S Crystal

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Later-life economic inequality in longitudinal perspective
    S Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 51:S307-18. 1996
  2. pmc Diagnosis and treatment of depression in the elderly medicare population: predictors, disparities, and trends
    Stephen Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1718-28. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The diverse older HIV-positive population: a national profile of economic circumstances, social support, and quality of life
    Stephen Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S76-83. 2003
  4. pmc Broadened use of atypical antipsychotics: safety, effectiveness, and policy challenges
    Stephen Crystal
    Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes CHSR PCDMO, Institute for Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w770-81. 2009
  5. pmc Initiation and continuation of newer antiretroviral treatments among medicaid recipients with AIDS
    S Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:850-9. 2001
  6. pmc Studying prescription drug use and outcomes with medicaid claims data: strengths, limitations, and strategies
    Stephen Crystal
    Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management and Outcomes, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 45:S58-65. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical and role functioning among persons with HIV: results from a nationally representative survey
    S Crystal
    Center for State Health Policy, Division on Aging, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 38:1210-23. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support, and distress in a statewide population of persons with AIDS in New Jersey
    S Crystal
    Division of Aging, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Soc Work Health Care 28:41-60. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Out-of-pocket health care costs among older Americans
    S Crystal
    Division on Aging, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:S51-62. 2000
  10. pmc Antidepressant treatment and health services utilization among HIV-infected medicaid patients diagnosed with depression
    U Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:311-20. 2000

Research Grants

  1. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. Depression Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Major Mental Disorders and HIV -- Health Services Use
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Depression Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. Major Mental Disorders and HIV -- Health Services Use
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2006
  8. Depression Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2005
  9. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2005
  10. MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS AND HIV--HEALTH SERVICES USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. ncbi request reprint Later-life economic inequality in longitudinal perspective
    S Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 51:S307-18. 1996
    ..Further research is needed on the processes which lead to later-life inequality, and on the distributional impact of public and private pension policies...
  2. pmc Diagnosis and treatment of depression in the elderly medicare population: predictors, disparities, and trends
    Stephen Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1718-28. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The diverse older HIV-positive population: a national profile of economic circumstances, social support, and quality of life
    Stephen Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S76-83. 2003
    ..Interventions need to be tailored to the needs of these distinct subpopulations, with an emphasis on development of supportive care interventions for older IDUs...
  4. pmc Broadened use of atypical antipsychotics: safety, effectiveness, and policy challenges
    Stephen Crystal
    Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes CHSR PCDMO, Institute for Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w770-81. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Initiation and continuation of newer antiretroviral treatments among medicaid recipients with AIDS
    S Crystal
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:850-9. 2001
    ....
  6. pmc Studying prescription drug use and outcomes with medicaid claims data: strengths, limitations, and strategies
    Stephen Crystal
    Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management and Outcomes, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 45:S58-65. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical and role functioning among persons with HIV: results from a nationally representative survey
    S Crystal
    Center for State Health Policy, Division on Aging, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 38:1210-23. 2000
    ..Earlier estimates are outdated, and nationally representative estimates of prevalence and distribution of these limitations have not previously been available...
  8. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support, and distress in a statewide population of persons with AIDS in New Jersey
    S Crystal
    Division of Aging, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    Soc Work Health Care 28:41-60. 1998
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Out-of-pocket health care costs among older Americans
    S Crystal
    Division on Aging, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:S51-62. 2000
    ..Despite Medicare, elderly persons are exposed to substantial out-of-pocket health care cost burdens. As Medicare reform proposals are considered, it is important to determine the current size, distribution, and burden of these expenditures...
  10. pmc Antidepressant treatment and health services utilization among HIV-infected medicaid patients diagnosed with depression
    U Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:311-20. 2000
    ....
  11. pmc Use of protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among Medicaid beneficiaries with AIDS
    U Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1474-81. 2001
    ..This study compared the use of new antiretroviral treatments across sociodemographic subgroups during the 3 years after the introduction of these treatments and examined diffusion of the therapies over time...
