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Dan R. Berlowitz, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Policy & Management
Address200 Springs Rd
Bedford MA 01730
Phone(781) 687-2962
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8783-5611
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine

InstitutionBedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Berlowitz is a professor of health policy and management at Boston University School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research. He leads a research team dedicated to assessing and improving the quality of health care in both ambulatory and long-term care settings. His research on ambulatory care focuses on the management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. In the long-term care setting, he is a strong proponent of assessing nursing home care through the use of risk-adjusted outcomes calculated from administrative databases. Using pressure ulcer development as the model, he has demonstrated how these data may address a variety of policy-relevant issues. He received an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an MPH from Boston University.

 Publications
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  1. Frayne SM, Holmes TH, Berg E, Goldstein MK, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Pogach LM, Laungani KJ, Lee TT, Moos R. Mental illness and intensification of diabetes medications: an observational cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14(1):458.
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  2. Ambrosius WT, Sink KM, Foy CG, Berlowitz DR, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Fine LJ, Goff DC, Johnson KC, Killeen AA, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Reboussin DM, Rocco MV, Snyder JK, Williamson JD, Wright JT, Whelton PK. The design and rationale of a multicenter clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Clin Trials. 2014 Oct; 11(5):532-46.
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  3. Efird LM, Mishkin DS, Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Hylek EM, Ozonoff A, Reisman JI, Zhao S, Jasuja GK, Rose AJ. Stratifying the risks of oral anticoagulation in patients with liver disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May; 7(3):461-7.
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  4. Berlowitz DR. Hypertension control in the elderly: too much of a good thing? J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Apr; 16(4):265-6.
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  5. Paradise HT, Berlowitz DR, Ozonoff A, Miller DR, Hylek EM, Ash AS, Jasuja GK, Zhao S, Reisman JI, Rose AJ. Outcomes of anticoagulation therapy in patients with mental health conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):855-61.
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  6. Horvath KJ, Trudeau SA, Rudolph JL, Trudeau PA, Duffy ME, Berlowitz D. Clinical trial of a home safety toolkit for Alzheimer's disease. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2013; 2013:913606.
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  7. Pugh MJ, Marcum ZA, Copeland LA, Mortensen EM, Zeber JE, Noël PH, Berlowitz DR, Downs JR, Good CB, Alvarez C, Amuan ME, Hanlon JT. The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure. Drugs Aging. 2013 Aug; 30(8):645-54.
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  8. Hartmann CW, Snow AL, Allen RS, Parmelee PA, Palmer JA, Berlowitz D. A conceptual model for culture change evaluation in nursing homes. Geriatr Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5):388-94.
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  9. Palmer JA, Meterko M, Zhao S, Berlowitz D, Mobley E, Hartmann CW. Nursing home employee perceptions of culture change. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2013 Jul; 6(3):152-60.
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  10. Efird LM, Miller DR, Ash AS, Berlowitz DR, Ozonoff A, Zhao S, Reisman JI, Jasuja GK, Rose AJ. Identifying the risks of anticoagulation in patients with substance abuse. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1333-9.
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  11. Rose AJ, Miller DR, Ozonoff A, Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Zhao S, Reisman JI, Hylek EM. Gaps in monitoring during oral anticoagulation: insights into care transitions, monitoring barriers, and medication nonadherence. Chest. 2013 Mar; 143(3):751-7.
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  12. Hartmann CW, Meterko M, Zhao S, Palmer JA, Berlowitz D. Validation of a novel safety climate instrument in VHA nursing homes. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Aug; 70(4):400-17.
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  13. Avetisyan R, Cabral H, Montouris G, Jarrett K, Shapiro GD, Berlowitz DR, Kase CS, Kazis LE. Evaluating racial/ethnic variations in outpatient epilepsy care. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Apr; 27(1):95-101.
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  14. Sullivan JL, Shwartz M, Burgess JF, Peköz EA, Christiansen CL, Gerena-Melia M, Berlowitz D. Person-centered care practices and quality in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes: is there a relationship? Med Care. 2013 Feb; 51(2):165-71.
