AJMC® in the Press, September 7, 2018

September 7, 2018

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

An article from Becker’s Hospital Review on physician burnout included an article from The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The article, “Physician Burnout Associated With Poorer Patient Outcomes,” covered study findings that concluded that physician burnout leads to an increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care, and reduced patient satisfaction.

Health IT Analytics’ article on adherence to clinical decision support focused on a study published in the August issue of AJMC®, “Choosing Wisely Clinical Decision Support Adherence and Associated Inpatient Outcomes.” The study examined the associations between adherence to Choosing Wisely recommendations embedded into clinical decision support alerts and 4 measures of resource use and quality. Researchers concluded that adherence was associated with better patient outcomes and cost savings.

A study published in the July pharmacy benefits special issue of AJMC® was mentioned in a Science Trends article. The study, “Two-Year Adherence and Costs for Biologic Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis,” found that patients who were effectively treated in the first year of biologic therapy were more likely to be adherent in the second year of therapy.