Meredith Kilgore

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The costs of nosocomial infections
    Meredith L Kilgore
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Med Care 46:101-4. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Discordance between high non-HDL cholesterol and high LDL-cholesterol among US adults
    Meredith Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Lipidol 8:86-93. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Death, debility, and destitution following hip fracture
    Gabriel S Tajeu
    MSPH, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:346-53. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Multimodal intervention to improve osteoporosis care in home health settings: results from a cluster randomized trial
    M L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Osteoporos Int 24:2555-60. 2013
  5. pmc Assessment tools for unrecognized myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional analysis of the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke population
    Emily B Levitan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 13:23. 2013
  6. doi request reprint A close examination of healthcare expenditures related to fractures
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:816-20. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Cost of bloodstream infections
    Meredith Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:S172.e1-3. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Drug costs and out-of-pocket spending in cancer clinical trials
    Meredith L Kilgore
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, 1665 University Blvd RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:1-8. 2008
  9. pmc The effects of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on home health and hospice in older adult cancer patients
    Meredith L Kilgore
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, Center for Aging, USA
    Med Care 47:279-85. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Health care expenditures associated with skeletal fractures among Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2005
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 24:2050-5. 2009

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint The costs of nosocomial infections
    Meredith L Kilgore
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Med Care 46:101-4. 2008
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Discordance between high non-HDL cholesterol and high LDL-cholesterol among US adults
    Meredith Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Lipidol 8:86-93. 2014
    ..Discordance between these measures has not been evaluated...
  3. doi request reprint Death, debility, and destitution following hip fracture
    Gabriel S Tajeu
    MSPH, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:346-53. 2014
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Multimodal intervention to improve osteoporosis care in home health settings: results from a cluster randomized trial
    M L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Osteoporos Int 24:2555-60. 2013
    ..The trial did not find a significant difference in medication use in the intervention arm...
  5. pmc Assessment tools for unrecognized myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional analysis of the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke population
    Emily B Levitan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 13:23. 2013
    ..Assessment tools to identify high risk individuals may improve the harm versus benefit profile of screening ECGs. In particular, people with unrecognized myocardial infarction (UMI) have elevated risk for cardiovascular events and death...
  6. doi request reprint A close examination of healthcare expenditures related to fractures
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 28:816-20. 2013
    ..This suggests that patterns of healthcare services utilization may provide a means to improve fracture prediction rules...
  7. doi request reprint Cost of bloodstream infections
    Meredith Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:S172.e1-3. 2008
    ..Compared with previous studies, this analysis used a large sample size for greater precision, actual cost-accounting data, and case matching combined with bounding estimates to correct for bias...
  8. ncbi request reprint Drug costs and out-of-pocket spending in cancer clinical trials
    Meredith L Kilgore
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, 1665 University Blvd RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:1-8. 2008
    ..To estimate the effect of clinical trial participation on drug utilization, drug costs, and out-of-pocket expenditures for cancer patients...
  9. pmc The effects of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on home health and hospice in older adult cancer patients
    Meredith L Kilgore
    University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, Center for Aging, USA
    Med Care 47:279-85. 2009
    ..Home health and hospice services can constitute important elements in the continuum of care for older adults diagnosed with cancer. The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 included provisions affecting those services...
  10. doi request reprint Health care expenditures associated with skeletal fractures among Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2005
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 24:2050-5. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to ascertain other health conditions that are driving costs for Medicare beneficiaries after fractures...
  11. doi request reprint Generic alendronate use among Medicare beneficiaries: are Part D data complete?
    Huifeng Yun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:55-63. 2013
    ..Medicare beneficiaries might pay for generic alendronate out-of-pocket without having claims submitted, resulting in misclassification of generic alendronate use in Medicare data...
  12. pmc Physicians' explanations for apparent gaps in the quality of rheumatology care: results from the US Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:235-43. 2013
    ..We described the frequency and nature of physician-reported reasons why recommended care for individual osteoporosis and RA patients was not provided...
  13. doi request reprint Patterns and predictors of osteoporosis medication discontinuation and switching among Medicare beneficiaries
    Huifeng Yun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35294, AL, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:112. 2014
    ..This study assessed medication discontinuation and switching patterns among Medicare beneficiaries who were new users of bisphosphonates and evaluated factors possibly associated with discontinuation...
  14. pmc Trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of high low density lipoprotein-cholesterol among United States adults from 1999-2000 through 2009-2010
    Paul Muntner
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Cardiol 112:664-70. 2013
    ..6%). In conclusion, high LDL cholesterol remains common among US adults. Additional efforts are needed to prevent high LDL cholesterol and increase the awareness, treatment, and control of high LDL cholesterol among US adults...
  15. doi request reprint Potential and pitfalls of using large administrative claims data to study the safety of osteoporosis therapies
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, RPHB 517B, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 13:273-82. 2011
    ....
  16. doi request reprint A state-level examination of the association between home and community-based services and rates of nursing home residency with special attention to nutrition programs
