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The American Journal of Managed Care - February 2013

February 13, 2013 – Tomas J. Philipson, PhD; Julia Thornton Snider, PhD; Darius N. Lakdawalla, PhD; Benoit Stryckman, MA; and Dana P. Goldman, PhD
Instrumental variables regression analysis indicated that inpatient oral nutritional supplement use decreased length of stay, episode cost, and 30-day readmission probability.
February 13, 2013 – JoAnn Sperl-Hillen, MD; Sarah Beaton, PhD; Omar Fernandes, MPH; Ann Von Worley, RN, BSHS, CCRP; Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez, PhD, MSc; Ann Hanson, BS; Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, RN, CNP, CDE, BC-ADM; William Parsons, MS; Kenneth Adams, PhD; and C. Victor Spain, DVM, PhD
Conventional individualized diabetes self-management education resulted in sustained improvement in self-efficacy and diabetes distress. Short-term improvements in A1C, nutrition, and physical activity were not sustained.
February 12, 2013 – Michael E. Chernew, PhD; Rick McKellar, BS; Wade Aubry, MD; Roy Beck, MD, PhD; Joshua Benner, PharmD, ScD; Jan E. Berger, MD, MJ; A. Mark Fendrick, MD; Felicia Forma, BSc; Dana Goldman, PhD; Anne Peters, MD; Rebecca Killion, MA; Darius Lakdawalla, PhD; Douglas K. Owens, MD; and Joe Stahl, MA
Formularies of the future should use evidence-produced CER to better target, not limit, diabetes care.
February 13, 2013 – Gordon L. Jensen, MD, PhD
The use of oral nutritional supplementation may offer impressive benefits in healthcare resource use and associated costs. Application of evidence-based practice guidelines is recommended.
February 13, 2013 – Samantha L. Solimeo, PhD, MPH; Michael Hein, MD, MS; Monica Paez, BA; Sarah Ono, PhD; Michelle Lampman, MA; and Greg L. Stewart, PhD
Primary care teams implementing medical homes experience professional role confusion and interpersonal conflict, and require effective administrative leadership to ensure success during this transition.
February 13, 2013 – Suja S. Rajan, MHA, MS, PhD; William R. Carpenter, MHA, PhD; Sally C. Stearns, PhD; and Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy reduces hospitalizations and improves chemotherapy administration in elderly breast cancer patients, but increases overall Medicare costs during first year of therapy.
February 13, 2013 – Jeffrey S. McCullough, PhD; Jon Christianson, PhD; and Borwornsom Leerapan, MD, PhD
Policy makers should not expect public sector electronic medical record investments to yield substantial short-term improvements in publicly reported measures.
February 11, 2013 – Daniel M. Blumenthal, MD, MBA; Zirui Song, PhD; Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD; and Timothy G. Ferris, MD, MPH
Team-based performance incentives may improve healthcare team performance, but provider organizations face a number of structural, technical, and cultural barriers to adopting them.
February 11, 2013 – Laurence F. McMahon Jr, MD, MPH; and Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc
The use of health services research to uncover healthcare fraud and abuse represents a novel, yet timely, implementation of this science.
February 11, 2013 – Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS; Seo Hyon Baik, PhD; Charles F. Reynolds III, MD; Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH; and Yuting Zhang, PhD
In Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost saving compared with no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia while improving health outcomes.
February 11, 2013 – Julie Ann Sakowski, PhD; and Alana Ketchel, MPP, MPH
Bar code medication administration can be an effective and potentially cost-saving solution to prevent harmful medication administration errors in the community hospital setting.
February 11, 2013 – John A. Romley, PhD; Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD; June F. O'Leary, PhD; and Dana P. Goldman, PhD
Across the US, adults with major medical conditions were less likely to die in hospitals with higher spending levels, even after adjusting for patient risk.
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