G Thomas Ray

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Microbiology of skin and soft tissue infections in the age of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, CA, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:24-30. 2013
  2. pmc Trends and characteristics of culture-confirmed Staphylococcus aureus infections in a large U.S. integrated health care organization
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, California, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1950-7. 2012
  3. pmc Values for preventing influenza-related morbidity and vaccine adverse events in children
    Lisa A Prosser
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:18. 2005
  4. pmc Mothers of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: health conditions and medical care utilization in periods before and after birth of the child
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 47:105-14. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint The excess medical cost and health problems of family members of persons diagnosed with alcohol or drug problems
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 45:116-22. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Hospital-level rates of fluoroquinolone use and the risk of hospital-acquired infection with ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:441-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between use of psychiatric services and five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:164-71. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: excess costs before and after initial diagnosis and treatment cost differences by ethnicity
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1063-9. 2006
  9. pmc Family members of people with alcohol or drug dependence: health problems and medical cost compared to family members of people with diabetes and asthma
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Addiction 104:203-14. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: an update after 7 years of use in the United States
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program Northern California Region, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Vaccine 27:6483-94. 2009

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Microbiology of skin and soft tissue infections in the age of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, CA, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:24-30. 2013
    ..In SSTI episodes with a culture-confirmed pathogen, MRSA increased from 5% in 1998 to 9% in 2001 to 42% in 2005, decreasing to 37% in 2009. These data can inform the choice of antibiotics for treatment of SSTIs...
  2. pmc Trends and characteristics of culture-confirmed Staphylococcus aureus infections in a large U.S. integrated health care organization
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, California, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1950-7. 2012
    ..aureus isolates that were MRSA, the proportion decreased between 2006 and 2009. Hospital onset S. aureus infections are disproportionately MRSA, as are those among African-Americans...
  3. pmc Values for preventing influenza-related morbidity and vaccine adverse events in children
    Lisa A Prosser
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:18. 2005
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  4. pmc Mothers of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: health conditions and medical care utilization in periods before and after birth of the child
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Care 47:105-14. 2009
    ..Analyzing health conditions and medical utilization of mothers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can shed light on biologic, environmental, and psychosocial factors relating to ADHD...
  5. ncbi request reprint The excess medical cost and health problems of family members of persons diagnosed with alcohol or drug problems
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Med Care 45:116-22. 2007
    ..Having a family member with substance use problems affects family functioning, which may lead to increased medical problems and increased health care utilization and costs in the other family members...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hospital-level rates of fluoroquinolone use and the risk of hospital-acquired infection with ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, California, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:441-9. 2005
    ..aeruginosa isolates from hospital-acquired infections (hereafter, "hospital-acquired isolates") would be nonsusceptible to ciprofloxacin...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between use of psychiatric services and five-year alcohol and drug treatment outcomes
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:164-71. 2005
    ..It was anticipated that receipt of psychiatric services would predict long-term abstinence...
  8. ncbi request reprint Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: excess costs before and after initial diagnosis and treatment cost differences by ethnicity
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1063-9. 2006
    ..To estimate the excess costs for children in the years surrounding initial diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to estimate differences in treatment costs by ethnicity...
  9. pmc Family members of people with alcohol or drug dependence: health problems and medical cost compared to family members of people with diabetes and asthma
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Addiction 104:203-14. 2009
    ..To compare the medical costs and prevalence of health conditions of family members of people with an alcohol or drug dependence (AODD) diagnosis to family members of people with diabetes and asthma...
  10. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: an update after 7 years of use in the United States
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program Northern California Region, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Vaccine 27:6483-94. 2009
    ..After incorporating indirect effects on IPD, cost per life-year saved was $10,400. The presence of modest additional indirect effects against hospitalized pneumonia and otitis media in children may have resulted in overall cost savings...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: review of cost-effectiveness studies in Australia, North America and Europe
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 8:373-93. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: economic issues of the introduction of a new childhood vaccine
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
    Expert Rev Vaccines 1:65-74. 2002
    ..Some of the scientific and funding issues relating to its use in both the industrialized and developing world are also discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: evidence from the first 5 years of use in the United States incorporating herd effects
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program Northern California Region, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:494-501. 2006
    ..Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has been in routine use in the United States for 5 years. Prior U.S. cost-effectiveness analyses have not taken into account the effect of the vaccine on nonvaccinated persons...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint A comparison of health care utilization and costs of children with and without autism spectrum disorders in a large group-model health plan
    Lisa A Croen
    Division of Research, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1203-11. 2006
    ..Our purpose for this study was to compare health care utilization and costs of children with and without autism spectrum disorders in the same health plan...
