Terry S Field

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Age, comorbidity, and breast cancer severity: impact on receipt of definitive local therapy and rate of recurrence among older women with early-stage breast cancer
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:757-65. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Randomized trial of a warfarin communication protocol for nursing homes: an SBAR-based approach
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Community Health Plan, Fallon Clinic, Worcester, USA
    Am J Med 124:179.e1-7. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Retention of enrollees following a cancer diagnosis within health maintenance organizations in the Cancer Research Network
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:148-52. 2004
  4. pmc Computerized clinical decision support during medication ordering for long-term care residents with renal insufficiency
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:480-5. 2009
  5. pmc Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long-term care setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:466-72. 2008
  6. pmc Under utilization of surveillance mammography among older breast cancer survivors
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:158-63. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:323-30. 2012
  8. pmc Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:299-307. 2010
  9. pmc The Cancer Message Literacy Tests: psychometric analyses and validity studies
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 89:69-75. 2012
  10. pmc Strategies for detecting adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:492-8. 2004

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. pmc Age, comorbidity, and breast cancer severity: impact on receipt of definitive local therapy and rate of recurrence among older women with early-stage breast cancer
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:757-65. 2011
    ..Older women and those with comorbidities frequently receive breast-conserving surgery alone. The interaction of age and comorbidity with breast cancer severity and their impact on receipt of definitive therapy have not been well-studied...
  2. doi request reprint Randomized trial of a warfarin communication protocol for nursing homes: an SBAR-based approach
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Community Health Plan, Fallon Clinic, Worcester, USA
    Am J Med 124:179.e1-7. 2011
    ..Prior research has demonstrated compelling evidence of safety problems with warfarin therapy in this setting, often associated with suboptimal communication between nursing home staff and prescribing physicians...
  3. ncbi request reprint Retention of enrollees following a cancer diagnosis within health maintenance organizations in the Cancer Research Network
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:148-52. 2004
    ..The proportion of enrollees diagnosed with cancer who remained enrolled and available for evaluation suggests that the CRN is well-suited for studies of the quality of care for cancer patients, survivorship, and long-term outcomes...
  4. pmc Computerized clinical decision support during medication ordering for long-term care residents with renal insufficiency
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:480-5. 2009
    ..Trial Registration: http://clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00599209...
  5. pmc Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long-term care setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:466-72. 2008
    ..71) or an existing decision support add-on for renal dosing ($23,694.51). Development of a CDSS for a commercial computerized prescriber order entry system requires extensive commitment of personnel, particularly among clinical staff...
  6. pmc Under utilization of surveillance mammography among older breast cancer survivors
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:158-63. 2008
    ..Annual surveillance mammography is recommended for follow-up of women with a history of breast cancer. We examined surveillance mammography among breast cancer survivors who were enrolled in integrated healthcare systems...
  7. doi request reprint Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:323-30. 2012
    ..Little attention has been focused on the safety of medications administered to treat non illnesses in nursing home residents with dementia. It is unclear whether this population is at increased risk of adverse drug events...
  8. pmc Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ann Fam Med 8:299-307. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of primary care and economic barriers to health care on CRC testing relative to the 2001 Medicare expansion of screening coverage...
  9. pmc The Cancer Message Literacy Tests: psychometric analyses and validity studies
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 89:69-75. 2012
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of two new health literacy tests, and to evaluate score validity...
  10. pmc Strategies for detecting adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:492-8. 2004
    ..To examine various strategies for the identification of adverse drug events (ADEs) among older persons in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  11. pmc Medicare part D's exclusion of benzodiazepines and fracture risk in nursing homes
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 377 Plantation St, Biotech Four, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:693-8. 2010
    ..Medicare Part D excludes benzodiazepine medications from coverage, and some state Medicaid programs also limit coverage. We assessed whether such policies decrease the risk of fractures in elderly individuals living in nursing homes...
  12. ncbi request reprint The safety of warfarin therapy in the nursing home setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Med 120:539-44. 2007
    ..We examined the preventability of adverse warfarin-related events and potential adverse warfarin-related events ("near misses") in the nursing home setting...
  13. pmc Prescribers' responses to alerts during medication ordering in the long term care setting
    James Judge
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:385-90. 2006
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  14. doi request reprint Effect of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support on adverse drug events in the long-term care setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2225-33. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support for preventing adverse drug events in long-term care...
