Trends in Utilization, Spending, and Prices of Smoking-Cessation Medications in Medicaid Programs: 25 Years Empirical Data Analysis, 1991-2015
Analysis of Real-World Dosing Patterns for the 3 FDA-Approved Medications in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Craig White, PhD, Winghan Jacqueline Kwong, PharmD, PhD, Hilary Armstrong, PhD, Michael Behling, Research Associate, Jeffrey Niemira, Senor Statistician, Kathy Lang, PhD
Estimating the Real-World Cost of Diabetes Mellitus in the United States During an 8-Year Period Using 2 Cost Methodologies
Vincent J. Willey, PharmD, Sheldon Kong, PhD, Bingcao Wu, MS, Amit Raval, PhD, Todd Hobbs, MD, Andrea Windsheimer, PharmD, Gaurav Deshpande, MS, PhD, Ozgur Tunceli, PhD, Brian Sakurada, PharmD, Jonathan R. Bouchard, MS, RPh
Assessing the Level of Patient-Specific Treatment Recommendations in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hemodialysis Vascular Access in the United States
In the United States, more than 80% of all patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) initiate dialysis with hemodialysis, and current reports indicate that this trend has changed little over the past 2 decades.
The Challenge of Maintaining Vascular Access in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
The Prevalence and Payer Costs of Potentially Avoidable Emergent Care Visits for Suspected Amniotic Membrane Rupture in Pregnant Women
Christine Ferro, CHFP, Bruce S. Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, Jocelyn Lau, MPH, Mona Kelkar, MBA, Nancy Phillips, MD, Chi-Wei Lu, PhD, Percy Yeung, PhD, Gloria Bachmann, MD
During the later weeks of pregnancy, pregnant women are often concerned with suspected leakage of amniotic fluid, which, whether preterm or at term, requires evaluation and medical intervention. The rupture of membranes occurs in an estimated 8% to 10% of full-term pregnancies.
Interventions to Reduce Avoidable Pregnancy-Related Emergency Department Visits
Budget Impact of Adding Vedolizumab to a Health Plan Formulary as Another First-Line Biologic Option for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, lifelong disorder of the gastrointestinal tract associated with an unpredictable relapsing and remitting disease course. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are 2 common phenotypes of IBD. Patients with IBD often have considerable symptom burden despite appropriate treatment, and IBD frequently leads to debilitating complications that may require hospitalization, surgery, and/or the escalation of therapy.
Prior Authorization for Elective Diagnostic Catheterization: The Value of Reviewers in Cases with Clinical Ambiguity
Adam C. Powell, PhD, Stephen E. Price, DPT, MBA, Khoa Nguyen, MS, Gary L. Smith, MS, James W. Long, BSBA, Uday U. Deshmukh, MD, MPH
For much of modern history, physicians have made decisions about patient care by consulting their peers and by using rule-based approaches. Specialists have been consulted throughout history and became a necessity in the 1800s, as medicine became more complex.
Standardized Documentation Can Improve Diagnostic Testing Decisions for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Long-Term Outcomes of a Cardiovascular and Diabetes Risk-Reduction Program Initiated by a Self-Insured Employer
Nicole D. White, PharmD, CDE, Thomas L. Lenz, PharmD, FACLM, Maryann Z. Skrabal, PharmD, CDE, Jessica J. Skradski, PharmD, Louis Lipari
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in America, resulting in approximately 610,000 deaths each year. The prevalence of CVD in the United States is increasing.
Influencing Patient Outcomes Through Enhanced Multidisease-Focused Interventions
Treatment Persistence and Healthcare Costs Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis After a Change in Targeted Therapy
Machaon M.K. Bonafede, PhD, MPH, Donna McMorrow, BS, Clare Proudfoot, PhD, Shraddha Shinde, MS, MBA, Andreas Kuznik, PhD, Chieh-I Chen, MPH
This retrospective analysis is based on inpatient medical claims, outpatient medical claims, and pharmacy claims from the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Database. The database includes claims for approximately 35 million employees and their dependents in fee-for-service and managed care health plans.
End-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as stage 5 kidney disease, is characterized by permanent kidney failure. Currently, more than 678,000 Americans have ESRD, and projections indicate that the population of patients with this disease may exceed 2 million by 2030.
Dialysis Procedures and Health-Related Quality of Life: The Challenge of Creating Evidence-Based Healthcare in End-Stage Renal Disease
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