B H McFarland

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Comparing population health in the United States and Canada
    David Feeny
    The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, 97227, USA
    Popul Health Metr 8:8. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Employee benefits managers' opinions about addiction treatment
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    J Addict Dis 22:15-29. 2003
  3. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use in Canada and the United States
    Bentson McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, OP 02, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1616-8. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Medicaid cutbacks and state psychiatric hospitalization of patients with schizophrenia
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code OP 02, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:871-7. 2011
  5. pmc Organization and financing of alcohol and substance abuse programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Bentson H McFarland
    One Sky Center the American Indian Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1469-77. 2006
  6. pmc Outcomes for medicaid clients with substance abuse problems before and after managed care
    Bentson H McFarland
    RMC Research Corporation, Portland, Ore, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 32:351-67. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Datapoints: Service availability for persons with co-occurring conditions
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:978. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of an inpatient severity of psychiatric illness measure
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 97239, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 14:102-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for clients of public substance abuse treatment programs before and after Medicaid managed care
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97329, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 28:149-57. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Benefits managers' views on MH/SA raise cause for concern
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    Behav Healthc Tomorrow 11:22-7, 31. 2002

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. pmc Comparing population health in the United States and Canada
    David Feeny
    The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 3800 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, 97227, USA
    Popul Health Metr 8:8. 2010
    ..Although the two countries are very similar in many ways, there are potentially important differences in the levels of social and economic inequality and the organization and financing of and access to health care in the two countries...
  2. ncbi request reprint Employee benefits managers' opinions about addiction treatment
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    J Addict Dis 22:15-29. 2003
    ..8) ask for improved physical health benefits but rarely do so for alcohol and drug (4.1) benefits (p < .001). Education of workers and payers will be needed to change opinions about treatment of addictive disorders...
  3. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine use in Canada and the United States
    Bentson McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, OP 02, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1616-8. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Medicaid cutbacks and state psychiatric hospitalization of patients with schizophrenia
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code OP 02, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:871-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this project was to examine state psychiatric hospital utilization among persons with schizophrenia who maintained or lost Medicaid coverage...
  5. pmc Organization and financing of alcohol and substance abuse programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Bentson H McFarland
    One Sky Center the American Indian Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1469-77. 2006
    ..We used national data from 1997-2002 to describe recent trends in organizational and financial arrangements...
  6. pmc Outcomes for medicaid clients with substance abuse problems before and after managed care
    Bentson H McFarland
    RMC Research Corporation, Portland, Ore, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 32:351-67. 2005
    ..On the other hand, state policies influencing Medicaid enrollment may have substantial impact on chemical dependency treatment outcomes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Datapoints: Service availability for persons with co-occurring conditions
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:978. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of an inpatient severity of psychiatric illness measure
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 97239, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 14:102-8. 2005
    ..The measure is appropriate for retrospective severity assessment and may also be useful for pre-admission screening...
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for clients of public substance abuse treatment programs before and after Medicaid managed care
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97329, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 28:149-57. 2005
    ..After adjustment for covariates, most analyses were not statistically significant. It does not appear that Medicaid managed care had an adverse impact on outcomes for clients with substance abuse problems...
  10. ncbi request reprint Benefits managers' views on MH/SA raise cause for concern
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    Behav Healthc Tomorrow 11:22-7, 31. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric hospital length of stay for Medicaid clients before and after managed care
    Bentson H McFarland
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97201, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 29:191-9. 2002
    ..Managed care patients had longer lengths of stay than their fee-for-service counterparts (even after adjustment for confounders). Secular trends and practice patterns may influence length of stay more than managed care...
  12. pmc Evaluating and training substance abuse counselors: a pilot study assessing standardized patients as authentic clients
    Holly E Fussell
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Subst Abus 30:47-60. 2009
    ..Results support future work on SPs as teaching and evaluation tools in substance abuse counseling. Findings also illustrate the need to refine definitions of authenticity for SPs as substance abuse clients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Access to substance abuse treatment services under the Oregon Health Plan
    D D Deck
    RMC Research Corporation, 522 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1407, Portland, OR 97204, USA
    JAMA 284:2093-9. 2000
    ..The implementation of a capitated chemical dependency benefit within the Oregon Health Plan in 1995 provided an opportunity to study the impact of funding mechanisms on access...
  14. ncbi request reprint Integration and its discontents: substance abuse treatment in the Oregon Health Plan
    Katherine E Laws
    RMC Research Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:284-9. 2002
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  15. doi request reprint Clinical perception: a study of intimate partner violence versus methamphetamine use as presenting problems
    Holly Fussell
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA
    Psychiatry 72:382-92. 2009
    ..Clinical practices related to substance abuse counseling and intimate partner violence are discussed in light of these findings...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of managed care on access to mental health services among Medicaid enrollees receiving substance treatment
    Douglas A Bigelow
    Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, Gaines Hall 155, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:775-9. 2004
    ..This study assessed whether converting Medicaid from a fee-for-service program to a capitated, prepaid managed care program affected access to mental health services among clients who were treated for substance abuse...
