B Y Lee

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The economic burden of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)
    B Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:528-36. 2013
  2. pmc School closure as an influenza mitigation strategy: how variations in legal authority and plan criteria can alter the impact
    Margaret A Potter
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:977. 2012
  3. pmc Nursing home characteristics associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Burden and Transmission
    Courtney R Murphy
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:269. 2012
  4. pmc Modeling the regional spread and control of vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:668-73. 2013
  5. pmc The Regional Healthcare Ecosystem Analyst (RHEA): a simulation modeling tool to assist infectious disease control in a health system
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:e139-46. 2013
  6. pmc Global economic burden of Chagas disease: a computational simulation model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:342-8. 2013
  7. pmc The importance of nursing homes in the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among hospitals
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 51213, USA
    Med Care 51:205-15. 2013
  8. pmc Prevention of influenza in healthy children
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:1139-52. 2012
  9. pmc The potential regional impact of contact precaution use in nursing homes to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:151-60. 2013
  10. pmc Modeling the economic value of a Chagas' disease therapeutic vaccine
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:1293-301. 2012

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. pmc The economic burden of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)
    B Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:528-36. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc School closure as an influenza mitigation strategy: how variations in legal authority and plan criteria can alter the impact
    Margaret A Potter
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:977. 2012
    ..Questions remained about whether, when, and for how long to close schools and about which agencies and officials had legal authority over school closures...
  3. pmc Nursing home characteristics associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Burden and Transmission
    Courtney R Murphy
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:269. 2012
    ..We sought to measure MRSA burden in a large number of nursing homes and identify facility characteristics associated with high MRSA burden...
  4. pmc Modeling the regional spread and control of vancomycin-resistant enterococci
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Infect Control 41:668-73. 2013
    ..Because patients can remain colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) for long periods of time, VRE may spread from one health care facility to another...
  5. pmc The Regional Healthcare Ecosystem Analyst (RHEA): a simulation modeling tool to assist infectious disease control in a health system
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:e139-46. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Global economic burden of Chagas disease: a computational simulation model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:342-8. 2013
    ..We developed a Markov simulation model to estimate the global and regional health and economic burden of Chagas disease from the societal perspective...
  7. pmc The importance of nursing homes in the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among hospitals
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 51213, USA
    Med Care 51:205-15. 2013
    ..Hospital infection control strategies and programs may not consider control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes in a county...
  8. pmc Prevention of influenza in healthy children
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:1139-52. 2012
    ..Future studies should help better define the specific indications and circumstances for antiviral use and the role of nutritional supplements and nonpharmaceutical interventions...
  9. pmc The potential regional impact of contact precaution use in nursing homes to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:151-60. 2013
    ..Computational modeling could forecast the potential effects and guide policy making...
  10. pmc Modeling the economic value of a Chagas' disease therapeutic vaccine
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:1293-301. 2012
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  11. pmc Simulation shows hospitals that cooperate on infection control obtain better results than hospitals acting alone
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2295-303. 2012
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  12. pmc The economic value of a quadrivalent versus trivalent influenza vaccine
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Vaccine 30:7443-6. 2012
    ..1 billion) and third party payers (median of $292 million), even when the cost of QIV is significantly higher...
  13. pmc The impact of making vaccines thermostable in Niger's vaccine supply chain
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 30:5637-43. 2012
    ..Determine the effects on the vaccine cold chain of making different types of World Health Organization (WHO) Expanded Program on Immunizations (EPI) vaccines thermostable...
  14. pmc The potential economic value of a 'universal' (multi-year) influenza vaccine
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 6:167-75. 2012
    ..e., one that targets a ubiquitous portion of the influenza virus so that the coverage of a single vaccination can persist for multiple years...
  15. pmc The economic value of a visceral leishmaniasis vaccine in Bihar state, India
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:417-25. 2012
    ..e., saving costs and providing health benefits) throughout a wide range of vaccination costs and vaccine efficacies, and VL risks. Overall, our study strongly supports the continued development of a VL vaccine...
  16. pmc Impact of introducing the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines into the routine immunization program in Niger
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:269-76. 2012
    ..e., the series of steps required to get a vaccine from the manufacturers to the target population) in Niger...
  17. pmc Long-term care facilities: important participants of the acute care facility social network?
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS ONE 6:e29342. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize and determine the extent and pattern of patient transfers to, from, and between long-term care facilities on the network of acute care facilities in a large metropolitan county...
