John F McCarthy

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Veterans Affairs Health System and mental health treatment retention among patients with serious mental illness: evaluating accessibility and availability barriers
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1042-60. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Reinstitutionalization following psychiatric discharge among VA patients with serious mental illness: a national longitudinal study
    Cheryl Irmiter
    Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Services, Outcomes, and Translation Section, University of Michigan, 4250 Plymouth Road, Box 5765, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:279-86. 2007
  3. pmc Suicide among patients in the Veterans Affairs health system: rural-urban differences in rates, risks, and methods
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Mental Health Operations, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S111-7. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Does consideration of Medicare use affect VA evaluations of treatment for new episodes of depression?
    John F McCarthy
    HSR and D Field Program, VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:468-76. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Residential mobility among patients in the VA health system: associations with psychiatric morbidity, geographic accessibility, and continuity of care
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:448-55. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Access-related measures and out-of-system utilization among veterans with bipolar disorder
    John F McCarthy
    U S Department of Veterans Affairs National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1035-8. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Outpatient visit chaining among patients with serious mental illness
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 44:257-64. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Suicide mortality among patients receiving care in the veterans health administration health system
    John F McCarthy
    US Department of Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1033-8. 2009
  9. pmc Antidepressant agents and suicide death among US Department of Veterans Affairs patients in depression treatment
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:346-53. 2012
  10. pmc Higher-risk periods for suicide among VA patients receiving depression treatment: prioritizing suicide prevention efforts
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    J Affect Disord 112:50-8. 2009

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Publications70

  1. pmc Veterans Affairs Health System and mental health treatment retention among patients with serious mental illness: evaluating accessibility and availability barriers
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1042-60. 2007
    ..We examine the impact of two dimensions of access-geographic accessibility and availability-on VA health system and mental health treatment retention among patients with serious mental illness (SMI)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reinstitutionalization following psychiatric discharge among VA patients with serious mental illness: a national longitudinal study
    Cheryl Irmiter
    Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Services, Outcomes, and Translation Section, University of Michigan, 4250 Plymouth Road, Box 5765, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:279-86. 2007
    ..Study findings may inform efforts to refine psychiatric and medical assessment for service delivery for this vulnerable population...
  3. pmc Suicide among patients in the Veterans Affairs health system: rural-urban differences in rates, risks, and methods
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Mental Health Operations, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S111-7. 2012
    ..Using national patient cohorts, we assessed rural-urban differences in suicide rates, risks, and methods in veterans...
  4. doi request reprint Does consideration of Medicare use affect VA evaluations of treatment for new episodes of depression?
    John F McCarthy
    HSR and D Field Program, VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:468-76. 2008
    ..Among the remainder, 3% received Medicare depression treatment and 0.5% were re-classified as having recommended contacts. Medicare use does not substantially supplement VA depression treatment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Residential mobility among patients in the VA health system: associations with psychiatric morbidity, geographic accessibility, and continuity of care
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:448-55. 2007
    ..When relocating, patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were more likely to move closer to providers, suggesting greater sensitivity to accessibility barriers...
  6. doi request reprint Access-related measures and out-of-system utilization among veterans with bipolar disorder
    John F McCarthy
    U S Department of Veterans Affairs National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1035-8. 2010
    ..S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center...
  7. ncbi request reprint Outpatient visit chaining among patients with serious mental illness
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 44:257-64. 2006
    ..Unmeasured visit "chaining" may bias estimates of the impact of accessibility barriers when utilization volume is measured using visit days. No studies have evaluated differential encounter chaining by distance...
  8. doi request reprint Suicide mortality among patients receiving care in the veterans health administration health system
    John F McCarthy
    US Department of Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1033-8. 2009
    ..Prior to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and before recent VHA initiatives, rates were higher among VHA patients than in the general population. Female patients had particularly high relative risks...
  9. pmc Antidepressant agents and suicide death among US Department of Veterans Affairs patients in depression treatment
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:346-53. 2012
    ..Multiple analytic strategies were used to address potential selection biases...
