John Hsu

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Life after a ventricular arrhythmia
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94611 5714, USA
    Am Heart J 144:404-12. 2002
  4. 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
  5. pmc Health information technology and physician-patient interactions: impact of computers on communication during outpatient primary care visits
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:474-80. 2005
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Life after a ventricular arrhythmia
    John Hsu
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94611 5714, USA
    Am Heart J 144:404-12. 2002
    ..We evaluated patients' quality of life (QOL) and medical costs after hospitalization and treatment for their first episode of an LTVA...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Health information technology and physician-patient interactions: impact of computers on communication during outpatient primary care visits
    John Hsu
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:474-80. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of introducing health information technology (HIT) on physician-patient interactions during outpatient visits...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:164. 2010
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  12. doi request reprint Office visit copayments: patient knowledge, response, and communication with providers
    Nancy J Benedetti
    Center for Health Policy Studies and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 46:403-9. 2008
    ..There is limited information on patients' knowledge about their cost-sharing requirements and how that influenced their care-seeking behavior...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc COBRA ARRA subsidies: was the carrot enticing enough?
    Ilana Graetz
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1980-98. 2012
    ..We examined COBRA enrollment levels with the subsidy and the health, access, and financial consequences of enrollment decisions...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint High-deductible health insurance plans: efforts to sharpen a blunt instrument
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1145-54. 2009
    ..Consumers need more information and decision support to understand their benefits and to differentiate when care is necessary, discretionary, or unnecessary...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hypertension treatment in a medicare population: adherence and systolic blood pressure control
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    Clin Ther 29:972-84. 2007
    ..Despite substantial trial evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatment for reducing blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular events, many patients are nonadherent to their hypertension treatment...
  18. pmc Perspectives from deductible plan enrollees: plan knowledge and anticipated care-seeking changes
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Center for Health Policy Studies, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:244. 2009
    ..We examined knowledge of deductible plan details among new enrollees, as well as anticipated care-seeking changes in response to the deductible...
  19. pmc Coping with prescription drug cost sharing: knowledge, adherence, and financial burden
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:785-97. 2008
    ..Assess patient knowledge of and response to drug cost sharing...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Consumer-directed health plans with health savings accounts: whose skin is in the game and how do costs affect care seeking?
    Mary Reed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    Med Care 50:585-90. 2012
    ..Employers are increasingly offering high-deductible health insurance plans with associated health savings accounts (HSAs), but there is limited information on account contributions or effects on patient care seeking...
  24. pmc Falling into the coverage gap: Part D drug costs and adherence for Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan beneficiaries with diabetes
    Vicki Fung
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:355-75. 2010
    ..To compare drug costs and adherence among Medicare beneficiaries with the standard Part D coverage gap versus supplemental gap coverage in 2006...
  25. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of different beta-adrenergic antagonists on mortality among adults with heart failure in clinical practice
    Alan S Go
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2415-21. 2008
    ..Randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of selected beta-blockers in systolic heart failure, but the comparative effectiveness of different beta-blockers in practice is poorly understood...
  26. pmc Care coordination and electronic health records: connecting clinicians
    Ilana Graetz
    Center for Health Policy Studies, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009:208-12. 2009
    ..To examine the association between use of electronic health records (EHR) and care coordination...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of increased cost-sharing on oral hypoglycemic use in five managed care organizations: how much is too much?
    Douglas W Roblin
    Research Department, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, and the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 43:951-9. 2005
    ..For patients with a chronic disease, increased cost-sharing for medications may lead to unintended consequences, including reduced use of medications essential for control of their disease...
  28. pmc Using medicare data for comparative effectiveness research: opportunities and challenges
    Vicki Fung
    Vicki Fung, Kaiser Permanente, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:488-96. 2011
    ..These data are a promising resource for comparative effectiveness research (CER) on treatments, benefit designs, and delivery systems...
  29. doi request reprint In consumer-directed health plans, a majority of patients were unaware of free or low-cost preventive care
    Mary E Reed
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Oakland, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2641-8. 2012
    ..Special efforts to educate consumers about preventive care cost-sharing exemptions may be necessary as more health plans, including Medicare, adopt this model...
  30. 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...
  31. pmc The impact of generic-only drug benefits on patients' use of inhaled corticosteroids in a Medicare population with asthma
    Vicki Fung
    Center for Health Policy Studies, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, California, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:151. 2008
    ..We examined changes in ICS use following the introduction of generic-only coverage in a Medicare Advantage population from 2003-2004...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of beta-adrenergic antagonists (atenolol, metoprolol tartrate, carvedilol) on the risk of rehospitalization in adults with heart failure
    Alan S Go
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:690-6. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Matching patients and practitioners based on beliefs about care: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Edward Krupat
    Office of Educational Development, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:814-22. 2004
    ..To determine whether an intervention designed to inform and guide patients in choosing a primary care provider (PCP) could increase satisfaction and trust...
  34. ncbi request reprint Financial consequences of drug benefit plans
    John Hsu
    JAMA 289:423; author reply 424. 2003
  35. pmc Effects of exam-room computing on clinician-patient communication: a longitudinal qualitative study
    Richard Frankel
    Center on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Roudebush, VAMC, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:677-82. 2005
    ..To evaluate the impact of exam-room computers on communication between clinicians and patients...
  36. pmc Kaiser Permanente's experience of implementing an electronic medical record: a qualitative study
    J Tim Scott
    School of Management, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9SS
    BMJ 331:1313-6. 2005
    ..To examine users' attitudes to implementation of an electronic medical record system in Kaiser Permanente Hawaii...

Research Grants1

  1. Medicare Study of Cost-sharing Ramifications and Prescription Drug Benefits
    John Hsu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will be the first to examine the clinical and economic effects of new Medicare Part D plans, using comprehensive automated data from before and after the introduction of Part D, for a well- defined population. ..