Asaf Bitton

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Enhanced primary care and impact on quality of care in Massachusetts
    Asaf Bitton
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, 3rd Fl, Rm 3 002P, Boston, MA 02120 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 22:e169-74. 2016
  2. ncbi request reprint Primary Health Care as a Foundation for Strengthening Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Asaf Bitton
    Ariadne Labs, Brigham and Women s Hospital and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Third Floor East, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med . 2016
  3. doi request reprint The EFECT framework for interprofessional education in the patient centered medical home
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Center for Primary Care, and Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Healthc (Amst) 1:63-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic review
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Med 126:357.e7-357.e27. 2013
  5. pmc Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot
    Asaf Bitton
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Milbank Q 90:484-515. 2012
  6. pmc Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapies
    Sandeep P Kishore
    Weill Cornell Rockefeller Sloan Kettering Tri Institutional MD PhD Program, New York, New York, USA
    Global Health 6:22. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Improving the delivery of global tobacco control
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 78:382-93. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Tobacco Dependence Treatment Training Programs: An International Survey
    Gina R Kruse
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Nicotine Tob Res 18:1012-8. 2016
  9. doi request reprint A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Addiction 105:2184-91. 2010
  10. pmc Primary Care Providers' Beliefs and Recommendations and Use of Screening Mammography by their Patients
    Jennifer S Haas
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med . 2017

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Enhanced primary care and impact on quality of care in Massachusetts
    Asaf Bitton
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, 3rd Fl, Rm 3 002P, Boston, MA 02120 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 22:e169-74. 2016
    ..Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) telephone survey data, we evaluated whether individuals who reported access to enhanced primary care features experienced improved quality of care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Primary Health Care as a Foundation for Strengthening Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Asaf Bitton
    Ariadne Labs, Brigham and Women s Hospital and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Third Floor East, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med . 2016
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  3. doi request reprint The EFECT framework for interprofessional education in the patient centered medical home
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Center for Primary Care, and Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Healthc (Amst) 1:63-8. 2013
    ..We present this framework to stimulate a process for creating new curricula and evaluative tools to measure and promote learner functioning in medical home environments. ..
  4. doi request reprint The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic review
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Med 126:357.e7-357.e27. 2013
    ..We sought to systematically review the literature on this topic area with a focus on quantified cost and clinical outcomes related to adherence...
  5. pmc Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot
    Asaf Bitton
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Milbank Q 90:484-515. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapies
    Sandeep P Kishore
    Weill Cornell Rockefeller Sloan Kettering Tri Institutional MD PhD Program, New York, New York, USA
    Global Health 6:22. 2010
    ..In this commentary, we review existing evidence and guidelines to make the case for global access to NRT highlighting the smoker's right to access treatment to sensibly address nicotine addiction...
  7. doi request reprint Improving the delivery of global tobacco control
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 78:382-93. 2011
    ..Three case studies of tobacco-control policy--South Africa, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and Uruguay--are presented to explore and understand the implications of this analysis...
  8. doi request reprint Tobacco Dependence Treatment Training Programs: An International Survey
    Gina R Kruse
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Nicotine Tob Res 18:1012-8. 2016
    ..In line with Article 14 guidelines for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, we aimed to assess the progress in training individuals to deliver tobacco cessation treatment...
  9. doi request reprint A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Addiction 105:2184-91. 2010
    ..We report on global efforts to monitor the implementation of Article 14, and compare the surveys used in this effort...
  10. pmc Primary Care Providers' Beliefs and Recommendations and Use of Screening Mammography by their Patients
    Jennifer S Haas
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med . 2017
    ..Revised breast cancer screening guidelines have fueled debate about the effectiveness and frequency of screening mammography, encouraging discussion between women and their providers...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of New Funding Models for Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Primary Care Practice Finances and Services: Results of a Microsimulation Model
    Sanjay Basu
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ann Fam Med 14:404-14. 2016
    ..We assess the financial implications for primary care practices of participating in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) funding initiatives...
  12. pmc An international survey of training programs for treating tobacco dependence
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center and General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Addiction 104:288-96. 2009
    ..To provide treatment effectively, a country needs trained individuals to deliver these services. We report on the global status of programs that train individuals to provide tobacco dependence treatment...
