A M Garber

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint To use technology better
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w51-3. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness and evidence evaluation as criteria for coverage policy
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
  3. doi request reprint The role of costs in comparative effectiveness research
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Healthcare System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1805-11. 2010
  4. pmc Commentary: the impact of Medicare coverage policies on health care utilization
    Alan M Garber
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1302-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based guidelines as a foundation for performance incentives
    Alan M Garber
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:174-9. 2005
  6. pmc Future costs and the future of cost-effectiveness analysis
    Alan M Garber
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Center for Health Policy, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, United States
    J Health Econ 27:819-21. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Is having more preapproval data the best way to assure drug safety?
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w371-3. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Economic foundations of cost-effectiveness analysis
    A M Garber
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA, USA
    J Health Econ 16:1-31. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Low-molecular-weight heparins compared with unfractionated heparin for treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis. A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
    M K Gould
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:800-9. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based coverage policy
    A M Garber
    Center for Health Policy, Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:62-82. 2001

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint To use technology better
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w51-3. 2006
    ..Improvements in health care depend not only on producing better technologies, but also on using technology better...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness and evidence evaluation as criteria for coverage policy
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Finally, I discuss options for incorporating considerations of cost-effectiveness into coverage policy and other aspects of benefit design...
  3. doi request reprint The role of costs in comparative effectiveness research
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Healthcare System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1805-11. 2010
    ..This information will enable others to investigate the comparative value of these interventions. We argue that doing so is necessary to decision makers who are attempting to raise the quality of care while reining in health spending...
  4. pmc Commentary: the impact of Medicare coverage policies on health care utilization
    Alan M Garber
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1302-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based guidelines as a foundation for performance incentives
    Alan M Garber
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:174-9. 2005
    ..I discuss the problems in implementing evidence-based guidelines and steps that could be taken to make them more useful as a basis for performance measurement...
  6. pmc Future costs and the future of cost-effectiveness analysis
    Alan M Garber
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Center for Health Policy, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, United States
    J Health Econ 27:819-21. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Is having more preapproval data the best way to assure drug safety?
    Alan M Garber
    Veterans Affairs VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w371-3. 2008
    ..The consequences of alternative strategies are complex and not always immediately apparent, so formal modeling offers the best approach to determine which strategy is optimal in each case...
  8. ncbi request reprint Economic foundations of cost-effectiveness analysis
    A M Garber
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA, USA
    J Health Econ 16:1-31. 1997
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Low-molecular-weight heparins compared with unfractionated heparin for treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis. A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
    M K Gould
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:800-9. 1999
    ..Low-molecular-weight heparins may simplify the management of deep venous thrombosis. A critical clinical issue is whether this more convenient therapy is as safe and effective as treatment with unfractionated heparin...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based coverage policy
    A M Garber
    Center for Health Policy, Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:62-82. 2001
    ..Although such policies likely have limited effects on spending, they can help to direct medical resources toward effective care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of bypass surgery versus stenting in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease
    Cynthia A Yock
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Am J Med 115:382-9. 2003
    ..To compare the cost-effectiveness of surgical and angioplasty-based coronary artery revascularization techniques, in particular, angioplasty with primary stenting...
  12. ncbi request reprint Low-molecular-weight heparins compared with unfractionated heparin for treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis. A cost-effectiveness analysis
    M K Gould
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:789-99. 1999
    ..Low-molecular-weight heparins are effective for treating venous thrombosis, but their cost-effectiveness has not been rigorously assessed...
  13. ncbi request reprint The cost of VA-sponsored research
    P G Barnett
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Acad Med 71:1074-8. 1996
    ..VA research is particularly vulnerable because medical care appropriations constitute a large, though unknown, source of support. This study measures the medical care component and the total of VA research funds...
  14. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of therapy with teriparatide and alendronate in women with severe osteoporosis
    Hau Liu
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1209-17. 2006
    ..Teriparatide is a promising new agent for the treatment of osteoporosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly
    Hau Liu
    Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:104-15. 2007
    ..Human growth hormone (GH) is widely used as an antiaging therapy, although its use for this purpose has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its distribution as an antiaging agent is illegal in the United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of geriatrics evaluation and management on nursing home use and health care costs: results from a randomized trial
    Ciaran S Phibbs
    Health Economics Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, and Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Med Care 44:91-5. 2006
    ..The Geriatric Evaluation and Management study was developed to assess the impact of a comprehensive geriatric assessment service on the care of the elderly...
