Laura Mae Baldwin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The effect of expanding Medicaid prenatal services on birth outcomes
    L M Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1623-9. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Hospital peer review and the National Practitioner Data Bank: clinical privileges action reports
    L M Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine and Washington Wyoming Alaska Montana Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    JAMA 282:349-55. 1999
  3. pmc Quality of care for myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 26:51-7. 2010
  4. pmc Trends in perinatal and infant health disparities between rural American Indians and Alaska natives and rural Whites
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:638-46. 2009
  5. pmc Receipt of general medical care by colorectal cancer patients: a longitudinal study
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:57-68. 2011
  6. pmc Explaining black-white differences in receipt of recommended colon cancer treatment
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1211-20. 2005
  7. pmc Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1491-7. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Disparities in infant health among American Indians and Alaska natives in US metropolitan areas
    David C Grossman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 109:627-33. 2002
  9. pmc Completion of therapy by Medicare patients with stage III colon cancer
    Sharon A Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6390, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:610-9. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Involvement of gynecologic oncologists in the treatment of patients with a suspicious ovarian mass
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:854-62. 2011

Research Grants

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Publications55

  1. pmc The effect of expanding Medicaid prenatal services on birth outcomes
    L M Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1623-9. 1998
    ..This study evaluates the effect of Washington State's expansion of such services on prenatal care use and low-birthweight rates...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hospital peer review and the National Practitioner Data Bank: clinical privileges action reports
    L M Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine and Washington Wyoming Alaska Montana Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    JAMA 282:349-55. 1999
    ..However, concern has been raised that hospitals may be underreporting physicians with performance problems to the NPDB...
  3. pmc Quality of care for myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 26:51-7. 2010
    ..Since then, overall AMI care quality has improved. This study uses more recent data to determine whether rural-urban AMI quality gaps have persisted...
  4. pmc Trends in perinatal and infant health disparities between rural American Indians and Alaska natives and rural Whites
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:638-46. 2009
    ..We examined disparities in perinatal care, birth outcomes, and infant health between rural American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) persons and rural Whites over time...
  5. pmc Receipt of general medical care by colorectal cancer patients: a longitudinal study
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:57-68. 2011
    ..This study examined changes in general medical care among elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), from before diagnosis through long-term survival...
  6. pmc Explaining black-white differences in receipt of recommended colon cancer treatment
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1211-20. 2005
    ..This retrospective cohort study examines the degree to which health systems (e.g., physician, hospital) factors explain black-white disparities in colon cancer care...
  7. pmc Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1491-7. 2002
    ..We sought to provide a national profile of rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant health...
  8. ncbi request reprint Disparities in infant health among American Indians and Alaska natives in US metropolitan areas
    David C Grossman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 109:627-33. 2002
    ..To determine geographic variation in urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) rates of infant mortality, low birth weight, prenatal care use, and maternal-child health care service availability...
  9. pmc Completion of therapy by Medicare patients with stage III colon cancer
    Sharon A Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6390, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:610-9. 2006
    ..We investigated mortality as a means to testing the validity of the completion measure that we created...
  10. doi request reprint Involvement of gynecologic oncologists in the treatment of patients with a suspicious ovarian mass
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:854-62. 2011
    ..To identify the factors associated with inclusion of a gynecologic oncologist in managing the care of a woman with suspected ovarian cancer...
  11. pmc Accuracy of Medicare claims for identifying findings and procedures performed during colonoscopy
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:447-453.e1. 2011
    ..Administrative claims data are frequently used for quality measurement...
  12. pmc The contribution of longitudinal comorbidity measurements to survival analysis
    C Y Wang
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Med Care 47:813-21. 2009
    ..Many clinical and health services research studies are longitudinal, raising questions about how best to use an individual's comorbidity measurements over time to predict survival...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of Medicare coverage on use of invasive colorectal cancer screening tests
    Cynthia W Ko
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Box 356424, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:2581-6. 2002
    ..Screening for colorectal cancer is now widely recommended but underused. Lack of insurance coverage for screening tests may be one reason patients do not undergo these procedures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Access to multidisciplinary cancer care: is it linked to the use of breast-conserving surgery with radiation for early-stage breast carcinoma?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4696, USA
    Cancer 100:701-9. 2004
    ..Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) with radiation (BCSR) requires a multidisciplinary care approach between surgeons and radiation oncologists...
  15. ncbi request reprint Birth outcomes among American Indian/Alaska Native women with diabetes in pregnancy
    Donna L LaVallie
    Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, University of Washington, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative Permanente, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:610-6. 2003
    ..To describe perinatal outcomes and maternal characteristics among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women with diabetes in pregnancy...
  16. doi request reprint Access to specialty health care for rural American Indians in two states
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    J Rural Health 24:269-78. 2008
