David Asch

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of race on ratings of hypothetical candidates for a research scholarship/research assistant position
    Judith A Long
    Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
    Teach Learn Med 16:355-60. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluating medical training programs by the quality of care delivered by their alumni
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 298:1049-51. 2007
  3. pmc Perceived barriers to the regionalization of adult critical care in the United States: a qualitative preliminary study
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:239. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Conducting physician mail surveys on a limited budget. A randomized trial comparing $2 bill versus $5 bill incentives
    D A Asch
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Med Care 36:95-9. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Aggregating and partitioning populations in health care disparities research: differences in perspective
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2117-21. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Evaluating obstetrical residency programs using patient outcomes
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    JAMA 302:1277-83. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Carrier screening for cystic fibrosis: costs and clinical outcomes
    D A Asch
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Decis Making 18:202-12. 1998
  8. pmc Paying for performance in population health: lessons from health care settings
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A98. 2010
  9. pmc Race, treatment preferences, and hospice enrollment: eligibility criteria may exclude patients with the greatest needs for care
    Jessica Fishman
    Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Cancer 115:689-97. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluating residency programs by whether they produce good doctors
    David A Asch
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 15:1-4. 2009

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Publications81

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of race on ratings of hypothetical candidates for a research scholarship/research assistant position
    Judith A Long
    Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
    Teach Learn Med 16:355-60. 2004
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  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluating medical training programs by the quality of care delivered by their alumni
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 298:1049-51. 2007
  3. pmc Perceived barriers to the regionalization of adult critical care in the United States: a qualitative preliminary study
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:239. 2008
    ..We sought to develop a framework for understanding clinician attitudes toward regionalization and potential barriers to developing a tiered, regionalized system of care in the United States...
  4. ncbi request reprint Conducting physician mail surveys on a limited budget. A randomized trial comparing $2 bill versus $5 bill incentives
    D A Asch
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Med Care 36:95-9. 1998
    ..The effects of incentive size on physicians' response rates to a mail survey were determined...
  5. ncbi request reprint Aggregating and partitioning populations in health care disparities research: differences in perspective
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2117-21. 2007
    ..The result is that health care disparities can be challenging to interpret unless the analytic and policy perspective is clear...
  6. doi request reprint Evaluating obstetrical residency programs using patient outcomes
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    JAMA 302:1277-83. 2009
    ..Patient outcomes have been used to assess the performance of hospitals and physicians; in contrast, residency programs have been compared based on nonclinical measures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Carrier screening for cystic fibrosis: costs and clinical outcomes
    D A Asch
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Decis Making 18:202-12. 1998
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  8. pmc Paying for performance in population health: lessons from health care settings
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A98. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, with careful attention, conditions for successful pay-for-performance in population health might be met...
  9. pmc Race, treatment preferences, and hospice enrollment: eligibility criteria may exclude patients with the greatest needs for care
    Jessica Fishman
    Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Cancer 115:689-97. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluating residency programs by whether they produce good doctors
    David A Asch
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 15:1-4. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Neighborhood of residence is associated with daily adherence to CPAP therapy
    Alec B Platt
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Sleep 32:799-806. 2009
    ..Risk factors for nonadherence are not well understood but may reflect individual or neighborhood socioeconomic factors. We sought to determine the association of socioeconomic status and initial CPAP adherence...
  12. pmc Racial differences in attitudes toward innovative medical technology
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:559-63. 2006
    ..New medical technologies are used at different rates among whites and blacks. This variation may be partially explained by racial differences in patient innovativeness-the propensity of patients to adopt unfamiliar therapies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Early adoption of BRCA1/2 testing: who and why
    Katrina Armstrong
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Genet Med 5:92-8. 2003
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Age inconsistency in the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for acute otitis media
    Sharon B Meropol
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 108 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:657-68. 2008
    ..The objective was to compare strategies for diagnosing and treating otitis: (1) a commonly used, 2-criteria strategy, (2) the guidelines' 3-criteria algorithm, and (3) initially watching without antibiotics...
