The American Journal of Managed Care > February 2008

The American Journal of Managed Care - February 2008

February 15, 2008 – Allison R. Mitchinson, MPH; Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH; and Sarah L. Krein, PhD, RN
Additional training opportunities for primary care physicians and better use of ancillary services may be needed to further improve care for chronic pain patients.
February 15, 2008 – Yelena Rozenfeld, MPH; Jacquelyn S. Hunt, PharmD; Craig Plauschinat, PharmD, MPH; and Ken S. Wong, PharmD
In this retrospective study of patients with diabetes, adherent patients were more likely to achieve glycemic control than nonadherent patients.
February 15, 2008 – Leif I. Solberg, MD; Stephen E. Asche, MA; L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH; Sarah Hudson Scholle, DrPH, MPH; and Sarah C. Shih, MPH
The Physician Practice Connections-Readiness Survey can identify practice systems that are associated with higher rates of quality diabetes care.
February 15, 2008 – Jurgen Unutzer, MD, MPH; Wayne J. Katon, MD; Ming-Yu Fan, PhD; Michael C. Schoenbaum, PhD; Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH; Richard D. Della Penna, MD; and Diane Powers, MA
Older adults with depression and comorbidities who participated in a 12-month collaborative care program had lower total healthcare costs over 4 years than those in care as usual.
February 15, 2008 – Brad Smith, PhD; Paul F. Hughes-Cromwick, MA; Emma Forkner, MS; and Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD
This study shows that telephonic disease management was not cost-effective in a broadly representative sample of community-dwelling patients.
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