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Surrey M. Walton

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Assistant Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research

Contact Information

833 South Wood Street (871)
Room 264, College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 413-2775

Fax: (312) 996-2954

Website: http://www.experts.scival.com/uic/expert.asp?n=Surrey+M+Walton&u_id=2278

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1997
  • MA, Economics, University of Chicago, 1992
  • BS, Economics System Science, University of California Los Angeles, 1991

Research Interests

Dr. Walton is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy and Assistant Director of the CPR. He was a founding member of the CPR in 2002. Dr. Walton holds a BS in Economics from UCLA, and a Master and PhD degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he specialized in labor and health economics. He conducts quantitative research in health services evaluation, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, and health care labor markets.

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

  • Kim K, Lee TA, Ardati AK, DiDomenico RJ, Touchette D, Walton SM. "Comparative Effectiveness of Ticagrelor Vs. Prasugrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.". Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2015;18(7):A376. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.784.
  • Walton SM, Foanio C, , Galanter WL. "A case study in generic drug use: should there be risk adjustment in incentive payments for the use of generic medications?". Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP. 2014;20(11):1093-9.
  • Liu FX, Walton SM, Leipold R, Isbell D, Golper TA. "Financial implications to Medicare from changing the dialysis modality mix under the bundled prospective payment system.". Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. 2014;34(7):749-57. doi:10.3747/pdi.2013.00305.
  • Adimadhyam S, Schumock GT, Walton SM, Joo M, McKell J, Lee TA. "Risk of arrhythmias associated with ipratropium bromide in children, adolescents, and young adults with asthma: a nested case-control study.". Pharmacotherapy. 2014;34(4):315-23. doi:10.1002/phar.1336.
  • Falck S, Adimadhyam S, Meltzer DO, Walton SM, Galanter WL. "A trial of indication based prescribing of antihypertensive medications during computerized order entry to improve problem list documentation.". International journal of medical informatics. 2013;82(10):996-1003. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.07.003.
  • Walton SM, Crawford SY, Donnelly AJ, Schumock GT. "Survey of pharmacy staffing levels and vacancy rates in small and rural hospitals in Illinois.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2013;70(16):1392-6. doi:10.2146/ajhp120455.
  • Crawford SY, Schumock GT, Walton SM, Donnelly AJ. "Comparison of pharmacy services at critical access hospitals and other rural and small hospitals in Illinois.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2013;70(15):1313-21. doi:10.2146/ajhp120442.
  • Schumock GT, Crawford SY, Walton SM, Donnelly AJ. "Pharmacy practice in small and rural hospitals in Illinois--2011.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2013;70(13):1144-52. doi:10.2146/ajhp120437.
  • Galanter WL, Applebaum A, Boddipalli V, Kho A, Lin M, Meltzer D, Roberts A, Trick B, Walton SM, . "Migration of patients between five urban teaching hospitals in Chicago.". Journal of medical systems. 2013;37(2):9930. doi:10.1007/s10916-013-9930-y.
  • Solem CT, Lee TA, Joo MJ, Walton SM, Pickard AS. "Complexity of medication use in newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.". The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy. 2012;10(2):110-122.e1. doi:10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.12.003.
  • Schiff GD, Galanter WL, Duhig J, Koronkowski MJ, Lodolce AE, Pontikes P, Busker JF, Touchette D, Walton SM, Lambert BL. "A prescription for improving drug formulary decision making.". PLoS medicine. 2012;9(5):1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001220.
  • Schiff GD, Galanter WL, Duhig J, Lodolce AE, Busker JF, Touchette D, Walton SM. "A prescription for improving drug formulary decision making.". PLoS medicine. 2012;9(5):1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001220.
  • Barnum DT, Walton SM, Shields KL, Schumock GT. "Measuring hospital efficiency with Data Envelopment Analysis: nonsubstitutable vs. substitutable inputs and outputs.". Journal of medical systems. 2011;35(6):1393-401. doi:10.1007/s10916-009-9416-0.
