Urmimala Sarkar

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Long-term doctor-patient relationships: patient perspective from online reviews
    Alissa Detz
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    J Med Internet Res 15:e131. 2013
  2. pmc Signal and noise: applying a laboratory trigger tool to identify adverse drug events among primary care patients
    STACEY BRENNER
    Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:670-5. 2012
  3. pmc Challenges of making a diagnosis in the outpatient setting: a multi-site survey of primary care physicians
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:641-8. 2012
  4. pmc Adverse drug events in U.S. adult ambulatory medical care
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Services, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco UCSF, Box 1364, 1001 Potrero, Bldg 10, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143 1364, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1517-33. 2011
  5. pmc The literacy divide: health literacy and the use of an internet-based patient portal in an integrated health system-results from the diabetes study of northern California (DISTANCE)
    Urmimala Sarkar
    UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, Department of Medicine, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94143 1364, USA
    J Health Commun 15:183-96. 2010
  6. pmc Hypoglycemia is more common among type 2 diabetes patients with limited health literacy: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)
    Urmimala Sarkar
    UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:962-8. 2010
  7. pmc The wrong tool for the job: diabetes public health programs and practice guidelines
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1364, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1871-3. 2011
  8. pmc Social disparities in internet patient portal use in diabetes: evidence that the digital divide extends beyond access
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:318-21. 2011
  9. pmc Validation of self-reported health literacy questions among diverse English and Spanish-speaking populations
    Urmimala Sarkar
    San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:265-71. 2011
  10. pmc Safety events during an automated telephone self-management support intervention
    Courtney R Lyles
    Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, Center for Vulnerable Populations, University of California San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 7:596-601. 2013

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Publications37

  1. pmc Long-term doctor-patient relationships: patient perspective from online reviews
    Alissa Detz
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    J Med Internet Res 15:e131. 2013
    ..Continuity of patient care is one of the cornerstones of primary care...
  2. pmc Signal and noise: applying a laboratory trigger tool to identify adverse drug events among primary care patients
    STACEY BRENNER
    Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:670-5. 2012
    ..The extent of outpatient adverse drug events (ADEs) remains unclear. Trigger tools are used as a screening method to identify care episodes that may be ADEs, but their value in a population with high chronic-illness burden remains unclear...
  3. pmc Challenges of making a diagnosis in the outpatient setting: a multi-site survey of primary care physicians
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:641-8. 2012
    ..The authors surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) about barriers to timely diagnosis in the outpatient setting and assessed their perceptions of diagnostic difficulty...
  4. pmc Adverse drug events in U.S. adult ambulatory medical care
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Services, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco UCSF, Box 1364, 1001 Potrero, Bldg 10, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143 1364, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1517-33. 2011
    ..To estimate the incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs) associated with health care visits among U.S. adults across all ambulatory settings...
  5. pmc The literacy divide: health literacy and the use of an internet-based patient portal in an integrated health system-results from the diabetes study of northern California (DISTANCE)
    Urmimala Sarkar
    UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, Department of Medicine, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94143 1364, USA
    J Health Commun 15:183-96. 2010
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  6. pmc Hypoglycemia is more common among type 2 diabetes patients with limited health literacy: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)
    Urmimala Sarkar
    UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:962-8. 2010
    ..Limited health literacy (HL) is common among patients with type 2 diabetes, may impede diabetes self-management, and thus HL could increase the risk of hypoglycemia...
  7. pmc The wrong tool for the job: diabetes public health programs and practice guidelines
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1364, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1871-3. 2011
    ..An opportunity exists for state diabetes control programs to better align guidelines with public health goals...
  8. pmc Social disparities in internet patient portal use in diabetes: evidence that the digital divide extends beyond access
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:318-21. 2011
    ..3 (1.9 to 2.7)). Those most at risk for poor diabetes outcomes may fall further behind as health systems increasingly rely on the internet and limit current modes of access and communication...
  9. pmc Validation of self-reported health literacy questions among diverse English and Spanish-speaking populations
    Urmimala Sarkar
    San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:265-71. 2011
    ..Self-reported HL questions have not been validated among Spanish-speaking and diverse English-speaking populations...
