Bruce Fireman

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of a Staphylococcus aureus conjugate vaccine in patients receiving hemodialysis
    Henry Shinefield
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:491-6. 2002
  2. pmc Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial
    Joe V Selby
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:183. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on otitis media
    Bruce Fireman
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Studies Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:10-6. 2003
  4. pmc Influenza vaccination and mortality: differentiating vaccine effects from bias
    Bruce Fireman
    Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:650-6. 2009
  5. doi request reprint A protocol for active surveillance of acute myocardial infarction in association with the use of a new antidiabetic pharmaceutical agent
    Bruce Fireman
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:282-90. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Can disease management reduce health care costs by improving quality?
    Bruce Fireman
    Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:63-75. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Early experiences with e-health services (1999-2002): promise, reality, and implications
    Vicki Fung
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 44:491-6. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of varicella vaccine: a 14-Year, prospective cohort study
    Roger Baxter
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1389-96. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Implementation of an outpatient electronic health record and emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and office visits among patients with diabetes
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94610, USA
    JAMA 310:1060-5. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease during 2000-2005 in a population of children who received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Steven Black
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:771-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of a Staphylococcus aureus conjugate vaccine in patients receiving hemodialysis
    Henry Shinefield
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:491-6. 2002
    ..The capsular polysaccharides are essential for the pathogenesis of and immunity to S. aureus infection and are targets for vaccines...
  2. pmc Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial
    Joe V Selby
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:183. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate provision of new information to non-physician outreach teams on need for treatment intensification in patients with increased CVD risk...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on otitis media
    Bruce Fireman
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Studies Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:10-6. 2003
    ..The heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is recommended for infants to protect against invasive disease, but its impact on otitis might also have public health importance...
  4. pmc Influenza vaccination and mortality: differentiating vaccine effects from bias
    Bruce Fireman
    Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:650-6. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint A protocol for active surveillance of acute myocardial infarction in association with the use of a new antidiabetic pharmaceutical agent
    Bruce Fireman
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:282-90. 2012
    ..To describe a protocol for active surveillance of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in users of a recently approved oral antidiabetic medication, saxagliptin, and to provide the rationale for decisions made in drafting the protocol...
  6. ncbi request reprint Can disease management reduce health care costs by improving quality?
    Bruce Fireman
    Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:63-75. 2004
    ..We conclude that the rationale for DM programs, like the rationale for any medical treatments, should rest on their effectiveness and value...
  7. ncbi request reprint Early experiences with e-health services (1999-2002): promise, reality, and implications
    Vicki Fung
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 44:491-6. 2006
    ..E-health services may improve the quality and efficiency of care; however, there is little quantitative data on e-health use...
  8. doi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of varicella vaccine: a 14-Year, prospective cohort study
    Roger Baxter
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1389-96. 2013
    ..A second dose was recommended in the United States in June 2006. Varicella incidence and vaccine effectiveness were assessed in a 14-year prospective study conducted at Kaiser Permanente Northern California...
  9. doi request reprint Implementation of an outpatient electronic health record and emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and office visits among patients with diabetes
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94610, USA
    JAMA 310:1060-5. 2013
    ..Although the use of EHRs has potential to improve patient health outcomes, the existing evidence has been limited and inconsistent...
  10. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease during 2000-2005 in a population of children who received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Steven Black
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:771-7. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Postlicensure surveillance for pneumococcal invasive disease after use of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Northern California Kaiser Permanente
    Steven Black
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:485-9. 2004
    ..Secondary objectives included determination of the risk of pneumococcal infections in unvaccinated older children and adults in the same population and the impact of vaccine introduction on patterns of antimicrobial resistance...
  12. doi request reprint Meaningful variation in performance: what does variation in quality tell us about improving quality?
    Joseph V Selby
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 48:133-9. 2010
    ..However, the absolute amount of variation, expressed in clinically meaningful units, is less frequently reported. Moreover, changes in variance components have not been studied as quality improves...
  13. doi request reprint Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Part D prescription drug program benefits and responses to drug costs
    John Hsu
    Center for Health Policy Studies and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Third Floor, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    JAMA 299:1929-36. 2008
    ..Medicare Part D drug benefits include substantial cost sharing...
  14. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of caps on Medicare drug benefits
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2349-59. 2006
    ..Little information exists about the consequences of limits on prescription-drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries...
  15. doi request reprint Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella combination vaccine and the risk of febrile seizures
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 126:e1-8. 2010
    ..Now with data on twice as many vaccine recipients, our goal was to reexamine seizure risk after MMRV vaccine...
