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are for acute myocardial infarction, as defined by established standards, varies for those Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in managed care versus those who receive care in the traditional fee-for-service setting. He is currently leading a study to determine which features of managed care are associated with the quality of care provided to patients with diabetes and hypertension and he is leading several studies that will examine the association between the level of managed care in a market and the quality of care for patients with acute myocardial infarction or cancer.

Dr. Guadagnoli is also interested in understanding how to improve the rate of organ donation in the United States. This work has focused on assessing the process of making a donation request in the hospital, but he has also studied the public's and providers' attitudes and beliefs about donation. He recently completed a study that estimated the organ donor potential in the United States and that evaluated the performance of the nation's Organ Procurement Organizations.

Dr. Guadagnoli has served on review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He is currently a member of AHRQ's Health Services Research Dissemination and Implementation Review Committee and a member of the National Cancer Institute's Expert Liaison Group of the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium . During 1994-1996 he was a Picker/Commonwealth Scholar studying various aspects of patient participation in decision making about medical treatment. Dr. Guadagnoli received his B.A. degree from Providence College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Rhode Island.


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Contact: John Lacey
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617-432-0442
Harvard Medical School
25-Sep-2003


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