- Prescription drug samples: making decisions with imperfect dataJeff Whittle
J Gen Intern Med 23:890-2. 2008
- Studying complexity is complexJeff Whittle
J Gen Intern Med 22:379-81. 2007
- Understanding of the benefits of coronary revascularization procedures among patients who are offered such proceduresJeff Whittle
Primary Care Division, Zablocki VA Medical Center and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA
Am Heart J 154:662-8. 2007..Previous work has focused on risks; we assessed patient understanding of the benefits of coronary revascularization procedures...
- Relationship of scheduling interval to missed and cancelled clinic appointmentsJeff Whittle
Primary Care Division, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, WI 53295, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 31:290-302. 2008..The interval between when a clinical appointment is created and when it occurs may affect the rate of missed and cancelled appointments, affecting access and loss to follow-up, key component of quality...
- Racial differences in prevalence of coronary obstructions among men with positive nuclear imaging studiesJeff Whittle
Primary Care Division, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53295, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2034-41. 2006..The purpose of this research was to compare coronary obstruction between clinically similar African Americans (AA) and white persons undergoing coronary angiography...
- Ethical challenges in a randomized controlled trial of peer education among veterans service organizationsJeff Whittle
Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA
J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 5:43-51. 2010....
- Pulmonary embolism in patients with CKD and ESRDGagan Kumar
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:1584-90. 2012..It is unclear whether these conditions affect pulmonary embolism (PE) risk, given that they affect both procoagulant and anticoagulant factors. This study examined the frequency and associated outcomes of PE in CKD and ESRD...
- Location and organizational features: what type of veteran communities participate in health programs?Leslie Patterson
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA
Prog Community Health Partnersh 6:141-52. 2012..There is little research regarding the geographical and organizational characteristics associated with participation...
- Engaging community-based veterans' organizations in health promotion programsLeslie Patterson
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Fam Community Health 34:311-8. 2011..We found that factors such as larger meeting attendance size, rural location, age diversity, and member enthusiasm were positively associated with both a willingness to participate and a high level of engagement in program activities...
- Pulmonary embolism: the weekend effectRahul Nanchal
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Chest 142:690-6. 2012..Previous studies have documented worse outcomes for weekend admissions for a variety of time-sensitive medical conditions. This phenomenon has not been clearly demonstrated for pulmonary embolism...
- Preliminary description of the feasibility of using peer leaders to encourage hypertension self-managementAvery Hayes
Primary Care Division, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA
WMJ 109:85-90. 2010..This report describes key features of a peer support program designed to motivate individuals to improve self-management of hypertension...
- The development and validation of the hypertension evaluation of lifestyle and management knowledge scaleMarilyn M Schapira
Department of Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 14:461-6. 2012..2) to 12-month follow-up (mean, 9.2, standard deviation, 2.2; P<.001). We conclude that the HELM provides a valid measure of the knowledge required for patients to take an active role in the chronic disease management of hypertension...
- It's the writing on the wall: Whiteboards improve inpatient satisfaction with provider communicationSiddhartha Singh
Clinical Cancer Center, 5th Floor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Am J Med Qual 26:127-31. 2011..There was no secular trend, and the authors excluded a trend in overall patient satisfaction. Whiteboards could be a simple and effective tool to increase inpatient satisfaction with communication...
- Nationwide trends of severe sepsis in the 21st century (2000-2007)Gagan Kumar
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Chest 140:1223-31. 2011..Therefore, it is important to study the outcomes of this disease in an aging US population with rising comorbidities...
- Delay in presentation for cardiac care by race, age, and site of careJoseph Conigliaro
Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Med Care 40:I97-105. 2002..Racial differences exist in the management of coronary artery disease. One hypothesis is that black patients delay seeking care and that this delay may influence the management of coronary artery disease...
- Clinical importance of HIV and depressive symptoms among veterans with HIV infectionAmy M Kilbourne
VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Health Care, School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:512-20. 2002..To compare the clinical importance (association with illness severity and survival) of depressive and HIV symptoms among veterans with HIV infection...
