Edwin S Wong

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Local Area Unemployment and the Demand for Inpatient Care Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees
    Edwin S Wong
    Center of Innovation for Veteran Centered and Value Driven Care, Seattle, WA, USA University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 72:468-80. 2015
  2. doi request reprint BMI trajectories among the severely obese: results from an electronic medical record population
    Edwin S Wong
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2107-12. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Measures of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents at the primary care clinic level: the role of risk adjustment
    Edwin S Wong
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, WA 98101, USA
    Med Care 50:591-8. 2012
  4. pmc Examining the BMI-mortality relationship using fractional polynomials
    Edwin S Wong
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:175. 2011
  5. pmc Wide clinic-level variation in adherence to oral diabetes medications in the VA
    Chris L Bryson
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:698-705. 2013
  6. pmc Does the presence of a pharmacist in primary care clinics improve diabetes medication adherence?
    Beverly Mielke Kocarnik
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 329 NinthAve, Campus Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:391. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Association between local area unemployment rates and use of Veterans Affairs outpatient health services
    Edwin S Wong
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Department of Health Services, University of Washington Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence, Veterans Health Administration, Seattle, WA
    Med Care 52:137-43. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Association between health-related quality of life and body mass after adjustable gastric banding: a nonlinear approach
    Vincent W Lin
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Value Health 16:823-9. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Does Favorable Selection Among Medicare Advantage Enrollees Affect Measurement of Hospital Readmission Rates?
    Edwin S Wong
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 71:367-83. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Patient-centered medical home implementation and primary care provider turnover
    Philip W Sylling
    Northwest HSR and D Center for Innovation, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington General Internal Medicine Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington VHA Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA
    Med Care 52:1017-22. 2014

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Local Area Unemployment and the Demand for Inpatient Care Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees
    Edwin S Wong
    Center of Innovation for Veteran Centered and Value Driven Care, Seattle, WA, USA University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 72:468-80. 2015
    ..These results suggest inpatient use is less sensitive to the economy, although worse economic conditions slightly affected inpatient demand for select veterans. ..
  2. doi request reprint BMI trajectories among the severely obese: results from an electronic medical record population
    Edwin S Wong
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2107-12. 2012
    ..Our results also suggest that once the 35 BMI threshold is reached, individuals will continue to remain severely obese, especially at younger ages...
  3. doi request reprint Measures of adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents at the primary care clinic level: the role of risk adjustment
    Edwin S Wong
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, WA 98101, USA
    Med Care 50:591-8. 2012
    ..This study examined whether variation in patient and facility characteristics determined those differences...
  4. pmc Examining the BMI-mortality relationship using fractional polynomials
    Edwin S Wong
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:175. 2011
    ..This approach was then compared against other commonly used regression models...
  5. pmc Wide clinic-level variation in adherence to oral diabetes medications in the VA
    Chris L Bryson
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:698-705. 2013
    ..While there has been extensive research into patient-specific predictors of medication adherence and patient-specific interventions to improve adherence, there has been little examination of variation in clinic-level medication adherence...
  6. pmc Does the presence of a pharmacist in primary care clinics improve diabetes medication adherence?
    Beverly Mielke Kocarnik
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 329 NinthAve, Campus Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:391. 2012
    ..We examined whether the presence of pharmacists in primary care clinics was associated with higher OHA adherence...
  7. doi request reprint Association between local area unemployment rates and use of Veterans Affairs outpatient health services
    Edwin S Wong
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Department of Health Services, University of Washington Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence, Veterans Health Administration, Seattle, WA
    Med Care 52:137-43. 2014
    ..Prior research indicates that federal spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health programs accelerated during the Great Recession...
  8. doi request reprint Association between health-related quality of life and body mass after adjustable gastric banding: a nonlinear approach
    Vincent W Lin
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Value Health 16:823-9. 2013
    ..To estimate the relationship between health utilities and body mass index (BMI) among a cohort of obese patients who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)...
  9. doi request reprint Does Favorable Selection Among Medicare Advantage Enrollees Affect Measurement of Hospital Readmission Rates?
    Edwin S Wong
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 71:367-83. 2014
    ..Estimation of quality metrics should carefully consider sample selection to produce valid policy inferences. ..
  10. doi request reprint Patient-centered medical home implementation and primary care provider turnover
    Philip W Sylling
    Northwest HSR and D Center for Innovation, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington General Internal Medicine Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington VHA Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA
    Med Care 52:1017-22. 2014
    ..This study examined the association between a system-wide PCMH implementation and PCP turnover...
  11. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgical procedures for the treatment of severe obesity
    Bruce C M Wang
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Ave, H375Q, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
    Eur J Health Econ 15:253-63. 2014
    ..One-third of Americans are obese and an increasing number opt for bariatric surgery. This study estimates the cost-effectiveness of common bariatric surgical procedures from a healthcare system perspective...
  12. doi request reprint Patient-centered medical home initiative produced modest economic results for Veterans Health Administration, 2010-12
    Paul L Hebert
    Paul L Hebert is an investigator in the Veterans Affairs VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Veteran Centered, Value Driven Health, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and a research associate professor in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, both in Seattle
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:980-7. 2014
    ..Although PACT has not generated a positive return, it is still maturing, and trends in costs and use are favorable. Adopting patient-centered care does not appear to have been a major financial risk for the VHA...
  13. pmc Factors affecting medication adherence: patient perspectives from five veterans affairs facilities
    Clarissa Hsu
    Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, 98101 1448, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:533. 2014
    ..This study explored facilitators and barriers to OHA adherence by obtaining the perspectives of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with OHA prescriptions...
  14. doi request reprint Weekend Discharges and Length of Stay Among Veterans Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Seppo T Rinne
    VA Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Yale University, New Haven, CT Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Departments of Health Services Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
    Med Care 53:753-7. 2015
    ..Discharge rates are substantially lower on weekends, though the impact on hospital length of stay (LOS) is not fully understood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Massachusetts health reform and Veterans Affairs health system enrollment
    Edwin S Wong
    Center of Innovation for Veteran Centered and Value Driven Care, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 20:629-36. 2014
    ..We examined the impact of healthcare reform in Massachusetts, which also included these policy changes, on veterans' enrollment in VA, private insurance, and Medicaid...
  16. pmc The relationship between local area labor market conditions and the use of Veterans Affairs health services
    Edwin S Wong
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:96. 2013
    ..This study examines whether local area labor market conditions, measured using county-level unemployment rates, influence whether veterans obtain health care from the VA...
  17. doi request reprint Nurse staffing and patient care costs in acute inpatient nursing units
    Yu Fang Li
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Med Care 49:708-15. 2011
    ..This study evaluated whether nursing hours per patient day (HPPD) and skill mix are associated with higher inpatient care costs within acute medical/surgical inpatient units using data from the Veterans Health Administration...