The American Journal of Managed Care > May 2008 - Theme Issue

The American Journal of Managed Care - May 2008 - Theme Issue

May 15, 2008 – Richard G. Roetzheim, MD, MSPH; Thomas N. Chirikos, PhD; Kristen J. Wells, PhD, MPH; Ellen P. McCarthy, PhD, MPH; Long H. Ngo, PhD; Donglin Li, MD, MPH; Reed E. Drews, MD; and Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc
This study showed better outcomes for disabled Medicare patients with breast cancer but not those with lung cancer when they were enrolled in HMOs.
May 15, 2008 – Maureen J. Lage, PhD; Beth L. Barber, PhD; David J. Harrison, PhD; and Sun Jun, MD, PhD
The analysis examines the annual economic effect of medically treating patients with prostate cancer and subsequent bone metastases.
May 15, 2008 – William E. Lafferty, MD; Patrick T. Tyree, AA; Sean M. Devlin, MA; M. Robyn Andersen, PhD, MPH; and Paula K. Diehr, PhD
More than 26% of cancer patients see CAM providers, primarily for musculoskeletal problems; use does not vary by treatment phase, and associated expenditures are low.
May 15, 2008 – Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FRCP(Edin); and Robert S. Hauser, PharmD, PhD
The Guest Editors set the context for this special collection of oncology-focused articles.
May 15, 2008 – Robert E. Stone, MBA
May 15, 2008 – Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP; and Sandra W. McLeskey, PhD, RN
The article reviews the current state of knowledge regarding screening guidelines for older adults and gives recommendations for healthcare providers working with older adults.
May 15, 2008 – Mona Sarfaty, MD; and Ronald E. Myers, PhD
In 2006, the NCQA began reporting colorectal cancer screening rates of member plans as a HEDIS measure, which is associated with Pennsylvania health system changes.
May 15, 2008 – Hanan J. Aboumatar, MD, MPH; Laura E. Winner, MBA, RN; Richard O. Davis, PhD; Peter B. Trovitch, PharmD; Maureen M. Berg, RN, OCN; Katherina M. Violette, BSN, RN; Wells A. Messersmith, MD; Karen K. Maylor, RN; and Christoph U. Lehmann, MD
Using a prioritization algorithm in an oncology pharmacy system at the Johns Hopkins University, patient wait times for chemotherapy administration were significantly decreased.
May 15, 2008 – Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD; Renato G. Martins, MD; David K. Blough, PhD; Lauri S. Tock, MHA; Deborah Lubeck, PhD; and Carolina M. Reyes, PhD
Using health insurance claims, we identified common first-, second-, and third-line chemotherapy regimens for patients with lung cancer and associated utilization and costs of care.
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