Thomas H Lee

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A middle ground on public accountability
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:2409-12. 2004
  2. doi request reprint How Geisinger structures its physicians' compensation to support improvements in quality, efficiency, and volume
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Partners Community HealthCare, Geisinger Health System Foundation, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2068-73. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical goals and performance measures for cholesterol management in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
    T H Lee
    Partners Community Health Care Inc, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    JAMA 283:94-8. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Can we cross the quality chasm? The case for realistic optimism
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02186, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 4:16-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Right heart catheterization and cardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: an observational study
    C A Polanczyk
    Partners Community HealthCare Inc, Suite 1150, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    JAMA 286:309-14. 2001
  6. pmc Electronic risk alerts to improve primary care management of chest pain: a randomized, controlled trial
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:438-44. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities in the primary care management of early acute ischemic heart disease
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2237-43. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance, version 2.0?
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:531-3. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Clinician personality and the evaluation of higher-risk patient symptoms
    Adrienne S Allen
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:122-6. 2011
  10. pmc Clinician use of a palmtop drug reference guide
    Jeffrey M Rothschild
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:223-9. 2002

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Publications67

  1. ncbi request reprint A middle ground on public accountability
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:2409-12. 2004
  2. doi request reprint How Geisinger structures its physicians' compensation to support improvements in quality, efficiency, and volume
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Partners Community HealthCare, Geisinger Health System Foundation, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2068-73. 2012
    ..At the same time, because most of Geisinger's clinical care is still delivered and paid for on a fee-for-service basis, the incentives for clinical volume are enabling Geisinger to achieve the financial viability to pursue its mission...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical goals and performance measures for cholesterol management in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
    T H Lee
    Partners Community Health Care Inc, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    JAMA 283:94-8. 2000
    ..Both the NCQA and NCEP expect that the new HEDIS measure will encourage managed care organizations to develop systems that improve secondary prevention of CHD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Can we cross the quality chasm? The case for realistic optimism
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02186, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 4:16-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Right heart catheterization and cardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: an observational study
    C A Polanczyk
    Partners Community HealthCare Inc, Suite 1150, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    JAMA 286:309-14. 2001
    ..Right heart catheterization (RHC) is commonly performed before high-risk noncardiac surgery, but the benefit of this strategy remains unproven...
  6. pmc Electronic risk alerts to improve primary care management of chest pain: a randomized, controlled trial
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:438-44. 2012
    ..The primary care evaluation of chest pain represents a significant diagnostic challenge...
  7. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities in the primary care management of early acute ischemic heart disease
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2237-43. 2006
    ..Decision aids developed in the emergency department and other settings may help identify missed opportunities to intervene in symptomatic outpatients before hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance, version 2.0?
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:531-3. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Clinician personality and the evaluation of higher-risk patient symptoms
    Adrienne S Allen
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:122-6. 2011
    ..Acute myocardial infarction, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer are among the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in primary care, and there is little information regarding physician decision making in this area...
  10. pmc Clinician use of a palmtop drug reference guide
    Jeffrey M Rothschild
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:223-9. 2002
    ..ePocrates Rx (formerly known as qRx; ePocrates, San Carlos, California) is a comprehensive drug information guide that is downloadable free from the Internet and designed for the Palm OS platform align="right"...
  11. ncbi request reprint Achieving meaningful use: a health system perspective
    Cynthia L Bero
    Partners HealthCare, Needham, MA 02494, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:SP9-12. 2010
    ..Partners' experience offers some unique insights into the process of electronic medical record adoption across a large, diverse health system...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does self-management education benefit all populations with arthritis? A randomized controlled trial in a primary care physician network
    Daniel H Solomon
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:362-8. 2002
    ..We conducted a randomized controlled trial of the ASMP course in a large primary care physician network...