    ..Specialty services, largely funded through contracts with outside practitioners, may be limited by low IHS funding levels...
  17. doi request reprint Utilization and predictors of early repeat colonoscopy in Medicare beneficiaries
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:2670-9. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to examine the use of second colonoscopy within 1 year of an index colonoscopy, and to examine patient and provider factors associated with use of early repeat colonoscopy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Modeling the mental health workforce in Washington State: using state licensing data to examine provider supply in rural and urban areas
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 22:50-8. 2006
    ..Ensuring an adequate mental health provider supply in rural and urban areas requires accessible methods of identifying provider types, practice locations, and practice productivity...
  19. ncbi request reprint The productivity of Washington State's obstetrician-gynecologist workforce: does gender make a difference?
    Thomas J Benedetti
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Box 356460, Seattle, WA 98195 6460, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:499-505. 2004
    ..To compare the practice productivity of female and male obstetrician-gynecologists in Washington State...
  20. doi request reprint Do primary care physicians lose contact with their colorectal cancer patients?
    Sharon Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:704-9. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are less likely to see their primary care physicians after cancer diagnosis...
  21. pmc Access to cancer services for rural colorectal cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 24:390-9. 2008
    ..Cancer care requires specialty surgical and medical resources that are less likely to be found in rural areas...
  22. ncbi request reprint Linking physician characteristics and medicare claims data: issues in data availability, quality, and measurement
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105 6099, USA
    Med Care 40:IV-82-95. 2002
    ..This article provides a roadmap for investigators who use Medicare data to answer such questions, focusing on use of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare files...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ovarian cancer: patterns of surgical care across the United States
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 103:383-90. 2006
    ..To describe the primary surgical procedures and procedures for intraoperative and postoperative complications, and factors associated with these procedures, in women with ovarian cancer...
  24. pmc Influence of obstetric practice on workload and practice patterns of family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists
    Graham M Dresden
    Department of Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:S5-11. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Regional variation in anesthesia assistance during outpatient colonoscopy is not associated with differences in polyp detection or complication rates
    Jason A Dominitz
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Gastroenterology 144:298-306. 2013
    ..We investigated the rate and predictors of anesthesia assistance during outpatient colonoscopy and whether anesthesia assistance is associated with colonoscopy interventions and outcomes...
  26. doi request reprint Vignette-based study of ovarian cancer screening: do U.S. physicians report adhering to evidence-based recommendations?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:182-94. 2012
    ..No professional society or group recommends routine ovarian cancer screening, yet physicians' enthusiasm for several cancer screening tests before benefit has been proven suggests that some women may be exposed to potential harms...
  27. pmc Differences among the elderly in the treatment costs of colorectal cancer: how important is race?
    George E Wright
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4982, USA
    Med Care 45:420-30. 2007
    ..Medical expenditures adjusted for price differences are a barometer of total resources devoted to patient care and thus may reflect treatment differentials...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction in rural and urban US hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354982, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 20:99-108. 2004
    ..Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common and important cause of admission to US rural hospitals, as transport of patients with AMI to urban settings can result in unacceptable delays in care...
  29. doi request reprint Specialty differences in polyp detection, removal, and biopsy during colonoscopy
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Med 123:528-35. 2010
    ..Colonoscopy is a technically complex procedure commonly performed to detect and remove colorectal pathology. This study examined the influence of provider characteristics on polyp detection, polyp removal, and diagnostic biopsy rates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gender-related factors in the recruitment of physicians to the rural Northwest
    Kathleen E Ellsbury
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:391-400. 2002
    ..This study examines differences in the factors female and male physicians considered influential in their rural practice location choice and describes the practice arrangements that successfully recruited female physicians to rural areas...
  31. pmc Barriers and facilitators to evidence-based blood pressure control in community practice
    Lynne S Robins
    Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:539-57. 2013
    ..To translate e-BP into community practices, we sought to identify contextual barriers and facilitators to implementation...
  32. pmc In search of the perfect comorbidity measure for use with administrative claims data: does it exist?
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    Med Care 44:745-53. 2006
    ..Numerous measures of comorbidity have been developed for health services research with administrative claims...
  33. doi request reprint Nonrecommended breast and colorectal cancer screening for young women: a vignette-based survey
    Hajar Kadivar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:231-9. 2012
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of physicians offering nonrecommended breast or colorectal cancer screening for young women...
  34. pmc Diagnostic imaging and biopsy use among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Nader N Massarweh
    Departments of Surgery, Family Medicine, Health Services, Biostatistics, and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA BCLC Group, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas, Institut d Investigciones Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Oncol Pract 7:155-60. 2011
    ..To date, biopsy and imaging use among patients with HCC has not been evaluated in the general community...
  35. pmc Persistent demographic differences in colorectal cancer screening utilization despite Medicare reimbursement
    Cynthia W Ko
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Box 356424, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 5:10. 2005
    ..In addition, significant demographic differences in screening utilization exist. Insurance coverage may be one factor influencing utilization of colorectal cancer screening tests...
