David W Baker

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in postdischarge mortality and readmissions: has length of stay declined too far?
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, and Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:538-44. 2004
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Mortality trends for 23,505 Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure in Northeast Ohio, 1991 to 1997
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am Heart J 146:258-64. 2003
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications107 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in postdischarge mortality and readmissions: has length of stay declined too far?
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, and Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:538-44. 2004
    ..Length of hospital stay continues to decline, but the effect on postdischarge outcomes is unclear...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mortality trends for 23,505 Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure in Northeast Ohio, 1991 to 1997
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am Heart J 146:258-64. 2003
    ..This study analyzed mortality trends from 1991 to 1997 for 23,505 Medicare patients hospitalized with a first admission for HF at 29 Northeast Ohio hospitals...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. pmc Changes in the use of do-not-resuscitate orders after implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy and Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:343-9. 2003
    ..To determine changes in the use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and mortality rates following a DNR order after the Patient Self-determination Act (PSDA) was implemented in December 1991...
  17. pmc Functional health literacy and the risk of hospital admission among Medicare managed care enrollees
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1278-83. 2002
    ..This study analyzed whether inadequate functional health literacy is an independent risk factor for hospital admission...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mortality trends during a program that publicly reported hospital performance
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Care 40:879-90. 2002
    ..It is unclear whether publicly reporting hospitals' risk-adjusted mortality leads to improvements in outcomes...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc 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)...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Explaining US racial/ethnic disparities in health declines and mortality in late middle age: the roles of socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and health insurance
    Joseph J Sudano
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at The MetroHealth System, Rammelkamp 236, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109 1998, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:909-22. 2006
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  29. ncbi 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in emergency department analgesic prescription
    Joshua H Tamayo-Sarver
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:2067-73. 2003
    ..We examined racial and ethnic disparities in analgesic prescription among a national sample of emergency department patients...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc The South Asian Heart Lifestyle Intervention (SAHELI) study to improve cardiovascular risk factors in a community setting: design and methods
    Namratha R Kandula
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Electronic address
    Contemp Clin Trials 36:479-87. 2013
    ..Results of this pilot study will provide preliminary data about the efficacy of a lifestyle intervention on CVD risk in SAs and inform community-engaged CVD prevention efforts in an increasingly diverse U.S. population. ..
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Variability in emergency physician decision making about prescribing opioid analgesics
    Joshua H Tamayo-Sarver
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 43:483-93. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine what factors influence emergency physicians' decisions to prescribe an opioid analgesic for 3 common, painful conditions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prevention of heart failure
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Card Fail 8:333-46. 2002
    ..The number of people in the United States with heart failure (HF) is expected to rise dramatically as the population ages unless efforts to prevent HF improve...
  44. pmc Patient knowledge and recall of health information following exposure to "facts and myths" message format variations
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 92:381-7. 2013
    ..To assess if exposure to varying "facts and myths" message formats affected participant knowledge and recall accuracy of information related to influenza vaccination...
  45. doi request reprint Adherence to repeat fecal occult blood testing in an urban community health center network
    David T Liss
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Community Health 38:829-33. 2013
    ..The observed low rate of adherence greatly diminishes the effectiveness of FOBT in reducing CRC mortality. Findings demonstrate the need for systems-based interventions that increase adherence without requiring face-to-face encounters. ..
  46. 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
    ....
  47. 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...
  48. 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
    ....
  49. pmc 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
    ....
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. pmc Measuring disparities: bias in the Short Form-36v2 among Spanish-speaking medical patients
    Joseph J Sudano
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy Case Western Reserve University at The Metro Health System, 2500 Metro Health Drive R236A, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Med Care 49:480-8. 2011
    ..However, because cultural and language differences may create measurement bias, it is unclear whether observed differences in self-reported overall health reflect true differences in health...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint The effect of race/ethnicity and desirable social characteristics on physicians' decisions to prescribe opioid analgesics
    Joshua H Tamayo-Sarver
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1239-48. 2003
    ....
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. 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...
  64. pmc Intermittent lack of health insurance coverage and use of preventive services
