Affiliation: University of California
- Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: framework and plan. HIV-QUERI Executive CommitteeS A Bozzette
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California San Diego, USA
Med Care 38:I60-9. 2000..In addition, we will require that these issues be addressed in evaluations of HIV-QUERI interventions. In the present article, we present these steps within a framework and plan...
- Expenditures for the care of HIV-infected patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapyS A Bozzette
RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2318, USA
N Engl J Med 344:817-23. 2001..We examined expenditures for the care of HIV-infected patients since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy...
- Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients treated for human immunodeficiency virus infectionSamuel A Bozzette
Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for HIV and the Center for Research in Patient Oriented Care at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System, San Diego, Calif 92161, USA
N Engl J Med 348:702-10. 2003....
- Transmission patterns of smallpox: systematic review of natural outbreaks in Europe and North America since World War IIVibha Bhatnagar
Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA
BMC Public Health 6:126. 2006..Because smallpox (variola major) may be used as a biological weapon, we reviewed outbreaks in post-World War II Europe and North America in order to understand smallpox transmission patterns...
- The prevalence of antiretroviral drug resistance in the United StatesDouglas D Richman
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, The University of California San Diego, La Jolla, Santa Monica, California 92093 0679, USA
AIDS 18:1393-401. 2004..Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced the morbidity and mortality of infection due to HIV. The emergence of drug-resistant virus has limited the usefulness of many drugs...
- Participation in research and access to experimental treatments by HIV-infected patientsAllen L Gifford
Center for Research in Patient Oriented Care and the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative in HIV, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, and the University of California, San Diego, California 92161, USA
N Engl J Med 346:1373-82. 2002..Although there is concern that minority groups and women are underrepresented in research involving patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the available data are inconclusive...
- Long-term survival and serious cardiovascular events in HIV-infected patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapySamuel A Bozzette
Veterans Medical Research Foundation, Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for HIV at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System, San Diego, CA, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:338-41. 2008..The risk of serious cardiovascular events should be factored into individual patient management but does not pose an important public health risk...
- Insurance status of HIV-infected adults in the post-HAART era: evidence from the United StatesDana P Goldman
RAND, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2:85-90. 2003..More speculatively, it suggests that the United States system for financing health care is not well-equipped to deal with epidemics that afflict a population in its prime work years...
- Non-pharmaceutical public health interventions for pandemic influenza: an evaluation of the evidence baseJulia E Aledort
RAND Center for Domestic and International Health Security, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, USA
BMC Public Health 7:208. 2007....
- A model for a smallpox-vaccination policySamuel A Bozzette
RAND Center for Domestic and International Health Security, Santa Monica, Calif, USA
N Engl J Med 348:416-25. 2003....
- Creating a crosswalk to estimate AIDS Clinical Trials Group quality of life scores in a nationally representative sample of persons in care for HIV in the United StatesAlbert W Wu
Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 1901, USA
HIV Clin Trials 6:147-57. 2005..Optimizing health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an increasingly important goal in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Interpretation of HRQOL scores in clinical trials is enhanced by comparative data...
- Response to symptoms among a U.S. national probability sample of adults infected with human immunodeficiency virusAmy M Kilbourne
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, USA
Med Care Res Rev 59:36-58. 2002..Vulnerable groups were no less likely to use services for HIV-related symptoms when need for care was considered. However, disparities may exist for symptom-specific care among HIV infected persons covered by public or HMO insurance...
- Specialty training and specialization among physicians who treat HIV/AIDS in the United StatesBruce E Landon
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:12-22. 2002..To assess the association of specialty training and experience in the care of HIV disease with HIV-specific knowledge, referral patterns, and HIV-related education activities...
- Where to seek care: an examination of people in rural areas with HIV/AIDSClaudia L Schur
Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
J Rural Health 18:337-47. 2002..Given the considerable burden this places on a chronically ill population,further research is needed to explore how provider supply and provider experience affect the decision to travel for care and how quality of care is affected...
- Measuring medication: do interviews agree with medical record and pharmacy data?P Todd Korthuis
Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System, UCLA, Building 500, Room 3233, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
Med Care 40:1270-82. 2002..Medication measurement is crucial in assessing quality for chronic conditions yet agreement of alternate data sources remains uncertain...
