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profileAsaf Bitton, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
General Medicine-3 - Rm 3-002P
1620 Tremont St
Boston MA 02120
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TitleAssistant Professor of Health Care Policy
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentHealth Care Policy

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2008James W. Winshall Award for Ambulatory Teaching
2010Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Award
2010Fellow, American College of Physicians
2010CIMIT Young Clinician Research Award
2011Milton Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award
2011 - 2012Innovation Fellow, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
2013Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
2014SGIM Annual Quality and Practice Innovation Award for BWH South Huntington
2015Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring

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As a practicing primary care physician and health systems innovator, my work centers on improving the measurement and delivery of primary care nationally and globally. I have a particular focus on the implementation and evaluation of new team-based models of primary care delivery, and their associated payment structures. In the past, I studied the epidemiology and control of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries, with a focus on global tobacco control.

In addition to my appointments at the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, I direct the work at Ariadne Labs for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative ( This joint effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, along with Results for Development, aims to measure in both traditional and novel ways primary care functions and performance within low and middle income partner countries, with the goal of understanding variation in performance and tailoring improvement initiatives to address performance gaps.

I also serve as a Senior Advisor to the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This national multi-payer initiative launched in 2012 combines payment reform and practice redesign to transform 474 primary care practices in 8 states over 4 years with the overarching goal of improving quality of care, patient experience, and reducing costs.

I practice primary care medicine and am the Assistant Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, a patient-centered medical home practice in Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Comparison of Entry-Level and Optimal Patient Centered Medical Homes in Oklahoma Medicaid Program
Summer, 06/17/13 - 07/26/13
Improving Transitions of Care: Understanding Hospital Readmissions at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates Clinic
Summer, 05/20/13 - 09/06/13
Beliefs in cancer treatment efficacy among Australian physicians and Indigenous Australians
International, 06/14/10 - 08/01/10
Barriers, enablers, and preferences of Indigenous Australians in the provision of health care and health services in Western Australia
International, 06/27/11 - 08/10/11
Tracking and Improving Transitions of Care within a Patient-Centered Medical Home
Full Time, 03/15/12 - 12/15/12
Reengineering the Post-Discharge Visit within a Patient-Centered Medical Home
Summer, 06/11/12 - 08/10/12

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  1. Bitton A. Finding a Parsimonious Path for Primary Care Practice Transformation. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Apr; 16(Suppl 1):S16-S19. PMID: 29632221.
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  2. Dugani S, Afari H, Hirschhorn LR, Ratcliffe H, Veillard J, Martin G, Lagomarsino G, Basu L, Bitton A. Prevalence and factors associated with burnout among frontline primary health care providers in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Gates Open Research. 2018; 2(4).
  3. Bitton A. The Necessary Return of Comprehensive Primary Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2017 Dec 29. PMID: 29285762.
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  4. Pesec M, Ratcliffe H, Bitton A. Building a Thriving Primary Health Care System: The Story of Costa Rica. Case Study. Ariadne Labs. 2017.
  5. Veillard J, Cowling K, Bitton A, Ratcliffe H, Kimball M, Barkley S, Mercereau L, Wong E, Taylor C, Hirschhorn LR, Wang H. Better Measurement for Performance Improvement in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) Experience of Conceptual Framework Development and Indicator Selection. Milbank Q. 2017 12; 95(4):836-883. PMID: 29226448.
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  6. Basu S, Landon BE, Williams JW, Bitton A, Song Z, Phillips RS. Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care: a Microsimulation of Financial Implications for Practices. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1330-1341. PMID: 28900839.
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  7. Reddy A, Sessums L, Gupta R, Jin J, Day T, Finke B, Bitton A. Risk Stratification Methods and Provision of Care Management Services in Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Practices. Ann Fam Med. 2017 09; 15(5):451-454. PMID: 28893815.
