AJMC
Issue:
December 2013
Volume:
19
Number:
12
CLINICAL
Catherine A. Taliani, BS; Patricia L. Bricker, MBA; Alan M. Adelman, MD, MS; Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP; and Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD
A positive deviance approach was used to identify best practices in embedding care management in patient-centered medical home team-based care processes.
MANAGERIAL
Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc; Jeffrey A. Switzer, DO; Jipan Xie, MD, PhD; Liangyi Fan, BA; Kathleen F. Villa, MS; and Eric Q. Wu, PhD
A cost-utility analysis of a hub-and-spoke telestroke network showed that it was economically dominant over routine care.
POLICY
Yuhua Bao, PhD; Andrew M. Ryan, PhD; Huibo Shao, MS; Harold Alan Pincus, MD; and Julie M. Donohue, PhD
This study shows that generic initiation improves adherence to antidepressant therapy among Medicare patients and mitigates the negative effects of the Part D coverage gap.
REVIEW ARTICLE
Robert D. Lieberthal, PhD
All the economic studies of genomic tests for breast cancer rely on modeling rather than randomized controlled trials or other direct trial data.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Ashley R. Bergeron, MPH; Jennifer R. Webb, MA; Marina Serper, MD; Alex D. Federman, MD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Allison L. Russell, BA; and Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH
Both potential benefits and unexpected consequences were found as a result of the rollout of electronic prescribing.
WEB EXCLUSIVE
Paul Fronstin, PhD; Martin-J. Sepulveda, MD; and M. Christopher Roebuck, PhD, MBA
A consumer-directed health plan with a health savings account was associated with reduced adherence for 4 of 5 conditions.
Justin Blackburn, PhD; David J. Becker, PhD; Bisakha Sen, PhD; Michael A. Morrisey, PhD; Cathy Caldwell, MPH; and Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Barriers to less resource-intensive settings may contribute to use of the emergency department for low-severity conditions.
David R. Nerenz, PhD; Rita Carreón, BS; and German Veselovskiy, MS
Health plans collect and use data on network providers’ proficiency in languages other than English more commonly than race and ethnicity data on providers.
Yuan-Ting Lo, PhD; Mark L. Wahlqvist, MD; Yu-Hung Chang, PhD; Senyeong Kao, PhD; and Meei-Shyuan Lee, DPH
Greater dietary diversity is associated with lower emergency and hospitalization utilization and expenditures, and identifies a policy direction for nutritionally disadvantaged groups.