AJMC
Issue:
August 2011
Volume:
17
Number:
8
CLINICAL
Michael B. Potter, MD; Carol P. Somkin, PhD; Lynn M. Ackerson, PhD; Vicky Gomez, MPH; T. Teresa Dao, MD; Michael A. Horberg, MD; and Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Offering home fecal immunochemical tests to eligible patients during influenza vaccination clinic increases colorectal cancer screening rates.
Douglas W. Roblin, PhD; Bryce D. Smith, PhD; Cindy M. Weinbaum, MD, MPH; and Miriam E. Sabin, PhD
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.
Amy Furman, PharmD; Joy L. Meier, PharmD; Robert A. Malmstrom, PharmD; Julio R. Lopez, PharmD; and Saul Schaefer, MD
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.
MANAGERIAL
Edward W. Correia, JD, MP
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.
POLICY
H. Shelton Brown III, PhD; Adriana Perez, PhD; Lisa Marie Yarnell, PhD; Jose A. Pagan, PhD; Craig L. Hanis, PhD, MS; Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD; and Joseph B. McCormick, MD, MS
Diabetes itself affected working and wages more than control of blood sugar levels in a Mexican American population.
Web Exclusives
Sophia R. Newcomer, MPH; John F. Steiner, MD, MPH; and Elizabeth A. Bayliss, MD, MSPH
Cluster analysis can aid in identifying subgroups of patients with similar patterns of comorbid conditions for targeted care management.
Sally E. Turbyville, MA, MS; Robert C. Saunders, PhD; Manasi A. Tirodkar, PhD, MS; Sarah H. Scholle, DrPh, MA; and L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH
This study examines variation among health plans in resource use and quality of care for patients with diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease.
Gloria N. Eldridge, PhD, MSc; and Holly Korda, PhD, MA
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.
Jasmina I. Ivanova, MA; Howard G. Birnbaum, PhD; Lei Chen, MD, MS; Amy M. Duhig, PhD; Elias J. Dayoub, BA; Evan S. Kantor, BS; Matthew B. Schiller, BA; and Glenn A. Phillips, PhD
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.
James M. Gudgeon, MS, MBA; Janet L. Williams, MS, CGC; Randall W. Burt, MD; Wade S. Samowitz, MD; Gregory L. Snow, PhD; and Marc S. Williams, MD
This study synthesized published evidence on Lynch syndrome screening and expanded that evidence to match the decision needs of internal decision makers.