  10. pmc Higher-risk periods for suicide among VA patients receiving depression treatment: prioritizing suicide prevention efforts
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    J Affect Disord 112:50-8. 2009
    ..To date, few health systems have carefully segmented their depression treatment populations by level of risk and prioritized prevention efforts on this basis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk in patients with dementia treated with antipsychotics versus other psychiatric medications
    Helen C Kales
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1568-76; quiz 1623. 2007
    ..Mortality rates in the year following new antipsychotic medication starts for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia were compared with rates after starts of other psychiatric medications...
  12. doi request reprint Excess heart-disease-related mortality in a national study of patients with mental disorders: identifying modifiable risk factors
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Ann Arbor HSR and D Center of Excellence and National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:555-63. 2009
    ..We assessed whether Veterans Affairs (VA) health system patients with mental disorders were more likely to die from HD than patients without these disorders, and whether modifiable factors may explain differential mortality risks...
  13. pmc Examining the relationship between clinical monitoring and suicide risk among patients with depression: matched case-control study and instrumental variable approaches
    Hyungjin Myra Kim
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1205-26. 2010
    ..To assess the relationship between closer monitoring of depressed patients during high-risk treatment periods and death from suicide, using two analytic approaches...
  14. doi request reprint Psychiatric diagnoses and risk of suicide in veterans
    Mark A Ilgen
    Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1152-8. 2010
    ..Although numerous studies have documented the clear link between psychiatric conditions and suicide, few have allowed for the comparison between the strength of association between different psychiatric diagnoses and suicide...
  15. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic adherence over time among patients receiving treatment for schizophrenia: a retrospective review
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1542-50. 2006
    ..However, little is known about patients' adherence over time, although this has important services implications. We examined antipsychotic adherence over 4 years at the aggregate and the individual level among a large cohort of patients...
  16. pmc Suicide mortality among individuals receiving treatment for depression in the Veterans Affairs health system: associations with patient and treatment setting characteristics
    Kara Zivin
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2193-8. 2007
    ..We sought to report clinical and demographic factors associated with suicide among depressed veterans in an attempt to determine what characteristics identified depressed veterans at high risk for suicide...
  17. ncbi request reprint Differential medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia and comorbid diabetes and hypertension
    John D Piette
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:207-12. 2007
    ..Medication adherence was examined among patients with schizophrenia and comorbid physical conditions for consistency across therapeutic classes...
  18. doi request reprint Outpatient follow-up after psychiatric hospitalization for depression and later readmission and treatment adequacy
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1239-42. 2012
    ..The study evaluated whether timely postdischarge follow-up, a health system quality indicator, corresponded with improved longer-term posthospital care for depression...
  19. doi request reprint Risk of death from accidental overdose associated with psychiatric and substance use disorders
    Amy S B Bohnert
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Center for Clinical Management Research, Health Services Research and Development, VA, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:64-70. 2012
    ..The authors examined the association of psychiatric and substance use diagnoses with death from accidental overdose...
  20. ncbi request reprint Depression care following psychiatric hospitalization in the Veterans Health Administration
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e358-64. 2011
    ..To assess quality of depression care during the high-risk period following a psychiatric hospitalization...
  21. pmc Clinical and demographic factors associated with homelessness and incarceration among VA patients with bipolar disorder
    Laurel A Copeland
    Department of Veterans Affairs, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:871-7. 2009
    ..We assessed the association between homelessness and incarceration in Veterans Affairs patients with bipolar disorder...
  22. ncbi request reprint Older patients with serious mental illness: sensitivity to distance barriers for outpatient care
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 42:1073-80. 2004
    ..We assessed age differences in sensitivity to distance barriers for outpatient psychiatric and nonpsychiatric care among active Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with serious mental illness...
  23. pmc Impact of distance and facility of initial diagnosis on depression treatment
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:768-86. 2011
    ..To assess whether distance to services or diagnosis at a hospital-based medical center compared with a community clinic influences the receipt of psychotherapy versus pharmacotherapy for depression...
  24. ncbi request reprint Diabetes treatment among VA patients with comorbid serious mental illness
    Sarah L Krein
    Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1016-21. 2006
    ..The quality and outcomes of diabetes care were compared in an observational study among patients with and without serious mental illness...
