David W Baker

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Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The marginal value of pre-visit paper reminders when added to a multifaceted electronic health record based quality improvement system
    David W Baker
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:805-11. 2011
  2. pmc The effect of progressive, reinforcing telephone education and counseling versus brief educational intervention on knowledge, self-care behaviors and heart failure symptoms
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Card Fail 17:789-96. 2011
  3. pmc Multisite randomized trial of a single-session versus multisession literacy-sensitive self-care intervention for patients with heart failure
    Darren A DeWalt
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 5041 Old Clinic Bldg, CB 7110, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Circulation 125:2854-62. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Changes in performance after implementation of a multifaceted electronic-health-record-based quality improvement system
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 49:117-25. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Implementation of EHR-based strategies to improve outpatient CAD care
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:603-10. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Literacy and race as risk factors for low rates of advance directives in older adults
    Katherine R Waite
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:403-6. 2013
  7. pmc "Teach to goal": theory and design principles of an intervention to improve heart failure self-management skills of patients with low health literacy
    David W Baker
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 16:73-88. 2011
  8. pmc Knowledge gaps and misconceptions about coronary heart disease among U.S. South Asians
    Namratha R Kandula
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:439-42. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Differences in education, knowledge, self-management activities, and health outcomes for patients with heart failure cared for under the chronic disease model: the improving chronic illness care evaluation
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Card Fail 11:405-13. 2005
  10. pmc A community and culture-centered approach to developing effective cardiovascular health messages
    Namratha R Kandula
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611 USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1308-16. 2012

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. pmc The marginal value of pre-visit paper reminders when added to a multifaceted electronic health record based quality improvement system
    David W Baker
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:805-11. 2011
    ..This study examined whether providing pre-visit paper quality reminders could further improve performance, especially for physicians whose performance had not improved much during the first year...
  2. pmc The effect of progressive, reinforcing telephone education and counseling versus brief educational intervention on knowledge, self-care behaviors and heart failure symptoms
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Card Fail 17:789-96. 2011
    ..The optimal strategy for promoting self-care for heart failure (HF) is unclear...
  3. pmc Multisite randomized trial of a single-session versus multisession literacy-sensitive self-care intervention for patients with heart failure
    Darren A DeWalt
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 5041 Old Clinic Bldg, CB 7110, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Circulation 125:2854-62. 2012
    ..Self-care training can reduce hospitalization for heart failure (HF), and more intensive intervention may benefit more vulnerable patients, including those with low literacy...
  4. doi request reprint Changes in performance after implementation of a multifaceted electronic-health-record-based quality improvement system
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 49:117-25. 2011
    ..Electronic health record (EHR) systems have the potential to revolutionize quality improvement (QI) methods by enhancing quality measurement and integrating multiple proven QI strategies...
  5. ncbi request reprint Implementation of EHR-based strategies to improve outpatient CAD care
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:603-10. 2012
    ..In the second phase, physicians also received reports about their performance (including lists of patients not satisfying these measures), and financial incentives were announced...
  6. doi request reprint Literacy and race as risk factors for low rates of advance directives in older adults
    Katherine R Waite
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:403-6. 2013
    ..To examine the effect of the relationship between literacy and other individual-level factors on having an advance directive (AD)...
  7. pmc "Teach to goal": theory and design principles of an intervention to improve heart failure self-management skills of patients with low health literacy
    David W Baker
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 16:73-88. 2011
    ..If this trial shows that the "Teach to Goal" approach is superior, it would support the value of incorporating these design principles into educational interventions for other diseases...
  8. pmc Knowledge gaps and misconceptions about coronary heart disease among U.S. South Asians
    Namratha R Kandula
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:439-42. 2010
    ..Although South Asians are at higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) than most other U.S. racial/ethnic groups, very little research has addressed this disparity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Differences in education, knowledge, self-management activities, and health outcomes for patients with heart failure cared for under the chronic disease model: the improving chronic illness care evaluation
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Card Fail 11:405-13. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether participation in a quality improvement (QI) collaborative for heart failure (HF) was associated with better interpersonal aspects of care and health outcomes...
  10. pmc A community and culture-centered approach to developing effective cardiovascular health messages
    Namratha R Kandula
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611 USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1308-16. 2012
    ..This study describes key lessons that emerged from a community and culture-centered approach to developing a multimedia, coronary heart disease (CHD) patient education program (PEP) for medically underserved South Asian immigrants...
