The American Journal of Managed Care > May 2013

The American Journal of Managed Care - May 2013

May 10, 2013 – Jeffrey O. Tom, MD, MS; Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH; David C. Grossman, MD, MPH; Cam Solomon, PhD; and Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MPH
Timely well-child care visits may play a role in decreasing unnecessary hospitalizations in children in integrated healthcare delivery systems.
May 23, 2013 – Darrell L. Hudson, PhD, MPH; Andrew J. Karter, PhD; Alicia Fernandez, MD; Melissa Parker, MS; Alyce S. Adams, PhD; Dean Schillinger, MD; Howard H. Moffet, MPH; Jufen Zhou, MS; and Nancy E. Adler, PhD
Depression often goes unrecognized in primary care among symptomatic diabetes patients, especially in some minorities.
May 13, 2013 – F. Douglas Srygley, MD; David H. Abbott, BA, MS; Steven C. Grambow, PhD; Dawn Provenzale, MD, MS; Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH; and Deborah A. Fisher, MD, MHS
In a cohort of 449 patients with colorectal cancer in the VA health system, diagnostic resource use varied with facility, patient age, and patient presentation.
May 23, 2013 – Hui-Ru Chang, PhD; Ming-Chin Yang, DrPH; and Kuo-Piao Chung, PhD
Colorectal resection patients in Taiwan with heavy hospital shopping behaviors got better surgical care than those who did not shop or hospitals.
May 23, 2013 – Rui Li, PhD; Dori Bilik, MBA; Morton B. Brown, PhD; Ping Zhang, PhD; Susan L. Ettner, PhD; Ronald T. Ackermann, MD; Jesse C. Crosson, PhD; and William H. Herman, MD
A large proportion of medical costs for type 2 diabetes are attributable to complications and comorbidities, especially end stage renal disease with dialysis or kidney transplantation.
May 17, 2013 – Lisa M. Kern, MD, MPH; Rina V. Dhopeshwarkar, MPH; Alison Edwards, MStat; and Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH
In this study, the Patient-Centered Medical Home was associated with improvements in patients' experience with access to care but not other domains of care.
May 10, 2013 – Wenke Hwang, PhD; Jongwha Chang, PhD; Michelle LaClair, MPH; and Harold Paz, MD, MS
Integrated health systems are often portrayed as the most effective in providing high-quality care at lower costs. This systematic review assesses the empirical evidence.
May 10, 2013 – Jonathan Ratner, PhD; C. Daniel Mullins, PhD; Don P. Buesching, PhD; and Ronald A. Cantrell, PhD
Payers like key traits of pragmatic clinical trials, but are wary of pharmaceutical companies and plan to carefully scrutinize this new, appealing type of evidence.
May 10, 2013 – Robert M. Goodman, DO, MHSA
Simple office management techniques should be revisited and given focused attention by primary care physicians to limit emergency department visits for primary care“treatable conditions.
May 10, 2013 – John F. McAna, PhD; Albert G. Crawford, PhD; Benjamin W. Novinger, MS; Jaan Sidorov, MD; Franklin M. Din, DMD; Vittorio Maio, PharmD; Daniel Z. Louis, MS; and Neil I. Goldfarb, BA
Predictive modeling can be used to identify disabled Medicaid beneficiaries at high risk of future hospitalizations who could benefit from appropriate interventions.
May 13, 2013 – Lenny Lok Shun Chan, PharmD; and Gina Ko, PharmD
Even experienced providers say prescribing has become too complex and time consuming with Medicare Part D plans, which differ in formularies and prior authorization processes.
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