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  8. Basu S, Phillips RS, Song Z, Bitton A, Landon BE. High Levels Of Capitation Payments Needed To Shift Primary Care Toward Proactive Team And Nonvisit Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Sep 01; 36(9):1599-1605. PMID: 28874487.
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  9. Zivin K, Miller BF, Finke B, Bitton A, Payne P, Stowe EC, Reddy A, Day TJ, Lapin P, Jin JL, Sessums LL. Behavioral Health and the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative: findings from the 2014 CPC behavioral health survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 29; 17(1):612. PMID: 28851374.
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  10. Yu Z, Lu B, Agosti J, Bitton A, Corrigan C, Fraenkel L, Harrold LR, Losina E, Katz JN, Solomon DH. Implementation of Treat to Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis in the US: Analysis of Baseline Data from the TRACTION Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Aug 22. PMID: 28834390.
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  11. Solomon DH, Losina E, Lu B, Zak A, Corrigan C, Lee SB, Agosti J, Bitton A, Harrold LR, Pincus T, Radner H, Yu Z, Smolen JS, Fraenkel L, Katz JN. Implementation of Treat-to-Target in Rheumatoid Arthritis Through a Learning Collaborative: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 07; 69(7):1374-1380. PMID: 28512998.
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  12. Kruk ME, Ling EJ, Bitton A, Cammett M, Cavanaugh K, Chopra M, El-Jardali F, Macauley RJ, Muraguri MK, Konuma S, Marten R, Martineau F, Myers M, Rasanathan K, Ruelas E, Soucat A, Sugihantono A, Warnken H. Building resilient health systems: a proposal for a resilience index. BMJ. 2017 05 23; 357:j2323. PMID: 28536191.
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  13. Barnett ML, Song Z, Rose S, Bitton A, Chernew ME, Landon BE. Insurance Transitions and Changes in Physician and Emergency Department Utilization: An Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Oct; 32(10):1146-1155. PMID: 28523475.
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  14. A Salzberg C, Bitton A, Lipsitz SR, Franz C, Shaykevich S, Newmark LP, Kwatra J, Bates DW. The Impact of Alternative Payment in Chronically Ill and Older Patients in the Patient-centered Medical Home. Med Care. 2017 05; 55(5):483-492. PMID: 28169976.
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  15. Schiff GD, Bearden T, Hunt LS, Azzara J, Larmon J, Phillips RS, Singer S, Bennett B, Sugarman JR, Bitton A, Ellner A. Primary Care Collaboration to Improve Diagnosis and Screening for Colorectal Cancer. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 Jul; 43(7):338-350. PMID: 28648219.
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  16. Coarasa J, Das J, Gummerson E, Bitton A. A systematic tale of two differing reviews: evaluating the evidence on public and private sector quality of primary care in low and middle income countries. Global Health. 2017 Apr 12; 13(1):24. PMID: 28403871.
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  17. Koch U, Bitton A, Landon BE, Phillips RS. Transforming Primary Care Practice and Education: Lessons From 6 Academic Learning Collaboratives. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Apr/Jun; 40(2):125-138. PMID: 26334911.
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  18. Pesec M, Ratcliffe HL, Karlage A, Hirschhorn LR, Gawande A, Bitton A. Primary Health Care That Works: The Costa Rican Experience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Mar 01; 36(3):531-538. PMID: 28264956.
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  19. Gage AD, Leslie HH, Bitton A, Jerome JG, Thermidor R, Joseph JP, Kruk ME. Assessing the quality of primary care in Haiti. Bull World Health Organ. 2017 Mar 01; 95(3):182-190. PMID: 28250531.
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  20. Haas JS, Barlow WE, Schapira MM, MacLean CD, Klabunde CN, Sprague BL, Beaber EF, Chen JS, Bitton A, Onega T, Harris K, Tosteson ANA. Primary Care Providers' Beliefs and Recommendations and Use of Screening Mammography by their Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(4):449-457. PMID: 28070772.