  11. doi request reprint The implications of using adjusted versus unadjusted methods to measure health care disparities at the practice level
    Muriel Jean-Jacques
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Med Qual 26:491-501. 2011
    ..Health care organizations should consider the routine use of adjusted methods to measure disparities in order to better inform disparity reduction initiatives...
  12. pmc Changes in health for the uninsured after reaching age-eligibility for Medicare
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1144-9. 2006
    ..Uninsured adults in late middle age are more likely to have a health decline than individuals with private insurance...
  13. doi request reprint Creating a better discharge summary: improvement in quality and timeliness using an electronic discharge summary
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 259 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:219-25. 2009
    ..Deficits in information transfer between inpatient and outpatient physicians are common and potentially dangerous...
  14. pmc A system for rapidly and accurately collecting patients' race and ethnicity
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:532-7. 2006
    ..We assessed the feasibility of collecting race/ethnicity data from patients using their own preferred racial/ethnic terms...
  15. pmc Comparison of a one-time educational intervention to a teach-to-goal educational intervention for self-management of heart failure: design of a randomized controlled trial
    Darren A DeWalt
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:99. 2009
    ..This study compares a single session self-management HF training program against a multiple session training intervention and examines whether their effects differ by literacy level...
  16. ncbi request reprint Improving hypertension quality measurement using electronic health records
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Med Care 47:388-94. 2009
    ..Simple hypertension outcome measures may not indicate which patients receive poor care. This could be problematic as incentives increase...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and mortality among elderly persons
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611 2927, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1503-9. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether low health literacy levels independently predict overall and cause-specific mortality...
  18. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward health care providers, collecting information about patients' race, ethnicity, and language
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 45:1034-42. 2007
    ..Experts recommend that health care providers (HCPs) collect patients' race/ethnicity and language, but we know little about public attitudes towards this...
  19. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities within and between hospitals for inpatient quality of care: an examination of patient-level Hospital Quality Alliance measures
    Romana Hasnain-Wynia
    Center for Healthcare Equity, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611 3152, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:629-48. 2010
    ..Little is known about whether disparities occur within or between hospitals for national Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) measures...
  20. doi request reprint The relationship between health literacy and knowledge improvement after a multimedia type 2 diabetes education program
    Namratha R Kandula
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 75:321-7. 2009
    ..We examined the effect of a MDEP targeted to patients with low literacy on knowledge and assessed the association between literacy and knowledge improvement...
  21. pmc Association between prior experiences of discrimination and patients' attitudes towards health care providers collecting information about race and ethnicity
    Namratha R Kandula
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:789-94. 2009
    ..However, minorities were less comfortable providing race/ethnicity information and were more worried than non-Hispanic whites about the potential misuse of this information...
  22. pmc Electronic health record-based patient identification and individualized mailed outreach for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: a cluster randomized trial
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:554-60. 2013
    ..Many individuals at higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) do not receive recommended treatments. Prior interventions using personalized risk information to promote prevention did not test clinic-wide effectiveness...
  23. pmc Changes in disparities following the implementation of a health information technology-supported quality improvement initiative
    Muriel Jean-Jacques
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:71-7. 2012
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Can electronic health records help improve patients' understanding of medications?
    Jennifer R Webb
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lakeshore Dr, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:919-22. 2010
    ....
  25. pmc Relationship of health literacy to intentional and unintentional non-adherence of hospital discharge medications
    Lee A Lindquist
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:173-8. 2012
    ..Inadequate health literacy is prevalent among seniors and is associated with poor health outcomes. At hospital discharge, medications are frequently changed and patients are informed of these changes via their discharge instructions...
  26. pmc Patient reported barriers to enrolling in a patient portal
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 3152, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:i8-12. 2011
    ..As the reasons for these findings are unclear, we sought to identify patient reported barriers to enrollment in a patient portal...
  27. doi request reprint Electronic health record-based cardiac risk assessment and identification of unmet preventive needs
    Stephen D Persell
    Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Med Care 47:418-24. 2009
    ..We compared EHR-based assessment with manual chart review to determine the accuracy of automated cardiac risk estimation and determination of candidates for antiplatelet or lipid-lowering interventions...
  28. doi request reprint Literacy and retention of information after a multimedia diabetes education program and teach-back
    Namratha R Kandula
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 16:89-102. 2011
    ..Health education interventions must incorporate strategies that can improve retention of health information and actively engage patients in long-term learning...
  29. doi request reprint Frequency of inappropriate medical exceptions to quality measures
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:225-31. 2010
    ..However, physician misconceptions or gaming potentially limit programs...
