Alyce S Adams

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Barriers to self-monitoring of blood glucose among adults with diabetes in an HMO: a cross sectional study
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:6. 2003
  2. pmc Medication adherence and racial differences in A1C control
    Alyce S Adams
    Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:916-21. 2008
  3. ncbi Race differences in long-term diabetes management in an HMO
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2844-9. 2005
  4. ncbi Depression and cost-related medication nonadherence in Medicare beneficiaries
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:602-8. 2007
  5. pmc Racial differences in long-term self-monitoring practice among newly drug-treated diabetes patients in an HMO
    Connie Mah Trinacty
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1506-13. 2007
  6. doi Unintended impacts of a Medicaid prior authorization policy on access to medications for bipolar illness
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:4-9. 2010
  7. doi Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 33:135-44. 2011
  8. doi Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 32:729-41; discussion 716. 2010
  9. ncbi Relationship between patient medication adherence and subsequent clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes glycemic management
    Richard Grant
    General Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:807-12. 2007
  10. pmc Prior authorization for antidepressants in Medicaid: effects among disabled dual enrollees
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:750-6. 2009

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Publications29

  1. pmc Barriers to self-monitoring of blood glucose among adults with diabetes in an HMO: a cross sectional study
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:6. 2003
    ..The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between patient characteristics and self-monitoring in a large health maintenance organization (HMO) using test strips as objective measures of self-monitoring practice...
  2. pmc Medication adherence and racial differences in A1C control
    Alyce S Adams
    Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:916-21. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine medication adherence and other self-management practices as potential determinants of higher glycemic risk among black relative to white patients...
  3. ncbi Race differences in long-term diabetes management in an HMO
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2844-9. 2005
    ..We examined race differences in diabetes outcomes over 4-8 years in a single HMO...
  4. ncbi Depression and cost-related medication nonadherence in Medicare beneficiaries
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:602-8. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc Racial differences in long-term self-monitoring practice among newly drug-treated diabetes patients in an HMO
    Connie Mah Trinacty
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1506-13. 2007
    ..However, minority patients may encounter barriers to better self-care even within settings where variations in quality of care and insurance are minimized...
  6. doi Unintended impacts of a Medicaid prior authorization policy on access to medications for bipolar illness
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:4-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a Maine Medicaid PA policy on initiation and switching of anticonvulsant and atypical antipsychotic treatments among patients with bipolar disorder...
  7. doi Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 33:135-44. 2011
    ..Some Medicaid programs have adopted prior-authorization (PA) policies that require prescribers to request approval from Medicaid before prescribing drugs not included on a preferred drug list...
  8. doi Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 32:729-41; discussion 716. 2010
    ..However, little is known about the impact of these policies on the use of antihypertensive medicines in the United States...
  9. ncbi Relationship between patient medication adherence and subsequent clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes glycemic management
    Richard Grant
    General Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:807-12. 2007
    ..We assessed the relationship between patients' initial medication adherence and subsequent regimen intensification among patients with persistently elevated A1C levels...
  10. pmc Prior authorization for antidepressants in Medicaid: effects among disabled dual enrollees
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:750-6. 2009
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  11. pmc Racial differences in long-term adherence to oral antidiabetic drug therapy: a longitudinal cohort study
    Connie M Trinacty
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:24. 2009
    ..Adherence differences may contribute to health disparities for black diabetes patients, including higher microvascular event rates, greater complication-related disability, and earlier mortality...
  12. doi Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in Maine Medicaid following a policy change
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w185-95. 2008
    ..AA spending was slightly lower in both states. Observed increases in treatment discontinuities without cost savings suggest that AAs should be exempt from PA for patients with severe mental illnesses...
  13. ncbi Racial differences in impact of coverage on diabetes self-monitoring in a health maintenance organization
    Connie A Mah
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 44:392-7. 2006
    ..Insurance coverage of patient self-management devices like self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) equipment may help to reduce race-related barriers to effective care...
  14. pmc Association between prior authorization for medications and health service use by Medicaid patients with bipolar disorder
