Recent Publications, 2011-2014

Adams AS, Madden JM, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Gilden D, Griggs J, Trinacty CM, Bishop C, Ross-Degnan D. Changes in use of lipid-lowering medications among black and white dual enrollees with diabetes transitioning from Medicaid to Medicare Part D drug coverage. Med Care. 2014 Aug;52(8):695-703.

Lu CY. Uncertainties in real-world decisions on medical technologies. Int J Clin Pract. 2014 Aug;68(8):936-40.

Leopold C, Zhang F, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK, Vogler S, Valkova S, Ross-Degnan D, Wagner AK. Impact of pharmaceutical policy interventions on utilization of antipsychotic medicines in Finland and Portugal in times of economic recession: interrupted time series analyses. Int J Equity Health. 2014 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Stryjewski TP, Zhang F, Eliott D, Wharam JF. Effect of Massachusetts Health Reform on Chronic Disease Outcomes. Health Serv Res. 2014 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print].

Garabedian LF, Chu P, Toh S, Zaslavsky AM, Soumerai SB. Potential bias of instrumental variable analyses for observational comparative effectiveness research. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jul 15;161(2):131-8.

Nekhlyudov L, Wenger N. Institute of Medicine Recommendations for Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: What Do They Mean for the General Internist? J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print].

Lu CY, Zhang F, Lakoma MD, Madden JM, Rusinak D, Penfold RB, Simon G, Ahmedani BK, Clarke G, Hunkeler EM, Waitzfelder B, Owen-Smith A, Raebel MA, Rossom R, Coleman KJ, Copeland LA, Soumerai SB. Changes in antidepressant use by young people and suicidal behavior after FDA warnings and media coverage: quasi-experimental study. BMJ. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print].

Stout NK, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Kerlikowske K, Alagoz O, Berry D, Buist DS, Cevik M, Chisholm G, de Koning HJ, Huang H, Hubbard RA, Miglioretti DL, Munsell MF, Trentham-Dietz A, van Ravesteyn NT, Tosteson AN, Mandelblatt JS. Benefits, harms, and costs for breast cancer screening after US implementation of digital mammography. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jun;106(6):dju092. Epub 2014 May 28.

Nekhlyudov L. Integrating Primary Care in Cancer Survivorship Programs: Models of Care for a Growing Patient Population. Oncologist. 2014 May 2. [Epub ahead of print].

Zallman L, Ibekwe L, Thompson J, Ross-Degnan D, Oken E. Development of a Mapped Diabetes Community Program Guide for a Safety Net Population. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print].

Burns ME, Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Balaban RB. Feasibility and evaluation of a pilot community health worker intervention to reduce hospital readmissions. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print].

Burns ME, Busch AB, Madden JM, Le Cates RF, Zhang F, Adams AS, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Huskamp HA. Effects of Medicare Part D on guideline-concordant pharmacotherapy for bipolar I disorder among dual beneficiaries. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Mar 1;65(3):323-9.

Holloway KA, Ivanovska V, Wagner AK, Vialle-Valentin C, Ross-Degnan D. Prescribing for acute childhood infections in developing and transitional countries, 1990-2009. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2014 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Lu CY, Stewart C, Ahmed AT, Ahmedani BK, Coleman K, Copeland LA, Hunkeler EM, Lakoma MD, Madden JM, Penfold RB, Rusinak D, Zhang F, Soumerai SB. How complete are E-codes in commercial plan claims databases? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Feb;23(2):218-20.

Stout NK, Nekhlyudov L, Li L, Malin ES, Ross-Degnan D, Buist DS, Rosenberg MA, Alfisher M, Fletcher SW. Rapid increase in breast magnetic resonance imaging use: trends from 2000 to 2011. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan;174(1):114-21.

Reddy SR, Ross-Degnan D, Zaslavsky AM, Soumerai SB, Wharam JF. Impact of a high-deductible health plan on outpatient visits and associated diagnostic tests. Med Care. 2014 Jan;52(1):86-92.

Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Jin R, Gay C, Platt R, Kassler W, Goldmann DA, Jha AK, Lee GM. Impact of Medicare's payment policy on mediastinitis following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in US hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Feb;35(2):144-51. Epub 2013 Dec 24.

Hsu JC, Lu CY, Wagner AK, Chan KA, Lai MS, Ross-Degnan D. Impacts of drug reimbursement reductions on utilization and expenditures of oral antidiabetic medications in Taiwan: an interrupted time series study. Health Policy. 2014 Jun;116(2-3):196-205. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Nekhlyudov L, Aziz NM, Lerro C, Virgo KS. Oncologists' and Primary Care Physicians' Awareness of Late and Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy: Implications for Care of the Growing Population of Survivors. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print].

