SHARON LISE TERESA NORMAND

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evaluation of an automated safety surveillance system using risk adjusted sequential probability ratio testing
    Michael E Matheny
    GRECC and Center for Health Services Research, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Veterans Administration, Nashville, TN, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:75. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Eliciting expert opinion using the Delphi technique: identifying performance indicators for cardiovascular disease
    S L Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:247-60. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessing the accuracy of hospital clinical performance measures
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:9-20. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluating selection out of health plans for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance abuse
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:78-92. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Discriminating quality of hospital care in the United States
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:308-22. 2008
  6. pmc Some old and some new statistical tools for outcomes research
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 118:872-84. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Using elicitation techniques to estimate the value of ambulatory treatments for major depression
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:245-61. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Sample size considerations in observational health care quality studies
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Med 21:331-45. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Validating recommendations for coronary angiography following acute myocardial infarction in the elderly: a matched analysis using propensity scores
    S T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:387-98. 2001
  10. doi request reprint Rethinking analytical strategies for surveillance of medical devices: the case of hip arthroplasty
    Sharon Lise Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5821, USA
    Med Care 48:S58-67. 2010

Research Grants

  1. MODELING TREATMENT USE & EFFECTIVENESS IN MENTAL ILLNESS
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. MODELING TREATMENT USE & EFFECTIVENESS IN MENTAL ILLNESS
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE INFORMANT DATA IN PSYCHIATRY
    SHARON LISE TERESA NORMAND; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. pmc Evaluation of an automated safety surveillance system using risk adjusted sequential probability ratio testing
    Michael E Matheny
    GRECC and Center for Health Services Research, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Veterans Administration, Nashville, TN, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:75. 2011
    ..We compared risk-adjusted sequential probability ratio testing (RA-SPRT) implemented in an automated tool to Massachusetts public reports of 30-day mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery...
  2. ncbi request reprint Eliciting expert opinion using the Delphi technique: identifying performance indicators for cardiovascular disease
    S L Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:247-60. 1998
    ..Methods are demonstrated using the data from five distinct panels convened as part of the Harvard Q-SPAN-CD study, a nationally-funded project whose goal is to identify a set of cardiovascular-related performance measures...
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessing the accuracy of hospital clinical performance measures
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:9-20. 2007
    ..To control costs and improve quality, payers are designing new hospital reimbursement policies that link payment to quality. The authors determine the extent to which quality measures discriminate hospitals into tiers in 2 geographic areas...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluating selection out of health plans for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance abuse
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:78-92. 2003
    ..These results suggest that current risk-adjustment systems may fail to offset selection incentives in modern capitated health plans...
  5. doi request reprint Discriminating quality of hospital care in the United States
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:308-22. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Some old and some new statistical tools for outcomes research
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 118:872-84. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Using elicitation techniques to estimate the value of ambulatory treatments for major depression
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:245-61. 2002
    ..The average spending for all observed treatments was $473 (SE = 478), with a depression-free adjusted price per case of $5,995 (95% confidence interval = $5,959-$6,031)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sample size considerations in observational health care quality studies
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Med 21:331-45. 2002
    ..If researchers are interested in comparing clusters, hierarchical models are preferred...
  9. ncbi request reprint Validating recommendations for coronary angiography following acute myocardial infarction in the elderly: a matched analysis using propensity scores
    S T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:387-98. 2001
    ..Because of the magnitude of the benefit and of the number of patients involved, steps should be taken to replicate these findings...
  10. doi request reprint Rethinking analytical strategies for surveillance of medical devices: the case of hip arthroplasty
    Sharon Lise Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5821, USA
    Med Care 48:S58-67. 2010
    ..During 2004 in the United States, although 68% of hospital stays for partial or total hip replacements were for those aged 65 years and older, younger patients will account for 52% by 2030...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinical and administrative data sources for hospital coronary artery bypass graft surgery report cards
    David M Shahian
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 115:1518-27. 2007
    ..Using logistic regression and hierarchical models, we compared hospital cardiac surgery profiling results based on clinical data with those derived from contemporaneous administrative data...
