J J Allison

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Does delayed measurement affect patient reports of provider performance? Implications for performance measurement of medical assistance with tobacco cessation: a Dental PBRN study
    Thomas K Houston
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness Research, a VA HSR and D REAP, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:100. 2008
  2. pmc Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:22. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Multicomponent Internet continuing medical education to promote chlamydia screening
    Jeroan J Allison
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 720 Faculty Office Tower, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:285-90. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Relationship of hospital teaching status with quality of care and mortality for Medicare patients with acute MI
    J J Allison
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Ave S, MEB 621, Birmingham, AL 35294 3296, USA
    JAMA 284:1256-62. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Identifying top-performing hospitals by algorithm: results from a demonstration project
    Jeroan J Allison
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:309-17. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Identifying achievable benchmarks of care: concepts and methodology
    C I Kiefe
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35205 4785, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:443-7. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving quality improvement using achievable benchmarks for physician feedback: a randomized controlled trial
    C I Kiefe
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT 700, Birmingham, AL 35205 4785, USA
    JAMA 285:2871-9. 2001
  8. pmc Differences in preventive health quality by residency year. Is seniority better?
    Lisa L Willett
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0012, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:825-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in osteoporosis prevention in a managed care population
    Amy S Mudano
    Department of Medicine and Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3408, USA
    South Med J 96:445-51. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Long-term risk of mortality and end-stage renal disease among the elderly after small increases in serum creatinine level during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction
    Britt B Newsome
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:609-16. 2008

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Publications78

  1. pmc Does delayed measurement affect patient reports of provider performance? Implications for performance measurement of medical assistance with tobacco cessation: a Dental PBRN study
    Thomas K Houston
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness Research, a VA HSR and D REAP, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:100. 2008
    ..Current standards, e.g. HEDIS, use delayed patient measures that may over or under-estimate overall performance...
  2. pmc Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project
    John M Westfall
    University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:22. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare processes and outcomes of AMI care among patients undergoing interhospital transfer with special attention to the impact on mortality in rural hospitals...
  3. ncbi request reprint Multicomponent Internet continuing medical education to promote chlamydia screening
    Jeroan J Allison
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 720 Faculty Office Tower, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:285-90. 2005
    ..Low Chlamydia trachomatis screening rates create an opportunity to test innovative continuing medical education (CME) programs. Few studies of Internet-based physician learning have been evaluated with objective data on practice patterns...
  4. ncbi request reprint Relationship of hospital teaching status with quality of care and mortality for Medicare patients with acute MI
    J J Allison
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Ave S, MEB 621, Birmingham, AL 35294 3296, USA
    JAMA 284:1256-62. 2000
    ..Issues of cost and quality are gaining importance in the delivery of medical care, and whether quality of care is better in teaching vs nonteaching hospitals is an essential question in this current national debate...
  5. ncbi request reprint Identifying top-performing hospitals by algorithm: results from a demonstration project
    Jeroan J Allison
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:309-17. 2008
    ..Because of the move toward performance-based reimbursement, identification of top-performing hospitals has acquired new importance...
  6. ncbi request reprint Identifying achievable benchmarks of care: concepts and methodology
    C I Kiefe
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35205 4785, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:443-7. 1998
    ..The ABC methodology has been well accepted in multiple quality improvement projects. This approach lends objectivity and reliability to benchmarks that have been a widely used, but until now, arbitrarily defined tool...
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving quality improvement using achievable benchmarks for physician feedback: a randomized controlled trial
    C I Kiefe
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT 700, Birmingham, AL 35205 4785, USA
    JAMA 285:2871-9. 2001
    ..Achievable Benchmarks of Care (ABCs) are standards of excellence attained by top performers in a peer group and are easily and reproducibly calculated from existing performance data...
  8. pmc Differences in preventive health quality by residency year. Is seniority better?
    Lisa L Willett
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0012, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:825-9. 2005
    ..It is assumed that the performance of more senior residents is superior to that of interns, but this has not been assessed objectively...
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in osteoporosis prevention in a managed care population
    Amy S Mudano
    Department of Medicine and Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3408, USA
    South Med J 96:445-51. 2003
    ..However, it is unknown whether osteoporosis treatment or bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is different in these women, particularly in those at highest risk...
  10. doi request reprint Long-term risk of mortality and end-stage renal disease among the elderly after small increases in serum creatinine level during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction
    Britt B Newsome
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:609-16. 2008
    ..We assessed the relationship between change in serum creatinine levels up to 3.0 mg/dL and death and ESRD among elderly survivors of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction...
