N S Wenger

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics associated with care by a cardiologist among adults hospitalized with severe congestive heart failure. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments
    A D Auerbach
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0120, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 36:2119-25. 2000
  2. doi request reprint Ethical issues in patient-physician communication about therapy for cancer: professional responsibilities of the oncologist
    Neil S Wenger
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Oncologist 15:43-8. 2010
  3. doi request reprint A practice-based intervention to improve primary care for falls, urinary incontinence, and dementia
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:547-55. 2009
  4. pmc A short functional survey is responsive to changes in functional status in vulnerable older people
    Lillian C Min
    Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1932-6. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Quality indicators for continuity and coordination of care in vulnerable elders
    Neil S Wenger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S285-92. 2007
  6. pmc Implementation of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment in nursing homes in California: evaluation of a novel statewide dissemination mechanism
    Neil S Wenger
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza 309, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:51-7. 2013
  7. pmc Do proxies reflect patients' health concerns about urinary incontinence and gait problems?
    Takahiro Higashi
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606 8501, Japan
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:75. 2005
  8. pmc Use of complementary/alternative therapies by women with advanced-stage breast cancer
    Joannie Shen
    Laboratory of Clinical Sciences, National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 2:8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Physicians' religiosity and end-of-life care attitudes and behaviors
    Neil S Wenger
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 71:335-43. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint End-of-life discussions and preferences among persons with HIV
    N S Wenger
    University of California at Los Angeles Department of Medicine, GIM HSR, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    JAMA 285:2880-7. 2001

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics associated with care by a cardiologist among adults hospitalized with severe congestive heart failure. SUPPORT Investigators. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments
    A D Auerbach
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94143 0120, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 36:2119-25. 2000
    ..The goal of this study was to determine factors associated with receiving cardiologist care among patients with an acute exacerbation of congestive heart failure...
  2. doi request reprint Ethical issues in patient-physician communication about therapy for cancer: professional responsibilities of the oncologist
    Neil S Wenger
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Oncologist 15:43-8. 2010
    ..In this way, oncologists can ensure value in cancer care...
  3. doi request reprint A practice-based intervention to improve primary care for falls, urinary incontinence, and dementia
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:547-55. 2009
    ..To determine whether a practice-based intervention can improve care for falls, urinary incontinence, and cognitive impairment...
  4. pmc A short functional survey is responsive to changes in functional status in vulnerable older people
    Lillian C Min
    Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1932-6. 2008
    ..To investigate whether an abbreviated five-item functional status survey consisting of five activities of daily living (ADLs) reflects changes measured over time in a full 12-item functional status survey...
  5. ncbi request reprint Quality indicators for continuity and coordination of care in vulnerable elders
    Neil S Wenger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S285-92. 2007
  6. pmc Implementation of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment in nursing homes in California: evaluation of a novel statewide dissemination mechanism
    Neil S Wenger
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza 309, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:51-7. 2013
    ..Coalitions engaged facilities, including nursing homes (NHs), to foster POLST adoption. Eighteen months after introduction of POLST, we studied POLST implementation in California NHs...
  7. pmc Do proxies reflect patients' health concerns about urinary incontinence and gait problems?
    Takahiro Higashi
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606 8501, Japan
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:75. 2005
    ..While falls and urinary incontinence are prevalent among older patients, who sometimes rely on proxies to provide their health information, the validity of proxy reports of concern about falls and urinary incontinence remains unknown...
  8. pmc Use of complementary/alternative therapies by women with advanced-stage breast cancer
    Joannie Shen
    Laboratory of Clinical Sciences, National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 2:8. 2002
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Physicians' religiosity and end-of-life care attitudes and behaviors
    Neil S Wenger
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 71:335-43. 2004
    ..We surveyed physicians of one religion to describe the relationship between religiosity and end-of-life care...
  10. ncbi request reprint End-of-life discussions and preferences among persons with HIV
    N S Wenger
    University of California at Los Angeles Department of Medicine, GIM HSR, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    JAMA 285:2880-7. 2001
    ..Even though the prognosis has improved for many persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, a need for planning remains...
