November 2021

Flash CGM Associated With Event Reduction in Nonintensive Diabetes Therapy

November 12, 2021


Analysis of the MarketScan database showed a strong association between flash continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use and significant reductions in diabetes-related events and hospitalizations in a cohort of 10,282 adults with type 2 diabetes.

Assessing Utilization of a Marketwide Price Transparency Tool

November 09, 2021


Consumers strategically used a price transparency tool by searching more often in procedure markets with provider-specific information, higher charges, and more out-of-network claims and provider competition.

Initial Maintenance Therapy Adherence Among Older Adults With Asthma-COPD Overlap

November 08, 2021


Older adults with coexisting asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), known as asthma-COPD overlap, who take fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β agonists may be less likely to have persistent low adherence to initial maintenance therapy.

Physician Assistants/Associates at 6 Decades

November 04, 2021


This paper reviews the status of physician assistants/associates, an essential component of the US health care workforce. The evidence of their clinical performance and utilization trends are illustrated.