Ellen P McCarthy

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003
  2. pmc Causes of death and relative survival of older women after a breast cancer diagnosis
    Mara A Schonberg
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Office 202, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1570-7. 2011
  3. pmc Breast cancer among the oldest old: tumor characteristics, treatment choices, and survival
    Mara A Schonberg
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon, Office 202, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2038-45. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Treatment disparities for disabled medicare beneficiaries with stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Lisa I Iezzoni
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:595-601. 2008
  5. pmc Early stage breast cancer treatments for younger Medicare beneficiaries with different disabilities
    Lisa I Iezzoni
    Institute for Health Policy, Division of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford St, Rm 901C, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1752-67. 2008
  6. pmc Factors influencing elderly women's mammography screening decisions: implications for counseling
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Geriatr 7:26. 2007
  7. pmc Herbal and dietary supplement disclosure to health care providers by individuals with chronic conditions
    Darshan H Mehta
    Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:1263-9. 2008
  8. pmc Cancer stage at diagnosis and survival among persons with Social Security Disability Insurance on Medicare
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, E RO 139, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:611-28. 2007
  9. pmc Obesity, race, and risk for death or functional decline among Medicare beneficiaries: a cohort study
    Christina C Wee
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:645-55. 2011
  10. pmc Obesity and undiagnosed diabetes in the U.S
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1813-5. 2008

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Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003
    ..Hospice care is believed to improve care for patients at the end of life. However, few patients use hospice and others enroll too late to maximize the benefits of hospice services...
  2. pmc Causes of death and relative survival of older women after a breast cancer diagnosis
    Mara A Schonberg
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Office 202, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1570-7. 2011
    ..We repeated these analyses stratifying by age...
  3. pmc Breast cancer among the oldest old: tumor characteristics, treatment choices, and survival
    Mara A Schonberg
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon, Office 202, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2038-45. 2010
    ..Future studies should focus on identifying tumor and patient characteristics to help target treatments to the oldest women most likely to benefit...
  4. doi request reprint Treatment disparities for disabled medicare beneficiaries with stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Lisa I Iezzoni
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:595-601. 2008
    ..Treatment disparities for disabled Medicare beneficiaries with stage I non-small cell lung cancer...
  5. pmc Early stage breast cancer treatments for younger Medicare beneficiaries with different disabilities
    Lisa I Iezzoni
    Institute for Health Policy, Division of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford St, Rm 901C, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1752-67. 2008
    ..To explore how underlying disability affects treatments and outcomes of disabled women with breast cancer...
  6. pmc Factors influencing elderly women's mammography screening decisions: implications for counseling
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Geriatr 7:26. 2007
    ..We aimed to identify factors important to mammography screening decisions among women aged 80 and older compared to women aged 65-79...
  7. pmc Herbal and dietary supplement disclosure to health care providers by individuals with chronic conditions
    Darshan H Mehta
    Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:1263-9. 2008
    ..Very little is known about herbal and dietary supplement disclosure in adults with chronic medical conditions, especially on a national level...
  8. pmc Cancer stage at diagnosis and survival among persons with Social Security Disability Insurance on Medicare
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, E RO 139, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:611-28. 2007
    ..To examine stage at diagnosis and survival for disabled Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer under age 65 and compare their experiences with those of other persons diagnosed under age 65...
  9. pmc Obesity, race, and risk for death or functional decline among Medicare beneficiaries: a cohort study
    Christina C Wee
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:645-55. 2011
    ..The adverse effect of obesity on health outcomes may be lower in older and African American adults than in the general U.S. population...
  10. pmc Obesity and undiagnosed diabetes in the U.S
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1813-5. 2008
    ..To study whether obese individuals, who are at higher risk for diabetes and disparities in care than nonobese individuals, are more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes...
  11. pmc Breast cancer risk and provider recommendation for mammography among recently unscreened women in the United States
    Susan A Sabatino
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:285-91. 2006
    ..Provider recommendation for mammography is an important reason many women undergo screening. We examined the association between breast cancer risk and reported provider recommendation for mammography in recently unscreened women...
  12. pmc External validation of an index to predict up to 9-year mortality of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1444-51. 2011
    ..To further validate an index predicting mortality in community-dwelling older adults...
  13. pmc Emergency department experiences of acutely symptomatic patients with terminal illness and their family caregivers
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:972-81. 2010
    ..Despite increased focus on improving palliative care in the emergency department (ED), there is little research on how to best address the specific needs of this patient population...
