Alex Federman

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  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. doi request reprint Electronic health record components and the quality of care
    Salomeh Keyhani
    Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, James J Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA
    Med Care 46:1267-72. 2008
    ..Electronic health records (EHRs) have been promoted as an important tool to improve quality of care. We examined the association between EHR components, a complete EHR, and the quality of care...
  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. doi request reprint Hepatitis C in an urban cohort: who's not being treated?
    David Alfandre
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Ethics in Health Care, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:1068-78. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to understand how factors around initiation interact and how interventions can overcome them...
  18. 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)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Medication utilization in an urban homebound population
    Ian M Kronish
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:411-5. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize the health status and medication utilization of an urban cohort of homebound adults and to identify factors associated with medication use in this population...
  20. doi request reprint Use of recommended ambulatory care services: is the Veterans Affairs quality gap narrowing?
    Joseph S Ross
    HSR and D Targeted Research Enhancement Program and Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center, James J Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10025, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:950-8. 2008
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  21. pmc Survival and risk of adverse events in older patients receiving postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy for resected stages II-IIIA lung cancer: observational cohort study
    Juan P Wisnivesky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1087, New York, NY 10029, USA
    BMJ 343:d4013. 2011
    ..To compare the survival and risk of serious adverse events in older patients with stages II-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer treated with or without postoperative platinum based chemotherapy...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Low levels of awareness of pharmaceutical cost-assistance programs among inner-city seniors
    Alex D Federman
    JAMA 300:1412-4. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Preventive services use among women seen by gynecologists, general medical physicians, or both
    Beth G Lewis
    Department of Medicine, Saint Peters University Hospital, Drexel University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:945-52. 2008
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  28. 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 Grants3

  1. Seniors' health literacy, beliefs and asthma self-management
    Alex Federman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study findings will expand our understanding of health literacy and provide new insights into best methods for educating older asthmatics about managing their disease. ..
  2. Seniors' health literacy, beliefs and asthma self-management
    Alex D Federman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study findings will expand our understanding of health literacy and provide new insights into best methods for educating older asthmatics about managing their disease. ..