The American Journal of Managed Care > February 2012
The American Journal of Managed Care - February 2012
February 28, 2012 – Henry H. Fischer, MD; Sheri L. Eisert, PhD; Rachel M. Everhart, MS; Michael J. Durfee, MSPH; Susan L. Moore, MSPH; Stanley Soria, RN; Diana I. Stell, RN; Cecilia M. Rice-Peterson, RN, BSN; Thomas D. MacKenzie, MD, MSPH; and Raymond O. Estacio, MD
Nurses can improve lipid control in people with diabetes in a primarily indigent population through telephone care using moderately complex algorithms. Telephone-based outreach may decrease resource utilization.
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
November 12, 2012 – Daniel O. Scharfstein, ScD; Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH; Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD; and Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
February 27, 2012 – Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS; Marjorie L. Pearson, PhD, MSHS; Karen I. Connor, PhD, RN, MBA; Stefanie D. Vassar, MS; Marwa Kaisey, BS; Martin L. Lee, PhD; and Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH
Specifically trained care managers are essential for quality gains from a dementia care management program; even higher quality accrues with coordination across community and primary care.
February 27, 2012 – Jeff Lemieux, MA; Cary Sennett, MD; Ray Wang, MS; Teresa Mulligan, MHSA; and Jon Bumbaugh, MA
Hospital readmission rates in Medicare Advantage plans are considerably lower than those in Medicare's traditional fee-for-service program, after accounting for differences in risk.
February 27, 2012 – Deborah Peikes, PhD; Aparajita Zutshi, PhD; Janice L. Genevro, PhD; Michael L. Parchman, MD; and David S. Meyers, MD
Findings from a systematic evidence review of the medical home are promising, but indicate the critical need for stronger evaluations to guide policy makers.
February 17, 2012 – Debora Goetz Goldberg, PhD, MHA, MBA; Anton J. Kuzel, MD, MHPE; Lisa Bo Feng, MPH; Jonathan P. DeShazo, PhD, MPH; and Linda E. Love, LCSW, MA
Small primary care practices reap some organizational and quality of care improvements from electronic health records; however, challenges persist in achieving meaningful use standards.
February 17, 2012 – Katja Goetz, PhD; Tobias Freund, MD; Jochen Gensichen, MD, MA, MPH; Antje Miksch, MD; Joachim Szecsenyi, MD, MSc; and Jost Steinhaeuser, MD
For future studies focusing on quality of care from the background of the Chronic Care Model, the PACIC short form is appropriate.
February 17, 2012 – Karen Chan Osilla, PhD; Kristin Van Busum, MPA; Christopher Schnyer, MPP; Jody Wozar Larkin, BSN, MLIS; Christine Eibner, PhD; and Soeren Mattke, MD, DSc
Analysis of studies of worksite wellness programs suggested mixed impact on health-related behaviors and cost, with insufficient evidence regarding absenteeism and mental health.
February 17, 2012 – Yong Chen, MD, PhD; Leslie R. Harrold, MD, MPH; Robert A. Yood, MD; Terry S. Field, DSc; and Becky A. Briesacher, PhD
Identifying patients with osteoporosis or low bone mineral density and high risk for osteoporotic fractures is possible in administrative data using osteoporosis diagnoses and fracture risk profile.
February 28, 2012 – Henry H. Fischer, MD; Susan L. Moore, MSPH; David Ginosar, MD; Arthur J. Davidson, MD, MSPH; Cecilia M. Rice-Peterson, RN, BSN; Michael J. Durfee, MSPH; Thomas D. MacKenzie, MD, MSPH; Raymond O. Estacio, MD; and Andrew W. Steele, MD, MPH, MSc
Cell phoneâ€œbased text messaging may be used to feasibly support chronic disease management and engagement in diabetes self-care behaviors for some patients.