Stephen B Soumerai

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in Maine Medicaid following a policy change
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w185-95. 2008
  2. pmc Effect of pay for performance on the management and outcomes of hypertension in the United Kingdom: interrupted time series study
    Brian Serumaga
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 342:d108. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Depression and cost-related medication nonadherence in Medicare beneficiaries
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:602-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Unintended impacts of a Medicaid prior authorization policy on access to medications for bipolar illness
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:4-9. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint A controlled study of the effects of state surveillance on indicators of problematic and non-problematic benzodiazepine use in a Medicaid population
    Dennis Ross-Degnan
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:103-23. 2004
  6. pmc Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 32:729-41; discussion 716. 2010
  7. pmc Racial differences in long-term self-monitoring practice among newly drug-treated diabetes patients in an HMO
    Connie Mah Trinacty
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1506-13. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of New York State regulatory action on benzodiazepine prescribing and hip fracture rates
    Anita K Wagner
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:96-103. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 33:135-44. 2011
  10. pmc Prior authorization for antidepressants in Medicaid: effects among disabled dual enrollees
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:750-6. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in Maine Medicaid following a policy change
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w185-95. 2008
    ..AA spending was slightly lower in both states. Observed increases in treatment discontinuities without cost savings suggest that AAs should be exempt from PA for patients with severe mental illnesses...
  2. pmc Effect of pay for performance on the management and outcomes of hypertension in the United Kingdom: interrupted time series study
    Brian Serumaga
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 342:d108. 2011
    ..To assess the impact of a pay for performance incentive on quality of care and outcomes among UK patients with hypertension in primary care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Depression and cost-related medication nonadherence in Medicare beneficiaries
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:602-8. 2007
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Unintended impacts of a Medicaid prior authorization policy on access to medications for bipolar illness
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 48:4-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a Maine Medicaid PA policy on initiation and switching of anticonvulsant and atypical antipsychotic treatments among patients with bipolar disorder...
  5. ncbi request reprint A controlled study of the effects of state surveillance on indicators of problematic and non-problematic benzodiazepine use in a Medicaid population
    Dennis Ross-Degnan
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:103-23. 2004
    ..We evaluated the effects of physician surveillance through a Triplicate Prescription Program (TPP) on problematic and non-problematic BZ use...
  6. pmc Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 32:729-41; discussion 716. 2010
    ..However, little is known about the impact of these policies on the use of antihypertensive medicines in the United States...
  7. pmc Racial differences in long-term self-monitoring practice among newly drug-treated diabetes patients in an HMO
    Connie Mah Trinacty
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1506-13. 2007
    ..However, minority patients may encounter barriers to better self-care even within settings where variations in quality of care and insurance are minimized...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of New York State regulatory action on benzodiazepine prescribing and hip fracture rates
    Anita K Wagner
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:96-103. 2007
    ..Medicare Part D excludes benzodiazepines from coverage, and numerous state government policies limit use of benzodiazepines. No data indicate that such policies have decreased the incidence of hip fracture...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 33:135-44. 2011
    ..Some Medicaid programs have adopted prior-authorization (PA) policies that require prescribers to request approval from Medicaid before prescribing drugs not included on a preferred drug list...
  10. pmc Prior authorization for antidepressants in Medicaid: effects among disabled dual enrollees
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:750-6. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Cost-related medication nonadherence and spending on basic needs following implementation of Medicare Part D
    Jeanne M Madden
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    JAMA 299:1922-8. 2008
    ..Cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) has been a persistent problem for individuals who are elderly and disabled in the United States. The impact of Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) on CRN is unknown...
  12. doi request reprint Two-year trends in colorectal cancer screening after switch to a high-deductible health plan
    James Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
    Med Care 49:865-71. 2011
    ..Recent health reform laws might accelerate high-deductible health plan (HDHP) growth. The impact of HDHPs on long-term colorectal cancer screening rates and low socioeconomic status (SES) members is unknown...