  30. pmc Medical student patient experiences before and after duty hour regulation and hospitalist support
    Lee A Lindquist
    Division of Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:207-10. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine changes in junior medical student-patient encounters after initiation of residency work hours and implementation of a large hospitalist practice at our academic medical center...
  31. pmc Health literacy, cognitive abilities, and mortality among elderly persons
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:723-6. 2008
    ..Low health literacy and low cognitive abilities both predict mortality, but no study has jointly examined these relationships...
  32. doi request reprint In search of 'low health literacy': threshold vs. gradient effect of literacy on health status and mortality
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States
    Soc Sci Med 70:1335-41. 2010
    ..We conclude that the nature of the relationship between literacy and health may vary depending upon the outcome under examination...
  33. ncbi request reprint Baseline health, socioeconomic status, and 10-year mortality among older middle-aged Americans: findings from the Health and Retirement Study, 1992 2002
    Joe Feinglass
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 St Clair No 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S209-17. 2007
    ..This study analyzed whether socioeconomic status in older middle age continues to be associated with 10-year survival after data are controlled for baseline health status...
  34. pmc Patients with worse mental health report more physical limitations after adjustment for physical performance
    Bernice Ruo
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lakeshore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:417-21. 2008
    ..Patient-reported physical limitations are widely used to assess health status or the impact of disease. However, patients' mental health may influence their reports of their physical limitations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Differences in self-reported health among Asians, Latinos, and non-Hispanic whites: the role of language and nativity
    Namratha R Kandula
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:191-8. 2007
    ..SROH may not be comparable across cultural groups. We assessed if differences in SROH between non-Hispanic whites (NHW), Latinos, and Asians were explained primarily by differences in socioeconomic status (SES) or language and nativity...
  36. doi request reprint Patient outreach to promote colorectal cancer screening among patients with an expired order for colonoscopy: a randomized controlled trial
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Dr, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:642-6. 2011
    ..Patients with an expired order for screening colonoscopy might be persuaded to follow through with screening by such an intervention...
  37. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage and the risk of decline in overall health and death among the near elderly, 1992-2002
    David W Baker
    Department of Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 44:277-82. 2006
    ..Although individuals' health insurance coverage changes frequently, previous analyses have not accounted for changes in insurance coverage over time...
  38. pmc Differences in leisure-time, household, and work-related physical activity by race, ethnicity, and education
    Xiaoxing Z He
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:259-66. 2005
    ..Racial and ethnic minority groups have lower levels of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) than whites, but it is unclear how much of this is explained by differences in socioeconomic status and health...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of standardized outreach for patients refusing preventive services: a quasiexperimental quality improvement study
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e249-54. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of standardized outreach on the receipt of preventive services for patients whose physicians record that the patient refused the service...
  40. pmc Empiric antibiotic, mechanical ventilation, and central venous catheter duration as potential factors mediating the effect of a checklist prompting intervention on mortality: an exploratory analysis
    Curtis H Weiss
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Suite 1400 676 N, St, Clair, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:198. 2012
    ..We sought to examine the degree to which these process of care improvements explained the observed difference in hospital mortality between the group that received prompting and an unprompted control group...
  41. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of print and multimedia health materials: a review of the literature
    Elizabeth A H Wilson
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 89:7-14. 2012
    ..Evaluate the evidence regarding the relative effectiveness of multimedia and print as modes of dissemination for patient education materials; examine whether development of these materials addressed health literacy...
  42. pmc What did the doctor say? Health literacy and recall of medical instructions
    Danielle M McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 50:277-82. 2012
    ..We sought to investigate patients' ability to recall spoken medical instructions in the context of a hypothetical clinical encounter, and whether limited health literacy would adversely affect performance on the task...
  43. pmc Disparities in enrollment and use of an electronic patient portal
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1112-6. 2011
    ..Little is known about patient enrollment in, and use of, patient portals after explicit invitation from providers...
  44. pmc Physician counseling of young adults with rapid weight gain: a retrospective cohort study
    Joyce W Tang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 11:31. 2010
    ..The incidence of weight gain is highest during young adulthood. Our study aims to describe weight gain patterns among young adults and to evaluate physician recognition of and counseling for rapid weight gain...
  45. ncbi request reprint Patient-directed intervention versus clinician reminders alone to improve aspirin use in diabetes: a cluster randomized trial
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:98-105. 2008
    ..Physician-directed approaches have not eliminated the underuse of effective preventive therapies...
  46. pmc Inadequate health literacy among paid caregivers of seniors
    Lee A Lindquist
    Division of Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:474-9. 2011
    ..Caregivers often assist with medication reminding and activities of daily living. No prior studies have examined the health literacy levels among paid non-familial caregivers...
