Beth A Virnig

Beth A Virnig, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dean And Robert G. Frank Endowed Professor

Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Business Phone: (352) 273-6214
Business Email: bvirnig@ufl.edu

About Beth A Virnig

Beth A. Virnig, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the dean and Robert G. Frank Endowed Professor at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. She joined the university in July 2022 as the sixth dean of the college in its 64-year history.

She served as a professor in the division of health policy and management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and as director and lead of the school’s Strategic Global Public Health Programming, where she guided efforts with partner universities in Thailand, India, Mexico and Ghana. Prior to that, she served as the school’s senior associate dean for academic affairs and research.

Dr. Virnig’s research examines how patient factors and system factors combine to influence care and outcomes. Her research focuses on cancer care, women’s health, end-of-life care, and the measurement of racial and ethnic disparities in care and health outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries. Her work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She serves on the American Cancer Society’s Council for Extramural Research. She is the author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, including an article on breast cancer surgery that was named one of the 10 best papers of the decade (1999-2009) by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

She directed the Research Data Assistance Center, or ResDAC, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-funded program providing free assistance to academic, government and nonprofit researchers interested in using Medicare and Medicaid data in their work.

She earned both her Ph.D. and M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Virnig held positions at the University of Miami and Dartmouth Medical School’s Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-8153-7488

Publications

2022
Breast-conserving surgery versus mastectomy for older women with triple-negative breast cancer: population-based study
Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 11(13):953-967 [DOI] 10.2217/cer-2021-0273.
2022
Financial Burden of Drugs Prescribed for Cancer-Associated Symptoms.
JCO oncology practice. 18(2):140-147 [DOI] 10.1200/OP.21.00466. [PMID] 34558297.
2022
Finding the Lowest-Cost Pharmacy for Cancer Supportive Care Medications: Not So Easy
JCO Oncology Practice. 18(8):e1342-e1349 [DOI] 10.1200/op.22.00051.
2022
Hormonal Therapy Drug Switching, Out-of-Pocket Costs, and Adherence Among Older Women With Breast Cancer.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 114(7):1029-1035 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djac062. [PMID] 35333338.
2022
Inference from Imprecisely Measured Exposures: Caution Is Needed When Using Health Insurance Data for Clinical Research: Commentary on an article by Karch M. Smith, BA, et al.: “The Effect of Sex Hormone Deficiency on the Incidence of Rotator Cuff Repair. Analysis of a Large Insurance Database”.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 104(9) [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.22.00118. [PMID] 35506953.
2022
Opioid Prescriptions and Survival in Pancreatic Cancer.
JCO oncology practice. 18(6):e839-e842 [DOI] 10.1200/OP.21.00862. [PMID] 34990288.
2022
Time-Related Burdens of Cancer Care.
JCO oncology practice. 18(4):245-246 [DOI] 10.1200/OP.21.00662. [PMID] 34709950.
2022
Why Men Fare Worse: A Mixed-Methods Study Examining Gender Differences in Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life.
The Gerontologist. 62(9):1347-1358 [DOI] 10.1093/geront/gnac003. [PMID] 35024847.
2021
Generic entry of aromatase inhibitors and pharmaceutical access: Initiation of hormonal therapy, timeliness of initiation, and drug choice
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 17(9):1588-1595 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sapharm.2020.12.006.
2021
How Will Patients With Cancer Fare During COVID-19?: Many Unanswered Questions.
JAMA oncology. 7(2):195-196 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.6085. [PMID] 33270089.
2021
Pathways to Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Among Women in Ghana: A Qualitative Study.
Women's health reports (New Rochelle, N.Y.). 2(1):234-244 [DOI] 10.1089/whr.2020.0117. [PMID] 34318293.
2021
Travel, Treatment Choice, and Survival Among Breast Cancer Patients: A Population-Based Analysis.
Women's health reports (New Rochelle, N.Y.). 2(1):1-10 [DOI] 10.1089/whr.2020.0094. [PMID] 33786524.
2020
Changes over Time in Racial/Ethnic Differences in Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents: Patterns within and between Facilities.
Journal of aging and health. 32(10):1498-1509 [DOI] 10.1177/0898264320939006. [PMID] 32648793.
2020
Evaluating Travel Distance to Radiation Facilities Among Rural and Urban Breast Cancer Patients in the Medicare Population.
The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 36(3):334-346 [DOI] 10.1111/jrh.12413. [PMID] 31846127.
2020
Unmet and Unimportant Preferences Among Nursing Home Residents: What Are Key Resident and Facility Factors?
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 21(11):1712-1717 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.06.033. [PMID] 32739282.
2020
Updated Overview of the SEER-Medicare Data: Enhanced Content and Applications.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2020(55):3-13 [DOI] 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgz029. [PMID] 32412076.
