The American Journal of Managed Care - April 2010
An asthma case management program increased preventive care but did not significantly decrease markers of exacerbations.
Pharmacist management of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in this randomized trial resulted in more patients decreasing their glycosylated hemoglobin level by at least 1.0%.
Older patients with colorectal cancer were less likely to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy; rural patients with colon cancer were less likely to undergo chemotherapy.
Provision of quality healthcare covered in a quality way requires both information and courage.
Building negative incentives into value-based insurance design programs to discourage use of low-value care will involve a number of challenges.
The relationship between higher cost sharing and reduced medication use may be confounded by patients' healthy lifestyles or their health choices.
Educating employees about their cost-sharing responsibilities could lead to more efficient use of the healthcare system.
This article studies the association of pharmacy cost sharing with antiplatelet therapy utilization and health outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome.
High rates of health information technology use by physicians were only modestly associated with better knowledge of drug costs.
This article highlights the work of the National Oncology Working Group (NOW) Initiative.
An Internet-based weight management program provides a cost-effective alternative for weight management.