  13. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of a randomized trial of academic detailing interventions to improve use of antihypertensive medications
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:15-20. 2007
    ..Information on costs of academic detailing could assist with health plan decision making in developing interventions to improve prescribing...
  14. doi request reprint Impact of a 16-community trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts
    Jonathan A Finkelstein
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e15-23. 2008
    ..In addition, we sought to compare the intervention's impact on commercially and Medicaid-insured children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Relationship between patient medication adherence and subsequent clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes glycemic management
    Richard Grant
    General Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:807-12. 2007
    ..We assessed the relationship between patients' initial medication adherence and subsequent regimen intensification among patients with persistently elevated A1C levels...
  16. ncbi request reprint Group versus individual academic detailing to improve the use of antihypertensive medications in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Med 118:521-8. 2005
    ..To compare group versus individual academic detailing to increase diuretic or beta-blocker use in hypertension...
  17. pmc Improving diabetes care among patients overdue for recommended testing: a randomized controlled trial of automated telephone outreach
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:1452-3. 2010
    ..The study's objective was to assess the effects of automated telephone outreach with speech recognition (ATO-SR) on diabetes-related testing...
  18. pmc Racial differences in long-term adherence to oral antidiabetic drug therapy: a longitudinal cohort study
    Connie M Trinacty
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:24. 2009
    ..Adherence differences may contribute to health disparities for black diabetes patients, including higher microvascular event rates, greater complication-related disability, and earlier mortality...
  19. pmc High-deductible health plans: are vulnerable families enrolled?
    Alison A Galbraith
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th floor Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e589-94. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the characteristics of families who have children and switch to high-deductible health plans with those who stay in traditional plans...
  20. pmc Association between prior authorization for medications and health service use by Medicaid patients with bipolar disorder
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:186-93. 2011
    ..This study examined the association between a Medicaid prior-authorization policy for second-generation antipsychotic and anticonvulsant agents and medication discontinuation and health service use by patients with bipolar disorder...
  21. pmc Effect of switching to a high-deductible health plan on use of chronic medications
    Sheila K Reiss
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1382-401. 2011
    ..To examine whether high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) that exempt prescription drugs from full cost sharing preserve medication use for major chronic illness, compared with traditional HMOs with similar drug cost sharing...
  22. pmc Medication adherence and racial differences in A1C control
    Alyce S Adams
    Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:916-21. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine medication adherence and other self-management practices as potential determinants of higher glycemic risk among black relative to white patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint A retrospective data analysis of the impact of the New York triplicate prescription program on benzodiazepine use in medicaid patients with chronic psychiatric and neurologic disorders
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 26:322-36. 2004
    ..In January 1989, New York implemented regulations requiring physicians to order benzodiazepines using state-monitored triplicate prescription forms...
  24. doi request reprint Nearly half of families in high-deductible health plans whose members have chronic conditions face substantial financial burden
    Alison A Galbraith
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:322-31. 2011
    ..As health reform efforts advance, policy makers must consider how to modify high-deductible plans to reduce the financial burden for families with chronic conditions...
  25. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of medication nonadherence and hospitalization risk in schizophrenia
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:47-53. 2008
    ..However, such analyses typically measure adherence averaged over long time periods. We investigated the temporal relationship between nonadherence and hospitalization risk using a daily measure of medication availability...
  26. ncbi request reprint FDA drug prescribing warnings: is the black box half empty or half full?
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:369-86. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess the frequency of use of BBW medications in ambulatory care and prescribing compliance with BBW recommendations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects on breastfeeding of changes in maternity length-of-stay policy in a large health maintenance organization
    Jeanne M Madden
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 111:519-24. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on breastfeeding rates of a private-sector early discharge program and a subsequent government mandate guaranteeing 48 hours of hospital coverage...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of state surveillance on new post-hospitalization benzodiazepine use
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:423-31. 2003
    ..Benzodiazepines (BZD) effectively treat anxiety and insomnia accompanying major health events, including hospitalizations. Prescribing regulations to decrease BZD misuse may negatively impact therapeutic uses...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of prior authorization on medication discontinuation among Medicaid beneficiaries with bipolar disorder
    Yuting Zhang
    Drug Policy Research Group at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:520-7. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of well-child visits in high-deductible health plans
    Alison A Galbraith
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:833-40. 2010
    ..To examine how enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) affects use of well-child visits relative to traditional plans, when preventive care is exempt from the deductible...
