ELLEN R MEARA

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of early newborn discharge legislation and early follow-up visits on infant outcomes in a state Medicaid population
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 5899, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1619-27. 2004
  2. pmc The relationship between substance use patterns and economic and health outcomes among low-income caregivers and children
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:974-81. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform, employment, and drug and alcohol use among low-income women
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:223-32. 2006
  4. pmc Spending on substance abuse treatment: how much is enough?
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Addiction 100:1240-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of managed care market share on appropriate use of coronary angiography among traditional Medicare beneficiaries
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Inquiry 41:144-58. 2004
  6. pmc The gap gets bigger: changes in mortality and life expectancy, by education, 1981-2000
    ELLEN R MEARA
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:350-60. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Trends in medical spending by age, 1963-2000
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:176-83. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of health services by previously uninsured Medicare beneficiaries
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:143-53. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Is spending more always wasteful? The appropriateness of care and outcomes among colorectal cancer patients
    Mary Beth Landrum
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:159-68. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Health of previously uninsured adults after acquiring Medicare coverage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:2886-94. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of early newborn discharge legislation and early follow-up visits on infant outcomes in a state Medicaid population
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 5899, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1619-27. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the impact of 1) legislation mandating coverage of minimum postnatal hospital stays and 2) early follow-up visits by the age of 4 days on infant outcomes during the first month of life...
  2. pmc The relationship between substance use patterns and economic and health outcomes among low-income caregivers and children
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:974-81. 2008
    ..This study estimated how patterns of substance use are related to work status, public program use, and well-being among a sample of female caregivers and children...
  3. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform, employment, and drug and alcohol use among low-income women
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:223-32. 2006
    ....
  4. pmc Spending on substance abuse treatment: how much is enough?
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Addiction 100:1240-8. 2005
    ..To describe a framework that can be used to determine optimal spending on substance abuse treatment in the United States...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of managed care market share on appropriate use of coronary angiography among traditional Medicare beneficiaries
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Inquiry 41:144-58. 2004
    ..Within all ACC-AHA classes, coronary angiography fell slightly as managed care market share increased...
  6. pmc The gap gets bigger: changes in mortality and life expectancy, by education, 1981-2000
    ELLEN R MEARA
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:350-60. 2008
    ..Differential trends in smoking-related diseases explain at least 20 percent of this trend...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trends in medical spending by age, 1963-2000
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:176-83. 2004
    ..Prescription drug spending growth accelerated throughout the time period; it grew fastest among the nonelderly, for whom prescription drug insurance coverage is most extensive...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of health services by previously uninsured Medicare beneficiaries
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:143-53. 2007
    ..Previously uninsured adults who enroll in the Medicare program at the age of 65 years may have greater morbidity, requiring more intensive and costlier care over subsequent years, than they would if they had been previously insured...
  9. doi request reprint Is spending more always wasteful? The appropriateness of care and outcomes among colorectal cancer patients
    Mary Beth Landrum
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:159-68. 2008
    ..Our results show that instead of cutting spending, policies designed to target services to patients most likely to benefit could increase the value of medical spending...
  10. ncbi request reprint Health of previously uninsured adults after acquiring Medicare coverage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:2886-94. 2007
    ..However, the health benefits of providing insurance coverage for uninsured adults have not been clearly demonstrated...
  11. ncbi request reprint Physical and mental health status of older long-term cancer survivors
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2145-52. 2005
    ..To assess the physical and mental health status of older long-term cancer survivors...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement on prenatal smoking
    Douglas E Levy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Econ 25:276-94. 2006
    ..Overall, adjusting for secular trends in smoking, prenatal smoking declined by less than half what was predicted in response to the MSA...
  13. ncbi request reprint Do increases in the market share of managed care influence quality of cancer care in the fee-for-service sector?
    Nancy L Keating
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:257-64. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage and mortality among the near-elderly
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:223-33. 2004
    ..Expanding coverage to the near-elderly uninsured may greatly improve health outcomes for these groups...
  15. ncbi request reprint Differences in control of cardiovascular disease and diabetes by race, ethnicity, and education: U.S. trends from 1999 to 2006 and effects of medicare coverage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:505-15. 2009
    ..Efforts to improve the care of cardiovascular disease and diabetes or expand insurance coverage for adults with these conditions may reduce differences in clinical outcomes...
  16. doi request reprint Medicare spending for previously uninsured adults
    J Michael McWilliams
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:757-66. 2009
    ..Medicare spending after age 65 years may be higher for previously uninsured adults if suboptimal care before this age leads to irreversible complications, persistently elevated clinical risks, or delay of costly elective procedures...
  17. pmc Managed care market share and primary treatment for cancer
    Nancy L Keating
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:9-22. 2006
    ..To understand utilization patterns responsible for such savings, we assessed whether increases in managed care market share were related to increases in receipt of equally effective but less costly primary cancer therapies...
  18. pmc Health and economic impact of surgical site infections diagnosed after hospital discharge
    Eli N Perencevich
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:196-203. 2003
    ..Average total costs during the 8 weeks after discharge were US dollars 5,155 for patients with SSI and US dollars 1,773 for controls (p<0.001)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Correlates of therapy use and expenditures in children in the United States
    Karen Kuhlthau
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Mass General Hospital for Children, Massachusetts Genaral Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 11:115-23. 2008
    ..This paper describes correlates of use and expenditures for therapies (physical, occupational, speech or home health services) among children in the US...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of Medicare coverage on basic clinical services for previously uninsured adults
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 290:757-64. 2003
    ..Uninsured adults receive less appropriate care and have more adverse health consequences than insured adults. Longitudinal studies would help to more clearly define the effects of health insurance on health care and health...

Research Grants4

  1. RACIAL DISPARITIES AND MEDICARE PREVENTIVE SERVICES
    Ellen Meara; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  2. Social Programs, Employment, and Addiction
    Ellen Meara; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Parity, child mental health, and substance abuse
    Ellen Meara; Fiscal Year: 2009
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