Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic reviewAsaf 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...
- Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilotAsaf Bitton
Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
Milbank Q 90:484-515. 2012....
- Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapiesSandeep 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...
- Improving the delivery of global tobacco controlAsaf 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...
- A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco ControlAsaf 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...
- An international survey of training programs for treating tobacco dependenceNancy 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...
- The Framingham Heart Study's impact on global risk assessmentAsaf 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...
- The future of health information technology in the patient-centered medical homeDavid 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...
- Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated diseaseTimothy 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...
- A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projectsAsaf 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...
- Quality and equity of primary care with patient-centered medical homes: results from a national surveyJaya 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...
- Relationships of cotinine and self-reported cigarette smoking with hemoglobin A1c in the U.S.: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008Carole 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...
- E-cigarettes: a rapidly growing Internet phenomenonCyrus 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...
- Offering population-based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting: a randomized controlled trialNancy 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...
- The global cost of nonoptimal blood pressureThomas 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...