  • Liu FX, Alexander GC, Crawford SY, Pickard AS, Hedeker D, Walton SM. "The impact of Medicare Part D on out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, medication utilization, health resource utilization, and preference-based health utility.". Health services research. 2011;46(4):1104-23. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01273.x.
  • Perez A, Touchette D, DiDomenico RJ, Stamos TD, Walton SM. "Comparison of rate control versus rhythm control for management of atrial fibrillation in patients with coexisting heart failure: a cost-effectiveness analysis.". Pharmacotherapy. 2011;31(6):552-65. doi:10.1592/phco.31.6.552.
  • Walton SM, Mott DA, Knapp KK, Fisher G. "Association between increased number of US pharmacy graduates and pharmacist counts by state from 2000-2009.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2011;75(4):76.
  • Walton SM, Galanter WL, Rosencranz H, Meltzer D, Stafford RS, Tiryaki F, Sarne D. "A trial of inpatient indication based prescribing during computerized order entry with medications commonly used off-label.". Applied clinical informatics. 2011;2(1):94-103. doi:10.4338/ACI-2010-11-RA-0072.
  • Barnum DT, Shields KL, Walton SM, Schumock GT. "Improving the efficiency of distributive and clinical services in hospital pharmacy.". Journal of medical systems. 2011;35(1):59-70. doi:10.1007/s10916-009-9341-2.
  • Schumock GT, Walton SM, Lee TA, Marx SE, Audhya P, Andress DL. "Comparative effectiveness of paricalcitol versus cinacalcet for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients receiving hemodialysis.". Nephron. Clinical practice. 2011;117(2):c151-9. doi:10.1159/000319781.
  • Walton SM, Schumock GT, McLain DA. "Cost analysis of flavocoxid compared to naproxen for management of mild to moderate OA.". Current medical research and opinion. 2010;26(9):2253-61. doi:10.1185/03007995.2010.505545.
  • Jamjoom AA, White S, Walton SM, Hardman JG, Moppett IK. "Anaesthetists' and surgeons' attitudes towards informed consent in the UK: an observational study.". BMC medical ethics. 2010;11:2. doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-2.
  • Wilke CT, Pickard AS, Walton SM, Moock J, Kohlmann T, Lee TA. "Statistical implications of utility weighted and equally weighted HRQL measures: an empirical study.". Health economics. 2010;19(1):101-10. doi:10.1002/hec.1467.
  • Schumock GT, Shields KL, Walton SM, Barnum DT. "Data envelopment analysis: a method for comparing hospital pharmacy productivity.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2009;66(18):1660-5. doi:10.2146/ajhp080420.
  • Walton SM, Schumock GT, Lee K, Alexander GC, Meltzer D, Stafford RS. "Prioritizing future research on off-label prescribing: results of a quantitative evaluation.". Pharmacotherapy. 2008;28(12):1443-52. doi:10.1592/phco.28.12.1443.
  • Schumock GT, Walton SM, Gupta SR, Cramer JA. "Cost analysis of divalproex sodium extended-release compared to valproic acid in the treatment of bipolar disorder.". Current medical research and opinion. 2007;23(8):1997-2004. doi:10.1185/030079907X210831.
  • Gupta SR, Walton SM, Botticelli JT, Shields KL, Quad JE, Schumock GT. "Association between hospital size and pharmacy department productivity.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2007;64(9):937-44. doi:10.2146/ajhp060228.
  • Walton SM, Knapp KK, Miller L, Schumock GT. "Examination of state-level changes in the pharmacist labor market using Census data.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2007;47(3):348-57. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2007.06081.
  • Goldstein JL, Howard KB, Walton SM, McLaughlin TP, Kruzikas DT. "Impact of adherence to concomitant gastroprotective therapy on nonsteroidal-related gastroduodenal ulcer complications.". Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2006;4(11):1337-45. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2006.08.016.
  • Gupta SR, Walton SM, Botticelli JT, Shields KL, Quad JE, Schumock GT. "Monitoring of pharmacy staffing, workload, and productivity in community hospitals.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2006;63(18):1728-34. doi:10.2146/ajhp060012.
  • Nutescu EA, Park HY, Walton SM, Blackburn JC, Finley JM, Lewis RK, Schumock GT. "Factors that influence prescribing within a therapeutic drug class.". Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 2005;11(4):357-65. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2005.00545.x.
  • Pickard AS, Wang Z, Walton SM, Lee TA. "Are decisions using cost-utility analyses robust to choice of SF-36/SF-12 preference-based algorithm?". Health and quality of life outcomes. 2005;3:11. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-3-11.
