Robert J Blendon

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The public's response to severe acute respiratory syndrome in Toronto and the United States
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:925-31. 2004
  2. pmc Americans' views of health care costs, access, and quality
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Milbank Q 84:623-57. 2006
  3. pmc Public response to community mitigation measures for pandemic influenza
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:778-86. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Health care in the 2008 presidential primaries
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:414-22. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Health care in the 2004 presidential election
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1314-22. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Disparities in physician care: experiences and perceptions of a multi-ethnic America
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:507-17. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Voters and health care in the 2006 election
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1928-33. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Public response to an anthrax attack: a multiethnic perspective
    Gillian K Steelfisher
    Harvard Opinion Research Program, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 10:401-11. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding The American Public's Health Priorities: a 2006 perspective
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w508-15. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Confronting competing demands to improve quality: a five-country hospital survey
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:119-35. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint The public's response to severe acute respiratory syndrome in Toronto and the United States
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:925-31. 2004
    ..Some of the community-wide problems with SARS might have been avoided with better communication by public health officials and clinicians...
  2. pmc Americans' views of health care costs, access, and quality
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Milbank Q 84:623-57. 2006
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  3. pmc Public response to community mitigation measures for pandemic influenza
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:778-86. 2008
    ..Given these results, planning and public engagement will be needed to encourage the public to be prepared...
  4. doi request reprint Health care in the 2008 presidential primaries
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:414-22. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Health care in the 2004 presidential election
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1314-22. 2004
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Disparities in physician care: experiences and perceptions of a multi-ethnic America
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:507-17. 2008
    ..This was true for Central/South Americans, Chinese Americans, and Korean Americans on five of seven measures. Many of the differences remained after socioeconomic characteristics and language skills were controlled for...
  7. ncbi request reprint Voters and health care in the 2006 election
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1928-33. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Public response to an anthrax attack: a multiethnic perspective
    Gillian K Steelfisher
    Harvard Opinion Research Program, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 10:401-11. 2012
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  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding The American Public's Health Priorities: a 2006 perspective
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w508-15. 2006
    ..These attitudes are likely to create a climate that is supportive of increased health spending and substantial policy changes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Confronting competing demands to improve quality: a five-country hospital survey
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:119-35. 2004
    ..Asked about future strategies to improve quality, executives in all five countries expressed support for making information technology an investment priority...
  11. doi request reprint What is driving people's dissatisfaction with their own health care in 17 Latin American countries?
    Minah K Kim
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Expect 16:155-63. 2013
    ..In addition, the Ministers of Health of the Americas have stated that health systems should be accountable to citizens...
  12. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward the use of quarantine in a public health emergency in four countries
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w15-25. 2006
    ..Respondents were concerned about overcrowding, infection, and inability to communicate with family members while in quarantine. Officials will need specific plans to deal with the public's concerns about compulsory quarantine policies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Can quality reports help address health care disparities? Use and awareness of comparative quality information by African Americans
    Gillian K Steelfisher
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:884-95. 2009
    ..Findings suggest a demand for CQInfo among African Americans, and support the idea that such information could help ameliorate racial disparities, if efforts also address educational and other related barriers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Disparities in health: perspectives of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial America
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1437-47. 2007
    ..The variety of responses across racial groups demonstrates the importance of examining ethnic subgroups separately rather than combined into a single category...
  15. pmc The public's preparedness for hurricanes in four affected regions
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, 4th Fl, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:167-76. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint The public and the smallpox threat
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:426-32. 2003
    ..The potential for a bioterrorist attack involving smallpox has led to a debate about what national precautions should be taken. What is unclear is the public's knowledge of smallpox and views about precautions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Using opinion surveys to track the public's response to a bioterrorist attack
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 8:83-92; discussion 148-51. 2003
    ..Using examples from public opinion surveys during the anthrax attacks of 2001, this article examines the role such surveys can play during a public health crisis...
  18. doi request reprint Americans' conflicting views about the public health system, and how to shore up support
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2033-40. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Americans' views of the uninsured: an era for hybrid proposals
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..The critical issue is whether or not there will be public support in the future for raising revenues to pay for major expansions in coverage...
  20. ncbi request reprint Voters and health care in the 2004 election
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..With the exception of malpractice reform and reducing federal health spending, health care is not likely to be a top issue for the Bush administration's second term...
  21. ncbi request reprint Confidence in crisis? Understanding trust in government and public attitudes toward mandatory state health powers
    Kalahn Taylor-Clark
    W K Kellogg Doctoral Fellow in Health Policy Research, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 3:138-47. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Views of practicing physicians and the public on medical errors
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1933-40. 2002
    ..What is not known is the level of support for these proposed changes among practicing physicians and the public...
  23. doi request reprint Massachusetts health reform: a public perspective from debate through implementation
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w556-65. 2008
    ..Despite perceptions by some that the law is not helping the uninsured, support for it remains high-even for the individual mandate, the law's most controversial feature. There is little interest in repealing this legislation...
  24. doi request reprint Novel pandemic A (H1N1) influenza vaccination among pregnant women: motivators and barriers
    Gillian K Steelfisher
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:S116-23. 2011
    ..Messaging and outreach during future pandemics may require customization to increase vaccination among high-risk groups...
