AJMC
Issue:
October 2013
Volume:
19
Number:
10
CLINICAL
Reethi Iyengar, PhD, MBA, MHM; Rochelle Henderson, PhD, MPA; Jay Visaria, PhD, MPH; and Sharon Glave Frazee, PhD, MPH
Findings indicate that patients using mail order pharmacies had significantly better adherence to antidiabetics, antihypertensives, and antihyperlipidemics than patients who used the retail dispensing channel.
Zhannat Z. Nurgalieva, MD, PhD; Luisa Franzini, PhD; Robert O. Morgan, PhD; Sally W. Vernon, PhD; and Xianglin L. Du, MD, PhD
The disparities in survival among node-positive breast cancer patients of African American and Hispanic heritage are not explained by nodal surgery utilization.
COMMENTARY
Seth W. Glickman, MD, MBA; and Kevin A. Schulman, MD
We discuss our concerns about tying physician performance to CG-CAHPS scores and suggest an alternative approach to facilitate translation of service excellence into clinical practice.
MANAGERIAL
Margaret K. Pasquale, PhD; Robert Dufour, PhD; Ashish V. Joshi, PhD; Andrew T. Reiners, MD; David Schaaf, MD; Jack Mardekian, PhD; George A. Andrews, MD, MBA, CPE; Nick C. Patel, PharmD, PhD, BCPP; and James Harnett, PharmD, MS
This study identified inefficiencies in drug and medical service utilization related to pain management among Medicare members with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain.
Jacob D. Langley, MS-HSM; Tricia J. Johnson, PhD; Samuel F. Hohmann, PhD, MS-HSM; Steve J. Meurer, PhD, MBA, MHS; and Andy N. Garman, PsyD
Promoting domestic medical travel to high-quality providers could improve clinical outcomes and reduce long-term healthcare costs.
POLICY
Vaishali Patel, PhD, MPH; Matthew J. Swain, MPH; Jennifer King, PhD; and Michael F. Furukawa, PhD
We assessed physicians’ capability to electronically share clinical information with other providers and describe variation in exchange capability across states and electronic health record vendors.
WEB EXCLUSIVE
James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C; and Roderick S. Hooker, PhD, PA
Physician assistants work in a broad range of health services and improve organizational efficiency through team-based care.
David T. Liss, PhD; Paul A. Fishman, PhD; Carolyn M. Rutter, PhD; David Grembowski, PhD; Tyler R. Ross, MA; Eric A. Johnson, MS; and Robert J. Reid, MD, PhD
This study investigated healthcare quality, utilization, and costs among patients with common chronic illnesses in a patient-centered medical home prototype redesign.
Jeffrey L. Solomon, PhD; Allen L. Gifford, MD; Steven M. Asch, MD; Nora Mueller, MAA; Colin M. Thomas, MD; John M. Stevens, MD; and Barbara G. Bokhour, PhD
Primary care providers utilize many strategies for prioritizing preventive care during time-constrained clinical encounters, in addition to being prompted by clinical reminders.
Erin R. Giovannetti, PhD; Sydney Dy, MD; Bruce Leff, MD; Christine Weston, PhD; Karen Adams, PhD, MT; Tom B. Valuck, MD, JD; Aisha T. Pittman, MPH; Caroline S. Blaum, MD; Barbara A. McCann, MSW; and Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
The Performance Measurement for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions conceptual model can facilitate development and refinement of quality measures for a medically complex population.