  17. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of adjuvant trastuzumab regimens in early HER2/neu-positive breast cancer
    Allison W Kurian
    Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:634-41. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the cost effectiveness of these regimens, which are expensive and potentially toxic...
  18. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness of alternative imaging strategies for the diagnosis of small-bowel Crohn's disease
    Barrett G Levesque
    Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:261-7, 267.e1-4. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the effects of growth hormone on athletic performance
    Hau Liu
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California 95128, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:747-58. 2008
    ..Human growth hormone is reportedly used to enhance athletic performance, although its safety and efficacy for this purpose are poorly understood...
  20. pmc Simple counts of ADL dependencies do not adequately reflect older adults' preferences toward states of functional impairment
    Tamara Sims
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, United States
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1261-70. 2008
    ..To test this assumption, we analyzed standard gamble (SG) utilities of single and combination ADL dependencies among older adults...
  21. pmc Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of expanded antiviral prophylaxis and adjuvanted vaccination strategies for an influenza A (H5N1) pandemic
    Nayer Khazeni
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, H3143, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:840-53. 2009
    ..The pandemic potential of influenza A (H5N1) virus is a prominent public health concern of the 21st century...
  22. ncbi request reprint Invariance and inconsistency in utility ratings
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:158-67. 2005
    ..e., when subjects order their utilities such that their utility for a combination of ADL dependencies is greater than their utility for any subset of the combination)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with breast magnetic resonance imaging
    Sylvia K Plevritis
    Department of Radiology, Division of Oncology, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305, USA
    JAMA 295:2374-84. 2006
    ..Screening with contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detects cancer earlier but increases costs and results in more false-positive scans...
  24. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospital treatment of ventricular arrhythmias among Medicare beneficiaries, 1985 to 1995
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Health Research and Policy, and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, USA
    Am Heart J 144:413-21. 2002
    ..Treatment options for patients with ventricular arrhythmias have undergone major changes in the last 2 decades. Trends in use of invasive procedures, clinical outcomes, and expenditures have not been well documented...
  25. ncbi request reprint Utilization and outcomes of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator, 1987 to 1995
    Mark A Hlatky
    Department of Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford 94305 5405, USA
    Am Heart J 144:397-403. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to document the impact of the ICD in widespread clinical practice...
  26. doi request reprint Population strategies to decrease sodium intake and the burden of cardiovascular disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Crystal M Smith-Spangler
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:481-7, W170-3. 2010
    ..Sodium consumption raises blood pressure, increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke. Several countries, including the United States, are considering strategies to decrease population sodium intake...
  27. ncbi request reprint Perinatal screening for group B streptococci: cost-benefit analysis of rapid polymerase chain reaction
    Corinna A Haberland
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Pediatrics 110:471-80. 2002
    ..To evaluate the costs and benefits of a group B streptococci screening strategy using a new, rapid polymerase chain reaction test in a hypothetical cohort of expectant mothers in the United States...
  28. ncbi request reprint The potential impact of comparative effectiveness research on U.S. health care expenditures
    Daniella J Perlroth
    Stanford Health Policy, Stanford University, 105 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Demography 47:S173-90. 2010
    ..These results imply that if patient management strategies were shifted to those supported by CER-based criteria, an estimated $1.7 to $3.0 billion (2009 present value) could be saved each year...
  29. doi request reprint Health outcomes and costs of community mitigation strategies for an influenza pandemic in the United States
    Daniella J Perlroth
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:165-74. 2010
    ..The optimal community-level approach to control pandemic influenza is unknown...
  30. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in cardiac procedures and mortality among long-term survivors of cardiac arrest
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, University, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, Calif 94305 6019, USA
    Circulation 108:286-91. 2003
    ..It is unknown whether white and black Medicare beneficiaries have different rates of cardiac procedure utilization or long-term survival after cardiac arrest...
  31. pmc Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of vaccination against pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009
    Nayer Khazeni
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, H3143, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:829-39. 2009
    ..Decisions on the timing and extent of vaccination against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus are complex...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of automated external defibrillators on airlines
    P W Groeneveld
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, 179 Encina Commons, MC 6019, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    JAMA 286:1482-9. 2001
    ..Installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on passenger aircraft has been shown to improve survival of cardiac arrest in that setting, but the cost-effectiveness of such measures has not been proven...
