K B Wells

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Five-year impact of quality improvement for depression: results of a group-level randomized controlled trial
    Kenneth Wells
    Health Program, RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:378-86. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Treatment research at the crossroads: the scientific interface of clinical trials and effectiveness research
    K B Wells
    Neuropsychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 90024 6505, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:5-10. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint The cumulative effects of quality improvement for depression on outcome disparities over 9 years: results from a randomized, controlled group-level trial
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Med Care 45:1052-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Science discovery in clinician-economist collaboration: legacy and future challenges
    Kenneth B Wells
    UCLA NPI Health Services Research Center, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:89-94. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Building an academic-community partnered network for clinical services research: the Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC)
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S3-17. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Bridging community intervention and mental health services research
    Kenneth Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:955-63. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of disseminating quality improvement programs for depression in managed primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    K B Wells
    RAND, Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    JAMA 283:212-20. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of quality improvement programs for patients with subthreshold depression or depressive disorder
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1269-78. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Switches between prepaid and fee-for-service health systems among depressed outpatients: results from the Medical Outcomes Study
    R Sturm
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407
    Med Care 32:917-29. 1994
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of disseminating quality improvement for depression in primary care
    C D Sherbourne
    Health Program, RAND, 1700 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:696-703. 2001

Research Grants

  1. Center for Research on Quality in Managed Care
    Kenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN CARE
    Kenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Five-year impact of quality improvement for depression: results of a group-level randomized controlled trial
    Kenneth Wells
    Health Program, RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:378-86. 2004
    ..Quality improvement (QI) programs for depressed primary care patients can improve health outcomes for 6 to 28 months; effects for longer than 28 months are unknown...
  2. ncbi request reprint Treatment research at the crossroads: the scientific interface of clinical trials and effectiveness research
    K B Wells
    Neuropsychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 90024 6505, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:5-10. 1999
    ..An understanding of the design, analysis, and conventions of both efficacy and effectiveness studies can lead to research that better informs clinical and societal questions...
  3. ncbi request reprint The cumulative effects of quality improvement for depression on outcome disparities over 9 years: results from a randomized, controlled group-level trial
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Med Care 45:1052-9. 2007
    ..Quality improvement (QI) programs for depression can improve outcomes of care and reduce outcome disparities; but cumulative effects on mental health outcome disparities have seldom been evaluated...
  4. ncbi request reprint Science discovery in clinician-economist collaboration: legacy and future challenges
    Kenneth B Wells
    UCLA NPI Health Services Research Center, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:89-94. 2002
    ..2002 Carl Taube Lecture at the NIMH Mental Health Economics Meeting...
  5. ncbi request reprint Building an academic-community partnered network for clinical services research: the Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC)
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S3-17. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Bridging community intervention and mental health services research
    Kenneth Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:955-63. 2004
    ..This article explores the potential of community intervention perspectives for increasing the relevance, reach, and public health impact of mental health services research...
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of disseminating quality improvement programs for depression in managed primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    K B Wells
    RAND, Health Program, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    JAMA 283:212-20. 2000
    ..Care of patients with depression in managed primary care settings often fails to meet guideline standards, but the long-term impact of quality improvement (QI) programs for depression care in such settings is unknown...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of quality improvement programs for patients with subthreshold depression or depressive disorder
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1269-78. 2007
    ..This study explored the cost-effectiveness of quality-improvement interventions for depression in primary care, relative to usual care, among patients with subthreshold depression or depressive disorder...
  9. ncbi request reprint Switches between prepaid and fee-for-service health systems among depressed outpatients: results from the Medical Outcomes Study
    R Sturm
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407
    Med Care 32:917-29. 1994
    ..Nevertheless, it appears that patients switching from prepaid to fee-for-service may be at risk for poorer functioning outcomes, although there was no similar effect on mental health status...
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of disseminating quality improvement for depression in primary care
    C D Sherbourne
    Health Program, RAND, 1700 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:696-703. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Provider choice and continuity for the treatment of depression
    R Sturm
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Med Care 34:723-34. 1996
    ..Although the authors find provider switching to be associated significantly with discontinuing antidepressant medication, there is no significant direct effect on patient health outcomes...
  12. ncbi request reprint How the medical comorbidity of depressed patients differs across health care settings: results from the Medical Outcomes Study
    K B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138
    Am J Psychiatry 148:1688-96. 1991
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for adult outpatients with depression under prepaid or fee-for-service financing
    W H Rogers
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 50:517-25. 1993
    ..To compare change over time in symptoms of depression and limitations in role and physical functioning of patients receiving prepaid or fee-for-service care within and across clinician specialties...