  16. pmc Cost-sharing for emergency care and unfavorable clinical events: findings from the safety and financial ramifications of ED copayments study
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1801-20. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of emergency department (ED) copayment levels on ED use and unfavorable clinical events. Data Source/Study Setting. Kaiser Permanente-Northern California (KPNC), a prepaid integrated delivery system...
  17. doi request reprint A web-delivered care management and patient self-management program for recurrent depression: a randomized trial
    Enid M Hunkeler
    Division of Research, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc, 2000 Broadway, Second Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1063-71. 2012
    ..001), and more confidence in managing depression (p=.006). CONCLUSIONS Internet-delivered care management can help improve outcomes of patients treated for recurrent or chronic depression...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of the use of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on disease epidemiology in children and adults
    Steven Black
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, 1 Kaiser Plaza, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Vaccine 24:S2-79-80. 2006
    ..There was no evidence of any concomittant increase in pneumococcal disease caused by non-vaccine serotypes. High-level resistance of pneumococci to penicillin fell from a peak of 15% in year 2000 to 5% in the first half of 2003...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children younger than five years of age for prevention of pneumonia
    Steven B Black
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:810-5. 2002
    ..To determine the effectiveness of the Wyeth heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against clinical and radiograph-confirmed pneumonia in children...
  20. ncbi request reprint Care-seeking behavior in response to emergency department copayments
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 43:810-6. 2005
    ..Patients are increasingly paying for more of their medical care through cost-sharing, yet little is known about how patients change the ways that they seek care in response...
  21. doi request reprint Catastrophizing, depression and pain-related disability
    Bruce A Arnow
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:150-6. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to examine catastrophizing, depression and their interactive effects in predicting disability in patients with chronic pain...
  22. pmc Maternal mid-pregnancy autoantibodies to fetal brain protein: the early markers for autism study
    Lisa A Croen
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 64:583-8. 2008
    ..Immune dysfunction has been associated with autism, yet whether maternal immune status during pregnancy plays a causal role remains to be clarified...
  23. ncbi request reprint Treatment intensification and risk factor control: toward more clinically relevant quality measures
    Joseph V Selby
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 47:395-402. 2009
    ..Intensification of pharmacotherapy in persons with poorly controlled chronic conditions has been proposed as a clinically meaningful process measure of quality...
  24. doi request reprint Evaluation of immunization rates and safety among children with inborn errors of metabolism
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, 1 Kaiser Plaza, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e1139-46. 2011
    ..Children with inherited metabolic disorders are a potential high-risk group for vaccine-preventable diseases, yet information regarding immunization rates and vaccine safety within this population is limited...
  25. doi request reprint Rates of autoimmune diseases in Kaiser Permanente for use in vaccine adverse event safety studies
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Vaccine 28:1062-8. 2010
    ..These background incidence rates should prove useful for future observational vaccine safety studies and will help guide evaluation of potential vaccine AID events following introduction of new vaccines...
  26. doi request reprint Meaningful variation in performance: a systematic literature review
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA, USA
    Med Care 48:140-8. 2010
    ..Recommendations for directing quality improvement initiatives at particular levels (eg, patients, physicians, provider groups) have been made on the basis of empirical components of variance analyses of performance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children younger than 5 years of age for prevention of pneumonia: updated analysis using World Health Organization standardized interpretation of chest radiographs
    John Hansen
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:779-81. 2006
    ..We reevaluated radiographs from the Kaiser Permanente Pneumococcal Efficacy trial using this method...
  28. doi request reprint Effectiveness of pertussis vaccines for adolescents and adults: case-control study
    Roger Baxter
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, 1 Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    BMJ 347:f4249. 2013
    ..To assess the effectiveness of reduced acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines in adolescents and adults...
  29. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of acellular versus whole-cell pertussis vaccines in teenagers
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1716-22. 2013
    ..After a 2010-2011 pertussis outbreak, we sought to evaluate whether disease risk in 10 to 17 year olds differed between those who previously received DTwP from those who received DTaP...
  30. doi request reprint Safety of Zostavax™--a cohort study in a managed care organization
    Roger Baxter
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA, USA
    Vaccine 30:6636-41. 2012
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  31. pmc Outpatient electronic health records and the clinical care and outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Ann Intern Med 157:482-9. 2012
    ..Physicians can receive federal payments for meaningful use of complete certified electronic health records (EHRs). Evidence is limited on how EHR use affects clinical care and outcomes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comorbid depression, chronic pain, and disability in primary care
    Bruce A Arnow
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:262-8. 2006
    ....
