R S Stafford

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evaluating clinic and community-based lifestyle interventions for obesity reduction in a low-income Latino neighborhood: Vivamos Activos Fair Oaks Program
    Rebecca L Drieling
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:98. 2011
  2. pmc Evaluation of lifestyle interventions to treat elevated cardiometabolic risk in primary care (E-LITE): a randomized controlled trial
    Jun Ma
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:71. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Variation in routine electrocardiogram use in academic primary care practice
    R S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, 1000 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2351-5. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Modelling the ability of risk adjusters to reduce adverse selection in managed care
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:107-14. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings
    Randall S Stafford
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:706-12. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint The underutilization of cardiac medications of proven benefit, 1990 to 2002
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:56-61. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Critical factors in case management: practical lessons from a cardiac case management program
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Dis Manag 10:197-207. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint National trends in antiobesity medication use
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, 1000 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1046-50. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term and short-term changes in antihypertensive prescribing by office-based physicians in the United States
    Randall S Stafford
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Hypertension 48:213-8. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Feedback intervention to reduce routine electrocardiogram use in primary care
    Randall S Stafford
    Primary Care Operations Improvement Team, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 145:979-85. 2003

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. pmc Evaluating clinic and community-based lifestyle interventions for obesity reduction in a low-income Latino neighborhood: Vivamos Activos Fair Oaks Program
    Rebecca L Drieling
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:98. 2011
    ..There has been limited implementation and evaluation of these strategies, particularly the added benefit of community-based intervention, in low-income Latino populations...
  2. pmc Evaluation of lifestyle interventions to treat elevated cardiometabolic risk in primary care (E-LITE): a randomized controlled trial
    Jun Ma
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:71. 2009
    ..Translational research is needed to test real-world models of lifestyle interventions in primary care settings...
  3. ncbi request reprint Variation in routine electrocardiogram use in academic primary care practice
    R S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, 1000 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2351-5. 2001
    ..Lack of practical consensus regarding routine electrocardiogram (ECG) ordering in primary care led us to hypothesize that nonclinical variations in ordering would exist among primary care providers...
  4. ncbi request reprint Modelling the ability of risk adjusters to reduce adverse selection in managed care
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:107-14. 2004
    ..3% based on age-sex allocation. The limited impact of risk adjustment on the likelihood of adverse selection suggests that other strategies for reducing adverse selection may be required...
  5. ncbi request reprint The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings
    Randall S Stafford
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:706-12. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The underutilization of cardiac medications of proven benefit, 1990 to 2002
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:56-61. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Critical factors in case management: practical lessons from a cardiac case management program
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Dis Manag 10:197-207. 2007
    ..While our population, setting, and intervention model are unique, these insights are broadly relevant. If implemented with attention to critical factors, CM has great potential to improve the process and outcomes of chronic disease care...
  8. ncbi request reprint National trends in antiobesity medication use
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, 1000 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1046-50. 2003
    ..The use of medications to treat obesity remains controversial. Our goal was to assess national trends in antiobesity medication use with a focus on patterns surrounding the 1997 removal of antiobesity drugs from the market...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term and short-term changes in antihypertensive prescribing by office-based physicians in the United States
    Randall S Stafford
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Hypertension 48:213-8. 2006
    ..The recorded long- and short-term trends indicate that evidence-based clinical recommendations had an impact on antihypertensive prescribing practices, but the magnitude of impact may be smaller and of more limited duration than desired...
  10. ncbi request reprint Feedback intervention to reduce routine electrocardiogram use in primary care
    Randall S Stafford
    Primary Care Operations Improvement Team, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 145:979-85. 2003
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the impact of a feedback intervention designed to reduce the rate of screening ECG use and its variation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of clinical trial results on national trends in alpha-blocker prescribing, 1996-2002
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif 94305, USA
    JAMA 291:54-62. 2004
    ..Research on factors that influence prescribing patterns and the extent of change produced by clinical trial findings is limited...
  12. ncbi request reprint National patterns of calcium use in osteoporosis in the United States
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:885-90. 2005
    ....
  13. pmc Underutilization of aspirin persists in US ambulatory care for the secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
    Randall S Stafford
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
    PLoS Med 2:e353. 2005
    ..We also examined patient and health care provider contributors to the underuse of aspirin...
  14. ncbi request reprint National trends in osteoporosis visits and osteoporosis treatment, 1988-2003
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1525-30. 2004
    ..We investigated patterns of pharmacotherapy from 1988 to 2003 and the impact of new medications on identification and treatment of patients with osteoporosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint National patterns of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation
    R S Stafford
    General Internal Medicine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 156:2537-41. 1996
    ..Despite consensus that patients with atrial fibrillation benefit from warfarin sodium anticoagulation, little is known about national trends and predictors of anticoagulant use...