    David R Buys
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2041, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 31:404-24. 2012
    ..Further longitudinal work at the state and individual levels is warranted...
  17. pmc Emergency department visits by nursing home residents in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1864-72. 2011
    ..To characterize emergency department (ED) use by nursing home residents in the United States...
  18. doi request reprint Prospective assessment of out-of-pocket patient-related cost for ERCP at an urban tertiary care medical center
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0001, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:2789-91. 2011
    ..When calculating differences between interventions, direct cost comparisons are typically based on Medicare reimbursement rates. The additional out-of-pocket costs of the patient have been little studied in endoscopy...
  19. pmc Is withholding osteoporosis medication after fracture sometimes rational? A comparison of the risk for second fracture versus death
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:584-91. 2010
    ..Among US Medicare beneficiaries, we evaluated the risk for second fracture versus death in the 5 years following a hip, clinical vertebral, and wrist/forearm fracture...
  20. doi request reprint Health services utilization after fractures: evidence from Medicare
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, RPHB 330H, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1012-20. 2010
    ..Postfracture utilization of health care services represents an alternative measure of the resource costs associated with these fractures...
  21. doi request reprint The societal burden of osteoporosis
    David J Becker
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, RPHB 330, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 12:186-91. 2010
    ..Efforts to address the looming financial burden must focus on reducing the prevalence of osteoporosis and the incidence of costly fragility fractures...
  22. pmc Medical malpractice reform and employer-sponsored health insurance premiums
    Michael A Morrisey
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35243 0022, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:2124-42. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to estimate the effects of noneconomic damage caps on the premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance...
  23. pmc Patterns and predictors of home health and hospice use by older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1206-11. 2006
    ..To describe patterns of home health and hospice use by older cancer patients and a comparison group of older persons without cancer. To identify predictors of home care and hospice utilization...
  24. pmc Regional variation in the denial of reimbursement for bone mineral density testing among US Medicare beneficiaries
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Clin Densitom 11:568-74. 2008
    ..Greater guidance and transparency in coding policies are needed to ensure that DXA as a covered service is reimbursed for Medicare beneficiaries with the appropriate indications...
  25. doi request reprint Which fractures are most attributable to osteoporosis?
    Amy H Warriner
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:46-53. 2011
    ..Determining anatomic sites and circumstances under which a fracture may be a consequence of osteoporosis is a topic of ongoing debate and controversy that is important to both clinicians and researchers...
  26. pmc Adaptation of Bayesian data mining algorithms to longitudinal claims data: coxib safety as an example
    Jeffrey R Curtis
    Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Med Care 46:969-75. 2008
    ..Their adaptation for use with longitudinal data such as administrative claims has not been previously evaluated or validated...
  27. doi request reprint Preference-based quality-of-life measures for neocortical epilepsy surgery
    Robert C Knowlton
    Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0001, USA
    Epilepsia 52:1018-20. 2011
    ..Seizure freedom achieved with polytherapy medical management may be less desirable than that achieved with surgery and monotherapy...
  28. doi request reprint Cost minimization analysis comparing diagnostic strategies in unexplained pancreatitis
    Charles Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Pancreas 38:117-21. 2009
    ..However, comparative trials of these modalities are lacking, and thus the ideal endoscopic diagnostic strategy to evaluate idiopathic pancreatitis remains unknown...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tort law and medical malpractice insurance premiums
    Meredith L Kilgore
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, 35294 0022, USA
    Inquiry 43:255-70. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationship among hospital ERCP volume, length of stay, and technical outcomes
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:338-47. 2006
    ..Although increasingly used and in existence for 40 years, to date, data on the relationship between hospital volume and outcome of ERCP are scant...
  31. ncbi request reprint Economical and clinical outcomes of alternative treatment strategies in the management of common bile duct stones in the elderly: wait and see or surgery?
    Britt B Drake
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:746-52. 2006
    ..Using decision analysis, we explored the economic implications of cholecystectomy versus expectant management following ERC-S in elderly patients with CBDS...
  32. ncbi request reprint A cost-minimization analysis of alternative strategies in diagnosing pancreatic cancer
    Victor K Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:2223-34. 2004
    ..Since there is a paucity of cost-minimization studies comparing these different biopsy modalities, we analyzed costs and examined effectiveness of four alternative strategies for diagnosing pancreatic cancer...
  33. pmc Damages caps in medical malpractice cases
    Leonard J Nelson
    Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Milbank Q 85:259-86. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Does cholecystectomy prior to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer affect outcome?
    Stephen H Gray
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am Surg 74:602-5; discussion 605-6. 2008
    ..For patients older than 65 years of age, further evaluation prior to cholecystectomy may be necessary to exclude pancreatic cancer, especially patients with jaundice, weight loss, and steatorrhea...
  35. ncbi request reprint Incremental treatment costs in national cancer institute-sponsored clinical trials
    Dana P Goldman
    RAND Health, 1700 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    JAMA 289:2970-7. 2003
    ..Concern about additional costs for direct patient care impedes efforts to enroll patients in clinical trials. But generalizable evidence substantiating these concerns is lacking...
  36. ncbi request reprint Participation of patients 65 years of age or older in cancer clinical trials
    Joy H Lewis
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:1383-9. 2003
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the participation of the elderly in clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and assess the impact of protocol exclusion criteria on elderly participation...

Research Grants1

  1. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and Home Care for Cancer
    Meredith Kilgore; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Data generated from this study can be used to guide federal decision makers in formulating policies related to home health services for older cancer patients. ..