Penfold RB, Zhang F. Use of interrupted time series analysis in evaluating health care quality improvements. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6 Suppl):S38-44.

Hawkins JS, Wu Q, Wang Y, Lu CY. Deficits in serum amyloid-A contribute to increased neonatal mortality during murine listeriosis. Pediatr Res. 2013 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print].

Hu M, Zheng Q, Jia X, Li Y, Dong Y, Wang C, Lin Q, Zhang F, Zhao R, Xu H, Zhou J, Yuan H, Zhang W, Ren H. Neuroprotection effect of Interleukin-17 secreted by reactive astrocytes is emerged from a high-level IL-17-containing environment during acute neuroinflammation. Clin Exp Immunol. 2013 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print].

Wharam JF, Ross-Degnan D, Rosenthal MB. The ACA and high-deductible insurance--strategies for sharpening a blunt instrument. N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1481-4. Epub 2013 Oct 2.

Li R, Gregg EW, Barker LE, Zhang P, Zhang F, Zhuo X, Williams DE, Soumerai SB. Medicare Part D is associated with reducing the financial burden of health care services in Medicare beneficiaries with diagnosed diabetes. Med Care. 2013 Oct;51(10):888-93.

Balaban R, Galbraith A, Burns M, Vialle-Valentin C, Friedman E, Ross-Degnan D. C2-1: a randomized controlled trial of a patient navigator intervention to reduce hospital readmissions in a safety net health care system. Clin Med Res. 2013 Sep;11(3):157-8.

Konermann S, Brigham MD, Trevino AE, Hsu PD, Heidenreich M, Cong L, Platt RJ, Scott DA, Church GM, Zhang F. Optical control of mammalian endogenous transcription and epigenetic states. Nature. 2013 Aug 22;500(7463):472-6. Epub 2013 Aug 23.

Fretheim A, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Oxman AD, Ross-Degnan D. Interrupted time-series analysis yielded an effect estimate concordant with the cluster-randomized controlled trial result. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;66(8):883-7.

Wharam JF, Zhang F, Landon BE, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Low-socioeconomic-status enrollees in high-deductible plans reduced high-severity emergency care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Aug;32(8):1398-406.

Kozhimannil KB, Law MR, Blauer-Peterson C, Zhang F, Wharam JF. The impact of high-deductible health plans on men and women: an analysis of emergency department care. Med Care. 2013 Aug;51(8):639-45.

Chalker JC, Wagner AK, Tomson G, Johnson K, Wahlström R, Ross-Degnan D, . Appointment systems are essential for improving chronic disease care in resource-poor settings: learning from experiences with HIV patients in Africa. Int Health. 2013 Sep;5(3):163-5. Epub 2013 Jul 12.

Reddy SR, Ross-Degnan D, Zaslavsky AM, Soumerai SB, Wagner AK. Health care payments in the Asia Pacific: validation of five survey measures of economic burden. Int J Equity Health. 2013 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print].

Lu CY, Srasuebkul P, Drew AK, Chen K, Ward RL, Pearson SA. Trastuzumab therapy in Australia: which patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer are assessed for cardiac function? Breast. 2013 Aug;22(4):482-7. Epub 2013 May 9.

Holloway KA, Ivanovska V, Wagner AK, Vialle-Valentin C, Ross-Degnan D. Have we improved use of medicines in developing and transitional countries and do we know how to? Two decades of evidence. Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Jun;18(6):656-64. Epub 2013 May 7.

Lu CY, Pearson SA. Author reply. Intern Med J. 2013 May;43(5):611.

Kafle KK, Karkee SB, Shrestha N, Prasad RR, Bhuju GB, Das PL, Shrestha AD, Ross-Degnan D. Improving private drug sellers' practices for managing common health problems in Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2013 May;11(24):198-204.

Galbraith AA, Sinaiko AD, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Dutta-Linn MM, Lieu TA. Some families who purchased health coverage through the Massachusetts connector wound up with high financial burdens. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 May;32(5):974-83. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

Brown JS, Petronis KR, Bate A, Zhang F, Dashevsky I, Kulldorff M, Avery TR, Davis RL, Chan KA, Andrade SE, Boudreau D, Gunter MJ, Herrinton L, Pawloski PA, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Smith D, Reynolds R. Drug Adverse Event Detection in Health Plan Data Using the Gamma Poisson Shrinker and Comparison to the Tree-based Scan Statistic. Pharmaceutics. 2013 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print].

Wagner AK, Graves AJ, Fan Z, Walker S, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Need for and access to health care and medicines: are there gender inequities? PLoS ONE. 2013;8(3):e57228. Epub 2013 Mar 7.

