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November 08, 2011
Systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that upper gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders are common to inhabitants of the United States.
Retail clinic use increased dramatically over 3 years, especially among young, healthy, higher income enrollees living close to retail clinics.
November 07, 2011
The existence of chronic conditions did not adversely impact the ability of children in Medicaid managed care to access and utilize recommended preventive care services.
Patients' adherence to maintenance medications at retail pharmacy is slightly higher than those at mail order, presenting opportunities for pharmacists to provide quality care.
A population-based data set was used to examine prevalence of and factors associated with acute and chronic potentially preventable hospitalizations among older adults with diabetes.
Few US hospitals exchange data electronically with unaffiliated providers. Factors associated with competitiveness appear to influence hospitals' decisions to engage in clinical data exchange.
For patients who reached the Medicare Part D coverage gap, discontinuation was more likely for patients taking osteoporosis medication.
In patients with type 2 diabetes, compliance and persistence were generally low for both statin and antihyperglycemic therapy, but they were significantly lower with statin therapy.
Despite uniform access to medical care, Filipinos, blacks, and Asians with diabetes developed albuminuria at higher rates than whites.
November 04, 2011
Physician-specific, aggregate patient medication adherence data vary significantly and provide an expanded focus for interventions to improve patient adherence to treatment.