The American Journal of Managed Care > January 2012

The American Journal of Managed Care - January 2012

January 19, 2012 – Rhonda BeLue, PhD; Adetokunbo N. Oluwole, PhD; Arnold N. F. Degboe, MB, ChB, PhD; and M. Kathleen Figaro, MD, MS
This paper explores hypertension control among patients with diabetes in a variety of ambulatory care settings. We also consider the role of sociodemographic factors.
January 19, 2012 – Virginia P. Quinn, PhD; Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD; Jeff M. Slezak, MS; Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, PhD; Bette Caan, DrPH; Barbara Sternfeld, PhD; and Reina Haque, PhD
Healthcare organizations may reduce weight-related health risks and disparities in care among overweight/obese patients through promoting cancer screening exams, healthier diets, and physical activity.
January 19, 2012 – Steven M. Kymes, PhD; Iskra Pusic, MD; Dennis L. Lambert, PhD; Martin Gregory, BA; Kenneth R. Carson, MD; and John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor plus plerixafor for stem cell mobilization is cost-effective in pretreated patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
January 19, 2012 – Mindy M. Cheng, MS; Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD; Emily Beth Devine, PharmD, MBA, PhD; Louis P. Garrison, PhD; Brian W. Bresnahan, PhD; and David L. Veenstra, PharmD, PhD
This study critically assessed the published clinical and economic evidence supporting oncology orphan drugs marketed in the United States.
January 16, 2012 – Amy McKee, PhD; and Fred Peyerl, PhD
An evidence-based managed care budget impact model shows that incorporating TSI testing into existing Graves%u2019 disease hyperthyroidism diagnostic algorithms reduces costs and shortens time to diagnosis.
January 16, 2012 – Ryan J. Boe, MHPA; Jae Kennedy, PhD; Joseph S. Coyne, DrPH; and Gary J. Smith, PhD, FACHE
Institution of paperless credentialing is analyzed on a pre-/post-implementation basis to understand the impact on business and productivity.
January 16, 2012 – Teresa B. Gibson, PhD; Yonghua Jing, PhD; Jill E. Bagalman, MSW; Zhun Cao, PhD; John A. Bates, PhD; Tony Hebden, PhD; Robert A. Forbes, PhD; and Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD
Higher patient cost-sharing is associated with a lower likelihood of treatment augmentation in patients with depression who are treated with antidepressants.
January 16, 2012 – Yi-Chen Hong, PhD; and George Chinhung Linn, MD, PhD
This study explores whether the policies of financial incentives for the demand and supply sides lowered the Cesarean section rate.
January 16, 2012 – Jean-Sebastien Rachoin, MD; Jad Skaf, MD; Elizabeth Cerceo, MD; Erin Fitzpatrick, MD; Barry Milcarek, PhD; Eric Kupersmith, MD; and Danielle Bowen Scheurer, MD, MSCR
In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we found that hospitalists reduce hospital length of stay without increasing costs.
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