Stout NL, Weiss R, Feldman JL, Stewart BR, Armer JM, Cormier JN, Shih YC. A systematic review of care delivery models and economic analyses in lymphedema: health policy impact (2004-2011). Lymphology. 2013 Mar;46(1):27-41.

Koppel R, Soumerai SB. Personal health records and medical care use. JAMA. 2013 Feb 27;309(8):767.

Stephens P, Ross-Degnan D, Wagner AK. Does access to medicines differ by gender? Evidence from 15 low and middle income countries. Health Policy. 2013 Apr;110(1):60-6. Epub 2013 Feb 17.

Harrold LR, Briesacher BA, Peterson D, Beard A, Madden J, Zhang F, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. Cost-related medication nonadherence in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2013 Feb;40(2):137-43. Epub 2013 Jan 15.

Lee GM, Soumerai SB, Jha AK. Nonpayment for preventable infections in U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 10;368(2):191-2.

Wharam JF, Soumerai S, Trinacty C, Eggleston E, Zhang F, LeCates R, Canning C, Ross-Degnan D. Impact of emerging health insurance arrangements on diabetes outcomes and disparities: rationale and study design. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10E11.

Sinaiko AD, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Lieu T, Galbraith A. The experience of Massachusetts shows that consumers will need help in navigating insurance exchanges. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan;32(1):78-86.

Nekhlyudov L, Greene SM, Chubak J, Rabin B, Tuzzio L, Rolnick S, Field TS. Cancer research network: using integrated healthcare delivery systems as platforms for cancer survivorship research. J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Mar;7(1):55-62. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

Mwatawala S, Sando D, Malele RS, Moshiro C, Somi G, Maselle A, Chalker J, Ross-Degnan D.. Strengthening the appointment and tracking systems for patients on antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania.. 2012 Dec 1; 2(4):825-836.

Garabedian LF, Ross-Degnan D, Ratanawijitrasin S, Stephens P, Wagner AK. Impact of universal health insurance coverage in Thailand on sales and market share of medicines for non-communicable diseases: an interrupted time series study. BMJ Open. 2012;2(6). Epub 2012 Nov 28.

Lu CY, Srasuebkul P, Drew AK, Ward RL, Pearson SA. Positive spillover effects of prescribing requirements: increased cardiac testing in patients treated with trastuzumab for HER2+ metastatic breast cancer. Intern Med J. 2012 Nov;42(11):1229-35.

Burns ME, O'Hara BJ, Huskamp HA, Soumerai SB. Uninsurance and its correlates among poor adults with disabilities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov;23(4):1630-46.

Chace MJ, Zhang F, Fullerton CA, Huskamp HA, Gilden D, Soumerai SB. Intended and unintended consequences of the gabapentin off-label marketing lawsuit among patients with bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Nov;73(11):1388-94. Epub 2012 Oct 16.

Lee GM, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Tse A, Cole D, Fridkin SK, Horan T, Platt R, Gay C, Kassler W, Goldmann DA, Jernigan J, Jha AK. Effect of nonpayment for preventable infections in U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 11;367(15):1428-37.

Pérez-Cuevas R, Doubova SV, Suarez-Ortega M, Law M, Pande AH, Escobedo J, Espinosa-Larrañaga F, Ross-Degnan D, Wagner AK. Evaluating quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes using electronic health record information in Mexico. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Landon BE. Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Sep;27(9):1112-9. Epub 2012 Apr 29.

Nekhlyudov L, Habel LA, Achacoso N, Jung I, Haque R, Collins LC, Schnitt SJ, Quesenberry CP, Fletcher SW. Ten-year risk of diagnostic mammograms and invasive breast procedures after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Apr 18;104(8):614-21. Epub 2012 Apr 5.

Hacker K, Penfold R, Zhang F, Soumerai SB. Impact of electronic health record transition on behavioral health screening in a large pediatric practice. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Mar;63(3):256-61.

Wharam JF, Weiner JP. The promise and peril of healthcare forecasting. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print].

Galbraith AA, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Rosenthal MB, Gay C, Lieu TA. Delayed and forgone care for families with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Sep;27(9):1105-11. Epub 2012 Jan 18.

Koppel R, Majumdar SR, Soumerai SB. Electronic health records and quality of diabetes care. N Engl J Med. 2011 Dec 15;365(24):2338-9; author reply 2339.

Nekhlyudov L, Schnipper JL. Cancer survivorship care plans: what can be learned from hospital discharge summaries? J Oncol Pract. 2011 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print].

Zhang F, Wagner AK, Ross-Degnan D. Simulation-based power calculation for designing interrupted time series analyses of health policy interventions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Nov;64(11):1252-61.