  14. pmc Trends in breast conserving surgery among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 1992-2000
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:604-11. 2005
    ..Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) has been the recommended treatment for early-stage breast cancer since 1990 yet many women still do not receive this procedure...
  15. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life care in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:153-8. 2009
    ..To examine racial and ethnic variation in use of hospice and high-intensity care in patients with terminal illness...
  16. doi request reprint Relationship between the prognostic expectations of seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis and their nephrologists
    Melissa W Wachterman
    Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1206-14. 2013
    ..Perceptions of prognosis and transplant candidacy may influence goals of care...
  17. pmc Factors noted to affect breast cancer treatment decisions of women aged 80 and older
    Mara A Schonberg
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:538-44. 2012
    ..To identify factors that influence the breast cancer treatment decisions of women aged 80 and older...
  18. pmc Obesity and C-reactive protein levels among white, black, and hispanic US adults
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:875-80. 2008
    ..We examined whether obesity's association with novel cardiovascular risk factors such as C-reactive protein (CRP) also varies by race and ethnicity...
  19. ncbi request reprint BMI and cervical cancer screening among white, African-American, and Hispanic women in the United States
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Rose 115, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:1275-80. 2005
    ..We examined cervical cancer screening by BMI in white, African-American, and Hispanic women and explored women's reasons for not undergoing screening...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization of hospice patients with cancer
    Alexie Cintron
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:757-68. 2003
    ..To identify factors associated with hospitalization of elderly hospice patients with cancer and to describe their hospital experiences...
  21. pmc Association of hospice agency profit status with patient diagnosis, location of care, and length of stay
    Melissa W Wachterman
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 305:472-9. 2011
    ..For-profit and nonprofit hospices may respond differently to financial incentives...
  22. pmc Use of relaxation techniques and complementary and alternative medicine by American adults with insomnia symptoms: results from a national survey
    Suzanne M Bertisch
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 8:681-91. 2012
    ..We sought to elucidate the patterns and reasons for use of relaxation techniques and CAM use by adults with insomnia symptoms...
  23. pmc Index to predict 5-year mortality of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older using data from the National Health Interview Survey
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon, Brookline, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1115-22. 2009
    ..Prognostic information is becoming increasingly important for clinical decision-making...
  24. doi request reprint Adoption of preoperative radiation therapy for rectal cancer from 2000 to 2006: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Patterns-of-Care Study
    Raymond H Mak
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:978-84. 2011
    ..We evaluated the use of preoperative RT after the presentation of the landmark German rectal study results and examined the impact of tumor and sociodemographic factors on receiving preoperative RT...
  25. pmc Use of complementary and alternative therapies by Asian Americans. Results from the National Health Interview Survey
    Darshan H Mehta
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22 A West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:762-7. 2007
    ..Asian Americans are less likely than NHW to disclose CAM use to conventional healthcare providers, suggesting that it is particularly important that physicians query AA patients about CAM use...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities in breast cancer management among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
    Rebecca P Gelber
    Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, 150 S Huntington Avenue, 151MAV, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:977-84. 2006
    ..Little is known about breast cancer management among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)...
  27. doi request reprint Marital status and survival in patients with cancer
    Ayal A Aizer
    Ayal A Aizer, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program Ellen P McCarthy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Mallika L Mendu, Sophia Koo, Powell L Graham, Neil E Martin, and Paul L Nguyen, Dana Farber Brigham and Women s Cancer Center Tyler J Wilhite, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Ming Hui Chen, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Karen E Hoffman, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Jim C Hu, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    J Clin Oncol 31:3869-76. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of marital status on stage at diagnosis, use of definitive therapy, and cancer-specific mortality among each of the 10 leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States...
  28. pmc Targeting of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:388-95. 2013
    ..To examine receipt of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older...
  29. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults with migraines/severe headaches
    Rebecca Erwin Wells
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Headache 51:1087-97. 2011
    ..Our objective was to determine patterns, reasons for, and correlates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by US adults with migraines/severe headaches...
  30. pmc Obesity and the likelihood of sexual behavioral risk factors for HPV and cervical cancer
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2552-5. 2008
    ..HPV and sexual behavioral risk factors for HPV and cervical cancer are not more prevalent in obese than normal-weight women and unlikely to account for higher-observed cervical cancer mortality in obese women...
  31. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008
    ..Despite well-documented racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning (ACP), we know little about why these differences exist. This study tested proposed mediators of racial/ethnic differences in ACP...
  32. doi request reprint Am I doing the right thing? Provider perspectives on improving palliative care in the emergency department
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:86-93, 93.e1. 2009
    ..Little is known about delivering palliative care in the emergency department (ED). We explore the attitudes, experiences, and beliefs of emergency providers about palliative care in the ED, using structured qualitative methods...
