Pattern of Statin Use Among 10 Cohorts of New Users From 1995 to 2004: A Register-Based Nationwide Study
One-year persistence among new users of statins in Finland improved from 1995 to 1998, after which no substantial changes
were observed up to 2004.
Geographic Correlation Between Large-Firm Commercial Spending and Medicare Spending
Traditional Medicare and the large-firm commercial sector have a positive correlation in hospital utilization, but a lack of correlation in spending.
Improving Patient Self-Management of Multiple Sclerosis Through a Disease Therapy Management Program
This study evaluated the effect of a multiple sclerosis disease therapy management program on medication adherence, therapy persistence, relapses, work productivity, and quality of life.
Tiered Networks: Strategies of Engagement for Patients and Physicians
Tiering of networks cannot be viewed in isolation, but rather as a piece of a larger value agenda.
Consumer Experience With a Tiered Physician Network: Early Evidence
A consumer survey on awareness, use, and trust of tiered provider networks indicated the need for increased consumer awareness of the networks.
Effects of Electronic Decision Support on High-Tech Diagnostic Imaging Orders and Patients
Electronic decision support for high-tech diagnostic imaging was associated with reduced volume and increased appropriateness, but had little impact on findings or patients.
Subacute Lack of Asthma Control as a Predictor of Subsequent Acute Asthma Exacerbation in a Managed Care Population
Subacute lack of asthma control (SALAC) predicts subsequent asthma exacerbation and may improve health plan members’ asthma control and healthcare utilization associated with asthma exacerbation.
Thinking Clearly About Payment Reform
A strategic framework for payment reform needs to be developed to guide the growing momentum in order to mitigate unintended consequences and maximize coordination.
Predialysis Nephrology Care Among Older Veterans Using Department of Veterans Affairs or Medicare-Covered Services
Many older veterans do not receive appropriate nephrology care before beginning dialysis. Dual use of Veterans Affairs and Medicare-covered services was associated with better patterns of care.
Medication Adherence and Enrollment in a Consumer-Driven Health Plan
Medication adherence was lower for some drug classes among CDHP patients who enrolled in consumer-driven health plans compared with patients who continuously enrolled in traditional managed care plans.
Case Study of Linking Dental and Medical Healthcare Records
An n - 1 deterministic linkage strategy was used successfully to merge dental and medical data from a healthcare plan and a dental insurance carrier.
Effect of Physician-Specific Pay-for-Performance Incentives in a Large Group Practice
This study examined the effect of physician-specific pay-for-performance incentives on well-established ambulatory quality measures in a large group practice setting.
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