  15. doi request reprint Adapting a patient satisfaction instrument for low literate and Spanish-speaking populations: comparison of three formats
    Judy A Shea
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 73:132-40. 2008
    ..To compare responses to print versions of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems 2.0 survey (CAHPS) to those for an illustration enhanced format and a telephone based interactive voice response format...
  16. doi request reprint How should we design supportive cancer care? The patient's perspective
    David Casarett
    University of Pennsylvania, 3615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:1296-301. 2008
    ..Although so-called open-access hospice programs and bridge programs are beginning to offer these services to patients who are still receiving treatment, it is not known whether they best meet patients' needs...
  17. doi request reprint Time of day is associated with postoperative morbidity: an analysis of the national surgical quality improvement program data
    Rachel R Kelz
    Department of Surgery, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Surg 247:544-52. 2008
    ..To examine the association between surgical start time and morbidity and mortality for nonemergent procedures...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of race on patient expectations regarding their primary care physicians
    Carmen E Guerra
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Fam Pract 25:49-55. 2008
    ..Fulfilment of patients' expectations has been associated with greater patient satisfaction with care and greater adherence to medical advice. However, little is know about how race influences patient expectations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Harnessing the power of default options to improve health care
    Scott D Halpern
    Department of Medicine, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:1340-4. 2007
  20. ncbi request reprint Insurance coverage for obesity treatment
    Adam Gilden Tsai
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1651-5. 2006
    ..Given the increasing evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of nonsurgical weight loss therapy, coverage policies may begin to change...
  21. pmc Do doctors vote?
    David Grande
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:585-9. 2007
    ..Organizational leaders and scholars have issued calls for the medical profession to refocus its efforts on fulfilling the core tenets of professionalism. A key element of professionalism is participation in community affairs...
  22. pmc Clinical concerns about clinical performance measurement
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:159-63. 2007
    ..In its current state, performance measurement is better suited to improving measured care than improving the care of individual patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prioritizing the organization and management of intensive care services in the United States: the PrOMIS Conference
    Amber E Barnato
    Center for Research on Health Care, and the CRISMA Laboratory Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1003-11. 2007
    ..We sought to elicit the perceived problems and solutions to the delivery of critical care services from a broad set of U.S. stakeholders...
  24. ncbi request reprint Health literacy weakly but consistently predicts primary care patient dissatisfaction
    Judy A Shea
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Vetrans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:45-9. 2007
    ..Moreover, the importance of health literacy in predicting satisfaction compared with other patient sociodemographics is underexplored...
  25. pmc The terrible choice: re-evaluating hospice eligibility criteria for cancer
    David J Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:953-9. 2009
    ..Our goal was to determine whether willingness to make this choice identifies patients with greater need for hospice services...
  26. pmc Racial disparities in stage-specific colorectal cancer mortality: 1960-2005
    Samir Soneji
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1912-6. 2010
    ..We examined whether racial disparities in stage-specific colorectal cancer survival changed between 1960 and 2005...
  27. pmc Shared decision-making in pediatrics: a national perspective
    Alexander G Fiks
    ediatric Research Consortium, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 126:306-14. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Improvements in US maternal obstetrical outcomes from 1992 to 2006
    Sindhu K Srinivas
    Department of Ob Gyn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Med Care 48:487-93. 2010
    ..Over 4 million women give birth annually in the United States, making delivery one of the most common reasons for hospital care...
  29. doi request reprint Quality of care among obese patients
    Virginia W Chang
    Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 303:1274-81. 2010
    ..Moreover, obese patients often feel that clinicians are biased or disrespectful because of their weight. These observations raise the concern that obese patients may receive lower quality of care...
  30. pmc Determinants of the decision to accept a kidney from a donor at increased risk for blood-borne viral infection
    PETER P REESE
    University of Pennsylvania, Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:917-23. 2010
    ..This study aimed to identify the proportion of kidney transplant candidates that would accept a kidney from a DIRVI and the factors that influenced this decision...
  31. pmc Regulated payments for living kidney donation: an empirical assessment of the ethical concerns
    Scott D Halpern
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:358-65. 2010
    ..Although regulated payments to encourage living kidney donation could reduce morbidity and mortality among patients waiting for a kidney transplant, doing so raises several ethical concerns...
