Newcomer (Am J Manag Care. 2007;13[suppl 7]:S170-S177)
Clancy et al (Am J Manag Care. 2008;14:39-44)
Cost-effectiveness of Telephonic Disease Management in Heart Failure
This study shows that telephonic disease management was not cost-effective in a broadly representative sample of community-dwelling patients.
Long-term Cost Effects of Collaborative Care for Late-life Depression
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.
Practice Systems Are Associated With High-quality Care for Diabetes
The Physician Practice Connections-Readiness Survey can identify practice systems that are associated with higher rates of quality diabetes care.
Oral Antidiabetic Medication Adherence and Glycemic Control in Managed Care
In this retrospective study of patients with diabetes, adherent patients were more likely to achieve glycemic control than nonadherent patients.
Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain by VA Primary Care Providers: When Is Pain Control a Priority?
Additional training opportunities for primary care physicians and better use of ancillary services may be needed to further improve care for chronic pain patients.
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