  11. pmc Designing tailored Web-based instruction to improve practicing physicians' preventive practices
    Linda L Casebeer
    Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294 4551, USA
    J Med Internet Res 5:e20. 2003
    ..Ease of use and design to support the lowest common technology denominator are also important...
  12. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the medical treatment of elderly Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction
    J J Allison
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Medicine, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 11:736-43. 1996
    ..However, the small number of African-American patients deemed ideal candidates for thrombolysis attenuates the precision of this finding...
  13. pmc Measuring resident physicians' performance of preventive care. Comparing chart review with patient survey
    Katri P Palonen
    The HSR and D Research Enhancement Award Program, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:226-30. 2006
    ..The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has suggested various methods for evaluation of practice-based learning and improvement competency, but data on implementation of these methods are limited...
  14. pmc Development and testing of a scale to assess physician attitudes about handheld computers with decision support
    Midge N Ray
    Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3361, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:567-72. 2006
    ..The authors developed and evaluated a rating scale, the Attitudes toward Handheld Decision Support Software Scale (H-DSS), to assess physician attitudes about handheld decision support systems...
  15. ncbi request reprint Implementing achievable benchmarks in preventive health: a controlled trial in residency education
    Thomas K Houston
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 35294, USA
    Acad Med 81:608-16. 2006
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  16. pmc Internet delivered support for tobacco control in dental practice: randomized controlled trial
    Thomas K Houston
    Surgical and Medical Acute care and Advanced illness Research and Transition sciences SMAART Center, VA HSR and D REAP, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e38. 2008
    ..The dental visit is a unique opportunity for tobacco control. Despite evidence of effectiveness in dental settings, brief provider-delivered cessation advice is underutilized...
  17. pmc Antiretroviral prescribing patterns in treatment-naïve patients in the United States
    James A McKinnell
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:79-85. 2010
    ..In contrast, regimen sequencing beyond the first regimen remained complex. These shifts in ART prescribing patterns may have implications for collaborative HIV care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Disparities by insurance status in quality of care for elderly patients with unstable angina
    Salpy V Pamboukian
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35294, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:799-807. 2006
    ..Treatment disparities for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations have been widely reported, but few studies have sought explanations for these disparities...
  19. pmc Missed visits and mortality among patients establishing initial outpatient HIV treatment
    Michael J Mugavero
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 908 20th St South, Birmingham, AL 35294 2050, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 48:248-56. 2009
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  20. ncbi request reprint Younger stroke survivors have reduced access to physician care and medications: National Health Interview Survey from years 1998 to 2002
    Deborah A Levine
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Arch Neurol 64:37-42. 2007
    ..Younger stroke survivors may have reduced access to physician care and medications because they are more frequently uninsured...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reduced medication access: a marker for vulnerability in US stroke survivors
    Deborah A Levine
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness Research, Birmingham VA Medical Center, AL, USA
    Stroke 38:1557-64. 2007
    ..Medication access is crucial to secondary stroke prevention. We assessed medication access and associated barriers to care across region and time in a national sample of US stroke survivors...
  22. doi request reprint Racial differences in the competing risks of mortality and ESRD after acute myocardial infarction
    Britt B Newsome
    Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:251-61. 2008
    ..This is counterintuitive given the known 4-fold greater incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans. We describe racial differences in the rate of progression to ESRD and address the competing risk of mortality...
  23. pmc Patient complexity: more than comorbidity. the vector model of complexity
    Monika M Safford
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:382-90. 2007
    ..The conceptualization of patient complexity is just beginning in clinical medicine...
  24. pmc Reasons for not intensifying medications: differentiating "clinical inertia" from appropriate care
    Monika M Safford
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1648-55. 2007
    ..Some have proposed that it accounts for up to 80% of cardiovascular events, potentially an important quality problem. However, reasons for so-called clinical inertia are poorly understood...
  25. ncbi request reprint Multiple measures of provider participation in Internet delivered interventions
    Thomas K Houston
    Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham VA Medical Center 35294 3407, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:1401-5. 2007
    ..Participation assessment of internet-delivered interventions varies by the selection of measure and factor. Further research assessing the potential for these measures to predict intervention effectiveness is needed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Burden of comorbid medical conditions and quality of diabetes care
    Jewell H Halanych
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:2999-3004. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between comorbidity and commonly assessed services for diabetic patients in a managed care organization...
  27. ncbi request reprint Survival advantage of black patients with kidney disease after acute myocardial infarction
    Britt B Newsome
    Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:993-9. 2006
    ..Further investigation into the reasons for ethnic differences in survival and progression of kidney disease is warranted...
