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profileRichard Benjamin Balaban, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionCambridge Health Alliance
DepartmentMedicine
AddressSomerville Primary Care
26 Central Street
Somerville MA 02143
Phone617/591-6300
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  1. Balaban RB, Galbraith AA, Burns ME, Vialle-Valentin CE, Larochelle MR, Ross-Degnan D. A Patient Navigator Intervention to Reduce Hospital Readmissions among High-Risk Safety-Net Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 30(7):907-15. PMID: 25617166; PMCID: PMC4471016 [Available on 07/01/16].
  2. Burns ME, Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Balaban RB. Feasibility and evaluation of a pilot community health worker intervention to reduce hospital readmissions. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Aug; 26(4):358-65. PMID: 24744082; PMCID: PMC4542649.
  3. Balaban RB, Williams MV. Improving care transitions: hospitalists partnering with primary care. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep; 5(7):375-7. PMID: 20845437.
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  4. Balaban RB, Weissman JS, Samuel PA, Woolhandler S. Redefining and redesigning hospital discharge to enhance patient care: a randomized controlled study. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Aug; 23(8):1228-33. PMID: 18452048; PMCID: PMC2517968.
  5. Balaban RB. A physician's guide to talking about end-of-life care. J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Mar; 15(3):195-200. PMID: 10718901; PMCID: PMC1495357.
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