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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436260/treatment-patterns-and-associated-health-care-costs-before-and-after-treatment-initiation-among-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-patients-in-the-united-states
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Charles D Burger, A Burak Ozbay, Howard M Lazarus, Ellen Riehle, Leslie B Montejano, Gregory Lenhart, R James White
BACKGROUND: Despite multiple treatment options, the prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains poor. PAH patients experience a high economic burden due to comorbidities, hospitalizations, and medication costs. Although combination therapy has been shown to reduce hospitalizations, the relationship between treatment, health care utilization, and costs remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To provide a characterization of health care utilization and costs in real-world settings by comparing periods before and after initiating PAH-specific treatment...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362899/costs-of-dose-escalation-among-ulcerative-colitis-patients-treated-with-adalimumab-in-germany
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Bernadette Pöllinger, Wolfgang Schmidt, Anna Seiffert, Heidi Imhoff, Martin Emmert
AIMS: We determined adalimumab utilisation and associated drug costs in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), focusing on patients requiring dose escalation. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study analysed the de-identified prescription data of the Arvato Health Analytics (Munich, Germany) database (2010-2015) in adult UC patients undergoing adalimumab therapy. RESULTS: A total of 154 patients were newly treated with adalimumab (average 39...
January 23, 2018: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358254/screening-with-papanicolaou-tests-in-alberta-are-we-choosing-wisely
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Christopher J Symonds, Wenxin Chen, Marianne Sarah Rose, Lara J Cooke
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and geographic distribution of cervical cancer screening, as well as the age groups of those undergoing screening, in Alberta, and to determine if screening practices conform to current guidelines and follow Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations. DESIGN: Descriptive study using data from the Alberta Ministry of Health Analytics and Performance Reporting Branch. SETTING: Alberta. PARTICIPANTS: Women who had 1 or more Papanicolaou tests between 2011 and 2013...
January 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353160/prediction-of-venous-thromboembolism-using-semantic-and-sentiment-analyses-of-clinical-narratives
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Susan Sabra, Khalid Mahmood Malik, Mazen Alobaidi
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common cardiovascular disorder. It affects people of both genders at ages as young as 20 years. The increased number of VTE cases with a high fatality rate of 25% at first occurrence makes preventive measures essential. Clinical narratives are a rich source of knowledge and should be included in the diagnosis and treatment processes, as they may contain critical information on risk factors. It is very important to make such narrative blocks of information usable for searching, health analytics, and decision-making...
January 3, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304724/treatment-patterns-healthcare-resource-utilization-and-costs-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-commercially-insured-and-medicare-populations
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Eytan M Stein, Gaetano Bonifacio, Dominick Latremouille-Viau, Annie Guerin, Sherry Shi, Patrick Gagnon-Sanschagrin, Owanate Briggs, George J Joseph
OBJECTIVE: To describe the setting, duration, and costs of induction and consolidation chemotherapy for adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML), who are candidates for standard induction chemotherapy, in the United States. METHODS: Adults newly diagnosed with AML who received standard induction chemotherapy in an inpatient setting were identified from the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan (2006-2015) and SEER-Medicare (2007-2011) databases. Patients were observed from induction therapy start to the first of hematopoietic stem cell transplant, 180 days after induction discharge, health plan enrollment/data availability end, or death...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290171/health-care-costs-and-thromboembolic-events-in-hydroxyurea-treated-patients-with-polycythemia-vera
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Shreekant V Parasuraman, Nianwen Shi, Dilan C Paranagama, Machaon Bonafede
BACKGROUND: Patients with polycythemia vera (PV) are at increased risk of thromboembolic events (TEs), which are key contributors to reduced overall survival compared with the age- and sex-matched general population. In addition to aspirin and phlebotomy to maintain hematocrit level < 45%, many patients receive cytoreduction with hydroxyurea (HU), which is associated with improved survival and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and TEs. However, 1 in 4 patients become resistant to or intolerant of HU...
January 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287033/impact-of-new-medications-and-4-generic-programs-on-overactive-bladder-treatment-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states-2000-2015
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Alan C Kinlaw, Michele Jonsson Funk, Mitchell M Conover, Virginia Pate, Alayne D Markland, Jennifer M Wu
BACKGROUND: Despite several new medications being Food and Drug Administration-approved for overactive bladder (OAB) and new prescription drug payment programs, there are limited population-based data regarding OAB medication use among older adults. OBJECTIVES: To examine: (1) impacts of new medications and $4 generic programs on time trends for OAB-related medication dispensing for older adults in the United States; (2) differences by age and sex; and (3) temporal changes in OAB-related medication payments...