  13. doi request reprint Perceived usefulness of cardiac computed tomography as assessed by referring physicians and its effect on patient management
    Ron Blankstein
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1246-53. 2010
    ..In conclusion, of 53 different referring clinicians from different medical specialties, CTA was considered to almost always be useful; however, the effect on subsequent medical management was more variable...
  14. doi request reprint Appropriateness and utilization of cardiac CT: implications for development of future criteria
    Meagan K Murphy
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, GRB 740, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:881-9. 2010
    ..The cardiac CT (CCT) appropriateness criteria (AC) were jointly published by multiple societies to ensure effective utilization of CCT. We sought to determine how these criteria apply to CCT scans performed at a tertiary-care hospital...
  15. ncbi request reprint Allergic to generics
    Troyen A Brennan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Partners Community HealthCare, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:126-30. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint When sick patients switch primary care physicians: the impact on AMCs participating in capitation
    D G Fairchild
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Acad Med 75:980-5. 2000
    ..They conclude that it is in the best interests of all concerned to modify the current counterproductive incentives that promote the problems they have described...
  17. ncbi request reprint Eulogy for a quality measure
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:1175-7. 2007
  18. doi request reprint Tier 4 drugs and the fraying of the social compact
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:333-5. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint Do high-deductible health plans threaten quality of care?
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:1202-4. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint Prediction of missed myocardial infarction among symptomatic outpatients without coronary heart disease
    Thomas D Sequist
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 149:74-81. 2005
    ..Multiple algorithms have been developed to detect the presence of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary ischemia...
  21. pmc Rationale and design of the Study Assessing the Effect of Cardiovascular Medications Provided as Low-cost, Evidence-based Generic Samples (SAMPLES) trial
    William H Shrank
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 157:613-9. 2009
    ..Highly effective generic cardiovascular medications are frequently underused, leading to greater overall drug costs and cost-related nonadherence...
  22. ncbi request reprint Do we really want broad access to health care?
    James J Mongan
    Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1260-3. 2005
  23. doi request reprint Options for slowing the growth of health care costs
    James J Mongan
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:1509-14. 2008
  24. doi request reprint Evaluating a web-based self-management program for employees with hypertension and prehypertension: A randomized clinical trial
    Alice J Watson
    Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health, Boston, MA The Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Am Heart J 164:625-31. 2012
    ..Web-based self-management programs offer a novel approach for self-insured employers seeking to improve and maintain employee health...
  25. doi request reprint A framework for engaging physicians in quality and safety
    Jonathan M Taitz
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Division of General Medicine, Boston, MA 02102, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:722-8. 2012
    ..However, many physicians are still unable to contribute to patient safety initiatives that lead to safer, high-quality care for their patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Is zero the ideal death rate?
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:111-3. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Direct-to-consumer marketing of high-technology screening tests
    Thomas H Lee
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:529-31. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of transthoracic echocardiography as a tool for risk stratification of patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery
    L E Rohde
    Partners Community HealthCare Inc, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02199, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:505-9. 2001
    ..In conclusion, preoperative TTE before noncardiac surgery can provide independent information about the risk of postoperative cardiac complications in selected patients...
  29. pmc Integrating medical informatics and health services research: the need for dual training at the clinical health systems and policy levels
    Kenneth D Mandl
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:127-32. 2002
    ..This paper provides a brief exploration of 1) existing successful collaborations between health services researchers and informaticians and 2) needs and opportunities for additional joint work in several core research areas...
  30. ncbi request reprint Critical pathways for management of patients with acute coronary syndromes: an assessment by the National Heart Attack Alert Program
    Christopher P Cannon
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 143:777-89. 2002
    ..However, no systematic review exists regarding the value of critical pathways in this setting...
  31. ncbi request reprint "Me-too" products--friend or foe?
    Thomas H Lee
    Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:211-2. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of the availability of a prior electrocardiogram on the triage of the patient with acute chest pain
    T H Lee
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    J Gen Intern Med 5:381-8. 1990
    ....
