K Tom Xu

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The changing profile of patients who used emergency department services in the United States: 1996 to 2005
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430 8143, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:805-810.e1-7. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Does being an immigrant make a difference in seeking physician services?
    Ke Tom Xu
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430 8161, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:380-90. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in parents' perception of participatory decision-making style of their children's physicians
    K Tom Xu
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    Med Care 42:328-35. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in the financial burden of prescription drugs among older Americans
    K Tom Xu
    School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 30:28-49. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of rural elderly people who bypass local pharmacies
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA
    J Rural Health 19:156-64. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Access to prescription drugs among noninstitutionalized elderly people in west Texas
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Room 1C165, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:675-82. 2003
  7. pmc Older persons' evaluations of health care: the effects of medical skepticism and worry about health
    Tyrone F Borders
    Division of Health Services Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:35-52. 2004
  8. pmc Over-prescribing of antibiotics and imaging in the management of uncomplicated URIs in emergency departments
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 13:7. 2013
  9. pmc The combined effects of participatory styles of elderly patients and their physicians on satisfaction
    K Tom Xu
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:377-91. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Compensating behaviors, regret, and heterogeneity in the dynamics of smoking behavior
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:133-46. 2002

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Publications25

  1. doi request reprint The changing profile of patients who used emergency department services in the United States: 1996 to 2005
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430 8143, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:805-810.e1-7. 2009
    ..The current study aimed to identify raw and population-adjusted time trends for demographic characteristics, socioeconomic characteristics, access to care, utilization of care, and general health of ED users and heavy ED users...
  2. doi request reprint Does being an immigrant make a difference in seeking physician services?
    Ke Tom Xu
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430 8161, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:380-90. 2008
    ..The lower utilization of both preventive and non-preventive care among immigrants may be associated with a combination of better health and more limited enabling resources...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in parents' perception of participatory decision-making style of their children's physicians
    K Tom Xu
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    Med Care 42:328-35. 2004
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  4. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in the financial burden of prescription drugs among older Americans
    K Tom Xu
    School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 30:28-49. 2007
    ..However, whether health disparities contribute to disparities in the financial burden of prescription drugs requires studies of specific diseases...
  5. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of rural elderly people who bypass local pharmacies
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA
    J Rural Health 19:156-64. 2003
    ..The bypassing of local pharmacies by consumers is an indicator of limited accessibility and, possibly, compromised quality of rural pharmacy services...
  6. ncbi request reprint Access to prescription drugs among noninstitutionalized elderly people in west Texas
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Room 1C165, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:675-82. 2003
    ..Among the indicators of access to prescription drugs among noninstitutionalized elderly people in west Texas, lack of prescription drug insurance was the most prevalent barrier...
  7. pmc Older persons' evaluations of health care: the effects of medical skepticism and worry about health
    Tyrone F Borders
    Division of Health Services Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:35-52. 2004
    ..To describe how skepticism about medical care and other individual differences, including worry about health status, are associated with evaluations of health care among the noninstitutionalized elderly...
  8. pmc Over-prescribing of antibiotics and imaging in the management of uncomplicated URIs in emergency departments
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    BMC Emerg Med 13:7. 2013
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine medical care providers' compliance with guidelines in treating uncomplicated URIs in emergency departments (EDs) in the US...
  9. pmc The combined effects of participatory styles of elderly patients and their physicians on satisfaction
    K Tom Xu
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:377-91. 2004
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  10. ncbi request reprint Compensating behaviors, regret, and heterogeneity in the dynamics of smoking behavior
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:133-46. 2002
    ..Quitting incentives can be "curative" or "preventive", depending on one's health status. Light smokers' addiction is qualitatively and quantitatively different from heavy smokers'...
  11. ncbi request reprint Choice of and overall satisfaction with pharmacies among a community-dwelling elderly population
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Room 1C165, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Med Care 40:1283-93. 2002
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  12. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with health-related quality of life among an older population in a largely rural western region
    Tyrone F Borders
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Tex, USA
    J Rural Health 20:67-75. 2004
    ..As elderly people become a larger proportion of the rural population, it is important to identify those at risk for poor health. Predictors of health-related quality of life can be useful in designing interventions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Are rural residents and Hispanics less satisfied with medical care? Evidence from the Permian Basin
    Tyrone F Borders
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA
    J Rural Health 18:84-92. 2002
    ..The collection and reporting of more specific measures of interpersonal and technical quality would further enable policy-makers, managers, and clinicians to better serve their patient populations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Day to day variability of the dark-adapted pupil diameter
    Sandra M Brown
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    J Cataract Refract Surg 30:639-44. 2004
    ..To determine the individual variability of the dark-adapted pupil diameter over 2 testing sessions using a standardized dark-adaptation protocol...
  15. ncbi request reprint State-level variations in income-related inequality in health and health achievement in the US
    Ke Tom Xu
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:457-64. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Parents' reports of children's medical care access: are there Mexican-American versus non-Hispanic white disparities?
    Tyrone F Borders
    Division of Health Services Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    Med Care 42:884-92. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Financial disparities in prescription drug use between elderly and nonelderly Americans
    K Tom Xu
    School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:210-21. 2003
    ..In particular, low-income elderly people were worse off than were nonelderly adults in the same poverty class and their elderly peers in other poverty classes...
  18. pmc Gender, health, and physician visits among adults in the United States
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, 79430, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1076-9. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Ancillary community pharmacy services provided to older people in a largely rural and ethnically diverse region: a survey of consumers in West Texas
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, Room 1C165, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Rural Health 19:79-86. 2003
    ..It is essential to consider the special needs of rural and Hispanic elderly people to ensure equitable access to ancillary pharmacy services...
  20. ncbi request reprint Economics of suboptimal drug use: cost-savings of using JNC-recommended medications for management of uncomplicated essential hypertension
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Tex 79430, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:529-36. 2003
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  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Colvard pupillometer and infrared digital photography for measurement of the dark-adapted pupil diameter
    Jay C Bradley
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    J Cataract Refract Surg 31:2129-32. 2005
    ..To investigate the accuracy of pupil diameter measurement using the Colvard pupillometer and to determine the learning curve for inexperienced examiners...
  22. ncbi request reprint Utilization of prescription medications and ancillary pharmacy services among rural elders in west Texas: distance barriers and implications for telepharmacy
    Brian Collins
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 30:75-97. 2007
    ..Our findings suggest that distance is a barrier to access, but telepharmacy regulations in Texas do not exacerbate the impact of distance...
  23. ncbi request reprint Six-month variability of the dark-adapted pupil diameter
    Arshad M Khanani
    Department of Ophthalmology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    J Cataract Refract Surg 31:987-90. 2005
    ..To determine the individual variability of the dark-adapted pupil diameter over 6 months using a standardized dark-adaptation protocol...
  24. pmc Usual source of care in preventive service use: a regular doctor versus a regular site
    K Tom Xu
    Department of Health Services Research and Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1509-29. 2002
    ..To compare the effects of having a regular doctor and having a regular site on five preventive services, controlling for the endogeneity of having a usual source of care...
  25. pmc Patient involvement in medical decision-making and pain among elders: physician or patient-driven?
    Tyrone F Borders
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of North Texas School of Public Health, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:4. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether physician-driven and patient-driven participation in decision-making were associated with the odds of frequent and severe pain...