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  1. Mattocks KM, Cunningham K, Elwy AR, Finley EP, Greenstone C, Mengeling MA, Pizer SD, Vanneman ME, Weiner M, Bastian LA. Recommendations for the Evaluation of Cross-System Care Coordination from the VA State-of-the-art Working Group on VA/Non-VA Care. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019 May 1; 34(Suppl 1):18-23.
  2. Siu AL, Zimbroff RM, Federman AD, DeCherrie LV, Garrido M, Morano B, Lubetsky S, Catalan E, Leff B. The effect of adapting Hospital at Home to facilitate implementation and sustainment on program drift or voltage drop. BMC health services research. 2019 Apr 29; 19(1):264.
  3. Ornstein KA, Garrido MM, Siu AL, Bollens-Lund E, Rahman OK, Kelley AS. An Examination of Downstream Effects of Bereavement on Healthcare Utilization for Surviving Spouses in a National Sample of Older Adults. Pharmacoeconomics. 2019 Apr 1; 37(4):585-596.
  4. Pizer SD. PEPReC's work MISSION Act Section 401 (undeserved facilities) and the Foundations of Evidence-Based Budgeting Act: Briefing before the Vincent Ng, Director of the VA Boston Healthcare Service; 2019 Apr 1; Boston, MA.
  5. Frakt AB, Garrido MM, Pizer SD. An Overview of PEPReC's Projects: Briefing before the QUERI Strategic Advisory Group; 2019 Mar 28; Washington, DC.
  6. Frakt AB. When Email Comes to the Doctor's Office, Wait Times Decrease. The New York Times. 2019 Mar 18: The Upshot.
  7. Branch-Elliman W, Pizer SD, Dasinger EA, Gold HS, Abdulkerim H, Rosen AK, Charns MP, Hawn MT, Itani KMF, Mull HJ. Facility type and surgical specialty are associated with suboptimal surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis practice patterns: a multi-center, retrospective cohort study. Antimicrobial resistance and infection control. 2019 Mar 6; 8:49.
  8. Frakt AB. The Opioid Dilemma: Saving Lives in the Long Run Can Take Lives in the Short Run. The New York Times. 2019 Mar 4: The Upshot.
  9. Pizer SD, Pearson E. PEPReC's work on Primary Care Modeling as part of Section 401 of the Mission Act: Briefing before the VISN 10 Chief Medical Officer Peter Dewes and Health System Specialist James Hall; 2019 Feb 25; Telephone Briefing.
  10. Figueroa JF, Blumenthal DM, Feyman Y, Frakt AB, Turchin A, Doros G, Gao Q, Song Y, Joynt Maddox KE. Differences in Management of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Fee-for-Service Medicare Among Cardiology Practices. JAMA cardiology. 2019 Feb 20.
  11. Pearson E, Frakt A. Medical Scribes, Productivity, and Satisfaction. JAMA. 2019 Feb 19; 321(7):635-636.
  12. Frakt AB. Hospital Mergers Improve Health? Evidence Shows the Opposite. The New York Times. 2019 Feb 11: The Upshot.
  13. May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, Noreika D, Normand C, Skoro N, Cassel JB. Evaluating Hospital Readmissions for Persons With Serious and Complex Illness: A Competing Risks Approach. Medical care research and review : MCRR. 2019 Jan 18; 1077558718823919.
  14. Minegishi T, Frakt AB, Garrido MM, Gellad WF, Hausmann LRM, Lewis ET, Pizer SD, Trafton JA, Oliva EM. Randomized program evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM): A research and clinical operations partnership to examine effectiveness. Substance Abuse. 2019 Jan 8; 1-6.
  15. Frakt AB, Benavidez G. Why a 'Passive' Health Approach Can Produce the Most Action. The New York Times. 2019 Jan 7: The Upshot.
  16. Dasinger EA, Branch-Elliman W, Pizer SD, Abdulkerim H, Rosen AK, Charns MP, Hawn MT, Itani KMF, Mull HJ. Association between postoperative opioid use and outpatient surgical adverse events. American journal of surgery. 2019 Apr 1; 217(4):605-612.
  17. Benavidez G, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Policy Brief: Medicaid-Midterms, Waivers, and What it Means for the Veterans Health Administration. Boston, MA: Partnered Evidence-BasedPolicy Resource Center; 2019 Jan 1. Available from: https://www.peprec.research.va.gov/PEPRECRESEARCH/docs/Policy_Brief_6.pdf.
  18. Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Sheetz K, Clancy C. Testing Novel Payment and Delivery Approaches Through the Veterans Health Administration's New Center for Innovation. Annals of internal medicine. 2018 Dec 25.
  19. Frakt AB. Misconceptions About Health Costs When You're Older. The New York Times. 2018 Dec 21: The Upshot.
  20. Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Workforce Management, MISSION 401, and productivity: Briefing before the Vincent Ng, Director of the VA Boston Healthcare Service; 2018 Dec 11; Boston, MA.
