The American Journal of Managed Care > June 2012

The American Journal of Managed Care - June 2012

June 15, 2012 – Onur Baser, MS, PhD; Nishan Sengupta, PhD; Anne Dysinger, MA; and Li Wang, MA, PhD
VTE prophylaxis is underutilized in medical patients in US hospitals, but the occurrence of VTE has a major clinical and economic impact.
June 15, 2012 – Darcy Saffar, MPH; L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH; Jennifer Elston Lafata, PhD; George Divine, PhD; and Manel Pladevall, MD, MS
African Americans with diabetes are less likely than whites to be treated with lipid-lowering agents, have their medication altered, or reach LDL-C goal.
June 15, 2012 – Brian Hazlehurst, PhD; Mary Ann McBurnie, PhD; Richard A. Mularski, MD, MSHS, MCR; Jon E. Puro, MPA-HA; and Susan L. Chauvie, RN, MPA-HA
The authors discuss the design and evaluation of a health information technology platform that enables comprehensive, automated assessment of care quality in electronic medical records.
June 15, 2012 – Nadereh Pourat, PhD; and Jenna M. Jones, MPH
Compared with insured adults, uninsured adults in California had less knowledge of the human papillomavirus vaccine and were less likely to be vaccinated.
June 13, 2012 – Jane Miles, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Darren P. Anderson, MSN, RN, ACM; Martha Engelke, PhD; Mary K. Kirkpatrick, RN, MSN, EdD; Mary Lisa Pories, MSW; Wanda G. Waters, RN, BSN; Frank R. Watkins, RN, CCRC; Marie E. Pokorny, RN, MSN, PhD; and Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD
This study explored barriers to the transition of obese patients from hospital to community as perceived by case managers, nursing home directors, and home health directors.
June 13, 2012 – Qian Cai, MS, MSPH; Hiangkiat Tan, MS, BPharm; and Joseph Singer, MD
The hospitalization risks and costs of positive airway pressure were evaluated among patients with obstructive sleep apnea in a real-world setting.
June 13, 2012 – Serena Roth, MD; Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH; Tammy Harding-Anderer, PhD; Frederick J. Bloom, Jr, MD, MMM; Thomas Graf, MD; Melissa S. Stahl, MPH; Judith H. Maselli, MSPH; and Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD
A quality measure reduced antibiotic use for patients with acute bronchitis but led to use of an alternative diagnosis, offsetting most of the observed improvement.
June 13, 2012 – Kimberly M. Lovett, MD; and Bryan A. Liang, MD, PhD, JD
The quality care opportunities model can lead to increased utility and validity of current measurement tools and more accurate assessment of physician performance.
June 13, 2012 – Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA; Riya Goyal, BA; Susannah Fox, BA; and William H. Shrank, MD, MS, HS
As delivery reform unfolds and leads to new models of care delivery, social capital will be a powerful concept to incorporate into their design and evaluation.
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