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BACKGROUND/RATIONALE Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents a serious public health issue affecting approximately 5.4 million individuals in the United States and is projected to affect up to 16 million by 2050. This study examined health care resource utilization (HCRU), costs, and comorbidity burden immediately preceding new diagnosis of AD and 2 years after(More)
PURPOSE Insulin pump users discard unused medication and infusion sets according to labeling and manufacturer's instructions. The stability labeling for insulin aspart (rDNA origin] (Novolog) was increased from two days to six. The associated savings was modeled from the perspective of a hypothetical one-million member health plan and the total United(More)
The option of vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section (VBAC) is widely recognized as a safe procedure for mother and infant as well as a means of reducing the cesarean section rate. Nevertheless, it remains underutilized in community, non-level III hospitals, where most births occur. Over a 30-month period, all patients presenting to a(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare medical condition burden, healthcare resource use, and healthcare costs of household members (HHMs) of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) with those of HHMs of matched individuals without AD. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study based on administrative claims data collected between January 1, 2007, and December 31,(More)