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.
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.
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
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