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Research Output 1997 2017

2017

A systems thinking approach to prospective planning of interventions for chronic kidney disease care

Kang, H., Nembhard, H., Curry, W., Ghahramani, N. & Hwang, W., Dec 19 2017, In : Health Systems. 6, 2, p. 130-147

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016
8 Citations (Scopus)

Finding Order in Chaos: A Review of Hospital Ratings

Hwang, W., Derk, J., LaClair, M. & Paz, H., Mar 1 2016, In : American Journal of Medical Quality. 31, 2, p. 147-155 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Delivery of Health Care
Patient Care
Confusion
Primary Health Care
Decision Making
1 Citation (Scopus)

Patterns of Care for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Appalachia, and the Clinical, Sociodemographic, and Service Provider Determinants

Fleming, S. T., Mackley, H. B., Camacho, F., Yao, N., Gusani, N. J., Seiber, E. E., Matthews, S. A., Yang, T. C. & Hwang, W., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Rural Health. 32, 2, p. 113-124 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appalachian Region
Colorectal Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lung
1 Citation (Scopus)

PROs in the Balance: Ethical Implications of Collecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures in the Electronic Health Record

Crites, J. S., Chuang, C., Dimmock, A., Hwang, W., Johannes, B., Paranjape, A. & Wu, A. W., Apr 2 2016, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 16, 4, p. 67-68 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

9 Citations (Scopus)

The US Cancer Moonshot initiative

Aelion, C. M., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., Alemagno, S., Amler, R. W., Arnett, D. K., Balas, A., Bertozzi, S., Blakely, C. H., Boerwinkle, E., Brandt-Rauf, P., Buekens, P. M., Chandler, G. T., Chang, R. W., Clark, J. E., Cleary, P. D., Curran, J. W., Curry, S. J., Roux, A. V. D., Dittus, R., Ellerbeck, E. F. & 53 others, El-Mohandes, A., Eriksen, M. P., Erwin, P. C., Evans, G., Finnegan, J. R., Fried, L. P., Frumkin, H., Galea, S., Goff, D. C., Goldman, L. R., Guilarte, T. R., Rivera-Gutiérrez, R., Halverson, P. K., Hand, G. A., Harris, C. M., Healton, C. G., Hennig, N., Heymann, J., Hunter, D., Hwang, W., Jones, R. M., Klag, M. J., Klesges, L. M., Lahey, T., Lawlor, E. F., Maddock, J., Martin, W. J., Mazzaschi, A. J., Michael, M., Mohammed, S. D., Nasca, P. C., Nash, D., Ogunseitan, O. A., Perez, R. A., Perri, M., Petersen, D. J., Peterson, D. V., Philbert, M., Pinto-Martin, J., Raczynski, J. M., Raskob, G. E., Rimer, B. K., Rohrbach, L. A., Rudkin, L. L., Siminoff, L., Szapocznik, J., Thombs, D., Torabi, M. R., Weiler, R. M., Wetle, T. F., Williams, P. L., Wykoff, R. & Ying, J., May 1 2016, In : The Lancet Oncology. 17, 5, p. e178-e180

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2015
10 Citations (Scopus)

Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer: Importance in women with low income

Ursem, C. J., Bosworth, H. B., Shelby, R. A., Hwang, W., Anderson, R. T. & Kimmick, G. G., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Women's Health. 24, 5, p. 403-408 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Recurrence
Hormones
Survival
7 Citations (Scopus)

Individual, area, and provider characteristics associated with care received for stages I to III breast cancer in a multistate region of Appalachia

Kimmick, G. G., Camacho, F., Mackley, H. B., Kern, T., Yao, N., Matthews, S. A., Fleming, S., Lipscomb, J., Liao, J., Hwang, W. & Anderson, R. T., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of oncology practice. 11, 1, p. e9-e18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appalachian Region
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Guidelines
Odds Ratio
11 Citations (Scopus)

