The American Journal of Managed Care > March 2013
The American Journal of Managed Care - March 2013
March 12, 2013 – Zhaohui Wang, MD, PhD; Inga Aksamit, RN, MBA; Lisa Tuscher, BA; and Kim Bergstrom, PharmD
US community oncologists treating NSCLC were significantly more likely to be guideline adherent when providing first-line rather than adjuvant treatment.
March 13, 2013 – William H. Herman, MD, MPH; Sharon L. Edelstein, ScM; Robert E. Ratner, MD; Maria G. Montez, RN, MSHP; Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH; Trevor J. Orchard, MD; Mary A. Foulkes, PhD; Ping Zhang, PhD; Christopher D. Saudek, MD†; and Morton B. Brown, PhD; The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group
Over 10 years, among adherent participants, lifestyle intervention and metformin were effective and cost-effective for diabetes prevention compared with placebo.
March 12, 2013 – Allison N. O'Donnell, MPH; Brent C. Williams, MD; Daniel Eisenberg, PhD; and Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH
This paper describes the rationale and benefits of incorporating mental health into accountable care organizations using the Chronic Care Model.
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
March 14, 2013 – James J. Hill III, MD, MPH; Deron Galusha, MS; Martin D. Slade, MPH; and Mark R. Cullen, MD
The impact of price changes in drugs, at least among previously adherent patients, was modest in size except for drugs with large price changes.
March 13, 2013 – Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH; Nancy Breen, PhD; David G. Stinchcomb, MS, MA; and Carrie N. Klabunde, PhD
We studied contextual factors and found that locality, availability of primary care, and HMO membership influenced use of colorectal cancer screening in California.
March 14, 2013 – Ledia M. Tabor, MPH; Phyllis Torda, MA; Sarah S. Thomas, MS; and Jennifer L. Zutz, MHSA
This article recommends quality measures for exchange health plans and strategies to increase the availability of quality results for public reporting.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
March 14, 2013 – Cleo A. Samuel, BS; Jennifer King, PhD; Fadesola Adetosoye, MS; Leila Samy, MPH; and Michael F. Furukawa, PhD
We assessed Regional Extension Centers' (RECs') progress in promoting EHR adoption among providers in rural and health professional shortage areas and found that RECs are achieving much success in enrolling these providers.
March 05, 2013 – Hillary R. Bogner, MD, MSCE; Heather F. de Vries, MSPH; Alison J. O'Donnell, BA; and Knashawn H. Morales, ScD
Self-reported adherence tended to overestimate medication adherence compared with electronic monitoring. Electronic monitoring of oral hypoglycemic agents but not self-reported adherence predicted glycemic control.
March 05, 2013 – Ishveen Chopra, MS; Khalid M. Kamal, PhD; Jayashri Sankaranarayanan, MPharm, PhD; and Gibbs Kanyongo, PhD
Patient, clinical, and hospital factors were associated with receiving primary hip arthroplasty versus no surgery after hip fracture in the United States.
March 06, 2013 – Shlomo Vinker, MD; Eli Krantman, MD; Michal Shani, MD; and Sasson Nakar, MD
It seems that folate determinations in patients without known risk factors for folate deficiency are of little clinical significance.
March 06, 2013 – Eric A. Vance, PhD; Xiaojin Xie, MS; Andrew Henry, BS; Christian Wernz, PhD; and Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH
We observed small-area variation in computed tomography scan use for inpatients in New York State, even after controlling for relevant patient and hospital characteristics.
March 06, 2013 – Jeff Lemieux, MA; and Teresa Mulligan, MHSA
A comprehensive presentation of intensity-adjusted hospital price levels and growth rates, including national detail on more than 350 types of hospitalizations, and regional and local averages.