  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence and consistency of antiretroviral use among HIV-infected medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia
    J Walkup
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:174-8. 2001
    ....
  13. pmc Schizophrenia and major affective disorder among Medicaid recipients with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey
    J Walkup
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1101-3. 1999
    ..This study sought to identify and characterize seriously mentally ill patients with HIV infection...
  14. ncbi request reprint Drug abuse, methadone treatment, and health services use among injection drug users with AIDS
    U Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 60:77-89. 2000
    ..For AIDS-infected IDUs, consistent MMT may lower barriers to receipt of appropriate HIV-related health care and reinforce adherence to medical recommendations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Home-care use and expenditures among Medicaid beneficiaries with AIDS
    U Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 20:161-77. 1999
    ..Our findings suggest the need to expand access to home-care programs to racial minorities and injection drug users (IDUs) with HIV/AIDS...
  16. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of persons with mental retardation and HIV/AIDS infection in a statewide Medicaid population
    J Walkup
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 104:356-63. 1999
    ..Implications for delivery of appropriate services are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and depression care among medicaid beneficiaries
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    Institute of Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:141-61. 2006
    ..Among depressed Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes, there are racial differences with regard to quality of mental health care in the presence of diabetes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dually eligible individuals with AIDS: characteristics and health services use
    U Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 14:19-35. 2001
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Assessing medication exposures and outcomes in the frail elderly: assessing research challenges in nursing home pharmacotherapy
    Stephen Crystal
    Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management and Outcomes, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Med Care 48:S23-31. 2010
    ....
  20. pmc Mental illness and length of inpatient stay for medicaid recipients with AIDS
    Donald R Hoover
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1319-39. 2004
    ..DATA SOURCE AND COLLECTION/STUDY SETTING: Merged 1992-1998 Medicaid claims and AIDS surveillance data obtained from the State of New Jersey for adults with >or=1 inpatient stay after an AIDS diagnosis from 1992 to 1996...
  21. doi request reprint Depression in the first year of stay for elderly long-term nursing home residents in the USA
    D R Hoover
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1161-71. 2010
    ..We quantified first year depression in American LTNH residents and the associations between depression and resident/facility characteristics...
  22. doi request reprint Psychiatric diagnosis and antiretroviral adherence among adolescent Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
    James Walkup
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:354-61. 2009
    ..Associations between race and adherence varied by gender: compared with their white counterparts, minority girls had lower, and minority boys had higher adherence...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ante- and postpartum substance abuse treatment and antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women on Medicaid
    Lynn A Warner
    School of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 58:143-53. 2003
    ..To examine temporal associations between obstetrics/gynecology (ob/gyn) care, substance abuse treatment (SAT), and antiretroviral therapy (ART) during and after pregnancy among HIV-infected women on Medicaid...
  24. ncbi request reprint The relationship between organizational factors and resident satisfaction with nursing home care and life
    Judith A Lucas
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 19:125-51. 2007
    ..The presence of a special care unit was associated with lower levels of satisfaction...
  25. pmc Mental illness, traumatic brain injury, and medicaid expenditures
    Wenhui Wei
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:905-11. 2005
    ..To estimate the rates of mental illness among Medicaid beneficiaries with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and associated Medicaid-paid expenditures...
  26. pmc Adherence to antidepressant treatment among privately insured patients diagnosed with depression
    Ayse Akincigil
    School of Social Work, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 45:363-9. 2007
    ..Antidepressants are effective in treatment of depression, but poor adherence to medication is a major obstacle to effective care...
  27. pmc Long-term adherence to evidence based secondary prevention therapies after acute myocardial infarction
    Ayse Akincigil
    School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:115-21. 2008
    ..However, many patients fail to consistently remain on these treatments over time, and long-term adherence has not been well described...
  28. pmc Medicare inpatient treatment for elderly non-dementia psychiatric illnesses 1992--2002; length of stay and expenditures by facility type
    Donald R Hoover
    Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, The State University of New Jersey, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:231-40. 2008
    ..This suggests that inpatient treatment for NDPI is shifting into less expensive settings which may reflect cost-cutting strategies, preferences for less restrictive settings, and outpatient treatment advances...