  21. Frakt AB. How to Cut U.S. Drug Prices: Experts Weigh In. The New York Times. 2018 Dec 10: The Upshot.
  22. Pearson E, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Policy Brief: Medical Scribes, Productivity, and Satisfaction. Boston, MA: Partnered Evidence Based Policy Resource Center; 2018 Dec 1. Available from: https://www.peprec.research.va.gov/PEPRECRESEARCH/docs/Policy_Brief_5a.pdf.
  23. Pizer SD. Mission Act workshop: Briefing before the OVAC Acting ADUSH Susan Kirsh; 2018 Nov 15; Washington, DC.
  24. Pizer SD. Wait-Time analysis work for the Mission Act: Briefing before the Steven Lieberman, Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Valierie Mattison Brown (ADUSH Opp), Susan Kirsh, Acting ADUSH for OVAC, and Lucille Beck, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services; 2018 Nov 15; Washington DC.
  25. Done N, Roy AM, Yuan Y, Pizer SD, Rose AJ, Prentice JC. Guideline-concordant initiation of oral anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention in older veterans with atrial fibrillation eligible for Medicare Part D. Health services research. 2019 Feb 1; 54(1):128-138.
  26. Pizer SD. Operations-Research Virtual Networks: Briefing before the VA Health Service Research & Development Center Directors (COIN); 2018 Nov 8; Washington, DC.
  27. Pizer SD. The Cost of Sending Veterans to Community Care: Briefing before the Laura Duke, CFO, and OPP Staff; 2018 Nov 8; Washington, DC.
  28. Frakt AB, Humphries K. Just Say No to Opioids? Ads Could Actually Make Things Worse. The New York Times. 2018 Nov 1: The Upshot: A3.
  29. Frakt AB. A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing. The New York Times. 2018 Oct 29: Upshot.
  30. Pizer SD, Legler A, Kabdiyeva A, Barr K. FY18 Annual Report for Workforce Management: Briefing before the Jessica Buonjorni, Acting ADUSH for Workforce Services; 2018 Oct 29; Telephone Briefing.
  31. Legler A, Price M, Parikh M, Nebeker JR, Ward MC, Wedemeyer L, Pizer SD. Effect on VA Patient Satisfaction of Provider's Use of an Integrated Viewer of Multiple Electronic Health Records. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019 Jan 1; 34(1):132-136.
  32. Frakt AB. Is Medicare for All the Answer to Sky-High Administrative Costs?". The New York Times. 2018 Oct 15: Upshot.
  33. Pearson E, Yee C, Pizer SD. VHA Recall Reminder Scheduling Protocol and Its Impact on Wait Times for New Patients. Boston: QUERI: Partnered Evidence Based Policy Resource Center; 2018 Oct 1. 4 (1). Available from: https://www.peprec.research.va.gov/PEPRECRESEARCH/docs/Policy_Brief_4.pdf.
  34. Benavidez G, Garrido MM, Frakt AB. Transforming Emergency Departments to Better Care for Elderly Patients. JAMA Forum. 2018 Sep 12.
  35. Pizer SD, Garrido MM. Research Priorities and Possible Funding Mechanisms for Access to Care Researchers: Briefing before the the Director, HSR&D (David Atkins); Director, QUERI (Amy Kilbourne); Senior Medical Advisor, OVAC (Mike Davies); and the ADUSH for Access to Care (Susan Kirsh); 2018 Aug 30; Washington, DC.
  36. Pearson E, Frakt A. Administrative Costs and Health Information Technology. JAMA. 2018 Aug 14; 320(6):537-538.
  37. Frakt AB. The Large Hidden Costs of Medicare's Prescription Drug Program. The New York Times. 2018 Aug 13: The Upshot: 1.
  38. Frakt A, Miller M. The Case for Restructuring the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. [Editorial]. Health services research. 2018 Dec 1; 53(6):4132-4137.
  39. Hanchate AD, Frakt AB, Kressin NR, Trivedi A, Linsky A, Abdulkerim H, Stolzmann KL, Mohr DC, Pizer SD. External Determinants of Veterans' Utilization of VA Health Care. Health services research. 2018 Dec 1; 53(6):4224-4247.
  40. Frakt AB. Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn't Work. So What Might? The New York Times. 2018 Jul 30: The Upshot: 1.
  41. Chernew ME, Frakt AB. The Inevitable Math behind Entitlement Reform. The New England journal of medicine. 2018 Jul 19; 379(3):211-213.
  42. Frakt AB. Hidden From View: The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care. The New York Times. 2018 Jul 16: Upstart: 1.
