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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Using electronic health record clinical decision support is associated with improved quality of careRebecca G Mishuris
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, BC 3 2X, Boston, MA 02120 E mail
Am J Manag Care 20:e445-52. 2014..Not having at least 1 CDS was common; disabling CDS was infrequent. This suggests that meaningful use standards may improve national quality indicators and health outcomes, once fully implemented. ..
- Implications of workforce and financing changes for primary care practice utilization, revenue, and cost: a generalizable mathematical model for practice managementSanjay Basu
Prevention Research Center Centers for Health Policy, Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Med Care 53:125-32. 2015..Primary care practice transformations require tools for policymakers and practice managers to understand the financial implications of workforce and reimbursement changes...
- 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...