A M Zaslavsky

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc The validity of race and ethnicity in enrollment data for Medicare beneficiaries
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1300-21. 2012
  3. pmc Predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:66. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of plan performance for sick and healthy members on the Consumer Assessments of Health Plans Study 2.0 survey
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:951-64. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of consumer-assessed quality of Medicare managed-care health plans
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 38:162-74. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Statistical issues in reporting quality data: small samples and casemix variation
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policcy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:481-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Using hierarchical models to attribute sources of variation in consumer assessments of health care
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Med 26:1885-900. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of sociodemographic case mix on the HEDIS measures of health plan quality
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 38:981-92. 2000
  9. pmc Testing for statistical discrimination by race/ethnicity in panel data for depression treatment in primary care
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:531-51. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Profiling providers on use of adjuvant chemotherapy by combining cancer registry and medical record data
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, and Division of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Partners AIDS Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02115, USA
    Med Care 44:1-7. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Psychometric Analyses of the CIDI-A
    Alan Zaslavsky; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. 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...
  2. pmc The validity of race and ethnicity in enrollment data for Medicare beneficiaries
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1300-21. 2012
    ..To assess the validity of race/ethnicity in Medicare databases for studies of racial/ethnic disparities...
  3. pmc Predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:66. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify predictors of HRQL in patients with colorectal cancer and interpret the clinical importance of the results...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of plan performance for sick and healthy members on the Consumer Assessments of Health Plans Study 2.0 survey
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:951-64. 2002
    ..The quality of health plan care may differ for members in good and poor health...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of consumer-assessed quality of Medicare managed-care health plans
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 38:162-74. 2000
    ..We sought a more parsimonious description of the reports that can be used in analyses of the distribution and correlates of consumer-assessed quality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Statistical issues in reporting quality data: small samples and casemix variation
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policcy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:481-8. 2001
    ..To present two key statistical issues that arise in analysis and reporting of quality data...
  7. ncbi request reprint Using hierarchical models to attribute sources of variation in consumer assessments of health care
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Med 26:1885-900. 2007
    ..Each of the two analyses can be regarded as a simplification for particular objectives of a larger underlying model. Further methodological development is needed to better characterize variation in quality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of sociodemographic case mix on the HEDIS measures of health plan quality
    A M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 38:981-92. 2000
    ..The widely used Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures may be affected by differences among plans in sociodemographic characteristics of members...
  9. pmc Testing for statistical discrimination by race/ethnicity in panel data for depression treatment in primary care
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:531-51. 2008
    ..To test for discrimination by race/ethnicity arising from clinical uncertainty in treatment for depression, also known as "statistical discrimination."..
  10. ncbi request reprint Profiling providers on use of adjuvant chemotherapy by combining cancer registry and medical record data
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, and Division of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Partners AIDS Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02115, USA
    Med Care 44:1-7. 2006
    ..Incomplete information may bias comparisons of these rates. We developed statistical methods that combine data from a registry and physicians' records to assess hospital quality...
  11. pmc Comparing methods of racial and ethnic disparities measurement across different settings of mental health care
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:825-47. 2010
    ..The ability to track improvement against racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care is hindered by the varying methods and disparity definitions used in previous research...
  12. ncbi request reprint Trends in the quality of care and racial disparities in Medicare managed care
    Amal N Trivedi
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:692-700. 2005
    ..In this study, we assessed changes over time in the overall quality of care and in the magnitude of racial disparities in nine measures of clinical performance...
  13. ncbi request reprint National quality monitoring of Medicare health plans: the relationship between enrollees' reports and the quality of clinical care
    E C Schneider
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 39:1313-25. 2001
    ..The clinical quality of health plans varies. The associations between different measures of health plan quality are incompletely understood...
  14. pmc Case-mix adjustment of the CAHPS Hospital Survey
    A James O'Malley
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:2162-81. 2005
    ..To develop a model for case-mix adjustment of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospital survey responses, and to assess the impact of adjustment on comparisons of hospital quality...
