Research Articles from Managed Care

With the advent of new disease-specific agents, some patients with HAE may find relief from its enormous physical and psychological toll
The comparison found that maintenance therapy with fluticasone propionate-salmeterol combination was associated with a 14% reduction in risk of severe exacerbation, less health care utilization, and 25% lower COPD-related medical costs
A comparison of health care costs in patients with diabetes who do not initially respond to oral therapy suggests that it might be appropriate and clinically beneficial for providers to consider adding another oral agent, rather than up-titrating the current medication, particularly beyond intermediate dose levels

Low-birth-weight outcome was reduced when women participated in a managed maternity program, compared with nonparticipants

As Part D enrollees approach their coverage limits, their decisions are significantly affected through the doughnut hole period
A straightforward method of identifying potentially non-urgent ED visits from administrative data can be employed to calculate population-based rates, which might be applied in the development of managed care programs

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