  31. doi request reprint Interrupted time-series analysis yielded an effect estimate concordant with the cluster-randomized controlled trial result
    Atle Fretheim
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:883-7. 2013
    ..Our objective was to estimate the effectiveness of the intervention using both interrupted time-series (ITS) and RCT methods, and to compare the findings...
  32. doi request reprint Intended and unintended consequences of the gabapentin off-label marketing lawsuit among patients with bipolar disorder
    Meredith J Chace
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1388-94. 2012
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Reliability of new measures of cost-related medication nonadherence
    Marsha Pierre-Jacques
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 46:444-8. 2008
    ..Although several national studies have attempted to measure medication nonadherence due to cost in cross-sectional studies of the elderly and disabled, little information exists on the psychometric properties of these measures over time...
  34. pmc Medicare part D and changes in prescription drug use and cost burden: national estimates for the Medicare population, 2000 to 2007
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Meyers Primary Care, Worcester, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 49:834-41. 2011
    ..The full effect of Medicare Part D, after the initial policy transition period and across the United States Medicare population, remains unclear...
  35. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in impact of coverage on diabetes self-monitoring in a health maintenance organization
    Connie A Mah
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Med Care 44:392-7. 2006
    ..Insurance coverage of patient self-management devices like self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) equipment may help to reduce race-related barriers to effective care...
  36. ncbi request reprint High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care
    Katy Backes Kozhimannil
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e17-25. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of switching from an HMO to a high-deductible health plan on the costs and utilization of maternity care...
  37. pmc Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1112-9. 2012
    ..Cancer screening is often fully covered under high-deductible health plans (HDHP), but low socioeconomic status (SES) women still might forego testing...
  38. pmc Cost-related medication nonadherence and cost-saving strategies used by elderly Medicare cancer survivors
    Larissa Nekhlyudov
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 5:395-404. 2011
    ..This study was conducted to compare cost-related medication nonadherence among elderly Medicare enrollees with and without cancer and to describe the strategies cancer survivors used to offset the costs of medications...
  39. ncbi request reprint Provider and patient characteristics associated with antidepressant nonadherence: the impact of provider specialty
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:867-73. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Length-of-stay policies and ascertainment of postdischarge problems in newborns
    Jeanne M Madden
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 113:42-9. 2004
    ..We tested the hypothesis that heightened postdischarge ascertainment (rather than short stays) is responsible for apparent increases in these outcomes...
  41. pmc Methods for estimating confidence intervals in interrupted time series analyses of health interventions
    Fang Zhang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:143-8. 2009
    ..We describe and illustrate two methods for estimating confidence intervals (CIs) around absolute and relative changes in outcomes calculated from segmented regression parameter estimates...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of switching antipsychotics on antiparkinsonian medication use in schizophrenia: population-based study
    Sylvia Park
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 187:137-42. 2005
    ..The extent to which atypical antipsychotics have a lower incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms than typical antipsychotics has not been well-evaluated in community practice...
  43. pmc Delayed and forgone care for families with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans
    Alison A Galbraith
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1105-11. 2012
    ..Individuals with chronic conditions are at particular risk for increased out-of-pocket costs in HDHPs and resulting cost-related underuse of essential health care...
  44. pmc Interventions designed to improve the quality and efficiency of medication use in managed care: a critical review of the literature - 2001-2007
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:75. 2008
    ..The objective of this research was to update a previous systematic review of interventions, published between 1966 and 2001, to improve the quality and efficiency of medication use in the US managed care setting...