  28. ncbi request reprint Failure to establish HIV care: characterizing the "no show" phenomenon
    Michael J Mugavero
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:127-30. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Secondary prevention outcomes among black and white cardiac rehabilitation patients
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am Heart J 153:980-6. 2007
    ..It is unknown if cardiac rehabilitation (CR) narrows the gap in risk factor control between black and white patients. Thus, we compared baseline characteristics and secondary prevention outcomes between black and white CR patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in patient-reported nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) risk awareness, patient-doctor NSAID risk communication, and NSAID risk behavior
    Rachel B Fry
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1539-45. 2007
    ..Little is known about NSAID-related ethnic/racial disparities. We focused on differences in patient NSAID risk awareness, patient-doctor NSAID risk communication, and NSAID risk-avoidance behavior...
  31. pmc Improving ambulatory prescribing safety with a handheld decision support system: a randomized controlled trial
    Eta S Berner
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Boulevard, Room 544, Birmingham, AL 35294 3361, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:171-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribing safety in the outpatient setting...
  32. pmc Multiple uncontrolled conditions and blood pressure medication intensification: an observational study
    Amanda H Salanitro
    VA National Quality Scholars Program, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Implement Sci 5:55. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that multiple uncontrolled cardiovascular risk factors would decrease blood pressure (BP) medication intensification among uncontrolled hypertensive patients...
  33. doi request reprint Uncompensated medical provider costs associated with prior authorization for prescription medications in an HIV clinic
    James L Raper
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 2050, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:718-24. 2010
    ..60 per PA. Although evidence supports that PA reduces third-party expenditures, it significantly delays medication accessibility for patients and imposes high costs that negatively impact operating margins for health care providers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and mortality for Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Sharina D Person
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Med Care 42:4-12. 2004
    ..Recent hospital reductions in registered nurses (RNs) for hospital care raise concerns about patient outcomes...
  35. pmc Is physician engagement with Web-based CME associated with patients' baseline hemoglobin A1c levels? The Rural Diabetes Online Care study
    Katie Crenshaw
    Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0019, USA
    Acad Med 85:1511-7. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between physician participants' levels of engagement in a Web-based educational intervention and their patients' baseline diabetes measures...
  36. pmc Using email reminders to engage physicians in an Internet-based CME intervention
    Maziar Abdolrasulnia
    Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, JNWB 406, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0500, USA
    BMC Med Educ 4:17. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Do local opinion leaders augment hospital quality improvement efforts? A randomized trial to promote adherence to unstable angina guidelines
    Eta S Berner
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, School of Health Related Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Med Care 41:420-31. 2003
    ..The influence of an opinion leader intervention on adherence to Unstable Angina (UA) guidelines compared with a traditional quality improvement model was investigated...
  38. pmc Physician and patient influences on provider performance: β-blockers in postmyocardial infarction management in the MI-Plus study
    Ellen Funkhouser
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:99-106. 2011
    ..We assessed how variability in providing β-blockers to ambulatory postmyocardial infarction (MI) patients was influenced by physician and patient level characteristics...
  39. ncbi request reprint Atypical presentations among Medicare beneficiaries with unstable angina pectoris
    John G Canto
    The Chest Pain Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:248-53. 2002
    ..National educational initiatives may need to redefine the classic presentation of UAP to include atypical presentations to ensure appropriate quality of care...
  40. pmc Medication assistance programs: do all in need benefit equally?
    Maria Pisu
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Deep South Musculoskeletal Center for Research and Education in Therapeutics, Division of Preventive Medicine, 1530 3rd Ave South, MT 628, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:339-45. 2010
    ..To determine if medication assistance programs (MAPs) provided by pharmaceutical companies were used differently by African Americans and Whites...
  41. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's quality indicator set for analgesics
    Kenneth G Saag
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3296, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:337-49. 2004
    ..To develop systematically validated quality indicators (QIs) addressing analgesic safety...
  42. pmc Validity versus feasibility for quality of care indicators: expert panel results from the MI-Plus study
    Adolfo Peña
    C SMART Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham VA Medical Center, 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:201-9. 2010
    ..In the choice and definition of quality of care indicators, there may be an inherent tension between feasibility, generally enhanced by simplicity, and validity, generally enhanced by accounting for clinical complexity...
  43. pmc Improving physician performance through Internet-based interventions: who will participate?
    Terry C Wall
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Med Internet Res 7:e48. 2005
    ..The availability of Internet-based continuing medical education is rapidly increasing, but little is known about recruitment of physicians to these interventions...
  44. ncbi request reprint Delay in time to receipt of thrombolytic medication among Medicare patients with kidney disease
    Britt B Newsome
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:595-602. 2005
    ..Our goal is to identify potential differences in thrombolytic medication delays and thrombolytic-associated bleeding events by severity of kidney disease...