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  15. Jasuja GK, Reisman JI, Miller DR, Berlowitz DR, Hylek EM, Ash AS, Ozonoff A, Zhao S, Rose AJ. Identifying major hemorrhage with automated data: results of the Veterans Affairs study to improve anticoagulation (VARIA). Thromb Res. 2013 Jan; 131(1):31-6.
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  16. Rothendler JA, Rose AJ, Reisman JI, Berlowitz DR, Kazis LE. Choices in the use of ICD-9 codes to identify stroke risk factors can affect the apparent population-level risk factor prevalence and distribution of CHADS2 scores. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2012; 2(3):184-91.
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  17. Suen W, Parker VA, Harney L, Nevin S, Jansen J, Alexander L, Berlowitz D. Internal medicine interns' and residents' pressure ulcer prevention and assessment attitudes and abilities: results of an exploratory study ?. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2012 Apr; 58(4):28-35.
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  18. Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Hylek EM, Ozonoff A, Zhao S, Reisman JI, Ash AS. INR targets and site-level anticoagulation control: results from the Veterans AffaiRs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA). J Thromb Haemost. 2012 Apr; 10(4):590-5.
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  19. Niederhauser A, VanDeusen Lukas C, Parker V, Ayello EA, Zulkowski K, Berlowitz D. Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2012 Apr; 25(4):167-88; quiz 189-90.
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  20. 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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  21. Dossa A, Glickman ME, Berlowitz D. Association between mental health conditions and rehospitalization, mortality, and functional outcomes in patients with stroke following inpatient rehabilitation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:311.
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  22. Pugh MJ, Hanlon JT, Wang CP, Semla T, Burk M, Amuan ME, Lowery A, Good CB, Berlowitz DR. Trends in use of high-risk medications for older veterans: 2004 to 2006. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Oct; 59(10):1891-8.
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  23. Pugh MJ, Starner CI, Amuan ME, Berlowitz DR, Horton M, Marcum ZA, Hanlon JT. Exposure to potentially harmful drug-disease interactions in older community-dwelling veterans based on the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set quality measure: who is at risk? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Sep; 59(9):1673-8.
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  24. Hanlon JT, Wang X, Castle NG, Stone RA, Handler SM, Semla TP, Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Dysken MW. Potential underuse, overuse, and inappropriate use of antidepressants in older veteran nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Aug; 59(8):1412-20.
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  25. Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Ozonoff A, Hylek EM, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD. The business case for quality improvement: oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Jul; 4(4):416-24.
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  26. Rose AJ, Hylek EM, Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Reisman JI, Ozonoff A. Prompt repeat testing after out-of-range INR values: a quality indicator for anticoagulation care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 May; 4(3):276-82.
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  27. Rose AJ, Hylek EM, Ozonoff A, Ash AS, Reisman JI, Callahan PP, Gordon MM, Berlowitz DR. Relevance of current guidelines for organizing an anticoagulation clinic. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Apr; 17(4):284-9.
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  28. Ding YY, Kader B, Christiansen CL, Berlowitz DR. Patient factors associated with transfusion practices in Veterans Affairs intensive care units: implications for further research. J Crit Care. 2011 Aug; 26(4):431.e1-9.
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  29. Rose AJ, Ozonoff A, Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Reisman JI, Hylek EM. Reexamining the recommended follow-up interval after obtaining an in-range international normalized ratio value: results from the Veterans Affairs study to improve anticoagulation. Chest. 2011 Aug; 140(2):359-65.
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  30. Rosenbloom MH, Brown J, Berlowitz DR, Budson AE. Safety and tolerability of galantamine SA in dementia patients transitioned from donepezil. Consult Pharm. 2011 Feb; 26(2):108-10.
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  31. 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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  32. Rose AJ, Hylek EM, Ozonoff A, Ash AS, Reisman JI, Berlowitz DR. Risk-adjusted percent time in therapeutic range as a quality indicator for outpatient oral anticoagulation: results of the Veterans Affairs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA). Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Jan 1; 4(1):22-9.
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  33. Rose AJ, Hylek EM, Ozonoff A, Ash AS, Reisman JI, Berlowitz DR. Patient characteristics associated with oral anticoagulation control: results of the Veterans AffaiRs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA). J Thromb Haemost. 2010 Oct; 8(10):2182-91.