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  21. Onega T, Haas JS, Bitton A, Brackett C, Weiss J, Goodrich M, Harris K, Pyle S, Tosteson AN. Alignment of breast cancer screening guidelines, accountability metrics, and practice patterns. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Jan; 23(1):35-40. PMID: 28141929.
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  22. Bitton A, Ratcliffe HL, Veillard JH, Kress DH, Barkley S, Kimball M, Secci F, Wong E, Basu L, Taylor C, Bayona J, Wang H, Lagomarsino G, Hirschhorn LR. Primary Health Care as a Foundation for Strengthening Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 May; 32(5):566-571. PMID: 27943038.
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  23. Lauffenburger JC, Shrank WH, Bitton A, Franklin JM, Glynn RJ, Krumme AA, Matlin OS, Pezalla EJ, Spettell CM, Brill G, Choudhry NK. Association Between Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Adherence to Chronic Disease Medications: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jan 17; 166(2):81-88. PMID: 27842386.
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  24. Basu S, Phillips RS, Song Z, Landon BE, Bitton A. Effects of New Funding Models for Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Primary Care Practice Finances and Services: Results of a Microsimulation Model. Ann Fam Med. 2016 09; 14(5):404-14. PMID: 27621156.
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  25. Bitton A, Pesec M, Benotti E, Ratcliffe H, La Forgia J, Hirschhorn L. . Deepening Health Reform in China: Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery . Shaping tiered health care delivery system in accordance with the People-Centered Integrated Care Model. . 2016.
  26. Schapira MM, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Bitton A, Chen JS, Beaber EF, Onega T, MacLean CD, Harris K, Howe K, Pearson L, Feldman S, Brawarsky P, Haas JS. Inadequate Systems to Support Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Oct; 31(10):1148-55. PMID: 27251058; PMCID: PMC5023599 [Available on 10/01/17].
  27. Bitton A, Baughman AW, Carlini S, Weissman JS, Bates DW. Enhanced primary care and impact on quality of care in Massachusetts. Am J Manag Care. 2016 May 01; 22(5):e169-74. PMID: 27266583.
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  28. Solomon DH, Lee SB, Zak A, Corrigan C, Agosti J, Bitton A, Harrold L, Losina E, Lu B, Pincus T, Radner H, Smolen J, Katz JN, Fraenkel L. Implementation of treat-to-target in rheumatoid arthritis through a Learning Collaborative: Rationale and design of the TRACTION trial. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 08; 46(1):81-7. PMID: 27058970; PMCID: PMC4969092 [Available on 08/01/17].
  29. Chen JS, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Bitton A, Onega T, MacLean CD, Harris K, Schapira MM, Haas JS. Take the money and run? Redemption of a gift card incentive in a clinician survey. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016 Feb 24; 16:25. PMID: 26911445; PMCID: PMC4766634.
  30. Haas JS, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Chen JS, Bitton A, Beaber EF, Onega T, Kim JJ, MacLean CD, Harris K, Yamartino P, Howe K, Pearson L, Feldman S, Brawarsky P, Schapira MM. Provider Attitudes and Screening Practices Following Changes in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 31(1):52-9. PMID: 26129780; PMCID: PMC4700005 [Available on 01/01/17].
  31. Solomon DH, Fraenkel L, Lu B, Brown E, Tsao P, Losina E, Katz JN, Bitton A. Comparison of Care Provided in Practices With Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Versus Subspecialist Physicians Only: A Cohort Study of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Dec; 67(12):1664-70. PMID: 26096922; PMCID: PMC4684815 [Available on 12/01/16].
  32. Linzer M, Bitton A, Tu SP, Plews-Ogan M, Horowitz KR, Schwartz MD, Poplau S, Paranjape A, Landry M, Babbott S, Collins T, Caudill TS, Prasad A, Adolphe A, Kern DE, Aung K, Bensching K, Fairfield K. The End of the 15-20 Minute Primary Care Visit. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1584-6. PMID: 25900539; PMCID: PMC4617939 [Available on 11/01/16].
