Survey Nonresponders Incurred Higher Medical Utilization and Lower Medication Adherence
In a retrospective cohort analysis, diabetic nonresponders to a patient satisfaction survey had higher healthcare costs, clinic visits, and hospitalizations, but lower medication adherence.
Using Financial Incentives to Improve the Care of Tuberculosis Patients
Patients enrolled in the tuberculosis pay-for-performance program received more comprehensive ambulatory care with slightly lower costs and a higher treatment success rate.
Prognostic Factors of Mortality Among Patients With Severe Hyperglycemia
Sepsis, renal impairment with electrolyte imbalance, and low blood pressure were independent prognostic factors of mortality among patients with severe hyperglycemia in the emergency department.
Multiple Chronic Conditions in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Prevalence and Consequences
This study's findings showed that diabetes care remained suboptimal among many patients with multiple chronic conditions and that patient outcomes varied by multimorbidity profile.
New Start Versus Continuing Users on Aripiprazole: Implications for Policy
New starts on aripiprazole were less adherent than continuing users. Prescriptions for 90-day supplies should be reserved for patients who have established effectiveness and tolerance.
Value-Based Insurance Design and Medication Adherence: Opportunities and Challenges
Improving the quality of studies evaluating the impact of value-based insurance design programs on medication adherence will serve to better inform healthcare system change.
Medical Homes: Cost Effects of Utilization by Chronically Ill Patients
A longitudinal case-control design was used to evaluate the effects of the patient-centered medical home model on medical costs and utilization among chronically ill patients.
Revisiting Hospital Length of Stay: What Matters?
Over 50% of inpatients are unmarried and experience 22% longer LOS. Racial/income disparities are not unavoidable; how care is paid for and delivered may make a difference.
Relationship of Diabetes Complications Severity to Healthcare Utilization and Costs Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries
This retrospective cohort study in a Medicare Advantage population posits that type 2 diabetes mellitus complications pose an excess burden on healthcare resource use and related costs.
Changing Physician Behavior: What Works?
The authors evaluate methods for implementing clinical research and guidelines, in order to change physician practice patterns, in surgical and general practice.
Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary
The founding mission of AJMC was to bring the best available and most relevant evidence regarding efficient clinical and managerial practice to a broad spectrum of healthcare stakeholders-a mission that remains unchanged to this day.
Frequency and Costs of Hospital Transfers for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions
This article outlines the frequency of transfers of patients with ambulatory care-sensitive conditions from nursing homes to emergency departments or hospitals, and provides reliable estimates of associated costs.
Disease-Modifying Therapy and Hospitalization Risk in Heart Failure Patients
Substantive outcome improvement and savings to Medicaid may be achieved with small changes in prescribing rates or comorbidity prevalence among patients with heart failure.
Value-Based Insurance Design: Benefits Beyond Cost and Utilization
The authors provide a framework to capture additional benefits that may result from VBID programs, extending beyond utilization and outcomes to productivity, engagement, and talent.
State of Emergency Preparedness for US Health Insurance Plans
Health insurance plans serve a critical role in public health emergencies. The authors queried plans about issues related to emergency preparedness: infrastructure, adaptability, connectedness, and best practices.
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