  33. pmc Distributing $800 billion: an early assessment of Medicare Part D risk adjustment
    John Hsu
    Center for Health Policy Studies and Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:215-25. 2009
    ..Combining RxHCCs with individual-level information on prior-year drug use greatly improves performance and decreases incentives for plans to select against bad risks...
  34. doi request reprint Patterns of infliximab use among Crohn's disease patients in a community setting
    Alice R Pressman
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:1265-72. 2008
    ..We sought to understand predictors of initiation and discontinuation of infliximab in the community-based setting of Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, which provides integrated care to its members...
  35. pmc Super learning to hedge against incorrect inference from arbitrary parametric assumptions in marginal structural modeling
    Romain Neugebauer
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:S99-109. 2013
    ..In this article, we motivate the application of a data-adaptive estimation approach called super learning (SL) to avoid reliance on arbitrary parametric assumptions in CER...
  36. doi request reprint Biologically plausible and evidence-based risk intervals in immunization safety research
    Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
    Vaccine 31:271-7. 2012
    ..In addition, we review methodologic issues related to the determination of risk intervals for consideration in future studies of immunization safety...
  37. doi request reprint Waning protection after fifth dose of acellular pertussis vaccine in children
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1012-9. 2012
    ..In the United States, children receive five doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine before 7 years of age. The duration of protection after five doses of DTaP is unknown...
  38. doi request reprint Lack of association of Guillain-Barré syndrome with vaccinations
    Roger Baxter
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:197-204. 2013
    ..Although cases of GBS have been reported following a wide range of vaccines, a clear association has only been established with the 1976 H1N1 inactivated influenza vaccine...
  39. doi request reprint Immunization and Bell's palsy in children: a case-centered analysis
    Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, California, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:878-85. 2012
    ..Similarly, no association was found between vaccines and BP during the periods 1-14 and 29-56 days following immunization. Results of this study suggest that there is no association between immunization and BP in children...
  40. doi request reprint Measles-containing vaccines and febrile seizures in children age 4 to 6 years
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 129:809-14. 2012
    ..Among 1- to 2-year-olds, the risk of febrile seizures 7 to 10 days after MMRV is double that after separate MMR + V. Whether MMRV or MMR + V affects risk for febrile seizure risk among 4- to 6-year-olds has not been reported...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cost-sharing: patient knowledge and effects on seeking emergency department care
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 42:290-6. 2004
    ..The use of cost-sharing to control healthcare expenditures is increasing, but there is scant information about patients' knowledge of cost-sharing or its influence on behavior...
  42. doi request reprint Evidence of bias in studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness in elderly patients
    Roger Baxter
    Vaccine Study Center, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    J Infect Dis 201:186-9. 2010
    ..We conclude that bias is inherent in studies of influenza vaccination and death among elderly patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in low birth weight and preterm infants
    Henry Shinefield
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:182-6. 2002
    ..To determine the efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of the heptavalent CRM197 pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in low birth weight (LBW) and preterm (PT) infants against invasive pneumococcal disease caused by vaccine types...
  44. pmc Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and autism: maternal and infant peripheral blood levels in the Early Markers for Autism (EMA) Study
    Lisa A Croen
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Autism Res 1:130-7. 2008
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Hazardous drinkers and drug users in HMO primary care: prevalence, medical conditions, and costs
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:989-98. 2005
    ..However, little is known about the larger population of "hazardous" drinkers (those whose consumption increases their "risk of physical and psychological harm") and drug users...
  46. ncbi request reprint Trends in use of antidepressants, lithium, and anticonvulsants in Kaiser Permanente-insured youths, 1994-2003
    Enid M Hunkeler
    Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 15:26-37. 2005
    ..Although the safety and efficacy of antidepressants in youths needs to be more firmly established, these findings may reflect progress in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness...
  47. doi request reprint Dynamic marginal structural modeling to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of more or less aggressive treatment intensification strategies in adults with type 2 diabetes
    Romain Neugebauer
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, CA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:99-113. 2012
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Glycemic status and risk of prostate cancer
    Jeanne A Darbinian
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:628-35. 2008
    ..To examine the risk of prostate cancer and glucose tolerance in a large, racially diverse cohort...