  16. ncbi request reprint Variations in cholesterol management practices of U.S. physicians
    R S Stafford
    Health Policy Research and Development Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 29:139-46. 1997
    ..This study sought to evaluate national cholesterol management practices of U.S. physicians...
  17. ncbi request reprint National patterns in the treatment of smokers by physicians
    A N Thorndike
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    JAMA 279:604-8. 1998
    ..There are few national data on how physicians' practices compare with these standards...
  18. ncbi request reprint Changes in the daily practice of primary care for children
    T G Ferris
    Health Policy Research and Development Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 152:227-33. 1998
    ..The environment in which medicine is practiced has changed in the past 2 decades, but little information has been available on how the day-to-day practice of primary care for children has changed during this period...
  19. ncbi request reprint Rates of U.S. physicians counseling adolescents about smoking
    A N Thorndike
    General Medicine Division, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:1857-62. 1999
    ..We analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys to assess the prevalence and the predictors of physicians' identification of smoking status and counseling about smoking at office visits by adolescents...
  20. ncbi request reprint National patterns of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use in congestive heart failure
    R S Stafford
    Health Policy Research and Development Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 157:2460-4. 1997
    ..While the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) is supported by the results of clinical trials and expert guidelines, national physician practices are unknown...
  21. ncbi request reprint National patterns of physician activities related to obesity management
    R S Stafford
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:631-8. 2000
    ..National physician practices related to the clinical recognition and management of obesity are unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in adult visits to primary care physicians in the United States
    R S Stafford
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:26-32. 1999
    ..Although numerous changes are apparent in the US health care system, little is known about how these changes have altered the work of primary care physicians...
  23. pmc Screening, treatment, and control of hypertension in US private physician offices, 2003-2004
    Jun Ma
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, 795 El Camino Real, Stanford, CA 94301, USA
    Hypertension 51:1275-81. 2008
    ..1 to 2.4). In conclusion, more intervention efforts are needed to further reduce the gaps and variations in routine practice in relation to evidence-based practice guidelines for hypertension screening, treatment, and control...
  24. ncbi request reprint National use of postmenopausal hormone therapy: annual trends and response to recent evidence
    Adam L Hersh
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305, USA
    JAMA 291:47-53. 2004
    ..Recent evidence from randomized trials published in July 2002 demonstrated adverse cardiovascular disease events and other risks with hormone therapy in the form of oral estrogen combined with progestin...
  25. ncbi request reprint Diet and physical activity counseling during ambulatory care visits in the United States
    Jun Ma
    Program of Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Prev Med 39:815-22. 2004
    ..We examined time trends and independent correlates of diet and physical activity counseling for American adults with an elevated cardiovascular risk during their outpatient visits...
  26. ncbi request reprint Americans are not meeting current calcium recommendations
    Jun Ma
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1361-6. 2007
    ..Recent research has raised doubts about the efficacy of calcium supplementation in preventing fractures; however, adequate calcium intake remains important...
  27. ncbi request reprint Recent national patterns of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation
    R S Stafford
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Services and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Circulation 97:1231-3. 1998
    ..We wished to examine recent national trends and predictors of warfarin sodium use in atrial fibrillation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Specialty differences in cardiovascular disease prevention practices
    R S Stafford
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:1238-43. 1998
    ..The aim of this study was to examine physician specialty differences in cardiovascular disease prevention practices...
  29. ncbi request reprint National trends in the use of antibiotics by primary care physicians for adult patients with cough
    J P Metlay
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:1813-8. 1998
    ..Efforts to reduce the inappropriate use will need to be evaluated against current trends in the outpatient use of antibiotics...
  30. ncbi request reprint U.S. adolescents receive suboptimal preventive counseling during ambulatory care
    Jun Ma
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5705, USA
    J Adolesc Health 36:441. 2005
    ..To examine U.S. adolescents' (age 13-18) utilization of ambulatory care and the likelihood of receiving preventive counseling from 1993 through 2000...
  31. ncbi request reprint Depression treatment during outpatient visits by U.S. children and adolescents
    Jun Ma
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:434-42. 2005
    ..We examined national trends in depression visits and treatment among outpatients aged 7 to 17 years...
  32. pmc What are the public health effects of direct-to-consumer drug advertising?
    Elizabeth A Almasi
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    PLoS Med 3:e145. 2006
    ..Critics argue that the information in the adverts is often biased and misleading, and that DTCA raises prescribing costs without net evidence of health benefits...
  33. ncbi request reprint Women's awareness and knowledge of hormone therapy post-Women's Health Initiative
    Alison J Rigby
    Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5208, USA
    Menopause 14:853-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate women's awareness and knowledge concerning the risks and benefits of hormone therapy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Implementing cardiac risk-factor case management: lessons learned in a county health system
    Kathy Berra
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Crit Pathw Cardiol 6:173-9. 2007
    ..Implementation of CM, however, is difficult. We have identified lessons learned from a cardiovascular risk reduction CM program that may aid future CM implementation...
