Emerging and Encouraging Trends in E-Prescribing Adoption Among Providers and Pharmacies
Using nationally representative transactional e-prescribing data, this study describes the trends of e-prescribing adoption by providers and pharmacies.
FDA Warning and Removal of Rosiglitazone From VA National Formulary
After the FDA warning and removal of rosiglitazone from the VA National Formulary, glucose control may have declined among those discontinuing rosiglitazone without receiving replacement medication.
Out-of-Pocket Costs and Prescription Reversals With Oral Linezolid
Associations between out-of-pocket costs and prescription reversals, as well as impact of reversals on rehospitalizations and healthcare costs, were examined among patients prescribed oral linezolid.
Risk-Stratification Methods for Identifying Patients for Care Coordination
Identifying which patients are likely to benefit from care coordination is important. We evaluated the performance of 6 risk-screening instruments in predicting healthcare utilization.
Adherence, Persistence, and Switching Patterns of Dabigatran Etexilate
We present a descriptive analysis utilizing pharmacy claims from a managed care population to quantify adherence, persistence, and switching patterns for patients initiating dabigatran.
Referring Patients for Telephone Counseling to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening
In this pilot study, primary care providers refer patients to a telephone counselor who provides education about colorectal cancer screening and performs motivational interviewing as needed to promote screening.
Improving BP Control Through Electronic Communications: An Economic Evaluation
Home blood pressure (BP) monitoring and use of secure webbased tools to manage care collaboratively with pharmacists is a cost-effective way to improve BP control.
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy at Large Veterans Administration Medical Center
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy was successfully delivered in our facility despite significant comorbidity and geographic limitations.
Testimonials Do Not Convert Patients From Brand to Generic Medication
We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess whether adding a peer testimonial to a mailing increases conversion rates from brand name prescription medications to lower-cost equivalents.
Improving Pneumococcal and Herpes Zoster Vaccination Uptake: Expanding Pharmacist Privileges
States offering pharmacists full immunization privileges have significantly higher vaccination uptake rates for pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster than states with restricted or no authorization.
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