  49. ncbi request reprint Time trends in therapies and outcomes for adult inflammatory bowel disease, Northern California, 1998-2005
    Lisa J Herrinton
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Gastroenterology 137:502-11. 2009
    ..The management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has become increasingly complicated, and it is unknown whether poor outcomes (prolonged steroid use, hospitalizations, and surgery) have declined in the general population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between receipt of conjugate haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HbOC) in infancy and risk of type 1 (juvenile onset) diabetes: long term follow-up of the HbOC efficacy trial cohort
    Steven B Black
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:568-9. 2002
    ..These children are now 10 to 12 years of age. We found no evidence that vaccination with Hib conjugate vaccine in infancy is associated with risk of diabetes later in life...
  51. ncbi request reprint Predicted quality-adjusted life years as a composite measure of the clinical value of diabetes risk factor control
    Julie Schmittdiel
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 45:315-21. 2007
    ..These quality indicators often are examined separately and weighted equally in performance measurement, potentially discarding important information...
  52. ncbi request reprint Treatment decisions about lumbar herniated disk in a shared decision-making program
    Paul H Barrett
    Clinical Research Unit, Kaiser Permanente of Colorado, 10350 E Dakota Ave, Denver, CO 80231 1314, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:211-9. 2002
    ..One such example is laminectomy for lumbar herniated disk (HD). An observational study was undertaken to evaluate the impact of an HD videodisk program on patient satisfaction, decision making, and treatment preferences...
  53. pmc Validation of an algorithm for categorizing the severity of hospital emergency department visits
    Dustin W Ballard
    Emergency Department, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
    Med Care 48:58-63. 2010
    ..The New York University Emergency Department (NYU ED) visit severity algorithm attempts to classify visits to the ED based on diagnosis, but it has not been formally validated...
  54. ncbi request reprint A role for genetics in the immune response to the varicella vaccine
    Nicola P Klein
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center and Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:300-5. 2007
    ..A wide range in antibody titers has been found after immunization with the varicella vaccine, although the basis for these differences has not been described...
  55. pmc Use of e-Health services between 1999 and 2002: a growing digital divide
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:164-71. 2005
    ..To evaluate the patterns of e-Health use over a four-year period and the characteristics of users...
  56. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric symptoms, impaired function, and medical care costs in an HMO setting
    Enid M Hunkeler
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Oakland, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:178-84. 2003
    ..We conclude that depressed mood, persistent anxiety, and related impaired function are associated with substantial increases in the use and cost of general medical care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Primary health care teams. Opportunities and challenges in evaluation of service delivery innovations
    Douglas W Roblin
    Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 26:22-35; discussion 36-8. 2003
    ..The article concludes with recommendations for evaluation of natural experiments in primary care redesign...
  58. ncbi request reprint Maternal and paternal age and risk of autism spectrum disorders
    Lisa A Croen
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:334-40. 2007
    ..To explore the association between maternal and paternal age and risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in offspring...
  59. pmc Patient choice. A randomized controlled trial of provider selection
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research JH, TS, BF, JS, Oakland, Calif, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:319-25. 2003
    ..To evaluate the impact of an intervention designed to help patients choose a new primary care provider (PCP) compared with the usual method of assigning patients to a new PCP...
  60. ncbi request reprint The prevalence, burden, and treatment of urinary incontinence among women in a managed care plan
    Kraig S Kinchen
    Outcomes Research, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana 46285, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:415-22. 2007
    ..We used survey and utilization data to determine the prevalence, burden, and treatment use for incontinence among women at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California...
  61. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children
    Robert L Davis
    N Engl J Med 350:84-5; author reply 84-5. 2004
  62. ncbi request reprint Suicide risk in bipolar disorder during treatment with lithium and divalproex
    Frederick K Goodwin
    Department of Psychiatry, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    JAMA 290:1467-73. 2003
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Incidence and duration of side effects and those rated as bothersome with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment for depression: patient report versus physician estimate
    X Henry Hu
    Outcomes Research and Management, Merck and Co, Inc, West Point, PA 19486, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:959-65. 2004
    ..Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used as the first-line treatment for depression. Information regarding their side effects is mostly based on controlled clinical trials...
  64. ncbi request reprint Risk of suicide attempt and suicide death in patients treated for bipolar disorder
    Gregory E Simon
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Bipolar Disord 9:526-30. 2007
    ..To evaluate demographic and clinical predictors of suicide attempt and suicide death in a population-based sample of people treated for bipolar disorder (BD)...