The American Journal of Managed Care > October 2009

The American Journal of Managed Care - October 2009

October 08, 2009 – Joseph Antos, PhD; John Bertko; Michael Chernew, PhD; David Cutler, PhD; Dana Goldman, PhD; Mark McClellan, MD, PhD; Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD; Mark Pauly, PhD; Leonard Schaeffer; and Stephen Shortell, PhD

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.

October 08, 2009 – Brandy D. McGinnis, PharmD; Kari L. Olson, PharmD; Thomas M. A. Delate, PhD; and Ryan S. Stolcpart, PharmD

Enrollment in a secondary disease prevention program can have a significant impact on statin adherence and subsequent clinical outcomes.

October 08, 2009 – Mei Sheng Duh, MPH, ScD; Antoine Gosselin, MA; Roger Luo, PhD; Herve Lohoues, PhD; Barbara E. Lewis, PhD; and Joseph A. Crawley, MS

Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who are compliant with proton pump inhibitor therapy stay on NSAIDs longer than noncompliant patients.

October 08, 2009 – Jason T. Shafrin, PhD; and John M. Fontanesi, PhD

During implementation of the Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project, providers experienced longer delivery delays and a higher probability of a Vaccines for Children stockout.

October 08, 2009 – Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD, RD; Melissa Tabbarah, PhD, MPH; Jonathan A. Hart, MS; Dwight E. Fox, DMD; Mahlon Raymund, PhD; Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH; and Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, MPH; for the FM-PittNet Practice Based Research Network

Factors significantly associated with adult vaccination rates in primary care practices were patients’ age, race, scheduled well-visit length, and nurses’ vaccination status.

October 08, 2009 – Sherrie L. Aspinall, PharmD, MSc; Jessica S. Banthin, PhD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; G. Edward Miller, PhD; and Francesca E. Cunningham, PharmD

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.

October 08, 2009 – Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD; Zhonghe Li, MS; and Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH

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.

October 08, 2009 – Andrew B. Bindman, MD; Anders Chen, MD; Jean S. Fraser, JD; Hal F. Yee Jr, MD, PhD; and David Ofman, MD, MA

San Francisco is attempting to expand health insurance coverage and access to care while also supporting its healthcare safety net.

October 08, 2009 – Fred J. Hellinger, PhD

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%.

October 08, 2009 – Richard J. Manski, DDS, MBA, PhD; John F. Moeller, PhD; Haiyan Chen, MD, PhD; Patricia A. St Clair, ScB; Jody Schimmel, PhD; Larry S. Magder, MPH, PhD; and John V. Pepper, PhD

This study examines dental insurance transition dynamics in the context of changing employment and retirement status.

October 01, 2009 – R. James Dudl, MD; Margaret C. Wang, PhD, MPH; Michelle Wong, MPH, MPP; and Jim Bellows, PhD

Bundled cardioprotective medications with simplified delivery reduced the risk of hospitalization for myocardial infarction or stroke among patients at high risk.

October 01, 2009 – Jay M. Margolis, PharmD; Stephen S. Johnston, MA; Bong-Chul Chu, PhD; Eberechukwu Onukwugha, PhD; Kyle Hvidsten, MPH; Jose Alvir, DrPH; Joseph G. Rossi, PharmD; and C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

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.

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