Susan Busch

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of pharmacotherapy for depression in a national health care system
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Med Care 42:532-42. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Adopting a competency-based model: mapping curricula and assessing student progress
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 25:37-51. 2008
  3. pmc Characteristics of adults with substance use disorders expected to be eligible for Medicaid under the ACA
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:520-6. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Family coverage expansions: impact on insurance coverage and health care utilization of parents
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Medicine, Health Policy, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Health Econ 24:876-90. 2005
  5. pmc Antidepressants and suicide risk: how did specific information in FDA safety warnings affect treatment patterns?
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Public Health, P O Box 208034, Suite 300, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:11-6. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of a cost-sharing exemption on use of preventive services at one large employer
    Susan H Busch
    Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1529-36. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health disorders in childhood: assessing the burden on families
    Susan H Busch
    Health Policy, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1088-95. 2007
  8. pmc Does private insurance adequately protect families of children with mental health disorders?
    Susan H Busch
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S399-406. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint New evidence on the effects of state mental health mandates
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Inquiry 45:308-22. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Are adults in poor health more likely to enroll in public insurance?
    Susan H Busch
    Yale University, School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Inquiry 45:380-94. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Antidepressant Use and Suicide
    Susan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Antidepressant Use and Suicide
    Susan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Expanding Treatment of Opioid Dependence Among the Privately Insured
    Susan H Busch; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of pharmacotherapy for depression in a national health care system
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Med Care 42:532-42. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Adopting a competency-based model: mapping curricula and assessing student progress
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 25:37-51. 2008
    ..Finally, the approach is flexible, as competency areas can be added and removed to be responsive to new research evidence and the changing needs of the field...
  3. pmc Characteristics of adults with substance use disorders expected to be eligible for Medicaid under the ACA
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:520-6. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to provide information on the need for substance use disorder treatment among individuals who may be eligible for Medicaid under the ACA...
  4. ncbi request reprint Family coverage expansions: impact on insurance coverage and health care utilization of parents
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Medicine, Health Policy, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Health Econ 24:876-90. 2005
    ..Of previously uninsured mothers not receiving cancer screening, 29% now receive these screens. Finally, our results indicate the expansions decreased the likelihood that a parent needed to see a doctor but did not because of cost...
  5. pmc Antidepressants and suicide risk: how did specific information in FDA safety warnings affect treatment patterns?
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Public Health, P O Box 208034, Suite 300, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:11-6. 2010
    ..Although researchers have documented a decline in antidepressant use among children over this period, less is known about whether specific safety information conveyed in individual warnings was reflected in treatment patterns...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of a cost-sharing exemption on use of preventive services at one large employer
    Susan H Busch
    Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1529-36. 2006
    ..This evidence suggests that differential cost sharing can be used to preserve the use of critical health care services...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health disorders in childhood: assessing the burden on families
    Susan H Busch
    Health Policy, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1088-95. 2007
    ..Equalizing private insurance coverage and providing cash support could play a vital role in easing the economic toll of care for children with mental health disorders...
  8. pmc Does private insurance adequately protect families of children with mental health disorders?
    Susan H Busch
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S399-406. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine if families of privately insured children who need mental health care face different burdens than other families in caring for their children...
  9. ncbi request reprint New evidence on the effects of state mental health mandates
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Inquiry 45:308-22. 2008
    ..We find that individuals in smaller firms are more likely to use services post-parity implementation and that this effect is concentrated among low-income individuals...
  10. ncbi request reprint Are adults in poor health more likely to enroll in public insurance?
    Susan H Busch
    Yale University, School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Inquiry 45:380-94. 2008
    ..We find a 14.3-percentage-point reduction in unmet need among mothers reporting fair or poor health status. Our results suggest that some of this reduction is due to individuals moving from inadequate private coverage to public coverage...
  11. pmc Pediatric antidepressant use after the black-box warning
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:724-33. 2009
    ..We conclude that risk communication strategies need to be refined, to ensure intended results...
  12. pmc Characterizing declines in pediatric antidepressant use after new risk disclosures
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:96-111. 2011
    ..The authors' findings highlight the need for additional data to assess the effects of risk disclosures on treatment patterns and health outcomes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Burning a hole in the budget: tobacco spending and its crowd-out of other goods
    Susan H Busch
    The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:263-72. 2004
    ..Results from the demand system indicate that as the price of cigarettes rises, households increase the quantity of food purchased, and, in some samples, reduce the quantity of apparel and housing purchased...
  14. ncbi request reprint Access to mental health services: are uninsured children falling behind?
    Susan H Busch
    Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 6:109-16. 2004
    ..No differences were found in data collected in 1997. This suggests that recent legislative and market changes may have caused children who remain uninsured to be at a significant disadvantage...
  15. ncbi request reprint Value to smokers of improved cessation products: evidence from a willingness-to-pay survey
    Susan Busch
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine and Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:631-9. 2004
    ..From these data, we calculated estimates of the value of a quit. For the population studied, this survey suggests a substantial market for more effective smoking cessation treatments...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparing the quality of antidepressant pharmacotherapy in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the private sector