  14. ncbi request reprint Use of minor tranquilizers and antidepressant medications by depressed outpatients: results from the medical outcomes study
    K B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138
    Am J Psychiatry 151:694-700. 1994
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare use of minor tranquilizers and antidepressant medications by depressed outpatients across different treatment settings...
  15. ncbi request reprint Witness for Wellness: preliminary findings from a community-academic participatory research mental health initiative
    Ricky N Bluthenthal
    Project Export, Department of Psychiatry, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California 90059, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S18-34. 2006
    ..Continued monitoring of this project should help refine the model as well as assist in the identification of process and outcome measures for such efforts...
  16. pmc Quality improvement for depression enhances long-term treatment knowledge for primary care clinicians
    L S Meredith
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407 2138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:868-77. 2000
    ..We evaluated the effect of implementing quality improvement (QI) programs for depression, relative to usual care, on primary care clinicians' knowledge about treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Can quality improvement programs for depression in primary care address patient preferences for treatment?
    M Dwight-Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Med Care 39:934-44. 2001
    ..Depression is common in primary care, but rates of adequate care are low. Little is known about the role of patient treatment preferences in encouraging entry into care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for primary care patients with depression in managed care
    K B Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:529-36. 1999
    ..To evaluate the process and quality of care for primary care patients with depression under managed care organizations...
  19. pmc Mental health care utilization in prepaid and fee-for-service plans among depressed patients in the Medical Outcomes Study
    R Sturm
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 30:319-40. 1995
    ..We compare mental health utilization in prepaid and fee-for-service plans and analyze selection biases...
  20. ncbi request reprint How can care for depression become more cost-effective?
    R Sturm
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138
    JAMA 273:51-8. 1995
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Can utility-weighted health-related quality-of-life estimates capture health effects of quality improvement for depression?
    C Donald Sherbourne
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 39:1246-59. 2001
    ..Utility methods that are responsive to changes in desirable outcomes are needed for cost-effectiveness (CE) analyses and to help in decisions about resource allocation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of cost-containment strategies within managed care on continuity of the relationship between patients with depression and their primary care providers
    L S Meredith
    RAND Health Program, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Med Care 39:1075-85. 2001
    ..Continuity of the relationship between patients and primary care providers (PCPs) is an important component of care from the consumer perspective that may be affected by variation in cost containment strategies within managed care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Functioning and utility for current health of patients with depression or chronic medical conditions in managed, primary care practices
    K B Wells
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407 2138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:897-904. 1999
    ..Health utility is the recommended outcome metric for medical cost-effectiveness studies. We compared health utility and quality of life for primary care patients with depression or chronic medical conditions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Caring for depression in primary care: defining and illustrating the policy context
    K B Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Neurosciences, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 58:24-7. 1997
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders and the use of alternative medicine: results from a national survey
    J Unutzer
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Santa Monica, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1851-7. 2000
    ..The study examined the relationship between mental disorders and the use of complementary and alternative medicine...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improving care for depression in patients with comorbid substance misuse
    Katherine E Watkins
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:125-32. 2006
    ..The authors investigated whether quality improvement programs for depression would be effective among substance misusers and whether there would be a differential program-by-comorbidity effect...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Building Wellness project: a case history of partnership, power sharing, and compromise
    Drew Jones
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Health Services Research Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S54-66. 2006
    ..We describe such an effort around depression in south Los Angeles and explore the issues of the process in the hopes of informing future partnership development...
  28. ncbi request reprint Estimation of utilities for the effects of depression from the SF-12
    L A Lenert
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego 92161, USA
    Med Care 38:763-70. 2000
    ..Because of the complexity of utility measurement and the existence of large numbers of completed studies with HRQOL data but not utility data, it would be desirable to be able to estimate utilities from measurements of HRQOL...
  29. ncbi request reprint Severity of depression in prepaid and fee-for-service general medical and mental health specialty practices
    K B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 33:350-64. 1995
    ..Because payment was unrelated to severity, treatment implications are similar under prepaid and fee-for-service care. Implications for clinical practice, public policy, and outcomes research design are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Disparities in depression treatment for Latinos and site of care
    Isabel T Lagomasino
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4100, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1517-23. 2005
    ..This study examined the impact of patient characteristics and source of care on differences between whites and Latinos in use and quality of depression treatment in managed primary care settings...
