J Frank Wharam

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergency department use and subsequent hospitalizations among members of a high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 297:1093-102. 2007
  2. pmc Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1112-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The promise and peril of healthcare forecasting
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e82-5. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint High-deductible insurance: two-year emergency department and hospital use
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e410-8. 2011
  5. pmc High quality care and ethical pay-for-performance: a Society of General Internal Medicine policy analysis
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:854-9. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening before and after switching to a high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:647-55. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward evidence-based policy making and standardized assessment of health policy reform
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 298:676-9. 2007
  8. doi request reprint "Pay-for-performance" as a quality improvement tool: perceptions and policy recommendations of physicians and program leaders
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 20:234-45. 2011
  9. pmc High-deductible health plans: are vulnerable families enrolled?
    Alison A Galbraith
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th floor Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e589-94. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care
    Katy Backes Kozhimannil
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e17-25. 2011

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Emergency department use and subsequent hospitalizations among members of a high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 297:1093-102. 2007
    ..High-deductible health plans have been promoted as a means of reducing overutilization but could also be related to worse outcomes if patients defer necessary care...
  2. pmc Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1112-9. 2012
    ..Cancer screening is often fully covered under high-deductible health plans (HDHP), but low socioeconomic status (SES) women still might forego testing...
  3. ncbi request reprint The promise and peril of healthcare forecasting
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e82-5. 2012
    ..Policy makers, health plans, and method developers should adopt strategies that address these concerns in order to maximize the benefit of healthcare forecasting on the long-term health of patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint High-deductible insurance: two-year emergency department and hospital use
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e410-8. 2011
    ..To determine the 2-year impact of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) on high-acuity, expensive medical care...
  5. pmc High quality care and ethical pay-for-performance: a Society of General Internal Medicine policy analysis
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:854-9. 2009
    ..Pay-for-performance is proliferating, yet its impact on key stakeholders remains uncertain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening before and after switching to a high-deductible health plan
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:647-55. 2008
    ..Health plans with high deductibles could lead patients to avoid preventive care, such as cancer screening...
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward evidence-based policy making and standardized assessment of health policy reform
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    JAMA 298:676-9. 2007
  8. doi request reprint "Pay-for-performance" as a quality improvement tool: perceptions and policy recommendations of physicians and program leaders
    J Frank Wharam
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 20:234-45. 2011
    ..Although pay-for-performance (P4P) compensation is widespread, questions have arisen about its efficacy in improving health care quality and consequences for vulnerable patients...
  9. pmc High-deductible health plans: are vulnerable families enrolled?
    Alison A Galbraith
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th floor Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e589-94. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the characteristics of families who have children and switch to high-deductible health plans with those who stay in traditional plans...
  10. ncbi request reprint High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care
    Katy Backes Kozhimannil
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e17-25. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of switching from an HMO to a high-deductible health plan on the costs and utilization of maternity care...
  11. pmc Effect of switching to a high-deductible health plan on use of chronic medications
    Sheila K Reiss
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1382-401. 2011
    ..To examine whether high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) that exempt prescription drugs from full cost sharing preserve medication use for major chronic illness, compared with traditional HMOs with similar drug cost sharing...
  12. ncbi request reprint Use of well-child visits in high-deductible health plans
    Alison A Galbraith
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:833-40. 2010
    ..To examine how enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) affects use of well-child visits relative to traditional plans, when preventive care is exempt from the deductible...
  13. pmc Impact of emerging health insurance arrangements on diabetes outcomes and disparities: rationale and study design
    J Frank Wharam
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E11. 2013
    ..Results could be used to design health plan features that promote high-quality care and better outcomes among people who have diabetes...
  14. doi request reprint Emergency department utilization after the implementation of Massachusetts health reform
    Peter B Smulowitz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:225-234.e1. 2011
    ..Our objective is to determine the relationship between health reform and ED use for low-severity conditions...
  15. doi request reprint Comparing simulation and threshold approaches when analysing data with probabilities of categories
    Fang Zhang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:964-7. 2010
    ..Constructing categories based on probabilities is not unusual in defining the outcome or the exposure. We compare the threshold approach and the simulation approach in making inferences...