  36. pmc Survival benefits and trends in use of adjuvant therapy among elderly stage II and III rectal cancer patients in the general population
    Sharon A Dobie
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Cancer 112:789-99. 2008
    ..This study examined elderly stage II and III rectal cancer patients' adjuvant chemoradiation therapy adherence, trends in adherence over time, and the relation of levels of adherence to mortality...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of comprehensive surgical treatment in patients with ovarian cancer
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6460, USA
    Cancer 109:2031-42. 2007
    ..In this study, the authors identified factors that were associated with a measure of comprehensive surgery, so that interventions may be targeted appropriately to improve surgical care...
  38. doi request reprint Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer among rural and urban patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Cancer 119:3067-75. 2013
    ..This study compares receipt of different early prostate cancer treatments between rural and urban patients...
  39. doi request reprint Physician-patient colorectal cancer screening discussions by physicians' screening rates
    Cathleen M O'Farrell
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:771-81. 2012
    ..To better understand this finding, we explored the relationship between the content of hypothetical patient-physician CRC screening discussions and CRC screening rates in physicians' practices...
  40. doi request reprint Receipt of recommended radiation therapy among rural and urban cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Cancer 118:5100-9. 2012
    ....
  41. doi request reprint How are symptoms of ovarian cancer managed? A study of primary care physicians
    Barbara A Goff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Cancer 117:4414-23. 2011
    ..A study was undertaken to identify the diagnostic approaches that primary care physicians and gynecologists undertake in women with symptoms associated with ovarian cancer...
  42. doi request reprint Supports and obstacles in the medical school application process for American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Davis G Patterson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:308-29. 2009
    ..This study examines how a wide range of supports and obstacles are associated with the medical school admissions process of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), an under-studied population...
  43. ncbi request reprint Professional liability issues and practice patterns of obstetric providers in Washington State
    Thomas J Benedetti
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1238-46. 2006
    ....
  44. pmc Trends in the utilization and impact of radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:441-8. 2010
    ..The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rising and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) appears to be increasingly used. The nationwide use and impact of RFA have not been well characterized...
  45. pmc Contraceptive methods and informed consent among women receiving medications with potential for adverse fetal effects: a Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) region study
    Rex W Force
    Department of Family Medicine, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:661-8. 2012
    ..This study examined whether quality improvement (QI) interventions promote informed consent and contraception to minimize risks with use of ACE-I/ARB/statins...
  46. pmc Residual treatment disparities after oncology referral for rectal cancer
    Arden M Morris
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Dr, TC 5343, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:738-44. 2008
    ..We examined the hypothesis that the lower treatment rate for blacks is due to underreferral to medical and radiation oncologists...
  47. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care and cancer screening among health plan enrollees
    Joshua J Fenton
    Department of Family and Community Medicine and Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Med Care 46:58-62. 2008
    ..In addition, little is known about the relationship between continuity of care and receipt of colorectal and prostate cancer screening...
  48. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in rectal cancer treatment: a population-based analysis
    Arden M Morris
    Department of Surgery, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Arch Surg 139:151-5; discussion 156. 2004
    ....
  49. pmc Does surgeon case volume influence nonfatal adverse outcomes after rectal cancer resection?
    Kevin G Billingsley
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:1167-77. 2008
    ....
  50. pmc Reoperation as a quality indicator in colorectal surgery: a population-based analysis
    Arden M Morris
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 245:73-9. 2007
    ..To describe unplanned procedures following colorectal cancer surgery that might be used as intermediate outcome measures, and to determine their association with mortality and length of stay...
  51. ncbi request reprint A refined comorbidity measurement algorithm for claims-based studies of breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancer patients
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:584-90. 2007
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint American Indians and Alaska Natives: how do they find their path to medical school?
    Walter B Hollow
    Acad Med 81:S65-9. 2006
    ..American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) remain underrepresented in the medical profession. This study sought to understand the supports and barriers that AI/AN students encountered on their path to successful medical school entry...
  53. ncbi request reprint Surgeon and hospital characteristics as predictors of major adverse outcomes following colon cancer surgery: understanding the volume-outcome relationship
    Kevin G Billingsley
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Arch Surg 142:23-31; discussion 32. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that there are modifiable surgeon and hospital characteristics that explain observed volume-outcome relationships...
  54. pmc Delivery of cancer screening: how important is the preventive health examination?
    Joshua J Fenton
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:580-5. 2007
    ..Patients and physicians strongly endorse the importance of preventive or periodic health examinations (PHEs). However, the extent to which PHEs contribute to the delivery of cancer screening is uncertain...
  55. ncbi request reprint Are family physicians appropriately screening for postpartum depression?
    Dean A Seehusen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia 30905, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:104-12. 2005
    ..This study was conducted to determine how frequently family physicians screen for PPD, what methods they use to screen, and what influences their screening frequency...

Research Grants7

  1. COLORECTAL CANCER CARE VARIATION IN VULNERABLE ELDERLY
    Laura Mae Baldwin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Alternate methods of defining comorbidity and costs will be used to evaluate their utility in cancer research. ..
  2. The NonCancer Care of Elderly Colorectal Cancer Patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin; Fiscal Year: 2006
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