AJMC
Issue:
January 2014
Volume:
20
Number:
1
CLINICAL
Leonie Heyworth, MD, MPH; Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH; Stuart R. Lipsitz, ScD; Thad Schilling, MD, MPH; Gordon D. Schiff, MD; David W. Bates, MD, MSc; and Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH
In a pilot patient-centered medical home transformation including Lean quality improvement methodology with payment reform, patient experience was sustained or improved across key domains.
Felicia J. Bayer, PhD; Deron Galusha, MS; Martin Slade, MPH; Isabella M. Chu, MPH; Oyebode Taiwo, MBBS, MPH; and Mark R. Cullen, MD
Adherence to process of care measures was associated with reduced risk of 2 diabetes complications or any of 4 complications in a national industrial cohort.
COMMENTARY
Emilia Javorsky, MPH; Amanda Robinson, MD; and Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH
Evidence-based guidelines are needed to determine appropriate follow-up intervals for chronic medical conditions to maximize the quality of patient care and minimize unnecessary costs.
MANAGERIAL
Diana S. M. Buist, PhD, MPH; Nora Knight Ross, MA; Robert J. Reid, MD, PhD; and David C. Grossman, MD, MPH
Significant additional outreach and engagement strategies and incentives are likely required to increase adoption and ongoing use of health risk assessment tools among target populations.
METHODS
Reina Haque, PhD, MPH; Marianne Prout, MD; Ann M. Geiger, PhD; Aruna Kamineni, PhD; Soe Soe Thwin, PhD; Chantal Avila, MA; Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD; Virginia Quinn, PhD; and Marianne Ulcickas Yood, DSc
Effective management of the comorbidities of diabetes and hypertension may increase survival in older breast cancer survivors.
POLICY
Susan H. Busch, PhD; Andrew J. Epstein, PhD; Michael O. Harhay, MPH; David A. Fiellin, MD; Hyong Un, MD; Deane Leader Jr, DBA, MBA; and Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP
Federal parity led to an increase in spending on substance use disorder treatment.
WEB EXCLUSIVE
Karen Tu, MD, MSc; Tezeta F. Mitiku, BSc, MSc; Noah M. Ivers, MD; Helen Guo, BSc, MSc; Hong Lu, PhD; Liisa Jaakkimainen, MD, MSc; Doug G. Kavanagh, BSEng, MD; Douglas S. Lee, MD, PhD; and Jack V. Tu, MD, PhD
The combination of electronic medical record data and administrative data provides the fullest picture of patient health histories.
Oluseyi Aliu, MD, MS; Gordon Sun, MD, MS; James Burke, MD, MS; Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS; and Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP
Analyses of national trends indicate that a considerable proportion of new specialist visits among both Medicare and private insurance beneficiaries are self-referred.
Denison S. Ryan, MPH; Karen J. Coleman, PhD, MS; Jean M. Lawrence, ScD, MPH, MSSA; Teresa N. Harrison, SM; and Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH
This study explores potential weight-related disparities in the quality of care for adults with diabetes in a large health plan according to recommended quality indicators.
Laurence C. Baker, PhD; M. Kate Bundorf, PhD; and Daniel P. Kessler, JD, PhD
The weak correlation between Medicare and commercial insurance spending is due to negative correlations between each sector's price and the other sector's volume.