Ariel Linden Linden

Summary

Affiliation: Linden Consulting Group
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Using visual displays as a tool to demonstrate disease management program effectiveness
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon 97124, USA
    Dis Manag 8:301-10. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Challenges to validity in single-group interrupted time series analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract . 2016
  3. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive hospital-based intervention to reduce readmissions for chronically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LLC, 1301 N Bay Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 20:783-92. 2014
  4. pmc Assessing regression to the mean effects in health care initiatives
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LCC Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:119. 2013
  5. pmc Advancing current approaches to disease management evaluation: capitalizing on heterogeneity to understand what works and for whom
    Arianne M J Elissen
    Department of Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:40. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Combining the regression discontinuity design and propensity score-based weighting to improve causal inference in program evaluation
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:317-25. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Applying a propensity score-based weighting model to interrupted time series data: improving causal inference in programme evaluation
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:1231-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Identifying spin in health management evaluations
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LLC, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:1223-30. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Determining if disease management saves money: an introduction to meta-analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, and Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Portland, OR, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:400-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a medicaid asthma disease management program
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Dis Manag 10:266-72. 2007

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Using visual displays as a tool to demonstrate disease management program effectiveness
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon 97124, USA
    Dis Manag 8:301-10. 2005
    ..Examples are provided using the various stages of a hypothetical congestive heart failure (CHF) disease management program (ie, patient identification, program enrollment, intervention process, and outcomes evaluation)...
  2. doi request reprint Challenges to validity in single-group interrupted time series analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract . 2016
    ..Although history limits the ability to draw causal inferences from single ITSA models, it can be controlled for by using a comparable control group to serve as the counterfactual...
  3. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive hospital-based intervention to reduce readmissions for chronically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LLC, 1301 N Bay Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 20:783-92. 2014
    ..Hospitals have responded by implementing transitional care interventions; however, there is limited evidence to inform the development of a successful intervention...
  4. pmc Assessing regression to the mean effects in health care initiatives
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LCC Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:119. 2013
    ..This may be due to lack of awareness, cognitive biases that may cause people to systematically misinterpret RTM effects by creating (erroneous) explanations to account for it, or by design...
  5. pmc Advancing current approaches to disease management evaluation: capitalizing on heterogeneity to understand what works and for whom
    Arianne M J Elissen
    Department of Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:40. 2013
    ..Methods must account for the presence of heterogeneity in effects, which necessitates a more granular assessment of outcomes...
  6. doi request reprint Combining the regression discontinuity design and propensity score-based weighting to improve causal inference in program evaluation
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:317-25. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint Applying a propensity score-based weighting model to interrupted time series data: improving causal inference in programme evaluation
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:1231-8. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Identifying spin in health management evaluations
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, LLC, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 17:1223-30. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Determining if disease management saves money: an introduction to meta-analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, and Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Portland, OR, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:400-7. 2007
    ..A hypothetical DM organization is then evaluated with a specific emphasis on medical cost-savings, simulating a case in which different populations are served, evaluation methodologies are employed, and diseases are managed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a medicaid asthma disease management program
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Dis Manag 10:266-72. 2007
    ..Additionally, it appears that there is a close association between the number of patient contacts and their subsequent change in health status...
  11. ncbi request reprint The case-mix of chronic illness hospitalization rates in a managed care population: implications for health management programmes
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, 6208 NE Chestnut Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:947-51. 2007
    ..The implications for achieving targeted reductions in admissions within the context of implementing a population hm programme are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Sample size in disease management program evaluation: the challenge of demonstrating a statistically significant reduction in admissions
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, USA
    Dis Manag 11:95-101. 2008
    ..Ultimately, conducting these calculations up front will help set appropriate expectations about the ability to demonstrate the success of the intervention...
  13. pmc Medicare disease management in policy context
    Ariel Linden
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:1-11. 2008
    ..This article supports the upcoming assessment by describing the characteristics of the current commercial DM model that limit its ability to deliver short-term medical cost savings and the changes required to overcome these limitations...
  14. doi request reprint Improving participant selection in disease management programmes: insights gained from propensity score stratification
    Ariel Linden
    Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine, Portland, OR, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:914-8. 2008
    ..These data indicate the presence of regression to the mean, and suggest that the DM programme may be overly limited to only the highest strata when there is evidence of a potential benefit for those in all the lower strata as well...
  15. doi request reprint Motivational interviewing-based health coaching as a chronic care intervention
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:166-74. 2010
    ..Specifically, measures that could be directly attributed to a health coaching intervention on chronic illness were assessed...
  16. doi request reprint Using propensity score-based weighting in the evaluation of health management programme effectiveness
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:175-9. 2010
    ..Because of its relative simplicity and tremendous utility, propensity-score weighting adjustment should be considered as an alternative procedure for use with observational data to evaluate health management programme effectiveness...
