The American Journal of Managed Care > October 2017
The American Journal of Managed Care - October 2017
October 13, 2017 – Adam L. Sharp, MD, MS; Ernest Shen, PhD; Michael H. Kanter, MD; Laura J. Berman, MPH; and Michael K. Gould, MD, MS
Antibiotics are not required to achieve high patient satisfaction. Patient age, chronic conditions, and an established patient–provider relationship influence satisfaction with acute care.
October 13, 2017 – Brent D. Fulton, PhD, MBA; Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA; Hector P. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH; and Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA
The University of Best Practices physician organization learning collaborative in San Diego County was associated with lower hospitalization rates for heart attacks.
October 16, 2017 – Anne P. Ehlers, MD, MPH; Sara Khor, MS; Amy M. Cizik, PhD, MPH; Jean-Christophe A. Leveque, MD; Neal S. Shonnard, MD; Rod J. Oskouian, Jr, MD; David R. Flum, MD, MPH; and Danielle C. Lavallee, PharmD, PhD
Understanding the relationships among patient-reported outcomes, satisfaction, and quality is the first step in drawing meaningful conclusions that can then be translated into policy.
October 16, 2017 – Alison Cuellar, PhD; Amelia M. Haviland, PhD; Seth Richards-Shubik, PhD; Anthony T. LoSasso, PhD; Alicia Atwood, MPH; Hilary Wolfendale, MA; Mona Shah, MS; and Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD
Financial incentives created under the Affordable Care Act can help promote employer wellness programs and support preventive services utilization.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
October 16, 2017 – Jeffrey D. Clough, MD, MBA; Michaela A. Dinan, PhD; and Kevin A. Schulman, MD
The authors used Medicare claims data to examine trends in hospital–physician integration in high-volume specialties, including medical oncology.
October 23, 2017 – Craig Jones, MD; Mary Kate Mohlman, PhD; David Jorgenson, MS; Karl Finison, MA; Katie McGee, MS; and Hans Kastensmith
The use of statewide data infrastructure is effective at identifying criteria for diabetes outreach and management at the whole-population level.
October 23, 2017 – Tristan Cordier, MPH; S. Lane Slabaugh, PharmD; Eric Havens, MA; Jonathan Pena, MS; Gil Haugh, MS; Vipin Gopal, PhD; Andrew Renda, MD; Mona Shah, PhD; and Matthew Zack, MD
Linking administrative claims to health-related quality of life measured in Healthy Days provides a new vision into the health of populations.
October 24, 2017 – Xiao Xiang, PhD; Wendy Yi Xu, PhD, MS; and Randi E. Foraker, PhD, MA
Global patient satisfaction was positively associated with quality of stroke care and higher discharge information satisfaction may be linked to worse outcomes. Additionally, improvements in satisfactions were linked to higher costs.
October 25, 2017 – Julia Thornton Snider, PhD; Katharine Batt, MD, MSc; Yanyu Wu, PhD; Mahlet Gizaw Tebeka, MS; and Seth Seabury, PhD
Option value is the benefit a therapy provides patients by enabling them to survive to the next innovation.
October 25, 2017 – Nancy Ambrose Gallagher, PhD, APRN-BC; Donna Fox, RN; Carrie Dawson, MS, RN; and Brent C. Williams, MD, MPH
The authors audited a series of complex patients’ records longitudinally across their institution’s existing care management programs to improve the coordinated functioning of these programs.