  35. pmc Case management to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease in a county health care system
    Jun Ma
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1988-95. 2009
    ..Case management (CM) is a systematic approach to supplement physician-centered efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Research is limited on its implementation and efficacy in low-income, ethnic minority populations...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial
    Christopher D Gardner
    Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, Calif, USA
    JAMA 297:969-77. 2007
    ..Popular diets, particularly those low in carbohydrates, have challenged current recommendations advising a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet for weight loss. Potential benefits and risks have not been tested adequately...
  37. ncbi request reprint National trends in antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic medication use in atrial fibrillation
    Margaret C Fang
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:55-60. 2004
    ..Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia associated with significant medical complications. We examined trends in the medical therapy of atrial fibrillation in the United States from 1991 through 2000...
  38. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use is low among United States outpatients with coronary artery disease
    R S Stafford
    Institute for Health Policy and General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 101:1097-101. 2000
    ..Although there is strong evidence that the use of aspirin reduces the risk of death and recurrent events in patients with coronary artery disease, current national patterns of aspirin use are unknown...
  39. pmc Chronic disease medication use in managed care and indemnity insurance plans
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:595-612. 2003
    ..To evaluate the impact of managed care on the use of chronic disease medications...
  40. pmc Adult obesity and office-based quality of care in the United States
    Jun Ma
    Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1077-85. 2009
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Quality of US outpatient care: temporal changes and racial/ethnic disparities
    Jun Ma
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1354-61. 2005
    ..The current national measure set for the quality of health care underrepresents the spectrum of outpatient care and makes limited use of readily available national ambulatory care survey data...
  42. pmc Impact of the ALLHAT/JNC7 Dissemination Project on thiazide-type diuretic use
    Randall S Stafford
    Programon Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:851-8. 2010
    ....
  43. pmc Predictors of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Mexican American women and men
    Andrea Bersamin
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:521-7. 2009
    ..The burden of hypertension and related health care needs among Mexican Americans will likely increase substantially in the near future...
  44. ncbi request reprint Changes in antihypertensive prescribing during US outpatient visits for uncomplicated hypertension between 1993 and 2004
    Jun Ma
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Hypertension 48:846-52. 2006
    ..Evidence-based guidelines for antihypertensive drug therapy do impact physician prescribing, but the impact seems to be short lived. Future interventions are imperative for promoting long-term adherence to published guidelines...
  45. ncbi request reprint Electronic health record use and the quality of ambulatory care in the United States
    Jeffrey A Linder
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, BC 3 2X, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1400-5. 2007
    ..We assessed the association between EHR use, as implemented, and the quality of ambulatory care in a nationally representative survey...
  46. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of depression as a risk factor for incident diabetes: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, 1971-1992
    Mercedes R Carnethon
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 60611, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:416-23. 2003
    ..Results suggest an independent role for depressive symptoms in the development of diabetes in populations with low educational attainment...
  47. ncbi request reprint Association between antibiotic prescribing and visit duration in adults with upper respiratory tract infections
    Jeffrey A Linder
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Ther 25:2419-30. 2003
    ..One of the reasons physicians may prescribe an antibiotic inappropriately is to save time...
  48. pmc National trends in statin use by coronary heart disease risk category
    Jun Ma
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e123. 2005
    ..Only limited research tracks United States trends in the use of statins recorded during outpatient visits, particularly use by patients at moderate to high cardiovascular risk...
  49. ncbi request reprint Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the United States: 1995 to 2002
    Jeffrey A Linder
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Am J Med 118:259-68. 2005
    ..To measure changes in the rate and type of fluoroquinolones prescribed in the United States from 1995 to 2002...
  50. doi request reprint No beneficial effects of pine bark extract on cardiovascular disease risk factors
    Rebecca L Drieling
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5411, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1541-7. 2010
    ..Pine bark extract, a dietary supplement source of antioxidant oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, has multiple putative cardiovascular benefits. Studies published to date about the supplement have notable methodological limitations...
  51. ncbi request reprint US physicians' treatment of smoking in outpatients with psychiatric diagnoses
    A N Thorndike
    General Medicine Division and Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 3:85-91. 2001
    ..Physicians are missing an important opportunity to prevent tobacco-related morbidity and mortality among this group of patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment of adults with sore throat by community primary care physicians: a national survey, 1989-1999
    J A Linder
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    JAMA 286:1181-6. 2001
    ..Only penicillin and erythromycin are recommended as first-line antibiotics against GABHS...