  33. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction guaranteed--"payment by results" for biologic agents
    Alan M Garber
    Center for Health Care Evaluation at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:1575-7. 2007
  34. doi request reprint Management of acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit: a cost-effectiveness analysis of daily vs alternate-day hemodialysis
    Amar A Desai
    Division of Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 780 Welch Rd, Ste 106, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1761-7. 2008
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  35. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy in women with unexplained infertility: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Sharon E Moayeri
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Fertil Steril 92:471-80. 2009
    ..To evaluate the cost effectiveness of laparoscopy for unexplained infertility...
  36. doi request reprint Incidental extracardiac findings at coronary CT: clinical and economic impact
    Christoph I Lee
    Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305 5105, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 194:1531-8. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint Corporate treatment for the ills of academic medicine
    Alan M Garber
    Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1601-3. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Consequences of health trends and medical innovation for the future elderly
    Dana P Goldman
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:W5R5-17. 2005
    ..On the other hand, ten of the most promising medical technologies are forecast to increase spending greatly. It is unlikely that a "silver bullet" will emerge to both improve health and dramatically reduce medical spending...
  39. doi request reprint A cost-benefit analysis of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for carrier couples of cystic fibrosis
    Lynn B Davis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Fertil Steril 93:1793-804. 2010
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Rise of pay for performance: implications for care of people with chronic kidney disease
    Amar A Desai
    Center for Health Policy and Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:1087-95. 2007
    ..Well-designed payment systems will reward quality care for patients while maintaining appropriate accountability and fairness for health care providers...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of recombinant human activated protein C and the influence of severity of illness in the treatment of patients with severe sepsis
    Robert A Fowler
    Division of General Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 18:181-91; discussion 191-4. 2003
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of recombinant human activated protein C (rhAPC) compared with usual therapy for patients with severe sepsis, and also to determine the influence that severity of illness exerts on cost-effectiveness...
  42. ncbi request reprint A menu without prices
    Alan M Garber
    Ann Intern Med 148:964-6. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Technology diffusion, hospital variation, and racial disparities among elderly Medicare beneficiaries: 1989-2000
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 43:320-9. 2005
    ..Low rates of technology utilization in hospitals with high proportions of black inpatients may be a remediable cause of healthcare disparities...
  44. ncbi request reprint Trends in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator racial disparity: the importance of geography
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:72-8. 2005
    ....
  45. pmc Trends in inpatient treatment intensity among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life
    Amber E Barnato
    Medicine and Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:363-75. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether disproportionate increases in hospital treatment intensity over time among decedents are responsible for the persistent growth in end-of-life expenditures...
  46. ncbi request reprint The U.S. physician workforce: serious questions raised, answers needed
    Alan M Garber
    Ann Intern Med 141:732-4. 2004
  47. pmc Impacts of informal caregiver availability on long-term care expenditures in OECD countries
    Byung Kwang Yoo
    Health Serv Res 39:1971-92. 2004
    ..To quantify the effects of informal caregiver availability and public funding on formal long-term care (LTC) expenditures in developed countries...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of defending against bioterrorism: a comparison of vaccination and antibiotic prophylaxis against anthrax
    Robert A Fowler
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 142:601-10. 2005
    ..Weaponized Bacillus anthracis is one of the few biological agents that can cause death and disease in sufficient numbers to devastate an urban setting...
  49. pmc Influence of race on inpatient treatment intensity at the end of life
    Amber E Barnato
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:338-45. 2007
    ..To examine inpatient intensive care unit (ICU) and intensive procedure use by race among Medicare decedents, using utilization among survivors for comparison...
  50. ncbi request reprint Essential elements of a technology and outcomes assessment initiative
    Ezekiel J Emanuel
    Department of Bioethics, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    JAMA 298:1323-5. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Extracting subject demographic information from abstracts of randomized clinical trial reports
    Rong Xu
    Biomedical Informatics Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:550-4. 2007
    ..Our results show accuracy levels of 82.5%, 92.5%, and 92.0% for extraction of subject descriptors, trial sizes, and diseases/symptoms descriptors respectively...
  52. pmc Training synergies between medical informatics and health services research: successes and challenges
    Edward H Shortliffe
    Department of Medical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032 3720, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:133-9. 2002
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Research Grants5

  1. POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING IN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
    Alan Garber; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Program faculty are drawn from throughout Stanford University and represent a wide range of disciplines and research interests. ..
  2. Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging (CADMA)
    Alan Garber; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Each project builds upon multidisciplinary collaboration and has the potential to contribute to a growing body of research that will translate into useful decision making tools. ..