  29. doi request reprint Psychiatric rehospitalization among elderly persons in the United States
    Jonathan D Prince
    School of Social Work, Rutgers University, 536 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1167, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1038-45. 2008
    ..This study examined predictors of psychiatric rehospitalization among elderly persons...
  30. pmc Substance abuse and hospitalization for mood disorder among Medicaid beneficiaries
    Jonathan D Prince
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, School of Social Work, Rutgers University, 536 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:160-7. 2009
    ..g., anxiety, HIV) among people with mood disorder (N=129,524) to explore risk factors for psychiatric hospitalization and early readmission within 3 months of discharge...
  31. doi request reprint Pre-existing cardiovascular conditions and pharmacological treatment of adult ADHD
    Tobias Gerhard
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:457-64. 2010
    ..The extent to which pre-existing cardiovascular conditions influence initiation of these ADHD medications in adults is not known...
  32. doi request reprint Prevalence of diagnosed HIV disease among medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia in U.S. metropolitan areas
    James T Walkup
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:682-6. 2010
    ..Across 102 MSAs, 1.81% of beneficiaries with schizophrenia had received diagnoses of HIV/AIDS. MSA rates ranged widely, from 5.2% in Newark, NJ, to no cases in 16 of the MSAs...
  33. pmc Use of psychotherapy for depression in older adults
    Wenhui Wei
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:711-7. 2005
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Hospitalization for psychiatric illness among community-dwelling elderly persons in 1992 and 2002
    Ayse Akincigil
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1046-8. 2008
    ..The authors evaluated the evolution of inpatient care for psychiatric illness in 1992 and 2002 for senior community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity of an AIDS case-finding algorithm: who are we missing?
    James T Walkup
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Med Care 42:756-63. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the sensitivity of an AIDS case-finding algorithm...
  36. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of community dwelling elderly not vaccinated for pneumococcus in 1998 and 2001
    Donald R Hoover
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Prev Med 39:517-27. 2004
    ..We estimate proportions and numbers of elderly (>65 years old) not vaccinated for pneumococcus in 1998 and 2001 by ethnic group, socioeconomic status, health history, and access and use of health care...
  37. ncbi request reprint Use of antipsychotic medications among HIV-infected individuals with schizophrenia
    Ann Bagchi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Schizophr Res 71:435-44. 2004
    ..Our study confirmed past findings of racial disparities in the receipt of atypical antipsychotic medications. Findings suggest that use of atypical medications may benefit individuals dually diagnosed with HIV and serious mental illness...
  38. ncbi request reprint Total and out-of-pocket expenditures for prescription drugs among older persons
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Gerontologist 43:345-59. 2003
    ..We also compare spending and burden across major subgroups of the elderly population, as defined by socioeconomic and health characteristics, and we distinguish the impact of these factors by using multivariate models...
  39. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of new generation antidepressant treatment among elderly diagnosed with depression
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Med Care 41:180-94. 2003
    ..Relationships between use of new generation antidepressant treatment and socioeconomic characteristics, physical comorbidity, insurance coverage, and care sector (mental health specialty vs. general health services) are explored...
  40. ncbi request reprint Zidovudine use during pregnancy among HIV-infected women on Medicaid
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 30:429-39. 2002
    ..The authors also compare and contrast the correlates of ZDV use during pregnancy in each of the preguideline and postguideline periods...
  41. ncbi request reprint Use of newer antiretroviral treatments among HIV-infected medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness
    James T Walkup
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1180-9. 2004
    ....
  42. pmc Medical expenditures during the last year of life: findings from the 1992-1996 Medicare current beneficiary survey
    Donald R Hoover
    Department of Statistics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8019, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1625-42. 2002
    ..To compare medical expenditures for the elderly (65 years old) over the last year of life with those for nonterminal years...
