Walid F Gellad

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing the chiral switch: approval and use of single-enantiomer drugs, 2001 to 2011
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 20:e90-7. 2014
  2. pmc Brand-name prescription drug use among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D patients with diabetes: a national cohort comparison
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Ann Intern Med 159:105-14. 2013
  3. pmc Use of antipsychotics among older residents in VA nursing homes
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Med Care 50:954-60. 2012
  4. pmc Facility-level variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing for older veterans
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1222-9. 2012
  5. pmc Use of prescription drug samples and patient assistance programs, and the role of doctor-patient communication
    Walid F Gellad
    Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1458-64. 2011
  6. pmc Variation in prescription use and spending for lipid-lowering and diabetes medications in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:741-50. 2010
  7. pmc Medicare Part D and potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e315-22. 2012
  8. pmc Potentially suboptimal prescribing for older veteran nursing home patients with dementia
    Joseph T Hanlon
    University of Pittsburgh UPITT and VA CHERP Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 49:20-8. 2015
  9. doi request reprint Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:103.e1-11. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Dual use of Department of Veterans Affairs and medicare benefits and use of test strips in veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    JAMA Intern Med 175:26-34. 2015

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessing the chiral switch: approval and use of single-enantiomer drugs, 2001 to 2011
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 20:e90-7. 2014
    ..We studied the prevalence of chiral switching in the United States over the past decade, including trends in use of, and expenditures on, these products in Medicaid...
  2. pmc Brand-name prescription drug use among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D patients with diabetes: a national cohort comparison
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Ann Intern Med 159:105-14. 2013
    ..Medicare relies on private plans with distinct formularies, whereas the VA administers its own benefit using a national formulary...
  3. pmc Use of antipsychotics among older residents in VA nursing homes
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Med Care 50:954-60. 2012
    ..Because little is known about their use in Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing homes [ie, Community Living Centers (CLCs)], we assessed the prevalence and risk factors for antipsychotic use in older residents of VA CLCs...
  4. pmc Facility-level variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing for older veterans
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1222-9. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Use of prescription drug samples and patient assistance programs, and the role of doctor-patient communication
    Walid F Gellad
    Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1458-64. 2011
    ..Some older adults may use free drug samples or industry-sponsored patient assistance programs (PAP) in hopes of lowering out-of-pocket costs, although the long-term effect of these programs on drug spending is unclear...
  6. pmc Variation in prescription use and spending for lipid-lowering and diabetes medications in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:741-50. 2010
    ..To examine variation in outpatient prescription use and spending for hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (VA) and its association with quality measures for these conditions...
  7. pmc Medicare Part D and potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e315-22. 2012
    ..Inappropriate medication use, which is common in older adults, may be responsive to out-of-pocket costs. We examined the impact of Medicare Part D on inappropriate medication use among Medicare beneficiaries...
  8. pmc Potentially suboptimal prescribing for older veteran nursing home patients with dementia
    Joseph T Hanlon
    University of Pittsburgh UPITT and VA CHERP Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 49:20-8. 2015
    ..Previous studies have not used national samples, nor have they examined multiple types of suboptimal prescribing by dementia severity...
  9. doi request reprint Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply
    Sonya Borrero
    Center for Health Equity, Research, and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:103.e1-11. 2013
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  10. doi request reprint Dual use of Department of Veterans Affairs and medicare benefits and use of test strips in veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Walid F Gellad
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    JAMA Intern Med 175:26-34. 2015
    ..Veterans with dual Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Medicare benefits have access to test strips through both systems, raising the potential for overuse...
  11. pmc The financial burden from prescription drugs has declined recently for the nonelderly, although it is still high for many
    Walid F Gellad
    Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:408-16. 2012
    ....
  12. pmc The impact of Medicare Part D on medication treatment of hypertension
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto Street, Crabtree Hall A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:185-98. 2011
    ..To evaluate Medicare Part D's impact on use of antihypertensive medications among seniors with hypertension...
  13. doi request reprint Tight glycemic control and use of hypoglycemic medications in older veterans with type 2 diabetes and comorbid dementia
    Carolyn T Thorpe
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA
    Diabetes Care 38:588-95. 2015
    ..We examined risk factors for tight glycemic control in this population and use of medications associated with a high risk of hypoglycemia in the subset with tight control...
  14. pmc Sources of regional variation in Medicare Part D drug spending
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    N Engl J Med 366:530-8. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Regional variation in use of a new class of antidiabetic medication among medicare beneficiaries: the case of incretin mimetics
    Zachary A Marcum
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 49:285-92. 2015
    ..Physicians likely had some uncertainty about the role of IMs in the diabetes treatment armamentarium. Regional variation in uptake of IMs may be a marker of such uncertainty...
  16. pmc The impact of family caregivers on potentially inappropriate medication use in noninstitutionalized older adults with dementia
    Joshua M Thorpe
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:230-41. 2012
    ..Informal caregivers often facilitate patients' use of medications, but the effect of caregiver factors on PIM use has not been a focus of previous research...
  17. pmc A systematic review of barriers to medication adherence in the elderly: looking beyond cost and regimen complexity
    Walid F Gellad
    RAND Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 9:11-23. 2011
    ..Medication nonadherence is a common problem among the elderly...
  18. pmc Access to and use of $4 generic programs in Medicare
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1251-7. 2012
    ....
  19. pmc Medication adherence to multidrug regimens
    Zachary A Marcum
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 28:287-300. 2012
    ..Only then can we begin to make significant improvements to the medication use process and, in turn, the health of older adults...
  20. pmc The Medicare drug benefit (Part D) and treatment of heart failure in older adults
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am Heart J 160:159-65. 2010
    ..We examined the impact of improvements in drug coverage under Medicare Part D on utilization of, and adherence to, medications for heart failure in older adults...