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December 21, 2010
A retrospective claims analysis of managed care enrollees with type 2 diabetes mellitus showed that insulin pump therapy reduced antidiabetic drug and healthcare resource use.
Current interventions to improve medication adherence lack a clear, uniform approach by which patient compliance can be universally improved.
The coverage gap in the Medicare Part D program has a significant negative impact on adherence to diabetes medications.
Nurse practitioner comanagment improved quality of care for 5 chronic conditions in an academic geriatrics practice.
Targeting chemotherapy with 70-gene MammaPrint signature in patients 60 years or younger with node-negative breast cancer is likely to be cost-effective.
We have insufficient understanding of what influences our prescribing behavior, particularly with respect to pharmaceutical marketing strategies.
Nurse practitioner prescribers exhibited a high rate of contact with pharmaceutical industry promotional activities.
December 16, 2010
Treatment of alcohol dependence with medications offered advantages in reduced healthcare utilization and costs compared with usual treatment without medications.
In this review of randomized controlled trials designed to improve adherence to cardiovascular medications, electronic interventions and in-person, pharmacy-based interventions showed the highest success rates.
Significant clinically meaningful improvements in asthma impairment are documented by administrative data for 1 year after initiation of step-up care in patients with uncontrolled asthma.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Patients' problems in understanding of new and existing medications were evaluated to design a primary care electronic health record quality improvement study.