  31. pmc The effects of health sector market factors and vulnerable group membership on access to alcohol, drug, and mental health care
    Susan E Stockdale
    UCLA Semel Institute Health Services Research Center, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 300 Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1020-41. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Depression and health-related quality of life in ethnic minorities seeking care in general medical settings
    M E Jackson-Triche
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, Sepulveda Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 91343, USA
    J Affect Disord 58:89-97. 2000
    ..To examine ethnic groups differences in (a) prevalence of depressive disorders and (b) health related quality of life in fee-for-service and managed care patients (n=21504) seeking care in general medical settings...
  33. ncbi request reprint Two-year effects of quality improvement programs on medication management for depression
    J Unutzer
    Center for Health Services Research, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:935-42. 2001
    ..Significant underuse of evidence-based treatments for depression persists in primary care. We examined the effects of 2 primary care-based quality improvement (QI) programs on medication management for depression...
  34. pmc Treatment preferences among depressed primary care patients
    M Dwight-Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:527-34. 2000
    ..To understand patient factors that may affect the probability of receiving appropriate depression treatment, we examined treatment preferences and their predictors among depressed primary care patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Counseling typically provided for depression. Role of clinician specialty and payment system
    L S Meredith
    Social Policy Department, RAND, Santa Monica, Calif, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 53:905-12. 1996
    ....
  36. pmc The effects of a prepaid group practice on mental health outcomes
    K B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90406
    Health Serv Res 25:615-25. 1990
    ..Thus, the less intensive style of treatment in the prepaid group practice was not associated with noticeably worse mental health outcomes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Problematic substance use, depressive symptoms, and gender in primary care
    C A Roeloffs
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1251-3. 2001
    ..Men were significantly more likely than women to have received counseling about drug or alcohol use from their primary care practitioner...
  38. pmc The effects of primary care depression treatment on patients' clinical status and employment
    Michael Schoenbaum
    RAND, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1145-58. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effects of depression treatment in primary care on patients' clinical status and employment, over six months...
  39. pmc The effects of quality improvement for depression in primary care at nine years: results from a randomized, controlled group-level trial
    Kenneth B Wells
    THE RAND CORPORATION, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1952-74. 2008
    ..To examine 9-year outcomes of implementation of short-term quality improvement (QI) programs for depression in primary care...
  40. ncbi request reprint Relationship between age and patients' current health state preferences
    C D Sherbourne
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Gerontologist 39:271-8. 1999
    ..Health providers should take care to assess individual preferences from all patients regardless of age...
  41. ncbi request reprint The quality of care for depressive and anxiety disorders in the United States
    A S Young
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Health Services Research Center, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90024-6505, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:55-61. 2001
    ..Most adults with a probable depressive or anxiety disorder do not receive appropriate care for their disorder. While this holds across diverse groups, appropriate care is less common in certain demographic subgroups...
  42. ncbi request reprint Do the effects of quality improvement for depression care differ for men and women? Results of a group-level randomized controlled trial
    Cathy Donald Sherbourne
    RAND Corporation, Health Program, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Med Care 42:1186-93. 2004
    ..We sought to examine whether a quality improvement (QI) program for depression care is effective for both men and women and whether their responses differed...
  43. pmc Alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health care for uninsured and insured adults
    Kenneth B Wells
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1055-66. 2002
    ..To compare adults with different insurance coverage in care for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health (ADM) problems...
  44. ncbi request reprint What is necessary to transform the quality of mental health care
    Kavita K Patel
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:681-93. 2006
    ..We also discuss the need to develop leadership among health care stakeholders and community engagement to promote public commitment to high-quality care in mental health...
  45. pmc Treating depression in staff-model versus network-model managed care organizations
    L S Meredith
    RAND, Santa Monica, Calif 90407, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:39-48. 1999
    ..Given varying attitudes and behaviors, improving primary care for the treatment of depression will require unique strategies beyond enhancing technical knowledge for the two types of MCOs...
  46. ncbi request reprint Course of depression in patients with comorbid anxiety disorders
    C D Sherbourne
    RAND, Santa Monica CA, USA
    J Affect Disord 43:245-50. 1997
    ..The findings emphasize the poor clinical prognosis associated with comorbid anxiety disorder...
  47. ncbi request reprint Affective disorders in children and adolescents: addressing unmet need in primary care settings
    K B Wells
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024-6505, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 49:1111-20. 2001
    ..Research is needed to support development of these solutions and evaluation of their impacts...
