Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of a Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Program
A technology-based, pharmacist-run home blood pressure monitoring program improves health outcomes by investing $20.50 per mm Hg systolic blood pressure lowered and $3300 per life-year gained.
Effects of a Population-Based Diabetes Management Program in Singapore
Patients utilizing Medisave for a diabetes management program in Singapore were more compliant with care processes, but reductions in hospitalization and costs were not sustained.
Predicting High-Need Cases Among New Medicaid Enrollees
Self-reported health measures embedded in a Medicaid application
can comprise a predictive model identifying new and returning
enrollees at risk of high healthcare utilization.
Characteristics Driving Higher Diabetes-Related Hospitalization Charges in Pennsylvania
Diabetes-related hospital charges are driven by complications, hospital misadventures, procedures, and other patient and discharge characteristics. Readmission charges are not different from initial admission charges.
Long-term Glycemic Control After 6 Months of Basal Insulin Therapy
The authors evaluate long-term glycemic control in a 5-year follow-up period after patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe hyperglycemia were treated with 6 months of basal insulin therapy in a randomized controlled trial.
Quantifying Opportunities for Hospital Cost Control: Medical Device Purchasing and Patient Discharge Planning
The authors quantify the potential reduction in hospital costs from adopting best local practices in supply chain management and discharge planning within a major metropolitan market.
Should We Pay Doctors Less for Colonoscopy?
Due to existing payment structures and practice patterns for colonoscopy, reducing endoscopist reimbursement may diminish access to and quality of colorectal cancer screening.
Is All "Skin in the Game" Fair Game? The Problem With "Non-Preferred" Generics
The authors comment on the growth of drug plans with tiers for "non-preferred" generics, and argue that most are inconsistent with established principles of formulary design.
Out-of-Plan Medication in Medicare Part D
Out-of-plan medication use accounted for a small share of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia prescriptions filled by Medicare Part D beneficiaries.
HITECH Spurs EHR Vendor Competition and Innovation, Resulting in Increased Adoption
This is the first empirical evidence to demonstrate increased competition and innovation in the EHR industry as a result of the HITECH program.
Targeting High-Risk Employees May Reduce Cardiovascular Racial Disparities
Targeting cardiovascular risk reduction interventions to high-risk patients has the potential to reduce cardiovascular racial disparities, improve health, and reduce costs.
New Thinking on Clinical Utility: Hard Lessons for Molecular Diagnostics
The authors describe 5 basic requirements for planning, implementing, and proving clinical utility for diagnostic tests, drawing on recent reimbursement decisions.
Impact of Atypical Antipsychotic Use Among Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
A retrospective study of the treatment patterns and economic outcomes associated with off-label atypical antipsychotic use in the treatment of adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Effective Implementation of Collaborative Care for Depression: What Is Needed?
Factors most important for successful implementation of collaborative care for depression differ for patient activation versus achieving remission; both are critical to program success.
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