  25. doi request reprint Noncancer pain conditions and risk of suicide
    Mark A Ilgen
    Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    JAMA Psychiatry 70:692-7. 2013
    ..There are limited data on the extent to which suicide mortality is associated with specific pain conditions...
  26. doi request reprint Continuation of care following an initial primary care visit with a mental health diagnosis: differences by receipt of VHA Primary Care-Mental Health Integration services
    KIPLING M BOHNERT
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:66-70. 2013
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Poor antipsychotic adherence among patients with schizophrenia: medication and patient factors
    Marcia Valenstein
    Health Services Research and Development HSRandD, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:255-64. 2004
    ..African-Americans and younger patients are particularly at risk. Unfortunately, atypical antipsychotics may not be associated with substantial improvements in adherence. More intensive interventions are likely needed...
  28. doi request reprint Guideline-concordant hepatitis C virus testing and notification among patients with and without mental disorders
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:495-500. 2008
    ..g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) or depression or those with no psychiatric diagnosis...
  29. doi request reprint Quality of general medical care among patients with serious mental illness: does colocation of services matter?
    Amy M Kilbourne
    Health Services Research and Development, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor, 11H, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:922-8. 2011
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Patient- and facility-level factors associated with diffusion of a new antipsychotic in the VA health system
    Marcia Valenstein
    SMITREC VA Ann Arbor Center for Excellence, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:70-6. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the influence of patient- and facility-level characteristics on the early use of a new antipsychotic, ziprasidone, among Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with schizophrenia...
  31. doi request reprint Assertive community treatment in veterans affairs settings: impact on adherence to antipsychotic medication
    Marcia Valenstein
    U S Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service and the Serious Mental Illness Treatment, Resource and Evaluation Center, University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 16, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:445-51, 451.e1. 2013
    ..This association persisted over time and was greatest among those with higher levels of ACT use...
  32. ncbi request reprint What happened to lithium? Antidepressant augmentation in clinical settings
    Marcia Valenstein
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Medical Center, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1219-25. 2006
    ..Antidepressant augmentation is recommended when patients do not respond to antidepressant monotherapy. However, little is know about antidepressant augmentation in clinical settings and whether these practices reflect the research evidence...
  33. pmc Service implications of providing intensive monitoring during high-risk periods for suicide among VA patients with depression
    Marcia Valenstein
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2215 Fuller Rd, Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:439-44. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Social support among veterans with serious mental illness
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, 2215 Fuller Road, 48105, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:639-46. 2007
    ..We determined whether patients with serious mental illness were more likely to report low social support than those without serious mental illness...
  35. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life and utilities among patients with depression in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1331-4. 2008
    ..This study establishes veteran-specific utility measures for patients with and those without depression...
  36. pmc Predictors of alternative antidepressant agent initiation among U. S. veterans diagnosed with depression
    Hyungjin Myra Kim
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:1049-56. 2010
    ..We examined predictors of antidepressant choice among VA patients treated for depression...
  37. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and diagnostic patterns in veterans with psychoses
    Frederic C Blow
    Dept of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:841-51. 2004
    ..With increasing attention paid to provider cultural competency, we investigate current diagnostic practices within a veteran population...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effect of race and sex on primary care physicians' diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression
    Helen C Kales
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research Education and Clinical Center, Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:777-84. 2005
    ..To examine primary care physician (PCP) contributions toward racial and sex differences in the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression...
  39. doi request reprint Trends in antidepressant prescribing for new episodes of depression and implications for health system quality measures
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, USA
    Med Care 50:86-90. 2012
    ..Although initial prescriptions for a 90-day supply satisfy measure requirements, they may circumvent its purpose of ensuring adequate medication management...
  40. doi request reprint VA primary care-mental health integration: patient characteristics and receipt of mental health services, 2008-2010
    Vicki Johnson-Lawrence
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1137-41. 2012
    ..This report describes patients initiating PC-MHI services in fiscal years (FYs) 2008-2010, including those who received prior mental health services...