  32. doi request reprint Cell phone cardiopulmonary resuscitation: audio instructions when needed by lay rescuers: a randomized, controlled trial
    Raina M Merchant
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:538-543.e1. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest
    Raina M Merchant
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, the Center for Resuscitation Science and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:421-8. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of treating comatose cardiac arrest survivors with therapeutic hypothermia...
  34. doi request reprint Regionalization of medical critical care: what can we learn from the trauma experience?
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:3085-8. 2008
    ..To review the rationale for the regionalization of adult critical care and discuss how lessons from the trauma experience may be relevant to this debate...
  35. pmc Short-term outcomes for obese live kidney donors and their recipients
    PETER P REESE
    Renal Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Transplantation 88:662-71. 2009
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Visual epidemiology: photographs as tools for probing street-level etiologies
    Carolyn C Cannuscio
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, PA, United States
    Soc Sci Med 69:553-64. 2009
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Physician attitudes toward regionalization of adult critical care: a national survey
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:2149-54. 2009
    ..Regionalization has been proposed as a method to improve outcomes for patients with critical illness. We sought to determine intensivist physician attitudes and potential barriers to the regionalization of adult critical care...
  38. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of financial incentives for smoking cessation
    Kevin G Volpp
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:699-709. 2009
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Critical illness outcomes in specialty versus general intensive care units
    Jason P Lott
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:676-83. 2009
    ..General intensive care units (ICUs) provide care across a wide range of diagnoses, whereas specialty ICUs provide diagnosis-specific care. Risk-adjusted outcome differences across such units are unknown...
  40. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences can be misleading as explanations for racial disparities in health care
    Katrina Armstrong
    Department of Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:950-4. 2006
    ..Uncovering the hidden constraints that we impose on health care choice may help us reduce unwanted disparities in health care...
  41. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of financial incentives for smoking cessation
    Kevin G Volpp
    CHERP, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University and Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:12-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether modest financial incentives increase the rate of smoking cessation program enrollment, completion, and quit rates in a outpatient clinical setting...
  42. pmc Epidemiology and prognosis of coma in daytime television dramas
    David Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 9 East, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4155, USA
    BMJ 331:1537-9. 2005
    ..To determine how soap operas portray, and possibly misrepresent, the likelihood of recovery for patients in coma...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hypertensive patients' willingness to participate in placebo-controlled trials: implications for recruitment efficiency
    Scott D Halpern
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am Heart J 146:985-92. 2003
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of assessment method on the discrepancy between judgments of health disorders people have and do not have: a web study
    Jonathan Baron
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6196, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:422-34. 2003
    ..The discrepancy varied in size and direction across disorders. Subjects also thought that they would be less affected than others...
  45. ncbi request reprint Why would caregivers not want to treat their relative's Alzheimer's disease?
    Jason H T Karlawish
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1391-7. 2003
    ..To determine family caregivers' willingness to use Alzheimer's disease (AD)-slowing medicines and to examine the relationships between this willingness, dementia severity, and caregiver characteristics...
  46. ncbi request reprint Life insurance and breast cancer risk assessment: adverse selection, genetic testing decisions, and discrimination
    Katrina Armstrong
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 120:359-64. 2003
    ..Although fear of insurance discrimination is associated with the decision not to undergo BRCA1/2 testing, there was no evidence of actual insurance discrimination from BRCA1/2 testing...
  47. ncbi request reprint When money is saved by reducing healthcare costs, where do US primary care physicians think the money goes?
    David A Asch
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:438-42. 2003
    ..Physician willingness to reduce medical costs is mixed. Some physicians might be unwilling to reduce medical costs because they are concerned about where the savings would go...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prior antimicrobial drug exposure: a risk factor for trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant urinary tract infections
    Joshua P Metlay
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 51:963-70. 2003
    ..We used a novel data system to identify patterns of individual antimicrobial drug exposures associated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Incremental and average cost-effectiveness ratios: will physicians make a distinction?
    John C Hershey
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104, USA
    Risk Anal 23:81-9. 2003
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  50. ncbi request reprint Obtaining informed consent for cancer pain research: do patients with advanced cancer and patients with chronic pain have different concerns?