  48. ncbi request reprint Termination of social security benefits among Los Angeles recipients disabled by substance abuse
    K E Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:914-8. 1999
    ..This study examined appeal and recertification in Los Angeles County...
  49. doi request reprint Long-term benefits of short-term quality improvement interventions for depressed youths in primary care
    Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow
    Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1759
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1002-10. 2009
    ..The authors examined 6-, 12-, and 18-month outcomes of a primary care quality improvement intervention...
  50. ncbi request reprint Depression and role impairment among adolescents in primary care clinics
    Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:477-83. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between depression and role impairment in a primary care sample, with and without controlling for the effects of general medical conditions...
  51. doi request reprint The content of substance abuse and mental health counseling reported by patients in a national survey
    Craig Landry
    UCLA Health Services Research Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 37:279-86. 2010
    ..Patient self-report may be one useful way of tracking whether components of standard therapies are implemented in practice...
  52. ncbi request reprint Generalizability of studies on mental health treatment and outcomes, 1981 to 1996
    Joel T Braslow
    Department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1261-8. 2005
    ..This study operationalized and measured the external validity, or generalizability, of studies on mental health treatment and outcomes published in four journals between 1981 and 1996...
  53. ncbi request reprint How a therapy-based quality improvement intervention for depression affected life events and psychological well-being over time: a 9-year longitudinal analysis
    Cathy Donald Sherbourne
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Med Care 46:78-84. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that 1 pathway for such health benefits was an indirect effect with QI reducing risk factors for depression such as stressful life events...
  54. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal patterns of alcohol, drug, and mental health need and care in a national sample of U.S. adults
    Susan E Stockdale
    Health Services Research Center, Semel Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 10920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:93-9. 2006
    ..This study examined the level of transient and persistent need and unmet need over time among respondents to a national survey and whether need was met by provision of mental health services or resolved without treatment...
  55. pmc Using community arts events to enhance collective efficacy and community engagement to address depression in an African American community
    Bowen Chung
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:237-44. 2009
    ..We used community-partnered participatory research (CPPR) to measure collective efficacy and its role as a precursor of community engagement to improve depression care in the African American community of South Los Angeles...
  56. ncbi request reprint Talking Wellness: a description of a community-academic partnered project to engage an African-American community around depression through the use of poetry, film, and photography
    Bowen Chung
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA Health Services Research Center, CA 90024 6505, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S67-78. 2006
    ..The project is described from the perspective of community members involved in the process...
  57. ncbi request reprint A community participatory research partnership: the development of a faith-based intervention for children exposed to violence
    Sheryl H Kataoka
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S89-97. 2006
    ....
  58. pmc Persistent depression and anxiety in the United States: prevalence and quality of care
    Alexander S Young
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1391-8. 2008
    ..This study provided national estimates of the prevalence of persistent depression and anxiety, as well as estimates of illness severity, treatment use, and quality of care in this population...
  59. pmc The importance of social context: neighborhood stressors, stress-buffering mechanisms, and alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders
    Susan E Stockdale
    UCLA Semel Institute Health Service Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1867-81. 2007
    ..e., low-average household occupancy) had a higher likelihood of disorders. If replicated by future studies using longitudinal data, our results have implications for policies and programs targeting neighborhoods to reduce ADM disorders...
  60. doi request reprint Datapoints: second-generation antipsychotic medication combinations for schizophrenia
    Carol Eisen
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Health Services Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:235. 2008
  61. ncbi request reprint Quality of publicly-funded outpatient specialty mental health care for common childhood psychiatric disorders in California
    Bonnie T Zima
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:130-44. 2005
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Problem substance use among depressed patients in managed primary care
    Carol A Roeloffs
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, CA 90024, USA
    Psychosomatics 43:405-12. 2002
    ..Greater understanding of substance use problems in primary care patients with depressive symptoms and disorders may aid efforts to more quickly identify, educate, and provide services for those in need...
  63. ncbi request reprint Unmet need for mental health care among U.S. children: variation by ethnicity and insurance status
    Sheryl H Kataoka
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Research Center on Managed Care for Psychiatric Disorders, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1548-55. 2002
    ..The authors use three national data sets and examine ethnic disparities in unmet need (defined as having a need for mental health evaluation but not using any services in a 1-year period) to provide such estimates...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention for adolescent depression in primary care clinics: a randomized controlled trial
    Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif 90024 1759, USA
    JAMA 293:311-9. 2005
    ..Depression is a common condition associated with significant morbidity in adolescents. Few depressed adolescents receive effective treatment for depression in primary care settings...