  45. ncbi request reprint Can residents accurately abstract their own charts?
    Thomas K Houston
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Acad Med 84:391-5. 2009
    ..To assess the accuracy of residents' record review, using trained abstractors as a gold standard comparison...
  46. pmc Racial disparities in HIV virologic failure: do missed visits matter?
    Michael J Mugavero
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:100-8. 2009
    ..Racial/ethnic health care disparities are well described in people living with HIV/AIDS, although the processes underlying observed disparities are not well elucidated...
  47. doi request reprint Health and happiness among older adults: a community-based study
    Erik Angner
    Department of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 1260, USA
    J Health Psychol 14:503-12. 2009
    ..The results, robust to common method bias, suggest that subjective health measures are better predictors of happiness than objective measures are, except for conditions that disrupt daily functioning or are associated with social stigma...
  48. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia screening of at-risk young women in managed health care: characteristics of top-performing primary care offices
    Midge N Ray
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3361, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:382-6. 2005
    ..We linked administrative data with physician data from the American Medical Association physician survey to identify characteristics of primary care offices associated with best chlamydia screening practices...
  49. doi request reprint Full implementation of computerized physician order entry and medication-related quality outcomes: a study of 3364 hospitals
    Feliciano B Yu
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children s Health System, 1600 7th Avenue South, Information Technology, Suite 200 14, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:278-86. 2009
    ..Using a large sample of hospitals, our study found significant positive associations between specific objective quality indicators and CPOE implementation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Disparities in self-monitoring of blood glucose among low-income ethnic minority populations with diabetes, United States
    Deborah A Levine
    Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ohio State University 466 Cunz Hall, 1841 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:97-103. 2009
    ..In adults with insulin-treated diabetes, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) rates may be lower in minority or low-income populations, but the effect of income on racial/ethnic differences in SMBG is unknown...
  51. pmc Characteristics that predict physician participation in a Web-based CME activity: the MI-Plus study
    Michael J Schoen
    Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0019, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 29:246-53. 2009
    ....
  52. pmc Marketing to increase participation in a Web-based continuing medical education cultural competence curriculum
    Carlos A Estrada
    Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of General Internal Medicine, 732 Faculty Office Tower, 510 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 31:21-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of 2 marketing strategies in the context of an online CME cultural competence curriculum (www.c-comp.org)...
  53. pmc Multimodal intervention to improve osteoporosis care in home health settings: results from a cluster randomized trial
    M L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Osteoporos Int 24:2555-60. 2013
    ..The trial did not find a significant difference in medication use in the intervention arm...
  54. pmc Ten-year changes in smoking among young adults: are racial differences explained by socioeconomic factors in the CARDIA study?
    C I Kiefe
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1717 11th Ave S, MT 700, Birmingham, AL 35205 4785, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:213-8. 2001
    ..This study investigated whether socioeconomic factors explain racial/ethnic differences in regular smoking initiation and cessation...
  55. doi request reprint The importance of measuring competency-based outcomes: standard evaluation measures are not surrogates for clinical performance of internal medicine residents
    Lisa L Willett
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0012, USA
    Teach Learn Med 21:87-93. 2009
    ..Despite recent emphasis on educational outcomes, program directors still rely on standard evaluation techniques such as tests of knowledge and subjective ratings...
  56. ncbi request reprint A group randomized trial to improve safe use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:537-43. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of troponin testing in unstable angina patients: adoption prior to guideline release
    Robert M Centor
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, FOT 720, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1236-43. 2003
    ....
  58. pmc Short-term discontinuation of HAART regimens more common in vulnerable patient populations
    Lindsay S Robison
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:1347-55. 2008
    ..S. HIV/AIDS epidemic. More vigilant monitoring of patient populations at higher risk of toxicity and virologic failure may allow for improved HAART regimen durability...
  59. pmc Users of Internet health information: differences by health status
    Thomas K Houston
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Med Internet Res 4:E7. 2002
    ..Millions of consumers have accessed health information online. However, little is known about their health status...
  60. ncbi request reprint The art and science of chart review
    J J Allison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:115-36. 2000
    ..Given a scarcity of advice in the quality improvement (QI) literature on how to conduct chart review, the process of chart review was examined and specific techniques for improving data quality were proposed...
  61. pmc Do physicians within the same practice setting manage osteoporosis patients similarly? Implications for implementation research
    J R Curtis
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Osteoporos Int 20:1921-7. 2009
    ..We found no significant clustering effect for common practice setting, suggesting that osteoporosis quality improvement (QI) efforts may be able to ignore this factor in designing QI interventions...
