Burden of Alzheimer's Disease and Association With Negative Health Outcomes
Community-based persons with Alzheimer’s disease have a higher risk of fractures, hospitalization, and various comorbidities than persons without the disease.
Guided Care and the Cost of Complex Healthcare: A Preliminary Report
The early months of a cluster-randomized trial suggest that Guided Care is associated with a trend toward a net reduction in total healthcare expenditures.
Cost Evaluation of a Coordinated Care Management Intervention for Dementia
A dementia care management program proven to improve quality and outcomes showed a statistically nonsignificant cost offset (both payer and societal perspectives) over 18 months.
A Telephone-Based Intervention for Increasing the Use of Osteoporosis Medication: A Randomized Controlled Trial
In this randomized controlled trial, women receiving monthly telephone calls had significantly higher use of osteoporosis medication at 1 year versus women receiving usual care.
Distal Upper and Lower Limb Fractures Associated With Thiazolidinedione Use
This study demonstrates that patients with diabetes taking thiazolidinediones have higher proportions of distal upper and lower limb fractures than those not taking the drug.
Outcomes of Patients Discharged From Pharmacy-Managed Cardiovascular Disease Management
Lipid levels can remain controlled with electronic laboratory reminder letters for most patients with coronary artery disease discharged from a cardiovascular disease management program.
Can a Nationwide Media Campaign Affect Antibiotic Use?
A nationwide media campaign aimed at parents was associated with reductions in the use of antibiotics for pediatric upper respiratory infections, otitis media, and pharyngitis.
Cost Minimization of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Expenditures
Study results indicate that outreach interventions performed by trained student pharmacists assist Medicare beneficiaries to effectively navigate their Part D benefit, thereby reducing out-of-pocket costs.
Medicare Part D After 2 Years
Coverage under Part D is comparable to that under non–Part D plans with respect to key features likely to be important to Medicare beneficiaries.
Cost Comparison of Peritoneal Dialysis Versus Hemodialysis in End-Stage Renal Disease
Patients with end-stage renal disease who began peritoneal dialysis had lower 1-year hospitalization rates and lower total healthcare costs than those who began therapy with hemodialysis.
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