A S Young

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Routine outcomes monitoring to support improving care for schizophrenia: report from the VA Mental Health QUERI
    Alexander S Young
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center MIRECC, West Los Angeles VA, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Community Ment Health J 47:123-35. 2011
  2. 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
  3. pmc The appropriateness of routine medication treatment for schizophrenia
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Bull 36:732-9. 2010
  4. pmc Information technology to support improved care for chronic illness
    Alexander S Young
    West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center, VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center MIRECC, 11301 Wilshire Blvd 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:425-30. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of a consumer-led intervention to improve provider competencies
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 210A, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:967-75. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Patient, provider, and treatment factors associated with poor-quality care for schizophrenia
    A S Young
    Veterans Health Administration VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 1:201-11. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Routine outcome monitoring in a public mental health system: the impact of patients who leave care
    A S Young
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:85-91. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of medical record documentation in schizophrenia
    J Cradock
    West Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare Center, VISN 22 MIRECC, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Building 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 28:456-65. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint The MIRECC version of the Global Assessment of Functioning scale: reliability and validity
    Noosha Niv
    Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, West Los Angeles VA, 11301 Wilshire Blvd 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:529-35. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted self-assessment in persons with severe mental illness
    Matthew Chinman
    VA VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, Los Angeles, Calif 90073, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1343-51. 2004

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Routine outcomes monitoring to support improving care for schizophrenia: report from the VA Mental Health QUERI
    Alexander S Young
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center MIRECC, West Los Angeles VA, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Community Ment Health J 47:123-35. 2011
    ..There are validated instruments and assessment strategies that are feasible for quality improvement in routine practice...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc The appropriateness of routine medication treatment for schizophrenia
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Bull 36:732-9. 2010
    ..Given that most prescriptions are now for second-generation medications, this study describes current clinical problems and the appropriateness of treatment in routine practice...
  4. pmc Information technology to support improved care for chronic illness
    Alexander S Young
    West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center, VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center MIRECC, 11301 Wilshire Blvd 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:425-30. 2007
    ..However, considerable uncertainty remains regarding the relative impact of specific informatics technologies on chronic illness care...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of a consumer-led intervention to improve provider competencies
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 210A, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:967-75. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Patient, provider, and treatment factors associated with poor-quality care for schizophrenia
    A S Young
    Veterans Health Administration VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 1:201-11. 1999
    ..Interventions to improve care for schizophrenia should attend to the need for accurate clinical assessment and strategies for managing challenging clinical situations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Routine outcome monitoring in a public mental health system: the impact of patients who leave care
    A S Young
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:85-91. 2000
    ..Because patients leave these organizations at a high rate, the impact of patient attrition on routinely collected outcome data was examined...
  8. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of medical record documentation in schizophrenia
    J Cradock
    West Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare Center, VISN 22 MIRECC, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Building 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 28:456-65. 2001
    ..The accuracy and consistency of medical record documentation should be demonstrated before using it to evaluate care at public mental health clinics...
  9. ncbi request reprint The MIRECC version of the Global Assessment of Functioning scale: reliability and validity
    Noosha Niv
    Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, West Los Angeles VA, 11301 Wilshire Blvd 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:529-35. 2007
    ..The MIRECC GAF measures occupational functioning, social functioning, and symptom severity on three subscales...
  10. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted self-assessment in persons with severe mental illness
    Matthew Chinman
    VA VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, Los Angeles, Calif 90073, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1343-51. 2004
    ..Audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) can facilitate this data collection and has improved outcomes for a number of disorders, suggesting the need to test its accuracy and reliability in people with SMI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Managed care in the public sector: lessons learned from the Los Angeles PARTNERS program
    G Sullivan
    VISN 16 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, Building 58, Room 134 16MIR, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 28:155-63. 2001
    ..Beyond considering these concerns, the range of community stakeholders who may be affected by such interventions must be addressed...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery, part 1: test selection, reliability, and validity
    Keith H Nuechterlein
    Department of Psychology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, 300 Medical Plaza, Rm 2251, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:203-13. 2008
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint The validity of using patient self-report to assess psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia
    Noosha Niv
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, West Los Angeles VA, MIRECC, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Schizophr Res 90:245-50. 2007
    ..5 to best detect moderate or greater psychosis, and a cutoff score of 1.0 to best detect severe or extremely severe psychosis. The BASIS-R has potential as an assessment tool and screening instrument in schizophrenia...
  15. pmc Clinical and subthreshold panic disorder
    Alexander Bystritsky
    The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 8346, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:381-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to add to the accumulating evidence of significant comorbidity and disability associated with subthreshold PD...