  11. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the assessing care of vulnerable elders-3 quality indicator measurement set
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, and Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90407, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S247-52. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Application of assessing care of vulnerable elders-3 quality indicators to patients with advanced dementia and poor prognosis
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S457-63. 2007
    ..To use a formal decision-making strategy to reach clinically appropriate, internally consistent decisions on the application of quality indicators (QIs) to vulnerable elders (VEs) with advanced dementia (AD) or poor prognosis (PP)...
  13. doi request reprint Practice redesign to improve care for falls and urinary incontinence: primary care intervention for older patients
    Neil S Wenger
    University of California, Los Angeles, 90024, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1765-72. 2010
    ..In collaboration with the American College of Physicians, we augmented the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders practice redesign intervention to improve falls and UI care...
  14. ncbi request reprint The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable community-dwelling older patients
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:740-7. 2003
    ..Previous studies have focused on general medical conditions aimed at prolonging life, not on geriatric issues important for quality of life...
  15. pmc Hospital ethics committees in Israel: structure, function and heterogeneity in the setting of statutory ethics committees
    N S Wenger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Med Ethics 28:177-82. 2002
    ..Israel has the distinction of having ethics committees legally required by a Patients' Rights Act. We studied the development of ethics committees in this legal environment...
  16. doi request reprint Quality of care provided in a special needs plan using a nurse care manager model
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1810-22. 2011
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the research norms of scientists and administrators responsible for academic research integrity
    S G Korenman
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 7041, USA
    JAMA 279:41-7. 1998
    ..The professional integrity of scientists is important to society as a whole and particularly to disciplines such as medicine that depend heavily on scientific advances for their progress...
  18. ncbi request reprint Changes in health-promoting behavior following diagnosis with HIV: prevalence and correlates in a national probability sample
    R L Collins
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Health Psychol 20:351-60. 2001
    ..Most people with HIV improve their health behavior following diagnosis, but more might be helped to do so by targeting these behaviors in future interventions...
  19. pmc Circumstances at HIV diagnosis and progression of disease in older HIV-infected Americans
    D S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1117-20. 2001
    ..This study identified age-related differences in diagnosis and progression of HIV by analyzing a nationally representative sample of HIV-infected adults under care in the United States...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patients' global ratings of their health care are not associated with the technical quality of their care
    John T Chang
    the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California RAND Health, Santa Monica, California and RAND Health, Arlington, Virginia
    Ann Intern Med 144:665-72. 2006
    ..Patient global ratings of care are commonly used to assess health care. However, the extent to which these assessments of care are related to the technical quality of care received is not well understood...
  21. ncbi request reprint Unrestricted opiate administration for pain and suffering at the end of life: knowledge and attitudes as barriers to care
    Iris Cohen Fineberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024 1736, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:873-83. 2006
    ..Although guidelines support the use of unrestricted opiate administration to treat refractory pain and suffering in the dying patient, many patients die suffering with symptoms that could have been addressed...
  22. pmc A Self-Report Measure of Clinicians' Orientation toward Integrative Medicine
    An Fu Hsiao
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of GIM HSR, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1553-69. 2005
    ..Because integration of CAM with conventional medicine can have important implications for health care, we developed a survey instrument to assess clinicians' orientation toward integrative medicine...
  23. ncbi request reprint The quality of pharmacologic care for vulnerable older patients
    Takahiro Higashi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:714-20. 2004
    ..To date, research has focused on inappropriate prescribing and policy efforts have aimed at access, but no comprehensive measurement of the quality of pharmacologic management using explicit criteria has been performed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among Asian-American subgroups: prevalence, predictors, and lack of relationship to acculturation and access to conventional health care
    An Fu Hsiao
    Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:1003-10. 2006
    ..Because of differences in health and cultural beliefs, we also hypothesized that patterns and predictors of CAM use would vary among Asian-American subgroups...
  25. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of quality indicators for older patients with advanced dementia and poor prognosis
    David H Solomon
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:902-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate the applicability of process-of-care quality indicators (QIs) to vulnerable elders and to measure the effect of excluding indicators based on patients' preferences and for advanced dementia and poor prognosis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Identifying a short functional disability screen for older persons
    D Saliba
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, California, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M750-6. 2000
    ..The inclusion of these items in population screens may be limited by variation in item performance across gender and age groups. Further, identification of shortened lists may encourage inclusion of these items in screens...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of highly active antiretroviral therapy use in patients with HIV infection in the united states. HCSUS Consortium. HIV Cost and Services Utilization
    W E Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:115-23. 2000
    ..It is not known whether high levels of HAART use have been sustained or whether socioeconomic and racial disparities have diminished over time...