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  34. Peköz EA, Shwartz M, Christiansen CL, Berlowitz D. Approximate models for aggregate data when individual-level data sets are very large or unavailable. Stat Med. 2010 Sep 20; 29(21):2180-93.
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  35. Kapoor A, Labonte AJ, Winter MR, Segal JB, Silliman RA, Katz JN, Losina E, Berlowitz D. Risk of venous thromboembolism after total hip and knee replacement in older adults with comorbidity and co-occurring comorbidities in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2003-2006). BMC Geriatr. 2010; 10:63.
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  36. Berlowitz DR, Stineman M. Risk adjustment in rehabilitation quality improvement. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):252-61.
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  37. Berlowitz DR, Franklin S. The clock is ticking: the case for achieving more rapid control of hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 May; 12(5):323-7.
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  38. Manze M, Rose AJ, Orner MB, Berlowitz DR, Kressin NR. Understanding racial disparities in treatment intensification for hypertension management. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Aug; 25(8):819-25.
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  39. Pugh MJ, Vancott AC, Steinman MA, Mortensen EM, Amuan ME, Wang CP, Knoefel JE, Berlowitz DR. Choice of initial antiepileptic drug for older veterans: possible pharmacokinetic drug interactions with existing medications. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Mar; 58(3):465-71.
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  40. Kressin NR, Orner MB, Manze M, Glickman ME, Berlowitz D. Understanding contributors to racial disparities in blood pressure control. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2010 Mar; 3(2):173-80.
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  41. Berlowitz DR, Hickey EC, Saliba D. Can administrative data identify active diagnoses for long-term care resident assessment? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010; 47(8):719-24.
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  42. Borzecki AM, Kader B, Berlowitz DR. The epidemiology and management of severe hypertension. J Hum Hypertens. 2010 Jan; 24(1):9-18.
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  43. Frayne SM, Berg E, Holmes TH, Laungani K, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Pogach L, Jackson VW, Moos R. Mental illness-related disparities in length of stay: algorithm choice influences results. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010; 47(8):709-18.
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  44. Kapoor A, Chuang W, Radhakrishnan N, Smith KJ, Berlowitz D, Segal JB, Katz JN, Losina E. Cost effectiveness of venous thromboembolism pharmacological prophylaxis in total hip and knee replacement: a systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2010; 28(7):521-38.
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  45. Selim AJ, Berlowitz D, Kazis LE, Rogers W, Wright SM, Qian SX, Rothendler JA, Spiro A, Miller D, Selim BJ, Fincke BG. Comparison of health outcomes for male seniors in the Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Advantage plans. Health Serv Res. 2010 Apr; 45(2):376-96.
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  46. Frayne SM, Miller DR, Sharkansky EJ, Jackson VW, Wang F, Halanych JH, Berlowitz DR, Kader B, Rosen CS, Keane TM. Using administrative data to identify mental illness: what approach is best? Am J Med Qual. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):42-50.
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  47. Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Manze M, Orner MB, Kressin NR. Intensifying therapy for hypertension despite suboptimal adherence. Hypertension. 2009 Sep; 54(3):524-9.
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  48. Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Manze M, Orner MB, Kressin NR. Comparing methods of measuring treatment intensification in hypertension care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2009 Jul; 2(4):385-91.
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  49. Rose AJ, Hermos JA, Frayne SM, Pogach LM, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR. Does opioid therapy affect quality of care for diabetes mellitus? Am J Manag Care. 2009 Apr; 15(4):217-24.
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  50. Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Frayne SM, Hylek EM. Measuring quality of oral anticoagulation care: extending quality measurement to a new field. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Mar; 35(3):146-55.
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  51. Pugh MJ, Knoefel JE, Mortensen EM, Amuan ME, Berlowitz DR, Van Cott AC. New-onset epilepsy risk factors in older veterans. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Feb; 57(2):237-42.
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  52. Bokhour BG, Pugh MJ, Rao JK, Avetisyan R, Berlowitz DR, Kazis LE. Improving methods for measuring quality of care: a patient-centered approach in chronic disease. Med Care Res Rev. 2009 Apr; 66(2):147-66.
