Robert A Lowe

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Radiology services in emergency medicine residency programs: a national survey
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:587-94. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between primary care practice characteristics and emergency department use in a medicaid managed care organization
    Robert A Lowe
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Med Care 43:792-800. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Impact of Medicaid cutbacks on emergency department use: the Oregon experience
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:626-634. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Can the emergency department algorithm detect changes in access to care?
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:506-16. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Community characteristics affecting emergency department use by Medicaid enrollees
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Med Care 47:15-22. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Impact of policy changes on emergency department use by Medicaid enrollees in Oregon
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Med Care 48:619-27. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in access to primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured: the emergency department perspective
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, 97239 3098, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:33-7. 2006
  8. doi request reprint National study of barriers to timely primary care and emergency department utilization among Medicaid beneficiaries
    Paul T Cheung
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 60:4-10.e2. 2012
  9. pmc Rural-urban disparities in child abuse management resources in the emergency department
    Esther K Choo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Rural Health 26:361-5. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Ambulance diversion and lost hospital revenues
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:702-10. 2006

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Radiology services in emergency medicine residency programs: a national survey
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:587-94. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between primary care practice characteristics and emergency department use in a medicaid managed care organization
    Robert A Lowe
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Med Care 43:792-800. 2005
    ..Many patients use emergency departments (EDs) for primary care. Previous studies have found that patient characteristics affect ED utilization. However, such studies have led to few policy changes...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of Medicaid cutbacks on emergency department use: the Oregon experience
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:626-634. 2008
    ..We sought to study the impact of these Oregon Health Plan policy changes on statewide emergency department (ED) use...
  4. doi request reprint Can the emergency department algorithm detect changes in access to care?
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:506-16. 2008
    ..After the Oregon Health Plan (OHP, Oregon's expanded Medicaid program) underwent cutbacks affecting access to care in 2003, the authors tested the ability of the EDA to detect changes in ED use...
  5. doi request reprint Community characteristics affecting emergency department use by Medicaid enrollees
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Med Care 47:15-22. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Impact of policy changes on emergency department use by Medicaid enrollees in Oregon
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Med Care 48:619-27. 2010
    ..We ascertained whether these changes, including $50 copayments for emergency department (ED) visits, affected ED use...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in access to primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured: the emergency department perspective
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, 97239 3098, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:33-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest a worrisome reduction in access to medical care for uninsured Oregonians and unstable access for OHP enrollees, especially for behavioral health conditions...
  8. doi request reprint National study of barriers to timely primary care and emergency department utilization among Medicaid beneficiaries
    Paul T Cheung
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 60:4-10.e2. 2012
    ..We compare the association between barriers to timely primary care and emergency department (ED) utilization among adults with Medicaid versus private insurance...
  9. pmc Rural-urban disparities in child abuse management resources in the emergency department
    Esther K Choo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Rural Health 26:361-5. 2010
    ..To characterize differences in child abuse management resources between urban and rural emergency departments (EDs)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ambulance diversion and lost hospital revenues
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:702-10. 2006
    ..We estimate ambulance revenues lost from each hour spent on ambulance diversion at an urban teaching hospital's emergency department (ED) and examine the financial impact of increased ICU capacity, which reduced diversion hours by 63%...
  11. doi request reprint Health insurance status change and emergency department use among US adults
    Adit A Ginde
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:642-7. 2012
    ..Recent events have increased the instability of health insurance coverage. We compared emergency department (ED) use by newly insured vs continuously insured adults and by newly uninsured vs continuously uninsured adults...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of increased ICU capacity on emergency department length of stay and ambulance diversion
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239
    Ann Emerg Med 45:471-8. 2005
    ..Our objective is to determine the changes in ED length of stay and ambulance diversion occurring in an urban, academic medical center after an increase in adult ICU beds...
  13. pmc Association between emergency department resources and diagnosis of intimate partner violence
    Esther K Choo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Eur J Emerg Med 19:83-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between a variety of resources and documented IPV diagnoses...