  33. pmc A prediction rule for the use of postdischarge medical services
    D G Fairchild
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:98-105. 1998
    ..Further research is necessary to determine whether prospective identification of patients likely to need discharge planning will make the hospital discharge planning process more efficient...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity as a correlate of length of stay for hospitalized patients with acute chest pain
    K Matsui
    Department Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:262-8. 1996
    ..These findings suggest that the Charlson index can be used to adjust for comorbidities in analyses of length of stay for patients with this condition...
  35. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the management of acute chest pain. Support for the "Yentl syndrome"
    P A Johnson
    Section for Clinical Epidemiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:209-17. 1996
    ..Observed differences in use of invasive procedures between men and women may be due in part to lower rates of exercise test use and admission to the hospital for evaluation of acute chest pain...
  36. pmc Health-related quality of life after elective surgery: measurement of longitudinal changes
    C M Mangione
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:686-97. 1997
    ....
  37. pmc Clinical and echocardiographic correlates of health status in patients with acute chest pain
    K E Fleischmann
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:751-6. 1997
    ..Because functional status cannot be predicted adequately from either patients' characteristics or echocardiographic testing, it must be assessed directly...
  38. pmc Communication problems for patients hospitalized with chest pain
    S R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 13:836-8. 1998
    ..New models of inpatient care delivery can maintain patient satisfaction but to do so must focus attention on improving physician-patient communication...
  39. pmc Weekend and holiday exercise testing in patients with chest pain
    R A Krasuski
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:10-4. 1999
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Weekend and holiday exercise testing is a safe and effective means of risk stratification prior to hospital discharge for patients with chest pain. It also reduces length of stay and is cost saving...
  40. doi request reprint Health of the nation--coverage for all Americans
    Charles D Baker
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Wellesley, MA, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:777-80. 2008
  41. ncbi request reprint Patient quality of life during the 12 months following joint replacement surgery
    John D FitzGerald
    David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:100-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether preoperative characteristics influence quality of life outcomes 1, 6, and 12 months after joint replacement surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Paying physicians for high-quality care
    Arnold M Epstein
    N Engl J Med 350:406-10. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint Critical pathways for patients with acute chest pain at low risk
    Kirsten E Fleischmann
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 13:89-96. 2002
    ..Because of the possibility of concomitant secular trends and the effects of a changing medical environment, further rigorous research on the efficacy of individual pathways is needed...
  44. ncbi request reprint A broader concept of medical errors
    Thomas H Lee
    N Engl J Med 347:1965-7. 2002
  45. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction profiling of individual physicians: impact of panel status
    Harvey J Murff
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 10:553-61. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether panel status (whether or not a physician is accepting new patients) is associated with patient satisfaction with their primary care physician (PCP)...
  46. ncbi request reprint By the way, doctor. I read about the study suggesting that tight control of diabetes led to more deaths. My hemoglobin A1c level has been right around 7 to 7.5 for years. Should I back off? Or keep pushing for even lower glucose levels?
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Health Lett 33:8. 2008
  47. ncbi request reprint Rationing influenza vaccine
    Thomas H Lee
    N Engl J Med 351:2365-6. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Value of immediate postoperative electrocardiogram to update risk stratification after major noncardiac surgery
    Stephane Rinfret
    Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 94:1017-22. 2004
    ..0 to 3.7 in higher risk patients). We conclude that the immediate postoperative electrocardiogram is a valuable tool to adjust risk stratification, even in patients who have lower risks when undergoing noncardiac surgery...
  49. ncbi request reprint Ask the doctor. In early July, the New York Times Magazine published an article that had good things to say about the Atkins high-protein diet. It also claimed that low-fat diets might be harmful. This shocked many of us who have been following a low-fat
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Heart Lett 13:8. 2002
  50. ncbi request reprint Application of U.S. guidelines in other countries: aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in Japan
    Takeshi Morimoto
    Department of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Kyoto University Hospital and Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Med 117:459-68. 2004
    ..S. populations. We explored the relevance of recent U.S. guidelines for the use of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in the Japanese population...