  65. pmc Quality of care for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a managed care medicaid program
    Bonnie T Zima
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:1225-37, 1237.e1-11. 2010
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Stigma and depression among primary care patients
    Carol Roeloffs
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:311-5. 2003
    ..The relationship between stigma and service use deserves further study in diverse settings and populations...
  67. ncbi request reprint Does obesity contribute as much to morbidity as poverty or smoking?
    R Sturm
    RAND, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Public Health 115:229-35. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, the latter have achieved more consistent attention in recent decades in clinical practice and public health policy...
  68. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for depressed elderly pre-post prospective payment system: differences in response across treatment settings
    K B Wells
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138
    Med Care 32:257-76. 1994
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to reducing the burden of affective disorders
    Kenneth B Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:655-75. 2002
    ..We review the literature, identify key gaps, and recommend new research to guide national efforts to reduce the burden of affective disorders...
  70. ncbi request reprint Mental health care for adults with suicide ideation
    Rachel Brook
    Health Services Research Center, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:271-7. 2006
    ..To estimate mental health and substance abuse services use for adults with and without suicide ideation...
  71. pmc What outcomes matter to patients?
    C D Sherbourne
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:357-63. 1999
    ..Despite recommendations to use patient preferences to guide treatment decisions, little is known about how patients value different dimensions of their health status...
  72. ncbi request reprint Adolescent primary care patients' preferences for depression treatment
    Lisa H Jaycox
    RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia 22202 5050, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:198-207. 2006
    ..Youth preference for counseling over medication may contribute to low adherence to medication treatment and underscores the importance of patient education aimed at promoting positive expectations for treatments...
  73. ncbi request reprint Policy intervention
    Richard Scheffler
    University of California, Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 525, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:215-22. 2002
    ..A research agenda is developed for formulating and implementing public policy...
  74. pmc Interventions in organizational and community context: a framework for building evidence on dissemination and implementation in health services research
    Peter Mendel
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:21-37. 2008
    ....
  75. doi request reprint Rapid community participatory assessment of health care in post-storm New Orleans
    BENJAMIN F SPRINGGATE
    University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:S237-43. 2009
    ..This project engaged community stakeholders in a rapid, participatory assessment of health priorities 1 year post-disaster, to inform the policy process and build capacity for recovery planning among community members...
  76. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes of persistent depression despite treatment in primary care
    Cathy Sherbourne
    RAND, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:106-14. 2004
    ..High rates of service use and poor outcomes emphasize the urgency of new research to find solutions for these patients...
  77. ncbi request reprint Community-based interventions
    Martha L Bruce
    Department of Psychiatry, Westchester Division, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:205-14. 2002
    ..An agenda for developing this field of intervention research is proposed...
  78. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month use of mental health services in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:629-40. 2005
    ..Dramatic changes have occurred in mental health treatments during the past decade. Data on recent treatment patterns are needed to estimate the unmet need for services...
  79. pmc Mental health service use among hurricane Katrina survivors in the eight months after the disaster
    Philip S Wang
    Interventional Research, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1403-11. 2007
    ..This study examined use of mental health services among adult survivors of Hurricane Katrina in order to improve understanding of the impact of disasters on persons with mental disorders...
  80. pmc Improving care for minorities: can quality improvement interventions improve care and outcomes for depressed minorities? Results of a randomized, controlled trial
    Jeanne Miranda
    Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:613-30. 2003
    ..We determined whether practice-initiated quality improvement (QI) interventions for depressed primary care patients improve care across ethnic groups and reduce outcome disparities...
  81. ncbi request reprint Do users of regularly prescribed opioids have higher rates of substance use problems than nonusers?
    Mark J Edlund
    Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Pain Med 8:647-56. 2007
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Failure and delay in initial treatment contact after first onset of mental disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:603-13. 2005
    ..An understudied crucial step in the help-seeking process is making prompt initial contact with a treatment provider after first onset of a mental disorder...
  83. pmc Disruption of existing mental health treatments and failure to initiate new treatment after Hurricane Katrina
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:34-41. 2008
    ..The authors examined the disruption of ongoing treatments among individuals with preexisting mental disorders and the failure to initiate treatment among individuals with new-onset mental disorders in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina...