  53. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trials and recent patterns in the use of statins
    T J Wang
    Institute for Health Policy and General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 141:957-63. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Although the market for lipid-lowering medications is dominated by statins, the rise in statins predated the recent clinical trials supporting their use...
  54. pmc Cardiovascular disease prevention practices by U.S. Physicians for patients with diabetes
    J B Meigs
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Services, and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:220-8. 2000
    ..Current evidence suggests that wider implementation of these recommendations can be expected to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes...
  55. ncbi request reprint National trends in asthma visits and asthma pharmacotherapy, 1978-2002
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:729-35. 2003
    ..Research is limited on physicians' compliance with recent clinical guidelines for asthma treatment...
  56. ncbi request reprint US women desire greater professional guidance on hormone and alternative therapies for menopause symptom management
    Jun Ma
    Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
    Menopause 13:506-16. 2006
    ..We examined 1) current use and perceptions of hormone and alternative therapies for symptom relief among US women, and 2) healthcare provider involvement in women's decision making...
  57. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the adequacy of outpatient antidepressant treatment
    Jeffrey B Weilburg
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Room 815, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02144, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1233-9. 2003
    ..This study assessed the rates and determinants of the adequacy of antidepressant treatment among all outpatients who receive antidepressants...
  58. ncbi request reprint A statistical analysis of the magnitude and composition of drug promotion in the United States in 1998
    Jun Ma
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Clin Ther 25:1503-17. 2003
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Costs of antidepressant medications associated with inadequate treatment
    Jeffrey B Weilburg
    Department of Psychiatry, General Medicine Division of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:357-65. 2004
    ..To determine the costs of antidepressant medications used during inadequate treatment...
  60. ncbi request reprint Trends in medication use for osteoarthritis treatment
    John C Ausiello
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:999-1005. 2002
    ..To investigate recent national trends in nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and acetaminophen use for osteoarthritis (OA)...
  61. ncbi request reprint The feasibility and value of new measures showing patterns of quality for patients with 3 chronic conditions
    Stephen M Davidson
    Strategy and Policy Department and Health Sector Management Program, Boston University School of Management, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:37-51. 2008
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Regulating off-label drug use--rethinking the role of the FDA
    Randall S Stafford
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:1427-9. 2008
  63. ncbi request reprint Estrogen plus progestin and risk of venous thrombosis
    Mary Cushman
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington 05446, USA
    JAMA 292:1573-80. 2004
    ..Postmenopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of venous thrombosis. It is not known whether other factors influencing thrombosis add to this risk...
  64. ncbi request reprint National trends in cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use since market release: nonselective diffusion of a selectively cost-effective innovation
    Carolanne Dai
    Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:171-7. 2005
    ..We examined trends in COX-2 inhibitor use based on risk for adverse events from NSAIDs...
  65. ncbi request reprint Promotion and prescribing of hormone therapy after report of harm by the Women's Health Initiative
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    JAMA 292:1983-8. 2004
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Outpatient hypertension treatment, treatment intensification, and control in Western Europe and the United States
    Y Richard Wang
    Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelpia, PA 19140, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:141-7. 2007
    ..Hypertension guidelines in the United States tend to have more aggressive treatment recommendations than those in European countries...
  67. doi request reprint Calcium, vitamin D supplementation, and physical function in the Women's Health Initiative
    Robert L Brunner
    University of Nevada School of Medicine, PMB 251, MS 145, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1472-9. 2008
    ..Now we examine whether the treatment affected self-reported physical functioning and objective measures of physical functioning...
  68. ncbi request reprint Off-label prescribing among office-based physicians
    David C Radley
    Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1021-6. 2006
    ..Despite concerns about patient safety and costs to the health care system, little is known about the frequency of off-label drug use or the degree of scientific evidence supporting this practice...
  69. ncbi request reprint New cardiovascular drugs: patterns of use and association with non-drug health expenditures
    G Edward Miller
    Division of Modeling and Simulation, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 42:397-412. 2005
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of treated diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled dietary modification trial
    Lesley F Tinker
    Women s Health Initiative, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, PO Box 19024, Mail Stop M3 A410, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1500-11. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the effects of a low-fat dietary pattern on incidence of treated diabetes among generally healthy postmenopausal women...
  71. ncbi request reprint National patterns in the treatment of urinary tract infections in women by ambulatory care physicians
    Elbert S Huang
    University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:41-7. 2002
    ..Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole has consistently been the recommended drug for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women. Which antibiotics physicians use has implications for patient outcomes, antimicrobial resistance, and costs...
  72. pmc Elective and isolated carotid endarterectomy: health disparities in utilization and outcomes, but not readmission
    Byron S Kennedy
    Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20011, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:480-8. 2007
    ..In general, few studies have examined the effects of race on CEA use and complications, and data on race and CEA readmission are lacking...