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Original Research Articles from Managed Care

Research Articles from Managed Care

John W. Hales, MA, PhD ; Stephen George, PharmD, MS, RPh
As Part D enrollees approach their coverage limits, their decisions are significantly affected through the doughnut hole period
James W. Davis, PhD ; Ronald Y. Fujimoto, DO ; Henry Chan, BS ; Deborah T. Juarez, Sc.D
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
Teresa B. Gibson, PhD ; Yonghua Jing, PhD ; Edward Kim, MD, MBA ; Erin Bagalman, MSW ; Sara Wang, PhD
Mark A. Malesker, PharmD ; Daniel E. Hilleman, PharmD
The use of a single-pill combination of amlodipine/valsartan resulted in higher acquisition costs but fewer clinic visits, laboratory tests, and electrocardiograms — and therefore lower gross costs — compared with the use of individual drug components
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

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