  14. doi request reprint Distances to emergency department and to primary care provider's office affect emergency department use in children
    Annameika Ludwick
    Department of Emergency Medicin, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:411-7. 2009
    ..The authors sought to determine whether ED use by pediatric Medicaid enrollees was associated with the distance to their primary care providers (PCPs), distance to the nearest ED, and distance to the nearest children's hospital...
  15. doi request reprint Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda
    Jesse M Pines
    Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:e64-9. 2011
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of computer-assisted prescription writing on emergency department prescription errors
    Kenneth E Bizovi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:1168-75. 2002
    ..To determine whether computer-assisted prescription writing reduces the frequency of prescription errors in the emergency department (ED)...
  17. pmc A critical assessment of the out-of-hospital trauma triage guidelines for physiologic abnormality
    Craig D Newgard
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Trauma 68:452-62. 2010
    ..We assessed whether more restrictive physiologic criteria would improve the specificity of this triage step without missing high-risk patients...
  18. pmc A geospatial assessment of transport distance and survival to discharge in out of hospital cardiac arrest patients: Implications for resuscitation centers
    Michael T Cudnik
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
    Resuscitation 81:518-23. 2010
    ..We sought to assess the survival of OOHCA patients by transport distance and hospital proximity...
  19. ncbi request reprint How primary care practice affects Medicaid patients' use of emergency services
    Robert A Lowe
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 10:1-4. 2005
    ..It suggests a strategy to simultaneously improve access to primary care and reduce costs of ED care...
  20. ncbi request reprint EMTALA, two decades later: a descriptive review of fiscal year 2000 violations
    Dustin W Ballard
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:197-205. 2006
    ..To determine to what extent cases sanctioned under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) reflect willful refusal of screening or stabilization...
  21. doi request reprint An evaluation of statewide emergency department utilization following Tennessee Medicaid disenrollment
    Benjamin S Heavrin
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1121-8. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the statewide effect of such a disenrollment on Tennessee emergency department (ED) utilization...
  22. ncbi request reprint Outpatient follow-up in today's health care environment
    Daniel A Handel
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:288-92. 2007
  23. pmc Emergency medical services intervals and survival in trauma: assessment of the "golden hour" in a North American prospective cohort
    Craig D Newgard
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:235-246.e4. 2010
    ..We evaluate the association between emergency medical services (EMS) intervals and mortality among trauma patients with field-based physiologic abnormality...
  24. pmc The availability and use of out-of-hospital physiologic information to identify high-risk injured children in a multisite, population-based cohort
    Craig D Newgard
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 13:420-31. 2009
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Researching racial and ethnic disparities in emergency medicine
    Christopher F Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1169-75. 2003
    ..This report describes the results of the consensus conference and suggests such a research agenda...
  26. ncbi request reprint Emergency department crowding as a health policy issue: past development, future directions
    Lynne D Richardson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:388-93. 2002
  27. ncbi request reprint Researching quality in emergency medicine
    Kenneth E Bizovi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:1116-23. 2002
    ..Each of these projects demonstrates some of the challenges in researching quality and their solutions...
  28. pmc Extrinsic risk factors for pressure ulcers early in the hospital stay: a nested case-control study
    Mona Baumgarten
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:408-13. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Health care disparities in emergency medicine
    David C Cone
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1176-83. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of photographs for the identification of pressure ulcers in elderly hospitalized patients: validity and reliability
    A Russell Localio
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Wound Repair Regen 14:506-13. 2006
    ..69 and 0.84, respectively. Trained research nurses can accurately classify pressure ulcers from photographs, even when patients are largely non-White and the photographs depict pressure ulcers spanning all pressure ulcer stages...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers among elderly patients early in the hospital stay
    Mona Baumgarten
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Division of Gerontology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:749-54. 2006
    ..The goals of this study were to estimate the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in the first 2 days of the hospital stay and to identify patient characteristics associated with higher incidence...
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting decisions to seek treatment for sick children in Kerala, India
    Rajamohanan K Pillai
    CERTC, Sarayu, Kallampally, Medical College PO, Kerala 695011, Trivandrum, India
    Soc Sci Med 57:783-90. 2003
    ..Also in Kerala, the gender of the child did not influence whether or not the child was taken for treatment but did influence whether care was sought in the alternative or the allopathic system...
  33. ncbi request reprint Deferred care for emergency department users with nonacute conditions
    Robert A Lowe
    Ann Intern Med 139:526; author reply 528. 2003
  34. ncbi request reprint Thinking big
    David M Spiro
    Ann Emerg Med 48:480. 2006

Research Grants2

  1. Brain Research/Acute Interventions: Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials
    Robert Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The BRAINETT team has the experience and resources to serve as a key participant in this important initiative. ..