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Medicare utilization, screening, and costs among participants in the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative: A population-based evaluation.

Prim Care Diabetes 2018 04 1;12(2):172-183. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, United States; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2017.10.003DOI Listing
April 2018

The Effect of Clinical Care Location on Clinical Outcomes After Peripheral Vascular Intervention in Medicare Beneficiaries.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2017 06;10(11):1161-1171

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2017.03.033DOI Listing
June 2017

Appropriate baseline laboratory testing following ACEI or ARB initiation by Medicare FFS beneficiaries.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2016 09 15;25(9):1015-22. Epub 2016 Mar 15.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.3994DOI Listing
September 2016

Significant Morbidity and Mortality Among Hospitalized End-Stage Liver Disease Patients in Medicare.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 09 3;52(3):412-419.e1. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.03.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5144155PMC
September 2016

Significant variation in P2Y12 inhibitor use after peripheral vascular intervention in Medicare beneficiaries.

Am Heart J 2016 09 13;179:10-8. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Duke Clinical Research Institute and Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2016.06.002DOI Listing
September 2016

Development and validation of a risk model for in-hospital worsening heart failure from the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE).

Am Heart J 2016 Aug 9;178:198-205. Epub 2016 Jun 9.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2016.04.021DOI Listing
August 2016

Self-reported health parameters compared with clinician measurements: methods in practice-based research.

J Public Health Manag Pract 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):513-22

Community Health Division of the Community and Family Medicine Department, Duke Medical School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Dr Murphy); Community and Behavioral Health, and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Dr Snetselaar); Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Myers); Healthcare Program Development, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina (Ms LaForge); BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina (Ms Qualls and Dr Blackwelder); Dietetics Practice Based Research Network, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, Illinois (Ms Hand); and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina (Dr Bradley). Ms Qualls is now with Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, and Dr Blackwelder is now with Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Services, High Point, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182a998fdDOI Listing
July 2016

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and statin use among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus.

Diab Vasc Dis Res 2016 05 22;13(3):244-6. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1479164115620980DOI Listing
May 2016

Linkage of Laboratory Results to Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims.

Med Care 2015 Nov;53(11):974-9

*Duke Clinical Research Institute †Department of Medicine ‡Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC §Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care ∥Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center ¶Ambulatory Care Service, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000420DOI Listing
November 2015

Trends in settings for peripheral vascular intervention and the effect of changes in the outpatient prospective payment system.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2015 Mar;65(9):920-7

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2014.12.048DOI Listing
March 2015

Relation of dyspnea severity on admission for acute heart failure with outcomes and costs.

Am J Cardiol 2015 Jan 15;115(1):75-81. Epub 2014 Oct 15.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.09.048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4262730PMC
January 2015

Predicting nursing home placement among home- and community-based services program participants.

Am J Manag Care 2014 Dec 1;20(12):e535-6. Epub 2014 Dec 1.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715. E-mail:

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December 2014

Clinical effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy versus medical therapy alone among patients with heart failure: analysis of the ICD Registry and ADHERE.

Circ Heart Fail 2014 Nov 16;7(6):926-34. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

From the Duke Clinical Research Institute (P.K., B.G.H., L.G.Q., S.M.A.-K., J.P.P., A.F.H., L.H.C.) and Department of Medicine (P.K., S.M.A.-K., J.P.P., A.F.H., L.H.C.), Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, University of California, Los Angeles (G.C.F.); Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora (F.A.M., P.N.P.); Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, CO (P.N.P.); Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (S.C.H.); Department of Medicine, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, CA (P.A.H., J.P.C.); Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (J.P.C.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.113.000838DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244212PMC
November 2014

Anti-VEGF treatment patterns for neovascular age-related macular degeneration among medicare beneficiaries.

Am J Ophthalmol 2014 Sep 21;158(3):537-43.e2. Epub 2014 May 21.

Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2014.05.014DOI Listing
September 2014

Associations between anticoagulation therapy and risks of mortality and readmission among patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2014 Sep 9;7(5):670-9. Epub 2014 Sep 9.

From the Duke Clinical Research Institute (A.F.H., L.L., B.G.H., L.G.Q., S.M.A.-K., J.P.P., L.H.C.) and Department of Medicine (A.F.H., S.M.A.-K., J.P.P., L.H.C.), Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, University of California, Los Angeles (G.C.F.); Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (S.C.H.); Department of Medicine, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, CA (P.A.H.); and Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora (F.A.M.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000632DOI Listing
September 2014

Cost analysis of periprocedural imaging in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Am J Cardiol 2014 Jul 2;114(2):266-71. Epub 2014 May 2.

Duke Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.04.031DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4090097PMC
July 2014

In-hospital worsening heart failure and associations with mortality, readmission, and healthcare utilization.

J Am Heart Assoc 2014 Jul 11;3(4). Epub 2014 Jul 11.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (A.D.D.V., B.G.H., L.G.Q., R.J.M., L.H.C., A.F.H.) Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (A.D.D.V., R.J.M., L.H.C., A.F.H.).

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https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.114.001088
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.114.001088DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4310402PMC
July 2014

Outcomes of medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

JACC Heart Fail 2014 Feb 25;2(1):41-8. Epub 2014 Jan 25.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2013.11.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174273PMC
February 2014

Adherence and persistence in the use of warfarin after hospital discharge among patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

J Card Fail 2014 Jan 22;20(1):23-30. Epub 2013 Nov 22.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2013.11.006DOI Listing
January 2014

Transitional adherence and persistence in the use of aldosterone antagonist therapy in patients with heart failure.

Am Heart J 2013 Jun 18;165(6):979-986.e1. Epub 2013 Apr 18.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2013.03.007DOI Listing
June 2013

Costs of newly diagnosed neovascular age-related macular degeneration among medicare beneficiaries, 2004-2008.

Retina 2013 Apr;33(4):854-61

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0b013e31826f065eDOI Listing
April 2013

Follow-up of patients with new cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: are experts' recommendations implemented in routine clinical practice?

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2013 Feb 23;6(1):108-16. Epub 2012 Dec 23.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27715, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.112.974337DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3640354PMC
February 2013

The incremental value of medical nutrition therapy in weight management.

Manag Care 2013 Jan;22(1):40-5

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, Durham, NC 27702-2291, USA.

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January 2013

Treatment patterns for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: analysis of 284 380 medicare beneficiaries.

Am J Ophthalmol 2012 Jun 8;153(6):1116-24.e1. Epub 2012 Feb 8.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27715, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2011.11.032DOI Listing
June 2012