The American Journal of Managed Care > April 2012

The American Journal of Managed Care - April 2012

April 23, 2012 – Hemen N. Saifu, MPH; Steven M. Asch, MD, MPH; Matthew Bidwell Goetz, MD; Jason P. Smith, PharmD; Christopher J. Graber, MD, MPH; Dennis Schaberg, MD; and Benjamin C. Sun, MD, MPP
In an integrated health system, human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C telemedicine clinics are associated with improved access, high patient satisfaction, and reduction in health visit“related time.
April 23, 2012 – John S. Hudson, RN, PhD; James A. Neff, PhD, MPH; Miguel A. Padilla, PhD; Qi Zhang, PhD; and Larry T. Mercer, EdD
Hospital and physician-hospital alignment, but not loyalty, are predictors of integrated electronic health record adoption by admitting physicians in an integrated system.
April 23, 2012 – Phillip Wiegand, PharmD, MS; Jeffery S. McCombs, PhD; and Jennifer J. Wang, PharmD, MS
Medication adherence in hyperlipidemia remains poor on a nationally representative level. Predictors of medication adherence from a nationally representative commercial health plan are reported.
April 23, 2012 – Hsien-Yen Chang, PhD; Jonathan P. Weiner, DrPH; Thomas M. Richards, MS; Sara N. Bleich, PhD; and Jodi B. Segal, MD, MPH
The Diabetes Complications Severity Index without laboratory test results is a good measure of diabetes severity, given its ability to explain costs.
April 13, 2012 – Tobias Freund, MD; Michel Wensing, PhD; Stefan Geissler,; Frank Peters-Klimm, MD; Cornelia Mahler, RN, MA, PhD; Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH; and Joachim Szecsenyi, MD, MSc
Criteria used by primary care physicians to select patients for practice-based care management programs were explored in a qualitative study.
April 13, 2012 – Donald G. Klepser, PhD, MBA; Sara E. Bisanz, PharmD; and Michael E. Klepser, PharmD
This cost-effectiveness analysis of care options for group A streptococcus patients is the first to include community pharmacy as a possible point of care.
April 13, 2012 – Chris Sistrom, MD, MPH, PhD; Niccie L. McKay, PhD; Jeffrey B. Weilburg, MD; Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH; and Timothy G. Ferris, MD
We examine and quantify patient and physician factors that affect the utilization of outpatient imaging by primary care physicians caring for adult patients.
April 13, 2012 – Tara F. Bishop, MD; Alex D. Federman, MD, MPH; and Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS
We found no consistent associations between physician incentives for quality improvement and 12 measures of ambulatory quality of care.
April 13, 2012 – Jennifer S. Myers, MD; and Richard P. Shannon, MD
This commentary reflects how high-performing healthcare organizations use health information technology to advance patient safety.
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