Research Output 1988 2018

2018

Antihypertensive adherence and outcomes among community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Federspiel, J. J., Sueta, C. A., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Beyhaghi, H., Zhou, L., Virani, S. S., Rodgers, J. E., Chang, P. P. & Stearns, S. C. Feb 1 2018 In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 24, 1, p. 48-55 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Independent Living
Medicare
Antihypertensive Agents
Atherosclerosis
Inpatients
2017

A Comparison of Self-reported Medication Adherence to Concordance between Part D Claims and Medication Possession

Savitz, S. T., Stearns, S. C., Zhou, L., Thudium, E., Alburikan, K. A., Tran, R. & Rodgers, J. E. 2017 In : Medical Care. 55, 5, p. 500-505 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medication Adherence
Generic Drugs
Veterans
Atherosclerosis
Medicare Part D
2016
6 Citations

Diabetes and prediabetes and risk of hospitalization: The atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study

Schneider, A. L. C., Kalyani, R. R., Golden, S., Stearns, S. C., Wruck, L., Yeh, H. C., Coresh, J. & Selvin, E. May 1 2016 In : Diabetes Care. 39, 5, p. 772-779 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prediabetic State
Atherosclerosis
Hospitalization
Urogenital Neoplasms
Wounds and Injuries
7 Citations

Hospice Use, Hospitalization, and Medicare Spending at the End of Life

Zuckerman, R. B., Stearns, S. C. & Sheingold, S. H. May 1 2016 In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 71, 3, p. 569-580 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Medicare
Hospitalization
Nursing Homes
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
11 Citations

Identification of Heart Failure Events in Medicare Claims: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Heiss, G., Ni, H., Stearns, S. C., Puccinelli-Ortega, N., Wruck, L. M. & Chambless, L. Jan 1 2016 In : Journal of Cardiac Failure. 22, 1, p. 48-55 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Atherosclerosis
Heart Failure
Medical Records
Fee-for-Service Plans

Mind the Gap: Hospitalizations from Multiple Sources in a Longitudinal Study

Savitz, S. T., Stearns, S. C., Groves, J. S., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Bengtson, L. G. S. & Wruck, L. 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Value in Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Longitudinal Studies
Hospitalization
Inpatients
Atherosclerosis
Medication Adherence
Psychometrics
Atherosclerosis
Statistical Factor Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
1 Citations
Ambulatory Care
Mexico
Violence
Hospitalization
Homicide
2015
8 Citations

Assessing medicare part D claim completeness using medication self-reports

Zhou, L., Stearns, S. C., Thudium, E. M., Alburikan, K. A. & Rodgers, J. E. Apr 27 2015 In : Medical Care. 53, 5, p. 463-470 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare Part D
Generic Drugs
Self Report
Veterans
Confidence Intervals
14 Citations

Informal care and caregiver's health

Do, Y. K., Norton, E. C., Stearns, S. C. & Van Houtven, C. H. Feb 1 2015 In : Health Economics (United Kingdom). 24, 2, p. 224-237 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear Family
Caregivers
Patient Care
Health
Republic of Korea
4 Citations
Medication Adherence
Medicare Part D
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Atherosclerosis
Hospitalization
2014
4 Citations

Anger proneness, gender, and the risk of heart failure

Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Williams, J. E., Chang, P. P., Stearns, S. C., Sueta, C. A., Blecker, S. B. & Mosley, T. H. Jan 1 2014 In : Journal of Cardiac Failure. 20, 12, p. 1020-1026 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anger
Heart Failure
Incidence
Confidence Intervals
International Classification of Diseases
15 Citations
Aftercare
Telephone
Compliance
Hospital Emergency Service
Cost Savings
15 Citations
Infarction
Inpatients
Outpatients
Odds Ratio
Acute Coronary Syndrome
8 Citations

Comparable ascertainment of newly-diagnosed atrial fibrillation using active cohort follow-up versus surveillance of centers for medicare and medicaid services in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study