  47. ncbi request reprint Automated review of electronic health records to assess quality of care for outpatients with heart failure
    David W Baker
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:270-7. 2007
    ..Electronic health records (EHRs) may be used to assess quality of care...
  48. ncbi request reprint National Cholesterol Education Program risk assessment and potential for risk misclassification
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611 2927, USA
    Prev Med 43:368-71. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine who would be falsely classified as low risk using this approach...
  49. doi request reprint Development and pilot testing of a culturally sensitive multimedia program to improve breast cancer screening in Latina women
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 84:128-31. 2011
    ..Our study goal was to assess the effects of a brief patient video on breast cancer knowledge and attitudes among Latina women at a community health center...
  50. pmc Physician-patient communication about colorectal cancer screening
    Michael S Wolf
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Communication and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1493-9. 2007
    ..Despite the documented benefits of colorectal cancer screening, patient participation rates remain low. Physician recommendation has been identified as a significant predictor of screening completion...
  51. pmc Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1300-7. 2012
    ..Emerging evidence suggests the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes could be explained by cognitive abilities...
  52. pmc Electronic tools to assist with identification and counseling for overweight patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Joyce W Tang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:933-9. 2012
    ..Physicians often do not recognize when their patients are overweight and infrequently counsel them about weight loss...
  53. pmc Hiring and screening practices of agencies supplying paid caregivers to older adults
    Lee A Lindquist
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1253-9. 2012
    ..To assess what screening practices agencies use in hiring caregivers and how caregiver competency is measured before assigning responsibilities in caring for older adults...
  54. doi request reprint Correlates of vitamin D insufficiency in an affluent adult population
    Erik Orelind
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    South Med J 105:78-81. 2012
    ..Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in coronary artery disease, some cancers, autoimmune disease, and glucose tolerance. Vitamin D deficiency may be prevalent even among affluent US adults...
  55. doi request reprint Medical subinternship: student experience on a resident uncovered hospitalist service
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Teach Learn Med 20:18-21. 2008
    ..Studies demonstrating the value of hospitalists to medical student education have been performed in traditional resident covered ward service settings (RCWS)...
  56. pmc Health literacy assessment using talking touchscreen technology (Health LiTT): a new item response theory-based measure of health literacy
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 16:150-62. 2011
    ..This will enable administration of Health LiTT on the same touchscreen used for other patient-reported outcomes, as well as real-time scoring and reporting of health literacy scores...
  57. ncbi request reprint Effect of physical activity on functional status among older middle-age adults with arthritis
    Joe Feinglass
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:879-85. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Investigating Hispanic/Latino perceptions about colorectal cancer screening: a community-based approach to effective message design
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Center for Communication and Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 68:145-52. 2007
    ..We assessed knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding CRC screening to inform the development of messages that promote screening among Hispanic/Latino patients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and functional health status among older adults
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1946-52. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association between health literacy, self-reported physical and mental health functioning, and health-related activity limitations among new Medicare managed care enrollees...
  60. pmc Prompting physicians to address a daily checklist and process of care and clinical outcomes: a single-site study
    Curtis H Weiss
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 184:680-6. 2011
    ..Checklists may reduce errors of omission for critically ill patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and health risk behaviors among older adults
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:19-24. 2007
    ..In this study, the association between health literacy and the prevalence of health risk behaviors was examined among older adults...
  62. ncbi request reprint Patients' shame and attitudes toward discussing the results of literacy screening
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Health Commun 12:721-32. 2007
    ..Patients with limited literacy were more likely to report feelings of shame as a result of disclosure (p < 0.05). Health care providers must recognize the potential shame patients might experience as a result of literacy screening...
  63. doi request reprint Effect of a hospitalist-care coordinator team on a nonteaching hospitalist service
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:103-9. 2008
    ..Although many hospitalists work with clinical coordinators, few studies have evaluated their impact...
  64. ncbi request reprint Disparities in health care are driven by where minority patients seek care: examination of the hospital quality alliance measures
    Romana Hasnain-Wynia
    Health Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association, and Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1233-9. 2007
    ..We assessed racial/ethnic disparities using the Hospital Quality Alliance Inpatient Quality of Care Indicators...
  65. doi request reprint Using theoretical constructs to identify key issues for targeted message design: African American seniors' perceptions about influenza and influenza vaccination
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Health Commun 24:316-26. 2009
    ..Implications and recommendations for message development are discussed...
