The American Journal of Managed Care > June 2010

The American Journal of Managed Care - June 2010

January 01, 1970 – Constance W. Liu, MD, PhD; Doug Einstadter, MD; and Randall D. Cebul, MD

Fragmentation of care to specialists may be associated with higher rates of emergency department visits among patients with chronic illness.

June 10, 2010 – Arthur Swislocki, MD; Jon A. Green, MD, PhD; Gerhard Heinrich, MD; Charles A. Barnett, MD; Ivan D. Meadows, MD; Ernest B. Harmon, BS; Mary F. Rank, RN, FNP; and Robert H. Noth, MD

Men in a VA rehabilitation unit who had osteoporosis were older and thinner, but otherwise similar (metabolic and functional status) to control subjects.

June 10, 2010 – Daniel T. Leonard, MA

Rigorous scientific standards are needed to address the challenge of providing information on the real-world effects of treatments and procedures.

June 10, 2010 – Timothy M. Dall, MS; Rachel C. Askarinam Wagner, MS; Yiduo Zhang, PhD; Wenya Yang, MPA; CAPT David R. Arday, MD, MPH; and CAPT Cynthia J. Gantt, NC, USN, FNP-BC, PhD

Findings from TRICARE's disease management programs for asthma, congestive heart failure, and diabetes patients suggest that the programs more than pay for themselves.

June 10, 2010 – Jay M. Margolis, PharmD; Zhun Cao, PhD; Eberechukwu Onukwugha, PhD; Robert J. Sanchez, MS; Jose Alvir, DrPH; Ashish V. Joshi, PhD; and C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

Prior authorization for pregabalin in commercial insurance plans accomplished the objective of lower pregabalin utilization; however, there was no significant decrease in disease-related healthcare costs.

June 10, 2010 – Ronald E. Aubert, PhD, MSPH; Jianying Yao, MS; Fang Xia, PhD; and Susan B. Garavaglia, PhD, MBA

Statin therapy compliance of 80% or higher during the first 2 years of treatment is associated with reduced healthcare resource utilization in the following year.

June 04, 2010 – Nancy A. Dreyer, PhD; Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD; Barbara J. McNeil, MD; Marc L. Berger, MD; Alec M. Walker, MD; Daniel A. Ollendorf, MPH; and Richard E. Gliklich, MD; for the GRACE Initiative

The GRACE principles lay out 3 questions to help healthcare providers, patients, and other decision makers evaluate the quality of noninterventional comparative effectiveness studies.

June 04, 2010 – William R. Hamman, MD, PhD; Beth M. Beaudin-Seiler, MPA; Jeffrey M. Beaubien, PhD; Amy M. Gullickson, MDiv; Krystyna Orizondo-Korotko, MS; Amy C. Gross, MS; R. Wayne Fuqua, PhD; and Richard L. Lammers

The same simulation methodology used in the aviation industry was able to uncover latent environmental threats to patient safety.

June 04, 2010 – Timothy Hoff, PhD

For the medical home concept to work, greater attention must be focused on primary care workforce needs and consumer preferences.

June 04, 2010 – Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH; Linda F. McCaig, MPH; and Donatus U. Ekwueme, PhD

The pre-HPV vaccination burden of ambulatory care visits and procedures related to cervical cancer screening is assessed, with projected effects of HPV vaccination and testing.

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