  84. ncbi request reprint Improving the care for depression in patients with comorbid medical illness
    Alan K Koike
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of California Davis, 2230 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1738-45. 2002
    ..The authors compared treatment and outcomes for depressed primary care patients with and without comorbid medical conditions and assessed the impact of quality improvement programs for these patients...
  85. pmc Understanding mental health treatment in persons without mental diagnoses: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1196-203. 2007
    ..Concerns have been raised that this pattern might represent evidence of misallocation of treatment resources...
  86. ncbi request reprint Reducing the burden of depression: building villages for coordinated care
    Kenneth B Wells
    JAMA 298:1451-2. 2007
  87. ncbi request reprint Do family physicians and internists differ in knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported approaches for depression?
    Joseph J Gallo
    Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 32:1-20. 2002
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to assess the relationship of primary care specialty training with self-assessed skill, knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward depression recognition and management...
  88. pmc Does satisfaction reflect the technical quality of mental health care?
    Mark J Edlund
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas Medical School, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:631-45. 2003
    ..To analyze the relationship between satisfaction and technical quality of care for common mental disorders...
  89. pmc Implementing the Institute of Medicine definition of disparities: an application to mental health care
    Thomas G McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1979-2005. 2006
    ..This paper proposes an implementation of this definition, and applies it to disparities in outpatient mental health care...
  90. ncbi request reprint Influence of patient preference and primary care clinician proclivity for watchful waiting on receipt of depression treatment
    Megan Dwight Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, P O Box 356560, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:379-86. 2006
    ..We examined whether patients' preference for watchful waiting and their primary care clinician's proclivity for watchful waiting were associated with decreased likelihood of receiving depression treatment...
  91. pmc Changing profiles of service sectors used for mental health care in the United States
    Philip S Wang
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1187-98. 2006
    ..Redesigning the fragmented U.S. mental health care system requires knowing how service sectors share responsibility for individuals' mental health needs...
  92. ncbi request reprint Clinician screening and treatment of alcohol, drug, and mental problems in primary care: results from healthcare for communities
    Mark J Edlund
    VA South Central VISN 16 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Med Care 42:1158-66. 2004
    ..We sought to estimate national rates of screening and treatment of alcohol, drug, and mental (ADM) problems in primary care...
  93. ncbi request reprint The partners in care approach to ethics outcomes in quality improvement programs for depression
    Jodi Halpern
    School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:532-9. 2004
    ..The authors describe an approach to addressing these goals in a randomized trial of quality improvement for depressed primary care patients...
  94. pmc Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders, 1990 to 2003
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2515-23. 2005
    ..Although the 1990s saw enormous change in the mental health care system in the United States, little is known about changes in the prevalence or rate of treatment of mental disorders...
  95. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers and creating opportunities to reduce burden of affective disorders: a new research agenda
    Kenneth B Wells
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:175-8. 2002
  96. ncbi request reprint Burden of illness
    Tom McGuire
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 5899, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:179-85. 2002
    ..Reserch should focus on improving measures of burden in general and on quantifying burden from the standpoint of diverse population groups...
  97. ncbi request reprint Barriers to reducing burden of affective disorders
    Martha L Bruce
    Department of Psychiatry, Westchester Division, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:187-97. 2002
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Association between mental health disorders, problem drug use, and regular prescription opioid use
    Mark D Sullivan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2087-93. 2006
    ..Psychiatric disorders are associated with increased physical symptoms such as pain and may be associated with opioid use, but no prospective population-based studies have addressed this issue...
  99. ncbi request reprint Practice-based interventions
    Daniel E Ford
    Johns Hopkins University, 2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2 500, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2223, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:199-204. 2002
    ..More research is needed to develop programs to improve outcomes for children with depression and adults with bipolar disorders...
  100. ncbi request reprint Research development mechanisms
    Junius J Gonzales
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:255-6. 2002
    ..New research infrastructures are needed to support community and research collaborations, as well as supporting development of new technologies to enable diffusion of care...
  101. pmc Physician conceptions of responsibility to individual patients and distributive justice in health care
    Mary Catherine Beach
    Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2024 East Monument Street, Suite 2 500, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:53-9. 2005
    ..We describe physician conceptions of responsibility to individual patients and distributive justice in health care, and explore whether these values are associated with type of managed care practice and professional satisfaction...

Research Grants3

  1. Center for Research on Quality in Managed Care
    Kenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN CARE
    Kenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The project investigators and community leaders represent diverse clinical and social science disciplines. The project is conducted, overall, under a community participatory partnered approach. ..