  15. ncbi request reprint Use of health services by previously uninsured Medicare beneficiaries
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:143-53. 2007
    ..Previously uninsured adults who enroll in the Medicare program at the age of 65 years may have greater morbidity, requiring more intensive and costlier care over subsequent years, than they would if they had been previously insured...
  16. pmc Implementing the Institute of Medicine definition of disparities: an application to mental health care
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1979-2005. 2006
    ..This paper proposes an implementation of this definition, and applies it to disparities in outpatient mental health care...
  17. pmc Childhood adversities and adult psychiatric disorders in the national comorbidity survey replication II: associations with persistence of DSM-IV disorders
    Katie A McLaughlin
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:124-32. 2010
    ..This distinction is important for conceptual and practical purposes...
  18. pmc Childhood adversities and adult psychiatric disorders in the national comorbidity survey replication I: associations with first onset of DSM-IV disorders
    Jennifer Greif Green
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:113-23. 2010
    ..Because CAs are highly clustered, this approach results in overestimating the importance of individual CAs. Multivariate CA studies have been based on insufficiently complex models...
  19. ncbi request reprint Health plan characteristics and consumers' assessments of quality
    B E Landon
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:274-86. 2001
    ..Health plans accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance did not receive higher scores...
  20. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in influenza vaccination: does managed care narrow the gap between African Americans and whites?
    E C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 286:1455-60. 2001
    ..Substantial racial disparities exist in use of some health services. Whether managed care could reduce racial disparities in the use of preventive services is not known...
  21. pmc Exploratory factor analyses of the CAHPS Hospital Pilot Survey responses across and within medical, surgical, and obstetric services
    A James O'Malley
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:2078-95. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Unmet health needs of uninsured adults in the United States
    J Z Ayanian
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 284:2061-9. 2000
    ..In 1998, 33 million US adults aged 18 to 64 years lacked health insurance. Determining the unmet health needs of this population may aid efforts to improve access to care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics and hospital quality for colorectal cancer surgery
    Wei Zhang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:11-20. 2007
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  24. pmc Plan, geographical, and temporal variation of consumer assessments of ambulatory health care
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1467-85. 2004
    ..To quantify contributions of health plans and geography to variation in consumer assessments of health plan quality...
  25. ncbi request reprint Using survey measures to assess risk selection among Medicare managed care plans
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inquiry 39:138-51. 2002
    ..Hence, improved risk adjustment for chronic conditions may be warranted. Moreover, survey measures have the potential to measure the prevalence of such conditions reliably and consistently across plans...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health of previously uninsured adults after acquiring Medicare coverage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:2886-94. 2007
    ..However, the health benefits of providing insurance coverage for uninsured adults have not been clearly demonstrated...
  27. ncbi request reprint The financial implications of availability and quality of a usual source of care for children with special health care needs
    Chia Ling Liu
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge Building 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:243-59. 2008
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  28. pmc Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: concordance of the adolescent version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI) with the K-SADS in the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent (NCS-A) supplement
    Jennifer Greif Green
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 19:34-49. 2010
    ..78]. Implications for assessing ADHD using the CIDI and the effect of different informants on measurement are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of Medicare coverage on basic clinical services for previously uninsured adults
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 290:757-64. 2003
    ..Uninsured adults receive less appropriate care and have more adverse health consequences than insured adults. Longitudinal studies would help to more clearly define the effects of health insurance on health care and health...
  30. pmc Health risks, chronic diseases, and access to care among US Pacific Islanders
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:435-40. 2010
    ..Because Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans have often been aggregated in federal health surveys, we assessed whether they differ substantially in important health measures...
  31. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in preventive care among adults with diabetes
    Stephen D Persell
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 116:630-4. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Language proficiency and the enrollment of Medicaid-eligible children in publicly funded health insurance programs
    Emily Feinberg
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Matern Child Health J 6:5-18. 2002
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of language proficiency on enrollment in a state-sponsored child health insurance program...
