The American Journal of Managed Care > January 2010

The American Journal of Managed Care - January 2010

January 14, 2010 – Jay H. Shubrook Jr, DO; Richard J. Snow, DO, MPH; Sharon L. McGill, MPH; and Grace D. Brannan, PhD

In this study, providers were more likely to achieve processes-ofcare goals when diabetes care was bundled at the indicator level than at the patient level.

January 14, 2010 – Hae Mi Choe, PharmD; Steven J. Bernstein, MD, MPH; Connie J. Standiford, MD; and Rodney A. Hayward, MD

The new HEDIS diabetes blood pressure measure may promote performance incentives for overtreatment of blood pressure, causing potential harm, especially in the elderly population.

January 13, 2010 – L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH; and Thomas H. Lee Jr, MD

Although physicians should be aware of guidelines and measures, they need to apply more nuanced approaches when seeing individual patients.

January 14, 2010 – O. Kenrik Duru, MD, MSHS; Julie A. Schmittdiel, PhD; Wendy T. Dyer, MSc; Melissa M. Parker, MS; Connie S. Uratsu, MS; James Chan, PharmD; and Andrew J. Karter, PhD

Patients with diabetes were more likely to have good medication adherence if they refilled their medications by mail versus at localpharmacies.

January 14, 2010 – Antje Miksch, MD; Gunter Laux, DSc, MSc; Dominik Ose, MPH; Stefanie Joos, MD; Stephen Campbell, PhD; Burgi Riens, DSc; and Joachim Szecsenyi, MD, MSc

Patients with type 2 diabetes in a German disease management program had a lower mortality rate after 3 years than those not in the program.

January 14, 2010 – Richard O. White, MD; Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH; Robert M. Malone, PharmD; Chandra Y. Osborn, PhD, MPH; Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH; and Russell L. Rothman, MD, MPP

A subanalysis of a successful algorithm-driven primary care–based diabetes disease management program examines the relationships among patient characteristics, labor inputs, and improvement in A1C level.

January 14, 2010 – Carrie McAdam-Marx, PhD; Robert I. Field, PhD; Stephen Metraux, PhD; Stephen T. Moelter, PhD; and Diana I. Brixner, PhD

Physician utilization during the year before the first indication of type 2 diabetes did not differ between Medicaid-covered and privately insured youth.

January 14, 2010 – Tai-Ti Lee, MS; Shou-Hsia Cheng, PhD; Chi-Chen Chen, MS; and Mei-Shu Lai, MD, PhD

A pay-for-performance program in Taiwan improved the quality of diabetes care and slightly increased the cost of care.

January 01, 2010 – Judy Y. Chen, MD, MSHS; Haijun Tian, PhD; Deborah Taira Juarez, ScD; Krista A. Hodges, MPH, MBA; Jennifer C. Brand, MPH; Richard S. Chung, MD; and Antonio P. Legorreta, MD, MPH

A pay-for-performance program in a preferred provider organization setting may significantly increase the receipt of quality care and decrease hospitalization rates among patients with diabetes.

January 01, 2010 – Matthew L. Maciejewski, PhD; Chris L. Bryson, MD, MS; Mark Perkins, PharmD; David K. Blough, PhD; Francesca E. Cunningham, PhD; John C. Fortney, PhD; Sarah L. Krein, PhD; Kevin T. Stroupe, PhD; Nancy D. Sharp, PhD; and Chuan-Fen Liu, PhD

A copayment increase from $2 to $7 adversely affected veterans' adherence to statins, antihypertensives, and oral hypoglycemic agents.

January 01, 2010 – Karen M. Stockl, PharmD; Lisa Le, MS; Shaoang Zhang, PhD; and Ann S. M. Harada, PhD

Clinical and economic outcomes associated with the use of specific potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly were evaluated.

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