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OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate several statistical modeling approaches in predicting prospective total annual health costs (medical plus pharmacy) of health plan participants using Pharmacy Health Dimensions (PHD), a pharmacy claims-based risk index. METHODS We undertook a 2-year (baseline year/follow-up year) longitudinal analysis of integrated medical(More)
BACKGROUND Persistency with drug therapy reflects a number of factors, including patient tolerability of adverse events resulting from therapy and clinician satisfaction with the medication's effectiveness in reducing intraocular pressure. OBJECTIVE This study assesses persistency with topical glaucoma medications administered as initial therapy by(More)
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