  33. ncbi request reprint Associations between structural capabilities of primary care practices and performance on selected quality measures
    Mark W Friedberg
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:456-63. 2009
    ..Whether practices with these capabilities have higher performance on measures of primary care quality is unknown...
  34. pmc Education and race-ethnicity differences in the lifetime risk of alcohol dependence
    S E Gilman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:224-30. 2008
    ..This study attempts to clarify the nature and extent of social inequalities in alcohol dependence by investigating the effects of SES and race-ethnicity on the development of alcohol dependence following first alcohol use...
  35. ncbi request reprint Quality of diabetes care among cancer survivors with diabetes
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 45:869-75. 2007
    ..Among patients with chronic medical conditions, unrelated conditions are often undertreated...
  36. pmc The effects of latent variables in the development of comorbidity among common mental disorders
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:29-39. 2011
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  37. doi request reprint Randomized trial of $20 versus $50 incentives to increase physician survey response rates
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 46:878-81. 2008
    ..Recent experiences of survey researchers suggest that physicians are becoming less willing to complete surveys...
  38. pmc Individual and societal effects of mental disorders on earnings in the United States: results from the national comorbidity survey replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:703-11. 2008
    ..The purpose of this report was to update previous estimates of the association between mental disorders and earnings. Current estimates for 2002 are based on data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)...
  39. doi request reprint Assessment of the scientific soundness of clinical performance measures: a field test of the National Committee for Quality Assurance's colorectal cancer screening measure
    Eric C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, and Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 677 Huntington Ave, Room 406, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:876-82. 2008
    ..This study evaluated quality measures by describing a field test of the colorectal cancer screening measure included in the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set of the National Committee for Quality Assurance...
  40. pmc Physician reminders to promote surveillance colonoscopy for colorectal adenomas: a randomized controlled trial
    John Z Ayanian
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:762-7. 2008
    ..Most colorectal cancers develop from adenomatous polyps. National guidelines recommend surveillance colonoscopy within 5 years after such polyps are removed...
  41. doi request reprint Reducing bias in parameter estimates from stepwise regression in proportional hazards regression with right-censored data
    Chang Heok Soh
    Genentech, Inc, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
    Lifetime Data Anal 14:65-85. 2008
    ..The proposed method is illustrated with data sets in primary biliary cirrhosis and in multiple myeloma from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group...
  42. pmc Sample and design considerations in post-disaster mental health needs assessment tracking surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:S6-S20. 2008
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  43. pmc Patterns and predictors of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder persistence into adulthood: results from the national comorbidity survey replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:1442-51. 2005
    ..Despite growing interest in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), little is known about predictors of persistence of childhood cases into adulthood...
  44. pmc Development of lifetime comorbidity in the World Health Organization world mental health surveys
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:90-100. 2011
    ..Although numerous studies have examined the role of latent variables in the structure of comorbidity among mental disorders, none has examined their role in the development of comorbidity...
  45. pmc Patients' experiences with care for lung cancer and colorectal cancer: findings from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium
    John Z Ayanian
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4154-61. 2010
    ..To assess patients' experiences with cancer care, ratings of their quality of care, and correlates of these assessments...
  46. pmc Flexible epidemiological model for estimates and short-term projections in generalised HIV/AIDS epidemics
    Daniel R Hogan
    Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, 718 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 86:ii84-92. 2010
    ..Our objective was to develop modifications to the current model that improve fit to recently observed prevalence trends across countries...
  47. ncbi request reprint Use of high-cost operative procedures by Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in for-profit and not-for-profit health plans
    Eric C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:143-50. 2004
    ..Until recently, data to address this question have been limited...
  48. doi request reprint Medicare spending for previously uninsured adults
    J Michael McWilliams
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:757-66. 2009
    ..Medicare spending after age 65 years may be higher for previously uninsured adults if suboptimal care before this age leads to irreversible complications, persistently elevated clinical risks, or delay of costly elective procedures...