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  53. Chodosh J, Edelen MO, Buchanan JL, Yosef JA, Ouslander JG, Berlowitz DR, Streim JE, Saliba D. Nursing home assessment of cognitive impairment: development and testing of a brief instrument of mental status. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov; 56(11):2069-75.
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  54. Rose AJ, Ozonoff A, Berlowitz DR, Henault LE, Hylek EM. Warfarin dose management affects INR control. J Thromb Haemost. 2009 Jan; 7(1):94-101.
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  55. Berlowitz DR, Hoenig H, Cowper DC, Duncan PW, Vogel WB. Impact of comorbidities on stroke rehabilitation outcomes: does the method matter? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Oct; 89(10):1903-6.
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  56. Furmaga EM, Cunningham FE, Cushman WC, Dong D, Jiang R, Basile J, Katz LA, Rutan GH, Berlowitz DR, Papademetriou V, Glassman PA. National utilization of antihypertensive medications from 2000 to 2006 in the Veterans Health Administration: focus on thiazide diuretics. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2008 Oct; 10(10):770-8.
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  57. Kapoor A, Kader B, Cabral H, Ash AS, Berlowitz D. Using the case mix of pressure ulcer healing to evaluate nursing home performance. Am J Med Qual. 2008 Sep-Oct; 23(5):342-9.
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  58. Pugh MJ, Van Cott AC, Cramer JA, Knoefel JE, Amuan ME, Tabares J, Ramsay RE, Berlowitz DR. Trends in antiepileptic drug prescribing for older patients with new-onset epilepsy: 2000-2004. Neurology. 2008 May 27; 70(22 Pt 2):2171-8.
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  59. Miller DR, Oliveria SA, Berlowitz DR, Fincke BG, Stang P, Lillienfeld DE. Angioedema incidence in US veterans initiating angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Hypertension. 2008 Jun; 51(6):1624-30.
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  60. Borzecki AM, Bridgers DK, Liebschutz JM, Kader B, Kazis LE, Berlowitz DR. Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Feb; 100(2):237-45.
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  61. Pugh MJ, Rosen AK, Montez-Rath M, Amuan ME, Fincke BG, Burk M, Bierman A, Cunningham F, Mortensen EM, Berlowitz DR. Potentially inappropriate prescribing for the elderly: effects of geriatric care at the patient and health care system level. Med Care. 2008 Feb; 46(2):167-73.
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  62. Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Orner MB, Kressin NR. Understanding uncontrolled hypertension: is it the patient or the provider? J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 Dec; 9(12):937-43.
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  63. Rose AJ, Shimada SL, Rothendler JA, Reisman JI, Glassman PA, Berlowitz DR, Kressin NR. The accuracy of clinician perceptions of "usual" blood pressure control. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Feb; 23(2):180-3.
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  64. Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Montouris G, Bokhour B, Cramer JA, Bohm V, Bollinger M, Helmers S, Ettinger A, Meador KJ, Fountain N, Boggs J, Tatum WO, Knoefel J, Harden C, Mattson RH, Kazis L. What constitutes high quality of care for adults with epilepsy? Neurology. 2007 Nov 20; 69(21):2020-7.
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  65. Berlowitz DR, Brienza DM. Are all pressure ulcers the result of deep tissue injury? A review of the literature. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2007 Oct; 53(10):34-8.
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  66. Young GJ, Meterko M, White B, Bokhour BG, Sautter KM, Berlowitz D, Burgess JF. Physician attitudes toward pay-for-quality programs: perspectives from the front line. Med Care Res Rev. 2007 Jun; 64(3):331-43.
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  67. Bierman AS, Pugh MJ, Dhalla I, Amuan M, Fincke BG, Rosen A, Berlowitz DR. Sex differences in inappropriate prescribing among elderly veterans. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2007 Jun; 5(2):147-61.
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  68. Young GJ, Meterko M, Beckman H, Baker E, White B, Sautter KM, Greene R, Curtin K, Bokhour BG, Berlowitz D, Burgess JF. Effects of paying physicians based on their relative performance for quality. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun; 22(6):872-6.
