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Improving Adherence - Money Isn't the Only Thing.
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PMID:  22080839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Interventions that both improve outcomes and save costs are unusual, but the provision of lifesaving medications to survivors of myocardial infarction is one such example.(1) In the past, physicians' poor compliance with evidence-based guidelines was a major reason for suboptimal use of such medications. Now, with help from the dissemination of quality metrics, cost-saving medications such as beta-blockers, aspirin, and angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are nearly universally prescribed to eligible patients after myocardial infarction,(2),(3) so the focus has switched from physician prescribing to patient adherence. The concept of value-based insurance design,(4) which is encouraged by the Patient Protection and Affordable . . .
Authors:
Lee Goldman; Arnold M Epstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York (L.G.); and the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (A.M.E.).
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