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February 15, 2008
This study shows that telephonic disease management was not cost-effective in a broadly representative sample of community-dwelling patients.
Older adults with depression and comorbidities who participated in a 12-month collaborative care program had lower total healthcare costs over 4 years than those in care as usual.
The Physician Practice Connections-Readiness Survey can identify practice systems that are associated with higher rates of quality diabetes care.
In this retrospective study of patients with diabetes, adherent patients were more likely to achieve glycemic control than nonadherent patients.
Additional training opportunities for primary care physicians and better use of ancillary services may be needed to further improve care for chronic pain patients.