Persistent high utilization in a privately insured population

Hwang, W., LaClair, M., Camacho, F. & Paz, H., Apr 1 2015, In : American Journal of Managed Care. 21, 4, p. 309-316 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Expenditures
Delivery of Health Care
Population
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention
6 Citations (Scopus)

Receipt of Regular Primary Care and Early Cancer Detection in Appalachia

Camacho, F., Hwang, W., Kern, T. & Anderson, R. T., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Rural Health. 31, 3, p. 269-281 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appalachian Region
Early Detection of Cancer
Primary Health Care
Comorbidity
Hypertension
8 Citations (Scopus)

Systolic blood pressure control among individuals with type 2 diabetes: A comparative effectiveness analysis of three interventions

Look AHEAD Research Group & ACCORD Study Group, May 11 2015, In : American journal of hypertension. 28, 8, p. 995-1009 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Pressure
Life Style
Clinical Trials
Pharmacology
2014
15 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical, sociodemographic, and service provider determinants of guideline concordant colorectal cancer care for Appalachian residents

Fleming, S. T., Mackley, H. B., Camacho, F., Seiber, E. E., Gusani, N. J., Matthews, S. A., Liao, J., Yang, T. C., Hwang, W. & Yao, N., Dec 1 2014, In : Journal of Rural Health. 30, 1, p. 27-39 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms
Guidelines
Lymph Nodes
Rectal Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
20 Citations (Scopus)

Comorbidity burden and guideline-concordant care for breast cancer

Kimmick, G., Fleming, S. T., Sabatino, S. A., Wu, X. C., Hwang, W., Wilson, J. F., Lund, M. J., Cress, R. & Anderson, R. T., Mar 2014, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 62, 3, p. 482-488 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comorbidity
Guidelines
Breast Neoplasms
Registries
Prostatic Neoplasms
4 Citations (Scopus)

Hospital patient safety grades may misrepresent hospital performance

Hwang, W., Derk, J., Laclair, M. & Paz, H., Feb 1 2014, In : Journal of Hospital Medicine. 9, 2, p. 111-115 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Safety
Safety
Information Storage and Retrieval

In response to "It's safety, not the score, that needs improvement"

Hwang, W., Derk, J., LaClair, M. & Paz, H., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Hospital Medicine. 9, 4, p. 275 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Safety Management
Patient Safety
Safety
17 Citations (Scopus)

PaTH: Towards a learning health system in the Mid-Atlantic region

the PaTH network team, Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 21, 4, p. 633-636 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mid-Atlantic Region
Information Dissemination
Learning
Health
Research
3 Citations (Scopus)

Treatment patterns for prostate cancer: Comparison of medicare claims data to medical record review

Fleming, S. T., Hamilton, A. S., Sabatino, S. A., Kimmick, G. G., Wu, X. C., Owen, J. B., Huang, B. & Hwang, W., Sep 2014, In : Medical care. 52, 9, p. e58-e64

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Medicare
Medical Records
Prostatic Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
2013
35 Citations (Scopus)

Adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy and its relationship to breast cancer recurrence and survival among low-income women

Weaver, K. E., Camacho, F., Hwang, W., Anderson, R. & Kimmick, G., Apr 1 2013, In : American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials. 36, 2, p. 181-187 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Recurrence
Survival
Neoplasms
Medicaid
40 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of integrated delivery system on cost and quality

Hwang, W., Chang, J., LaClair, M. & Paz, H., May 2013, In : American Journal of Managed Care. 19, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Integrated Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Quality of Health Care
Delivery of Health Care
Publications
2 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional vitamin D use in chronic kidney disease: A survey of pediatric nephrologists

Griffin, L. M., Denburg, M. R., Shults, J., Furth, S. L., Salusky, I. B., Hwang, W. & Leonard, M. B., Feb 1 2013, In : Pediatric Nephrology. 28, 2, p. 265-275 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Vitamin D
Pediatrics
Parathyroid Hormone
Physicians
2012
4 Citations (Scopus)

