Thomas M Wickizer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of utilization management on patterns of hospital care among privately insured adult patients
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Med Care 36:1545-54. 1998
  2. pmc A communitywide intervention to improve outcomes and reduce disability among injured workers in Washington State
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98175 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 82:547-67, table of contents. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving quality through identifying inappropriate care: the use of guideline-based utilization review protocols in the Washington State Workers' Compensation System
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7660, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:198-204. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of attorneys and appeal filing in the Washington State workers' compensation program: does patient satisfaction matter?
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:331-9. 2004
  5. pmc The effect of substance abuse treatment on Medicaid expenditures among general assistance welfare clients in Washington state
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 84:555-76. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Washington State Access to Recovery project: effects on Medicaid costs for working age disabled clients
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:240-6. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Utilization management: issues, effects, and future prospects
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7660, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:233-54. 2002
  8. pmc Improving the quality of workers' compensation health care delivery: the Washington State Occupational Health Services Project
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 79:5-33. 2001
  9. pmc Employment outcomes among AFDC recipients treated for substance abuse in Washington State
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 78:585-608, iv. 2000
  10. pmc Effects of health care cost-containment programs on patterns of care and readmissions among children and adolescents
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1353-8. 1999

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of utilization management on patterns of hospital care among privately insured adult patients
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Med Care 36:1545-54. 1998
    ..This study examined the effects of utilization management review activities on patterns of hospital care among a sample of adult patients insured through a managed fee-for-service plan...
  2. pmc A communitywide intervention to improve outcomes and reduce disability among injured workers in Washington State
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98175 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 82:547-67, table of contents. 2004
    ..Furthermore, collaborating with university researchers may help enhance the scientific rigor of the quality improvement initiative and create more opportunities for a successful evaluation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Improving quality through identifying inappropriate care: the use of guideline-based utilization review protocols in the Washington State Workers' Compensation System
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7660, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:198-204. 2004
    ..3%. The highest denial rates were for thoracic outlet syndrome surgery (19.1%) and lumbar fusion (17.7%). The use of guideline-based UR protocols may improve the effectiveness of UR as a tool to identify potentially inappropriate care...
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of attorneys and appeal filing in the Washington State workers' compensation program: does patient satisfaction matter?
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:331-9. 2004
    ..Characterize the relationship between retaining an attorney and long-term disability...
  5. pmc The effect of substance abuse treatment on Medicaid expenditures among general assistance welfare clients in Washington state
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 84:555-76. 2006
    ..This estimated savings equaled the cost of treatment and represented approximately 35 percent of the annual Medicaid expenses incurred by GA clients with substance abuse problems...
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Washington State Access to Recovery project: effects on Medicaid costs for working age disabled clients
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:240-6. 2009
    ..11) to $136 (p = .05) depending upon months of Medicaid eligibility. Recovery services aimed at facilitating engagement in SA treatment and aftercare appear to foster modest savings in Medicaid costs for working age disabled clients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Utilization management: issues, effects, and future prospects
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7660, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:233-54. 2002
    ..In addition, it explores the future role of utilization management in the health care system and outlines a set of principles that we believe should be used to guide the development of utilization management strategies in the future...
  8. pmc Improving the quality of workers' compensation health care delivery: the Washington State Occupational Health Services Project
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 79:5-33. 2001
    ..Medical care for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, is often fragmented and uncoordinated. (ABSTRACT TRUNCATED)..
  9. pmc Employment outcomes among AFDC recipients treated for substance abuse in Washington State
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Milbank Q 78:585-608, iv. 2000
    ..Ensuring that welfare recipients with substance abuse problems have access to appropriate treatment and vocational services is critical if welfare-to-work programs are to promote greater economic self-sufficiency...
  10. pmc Effects of health care cost-containment programs on patterns of care and readmissions among children and adolescents
    T M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1353-8. 1999
    ..This study examined the effects of a utilization management program on patterns of medical care among children and adolescents...
  11. ncbi request reprint Early predictors of chronic work disability associated with carpal tunnel syndrome: a longitudinal workers' compensation cohort study
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:489-500. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint ISSLS prize winner: early predictors of chronic work disability: a prospective, population-based study of workers with back injuries
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2809-18. 2008
    ..Prospective population-based cohort study...