  43. Arcaya MC, Schnake-Mahl A, Binet A, Simpson S, Church MS, Gavin V, Coleman B, Levine S, Nielsen A, Carroll L, Ursprung S, Wood B, Reeves H, Keppard B, Sportiche N, Partirdge J, Figueora J, Frakt A, Alfonzo M, Abreu D, Abreu T, Ambroise T, Andrade E, Barrientos E, Baty A, Baty C, Benner K, Bennett C, Blanchette A, Bongiovanni R, Cardile O, Corchado C, Dixon C, Dodson C, Dominguez J, Durena M, Fiestas Y, Genty J, Graffam N, Gonzalez A, Grigsby E, Hayden P, Alvado SH, Hernandez Z, Hodes I, Johnson J, Keefe K, Latimer K, Levine S, Logg C, Martinez N, Mboup K, McPhorson D, Meacham S, Mohammed D, Moss E, Nielsen A, O'Brien K, Owens L, Partridge J, Johnson LP, Power MB, Rebelo T, Remy R, Roderigues G, Sabtow Q, Sanchez C, Seeder A, Sepulveda R, Sportiche N, Ursprung S, West E, Winters L, Wood B, Youmans T. Community change and resident needs: Designing a Participatory Action Research study in Metropolitan Boston. Health & Place. 2018 Jul 6; 52:221-230.
  44. Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effectiveness of policy and risk targeting for opioid-related risk mitigation: a randomised programme evaluation with stepped-wedge design. BMJ open. 2018 Jun 27; 8(6):e020097.
  45. Frakt AB. Reagan, Deregulation and America's Exceptional Rise in Health Care Costs. New York Times. 2018 Jun 4: The Upshot: 1.
  46. Frakt AB, Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Elwy AR, Garrido MM, Kilbourne AM, Atkins D. Overcoming Challenges to Evidence-Based Policy Development in a Large, Integrated Delivery System. Health services research. 2018 Dec 1; 53(6):4789-4807.
  47. Burke L, Khullar D, Orav EJ, Zheng J, Frakt A, Jha AK. Do Academic Medical Centers Disproportionately Benefit The Sickest Patients?. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018 Jun 1; 37(6):864-872.
  48. Minegishi T, Frakt A. Reducing Long-term Opioid Use in the Veterans Health Administration. [Editorial]. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018 Jun 1; 33(6):781-782.
  49. Frakt AB. Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980. The New York Times. 2018 May 14: The Upshot: 1.
  50. Frakt AB, Carroll AE, Pollack HA, Humphreys K. The Rewards and Challenges of Writing for a Mass Media Audience. Health services research. 2018 Oct 1; 53(5):3278-3284.
  51. Garrido MM, Frakt AB. Improving adherence to high-value medications through prescription cost-sharing policies. BMJ quality & safety. 2018 Nov 1; 27(11):868-870.
  52. Frakt AB. Would Americans Accept Putting Health Care on a Budget? The New York Times. 2018 Apr 16: The Upshot: 1.
  53. Pizer SD, Kabdiyeva A, Minegishi T, Frakt AB, Yee C. FY18 2nd Quarter Progress Memo: Consulting Briefing to Whitney Henderson: Briefing before the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center; 2018 Apr 5; Washington DC.
  54. Pizer SD, Price ME, Yuan Y. Metrics Development Report: Briefing before the Transitions of Care Workgroup Leader, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (David Schmidt, MD); 2018 Mar 28; Phone Briefing.
  55. Pearson ED, Frakt AB. 340B is A Well Intentioned Drug Discount Program Gone Awry. STAT [Internet]. 2018 Mar 22:(Health):1.
  56. Frakt AB. Medicare Doesn't Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem. The New York Times. 2018 Mar 19: The Upshot: A3.
  57. Brennan N, Ornstein C, Frakt AB. Time to Release Medicare Advantage Claims Data. JAMA. 2018 Mar 13; 319(10):975-976.
  58. Frakt AB. Overshadowed by the Opioid Crisis: A Comeback by Cocaine. The New York Times. 2018 Mar 5: The Upshot: A3.
  59. Ornstein KA, Garrido MM, Siu AL, Bollens-Lund E, Langa KM, Kelley AS. Impact of In-Hospital Death on Spending for Bereaved Spouses. Health services research. 2018 Aug 1; 53 Suppl 1:2696-2717.
  60. Frakt AB. How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans. The New York Times. 2018 Feb 19: The Upshot: A3.
  61. Frakt AB, Chernew ME. The Importance of Relative Prices in Health Care Spending. JAMA. 2018 Feb 6; 319(5):441-442.
  62. Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Yee C. Bundled Payments Policy Brief: Briefing before the Consultant to the Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (Charles Wiggins); 2018 Feb 6; Telephone Briefing.
  63. Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Data Driven Workforce (From the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center and the Office of Workforce Management & Consulting): Briefing before the Director of the VA Boston Healthcare System (Vincent Ng); 2018 Feb 5; West Roxbury, MA.
  64. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, O'Brien WJ, McIntosh N, Legler A, Hawn MT, Itani KMF, Pizer SD. Factors Associated with Hospital Admission after Outpatient Surgery in the Veterans Health Administration. Health services research. 2018 Oct 1; 53(5):3855-3880.
  65. Frakt AB. Kentucky's New Idea for Medicaid Access: Pass Health Literacy Course. The New York Times. 2018 Jan 22: The Upshot: A3.
