Karen E Lasser
Affiliation: Cambridge Health Alliance
- Do minorities in the United States receive fewer mental health services than whites?Karen E Lasser
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, MA 02139, USA
Int J Health Serv 32:567-78. 2002..6 vs. 85.1; P < .0001 for both comparisons) and drug therapy (38.3 and 29.1 vs. 71.8; P < .0001 for both comparisons). These results indicate that minorities receive about half as much outpatient mental health care as whites...
- Do women who screen positive for mental disorders in primary care have lower mammography rates?Karen E Lasser
Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:214-6. 2003..Screening for mental disorders in primary care does not appear to identify women at risk for nonreceipt of mammography...
- Timing of new black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medicationsKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
JAMA 287:2215-20. 2002..Recently approved drugs may be more likely to have unrecognized adverse drug reactions (ADRs) than established drugs, but no recent studies have examined how frequently postmarketing surveillance identifies important ADRs...
- Missed appointment rates in primary care: the importance of site of careKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance, MA, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:475-86. 2005..Receipt of primary care services at specific neighborhood health centers was the strongest predictor of missed appointment rates in this sample...
- Adherence to black box warnings for prescription medications in outpatientsKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:338-44. 2006..Our objectives were to determine how frequently clinicians prescribe drugs in violation of black box warnings for these issues and to determine how frequently such prescribing results in harm...
- Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada: results of a cross-national population-based surveyKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass, USA
Am J Public Health 96:1300-7. 2006..We compared health status, access to care, and utilization of medical services in the United States and Canada and compared disparities according to race, income, and immigrant status...
- Discussions about preventive services: a qualitative studyKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
BMC Fam Pract 9:49. 2008..Elderly minority patients are less likely to receive influenza vaccination and colorectal cancer screening than are other patients. Communication between primary care providers (PCPs) and patients may affect service receipt...
- Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: a qualitative studyKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
BMC Fam Pract 9:15. 2008..The purpose of this study was to describe barriers to/facilitators of colorectal cancer screening among diverse patients served by community health centers...
- Sources of U.S. physician income: the contribution of government payments to the specialist-generalist income gapKaren E Lasser
Department of Medicine, The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1477-81. 2008..Physician income varies threefold among specialties. Lower incomes have produced shortages in primary care fields...
- The health and health care of US prisoners: results of a nationwide surveyAndrew P Wilper
Departmentof Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, USA
Am J Public Health 99:666-72. 2009..We analyzed the prevalence of chronic illnesses, including mental illness, and access to health care among US inmates...
- Free drug samples in the United States: characteristics of pediatric recipients and safety concernsSarah L Cutrona
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Pediatrics 122:736-42. 2008..Free drug samples frequently are given to children. We sought to describe characteristics of free sample recipients, to determine whether samples are given primarily to poor and uninsured children, and to examine potential safety issues...
- Hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol among insured and uninsured U.S. adultsAndrew P Wilper
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1151-9. 2009..Undiagnosed and uncontrolled chronic illness, which is common among insured people, is even more frequent among the uninsured...
- Health insurance and mortality in US adultsAndrew P Wilper
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
Am J Public Health 99:2289-95. 2009..A 1993 study found a 25% higher risk of death among uninsured compared with privately insured adults. We analyzed the relationship between uninsurance and death with more recent data...
- Lack of health coverage among US veterans from 1987 to 2004David U Himmelstein
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass 02139, USA
Am J Public Health 97:2199-203. 2007..We sought to determine how many veterans were uninsured, trends in veterans' coverage, and whether uninsured veterans lacked access to medical care...
- A national study of chronic disease prevalence and access to care in uninsured U.S. adultsAndrew P Wilper
Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
Ann Intern Med 149:170-6. 2008..No recent national studies have assessed chronic illness prevalence or access to care among persons without insurance in the United States...
- Characteristics of recipients of free prescription drug samples: a nationally representative analysisSarah L Cutrona
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Am J Public Health 98:284-9. 2008..Free prescription drug samples are used widely in the United States. We sought to examine characteristics of free drug sample recipients nationwide...
- A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot studyKaren E Lasser
Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Fam Pract 10:37. 2009..Patient navigation has been shown to increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates, but few studies have looked at the potential of patient navigation to increase colorectal cancer screening rates...
- Massachusetts reform and disparities in inpatient care utilizationAmresh D Hanchate
VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
Med Care 50:569-77. 2012..Yet, little is known about the reform's impact on actual health care utilization among poor and minority populations, particularly for receipt of inpatient surgical procedures that are commonly initiated by outpatient physician referral...
- Massachusetts Health Reform's Effect on Hospitals' Racial Mix of Patients and on Patients' Use of Safety-net HospitalsKaren E Lasser
Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Med Care 54:827-36. 2016..Massachusetts (MA) health reform provided insurance to previously uninsured patients, which enabled them to potentially shift inpatient care to nonminority-serving or nonsafety-net hospitals...
- Effect of Massachusetts healthcare reform on racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statisticsDanny McCormick
Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, 1493 Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
BMJ 350:h1480. 2015....
- Comparison of diabetes control among Haitians, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites in an urban safety-net hospitalVarsha G Vimalananda
Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Diabetes Care 34:58-60. 2011..To compare diabetes care and outcomes among Haitians, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites...
- The association between benzodiazepine prescription and aberrant drug-related behaviors in primary care patients receiving opioids for chronic painTae Woo Park
a Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Subst Abus 37:516-520. 2016..The authors examined the association between receipt of a benzodiazepine prescription and 2 aberrant drug-related behaviors, early opioid refills and illicit drug (cocaine) use in patients receiving opioids for noncancer chronic pain...
- Massachusetts health reform and disparities in joint replacement use: difference in differences studyAmresh D Hanchate
VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
BMJ 350:h440. 2015..To estimate the impact of the insurance expansion in 2006 on use of knee and hip replacement procedures by race/ethnicity, area income, and the use of hospitals that predominantly serve poor people ("safety net hospitals")...
- Quality of US primary care delivered by resident and staff physiciansLeah Zallman
Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:1193-7. 2010..Few population-based data are available on the quality of outpatient care provided by resident physicians in the US...
- Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D and osteopenia are prevalent in persons > or =55 yr with fracture at any site: a prospective, observational study of persons fracturing in the communityMargaret Seton
Rheumatology, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
J Clin Densitom 8:454-60. 2005..5) and/or low 25VitD. All fractures in the community in person > or =55 yr, with or without a history of antecedent trauma, should be assessed with BMD and screening for 25VitD...
- Drug withdrawals in the United States: a systematic review of the evidence and analysis of trendsAmalia M Issa
Program in Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapeutics, University of Houston, 300 Technology Building, Houston, TX 77204 4021, USA
Curr Drug Saf 2:177-85. 2007..A comprehensive approach will be needed to address the improvement of drug safety. We propose improvements to the evidence base to increase drug safety and assess how new scientific evidence can be incorporated into drug safety efforts...
- America's neglected veterans: 1.7 million who served have no health coverageSteffie Woolhandler
Harvard Medical School, USA
Int J Health Serv 35:313-23. 2005..Thus millions of U.S. veterans and their family members are uninsured and face grave difficulties in gaining access to even the most basic medical care...