  17. pmc Cortical activation during delay discounting in abstinent methamphetamine dependent individuals
    William F Hoffman
    Mental Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division P35C, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 201:183-93. 2008
    ..The ventral system is hypothesized to respond to the salience and immediacy of rewards while the dorsal system is implicated in the process of comparison and choice...
  18. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for rural Medicaid clients with severe mental illness in fee for service versus managed care
    Jacqueline M Bianconi
    Department of Psychaitry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:411-22. 2006
    ..There was no evidence that conversion of the Medicaid mental health system from fee for service to managed care led to changes in outcomes for rural clients with severe mental illness...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prospective validation of substance abuse severity measures from administrative data
    Lynn E McCamant
    Department of Psychiatry, CR 139, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 86:37-45. 2007
    ..Recently, two severity measures based on administrative data have been developed. This study validated these measures using prospective data...
  20. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine for acute heroin detoxification: diffusion of research into practice
    Anne E Kovas
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 32:199-206. 2007
    ..Additionally, clinical staff reported better subject engagement in treatment and psychosocial group sessions. This single-site study is an example of successful integration of an evidence-based treatment into community-based practice...
  21. pmc Using a standardized patient walk-through to improve implementation of clinical trials
    Holly E Fussell
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:470-5. 2008
    ..Research coordinators and the staff found the use of an SP to be highly effective. The node is now making routine use of SPs in the implementation of CTN protocols...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of antipsychotic medication on psychiatric service utilization and cost
    Aileen Rothbard
    Center for MH Policy and Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 8:83-93. 2005
    ..Given that acquisition costs of atypical antipsychotics are generally higher than typical antipsychotics, uncertainty exists whether the newer atypicals are cost effective alternatives when used in ordinary practice settings...
  23. pmc Patterns of atypical antipsychotic subtherapeutic dosing among Oregon Medicaid patients
    Daniel M Hartung
    Oregon State University, Portland, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1540-7. 2008
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  24. ncbi request reprint Medicaid managed care and substance abuse treatment
    Dennis D Deck
    RMC Research Corporation, 522 S W Fifth Avenue, Suite 1407, Portland, Oregon 97204, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:802. 2002
  25. ncbi request reprint Controlled trials of CQI and academic detailing to implement a clinical practice guideline for depression
    J B Brown
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:39-54. 2000
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  26. ncbi request reprint The validity of medicaid pharmacy claims for estimating drug use among elderly nursing home residents: The Oregon experience
    D A McKenzie
    School of Nursing SN CHC, Oregon Health Sciences University, 3181 S W Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201 3098, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:1248-57. 2000
    ..81) and fair to good for antidepressants and anxiolytics (kappa = 0.63, and kappa = 0.52, respectively). The findings suggest that Medicaid pharmacy claims data are reasonably accurate for quality assurance and accreditation purposes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Four decades of community mental health: a symphony in four movements
    David L Cutler
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Department of Psychiatry, Portland 97201 3098, USA
    Community Ment Health J 39:381-98. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse treatment duration for Medicaid versus commercial clients in a health maintenance organization
    Bentson H McFarland
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and the Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA
    Med Care 44:601-6. 2006
    ..As Medicaid clients have come to be enrolled in managed care, concerns have arisen about the ability of private sector systems to meet the needs of enrollees with substance abuse problems...
  29. ncbi request reprint Talk about costs: health care professionals' views about expenses related to substance abuse treatment
    Carla A Green
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:483-94. 2004
  30. doi request reprint Characteristics of adult male and female firearm suicide decedents: findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System
    M S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    Inj Prev 15:322-7. 2009
    ..To examine the risk factors and precipitating circumstances associated with firearm suicide...
  31. ncbi request reprint Automated pharmacy databases and behavioral health care quality assurance
    B H McFarland
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Eval Rev 21:371-8. 1997
    ..Evaluation research is needed in areas such as standard setting, risk adjustment, and the linking of pharmacy data to outcome measures...
  32. ncbi request reprint Survey of American Indian alcohol statutes, 1975-2006: evolving needs and future opportunities for tribal health
    Anne E Kovas
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, GH 251, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:183-91. 2008
    ..These developments raise numerous questions regarding the adoption and implementation of policies pertaining to alcohol...
  33. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of patients in a low-intensity, short-duration involuntary outpatient commitment program
    David A Pollack
    Department of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, 97239, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:863-6. 2005
    ..No differences were found between the groups in follow-up acute psychiatric hospitalization or arrests. Low-intensity, short-duration involuntary outpatient commitment appears to have a limited, but important, impact...
  34. ncbi request reprint Divalproex, lithium and suicide among Medicaid patients with bipolar disorder
    Jon C Collins
    Department of Psychiatry, CR 139, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, United States
    J Affect Disord 107:23-8. 2008
    ..However, few data are available regarding Medicaid patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder...
  35. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of a Russian version of the SF-12 Health Survey in a refugee population
    Christopher Hoffmann
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 46:390-7. 2005
    ..The instrument showed internal consistency when evaluated with coefficient alpha. As compared with community subjects, clinic patients had significantly lower scores, reflecting poorer physical and mental well being...
