Bijan J. Borah

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In order to address the persistent problems of access to and delivery of health care in rural India, a better understanding of the individual provider choice decision is required. This paper is an attempt in this direction as it investigates the determinants of outpatient health care provider choice in rural India in the mixed multinomial logit (MMNL)(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 1999, patients with low risk endometrial cancer (EC) as defined by the Mayo criteria have preferably not undergone lymphadenectomy (LND) at our institution. Here we prospectively assess survival, sites of recurrence, morbidity, and cost in this low risk cohort. METHODS Cause-specific survival (CSS) was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine adherence to adalimumab (ADA) and etanercept (ETA) and health care costs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and to explore the association between adherence, utilization and costs. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using administrative claims data from a large managed health care plan, RA patients treated with etanercept or adalimumab(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize the impact of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) in a racially diverse sample of women in the United States. STUDY DESIGN A total of 968 women (573 white, 268 African American, 127 other races) aged 29-59 years with self-reported symptomatic uterine leiomyomas participated in a national survey. We assessed diagnosis,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare minimally invasive procedures (MIP)-laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy with the traditional open abdominal hysterectomy method by evaluating clinical and economic outcomes and use. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed with deidentified claims data and enrollment information from a large U.S. managed care plan. Data were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of enhanced recovery (a multimodal perioperative care enhancement protocol) in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery. METHODS Consecutive patients managed under an enhanced recovery pathway and undergoing cytoreduction, surgical staging, or pelvic organ prolapse surgery between June 20, 2011, and December 20, 2011,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate opioid use and pain scores associated with incisional injection of liposomal bupivacaine compared with bupivacaine hydrochloride after laparotomy for gynecologic malignancies. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted to compare abdominal incision infiltration with liposomal bupivacaine with bupivacaine hydrochloride(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) following total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgery imposes significant health and economic burden. OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of thromboprophylaxis duration on deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), total VTE (DVT and PE), and bleeding events among THR/TKR patients. (More)
Appendectomy and colectomy are commonly performed surgical procedures. Despite evidence demonstrating advantages with the minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approach, open procedures occur with greater prevalence. Therefore, there is still controversy as to whether the MIS approach is safer or more cost effective. A retrospective analysis was performed using(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the costs of vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy with robotically assisted hysterectomy. METHODS We identified all cases of robotically assisted hysterectomy, with or without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, treated at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009. Cases were propensity(More)