    Joseph J Sudano
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at the MetroHealth Systeme, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:130-7. 2003
    ..This study examined the association between intermittent lack of health insurance coverage and use of preventive health services...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Association of educational status with heart rate recovery: a population-based propensity analysis
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Department of Internal Medicine MHS, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Med 113:643-9. 2002
    ..Lower educational level may be associated with automatic imbalance. We sought to assess the association of educational level with heart rate recovery...
  74. pmc The effect of private insurance on the health of older, working age adults: evidence from the health and retirement study
    Avi Dor
    Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Peter B Lewis Building, 11119 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44128 7235, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:759-87. 2006
    ..Secondarily, to explore sensitivity of estimates to adjustments for endogeneity. The study focuses on adults in late middle age who are nearing entry into Medicare...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  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. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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
    ....
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi 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)...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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
    ....
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint Loss of health insurance and the risk for a decline in self-reported health and physical functioning
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 1998, USA
    Med Care 40:1126-31. 2002
    ..Millions of Americans are intermittently uninsured. The health consequences of this are not known...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. pmc Bilingual health literacy assessment using the Talking Touchscreen/la Pantalla Parlanchina: Development and pilot testing
    Kathleen J Yost
    Center on Outcomes, Research and Education CORE, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 75:295-301. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and pilot testing of a new bilingual computer-based health literacy assessment tool...
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi request reprint Comparison of responses to a US 2 dollar bill versus a chance to win 250 US dollars in a mail survey of emergency physicians
    Joshua H Tamayo-Sarver
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44105, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:888-91. 2004
    ..The authors compared emergency physicians' responses and per-participant costs between a US 2 dollar bill and a 250 US dollars lottery...
  95. ncbi request reprint Declining payments for emergency department care, 1996-1998
    Alexander C Tsai
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue WG 57, Cleveland, OH 44106 4945, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:299-308. 2003
    ..We describe recent trends in payments from different payer classes and assess their relative importance to the financial solvency of emergency departments...
  96. 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...
  97. ncbi request reprint Does the collaborative model improve care for chronic heart failure?
    Steven M Asch
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 43:667-75. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effects of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Breakthrough Series (IHI BTS) on quality of care for chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and preventive health care use among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organization
    Tracy L Scott
    Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Med Care 40:395-404. 2002
    ..Many older adults in Medicare managed care programs have low health literacy, and this may affect use of preventive services...
  99. ncbi request reprint The effect of external feedback on the management of medicare inpatients with congestive heart failure
    Risa P Hayes
    Kerr L White Institute for Health Services Research, Decatur, GA, USA
    Am J Med Qual 17:225-35. 2002
    ..01). Evaluation of the effects of external feedback on practice behavior requires sufficient time for organizational and individual clinician change to occur. Physician liaisons may play a role in facilitating this change...
  100. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and knowledge of chronic disease
    Julie A Gazmararian
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 6th Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 51:267-75. 2003
    ..There are many opportunities to improve patients' knowledge of their chronic disease(s), and efforts need to consider their health literacy skills...
  101. ncbi request reprint Usual source of care and nonurgent emergency department use
    Joshua H Sarver
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, OH, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:916-23. 2002
    ..To examine whether dissatisfaction with one's usual source of care (USC) and perceived access difficulties to one's USC were associated with nonurgent emergency department (ED) use...

Research Grants6

  1. Health Outcomes for Uninsured Older Adults-II
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Health Outcomes for Uninsured Older Adults-II
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Literacy and Mortality Among Elderly Persons
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The pathways described above will be sequentially added to the models to determine the change in the beta coefficients for literacy to determine the degree to which each pathway mediates the relationship between literacy and mortality. ..
  4. Literacy and Mortality Among Elderly Persons
    Michael Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Using Precision Performance Measurement to Conduct Focused Quality Improvement
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dissemination: This study will produce computerized tools and educational materials that will allow rapid dissemination to over 1000 sites that use the Epic(R) ambulatory product. ..
  6. Using Precision Performance Measurement to Conduct Focused Quality Improvement
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Dissemination: This study will produce computerized tools and educational materials that will allow rapid dissemination to over 1000 sites that use the Epic(R) ambulatory product. ..