The American Journal of Managed Care > November 2010

The American Journal of Managed Care - November 2010

November 19, 2010 – Joseph Antos, PhD; John Bertko; Michael Chernew, PhD; David Cutler, PhD; Francois de Brantes; Dana Goldman, PhD; Bob Kocher, MD; Mark McClellan, MD, PhD; Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD; Mark Pauly, PhD; Leonard Schaeffer; and Stephen Shortell, PhD

Authors from The Brookings Institution update their recommendations by focusing on 3 concrete objectives to slow spending and improve quality of care within the next 5 years.

November 19, 2010 – David M. Mosen, PhD, MPH; Michael Schatz, MD, MS; Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH; Richard A. Mularski, MD, MSHS, MCR; Winston F. Wong, MD; and Jim Bellows, PhD

African Americans had more asthma-specific emergency care utilization, and African Americans and Native Americans/Aleutians/Eskimos were more likely to report lower asthma-specific quality-of-life scores, than whites.

November 19, 2010 – Alison A. Galbraith, MD, MPH; Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD; Stephen B. Soumerai, ScD; Allyson M. Abrams, MS; Kenneth Kleinman, ScD; Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD; J. Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH; Alyce S. Adams, PhD; Irina Miroshnik, MS; and Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH

When preventive care was exempt from the deductible, well-child visits did not change for children switching from traditional plans to high-deductible plans.

November 19, 2010 – Niall Brennan, MPP; and Mark Shepard, BA

Quality measures showed large, though mixed, differences between Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage programs.

November 19, 2010 – Philip S. Wells, MD; Bijan J. Borah, PhD; Nishan Sengupta, PhD; Dylan Supina, PhD; Heather P. McDonald, MSc; and Louis M. Kwong, MD

Extended-duration thromboprophylaxis (>14 days) for total hip replacement/total knee replacement was associated with significantly lower risk for thromboembolic and bleeding events than short-duration thromboprophylaxis.

November 19, 2010 – John C. Fortney, PhD; Jeffrey M. Pyne, MD; Christopher A. Steven, BA; J. Silas Williams; Richard G. Hedrick, BBA; Amanda K. Lunsford, MA; William N. Raney, MA, RN; Betty A. Ackerman, RN; Loretta O. Ducker, MA, RN; Laura M. Bonner, PhD; and Jeffrey L. Smith, BS

This article describes the development and capabilities of a Webbased decision support system for care managers working in the context of the chronic care model.

November 04, 2010 – Stephen K. Rhodes, DMD

A 13-year study of actual compensation amounts and rates paid to solo general dentists by a capitation or managed care type of insurance plan.

November 04, 2010 – Ted E. Palen, PhD, MD, MPSH; David W. Price, MD; Aaron J. Snyder, MD; and Susan M. Shetterly, MS

A targeted computerized alert at the time of physician order entry reduced the use of D-dimer testing among patients 65 years and older.

November 04, 2010 – Michael Schatz, MD, MS; Robert S. Zeiger, MD, PhD; Su-Jau T. Yang, PhD; Wansu Chen, MS; William W. Crawford, MD; Shiva G. Sajjan, PhD; and Felicia Allen-Ramey, PhD

HEDIS-defined persistent asthma is generally consistent with survey-defined persistent asthma over a 3-year period.

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