The American Journal of Managed Care | August 2011


Offering home fecal immunochemical tests to eligible patients during influenza vaccination clinic increases colorectal cancer screening rates.
HCV screening and prevalence estimates, unadjusted and adjusted for HCV risk factors, are examined in this 8-year observational study of a managed care organization.
Efficacy of switching statin therapy from generic simvastatin was examined in a VA population. Ezetimibe/simvastatin was more potent than atorvastatin or rosuvastatin in lowering LDL.


CMS recently proposed regulations for Accountable Care Organizations which are extensive and complex. This article reviews the proposed regulations and discusses the prospects for success.


Diabetes itself affected working and wages more than control of blood sugar levels in a Mexican American population.


Cluster analysis can aid in identifying subgroups of patients with similar patterns of comorbid conditions for targeted care management.
This study examines variation among health plans in resource use and quality of care for patients with diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease.
A review of evidence about what works in 3 areas of value-based purchasing emphasized under healthcare reform: service delivery integration, payment, and value-based insurance design.
Post-traumatic stress disorder was associated with 4.2% to 9.3% higher annual per-patient healthcare costs compared with MDD among patients covered by Medicaid or private insurance.
This study synthesized published evidence on Lynch syndrome screening and expanded that evidence to match the decision needs of internal decision makers.

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