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  69. Kressin NR, Wang F, Long J, Bokhour BG, Orner MB, Rothendler J, Clark C, Reddy S, Kozak W, Kroupa LP, Berlowitz DR. Hypertensive patients' race, health beliefs, process of care, and medication adherence. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun; 22(6):768-74.
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  70. Oates DJ, Berlowitz DR, Glickman ME, Silliman RA, Borzecki AM. Blood pressure and survival in the oldest old. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Mar; 55(3):383-8.
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  71. Sautter KM, Bokhour BG, White B, Young GJ, Burgess JF, Berlowitz D, Wheeler JR. The early experience of a hospital-based pay-for-performance program. J Healthc Manag. 2007 Mar-Apr; 52(2):95-107; discussion 107-8.
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  72. Berlowitz DR, Frantz RA. Implementing best practices in pressure ulcer care: the role of continuous quality improvement. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Mar; 8(3 Suppl):S37-41.
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  73. Berlowitz DR, Pugh MJ. Pharmacoepidemiology in community-dwelling elderly taking antiepileptic drugs. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2007; 81:153-63.
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  74. Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Kazis L. The impact of epilepsy on older veterans. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2007; 81:221-33.
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  75. Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Oliveria SA, Cunningham F, Gomez-Caminero A, Rothendler JA. Differential associations of beta-blockers with hemorrhagic events for chronic heart failure patients on warfarin. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Nov; 15(11):799-807.
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  76. McEachrane-Gross FP, Liebschutz JM, Berlowitz D. Use of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in veterans with cancer or chronic pain: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006; 6:34.
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  77. Meterko M, Young GJ, White B, Bokhour BG, Burgess JF, Berlowitz D, Guldin MR, Nealon Seibert M. Provider attitudes toward pay-for-performance programs: development and validation of a measurement instrument. Health Serv Res. 2006 Oct; 41(5):1959-78.
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  78. Pugh MJ, Hanlon JT, Zeber JE, Bierman A, Cornell J, Berlowitz DR. Assessing potentially inappropriate prescribing in the elderly Veterans Affairs population using the HEDIS 2006 quality measure. J Manag Care Pharm. 2006 Sep; 12(7):537-45.
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  79. Bokhour BG, Berlowitz DR, Long JA, Kressin NR. How do providers assess antihypertensive medication adherence in medical encounters? J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jun; 21(6):577-83.
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  80. Borzecki AM, Glickman ME, Kader B, Berlowitz DR. The effect of age on hypertension control and management. Am J Hypertens. 2006 May; 19(5):520-7.
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  81. Halanych JH, Wang F, Miller DR, Pogach LM, Lin H, Berlowitz DR, Frayne SM. Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions. Med Care. 2006 May; 44(5):439-45.
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  82. Tyler DA, Parker VA, Engle RL, Brandeis GH, Hickey EC, Rosen AK, Wang F, Berlowitz DR. An exploration of job design in long-term care facilities and its effect on nursing employee satisfaction. Health Care Manage Rev. 2006 Apr-Jun; 31(2):137-44.
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  83. Bokhour BG, Burgess JF, Hook JM, White B, Berlowitz D, Guldin MR, Meterko M, Young GJ. Incentive implementation in physician practices: A qualitative study of practice executive perspectives on pay for performance. Med Care Res Rev. 2006 Feb; 63(1 Suppl):73S-95S.
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  84. Concato J, Wells CK, Horwitz RI, Penson D, Fincke G, Berlowitz DR, Froehlich G, Blake D, Vickers MA, Gehr GA, Raheb NH, Sullivan G, Peduzzi P. The effectiveness of screening for prostate cancer: a nested case-control study. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jan 9; 166(1):38-43.
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  85. Pugh MJ, Foreman PJ, Berlowitz DR. Prescribing antiepileptics for the elderly: differences between guideline recommendations and clinical practice. Drugs Aging. 2006; 23(11):861-75.
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  86. Pirraglia PA, Charbonneau A, Kader B, Berlowitz DR. Adequate initial antidepressant treatment among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a cohort of depressed veterans. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2006; 8(2):71-6.
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  87. Berlowitz DR, Cushman WC, Glassman P. Hypertension in adults across age groups. JAMA. 2005 Dec 21; 294(23):2970-1; author reply 2971-2.