  12. doi request reprint A cost-effectiveness framework for profiling the value of hospital care
    Justin W Timbie
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:419-34. 2008
    ..Using cost-effectiveness methods to profile hospital "value'' permits the comparison of the benefit of a service relative to the cost using existing societal weights...
  13. ncbi request reprint Covariate adjustment in clinical trials with non-ignorable missing data and non-compliance
    Douglas E Levy
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Med 23:2319-39. 2004
    ..We recommend the new estimators as they are unbiased even when outcomes are not missing at random and they are more efficient than established estimators in the presence of covariate effects under the widest variety of circumstances...
  14. ncbi request reprint Guideline recommendations for treatment of schizophrenia: the impact of managed care
    Barbara Dickey
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:340-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the treatment of schizophrenia for disabled Medicaid beneficiaries who were and were not enrolled in managed care...
  15. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of labor supply effects of interventions for major depressive disorder
    Justin W Timbie
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Suite 301, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:212-8. 2006
    ..The aims of this study were to examine labor supply effects of interventions for major depressive disorder and to compare these effects with a summary measure of clinical effectiveness...
  16. pmc The impact of parity on major depression treatment quality in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program after parity implementation
    Alisa B Busch
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Med Care 44:506-12. 2006
    ..Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent but often undetected and undertreated and thus could potentially benefit from parity implementation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Associations between adherence to guidelines for antipsychotic dose and health status, side effects, and patient care experiences
    Barbara Dickey
    Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Med Care 44:827-34. 2006
    ..Examples of evidence-based guidelines are the PORT recommendations for the treatment of schizophrenia. However, few studies have examined the relationship between adherence to guidelines and patient outcomes in clinical settings...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for the treatment of acute medical conditions in US hospitals
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2511-7. 2006
    ..The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently began reporting on quality of care for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Likelihood methods for treatment noncompliance and subsequent nonresponse in randomized trials
    A James O'Malley
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 5899, USA
    Biometrics 61:325-34. 2005
    ..We illustrate methods using data from a trial to compare the efficacy of two antipsychotics for adults with refractory schizophrenia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Incentive formularies and changes in prescription drug spending
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:360-9. 2007
    ..To examine the impact of incentive formularies on prescription drug spending shifts in formulary compliance, use of generic medications, and mail-order fulfillment in the year after introduction of a new pharmacy benefit strategy...
  21. ncbi request reprint A comparison of methods for combining quality and efficiency performance measures: profiling the value of hospital care following acute myocardial infarction
    Justin W Timbie
    HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Stat Med 27:1351-70. 2008
    ..Hospitals estimated to have the highest and lowest value according to each method are compared for consistency, and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Quality of care in Medicaid managed care and commercial health plans
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:1674-81. 2007
    ..In contrast to the commercially insured population, the proportion of Medicaid beneficiaries enrolling in health maintenance organizations continues to increase...
  23. ncbi request reprint Employers' use of value-based purchasing strategies
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:2281-8. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Performance measurement in the small office practice: challenges and potential solutions
    Bruce E Landon
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:353-7. 2008
    ..Because a high proportion of U.S. physicians practice in small settings, programs and policies based on physician performance measurement should incorporate features that facilitate the inclusion of these physicians...
  25. doi request reprint Comparison of "risk-adjusted" hospital outcomes
    David M Shahian
    Center for Quality and Safety, Department of Surgery, and Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:1955-63. 2008
    ..The concept of "risk-adjusted" outcomes is frequently misunderstood, particularly when it is used to justify the direct comparison of performance at 2 specific institutions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Quality monitoring and management in commercial health plans
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02459, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:377-86. 2008
    ..To examine the current state of quality monitoring and management activities of US health plans...