  15. doi request reprint Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications
    Abir O Kanaan
    MCPHS University, Worcester, Massachusetts Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1894-9. 2013
    ..To characterize adverse drug events (ADEs) occurring within the high-risk 45-day period after hospitalization in older adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1349-54. 2004
    ..To gather information on patient-level factors associated with risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) that may allow focus of prevention efforts on patients at high risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint The incidence of adverse drug events in two large academic long-term care facilities
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    The Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Foundation, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Am J Med 118:251-8. 2005
    ..To assess the incidence of and risk factors for adverse drug events in the long-term care setting...
  18. doi request reprint Baseline and follow-up laboratory monitoring of cardiovascular medications
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 45:1077-84. 2011
    ..It is unclear whether black box warnings (BBWs) as well as evidence- and consensus-based clinical guidelines increase the likelihood of appropriate monitoring...
  19. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of mammography utilization among breast cancer survivors
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 106:2482-8. 2006
    ..Improvements in cancer detection and treatment have resulted in increasing numbers of breast cancer survivors. Information regarding the use of mammography by breast cancer survivors is limited...
  20. pmc Socioeconomic and racial patterns of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees in 2000 to 2005
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2170-5. 2009
    ..Therefore, we examined patterns of colorectal cancer screening and associations with race-ethnicity, education, and income over time...
  21. ncbi request reprint Technological resources and personnel costs required to implement an automated alert system for ambulatory physicians when patients are discharged from hospitals to home
    Terry S Field
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
    Inform Prim Care 20:87-93. 2012
    ..However, there is little guidance for medical groups outside integrated hospital systems to automate the flow of patient information during transitions in care...
  22. ncbi request reprint The costs associated with adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Med Care 43:1171-6. 2005
    ..Reducing the rate of adverse drug events in the ambulatory setting may require large investments in quality improvement efforts and technologic innovations. Little evidence is available on the potential resulting savings...
  23. pmc Racial and ethnic trends of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester MA 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:184-91. 2010
    ..Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates have remained lower than the Healthy People 2010 goal, particularly among minority populations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events resulting from patient errors in older adults
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:271-6. 2007
    ..To characterize the types of patient-related errors that lead to adverse drug events (ADEs) and identify patients at high risk of such errors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts, 377 Plantation St, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:489-96. 2010
    ..To develop guidelines to monitor high-risk medications and to assess the prevalence of laboratory testing for these medications among a multispecialty group practice...
  26. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population
    Chyke A Doubeni
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Cancer 109:612-20. 2007
    ..Despite declining death rates from colorectal cancer (CRC), racial disparities have continued to increase. In this study, the authors examined disparities in a racially diverse group of insured patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Identifying patients with osteoporosis or at risk for osteoporotic fractures
    Yong Chen
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e61-7. 2012
    ..To test the validity of using administrative data to identify patients with osteoporosis or low bone mineral density (BMD) and high risk for osteoporotic fractures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality measurement of medication monitoring in the "meaningful use" era
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech Four, 377 Plantation St, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:633-7. 2011
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  29. pmc Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients: a systematic review
    Shira H Fischer
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:631-6. 2010
    ..Whether HIT improves laboratory monitoring of certain high-risk medications for ambulatory patients remains unclear, and further research is needed to clarify this important question...
  30. doi request reprint Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff
    Celeste A Lemay
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, a joint endeavor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:895-900. 2013
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  31. pmc The association between health literacy and cancer-related attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge
    Nancy S Morris
    a University of Massachusetts Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Health Commun 18:223-41. 2013
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  32. pmc Unexplained variation across US nursing homes in antipsychotic prescribing rates
    Yong Chen
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01605, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:89-95. 2010
    ..We assessed the extent to which resident clinical characteristics and institutional prescribing practice were associated with antipsychotic prescribing...
  33. pmc Nursing home residents and enrollment in Medicare Part D
    Becky A Briesacher
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1902-7. 2009
    ..To assess the impact of Medicare Part D in the nursing home (NH) setting...
  34. ncbi request reprint Hypertension management: the care gap between clinical guidelines and clinical practice
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Foundation, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:481-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate how well hypertension is managed in HMO patients and to assess opportunities for improvement...
  35. pmc Effects of transitioning from conventional methods to liquid-based methods on unsatisfactory Papanicolaou tests: results from a multicenter US study
    Christopher L Owens
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, a joint endeavor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Community Health Plan, and Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Cancer Cytopathol 121:568-75. 2013
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation St, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    JAMA 289:1107-16. 2003
    ..Adverse drug events, especially those that may be preventable, are among the most serious concerns about medication use in older persons cared for in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  37. pmc Pay-for-performance in nursing homes
    Becky A Briesacher
    University of Massachusetts Medical School and Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:1-13. 2009
    ..The programs were mostly short-lived, varied considerably in the choice of performance measures and pay incentives, and evaluations of the impact were rare...
