B. W. Sherman

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OBJECTIVE To increase influenza vaccination rates among industrial employees and their families through a campaign at a large corporation. METHODS This prospective, multisite study used employee surveys and claims data to evaluate an evidence-based worksite vaccination program. RESULTS Vaccination rates among insured employees and dependents (N =(More)
BACKGROUND Although vaccination rates in children exceed 90% in the United States, adults are vaccinated at far lower rates. In order to address this issue, additional community immunizers are needed, and pharmacists are in an ideal position to fill this void. OBJECTIVES To explore issues and barriers related to implementation of a pharmacy-based adult(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship that the patient has with his/her healthcare practitioner as a factor affecting medication adherence. STUDY DESIGN Aggregate, physician-level adherence rates for patients were compared in a retrospective, non-case-controlled study of 3777 diabetes patients enrolled in a commercial pharmacy benefits program in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify and compare employee health- and productivity-related costs for current smokers versus nonsmokers for a large US employer. METHODS Multivariate regression models were used to compare medical, pharmacy, workers' compensation, and short-term disability costs, self-reported absenteeism, and presenteeism by smoking status. Costs were(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the association between integrated workplace health and pharmacy care and medication adherence. STUDY DESIGN Adherence rates for commonly used chronic disease medications were compared in a retrospective, non-case-controlled study of 4476 workplace-treated patients versus 13,134 community-treated patients. METHODS Pharmacy claims data(More)
PURPOSE Prior descriptive epidemiology studies have shown that smokers have lower compliance rates with preventive care services and lower chronic medication adherence rates for preventive care services in separate studies. The goal of this study was to perform a more detailed analysis to validate both of these findings for current smokers versus nonsmokers(More)
New forces are at play that will invariably change how employers manage the health of their employee populations and how employers work with their supplier partners to provide health-related benefits and associated programs. For employers, health care reform necessitates a ‘‘stay in’’ or ‘‘get out’’ decision and may change the design of the healthrelated(More)