  66. Hwang U, Dresden SM, Rosenberg MS, Garrido MM, Loo G, Sze J, Gravenor S, Courtney DM, Kang R, Zhu CW, Vargas-Torres C, Grudzen CR, Richardson LD, GEDI WISE Investigators. Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations: Transitional Care Nurses and Hospital Use. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018 Mar 1; 66(3):459-466.
  67. Frakt AB, Garthwaite C. The CVS-Aetna Merger: Another Large Bet on the Changing U.S. Health Care Landscape. Annals of internal medicine. 2018 Apr 3; 168(7):511-512.
  68. Frakt AB, Carroll AE. Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care. The New York Times. 2018 Jan 2: The Upshot: A3.
  69. Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Yee C. Potential Impact on VHA of Repeal of Individual Mandate: Briefing before the VA Acting Undersecretary for Health (Carolyn Clancy, MD); 2017 Dec 20; Telephone Briefing.
  70. Bao Y, Maciejewski RC, Garrido MM, Shah MA, Maciejewski PK, Prigerson HG. Chemotherapy Use, End-of-Life Care, and Costs of Care Among Patients Diagnosed With Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Journal of pain and symptom management. 2018 Apr 1; 55(4):1113-1121.e3.
  71. Frakt AB. People Don't Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help. The New York Times. 2017 Dec 11: The Upshot: A3.
  72. Pizer SD, Done N, Minegishi T, Yee C. Veterans Access to Care Research: Briefing before the ADUSH for Access to Care (Steven Leiberman); 2017 Nov 28; Phone Briefing.
  73. Pizer SD, Yee C, Minegishi T, Done N. Access to Care Research: Briefing before the Office of Veterans Access to Care, Senior Medical Advisor (Michael Davies, MD); 2017 Nov 17; Telephone Briefing.
  74. Frakt AB. Where Is the Prevention in the President's Opioid Report? The New York Times. 2017 Nov 13: The Upshot: A3.
  75. Garrido MM. Robust Evaluations of Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay Using Observational Data. [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of palliative medicine. 2018 Mar 1; 21(3):280.
  76. Kozhimannil K, Frakt AB. Rural America's Disappearing Maternity Care. The Washington Post. 2017 Nov 8: Opinions: A3.
  77. Pizer SD, Frakt AB. A Data Driven Workforce Strategy: Briefing before the Director of the VA Boston Healthcare System (Vincent Ng); 2017 Nov 6; Boston, MA.
  78. Yee C, Frakt AB, Parikh M, Pizer SD. Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center Policy Brief: Bundled Payments. Boston: Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center; 2017 Nov 1. 2 (1). Available from: https://www.peprec.research.va.gov/PEPRECRESEARCH/docs/Policy_Brief_4a.pdf.
  79. Frakt AB. How a Republican Idea for Reducing Medicare Costs Could Affect You. The New York Times. 2017 Oct 30: The Upshot: A3.
  80. Lyon ZM, Feyman Y, Johnson GM, Frakt AB. Quality of provider-offered Medicare Advantage plans. BMJ quality & safety. 2018 Mar 1; 27(3):247-250.
  81. Frakt AB. How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans. The New York Times. 2017 Oct 16: The Upshot: A3.
  82. Carroll AE. Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge? The New York Times. 2017 Oct 9: The Upshot: A3.
  83. Frakt AB. What Makes Singapore's Health Care So Cheap? The New York Times. 2017 Oct 2: The Upshot: A3.
  84. Frakt AB. A Helpful Tool to Combat the Opioid Crisis. New York Times. 2017 Sep 11: The Upshot: The New Health Care.
  85. Garrido MM. The Impact of Mental Illness on Palliative Care Outcomes for Seriously Ill Veterans. 2017 Sep 1; Fall 2017(pp. 15-19).
  86. Garrido MM, Minegishi T. Using VA Data to Inform the Design of Partnered Randomized Program Evaluations. [Cyberseminar]. VA Information Resource Center (VIReC). 2017 Aug 29.
  87. Frakt AB. Why Medicare and Medicaid Can Outmatch Private Plans on Cost. The New York Times. 2017 Aug 28: The Upshot: A3.
  88. Frakt AB, Bagley N. Why It's So Hard for Insurers to Compete Over Technology. JAMA. 2017 Aug 22; 318(8):687-688.
  89. Frakt AB. Doctor Shortage Under Obamacare? It Didn't Happen. The New York Times. 2017 Aug 14: The Upshot: The New Health Care.
  90. Frakt AB. Medicare Advantage Spends Less on Care, So Why Is It Costing So Much. The New York Times. 2017 Aug 7: The Upshot: The New Health Care.
  91. Frakt AB. Which Metrics on Hospital Quality Should Patients Pay Attention To. The New York Times. 2017 Jul 24: The Upshot: The New Health Care.
  92. Frakt AB. Teaching Hospitals Cost More, but Could Save Your Life. The New York Times. 2017 Jun 5: The Upshot: The New Health Care.
  93. Garrido MM. VD-HCBS Analysis Plans: Briefing before the GEC-DAC; 2017 May 23; Canandaigua, NY.
  94. Frakt AB. A Medicare Drug Incentive That Leads to Greater Hospitalizations. The New York Times. 2017 May 8: A: 3.
  95. McIntyre A, Bagley N, Frakt AB, Carroll AE. The Dubious Empirical and Legal Foundations of Workplace Wellness Programs. Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. 2017 May 1; 26(1):TBD.