  18. pmc Impact of changing the measles vaccine vial size on Niger's vaccine supply chain: a computational model
    Tina Marie Assi
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:425. 2011
    ..The measles vaccine is particularly important in Niger, a country prone to measles outbreaks...
  19. pmc Would school closure for the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic have been worth the cost?: a computational simulation of Pennsylvania
    Shawn T Brown
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:353. 2011
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  20. pmc The impact of mass gatherings and holiday traveling on the course of an influenza pandemic: a computational model
    Pengyi Shi
    Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 755 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:778. 2010
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  21. pmc Replacing the measles ten-dose vaccine presentation with the single-dose presentation in Thailand
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Vaccine 29:3811-7. 2011
    ..Moreover, the added disposal and administration costs could far outweigh the costs saved from preventing open vial wastage...
  22. ncbi request reprint Economic model for emergency use authorization of intravenous peramivir
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Ave, Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 17:e1-9. 2011
    ..To develop 3 computer simulation models to determine the potential economic effect of using intravenous (IV) antiviral agents to treat hospitalized patients with influenza-like illness, as well as different testing and treatment strategies...
  23. pmc Social network analysis of patient sharing among hospitals in Orange County, California
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research Group, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:707-13. 2011
    ..We applied social network analyses to determine how hospitals within Orange County, California, are interconnected by patient sharing, a system which may have numerous public health implications...
  24. pmc Routine pre-cesarean Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:693-700. 2011
    ..To estimate the economic value of screening pregnant women for Staphylococcus aureus carriage before cesarean delivery...
  25. pmc The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a case study of how modeling can assist all stages of vaccine decision-making
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Hum Vaccin 7:115-9. 2011
    ..Greater communication between decision makers and modelers can expand the use of modeling in vaccine decision-making to the benefit of all vaccine stakeholders and health around the globe...
  26. pmc From the patient perspective: the economic value of seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 29:2149-58. 2011
    ..To encourage vaccination, decision makers may want to focus on ways to reduce this time, such as vaccinating at work, churches, or other normally frequented locations...
  27. pmc The potential economic value of a Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) vaccine in Latin America
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e916. 2010
    ..This substantial burden and the limitations of current interventions have motivated efforts to develop a vaccine against T. cruzi...
  28. doi request reprint Economic value of Acinetobacter baumannii screening in the intensive care unit
    B Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1691-7. 2011
    ..Sponge screening tended to be more cost-saving than swab screening (additional savings ranged from $1 to $421). Routine A. baumannii screening of ICU patients may save costs for hospitals...
  29. pmc Economic model for emergency use authorization of intravenous peramivir
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e1-9. 2011
    ..To develop 3 computer simulation models to determine the potential economic effect of using intravenous (IV) antiviral agents to treat hospitalized patients with influenza-like illness, as well as different testing and treatment strategies...
  30. pmc Economic value of dengue vaccine in Thailand
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 200 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:764-72. 2011
    ..When the total vaccine series was $1.50, many scenarios were cost saving...
  31. pmc Modeling the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks throughout the hospitals in Orange County, California
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:562-72. 2011
    ..Since hospitals in a region often share patients, an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in one hospital could affect other hospitals...
  32. doi request reprint The economic value of screening haemodialysis patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the USA
    B Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1717-26. 2011
    ..Routine periodic testing and decolonization of haemodialysis patients for MRSA may be a cost-effective strategy over a wide range of MRSA prevalences, decolonization success rates, and testing intervals...
  33. pmc The benefits to all of ensuring equal and timely access to influenza vaccines in poor communities
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1141-50. 2011
    ..Thus, policy makers across the country, in poor and wealthy areas alike, have an incentive to ensure that poorer residents have equal access to vaccines...
  34. pmc Maintaining vaccine delivery following the introduction of the rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines in Thailand
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24673. 2011
    ..Introducing these new vaccines to Thailand could have dynamic effects on the availability of all vaccines that may not be initially apparent to decision-makers...
  35. doi request reprint Beyond appearances
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acad Med 83:989. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint Routine pre-cesarean staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Ave, Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 17:693-700. 2011
    ..Conclusions: Despite high rates of cesarean delivery, presurgical screening of pregnant women for S aureus and decolonization of carriers is unlikely to be cost-effective under prevailing epidemiologic circumstances...
  37. pmc The potential economic value of a hookworm vaccine
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, PA, USA
    Vaccine 29:1201-10. 2011
    ..In fact, the most cost-effective intervention strategy may be to combine vaccine with current drug treatment strategies...