  27. doi request reprint Drug-eluting or bare-metal stents for acute myocardial infarction
    Laura Mauri
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:1330-42. 2008
    ..Studies comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting and bare-metal coronary stents in acute myocardial infarction have been limited in size and duration...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of treatment recommendations and specialist intervention on care provided by primary care physicians to patients with myocardial infarction or heart failure
    Edward Guadagnoli
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Med 117:371-9. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of an intervention involving dissemination of treatment recommendations to primary care physicians treating outpatients with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Externally caused deaths for adults with substance use and mental disorders
    Barbara Dickey
    Department of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA 02139, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 31:75-85. 2004
    ..Medicaid beneficiaries with dual diagnoses are 6-8 times more likely to die of injury, primarily poisoning, than their counterparts treated for medical conditions only...
  30. ncbi request reprint Physician clinical performance assessment: prospects and barriers
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 290:1183-9. 2003
    ..Even then, for some uses, physician clinical performance assessment at the individual physician level may be technically impossible to accomplish in a valid and fair way...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sample size calculation for a historically controlled clinical trial with adjustment for covariates
    A James O'Malley
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Biopharm Stat 12:227-47. 2002
    ..Our principle conclusions are that exact sample size calculations can be substantially different from current approximations, and stochastic optimization provides a convenient method of computation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Screening for serious mental illness in the general population
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:184-9. 2003
    ..Public Law 102-321 established a block grant for adults with "serious mental illness" (SMI) and required the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop a method to estimate the prevalence of SMI...
  33. ncbi request reprint Medical morbidity, mental illness, and substance use disorders
    Barbara Dickey
    Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:861-7. 2002
    ..The authors examined whether certain medical disorders are more prevalent among adults with severe mental illness and whether a comorbid substance use disorder increases prevalence beyond the effect of severe mental illness alone...
  34. ncbi request reprint Application of models for multivariate mixed outcomes to medical device trials: coronary artery stenting
    A James O'Malley
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Med 22:313-36. 2003
    ..When considering proportion diameter stenosis, the corresponding posterior means are 0.375 (0.020) and 0.427 (0.030). The correlation coefficient of the components of the OPC lies in the range 0.042 to 0.116...
  35. ncbi request reprint The medical treatment of depression, 1991-1996: productive inefficiency, expected outcome variations, and price indexes
    Ernst R Berndt
    MIT and NBER, Boston, MA 02127, USA
    J Health Econ 21:373-96. 2002
    ..Based on hedonic regression equations that account for the effects of changing patient mix, we find reductions that range from about -1.66 to -2.13% per year...
  36. ncbi request reprint Toward a model for testing the relationship between quality of care and costs
    Barbara Dickey
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 7:15-21. 2004
    ..In mental health services research there is little empirical evidence to support speculation about the relationship between costs and quality...
  37. ncbi request reprint "Usual care" for major depression in the 1990s: characteristics and expert-estimated outcomes
    Marcela Horvitz-Lennon
    Department of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital, Mass, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:720-6. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Warfarin prescribing in atrial fibrillation: the impact of physician, patient, and hospital characteristics
    Niteesh K Choudhry
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 119:607-15. 2006
    ..The study investigated the determinants of warfarin use in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical and analytical considerations in the study of health status in device trials for heart failure
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Card Fail 11:396-403. 2005
    ..The aim of this article is to provide recommendations to regulatory agencies and research sponsors regarding the use of health status measures in medical device trials...
  40. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a cardiac surgery report card: lessons from the Massachusetts experience
    David M Shahian
    Department of Surgery, Caritas St Elizabeth s Medical Center, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1146-50. 2005
    ..These include the choice of a statistical model and analytical technique, national versus regional reference population, and whether individual surgeon profiling is required...
  41. ncbi request reprint Understanding individual and small area variation in the underuse of coronary angiography following acute myocardial infarction
    Pushkal P Garg
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 5899, USA
    Med Care 40:614-26. 2002
    ..Underuse of coronary angiography is common among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the magnitude of underuse varies across geographic areas...
  42. ncbi request reprint Quality measurement in adult cardiac surgery: part 1--Conceptual framework and measure selection
    David M Shahian
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:S3-12. 2007
  43. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance in commercial HMOs
    Meredith B Rosenthal
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:1895-902. 2006
    ..Although many claims have been made for the effectiveness of this approach, the extent of its national penetration remains unknown...