  96. Pizer SD, Legler A, Parikh M. Policy Memo: Interoperability Analyses; 2017 Apr 25; Policy Memo.
  97. Frakt AB. Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction. The New York Times. 2017 Apr 24: The Upshot: The New Health Care.
  98. Frakt AB. How Many Pills Are Too Many. New York Times. 2017 Apr 10: A: 3.
  99. Frakt AB. Safe Injection Facilities Reduce Individual and Societal Harms. JAMA Forum. 2017 Apr 5.
  100. Frakt AB. Training Your Brain So That You Don't Need Reading Glasses. New York Times. 2017 Mar 27: A: 3.
  101. Edwards ST, Saha S, Prentice JC, Pizer SD. Preventing Hospitalization with Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care: Which Individuals Benefit Most? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2017 Aug 1; 65(8):1676-1683.
  102. Frakt AB. Lousy Customer Service? A Better Way in Health Care. New York Times. 2017 Mar 13: A: 3.
  103. Pizer SD, Davies ML, Prentice JC. Consult Coordination Affects Patient Experience," America Journal of Accountable Care. The American journal of managed care. 2017 Mar 10; 5(1):23-28.
  104. Prentice JC, Pizer SD. The Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center: Building the VA Learning Healthcare System: Briefing before the QUERI Strategic Advisory Group; 2017 Mar 9; Washington, DC.
  105. Johnson G, Lyon ZM, Frakt A. Provider-Offered Medicare Advantage Plans: Recent Growth And Care Quality. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2017 Mar 1; 36(3):539-547.
  106. Frakt AB. If Obamacare Exits, Some May Need to Rethink Early Retirement. New York Times. 2017 Feb 27: A: 3.
  107. Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Legler A, Pizer SD, Hawn MT, Itani KMF, Rosen AK. Comparing definitions of outpatient surgery: Implications for quality measurement. American journal of surgery. 2017 Aug 1; 214(2):186-192.
  108. Frakt AB, Skinner JS. The Puzzling Popularity of Back Surgery in Certain Regions. New York Times. 2017 Feb 13: A: 3.
  109. Ornstein KA, Penrod J, Schnur JB, Smith CB, Teresi JA, Garrido MM, McKendrick K, Siu AL, Meier DE, Morrison RS. The Use of a Brief 5-Item Measure of Family Satisfaction as a Critical Quality Indicator in Advanced Cancer Care: A Multisite Comparison. Journal of palliative medicine. 2017 Jul 1; 20(7):716-721.
  110. Frakt AB. Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescription Risk: VA Response to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. QUERI eNews. 2017 Feb 3; Feb 2017(1): 1.
  111. May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, Kelley AS, Meier DE, Normand C, Smith TJ, Morrison RS. Cost analysis of a prospective multi-site cohort study of palliative care consultation teams for adults with advanced cancer: Where do cost-savings come from? Palliative Medicine. 2017 Apr 1; 31(4):378-386.
  112. Ornstein KA, Aldridge MD, Garrido MM, Gorges R, Bollens-Lund E, Siu AL, Langa KM, Kelley AS. The Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures in the Last Month of Life Is Associated With More Depressive Symptoms in Surviving Spouses. Journal of pain and symptom management. 2017 Feb 1; 53(2):178-187.e1.
  113. Carroll AE, Frakt AB. A Republican Plan for Medicare Gets a Revival. New York Times. 2017 Jan 30: A: 3.
  114. Pizer SD, Yee C, Minegishi T, Done N. Recent work on access to care: Briefing before the Steven Lieberman, MD, ADUSH for Access to Care; 2017 Jan 28; Phone Briefing.
  115. Pizer SD, Minegishi T, Legler A, Wolfsfeld L, Frakt AB. How VA Budget Levels Affect Access to Care; 2017 Jan 26; Washington, DC.
  116. Pizer SD, Minegishi T, Legler A, Wolfsfeld L, Frakt AB. Policy Memo: How the VA Choice Program Affected Access to Care: Briefing before the Delivered to Baligh Yehia, Leo Greenstone, Kameron Matthews, and Jennifer Ford, Office of Community Care; 2017 Jan 26; Washington, DC.
  117. Garrido MM, Allman R, Gerhard L, Rudolph J, Thomas K, Sperber N. Evaluation of Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services: Introduction Webinar: Briefing before the Representatives from VAMCs and Aging and Disability Network Agencies associated with operational VD-HCBS programs; 2017 Jan 25; Webinar.
  118. Pizer SD, Yee C, Minegishi T, Frakt AB. Policy Memo: How VA Budget Levels Affect Access to Care: Briefing before the Delivered to Mark Yow, Ed Bernard, and DeAnn Farr, Office of Policy and Planning; 2017 Jan 24; Washington, DC.
