AJMC
Issue:
December 2012
Volume:
18
Number:
12
CLINICAL
Sammy Saab, MD; Young Choi, BS; Harman Rahal; Kun Li, MS; and Myron Tong, MD
Regardless of the cause of bias, more awareness and scrutiny are needed when utilizing cost-effectiveness studies for healthcare decision making.
Courtney R. Lyles, PhD; Lou Grothaus, MS; Robert J. Reid, MD, PhD; Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH; and James D. Ralston, MD, MPH
In an integrated delivery system among patients with diabetes, there was significantly less risk factor communication reported during between-visit encounters compared with in-person visits.
Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH; Jeffrey M. Ashburner, MPH; Yuchiao Chang, PhD; William T. Lester, MD, MS; Michael J. Barry, MD; and Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH
A health information technology system designed to facilitate population-based breast cancer screening increased mammography rates in overdue women beyond rates achieved with office-based reminders alone.
COMMENTARY
Matthew J. Press, MD, MSc; Marilyn D. Michelow, MD; and Lucy H. MacPhail, PhD
In order to live up to their potential, ACOs should ensure that clinical staff possess the professional skills necessary to effectively coordinate care.
MANAGERIAL
L. Doug Melton, PhD, MPH; Charles Foreman, MD; Eileen Scott, RN; Matthew McGinnis, BS; and Michael Cousins, PhD
A randomized control study that analyzes the impact of a postdischarge prioritization case management strategy on readmissions for select high-risk patients that are commercially insured.