Pharmacy Cost Sharing, Antiplatelet Therapy Utilization, and Health Outcomes for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome
This article studies the association of pharmacy cost sharing with antiplatelet therapy utilization and health outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Pharmacist Collaborative Management of Poorly Controlled Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Pharmacist management of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus in this randomized trial resulted in more patients decreasing their glycosylated hemoglobin level by at least 1.0%.
Estimated Effect of Asthma Case Management Using Propensity Score Methods
An asthma case management program increased preventive care but did not significantly decrease markers of exacerbations.
Knowledge of Cost Sharing and Decisions to Seek Care
Educating employees about their cost-sharing responsibilities could lead to more efficient use of the healthcare system.
Age and Rural Residence Effects on Accessing Colorectal Cancer Treatments: A Registry Study
Older patients with colorectal cancer were less likely to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy; rural patients with colon cancer were less likely to undergo chemotherapy.
Relationship Between High Cost Sharing and Adverse Outcomes: A Truism That's Tough to Prove
The relationship between higher cost sharing and reduced medication use may be confounded by patients' healthy lifestyles or their health choices.
Low-Value Services in Value-Based Insurance Design
Building negative incentives into value-based insurance design programs to discourage use of low-value care will involve a number of challenges.
Getting the Right Services Covered by Health Insurance
Provision of quality healthcare covered in a quality way requires both information and courage.
Economic Evaluation of an Internet-Based Weight Management Program
An Internet-based weight management program provides a cost-effective alternative for weight management.
The National Oncology Working Group (NOW) Initiative: Payer and Provider Collaborations in Oncology Benefits Management
This article highlights the work of the National Oncology Working Group (NOW) Initiative.
Health Information Technology and Physicians' Knowledge of Drug Costs
High rates of health information technology use by physicians were only modestly associated with better knowledge of drug costs.
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