2018
Association of Cataract Surgery With Mortality in Older Women: Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative.
JAMA ophthalmology. 136(1):3-10 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.4512. [PMID] 29075781.
2018
Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Tseng et al. Association of cataract surgery with mortality in older women: findings from the Women’s Health Initiative. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(1):3-10.
JAMA ophthalmology. 136(11):1313-1314 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3347. [PMID] 30352119.
2018
Preoperative breast MRI and mortality in older women with breast cancer.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 170(1):149-157 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-018-4732-z. [PMID] 29516372.
2017
Association between adjuvant chemotherapy and risk of acute kidney injury in elderly women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 161(3):515-524 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-016-4074-7. [PMID] 27933451.
2017
Bayesian hierarchical models for network meta-analysis incorporating nonignorable missingness.
Statistical methods in medical research. 26(5):2227-2243 [DOI] 10.1177/0962280215596185. [PMID] 26220535.
2017
Inverse probability of treatment-weighted competing risks analysis: an application on long-term risk of urinary adverse events after prostate cancer treatments.
BMC medical research methodology. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12874-017-0367-8. [PMID] 28693428.
2017
Locoregional treatment of breast cancer in women with and without preoperative magnetic resonance imaging.
American journal of surgery. 213(1):132-139.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.03.014. [PMID] 27421187.
2017
Pre-fracture individual characteristics associated with high total health care costs after hip fracture.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 28(3):889-899 [DOI] 10.1007/s00198-016-3803-4. [PMID] 27743069.
2017
Prevention of Incontinence-Associated Skin Damage in Nursing Homes.
Western journal of nursing research. 39(5):643-659 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945916666065. [PMID] 27586441.
2017
Prognostic Factors for Metachronous Contralateral Breast Cancer: Implications for Management of the Contralateral Breast.
The breast journal. 23(3):299-306 [DOI] 10.1111/tbj.12732. [PMID] 27988977.
2017
Racial disparities in primary prevention of incontinence among older adults at nursing home admission.
Neurourology and urodynamics. 36(4):1124-1130 [DOI] 10.1002/nau.23065. [PMID] 27376926.
2017
Reducing Unplanned Readmissions After Colorectal Surgery: The Choice Is the Carrot or the Stick.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 60(2):135-136 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000753. [PMID] 28059908.
2017
Reply to Elderly patients diagnosed with hepatopancreatobiliary malignancies: A challenge beyond resection.
Cancer. 123(5):890-891 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.30500. [PMID] 28061005.
2017
Social Engagement After Nursing Home Admission: Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Risk Factors.
Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 36(11):1306-1326 [DOI] 10.1177/0733464815617285. [PMID] 26610907.
2016
A comparative analysis of survival outcomes between pancreatectomy and chemotherapy for elderly patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
Cancer. 122(21):3378-3385 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.30199. [PMID] 27419382.
2016
Breast MRI in the Diagnostic and Preoperative Workup Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Breast Cancer.
Medical care. 54(7):719-24 [DOI] 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000542. [PMID] 27111752.
2016
Costs of diagnostic and preoperative workup with and without breast MRI in older women with a breast cancer diagnosis.
BMC health services research. 16 [DOI] 10.1186/s12913-016-1317-6. [PMID] 26920552.
2016
Estimating True Resource Costs of Outpatient Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: Standardized Costs versus Medicare Payments and Charges.
Health services research. 51(1):205-19 [DOI] 10.1111/1475-6773.12318. [PMID] 25989510.
2016
Factors Associated with Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Use among Medicare Beneficiaries with Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer.
The breast journal. 22(1):24-34 [DOI] 10.1111/tbj.12522. [PMID] 26511204.
2016
Hormonal and Reproductive Factors and Risk of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms in Postmenopausal Women.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 25(1):151-7 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0613. [PMID] 26564251.
2016
Place of Death of Individuals with Terminal Cancer: New Insights from Medicare Hospice Place-of-Service Codes.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64(9):1815-22 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.14269. [PMID] 27534517.
2016
Potential Impact of Integrating HIV Surveillance and Clinic Data on Retention-in-Care Estimates and Re-Engagement Efforts.
AIDS patient care and STDs. 30(9):409-15 [DOI] 10.1089/apc.2016.0169. [PMID] 27610462.
2016
The Complex Relationship Between Quality and Resource Use Among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries with Diabetes.
Population health management. 19(1):17-23 [DOI] 10.1089/pop.2014.0149. [PMID] 25919091.
2016
The Impact of Gender Differences in Attitudes and Beliefs Concerning HBV Vaccination and Screening in the Lao Community.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. 18(1):277-81 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-015-0160-x. [PMID] 25612922.
2016
The Patient Burden of Bladder Outlet Obstruction after Prostate Cancer Treatment.
