Alex D Federman

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Avoidance of health care services because of cost: impact of the medicare savings program
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:263-70. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint A practical physicians' guide to the Medicare drug benefit plan
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:1217-21. 2006
  3. pmc The association of health literacy with illness and medication beliefs among older adults with asthma
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 92:273-8. 2013
  4. pmc Asthma beliefs are associated with medication adherence in older asthmatics
    Anastasia Sofianou
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:67-73. 2013
  5. pmc Self-management behaviors in older adults with asthma: associations with health literacy
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, New York
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:872-9. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms, low adherence, and poor asthma outcomes in the elderly
    Katherine A Krauskopf
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Asthma 50:260-6. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Asthma outcomes are poor among older adults with low health literacy
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Asthma 51:162-7. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Development of and recovery from difficulty with activities of daily living: an analysis of national data
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Aging Health 22:1081-98. 2010
  9. pmc Measuring patients' self-efficacy in understanding and using prescription medication
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:372-6. 2010
  10. pmc Health literacy and cognitive performance in older adults
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1475-80. 2009

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Publications30

  1. pmc Avoidance of health care services because of cost: impact of the medicare savings program
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:263-70. 2005
    ..Despite its potential to improve access to primary care, the QMB program is underused. Future policy and research efforts should address low participation rates...
  2. ncbi request reprint A practical physicians' guide to the Medicare drug benefit plan
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:1217-21. 2006
    ..This may, in turn, reduce beneficiaries' out-of-pocket prescription costs, thereby improving patients' access to medications and possibly their medication adherence and health outcomes as well...
  3. pmc The association of health literacy with illness and medication beliefs among older adults with asthma
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 92:273-8. 2013
    ..Suboptimal health literacy (HL) and asthma beliefs are associated with poor asthma self-management and outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that low HL is associated with inaccurate beliefs...
  4. pmc Asthma beliefs are associated with medication adherence in older asthmatics
    Anastasia Sofianou
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:67-73. 2013
    ..Empirical research and health policies on asthma have focused on children and young adults, even though asthma morbidity and mortality are higher among older asthmatics...
  5. pmc Self-management behaviors in older adults with asthma: associations with health literacy
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, New York
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:872-9. 2014
    ..To examine self-management behaviors, including medication adherence and inhaler technique, in older adults with asthma and their association with health literacy...
  6. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms, low adherence, and poor asthma outcomes in the elderly
    Katherine A Krauskopf
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Asthma 50:260-6. 2013
    ..To examine the impact of depressive symptoms on asthma outcomes and medication adherence in inner-city elderly patients with asthma...
  7. doi request reprint Asthma outcomes are poor among older adults with low health literacy
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Asthma 51:162-7. 2014
    ..To examine the association of health literacy (HL) with asthma outcomes among older asthmatics...
  8. doi request reprint Development of and recovery from difficulty with activities of daily living: an analysis of national data
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Aging Health 22:1081-98. 2010
    ..National-level data are needed on predictors of mild physical impairment among older adults to assist policy makers with resource allocation...
  9. pmc Measuring patients' self-efficacy in understanding and using prescription medication
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:372-6. 2010
    ..To create a brief assessment tool, the Medication Understanding and Use Self-Efficacy Scale (MUSE)...
  10. pmc Health literacy and cognitive performance in older adults
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1475-80. 2009
    ..To study the relationship between health literacy and memory and verbal fluency in older adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint The association between language proficiency and outcomes of elderly patients with asthma
    Juan P Wisnivesky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 109:179-84. 2012
    ..Asthma is a growing cause of morbidity for elderly Americans and is highly prevalent among Hispanic people in the United States. The inability to speak English poses a barrier to patient-provider communication...
  12. doi request reprint Inadequate health literacy is associated with suboptimal health beliefs in older asthmatics
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Asthma 47:620-6. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between suboptimal asthma beliefs and inadequate health literacy among older adults with asthma...
  13. pmc Cognitive performance in community-dwelling English- and Spanish-speaking seniors
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Age Ageing 38:669-75. 2009
    ..to examine the association of language (English vs Spanish), and commonly used measures of memory and word fluency among older adults...
  14. doi request reprint Restrictiveness of eligibility determination and Medicaid enrollment by low-income seniors
    Ryan Ungaro
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 21:338-51. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that a significant number of eligible elderly are not enrolled in Medicaid and that liberalizing or tightening Medicaid eligibility criteria can have an impact on Medicaid enrollment by low-income elderly patients...