  41. doi request reprint Implementation of primary care-mental health integration services in the Veterans Health Administration: program activity and associations with engagement in specialty mental health services
    Laura O Wray
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Integrated Healthcare, VAWNYHS 116 N, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 19:105-16. 2012
    ..Implementation of VHA PC-MHI services is progressing with new technical assistance strategies being deployed...
  42. doi request reprint Association between opioid prescribing patterns and opioid overdose-related deaths
    Amy S B Bohnert
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    JAMA 305:1315-21. 2011
    ..The rate of prescription opioid-related overdose death increased substantially in the United States over the past decade. Patterns of opioid prescribing may be related to risk of overdose mortality...
  43. doi request reprint Initiation of Primary Care-Mental Health Integration programs in the VA Health System: associations with psychiatric diagnoses in primary care
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center and Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Med Care 48:843-51. 2010
    ..In 2008, many Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities implemented collaborative care programs, as part of the VA's Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) program...
  44. doi request reprint Are primary care mental health services associated with differences in specialty mental health clinic use?
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor Department of Veterans Affairs Health System, MI, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:422-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether implementation of primary care mental health services is associated with differences in specialty mental health clinic use within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Oral health in Veterans Affairs patients diagnosed with serious mental illness
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    J Public Health Dent 67:42-8. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Treatment for new episodes of depression
    John F McCarthy
    Department of Veterans Affairs Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1035. 2007
  47. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy data identify poorly adherent patients with schizophrenia at increased risk for admission
    Marcia Valenstein
    From the Department of Veterans Affairs, Serious Mental Illness Treatment, Research, and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Med Care 40:630-9. 2002
    ..Health care organizations may be able to use pharmacy data to identify patients with schizophrenia and poor antipsychotic adherence...
  48. doi request reprint Trends and predictors of quality of care in VA nursing homes related to serious mental illness
    Hyungjin M Kim
    Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1070, USA
    Med Care 51:659-65. 2013
    ..We examined recent trends in quality indicators (QIs) measuring poor performance of VA NHs and whether the facility-level QIs vary with SMI concentration within the facility...
  49. pmc Associations between psychiatric inpatient bed supply and the prevalence of serious mental illness in Veterans Affairs nursing homes
    Nicholas W Bowersox
    Veterans Health Administration, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Center for Clinical Management, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2800, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1325-31. 2013
    ..We assessed whether reductions in inpatient psychiatric beds resulted in transinstitutionalization to nursing home care of patients with serious mental illness (SMI) within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  50. pmc Suicide mortality among patients treated by the Veterans Health Administration from 2000 to 2007
    Frederic C Blow
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center SMITREC and Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S98-104. 2012
    ..We sought to examine rates of suicide among individuals receiving health care services in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities over an 8-year period...
  51. doi request reprint Accidental poisoning mortality among patients in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System
    Amy S B Bohnert
    Department of Veterans Affairs, HSR and D COE and SMITREC, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Med Care 49:393-6. 2011
    ..Accidental poisoning mortality is an increasingly important concern, particularly for health systems, which distribute potentially poisoning medications and treat substance use disorders...
  52. doi request reprint Initiation of assertive community treatment among veterans with serious mental illness: client and program factors
    John F McCarthy
    Health Services Research and Development, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, HSR and D Field Program, P O Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:196-201. 2009
    ..Ensuring equitable access to mental health services is a national priority. The authors examined assertive community treatment (ACT) services initiation in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system among program-eligible patients...
  53. doi request reprint Financial incentives and accountability for integrated medical care in Department of Veterans Affairs mental health programs
    Amy M Kilbourne
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:38-44. 2010
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint International medical graduates and the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression
    Helen C Kales
    Psychiatry Service 116A, Veterans Affairs Medical Service, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Acad Med 81:171-5. 2006
    ..Differences in medical training may affect IMGs' recognition of depression. The authors hypothesized that the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression would differ between United States medical graduates (USMGs) and IMGs...
  55. pmc Quality of care for cardiovascular disease-related conditions in patients with and without mental disorders
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Ann Arbor National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1628-33. 2008
    ..We compared the quality of care for cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related risk factors for patients diagnosed with and without mental disorders...
