The Meyers Primary Care Institute (MPCI) was established in 1996, as a joint endeavor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group (previously Fallon Clinic), and Fallon Community Health Plan. The MPCI is committed to research across the lifespan, from childhood to advanced age. We conduct population-based research to inform policy and practice, promoting evidence-based care for the benefit of our community, and beyond. Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of investigators and educators, who focus on the following topic areas: Patient safety and quality improvement; Communication in healthcare; Organization and delivery of healthcare; Healthcare policy; Epidemiology of chronic diseases; Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety; Comparative effectiveness research.

The Meyers Primary Care Institute honors the memory of Dr. John Meyers, who served as President of Fallon Clinic from 1966-1982, and President of Fallon Community Health Plan from 1976-1985. He was an esteemed member of the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Meyers was highly regarded as a physician leader, a caring clinician, a well-respected scholar, and an accomplished artist.

This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations authored by Meyers faculty.

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Publications from 1994

Risk factors for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus requiring treatment in the elderly., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Terry S. Field, Robert J. Glynn, JoAnn E. Manson, Jerry Avorn, James O. Taylor, and Charles H. Hennekens

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Recent trends in hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction--the Worcester Heart Attack Study. Have improvements been realized for all age groups?, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg, Zuoyao Chen, Joel M. Gore, and Joseph S. Alpert

The epidemiology of adverse and unexpected events in the long-term care setting., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Maria T. Sanchez-Cross, Marie A. Eckler, and John Matulis

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Constipation: assessment and management in an institutionalized elderly population., Danielle Harari, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Jerry Avorn, Igor Choodnovskiy, and Kenneth L. Minaker

Controversies surrounding the use of beta-blockers in older patients with cardiovascular disease, R. W. Jansen and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Noncompliance with congestive heart failure therapy in the elderly., Mark Monane, Rhonda L. Bohn, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Glynn, and Jerry Avorn

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Topical glaucoma medications and cardiovascular risk in the elderly., Mark Monane, Rhonda L. Bohn, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Glynn, Igor Choodnovskiy, and Jerry Avorn

The appropriateness of oral fluoroquinolone-prescribing in the long-term care setting., Terri-Diann Pickering, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Dori Zaleznik, James P. Noonan, and Jerry Avorn

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Evaluating the quality of articles published in journal supplements compared with the quality of those published in the parent journal., Paula A. Rochon, Jerry H. Gurwitz, C. Mark Cheung, Jason A. Hayes, and Thomas C. Chalmers

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A study of manufacturer-supported trials of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of arthritis., Paula A. Rochon, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert W. Simms, Paul R. Fortin, David T. Felson, Kenneth L. Minaker, and Thomas C. Chalmers

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Withdrawal of a drug from the market: what should the prescriber do?, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Stephen B. Soumerai, Eric E. Fortess, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

Publications from 1993

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A communitywide perspective of sex differences and temporal trends in the incidence and survival rates after acute myocardial infarction and out-of-hospital deaths caused by coronary heart disease, Robert J. Goldberg, Edward J. Gorak, Jorge L. Yarzebski, David W. Hosmer, Priscilla Dalen, Joel M. Gore, Joseph S. Alpert, and James E. Dalen

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Antihypertensive drug therapy and the initiation of treatment for diabetes mellitus., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Rhonda L. Bohn, Robert J. Glynn, Mark Monane, Helen Mogun, and Jerry Avorn

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Treatment for glaucoma: adherence by the elderly., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Glynn, Mark Monane, Daniel E. Everitt, Daniel B. Gilden, Nancy Smith, and Jerry Avorn

Constipation in the elderly., Danielle Harari, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Kenneth L. Minaker

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Examining product risk in context. Market withdrawal of zomepirac as a case study., Dennis Ross-Degnan, Stephen B. Soumerai, Eric E. Fortess, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Insurance, income, and access to ambulatory care in King County, Washington, Barry G. Saver and Nancy Peterfreund

Publications from 1992

Potassium homeostasis with indomethacin therapy in normal subjects., David M. Clive, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Ronald G. Rossetti

Prophylactic aspirin and the elderly population., James E. Dalen and Robert J. Goldberg

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Aging and the anticoagulant response to warfarin therapy., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Jerry Avorn, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Igor Choodnovskiy, and Jack E. Ansell

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The exclusion of the elderly and women from clinical trials in acute myocardial infarction., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Nananda F. Col, and Jerry Avorn

Beta-blocker therapy in acute myocardial infarction: evidence for underutilization in the elderly., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg, Zuoyao Chen, Joel M. Gore, and Joseph S. Alpert

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Barium enemas in the frail elderly., Jerry H. Gurwitz, James P. Noonan, Maria T. Sanchez-Cross, and William Prather

Reducing the use of H2-receptor antagonists in the long-term-care setting., Jerry H. Gurwitz, James P. Noonan, and Stephen B. Soumerai

Publications from 1991

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The ambiguous relation between aging and adverse drug reactions., Jerry H. Gurwitz and Jerry Avorn

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Coronary thrombolysis for the elderly?, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg, and Joel M. Gore

Publications from 1990

Old age--is it a risk for adverse drug reactions?, Jerry H. Gurwitz and Jerry Avorn

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-associated azotemia in the very old., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Jerry Avorn, Dennis Ross-Degnan, and Lewis A. Lipsitz

Improving medication prescribing and utilization in the nursing home., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Stephen B. Soumerai, and Jerry Avorn

Publications from 1989

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The impact of age on the incidence and prognosis of initial acute myocardial infarction: the Worcester Heart Attack Study., Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Joseph S. Alpert, Priscilla M. Brady, William C. Strohsnitter, Zuoyao Chen, and James E. Dalen

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Erroneous measurement of intracranial pressure caused by simultaneous ventricular drainage: a hydrodynamic model study, H. A. Wilkinson, Jorge L. Yarzebski, E. C. Wilkinson, and Frederick A. Anderson Jr.

Publications from 1988

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Age-related risks of long-term oral anticoagulant therapy., Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg, Ann Holden, Nancy Knapic, and Jack E. Ansell

Publications from 1987

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T2 and T3 sympathetic ganglia in the adult human: a cadaver and clinical-radiographic study and its clinical application, Jorge L. Yarzebski and H. A. Wilkinson