The American Journal of Managed Care | March 2014

CLINICAL

Real-world retrospective analysis of over 29,000 patients performing INR home monitoring for warfarin therapy shows excellent time in therapeutic range.
This study measures the impact of Medicaid formulary restrictions on the rate at which patients who failed on a drug therapy for schizophrenia return to the same therapy.

COMMENTARY

This commentary discusses why antibiotics and the treatment of infectious diseases present a special case for pharmaceutical development, pricing, and appropriate utilization.

MANAGERIAL

This study examines disparities in important patient-reported functional outcomes not routinely assessed among diverse racial/ethnic groups in Medicare managed care.

METHODS

A cost-effectiveness analysis of a peer and practice staff support intervention to reduce coronary heart disease risk and blood pressure in African Americans.

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

This article reviews the mobile clinic sector's impact on access, quality, and costs, and explores postreform opportunities for leveraging them nationally.

WEB EXCLUSIVE

A longitudinal case-control design was used to evaluate the effects of the patient-centered medical home model on medical costs and utilization among high-risk patients.
Drug therapy management implementation in 2 health plans resulted in significant cost savings and modest to significant reductions in emergency department visits and inpatient admissions among patients with diabetes.
Evaluation of the 5 As of smoking cessation using patient electronic medical records across 6 distinct healthcare systems, stratified by comorbidity, gender, age, race ethnicity.
From 2001 to 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration approved 9 single-enantiomer drugs with racemic precursors. None showed pre-approval evidence of improved efficacy over the racemic precursor.
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