  28. pmc End-of-life decision making: a qualitative study of elderly individuals
    K E Rosenfeld
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:620-5. 2000
    ..To identify the desired features of end-of-life medical decision making from the perspective of elderly individuals...
  29. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of care provided to dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing homes
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 47:536-44. 2009
    ....
  30. pmc Measuring the quality of care provided to community dwelling vulnerable elders dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Care 45:931-8. 2007
    ..Small studies suggest that the quality of healthcare provided to older patients needs improvement. However, measuring the quality of care for larger groups of older adults is difficult...
  31. ncbi request reprint Multimorbidity is associated with better quality of care among vulnerable elders
    Lillian C Min
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1687, USA
    Med Care 45:480-8. 2007
    ..Possible reasons include competing guidelines for individual conditions, burden of numerous recommendations, and difficulty implementing treatments for multiple conditions...
  32. pmc The many faces of error disclosure: a common set of elements and a definition
    Stephanie P Fein
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:755-61. 2007
    ..Surveys of physicians show that they believe harmful errors should be disclosed to patients, yet errors are often not disclosed...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of a quality improvement initiative on the quality of other aspects of health care: the law of unintended consequences?
    David A Ganz
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Med Care 45:8-18. 2007
    ..Policymakers and clinicians are concerned that initiatives to improve the quality of care for some conditions may have unintended negative consequences for quality in other conditions...
  34. pmc How well do clinicians estimate patients' adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy?
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance Calif, 90509 USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:1-11. 2002
    ..However, little is known about the accuracy of these assessments. We sought to describe the accuracy of clinicians' estimates of patients' adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy...
  35. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive evaluation of survey questions for adherence to antiretroviral medications and exploratory analyses for identifying optimal sets of survey questions
    Honghu Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:760-72. 2006
    ..Because these variables are readily obtainable in clinical settings, these selected questions may provide a clinically useful means of screening patients for antiretroviral medication nonadherence...
  36. ncbi request reprint A practical method to calibrate self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy
    Honghu Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:S104-12. 2006
    ..We investigated methods to calibrate patients' self-reported adherence to match objectively measured adherence more closely for the purpose of developing a practical and more accurate self-reported adherence measure...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physician communication about the cost and acquisition of newly prescribed medications
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:657-64. 2006
    ..To describe the frequency and content of physician discussions about the cost and acquisition of new medications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Physician communication when prescribing new medications
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1855-62. 2006
    ..This article describes and assesses the quality of physician communication with patients about newly prescribed medications...
  39. pmc How much time does it take to prescribe a new medication?
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 72:311-9. 2008
    ..To measure the length of time spent discussing all aspects of new prescriptions and guideline-recommended aspects of counseling, and to evaluate factors associated with duration of discussion...
  40. doi request reprint Evidence-based recommendations for information and care planning in cancer care
    Anne Walling
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3896-902. 2008
    ..The standards presented here for information and care planning in cancer care should be incorporated into care pathways and should become the expectation rather than the exception...
  41. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use and substitution for conventional therapy by HIV-infected patients
    An Fu Hsiao
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:157-65. 2003
    ..HIV-infected patients commonly use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it is not known how often CAM is used as a complement or as a substitute for conventional HIV therapy...
  42. pmc Nurse practitioner comanagement for patients in an academic geriatric practice
    David A Ganz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, University of California, Los Angeles, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Bldg 220, Rm 313 11G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e343-55. 2010
    ..To determine whether nurse practitioner (NP) comanagement can improve the quality of care for 5 chronic conditions in an academic geriatrics practice. STUDY DESIGN and..
  43. pmc The quality of care provided to hospitalized patients at the end of life
    Anne M Walling
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1057-63. 2010
    ..However, when lifesaving treatments are unsuccessful, patients often die in the hospital with distressing symptoms while receiving burdensome care. Systematic measurement of the quality of care planning and symptom palliation is needed...
