AJMC in the Press, August 12, 2016

A review of our peer-reviewed research featured in the healthcare and mainstream press.

This week, peer-reviewed studies from recent and past issues of The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) were featured in discussions of key healthcare topics. Michael T. Hamilton, writing in The Federalist cited the popular 2015 study by Kristin N. Ray, MD, MS, et al, that found the opportunity cost for a typical doctor’s visit is $43. The article, “Why You Spend Two Hours to See Your Doctor for 8 Minutes,” explores whether federal reporting requirements are making things worse instead of better for patients.

Jennifer Bresnick, writing for HealthIT Analytics, cited a July 2016 AJMC study in her article about the growing popularity—and effectiveness—of programs that synchronize drug pickups to boost adherence. The study found that having patients get their medications from the physician’s office immediately after an appointment increased adherence up to 29%. The study looked at patients taking drugs for diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.