Asaf Bitton

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic review
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Med 126:357.e7-357.e27. 2013
  2. pmc Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot
    Asaf Bitton
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Milbank Q 90:484-515. 2012
  3. pmc Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapies
    Sandeep P Kishore
    Weill Cornell Rockefeller Sloan Kettering Tri Institutional MD PhD Program, New York, New York, USA
    Global Health 6:22. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Improving the delivery of global tobacco control
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 78:382-93. 2011
  5. doi request reprint A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Addiction 105:2184-91. 2010
  6. pmc An international survey of training programs for treating tobacco dependence
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center and General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Addiction 104:288-96. 2009
  7. pmc The Framingham Heart Study's impact on global risk assessment
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:68-78. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The future of health information technology in the patient-centered medical home
    David W Bates
    Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:614-21. 2010
  9. pmc Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease
    Timothy J Henrich
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:415-22. 2009
  10. pmc A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projects
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:584-92. 2010

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Publications15

  1. doi request reprint The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic review
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Med 126:357.e7-357.e27. 2013
    ..We sought to systematically review the literature on this topic area with a focus on quantified cost and clinical outcomes related to adherence...
  2. pmc Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot
    Asaf Bitton
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Milbank Q 90:484-515. 2012
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  3. pmc Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapies
    Sandeep P Kishore
    Weill Cornell Rockefeller Sloan Kettering Tri Institutional MD PhD Program, New York, New York, USA
    Global Health 6:22. 2010
    ..In this commentary, we review existing evidence and guidelines to make the case for global access to NRT highlighting the smoker's right to access treatment to sensibly address nicotine addiction...
  4. doi request reprint Improving the delivery of global tobacco control
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 78:382-93. 2011
    ..Three case studies of tobacco-control policy--South Africa, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and Uruguay--are presented to explore and understand the implications of this analysis...
  5. doi request reprint A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Addiction 105:2184-91. 2010
    ..We report on global efforts to monitor the implementation of Article 14, and compare the surveys used in this effort...
  6. pmc An international survey of training programs for treating tobacco dependence
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center and General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Addiction 104:288-96. 2009
    ..To provide treatment effectively, a country needs trained individuals to deliver these services. We report on the global status of programs that train individuals to provide tobacco dependence treatment...
  7. pmc The Framingham Heart Study's impact on global risk assessment
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:68-78. 2010
    ..New studies and risk scores inspired by the Framingham Heart Study need to simplify risk scoring in developing countries so that affordable prevention strategies can be implemented...
  8. doi request reprint The future of health information technology in the patient-centered medical home
    David W Bates
    Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:614-21. 2010
    ..To encourage this development, policy makers should include medical homes in emerging electronic health record regulations. Additionally, more research is needed to learn how these records can enhance team care...
  9. pmc Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease
    Timothy J Henrich
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:415-22. 2009
    ..06), and computed tomography scan showing colorectal inflammation (OR 13.54). These clinical and laboratory markers for severe disease may be useful for identifying patients at risk for serious outcomes or death...
  10. pmc A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projects
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:584-92. 2010
    ..The patient centered medical home has received considerable attention as a potential way to improve primary care quality and limit cost growth. Little information exists that systematically compares PCMH pilot projects across the country...
  11. pmc Quality and equity of primary care with patient-centered medical homes: results from a national survey
    Jaya Aysola
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 51:68-77. 2013
    ..The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has gained support, but the impact of this model on the quality and equity of care merits further evaluation...
  12. pmc Relationships of cotinine and self-reported cigarette smoking with hemoglobin A1c in the U.S.: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008
    Carole Clair
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:2250-5. 2011
    ..Whether nicotine leads to a persistent increase in blood glucose levels is not clear. Our objective was to assess the relationship between cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)), an index of recent glycemia...
  13. doi request reprint E-cigarettes: a rapidly growing Internet phenomenon
    Cyrus K Yamin
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:607-9. 2010
    ..Physicians should be aware of the popularity, questionable efficacy claims, and safety concerns of e-cigarettes so that they may counsel patients against use and advocate for research to inform an evidence-based regulatory approach...
  14. pmc Offering population-based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting: a randomized controlled trial
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:498-503. 2011
    ..Brief clinic-based interventions are effective but not reliably offered. Population management strategies might improve tobacco treatment delivery in a healthcare system...
  15. doi request reprint The global cost of nonoptimal blood pressure
    Thomas A Gaziano
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Hypertens 27:1472-7. 2009
    ..However, no exhaustive study has been done to evaluate its potential costs, globally. We, therefore, set out to estimate the global economic cost of nonoptimal blood pressure...