  44. pmc Assessing care of vulnerable elders--Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study of a practice redesign intervention to improve the quality of dementia care
    David B Reuben
    Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:324-9. 2010
    ..To determine whether a practice redesign intervention coupled with referral to local Alzheimer's Association chapters can improve the quality of dementia care...
  45. pmc How do physicians conduct medication reviews?
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1296-302. 2009
    ..The medical literature suggests that it is an exhaustive evaluation, but what physicians actually ask about their patients' medication regimens has been little studied...
  46. pmc The vulnerable elders-13 survey predicts 5-year functional decline and mortality outcomes in older ambulatory care patients
    Lillian Min
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2070-6. 2009
    ..To test the predictive properties of the Vulnerable Elders-13 Survey (VES-13) a short tool that predicts functional decline and mortality over a 1- to 2-year follow-up interval over a 5-year interval...
  47. pmc Prescribing new medications: a taxonomy of physician-patient communication
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 4142, USA
    Commun Med 5:195-208. 2008
    ..The coding system also can be used to measure the quality of new medication discussions for linkage to outcomes and can inform interventions to improve communication when prescribing new drugs...
  48. pmc Which providers should communicate which critical information about a new medication? Patient, pharmacist, and physician perspectives
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:462-9. 2009
    ..To investigate older patient, pharmacist, and physician perspectives about what information is essential to impart to patients receiving new medication prescriptions and who should provide the information...
  49. pmc Assessment of implementation of an order protocol for end-of-life symptom management
    Anne M Walling
    Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:857-65. 2008
    ..We evaluated the implementation of an inpatient end-of-life symptom management order (ESMO) protocol that guides the use of opiate medications and other modalities to provide palliation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Repeated measures analyses of dose timing of antiretroviral medication and its relationship to HIV virologic outcomes
    Honghu Liu
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Stat Med 26:991-1007. 2007
    ..Investigations of adherence to antiretrovirals would benefit from measuring not only per cent adherence but dose timing adherence...
  51. ncbi request reprint Quality of osteoarthritis care for community-dwelling older adults
    David A Ganz
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, V A Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, STAR Program, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:241-7. 2006
    ..To describe the quality of osteoarthritis care provided to community-dwelling elderly patients and to characterize arthritis-related function in these patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for older persons at the dawn of the third millennium
    David B Reuben
    Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:S346-50. 2003
    ..Despite substantial progress in defining and measuring high-quality care for older persons, the goal of ensuring that older persons receiving such care remains a distant hope...
  53. ncbi request reprint Restructuring primary care practices to manage geriatric syndromes: the ACOVE-2 intervention
    David B Reuben
    Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1787-93. 2003
    ..Moreover, the costs of the intervention are low. The effectiveness of the intervention in improving the processes of care for these conditions and clinical outcomes will need to be evaluated in controlled trials...
  54. ncbi request reprint Regional and institutional variation in the initiation of early do-not-resuscitate orders
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1705-12. 2005
    ..We examined these influences on the use of early DNR orders (written <24 hours after admission)...
  55. pmc Trust in one's physician: the role of ethnic match, autonomy, acculturation, and religiosity among Japanese and Japanese Americans
    Derjung M Tarn
    Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:339-47. 2005
    ..We investigated the relation of patient characteristics, religiosity, acculturation, physician ethnicity, and insurance-mandated physician change to levels of trust in Japanese American and Japanese patients...
  56. pmc Disparities in HIV treatment and physician attitudes about delaying protease inhibitors for nonadherent patients
    Mitchell D Wong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:366-74. 2004
    ..Current HIV treatment guidelines recommend delaying antiretroviral therapy for nonadherent patients, which some fear may disproportionately affect certain populations and contribute to disparities in care...
  57. ncbi request reprint Detection and management of falls and instability in vulnerable elders by community physicians
    Laurence Z Rubenstein
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1527-31. 2004
    ..To investigate quality of care for falls and instability provided to vulnerable elders...
  58. ncbi request reprint Interdisciplinary education: evaluation of a palliative care training intervention for pre-professionals
    Iris Cohen Fineberg
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and School of Public Health, Box 956900, Room A2 125 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    Acad Med 79:769-76. 2004
    ..This study developed and evaluated an innovative interdisciplinary educational program in palliative care designed to promote interdisciplinary exchange and understanding...