  119. Frakt AB. Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases. New York Times. 2017 Jan 23: A: 3.
  120. Pizer SD, Done N, Yee C, Minegishi T. Recent Work on Veterans Access to Care: Briefing before the Senior Medical Advisor, Office of Veterans Access to Care, Michael Davies, MD; 2017 Jan 17; Phone Briefing.
  121. Frakt AB. Hospitals Don't Shift Costs From Medicare or Medicaid to Private Insurers. JAMA Forum. 2017 Jan 14.
  122. Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Wolfsfeld L. Bundled payments: Briefing before the Deputy Executive Director, Kameron Matthews, Provider Relations and Services, Office of Community Care, VHA.; 2017 Jan 13; Washington, DC.
  123. Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. PEPReC Review Panel Meeting: Briefing before the Carolyn Clancy, David Atkins, Mike Davies, Amy Kilbourne, Christine Yee, Merry Ward, DeAnn Farr, Joe Francis, Melissa Garrido, Rani Elwy, and Jodie Trafton,; 2017 Jan 10; Washington, DC.
  124. Frakt AB. How Emotion Over Pet Care Helps Explain Human Health Spending. New York Times. 2017 Jan 9: A: 3.
  125. Prentice JC, Legler A, Pizer SD. The impact of established patient scheduling practices on new patient access to care: Briefing before the Steve Lieberman, ADUSH for Access to Care, and Joan Clifford, Deputy ADUSH for Access; 2017 Jan 9; Washington, DC.
  126. Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Policy Memo: Impact of potential ACA repeal components on demand for VHA care: Briefing before the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, Carolyn Clancy, MD; 2017 Jan 4; Washington, DC.
  127. Carroll AE, Frakt AB. Could 'Repeal and Delay' of Obamacare Affect the Birthrate. New York Times. 2016 Dec 26: A: 3.
  128. Frakt AB. Price Transparency Is Nice. Just Don't Expect It to Cut Health Costs. New York Times. 2016 Dec 19: A: 3.
  129. Garrido MM. PEPReC's Planned Randomization and Evaluation Activities: Briefing before the Officials from GEC, HCBS, and ACL; 2016 Dec 16; Washington, DC.
  130. Pizer SD. Application of Basic Supply/Demand Concepts to Optimize Staffing and Access at VHA Medical Centers: Briefing before the Richard Stone, Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Health; 2016 Dec 16; Washington, DC.
  131. Bagley N, Frakt AB. The Problem With One-Size-Fits-All Health Insurance. New York Times. 2016 Dec 5: A: 3.
  132. Yee C, Legler A, Prentice JC, Pizer SD. Scheduling Policy and New Patient Access: Briefing before the Michael Davies, Senior Medical Adviser; 2016 Dec 2; Washington, DC.
  133. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Pizer SD, Itani KM. Association Between Postoperative Admission and Location of Hernia Surgery: A Matched Case-Control Study in the Veterans Administration. JAMA surgery. 2016 Dec 1; 151(12):1187-1190.
  134. Pizer SD. Application of Basic Supply/Demand Concepts to Optimize Staffing and Access at VHA Medical Centers: Briefing before the DeAnn Farr, Director, Enrollment and Forecasting; Charles Stepanek, Budget Analyst; Edward Bernard, Associate Chief Financial Officer for Office of Resource Management; and Mark Yao, VHA Chief Financial Officer; 2016 Nov 28; Washington, DC.
  135. Carroll AE, Frakt AB. Let's Say Obamacare Is Repealed. What Then? New York Times. 2016 Nov 21: A: 3.
  136. Pizer SD. The Future of Clinical Data Sharing Through VistA: Briefing before the COIN and Resource Centers Directors; 2016 Nov 17; Washington, DC.
  137. Pizer SD, Yee C, Minegishi T. VIReC Partnered Research: Application of Basic Supply/Demand Concepts to CDW Data to Optimize Staffing and Access at VHA Medical Centers. [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2016 Nov 15.
  138. Frakt AB. Politics Aside, We Know How to Fix Obamacare. New York times. 2016 Nov 14: A: 3.
  139. Garrido MM, Prigerson HG, Neupane S, Penrod JD, Johnson CE, Boockvar KS. Mental Illness and Mental Healthcare Receipt among Hospitalized Veterans with Serious Physical Illnesses. Journal of palliative medicine. 2017 Mar 1; 20(3):247-252.
  140. Yee C, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Cost, Quality, and Access under Risk-Based Contracting: The Medicare Advantage Experience. 2016 Nov 2. 1 (3). Available from: https://www.queri.research.va.gov/partnered_evaluation/PeprecBrief3.pdf.
  141. Yee C, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Cost and Quality of Fee-For-Service Purchased Care vs VA Care for Veterans. 2016 Nov 1. 1 (2). Available from: https://www.queri.research.va.gov/partnered_evaluation/PeprecBrief2.pdf.