  13. pmc Patient satisfaction, treatment experience, and disability outcomes in a population-based cohort of injured workers in Washington State: implications for quality improvement
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:727-48. 2004
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Early opioid prescription and subsequent disability among workers with back injuries: the Disability Risk Identification Study Cohort
    Gary M Franklin
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:199-204. 2008
    ..Prospective, population-based cohort study...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with early opioid prescription among workers with low back injuries
    Bert D Stover
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, 98103, USA
    J Pain 7:718-25. 2006
    ..Knowledge of worker characteristics associated with early opioid prescription may be useful in future studies of the role of early pain treatment in influencing subsequent course of pain and disability among workers with back injuries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of occupational health care in Washington State: new approaches to designing community-based health care systems
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 25:43-52. 2002
    ..Our experience in developing the OHS quality improvement initiative should have relevance for health care clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and researchers engaged in similar pursuits outside the field of occupational health...
  17. ncbi request reprint Worker recovery expectations and fear-avoidance predict work disability in a population-based workers' compensation back pain sample
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:682-9. 2006
    ..Prospective, population-based cohort study...
  18. doi request reprint Development of a brief questionnaire to predict long-term disability
    Deborah Fulton-Kehoe
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1042-52. 2008
    ..To develop a brief worker-completed questionnaire for use soon after a work-related back injury to assess risk of long-term work disability...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nurse practitioners as attending providers for injured workers: evaluating the effect of role expansion on disability and costs
    Jeanne M Sears
    Department of Health Services, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Med Care 45:1154-61. 2007
    ..This legislation authorized NPs to independently perform most functions of an attending physician...
  20. doi request reprint Expanding the role of nurse practitioners: effects on rural access to care for injured workers
    Jeanne M Sears
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 24:171-8. 2008
    ..SHB 1691 authorized NPs to independently perform most functions of an attending physician...
  21. ncbi request reprint Measuring work disability: what can administrative data tell us about patient outcomes?
    Deborah Fulton-Kehoe
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:651-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the association between administrative measures of work disability and self-reported work, pain, and functional status...
  22. pmc Physical health and drinking among medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study
    Emily C Williams
    VA Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:1257-65. 2010
    ..We tested associations between poor physical health and drinking after hospitalization and whether associations varied by alcohol dependence status and readiness to change...
  23. pmc Prediction of chronic disability in work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a prospective, population-based study
    Judith A Turner
    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 356560, Seattle, WA, 98195 6560, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:14. 2004
    ..Based on these models, we will develop a brief instrument that could be administered in medical or workers' compensation settings to screen injured workers for chronic disability risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nurse practitioners as attending providers for workers with uncomplicated back injuries: using administrative data to evaluate quality and process of care
    Jeanne M Sears
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:900-8. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Employer satisfaction with workers' compensation health care: results of the Washington State Workers' Compensation Managed Care Pilot
    Kelly B Kyes
    Department of Health Services, Box 357660, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:234-40. 2003
    ..Improved employer-provider communication may foster early return to work and thereby have a beneficial effect on health and employment outcomes for injured workers...
  26. ncbi request reprint The association between pain and disability
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Pain 112:307-14. 2004
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Changes in opioid prescribing for chronic pain in Washington State
    Gary M Franklin
    Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:394-400. 2013
    ....
  28. pmc Do drug-free workplace programs prevent occupational injuries? Evidence from Washington State
    Thomas M Wickizer
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:91-110. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of a publicly sponsored drug-free workplace program on reducing the risk of occupational injuries...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors of long-term disability in a workers' compensation system
    Bert Stover
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98103 9058, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:31-40. 2007
    ..We identified predictive factors of long-term disability in new workers' compensation claims to guide secondary prevention research and target interventions for high-risk claims...
  30. ncbi request reprint Lumbar fusion outcomes in Washington State workers' compensation
    Sham Maghout Juratli
    Occupational Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Program, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA 98103 9058, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2715-23. 2006
    ..Retrospective population-based cohort study...
  31. pmc Policy-relevant research: when does it matter?
    Gary M Franklin
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, 98103, USA
    NeuroRx 1:356-62. 2004
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Decision-making authority and substance abuse treatment for adolescents: a survey of state laws
    Tori Lallemont
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    J Adolesc Health 44:323-34. 2009
    ....
  33. pmc Evaluation of an electronic clinical reminder to facilitate brief alcohol-counseling interventions in primary care
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development and Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:720-5. 2010
    ..This study evaluated an electronic alcohol-counseling clinical reminder at a single Veterans Affairs general medicine clinic...
  34. ncbi request reprint Improving vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers in Washington State
    Jeanne M Sears
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Electronic address
    Eval Program Plann 44:26-35. 2014
    ..Ongoing communication with stakeholders was critical to the successful conduct and policy impact of this evaluation, which culminated in a 3-year extension of the pilot program through June 2016. ..