  10. pmc Safety events during an automated telephone self-management support intervention
    Courtney R Lyles
    Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, Center for Vulnerable Populations, University of California San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 7:596-601. 2013
    ..However, less is known about between-visit interactions and patient safety among chronic illness patients treated in the outpatient setting...
  11. pmc Use of the Refill Function Through an Online Patient Portal is Associated With Improved Adherence to Statins in an Integrated Health System
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Center for Vulnerable Populations Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Internet Services Group, Oakland, CA School of Public Health and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Med Care 52:194-201. 2014
    ..Online patient portals are being widely implemented, but their impact on health behaviors are not well-studied...
  12. pmc Patient-provider communication and trust in relation to use of an online patient portal among diabetes patients: The Diabetes and Aging Study
    Courtney R Lyles
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Vulnerable Populations, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:1128-31. 2013
    ..Since increased trust and communication were associated with portal use within subgroups, this suggests that patient-provider relationships encourage portal engagement. ..
  13. pmc Lower health literacy is associated with poorer health status and outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:74-81. 2013
    ..Limited health literacy is associated with poor outcomes in many chronic diseases, but little is known about health literacy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  14. pmc Self-efficacy as a marker of cardiac function and predictor of heart failure hospitalization and mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease: findings from the Heart and Soul Study
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 1732, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Health Psychol 28:166-73. 2009
    ..The authors sought to evaluate the association of self-efficacy with objective measures of cardiac function, subsequent hospitalization for heart failure (HF), and all-cause mortality...
  15. pmc Preferences for self-management support: findings from a survey of diabetes patients in safety-net health systems
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 70:102-10. 2008
    ..We explored the possible role of a perceived communication need in influencing interest in self-management support...
  16. pmc Diabetes health information technology innovation to improve quality of life for health plan members in urban safety net
    Neda Ratanawongsa
    General Internal Medicine and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, University of California, San Francisco Drs Ratanawongsa, Handley, Sarkar, Quan, and Schillinger, and Ms Soria Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Francisco Dr Handley San Francisco Health Plan, San Francisco, California Dr Pfeifer and California Diabetes Program, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento Dr Schillinger
    J Ambul Care Manage 37:127-37. 2014
    ..25, P = .03); changes in patient-centered processes of care and cardiometabolic outcomes did not differ. Automated telephone self-management is a strategy for improving patient-reported self-management and may also improve some outcomes. ..
  17. pmc Quasi-experimental trial of diabetes Self-Management Automated and Real-Time Telephonic Support (SMARTSteps) in a Medicaid managed care plan: study protocol
    Neda Ratanawongsa
    General Internal Medicine and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, University of California, 94110, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:22. 2012
    ..This paper describes the protocol of the Self-Management Automated and Real-Time Telephonic Support Project (SMARTSteps)...
  18. ncbi request reprint What happens between visits? Adverse and potential adverse events among a low-income, urban, ambulatory population with diabetes
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94143 1364, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:223-8. 2010
    ..An automated telephone self-management support programme for a diverse population of diabetes patients was implemented to capture AEs, describe the self-management domains from which they emanate and explore contributing causes...
  19. pmc What patients say about their doctors online: a qualitative content analysis
    Andrea Lopez
    UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:685-92. 2012
    ..Doctor rating websites are a burgeoning trend, yet little is known about their content...
  20. pmc Evaluation of language concordant, patient-centered drug label instructions
    Stacy Cooper Bailey
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1707-13. 2012
    ..Despite federal laws requiring language access in healthcare settings, most US pharmacies are unable to provide prescription (Rx) medication instructions to limited English proficient (LEP) patients in their native language...
  21. ncbi request reprint Refocusing the lens: patient safety in ambulatory chronic disease care
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Fransisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:377-83, 341. 2009
    ..A framework, provided in the context of the Chronic Care Model, outlines the multifaceted approach needed for ambulatory care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Is self-efficacy associated with diabetes self-management across race/ethnicity and health literacy?
