The American Journal of Managed Care > December 2013

The American Journal of Managed Care - December 2013

December 12, 2013 – Catherine A. Taliani, BS; Patricia L. Bricker, MBA; Alan M. Adelman, MD, MS; Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP; and Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD
A positive deviance approach was used to identify best practices in embedding care management in patient-centered medical home team-based care processes.
December 20, 2013 – Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc; Jeffrey A. Switzer, DO; Jipan Xie, MD, PhD; Liangyi Fan, BA; Kathleen F. Villa, MS; and Eric Q. Wu, PhD
A cost-utility analysis of a hub-and-spoke telestroke network showed that it was economically dominant over routine care.
December 20, 2013 – Yuhua Bao, PhD; Andrew M. Ryan, PhD; Huibo Shao, MS; Harold Alan Pincus, MD; and Julie M. Donohue, PhD
This study shows that generic initiation improves adherence to antidepressant therapy among Medicare patients and mitigates the negative effects of the Part D coverage gap.
December 23, 2013 – Robert D. Lieberthal, PhD
All the economic studies of genomic tests for breast cancer rely on modeling rather than randomized controlled trials or other direct trial data.
December 23, 2013 – Ashley R. Bergeron, MPH; Jennifer R. Webb, MA; Marina Serper, MD; Alex D. Federman, MD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Allison L. Russell, BA; and Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH
Both potential benefits and unexpected consequences were found as a result of the rollout of electronic prescribing.
December 18, 2013 – Paul Fronstin, PhD; Martin-J. Sepulveda, MD; and M. Christopher Roebuck, PhD, MBA
A consumer-directed health plan with a health savings account was associated with reduced adherence for 4 of 5 conditions.
December 19, 2013 – Justin Blackburn, PhD; David J. Becker, PhD; Bisakha Sen, PhD; Michael A. Morrisey, PhD; Cathy Caldwell, MPH; and Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Barriers to less resource-intensive settings may contribute to use of the emergency department for low-severity conditions.
December 20, 2013 – Yuan-Ting Lo, PhD; Mark L. Wahlqvist, MD; Yu-Hung Chang, PhD; Senyeong Kao, PhD; and Meei-Shyuan Lee, DPH
Greater dietary diversity is associated with lower emergency and hospitalization utilization and expenditures, and identifies a policy direction for nutritionally disadvantaged groups.
December 20, 2013 – David R. Nerenz, PhD; Rita Carreón, BS; and German Veselovskiy, MS
Health plans collect and use data on network providers' proficiency in languages other than English more commonly than race and ethnicity data on providers.
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