  38. pmc Vaccination deep into a pandemic wave potential mechanisms for a "third wave" and the impact of vaccination
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:e21-9. 2010
    ..In December 2009, when the H1N1 influenza pandemic appeared to be subsiding, public health officials and unvaccinated individuals faced the question of whether continued H1N1 immunization was still worthwhile...
  39. pmc Economics of influenza vaccine administration timing for children
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computation and Operations Research PHICOR Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e75-e85. 2010
    ..To determine how much should be invested each year to encourage and operationalize the administration of influenza vaccine to children before November and how late the vaccine should be offered each year...
  40. pmc Antiviral medications for pregnant women for pandemic and seasonal influenza: an economic computer model
    Bruce Y Lee
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:971-80. 2009
    ..To estimate the economic value of administering antiviral medications to pregnant women who have come in contact with an infectious individual with influenza...
  41. pmc Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for orthopedic patients: an economic model and analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Vaccine 28:2465-71. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that a S. aureus vaccine for the pre-operative orthopedic population would be very cost-effective over a wide range of MRSA prevalence and vaccine efficacies and costs...
  42. pmc A computer simulation of employee vaccination to mitigate an influenza epidemic
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:247-57. 2010
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  43. pmc Simulating school closure strategies to mitigate an influenza epidemic
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 16:252-61. 2010
    ..The ongoing 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic has provided an unparalleled opportunity to test interventions with the most up-to-date simulations...
  44. pmc Should vascular surgery patients be screened preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1158-65. 2009
    ..Testing all vascular surgery patients preoperatively for MRSA and attempting to decolonize those who have positive results may be a strategy to prevent MRSA infection. The economic value of such a strategy has not yet been determined...
  45. pmc The timing of influenza vaccination for older adults (65 years and older)
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 27:7110-5. 2009
    ..50 per patient) to vaccinate in October. Our results also suggest that vaccination is still cost-effective through the end of February...
  46. pmc Constructing target product profiles (TPPs) to help vaccines overcome post-approval obstacles
    Bruce Y Lee
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:2806-9. 2010
    ..g., scientists, marketers, business development managers, policy makers, public health officials, health care workers, third party payors, etc.) earlier in a vaccine's development...
  47. pmc A predictive model of the economic effects of an influenza vaccine adjuvant for the older adult (age 65 and over) population
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Vaccine 27:2251-7. 2009
    ..In a single influenza season, the adjuvant would prevent 496,533 influenza cases, 171,981 hospitalizations, and 70,429 deaths...
  48. pmc Alternative vaccination locations: who uses them and can they increase flu vaccination rates?
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 27:4252-6. 2009
    ..g., younger, working, white individuals in metropolitan areas), they are not serving many other segments (e.g., minority, rural, or lower income patients)...
  49. pmc The role of internists during epidemics, outbreaks, and bioterrorist attacks
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Core Faculty, Center for Research in Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:131-6. 2007
    ..In addition, it is important to understand effects of a public health disaster on clinic operations and relevant legal consequences...
  50. pmc Screening the United States blood supply for West Nile Virus: a question of blood, dollars, and sense
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS Med 3:e99. 2006
  51. pmc Universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surveillance for adults at hospital admission: an economic model and analysis
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:598-606. 2010
    ..Although some have recommended universal surveillance for MRSA at hospital admission to identify and to isolate MRSA-colonized patients, there is a need for formal economic studies to determine the cost-effectiveness of such a strategy...
  52. pmc The potential economic value of a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for neonates
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:4653-60. 2010
    ..aureus vaccine for the neonatal population would be strongly cost-effective (and in many situations dominant) over a wide range of vaccine efficacies (down to 10%) for vaccine costs (<or=$500), and S. aureus attack rates (>or=1%)...
  53. pmc Forecasting the economic value of an Enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Vaccine 28:7731-6. 2010
    ..For populations with higher infection risk (≥0.4%), a $50 or $75 vaccine would be highly cost-effective even when vaccine efficacy is as low as 50%...
  54. pmc The economic effect of screening orthopedic surgery patients preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Bruce Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1130-8. 2010
    ..We sought to estimate the economic value of routine preoperative MRSA screening and decolonization of orthopedic surgery patients...
  55. pmc Pricing of new vaccines
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Hum Vaccin 6:619-26. 2010
    ..Select pricing and pricing structure. While the biomedical literature contains some studies that have addressed these components, there is still considerable room for more extensive evaluation of this important area...