    David Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:506-16. 2002
    ..Although chronic pain patients' willingness to enroll in research was related to pain severity and a desire for better pain management, cancer patients' willingness to enroll was not...
  51. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing decisions of generalists and infectious disease specialists: thresholds for adopting new drug therapies
    Joshua P Metlay
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Med Decis Making 22:498-505. 2002
    ..Thus, the adoption of recommendations to limit overuse of newer antibiotics may be variable across clinical settings and providers, reducing the impact of these recommendations on emerging resistance...
  52. pmc Physicians' preferences for active-controlled versus placebo-controlled trials of new antihypertensive drugs
    Scott D Halpern
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:689-95. 2002
    ..To evaluate physicians' preferences for referring patients to, and using information from, active-controlled trials (ACTs) versus placebo-controlled trials (PCTs) of new antihypertensive drugs...
  53. ncbi request reprint Paying hypertension research subjects
    David Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:650-2. 2002
    ..Cash payments are often used to compensate subjects who participate in research. However, ethicists have argued that these payments might constitute an undue inducement...
  54. ncbi request reprint Empirical assessment of whether moderate payments are undue or unjust inducements for participation in clinical trials
    Scott D Halpern
    Department of Medicine, Centers for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:801-3. 2004
    ..Paying patients to participate in clinical trials is ethically controversial. However, there has been no empirical documentation regarding whether payment represents an undue or unjust inducement...
  55. ncbi request reprint Assessing health literacy in African American and Caucasian adults: disparities in rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine (REALM) scores
    Judy A Shea
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion CHERP, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Fam Med 36:575-81. 2004
    ..The influence of literacy on health and health care is an important area of investigation. Studies with a literacy focus are most valuable when literacy is assessed with psychometrically sound instruments...
  56. pmc Tensions in antibiotic prescribing: pitting social concerns against the interests of individual patients
    Joshua P Metlay
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 712 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:87-94. 2002
    ..However, optimal use from the perspective of the community (reserving newer agents for future use) is not always consistent with optimal use from the perspective of the individual patient (prescribing newer, broader agents)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Living Longer and Paying the Price?
    John Q Trojanowski
    The Institute on Aging, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Sci Aging Knowledge Environ 2005:pe38. 2005
    ..Further, speakers presented their views on covering the costs of public and private programs for future generations of older adults...
  58. ncbi request reprint Improving the use of hospice services in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial
    David Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    JAMA 294:211-7. 2005
    ..Hospice care may improve the quality of end-of-life care for nursing home residents, but hospice is underutilized by this population, at least in part because physicians are not aware of their patients' preferences...
  59. ncbi request reprint Determinants of transplant surgeons' willingness to provide organs to patients infected with HBV, HCV or HIV
    Scott D Halpern
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:1319-25. 2005
    ..HIV-infected patients should have equal access to organs unless or until evidence emerges that they fare substantially worse than other potential recipients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Racial profiling: the unintended consequences of coronary artery bypass graft report cards
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Circulation 111:1257-63. 2005
    ..If physicians believe that racial and ethnic minorities are at higher risk for poor outcomes, report cards could worsen existing racial and ethnic disparities in health care...
  61. ncbi request reprint Developing an illustrated version of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS)
    Judy A Shea
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:32-42. 2005
    ..An illustrated version of the CAHPS instrument was designed for low-literacy audiences; the illustrations were tested and were then revised toreflect respondents' feedback...
  62. ncbi request reprint In a mailed physician survey, questionnaire length had a threshold effect on response rate
    Christopher Jepson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Room 4017, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:103-5. 2005
    ..To examine the association between questionnaire length and response rate in a mailed survey of generalist physicians randomly selected from the American Medical Association master file...
  63. ncbi request reprint Designing an illustrated patient satisfaction instrument for low-literacy populations
    Janet Weiner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:853-60. 2004
    ..All pictures were revised, with the majority revised at least 4 times. We report on this iterative design process as well as on lessons we learned in illustrating questions for low-literacy populations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Update on the health disparities literature
    Judith A Long
    Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:805-12. 2004
  65. pmc Public response to cost-quality tradeoffs in clinical decisions
    Mary Catherine Beach
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:369-78. 2003
    ..To explore public attitudes toward the incorporation of cost-effectiveness analysis into clinical decisions...