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1386-91. 2004
    ..This study compared measures of the quality of pharmacotherapy for patients with major depression across a sample of patients from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the private sector...
  17. pmc Do state parity laws reduce the financial burden on families of children with mental health care needs?
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Health Policy and Administration, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1061-84. 2007
    ..To study the financial impact of state parity laws on families of children in need of mental health services...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reduction of quantity smoked predicts future cessation among older smokers
    Tracy Falba
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Addiction 99:93-102. 2004
    ..To examine whether smokers who reduce their quantity of cigarettes smoked between two periods are more or less likely to quit subsequently...
  19. ncbi request reprint Are State legislatures responding to public opinion when allocating funds for tobacco control programs?
    Angela Snyder
    School of Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:35S-45S. 2004
    ..Effective public education to change public opinion and the cultural norms surrounding smoking may affect political decisions and, in turn, increase funding for crucial public health programs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Use of health care services by lower-income and higher-income uninsured adults
    Joseph S Ross
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    JAMA 295:2027-36. 2006
    ..Although the uninsured comprise a range of income levels, little attention has been directed at higher-income uninsured adults and their patterns of care...
  21. pmc Specialty health care, treatment patterns, and quality: the impact of a mental health carve-out on care for depression
    Susan H Busch
    Yale University, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Administration, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1583-601. 2002
    ..To assess the effect of a mental health carve-out on treatment patterns and quality of care for outpatient treatment of depression...
  22. ncbi request reprint Survival expectations of the obese: Is excess mortality reflected in perceptions?
    Tracy A Falba
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208034, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Obes Res 13:754-61. 2005
    ..e., probability of living to age 75) for normal-weight, overweight, and obese weight groups to examine whether individuals are internalizing information about the health risks due to excessive weight...
  23. doi request reprint Assessing new patient access to mental health providers in HMO networks
    Colleen L Barry
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1413-8. 2008
    ..This study examined access to mental health providers in health maintenance organization (HMO) networks...
  24. pmc Who chooses a consumer-directed health plan?
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1671-9. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Caring for children with mental disorders: do state parity laws increase access to treatment?
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:57-66. 2008
    ..Yet, among children diagnosed with serious mental health problems, a majority receive no treatment. Improving access to mental health services for children with behavioral and emotional disorders constitutes an important policy concern...
  26. pmc Brief intervention for hazardous and harmful drinkers in the emergency department
    GAIL D'ONOFRIO
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:742-750.e2. 2008
    ..To determine the efficacy of emergency practitioner-performed brief intervention for hazardous/harmful drinkers in reducing alcohol consumption and negative consequences in an emergency department (ED) setting...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of tobacco expenditure on household consumption patterns in rural China
    Hong Wang
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, Suite 315, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1414-26. 2006
    ..Smoking expenses can harm other family members by reducing expenditures on basic needs such as foods, utilities, and durable goods consumption. Thus smoking can have important intra-family distributional impacts...
  28. pmc News coverage of FDA warnings on pediatric antidepressant use and suicidality
    Colleen L Barry
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Pediatrics 125:88-95. 2010
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the quality and content of and overall impression conveyed in news coverage of this issue...
  29. pmc Case-mix adjustment of consumer reports about managed behavioral health care and health plans
    Laura L Eselius
    Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:2014-32. 2008
    ..To develop a model for adjusting patients' reports of behavioral health care experiences on the Experience of Care and Health Outcomes (ECHO) survey to allow for fair comparisons across health plans...
  30. pmc Rethinking antipsychotic formulary policy
    R A Rosenheck
    Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:375-80. 2008
    ..The algorithm outlined here and the process for its implementation are intended as a stimulus for discussion of potential policy responses, not as a finalized proposition...
  31. doi request reprint Opioid use disorder in the United States: insurance status and treatment access
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:207-13. 2008
    ..In the United States, insurance status and rates of treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder are unknown...
  32. ncbi request reprint The medical treatment of depression, 1991-1996: productive inefficiency, expected outcome variations, and price indexes
    Ernst R Berndt
    MIT and NBER, Boston, MA 02127, USA
    J Health Econ 21:373-96. 2002
    ..Based on hedonic regression equations that account for the effects of changing patient mix, we find reductions that range from about -1.66 to -2.13% per year...
  33. ncbi request reprint Intensive intervention improves primary care follow-up for uninsured emergency department patients
    Sarah McCue Horwitz
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Room W G 72, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4945, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:647-52. 2005
    ..To test an intervention designed to improve primary care use and decrease emergency department (ED) utilization for uninsured patients using the ED...
  34. ncbi request reprint Poor mental health and smoking: interactive impact on wages
    Mireia Jofre-Bonet
    Department Of Economics of City University and ICEH at London, UK
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 8:193-203. 2005
    ..The positive association between poor mental health and smoking has also been documented. This is the first study to document the separate and interactive impacts of smoking and mental health on wages...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cultivating next generation leadership: preceptors' rating of competencies in post-graduate administrative residents and fellows
    Emily Cherlin
    Health Management Program, 60 College St New Haven, CT 06530 8034, USA
    J Health Adm Educ 23:351-65. 2006
    ..The findings highlight the need not only to enhance competency levels of graduates but also to address the potential mismatch in early careerists' and preceptors' views about required and attained competency levels...

Research Grants4

  1. Antidepressant Use and Suicide
    Susan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The significance of this project lies in its potential to help clinicians and policymakers assess and manage competing risk and benefit claims. ..
  2. Antidepressant Use and Suicide
    Susan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The significance of this project lies in its potential to help clinicians and policymakers assess and manage competing risk and benefit claims. ..
  3. Expanding Treatment of Opioid Dependence Among the Privately Insured
    Susan H Busch; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....