  25. ncbi request reprint The American public and the Terri Schiavo case
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2580-4. 2005
    ..Opposition to removing Schiavo's feeding tube was associated with opposition to abortion. The results suggest that issues involved in cases like Schiavo's are not likely to disappear from the political agenda...
  26. pmc Employment and compliance with pandemic influenza mitigation recommendations
    Kelly D Blake
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:212-8. 2010
    ..We found that inability to work from home, lack of paid sick leave, and income are associated with working adults' ability to comply and should be major targets for workplace interventions in the event of a serious outbreak...
  27. ncbi request reprint Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:106-21. 2003
    ..The most crucial policy implication of these findings is that a focus on a small population of intensive health system users could have the potential to both control costs and improve care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Americans' responses to the 2004 influenza vaccine shortage
    Catherine M DesRoches
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:822-31. 2005
    ..Although some have suggested that this might have been a successful case of health care rationing, it might not be generalizable to shortages of vaccines for other diseases...
  29. pmc The role of reported tobacco-specific media exposure on adult attitudes towards proposed policies to limit the portrayal of smoking in movies
    Kelly D Blake
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Tob Control 19:191-6. 2010
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  30. doi request reprint Will Americans support the individual mandate?
    Tara Sussman
    Program in Health Policy, Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w501-9. 2009
    ..Policymakers who choose to pursue an individual mandate for policy reasons may expand the base of supporters by incorporating it into a "shared-responsibility" plan that includes requirements for employers, government, and insurers...
  31. doi request reprint School-day and overall physical activity among youth
    Michael W Long
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 45:150-7. 2013
    ..However, strategies that focus on school-day physical activity may not increase total physical activity if youth compensate by reducing physical activity outside of school...
  32. doi request reprint Public response to the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic: a polling study in five countries
    Gillian K Steelfisher
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:845-50. 2012
    ..We also assessed public support for related public health recommendations...
  33. ncbi request reprint News of disparity: content analysis of news coverage of African American healthcare inequalities in the USA, 1994-2004
    Kalahn Alexandra Taylor-Clark
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:405-17. 2007
    ..This research helps us to understand the messages that the public may be receiving in order to motivate public will to support federal responsibility for reducing racial healthcare inequalities...
  34. ncbi request reprint Survey in sub-Saharan Africa shows substantial support for government efforts to improve health services
    Sara E Abiola
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1478-87. 2011
    ..Results suggest that improving access to health care will be a key factor in improving perceptions of government performance...
  35. pmc The Impact of Experience with a Family Member with Alzheimer's Disease on Views about the Disease across Five Countries
    Robert J Blendon
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Alzheimers Dis 2012:903645. 2012
    ..The publics in individual countries, with differing cultures and health systems, are likely to respond in different ways as more families have experience with Alzheimer's disease...
  36. pmc The role of tobacco-specific media exposure, knowledge, and smoking status on selected attitudes toward tobacco control
    Kelly D Blake
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:117-26. 2010
    ..pdf). While some research has examined predictors of public support for tobacco control measures, little research has examined modifiable factors that may influence public attitudes toward tobacco control...
  37. ncbi request reprint The impact of anthrax attacks on the American public
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    MedGenMed 4:1. 2002
    ..Incidents involving anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) through the mail in 4 metropolitan areas have raised concerns about the public's response nationally and locally...
  38. ncbi request reprint The continuing legacy of September 11 for Americans' health priorities
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint Health-related impact of deployment extensions on spouses of active duty army personnel
    Gillian K Steelfisher
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Mil Med 173:221-9. 2008
    ..However, spouses who experienced extensions were more likely to perceive the Army negatively during deployment. These findings suggest that deployment extensions may exacerbate certain problems and frustrations for Army spouses...
  40. pmc Experiences of hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston shelters: implications for future planning
    Mollyann Brodie
    Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1402-8. 2006
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  41. ncbi request reprint Inequities in health care: a five-country survey
    Robert J Blendon
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:182-91. 2002
    ..In contrast, relatively few citizens reported problems getting needed health care. Low-income U.S. citizens reported more problems getting care than did their counterparts in the other four countries...
  42. ncbi request reprint African Americans' views on health policy: implications for the 2004 elections
    Kalahn Taylor-Clark
    Harvard University, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..However, in responding to black voters, candidates will have to be careful not to alienate white voters by proposing health policies that involve sizable increases in taxes or government regulation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Improving patient safety--five years after the IOM report
    Drew E Altman
    Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:2041-3. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Health news and the American public, 1996-2002
    Mollyann Brodie
    Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 28:927-50. 2003
    ..While knowledge about health news varies, individuals who follow health news stories closely are significantly more likely to give the correct answer to knowledge questions about those stories...
  45. ncbi request reprint Public trust in the Spanish health-care system
    Albert Jovell
    School of Medicine and Surgery, University Autonoma of Barcelona and Fundació Biblioteca Josep Laporte, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Expect 10:350-7. 2007
    ..Since that time, health-care in Spain has undergone significant changes, including a decentralization of the system, an increase in spending and a change in the way the system is financed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Physicians' views of interventions to reduce medical errors: does evidence of effectiveness matter?
    Allison B Rosen
    Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health Systems, 300 North Ingalls, Suite 7C27, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Acad Med 80:189-92. 2005
    ..It further assessed whether academic affiliation was associated with physicians' ratings of effectiveness...