too soon?
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 287:2859-63. 2002
    ..We sought to describe news coverage of abstracts, characterize the research, and determine subsequent full publication in the medical literature...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Press releases: translating research into news
    Steven Woloshin
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    JAMA 287:2856-8. 2002
    ..While medical journals strive to ensure accuracy and the acknowledgment of limitations in articles, press releases may not reflect these efforts...
  30. ncbi request reprint Press releases by academic medical centers: not so academic?
    Steven Woloshin
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:613-8. 2009
    ..The news media are often criticized for exaggerated coverage of weak science. Press releases, a source of information for many journalists, might be a source of those exaggerations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Marketing medicine to the public: a reader's guide
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT, USA
    JAMA 287:774-5. 2002
  32. doi request reprint Communicating uncertainties about prescription drugs to the public: a national randomized trial
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1463-8. 2011
    ..We assessed the US public's understanding of the meaning of FDA drug approval and tested how brief explanations communicating drug uncertainties affect consumer choices...
  33. pmc Older patients perceptions of "unnecessary" tests and referrals: a national survey of Medicare beneficiaries
    M Brooke Herndon
    VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1547-54. 2008
    ..Unnecessary exposure to medical interventions can harm patients. Many hope that generalist physicians can limit such unnecessary exposure...
  34. pmc How do elderly patients decide where to go for major surgery? Telephone interview survey
    Lisa M Schwartz
    VA Outcomes Group 111B, VA Medical Center, 215 N Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    BMJ 331:821. 2005
    ..To learn how patients in Medicare, the US medical insurance programme that covers elderly patients, made decisions about where to undergo major surgery and how they would make future decisions...
  35. 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...