AJMC® in the Press, February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020
AJMC Staff
AJMC Staff

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.

A press release from MDVIP posted on Yahoo Finance cited a study published in the December 2012 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The study, titled “Personalized Preventive Care Leads to Significant Reductions in Hospital Utilization,” found that Medicare patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices were admitted to the hospital 79% less than patients in traditional practices and commercial patients were in the hospital 72% less.

A piece by McKnight's Senior Living discussing telemedicine benefits for senior living and care referenced an April 2016 contributor article published on AJMC.com. The article, “Telemedicine: A Game Changer for Senior Healthcare,” highlighted that reducing transportation costs for in-person physician office visits can save long-term care facilities $479 million each year.

Nurse.com’s article on the link between illegal fentanyl and opioid-related deaths spotlighted a March 2019 article published on AJMC.com, “Drops in First-Time Opioid Prescriptions Highlight Progress, but Also Some Concern.” Researchers of the study found that a significant proportion of providers stopped prescribing opioids; but while overall incidence dropped, a subgroup of providers continued to prescribe high-risk doses of opioids, and for long durations.