B G Druss

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Physical health, depressive symptoms, and managed care enrollment
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:878-82. 1998
  2. ncbi Health and disability costs of depressive illness in a major U.S. corporation
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1274-8. 2000
  3. ncbi Understanding disability in mental and general medical conditions
    B G Druss
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1485-91. 2000
  4. ncbi Depressive symptoms, satisfaction with health care, and 2-year work outcomes in an employed population
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:731-4. 2001
  5. ncbi Quality of medical care and excess mortality in older patients with mental disorders
    B G Druss
    950 Campbell Ave 116A, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:565-72. 2001
  6. ncbi Integrated medical care for patients with serious psychiatric illness: a randomized trial
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, CT, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:861-8. 2001
  7. ncbi Quality of preventive medical care for patients with mental disorders
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Care 40:129-36. 2002
  8. ncbi Mental health care quality under managed care in the United States: a view from the Health Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:860-2. 2002
  9. ncbi The mental health/primary care interface in the United States: history, structure, and context
    Benjamin G Druss
    Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:197-202. 2002
  10. ncbi Use of practitioner-based complementary therapies by persons reporting mental conditions in the United States
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University and the Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Healthcare System, West Haven, Conn 06516, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 57:708-14. 2000

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. ncbi Physical health, depressive symptoms, and managed care enrollment
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 155:878-82. 1998
    ....
  2. ncbi Health and disability costs of depressive illness in a major U.S. corporation
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1274-8. 2000
    ..This study compares the health and disability costs of depressive illness with those of four other chronic conditions among employees of a large U.S. corporation...
  3. ncbi Understanding disability in mental and general medical conditions
    B G Druss
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1485-91. 2000
    ..This study characterized the prevalence, characteristics, and impact of mental and general medical disabilities in the United States...
  4. ncbi Depressive symptoms, satisfaction with health care, and 2-year work outcomes in an employed population
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:731-4. 2001
    ..The relationship of depressive symptoms, satisfaction with health care, and 2-year work outcomes was examined in a national cohort of employees...
  5. ncbi Quality of medical care and excess mortality in older patients with mental disorders
    B G Druss
    950 Campbell Ave 116A, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:565-72. 2001
    ..This study investigated whether differences in quality of medical care might explain a portion of the excess mortality associated with mental disorders in the year after myocardial infarction...
  6. ncbi Integrated medical care for patients with serious psychiatric illness: a randomized trial
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, CT, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:861-8. 2001
    ..This randomized trial evaluated an integrated model of primary medical care for a cohort of patients with serious mental disorders...
  7. ncbi Quality of preventive medical care for patients with mental disorders
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Care 40:129-36. 2002
    ..This study compares quality of preventive services between persons with and without mental/substance use disorders for a national sample of medical outpatients...
  8. ncbi Mental health care quality under managed care in the United States: a view from the Health Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:860-2. 2002
    ..This study examined the rates and correlates of mental health care performance measures in the Health Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)...
  9. ncbi The mental health/primary care interface in the United States: history, structure, and context
    Benjamin G Druss
    Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:197-202. 2002
    ..An historical and system-level perspective can provide a crucial step towards improving care on the mental health/primary care interface...
  10. ncbi Use of practitioner-based complementary therapies by persons reporting mental conditions in the United States
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University and the Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Healthcare System, West Haven, Conn 06516, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 57:708-14. 2000
    ..To our knowledge, this study provides the first national estimates for use of practitioner-based complementary treatments by US residents reporting mental conditions...
  11. ncbi Locus of mental health treatment in an integrated service system
    B G Druss
    Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:890-2. 2000
    ..This paper examines delivery of mental health services in psychiatric, primary care, and specialty medical clinics in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest integrated public-sector health care system in the United States...
  12. ncbi Patterns of health care costs associated with depression and substance abuse in a national sample
    B G Druss
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:214-8. 1999
    ..The associations between self-reported depressive and substance use disorders and estimated health care costs were examined in a representative national sample...
  13. ncbi Depressive symptoms and health costs in older medical patients
    B G Druss
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Healthcare System, and the Department of Psychiatry and Public Health, Yale University, West Haven, Conn, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:477-9. 1999
    ..The authors assessed the association between depressive symptoms and health costs for a national Veterans Administration (VA) sample...
  14. ncbi Patient satisfaction and administrative measures as indicators of the quality of mental health care
    B G Druss
    Veterans Administration Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:1053-8. 1999
    ..This study examined the association between these measures at both an individual and a hospital level...