  56. doi request reprint Tobacco use disorder and the risk of suicide mortality
    KIPLING M BOHNERT
    VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Addiction 109:155-62. 2014
    ..We estimate the predictive association between tobacco use disorder and the risk of suicide mortality, adjusting for other important variables...
  57. ncbi request reprint Disruptive behaviors in Veterans Affairs nursing home residents: how different are residents with serious mental illness?
    John F McCarthy
    Veterans Affairs National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2031-8. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence and correlates of behavior problems of residents of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing homes and to compare residents with serious mental illness (SMI) with other resident groups...
  58. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine use among depressed patients treated in mental health settings
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Serious Mental Illness Treatment, Research, and Evaluation Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:654-61. 2004
    ..The authors examined benzodiazepine use among a large sample of depressed patients treated in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health settings...
  59. doi request reprint Associations between body mass index and suicide in the veterans affairs health system
    John F McCarthy
    US Department of Veterans Affairs VA, Office of Mental Health Operations OMHO, Washington, District of Columbia, USA VA OMHO Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:269-76. 2014
    ..Associations between BMI and suicide risks and methods for individuals receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health system were evaluated...
  60. doi request reprint Misclassification of suicide deaths: examining the psychiatric history of overdose decedents
    Amy S B Bohnert
    VA National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and VA Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Inj Prev 19:326-30. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the association of psychiatric diagnoses among overdose deaths ruled by a medical examiner as intentional, unintentional and indeterminate intent...
  61. doi request reprint Quantifying the contribution of VA service-connected disability pensions to the "check effect"
    Daniel J Luchins
    Department of Psychiatry, Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:551-3. 2011
    ..The study attempted to quantify the effect of receiving a disability pension check at the beginning of the month on the timing of substance-related hospitalizations in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
  62. ncbi request reprint Long-term combination antipsychotic treatment in VA patients with schizophrenia
    Julie Kreyenbuhl
    Division of Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Schizophr Res 84:90-9. 2006
    ..The most commonly used antipsychotic combinations have little support for safety or efficacy. Further research is needed to understand the impact of these treatments on symptoms, side effects, and costs...
  63. ncbi request reprint Recognition of co-occurring medical conditions among patients with serious mental illness
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:598-602. 2006
    ..79, p < 0.001), back pain (OR = 0.81, p < 0.001), congestive heart failure (OR = 0.71, p < 0.001), and hypertension (OR = 0.77, p < 0.001). Patients with SMI were less aware of co-occurring medical conditions...
  64. ncbi request reprint Access to and satisfaction with care comparing patients with and without serious mental illness
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 36:383-99. 2006
    ..We compared perceived access to and satisfaction with health care between patients diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI: schizophrenia or bipolar disorder) and among those with no SMI diagnosis...
  65. pmc Long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy in the VA health system: patient characteristics and treatment patterns
    Julie A Kreyenbuhl
    Division of Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 W Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:489-95. 2007
    ..Although antipsychotic polypharmacy is being prescribed with increasing frequency, few studies have described patient characteristics and treatment patterns associated with long-term use of this treatment strategy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Datapoints: self-reported access to general medical and psychiatric care among veterans with bipolar disorder
    John E Zeber
    Veterans Affairs VA Health Services Research and Development Service HSR and D, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd 11C6, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:740. 2007
  67. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and exercise behavior among patients with bipolar disorder
    Amy M Kilbourne
    Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, PA, USA
    Bipolar Disord 9:443-52. 2007
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  68. doi request reprint Gender differences in health-related quality of life for veterans with serious mental illness
    CARRIE FARMER TEH
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:663-9. 2008
    ..This study assessed gender differences in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a national sample of veterans with serious mental illness...
  69. ncbi request reprint Understanding associations between serious mental illness and HIV among patients in the VA Health System
    Seth Himelhoch
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 737 West Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1165-72. 2007
    ..This study compared the recorded prevalence of HIV among veterans with and without serious mental illness...
  70. ncbi request reprint Airborne fungal spores in a cross-sectional study of office buildings
    David L MacIntosh
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, Newton, Massachusetts 02459, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:379-89. 2006
    ..The BASE study provides normative data on concentrations of fungal spores that can aid in identification of problematic levels of mold in buildings...