AJMC
Issue:
March 2011
Volume:
17
Number:
3
CLINICAL
Joan C. Lo, MD; Alice R. Pressman, MS, PhD; Malini Chandra, MS; and Bruce Ettinger, MD
The FORE Fracture Risk Calculator provided rapid assessment of population hip fracture risk with some underestimation compared with observed hip fracture probabilities.
Joan M. Griffin, PhD; Erin M. Hulbert, MS; Sally W. Vernon, PhD; David Nelson, PhD; Emily M. Hagel, MS; Sean Nugent, BA; Alisha Baines Simon, MS; Ann Bangerter, BS; and Michelle van Ryn, PhD
An interactive voice response system is as effective as nurse phone calls for ensuring that patients attend appointments and are adequately prepared for endoscopy examinations.
MANAGERIAL
Osnat C. Melamed, MD, MSc; Gilad Horowitz, MD; Asher Elhayany, MD; and Shlomo Vinker, MD
Patients with atrial fibrillation receiving routine medical care within a large managed care organization were found to have suboptimal anticoagulation control.
POLICY
Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, PhD; Amelia M. Haviland, PhD; Roland McDevitt, PhD; and Neeraj Sood, PhD
Enrollment in high-deductible health plans is associated with reduced spending on healthcare and with moderate reductions in the use of preventive care.
Jean M. Abraham, PhD; and Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD
This study investigates the potential impact of new medical loss ratio regulation on the individual market for health insurance in the United States.