Jerry Gurwitz

Summary

Affiliation: Meyers Primary Care Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The treating physician as active gatekeeper in the recruitment of research subjects
    J H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 39:1339-44. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation St, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    JAMA 289:1107-16. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The safety of warfarin therapy in the nursing home setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Med 120:539-44. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Effect of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support on adverse drug events in the long-term care setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2225-33. 2008
  5. pmc Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long-term care setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:466-72. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of nationally mandated drug use reviews to improve patient safety in nursing homes: a natural experiment
    Becky Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:991-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Trends and outcomes associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Chyke Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Med 119:616.e9-16. 2006
  8. pmc Individual and composite study endpoints: separating the wheat from the chaff
    Robert Goldberg
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Mass Electronic address
    Am J Med 127:379-84. 2014
  9. pmc A new measure of medication affordability
    Becky Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Soc Work Public Health 24:600-12. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient education about anticoagulant medication: is narrative evidence or statistical evidence more effective?
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 69:145-57. 2007

Detail Information

Publications69

  1. ncbi request reprint The treating physician as active gatekeeper in the recruitment of research subjects
    J H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 39:1339-44. 2001
    ..Institutional Review Boards vary in regard to the conditions imposed on investigators concerning contacting potential subjects to participate in health-services research studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation St, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    JAMA 289:1107-16. 2003
    ..Adverse drug events, especially those that may be preventable, are among the most serious concerns about medication use in older persons cared for in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  3. ncbi request reprint The safety of warfarin therapy in the nursing home setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Med 120:539-44. 2007
    ..We examined the preventability of adverse warfarin-related events and potential adverse warfarin-related events ("near misses") in the nursing home setting...
  4. doi request reprint Effect of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support on adverse drug events in the long-term care setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2225-33. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support for preventing adverse drug events in long-term care...
  5. pmc Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long-term care setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:466-72. 2008
    ..71) or an existing decision support add-on for renal dosing ($23,694.51). Development of a CDSS for a commercial computerized prescriber order entry system requires extensive commitment of personnel, particularly among clinical staff...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of nationally mandated drug use reviews to improve patient safety in nursing homes: a natural experiment
    Becky Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:991-6. 2005
    ..To test whether nationally required drug use reviews reduce exposure to inappropriate medications in nursing homes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trends and outcomes associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Chyke Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Med 119:616.e9-16. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine trends in the receipt of ACEIs and associated short-term outcomes in patients hospitalized with AMI in a large Northeastern community...
  8. pmc Individual and composite study endpoints: separating the wheat from the chaff
    Robert Goldberg
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Mass Electronic address
    Am J Med 127:379-84. 2014
    ..We hope that the points raised in this overview will lead to the collection of clinically rich, relevant, measurable, and cost-efficient study outcomes...
  9. pmc A new measure of medication affordability
    Becky Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Soc Work Public Health 24:600-12. 2009
    ..There is no great reservoir of discretionary funds to pay for increases in cost-sharing under Medicaid and Medicare Part D...
  10. ncbi request reprint Patient education about anticoagulant medication: is narrative evidence or statistical evidence more effective?
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 69:145-57. 2007
    ..To determine the relative impact of incorporating narrative evidence, statistical evidence or both into patient education about warfarin, a widely used oral anticoagulant medication...
  11. ncbi request reprint The incidence of adverse drug events in two large academic long-term care facilities
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    The Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Foundation, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Am J Med 118:251-8. 2005
    ..To assess the incidence of and risk factors for adverse drug events in the long-term care setting...
  12. ncbi request reprint Early detection of adverse drug events within population-based health networks: application of sequential testing methods
    Jeffrey S Brown
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:1275-84. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Health plan administrative databases can efficiently identify serious myopathy and rhabdomyolysis
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute Fallon Foundation and University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:171-4. 2005
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use by elderly persons in U.S. Health Maintenance Organizations, 2000-2001
    Steven R Simon
    HMO Research Network, Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:227-32. 2005
    ..To determine rates of potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly persons in managed care plans in the United States in 2000-2001...