  43. doi request reprint Can ambulatory care prevent hospitalization for metabolic decompensation?
    Drew A Helmer
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Med Care 46:148-57. 2008
    ..Metabolic decompensations (MD) are hospitalizations considered preventable with appropriate ambulatory care. We tested for associations between diabetes care and MD...
  44. pmc Antidepressant treatment and adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy among patients with AIDS and diagnosed depression
    James Walkup
    Institute for Health, Health Care, Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Q 79:43-53. 2008
    ..The prevalence of depression is elevated among HIV-infected individuals and there is evidence that depression exerts a negative impact on HIV medication adherence...
  45. ncbi request reprint Gender and age disparities for smoking-cessation treatment
    Michael B Steinberg
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Division of General Internal Medicine, New Brunswick, 08903, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:405-12. 2006
    ..This study evaluates the frequency and predictors of tobacco-use identification, counseling for tobacco dependence, and the prescription of cessation medications in a nationally representative sample of physician-patient encounters...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparative mortality risks of antipsychotic medications in community-dwelling older adults
    T Gerhard
    Tobias Gerhard, PhD, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey Krista Huybrechts, PhD, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Mark Olfson, MD MPH, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts William V Bobo, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee P Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina D P Devanand, MD, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, Sapporo 060-8638
    Br J Psychiatry 205:44-51. 2014
    ..All antipsychotic medications carry warnings of increased mortality for older adults, but little is known about comparative mortality risks between individual agents...
  47. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and service use patterns of nonelderly medicare beneficiaries with schizophrenia
    P T Yanos
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1644-50. 2001
    ..The authors hypothesized that persons who received only Medicare benefits would use proportionally fewer psychosocial services and less antipsychotic medication than individuals who were dually enrolled...
  48. ncbi request reprint Consumer satisfaction in long-term care: state initiatives in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
    Timothy J Lowe
    Rutgers University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1293, USA
    Gerontologist 43:883-96. 2003
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Association of comorbidity with physical disability in older HIV-infected adults
    Krisann K Oursler
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Veterans Affairs VA Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:782-91. 2006
    ..This suggests the importance of effectively treating comorbid conditions in persons with HIV, in order to reduce the overall impact of disease on physical functioning...
  50. ncbi request reprint Trends in elderly patients' office visits for the treatment of depression according to physician specialty: 1985-1999
    Jeffrey S Harman
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, PO Box 100195, Gainesville, FL 32610 0195, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:332-41. 2003
    ..Primary care depression treatment initiatives should place greater emphasis on elderly patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Diabetes healthcare quality report cards: how accurate are the grades?
    Leonard Pogach
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:797-804. 2005
    ..To evaluate the accuracy and precision of random sampling in identifying healthcare system outliers in diabetes performance measures...
  52. ncbi request reprint A temporal and dose-response association between alcohol consumption and medication adherence among veterans in care
    R Scott Braithwaite
    West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center and Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:1190-7. 2005
    ..g., illicit drug use). Our objective was to determine whether there are temporal and dose-response relationships between alcohol consumption and poor adherence...
  53. ncbi request reprint Dual-system utilization affects regional variation in prevention quality indicators: the case of amputations among veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey HealthCare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:886-92. 2004
    ..To determine the impact of dual-system utilization by veterans on regional variation in lower-extremity amputation rates...
  54. ncbi request reprint Use of administrative data to risk adjust amputation rates in a national cohort of medicare-enrolled veterans with diabetes
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Healthcare Knowledgement Management, DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Med Care 43:88-92. 2005
    ..A reduction in diabetes-related lower extremity amputations is a national health care priority...
  55. ncbi request reprint Response to symptoms among a U.S. national probability sample of adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus
    Amy M Kilbourne
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 59:36-58. 2002
    ..Vulnerable groups were no less likely to use services for HIV-related symptoms when need for care was considered. However, disparities may exist for symptom-specific care among HIV infected persons covered by public or HMO insurance...