  13. pmc The Framingham Heart Study's impact on global risk assessment
    Asaf Bitton
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:68-78. 2010
    ..New studies and risk scores inspired by the Framingham Heart Study need to simplify risk scoring in developing countries so that affordable prevention strategies can be implemented...
  14. pmc Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease
    Timothy J Henrich
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:415-22. 2009
    ..06), and computed tomography scan showing colorectal inflammation (OR 13.54). These clinical and laboratory markers for severe disease may be useful for identifying patients at risk for serious outcomes or death...
  15. doi request reprint The future of health information technology in the patient-centered medical home
    David W Bates
    Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:614-21. 2010
    ..To encourage this development, policy makers should include medical homes in emerging electronic health record regulations. Additionally, more research is needed to learn how these records can enhance team care...
  16. pmc A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projects
    Asaf Bitton
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:584-92. 2010
    ..The patient centered medical home has received considerable attention as a potential way to improve primary care quality and limit cost growth. Little information exists that systematically compares PCMH pilot projects across the country...
  17. doi request reprint Association Between Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Adherence to Chronic Disease Medications: A Cohort Study
    Julie C Lauffenburger
    From Brigham and Women s Hospital, Ariadne Labs, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts CVS Health, Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Aetna, Hartford, Connecticut
    Ann Intern Med 166:81-88. 2017
    ..Despite the widespread adoption of patient-centered medical homes into primary care practice, the evidence supporting their effect on health care outcomes has come primarily from geographically localized and well-integrated health systems...
  18. pmc Quality and equity of primary care with patient-centered medical homes: results from a national survey
    Jaya Aysola
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 51:68-77. 2013
    ..The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has gained support, but the impact of this model on the quality and equity of care merits further evaluation...
  19. pmc Relationships of cotinine and self-reported cigarette smoking with hemoglobin A1c in the U.S.: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008
    Carole Clair
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:2250-5. 2011
    ..Whether nicotine leads to a persistent increase in blood glucose levels is not clear. Our objective was to assess the relationship between cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)), an index of recent glycemia...
  20. doi request reprint E-cigarettes: a rapidly growing Internet phenomenon
    Cyrus K Yamin
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:607-9. 2010
    ..Physicians should be aware of the popularity, questionable efficacy claims, and safety concerns of e-cigarettes so that they may counsel patients against use and advocate for research to inform an evidence-based regulatory approach...
  21. pmc Offering population-based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting: a randomized controlled trial
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:498-503. 2011
    ..Brief clinic-based interventions are effective but not reliably offered. Population management strategies might improve tobacco treatment delivery in a healthcare system...
  22. doi request reprint A population management system for improving colorectal cancer screening in a primary care setting
    Charlotte A Wu
    General Internal Medicine Primary Care, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 22:319-28. 2016
    ..Provision of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in primary care is suboptimal; failure to observe screening guidelines poses unnecessary risks to patients and doctors...
  23. doi request reprint Behavioral health integration in primary care at Brigham and Women׳s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington
    Katherine Majzoub Perez
    Harvard Medical School, USA Electronic address
    Healthc (Amst) 3:169-74. 2015
    ..Innovations must adapt to the specific needs of the local community. • Innovations are most effective when they reflect the capabilities of local providers...
  24. pmc Take the money and run? Redemption of a gift card incentive in a clinician survey
    Jane S Chen
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 16:25. 2016
    ..Our objective was to assess use by participants and non-participants of a prepaid gift card incentive that could be later reclaimed by the researchers if unused...
  25. ncbi request reprint Using electronic health record clinical decision support is associated with improved quality of care
    Rebecca G Mishuris
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, BC 3 2X, Boston, MA 02120 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 20:e445-52. 2014
    ..To determine whether clinical decision support (CDS) is associated with improved quality indicators and whether disabling CDS negatively affects these...
  26. doi request reprint Implications of workforce and financing changes for primary care practice utilization, revenue, and cost: a generalizable mathematical model for practice management
    Sanjay Basu
    Prevention Research Center Centers for Health Policy, Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Med Care 53:125-32. 2015
    ..Primary care practice transformations require tools for policymakers and practice managers to understand the financial implications of workforce and reimbursement changes...
  27. doi request reprint The global cost of nonoptimal blood pressure
    Thomas A Gaziano
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Hypertens 27:1472-7. 2009
    ..However, no exhaustive study has been done to evaluate its potential costs, globally. We, therefore, set out to estimate the global economic cost of nonoptimal blood pressure...