Adjuvant radiation and outcomes after breast conserving surgery in publicly insured patients

Kimmick, G. G., Camacho, F., Hwang, W., Mackley, H., Stewart, J. & Anderson, R. T., Apr 1 2012, In : Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 3, 2, p. 138-146 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Segmental Mastectomy
Radiation
Mortality
Breast Neoplasms
Recurrence
5 Citations (Scopus)

Defining care provided for breast cancer based on medical record review or Medicare claims: Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Patterns of Care Study

Fleming, S. T., Kimmick, G. G., Sabatino, S. A., Cress, R. D., Wu, X. C., Trentham-Dietz, A., Huang, B., Hwang, W. & Liff, J. M., Nov 1 2012, In : Annals of Epidemiology. 22, 11, p. 807-813 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Medicare
Medical Records
Breast Neoplasms
9 Citations (Scopus)

Do free clinics reduce unnecessary emergency department visits? The Virginian experience

Hwang, W., Liao, K., Griffin, L. & Foley, K. L., Aug 1 2012, In : Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 23, 3, p. 1189-1204 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Primary Health Care
Safety-net Providers
Preventive Medicine
Medicaid
16 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of serum creatinine concentration-based glomerular filtration rate equations in pediatric patients with Chronic kidney disease

Lee, C. K. K., Swinford, R. D., Cerda, R. D., Portman, R. J., Hwang, W. & Furth, S. L., Jul 1 2012, In : Pharmacotherapy. 32, 7, p. 642-648 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glomerular Filtration Rate
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Creatinine
Pediatrics
Serum
5 Citations (Scopus)

Insight into the sharing of medical images: Physician, other health care providers, and staff experience in a variety of medical settings

Sandberg, J. C., Ge, Y., Nguyen, H. T., Arcury, T. A., Johnson, A. J., Hwang, W., Gage, H. D., Reynolds, T. & Carr, J. J., Dec 1 2012, In : Applied Clinical Informatics. 3, 4, p. 475-487 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diagnostic Imaging
Health care
Health Personnel
Interviews
Physicians

The cost of Medicaid coverage for the uninsured: evidence from Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Hwang, W., Griffin, L., Liao, K. & Hall, M., Jan 1 2012, In : North Carolina medical journal. 73, 4, p. 263-268 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Costs and Cost Analysis
Safety-net Providers
Health
Chronic Disease
2011
23 Citations (Scopus)

Developing a claim-based version of the ACE-27 comorbidity index: A comparison with medical record review

Fleming, S. T., Sabatino, S. A., Kimmick, G., Cress, R., Wu, X. C., Trentham-Dietz, A., Huang, B., Hwang, W. & Liff, J., Aug 1 2011, In : Medical care. 49, 8, p. 752-760 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Medical Records
Comorbidity
Prostatic Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Hypertension
6 Citations (Scopus)

Model safety-net programs could care for the uninsured at one-half the cost of medicaid or private insurance

Hall, M. A., Hwang, W. & Jones, A. S., Sep 2011, In : Health Affairs. 30, 9, p. 1698-1707 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Insurance
Safety
Costs and Cost Analysis
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
41 Citations (Scopus)

Stress CMR imaging observation unit in the emergency department reduces 1-year medical care costs in patients with acute chest pain: A randomized study for comparison with inpatient care

Miller, C. D., Hwang, W., Case, D., Hoekstra, J. W., Lefebvre, C., Blumstein, H., Hamilton, C. A., Harper, E. N. & Hundley, W. G., Aug 1 2011, In : JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 4, 8, p. 862-870 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Pain
Chest Pain
Health Care Costs
Hospital Emergency Service
Inpatients
2010
32 Citations (Scopus)

Pattern of mortality in a sample of Maryland residents with severe mental illness