  • Hatoum H, Keye, Jr WR, Marrs RP, Walton SM, Marshall DC. "A Markov model of the cost-effectiveness of human-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) versus recombinant FSH using comparative clinical trial data.". Fertility and sterility. 2005;83(3):804-7. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.08.024.
  • Knapp KK, Quist RM, Walton SM, Miller LM. "Update on the pharmacist shortage: national and state data through 2003.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2005;62(5):492-9.
  • Walton SM, Cooksey JA, Knapp KK, Quist RM, Miller LM. "Analysis of pharmacist and pharmacist-extender workforce in 1998--2000: assessing predictors and differences across states.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2004;44(6):673-83.
  • Schumock GT, Blackburn JC, Nutescu EA, Walton SM, Finley JM, Lewis RK. "Impact of prescribing guidelines for inpatient anticoagulation.". The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2004;38(10):1570-5. doi:10.1345/aph.1E121.
  • Walton SM, Byck GR, Cooksey JA, Kaste LM. "Assessing differences in hours worked between male and female dentists: an analysis of cross-sectional national survey data from 1979 through 1999.". Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 2004;135(5):637-45.
  • Schumock GT, Walton SM, Park HY, Nutescu EA, Blackburn JC, Finley JM, Lewis RK. "Factors that influence prescribing decisions.". The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2004;38(4):557-62. doi:10.1345/aph.1D390.
  • Byczek L, Walton SM, Conrad KM, Reichelt PA, Samo DG. "Cardiovascular risks in firefighters: implications for occupational health nurse practice.". AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. 2004;52(2):66-76.
  • Walton SM. "The pharmacist shortage and medication errors: issues and evidence.". Journal of medical systems. 2004;28(1):63-9.
  • Wang Z, Salmon JW, Walton SM. "Cost-effectiveness analysis and the formulary decision-making process.". Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP. 2004;10(1):48-59.
  • Schumock GT, Walton SM. "Expenditures for prescription drugs: too much or not enough?". Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 2003;57(10):34-8, 41.
  • Cooksey JA, Walton SM, Stankewicz T, Knapp KK. "Pharmacy school graduates by state and region: 1990-1999.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2003;43(4):463-9.
  • Walton SM, Conrad KM, Furner SE, Samo DG. "Cause, type, and workers' compensation costs of injury to fire fighters.". American journal of industrial medicine. 2003;43(4):454-8. doi:10.1002/ajim.10200.
  • Byck GR, Walton SM, Cooksey JA. "Access to dental care services for Medicaid children: variations by urban/rural categories in Illinois.". The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 2002;18(4):512-20.
  • Cooksey JA, Knapp KK, Walton SM, Cultice JM. "Challenges to the pharmacist profession from escalating pharmaceutical demand.". Health affairs (Project Hope). 2002;21(5):182-8.
  • Schumock GT, Nutescu EA, Walton SM, Arondekar BV, Lewis RK. "Survey of hospital policies regarding low-molecular-weight heparins.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2002;59(6):534-8.
  • Walton SM, Graves PE, Mueser PR, Dow JK. "The bias against new innovations in health care: value uncertainty and willingness to pay.". Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2002;5(2):67-70. doi:10.1046/j.1524-4733.2002.52114.x.
  • DiDomenico RJ, Walton SM, Sanoski CA, Bauman J. "Analysis of the use of digoxin immune fab for the treatment of non-life-threatening digoxin toxicity.". Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology and therapeutics. 2000;5(2):77-85.

Other

  • Rahilly-Tierney C, Walton SM. (2015). "Cost-Effectiveness of the 70-Gene Signature Versus Adjuvant! Online and Systematic Chemotherapy for Risk Stratification of Patients With Node-Negative Breast Cancer: Does Accuracy Matter?". Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Walton SM, Schumock GT. (2014). "Should off-label drugs be included as comparators in pharmacoeconomic studies?". PharmacoEconomics. Vol. 32. Issue 11. Page(s) 1035-7.
  • Walton SM, Schumock GT, Alexander GC, Meltzer D, Stafford RS. (2010). "Importance of distinguishing supported and unsupported off-label drug use.". Archives of internal medicine. Vol. 170. Issue 7. Page(s) 657-8; author reply 658.
  • , Walton SM. (2005). "Discussion of "Comparison of clinical and cost-effectiveness of 3 intervention strategies for HIV wasting".". Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). Vol. 40. Issue 2. Page(s) 236-7; author reply 237-8.
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