The American Journal of Managed Care - October 2009
A group of experts who have spent their careers studying the healthcare system have convened to identify a path for sustainable reform in healthcare cost growth.
Enrollment in a secondary disease prevention program can have a significant impact on statin adherence and subsequent clinical outcomes.
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who are compliant with proton pump inhibitor therapy stay on NSAIDs longer than noncompliant patients.
During implementation of the Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project, providers experienced longer delivery delays and a higher probability of a Vaccines for Children stockout.
Factors significantly associated with adult vaccination rates in primary care practices were patients’ age, race, scheduled well-visit length, and nurses’ vaccination status.
A higher proportion of veterans who use VA pharmacy services are black, have no alternative insurance, have lower incomes, are disabled, and report poorer health.
We examined patient response to a narrowing of a preferred provider organization network that effectively raised the out-of-pocket price for a few physicians.
San Francisco is attempting to expand health insurance coverage and access to care while also supporting its healthcare safety net.
This study found that certificate-of-need laws have reduced the number of hospital beds by about 10% and have reduced healthcare expenditures by almost 2%.
This study examines dental insurance transition dynamics in the context of changing employment and retirement status.
Bundled cardioprotective medications with simplified delivery reduced the risk of hospitalization for myocardial infarction or stroke among patients at high risk.
State Medicaid programs’ pregabalin prior authorization accomplished the objective of lower pregabalin utilization; the unintended effects were increased opioid use and increased disease-related healthcare costs.