The American Journal of Managed Care > April 2010

The American Journal of Managed Care - April 2010

April 07, 2010 – Sylvia Brandt, PhD; Sara Gale, MPH; and Ira B. Tager, MD, MPH

An asthma case management program increased preventive care but did not significantly decrease markers of exacerbations.

April 07, 2010 – John P. Jameson, PharmD; and Philip J. Baty, MD

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%.

April 07, 2010 – Jayashri Sankaranarayanan, PhD; Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD; Junfeng Sun, PhD; Fang Qiu, MS, PhD; Eugene C. Boilesen, BS; and Alan G. Thorson, MD

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.

April 07, 2010 – Dean G. Smith, PhD

Provision of quality healthcare covered in a quality way requires both information and courage.

April 07, 2010 – Peter J. Neumann, ScD; Hannah R. Auerbach, BA; Joshua T. Cohen, PhD; and Dan Greenberg, PhD

Building negative incentives into value-based insurance design programs to discourage use of low-value care will involve a number of challenges.

April 07, 2010 – Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD

The relationship between higher cost sharing and reduced medication use may be confounded by patients' healthy lifestyles or their health choices.

April 07, 2010 – Amy M. Lischko, DSc; and James F. Burgess Jr, PhD

Educating employees about their cost-sharing responsibilities could lead to more efficient use of the healthcare system.

April 07, 2010 – Tomas J. Philipson, PhD; Essy Mozaffari, PharmD, MPH; and John Ross Maclean, MD

This article studies the association of pharmacy cost sharing with antiplatelet therapy utilization and health outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome.

April 01, 2010 – Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MPH; Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD; G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS; Allen L. Hixon, MD; Emmett B. Keeler, PhD; Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH; Randi Chen, MS; Eric A. Jackson, PharmD; and R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA

High rates of health information technology use by physicians were only modestly associated with better knowledge of drug costs.

April 01, 2010 – Aileen M. Soper, BA; C. E. (Gene) Reeder, RPh, PhD; Loreen M. Brown, MSW; Ana Stojanovska, BS; and Barbara J. Lennert, RN, BSN, MAOM

This article highlights the work of the National Oncology Working Group (NOW) Initiative.

April 01, 2010 – Rafia S. Rasu, PhD; Christine M. Hunter, PhD; Alan L. Peterson, PhD; Heather M. Maruska, BSc, PharmD(Cand); and John P. Foreyt, PhD

An Internet-based weight management program provides a cost-effective alternative for weight management.

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