  45. ncbi request reprint Net health plan savings from reference pricing for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in elderly British Columbia residents
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Med Care 42:653-60. 2004
    ..Critics argued that drug plan savings are offset by administrative costs and increased spending on other health services...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effects of health maintenance organization coverage of self-monitoring devices on diabetes self-care and glycemic control
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:645-52. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether a policy providing free blood glucose monitors increased SMBG and whether initiating SMBG was associated with increased regularity of medication use and improved glucose control (hemoglobin A(1c) [HbA(1c)] level)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use by elderly persons in U.S. Health Maintenance Organizations, 2000-2001
    Steven R Simon
    HMO Research Network, Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:227-32. 2005
    ..To determine rates of potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly persons in managed care plans in the United States in 2000-2001...
  48. ncbi request reprint Does antidepressant adherence have an effect on glycemic control among diabetic antidepressant users?
    Kara Z Bambauer
    Dept of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:291-304. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between adherence to antidepressant medications and HbA1c levels among patients with diabetes in a managed care setting...
  49. ncbi request reprint Physician alerts to increase antidepressant adherence: fax or fiction?
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:498-504. 2006
    ..However, the efficacy of such interventions for improving adherence among patients treated for depression is unknown...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cost-related medication nonadherence among elderly and disabled medicare beneficiaries: a national survey 1 year before the medicare drug benefit
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1829-35. 2006
    ..Prior to implementation of the Medicare drug benefit, we estimated the prevalence of cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) among Medicare enrollees, including elderly and nonelderly disabled beneficiaries...
  51. ncbi request reprint Computerized prescribing alerts and group academic detailing to reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications in older people
    Steven R Simon
    HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:963-8. 2006
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint High-deductible insurance: two-year emergency department and hospital use
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e410-8. 2011
    ..To determine the 2-year impact of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) on high-acuity, expensive medical care...
  53. doi request reprint Failure of automated telephone outreach with speech recognition to improve colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:264-70. 2010
    ..Automated telephone outreach with speech recognition (ATO-SR) is used extensively by health plans. Whether ATO-SR can increase rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is unknown...
  54. ncbi request reprint Emergency department use and subsequent hospitalizations among members of a high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 297:1093-102. 2007
    ..High-deductible health plans have been promoted as a means of reducing overutilization but could also be related to worse outcomes if patients defer necessary care...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening before and after switching to a high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:647-55. 2008
    ..Health plans with high deductibles could lead patients to avoid preventive care, such as cancer screening...
  56. doi request reprint Effect of prior authorization of second-generation antipsychotic agents on pharmacy utilization and reimbursements
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:540-6. 2008
    ..Twenty-two states restrict particular dosing forms (injections). This study examined the impact of such restrictions...
  57. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine use and hip fractures in the elderly: who is at greatest risk?
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1567-72. 2004
    ..It remains unclear whether benzodiazepine use increases hip fracture incidence. We studied this relationship in a large cohort, controlling for multiple potential confounders...
  58. ncbi request reprint Clinical and economic consequences of reference pricing for dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02120, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 74:388-400. 2003
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Effect of increased cost-sharing on oral hypoglycemic use in five managed care organizations: how much is too much?
    Douglas W Roblin
    Research Department, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, and the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 43:951-9. 2005
    ..For patients with a chronic disease, increased cost-sharing for medications may lead to unintended consequences, including reduced use of medications essential for control of their disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint Chronic acid-related disorders are common and underinvestigated
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2409-14. 2003
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Effect of nonpayment for preventable infections in U.S. hospitals
    Grace M Lee
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1428-37. 2012
    ..The effect of this policy on rates of health care-associated infections is unknown...
