The American Journal of Managed Care > July 2009

The American Journal of Managed Care - July 2009

July 07, 2009 – Aimee Der-Huey Shu, MD; Margaret R. Stedman, MPH; Jennifer M. Polinski, MPH, MS; Saira A. Jan, MS, PharmD; Minal Patel, MD, MPH; Colleen Truppo, RN, MBA; Laura Breiner, RN, BSN; Ya-ting Chen, PhD; Thomas W. Weiss, DrPH; and Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH

Post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial found that a 1-session educational intervention targeted at patients and primary care physicians did not improve osteoporosis medication adherence.

July 07, 2009 – Daniel S. Longyhore, PharmD; Casey McNulty Stockton, PharmD; and Marie Roke Thomas, PhD

With the exception of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting lipid profiles were not significantly changed after higher potency statins were removed from prescription formularies.

July 07, 2009 – Stephen F. Derose, MD, MS; Randall K. Nakahiro, PharmD; and Frederick H. Ziel, MD

A randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the effectiveness of automated telephone and mail outreach to prompt compliance with periodic diabetes laboratory testing.

July 07, 2009 – Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Raisa L. Levin, MS; Joy L. Lee, BA; Saira A. Jan, MS, PharmD; M. Alan Brookhart, PhD; and Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH

This study compares the performance of several definitions of concurrent adherence to related medications.

July 07, 2009 – Dominick Esposito, PhD; Ann D. Bagchi, PhD; James M. Verdier, JD; Deo S. Bencio, BS; and Myoung S. Kim, PhD

Higher medication adherence among Medicaid beneficiaries with congestive heart failure was associated with lower healthcare utilization and lower costs, and the relationship to costs was graded.

July 07, 2009 – Becky A. Briesacher, PhD; Susan E. Andrade, ScD; Hassan Fouayzi, MS; and K. Arnold Chan, MD

Generic prescribing was associated with improved medication adherence in 2 of 5 study conditions, but $0 copayments were associated with improved adherence across all conditions.

July 07, 2009 – Bruce W. Sherman, MD; Sharon Glave Frazee, PhD; Raymond J. Fabius, MD, CPE; Rochelle A. Broome, MD; James R. Manfred, RPh; and Jeffery C. Davis, MBA

Patients who used workplace primary care and pharmacy services had higher adherence rates to medications for their chronic conditions than community-treated patients.

July 07, 2009 – Brandon T. Suehs, PharmD; and Tawny L. Bettinger, PharmD, BCPP

This research develops a multiattribute decision model to aid in the selection of preferred mood-stabilizing agents for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

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