  15. ncbi Association between use of unconventional therapies and conventional medical services
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, Conn, USA
    JAMA 282:651-6. 1999
    ..The terms alternative and complementary medicine suggest 2 contradictory possibilities. Whether individuals use unconventional therapies as a substitute for or as an "add on" to conventional medical treatments is uncertain...
  16. ncbi Underuse of antidepressants in major depression: prevalence and correlates in a national sample of young adults
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Conn, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:234-7; quiz 238-9. 2000
    ..To better understand this phenomenon, we studied the prevalence and predictors of antidepressant treatment in a national sample of individuals with major depression...
  17. ncbi Mental disorders and use of cardiovascular procedures after myocardial infarction
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center, New Haven, Conn, USA
    JAMA 283:506-11. 2000
    ..Similarly, mental disorders might be expected to be associated with lower rates of such procedures on the basis of clinical, socioeconomic, patient, and provider factors...
  18. ncbi Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in general medical illnesses
    B Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Conn, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1522-6. 2000
    ..This study examines the association between the presence of a general medical illness and suicidality in a representative sample of US young adults...
  19. ncbi Comparing the national economic burden of five chronic conditions
    B G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:233-41. 2001
    ..The findings highlight the differing challenges involved in understanding needs and improving care across particular chronic conditions...
  20. ncbi Droperidol: efficacy and side effects in psychiatric emergencies
    R A Chambers
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 60:664-7. 1999
    ..This article reviews the evidence that droperidol may serve as the optimal medication for this task...
  21. ncbi Validity of self-reported cancer history: a comparison of health interview data and cancer registry records
    M M Desai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:299-306. 2001
    ..8%, that for colon and prostate cancers was 42.1%, and that for bladder cancer was 61.5%. Implications of these findings for prevalence estimation and future epidemiologic studies are discussed...
  22. ncbi The volume-quality relationship of mental health care: does practice make perfect?
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Rm 606, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2282-6. 2004
    ..The authors examined whether an analogous association exists between the volume of mental health delivery and the quality of mental health care...
  23. ncbi Health beliefs and depression in a group of elderly high utilizers of medical services
    Carolyn M Levinson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:97-9. 2005
    ..The results of this study suggest that the association between depressive symptoms and medical service use may be more closely related to how patients view their medical illnesses than with how they perceive their need for health care...
  24. pmc Understanding mental health treatment in persons without mental diagnoses: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1196-203. 2007
    ..Concerns have been raised that this pattern might represent evidence of misallocation of treatment resources...
  25. ncbi Improving medical care for persons with serious mental illness: challenges and solutions
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:40-4. 2007
    ....
  26. ncbi Cigarette smoking and overweight/obesity among individuals with serious mental illnesses: a preventive perspective
    Michael T Compton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, 30303 GA, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:212-22. 2006
    ..The literature on the prevalence, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these two risk factors, in the context of serious mental illnesses, are reviewed following a preventive approach...
  27. pmc Swept away: use of general medical and mental health services among veterans displaced by Hurricane Katrina
    Benjamin G Druss
    Atlanta VA Medical Center, VA Health System, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:154-6. 2007
    ..This study examined national patterns of outpatient service use by veterans from regions affected by Hurricane Katrina...
  28. doi Medical services for clients in community mental health centers: results from a national survey
    Benjamin G Druss
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:917-20. 2008
    ..This study provides national data on community mental health centers' (CMHCs') capacity to screen for and address their clients' general medical conditions...
  29. ncbi Rising mental health costs: what are we getting for our money?
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:614-22. 2006
    ..These parallels suggest the importance of learning from and working with the broader health care system in improving the returns on U.S. mental health spending...
  30. ncbi Mental health parity, access, and quality of care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Med Care 44:497-8. 2006
  31. pmc Trends in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Nation's Community Health Centers: 1998-2003
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1779-84. 2006
    ..We examined trends in delivery of mental health and substance abuse services at the nation's community health centers...
  32. ncbi A review of HEDIS measures and performance for mental disorders
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Manag Care 13:48-51. 2004
    ..A critical step toward improving performance is to understand where care is provided and then to identify clinicians who are responsible for ensuring that care is delivered appropriately...
  33. ncbi Use of psychotropic medications before and after Sept. 11, 2001
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1377-83. 2004
    ..This study examined patterns of psychotropic medication use after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
  34. ncbi Association of utilization management and treatment plan modifications among practicing U.S. psychiatrists
    Devra C Mintz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1103-9. 2004
    ..This study examined the relationship between utilization management techniques and psychiatrists' treatment plan modifications...
