The American Journal of Managed Care > July 2012

The American Journal of Managed Care - July 2012

July 12, 2012 – Heike U. Krämer, MSc; Gernot Rüter, MD; Ben Schöttker, MPH; Dietrich Rothenbacher, MD, MPH; Thomas Rosemann, MD, PhD; Joachim Szecsenyi, MD; Hermann Brenner, MD, MPH; and Elke Raum, MD, MPH
Gender differences were found in healthcare utilization in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Germany, despite a high rate of enrollment in a disease management program.
July 12, 2012 – Karin L. Kempe, MD, MPH; Susan M. Shetterly, MS; Eric K. France, MD, MSPH; and Theodore R. Levin, MD
Automated phone and mail population outreach resulted in an almost 4-fold increase in the rate of screening for colorectal cancer even without an office visit.
July 19, 2012 – Machaon M. Bonafede, PhD, MPH; Jose A. Suaya, MD, PhD, MPH; Kathleen L. Wilson, MPH; David M. Mannino, MD; and Daniel Polsky, PhD
Approximately 5% of non-elderly adults have a community acquired pneumonia (CAP) annually, with an annual total of $10.6 billion in direct and indirect costs.
July 18, 2012 – Thomas S. Rector, PharmD, PhD; Sean Nugent, BA; Michele Spoont, PhD; Siamak Noorbaloochi, PhD; and Hanna E. Bloomfield, MD, MPH
Many patients stop taking medications for chronic conditions, thereby reducing the effectiveness of healthcare. An attempt to screen electronic VA healthcare records to identify patients as they discontinued a medication was not an efficient approach to this problem.
July 12, 2012 – Sukyung Chung, PhD; Laura J. Eaton, MD, MPH; and Harold S. Luft, PhD
Primary care physician panels vary markedly in work effort needed. Age/sex adjustment is sufficient to account for this for children, but not for adults.
July 12, 2012 – Julie Gazmararian, PhD, MPH; Rita Carreón, BS; Nicole Olson, MPH; and Barbara Lardy, MPH
In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 health plans to explore why plans collect or forgo race, ethnicity, and language (REL) data collection efforts, and the challenges encountered with collecting and using data for quality improvement.
July 12, 2012 – Marianne Turley, PhD; Terhilda Garrido, BSE, MPH; Alex Lowenthal, MPA; and Yi Yvonne Zhou, PhD
Patients with online access to key components of their personal health records were 2.6 times more likely than nonusers to remain health plan members.
July 12, 2012 – Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD; Marv Feldman, RPh, MS; John Martin, MPH; Julie Sanderson-Austin, RN; Kimberly D. Westrich, MA; for The Working Group on Optimizing Medication Therapy in Value-Based Healthca
A framework for the role of pharmaceuticals in value-based healthcare, practical examples from organizations that have made the transition, and implementation considerations.
July 12, 2012 – Rowena J. Dolor, MD, MHS; Andrew L. Masica, MD, MSCI; Daniel R. Touchette, PharmD, MA; Scott R. Smith, PhD; and Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, PhD, MBA
Lessons learned from implementation of a pharmacist-delivered medication therapy management intervention in primary care can inform future studies and be adopted into real-world clinical settings.
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