The American Journal of Managed Care > May 2014

The American Journal of Managed Care – May 2014

May 20, 2014 – Jinhai Huo, PhD, MD, MPH; David R. Lairson, PhD; Xianglin L. Du, MD, PhD; Wenyaw Chan, PhD; Thomas A. Buchholz, MD; and B. Ashleigh Guadagnolo, MD, MPH
Hospice care is associated with improved median survival time for the patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, accompanied by decreased end-of-life costs.
May 20, 2014 – Charles H. Hennekens, MD; Marc A. Pfeffer, MD; John W. Newcomer, MD; Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE; and Alan Garber, MD, PhD
The pandemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus requires implementation of multifactorial interventions by clinicians for individual patients and policy makers for the health of the general public.
May 20, 2014 – Erica L. Stockbridge, MA; Lindsey M. Philpot, PhD, MPH; and José A. Pagán, PhD
Analysis of the impact of individual features of the patient-centered medical home care model on future healthcare expenditures among Medicare beneficiaries.
May 20, 2014 – Clifford Bleustein, MD, MBA; David B. Rothschild, BS; Andrew Valen, MHA; Eduardas Valaitis, PhD; Laura Schweitzer, MS; and Raleigh Jones, MD
Clinic wait times do not just affect overall patient satisfaction, but also specifically affect the perception of providers and the quality of care.
May 21, 2014 – Didem Minbay Bernard, PhD; Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH; and Zhengyi Fang, MS
Among nonelderly adults receiving hypertension treatment, 13.1% had high burdens, meaning that healthcare expenditures accounted for more than 20% of their income.
May 21, 2014 – Dean F. Sittig, PhD; Joan S. Ash, PhD, MLS, MBA; and Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH
We describe the conceptual underpinnings of an EHR-related selfassessment strategy to provide institutions a foundation upon which they can build their safety efforts.
May 19, 2014 – Paul G. Barnett, PhD; Adam Chow, BA; Vilija R. Joyce, MS; Ahmed M. Bayoumi, MD, MSc; Susan C. Griffin, MSc, BSc, PhD; Huiying Sun, PhD; Mark Holodniy, MD; Sheldon T. Brown, MD; D. William Cameron, MD;
Antiretroviral drugs have replaced hospitalization and other services as the most costly component of HIV care, except in patients with especially advanced HIV.
May 19, 2014 – Manuela Casula, PhD; Alberico Luigi Catapano, PhD; Rossana Piccinelli, PharmD; Enrica Menditto, PhD; Lamberto Manzoli, MD, MPH; Luisa De Fendi, BSc; Valentina Orlando, PharmD; Maria Elena Flacco, MD;
This analysis of antiosteoporosis therapy shows that 75% of patients have inadequate drug coverage and that adherence is strongly associated with age and administration regimen.
May 20, 2014 – Jesen Fagerness, JD; Eileen Fonseca, MS; Gregory P. Hess, MD, MBA, MSc; Rachel Scott, PharmD; Kathryn R. Gardner, MS; Michael Koffler, MBA; Maurizio Fava, MD; Roy H. Perlis, MD, MSc; Francis X. Brenna
Pharmacy and medical claims data showed that patients whose clinicians had access to pharmacogenetic test results had increased adherence and overall cost savings.
May 20, 2014 – Louise H. Anderson, PhD; Robin R. Whitebird, PhD, MSW; Jennifer Schultz, PhD; Charlene E. McEvoy, MD, MPH; Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN; and Cynthia R. Gross, PhD
Patients with an insomnia diagnosis have higher healthcare utilization and costs than a matched control group, both before and after the diagnosis.
May 20, 2014 – Kevin J. Dombkowski, DrPH, MS; Lauren Costello, MSW; Shiming Dong, MS; and Sarah J. Clark, MPH
This study examines the feasibility and utility of using administrative claims from commercial health plans to identify children with chronic conditions in a statewide registry.
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