David T Schaaf

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate prior analyses that quantify how drug management programs impact health plans and patients with respect to those analyses' effectiveness in measuring program quality. METHODS We examined 77 US studies from 1996 to 2007 that evaluated the respective drug management programs of managed care, indemnity insurance, Veterans Health(More)
BACKGROUND Maintaining quality of care while managing limited healthcare resources is an ongoing challenge in healthcare. The objective of this study was to evaluate how the impact of drug management programs is reported in the literature and to identify potentially existing quality standards. METHODS This analysis relates to the published research on the(More)
We analyzed the potential effects of different levels of performance on eight Health Care Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures for cardiovascular disease and diabetes during 1995-2005. The measures targeted 3.3 million (25 percent) heart attacks. Improvements in performance to those achieved by the median plan in 2005 imply prevention of 1.9(More)
Performance measures and guidelines encourage physicians to advise smokers to quit. The effect of these efforts on the morbidity, mortality, and cost of cardiovascular disease is not known. This article analyzes the effects of offering smoking cessation advice in the US population. The Archimedes model is used to simulate several clinical trials in which(More)
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