The Journal of urology. 195(5):1459-1463 [DOI] 10.1016/j.juro.2015.11.072. [PMID] 26682759.
2015
Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Disparities as Possible Risk Factors for Development of Incontinence by Nursing Home Residents.
Research in nursing & health. 38(6):449-61 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.21680. [PMID] 26340375.
2015
Are there racial-ethnic disparities in time to pressure ulcer development and pressure ulcer treatment in older adults after nursing home admission?
Journal of aging and health. 27(4):571-93 [DOI] 10.1177/0898264314553895. [PMID] 25260648.
2015
High-risk centers and the benefits for lower-risk transplants.
The American journal of managed care. 21(9):e509-18 [PMID] 26618438.
2015
Linking data from the Multiethnic Cohort Study to Medicare data: linkage results and application to chronic disease research.
American journal of epidemiology. 181(11):917-9 [DOI] 10.1093/aje/kwv055. [PMID] 25841869.
2015
Lymph Node Evaluation for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and Its Value as a Quality Metric.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 19(12):2162-70 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-015-2969-y. [PMID] 26453357.
2015
Lymph node evaluation for treatment of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
Surgical oncology. 24(3):284-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.suronc.2015.06.006. [PMID] 26303825.
2015
Pre-existing diabetes and breast cancer prognosis among elderly women.
British journal of cancer. 113(5):827-32 [DOI] 10.1038/bjc.2015.249. [PMID] 26158425.
2015
Propensity-Weighted Comparison of Long-Term Risk of Urinary Adverse Events in Elderly Women Treated For Cervical Cancer.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 92(3):586-93 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.02.025. [PMID] 25890845.
2015
Propensity-weighted long-term risk of urinary adverse events after prostate cancer surgery, radiation, or both.
European urology. 67(2):273-80 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.08.061. [PMID] 25217421.
2015
Risk factors for pancreatitis in older women: the Iowa Women’s Health Study.
Annals of epidemiology. 25(7):544-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.12.010. [PMID] 25656921.
2015
T1 glottic carcinoma: do comorbidities, facility characteristics, and sociodemographics explain survival differences across treatment?
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 152(5):856-62 [DOI] 10.1177/0194599815572112. [PMID] 25715348.
2015
The impact of center accreditation on hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT).
Bone marrow transplantation. 50(1):87-94 [DOI] 10.1038/bmt.2014.219. [PMID] 25387091.
2015
The rise in appendiceal cancer incidence: 2000-2009.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 19(4):743-50 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-014-2726-7. [PMID] 25560182.
2015
Trends in the use of pre-operative radiation for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas in the United States.
HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association. 17(6):542-50 [DOI] 10.1111/hpb.12400. [PMID] 25726950.
2014
Anthropometric, medical history and lifestyle risk factors for myeloproliferative neoplasms in the Iowa Women’s Health Study cohort.
International journal of cancer. 134(7):1741-50 [DOI] 10.1002/ijc.28492. [PMID] 24114627.
2014
Comparison of Medicare claims versus physician adjudication for identifying stroke outcomes in the Women’s Health Initiative.
Stroke. 45(3):815-21 [DOI] 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.003408. [PMID] 24525955.
2014
Diabetes, diabetes treatment and breast cancer prognosis.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 148(1):153-62 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-014-3146-9. [PMID] 25261292.
2014
Do claims-based continuity of care measures reflect the patient perspective?
Medical care research and review : MCRR. 71(2):156-73 [DOI] 10.1177/1077558713505909. [PMID] 24163307.
2014
Estimation of standardized hospital costs from Medicare claims that reflect resource requirements for care: impact for cohort studies linked to Medicare claims.
Health services research. 49(3):929-49 [DOI] 10.1111/1475-6773.12151. [PMID] 24461126.
2014
Evaluation of a patient-reported continuity of care model for older adults.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 23(1):185-93 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-013-0472-z. [PMID] 23868458.
2014
Geographic access to breast imaging for US women.
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR. 11(9):874-82 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.03.022. [PMID] 24889479.
2014
Health insurance coverage and racial disparities in breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 24(3):e261-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.whi.2014.03.001. [PMID] 24794541.
2014
Network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials: reporting the proper summaries.
Clinical trials (London, England). 11(2):246-62 [DOI] 10.1177/1740774513498322. [PMID] 24096635.
2014
Prevalence of pressure ulcers by race and ethnicity for older adults admitted to nursing homes.
Journal of gerontological nursing. 40(3):20-6 [DOI] 10.3928/00989134-20131028-04. [PMID] 24219072.
2014
The association of longitudinal and interpersonal continuity of care with emergency department use, hospitalization, and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries.
PloS one. 9(12) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0115088. [PMID] 25531108.