  15. ncbi request reprint The age/gender interface in geriatric pharmacotherapy
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:68-72. 2005
    ..In considering any health-related issue in the geriatric patient population, a special focus on women is absolutely required. This is especially true with regard to pharmacotherapy in the geriatric population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in the long-term care setting: insights from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1780-9. 2005
    ..Based on experience adopting this technology early, 10 insights are offered that it is hoped will assist others who are considering the implementation of CPOE systems with CDS in the LTC setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint FDA drug prescribing warnings: is the black box half empty or half full?
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:369-86. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess the frequency of use of BBW medications in ambulatory care and prescribing compliance with BBW recommendations...
  18. ncbi request reprint The costs associated with adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Med Care 43:1171-6. 2005
    ..Reducing the rate of adverse drug events in the ambulatory setting may require large investments in quality improvement efforts and technologic innovations. Little evidence is available on the potential resulting savings...
  19. ncbi request reprint Baseline laboratory monitoring of cardiovascular medications in elderly health maintenance organization enrollees
    Steven R Simon
    HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics and Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2165-9. 2005
    ..To identify correlates of laboratory monitoring errors in elderly health maintenance organization (HMO) members at the initiation of therapy with cardiovascular medications...
  20. ncbi request reprint Frequency of high-risk use of QT-prolonging medications
    Nancy M Allen LaPointe
    Duke Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:361-8. 2006
    ..Concurrent use of more than one QT-prolonging drug or a QT-prolonging drug with a drug that alters its pharmacokinetic profile is an important risk factor for adverse outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Polypharmacy with oral antidiabetic agents: an indicator of poor glycemic control
    Cynthia J Willey
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:435-40. 2006
    ..To evaluate antidiabetic drug treatment patterns and glycemic control among patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  22. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events resulting from patient errors in older adults
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:271-6. 2007
    ..To characterize the types of patient-related errors that lead to adverse drug events (ADEs) and identify patients at high risk of such errors...
  23. ncbi request reprint An interview with Jerry Gurwitz. Interview by David Bates
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:667-71. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hospitalized rhabdomyolysis in patients treated with lipid-lowering drugs
    David J Graham
    Office of of Drug Safety, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD 20857, USA
    JAMA 292:2585-90. 2004
    ..Lipid-lowering agents are widely prescribed in the United States. Reliable estimates of rhabdomyolysis risk with various lipid-lowering agents are not available...
  25. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Canada relative to the US
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Drugs Aging 21:939-47. 2004
    ..To explore the prescribing of potentially inappropriate drug therapy in Ontario, Canada where there is a restrictive drug formulary relative to the US where there is no single drug formulary...
  26. ncbi request reprint Drug therapy in the elderly: improving quality and access
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 73:387-93. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Challenges of estimating health service utilization for osteoarthritis patients on a population level
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01605, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:1931-6. 2002
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  28. ncbi request reprint Drug benefit plans under managed care: to what extent do older subscribers selecting less drug coverage put themselves at increased financial risk?
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:178-81. 2002
    ..The vast majority of older people choosing less-comprehensive drug benefit plans appeared to make appropriate choices of plans based upon past utilization of prescription and other medical services...
  29. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Ontario community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents
    Christopher J Lane
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:861-6. 2004
    ..To compare patterns of potentially inappropriate drug therapy prescribing in community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents in Ontario, Canada...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hospital transfer of patients with acute myocardial infarction: the effects of age, race, and insurance type
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Am J Med 112:528-34. 2002
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the frequency of transfer to another hospital and to determine whether nonmedical factors, such as age, sex, race, and insurance status, are associated with transfer...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1349-54. 2004
    ..To gather information on patient-level factors associated with risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) that may allow focus of prevention efforts on patients at high risk...
  32. pmc Strategies for detecting adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:492-8. 2004
    ..To examine various strategies for the identification of adverse drug events (ADEs) among older persons in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prescription drug use in pregnancy
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:398-407. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide information on the prevalence of the use of prescription drugs among pregnant women in the United States...
  34. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease score as a predictor of hospitalization
    Kathleen G Putnam
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:340-6. 2002
    ..We compared four versions of the score for their ability to predict hospitalization among members of eight health maintenance organizations nationwide...
