The American Journal of Managed Care > August 2010

The American Journal of Managed Care - August 2010

August 11, 2010 – Charanjit S. Rihal, MD, MBA; James L. Ryan, MHA; Mandeep Singh, MBBS; Ryan J. Lennon, MS; John F. Bresnahan, MD; Juliette T. Liesinger, BA; Bernard J. Gersh, MBChB, DPhil; Henry H. Ting, MD, MBA; David R. Holmes, Jr, MD; and Kirsten Hall Long, PhD

Introduction of drug-eluting stents resulted in improved clinical outcomes for patients and reduced overall procedural costs.

August 11, 2010 – Donald G. Pittman, PharmD; Zhuliang Tao, MPH; William Chen, PhD; and Glen D. Stettin, MD

Retrospective analysis of antihypertensive medication adherence and subsequent total healthcare costs demonstrated a significant, continuous, and inversely proportional effect of adherence on total healthcare costs.

August 11, 2010 – Ogochukwu C. Molokwu, PharmD, MScMed

The new indication for rosuvastatin is unlikely to have any significant impact on clinical practices because of questions about its clinical utility.

August 11, 2010 – Paul M. Ridker, MD

Randomized trial data indicate that heart disease risk associated with elevated hsCRP can be cut by almost half with a safe, proven pharmacologic therapy.

August 11, 2010 – Kellie J. Ryan, MPH Matthew D. Rousculp, PhD, MPH. Reply by Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA Julie H. Y. Tai, MD Rachel R. Bailey, MPH

A patient-centered medical home with intensive case management and a payer partner can significantly improve hospital utilization and may decrease total medical costs for a Medicare population.

August 11, 2010 – Richard J. Gilfillan, MD; Janet Tomcavage, RN, MSN; Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD; Duane E. Davis, MD; Jove Graham, PhD; Jason A. Roy, PhD; Steven B. Pierdon, MD; Frederick J. Bloom Jr, MD, MMM; Thomas R. Graf, MD; Roy Goldman, PhD, FSA; Karena M. Weikel, BA; Bruce H. Hamory, MD; Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA; and Glenn D. Steele Jr, MD, PhD

A patient-centered medical home with intensive case management and a payer partner can significantly improve hospital utilization and may decrease total medical costs for a Medicare population.

August 11, 2010 – Teresa B. Gibson, PhD; Xue Song, PhD; Berhanu Alemayehu, DrPH; Sara S. Wang, PhD; Jessica L. Waddell, MPH; Jonathan R. Bouchard, MS, RPh; and Felicia Forma, BSc

Higher cost-sharing levels reduced adherence to antidiabetic medications in patients with type 2 diabetes.

August 11, 2010 – Cheryl L. Damberg, PhD; Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA; Kristiana Raube, PhD, MPH; Robin R. Gillies, PhD; Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH; Rodney K. McCurdy, MHA; Lawrence P. Casalino, MD, PhD; and John Adams, PhD

This study examines the clinical effects of care management and quality improvement interventions implemented by physician groups on pay-for-performance success.

August 11, 2010 – Mark R. Rosekind, PhD; and Kevin B. Gregory, BS

This review article discusses the issues surrounding the risks and costs of sleep disturbance as they relate to society and the individual.

August 02, 2010 – Nathaniel M. Schuster, BS; Mary A.M. Rogers, PhD, MS; and Laurence F. McMahon Jr, MD, MPH

Google query data for 2 statins demonstrated association with temporal and geographic utilization benchmarks, suggesting that query data can be used to track real-time utilization.

August 02, 2010 – Stephen S. Johnston, MA; Matthew D. Rousculp, PhD, MPH; Liisa A. Palmer, PhD; Bong-Chul Chu, PhD; Parthiv J. Mahadevia, MD, MPH; and Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA

The willingness of employees to pay to prevent influenza demonstrates a strong preference to protect themselves and their household members; however, modifiable barriers to vaccination persist.

August 02, 2010 – Hemal Patel, PharmD, MBA; Diana C. Toe, PharmD; Shawn Burke, RPh; and Rafia S. Rasu, PhD

The utilization pattern of anticonvulsants after a change in preferred-formulary coverage resulted in health plan savings of $0.16 per member per month.

August 03, 2010 – Russell L. Knoth, PhD; Susan C. Bolge, PhD; Edward Kim, MD, MBA; and Quynh-Van Tran, PharmD

Patients with inadequate response to depression treatment used increased resources, were less likely to be employed, and had more presenteeism than those with treatment response.

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