Laurie Gelb

Laurie Gelb
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Introduction
Education
January 1988 - June 1990
University of Texas School of Public Health
Field of study
  • Health Services Organization

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Publications (13)
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We live in a time of unprecedented opportunity; however, one of its costs is the burden of choice. Many decisions entail long commitments and/or high stakes. Even seemingly trivial or enjoyable decisions can entail risks, from wasted time and money to hidden dangers. Moreover, deciders have often experienced “bait and switch” and “no-win” scenarios...
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To document patient/physician perceptions of adverse effects and their relationship to medication changes among patients prescribed prostaglandin analogs. Medical/pharmacy claims (private U.S. health network) identified patients filling initial topical ocular hypotensive prescriptions from 2001 to 2004; 300 open-angle glaucoma patients prescribed a...
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Patient adherence with topical glaucoma therapy is recognized as suboptimal. Though some studies have associated physician/patient interaction with adherence, little systematic research has explored the ophthalmologist's perspective of this interaction. Telephone interviews with physicians treating glaucoma were conducted to ascertain the extent to...
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To use multiple data sources to determine drivers of patient adherence to topical ocular hypotensive therapy. Retrospective database and chart reviews in combination with prospective patient surveys. Diverse medical environments where insured patients in the research database seek care. Three hundred patients with a new claim diagnosis for open-ang...
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To develop methods for investigating adherence to glaucoma medications by using a modified claims data-based measure of adherence, validation by chart review, and patient and physician interviews. Data from administrative claims of 13,956 subjects receiving an initial glaucoma medication, and data from overlapping samples of 300 patients' charts, 3...
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Unprecedented Internet access, coupled with CAWI capabilities, enables a heuristic (decision-centric) approach to opinion research. Given the physical impossibility of trading off all attributes all the time, “decision shortcuts” (heuristics) merit study in their own right, rather than being inferred from attribute-based models. No two respondents...
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The objectives of this paper are: 1. To delineate the difference between information and data. 2. To introduce the difference between using a menu item as a location, and using it as a sign. 3. To explore the process by which the Web user structures a question or need which requires information access. 4. To identify important information and trans...
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Hospitals may increasingly find large employers banding together in coalitions. Based on focus group data, insights from one coalition and a sample of its members are offered as an aid in understanding the circumstances under which such coalitions and their members resemble other "industrial buyers" and the circumstances under which they represent...
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Typescript. Thesis (M.P.H.)--University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, 1990. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-56).

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