  15. pmc Comparisons of self-reported and chart-identified chronic diseases in inner-city seniors
    John Leikauf
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1219-25. 2009
    ..To examine agreement between self-report of chronic disease and medical record data for inner-city seniors, their sensitivity and specificity, and the association between patient characteristics and accuracy of self-reports...
  16. pmc Beliefs about generic drugs among elderly adults in hospital-based primary care practices
    Alice Iosifescu
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 73:377-83. 2008
    ..This study aimed to characterize seniors' beliefs about generic drugs, and examine potential correlates of these beliefs, including socioeconomic and health status variables, health literacy, and physician communication skills...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of generic cardiovascular medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries receiving generalist or cardiologist care
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York 10029, USA
    Med Care 45:109-15. 2007
    ..Physicians play a key role in determining use of generics and specialty may be a particularly influential factor...
  18. doi request reprint Physicians' participation in the Physicians' Quality Reporting Initiative and their perceptions of its impact on quality of care
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, United States
    Health Policy 102:229-34. 2011
    ..Medicare established the Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI, recently renamed the Physicians Quality Reporting System) to increase reporting of quality metrics and promote healthcare quality...
  19. pmc Awareness of pharmaceutical cost-assistance programs among inner-city seniors
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:117-29. 2009
    ..Lack of awareness may be a significant barrier to participation by low- and middle-income seniors in pharmaceutical cost-assistance programs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Primary care affiliations of adults in a methadone program with onsite care
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Addict Dis 26:27-34. 2007
    ..9, 95% CI 2.2 to 21.9) or HIV (RR 5.6, 95% CI 1.7 to 18.5). Successfully promoting appropriate utilization of onsite primary care may require a better understanding of MMTP patients' perceptions of primary care...
  21. doi request reprint Education, literacy, and health: Mediating effects on hypertension knowledge and control
    Anjali U Pandit
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 75:381-5. 2009
    ..To determine whether literacy mediates the association between education, hypertension knowledge and control...
  22. pmc Trends in the overuse of ambulatory health care services in the United States
    Minal S Kale
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:142-8. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the overuse and misuse of health care services in the ambulatory setting has decreased in the past decade...
  23. doi request reprint Physicians' opinions about reforming reimbursement: results of a national survey
    Alex D Federman
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1735-42. 2010
    ..Several strategies have been proposed to reform physician reimbursement while improving quality of care. Despite much debate, physicians' opinions regarding reimbursement reform proposals have not been objectively assessed...
  24. pmc Association between physician quality improvement incentives and ambulatory quality measures
    Tara F Bishop
    Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e126-34. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence of physician incentives for quality and to test the hypothesis that the quality of ambulatory medical care is better when provided by physicians with these incentives...
  25. pmc Hepatitis C management by addiction medicine physicians: results from a national survey
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 33:99-105. 2007
    ..A significant minority of physicians were either providing HCV antiviral treatment or willing to provide HCV antiviral treatment...
  26. pmc Impact of socioeconomic status measures on hospital profiling in New York City
    Alexander B Blum
    From the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD A B B Departments of Health Evidence and Policy A B B, N N E, A C G, E D, A J M, D D A and Division of General Internal Medicine A D F, A J M, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California at San Francisco and the San Francisco VA, San Francisco, CA S K
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:391-7. 2014
    ..We examined whether the inclusion of an SES measure in 30-day congestive heart failure readmission models changed hospital risk-standardized readmission rates in New York City (NYC) hospitals...
  27. pmc The mini mental status exam as a surrogate measure of health literacy
    Allison R Dahlke
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:615-20. 2014
    ..Common cognitive assessments such as the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) therefore may be measuring the same latent construct as existing health literacy tools...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association of age with analgesic use for back and joint disorders in outpatient settings
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:306-15. 2006
    ..Elderly patients, in particular, have disproportionately low rates of adequate pain control compared with younger patients...
  29. pmc Association of income and prescription drug coverage with generic medication use among older adults with hypertension
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1470 Madison Ave, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:611-8. 2006
    ..To determine whether low-income seniors and those without prescription drug coverage are more likely to use generic cardiovascular drugs than more affluent and better insured adults...
  30. pmc The challenge of studying the effects of managed care as managed care evolves
    Alex D Federman
    Health Serv Res 39:7-12. 2004

Research Grants1

  1. Health Insurance Navigators for the Low-Income Elderly
    Alex Federman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The career development plan includes didactic courses, expert advising, and mentored research to develop skills in qualitative and survey research methods, and to expand the candidate's clinical geriatrics knowledge base. ..