Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- Screening men for prostate and colorectal cancer in the United States: does practice reflect the evidence?Brenda E Sirovich
VA Outcomes Group, 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
JAMA 289:1414-20. 2003..If practice were evidence-based, PSA screening would be less common among men than colorectal cancer screening, a preventive service of broad acceptance and proven efficacy...
- Discretionary decision making by primary care physicians and the cost of U.S. Health careBRENDA SIROVICH
Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 27:813-23. 2008..Greater attention should be paid to the local factors that influence physicians' clinical judgment in discretionary settings...
- Regional variations in health care intensity and physician perceptions of quality of careBrenda E Sirovich
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Outcomes Group, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
Ann Intern Med 144:641-9. 2006....
- Too Little? Too Much? Primary care physicians' views on US health care: a brief reportBrenda E Sirovich
VA Outcomes Group, 111B, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 215 N Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Arch Intern Med 171:1582-5. 2011..The views of primary care physicians-the frontline of health care delivery-are not known...
- Variation in the tendency of primary care physicians to interveneBrenda E Sirovich
VA Outcomes Group, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Arch Intern Med 165:2252-6. 2005..We sought to measure the tendency of primary care physicians to intervene across regions that differ in their levels of local health care spending...
- Screening for cervical cancer: will women accept less?Brenda E Sirovich
VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
Am J Med 118:151-8. 2005..We sought to describe the attitudes of women in the United States toward less intense screening, specifically, less frequent screening and eventual cessation of screening...
- Cervical cancer screening among women without a cervixBrenda E Sirovich
VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
JAMA 291:2990-3. 2004..In 1996, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended that routine Papanicolaou (Pap) smear screening is unnecessary for these women...
- The frequency of Pap smear screening in the United StatesBrenda E Sirovich
VA Outcomes Group 111B, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 50009, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:243-50. 2004..There are no data, however, regarding the frequency at which women actually undergo screening...
- The burden of prevention: downstream consequences of Pap smear testing in the elderlyB E Sirovich
White River Junction VA Hospital, Vermont, and Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
J Med Screen 10:189-95. 2003..Although cervical cancer is an unusual cause of death among women 65 and older, most elderly women in the US report continuing to undergo periodic Pap smear screening...
- Esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence: are we reaching the peak?Heiko Pohl
The VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1468-70. 2010..A steep increase in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has been observed between 1973 and 2001, but recent trends have not been reported. Our aim was to examine recent trends in esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence...
- Current antibiotic therapy for isolated urinary tract infections in womenAlexander J Kallen
VA Outcomes Group, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:635-9. 2006..However, increasing sulfa resistance among Escherichia coli may have led to changes in prescribing practices...
- Colorectal cancer risk following a negative colonoscopyDouglas J Robertson
JAMA 296:2437; author reply 2437-8. 2006