  44. doi request reprint Low-volume coronary artery bypass surgery: measuring and optimizing performance
    David M Shahian
    Department of Surgery, Center for Quality and Safety, and Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:1202-9. 2008
  45. pmc Characteristics of medical practices in three developed managed care markets
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:675-95. 2005
    ..To describe physician practices, ranging from solo and two-physician practices to large medical groups, in three geographically diverse parts of the country with strong managed care presences...
  46. pmc Readers guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 3. Analytical strategies to reduce confounding
    Sharon Lise T Normand
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMJ 330:1021-3. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of self-report and clinician-rated measures of psychiatric symptoms and functioning in predicting 1-year hospital readmission
    Karen M Clements
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:568-77. 2006
    ..In this setting, self-report was better than clinician rating in predicting psychiatric outcome. Differences between the two in relation to other outcomes need to be examined...
  48. ncbi request reprint Massachusetts cardiac surgery report card: implications of statistical methodology
    David M Shahian
    Department of Surgery, Caritas St Elizabeth s Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2106-13. 2005
    ..Theoretically, the use of hierarchical models should result in more accurate representation of provider performance...
  49. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery spatial distribution of acute myocardial infarction occlusions
    John C Wang
    Division of Clinical Biometrics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    Circulation 110:278-84. 2004
    ..We developed a spatial map of the distribution of acute coronary occlusions to test our hypothesis that plaque ruptures do not occur uniformly throughout the coronary tree...
  50. ncbi request reprint Use of a state inpatient forensic system under managed mental health care
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:447-51. 2002
    ..The authors examined associations between Medicaid managed mental health care in Massachusetts and rates of admission to the inpatient forensic mental health service maintained by the state's mental health department...
  51. ncbi request reprint Use of cardiac rehabilitation by Medicare beneficiaries after myocardial infarction or coronary bypass surgery
    Jose A Suaya
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Circulation 116:1653-62. 2007
    ..Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is effective in prolonging survival and reducing disability in patients with coronary heart disease. However, national use patterns and predictors of CR use have not been evaluated thoroughly...
  52. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal profiles of health care providers
    Susan E Bronskill
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stat Med 21:1067-88. 2002
    ..Furthermore, the longitudinal profiles developed are easily interpreted and flexible, making them of practical use to policy-makers...
  53. pmc Process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction for patients with mental illness in the VA health care system: are there disparities?
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:41-63. 2003
    ..To compare process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction, for patients with and without mental illness, cared for in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) health care system...
  54. pmc Impact of cardiac service availability on case-selection for angiography and survival associated with angiography
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Health Serv Res 38:21-40. 2003
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Does prospective payment reduce inpatient length of stay?
    Edward C Norton
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7411, USA
    Health Econ 11:377-87. 2002
    ..16 and 0.20. The results were generally robust for short- and long stayers, and for persons admitted early and late after the change in payment mechanism. The model controlled for hospital fixed effects and individual random effects...
  56. pmc Statistical methodology for classifying units on the basis of multiple-related measures
    Armando Teixeira-Pinto
    Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, CINTESIS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Stat Med 27:1329-50. 2008
    ..We also present two methods to identify hospitals with superior performance. The methods are illustrated using national data collected to evaluate quality of care delivered by the U.S. acute care hospitals...
  57. ncbi request reprint "America's Best Hospitals" in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction
    Oliver J Wang
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208088, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1345-51. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Post-acute service use following acute myocardial infarction in the elderly
    Susan E Bronskill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:77-93. 2002
    ..After adjusting for many patient and hospital characteristics, however, variation in PASU remained across States...
  59. pmc Longitudinal profiling of health care units based on continuous and discrete patient outcomes
    Michael J Daniels
    Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, USA
    Biostatistics 7:1-15. 2006
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Improving traditional intention-to-treat analyses: a new approach
    Marcela Horvitz-Lennon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Med 35:961-70. 2005
    ..We set out to describe and assess methods for estimation of a treatment effect when the trial is 'broken'...