  33. pmc Obesity and breast cancer screening
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:324-31. 2004
    ..Compared to normal weight women, women with obesity have higher mortality from breast cancer but are less often screened...
  34. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer screening in women aged 80 and older: results from a national survey
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1688-95. 2004
    ..To estimate the national rates of mammography screening in women aged 80 and older and examine the relationship between health status and screening within the previous 2 years...
  35. ncbi request reprint Breast carcinoma screening and risk perception among women at increased risk for breast carcinoma: results from a national survey
    Susan A Sabatino
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 100:2338-46. 2004
    ..The Gail model is validated to estimate breast carcinoma risk. The authors assessed the association of Gail risk scores with screening and cancer risk perception...
  36. pmc Disparities in breast cancer treatment and survival for women with disabilities
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:637-45. 2006
    ..Little is known about breast cancer treatment for women with disabilities...
  37. ncbi request reprint Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Med 115:47-53. 2003
    ..We examined hospice use by Asian patients compared with white patients, and assessed whether utilization differs among those born in the United States or abroad...
  38. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: the importance of foreign birth as a barrier to care
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1028-35. 2003
    ..Racial/ethnic groups comprised largely of foreign-born individuals have lower rates of cancer screening than white Americans. Little is known about whether these disparities are related primarily to their race/ethnicity or birthplace...
  39. ncbi request reprint Length of stay in home care before and after the 1997 Balanced Budget Act
    Rachel L Murkofsky
    Gerontology Division and Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2841-8. 2003
    ..Prior to 1997, home health agencies (HHAs) were reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and had incentives to provide more services. The 1997 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) reduced payments for home care services to help control Medicare spending...
  40. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in liver transplant surgery and hospice use: parallels, differences, and unanswered questions
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:285-91. 2008
    ..Although the goals of care are different, by examining hospice and transplant surgery side by side in the larger context of health disparities, a number of potentially promising avenues for future research have been uncovered...
  41. pmc Advance care planning and health care preferences of community-dwelling elders: the Framingham Heart Study
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon Street, Suite 220, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:951-9. 2008
    ..The study objective was to describe self-reported advance care planning, health care preferences, use of advance directives, and health perceptions in a very elderly community-dwelling sample...
  42. pmc Use of complementary and alternative therapies by overweight and obese adults
    Suzanne M Bertisch
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1610-5. 2008
    ..Obesity is associated with higher health-care costs due, in part, to higher use of traditional health care. Few data are available on the relationship between obesity and the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)...
  43. pmc Tai chi exercise in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized clinical trial
    Gloria Y Yeh
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:750-7. 2011
    ..We sought to investigate whether tai chi, as an adjunct to standard care, improves functional capacity and quality of life in patients with HF...
  44. ncbi request reprint Barriers to hospice care among older patients dying with lung and colorectal cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Rose 139, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:728-35. 2003
    ..To identify factors associated with hospice enrollment and length of stay in hospice among patients dying with lung or colorectal cancer...
  45. pmc Alternative mind-body therapies used by adults with medical conditions
    Suzanne M Bertisch
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 66:511-9. 2009
    ..Mind-body therapies (MBT) are used by 16.6% of adults in the United States. Little is known about the patterns of and reasons for use of MBT by adults with common medical conditions...
  46. doi request reprint Worsening trends in the management and treatment of back pain
    John N Mafi
    Division of Primary Care and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1573-81. 2013
    ..Back pain treatment is costly and frequently includes overuse of treatments that are unsupported by clinical guidelines. Few studies have evaluated recent national trends in guideline adherence of spine-related care...
  47. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the use of mind body therapies among United States adults with musculoskeletal pain
    Hilary A Tindle
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Complement Ther Med 13:155-64. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of mind body therapy use and correlates of use among adults with prolonged musculoskeletal pain, a group for whom mind body therapies are recommended...
  48. doi request reprint Psychological distress in long-term survivors of adult-onset cancer: results from a national survey
    Karen E Hoffman
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1274-81. 2009
    ..As advances in cancer screening and treatment increase the number of long-term cancer survivors, it is important to understand the long-term psychological sequelae of the cancer experience...
  49. pmc Frequent outpatient contact and decreasing medication affordability in patients with diabetes from 1997 to 2004
    Richard W Grant
    General Medicine Units, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 9 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1386-8. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with colon cancer screening: the role of patient factors and physician counseling
    Christina C Wee
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Rose 115, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Prev Med 41:23-9. 2005
    ..The prevalence of colon cancer screening is nationally low. The relative contribution of patient factors and physician counseling patterns to the low prevalence of screening is unclear...