December 28, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244019/prevalence-healthcare-resource-utilization-and-overall-burden-of-fungal-meningitis-in-the-united-states
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Lefko T Charalambous, Alykhan Premji, Caroline Tybout, Anastasia Hunt, Drew Cutshaw, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Siyun Yang, Jichun Xie, Charles Giamberardino, Promila Pagadala, John R Perfect, Shivanand P Lad
PURPOSE: Previous epidemiological and cost studies of fungal meningitis have largely focused on single pathogens, leading to a poor understanding of the disease in general. We studied the largest and most diverse group of fungal meningitis patients to date, over the longest follow-up period, to examine the broad impact on resource utilization within the United States. METHODOLOGY: The Truven Health Analytics MarketScan database was used to identify patients with a fungal meningitis diagnosis in the United States between 2000 and 2012...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234938/impact-of-incisional-hernia-development-following-abdominal-operations-on-total-healthcare-cost
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Vamsi V Alli, Jianying Zhang, Dana A Telem
BACKGROUND: Introduction of the category III CPT code (0437T) for prophylactic mesh augmentation (PMA) highlights efforts to reduce incisional hernia (IH). PMA's value in the context of value-based care requires understanding both the cost of IH development and the savings from prevention. We hypothesized large healthcare costs with IH development. Appreciating which subsets of patients are at highest risk for IH, and the subsets who have the costliest care is essential in targeting interventions for hernia prevention...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191138/differential-reimbursement-of-psychiatric-services-by-psychiatrists-and-other-medical-providers
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Tami L Mark, William Olesiuk, Mir M Ali, Laura J Sherman, Ryan Mutter, Judith L Teich
OBJECTIVE: Given low psychiatrist participation in insurance networks, this study examines how psychiatrists are reimbursed in network and out of network under commercial insurance relative to other providers for the same diagnoses and services. METHODS: Paid private insurance claims from the 2014 Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database were analyzed. The sample included all services billed for 3.8 million individuals with a mental disorder as the primary diagnosis by psychiatrists, nonpsychiatrist medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, or psychiatric nurses...
December 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170864/risk-of-malignancy-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-elderly-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
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Nabeel Khan, Carlos Vallarino, Trevor Lissoos, Umar Darr, Michelle Luo
BACKGROUND: Management of elderly inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients (≥ 65 years of age) is complicated due to many factors, including a higher risk of cancer, which may impact therapeutic decisions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the risk of cancer among elderly IBD patients compared with younger IBD patients. Additionally, the absolute risk of malignancy and factors contributing to it were evaluated, and therapeutic patterns among the elderly were assessed...
November 23, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110802/testosterone-therapy-and-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-hypogonadal-men-an-administrative-health-care-claims-study
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Hu Li, Lucy Mitchell, Xiang Zhang, Darell Heiselman, Stephen Motsko
BACKGROUND: There are some ongoing debates on the potential link between testosterone therapy (TT) and risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI). AIM: To investigate the association between acute MI and TT use compared with non-use in men having documented hypogonadism (diagnostic International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes 257.2, 257.8, 257.9, 758.7) in patient claims records. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used a real-world US-based administrative health care claims database (MarketScan 2004-2013; Truven Health Analytics, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) to compare MI rates between TT-treated men and a cohort of untreated hypogonadal men matched by a calendar time-specific propensity score...