  59. ncbi request reprint No evidence of an association between transient HIV viremia ("Blips") and lower adherence to the antiretroviral medication regimen
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and Harbor UCLA Research and Education Institute, and UCLA AIDS Institute Center for AIDS Research, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:1487-96. 2004
    ..We investigated this relationship in a prospective observational cohort of 128 patients initiating a new regimen...
  60. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of antiretroviral regimen dosing and adherence: a longitudinal study
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center, Torrance 90502, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:514-8. 2003
    ..03). Because knowledge deficits are common after antiretroviral regimen initiation, clinicians should assess patients' understanding of medication dosing soon after regimen initiation or change...
  61. ncbi request reprint The quality of medical care provided to vulnerable older patients with chronic pain
    Joshua Chodosh
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:756-61. 2004
    ..To assess the quality of chronic pain care provided to vulnerable older persons...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quality of care is associated with survival in vulnerable older patients
    Takahiro Higashi
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:274-81. 2005
    ..Although assessment of the quality of medical care often relies on measures of process of care, the linkage between performance of these process measures during usual clinical care and subsequent patient outcomes is unclear...
  63. ncbi request reprint Repeated measures longitudinal analyses of HIV virologic response as a function of percent adherence, dose timing, genotypic sensitivity, and other factors
    Honghu Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 41:315-22. 2006
    ..The contribution of dose timing and other factors to achieving virologic suppression has received less scrutiny...
  64. ncbi request reprint Impact of antiretroviral regimen switches on adherence
    Loren G Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 3:355-60. 2002
    ..We investigated whether a switch in antiretroviral medications affected adherence by examining a prospective observational cohort of 128 patients who began a new antiretroviral regimen...
  65. ncbi request reprint Predictors of overall quality of care provided to vulnerable older people
    Lillian C Min
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1705-11. 2005
    ..In this study, the influences of clinical conditions, types of care processes, and sociodemographic characteristics on the quality of care received by vulnerable older people were evaluated...
  66. ncbi request reprint Differences in symptom expression in older HIV-positive patients: The Veterans Aging Cohort 3 Site Study and HIV Cost and Service Utilization Study experience
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of Southern California at Los Angeles, 90095 1736, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S84-92. 2003
    ..Nonwhites appeared less likely to report symptoms. Age is a determinant of reporting certain symptoms in HIV disease but may be masked or accentuated by other factors such as race...
  67. ncbi request reprint Higher vulnerable elders survey scores predict death and functional decline in vulnerable older people
    Lillian C Min
    Division of Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine and Health Services Researchm University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:507-11. 2006
    ..To examine whether the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) score predicts risk of death and functional decline in vulnerable older adults...
  68. ncbi request reprint A comparison study of multiple measures of adherence to HIV protease inhibitors
    H Liu
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Service Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 102, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:968-77. 2001
    ..Poor adherence to HIV protease inhibitors may compromise the effectiveness of treatment. Few studies have compared methods for measuring adherence or have related adherence measures to a clinical outcome...
  69. ncbi request reprint Comparison of administrative data and medical records to measure the quality of medical care provided to vulnerable older patients
    Catherine H Maclean
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, California, USA
    Med Care 44:141-8. 2006
    ..However, it is unclear how performance based on administrative data and medical records compare...
  70. pmc Documentation of advance care planning for community-dwelling elders
    Victoria Y Yung
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:861-7. 2010
    ..We assessed the flow of advance care planning information from patients to medical records in a community sample of older adults to better understand why advance care planning is not more successful...
  71. pmc Reduction of high-risk sexual behavior among heterosexuals undergoing HIV antibody testing: a randomized clinical trial
    N S Wenger
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
    Am J Public Health 81:1580-5. 1991
    ..Additional strategies will be necessary if behaviors risky for HIV transmission are to be further reduced...
  72. ncbi request reprint The Vulnerable Elders Survey: a tool for identifying vulnerable older people in the community
    D Saliba
    RAND, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1691-9. 2001
    ..Self-reported diagnoses and conditions, when added to the system, do not enhance predictive ability. The function-based targeting system relies on self-report and is easily transported across care settings...
