“CORE conducts innovative research focused on health services, quality and safety, and patient-centered outcomes. Our investigator-initiated research is complemented by our service and educational missions, which extend to Maine Medical Center, MaineHealth, and Tufts University School of Medicine.”

~ Paul K. J. Han, MD, MA, MPH, Director
Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

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Submissions from 2018

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Variation in the use of active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer., Björn Löppenberg, David F Friedlander, Anna Krasnova, Andrew Tam, Jeffrey J Leow, Paul L Nguyen, Hawa Barry, Stuart R Lipsitz, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah, Jesse D. Sammon, Maxine Sun, Toni K Choueiri, Adam S Kibel, and Quoc-Dien Trinh

Submissions from 2017

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Cancer incidence in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia., Christine W. Duarte, Adam W. Black, F Lee Lucas, and Calvin P H Vary

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Disclosing the uncertainty associated with prognostic estimates in breast cancer., Ellen G Engelhardt, Arwen H Pieterse, Paul K J Han, Nanny van Duijn-Bakker, Frans Cluitmans, Ed Maartense, Monique M E M Bos, Nir I Weijl, Cornelis J A Punt, Patricia Quarles van Ufford-Mannesse, Harm Sleeboom, Johanneke E A Portielje, Koos J M van der Hoeven, F J Sherida Woei-A-Jin, Judith R Kroep, Hanneke C J M de Haes, Ellen M A Smets, and Anne M Stiggelbout

Relationships Between Lung Cancer Mortality and Smoking, Education and Poverty in a Rural State., Kathleen M. Fairfield, Adam Black, Kimberly Murray, Erika Ziller, Leo B. Waterston, F L. Lucas, and Paul Han

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Valproate for agitation in critically ill patients: a retrospective study., David J. Gagnon, Gabriel V Fontaine, Kathryn E. Smith, Richard R. Riker, Russell R Miller, Patricia A. Lerwick, F L. Lucas, John T. Dziodzio, Kristen C. Sihler, and Gilles L. Fraser

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Screening for behavioral health conditions in primary care settings: a systematic review of the literature., Norah Mulvaney-Day, Tina Marshall, Kathryn Downey Piscopo, Neil Korsen, Sean Lynch, Lucy H Karnell, Garrett E Moran, Allen S Daniels, and Sushmita Shoma Ghose

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First-trimester chorionic bump--association with fetal aneuploidy in a high-risk population., Joseph R Wax, Angelina Cartin, Christian Litton, Michael G Pinette, and F L Lucas

Submissions from 2016

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Unknown risks: parental hesitation about vaccination., Laura L Blaisdell, Caitlin Gutheil, Norbert A M Hootsmans, and Paul K J Han

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A multistate model predicting mortality, length of stay, and readmission for surgical patients., David E Clark, Kaitlin R Ostrander, and Brad M Cushing

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Medication-related self-management behaviors among arthritis patients: does attentional coping style matter?, Lorie L Geryk, Susan J Blalock, Robert F DeVellis, Joanne M Jordan, Paul K J Han, and Delesha M Carpenter

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Development and evaluation of the "BRISK Scale," a brief observational measure of risk communication competence., Paul K J Han, Katherine Joekes, Greg Mills, Caitlin Gutheil, Kahsi Smith, Nancy E Cochran, and Glyn Elwyn

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Knowledge and values for cancer screening decisions: results from a national survey., Richard M Hoffman, Joann G Elmore, Michael P Pignone, Bethany S Gerstein, Carrie A Levin, and Kathleen M Fairfield

Submissions from 2015

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Decisions about medication use and cancer screening across age groups in the United States., Kathleen M Fairfield, Bethany S Gerstein, Carrie A Levin, Vickie Stringfellow, Heidi R Wierman, and Mary McNaughton-Collins

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Genetic information-seeking behaviors and knowledge among family members and patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes., Jada G Hamilton, Sadie P Hutson, Amy E Frohnmayer, Paul K J Han, June A Peters, Ann G Carr, and Blanche P Alter

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Effects of false-positive cancer screenings and cancer worry on risk-reducing surgery among BRCA1/2 carriers., David B Portnoy, Jennifer T Loud, Paul K J Han, Phuong L Mai, and Mark H Greene

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Noninvasive prenatal testing: the importance of pretest trisomy risk and posttest predictive values., Joseph R Wax, Renee Chard, Angelina Cartin, Christian Litton, Michael G Pinette, and F Lee Lucas

Submissions from 2014

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The effect of hospital care on early survival after penetrating trauma., David E Clark, Peter C Doolittle, Robert J Winchell, and Rebecca A Betensky

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Developing, evaluating and validating a scoring rubric for written case reports., Peggy R Cyr, Kahsi A Smith, India L Broyles, and Christina T Holt

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Individual differences in aversion to ambiguity regarding medical tests and treatments: association with cancer screening cognitions., Paul K J Han, Andrew E Williams, Amy Haskins, Caitlin Gutheil, F Lee Lucas, William M P Klein, and Kathleen M Mazor

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Effects of a renal rehabilitation exercise program in patients with CKD: a randomized, controlled trial., Ana P Rossi, Debra D Burris, F Leslie Lucas, Gail A Crocker, and James C Wasserman