Daumit, G. L., Anthony, C. B., Ford, D. E., Fahey, M., Skinner, E. A., Lehman, A. F., Hwang, W. & Steinwachs, D. M., Apr 1 2010, In : Psychiatry Research. 176, 2-3, p. 242-245 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mortality
Medicaid
Population
59 Citations (Scopus)

Stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with observation unit care reduces cost for patients with emergent chest pain: A randomized trial

Miller, C. D., Hwang, W., Hoekstra, J. W., Case, D., Lefebvre, C., Blumstein, H., Hiestand, B., Diercks, D. B., Hamilton, C. A., Harper, E. N. & Hundley, W. G., Jan 1 2010, In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 56, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chest Pain
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Observation
Costs and Cost Analysis
2009
127 Citations (Scopus)

Adjuvant hormonal therapy use among insured, low-income women with breast cancer

Kimmick, G., Anderson, R., Camacho, F., Bhosle, M., Hwang, W. & Balkrishnan, R., Jul 20 2009, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 27, 21, p. 3445-3451 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Odds Ratio
Breast Neoplasms
Prescriptions
Therapeutics
Hormones
20 Citations (Scopus)

Paradoxical effects of cost reduction measures in managed care systems for treatment of severe psoriasis

Yentzer, B. A., Yelverton, C. B., Simpson, G. L., Simpson, J. F., Hwang, W., Balkrishnan, R. & Feldman, S. R., Apr 1 2009, In : Dermatology Online Journal. 15, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phototherapy
Managed Care Programs
Psoriasis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Biological Products

Paradoxical effects of cost reduction measures in managed care systems for treatment of severe psoriasis.

Yentzer, B. A., Yelverton, C. B., Simpson, G. L., Simpson, J. F., Hwang, W., Balkrishnan, R. & Feldman, S. R., 2009, In : Dermatology Online Journal. 15, 4, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phototherapy
Managed Care Programs
Psoriasis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Biological Products
36 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of Use of Vascular Catheters for Hemodialysis in Children in the United States

Fadrowski, J. J., Hwang, W., Neu, A. M., Fivush, B. A. & Furth, S. L., Jan 1 2009, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 53, 1, p. 91-98 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vascular Access Devices
Renal Dialysis
Arteriovenous Fistula
Transplantation
Transplants
167 Citations (Scopus)

Rising out-of-pocket spending for chronic conditions: A ten-year trend

Paez, K. A., Zhao, L. & Hwang, W., Jan 1 2009, In : Health Affairs. 28, 1, p. 15-25 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Expenditures
Point-of-Care Systems
Cost Sharing
Disease Progression
Cross-Sectional Studies
2008
5472 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of intensive glucose lowering in type 2 diabetes

The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Study Group, Jun 12 2008, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 358, 24, p. 2545-2559 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Group Psychotherapy
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
Glucose
Therapeutics
28 Citations (Scopus)

Serum albumin level and risk for mortality and hospitalization in adolescents on hemodialysis

Amaral, S., Hwang, W., Fivush, B., Neu, A., Frankenfield, D. & Furth, S., May 1 2008, In : Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 3, 3, p. 759-767 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Serum Albumin
Renal Dialysis
Albumins
Hospitalization
Mortality
2007
354 Citations (Scopus)

Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial: Design and methods

The ACCORD Study Group, Jun 18 2007, In : American Journal of Cardiology. 99, 12, p. S21-S33

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Pressure
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Fibric Acids
18 Citations (Scopus)

Health-Related Quality of Life and Cost-Effectiveness Components of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial: Rationale and Design

Sullivan, M. D., Anderson, R. T., Aron, D., Atkinson, H. H., Bastien, A., Chen, G. J., Feeney, P., Gafni, A., Hwang, W., Katz, L. A., Venkat Narayan, K. M., Nwachuku, C., O'Connor, P. J. & Zhang, P., Jun 18 2007, In : American Journal of Cardiology. 99, 12 SUPPL., p. S90-S102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Quality of Life
Health
Single-Payer System
Thermometers
2006
45 Citations (Scopus)