2014
The influence of race/ethnicity and place of service on breast reconstruction for Medicare beneficiaries with mastectomy.
SpringerPlus. 3 [DOI] 10.1186/2193-1801-3-416. [PMID] 25140292.
2014
Treatment and survival in 10,429 patients with localized laryngeal cancer: a population-based analysis.
Cancer. 120(12):1810-7 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.28608. [PMID] 24639148.
2013
Cesarean delivery rates vary tenfold among US hospitals; reducing variation may address quality and cost issues.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 32(3):527-35 [DOI] 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.1030. [PMID] 23459732.
2013
Cesarean sections: the authors reply.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 32(6) [DOI] 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0273. [PMID] 23733993.
2013
Cost-effective diagnostic checklists for meningitis in resource-limited settings.
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 63(3):e101-8 [DOI] 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31828e1e56. [PMID] 23466647.
2013
Factors associated with reduction in use of neoadjuvant androgen suppression therapy before radical prostatectomy.
Urology. 81(4):745-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.urology.2012.12.044. [PMID] 23465162.
2013
Hospital characteristics associated with maintenance or improvement of guideline-recommended lymph node evaluation for colon cancer.
Medical care. 51(1):60-7 [DOI] 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318270ba0d. [PMID] 23047124.
2013
Lymph node evaluation for colon cancer in an era of quality guidelines: who improves?
Journal of oncology practice. 9(4):e164-71 [DOI] 10.1200/JOP.2012.000812. [PMID] 23942934.
2013
Magnitude and consequences of misclassification of incident hip fractures in large cohort studies: the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures and Medicare claims data.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 24(3):801-10 [DOI] 10.1007/s00198-012-2210-8. [PMID] 23208073.
2013
Prevalence of incontinence by race and ethnicity of older people admitted to nursing homes.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 14(6):451.e1-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.03.007. [PMID] 23623144.
2013
The association of preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging and multiple breast surgeries among older women with early stage breast cancer.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 138(1):137-47 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-013-2420-6. [PMID] 23354364.
2013
Trends in incidence and management of lobular carcinoma in situ: a population-based analysis.
Annals of surgical oncology. 20(10):3240-6 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-013-3121-4. [PMID] 23846782.
2013
Variability of preoperative breast MRI utilization among older women with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer.
The breast journal. 19(6):627-36 [DOI] 10.1111/tbj.12177. [PMID] 24011145.
2012
Bias due to missing SEER data in D’Amico risk stratification of prostate cancer.
The Journal of urology. 187(6):2026-31 [DOI] 10.1016/j.juro.2012.01.070. [PMID] 22498210.
2012
Cervical cancer trends in the United States: a 35-year population-based analysis.
Journal of women's health (2002). 21(10):1031-7 [DOI] 10.1089/jwh.2011.3385. [PMID] 22816437.
2012
Ductal carcinoma in situ, and the influence of the mode of detection, population characteristics, and other risk factors.
American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting. 45-8 [PMID] 24451706.
2012
Early work patterns for gynaecological cancer survivors in the USA.
Occupational medicine (Oxford, England). 62(1):23-8 [DOI] 10.1093/occmed/kqr177. [PMID] 22094593.
2012
Effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy on incident atrial fibrillation: the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled trials.
Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology. 5(6):1108-16 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCEP.112.972224. [PMID] 23169946.
2012
Intensity modulated radiation therapy replaces 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy as prostate cancer treatment.
The Journal of urology. 187(4):1253-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.juro.2011.11.088. [PMID] 22335868.
2012
National trends in health insurance coverage of pregnant and reproductive-age women, 2000 to 2009.
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 22(2):e135-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.whi.2011.12.002. [PMID] 22385900.
2012
Network meta-analysis of margin threshold for women with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 104(7):507-16 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djs142. [PMID] 22440677.
2012
Omission of radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery in the United States: a population-based analysis of clinicopathologic factors.
Cancer. 118(8):2004-13 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.26505. [PMID] 21952948.
2012
Preoperative needle biopsy improves the quality of breast cancer surgery.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 215(4):562-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.05.022. [PMID] 22726895.
2012
Quality of care along the cancer continuum: does receiving adequate lymph node evaluation for colon cancer lead to comprehensive postsurgical care?
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 215(3):400-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.05.014. [PMID] 22683070.
2012
Surgical treatment of lung cancer: predicting postoperative morbidity in the elderly population.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 143(6):1314-23 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.09.072. [PMID] 22341420.
2012
United States trends in the surgical treatment of primary breast cancer.
World journal of surgery. 36(7):1475-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-012-1469-4. [PMID] 22350481.
2012
Variation in diabetes care quality among medicare advantage plans: understanding the role of case mix.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 27(5):377-82 [DOI] 10.1177/1062860611428529. [PMID] 22205769.
2011
Appendiceal carcinoid tumors: Predictors of lymph node metastasis and the impact of right hemicolectomy on survival.
Journal of surgical oncology. 103(1):39-45 [DOI] 10.1002/jso.21764. [PMID] 21031414.
2011
Association between lymph node evaluation for colon cancer and node positivity over the past 20 years.
JAMA. 306(10):1089-97 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2011.1285. [PMID] 21917579.
2011
Association between psoriasis and incident cancer: the Iowa’s Women’s Health Study.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 22(7):1003-10 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-011-9773-0. [PMID] 21553077.
2011
Five-year rehospitalization outcomes in a cohort of patients with acute ischemic stroke: Medicare linkage study.
Stroke. 42(6):1556-62 [DOI] 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.605600. [PMID] 21474798.
2011
Random physician effect and comparative effectiveness of treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 103(2):81-2 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djq511. [PMID] 21200026.
2011
Risk factors for meningioma in postmenopausal women: results from the Iowa Women’s Health Study.
Neuro-oncology. 13(9):1011-9 [DOI] 10.1093/neuonc/nor081. [PMID] 21750006.
2011
The long-term impact of surgical complications after resection of stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer: a population-based survival analysis.
Annals of surgery. 254(2):368-74 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31822150fe. [PMID] 21617585.
2011
Three-dimensional external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer increases the risk of hip fracture.
Cancer. 117(19):4557-65 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.25994. [PMID] 21412999.
2011
Trends in the local treatment of breast cancer: should we be worried?
Journal of surgical oncology. 103(4):313-6 [DOI] 10.1002/jso.21699. [PMID] 21337564.
2011
Tumor characteristics as predictors of local recurrence after treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ: a meta-analysis.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 127(1):1-14 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-011-1387-4. [PMID] 21327465.
2010
An evaluation of the relationship between lymph node number and staging in pT3 colon cancer using population-based data.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 53(1):65-70 [DOI] 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181c70425. [PMID] 20010353.
2010
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors may be protective against cardiac complications following anthracycline chemotherapy.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 122(2):585-90 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-009-0730-5. [PMID] 20058065.
2010
Are mastectomy rates really increasing in the United States?
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 28(21):3437-41 [DOI] 10.1200/JCO.2009.27.6774. [PMID] 20548000.
2010
Association between patient and tumor characteristics with clinical outcomes in women with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2010(41):121-9 [DOI] 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgq034. [PMID] 20956815.
2010
Body mass index and major cancer surgery outcomes: lack of association or need for alternative measurements of obesity?
Annals of surgical oncology. 17(9):2264-73 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-010-1023-2. [PMID] 20309642.
2010
Cognition moderates the relationship between facility characteristics, personal impairments, and nursing home residents’ activities of daily living.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58(12):2275-83 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03173.x. [PMID] 21087221.
2010
Conditional survival after surgical treatment of melanoma: an analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database.
Annals of surgical oncology. 17(6):1662-8 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-010-0965-8. [PMID] 20165985.
2010
Correlates and consequences of venous thromboembolism: The Iowa Women’s Health Study.
American journal of public health. 100(8):1506-13 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2008.157776. [PMID] 19910349.
2010
Determination of the minimum number of lymph nodes to examine to maximize survival in patients with esophageal carcinoma: data from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 139(3):612-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.07.017. [PMID] 19709685.
2010
Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a systematic review of incidence, treatment, and outcomes.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 102(3):170-8 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djp482. [PMID] 20071685.
2010
Ductal carcinoma in situ: risk factors and impact of screening.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2010(41):113-6 [DOI] 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgq024. [PMID] 20956813.
2010
Extremity soft tissue sarcoma care in the elderly: insights into the generalizability of NCI Cancer Trials.
Annals of surgical oncology. 17(7):1732-8 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-010-1034-z. [PMID] 20354801.
2010
Linking the Iowa Women’s Health Study cohort to Medicare data: linkage results and application to hip fracture.
American journal of epidemiology. 172(3):327-33 [DOI] 10.1093/aje/kwq111. [PMID] 20573839.
2010
Major cancer surgery in the elderly: results from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Annals of surgery. 251(2):311-8 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181b6b04c. [PMID] 19838107.
2010
National Institutes of Health state-of-the-science conference statement: Enhancing use and quality of colorectal cancer screening.
Annals of internal medicine. 152(10):663-7 [DOI] 10.7326/0003-4819-152-10-201005180-00237. [PMID] 20388702.
2010
NIH state-of-the-science conference statement: Enhancing use and quality of colorectal cancer screening.
NIH consensus and state-of-the-science statements. 27(1):1-31 [PMID] 20140035.
2010
Ninety-day mortality after intertrochanteric hip fracture: does provider volume matter?
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 92(4):799-806 [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.H.01204. [PMID] 20360501.
2010
Physician factors associated with discussions about end-of-life care.
Cancer. 116(4):998-1006 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.24761. [PMID] 20066693.
2010
Provider factors associated with intramedullary nail use for intertrochanteric hip fractures.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 92(5):1105-14 [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.I.00295. [PMID] 20439655.
2010
Re: Population-based study of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and survival outcomes of breast cancer patients.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 102(17):1371-2; author reply 1372 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djq298. [PMID] 20705935.
2010
Reduction in physician reimbursement and use of hormone therapy in prostate cancer.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 102(24):1826-34 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djq417. [PMID] 21131577.
2010
Surgery alone is adequate treatment for early stage soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity.
The British journal of surgery. 97(5):707-13 [DOI] 10.1002/bjs.6946. [PMID] 20235085.
2010
The impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy and magnetic resonance imaging on important outcomes among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2010(41):117-20 [DOI] 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgq023. [PMID] 20956814.
2010
The impact of surgery, radiation, and systemic treatment on outcomes in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2010(41):130-3 [DOI] 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgq022. [PMID] 20956816.
2010
Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities.
Cancer. 116(2):465-75 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.24772. [PMID] 19950130.
2009
A critical analysis of the surgical management of early-stage gallbladder cancer in the United States.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 13(4):722-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s11605-008-0772-8. [PMID] 19083068.
2009
A matter of race: early-versus late-stage cancer diagnosis.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 28(1):160-8 [DOI] 10.1377/hlthaff.28.1.160. [PMID] 19124866.
2009
Diagnosis and management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Evidence report/technology assessment. (185):1-549 [PMID] 20629475.
2009
Diet and incident venous thromboembolism: the Iowa Women’s Health Study.
American heart journal. 157(6):1081-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ahj.2009.04.003. [PMID] 19464420.
2009
Discussions with physicians about hospice among patients with metastatic lung cancer.
Archives of internal medicine. 169(10):954-62 [DOI] 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.127. [PMID] 19468089.
2009
Increasing rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 27(9):1362-7 [DOI] 10.1200/JCO.2008.20.1681. [PMID] 19224844.
2009
Influence of delays to nonemergent colon cancer surgery on operative mortality, disease-specific survival and overall survival.
Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie. 52(4):E79-E86 [PMID] 19680502.
2009
Linking tumor registry and Medicaid claims to evaluate cancer care delivery.
Health care financing review. 30(4):61-73 [PMID] 19719033.
2009
Lymph node evaluation is associated with improved survival after surgery for early stage gallbladder cancer.
Surgery. 146(4):706-11; discussion 711 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2009.06.056. [PMID] 19789030.
2009
Palliative radiotherapy in Medicare-certified freestanding hospices.
Journal of pain and symptom management. 37(5):780-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.05.003. [PMID] 18789642.
2009
Patient and surgeon characteristics associated with increased use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in patients with breast cancer.
Annals of surgical oncology. 16(10):2697-704 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-009-0641-z. [PMID] 19653045.
2009
Quality of life in a prospective cohort of elderly women with and without cancer.
Cancer. 115(18 Suppl):4283-97 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.24580. [PMID] 19731348.
2009
Screening mammography rate and predictors following treatment for colorectal cancer.
Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 3(1):12-20 [DOI] 10.1007/s11764-009-0080-7. [PMID] 19224371.
2009
The effects of resident and nursing home characteristics on activities of daily living.
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 64(4):473-80 [DOI] 10.1093/gerona/gln040. [PMID] 19201787.
2008
Associating insurance status with cancer stage at diagnosis.
The Lancet. Oncology. 9(3):189-91 [DOI] 10.1016/S1470-2045(08)70043-3. [PMID] 18308240.
2008
Disparate use of minimally invasive surgery in benign surgical conditions.
Surgical endoscopy. 22(9):1977-86 [DOI] 10.1007/s00464-008-0003-0. [PMID] 18594921.
2008
Does poorer familiarity with Medicare translate into worse access to health care?
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56(11):2053-60 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01993.x. [PMID] 19016939.
2008
Geographic variation in device use for intertrochanteric hip fractures.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 90(4):691-9 [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.G.00414. [PMID] 18381304.
2008
Managed care enrollment and chronically disabled women with breast cancer.
The American journal of managed care. 14(8):514-20 [PMID] 18690767.
2008
National health care costs of peripheral arterial disease in the Medicare population.
Vascular medicine (London, England). 13(3):209-15 [DOI] 10.1177/1358863X08089277. [PMID] 18687757.
2008
Predictors of Clostridium difficile colitis infections in hospitals.
Epidemiology and infection. 136(7):913-21 [PMID] 17686193.
2008
The association of hip circumference with incident hip fracture in a cohort of postmenopausal women: the Iowa Women’s Health Study.
Annals of epidemiology. 18(11):836-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.annepidem.2008.07.007. [PMID] 18940632.
2008
The impact of Medicare coverage policies on health care utilization.
Health services research. 43(4):1285-301 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2008.00836.x. [PMID] 18479413.
2008
The use of preventive health services among elderly uterine cancer survivors.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 198(1):86.e1-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.05.036. [PMID] 18166316.
2008
Volume-outcome relationship for coronary artery bypass grafting in an era of decreasing volume.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 143(4):338-44; discussion 344 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.143.4.338. [PMID] 18427020.
2007
Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for patients with unilateral breast cancer.
Expert review of anticancer therapy. 7(8):1117-22 [PMID] 18028020.
2007
Diagnosis of advanced cancer among elderly Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Medical care. 45(5):410-9 [PMID] 17446827.
2007
Effect of daily migraine prevention on health care utilisation in an insured patient population.
The journal of headache and pain. 8(2):105-13 [PMID] 17497263.
2007
Efforts to reduce racial disparities in Medicare managed care must consider the disproportionate effects of geography.
The American journal of managed care. 13(1):51-6 [PMID] 17227203.
2007
External review of health plan denials of mental health services: lessons from Minnesota.
Administration and policy in mental health. 34(1):38-44 [PMID] 16810559.
2007
Increasing use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for breast cancer patients: a trend toward more aggressive surgical treatment.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 25(33):5203-9 [PMID] 17954711.
2007
Institutional care at the end of life.
Medical care. 45(10):916-7 [PMID] 17890987.
2007
Medicaid, Medicare, and the Michigan Tumor Registry: a linkage strategy.
Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making. 27(4):352-63 [PMID] 17641138.
2007
Medicare-certified home health care: urban-rural differences in utilization.
The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 23(3):254-7 [PMID] 17565526.
2007
Physician visits, patient comorbidities, and mammography use among elderly colorectal cancer survivors.
Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 1(4):275-82 [DOI] 10.1007/s11764-007-0037-7. [PMID] 18648962.
2007
Postoperative irradiation for rectal cancer increases the risk of small bowel obstruction after surgery.
Annals of surgery. 245(4):553-9 [PMID] 17414603.
2007
The impact of a change in Medicare reimbursement policy and HEDIS measures on stage at diagnosis among Medicare HMO and fee-for-service female breast cancer patients.
Medical care. 45(8):761-6 [PMID] 17667310.
2007
The status of radical proctectomy and sphincter-sparing surgery in the United States.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 50(8):1119-27; discussion 1126 [PMID] 17573548.
2007
Toward a better understanding of the role of geography in intensity of end-of-life care: must we first come to an understanding of end-of-life care?
Medical care. 45(5):374-6 [PMID] 17446822.
2007
Trends in the incidence and treatment of parathyroid cancer in the United States.
Cancer. 109(9):1736-41 [PMID] 17372919.
2006
Access to home-based hospice care for rural populations: Identification of areas lacking service.
Journal of palliative medicine. 9(6):1292-9 [PMID] 17187537.
2006
Functional limitations in elderly female cancer survivors.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 98(8):521-9 [PMID] 16622121.
2006
Trends in the incidence of invasive and in situ vulvar carcinoma.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 107(5):1018-22 [PMID] 16648405.
2006
Using a Spanish surname match to improve identification of Hispanic women in Medicare administrative data.
Health services research. 41(4 Pt 1):1469-81 [PMID] 16899019.
2005
A self-assessment tool was reliable in identifying hazards in the homes of elders.
Journal of clinical epidemiology. 58(12):1252-9 [PMID] 16291469.
2005
Improved care and outcomes among elderly medicare managed care beneficiaries with diabetes.
The American journal of managed care. 11(4):213-22 [PMID] 15839182.
2005
Increased risk of rectal cancer after prostate radiation: a population-based study.
Gastroenterology. 128(4):819-24 [PMID] 15825064.
2005
Lymph node evaluation in colorectal cancer patients: a population-based study.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 97(3):219-25 [PMID] 15687365.
2005
Providing hospice care in rural areas: challenges and strategies.
The American journal of hospice & palliative care. 22(5):363-8 [PMID] 16225358.
2005
Risk of pelvic fractures in older women following pelvic irradiation.
JAMA. 294(20):2587-93 [PMID] 16304072.
2004
Do rural elders have limited access to Medicare hospice services?
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 52(5):731-5 [PMID] 15086653.
2004
Does Medicare managed care provide equal treatment for mental illness across races?
Archives of general psychiatry. 61(2):201-5 [PMID] 14757597.
2004
Improving identification of Hispanic males in Medicare: use of surname matching.
Medical care. 42(8):810-6 [PMID] 15258483.
2004
Low-intensity exercise and reduction of the risk for falls among at-risk elders.
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 59(10):1062-7 [PMID] 15528779.
2004
Trends in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 96(6):443-8 [PMID] 15026469.
2003
Physical performance effects of low-intensity exercise among clinically defined high-risk elders.
Gerontology. 49(3):146-54 [PMID] 12679604.
2003
Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease in Minnesota: results from a retrospective cohort study and new prevention guidelines.
Minnesota medicine. 86(8):40-5 [PMID] 12959179.
2003
Racial variation in the control of diabetes among elderly medicare managed care beneficiaries.
Diabetes care. 26(12):3250-6 [PMID] 14633810.
2002
Assessing capacity for clinical decisions and research for persons with low English proficiency: ethical and practical challenges.
HEC forum : an interdisciplinary journal on hospitals' ethical and legal issues. 14(3):235-40 [PMID] 12405043.
2002
Hospice use before death: variability across cancer diagnoses.
Medical care. 40(1):73-8 [PMID] 11748429.
2002
Measuring breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening with medicare claims data.
Medical care. 40(8 Suppl):IV-36 [PMID] 12187166.
2002
Racial variation in quality of care among Medicare+Choice enrollees.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 21(6):224-30 [PMID] 12442860.
2002
Studying radiation therapy using SEER-Medicare-linked data.
Medical care. 40(8 Suppl):IV-49 [PMID] 12187168.
2002
Use of SEER-Medicare data for measuring cancer surgery.
Medical care. 40(8 Suppl):IV-43 [PMID] 12187167.
2002
Utility of the SEER-Medicare data to identify chemotherapy use.
Medical care. 40(8 Suppl):IV-55 [PMID] 12187169.
2001
Administrative data for public health surveillance and planning.
Annual review of public health. 22:213-30 [PMID] 11274519.
2001
Hospice use in Medicare managed care and fee-for-service systems.
The American journal of managed care. 7(8):777-86 [PMID] 11519237.
2001
Stress in caregivers of hospitalized oldest-old patients.
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 56(4):M231-5 [PMID] 11283196.
2000
Geographic variation in hospice use prior to death.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 48(9):1117-25 [PMID] 10983913.
2000
Medicare HMO disenrollment and selective use of medical care: osteoarthritis-related joint replacement.
The American journal of managed care. 6(8):917-23 [PMID] 11186503.
2000
Survival analysis using Medicare data: example and methods.
Health services research. 35(5 Pt 3):86-101 [PMID] 16148954.
1999
Do Medicare HMOs and Medicare FFS differ in their use of the Medicare hospice benefit?
The Hospice journal. 14(1):1-12 [PMID] 10418403.
1999
Racial and income differences in use of the hospice benefit between the medicare managed care and medicare fee-for-service.
Journal of palliative medicine. 2(1):23-31 [PMID] 15859795.
1998
Medicare HMOs: who joins and who leaves?
The American journal of managed care. 4(4):511-8 [PMID] 10179910.
1997
The Medicare-HMO revolving door–the healthy go in and the sick go out.
The New England journal of medicine. 337(3):169-75 [PMID] 9219704.
1997
Treatment and health outcomes of women and men in a cohort with coronary artery disease.
Archives of internal medicine. 157(14):1545-51 [PMID] 9236556.
1997
Use of Veterans Affairs medical care by enrollees in Medicare HMOs.
The New England journal of medicine. 337(14):1013-4 [PMID] 9312676.
1995
Assessing the significance of treatment effects: comments from the perspective of ethics.
Medical care. 33(4 Suppl):AS292-8 [PMID] 7723458.
1995
Public policy governing organ and tissue procurement in the United States. Results from the National Organ and Tissue Procurement Study.
Annals of internal medicine. 123(1):10-7 [PMID] 7762908.
1994
Human fetal tissue from spontaneous abortions as potential sources of donor tissue for cell transplantation therapy.
Transplantation proceedings. 26(6) [PMID] 7998247.
1994
Predictors of cancer prevention attitudes and participation in cancer screening examinations.
Preventive medicine. 23(6):816-26 [PMID] 7855115.
1994
Trends in diabetes prevalence among stroke patients and the effect of diabetes on stroke survival: the Minnesota Heart Survey.
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 11(7):678-84 [PMID] 7955994.
1993
Knowledge, attitudes, and personal practices regarding prevention and early detection of cancer.
Preventive medicine. 22(1):65-85 [PMID] 8475013.
1992
Required request: what difference has it made?
Transplantation proceedings. 24(5):2155-8 [PMID] 1413016.
1990
Is altruism enough? Required request and the donation of cadaver organs and tissues in the United States.
Critical care clinics. 6(4):1007-18 [PMID] 2265379.

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