S D Pearson
Affiliation: Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- An outpatient program to treat deep venous thrombosis with low-molecular-weight heparinS D Pearson
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass, USA
Eff Clin Pract 2:210-7. 1999..Although recent trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of low-molecular-weight (LMW) heparin, clinicians may need help incorporating this drug into routine practice...
- Payer-hospital collaboration to improve patient satisfaction with hospital dischargeM L Hickey
Department of Quality Measurement and Improvement, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 22:336-44. 1996..CONCLUSIONS: Implications of hospitalwide implementation of discharge planning-related services attempted on one unit are being considered...
- The impact of an inpatient physician program on quality, utilization, and satisfactionA P Halpert
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Division of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Manag Care 6:549-55. 2000..In the new program, attending physician duties were transferred from the patient's own general internist to another internist serving on a hospital-based rotation...
- Patients' trust in physicians: many theories, few measures, and little dataS D Pearson
Center for Ethics in Managed Care, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Gen Intern Med 15:509-13. 2000..The gaps identified in our knowledge about trust can help target new efforts to strengthen the methodological basis of work to understand this vital element of medical relationships...
- Leaving gatekeeping behind--effects of opening access to specialists for adults in a health maintenance organizationT G Ferris
Institute for Health Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Health Care System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
N Engl J Med 345:1312-7. 2001..9 percent (P=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: In a capitated, multispecialty group practice, we found little evidence of substantial changes in the use of specialty services by adults in the first 18 months after the elimination of gatekeeping...
- Patient attitudes toward physician financial incentivesA G Pereira
Center for Ethics in Managed Care, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
Arch Intern Med 161:1313-7. 2001..Discomfort was highest with capitation and was more likely among wealthier, well-educated, white patients. With capitation increasing nationally, patients' concerns should be considered in the design of compensation agreements...
- Informal consultations provided to general internists by the gastroenterology department of an HMOS D Pearson
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
J Gen Intern Med 13:435-8. 1998..The role informal consultation plays in the workload of physicians and in the clinical care of populations is an important question for health care system design, policy, and research...
- Communication problems for patients hospitalized with chest painS R Simon
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 13:836-8. 1998..New models of inpatient care delivery can maintain patient satisfaction but to do so must focus attention on improving physician-patient communication...
- Depression among high utilizers of medical careS D Pearson
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Gen Intern Med 14:461-8. 1999..Patients who had not made visits for nonspecific complaints were at significantly lower risk of depression. Depression among high utilizers was associated with higher resource utilization...