  142. Frakt AB. The High Costs of Not Offering Paid Sick Leave. New York Times. 2016 Oct 31: A: 3.
  143. Frakt AB. Savings? Yes. But Narrow Health Networks Also Show Troubling Signs. New York Times. 2016 Oct 17: A: 3.
  144. Sachs RE, Frakt AB. Innovation-Innovation Tradeoffs in Drug Pricing. Annals of internal medicine. 2016 Oct 11; 165(12):871-872.
  145. Hanchate AD. External Determinants of Veterans' Demand of Healthcare: Briefing before the ADUSH Office of Policy and Planning & representatives from Milliman, Inc.; 2016 Oct 5; Via Skype.
  146. Frakt AB. The Two Mysteries of Medicare. New York Times. 2016 Oct 3: A: 1.
  147. Prentice JC. Finalizing the Validation of Telephone Access Metrics: Briefing before the Joanne Shear (Clinical Program Manager, VACO PC Operations & PC Program Office); 2016 Oct 3; Washington, DC.
  148. Frakt AB. Determining Value and Price in Health Care. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2016 Sep 13; 316(10):1033-4.
  149. Frakt AB. Politics Are Tricky but Science Is Clear: Needle Exchanges Work. The New York Times. 2016 Sep 8: A: 3.
  150. Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Legler A. Partnered Evidence Based Policy Resource Center: Tools for Group Practice and Access Management: Briefing before the VA Senior Managers Group (included the ADUSH for Access); 2016 Sep 7; Washington, DC.
  151. Frakt AB. Defending Your Children's Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants. The New York Times. 2016 Sep 2: A: 3.
  152. Frakt AB. The Life-Changing Magic of Choosing the Right Hospital. The New York Times. 2016 Aug 23: A: 3.
  153. Frakt AB. How Common Procedures Became 20 Percent Cheaper for Many Californians. The New York Times. 2016 Aug 9: A: 3.
  154. Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Legler A. Identifying Urgent Appointments in the VA: Briefing before the ADUSH for Access to Care; 2016 Aug 2; Washington, DC.
  155. Frakt AB. You Probably Don't Need Dental X-Rays Every Year. The New York Times. 2016 Jul 25: A: 3.
  156. Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Conlin PR. Identifying the independent effect of HbA variability on adverse health outcomes in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 2016 Dec 1; 33(12):1640-1648.
  157. Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Prentice JC. PEPReC: Evolving the Learning Healthcare System: Briefing before the Care Management and Social Work Services Chief Consultant; 2016 Jul 12; Washington, DC.
  158. Pizer SD, Minegishi T, Frakt AB. What Can the Market Tell Us About VA Capacity And Demand Growth?: Briefing before the VA Access and Clinic Administration Program; 2016 Jun 30; Electronic Briefing.
  159. Frakt AB. Low Prices for Vaccines Can Come at a Great Cost. The New York Times. 2016 Jun 27: A: 3.
  160. Frakt AB, Pizer SD, Prentice JC. Patient-Centered Validation and Maintenance of Performance Metrics Constructed from Administrative Data. Paper presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 27; Boston, MA.
  161. Burke L, Khullar D, Orav EJ, Frakt AB, Jha A. Do Academic Medical Centers Have a Differential Benefit for Medically Complex Medicare Beneficiaries?”. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26; Boston, MA.
  162. Edwards ST, Saha S, Prentice JC, Pizer SD. Preventing Hospitalizations with Home-Based Primary Care: Which Patients Benefit Most? Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26; Boston, MA.
  163. Figueroa J, Frakt AB, Lyon Z, Zhou X, Jha A. Characteristics and Spending Patterns of the Non-Elderly High-Need/High Cost Patients in Massachusetts. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26; Boston, MA.
  164. Garret J, Lyon Z, Frakt AB. Plan-Provider Integration in the Medicare Advantage Market. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26; Boston, MA.
  165. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Hawn M, Itani K, Pizer SD. Predictors of Hospitalization after Outpatient Surgery in the Veterans Health Administration. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2016 Jun 26; Boston, MA.
  166. Prentice JC. Optimizing Access Metrics in the VA. HERC Health Economics Seminar [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2016 Jun 15.
  167. Frakt AB. The Cost of Medicare Advantage. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2016 Jun 14; 315(22):2387-8.
  168. Pizer SD. VA Perspectives on Multimodal Therapies. Paper presented at: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders; 2016 Jun 14; Washington, DC.
  169. Frakt AB. The Downside of Merging Doctors and Hospitals. The New York Times. 2016 Jun 13: A: 3.
  170. Prentice JC, Li D, Pizer SD. Telephone Access and Improved Veteran Satisfaction: Briefing before the VA Senior Managers Group (included the Director of the Access Clinic and Administration Program and the VA Primary Care Operations Clinical Program Manager); 2016 Jun 7; Washington, DC.
  171. Frakt AB, Pizer SD. A Research Agenda to Support VA's Transformation. FORUM. 2016 Jun 1; Summer 2016.
  172. Frakt AB. Drug Prices Too High? Sometimes, They're Not Costly Enough. The New York Times. 2016 May 31: A: 3.
  173. Frakt AB. You Mean I Don't Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine. The New York Times. 2016 May 16: A: 3.