  49. pmc The relationship between patients' perception of care and measures of hospital quality and safety
    Thomas Isaac
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1024-40. 2010
    ..We used data from the Hospital Quality Alliance to assess technical performance in medical and surgical processes of care and calculated Patient Safety Indicators to measure medical and surgical complication rates...
  50. doi request reprint Attributing sources of variation in patients' experiences of ambulatory care
    Hector P Rodriguez
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Med Care 47:835-41. 2009
    ..The extent to which performance variation is attributable to physicians versus other system-level units, however, remains unclear...
  51. pmc Discussions with physicians about hospice among patients with metastatic lung cancer
    Haiden A Huskamp
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:954-62. 2009
    ..Many terminally ill patients enroll in hospice only in the final days before death or not at all. Discussing hospice with a health care provider could increase awareness of hospice and possibly result in earlier use...
  52. ncbi request reprint Differences in control of cardiovascular disease and diabetes by race, ethnicity, and education: U.S. trends from 1999 to 2006 and effects of medicare coverage
    J Michael McWilliams
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:505-15. 2009
    ..Efforts to improve the care of cardiovascular disease and diabetes or expand insurance coverage for adults with these conditions may reduce differences in clinical outcomes...
  53. pmc National comorbidity survey replication adolescent supplement (NCS-A): II. Overview and design
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:380-5. 2009
    ..To present an overview of the design and field procedures of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)...
  54. pmc Patient and physician reminders to promote colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial
    Thomas D Sequist
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:364-71. 2009
    ..Screening reduces colorectal cancer mortality, but effective screening tests remain underused. Systematic reminders to patients and physicians could increase screening rates..
  55. pmc Design and field procedures in the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:69-83. 2009
    ..Taken together, these results show that the NCS-A is an efficient sample of the target population with good representativeness on a range of socio-demographic and geographic variables...
  56. pmc Combining information from cancer registry and medical records data to improve analyses of adjuvant cancer therapies
    Yulei He
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Biometrics 65:946-52. 2009
    ..The proposed methodology is applied to the data from the Quality of Cancer Care project, in which stage II or III colorectal cancer patients were eligible to receive adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy...
  57. pmc National comorbidity survey replication adolescent supplement (NCS-A): III. Concordance of DSM-IV/CIDI diagnoses with clinical reassessments
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:386-99. 2009
    ..0 in the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)...
  58. doi request reprint Clinician- and organization-level factors in the adoption of evidence-based care for depression in primary care
    Rachel M Henke
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 33:289-99. 2008
    ..We explore organizational and clinician factors affecting patient receipt of guideline-concordant services...
  59. pmc Screening for serious mental illness in the general population with the K6 screening scale: results from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) survey initiative
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 19:4-22. 2010
    ..83; range 0.76-0.89; inter-quartile range 0.81-0.85). Based on this result, optimal scaling rules are presented for use by investigators working with the K6 scale in the countries studied...
  60. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the planned substitution of the minimum data set-post acute care for use in the rehabilitation hospital prospective payment system
    Joan L Buchanan
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 42:155-63. 2004
    ..FIM trade mark is a trademark of the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a division of UB Foundation Activites, Inc...
  61. pmc Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders, 1990 to 2003
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2515-23. 2005
    ..Although the 1990s saw enormous change in the mental health care system in the United States, little is known about changes in the prevalence or rate of treatment of mental disorders...
  62. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of a group-level Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) instrument
    Loel S Solomon
    Health Policy, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02150, USA
    Med Care 43:53-60. 2005
    ..Many different surveys have been used to evaluate the performance of medical groups, but there is a growing recognition that standardization could be helpful to consumers, purchasers, and others...