  66. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of 5 dollars versus 10 dollars monetary incentives, envelope size, and candy to increase physician response rates to mailed questionnaires
    Scott D Halpern
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 40:834-9. 2002
    ..However, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of several strategies to increase response rates are uncertain...
  67. pmc Inadequate hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure evaluation among transplant surgeons: prevalence, correlates, and implications
    Scott D Halpern
    Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Ann Surg 244:305-9. 2006
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Variation in cardiac procedure use and racial disparity among Veterans Affairs Hospitals
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am Heart J 153:320-7. 2007
    ..This study's objectives were to determine if VAMCs with higher proportions of black inpatients performed fewer cardiac procedures or had larger racial differences in procedure rates than predominantly white VAMCs...
  69. ncbi request reprint The influence of cost-effectiveness information on physicians' cancer screening recommendations
    Peter A Ubel
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Soc Sci Med 56:1727-36. 2003
    ..Physicians are relatively reluctant to abandon common screening strategies, even when they learn that they are expensive, and are hesitant to adopt unfamiliar screening strategies, even when they learn that they are inexpensive...
  70. ncbi request reprint Altruism, incentives, and organ donation: attitudes of the transplant community
    J D Jasper
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Med Care 42:378-86. 2004
    ..This study investigated the attitudes of the transplant community toward the current policy of altruistic organ donation and 6 alternative policies offering incentives to the donor family...
  71. ncbi request reprint Receipt of health services by low-income veterans
    Judith A Long
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 14:305-17. 2003
  72. pmc Misperceptions about beta-blockers and diuretics: a national survey of primary care physicians
    Peter A Ubel
    VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:977-83. 2003
    ..The persistent use of these agents raises questions as to whether physicians perceive ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers to be better than beta-blockers and diuretics...
  73. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Improving response rates to mailed surveys: what do we learn from randomized controlled trials?
    Scott D Halpern
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:637-8. 2003
  74. pmc Do unmet expectations for specific tests, referrals, and new medications reduce patients' satisfaction?
    B Mitchell Peck
    College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1080-7. 2004
    ..Patient-centered care requires clinicians to recognize and act on patients' expectations. However, relatively little is known about the specific expectations patients bring to the primary care visit...
  75. ncbi request reprint How physicians react to cost-effectiveness information
    David A Asch
    VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion University of Pennsylvania
    LDI Issue Brief 8:1-4. 2003
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Successes and failures of hospital ethics committees: a national survey of ethics committee chairs
    Glenn McGee
    Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 11:87-93. 2002
  77. ncbi request reprint Continued challenges for the physician executive in managed care
    David A Asch
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Manag Care . 2002
  78. ncbi request reprint The unintended consequences of publicly reporting quality information
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    JAMA 293:1239-44. 2005
    ..Given these limitations, it may be necessary to reassess the role of public quality reporting in quality improvement...
  79. doi request reprint Lack of community insurance and mammography screening rates among insured and uninsured women
    José A Pagán
    Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Population Health Policy, College of Business Administration, University of Texas Pan American, 1201 W University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:1865-70. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether the proportion of the local population without health insurance coverage is related to whether women undergo mammography screening...
  80. ncbi request reprint Hospital performance measures and quality of care
    Rachel M Werner
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 13:1-4. 2008
    ..This Issue Brief summarizes studies that examine and quantify the relationship between frequently used measures of hospital performance and hospital mortality...
  81. ncbi request reprint The validity of person tradeoff measurements: randomized trial of computer elicitation versus face-to-face interview
    Laura J Damschroder
    Veterans Affairs VA, Health Services Research and Development Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Med Decis Making 24:170-80. 2004
    ..Subjects made, on average, equally consistent judgments for the 3 comparisons. A computerized PTO elicitation protocol produced results of similar quality to that of a face-to-face interview...

Research Grants3

  1. GENETIC TESTING AND THE ECONOMICS OF LIFE INSURANCE
    David Asch; Fiscal Year: 2002
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