  35. ncbi request reprint Physician attitudes concerning anticoagulation services in the long-term care setting
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, The University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 14:59-64. 2002
    ..Even less is known about physician attitudes regarding these services. To examine this issue, we surveyed physicians caring for nursing home residents in a sample of long-term care facilities located in Connecticut...
  36. pmc Patients at-risk for cost-related medication nonadherence: a review of the literature
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech Four, Suite 315, 377 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:864-71. 2007
    ..This review examined the empirical literature to identify patient-, medication-, and provider-level factors that influence the relationship between medication adherence and medication costs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Variation in nursing home antipsychotic prescribing rates
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:676-83. 2007
    ..We explored variation in the use of antipsychotic therapy across nursing homes in Ontario, Canada, and determined if prescribing decisions were based on clinical indications...
  38. doi request reprint Medical abbreviations: writing little and communicating less
    Kathleen E Walsh
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Dis Child 93:816-7. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Identification of patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation using administrative data
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyer Primary Care Institute and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:487-97. 2008
    ..To develop algorithms on the basis of administrative data to identify patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation (AFL)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of beta-adrenergic antagonists (atenolol, metoprolol tartrate, carvedilol) on the risk of rehospitalization in adults with heart failure
    Alan S Go
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:690-6. 2007
    ....
  41. pmc Medicare beneficiaries and free prescription drug samples: a national survey
    Jennifer Tjia
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Clinic Foundation, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:709-14. 2008
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of patient activity in requesting or receiving free prescription drug samples, or the characteristics of patients who access drug samples...
  42. doi request reprint Antipsychotic therapy and short-term serious events in older adults with dementia
    Paula A Rochon
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 168:1090-6. 2008
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Cluster randomized trials: opportunities and barriers identified by leaders of eight health plans
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 45:S29-37. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in long-term care facilities: costs and benefits to stakeholders
    Sujha Subramanian
    RTI International, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1451-7. 2007
    ..Consideration of these costs and benefits suggests that financial incentives to physicians and facilities may be necessary to encourage and accelerate widespread use of these systems in the LTC setting...
  45. doi request reprint Administrative data used to identify patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Sarah L Goff
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation and Fallon Community Health Plan, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:617-21. 2008
    ..To assess the usefulness of health plan administrative data for identifying patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  46. pmc A demonstration of the impact of response bias on the results of patient satisfaction surveys
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01605, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1403-17. 2002
    ..The purposes of the present study were to examine patient satisfaction survey data for evidence of response bias, and to demonstrate, using simulated data, how response bias may impact interpretation of results...
  47. pmc The effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on the rates of adverse drug events: a systematic review
    Jesse I Wolfstadt
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 23:451-8. 2008
    ..Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) with clinical decision support (CDS) has been promoted as an effective strategy to prevent the development of a drug injury defined as an adverse drug event (ADE)...
  48. pmc Cost-related medication nonadherence and spending on basic needs following implementation of Medicare Part D
    Jeanne M Madden
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    JAMA 299:1922-8. 2008
    ..Cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) has been a persistent problem for individuals who are elderly and disabled in the United States. The impact of Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) on CRN is unknown...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effect of New York State regulatory action on benzodiazepine prescribing and hip fracture rates
    Anita K Wagner
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:96-103. 2007
    ..Medicare Part D excludes benzodiazepines from coverage, and numerous state government policies limit use of benzodiazepines. No data indicate that such policies have decreased the incidence of hip fracture...
  50. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 109:612-20. 2007
    ..Despite declining death rates from colorectal cancer (CRC), racial disparities have continued to increase. In this study, the authors examined disparities in a racially diverse group of insured patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Persistence with lipid-lowering therapy: influence of the type of lipid-lowering agent and drug benefit plan option in elderly patients
    Susan M Abughosh
    Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Program, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 10:404-11. 2004
    ..To determine the effects of lipid-lowering agent (LLA) class and drug plan design option on persistence with LLAs among elderly patients enrolled in a managed care plan...
  52. ncbi request reprint Hypertension management: the care gap between clinical guidelines and clinical practice
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Foundation, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:481-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate how well hypertension is managed in HMO patients and to assess opportunities for improvement...
