The American Journal of Managed Care > March 2008
The American Journal of Managed Care - March 2008
March 01, 2008 – James Davis, PhD; Ronald Y. Fujimoto, DO; Deborah Taira Juarez, ScD; Krista A. Hodges, MPH, MBA; and J. Kuhio Asam, MD
Patients with major depression had faster transitions to both early and later stages of cardiovascular disease than patients without major depression.
March 01, 2008 – Sandra L. Tunis, PhD and Michael E. Minshall, MPH
For patients with type 2 diabetes taking oral antidiabetics, self-monitoring of blood glucose cost-effectiveness (1 and 3 times per day) was modeled. Both strategies represented good value in the US payer setting.
Care Coordination to Increase Referrals to Smoking Cessation Telephone Counseling: A Demonstration Project
March 01, 2008 – Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH; Nancy Takahashi, MPH; Preety Kalra, MS; Elizabeth Gifford, PhD; John W. Finney, PhD; James Canfield, BS; John F. Kelly, PhD; George J. Joseph, MS; and Ware Kuschner, MD
An intervention to increase tobacco treatment rates through care coordination for telephone counseling was effective in raising referral rates and in achieving excellent long-term abstinence.
March 01, 2008 – Gabriel J. Escobar, MD; Bruce H. Fireman, MA; Ted E. Palen, MD, PhD, MSPH; Marla N. Gardner, BA; Janelle Y. Lee, DrPH; Mark P. Clark, MD; and Patricia Kipnis, PhD
Using laboratory and administrative data, large managed care organizations can assign severity of illness scores to patients with pneumonia for risk adjustment and reporting.
March 01, 2008 – Bryan R. Luce, PhD; L. Clark Paramore, MSPH; Bhash Parasuraman, PhD; Bengt Liljas, PhD; and Gregory de Lissovoy, PhD
Two case studies examine the benefits of manufacturers and managed care organizations partnering in pragmatic or practical clinical trials to generate real-world evidence.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
The Effect of Disease Management on Utilization of Services by Race/Ethnicity: Evidence From the Florida Medicaid Program
March 01, 2008 – Gerald F. Kominski, PhD; Donald E. Morisky, ScD; Abdelmonem A. Afifi, PhD; and Jenny B. Kotlerman, MS
This study examines racial/ethnic differences in utilization of inpatient days and ED and outpatient visits before and after implementation of a Medicaid disease management program.