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Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles of Interest

Wilson, Thomas; MacDowell, Martin;  Salber, Patricia;  Montrose, Garyl Hamm, Carolyn. Evaluation Methods in Disease Management Studies:  2004-7 Disease Management and Health Outcomes. Disease Management & Health Outcomes: Volume 16(5)2008pp 365-373


Peer-Reviewed Articles of Interest, with Commentary by PHI Institute Associates


Article:  Berg GD, Wadhwa S, Johnson AE. "A Matched-Cohort Study of Health Services Utilization and Financial Outcomes for a Heart Failure Disease-management Program in Elderly Patients."   J Am Geriatr Soc 52: 2004; 1-7.

Commentary: Wilson TW, Linden A. "Potential Bias in 'Controls' Used in a Heart Failure Disease Management Program." J Am Geriatr Soc 2005; 53(7): 1268-9.

Article: Galbreath AD, Krasuski RA, Smith B, et al. "Long-Term Healthcare and Cost Outcomes of Disease Management in a Large, Randomized, Community-Based Population With Heart Failure." Circulation. 2004; 110(23):3518-26.

Commentary: Linden A, Wilson T.  "Letter." Circulation. 2005; 112: e11.  Galbreath A, Freeman GL, Smith B, Krasuski RA, Stajduhar KC, Kwan MD, Ellis R. "Response." Circulation. 2005; 112: e11. 

Article: Javitt JC, Steinberg G, Locke T, Couch JB, Jacques J, Juster  I, Reisman L. "Using a Claims Data-Based Sentinel System to Improve Compliance with Clinical Guidelines: Results of a Randomized Prospective Study." Am J Manag Care. 2005;11:93-102.

Commentary:  Wilson TW, Linden A. "To the Editors."  Am J Manag Care. 2005;11: 999. Javitt JC. "In Reply." Am J Manag Care. 2005;11: 999.

Article: Tinkelman D, Wilson S. "Asthma Disease Management: Regression to the Mean or Better?" Am J Manag Care. 2004; 10 (12): 948-54.

Commentary: Levin-Scherz, J.  "To the Editor."  Am J Manag Care. 2005; 11 (3): 134,136.  Wilson T, Linden A. "To the Editor." Am J Manag Care. 2005; 11 (3): 136.  Wilson S, Tinkelman D. "The Authors Respond." Am J Manag Care. 2005; 11 (3): 136-37.

Article: Firestone B, Bartlett J, Selby J. "Can Disease Management Reduce Health Care Costs By Improving Quality?" Health Affairs. 2004; 23 (6): 63-75.

Commentary: Crossen FJ, Madvig J. "Does Population Management of Chronic Disease Lower Costs of Care? Despite Lingering Concerns Disease Management Shows Promise in Improving the Care of the Chronically Ill and Helping Control their Costs." Health Affairs. 2004; 23 (6): 76-78. Wilson TW , Linden A. "Disease Management Economic Value: Unproven?" Health Affairs. 2005; 24 (2): 566-67.  Firestone B. "The Authors Respond."  Health Affairs. 2005; 24 (2): 567.

Article:  DeBusk RF, Miller NH, Parker KM, Bandura A , Kraemer HC, Cher DJ, et al. " Care Management for Low-Risk Patients with Heart Failure: A Randomized, Controlled Trial." Ann Intern Med. 2004; 141 (8): 606-13.

Commentary: Wagner EH.  "Deconstructing Heart Failure Disease Management."  Ann Intern Med. 2005; 141 (8): 644-46; Linden A, Wilson TW. "Care Management for Heart Failure."  Ann Intern Med. 2005; 142 (5): 286; Debusk RF, Cher DJ, Kraemer HC . "Reply: Care Management for Heart Failure." Ann Intern Med. 2005; 142 (5):386.

Article: Villagra VG , Ahmed T. " Effectiveness of a Disease Management Program for Patients with Diabetes." Health Affairs. 2004; 23 (4): 255-266.

Commentary: Wilson TW , Linden A. " Measuring Diabetes Management. " Health Affairs. 2004; 23 (6): 277-8; Selby JV, Narayan KMV. " Lowering Diabetes Cost." Health Affairs. 2004;23 (6): 278; Villagra V , Ahmed T. " Diabetes Management: The Authors Respond." Health Affairs. 2004; 23 (6): 278-9.


Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles of Interest


Article: Martin DC, Berger ML, Anstatt DT, et al. "Population-based Disease and Case Management in a Medicare Plus Choice Health Maintenance." Preventing Chronic Disease. 2004; 1 (4): 1-11.

Article: Rost K, Pyne JM , Dickinson LM, et al. "Cost-Effectiveness of Enhancing Primary Care Depression Management on an Ongoing Basis." Ann Fam Med. 2005; 3:7-14.

Article: Goetzel RZ, Ozminkowski RJ, Villagra VG. Duffy J.  "Return on Investment in Disease Management:  A Review."  Health Care Financing Review. 2005; 26:1-19.

Article: Sullivan S, Meyer LC.  "Determining the Economic Value of Disease Management Programs for Employers."  Managed Care Interface. 2005; 18 (10): 26-8.

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