- Patient satisfaction in women's clinics versus traditional primary care clinics in the Veterans AdministrationBevanne A Bean-Mayberry
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:175-81. 2003..To compare patient satisfaction in women's clinics (WCs) versus traditional primary care clinics (TCs)...
- Racial/ethnic variations in physician recommendations for cardiac revascularizationSaid A Ibrahim
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Am J Public Health 93:1689-93. 2003..We sought to examine whether physician recommendations for cardiac revascularization vary according to patient race...
- A comparison of outcomes of general medical inpatient care provided by a hospitalist-physician assistant model vs a traditional resident-based modelSiddhartha Singh
Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
J Hosp Med 6:122-30. 2011..One such model is the use of physician assistants (PAs) with hospitalists. However, these models of care have not been widely evaluated...
- Computers in the exam room: differences in physician-patient interaction may be due to physician experienceEmran Rouf
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:43-8. 2007..This could adversely affect interpersonal aspects of care, particularly when physicians are inexperienced users of exam room computers...
- Racial differences in coronary artery calcification in older adultsAnne B Newman
Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 22:424-30. 2002..The lower CAC scores in blacks compared with whites observed in this study is consistent with either a lower prevalence of coronary artery disease or a lower extent of calcification of coronary artery disease...
- Black-white differences in severity of coronary artery disease among individuals with acute coronary syndromesJeff Whittle
Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:867-73. 2002..To determine whether the extent of coronary obstructive disease is similar among black and white patients with acute coronary syndromes...
- Carotid endarterectomy and race: do clinical indications and patient preferences account for differences?Eugene Z Oddone
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, USA
Stroke 33:2936-43. 2002..The purpose of this work was to determine the importance of clinical indications and patient preferences in predicting the use of carotid angiography and CE in a racially stratified sample of patients...
- Racial differences in adherence to cardiac medicationsHyasmine Charles
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 95:17-27. 2003..Although the reason for this finding is unclear, it may contribute to high cardiovascular morbidity among African Americans...
- Racial variations in processes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumoniaEric M Mortensen
Division of General Internal Medicine, Audie L, Murphy VA Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 4:20. 2004..Therefore we examined pneumonia-related processes of care and short-term mortality in a population of patients hospitalized with CAP...
- Racial differences in cardiac catheterization as a function of patients' beliefsNancy R Kressin
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
Am J Public Health 94:2091-7. 2004..We examined racial differences in cardiac catheterization rates and reviewed whether patients' beliefs or other variables were associated with observed disparities...
- Functional status outcomes among white and African-American cardiac patients in an equal access systemNancy R Kressin
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
Am Heart J 153:418-25. 2007..We explored whether racial differences in functional outcomes occur in settings where differences in access and treatment are minimized...
- Symptom expression in coronary heart disease and revascularization recommendations for black and white patientsMarilyn Hravnak
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Am J Public Health 97:1701-8. 2007....
- Racial differences in health-related beliefs, attitudes, and experiences of VA cardiac patients: scale development and applicationNancy R Kressin
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a VA Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Massachusetts 01730, USA
Med Care 40:I72-85. 2002....
- The community initiative on depression: report from a multiphase work site depression interventionAndrea Charbonneau
Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
J Occup Environ Med 47:60-7. 2005..We sought to further understand depression, a common, disabling condition with considerable ramifications for the workplace, including higher costs, absenteeism, and reduced work performance...
- Differing patterns of antiresorptive pharmacotherapy in nursing facility residents and community dwellersCarolyn M Jachna
Division of General and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1275-81. 2005..Little is known about differences between current patterns of antiresorptive therapy (ART) use in nursing facility (NF) residents and by community-dwelling older adults (CDs). ART use was compared in older NF residents and CDs...
- Improving adverse-drug-reaction reporting in ambulatory care clinics at a Veterans Affairs hospitalMonica B Aspinall
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 59:841-5. 2002..Direct patient and provider interviews yielded a significantly higher rate of ADR detection in an ambulatory care setting than did a passive ADR-reporting system...
- Chronic kidney disease is associated with angiographic coronary artery diseaseMichel Chonchol
Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo 80262, USA
Am J Nephrol 28:354-60. 2008..Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a dramatically increased risk for cardiovascular mortality. Few prior studies have examined the independent association of CKD with coronary anatomy...