  16. ncbi request reprint Observed costs and health care use of children in a randomized controlled trial of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:361-5. 2002
    ..Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants has recently been found to be effective for prevention of meningitis, bacteremia, pneumonia and otitis media, but it is more costly than previously introduced vaccines...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Readmission among chemical dependency patients in private, outpatient treatment: patterns, correlates and role in long-term outcome
    Jennifer R Mertens
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:842-7. 2005
    ..We examine readmission patterns and the role of readmission in 5-year outcome in chemical dependency patients in a private, integrated health plan...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparing the medical expenses of adults with Medicaid and commercial insurance in a health maintenance organization
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, California, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 14:420-35. 2003
    ..The costs of Medicaid-insured adults were substantially higher than those of commercially insured adults; these differences were likely due to higher rates of pregnancy and to worse health status among the Medicaid cohort...
  20. doi request reprint Effect of influenza vaccination on hospitalizations in persons aged 50 years and older
    Roger Baxter
    Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Vaccine 28:7267-72. 2010
    ..To estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) in preventing hospitalizations in persons over 50 years of age...
  21. doi request reprint Case-control study of antibiotic use and subsequent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients
    Roger Baxter
    Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:44-50. 2008
    ..To determine which antibiotics increase or decrease the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD)...
  22. pmc Trends in prescribed opioid therapy for non-cancer pain for individuals with prior substance use disorders
    Constance M Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Pain 145:287-93. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint The effect of hepatitis C treatment response on medical costs: a longitudinal analysis in an integrated care setting
    M Michele Manos
    Viral Hepatitis Registry, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA, US 94612 2304, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 19:438-47. 2013
    ..Given the substantial costs and complexity of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral treatment, post-treatment benefits are important to understand.  ..
  24. pmc Age and gender trends in long-term opioid analgesic use for noncancer pain
    Cynthia I Campbell
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2541-7. 2010
    ..We describe age and gender trends in long-term use of prescribed opioids for chronic noncancer pain in 2 large health plans...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of health care needs of child family members of adults with alcohol or drug dependence versus adults with asthma or diabetes
    G Thomas Ray
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 35:282-91. 2014
    ..To compare the health problems, preventive care utilization, and medical costs of child family members (CFMs) of adults diagnosed with alcohol or drug dependence (AODD) to CFMs of adults diagnosed with diabetes or asthma...
  26. ncbi request reprint Limb fractures in elderly men as indicators of subsequent fracture risk
    Bruce Ettinger
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, Calif 94611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2741-7. 2003
    ..Whether limb fracture in elderly men predicts future fracture is unknown...
  27. ncbi request reprint Services integration and cost-effectiveness
    Michael E Hilton
    Division of Clinical and Prevention Research, NIAAA, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7003, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:271-80. 2003
    ..This symposium presents some recent studies in this area. The small but growing body of studies in this area has great potential to inform public policy debates...
  28. ncbi request reprint Short-term alcohol and drug treatment outcomes predict long-term outcome
    Constance Weisner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:281-94. 2003
    ..We examined the relationship of 6-month treatment outcomes to abstinence 5 years post-treatment, and whether the predictors of abstinence at 5 years were different for those who were, and were not, abstinent at 6 months...
  29. ncbi request reprint Preferences and willingness to pay for health states prevented by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Lisa A Prosser
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 113:283-90. 2004
    ..To measure parents' and other adults' values for preventing disease associated with pneumococcal infection and to evaluate how including these values changes the economic appraisal of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine...
  30. pmc Progress in pediatric asthma surveillance I: the application of health care use data in Alameda County, California
    Eric M Roberts
    California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A91. 2006
    ..We explored the potential and limitations of health care use records from both public and private sources for asthma surveillance in a California county...
  31. pmc Progress in pediatric asthma surveillance II: geospatial patterns of asthma in Alameda County, California
    Eric M Roberts
    California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A92. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop high-resolution asthma surveillance techniques responsive to the needs of health care professionals and local child health and social justice advocates...
  32. ncbi request reprint Early discontinuation of treatment for osteoporosis
    Anna N A Tosteson
    Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hannover, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Am J Med 115:209-16. 2003
    ..To identify factors associated with early treatment discontinuation of three agents commonly prescribed for women with low bone density...
  33. ncbi request reprint Community and patient values for preventing herpes zoster
    Tracy A Lieu
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 26:235-49. 2008
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  34. ncbi request reprint Pediatricians' views on financial barriers and values for pneumococcal vaccine for children
    Tracy A Lieu
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 2:358-66. 2002
    ..To 1) describe barriers to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine adoption and 2) estimate the value of the vaccine based on pediatricians' responses to willingness-to-pay questions...