  33. Basu S, Phillips RS, Bitton A, Song Z, Landon BE. Medicare Chronic Care Management Payments and Financial Returns to Primary Care Practices: A Modeling Study. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 20; 163(8):580-8. PMID: 26389533.
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  34. Wu CA, Mulder AL, Zai AH, Hu Y, Costa M, Tishler LW, Saltzman JR, Ellner AL, Bitton A. A population management system for improving colorectal cancer screening in a primary care setting. J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 Jun; 22(3):319-28. PMID: 26259696.
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  35. Kruse GR, Rigotti NA, Raw M, McNeill A, Murray R, Piné-Abata H, Bitton A, McEwen A. Tobacco Dependence Treatment Training Programs: An International Survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May; 18(5):1012-8. PMID: 26117835.
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  36. Majzoub Perez K, Flier L, D'Couto H, Rudder M, Thakker A, Weems J, Wibecan L, Song Z, Bitton A, Erb J, Pollack S, Silbersweig D, Sullivan L, Frolkis J. Behavioral health integration in primary care at Brigham and Women?s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington. Healthc (Amst). 2015 Sep; 3(3):169-74. PMID: 26384230.
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  37. Bitton A, Poku M, Bates DW. Information technology for patient empowerment in healthcare. Edited by Maria Adela Grando, Ronen Rozenblum, David W. Bates. Chapter 5: Policy context and considerations for patient engagement with health information technology. 2015.
  38. Ellner A, Duong D, Giesen L, Ibrahim Z, Khan K, Bitton A, Sullivan E. Primary Health Care in Vietnam – Assessing the Doi Moi Reforms and Building a Vision for the Future. 2015.
  39. Basu S, Landon BE, Song Z, Bitton A, Phillips RS. Implications of workforce and financing changes for primary care practice utilization, revenue, and cost: a generalizable mathematical model for practice management. Med Care. 2015 Feb; 53(2):125-32. PMID: 25517074.
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  40. Bitton A, Dugani SB. Characteristics of individuals not visiting their primary care provider. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2014; 3:40. PMID: 25937897; PMCID: PMC4417545.
  41. Phillips RL, Bitton A. Tectonic shifts are needed in graduate medical education to ensure today's trainees are prepared to practice as tomorrow's physicians. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1444-5. PMID: 25350338.
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  42. Mishuris RG, Linder JA, Bates DW, Bitton A. Using electronic health record clinical decision support is associated with improved quality of care. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Oct 01; 20(10):e445-52. PMID: 25414982.
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  43. Edwards ST, Bitton A, Hong J, Landon BE. Patient-centered medical home initiatives expanded in 2009-13: providers, patients, and payment incentives increased. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Oct; 33(10):1823-31. PMID: 25288429.
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  44. Bitton A, Ellner A, Pabo E, Stout S, Sugarman JR, Sevin C, Goodell K, Bassett JS, Phillips RS. The Harvard Medical School Academic Innovations Collaborative: transforming primary care practice and education. Acad Med. 2014 Sep; 89(9):1239-44. PMID: 25006712.
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  45. Solomon DH, Bitton A, Fraenkel L, Brown E, Tsao P, Katz JN. Roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in rheumatology practices in the US. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jul; 66(7):1108-13. PMID: 24339154; PMCID: PMC4051869.
  46. Kopylov U, Afif W, Cohen A, Bitton A, Wild G, Bessissow T, Wyse J, Al-Taweel T, Szilagyi A, Seidman E. Subcutaneous ustekinumab for the treatment of anti-TNF resistant Crohn's disease--the McGill experience. J Crohns Colitis. 2014 Nov; 8(11):1516-22. PMID: 24996483.
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  47. Solomon DH, Bitton A, Katz JN, Radner H, Brown EM, Fraenkel L. Review: treat to target in rheumatoid arthritis: fact, fiction, or hypothesis? Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Apr; 66(4):775-82. PMID: 24757129; PMCID: PMC4012860.