  36. ncbi request reprint Sooner versus later: factors associated with temporal sequencing of suicide
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, P O Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:377-85. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, it may be unrealistic to expect that health care providers can modify the behavior of individuals at highest risk of suicide...
  37. ncbi request reprint Trends in antidepressant overdoses
    Mary S McKenzie
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:513-23. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe United States trends from 1983 through 2003 in antidepressant overdoses as well as trends in health care utilization and mortality...
  38. doi request reprint Associations between race and ethnicity and treatment for chronic pain in the VA
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Physical and Mental Disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Pain 10:1078-87. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to understand the reasons for these differences and their potential clinical implications...
  39. ncbi request reprint Health behaviors in a representative sample of older Canadians: prevalences, reported change, motivation to change, and perceived barriers
    Jason T Newsom
    Institute on Aging, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Gerontologist 44:193-205. 2004
    ..Moreover, little is known about general population prevalences of older adults' efforts to change behavior, motivations to improve health behaviors, and perceived barriers to change...
  40. pmc Prevalence and factors associated with thriving in older adulthood: a 10-year population-based study
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, P O Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1097-104. 2008
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  41. ncbi request reprint The predictive validity of health-related quality of life measures: mortality in a longitudinal population-based study
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, P O Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Qual Life Res 16:1539-1546. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between health-related quality of life (HRQL) and mortality risk, and compared the predictive ability of Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) with self-rated health (SRH)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Older adults' contact with health practitioners: is there an association with smoking practices?
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M343-6. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which contact with health practitioners (dentists or physicians) affects smoking status among older adults...
  43. ncbi request reprint Varieties of centralized intake: the Portland Target Cities Project experience
    Nancy Barron
    Department of Community and Family Services, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 34:75-86. 2002
    ..However, the Portland Target Cities Projects's emphasis on in-jail centralized intake was associated with enhanced client outcomes...
  44. ncbi request reprint A level-of-functioning self-report measure for consumers with severe mental illness
    Linda O'Malia
    Department of Psychiatry of Oregon Health Sciences, University of Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:326-31. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to develop an instrument that could be completed by consumers...
  45. ncbi request reprint Assessment of Medicaid managed behavioral health care for persons with serious mental illness
    H Stephen Leff
    Human Services Research Institute, 2336 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1245-53. 2005
    ..This five-site study compared Medicaid managed behavioral health programs and fee-for-service programs on use and quality of services, satisfaction, and symptoms and functioning of adults with serious mental illness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of physically inactive older adults with arthritis: results of a population-based study
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Prev Med 37:61-7. 2003
    ..Physical inactivity in this population is linked to functional limitations, increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diminished quality of life, and disability. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for inactivity...
  47. ncbi request reprint The health consciousness myth: implications of the near independence of major health behaviors in the North American population
    Jason T Newsom
    Institute on Aging, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:433-7. 2005
    ..The findings have implications for health behavior theories and interventions predicated on the notion that the health conscious individual attempts to improve his or her health by engaging in more than one of these behaviors at a time...
  48. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress among recent Russian immigrants in the United States
    Christopher Hoffmann
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 52:29-40. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the psychological status of Russian immigrants who have recently come to the United States...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity among older adults: findings from the Canadian National Population Health Survey
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health and the Institute on Aging, Portland State University, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:1018-30. 2003
    ..Little is known about variations of overweight within subgroups of the elderly population. This study examined the factors associated with overweight and obesity among older men and women...
  50. ncbi request reprint Physical illness, functional limitations, and suicide risk: a population-based study
    Mark S Kaplan
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:56-60. 2007
    ..Implications for the clinical management of suicidal behavior among patients with chronic conditions are discussed...

Research Grants11

  1. Ambulatory Patient Safety of Clients in Treatment for Substance Abuse
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed planning project will set the stage for interventions as well as methodology to determine whether they are successful. ..
  2. Internet Self-Help Program for Major Depressive Disorder in Spouses of Combatants
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Third, the research will examine ways to increase the assistance provided to people with major depressive disorder via computerized self-help systems. ..
  3. Medicaid cutbacks and clients with severe mental illness
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Analyses will take into account varying "times at risk" for subjects who may be hospitalized or arrested. The results will be of keen interest to decision-makers who determine Medicaid policies. ..
  4. Quality of Care in State Alcohol Treatment Systems
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Consequently, the methodology and the results will be of considerable interest to alcohol treatment clients, policy makers, and payers. ..
  5. DRUG COURTS AND MEDICAID MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Process measures will include the modality and extent of drug abuse treatment services (as well as information gleaned from chart review). The results will be important for justice system and Medicaid policy makers. ..
  6. Standardized Patients as Drug Abuse Treatment Clients
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed study will examine the feasibility and utility of SPs in this environment. ..
  7. Medicaid Managed Care & Access to Alcohol Treatment
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The investigators will explore application of hierarchical models and latent variable growth curves to the national data sets. The results will be of considerable interest to state Medicaid and alcohol drug abuse program directors. ..