  56. ncbi request reprint Seasonal patterns in monthly hemoglobin A1c values
    Chin Lin Tseng
    Center for Health Care Knowledge Management, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, 385 Tremont Avenue 129, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:565-74. 2005
    ....
  57. pmc Assessing quality of diabetes care by measuring longitudinal changes in hemoglobin A1c in the Veterans Health Administration
    Wes Thompson
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness at the Birmingham VA Medical Center and the University of Alabama, 35294, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1818-35. 2005
    ..A1c levels are widely used to assess quality of diabetes care provided by health care systems. Currently, cross-sectional measures are commonly used for such assessments...
  58. ncbi request reprint Increased COPD among HIV-positive compared to HIV-negative veterans
    Kristina Crothers
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Heaven, CT, USA
    Chest 130:1326-33. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether HIV infection is associated with increased prevalence of COPD in the era of HAART...
  59. pmc Integrating HIV prevention activities into the HIV medical care setting: a report from the NYC HIV Centers Consortium
    Tracey E Wilson
    HIV Center for Women and Children, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, NY 11203, USA
    J Urban Health 83:18-30. 2006
    ..An agenda for future research and practice includes continued development and evaluation of interventions that can address this next generation of health care issues...
  60. pmc Prevalence and treatment of diagnosed depression among elderly nursing home residents in Ohio
    Carrie A Levin
    Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:585-94. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence and treatment of diagnosed depression among elderly nursing home residents and determine the resident and facility characteristics associated with diagnosis and treatment...
  61. pmc The association of health-related quality of life with survival among persons with HIV infection in the United States
    William E Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:21-7. 2005
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS interventions for midlife and older adults: current status and challenges
    Judith A Levy
    University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago 60612, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S59-67. 2003
    ..In this introduction, the editors highlight findings and approaches from each article and further add to our knowledge by setting these articles within the context of major themes relevant to the study of HIV/AIDS in an aging population...
  63. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of regional variation in total, major, and minor amputation rates in a national health-care system
    Chin Lin Tseng
    DVA New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:368-76. 2007
    ..Health-care systems need actionable information on amputation rates in order to improve foot-care delivery...
  64. ncbi request reprint Development and verification of a "virtual" cohort using the National VA Health Information System
    Shawn L Fultz
    VA Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Med Care 44:S25-30. 2006
    ..The VA's integrated electronic medical record makes it possible to create a "virtual" cohort of veterans with and without HIV infection to monitor trends in utilization, toxicity, and outcomes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Intoxication before intercourse and risky sexual behavior in male veterans with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Care 44:S31-6. 2006
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Short-term statin exposure is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in persons with diabetes
    Quanwu Zhang
    Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Med Care 45:308-14. 2007
    ..The survival benefit of statins in nontrial populations of persons with diabetes is unknown...
  67. ncbi request reprint Patterns of coping among persons with HIV infection: configurations, correlates, and change
    John A Fleishman
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 32:187-204. 2003
    ..Results highlight issues in ascertaining the causal direction between coping and psychological outcomes, as well as in specifying the nature of stressful situations with which people are coping...

Research Grants17

  1. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..They will also provide important information on trends in treatment patterns and shed light on the impact of health care system changes on the treatment of depression. ..
  2. Depression Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Major Mental Disorders and HIV -- Health Services Use
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Depression Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  6. Major Mental Disorders and HIV -- Health Services Use
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  7. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  8. Depression Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  9. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  10. MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS AND HIV--HEALTH SERVICES USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Results of these analyses will provide an important information base for the development of policies and programs to improve the care of this under-studied group within the population living with HIV. ..
  11. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION AND ANTIDEPRESSANT USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..They will also provide important information on trends in treatment patterns and shed light on the impact of health care system changes on the treatment of depression. ..
  12. MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS AND HIV--HEALTH SERVICES USE
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Results of these analyses will provide an important information base for the development of policies and programs to improve the care of this under-studied group within the population living with HIV. ..
  13. Major Mental Disorders and HIV -- Health Services Use
    Stephen Crystal; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....