6 results match your criteria The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits [Journal]

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Healthcare Costs Associated With Chronic Opioid Use and Fibromayalgia Syndrome.

Am J Pharm Benefits 2014 Nov-Dec;6(6):e177-e184. Epub 2015 Feb 13.

Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences(JTP), Little Rock, AR; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Women's Health, College of Medicine, Vanderbilt University (LJC), Nashville, TN; Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy (JT), Martin School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Kentucky (JSB), Lexington, KY.

Background: Fibromyalgia (FM) is an idiopathic, functional syndrome characterized by chronic, widespread pain and diffuse tenderness. This disorder affects more than 6 million patients in the United States and is associated with significant clinical and economic burdens.

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to: 1) estimate the costs associated with a FM diagnosis; and 2) estimate the impact of chronic opioid use on the costs of FM patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5444874PMC
February 2015
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Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment Patterns in Academic Urban Medical Center.

Am J Pharm Benefits 2014 ;6(1):e1-e8

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ; UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Objective: Assess racial/ethnic and sex differences in treatment of vitamin D deficiency with high dose ergocalciferol ('vitamin D2') or other forms of vitamin D in a northeastern U.S. ambulatory clinic of an academic urban medical center. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199332PMC
January 2014
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Association Between Sustained Glycated Hemoglobin Control and Healthcare Costs.

Am J Pharm Benefits 2013 ;5(2):59-64

Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Objective: To examine the relationship between sustained glycemic control and health care costs among patients with diabetes with an initial hemoglobin A1c≥9%.

Study Design/methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of administrative data from patients with diabetes and initial poor HbA1c control enrolled in a large health plan in Hawai'i (n=1304). We used propensity scores to identify a comparable cohort based on age, gender, type of coverage, diabetes duration, number of medications, location of residence, comorbidity conditions, and morbidity level. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3874271PMC
January 2013
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E-PRESCRIBING AND PATIENT SAFETY: RESULTS FROM A MIXED METHOD STUDY.

Am J Pharm Benefits 2011 ;3(2):e24-e34

Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia ; Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Objectives: To describe ambulatory care clinicians' perspectives on the effect of e-prescribing systems on patient safety outcomes.

Study Design: We used a mixed-method study of clinicians and staff in 64 practices using one of six e-prescribing technologies in six U.S. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3811029PMC
January 2011
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A Computerized Asthma Outcomes Measure Is Feasible for Disease Management.

Am J Pharm Benefits 2010 Apr;2(2):119-124

QualityMetric, Incorporated (DMT-B, RNS-B, MA), Lincoln, RI; and the Center for Health Research (DMM), Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR.

OBJECTIVE: To develop and test an online assessment referred to as the ASTHMA-CAT (computerized adaptive testing), a patient-based asthma impact, control, and generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measure. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional pilot study of the ASTHMA-CAT's administrative feasibility in a disease management population. METHODS: The ASTHMA-CAT included a dynamic or static Asthma Impact Survey (AIS), Asthma Control Test, and SF-8 Health Survey. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2939447PMC
April 2010
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Understanding Primary Nonadherence.

Authors:
Geoffrey F Joyce

Am J Pharm Benefits 2010 Apr;2(2):111-118

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, University of Southern California, 705 W 34 St., Los Angeles, 90089, CA. ; Senior Economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3898835PMC
April 2010
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