The American Journal of Managed Care > July 2008
The American Journal of Managed Care - July 2008
July 15, 2008 – Alison A. Galbraith, MD, MPH; Jeanne I. Semura, PhD, MPH; Rebecca J. McAninch-Dake, BA; Nancy Anderson, MD, MPH; and Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH
Parents with language barriers reported less timely illness care and routine care for children in managed care Medicaid.
July 15, 2008 – Alan J. Forster, MD, MSc; Rinda LaBranche, RN; Robert McKim, MSc; John Wylam Faught, MD; Thomas E. Feasby, MD; Selikke Janes-Kelley, RN; Kaveh G. Shojania, MD; and Carl van Walraven, MD, MSc
Using an interactive voice response system to contact patients after outpatient surgery will likely result in improved efficiency without a decrease in assessment quality.
What Does the RAND Health Insurance Experiment Tell Us About the Impact of Patient Cost Sharing on Health Outcomes?
July 15, 2008 – Michael E. Chernew, PhD; and Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD
Value-based insurance design may reduce the adverse consequences of cost sharing, as well as support quality improvement initiatives.
July 15, 2008 – Manabu Akazawa, PhD; D. Cortney Hayflinger, MS; Richard H. Stanford, PharmD; and Christopher M. Blanchette, PhD
Compared with ipratropium alone, fluticasone/salmeterol combination therapy resulted in better clinical outcomes and similar or lower treatment costs in all COPD populations studied.
July 15, 2008 – Antonia V. Bennett, MA; Paula Lozano, MD; Laura P. Richardson, MD; Elizabeth McCauley, PhD; and Wayne J. Katon, MD
A revised HEDIS definition of high-risk asthma more precisely identifies patients with functional impairment and higher healthcare utilization who might benefit from case management.
July 15, 2008 – Diana M. Tisnado, PhD; Danielle E. Rose-Ash, PhD; Jennifer L. Malin, MD, PhD; John L. Adams, PhD; Patricia A. Ganz, MD; and Katherine L. Kahn, MD
We present findings about the prevalence and predictors of financial incentives for quality reported by oncologists and surgeons in Los Angeles County, California.
Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose Levels in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Not Taking Insulin: A Meta-analysis
July 15, 2008 – Ali Towfigh, MD; Maria Romanova, MD; Jane E. Weinreb, MD; Brett Munjas, BA; Marika J. Suttorp, MS; Annie Zhou, MS; and Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD
A meta-analysis of 9 RCTs found little benefit in self-monitoring of blood glucose levels on A1C outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus not taking insulin.
July 15, 2008
July 15, 2008