  56. pmc Economic value of norovirus outbreak control measures in healthcare settings
    B Y Lee
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research, School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:640-6. 2011
    ..Increased hand hygiene, using protective apparel or increased disinfection practices separately or in bundles are the most cost-saving interventions for the control and containment of a norovirus outbreak...
  57. pmc Screening cardiac surgery patients for MRSA: an economic computer model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Ave, Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e163-73. 2010
    ..To estimate the economic value of preoperative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening and decolonization for cardiac surgery patients...
  58. pmc Economics of employer-sponsored workplace vaccination to prevent pandemic and seasonal influenza
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:5952-9. 2010
    ....
  59. pmc To test or to treat? An analysis of influenza testing and antiviral treatment strategies using economic computer modeling
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11284. 2010
    ..Due to the unpredictable burden of pandemic influenza, the best strategy to manage testing, such as rapid or polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and antiviral medications for patients who present with influenza-like illness (ILI) is unknown...
  60. pmc A computer simulation of vaccine prioritization, allocation, and rationing during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
    Bruce Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:4875-9. 2010
    ....
  61. pmc Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:5292-300. 2010
    ....
  62. pmc The potential value of Clostridium difficile vaccine: an economic computer simulation model
    Bruce Y Lee
    Applied Modeling, Public Health Computational and Operations Research Group PHICOR, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vaccine 28:5245-53. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that a C. difficile vaccine could be cost-effective over a wide range of C. difficile risk, vaccine costs, and vaccine efficacies especially, when being used post-CDI treatment to prevent recurrent disease...
  63. pmc The potential economic value of screening hospital admissions for Clostridium difficile
    S M Bartsch
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, University of Pittsburgh, 3520 Forbes Avenue, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:3163-71. 2012
    ..Limiting Clostridium difficile transmission can reduce the number of infections, thereby reducing its economic burden to the healthcare system...
  64. pmc The economic burden of Clostridium difficile
    S M McGlone
    Public Health Computational and Operations Research PHICOR, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:282-9. 2012
    ..Our results show that C. difficile infection is indeed costly, not only to third-party payers and the hospital, but to society as well. These results are consistent with current literature citing C. difficile as a costly disease...
  65. pmc Economic value of seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination during pregnancy
    Richard H Beigi
    Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1784-92. 2009
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  66. doi request reprint Epidemiologic and economic effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in obstetrics
    Richard H Beigi
    Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 113:983-91. 2009
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Medical student, medicine resident, and attending physician knowledge of the Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Improvement Act of 2003
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Teach Learn Med 19:91-4. 2007
    ..The Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Improvement Act of 2003 (MMA) will undoubtedly influence health care delivery and affect how physicians practice medicine in the United States...
  68. pmc Virtual epidemic in a virtual city: simulating the spread of influenza in a US metropolitan area
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Transl Res 151:275-87. 2008
    ..Our simulation may serve as a virtual laboratory to better understand the way different factors and interventions affect the spread of influenza...
  69. pmc Cost-effectiveness of dual influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in 50-year-olds
    Kenneth J Smith
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Vaccine 28:7620-5. 2010
    ..Results were sensitive to shorter time horizons, favoring CDC recommendations. We found dual vaccination of all 50-year-olds economically reasonable. Shorter duration models may not fully account for PPV effectiveness...
  70. pmc Ambulatory antibiotic use and prescription drug coverage in older adults
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Crabtree Hall, Room A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1308-14. 2010
    ..However, no studies have evaluated how antibiotic use changes with drug coverage. We evaluate changes in ambulatory oral antibiotic use after implementation of the Medicare drug benefit (Part D)...
  71. ncbi request reprint The relationship of relationships
    Bruce Y Lee
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acad Med 81:631. 2006
  72. ncbi request reprint Current events: an important currency
    Bruce Y Lee
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acad Med 80:732. 2005
  73. ncbi request reprint The impact of a concurrent trauma alert evaluation on time to head computed tomography in patients with suspected stroke
    Esther H Chen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:349-52. 2006
    ..Emergency department (ED) overcrowding threatens quality of care by delaying the time to diagnosis and treatment of patients with time-sensitive diseases, such as acute stroke...
  74. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle as a factor in medical students' career choices
    Bruce Y Lee
    JAMA 290:2941; author reply 2941-2. 2003
  75. doi request reprint Digital decision making: computer models and antibiotic prescribing in the twenty-first century
    Bruce Y Lee
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1139-41. 2008