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  88. Frayne SM, Halanych JH, Miller DR, Wang F, Lin H, Pogach L, Sharkansky EJ, Keane TM, Skinner KM, Rosen CS, Berlowitz DR. Disparities in diabetes care: impact of mental illness. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Dec 12-26; 165(22):2631-8.
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  89. Borzecki AM, Berlowitz DR. Management of hypertension and diabetes: treatment goals, drug choices, current practice, and strategies for improving care. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2005 Dec; 7(6):439-49.
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  90. Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Glickman M, Friedman RH, Pogach LM, Nelson AL, Wong AT. Developing a quality measure for clinical inertia in diabetes care. Health Serv Res. 2005 Dec; 40(6 Pt 1):1836-53.
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  91. Berlowitz DR, Ratliff C, Cuddigan J, Rodeheaver GT. The PUSH tool: a survey to determine its perceived usefulness. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2005 Nov-Dec; 18(9):480-3.
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  92. Selim AJ, Berlowitz D, Fincke G, Rogers W, Qian S, Lee A, Cong Z, Selim BJ, Ren XS, Rosen AK, Kazis LE. Use of risk-adjusted change in health status to assess the performance of integrated service networks in the Veterans Health Administration. Int J Qual Health Care. 2006 Feb; 18(1):43-50.
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  93. Perucca E, Berlowitz D, Birnbaum A, Cloyd JC, Garrard J, Hanlon JT, Levy RH, Pugh MJ. Pharmacological and clinical aspects of antiepileptic drug use in the elderly. Epilepsy Res. 2006 Jan; 68 Suppl 1:S49-63.
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  94. Pugh MJ, Fincke BG, Bierman AS, Chang BH, Rosen AK, Cunningham FE, Amuan ME, Burk ML, Berlowitz DR. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly veterans: are we using the wrong drug, wrong dose, or wrong duration? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Aug; 53(8):1282-9.
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  95. Chaudhry SI, Berlowitz DR, Concato J. Do age and comorbidity affect intensity of pharmacological therapy for poorly controlled diabetes mellitus? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jul; 53(7):1214-6.
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  96. Young GJ, White B, Burgess JF, Berlowitz D, Meterko M, Guldin MR, Bokhour BG. Conceptual issues in the design and implementation of pay-for-quality programs. Am J Med Qual. 2005 May-Jun; 20(3):144-50.
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  97. Borzecki AM, Oliveria SA, Berlowitz DR. Barriers to hypertension control. Am Heart J. 2005 May; 149(5):785-94.
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  98. Selim AJ, Fincke G, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Qian SX, Lee A, Cong Z, Rogers W, Selim BJ, Ren XS, Spiro A, Kazis LE. Comprehensive health status assessment of centenarians: results from the 1999 large health survey of veteran enrollees. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Apr; 60(4):515-9.
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  99. Berlowitz DR, Rosen AK, Wang F, Tsilimingras D, Tariot PN, Engelhardt J, Kader B, Mukamel DB. Purchasing or providing nursing home care: can quality of care data provide guidance. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Apr; 53(4):603-8.
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  100. Hickey EC, Young GJ, Parker VA, Czarnowski EJ, Saliba D, Berlowitz DR. The effects of changes in nursing home staffing on pressure ulcer rates. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2005 Jan-Feb; 6(1):50-3.
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  101. Ankrom MA, Bennett RG, Sprigle S, Langemo D, Black JM, Berlowitz DR, Lyder CH. Pressure-related deep tissue injury under intact skin and the current pressure ulcer staging systems. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2005 Jan-Feb; 18(1):35-42.
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  102. Charbonneau A, Parker V, Meterko M, Rosen AK, Kader B, Owen RR, Ash AS, Whittle J, Berlowitz DR. The relationship of system-level quality improvement with quality of depression care. Am J Manag Care. 2004 Nov; 10(11 Pt 2):846-51.
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  103. Borzecki AM, Wong AT, Hickey EC, Ash AS, Berlowitz DR. Identifying hypertension-related comorbidities from administrative data: what's the optimal approach? Am J Med Qual. 2004 Sep-Oct; 19(5):201-6.
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