Center for Health Policy & Outcomes: Publications

Below is a selection of recent papers from members of the Center for Health Policy Outcomes:

Health Care Costs

Bach PB, Mirkin JN, Luke JJ. Episode-Based Payment For Cancer Care: A Proposed Pilot For Medicare. Health Affairs. 2011; 30(3): 500-509.

Gold HT, Hall MJ, Blinder V, Schackman BR. Cost effectiveness of pharmacogenetic testing for uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 before irinotecan administration for metastatic colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2009; 115(17): 3858-3867.

Health Care Quality

Bach PB, Mirkin JN, Luke JJ. Episode-Based Payment For Cancer Care: A Proposed Pilot For Medicare. Health Affairs. 2011; 30(3): 500-509.

Basch E. The missing voice of patients in drug-safety reporting. New England Journal of Medicine 2010; 362(10): 865-869.

Basch E, Jia X, Heller G. Adverse symptom event reporting by patients vs clinicians: relationships with clinical outcomes. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2009; 101(23):1624-32.

Elkin EB, Ishill N, Riley GF, Bach PB, Gonen M, Begg CB, et al. Disenrollment From Medicare Managed Care Among Beneficiaries With and Without a Cancer Diagnosis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2008; 100(14): 1013-21.

Salz T, Weinberger M, Ayanian JZ, Brewer NT, Earle CC, Elston Lafata J, Fisher DA, Weiner BJ, Sandler RS. Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States. BMC Health Services Research. 2010; 10: 256.

Salz T, Brewer NT, Sandler RS, Weiner BJ, Martin CF, Weinberger M. Association of health beliefs and colonoscopy use among survivors of colorectal cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2009; 3(4): 193-201.

Sima CS, Panageas KS, Schrag D. Cancer screening among patients with advanced cancer. JAMA. 2010; 304(14): 1584-1591.

Vickers A, Eastham J. What has to happen before we report radical prostatectomy outcomes of individual surgeons to the public? Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. 2011; 29(2): 118-123.

Health Care Accessibility

Bach PB, Mirkin JN, Luke JJ. Episode-Based Payment For Cancer Care: A Proposed Pilot For Medicare. Health Affairs. 2011; 30(3): 500-509.

Kirk MC, Hudis CA. Insight into barriers against optimal adherence to oral hormonal therapy in women with breast cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2008; 8(2): 155-161.

Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Groen RS, Fadlu-Deen BD, Doah KS, Kingham TP. Improving Access to Surgery in a Developing Country: Experience from a Surgical Collaboration in Sierra Leone. Journal of Surgical Education. 2010; 67(4): 270-3.

Robson ME, Storm CD, Weitzel J, Wollins DS, Offit K. American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement Update: Genetic and Genomic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2010; 28(5): 893-901.

Sima CS, Panageas KS, Heller G, Schrag D. Analytical Strategies for Characterizing Chemotherapy Diffusion with Patient-Level Population-Based Data. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2010; 8(1): 37-51.

Payment Reform

Bach PB, Mirkin JN, Luke JJ. Episode-Based Payment For Cancer Care: A Proposed Pilot For Medicare. Health Affairs. 2011; 30(3): 500-509.

Comparative Effectiveness

Pearson SD, Bach PB. How Medicare Could Use Comparative Effectiveness Research In Deciding On New Coverage And Reimbursement. Health Affairs. 2010; 29(10): 1796-1804.

Health Information Technology

Vickers A, Salz T, Basch E, Cooperberg M, Carroll P, Tighe F, et al. Electronic patient self-assessment and management (SAM): a novel framework for cancer survivorship. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2010; 10(1): 34.

Medicare

Bach PB, Mirkin JN, Luke JJ. Episode-Based Payment For Cancer Care: A Proposed Pilot For Medicare. Health Affairs. 2011; 30(3): 500-509.

Elkin EB, Ishill N, Riley GF, Bach PB, Gonen M, Begg CB, et al. Disenrollment From Medicare Managed Care Among Beneficiaries With and Without a Cancer Diagnosis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2008; 100(14): 1013-21.

Pearson SD, Bach PB. How Medicare Could Use Comparative Effectiveness Research In Deciding On New Coverage And Reimbursement. Health Affairs. 2010; 29(10): 1796-1804.

FDA

Basch E. The Missing Voice of Patients in Drug-Safety Reporting. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010; 362(10): 865-869.

Sima CS, Panageas KS, Heller G, Schrag D. Analytical Strategies for Characterizing Chemotherapy Diffusion with Patient-Level Population-Based Data. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2010; 8(1): 37-51.

Drug Development

McArthur HL, Hudis CA. Chemotherapy: Neoadjuvant trial design: time for a brave new world? Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 2010; 7(7): 359-360.

Screening

Salz T, Richman AR, Brewer, NT. Meta-analyses of the effect of false-positive mammograms on generic and specific psychosocial outcomes. Psycho-Oncology. 2010; 19(10): 1026-34.

Sima CS, Panageas KS, Schrag D. Cancer screening among patients with advanced cancer. JAMA. 2010; 304(14): 1584-1591.

Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Bjork T, Manjer J, Nilsson PM, Dahlin A, et al. Prostate specific antigen concentration at age 60 and death or metastasis from prostate cancer: case-control study. BMJ. 2010; 341: c4521.