  16. pmc Organizational readiness in specialty mental health care
    Alison B Hamilton
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, and UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, 1640 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:27-31. 2010
    ..This paper discusses organizational assessment in specialty mental health, in preparation for improving care for individuals with schizophrenia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging radiographs for suspected organic syndromes in adult psychiatry
    Stephen M Erhart
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:968-73. 2005
    ..We identified the most common signs and symptoms prompting MRIs to establish the predictive value of these signs and symptoms for clinically pertinent organic syndromes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Workforce competencies in behavioral health: an overview
    Michael A Hoge
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 32:593-631. 2005
    ..These varied resources may also be useful in identifying the core competencies that are common to the multiple disciplines and specialties...
  19. ncbi request reprint Performance of a general location model with an ignorable missing-data assumption in a multivariate mental health services study
    T R Belin
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Stat Med 18:3123-35. 1999
    ..We note some problems with this approach and embed the discussion of this example in a broader consideration of the role of ignorable and non-ignorable models in applied research...
  20. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of individuals with severe mental illness who use emergency services
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 41:159-68. 2005
    ..Efforts to reduce emergency services need to improve access to appropriate community services, particularly for people who are homeless or lack family support...
  21. ncbi request reprint An instrument to assess competencies of providers treating severe mental illness
    Matthew Chinman
    VA VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 5:97-108. 2003
    ..Most CAI scales have good internal consistency (Cronbach's alphas = .52-.93), test-retest reliability (scales ranged from .42 to .78), and validity, and should be useful in efforts to improve care...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc A network-based system to improve care for schizophrenia: the Medical Informatics Network Tool (MINT)
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:358-67. 2004
    ..To date, MINT has been used with more than 165 patients and 29 psychiatrists and has supported practices that are consistent with improvements in the quality of care...
  24. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of computerized patient self-assessment at mental health clinics
    Matthew Chinman
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd MIRECC 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:401-9. 2007
    ..It has improved outcomes for many disorders. While reliable and accurate for SMI in research settings, this study assesses questions about ACASI's feasibility in usual care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Co-location of health care for adults with serious mental illness and HIV infection
    Greer Sullivan
    Department of Veterans Affairs, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center MIRECC, North Little Rock, AR 72114, USA
    Community Ment Health J 42:345-61. 2006
    ..These subjects may be benefiting from increased funding for, and attention to, persons with HIV infection...
  26. ncbi request reprint Use of general medical services by VA patients with psychiatric disorders
    Julie Cradock-O'Leary
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Desert Paacific Mental Illness Reserch, Education, and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:874-8. 2002
    ..The authors sought to develop a better understanding of the demographic, medical, and psychiatric characteristics of this population to inform efforts to improve the medical care of these persons...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluating client and family preferences regarding outcomes in severe mental illness
    Julie A Cradock
    Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center, CA 90073, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 29:257-61. 2002
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Using information systems to improve care for persons with schizophrenia
    Alexander S Young
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard 210A, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:253-5. 2004
  30. pmc Implementation of a family intervention for individuals with schizophrenia
    Amy N Cohen
    VA Desert Pacific Mental Health Research, Education and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:32-7. 2010
    ..Families are rarely included in clinical care despite research showing that family involvement has a positive effect on individuals with schizophrenia by reducing relapse, improving work functioning, and social adjustment...
  31. pmc The impact of parity on major depression treatment quality in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program after parity implementation
    Alisa B Busch
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    Med Care 44:506-12. 2006
    ..Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent but often undetected and undertreated and thus could potentially benefit from parity implementation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Toward the implementation of mental health consumer provider services
    Matthew Chinman
    Health Services Unit, West Los Angeles VA MIRECC, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, 210A, CA 90073, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 33:176-95. 2006
    ..Using literature and study findings, an organizational change framework and other strategies to overcome potential implementation challenges of CP services are suggested...
  33. pmc Informatics systems to promote improved care for chronic illness: a literature review
    David Dorr
    Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Portland, OR, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:156-63. 2007
    ..To understand information systems components important in supporting team-based care of chronic illness through a literature search...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Dosages and outcomes
    Alexander S Young
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1547; author reply 1547-8. 2003
  36. ncbi request reprint Routinely measuring schizophrenia treatment quality--shortcomings with medical records
    Alexander S Young
    Med Care 45:104; author reply 104-5. 2007
  37. pmc Impact of full mental health and substance abuse parity for children in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
    Susan T Azrin
    Westat, 1650 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e452-9. 2007
    ..This study examined the effects of full mental health and substance abuse parity for children...
  38. ncbi request reprint Patterns of HIV care for patients with serious mental illness
    Laura M Bogart
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:175-82. 2006
    ..05). Specialized programs providing assistance to serious mental illness populations with HIV may be helping to narrow health care disparities as a result of having serious mental illness...
  39. ncbi request reprint Needs for services reported by adults with severe mental illness and HIV
    Alexander S Young
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:99-101. 2005
    ..People with severe mental illness and HIV may be benefiting from the special resources that are available for people with HIV...
  40. ncbi request reprint Behavioral health insurance parity for federal employees
    Howard H Goldman
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21227, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1378-86. 2006
    ..The plans were encouraged to manage care...