  38. pmc Health literacy and cancer prevention: two new instruments to assess comprehension
    Kathleen M Mazor
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 88:54-60. 2012
    ..We sought to develop a test to assess comprehension of spoken health messages related to cancer prevention and screening to fill this gap, and a complementary test of comprehension of written health messages...
  39. ncbi request reprint Bone health in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer: how protective is tamoxifen?
    Hongliu Ding
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Cancer Treat Rev 33:506-13. 2007
    ..More investigation is necessary to clarify the discrepancy between bone mineral density and fracture in postmenopausal breast cancer patients treated with tamoxifen...
  40. ncbi request reprint Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in the long-term care setting: insights from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1780-9. 2005
    ..Based on experience adopting this technology early, 10 insights are offered that it is hoped will assist others who are considering the implementation of CPOE systems with CDS in the LTC setting...
  41. pmc Clinical application of a computerized system for physician order entry with clinical decision support to prevent adverse drug events in long-term care
    Paula A Rochon
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 174:52-4. 2006
  42. doi request reprint Survivorship research based in integrated healthcare delivery systems: the Cancer Research Network
    Ann M Geiger
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Cancer 112:2617-26. 2008
    ..The National Cancer Institute funds the Cancer Research Network (CRN) to leverage these capabilities for all types of cancer research, including survivorship...
  43. ncbi request reprint Recurrences and second primary breast cancers in older women with initial early-stage disease
    Ann M Geiger
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Cancer 109:966-74. 2007
    ..The association between common breast cancer therapies and recurrences and second primary breast cancers in older women is unclear, although older women are less likely to receive common therapies...
  44. ncbi request reprint Mortality impact of less-than-standard therapy in older breast cancer patients
    Marianne Ulcickas Yood
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:66-75. 2008
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Predictors of tamoxifen discontinuation among older women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer
    Cynthia Owusu
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Health System Ireland Cancer Center BHC 5055, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 5055, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:549-55. 2008
    ..However, information on tamoxifen discontinuation is scanty. We sought to identify predictors of tamoxifen discontinuation among older women with breast cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in long-term care facilities: costs and benefits to stakeholders
    Sujha Subramanian
    RTI International, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1451-7. 2007
    ..Consideration of these costs and benefits suggests that financial incentives to physicians and facilities may be necessary to encourage and accelerate widespread use of these systems in the LTC setting...
  47. ncbi request reprint Mammography surveillance and mortality in older breast cancer survivors
    Timothy L Lash
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:3001-6. 2007
    ..Our purpose is to estimate the effectiveness of surveillance mammography in a cohort of breast cancer survivors with complete ascertainment of surveillance mammograms and negligible losses to follow-up...
  48. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer therapy between 1996 and 2003 in the Cancer Research Network
    Erin J Aiello
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 107:397-403. 2008
    ..We evaluated diffusion of aromatase inhibitor dispensings for breast cancer treatment in integrated healthcare delivery systems across the United States...
  49. ncbi request reprint Using probabilistic corrections to account for abstractor agreement in medical record reviews
    Timothy L Lash
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1454-61. 2007
    ..While many investigators use reliability data only as a metric for data quality, a more thorough approach can also quantitatively depict the uncertainty in the observed associations...
  50. pmc Automated inter-rater reliability assessment and electronic data collection in a multi-center breast cancer study
    Soe Soe Thwin
    Geriatrics Section, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:23. 2007
    ..There remains a need to examine potential benefits, efficiencies, and innovations associated with an EDC system in a multi-center medical record review study...
  51. pmc The effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on the rates of adverse drug events: a systematic review
    Jesse I Wolfstadt
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 23:451-8. 2008
    ..Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) with clinical decision support (CDS) has been promoted as an effective strategy to prevent the development of a drug injury defined as an adverse drug event (ADE)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Receipt of appropriate primary breast cancer therapy and adjuvant therapy are not associated with obesity in older women with access to health care
    Diana S M Buist
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:3428-36. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between BMI at breast cancer diagnosis and receipt of appropriate primary tumor therapy and adjuvant therapy...

Research Grants1

  1. Proactive Risk Reduction in Medication Prescribing in the Ambulatory Setting
    Terry Field; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2. Estimate likelihood that interventions at any given step would be successful in reducing errors at that step and select interventions for implementation. 3. Develop action plans for implementing identified interventions. ..