  174. Pizer SD, Prentice JC, Frakt AB. Introduction to the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) and Randomized Program Evaluation: Briefing before the Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research. Congressional Briefing on VA Learning Health Center; 2016 May 16; Washington, DC.
  175. Frakt AB. We Can't All Have It All: The Economic Limits of Pharmaceutical Innovation. JAMA. 2016 May 10; 315(18):1936-7.
  176. Sacks NC, Burgess JF, Cabral HJ, Pizer SD. Myopic and Forward Looking Behavior in Branded Oral Anti-Diabetic Medication Consumption: An Example from Medicare Part D. Health economics. 2017 Jun 1; 26(6):753-764.
  177. Frakt AB. Missing From Medicare Advantage: True Competition. The New York Times. 2016 May 2: A: 3.
  178. Frakt AB. Why Medical Devices Aren't Safer. The New York Times. 2016 Apr 18: A: 3.
  179. Pizer SD, Minegishi T, Frakt AB. Does Demand for VA Mental Health Care Exceed Capacity?: Briefing before the Government Contractor Milliman; 2016 Apr 18; Electronic Briefing.
  180. Frakt AB. Sicker Patients Seem at a Disadvantage with Medicare Advantage. The New York Times. 2016 Apr 4: A: 3.
  181. Pizer SD. Falsification Testing of Instrumental Variables Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Health services research. 2016 Apr 1; 51(2):790-811.
  182. Prentice JC, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Metrics That Matter. Journal of general internal medicine. 2016 Apr 1; 31 Suppl 1:70-3.
  183. Wagner TH, Burstin H, Frakt AB, Krein SL, Lorenz K, Maciejewski ML, Pizer SD, Weiner M, Yoon J, Zulman DM, Asch SM. Opportunities to Enhance Value-Related Research in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Journal of general internal medicine. 2016 Apr 1; 31 Suppl 1:78-83.
  184. Pizer SD, Minegishi T, Frakt AB. Does Demand for VA Mental Health Care Exceed Capacity?: Briefing before the Office of Mental Health Operations; 2016 Mar 29; Electronic Briefing.
  185. Frakt AB. An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memory; Go Ahead and Try It. The New York Times. 2016 Mar 24: A: 3.
  186. Frakt AB. How Can State and Federal Antitrust Policy Serve Health Care Consumers. Paper presented at: Manhattan Institute Race to the Top: How New York Can Better Encourage Value-Based Competition In Hospital Markets Conference; 2016 Mar 23; New York, NY.
  187. Yee C, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Economic and Policy Effects on Demand for VA Care. Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center Policy Brief. Washington DC: QUERI; 2016 Mar 18. Available from: http://www.queri.research.va.gov/partnered_evaluation/YeeFraktPizer.pdf.
  188. Frakt AB. Validating and applying VA substance use disorder and mental health performance measures through operations-partnered investigation. HERC Health Economics Seminar [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2016 Mar 16.
  189. Frakt AB. Ban Drug Ads on TV? Some Positive Outcomes Would Be Lost. The New York Times. 2016 Mar 13: A: 3.
  190. Frakt AB. Fighting Drug Addiction With Drugs Works, but Only if Doctors Sign On. The New York Times. 2016 Mar 2: A: 3.
  191. Prentice JC, Legler A, Pizer SD. Validating a Third Next Available Appointment Wait Time Metric: Briefing before the VA Senior Managers Group (included the Director of the Access Clinic and Administration Program, the Director of Primary Care Services and the Director of Clinical Analytics and Reporting in the Office of Informatics and Analytics); 2016 Feb 29; Washington, DC.
  192. Frakt AB. How to Make the Most of Drugs We Already Have. The New York Times. 2016 Feb 22: A: 3.
  193. Frakt AB. Your Team Made the Super Bowl? Better Get a Flu Shot. The New York Times. 2016 Feb 2: A: 3.
  194. Frakt AB, Pizer SD. The promise and perils of big data in healthcare. The American journal of managed care. 2016 Feb 1; 22(2):98-9.
  195. Frakt AB. Even Talking About Reducing Drug Prices Can Reduce Drug Prices. The New York Times. 2016 Jan 19: A: A3.
  196. Frakt AB. The Hidden Financial Incentives Behind Your Shorter Hospital Stay. The New York Times. 2016 Jan 5: The Upshot: A3.
  197. Frakt AB. Why Preventing Cancer Is Not the Priority in Drug Development. The New York Times. 2015 Dec 28: The Upshot: A3.
  198. Frakt AB. Your New Medical Team: Algorithms and Physicians. The New York Times. 2015 Dec 9: The Upshot: A3.
  199. Frakt AB. How to Decrease Prices for an Expensive Class of Drugs. The New York Time. 2015 Nov 16: The Upshot: A3.
  200. Frakt AB. Why Consumers Often Err in Choosing Health Plans. The New York Times. 2015 Nov 1: The Upshot: A3.
  201. Frakt AB. To Reduce the Cost of Drugs, Look to Europe. New York Times. 2015 Oct 19: The Upshot: A3.