Natalie D. Erb, MPH


Faster by a Power of 10: A PLAN for Accelerating National Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices

The authors identify a 4-step plan to accelerate the spread of evidence-based practices.

Christina L. Hoffman, MS


Areas of Addressable Friction for the Adoption of Greater Healthcare Affordability: Insights from US Physicians

Based on an analysis of Medscape Business of Medicine data, we identify 5 specific areas of friction for the success of payment reform efforts.

Nikki M. Carroll, MS


Pharmaceuticals From Development to Practice: Learnings From an Online Curriculum

This article summarizes the outcomes from a pilot online curriculum on off-label prescribing, appraising pharmaceutical information, and talking with patients about advertised medications.

Tom O'Dowd, MD


Psychological Family Intervention for Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

A family-based intervention targeting negative and/or inaccurate illness perceptions in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes was effective in improving glycemic control.

Kirsten E. Stoner, PhD


Baseline and Postfusion Opioid Burden for Patients With Low Back Pain

Patients with low back pain have a high opioid burden, which increases following spinal fusion surgery; 27% of fusion patients filled opioid prescriptions at least 12 months post surgery.

Jared Kaltwasser


Genomic Analysis Reveals Complex Alterations in HGSC

Investigators said analysis of multiple tissues from the same patients suggests tumor evolution in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) was not through somatic mutations.

John C. Butler, MD


It Is Time to Ask Patients What Outcomes Are Important to Them

Patients with abdominal or back pain identified 21 outcomes important to them, but the reported outcomes are quite different from the symptom and function outcomes studied by researchers.

John V. Cox, DO, MBA, FACP



Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) and The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) join efforts to highlight work focusing on issues affecting payers and providers.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president


No Longer a Unicorn: Improving Health Through Accountable Care Organizations

Accountable care organizations can play a key role in building a Culture of Health in which every person in America can have the healthiest life possible.

Nick C. Patel, PharmD, PhD


Relationship of Diabetes Complications Severity to Healthcare Utilization and Costs Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

This retrospective cohort study in a Medicare Advantage population posits that type 2 diabetes mellitus complications pose an excess burden on healthcare resource use and related costs.

Peter Cunningham, PhD


Health Plan Switching and Satisfaction in a Medicaid MLTSS Program

Health plan dissatisfaction was higher among Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) beneficiaries who did not follow through with an intention to change health plans.

Greg Cooper, MD


Managed Care Patients' Preferences, Physician Recommendations, and Colon Cancer Screening

CRC screening rates in a large managed care organization were low. Among those screened, use was associated more with physicians' recommendations than with patient preferences.

Kira Novakofski, PhD


Hospitalized Patients' and Family Members' Preferences for Real-Time, Transparent Access to Their Hospital Records

This mixed-methods study evaluated hospitalized patients’ and family members’ perceived communications mismatches and their calls for transparent real-time information and potential 21st-century solutions.

Natan R. Kahan, PhD, RPh, MHA


A Natural Experiment in Mass Media Modulated Pharmacokinetics After a Change in Tablet Formulation

Sporadic, unsubstantiated side effects were reported in the mass media after a formulation change of levothyroxine tablets induced patients to monitor thyroid-stimulating hormone levels and to unnecessarily stop taking medication.

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