  73. ncbi request reprint Punishment for unethical behavior in the conduct of research
    N S Wenger
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1736, USA
    Acad Med 73:1187-94. 1998
    ..To investigate the perceptions of scientists and institutional representatives (IRs) to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Research Integrity concerning appropriate punishment for unethical research behavior...
  74. ncbi request reprint Religiousness and spirituality among HIV-infected Americans
    K A Lorenz
    Veterans Integrated Palliative Program, Div of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles VAMC, 11303 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:774-81. 2005
    ..To describe the demographic and clinical factors associated with the importance of religiousness and spirituality among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States...
  75. doi request reprint Internal medicine work hours: trends, associations, and implications for the future
    Lori M Shiotani
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, Calif 90095, USA
    Am J Med 121:80-5. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint Didactic teaching conferences for IM residents: who attends, and is attendance related to medical certifying examination scores?
    John D FitzGerald
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1670, USA
    Acad Med 78:84-9. 2003
    ..This study determines the factors associated with residents' attendance at didactic teaching conferences and the relationship of attendance to residents' scores on medical certification examinations...
  77. ncbi request reprint Preventing and managing visual disability in primary care: clinical applications
    Caroline L Goldzweig
    Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Los Angeles, Calif 90073, USA
    JAMA 291:1497-502. 2004
    ..Finally, clinicians can direct patients with low vision from any cause to resources designed to help enhance patient function and emotional support...
  78. pmc Physician specialization and antiretroviral therapy for HIV
    Bruce E Landon
    Received from the Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BEL and the Department of Health Care Policy BEL, PDC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:233-41. 2003
    ..The changing nature of HIV care has important implications for the types of physicians that can best care for patients with HIV infection...
  79. ncbi request reprint The quality of care provided to vulnerable older community-based patients with urinary incontinence
    Nallini Gnanadesigan
    Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, 7150 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:141-6. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the quality of care provided to vulnerable older community-based patients with urinary incontinence (UI)...
  80. pmc Specialty training and specialization among physicians who treat HIV/AIDS in the United States
    Bruce E Landon
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:12-22. 2002
    ..To assess the association of specialty training and experience in the care of HIV disease with HIV-specific knowledge, referral patterns, and HIV-related education activities...
  81. ncbi request reprint Variations in provider conceptions of integrative medicine
    An Fu Hsiao
    UCI Center for Health Policy Research Irvine, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2973-87. 2006
    ..They advocated an open-minded perspective about other healing traditions, promoting co-management with and making referrals to practitioners of other paradigms, and treating patients with both CAM and conventional healing modalities...
  82. pmc A prospective study of predictors of adherence to combination antiretroviral medication
    Carol E Golin
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:756-65. 2002
    ..We sought to assess predictors of long-term (up to 1 year) adherence to newly initiated combination ART using an accurate, objective adherence measure...
  83. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of medical conditions and quality of care
    Takahiro Higashi
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    N Engl J Med 356:2496-504. 2007
    ..We therefore sought to study the relationship between the quality of care and the number of medical conditions a patient has...
  84. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and end-of-life decision making: comparison of Japanese and Japanese-American focus groups
    Seiji Bito
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Tokyo Medical Center Clinical Research Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Bioethics 21:251-62. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that in the United States Japanese cultural values concerning end-of-life care and decision-making process are largely preserved...
  85. ncbi request reprint Quality indicators for the care of depression in vulnerable elders
    Gene A Nakajima
    Center for Special Problems, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S302-11. 2007
  86. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity and quality of care: clarification from author: response to Min et al, June 2007 Medical Care
    Neil S Wenger
    Med Care 45:1233. 2007
  87. ncbi request reprint A new approach to developing cross-cultural communication skills
    Joel Rosen
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albequerque, 87131, USA
    Med Teach 26:126-32. 2004
    ..CCT in the context of medical student clinical training can be carried out effectively and efficiently using a dedicated multi-modal workshop including standardized patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint Variation in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use across racial/ethnic groups and the development of ethnic-specific measures of CAM use
    An Fu Hsiao
    UCI Center for Health Policy Research, Irvine, CA 92697 5800, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:281-90. 2006
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Measuring patient adherence
    Honghu Liu
    Ann Intern Med 137:72-3; author reply 72-3. 2002