September/October 2011 Volume 4, Number 6
Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Antithrombotics in Older Patients with Post-ACS Atrial Fibrillation
Chicago, IL—Similar outcomes were found with 2 different antithrombotic strategies in a comparative effec - tiveness study in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after a non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). But a trend toward more bleeding with intensified treatment was found.
The Hickory Project: Controlling Healthcare Costs and Improving Outcomes for Diabetes Using the Asheville Project Model
Barry A. Bunting, PharmD, DSNAP, Grover Lee, PharmD, BCMCM, Grant Knowles, PharmD, Christine Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, Paul Allen, PhD, MBA
This follow-up study was conducted to determine if a previously successful, community-based, chronic disease management model, known as the Asheville Project, could be replicated in other communities in the country.
Keeping a Lid on Health Plan Costs, One Patient at a Time
Health Resource Utilization and Direct Costs Associated with Angina for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease in a US Managed Care Setting
Chest pain, or angina pectoris, is the primary symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), or chronic heart disease, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
Medical Claims Data Can Inform Coverage Decisions in Managed Care Health Plans
Change in the marketplace cannot be stopped and, therefore, organizational development should not only reflect what is happening today but also prepare each organization to appropriately identify emerging changes in market conditions to best benefit from the opportunities for proper management and growth through change or account management.
Diabetes is an important disease state causing significant morbidity and mortality throughout the United States and worldwide. The current obesity epidemic, together with the US aging population, is fueling the rapid increase in diabetes prevalence.
We Must All Engage in the Diabetes Challenge: A Lifelong Journey, with No Silver Bullet
The Era of Personalized Medicine in Oncology: Novel Biomarkers Ushering in New Approaches to Cancer Therapy
Payers and providers are looking to “bundled payments” as the payment reform most likely to deliver cost-savings and drive positive outcomes. Bundled payment generally refers to a lump sum paid to providers for a predefined episode of care.
Some 13,000 healthcare professionals from around the world gathered in San Diego, CA, in June 2011 to attend the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association. Cutting-edge research presented at the meeting included more than 2000 abstracts and 96 symposia, as well as 7 state-of-the-art lectures and 131 late-breaking posters, reflecting the growing urgency of the diabetes epidemic and the focus on improving patient care and clinical outcomes.
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