November 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083975/factors-associated-with-direct-health-care-costs-among-patients-with-migraine
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Machaon Bonafede, Qian Cai, Katherine Cappell, Gilwan Kim, Sandhya J Sapra, Neel Shah, Katherine Widnell, Paul Winner, Pooja Desai
BACKGROUND: Migraine imposes substantial economic burden on patients and the health care system. Approximately 18% of women and 6% of men suffer from migraine in the United States. This is a heterogeneous group, and little data are available to evaluate factors associated with migraine costs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate characteristics associated with high costs among commercially insured patients with migraine. METHODS: This retrospective analysis identified patients with migraine in the Truven Health MarketScan Research Databases between January 2008 and June 2013...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083971/patient-outcomes-health-care-resource-use-and-costs-associated-with-high-versus-low-hedis-asthma-medication-ratio
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Allan T Luskin, Evgeniya N Antonova, Michael S Broder, Eunice Chang, Karina Raimundo, Paul G Solari
BACKGROUND: The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality measures for asthma include the asthma medication ratio (AMR) as a marker of quality of care for patients with asthma. Few data are available to describe the association between health care use and costs in patients with high versus low AMR. OBJECTIVE: To characterize health care use and costs associated with high versus low AMR in patients participating in commercial health plans...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063557/best-paper-selection
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Banda JM, Evans L, Vanguri RS, Tatonetti NP, Ryan PB, Shah NH. A curated and standardized adverse drug event resource to accelerate drug safety research. Sci Data 2016;3:160026 https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201626 Bauer CR, Ganslandt T, Baum B, Christoph J, Engel I, Lobe M, Mate S, Staubert S, Drepper J, Prokosch HU, Winter A, Sax U. Integrated Data Repository Toolkit (IDRT). A Suite of Programs to Facilitate Health Analytics on Heterogeneous Medical Data. Methods Inf Med 2016;55(2):125-35 https://methods...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945918/comparative-effectiveness-of-surgical-treatments-for-pediatric-hydrocephalus
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I-Wen Pan, Dominic A Harris, Thomas G Luerssen, Sandi K Lam
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hydrocephalus represents a high health care burden in the United States (US). Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comparative effectiveness analysis for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and cerebrospinal fluid shunt placement in pediatric hydrocephalus patients in the US using a large administrative claims database through the application of propensity scores matching. METHODS: The MarketScan® database (Truven Health Analytics, Atlanta, Georgia) 2003 to 2011 was used...
August 19, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895928/collaborative-visual-analytics-a-health-analytics-approach-to-injury-prevention
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Samar Al-Hajj, Brian Fisher, Jennifer Smith, Ian Pike
Background: Accurate understanding of complex health data is critical in order to deal with wicked health problems and make timely decisions. Wicked problems refer to ill-structured and dynamic problems that combine multidimensional elements, which often preclude the conventional problem solving approach. This pilot study introduces visual analytics (VA) methods to multi-stakeholder decision-making sessions about child injury prevention; Methods: Inspired by the Delphi method, we introduced a novel methodology-group analytics (GA)...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895758/medication-adherence-and-discontinuation-of-long-acting-injectable-versus-oral-antipsychotics-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-or-bipolar-disorder
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Mallik Greene, Jessie Tingjian Yan, Eunice Chang, Ann Hartry, Maëlys Touya, Michael S Broder
AIMS: To examine medication adherence and discontinuation in two separate groups of patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (BD), who began receiving a long-acting injectable antipsychotic (LAI) versus those who changed to a different oral antipsychotic monotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Multi-State Medicaid claims database was used to identify patients with schizophrenia; Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial and Medicaid claims databases were used to identify patients with BD...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894587/comparison-of-claims-data-on-hospitalization-rates-and-repeat-procedures-in-patients-receiving-a-bowel-preparation-prior-to-colonoscopy
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Lisa E Young, Naomi C Sacks, Philip L Cyr, Abhishek Sharma, David N Dahdal
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of colorectal screening using sodium picosulfate and magnesium citrate compared with other prescription bowel-preparation agents. Primary endpoints were rates of procedure-associated hospitalizations, diagnosis at hospitalization, and rates of early repeat screenings. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study identified patients using the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan databases, which contain fully adjudicated, de-identified, medical- and prescription-drug claims, as well as demographic and enrollment information for individuals with commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare supplemental insurance coverage...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880857/brca-genetic-testing-and-receipt-of-preventive-interventions-among-women-aged-18-64-years-with-employer-sponsored-health-insurance-in-nonmetropolitan-and-metropolitan-areas-united-states-2009-2014
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Katherine Kolor, Zhuo Chen, Scott D Grosse, Juan L Rodriguez, Ridgely Fisk Green, W David Dotson, M Scott Bowen, Julie A Lynch, Muin J Khoury
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Genetic testing for breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) gene mutations can identify women at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer. These testing results can be used to select preventive interventions and guide treatment. Differences between nonmetropolitan and metropolitan populations in rates of BRCA testing and receipt of preventive interventions after testing have not previously been examined. PERIOD COVERED: 2009-2014...
September 8, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
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