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Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Professor of Medicine

Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Harvard Medical School
1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138
United States

Company Description: Harvard Medical School has more than 7,500 full-time faculty working in 11 academic departments located at the School's Boston campus or in one of 47 hospital-based...   more

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  • M.D.
  • M.Sc.
  • MD
  • MSc
  • medical degree
    Harvard Medical School
  • degrees , medicine and health policy and management
    Harvard University
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Report: People With Disabilities Still Face Major Disparities In Health Care | CommonHealth, 22 April 2015 [cached]
Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, Massachusetts General Hospital, reports that people with disabilities were less likely to get standard treatment for breast and lung cancer, and more likely to die from their cancers.
Twenty-years after the Americans With Disabilities Act took effect, people with disabiliites continue to face major obstacles getting a range of health services, from preventive care such as cancer screening to various treatments for disease.
This bleak analysis comes from Lisa Iezzoni, MD, director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and is published in the October edition of the journal Health Affairs.
According to the MGH press release:
Iezzoni, who has used a wheelchair for nearly 25 years because of multiple sclerosis, explains, "An analogy I use to illustrate how disparities among racial and ethnic minorities differ from those affecting people with disabilities is that Rosa Parks made progress towards civil rights when she could get onto that bus and sit anywhere she wanted to.
Iezzoni also cites a major survey's findings that women with mobility disabilities were 70 percent less likely to be asked about contraception during routine medical visits, even though they could be at increased risk of unintended pregnancy because of difficulty using barrier contraceptives or would face heightened risk of complications from birth control pills. Problems accessing health care facilities - including physician offices and hospital buildings - were often reported; and equipment such as examining tables, mammography machines or infusion chairs were frequently inaccessible. One major academic health center did not have a wheelchair-accessible scale, requiring a breast cancer patient with paraplegia to be carried onto a standard scale by her oncologist, since the patient's weight is essential to calculating chemotherapy dosage.
"People with disabilities want to be as involved in their care as anyone else would be," says Iezzoni, who is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, ..., 2 Oct 2014 [cached]
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Mongan Institute for Health Policy
People :: Institute for Health Policy, 9 Feb 2015 [cached]
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
People :: Institute for Health Policy, 9 Feb 2015 [cached]
Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.,
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Iezzoni has spent more than three decades conducting health services research focusing on three primary areas: risk adjustment methods for predicting cost and clinical outcomes of care; use of administrative data for assessing health care quality; and health care experiences and outcomes of persons with disabilities. After spending 16 years as Co-Director of Research in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Iezzoni joined the MIHP as Associate Director in 2006. She became Director of MIHP in 2009.
Dr. Iezzoni has led numerous research grants with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institutes of Health, the Health Care Financing Administration, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other private foundations. An internationally recognized expert in risk adjustment, she has edited Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes, now in its fourth edition. Dr. Iezzoni began her disability research with a 1996 Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from RWJF, and the book summarizing this work, When Walking Fails: Mobility Impairments of Adults with Chronic Conditions, appeared in 2003.
Dr. Iezzoni has also published numerous original articles, editorials, and commentaries in major medical and health services research journals.
Dr. Iezzoni speaks widely, and she has served on numerous committees and advisory boards of professional and governmental organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Medicine, the National Quality Forum, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she served on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (1994-2001) and Secretary's Advisory Committee on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 (2008-2009). She has served on the editorial boards of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Medical Care, Health Services Research, and the Disability and Health Journal, among others. In 2000, Dr. Iezzoni was elected to the Institute of Medicine in the National Academy of Sciences.
Commonweatlh Care Alliance - Board of Directors | Commonwealth Care Alliance, 31 Dec 2014 [cached]
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Dr. Iezzoni is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Institute for Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She has published and spoken widely on risk adjustment and has edited Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes, now in its third edition (2003). She also studies healthcare quality, delivery system, and policy issues relating to persons with disabilities, and her book "When Walking Fails" was published in Spring 2003 and "More Than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities", co-authored with Bonnie L. O'Day, appeared in 2006. Dr. Iezzoni is a member of the Institute of Medicine in the National Academy of Sciences.
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