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:186-93. 2011
    ..This study examined the association between a Medicaid prior-authorization policy for second-generation antipsychotic and anticonvulsant agents and medication discontinuation and health service use by patients with bipolar disorder...
  15. pmc Medicare part D and changes in prescription drug use and cost burden: national estimates for the Medicare population, 2000 to 2007
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Meyers Primary Care, Worcester, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 49:834-41. 2011
    ..The full effect of Medicare Part D, after the initial policy transition period and across the United States Medicare population, remains unclear...
  16. pmc Cost-related medication nonadherence and spending on basic needs following implementation of Medicare Part D
    Jeanne M Madden
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    JAMA 299:1922-8. 2008
    ..Cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) has been a persistent problem for individuals who are elderly and disabled in the United States. The impact of Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) on CRN is unknown...
  17. doi Reliability of new measures of cost-related medication nonadherence
    Marsha Pierre-Jacques
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 46:444-8. 2008
    ..Although several national studies have attempted to measure medication nonadherence due to cost in cross-sectional studies of the elderly and disabled, little information exists on the psychometric properties of these measures over time...
  18. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in postpartum depression care among low-income women
    Katy Backes Kozhimannil
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:619-25. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to characterize racial-ethnic differences in mental health care utilization associated with postpartum depression in a multiethnic cohort of Medicaid recipients...
  19. ncbi A longitudinal study of medication nonadherence and hospitalization risk in schizophrenia
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:47-53. 2008
    ..However, such analyses typically measure adherence averaged over long time periods. We investigated the temporal relationship between nonadherence and hospitalization risk using a daily measure of medication availability...
  20. ncbi Provider and patient characteristics associated with antidepressant nonadherence: the impact of provider specialty
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:867-73. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi Does antidepressant adherence have an effect on glycemic control among diabetic antidepressant users?
    Kara Z Bambauer
    Dept of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:291-304. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between adherence to antidepressant medications and HbA1c levels among patients with diabetes in a managed care setting...
  22. ncbi Physician alerts to increase antidepressant adherence: fax or fiction?
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:498-504. 2006
    ..However, the efficacy of such interventions for improving adherence among patients treated for depression is unknown...
  23. doi Effects of prior authorization on medication discontinuation among Medicaid beneficiaries with bipolar disorder
    Yuting Zhang
    Drug Policy Research Group at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:520-7. 2009
    ....
  24. ncbi Effect of switching antipsychotics on antiparkinsonian medication use in schizophrenia: population-based study
    Sylvia Park
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 187:137-42. 2005
    ..The extent to which atypical antipsychotics have a lower incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms than typical antipsychotics has not been well-evaluated in community practice...
  25. pmc The population-level impacts of a national health insurance program and franchise midwife clinics on achievement of prenatal and delivery care standards in the Philippines
    Katy Backes Kozhimannil
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Health Policy 92:55-64. 2009
    ..This paper examines population-level impacts of these interventions on achievement of minimum standards for prenatal and delivery care...
  26. ncbi Cost-related medication nonadherence among elderly and disabled medicare beneficiaries: a national survey 1 year before the medicare drug benefit
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1829-35. 2006
    ..Prior to implementation of the Medicare drug benefit, we estimated the prevalence of cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) among Medicare enrollees, including elderly and nonelderly disabled beneficiaries...
  27. ncbi Use of well-child visits in high-deductible health plans
    Alison A Galbraith
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:833-40. 2010
    ..To examine how enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) affects use of well-child visits relative to traditional plans, when preventive care is exempt from the deductible...
  28. ncbi Antibiotic use following a Korean national policy to prohibit medication dispensing by physicians
    Sylvia Park
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Policy Plan 20:302-9. 2005
    ..Prohibiting doctors from dispensing drugs reduced prescribing overall, both of antibiotics and other drugs, and selectively reduced inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in viral illness...
  29. pmc Strategies for coping in a complex world: adherence behavior among older adults with chronic illness
    Rachel A Elliott
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Gen Intern Med 22:805-10. 2007
    ..Increasing numbers of medicines increase nonadherence. Little is known about how older adults manage multiple medicines for multiple illnesses...