Sherrie Kaplan

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To maximize disease control, patients must participate effectively in their medical care. The authors developed an intervention designed to increase the involvement of patients in medical decision making. In a 20-minute session just before the regular visit to a physician, a clinic assistant reviewed the medical record of each experimental patient with(More)
CONTEXT Physician profiling is widely used by many health care systems, but little is known about the reliability of commonly used profiling systems. OBJECTIVES To determine the reliability of a set of physician performance measures for diabetes care, one of the most common conditions in medical practice, and to examine whether physicians could(More)
PURPOSE An estimated 42% of cancer patients suffer from poorly controlled pain, in part because of patient-related barriers to pain control. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of an individualized education and coaching intervention on pain outcomes and pain-related knowledge among outpatients with cancer-related pain. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQL) of children receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS Mothers (N = 160) of HSCT recipients aged 5-20 at six US transplant centers completed the Child Health Ratings Inventories (CHRIs), the Disease Impairment Inventory (DSII)-HSCT module, and the Short Form(More)
This article identifies the characteristics of patients and office visits associated with decreased mutual decision-making between physicians and patients. In the baseline cross-sectional survey of the Medical Outcomes Study we measured specific patient characteristics hypothesized to influence participatory decision-making (PDM) styles of physicians. We(More)
Purpose: To describe the initial results of the Child Health Ratings Inventory (CHRIs), 20-item generic health-related quality of life (HRQL) instrument and the 10-item disease-specific (DS) module, the Disease Specific Impairment Inventory-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (DSII-HSCT), for children and adolescents, ages 5–18 years and their parents(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown mixed results regarding the effectiveness of intensive glucose-lowering therapy in reducing risk for cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVE To determine whether attaining hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) targets of 6.5% or less or 7.0% or less for glycemic control at baseline provides differential benefits for patients with high(More)
The influence of physicians' attributes and practice style on patients' adherence to treatment was examined in a 2-year longitudinal study of 186 physicians and their diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease patients. A physician-level analysis was conducted, controlling for baseline patient adherence rates and for patient characteristics predictive of(More)
An intervention was developed to increase patient involvement in care. Using a treatment algorithm as a guide, patients were helped to read their medical record and coached to ask questions and negotiate medical decisions with their physicians during a 20-minute session before their regularly scheduled visit. In a randomized controlled trial we compared(More)
BACKGROUND Patient characteristics (case-mix bias) and physician-level variation (clustering) are often overlooked in profiling the quality of care provided by different groups of physicians, such as specialties. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of case-mix bias and physician-level clustering on differences in quality of diabetes care between specialty(More)