Vialle-Valentin CE, Lecates RF, Zhang F, Desta AT, Ross-Degnan D. Predictors of antibiotic use in African communities: evidence from medicines household surveys in five countries. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Feb;17(2):211-22. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

Wharam JF, Landon BE, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. High-deductible insurance: two-year emergency department and hospital use. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print].

Pande AH, Soumerai SB. Serious methodological flaws compromise study findings. BMJ. 2011 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print].

Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Landon BE, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Two-year trends in colorectal cancer screening after switch to a high-deductible health plan. Med Care. 2011 Sep;49(9):865-71.

Briesacher BA, Zhao Y, Madden JM, Zhang F, Adams AS, Tjia J, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. Medicare part D and changes in prescription drug use and cost burden: national estimates for the Medicare population, 2000 to 2007. Med Care. 2011 Sep;49(9):834-41.

Nekhlyudov L, Li L, Ross-Degnan D, Wagner AK. Five-year patterns of adjuvant hormonal therapy use, persistence, and adherence among insured women with early-stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Nov;130(2):681-9. Epub 2011 Aug 13.

Nekhlyudov L, Madden J, Graves AJ, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Cost-related medication nonadherence and cost-saving strategies used by elderly Medicare cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Dec;5(4):395-404. Epub 2011 Jul 29.

Wharam JF, Frank MB, Rosland AM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Farber NJ, Sinsky C, Rucker L, Rask KJ, Barry MJ, Figaro MK. "Pay-for-performance" as a quality improvement tool: perceptions and policy recommendations of physicians and program leaders. Qual Manag Health Care. 2011 Jul-Sep;20(3):234-45.

Lu CY, Roughead E. New users of antidepressant medications: first episode duration and predictors of discontinuation. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Jan;68(1):65-71. Epub 2011 Jun 29.

Lu CY, Roughead E. Determinants of patient-reported medication errors: a comparison among seven countries. Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Jul;65(7):733-40. Epub 2011 Apr 6.

Reiss SK, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Zaslavsky AM, Wharam JF. Effect of switching to a high-deductible health plan on use of chronic medications. Health Serv Res. 2011 Oct;46(5):1382-401. Epub 2011 Mar 17.

Stout NK, Nekhlyudov L. Early uptake of breast magnetic resonance imaging in a community-based medical practice, 2000-2004. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Apr;20(4):631-4. Epub 2011 Mar 17.

Briesacher BA, Madden JM, Soumerai SB. Caution in generalizing Part D results to Medicare population. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 28;171(4):366-7; author reply 367.

Faden L, Soumerai SB. Comment: Assessment of Changes in Utilization of Health-Care Services After Implementation of a Prior Authorization Policy for Atypical Antipsychotic Agents (February). Ann Pharmacother. 2011 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print].

Lu CY, Adams AS, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Zhang Y, Salzman C, Soumerai SB. Association between prior authorization for medications and health service use by Medicaid patients with bipolar disorder. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Feb;62(2):186-93.

Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Rosenthal MB, Gay C, Lieu TA. Nearly half of families in high-deductible health plans whose members have chronic conditions face substantial financial burden. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Feb;30(2):322-31.

Vitry AI, Thai LP, Lu CY. Time and geographical variations in utilization of endocrine therapy for breast cancer in Australia. Intern Med J. 2011 Feb;41(2):162-6.

Serumaga B, Ross-Degnan D, Avery AJ, Elliott RA, Majumdar SR, Zhang F, Soumerai SB. Effect of pay for performance on the management and outcomes of hypertension in the United Kingdom: interrupted time series study. BMJ. 2011 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Kozhimannil KB, Huskamp HA, Graves AJ, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Jan;17(1):e17-25.

Lu CY, Law MR, Soumerai SB, Graves AJ, LeCates RF, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS. Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study. Clin Ther. 2011 Jan;33(1):135-44.

Carapinha JL, Ross-Degnan D, Desta AT, Wagner AK. Health insurance systems in five Sub-Saharan African countries: medicine benefits and data for decision making. Health Policy. 2011 Mar;99(3):193-202. Epub 2010 Dec 16.

Wagner AK, Graves AJ, Reiss SK, Lecates R, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Access to care and medicines, burden of health care expenditures, and risk protection: results from the World Health Survey. Health Policy. 2011 May;100(2-3):151-8. Epub 2010 Sep 9.

Lu CY, Barratt J, Vitry A, Roughead E. Charlson and Rx-Risk comorbidity indices were predictive of mortality in the Australian health care setting. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Feb;64(2):223-8. Epub 2010 Jun 17.