Bengtson, L. G. S., Kucharska-Newton, A., Wruck, L. M., Loehr, L. R., Folsom, A. R., Chen, L. Y., Rosamond, W. D., Duval, S., Lutsey, P. L., Stearns, S. C., Sueta, C., Yeh, H. C., Fox, E. & Alonso, A. Apr 11 2014 In : PLoS ONE. 9, 4, e94321

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
atherosclerosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Atherosclerosis
monitoring

Comparative effectiveness of follow-up imaging approaches in pancreatic cancer

Reeder-Hayes, K. E., Freburger, J., Feaganes, J., Peacock Hinton, S., Henderson, L. M., Massing, M., Schenck, A. P., Stearns, S. C., Carpenter, W. R., Chen, C. & Khandani, A. H. Jan 1 2014 In : Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 3, 5, p. 491-502 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pancreatic Neoplasms
Medicare
Mortality
Tomography
Registries
7 Citations
Oral Health
Dental Caries
Health Services
Tooth
Primary Health Care
12 Citations

Effects of early dental office visits on dental caries experience

Beil, H., Rozier, R. G., Preisser, J. S., Stearns, S. C. & Lee, J. Y. Jan 1 2014 In : American Journal of Public Health. 104, 10, p. 1979-1985 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dental Offices
Office Visits
Dental Caries
Stomatognathic Diseases
Medicaid
2 Citations
Continuity of Patient Care
Medicaid
Oral Health
Dentists
Health Services

Explaining variation in hospice visit intensity for routine home care

Stearns, S. C., Sheingold, S. & Zuckerman, R. B. Jan 2014 In : Medical Care. 52, 1, p. 56-62 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Home Care Services
Risk Adjustment
Medicare
Hospice Care
2 Citations

Exploring the Association of Homicides in Northern Mexico and Healthcare Access for US Residents

Geissler, K. H., Becker, C., Stearns, S. C., Thirumurthy, H. & Holmes, G. M. Jun 11 2014 In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 17, 4, p. 1214-1224 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homicide
Mexico
Delivery of Health Care
Emigration and Immigration
Violence
12 Citations

Functional status declines among cancer survivors: Trajectory and contributing factors

Petrick, J. L., Reeve, B. B., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Foraker, R. E., Platz, E. A., Stearns, S. C., Han, X., Windham, B. G. & Irwin, D. E. Oct 1 2014 In : Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 5, 4, p. 359-367 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survivors
Neoplasms
Breast
Prostate
Lung Neoplasms
10 Citations

Impact of atrial fibrillation on healthcare utilization in the community: The atherosclerosis risk in communities study

Bengtson, L. G. S., Lutsey, P. L., Loehr, L. R., Kucharska-Newton, A., Chen, L. Y., Chamberlain, A. M., Wruck, L. M., Duval, S., Stearns, S. C. & Alonso, A. Jan 1 2014 In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 3, 6, 001006

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrial Fibrillation
Atherosclerosis
Delivery of Health Care
Medicare
Outpatients
3 Citations

Medicare's hospice benefit: analysis of utilization and resource use

Bogasky, S., Sheingold, S. & Stearns, S. C. 2014 In : Medicare & medicaid research review. 4, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Medicare
Home Care Services
Hospice Care
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
9 Citations

Preventive services by medical and dental providers and treatment outcomes

Kranz, A. M., Rozier, R. G., Preisser, J. S., Stearns, S. C., Weinberger, M. & Lee, J. Y. Jan 1 2014 In : Journal of Dental Research. 93, 7, p. 633-638 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tooth
Dentists
Primary Health Care
Medicaid
Oral Health

The impact of CHIP premium increases on insurance outcomes among CHIP eligible children

Nikolova, S. & Stearns, S. Mar 3 2014 In : BMC Health Services Research. 14, 101

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insurance
Health Insurance
Children's Health Insurance Program
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Budgets
7 Citations

Trajectory of overall health from self-report and factors contributing to health declines among cancer survivors