  17. doi request reprint Evaluating health management programmes over time: application of propensity score-based weighting to longitudinal data
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:180-5. 2010
    ..We illustrate the technique using data from a disease management programme and demonstrate its superiority over standard analytical adjustments in correcting for time-dependent confounding for each time period under study...
  18. doi request reprint Designing a prospective study when randomization is not feasible
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, OR, USA
    Eval Health Prof 34:164-80. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Help patients with chronic kidney disease stave off dialysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro OR, United HealthCare, Tucson, AZ, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR USA E mail
    J Fam Pract 59:212-9. 2010
    ..Integrate motivational interviewing into your care of CKD patients. This health coaching technique has been shown to be causally and independently associated with positive behavioral outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Measuring diagnostic and predictive accuracy in disease management: an introduction to receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:132-9. 2006
    ..Therefore the implementation of ROC as an evaluation tool should be strongly considered in the various phases of a DM programme...
  21. ncbi request reprint Strengthening the case for disease management effectiveness: un-hiding the hidden bias
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:140-7. 2006
    ..This paper introduces a sensitivity analysis that is used to determine the magnitude of hidden bias necessary to alter the conclusion that a DM program intervention was indeed effective...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluating disease management programme effectiveness: an introduction to instrumental variables
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:148-54. 2006
    ..006) whereas the OLS model did not. These results illustrate the utility of IV estimation when the OLS model is sensitive to the confounding effect of hidden bias...
  23. ncbi request reprint What will it take for disease management to demonstrate a return on investment? New perspectives on an old theme
    Ariel Linden Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:217-22. 2006
    ..Disease management programs are expected (and usually contractually required) to reduce total costs in the diseases they manage...
  24. ncbi request reprint Disease management interventions II: What else is in the black box?
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, and School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Dis Manag 9:73-85. 2006
    ..Here, five more recently developed theory-based approaches are introduced, providing readers with up-to-date information in this area...
  25. ncbi request reprint Disease management interventions: what's in the black box?
    Ariel Linden
    Clinical Quality Improvement, Providence Health Plans, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Dis Manag 7:275-91. 2004
    ..Careful consideration of the type of behavioral change desired and the theories of how to effect such change should be an integral part of designing disease management program interventions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Is Israel ready for disease management?
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR, USA
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:667-71. 2006
    ..While ultimately the decision to invest in DM lies with stakeholders at various institutional levels in Israel, this paper is intended to provide direction and support for that decision-making process...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluating disease management programme effectiveness: an introduction to the regression discontinuity design
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR 97124, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:124-31. 2006
    ..While the RD design is uniquely suitable for DM programme evaluation, its success will depend, in large part, on fundamental changes being made in the way DM programmes identify and assign individuals to the programme intervention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evaluating program effectiveness using the regression point displacement design
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:407-23. 2006
    ..This design has shown great potential in evaluating health care pilot programs or demonstration projects-especially those that are community based-due to its relative ease of implementation and low cost of analysis...
  29. ncbi request reprint A user's guide to the disease management literature: recommendations for reporting and assessing program outcomes
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, OR 97124, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:113-20. 2005
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  30. ncbi request reprint A conceptual framework for targeting prediabetes with lifestyle, clinical, and behavioral management interventions
    Thomas J Biuso
    Regional Hospitalist Program Director, Apogee Medical, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Dis Manag 10:6-15. 2007
    ..This paper concludes with a brief example in which these principles are applied to a hypothetical patient...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evaluating disease management program effectiveness: an introduction to survival analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon 97124, USA
    Dis Manag 7:180-90. 2004
    ..This paper reviews survival analysis as an alternative, and more appropriate, approach to evaluating DM program effectiveness than the current total population approach...
  32. ncbi request reprint Generalizing disease management program results: how to get from here to there
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Manag Care Interface 17:38-45. 2004
    ..Any fundamental differences in characteristics between individuals in an established DM program and in a new population/environment may limit the ability to generalize...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using an empirical method for establishing clinical outcome targets in disease management programs
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Dis Manag 7:93-101. 2004
    ..Graphical displays are provided for the reader to use to help determine appropriate effect sizes for studies in lieu of, or in addition to, the statistical calculations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effect of motivational interviewing-based health coaching on employees' physical and mental health status
    Susan Butterworth
    School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 11:358-65. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that MI-based health coaching is effective in improving both physical and mental health status in an occupational setting...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluating disease management program effectiveness: an introduction to time-series analysis
    Ariel Linden
    Linden Consulting Group, 6208 NE Chestnut Street, Portland, OR 97124, USA
    Dis Manag 6:243-55. 2003
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  36. ncbi request reprint An assessment of the total population approach for evaluating disease management program effectiveness
    Ariel Linden
    Managed Care Programs, Providence Health Plans, 3601 SW Murray Boulevard, Suite 10, Portland, OR 97005, USA
    Dis Manag 6:93-102. 2003
    ..This paper describes the "total population approach," details many of the biases and confounding factors that may influence outcomes using this method, and illustrates the potential consequences of these factors...
  37. ncbi request reprint The complete "how to" guide for selecting a disease management vendor
    Ariel Linden
    Providence Health Plans, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Dis Manag 6:21-6. 2003
    ..This paper describes, in detail, the specific steps necessary and the issues to consider in achieving a successful contract with a vendor for full-service disease management...