  51. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use among US adults with common neurological conditions
    Rebecca Erwin Wells
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Landmark Center, Suite 22A West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Neurol 257:1822-31. 2010
    ..CAM is used more frequently among adults with common neurological conditions than those without. More research on the efficacy of CAM use for common neurological conditions is warranted...
  52. pmc Decision making and counseling around mammography screening for women aged 80 or older
    Mara A Schonberg
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:979-85. 2006
    ..Despite uncertain benefit, many women over age 80 (oldest-old) receive screening mammography...
  53. ncbi request reprint Obesity among adults with disabling conditions
    Evette Weil
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 288:1265-8. 2002
    ..Obesity, a leading cause of preventable death and chronic disease, is associated with disability. Little is known about obesity among adults with specific disabilities...
  54. pmc Conducting high-value secondary dataset analysis: an introductory guide and resources
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:920-9. 2011
    ..Secondary dataset analysis is a well-established methodology. Secondary analysis is particularly valuable for junior investigators, who have limited time and resources to demonstrate expertise and productivity...
  55. doi request reprint The influence of dermatologist and primary care physician visits on melanoma outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries
    Richard G Roetzheim
    The Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ and the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:637-47. 2013
    ..Ambulatory visits to dermatologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) may improve melanoma outcomes through early detection. We sought to measure the effect of dermatologist and PCP visits on melanoma stage at diagnosis and mortality...
  56. ncbi request reprint Declining mortality in patients with acute renal failure, 1988 to 2002
    Sushrut S Waikar
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:1143-50. 2006
    ..4% in 1988 to 26.6% in 2002 (P < 0.001). This study provides evidence from an administrative database that the incidence of ARF and ARF-D is rising. Despite an increase in the degree of comorbidity, in-hospital mortality has declined...
  57. ncbi request reprint Are patients more likely to see physicians of the same sex? Recent national trends in primary care medicine
    Margaret C Fang
    Division of General Internal Medicine Hospitalist Group, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    Am J Med 117:575-81. 2004
    ..We assessed national trends in the proportion of women among patients seeing female physicians, and compared visit characteristics and preventive services among visits to female and male primary care physicians...
  58. pmc Patterns of mind-body therapies in adults with common neurological conditions
    Rebecca Erwin Wells
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 36:46-51. 2011
    ..Our objective was to describe mind-body use in adults with common neurological conditions...
  59. ncbi request reprint Physician counseling on hormone replacement therapy and bone loss: do socioeconomic and racial characteristics of women influence counseling?
    Joan M Neuner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:495-504. 2003
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  60. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in utilization of health services in patients with diabetes enrolled in medicaid
    Roberto B Vargas
    General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA School of Medicine, California, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:562-75. 2004
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Obesity among US immigrant subgroups by duration of residence
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill
    JAMA 292:2860-7. 2004
    ..The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially since the 1980s. While immigrants are the fastest growing segment of the US population, little is known about obesity or clinician counseling about diet and exercise in this group...
  62. ncbi request reprint Younger stroke survivors have reduced access to physician care and medications: National Health Interview Survey from years 1998 to 2002
    Deborah A Levine
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:37-42. 2007
    ..Younger stroke survivors may have reduced access to physician care and medications because they are more frequently uninsured...
  63. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk assessment and management in primary care: provider attitudes, practices, and barriers
    Susan A Sabatino
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway MS K 53, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:375-83. 2007
    ..We surveyed primary care providers to evaluate breast cancer risk assessment and management practices...
  64. ncbi request reprint Managed care and cancer outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities
    Richard G Roetzheim
    Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC 13, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:287-96. 2008
    ..To determine if the type of insurance arrangement, specifically health maintenance organization (HMO) vs fee-for-service (FFS), affects cancer outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities...
  65. pmc Ethnic disparities in hospice use among Asian-American and Pacific Islander patients dying with cancer
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:139-44. 2008
    ..In conclusion, in every ethnic subgroup studied, AAPIs were less likely than whites to enroll in hospice. Further research is needed to understand these differences and eliminate potential barriers to hospice care...
  66. doi request reprint Impact of hospital volume on postoperative morbidity and mortality following a colectomy for ulcerative colitis
    Gilaad G Kaplan
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Gastroenterology 134:680-7. 2008
    ..We set out to evaluate postoperative morbidity and mortality using a nationally representative database and to determine the factors that influenced outcomes...