Research Articles from Managed Care

Greg P. Marconi, MD; Alan L. Nager, MD, MHA
A program that outlined the concepts of evidence-based medicine improved residents’ knowledge about treatment costs
Shrividya Iyer, PhD; Keith L. Davis, MA; Sean Candrilli, PhD
Findings of this retrospective database study further emphasize the importance of effectively managing the side effects of opioid pain therapy and achieving optimum clinical and economic outcomes, thus improving the quality of care
Mary V. Mason, MD, MBA; Amy Poole-Yaeger, MD; Cathie R. Krueger, RN, BSN; Kara M. House, MBA; Brad Lucas, MD, MBA
Alan Adler, MD, MS; Craig Lipkin, MS; Lisa Cooper, MSW; Michael Agolino, MSW; Violet Jones, RN
Jacquelyn Hunt, PharmD, MS, BCPS; Yelena Rozenfeld, MPH; Rahul Shenolikar, BS Pharm, PhD
Higher cost sharing decreases adherence to oral diabetes drugs and worsens glucose levels
Rebecca A. Malouin, PhD, MPH; Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH; Martin Jose Sepulveda, MD
Nine instruments were reviewed based on the extent that they measured the four attributes of primary care. Only one fully met the recommended criteria.
Sandra R. Parkington, MPH, RN; Nora Faine, MD, MPH; Marcia C. Nguyen; Michelle T. Lowry, MPH; Poorva A. Virginkar
Sharp Health Plan wanted to increase mammography screening for its at-risk female population. Thirty percent of at-risk members were non-adherent. Members’ reasons for avoiding screening were examined.
Gary Bazalo, MS, MBA; Richard Weiss, MS; Nathaniel Clark, MD; Berhanu Alemayehu, PhD; Felicia Forma