  63. ncbi request reprint Use of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for colorectal cancer in a population-based cohort
    John Z Ayanian
    Division of General Medicine and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:1293-300. 2003
    ..This population-based study was designed to assess use of these treatments in clinical practice...
  64. 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...
  65. pmc Undiagnosed hypertension and hypercholesterolemia among uninsured and insured adults in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    John Z Ayanian
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:2051-4. 2003
  66. ncbi request reprint Quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit health plans enrolling Medicare beneficiaries
    Eric C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Am J Med 118:1392-400. 2005
    ..For-profit health plans now enroll the majority of Medicare beneficiaries who select managed care. Prior research has produced conflicting results about whether for-profit health plans provide lower quality of care...
  67. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage and mortality among the near-elderly
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:223-33. 2004
    ..Expanding coverage to the near-elderly uninsured may greatly improve health outcomes for these groups...
  68. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in the quality of care for enrollees in medicare managed care
    Eric C Schneider
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 287:1288-94. 2002
    ..Substantial racial disparities in the use of some health services exist; however, much less is known about racial disparities in the quality of care...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cardiac procedure use following acute myocardial infarction among American Indians
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 151:909-14. 2006
    ..We compared rates of cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery between AI and whites with AMI...
  70. pmc The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:716-23. 2006
    ..Despite growing interest in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), little is known about its prevalence or correlates...
  71. ncbi request reprint Variations in hospice use among cancer patients
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1053-9. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Comparison of performance of traditional Medicare vs Medicare managed care
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 291:1744-52. 2004
    ..Since 2000, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been collecting information on beneficiaries' experiences with health care for Medicare managed care (MMC) and traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare...
  73. ncbi request reprint How patients' sociodemographic characteristics affect comparisons of competing health plans in California on HEDIS quality measures
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02115, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:67-74. 2005
    ....
  74. pmc Multiple imputation in a large-scale complex survey: a practical guide
    Y He
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stat Methods Med Res 19:653-70. 2010
    ..We present the implementation process in detail as an example for practitioners and discuss some of the challenging issues which need further research...
  75. pmc Physicians' reports of focused expertise in clinical practice
    N L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:417-20. 2000
    ..Learning how focused expertise affects processes and outcomes of care will contribute to decisions about physician training and staffing of medical groups...
  76. ncbi request reprint An assessment tool translation study
    Joan L Buchanan
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:45-60. 2003
    ..This article describes the translation efforts and some of the problems that led policymakers to abandon the effort...
  77. ncbi request reprint Completeness of information on adjuvant therapies for colorectal cancer in population-based cancer registries
    Rosemary D Cress
    California Cancer Registry, Sacramento, California 95815, USA
    Med Care 41:1006-12. 2003
    ..Population-based cancer registries represent a potentially valuable tool to evaluate treatment; however, information on the completeness of registry treatment data is sparse...
  78. ncbi request reprint Combining health plan performance indicators into simpler composite measures
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:101-15. 2002
    ..These summaries are substantively interpretable, internally consistent, and describe the majority of variation among units in the performance scores analyzed...
  79. ncbi request reprint Variation in patient-reported quality among health care organizations
    Loel S Solomon
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:85-100. 2002
    ..There was significant variation among RSOs, groups and sites, with practice sites explaining the greatest share of variation for most measures...
  80. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting response rates to the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study survey
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 40:485-99. 2002
    ..Assess the determinants of nonresponse to a consumer health care survey...
  81. ncbi request reprint Using telephone interviews to reduce nonresponse bias to mail surveys of health plan members
    Floyd Jackson Fowler
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Med Care 40:190-200. 2002
    ..To assess the nonresponse bias associated with mail-survey returns and the potential for telephone interviews with nonrespondents to reduce that bias...
  82. ncbi request reprint Consumer assessments of care for children and adults in health plans: how do they compare?
    Chunliu Zhan
    Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Med Care 40:145-54. 2002
    ..This study examined how adult and child assessments differed in ranking health plans and explored whether the differences justified the additional cost and respondent burden in administering both surveys...