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:823-9. 2006
    ..We examined the relationship between diabetes self-efficacy and self-management behavior in an urban, diverse, low-income population with a high prevalence of limited health literacy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Points for improvement: performance measurement for glycemic control in diabetes patients in a safety-net population
    Sanjiv Baxi
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:109-13. 2013
    ..The categorization of glycemic control within a safety-net clinic population was compared using a common performance measure against one derived from a metric accounting for change in glycated hemoglobin (A1c) over time...
  24. ncbi request reprint Communication about diabetes risk factors during between-visit encounters
    Courtney R Lyles
    UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:807-15. 2012
    ..Although these encounters have the potential to improve the control of diabetes risk factors,we know little about their content in relation to traditional in-person visits...
  25. doi request reprint "5 mins of uncomfyness is better than dealing with cancer 4 a lifetime": an exploratory qualitative analysis of cervical and breast cancer screening dialogue on Twitter
    Courtney R Lyles
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Cancer Educ 28:127-33. 2013
    ..About one quarter of the messages expressed personal experiences with cancer screening. This demonstrates that Twitter can be a rich source of information and could be used to design new health-related interventions...
  26. pmc Patient-physicians' information exchange in outpatient cardiac care: time for a heart to heart?
    Urmimala Sarkar
    University of California, San Francisco Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Service, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:173-9. 2011
    ..Agreement between patients and physicians is an indicator of successful communication. Concordance in domains of communication among patients with heart disease and communication barriers has not been studied...
  27. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with longer ED lengths of stay
    Rebekah L Gardner
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:643-50. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to identify and quantify patient, physician, hospital, and system factors that are associated with a longer ED length of stay...
  28. pmc Use of an interactive, telephone-based self-management support program to identify adverse events among ambulatory diabetes patients
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 1211, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:459-65. 2008
    ..We used the implementation of an automated telephone self-management support program for diabetes patients as an opportunity to monitor patient safety...
  29. ncbi request reprint SynopSIS: integrating physician sign-out with the electronic medical record
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 1211, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:336-42. 2007
    ..The traditional medical chart does not adequately support such communication. We designed a patient-tracking tool that enhances provider communication and supports clinical decision making...
  30. pmc Do clinical standards for diabetes care address excess risk for hypoglycemia in vulnerable patients? A systematic review
    Seth A Berkowitz
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachussets General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:1299-310. 2013
    ..To determine whether diabetes clinical standards consider increased hypoglycemia risk in vulnerable patients...
  31. pmc A cross-sectional study of barriers to personal health record use among patients attending a safety-net clinic
    Joan F Hilton
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e31888. 2012
    ....
  32. pmc Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use among persons with chronic kidney disease in the United States
    Laura Plantinga
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:423-30. 2011
    ..Because avoidance of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is recommended for most individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), we sought to characterize patterns of NSAID use among persons with CKD in the United States...
  33. pmc Access, interest, and attitudes toward electronic communication for health care among patients in the medical safety net
    Adam Schickedanz
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M691, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:914-20. 2013
    ..The reasons for these disparities are unclear, and few studies have looked at the potential communication technologies have to benefit vulnerable patient populations...
  34. doi request reprint Electronic health record implementation in outpatient safety-net settings in California
    Andrea Lopez
    Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:1421-30. 2012
    ..California's safety net systems are likely to need additional support to successfully benefit from health care reform incentives...
  35. pmc Risk factors for death in adults with severe asthma
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:130-6. 2008
    ..Mortality risk in adult asthma is poorly understood, especially the interplay among race, disease severity, and health care access...
  36. pmc Self-efficacy and health status in patients with coronary heart disease: findings from the heart and soul study
    Urmimala Sarkar
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 1211, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:306-12. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that lower self-efficacy would predict worse health status, independent of CHD severity and depression...
  37. ncbi request reprint Population-based case-control investigation of risk factors for leptospirosis during an urban epidemic
    Urmimala Sarkar
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:605-10. 2002
    ..Environmental control of transmission may help to greatly reduce the incidence of severe leptospirosis...