  62. pmc Barriers to self-monitoring of blood glucose among adults with diabetes in an HMO: a cross sectional study
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:6. 2003
    ..The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between patient characteristics and self-monitoring in a large health maintenance organization (HMO) using test strips as objective measures of self-monitoring practice...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effects of a law against early postpartum discharge on newborn follow-up, adverse events, and HMO expenditures
    Jeanne M Madden
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:2031-8. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effects of an early-discharge protocol (a hospital stay of one postpartum night plus a home visit) in a health maintenance organization (HMO) and a subsequent state law guaranteeing a 48-hour hospital stay...
  64. ncbi request reprint Failure of Internet-based audit and feedback to improve quality of care delivered by primary care residents
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:427-31. 2005
    ..To determine the effectiveness of Internet-based audit and feedback to physicians to improve care for diabetes and hypertension...
  65. ncbi request reprint Physician gender and changes in drug prescribing after the implementation of reference pricing in British Columbia
    Margreet S Duetz
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Ther 25:273-84. 2003
    ..Gender-specific attitudes and communication styles are known to influence both the content and outcome of medical visits. Therefore, gender-specific differences in response to cost containment may also occur...
  66. pmc Practice-level effects of interventions to improve asthma care in primary care settings: the Pediatric Asthma Care Patient Outcomes Research Team
    Jonathan A Finkelstein
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1737-57. 2005
    ..And, to compare findings with previously reported patient-level outcomes of trial enrollees...
  67. ncbi request reprint Do newer prescription drugs pay for themselves? A reassessment of the evidence
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:880-6. 2007
    ..More rigorous research on specific drugs and conditions is necessary before one can claim that newer drugs lower total health care costs...
  68. 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)...
  69. pmc Effect of illicit direct to consumer advertising on use of etanercept, mometasone, and tegaserod in Canada: controlled longitudinal study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 337:a1055. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs in the United States on Canadian prescribing rates for three heavily marketed drugs-etanercept, mometasone, and tegaserod...
  70. ncbi request reprint Impact of a health maintenance organization hospitalist system in academic pediatrics
    Christopher P Landrigan
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 110:720-8. 2002
    ..We wanted to determine whether a health maintenance organization's (HMO's) implementation of a pediatric hospitalist system affected LOS, costs, mortality, readmission rate, follow-up rate, and parents' ratings of care...
  71. pmc Impact of reference-based pricing for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on drug utilization
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    CMAJ 166:737-45. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of reference-based pricing of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on drug utilization, cost savings and potential substitution with other medication classes...
  72. ncbi request reprint Quasi-experimental longitudinal designs to evaluate drug benefit policy changes with low policy compliance
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Divison of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Ave BLI 341, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:833-41. 2002
    ..Results from nonrandomized comparisons of subgroups defined by their compliance to a policy change should generally be interpreted cautiously, and several biases should be explored...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prescription duration after drug copay changes in older people: methodological aspects
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:521-5. 2002
    ..Reference pricing, a copayment for expensive medications above a fixed limit, for angiotensin-converting enzyme(ACE) inhibitors in older British Columbia residents, is used as a case example...
  74. ncbi request reprint Lack of relationship between long-term use of benzodiazepines and escalation to high dosages
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1006-11. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether long-term benzodiazepine use is associated with dose escalation...
  75. ncbi request reprint Benefits and risks of increasing restrictions on access to costly drugs in Medicaid
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:135-46. 2004
    ..The current exponential growth in such policies and the limited evidence base justifies investment in research to identify which policies can achieve savings without unintended consequences...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in the elderly: cause for concern in the old-old
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:561-8. 2002
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the relationship between clinical experience and quality of health care
    Niteesh K Choudhry
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:260-73. 2005
    ..However, evidence suggests that there is an inverse relationship between the number of years that a physician has been in practice and the quality of care that the physician provides...
  78. ncbi request reprint The exclusion of benzodiazepine coverage in medicare: simple steps for avoiding a public health crisis
    Kara Zivin Bambauer
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1143-6. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of reference pricing for angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:822-9. 2002
    ..Although reference pricing may reduce the costs of prescription drugs, there is concern that patients may switch to less effective medications or stop treatment...