Treatment

Gold HT, Hall MJ, Blinder V, Schackman BR. Cost effectiveness of pharmacogenetic testing for uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 before irinotecan administration for metastatic colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2009; 115(17): 3858-3867.

Kirk MC, Hudis CA. Insight into barriers against optimal adherence to oral hormonal therapy in women with breast cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2008; 8(2): 155-161.

Sima CS, Panageas KS, Heller G, Schrag D. Analytical Strategies for Characterizing Chemotherapy Diffusion with Patient-Level Population-Based Data. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2010; 8(1): 37-51.

Vickers A, Eastham J. What has to happen before we report radical prostatectomy outcomes of individual surgeons to the public? Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. 2011; 29(2): 118-123.

Vickers AJ, Savage CJ, Lilja H. Finasteride to Prevent Prostate Cancer: Should All Men or Only a High-Risk Subgroup Be Treated? Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2010; 28(7): 1112-1116.

Vickers AJ, Elkin EB, Peele PB. Long-term health outcomes of a decision aid: data from a randomized trial of adjuvant! in women with localized breast cancer. Medical Decision Making. 2009; 29(4): 461-467.

Survivorship

Cano S, Klassen AF, Scott A, Thoma A, Feeny D, Pusic A. Health outcome and economic measurement in breast cancer surgery: challenges and opportunities. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. 2010; 10(5): 583-94.

Salz T, Weinberger M, Ayanian JZ, Brewer NT, Earle CC, Elston Lafata J, et al. Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States. BMC Health Services Research. 2010; 10: 256.

Salz T, Brewer NT, Sandler RS, Weiner BJ, Martin CF, Weinberger M. Association of health beliefs and colonoscopy use among survivors of colorectal cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2009; 3(4): 193-201.

Patient Reported Outcomes

Basch E. The Missing Voice of Patients in Drug-Safety Reporting. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010; 362(10): 865-869.

Basch E, Jia X, Heller G, Barz A, Sit L, Fruscione M, et al. Adverse Symptom Event Reporting by Patients vs Clinicians: Relationships With Clinical Outcomes. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2009; 101(23): 1624-1632.

Cano S, Klassen AF, Scott A, Thoma A, Feeny D, Pusic A. Health outcome and economic measurement in breast cancer surgery: challenges and opportunities. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. 2010; 10(5): 583-94.

Pusic A, Liu JC, Chen CM, Cano S, Davidge K, Klassen A, et al. A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures in head and neck cancer surgery. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2007; 136(4): 525-35.

Vickers AJ, Savage CJ, Shouery M, Eastham JA, Scardino PT, Basch EM. Validation study of a web-based assessment of functional recovery after radical prostatectomy. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2010; 8(1): 82.

Vickers A, Salz T, Basch E, Cooperberg M, Carroll P, Tighe F, et al. Electronic patient self-assessment and management (SAM): a novel framework for cancer survivorship. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2010; 10(1): 34.

Decision Making

Salz T, Brewer NT, Sandler RS, Weiner BJ, Martin CF, Weinberger M. Association of health beliefs and colonoscopy use among survivors of colorectal cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2009; 3(4): 193-201.

Salz T, Richman AR, Brewer, NT. Meta-analyses of the effect of false-positive mammograms on generic and specific psychosocial outcomes. Psycho-Oncology. 2010; 19(10): 1026-34.

Vickers AJ, Elkin EB, Peele PB. Long-term health outcomes of a decision aid: data from a randomized trial of adjuvant! in women with localized breast cancer. Medical Decision Making. 2009; 29(4): 461-467.

Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Bjork T, Manjer J, Nilsson PM, Dahlin A, et al. Prostate specific antigen concentration at age 60 and death or metastasis from prostate cancer: case-control study. BMJ. 2010; 341: c4521.

Palliative Care

Fins J, Schiff N, Foley K. Late recovery from the minimally conscious state: ethical and policy implications. Neurology. 2007; 68(4): 304.

Harding R, Gomes B, Foley KM, Higginson IJ. Research Priorities in Health Economics And Funding for Palliative Care: Views of an International Think Tank. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009; 38(1): 11-4.

Higginson IJ, Foley KM. Palliative Care: No Longer a Luxury But a Necessity? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009; 38(1): 1-3.

Global Health

Kingham TP, Muyco A, Kushner A. Surgical elective in a developing country: ethics and utility. Journal of Surgical Education. 2009; 66(2): 59-62.

Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Groen RS, Fadlu-Deen BD, Doah KS, Kingham TP. Improving Access to Surgery in a Developing Country: Experience from a Surgical Collaboration in Sierra Leone. Journal of Surgical Education. 2010; 67(4): 270-3.

Ethics

Fins J, Schiff N, Foley K. Late recovery from the minimally conscious state: ethical and policy implications. Neurology. 2007; 68(4): 304.

Kingham TP, Muyco A, Kushner A. Surgical elective in a developing country: ethics and utility. Journal of Surgical Education. 2009; 66(2): 59-62.

Offit K, Thom P. Ethicolegal aspects of cancer genetics. Cancer Treatment and Research. 2010; 155: 1-14.