  62. ncbi request reprint Trends in AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining malignancies among HIV-infected patients: 1989-2002
    Roger Bedimo
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1380-4. 2004
    ..87; P<.0002). The mean CD4 cell count was lower among patients with ADMs than among those with non-ADMs. A longer duration of survival during highly active antiretroviral therapy might explain the increasing incidence of non-ADMs...
  63. ncbi request reprint Post-myocardial infarction smoking cessation counseling: associations with immediate and late mortality in older Medicare patients
    Thomas K Houston
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness, a HSR and D Research Enhancement Award Program, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3407, USA
    Am J Med 118:269-75. 2005
    ..To assess the difference in immediate (30 and 60 days after admission) and late (2-year) mortality between those who received inpatient post-myocardial infarction smoking cessation counseling and those who did not receive counseling...
  64. pmc Pharmaceuticals companies' medication assistance programs: potentially useful but too burdensome to use?
    Maria Pisu
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education and Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    South Med J 102:139-44. 2009
    ..This study examined how physicians perceive pharmaceutical companies' medication assistance programs (MAPs)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal patterns in the prevention of osteoporosis in glucocorticoid-treated patients
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2485-94. 2005
    ..To evaluate patient and physician factors associated with prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and to describe temporal trends in screening and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis...
  66. pmc Administrative codes combined with medical records based criteria accurately identified bacterial infections among rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Nivedita M Patkar
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:321-7, 327.e1-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate diagnostic properties of International Classification of Diseases, Version 9 (ICD-9) diagnosis codes and infection criteria to identify bacterial infections among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients...
  67. pmc Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are associated with an increased risk of secondary vertebral compression fractures: a population-based cohort study
    A S Mudano
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics CERTs of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    Osteoporos Int 20:819-26. 2009
    ..The risk of subsequent fracture was significantly greater among treatment patients, especially within 90 days of the procedure...
  68. pmc Comparative efficacy versus effectiveness of initial antiretroviral therapy in clinical trials versus routine care
    Justin S Routman
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 2050, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:574-84. 2010
    ..Although well-chronicled in many conditions, the efficacy versus effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains understudied...
  69. ncbi request reprint Risks versus benefits of cyclooxygenase-2-selective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
    Sumapa Chaiamnuay
    Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:1837-51. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug toxicity monitoring and safety practices
    Fausto G Patino
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3408, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:2680-8. 2003
    ..We examined the associations of physician specialty and patient characteristics with NSAID safety practices...
  71. ncbi request reprint Unbalanced regulation of over-the-counter analgesics: the lesser of two evils?
    Jeroan J Allison
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics CERTs of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alberta, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:410-1. 2006
  72. ncbi request reprint Risk of serious bacterial infections among rheumatoid arthritis patients exposed to tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1125-33. 2007
    ..To evaluate the risk of serious bacterial infections associated with tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) antagonists among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients...
  73. ncbi request reprint Sustained HIV viral suppression following treatment interruption: an observational study
    Roger Bedimo
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 85294, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:40-4. 2006
    ..Examining the immune responses of nonrebounders may contribute to the understanding of protective immunity to HIV...
  74. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of medical errors by internal medicine residents: development and validation of a new scale
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University, College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 14:144-54. 2005
    ..Results indicated that 13.9% of the variation in the perceived cost of medical errors and 17.1% of the variation in the perceived need for additional physician education was explained by the factor structure...
  75. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in coronary heart disease: a sociological view of the medical literature on physician bias
    Contessa Fincher
    Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:360-71. 2004
    ..To interpret, within a sociological context, evidence of physician bias in the management and outcomes of coronary heart disease (CHD) treatment for African Americans vs Whites...
  76. ncbi request reprint Quality assessment tools: incremental advance or paradigm shift?
    Jeroan J Allison
    Med Care 41:575-8. 2003
  77. ncbi request reprint Medication errors with the use of allopurinol and colchicine: a retrospective study of a national, anonymous Internet-accessible error reporting system
    Ted R Mikuls
    Department of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:562-6. 2006
    ..To more closely assess medication errors in gout care, we examined data from a national, Internet-accessible error reporting program over a 5-year reporting period...
  78. ncbi request reprint Quality of care indicators for gout management
    Ted R Mikuls
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 3025, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:937-43. 2004
    ..Despite the significant health impact of gout, there is no consensus on management standards. To guide physician practice, we sought to develop quality of care indicators for gout management...

Research Grants2

  1. Internet Intervention For Improving Rural Diabetes Care
    Jeroan Allison; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This project is substantially improved after making important changes recommended in the second review. ..