Stephen Soumerai

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Health care payments in the Asia Pacific: validation of five survey measures of economic burden
    Sheila R Reddy
    Ph D Program in Health Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:49. 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Timeliness and quality of care for elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction under health maintenance organization vs fee-for-service insurance
    S B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2013-20. 1999
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Unintended outcomes of medicaid drug cost-containment policies on the chronically mentally ill
    Stephen Soumerai
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:19-22. 2003
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. 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
    ....
  2. pmc Health care payments in the Asia Pacific: validation of five survey measures of economic burden
    Sheila R Reddy
    Ph D Program in Health Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:49. 2013
    ..This study examines the validity of five survey measures of economic burden caused by health care payments...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Timeliness and quality of care for elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction under health maintenance organization vs fee-for-service insurance
    S B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2013-20. 1999
    ..A commonly voiced concern is that health maintenance organizations (HMOs) may withhold or delay the provision of urgent, essential care, especially for vulnerable patients like the elderly...
  6. 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...
  7. 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)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Unintended outcomes of medicaid drug cost-containment policies on the chronically mentally ill
    Stephen Soumerai
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:19-22. 2003
    ..Vulnerable populations are most likely to experience adverse effects from hastily-applied drug cost-containment policies, and resulting compensatory measures may create more expenses than the policy removes...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in access after regulatory surveillance of benzodiazepines
    Sallie Anne Pearson
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:572-9. 2006
    ..We examined the effects of a prescription-monitoring program on benzodiazepine access among Medicaid enrollees living in neighborhoods of different racial composition...
  12. ncbi request reprint Reduced risk of neonatal respiratory infections among breastfed girls but not boys
    Anushua Sinha
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 112:e303. 2003
    ..We therefore chose respiratory tract infections diagnosed after nursery discharge as representative of neonatal community-acquired infection and studied the impact of breastfeeding on this neonatal infection syndrome...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc Patients at-risk for cost-related medication nonadherence: a review of the literature
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech Four, Suite 315, 377 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:864-71. 2007
    ..This review examined the empirical literature to identify patient-, medication-, and provider-level factors that influence the relationship between medication adherence and medication costs...
  15. pmc Strategies for coping in a complex world: adherence behavior among older adults with chronic illness
    Rachel A Elliott
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Gen Intern Med 22:805-10. 2007
    ..Increasing numbers of medicines increase nonadherence. Little is known about how older adults manage multiple medicines for multiple illnesses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of schizophrenia pharmacotherapy
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Am J Psychiatry 164:678; author reply 678-9. 2007
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint The impact of prescribing safety alerts for elderly persons in an electronic medical record: an interrupted time series evaluation
    David H Smith
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1098-104. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effects of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support in reducing the use of potentially contraindicated agents in elderly persons...
  23. 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...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Medicare beneficiaries and free prescription drug samples: a national survey
    Jennifer Tjia
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Clinic Foundation, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:709-14. 2008
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of patient activity in requesting or receiving free prescription drug samples, or the characteristics of patients who access drug samples...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. doi request reprint Medicaid prior authorization and controlled-release oxycodone
    Nancy E Morden
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766, USA
    Med Care 46:573-80. 2008
    ..To control use and expenditures, many Medicaid programs have implemented CR oxycodone prior authorization (PA) policies. Few studies evaluate Medicaid policies or compare lenient and strict policies in multiple states...
  35. ncbi request reprint Impact of a hospitalist system on length of stay and cost for children with common conditions
    Rajendu Srivastava
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 100 N Medical Dr, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
    Pediatrics 120:267-74. 2007
    ..This study examined mechanisms of efficiency in a managed care hospitalist system on length of stay and total costs for common pediatric conditions...
  36. 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...
  37. 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
    ....
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Benefits and consequences for the poor and the disabled
    Rachel A Elliott
    University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 353:2739-41. 2005
  40. 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...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Changing medication use in managed care: a critical review of the available evidence
    Sallie Anne Pearson
    Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:715-31. 2003
    ..To review the effectiveness of strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of medication use in managed care organizations (MCOs)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Synergy between publication and promotion: comparing adoption of new evidence in Canada and the United States
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Division of Genral Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Med 115:467-72. 2003
    ....
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint How to design computerized alerts to safe prescribing practices
    Adrianne Feldstein
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:602-13. 2004
    ..This study was designed to develop and evaluate medication safety alerts and processes for educating prescribers about the alerts...
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint A multisite randomized trial of the effects of physician education and organizational change in chronic-asthma care: health outcomes of the Pediatric Asthma Care Patient Outcomes Research Team II Study
    Paula Lozano
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:875-83. 2004
    ..Traditional primary care practice change approaches have not led to full implementation of national asthma guidelines...
  67. 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...

Research Grants19

  1. Reducing benzodiazepines and hip fracture in the elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Phase II analyses will also contribute a novel method for evaluating health outcomes of changes in medication use in large populations. ..
  2. Drug Cost Containment Changes and Quality of Care for Mentally Ill Dual Enrollees
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In Aim 3 we will use both designs to examine the impact of the policy changes among at-risk subgroups (defined by somatic comorbidities and minority status) of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ..
  3. Impact of Medicare Drug Benefit on Use and Cost-related Underuse of Medicines
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed longitudinal research will measure the impact of the MMA on cost-related barriers in access to appropriate drug therapy among poor, near-poor, and chronically ill seniors. ..
  4. Impact of Medicare Drug Benefit on Use and Cost-related Underuse of Medicines
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed longitudinal research will measure the impact of the MMA on cost-related barriers in access to appropriate drug therapy among poor, near-poor, and chronically ill seniors. ..
  5. Impact of Prior Approval for Antidepressants in Medicaid
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..All analyses will be stratified by type of disability (mental, physical, developmental). ..
  6. Impact of Medicare Drug Benefit on Use and Cost-related Underuse of Medicines
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed longitudinal research will measure the impact of the MMA on cost-related barriers in access to appropriate drug therapy among poor, near-poor, and chronically ill seniors. ..
  7. Cost-Related Underuse of Medications in the Elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  8. Impact of Prior Approval for Antidepressants in Medicaid
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..All analyses will be stratified by type of disability (mental, physical, developmental). ..
  9. Cost-Related Underuse of Medications in the Elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  10. Impact of Prior Approval for Antidepressants in Medicaid
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..All analyses will be stratified by type of disability (mental, physical, developmental). ..
  11. Cost-Related Underuse of Medications in the Elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  12. Cost-Related Underuse of Medications in the Elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  13. Reducing benzodiazepines and hip fracture in the elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Phase II analyses will also contribute a novel method for evaluating health outcomes of changes in medication use in large populations. ..
  14. Cost-Related Underuse of Medications in the Elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  15. Reducing benzodiazepines and hip fracture in the elderly
    Stephen Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Phase II analyses will also contribute a novel method for evaluating health outcomes of changes in medication use in large populations. ..
  16. Drug Cost Containment Changes and Quality of Care for Mentally Ill Dual Enrollees
    Stephen B Soumerai; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In Aim 3 we will use both designs to examine the impact of the policy changes among at-risk subgroups (defined by somatic comorbidities and minority status) of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ..