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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

Costs at the End of Life: Perspectives for North Carolina

Ernecoff, N. C. & Stearns, S. C., Jan 1 2018, In : North Carolina medical journal. 79, 1, p. 43-45 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Costs and Cost Analysis
Patient-Centered Care
Hospices
Cost Control
Medicaid

Do Live Discharge Rates Increase as Hospices Approach Their Medicare Aggregate Payment Caps?

Dolin, R., Silberman, P., Kirk, D. A., Stearns, S. C., Hanson, L. C., Taylor, D. H. & Holmes, G. M., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 55, 3, p. 775-784 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Medicare
Patient Discharge
Patient Care
1 Citations

Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy and Survival Following Hospitalization in Patients with Heart Failure

Tran, R. H., Aldemerdash, A., Chang, P., Sueta, C. A., Kaufman, B., Asafu-adjei, J., Vardeny, O., Daubert, E., Alburikan, K. A., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Stearns, S. C. & Rodgers, J. E., Apr 1 2018, In : Pharmacotherapy. 38, 4, p. 406-416 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalization
Heart Failure
Guidelines
Survival
Therapeutics

Heart Failure and Cognitive Impairment in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Witt, L. S., Rotter, J., Stearns, S. C., Gottesman, R. F., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Richey Sharrett, A., Wruck, L. M., Bressler, J., Sueta, C. A. & Chang, P. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of general internal medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atherosclerosis
Heart Failure
Cognition
Dementia
Cognitive Dysfunction
Medicare
Medical Records
Atherosclerosis
Myocardial Infarction
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
1 Citations
Patient Admission
Atherosclerosis
Heart Failure
Confidence Intervals
Hospitalization
2 Citations
Telephone
Hospital Emergency Service
Randomized Controlled Trials
Confidence Intervals
Nurses
2017
2 Citations

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., Jan 1 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
1 Citations

A positive association between hospice profit margin and the rate at which patients are discharged before death

Dolin, R., Holmes, G. M., Stearns, S. C., Kirk, D. A., Hanson, L. C., Taylor, D. H. & Silberman, P., Jul 1 2017, In : Health Affairs. 36, 7, p. 1291-1298 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Hospice Care
Patient Discharge
Medicare
Quality of Health Care
2 Citations

Are Trends in Hospitalization Prior to Hospice Use Associated With Hospice Episode Characteristics?

Kaufman, B. G., Sueta, C. A., Chen, C., Windham, B. G. & Stearns, S. C., Nov 1 2017, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 34, 9, p. 860-868 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Hospitalization
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Comorbidity

Contribution of medications and risk factors to QTc interval lengthening in the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study

Alburikan, K. A., Aldemerdash, A., Savitz, S. T., Tisdale, J. E., Whitsel, E. A., Soliman, E. Z., Thudium, E. M., Sueta, C. A., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Stearns, S. C. & Rodgers, J. E., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 23, 6, p. 1274-1280 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atherosclerosis
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Linear Models
Electrocardiography
Morbidity
2 Citations

Factors Driving Live Discharge From Hospice: Provider Perspectives

Dolin, R., Hanson, L. C., Rosenblum, S. F., Stearns, S. C., Holmes, G. M. & Silberman, P., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 53, 6, p. 1050-1056 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Medicare
Hospice Care
Patient Preference
Patient Discharge
2 Citations

Impact of Accountable Care Organizations on Utilization, Care, and Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Kaufman, B. G., Spivack, B. S., Stearns, S. C., Song, P. H. & O’Brien, E. C., Dec 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Care Research and Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accountable Care Organizations
Contracts
Insurance Carriers
Preventive Medicine
Medicaid
1 Citations

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., Jun 1 2017, In : Value in Health. 20, 6, p. 777-784 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Longitudinal Studies
Hospitalization
Inpatients
Atherosclerosis

Predictors of Medication Adherence in the Elderly: The Role of Mental Health

Rodgers, J. E., Thudium, E. M., Beyhaghi, H., Sueta, C. A., Alburikan, K. A., Kucharska-Newton, A. M., Chang, P. P. & Stearns, S. C., Mar 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Care Research and Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medication Adherence
Mental Health
Aptitude
Cognition
Reading
5 Citations

The US President’s Malaria Initiative and under-5 child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A difference-in-differences analysis

Jakubowski, A., Stearns, S. C., Kruk, M. E., Angeles, G. & Thirumurthy, H., Jun 1 2017, In : PLoS medicine. 14, 6, e1002319.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Mortality
Africa South of the Sahara
Malaria
Mortality
Odds Ratio
2016
9 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
9 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
hospice
Medicare
hospitalization
Hospitalization
18 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
1 Citations
Medication Adherence
Psychometrics
Atherosclerosis
Statistical Factor Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
1 Citations

The relationship between violence in Northern Mexico and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in the USA-Mexico border region

Geissler, K., Stearns, S. C., Becker, C., Thirumurthy, H. & Holmes, G. M., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Public Health (United Kingdom). 38, 1, p. 14-23 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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., Jan 1 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
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., Aug 23 2015, 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
22 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
10 Citations
Medication Adherence
Medicare Part D
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Atherosclerosis
Hospitalization
2014
5 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
23 Citations

A randomized trial exploring the effect of a telephone call follow-up on care plan compliance among older adults discharged home from the emergency department

Biese, K., Lamantia, M., Shofer, F., McCall, B., Roberts, E., Stearns, S. C., Principe, S., Kizer, J. S., Cairns, C. B. & Busby-Whitehead, J., Feb 2014, In : Academic Emergency Medicine. 21, 2, p. 188-195 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aftercare
Telephone
Compliance
Hospital Emergency Service
Cost Savings
18 Citations
Infarction
Inpatients
Outpatients
Odds Ratio
Acute Coronary Syndrome
9 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
14 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
5 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
18 Citations

Functional status declines among cancer survivors: Trajectory and contributing factors

Petrick, J. L., Reeve, 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
12 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., Jan 1 2014, In : Medicare & medicaid research review. 4, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Medicare
Home Care Services
Hospice Care
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
10 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
1 Citations

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
8 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., 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
6 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 1 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
30 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

grandchild
caregiving
Taiwan
Caregivers
Health
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
15 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 1 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
33 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 1 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