Patient Factors Associated With Following a Relocated Primary Care Provider Among Older Adults
There are differences between patients who elect to maintain continuity with their PCP versus those who choose to change their PCP for convenience.
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preferences Regarding Advance Directives Among Patients of a Managed Care Organization
Adults 20 years or older were surveyed regarding advance directives (ADs); one third had completed an AD. Subjects were comfortable with provider initiation of the topic.
Curtailing Laboratory Test Ordering in a Managed Care Setting Through Redesign of a Computerized Order Form
Simple restructuring of a computerized order form significantly reduced the number of laboratory tests suspected of being unnecessary or redundant.
VHA Pharmacy Use in Veterans With Medicare Drug Coverage
Greater Medicare managed care benefit levels reduce both the likelihood and magnitude of Veterans Health Administration pharmacy use by Medicare dually enrolled veterans.
Voice Response System to Measure Healthcare Costs:A STAR*D Report
Moderate underreporting biases were found when patient responses to an interactive voice response system were compared with medical records in the STAR*D clinical trial.
The Vermedx® Diabetes Information System Reduces Healthcare Utilization
This analysis of paid claims from a physician hospital organization demonstrates that the Vermedx Diabetes Information System improves healthcare costs for adults with diabetes.
List of Peer Reviewers (2008)
We are most grateful to all the people who have reviewed manuscripts for us in 2008. Thanks to their efforts, the Journal is able to publish scientifically sound and relevant research for our readers.
Medicare Part D Coverage Gap and Diabetes Beneficiaries
When diabetic patients in 2 Medicare Advantage Part D plans reached the 2006 coverage gap, overall drug costs dropped as out-of-pocket costs increased.
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