  48. Bitton A, Onega T, Tosteson AN, Haas JS. Toward a better understanding of patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Apr; 20(4):281-3. PMID: 24884859; PMCID: PMC4083494.
  49. Kumar JI, Anthony M, Crawford SA, Arky RA, Bitton A, Splinter GL. A comparison of Tier 1 and Tier 3 medical homes under Oklahoma Medicaid program. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2014 Apr; 107(4):157-61. PMID: 24902420.
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  50. Heyworth L, Bitton A, Lipsitz SR, Schilling T, Schiff GD, Bates DW, Simon SR. Patient-centered medical home transformation with payment reform: patient experience outcomes. Am J Manag Care. 2014; 20(1):26-33. PMID: 24512168.
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  51. Anand S, Bitton A, Gaziano T. The gap between estimated incidence of end-stage renal disease and use of therapy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72860. PMID: 24023651; PMCID: PMC3758352.
  52. Bitton A, Pereira AG, Smith CS, Babbott SF, Bowen JL. The EFECT framework for interprofessional education in the patient centered medical home. Healthc (Amst). 2013 Dec; 1(3-4):63-8. PMID: 26249772.
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  53. Basu S, Glantz S, Bitton A, Millett C. The effect of tobacco control measures during a period of rising cardiovascular disease risk in India: a mathematical model of myocardial infarction and stroke. PLoS Med. 2013; 10(7):e1001480. PMID: 23874160; PMCID: PMC3706364.
  54. Piné-Abata H, McNeill A, Raw M, Bitton A, Rigotti N, Murray R. A survey of tobacco dependence treatment guidelines in 121 countries. Addiction. 2013 Aug; 108(8):1470-5. PMID: 23437892; PMCID: PMC3759700.
  55. Piné-Abata H, McNeill A, Murray R, Bitton A, Rigotti N, Raw M. A survey of tobacco dependence treatment services in 121 countries. Addiction. 2013 Aug; 108(8):1476-84. PMID: 23451932; PMCID: PMC3759701.
  56. Bitton A, Choudhry NK, Matlin OS, Swanton K, Shrank WH. The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Med. 2013 Apr; 126(4):357.e7-357.e27. PMID: 23507208.
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  57. Nerurkar A, Bitton A, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Yeh G. When physicians counsel about stress: results of a national study. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):76-7. PMID: 23403892; PMCID: PMC4286362.
  58. Aysola J, Bitton A, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. Quality and equity of primary care with patient-centered medical homes: results from a national survey. Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1):68-77. PMID: 23047125; PMCID: PMC3766903.
  59. Bitton A, Schwartz GR, Stewart EE, Henderson DE, Keohane CA, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot. Milbank Q. 2012 Sep; 90(3):484-515. PMID: 22985279; PMCID: PMC3479381.
  60. Bitton A, Flier LA, Jha AK. Health information technology in the era of care delivery reform: to what end? JAMA. 2012 Jun 27; 307(24):2593-4. PMID: 22735426.
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  61. Bitton A, Frolkis J, Sinsky C, Pollack S. The Medical Home: Better for Whom?. Med Roundtable Gen Med Ed.1(2):164–171. 2012.
  62. Rosenthal MB, Abrams MK, Bitton A, and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Evaluators' Collaborative. Recommended Core Measures for Evaluating the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Cost, Utilization, and Clinical Quality. The Commonwealth Fund. 2012.
  63. Bitton A, Flier LA, Jha AK. Enabling Meaningful Delivery System Reform Through Health Information Technology and Promising New Health Care Models. Health Information Technology in the United States: Driving Toward Delivery System Change. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health, Mathematica Policy Research. 2012.
  64. Bitton A. Moving towards more equitable and integrated approaches for tobacco control and non-communicable diseases: invited commentary. Tob Control. 2012 Mar; 21(2):273. PMID: 22345266.
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  65. Rigotti NA, Bitton A, Kelley JK, Hoeppner BB, Levy DE, Mort E. Offering population-based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Nov; 41(5):498-503. PMID: 22011421; PMCID: PMC3235408.