  61. ncbi request reprint Managed mental health care's effects on arrest and forensic commitment
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School UMMS, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 27:65-77. 2004
  62. ncbi request reprint An administrative claims model suitable for profiling hospital performance based on 30-day mortality rates among patients with heart failure
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Circulation 113:1693-701. 2006
    ..A model using administrative claims data that is suitable for profiling hospital performance for heart failure would be useful in quality assessment and improvement efforts...
  63. ncbi request reprint An administrative claims model suitable for profiling hospital performance based on 30-day mortality rates among patients with an acute myocardial infarction
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Circulation 113:1683-92. 2006
    ..We sought to develop a hierarchical regression model using Medicare claims data that produces hospital risk-standardized 30-day mortality rates and to validate the hospital estimates against those derived from a medical record model...
  64. ncbi request reprint Behavioral health insurance parity for federal employees
    Howard H Goldman
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21227, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1378-86. 2006
    ..The plans were encouraged to manage care...
  65. ncbi request reprint Hospital quality for acute myocardial infarction: correlation among process measures and relationship with short-term mortality
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    JAMA 296:72-8. 2006
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint National trends in outcomes among elderly patients with heart failure
    Mikhail Kosiborod
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Med 119:616.e1-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine temporal trends in outcomes of elderly patients with heart failure between 1992 and 1999...
  67. ncbi request reprint Selection and plan switching behavior
    Rusty Tchernis
    Department of Economics, Indiana University, Wylie Hall, 100 S Woodlawn, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Inquiry 43:10-22. 2006
    ..This transfer of costs from a less to a more generous plan increases the burden of adverse selection. Our data suggest that switching may be more important to the level of premiums than previously documented...
  68. ncbi request reprint Limiting inpatient substance use treatment: what are the consequences?
    Barbara Dickey
    Cambridge Hospital, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:332-46. 2003
    ..There was no evidence of cost shifting. Although emphasis on outpatient treatment did not result in cost shifting, the combination of substance use disorder and psychiatric illness remains an expensive public health problem...
  69. ncbi request reprint American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association methodology for the selection and creation of performance measures for quantifying the quality of cardiovascular care
    John A Spertus
    Circulation 111:1703-12. 2005
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Measuring performance for treating heart attacks and heart failure: the case for outcomes measurement
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:75-85. 2007
    ..Recent developments in the methodology and standards for outcomes measurement have laid the groundwork for incorporating outcomes into performance monitoring efforts for these conditions...
  71. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction at urban safety-net hospitals
    Joseph S Ross
    Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:238-48. 2007
    ..We examine the implications of these findings for the millions of vulnerable Americans who rely on safety-net hospitals for their care...
  72. ncbi request reprint Regionalization and the underuse of angiography in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System as compared with a fee-for-service system
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Section for Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2209-17. 2003
    ..We compared the underuse of needed angiography after acute myocardial infarction in a traditional Medicare fee-for-service system with underuse in the regionalized Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system...
  73. ncbi request reprint On the use of discrete choice models for causal inference
    Rusty Tchernis
    Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Stat Med 24:2197-2212. 2005
    ..We also illustrate the use of discrete choice models to estimate the effect of antipsychotic drug use on the risk of diabetes in a cohort of adults with schizophrenia...

Research Grants9

  1. MODELING TREATMENT USE & EFFECTIVENESS IN MENTAL ILLNESS
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The methodological advances from this research will enable mental health researchers and policy makers to better characterize usual care and to expand the inferences drawn from clinical trials. ..
  2. MODELING TREATMENT USE & EFFECTIVENESS IN MENTAL ILLNESS
    Sharon Lise Normand; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The methodological advances from this research will enable researchers, policy makers, and methodologists to better characterize factors impacting technology innovation/exnovation and to expand the inferences for usual care. ..
  3. ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE INFORMANT DATA IN PSYCHIATRY
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    ..These novel and innovative methods will improve the assessment of treatment effects and will contribute to improving the health of the population. ..