Dori Bilik

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BACKGROUND Thiazolidinedione (TZD) treatment has been associated with fractures. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between TZD treatment and fractures in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS Using data from Translating Research into Action for Diabetes, a multicenter prospective observational study of diabetes care in managed care, we(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the direct medical costs associated with type 2 diabetes, its complications, and its comorbidities among U.S. managed care patients. STUDY DESIGN Data were from patient surveys, chart reviews, and health insurance claims for 7109 people with type 2 diabetes from 8 health plans participating in the Translating Research Into Action(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the predictors of intensification of antihyperglycemic therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes; its impact on A1C, body weight, symptoms of anxiety/depression, and health status; and patient characteristics associated with improvement in A1C. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed survey, medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the health utility scores associated with type 2 diabetes, its treatments, complications, and comorbidities. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed health-related quality-of-life data, collected at baseline during Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes, a multicenter, prospective, observational study of diabetes care in(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have associated thiazolidinedione (TZD) treatment with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and questioned whether the two available TZDs, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, have different CVD risks. We compared CVD incidence, cardiovascular (CV), and all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetic patients treated with rosiglitazone or pioglitazone as their(More)
Our purpose was to assess the cost, quality of life impact, and the cost-utility of bariatric surgery in a managed care population. We studied 221 patients who underwent bariatric surgery between 2001 and 2005. We analyzed medical claims data for all patients and survey data for 122 survey respondents (55% response rate). Patients were generally(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who speak Spanish and/or have low socioeconomic status are at greater risk of suboptimal glycemic control. Inadequate intensification of anti-glycemic medications may partially explain this disparity. OBJECTIVE To examine the associations between primary language, income, and medication intensification. DESIGN Cohort study with(More)
OBJECTIVEdTo estimate the health utility scores associated with type 2 diabetes, its treatments , complications, and comorbidities. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSdWe analyzed health-related quality-of-life data, collected at baseline during Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes, a multicenter, prospective, observational study of diabetes care in(More)
Dori Bilik, Laura N. McEwen, Morton B. Brown, Joe V. Selby, Andrew J. Karter, David G. Marrero, Victoria C. Hsiao, Chien-Wen Tseng, Carol M. Mangione, Norman L. Lasser, Jesse C. Crosson and William H. Herman1,9*,z Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between physicians' reimbursement perceptions and outpatient test performance among patients with diabetes mellitus. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS Participants were physicians (n = 766) and their managed care patients with diabetes mellitus (n = 2758) enrolled in 6 plans in 2003. Procedures measured(More)