  66. Bitton A, Frolkis J. The decisive moment: peril and promise for primary care. Comment on "Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1757-8. PMID: 22025433.
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  67. Huffman MD, Siegel KR, Kishore SP, Bitton A. Regarding the prevention of global chronic disease: academic public health's new frontier. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101(12):2196-7. PMID: 22021284; PMCID: PMC3222432.
  68. Basu S, Stuckler D, Bitton A, Glantz SA. Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis. BMJ. 2011 Oct 04; 343:d5506. PMID: 21972295; PMCID: PMC3186817.
  69. Kishore SP, Siegel KR, Ahmad A, Aitsi-Selmi AA, Ali MK, Baker P, Basu S, Bitton A, Bloomfield GS, Bukhman G, Emery E, Feigl AB, Grepin K, Huffman MD, Kajana K, Khandelwal S, Kolappa K, Liu C, Lokhandwala N, Marwah V, Mwatsama M, Novak N, Nundy S, Park PH, Perez CP, Price MR, Rapkin N, Rice H, Seligman B, Shah S, Silva Jd, Sridhar D, Stuckler D, Vedanthan R, Zaman J. Youth manifesto on non-communicable diseases. Glob Heart. 2011 Dec; 6(4):201-10. PMID: 25691046.
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  70. Siegel KR, Kishore SP, Huffman MD, Aitsi-Selmi A, Baker P, Bitton A, Mwatsama M, Ding EL, Feigl AB, Khandelwal S, Rapkin N, Seligman B, Vedanthan R. Trans-Disciplinary Education and Training for NCD Prevention and Control. Glob Heart. 2011 Dec; 6(4):191-3. PMID: 25691044.
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  71. Clair C, Bitton A, Meigs JB, Rigotti NA. Relationships of cotinine and self-reported cigarette smoking with hemoglobin A1c in the U.S.: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008. Diabetes Care. 2011 Oct; 34(10):2250-5. PMID: 21836101; PMCID: PMC3177720.
  72. Bitton A, Schneider EC. Home Is Where the Laboratory Is: The PCMH as a Laboratory for Performance Measure Development. National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Expert Commentaries (AHRQ). 2011.
  73. Bitton A, Eyal N. Too Poor To Treat? The Complex Ethics of Cost-Effective Tobacco Policy in the Developing World. Public Health Ethics. 2011; 4(2): 109-120.
  74. Bitton A, Green C, Colbert J. Improving the delivery of global tobacco control. Mt Sinai J Med. 2011 May-Jun; 78(3):382-93. PMID: 21598265.
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  75. Bitton A, Talbot J, Clarke L. Tobacco Control in South Africa. Cases in Global Health Delivery: GHD-012. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Business Publishing. 2011.
  76. Bitton A. Who is on the home team? Redefining the relationship between primary and specialty care in the patient-centered medical home. Med Care. 2011 Jan; 49(1):1-3. PMID: 21164324.
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  77. Kishore SP, Bitton A, Cravioto A, Yach D. Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapies. Global Health. 2010 Nov 19; 6:22. PMID: 21092092; PMCID: PMC2994846.
  78. Yamin CK, Bitton A, Bates DW. E-cigarettes: a rapidly growing Internet phenomenon. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Nov 02; 153(9):607-9. PMID: 21041581.
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  79. Bitton A. Improving Care Coordination between Patients and Providers in the Patient Centered Medical Home. Transforming Patient Engagement: Health IT in the Patient Centered Medical Home. Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative. 2010.
  80. Bitton A, Raw M, Richards A, McNeill A, Rigotti NA. A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Addiction. 2010 Dec; 105(12):2184-91. PMID: 20735369.
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  81. Bitton A, Gaziano TA. The Framingham Heart Study's impact on global risk assessment. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 53(1):68-78. PMID: 20620429; PMCID: PMC2904478.