Petrick, J. L., Foraker, R. E., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Reeve, B. B., Platz, E. A., Stearns, S. C., Han, X., Windham, B. G. & Irwin, D. E. Jan 1 2014 In : Cancer Causes and Control. 25, 9, p. 1179-1186 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Report
Survivors
Health
Neoplasms
Breast
11 Citations

Use of hospitalists by Medicare beneficiaries: a national picture

Pete Welch, W., Stearns, S. C., Cuellar, A. E. & Bindman, A. B. Jan 1 2014 In : Medicare & medicaid research review. 4, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalists
Medicare
Physicians
Ownership
Primary Health Care
2013
2 Citations
Colorectal Surgery
Patient Safety
Safety-net Providers
Colorectal Neoplasms
Medicaid
5 Citations

Disappearing and reappearing differences in drug-eluting stent use by race

Federspiel, J. J., Stearns, S. C., Reiter, K. L., Geissler, K. H., Triplette, M. A., D'Arcy, L. P., Sheridan, B. C. & Rossi, J. S. Apr 2013 In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 19, 2, p. 256-262 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug-Eluting Stents
African Americans
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Medicare
Stents
24 Citations

Impact of caring for grandchildren on the health of grandparents in Taiwan

Ku, L. J. E., Stearns, S. C., Van Houtven, C. H., Lee, S. Y. D., Dilworth-Anderson, P. & Konrad, T. R. Jan 1 2013 In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 68, 6, p. 1009-1021 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taiwan
Caregivers
Health
Mobility Limitation
Depression
1 Citations

Impact of choice of imaging modality accompanying outpatient exercise stress testing on outcomes and resource use after revascularization for acute coronary syndromes

Federspiel, J. J., Shah, B. R., Shaw, L. J., Masoudi, F. A., Chang, P. P., Stearns, S. C., Mudrick, D. W., Cowper, P. A., Green, C. L. & Douglas, P. S. Oct 1 2013 In : American Heart Journal. 166, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Echocardiography
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Outpatients
Exercise
12 Citations

Is geriatric care associated with less emergency fepartment use?

D'Arcy, L. P., Stearns, S. C., Domino, M. E., Hanson, L. C. & Weinberger, M. Jan 2013 In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61, 1, p. 4-11 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geriatrics
Hospital Emergency Service
Emergencies
Independent Living
Nursing Homes
31 Citations

Proportion of physicians in large group practices continued to grow in 2009-11

Welch, W. P., Cuellar, A. E., Stearns, S. C. & Bindman, A. B. Oct 16 2013 In : Health Affairs. 32, 9, p. 1659-1666 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Group Practice
Physicians
Medicare
Fee-for-Service Plans
Cost Savings
1 Citations

Resource use trajectories for aged medicare beneficiaries with complex coronary conditions

Federspiel, J. J., Stearns, S. C., D'Arcy, L. P., Geissler, K. H., Beadles, C. A., Crespin, D. J., Carey, T. S., Rossi, J. S. & Sheridan, B. C. Apr 2013 In : Health Services Research. 48, 2 PART2, p. 753-772 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Coronary Artery Bypass
Survival
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Therapeutics
7 Citations

Short-term costs associated with primary prophylactic G-CSF use during chemotherapy

Rajan, S. S., Carpenter, W. R., Stearns, S. C. & Lyman, G. H. Feb 2013 In : American Journal of Managed Care. 19, 2, p. 150-159 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Costs and Cost Analysis
Drug Therapy
Neutropenia
Medicare
2012
29 Citations

Cost-effectiveness of preventive oral health care in medical offices for young medicaid enrollees

Stearns, S. C., Rozier, R. G., Kranz, A. M., Pahel, B. T. & Quiñonez, R. B. Oct 2012 In : Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 166, 10, p. 945-951 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preventive Health Services
Medicaid
Oral Health
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Mouth
18 Citations
Back Injuries
Self-Help Devices
Nursing Homes
Workload
Nursing
19 Citations

Effect of early preventive dental visits on subsequent dental treatment and expenditures

Beil, H., Rozier, R. G., Preisser, J. S., Stearns, S. C. & Lee, J. Y. Sep 1 2012 In : Medical Care. 50, 9, p. 749-756 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Expenditures
Tooth
Medicaid
Therapeutics
Confidence Intervals
6 Citations

Evaluating the effectiveness of a rapidly adopted cardiovascular technology with administrative data: The case of drug-eluting stents for acute coronary syndromes

Federspiel, J. J., Stearns, S. C., Sheridan, B. C., Kuritzky, J. J., D'Arcy, L. P., Crespin, D. J., Carey, T. S. & Rossi, J. S. Aug 1 2012 In : American Heart Journal. 164, 2, p. 207-214 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug-Eluting Stents
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Propensity Score
Technology
Stents
48 Citations

Increasing US rates of endocarditis with Staphylococcus aureus: 1999-2008

Federspiel, J. J., Stearns, S. C., Peppercorn, A. F., Chu, V. H. & Fowler, V. G. Feb 27 2012 In : Archives of Internal Medicine. 172, 4, p. 363-365 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Endocarditis
Endocarditis
Staphylococcus aureus
Hospitalization
Retrospective Studies

Medicare benefit cuts

Konetzka, R. T., Coca-Perraillon, M. & Stearns, S. C. Jan 1 2012 Debates on U.S. Health Care. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 509-524 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Medicare
9 Citations

Patterns and predictors of stress testing modality after percutaneous coronary stenting: Data from the NCDR®

Federspiel, J. J., Mudrick, D. W., Shah, B. R., Stearns, S. C., Masoudi, F. A., Cowper, P. A., Green, C. L. & Douglas, P. S. Oct 1 2012 In : JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 5, 10, p. 969-980 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Exercise
Electrocardiography
Censuses
Echocardiography
16 Citations

Rationale, design, and sample characteristics of a practical randomized trial to assess a weight loss intervention for low-income women: The Weight-Wise II Program

Samuel-Hodge, C. D., Garcia, B. A., Johnston, L. F., Kraschnewski, J. L., Gustafson, A. A., Norwood, A. F., Glasgow, R. E., Gold, A. D., Graham, J. W., Evenson, K. R., Stearns, S. C., Gizlice, Z. & Keyserling, T. C. Jan 1 2012 In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 33, 1, p. 93-103 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Loss
Weights and Measures
Health
Health Insurance
African Americans
1 Citations

Stress imaging use and repeat revascularization among medicare patients with high-risk coronary artery disease

Rossi, J. S., Federspiel, J. J., Crespin, D. J., Carey, T. S., Sheridan, B. C. & Stearns, S. C. Oct 1 2012 In : American Journal of Cardiology. 110, 9, p. 1270-1274 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Coronary Artery Disease
Referral and Consultation
Incidence
Health
7 Citations

The health effects of caregiving by grandparents in Taiwan: An instrumental variable estimation

Ku, L. J. E., Stearns, S. C., Van Houtven, C. H. & Holmes, G. M. Jul 31 2012 In : Review of Economics of the Household. 10, 4, p. 521-540 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

caregiving
Taiwan
grandchild
health
caregiver
2011
10 Citations
Colony-Stimulating Factors
Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Neutropenia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
55 Citations

Effectiveness of preventive dental treatments by physicians for young medicaid enrollees

Pahel, B. T., Rozier, R. G., Stearns, S. C. & Quiñonez, R. B. Mar 1 2011 In : Pediatrics. 127, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Mouth
Tooth
Physicians
Dental Caries
12 Citations

Effect of primary prophylactic G-CSF use on systemic therapy administration for elderly breast cancer patients

Rajan, S. S., Stearns, S. C., Lyman, G. H. & Carpenter, W. R. Nov 2011 In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 130, 1, p. 255-266 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
13 Citations
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Neutropenia
Hospitalization
Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy