Last Name

Amresh Hanchate, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-8889
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7038-4463
Other Positions
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
I am an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Senior Health Scientist / Health Economist at VA Boston Healthcare System. My research spans multiple areas: a) disparities in healthcare access and outcomes, b) health reform, c) health outcomes evaluation, and d) comparative and cost effectiveness.
I have many years of investigator experience studying the role of uninsurance, out-of-pocket costs and limited health literacy in understanding racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare utilization and outcomes, with recent applications to acute stroke, joint replacement and HPV vaccination.
Current research also includes evaluation of the impact of Massachusetts health reform on access to care, with focus on cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and cancer care.
Another area of research has been developing improved risk adjustment models (using laboratory test and vital signs data) to better evaluate patient outcomes and provider performance, with applications to several inpatient admission cohorts (including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia and acute stroke).
I am also interested in effectiveness and cost evaluations. Ongoing and recent studies include: a) cost effectiveness of HCV protease inhibitors, b) HCV costs in the VA, c) geographic variation in costs of acute stroke care, and d)comparative effectiveness of high vs. low intensity VTE prophylaxis agents after elective joint replacement.
I also have extensive experience in the use of large observations data (clinical, administrative and survey), and expertise in the application of advanced statistical and econometric methods. My research has been funded by NIH, AHRQ and VA.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Outcomes Assessment
  • Outcomes Research
  • Risk adjustment
  • Statistics
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  1. Perkins RB, Lin M, Silliman RA, Clark JA, Hanchate A. Why are u.s. Girls getting meningococcal but not human papilloma virus vaccines? Comparison of factors associated with human papilloma virus and meningococcal vaccination among adolescent girls 2008 to 2012. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Mar-Apr; 25(2):97-104.
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  2. Hanchate AD, Kapoor A, Katz JN, McCormick D, Lasser KE, Feng C, Manze MG, Kressin NR. Massachusetts health reform and disparities in joint replacement use: difference in differences study. BMJ. 2015; 350:h440.
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  3. Perkins RB, Zisblatt L, Legler A, Trucks E, Hanchate A, Gorin SS. Effectiveness of a provider-focused intervention to improve HPV vaccination rates in boys and girls. Vaccine. 2015 Feb 25; 33(9):1223-9.
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  4. O''Brien WJ, Chen Q, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Borzecki AM, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. What Is the Value of Adding Medicare Data in Estimating VA Hospital Readmission Rates? Health Serv Res. 2015 Feb; 50(1):40-57.
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  5. Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Manze MG, Chu C, Kressin NR. The effect of Massachusetts health reform on 30 day hospital readmissions: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics. BMJ. 2014; 348:g2329.
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  6. Freund KM, Isabelle AP, Hanchate AD, Kalish RL, Kapoor A, Bak S, Mishuris RG, Shroff SM, Battaglia TA. The impact of health insurance reform on insurance instability. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb; 25(1 Suppl):95-108.
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  7. Kapoor A, Battaglia TA, Isabelle AP, Hanchate AD, Kalish RL, Bak S, Mishuris RG, Shroff SM, Freund KM. The impact of insurance coverage during insurance reform on diagnostic resolution of cancer screening abnormalities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb; 25(1 Suppl):109-21.
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  8. Mull HJ, Chen Q, O'Brien WJ, Shwartz M, Borzecki AM, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. Comparing 2 methods of assessing 30-day readmissions: what is the impact on hospital profiling in the veterans health administration? Med Care. 2013 Jul; 51(7):589-96.
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  9. Chan K, Lai MN, Groessl EJ, Hanchate AD, Wong JB, Clark JA, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Ho SB. Cost effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral therapy for treatment-naive patients with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection in the veterans health administration. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Nov; 11(11):1503-10.
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  10. Hanchate AD, Schwamm LH, Huang W, Hylek EM. Comparison of ischemic stroke outcomes and patient and hospital characteristics by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Stroke. 2013 Feb; 44(2):469-76.
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  11. Rosen AK, Loveland S, Shin M, Shwartz M, Hanchate A, Chen Q, Kaafarani HM, Borzecki A. Examining the impact of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) on the Veterans Health Administration: the case of readmissions. Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1):37-44.
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  12. Hanchate AD, Lasser KE, Kapoor A, Rosen J, McCormick D, D'Amore MM, Kressin NR. Massachusetts reform and disparities in inpatient care utilization. Med Care. 2012 Jul; 50(7):569-77.
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  13. Rosen AK, Itani KM, Cevasco M, Kaafarani HM, Hanchate A, Shin M, Shwartz M, Loveland S, Chen Q, Borzecki A. Validating the patient safety indicators in the Veterans Health Administration: do they accurately identify true safety events? Med Care. 2012 Jan; 50(1):74-85.
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  14. Brooks DR, Avetisyan R, Jarrett KM, Hanchate A, Shapiro GD, Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Thurman D, Montouris G, Kazis LE. Validation of self-reported epilepsy for purposes of community surveillance. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jan; 23(1):57-63.
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  15. Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Rao JK, Shapiro G, Avetisyan R, Hanchate A, Jarrett K, Tabares J, Kazis LE. The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:1.
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  16. Hanchate AD, Clough-Gorr KM, Ash AS, Thwin SS, Silliman RA. Longitudinal patterns in survival, comorbidity, healthcare utilization and quality of care among older women following breast cancer diagnosis. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1045-50.
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  17. Kronman AC, Freund KM, Hanchate A, Emanuel EJ, Ash AS. Nursing home residence confounds gender differences in Medicare utilization an example of Simpson's paradox. Womens Health Issues. 2010 Mar-Apr; 20(2):105-13.
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  18. Singer SJ, Hartmann CW, Hanchate A, Zhao S, Meterko M, Shokeen P, Lin S, Gaba DM, Rosen AK. Comparing safety climate between two populations of hospitals in the United States. Health Serv Res. 2009 Oct; 44(5 Pt 1):1563-83.
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  19. Hanchate A, Kronman AC, Young-Xu Y, Ash AS, Emanuel E. Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life costs: why do minorities cost more than whites? Arch Intern Med. 2009 Mar 9; 169(5):493-501.
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  20. Hanchate AD, Ash AS, Gazmararian JA, Wolf MS, Paasche-Orlow MK. The Demographic Assessment for Health Literacy (DAHL): a new tool for estimating associations between health literacy and outcomes in national surveys. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Oct; 23(10):1561-6.
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  21. Kronman AC, Ash AS, Freund KM, Hanchate A, Emanuel EJ. Can primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life? J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep; 23(9):1330-5.
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  22. Hanchate AD, Zhang Y, Felson DT, Ash AS. Exploring the determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in total knee arthroplasty: health insurance, income, and assets. Med Care. 2008 May; 46(5):481-8.
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