Research Articles from Managed Care

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

James P. Reichmann, MBA Michael S. Kirkbride, BSc, PharmD

Patricia R. Salber, MD, MBA William Bestermann, MD Stanley Schwartz MD Albert Marchetti, MD

Bruce Bode, MD Michael Silver, MD Richard Weiss, MS Kathryn Martin

Charles M. Tomlinson, MD Chad Gray, PT Tom Kane, PT

Capital Health Plan achieved a 79% improvement in pain scores and a 54% improvement in function scores for its members

Damon Douglas, dual PharmD/MBA candidate

A system in which individual insurance policies may be purchased for separate medical products and services is based on a medical options market and takes its cue from the financial sector

Sara L. Thier, MPH Kristina S. Yu-Isenberg, PhD, MPH, RPh Brian F. Leas, MS, MA C. Ron Cantrell, PhD Sandra DeBussey

A widespread approach that incorporates various stakeholders may be necessary to change adherence behavior


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How will the Supreme Court rule in King v. Burwell?

Any day now, the Supreme Court will hand down its decision. How will the court rule?

In favor of Burwell, upholding the subsidies and leaving the ACA intact
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32% (58 votes)
Total votes: 184