- Complementary and alternative medicine use and substitution for conventional therapy by HIV-infected patientsAn Fu Hsiao
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:157-65. 2003..HIV-infected patients commonly use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it is not known how often CAM is used as a complement or as a substitute for conventional HIV therapy...
- Physician specialization and antiretroviral therapy for HIVBruce E Landon
Received from the Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BEL and the Department of Health Care Policy BEL, PDC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:233-41. 2003..The changing nature of HIV care has important implications for the types of physicians that can best care for patients with HIV infection...
- The effect of socioeconomic status on the survival of people receiving care for HIV infection in the United StatesWilliam E Cunningham
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Center for Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:655-76. 2005..Effective interventions are needed to improve outcomes for low SES groups with HIV infection...
- Efficacy of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for the prevention of bacterial infections in a randomized prophylaxis trial of patients with advanced HIV infectionA Gregory DiRienzo
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:89-94. 2002....
- An HIV collaborative in the VHA: do advanced HIT and one-day sessions change the collaborative experience?Allen M Fremont
Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:324-36. 2006..Many organizations participate in quality collaboratives, yet the return on investment of the associated time and costs is unclear...
- Survival curve estimation for informatively coarsened discrete event-time dataMichelle Shardell
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201 1596, USA
Stat Med 26:2184-202. 2007..We illustrate these methods with a natural history study of HIV-infected individuals using assumptions elicited from an AIDS expert...
- HIV testing of at risk patients in a large integrated health care systemDouglas K Owens
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:315-20. 2007..Understanding HIV screening practices and barriers to HIV testing is an important prelude to designing successful HIV screening programs. Our objective was to evaluate current practice patterns for identification of HIV...
- Prevalence of HIV infection among inpatients and outpatients in Department of Veterans Affairs health care systems: implications for screening programs for HIVDouglas K Owens
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
Am J Public Health 97:2173-8. 2007..We sought to determine the prevalence of HIV in both inpatient and outpatient settings in 6 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care sites...
- Underdiagnosis of depression in HIV: who are we missing?Steven M Asch
VA Los Angeles Healthcare System and UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:450-60. 2003..To determine the sociodemographic and service delivery correlates of depression underdiagnosis in HIV...
- Fluconazole prophylaxis in HIV disease, revisitedSamuel A Bozzette
Clin Infect Dis 41:1481-2. 2005
- Routine screening for HIV infection--timely and cost-effectiveSamuel A Bozzette
N Engl J Med 352:620-1. 2005
- A national study of the relationship of care site HIV specialization to early adoption of highly active antiretroviral therapyIra B Wilson
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Med Care 43:12-20. 2005..CONCLUSION: In 1996 there were wide variations in rates of HAART use by site of care. Low-volume sites that do not specialize in HIV care should take measures to ensure that HIV expertise is available to their patients...
- Lipid screening in HIV-infected veteransP Todd Korthuis
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland 97239 3098, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:253-60. 2004..Lipid screening is recommended for patients taking protease inhibitors (PIs)...
- Symptom-based framework for assessing quality of HIV careSteven M Asch
Department of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 16:41-50. 2004..To evaluate HIV quality of care using a symptom-based, patient-centered framework...
- The economic viability of antiretroviral adherence interventionsSamuel A Bozzette
Am J Med 115:672-3. 2003
- Differences in symptom expression in older HIV-positive patients: The Veterans Aging Cohort 3 Site Study and HIV Cost and Service Utilization Study experienceDavid S Zingmond
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of Southern California at Los Angeles, 90095 1736, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S84-92. 2003..Nonwhites appeared less likely to report symptoms. Age is a determinant of reporting certain symptoms in HIV disease but may be masked or accentuated by other factors such as race...
- The diverse older HIV-positive population: a national profile of economic circumstances, social support, and quality of lifeStephen Crystal
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S76-83. 2003..Interventions need to be tailored to the needs of these distinct subpopulations, with an emphasis on development of supportive care interventions for older IDUs...
- HIV patients' experiences with inpatient and outpatient care: results of a national surveyIra B Wilson
Division of Clinical Care Research, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center 345, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Med Care 40:1149-60. 2002..Little is known about HIV patients' care experiences...