  66. pmc Patients' attitudes toward health care providers collecting information about their race and ethnicity
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:895-900. 2005
    ..Experts recommend that health care providers (HCPs) collect patients' race/ethnicity, but HCPs worry that this may alienate patients...
  67. doi request reprint Increased blood pressure in the emergency department: pain, anxiety, or undiagnosed hypertension?
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:221-9. 2008
    ....
  68. pmc Low literacy impairs comprehension of prescription drug warning labels
    Terry C Davis
    Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:847-51. 2006
    ..Adverse events resulting from medication error are a serious concern. Patients' literacy and their ability to understand medication information are increasingly seen as a safety issue...
  69. pmc Implications of changing national cholesterol education program goals for the treatment and control of hypercholesterolemia
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 2927, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:171-6. 2006
    ..Modifications to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines lowered optional low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment goals...
  70. ncbi request reprint How hospitalists spend their time: insights on efficiency and safety
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:88-93. 2006
    ..To evaluate the types and frequency of activities that hospitalists perform during routine work, we conducted a time-motion study of hospitalist physicians at our institution...
  71. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use among adults with diabetes: recent trends and emerging sex disparities
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2492-9. 2004
    ..Despite high cardiovascular risk among adults with diabetes mellitus, aspirin use has been low...
  72. ncbi request reprint A telephone survey to measure communication, education, self-management, and health status for patients with heart failure: the Improving Chronic Illness Care Evaluation (ICICE)
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Card Fail 11:36-42. 2005
    ..Many aspects of quality of care for heart failure cannot be reliably obtained by chart review...
  73. ncbi request reprint Outpatient physicians' satisfaction with discharge summaries and perceived need for an electronic discharge summary
    Kevin J O'Leary
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Hosp Med 1:317-20. 2006
    ..Deficits in information transfer between inpatient and outpatient physicians are common and potentially dangerous...
  74. pmc Results of the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) study: an analysis of medication reconciliation errors and risk factors at hospital admission
    Kristine M Gleason
    Division of Quality and Operations, Department of Clinical Quality Management, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:441-7. 2010
    ..This study was designed to determine risk factors and potential harm associated with medication errors at hospital admission...
  75. pmc Obtaining data on patient race, ethnicity, and primary language in health care organizations: current challenges and proposed solutions
    Romana Hasnain-Wynia
    Health Research and Educational Trust AHA, One North Franklin, 30th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1501-18. 2006
    ....
  76. pmc The meaning and the measure of health literacy
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:878-83. 2006
  77. pmc Body mass index, physical activity, and the risk of decline in overall health and physical functioning in late middle age
    Xiaoxing Z He
    Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1567-73. 2004
    ..We examined the relation between body mass index, exercise, overall health, and physical functioning...
  78. pmc Development and validation of a computer adaptive test for measuring dyspnea in heart failure
    Bernice Ruo
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Card Fail 16:659-68. 2010
    ..Dyspnea is a common symptom among patients with heart failure. Currently, there is no standardized, rapid, precise method to assess dyspnea...
  79. ncbi request reprint Assessing the validity of national quality measures for coronary artery disease using an electronic health record
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 2927, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2272-7. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, how well they reflect actual quality of care has not been studied. We sought to evaluate the validity of performance measures for coronary artery disease (CAD) using an ambulatory EHR...
  80. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage during the years preceding medicare eligibility
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:770-6. 2005
    ..Because most estimates of the uninsured are cross-sectional, the true number of individuals whose health is at risk from being uninsured is unclear...
  81. ncbi request reprint Changes in weight among a nationally representative cohort of adults aged 51 to 61, 1992 to 2000
    Xiaoxing Z He
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:8-15. 2004
    ..Few studies have examined patterns and predictors of changes in body weight among adults in late middle age...
  82. ncbi request reprint Screening for left ventricular systolic dysfunction among patients with risk factors for heart failure
    David W Baker
    Department of Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    Am Heart J 146:736-40. 2003
    ..This study determined the prevalence of LVSD with the use of a limited screening echocardiogram among patients with risk factors for HF but no prior HF...
  83. ncbi request reprint The effect of publicly reporting hospital performance on market share and risk-adjusted mortality at high-mortality hospitals
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 41:729-40. 2003
    ..It is unclear whether publicly reporting hospitals' risk-adjusted mortality affects market share and mortality at outlier hospitals...
  84. pmc Health literacy and use of outpatient physician services by Medicare managed care enrollees
    David W Baker
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Suite 200, 676 N Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:215-20. 2004
    ..To determine whether inadequate functional health literacy adversely affects use of physician outpatient services...