The American Journal of Managed Care > December 2013

The American Journal of Managed Care – December 2013

December 12, 2013 – Catherine A. Taliani, BS; Patricia L. Bricker, MBA; Alan M. Adelman, MD, MS; Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP; and Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD
A positive deviance approach was used to identify best practices in embedding care management in patient-centered medical home team-based care processes.
December 20, 2013 – Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc; Jeffrey A. Switzer, DO; Jipan Xie, MD, PhD; Liangyi Fan, BA; Kathleen F. Villa, MS; and Eric Q. Wu, PhD
A cost-utility analysis of a hub-and-spoke telestroke network showed that it was economically dominant over routine care.
December 20, 2013 – Yuhua Bao, PhD; Andrew M. Ryan, PhD; Huibo Shao, MS; Harold Alan Pincus, MD; and Julie M. Donohue, PhD
This study shows that generic initiation improves adherence to antidepressant therapy among Medicare patients and mitigates the negative effects of the Part D coverage gap.
December 23, 2013 – Robert D. Lieberthal, PhD
All the economic studies of genomic tests for breast cancer rely on modeling rather than randomized controlled trials or other direct trial data.
December 23, 2013 – Ashley R. Bergeron, MPH; Jennifer R. Webb, MA; Marina Serper, MD; Alex D. Federman, MD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Allison L. Russell, BA; and Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH
Both potential benefits and unexpected consequences were found as a result of the rollout of electronic prescribing.
December 18, 2013 – Paul Fronstin, PhD; Martin-J. Sepulveda, MD; and M. Christopher Roebuck, PhD, MBA
A consumer-directed health plan with a health savings account was associated with reduced adherence for 4 of 5 conditions.
December 19, 2013 – Justin Blackburn, PhD; David J. Becker, PhD; Bisakha Sen, PhD; Michael A. Morrisey, PhD; Cathy Caldwell, MPH; and Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Barriers to less resource-intensive settings may contribute to use of the emergency department for low-severity conditions.
December 20, 2013 – David R. Nerenz, PhD; Rita CarreĆ³n, BS; and German Veselovskiy, MS
Health plans collect and use data on network providers' proficiency in languages other than English more commonly than race and ethnicity data on providers.
December 20, 2013 – Yuan-Ting Lo, PhD; Mark L. Wahlqvist, MD; Yu-Hung Chang, PhD; Senyeong Kao, PhD; and Meei-Shyuan Lee, DPH
Greater dietary diversity is associated with lower emergency and hospitalization utilization and expenditures, and identifies a policy direction for nutritionally disadvantaged groups.
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