  53. pmc Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and dose-related outcomes in older adults with new heart failure in the community
    Paula A Rochon
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 19:676-83. 2004
    ..To evaluate the dose-related benefit of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy among older adults with heart failure and to evaluate whether low-dose ACE inhibitor therapy is better than none...
  54. pmc Narrowing gender differences in procedure use for acute myocardial infarction: insights from the Worcester heart attack study
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:423-31. 2003
    ..To examine age-specific gender differences and trends over time in the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  55. ncbi request reprint A cohort study of the incidence of serious acute liver injury in diabetic patients treated with hypoglycemic agents
    K Arnold Chan
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:728-34. 2003
    ..The incidence of acute liver failure or serious liver injury in diabetic patients is needed to evaluate the safety of hypoglycemic drug therapy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in the treatment of patients with initial acute myocardial infarction: a community-wide perspective
    Leslie R Harrold
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass 01655, USA
    Cardiology 99:39-46. 2003
    ..The objectives of our study were to determine whether women are treated differently than men and whether age acts as a potential effect modifier of any observed associations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of medication use in elderly patients: a not-so-simple prescription
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Arch Intern Med 162:1670-2. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Gastric and duodenal safety of daily alendronate
    James G Donahue
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:936-42. 2002
    ..This study was conducted to estimate the excess risk of hospitalizations for gastric or duodenal perforations, ulcers, and bleeding associated with alendronate use...
  59. ncbi request reprint Polypharmacy: a new paradigm for quality drug therapy in the elderly?
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Arch Intern Med 164:1957-9. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint Gender and risk of adverse outcomes in heart failure
    Wendy Y Lee
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, California 94612 2304, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1147-52. 2004
    ..71 to 1.11). Among a contemporary, diverse population of patients who had CHF, rates of readmission overall and for CHF remained high, but gender was not independently associated with a differential risk of readmission...
  61. ncbi request reprint Statin therapy and risks for death and hospitalization in chronic heart failure
    Alan S Go
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland 94612, USA
    JAMA 296:2105-11. 2006
    ..Whether statin therapy has beneficial effects on clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure is unclear...
  62. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of mammography utilization among breast cancer survivors
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 106:2482-8. 2006
    ..Improvements in cancer detection and treatment have resulted in increasing numbers of breast cancer survivors. Information regarding the use of mammography by breast cancer survivors is limited...
  63. pmc Prescribers' responses to alerts during medication ordering in the long term care setting
    James Judge
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:385-90. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Physicians' assessments of adjuvant tamoxifen's effectiveness in older patients with primary breast cancer
    Timothy L Lash
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1889-96. 2005
    ..To examine physicians' assessments of tamoxifen effectiveness in breast cancer patients, identify predictors of these assessments, and estimate the relationship between these assessments and receipt of tamoxifen prescription...
  65. pmc Atypical antipsychotic drugs and risk of ischaemic stroke: population based retrospective cohort study
    Sudeep S Gill
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 330:445. 2005
    ..To compare the incidence of admissions to hospital for stroke among older adults with dementia receiving atypical or typical antipsychotics...
  66. pmc Reader's guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 1. Role and design
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 330:895-7. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint Communicating safety information to physicians: an examination of dear doctor letters
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:869-75. 2005
    ..This study examined whether content, organization, and formatting of dear doctor letters (DDLs) influences physicians' responses to the letters...
  68. ncbi request reprint Health plan members' views on forgiving medical errors
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Fallon Foundation, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:49-52. 2005
    ..Research is needed on how the circumstances that surround a medical error affect how patients respond...
  69. ncbi request reprint Validation of diagnoses of peptic ulcers and bleeding from administrative databases: a multi-health maintenance organization study
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:310-3. 2002
    ..This study, using data from a large number of health plans located in different geographical regions, underscores the importance of evaluating the accuracy of the diagnoses from automated health plan databases...

Research Grants11

  1. REDUCING ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Improving Posthospital Medication Management of Older Adults Through Health IT
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Enhancing the Safety of Warfarin in the Nursing Home
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Enhancing the Safety of Warfarin in the Nursing Home
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  5. Health Information Technology in the Nursing Home
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. HMO Research Network Conference
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  7. Health Information Technology in the Nursing Home
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Health Information Technology in the Nursing Home
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. REDUCING ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. REDUCING ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jerry Gurwitz; Fiscal Year: 2001
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