Association of mortality and hospitalization with achievement of adult hemoglobin targets in adolescents maintained on hemodialysis

Amaral, S., Hwang, W., Fivush, B., Neu, A., Frankenfield, D. & Furth, S., Oct 1 2006, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 17, 10, p. 2878-2885 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Renal Dialysis
Hemoglobins
Hospitalization
Mortality
Chronic Kidney Failure
41 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in physical and psychosocial functioning among adolescents with chronic kidney disease

Fadrowski, J., Cole, S. R., Hwang, W., Fiorenza, J., Weiss, R. A., Gerson, A. & Furth, S. L., Mar 1 2006, In : Pediatric Nephrology. 21, 3, p. 394-399 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Quality of Life
Kidney
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Hematocrit
19 Citations (Scopus)
Information Systems
Blood Vessels
Renal Dialysis
Kidney
Vascular Access Devices
18 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical outcomes and dialysis adequacy in adolescent hemodialysis patients

Gorman, G., Furth, S., Hwang, W., Parekh, R., Astor, B., Fivush, B., Frankenfield, D. & Neu, A., Feb 1 2006, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 47, 2, p. 285-293 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Renal Dialysis
Dialysis
Hospitalization
Guidelines
Confidence Intervals
2004
110 Citations (Scopus)

Anemia and health-related quality of life in adolescents with chronic kidney disease

Gerson, A., Hwang, W., Fiorenza, J., Barth, K., Kaskel, F., Weiss, L., Zelikovsky, N., Fivush, B. & Furth, S., Dec 1 2004, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 44, 6, p. 1017-1023 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Anemia
Quality of Life
Dialysis
Hematocrit
113 Citations (Scopus)

More training needed in chronic care: A survey of U.S. physicians

Darer, J. D., Hwang, W., Pham, H. H., Bass, E. B. & Anderson, G., Jun 2004, In : Academic Medicine. 79, 6, p. 541-548 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

physician
Physicians
Chronic Disease
chronic illness
Aptitude
2003
31 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of patient compliance, parental education and race on nephrologists' recommendations for kidney transplantation in children

Furth, S. L., Hwang, W., Neu, A. M., Fivush, B. A. & Powe, N. R., Jan 1 2003, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 3, 1, p. 28-34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Compliance
Kidney Transplantation
Transplantation
Education
Compliance
2002
6 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-quality trade-offs in dialysis care: A national survey of dialysis facility administrators

Powe, N. R., Thamer, M., Hwang, W., Fink, N. E., Bass, E. B., Sadler, J. H. & Levin, N. W., Jan 1 2002, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 39, 1, p. 116-126 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Administrative Personnel
Dialysis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Quality of Health Care
Nursing Staff
109 Citations (Scopus)

Growth failure, risk of hospitalization and death for children with end-stage renal disease

Furth, S. L., Hwang, W., Yang, C., Neu, A. M., Fivush, B. A. & Powe, N. R., Dec 1 2002, In : Pediatric Nephrology. 17, 6, p. 450-455 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Kidney Failure
Hospitalization
Growth
Confidence Intervals
Dialysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Public support for policies that would help people with chronic conditions

Thamer, M., Hwang, W. & Anderson, G. F., Dec 1 2002, In : Health Affairs. 21, 4, p. 264-270 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taxes
Public Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
Caregivers
Public Opinion
2001
17 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of risk adjusters for medicaid-enrolled children with and without chronic health conditions

Hwang, W., Ireys, H. T. & Anderson, G. F., Jan 1 2001, In : Ambulatory Pediatrics. 1, 4, p. 217-224 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Health
Risk Adjustment
Managed Care Programs
International Classification of Diseases