  51. ncbi request reprint By the way, doctor. I have diabetes and two years ago I started to have pain in my feet with numbness and tingling. My doctors say that the problem is damage to my nerves related to the diabetes. Any ideas?
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Health Lett 28:8. 2003
  52. ncbi request reprint Patient self-management in arthritis? Yes, more research!
    Daniel H Solomon
    J Rheumatol 30:1133-4. 2003
  53. ncbi request reprint Diabetic neuropathy: the painful foot
    Christopher F Hyer
    Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, 6200 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43231, USA
    Foot Ankle Clin 9:221-37. 2004
    ..The development and severity of the neuropathy varies. This article briefly reviews the types of diabetic neuropathy and their relationship to pain and discusses the proposed etiologies...
  54. ncbi request reprint Association between cardiac and noncardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: outcomes and effects on length of stay
    Kirsten E Fleischmann
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0124, USA
    Am J Med 115:515-20. 2003
    ..To determine the relation between cardiac and noncardiac complications and their effects on length of stay in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery...
  55. ncbi request reprint Health tips for a political body
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Health Lett 28:6. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint Conservative management of acute coronary syndrome: cheaper and better for you?
    Daniel B Mark
    Circulation 105:666-8. 2002
  57. doi request reprint Redefining quality--implications of recent clinical trials
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:2537-9. 2008
  58. ncbi request reprint Proving and improving the value of consultations
    Thomas H Lee
    Am J Med 113:527-8. 2002
  59. ncbi request reprint Ask the doctor. I sometimes forget to fill my prescriptions and go several days without my medicines. I know it's important to take my blood pressure pills every day. Is there any danger if I don't take my cholesterol medication for a few days?
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Heart Lett 13:8. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint Prediction of the success of nonoperative treatment of insertional Achilles tendinosis based on MRI
    Christopher W Nicholson
    Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center, 6200 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43231, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 28:472-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper was to review a series of patients with insertional tendinopathy to determine whether MRI stratification could predictably identify patients in whom nonoperative treatment would fail...
  61. ncbi request reprint Ask the doctor. I have diabetes, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. My doctor wants me to take a beta blocker, but I have heard that these drugs might be dangerous for people like me. Should I follow her advice?
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Heart Lett 13:8. 2002
  62. ncbi request reprint Ask the doctor. Taking a cholesterol-lowering statin has brought down my bad cholesterol (LDL) to only 37 mg/dL. My liver and muscles are fine. The very low LDL worries my doctor. Should I change my regimen?
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Heart Lett 13:8. 2002
  63. ncbi request reprint By the way, doctor. I read that they're now selling a cheaper version of Mevacor. But I've also heard that Mevacor isn't as effective as the other statins. What do you think?
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Health Lett 27:8. 2002
  64. ncbi request reprint Comparing physicians on efficiency
    Arnold Milstein
    Mercer Health and Benefits, San Francisco, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2649-52. 2007
  65. doi request reprint Interpositional arthroplasty of the first MTP joint using a regenerative tissue matrix for the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus
    Gregory C Berlet
    Ohio State University Department of Orthopedics, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Columbus, Ohio 43231, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 29:10-21. 2008
    ..Treatment options are limited for young and active patients with hallux rigidus of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Soft-tissue interpositional arthroplasty is a promising alternative...
  66. ncbi request reprint By the way doctor... The doctor I've had for over 40 years just retired. I've found another one--he's awfully young, but it seems like everyone is these days! With a new doctor, do you think I need to get a complete physical? I'm 83, take medication to ke
    Thomas H Lee
    Harv Health Lett 27:8. 2002
  67. ncbi request reprint When should you start to worry?
    Thomas H Lee
    Newsweek 146:93-4. 2005