Chelsea D. Mullins

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OBJECTIVES There is growing recognition that a comprehensive economic assessment of a new health-care intervention at the time of launch requires both a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and a budget impact analysis (BIA). National regulatory agencies such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in England and Wales and the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare discontinuation rates of atypical antipsychotic agents in patients with schizophrenia. METHOD Adult Maryland Medicaid patients with schizophrenia were categorized based on initial atypical antipsychotic drug received: aripiprazole (n=446); olanzapine (n=1705); quetiapine (n=1467); risperidone (n=1580); and ziprasidone (n=700).(More)
OBJECTIVES Health decision-makers involved with coverage and payment policies are increasingly developing policies that seek information on "real-world" (RW) outcomes. Motivated by these initiatives, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) created a Task Force on Real-World Data to develop a framework to assist(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim is to quantify community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) treatment outcomes and costs from a managed care perspective by the level of macrolide resistance corresponding to the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) where patients lived. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted using the i3 Magnify database (05/2000-05/2005)(More)
The histone methyltransferase WHSC1 (also known as MMSET) is overexpressed in multiple myeloma (MM) as a result of the t(4;14) chromosomal translocation and in a broad variety of other cancers by unclear mechanisms. Overexpression of WHSC1 did not transform wild-type or tumor-prone primary hematopoietic cells. We found that ACA11, an orphan box H/ACA class(More)
Implicit in the growing interest in patient-centered outcomes research is a growing need for better evidence regarding how responses to a given intervention or treatment may vary across patients, referred to as heterogeneity of treatment effect (HTE). A variety of methods are available for exploring HTE, each associated with unique strengths and(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized clinical trials, particularly for comparative effectiveness research (CER), are frequently criticized for being overly restrictive or untimely for health-care decision making. PURPOSE Our prospectively designed REsearch in ADAptive methods for Pragmatic Trials (RE-ADAPT) study is a 'proof of concept' to stimulate investment in(More)
BACKGROUND In Uganda, isoniazid plus ethambutol is used for 6 months (6HE) during the continuation treatment phase of new tuberculosis (TB) cases. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using isoniazid plus rifampicin for 4 months (4HR) instead of 6HE. We compared the impact of a continuation phase using 6HE or 4HR on total cost and(More)
Health information technology (HIT) is engineered to promote improved quality and efficiency of care, and reduce medical errors. Healthcare organizations have made significant investments in HIT tools and the electronic medical record (EMR) is a major technological advance. The Department of Veterans Affairs was one of the first large healthcare systems to(More)
INTRODUCTION Advancements in chemotherapy treatment have improved the clinical management of metastatic colon cancer (mCC) patients. An increasing number of elderly mCC patients receive various combinations of regimens in second-line chemotherapy/biologics treatment (Tx2) after first-line treatment (Tx1) to prolong survival and/or palliate symptoms, but(More)