February 2013

Are Benefits From Diabetes Self-Management Education Sustained?

February 13, 2013

CLINICAL

Conventional individualized diabetes self-management education resulted in sustained improvement in self-efficacy and diabetes distress. Short-term improvements in A1C, nutrition, and physical activity were not sustained.

Oral Nutritional Supplementation

February 13, 2013

EDITORIAL

The use of oral nutritional supplementation may offer impressive benefits in healthcare resource use and associated costs. Application of evidence-based practice guidelines is recommended.

Medical Homes Require More Than an EMR and Aligned Incentives

February 13, 2013

MANAGERIAL

Primary care teams implementing medical homes experience professional role confusion and interpersonal conflict, and require effective administrative leadership to ensure success during this transition.

Short-Term Costs Associated With Primary Prophylactic G-CSF Use During Chemotherapy

February 13, 2013

POLICY

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy reduces hospitalizations and improves chemotherapy administration in elderly breast cancer patients, but increases overall Medicare costs during first year of therapy.