William E Lafferty

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of genital herpes: impact on surveillance and prevention
    W E Lafferty
    Dept of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:1454-7. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Frequency, predictors, and expenditures for pediatric insurance claims for complementary and alternative medical professionals in Washington State
    Allen Bellas
    College of Management, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:367-72. 2005
  3. pmc Insurance coverage and subsequent utilization of complementary and alternative medicine providers
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:397-404. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Healing, medical care, and health service organizations
    William E Lafferty
    Health and Policy Research Track, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:S141-6. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The use of complementary and alternative medical providers by insured cancer patients in Washington State
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Cancer 100:1522-30. 2004
  6. pmc Provision of sexual health services to adolescent enrollees in Medicaid managed care
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1779-83. 2002
  7. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine provider use and expenditures by cancer treatment phase
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:326-34. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluating CAM treatment at the end of life: a review of clinical trials for massage and meditation
    William E Lafferty
    University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Complement Ther Med 14:100-12. 2006
  9. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine providers by fibromyalgia patients under insurance coverage
    Bonnie K Lind
    University of Washington, Seattle, and Boise State University, Boise, Idaho 83725, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:71-6. 2007
  10. pmc Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Care 25:100-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Herpes simplex virus type 1 as a cause of genital herpes: impact on surveillance and prevention
    W E Lafferty
    Dept of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:1454-7. 2000
    ..Genital HSV-1 may often be acquired through contact with a partner's mouth. These data suggest that seroprevalence studies based solely on HSV-2 type-specific assays underestimate overall prevalence of genital HSV infection...
  2. ncbi request reprint Frequency, predictors, and expenditures for pediatric insurance claims for complementary and alternative medical professionals in Washington State
    Allen Bellas
    College of Management, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:367-72. 2005
    ..This study describes the frequency, predictors, and expenditures for the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an insured pediatric population...
  3. pmc Insurance coverage and subsequent utilization of complementary and alternative medicine providers
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:397-404. 2006
    ..Since 1996, Washington State law has required that private health insurance cover licensed complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers...
  4. ncbi request reprint Healing, medical care, and health service organizations
    William E Lafferty
    Health and Policy Research Track, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:S141-6. 2004
    ..A research program on the optimal healing environment must study issues of cost, access, and quality to support successful, broad-based integration of such programs in HSOs. Key research questions on these topics are proposed...
  5. ncbi request reprint The use of complementary and alternative medical providers by insured cancer patients in Washington State
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Cancer 100:1522-30. 2004
    ..In this study, the authors evaluated CAM provider utilization by cancer patients in a state that requires the inclusion of alternative practitioners in private, commercial insurance products...
  6. pmc Provision of sexual health services to adolescent enrollees in Medicaid managed care
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1779-83. 2002
    ..This Seattle project measured sexual health services provided to 1112 Medicaid managed care enrollees aged 14 to 18 years...
  7. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine provider use and expenditures by cancer treatment phase
    William E Lafferty
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:326-34. 2008
    ..To assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers and the associated expenditures by specific treatment phases among patients with cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluating CAM treatment at the end of life: a review of clinical trials for massage and meditation
    William E Lafferty
    University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Complement Ther Med 14:100-12. 2006
    ..There is a pressing need for improved end-of-life care. Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may improve the quality of care but few controlled trials have evaluated CAM at the end of life...
  9. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine providers by fibromyalgia patients under insurance coverage
    Bonnie K Lind
    University of Washington, Seattle, and Boise State University, Boise, Idaho 83725, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:71-6. 2007
    ..Patients with FMS were also compared with an age- and sex-matched comparison group without FMS...
  10. pmc Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Care 25:100-8. 2009
    ..The authors discuss the implications of their findings for integration of these complementary and alternative medicine therapies into standard hospice care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative provider use by insured patients with diabetes in Washington State
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:71-7. 2006
    ..Predictors of CAM use and how CAM affects health care use and expenditures under insurance coverage were examined...
  12. pmc The Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire (QODD): empirical domains and theoretical perspectives
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:9-22. 2010
    ..We conclude that research based on the current version of the QODD might benefit from the use of composite measures representing the four identified domains, but that future expansion and modification of the questionnaire are in order...
