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.
Web Exclusives
Bradley K. Ackerson, MD; Lina S. Sy, MPH; Janis F. Yao, MS; Craig T. Cheetham, PharmD, MS; and Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD
Although vaccination compliance increased slightly following use of combination MMRV instead of separate MMR and varicella vaccines, additional barriers to improved compliance warrant future evaluation.
Bernardino Roca, PhD; Elena Herrero, PhD; Elena Resino, MD; Vilma Torres, MD; Maria Penades, MD; and Carlos Andreu, PhD
A simple education program was effective in improving the influenza vaccination rate, although vaccination in the previous year was the main predictor of adherence.
Andrea Klemes, DO, FACE; Ralph E. Seligmann, MD; Lawrence Allen, MD; Michael A. Kubica, MBA, MS; Kimberly Warth, BS, MPA; and Bernard Kaminetsky, MD, FACP
We assessed the impact of the MDVIP personalized preventive care model on hospital utilization and found the MDVIP members’ rates were substantially lower than nonmembers’.
Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR; Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD; Kellie A. Swanton, BA; Olga Matlin, PhD; and Will Shrank, MD, MSHS
Medication adherence is most closely associated with emotional and practical support.
Janice M. Moore, MSW; and Jean P. Hall, PhD
This article demonstrates a threat to validity when using claims-based risk tools with chronically ill and/or underinsured populations whose underutilization masks actual risk or comorbidity.