  82. Bitton A, Martin C, Landon BE. A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projects. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun; 25(6):584-92. PMID: 20467907; PMCID: PMC2869409.
  83. Bates DW, Bitton A. The future of health information technology in the patient-centered medical home. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Apr; 29(4):614-21. PMID: 20368590.
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  84. Bitton A, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. Health risks, chronic diseases, and access to care among US Pacific Islanders. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25(5):435-40. PMID: 20143177; PMCID: PMC2855003.
  85. Gaziano TA, Bitton A, Anand S, Abrahams-Gessel S, Murphy A. Growing epidemic of coronary heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Feb; 35(2):72-115. PMID: 20109979; PMCID: PMC2864143.
  86. Bitton A, Yialamas M, Levy BD, Katz JT, Loscalzo J. Clinical problem-solving. A fragile balance. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 02; 361(1):74-9. PMID: 19571286.
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  87. Gaziano TA, Bitton A, Anand S, Weinstein MC. The global cost of nonoptimal blood pressure. J Hypertens. 2009 Jul; 27(7):1472-7. PMID: 19474763.
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  88. Henrich TJ, Krakower D, Bitton A, Yokoe DS. Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Mar; 15(3):415-22. PMID: 19239754; PMCID: PMC2681109.
  89. Rigotti NA, Bitton A, Richards AE, Reyen M, Wassum K, Raw M. An international survey of training programs for treating tobacco dependence. Addiction. 2009 Feb; 104(2):288-96. PMID: 19149826; PMCID: PMC2745939.
  90. Bitton A, Keagle JN, Varma MG. Small bowel bezoar in a patient with Noonan syndrome: report of a case. MedGenMed. 2007 Feb 21; 9(1):34. PMID: 17435641; PMCID: PMC1925032.
  91. Bitton A, McGarvey ST, Viali S. Anger expression and lifestyle incongruity interactions on blood pressure in Samoan adults. Am J Hum Biol. 2006 May-Jun; 18(3):369-76. PMID: 16634023.
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  92. Neuman MD, Bitton A, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry influence on the definition of tobacco related disorders by the American Psychiatric Association. Tob Control. 2005 Oct; 14(5):328-37. PMID: 16183984; PMCID: PMC1748090.
  93. Patti ME, McMahon G, Mun EC, Bitton A, Holst JJ, Goldsmith J, Hanto DW, Callery M, Arky R, Nose V, Bonner-Weir S, Goldfine AB. Severe hypoglycaemia post-gastric bypass requiring partial pancreatectomy: evidence for inappropriate insulin secretion and pancreatic islet hyperplasia. Diabetologia. 2005 Nov; 48(11):2236-40. PMID: 16195867.
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  94. Bitton A, Neuman MD, Barnoya J, Glantz SA. The p53 tumour suppressor gene and the tobacco industry: research, debate, and conflict of interest. Lancet. 2005 Feb 5-11; 365(9458):531-40. PMID: 15705463.
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  95. Bitton A, Etzell J, Grenert JP, Wang E. Erythrophagocytosis in Gaucher cells. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Oct; 128(10):1191-2. PMID: 15387692.
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  96. Bitton A, Kahn JG. MSJAMA: Government share of health care expenditures. JAMA. 2003 Mar 05; 289(9):1165. PMID: 12622592.
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  97. Neuman M, Bitton A, Glantz S. Tobacco industry strategies for influencing European Community tobacco advertising legislation. Lancet. 2002 Apr 13; 359(9314):1323-30. PMID: 11965294.
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  98. Bitton A, Fichtenberg C, Glantz S. msJAMA: reducing smoking prevalence to 10% in five years. JAMA. 2001 Dec 05; 286(21):2733-4. PMID: 11730453.
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  99. Zhan WZ, Mantilla CB, Zhan P, Bitton A, Prakash YS, de Troyer A, Sieck GC. Regional differences in serotonergic input to canine parasternal intercostal motoneurons. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 May; 88(5):1581-9. PMID: 10797116.
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