The American Journal of Managed Care - September 2010
This analysis studies effects of practice structures, primary care and mental health integration, and sex-specific primary care services on diagnosis of depression among women veterans.
A nurse following treatment alogrithms with prescription authority in a primary care setting markedly improved diabetes outcomes; 47% met ADA A1C, LDL-C, and BP goals.
Blood pressure control can be improved through a "Treat to Target" approach including home blood pressure monitoring, health coaching, and home titration of antihypertensive medications.
About half of the patients in this study did not fill any smoking cessation medication following a rejected claim for varenicline.
Costly new breast cancer therapies augment the significant burden this disease places on healthcare resources, but in context they may still provide value to society.
This pooled analysis assesses preferred roles in treatment decision making, actual roles, and preferred versus actual discordance among 6 studies of patients with cancer.
Use of live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children has a favorable benefit-risk profile.
Physicians and laboratorians must work to reduce use of antiquated clinical laboratory tests.
Proton pump inhibitors are often overused without documented valid indications. Their inappropriate use is associated with substantial cost expenditure and the potential for adverse events.