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Amresh Hanchate, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
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 Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and 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 covers: a) impact of Massachusetts health reform on access to care, b) national estimates in inpatient disparities for Hispanics, c) disparities in access to ED care, and d) sensitivity of veterans demand for VA care to external (non-VA) local and regional conditions. Other topics of current research include, disparities in adoption of HPV vaccination, joint replacement procedure use, comparative effectiveness of high vs. low intensity VTE prophylaxis agents, and modeling the impact of low health literacy on health outcomes.

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
  • Healthcare disparities in healthcare utilization and outcomes
  • Health policy impact on disparities in healthcare utilization and outcomes
  • Outcomes assessment and comparative effectiveness
  • Hospital quality assessment and risk adjustment
  • Large claims and administrative data (Medicare, AHRQ, CDC, Marketscan, VA)
  • Application of advanced models from econometrics and epidemiology
  • Decision models and cost effectiveness
 Publications
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  1. Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Bhatt DL, Hanchate A, Rosen AK. Do Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions Software Have More Process-of-Care Problems? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Sep; 9(5):532-41. PMID: 27601460.
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  2. Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Chu C, Xuan Z, Kressin NR. Massachusetts Health Reform's Effect on Hospitals' Racial Mix of Patients and on Patients' Use of Safety-net Hospitals. Med Care. 2016 Sep; 54(9):827-36. PMID: 27261638.
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  3. Gupta VK, Winter M, Cabral H, Henault L, Waite K, Hanchate A, Bickmore TW, Wolf MS, Paasche-Orlow MK. Disparities in Age-Associated Cognitive Decline Between African-American and Caucasian Populations: The Roles of Health Literacy and Education. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Aug; 64(8):1716-23. PMID: 27310494.
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  4. Perkins RB, Lin M, Wallington SF, Hanchate AD. Impact of school-entry and education mandates by states on HPV vaccination coverage: Analysis of the 2009-2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 2; 12(6):1615-22. PMID: 27152418.
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  5. Kapoor A, Shaffer N, Hanchate A, Roberts M, Smith K. Massachusetts Health Reform Cost Less and Was More Effective for Uninsured Individuals With Venous Thromboembolism: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Med Care. 2016 May; 54(5):474-82. PMID: 26908086.
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  6. Gwynn KB, Winter MR, Cabral HJ, Wolf MS, Hanchate AD, Henault L, Waite K, Bickmore TW, Paasche-Orlow MK. Racial disparities in patient activation: Evaluating the mediating role of health literacy with path analyses. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Jun; 99(6):1033-7. PMID: 26809936.
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  7. Eneanya ND, Winter M, Cabral H, Waite K, Henault L, Bickmore T, Hanchate A, Wolf M, Paasche-Orlow MK. Health Literacy and Education as Mediators of Racial Disparities in Patient Activation Within an Elderly Patient Cohort. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(3):1427-40. PMID: 27524777.
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  8. Perkins RB, Legler A, Hanchate A. Trends in Male and Female Genital Warts Among Adolescents in a Safety-Net Health Care System 2004-2013: Correlation With Introduction of Female and Male Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Dec; 42(12):665-8. PMID: 26562694.
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  9. Borzecki A, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull H, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Response to: 'Misinterpretation of meaning and intended use of potentially preventable readmissions' by Goldfield et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Mar; 25(3):208-9. PMID: 26614775.
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  10. Perkins RB, Handal-Orefice R, Hanchate AD, Lin M, Paasche-Orlow MK. Risk of Undetected Cancer at the Time of Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Implications for the Use of Power Morcellation. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Jan-Feb; 26(1):21-6. PMID: 26701205.
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  11. Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Dec; 24(12):753-63. PMID: 26283672.
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  12. McCormick D, Hanchate AD, Lasser KE, Manze MG, Lin M, Chu C, Kressin NR. Effect of Massachusetts healthcare reform on racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics. BMJ. 2015; 350:h1480. PMID: 25833157.
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  13. Frakt AB, Hanchate A, Pizer SD. The effect of Medicaid expansions on demand for care from the Veterans Health Administration. Healthc (Amst). 2015 Sep; 3(3):123-8. PMID: 26384222.
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  14. 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. PMID: 25747517.
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  15. 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. PMID: 25700849.
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  16. Hanchate AD, Ash AS, Borzecki A, Abdulkerim H, Stolzmann KL, Rosen AK, Fink AS, Pugh MJ, Shokeen P, Shwartz M. How pooling fragmented healthcare encounter data affects hospital profiling. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Feb; 21(2):129-38. PMID: 25880362.
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  17. 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. PMID: 25448095.
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  18. 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. PMID: 25040588.
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  19. 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. PMID: 24687184.
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  20. 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. PMID: 24583490.
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  21. 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. PMID: 24583491.
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  22. Chen Q, Hanchate A, Shwartz M, Borzecki AM, Mull HJ, Shin MH, Rosen AK. Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator Rates Among Veteran Dual Users. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jul-Aug; 29(4):335-43. PMID: 23969475.
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  23. 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. PMID: 23604016.
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  24. 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. PMID: 23707354.
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  25. 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. PMID: 23306327.
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  26. 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. PMID: 23032358.
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  27. 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. PMID: 22683590.
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  28. 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. PMID: 21993057.
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  29. 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. PMID: 22189155.
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  30. 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. PMID: 21199575.
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  31. 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. PMID: 20532657.
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  32. 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. PMID: 20149970.
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  33. 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. PMID: 19619250.
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  34. 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. PMID: 19273780.
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  35. 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. PMID: 18618197.
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  36. 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. PMID: 18506545.
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  37. 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. PMID: 18438196.
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