  83. ncbi request reprint Relation of hospital volume to colostomy rates and survival for patients with rectal cancer
    David C Hodgson
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:708-16. 2003
    ..e., hospital volume). This study assessed the association of hospital volume with colostomy rates and survival for patients with rectal cancer in a large representative cohort identified from the California Cancer Registry...
  84. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    JAMA 291:2581-90. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent or severity of untreated mental disorders, especially in less-developed countries...
  85. ncbi request reprint Relationship between quality of care and racial disparities in Medicare health plans
    Amal N Trivedi
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    JAMA 296:1998-2004. 2006
    ..In the Medicare managed care program, broad improvements in quality have been accompanied by reduced racial gaps in processes of care, but substantial disparities in outcomes have persisted...
  86. doi request reprint Access to care and use of preventive services by Hispanics: state-based variations from 1991 to 2004
    Minah Kang-Kim
    Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
    Med Care 46:507-15. 2008
    ..State-level disparities in access to physicians and preventive services between Hispanics and whites may have changed over time...
  87. ncbi request reprint Understanding cancer patients' experience and outcomes: development and pilot study of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance patient survey
    Jennifer L Malin
    Division of General Internal Medicine Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Support Care Cancer 14:837-48. 2006
    ..The keystone to this effort is the baseline patient survey administered approximately 4 months after diagnosis...
  88. ncbi request reprint Continuity of health insurance coverage for children with special health care needs
    Chia Ling Liu
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:363-75. 2005
    ..To assess the continuity of health insurance coverage and its associated factors for children with special health care needs (CSHCN)...
  89. pmc Methods used to streamline the CAHPS Hospital Survey
    San Keller
    American Institutes for Research AIR, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:2057-77. 2005
    ..To identify a parsimonious subset of reliable, valid, and consumer-salient items from 33 questions asking for patient reports about hospital care quality...
  90. ncbi request reprint Patients' perceptions of quality of care for colorectal cancer by race, ethnicity, and language
    John Z Ayanian
    Division of General Medicine and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6576-86. 2005
    ..To identify opportunities for improving care, we evaluated patients' perceptions of the quality of their cancer care by race, ethnicity, and language...
  91. ncbi request reprint A multistate Markov chain model for longitudinal, categorical quality-of-life data subject to non-ignorable missingness
    Bernard F Cole
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Section of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Dartmouth College Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Stat Med 24:2317-34. 2005
    ..We apply the techniques to data from a breast cancer clinical trial in which QOL assessments were made longitudinally, and in which missing data frequently arose...
  92. ncbi request reprint Integrating research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care over place and time
    Alan M Zaslavsky
    Med Care 43:303-7. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint Adjusting Pediatric Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) Scores to Ensure Fair Comparison of Health Plan Performances
    Minah Kim
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Med Care 43:44-52. 2005
    ..Our goal was to develop casemix models for pediatric CAHPS surveys...
  94. ncbi request reprint A national study of the relationship of care site HIV specialization to early adoption of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Ira B Wilson
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 43:12-20. 2005
    ..Little is known about characteristics of organizations that predict early adoption of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for persons with HIV infection...
  95. pmc Relation of surgeon and hospital volume to processes and outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery
    Selwyn O Rogers
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Surg 244:1003-11. 2006
    ..We assessed the relation of surgeon and hospital volume to postoperative and overall mortality, colostomy rates, and use of adjuvant radiation therapy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Estimation of mortality rates for disease simulation models using Bayesian evidence synthesis
    Pamela M McMahon
    Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Med Decis Making 26:497-511. 2006
    ..This approach is suggested when modeling a disease that causes a large proportion of all-cause mortality, particularly when mortality from the disease of interest and other-cause mortality are both affected by the same risk factor...

Research Grants5

  1. Psychometric Analyses of the CIDI-A
    Alan Zaslavsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., Area Resources File, CPS, etc.). ..