  13. pmc Three lessons from a randomized trial of massage and meditation at end of life: patient benefit, outcome measure selection, and design of trials with terminally ill patients
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:246-53. 2009
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  14. pmc Shared priorities for the end-of-life period
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:175-88. 2009
    ..This change would reduce respondent burden in future investigations, simplify analyses aimed at identifying domains underlying the dying-and-death experience, and exclude the top-priority item of fewer than 4% of respondents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the quality of sexual health care provided to adolescents in medicaid managed care: a comparison of two data sources
    Lois Downey
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:2-11. 2004
    ..However, encounter data, used as an adjunct to medical record review, may increase the reliability of quality evaluations...
  16. pmc Pediatric vaccination and vaccine-preventable disease acquisition: associations with care by complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Box 359765, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:922-30. 2010
    ..Interventions enlisting the participation of complementary/alternative medicine providers in immunization awareness and promotional activities could improve adherence rates and assist in efforts to improve public health...
  17. pmc Comparison of health care expenditures among insured users and nonusers of complementary and alternative medicine in Washington State: a cost minimization analysis
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 16:411-7. 2010
    ..Insurance coverage was equivalent for both conventional and CAM providers...
  18. pmc Preventive screening of women who use complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 9455, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1133-43. 2009
    ..g., vaccination), little is known about associations between CAM use and receipt of recommended preventive screening in women...
  19. doi request reprint Chiropractic use by urban and rural residents with insurance coverage
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Rural Health 25:253-8. 2009
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  20. ncbi request reprint The role of alternative medical providers for the outpatient treatment of insured patients with back pain
    Bonnie K Lind
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1454-9. 2005
    ..Analysis of health insurance claims from 2 large Washington State companies...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of mandating complementary and alternative medicine services on insurance benefits in Washington State
    Carolyn A Watts
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:1001-8. 2004
    ..Washington was the first state to require insurance companies to cover all categories of licensed providers. The purpose of this paper was to examine the effect of Washington's law on coverage decisions of major health plans...
  22. pmc Quality of life at the end of life
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:51. 2007
    ..Here, we describe QOL in the weeks near death and determine correlates of QOL over time, with emphasis on accounting for death and missing data...
  23. pmc Identification of ovarian cancer symptoms in health insurance claims data
    Sean M Devlin
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 9455, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:381-9. 2010
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  24. pmc Potential interactions between complementary/alternative products and conventional medicines in a Medicare population
    Gary W Elmer
    Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 41:1617-24. 2007
    ..Despite the high prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) product use among the elderly, little is known about the extent of concurrent CAM-conventional medicine use and the potential for adverse reactions...
  25. pmc Challenges of using medical insurance claims data for utilization analysis
    Patrick T Tyree
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:269-75. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint The impact of Medicaid-linked reimbursements on revenues of public sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Lois Downey
    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:100-5. 2002
    ..Public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics faced with decreased tax revenue and increased costs must evaluate alternative revenue sources...
  27. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of HSV-1 and HSV-2 and implications for serological testing
    William E Lafferty
    University of Washington, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Herpes 9:51-5. 2002
    ..In some European cohorts, HSV-1 has been a more common aetiological agent of primary genital herpes than HSV-2. These patient groups may benefit from the use of HSV-1 in addition to HSV-2 type-specific serology...
  28. doi request reprint Abstinence-only and comprehensive sex education and the initiation of sexual activity and teen pregnancy
    Pamela K Kohler
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7660, USA
    J Adolesc Health 42:344-51. 2008
    ..Despite several systematic reviews, few epidemiologic evaluations of the effectiveness of these programs on a population level have been conducted...
  29. pmc Secondary prevention of myocardial infarction with nonpharmacologic strategies in a Medicaid cohort
    Erica B Oberg
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A52. 2009
    ..We identified gaps between secondary prevention guidelines and ambulatory care received by Medicaid enrollees after an MI...

Research Grants3

  1. Race and Herbal Medications Among Medicare Recipients
    William Lafferty; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..African- Americans already report lower satisfaction with their medical care and frequently leave the doctor's office with unanswered questions, therefore, special educational programs may be useful. ..
  2. Competitive Continuation of Insurance Financing of Integrative Medicine
    Paula Diehr; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Since the United States is the world's number one consumer of medical care, this study on the addition of new CAM benefits and the consequences is important. ..
  3. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Providers by Cancer Patients
    Paula Diehr; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will increase the understanding of the role CAM should play in providing supportive care for cancer patients. ..