  35. ncbi Mental disorders and quality of care among postacute myocardial infarction outpatients
    Mayur M Desai
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center and Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:51-3. 2002
  36. ncbi Relationship of total health care charges to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor utilization patterns including the length of antidepressant therapy--results from a managed care administrative claims database
    Michael T Eaddy
    Applied Health Outcomes, 3488 East Lake Rd, Suite 201, Palm Harbor, FL 34685, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 11:145-50. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between SSRI utilization patterns and the use of health care services in the managed care environment...
  37. pmc Receipt of nutrition and exercise counseling among medical outpatients with psychiatric and substance use disorders
    Mayur M Desai
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Conn 06516, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:556-60. 2002
    ..This study examines the relationship between mental disorders and the likelihood of receiving recommended nutrition and exercise counseling...
  38. ncbi Mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in the veterans health administration
    Mayur M Desai
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1584-90. 2002
    ..The population of persons with mental disorders is potentially vulnerable to poor quality of medical care. This study examined the relationship between mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in a national sample of veterans...
  39. ncbi Barriers to primary medical care among patients at a community mental health center
    Carolyn Levinson Miller
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1158-60. 2003
    ..The findings suggest the need for community mental health centers to better assess and address barriers to primary medical care...
  40. ncbi Using qualitative methods to distill the active ingredients of a multifaceted intervention
    Carolyn Levinson Miller
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 950 Campbell Avenue 182, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:568-71. 2003
    ..Qualitative methods can be a useful means of "unpacking" multifaceted mental health services interventions. These methods may make it possible to refine and disseminate these models more widely...
  41. ncbi Trends in care by nonphysician clinicians in the United States
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:130-7. 2003
    ....
  42. pmc Process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction for patients with mental illness in the VA health care system: are there disparities?
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:41-63. 2003
    ..To compare process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction, for patients with and without mental illness, cared for in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) health care system...
  43. ncbi Challenges and solutions to integrating mental and physical health care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:e09. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi EBM and quality improvement research
    Benjamin G Druss
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1255. 2007
  45. pmc Major depression, depression treatment and quality of primary medical care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:20-5. 2008
    ..This study investigated the association between diagnosis of major depression, treatment for major depression and receipt of appropriate primary medical care...
  46. ncbi A descriptive study of pathways to care among hospitalized urban African American first-episode schizophrenia-spectrum patients
    Michael T Compton
    Dept of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Box 26238, 80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, S E, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:566-73. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine the pathways to care and number of help contacts prior to hospitalization in first-episode patients, and to ascertain the frequency of contact with primary care providers and police...
  47. doi An orphan comes of age
    Benjamin G Druss
    Psychiatr Serv 59:833. 2008
  48. pmc Do we know need when we see it?
    Benjamin G Druss
    Psychiatr Serv 58:295. 2007
  49. ncbi The relationship between ex ante mortality risk and end-of-life medical costs
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 5:37-44. 2006
    ..While the magnitude of spending on end-of-life care is striking, it is difficult to determine if expenditures are wasteful or simply reflect the inherent uncertainty facing physicians...
  50. ncbi Patients' early discontinuation of antidepressant prescriptions
    Elizabeth Lewis
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:494. 2004
  51. ncbi The most expensive medical conditions in America
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:105-11. 2002
    ..We use the findings to discuss the role for cost-of-illness and burden-of-disease estimates in setting priorities...
  52. ncbi Medicine-based evidence in mental health
    Benjamin G Druss
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:543. 2005
  53. ncbi A survey of mental health leaders one year after the President's New Freedom Commission report
    Silke A von Esenwein
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road N E, Room 646, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:605-7. 2005
    ..Findings on successes and challenges in implementing the recommendations suggest areas for ongoing efforts to transform mental health care...
  54. ncbi Tracking publication outcomes of National Institutes of Health grants
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med 118:658-63. 2005
    ..This study examines when and how grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) lead to publications...
  55. ncbi A new front in the tobacco wars
    Benjamin G Druss
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:319-20. 2005
  56. ncbi Transforming mental health care at the interface with general medicine: report for the presidents commission
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356560, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:37-47. 2006
    ....
  57. ncbi Improving general medical care for persons with mental and addictive disorders: systematic review
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:145-53. 2006
    ..To conduct a systematic review of studies of interventions designed to improve general medical care in persons with mental and addictive disorders...
  58. ncbi Introduction to the special section on the President's New Freedom Commission report
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1465-6. 2003