Fang Zhang

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comparing simulation and threshold approaches when analysing data with probabilities of categories
    Fang Zhang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:964-7. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Simulation-based power calculation for designing interrupted time series analyses of health policy interventions
    Fang Zhang
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:1252-61. 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. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. doi request reprint Comparing simulation and threshold approaches when analysing data with probabilities of categories
    Fang Zhang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:964-7. 2010
    ..Constructing categories based on probabilities is not unusual in defining the outcome or the exposure. We compare the threshold approach and the simulation approach in making inferences...
  2. doi request reprint Simulation-based power calculation for designing interrupted time series analyses of health policy interventions
    Fang Zhang
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:1252-61. 2011
    ..Using simulation methods, we estimated the power requirements for interrupted time series studies under various scenarios...
  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. 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...
  5. 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...
  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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  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. pmc Impact of emerging health insurance arrangements on diabetes outcomes and disparities: rationale and study design
    J Frank Wharam
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E11. 2013
    ..Results could be used to design health plan features that promote high-quality care and better outcomes among people who have diabetes...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
    ....
  16. 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
    ....
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Factors associated with difficult electronic health record implementation in office practice
    Marshall Fleurant
    Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:541-4. 2012
    ..4, 95% CI 0.2 to 0.8). Physicians who own their practice may need more external support for EHR implementation than those who do not. Innovative clinical support staff may ease the EHR implementation process and contribute to its success...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effect of quality improvement on racial disparities in diabetes care
    Thomas D Sequist
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:675-81. 2006
    ..Racial disparities in care are well documented; information regarding solutions is limited. We evaluated whether generic quality improvement efforts were associated with changes in racial disparities in diabetes care...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Clinician attitudes towards prescribing and implications for interventions in a multi-specialty group practice
    Robert J Fortuna
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:969-73. 2008
    ..Although numerous factors influence prescribing, resources to support unbiased evidence-based prescribing are not widely available...
  29. ncbi request reprint Race differences in long-term diabetes management in an HMO
    Alyce S Adams
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:2844-9. 2005
    ..We examined race differences in diabetes outcomes over 4-8 years in a single HMO...
  30. 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
    ....
  31. pmc Need for and access to health care and medicines: are there gender inequities?
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e57228. 2013
    ..Differences between women and men in political and economic empowerment, education, and health risks are well-documented. Similar gender inequities in access to care and medicines have been hypothesized but evidence is lacking...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Access to care and medicines, burden of health care expenditures, and risk protection: results from the World Health Survey
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Policy 100:151-8. 2011
    ..We assessed the contribution of health insurance and a functioning public sector to access to care and medicines and household economic burden...
  34. 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)...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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
    ....
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. doi request reprint Risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome after meningococcal conjugate vaccination
    Priscilla Velentgas
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:1350-8. 2012
    ..We conducted a study to assess the risk of GBS after MCV4 vaccination using health plan administrative and claims data together with the review of primary medical records of potential cases...
  43. pmc Measuring adherence to antiretroviral treatment in resource-poor settings: the clinical validity of key indicators
    Dennis Ross-Degnan
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:42. 2010
    ..Access to antiretroviral therapy has dramatically expanded in Africa in recent years, but there are no validated approaches to measure treatment adherence in these settings...
  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint Low-socioeconomic-status enrollees in high-deductible plans reduced high-severity emergency care
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1398-406. 2013
    ..They should also consider implementing means-based deductibles. ..
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. doi request reprint A distributed research network model for post-marketing safety studies: the Meningococcal Vaccine Study
    Priscilla Velentgas
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:1226-34. 2008
    ..Implementation has addressed several issues relevant to creation of a large scale post-marketing drug safety surveillance system envisioned by the FDA's Sentinel Initiative...
  50. doi request reprint Massachusetts e-Health Project increased physicians' ability to use registries, and signals progress toward better care
    Marshall Fleurant
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1256-64. 2011
    ..This statewide project may be a viable model for regional efforts to expand health information technology and improve the quality of care...
  51. pmc Reducing the prescribing of heavily marketed medications: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert J Fortuna
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:897-903. 2009
    ..Prescription drug costs are a major component of health care expenditures, yet resources to support evidence-based prescribing are not widely available...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...