Glen T. Schumock

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The financial impact of cancer can be large, even among persons with comprehensive health insurance policies. Prior studies have found that women with cancer are especially likely to suffer financial hardship. Although controversial, cancer insurance policies are designed to reduce the financial burden of cancer. In this study, we provide estimates of the(More)
BACKGROUND Between 1988 and 1998, antibody-associated pure red-cell aplasia was reported in three patients who had undergone treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin). Between 1998 and 2000, 13 such cases were reported from France--12 in patients who had received the Eprex formulation of epoetin alfa and 1 in a patient who had received(More)
BACKGROUND Strategies to control the quality and cost of medication use are largely dependent on the ability to alter selection of medications. Previous models of prescribing behavior have focused on physicians. In the hospital setting, clinical pharmacists and formulary committee members are also key players in drug therapy decision-making. Differences(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To quantify the relative risk of cardiovascular events associated with microalbuminuria in patients with both diabetes mellitus and hypertension. DESIGN A structured literature search from January 1990-December 2002 using MEDLINE, IPA, and CINAHL. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS We identified original studies that reported the presence or(More)
We sought to summarize and assess original evaluations of the economic impact of clinical pharmacy services published from 1996-2000, and to provide recommendations and methodologic considerations for future research. A systematic literature search was conducted to identify articles that were then blinded and randomly assigned to reviewers who confirmed(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical findings, occurrence rates, causality evidence, and dissemination media for serious cancer drug-associated adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported in the postmarketing setting. METHODS ADRs were termed serious if they resulted in death or severe organ failure. ADR information for oncology drugs from package insert (PI)(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop a prioritized list of individual drugs for which future research regarding off-label uses is warranted. DESIGN Retrospective, cross-sectional study. DATA SOURCES Commercial database that provides ongoing estimates of drug prescribing practices of office-based physicians in the United States and an Internet database of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The objective of this study was to examine health care costs and utilization and the risks of dialysis or mortality among diabetic predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with and without secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). METHODS This retrospective, matched cohort study examined insurance claims from 703 adult diabetic(More)
The objectives of this review were to summarize and evaluate studies that measured the economic impact of clinical pharmacy services published between 2001 and 2005 (inclusive) and to provide guidance on methodologic considerations to individuals performing such research in the future. A systematic literature search using the MEDLINE and International(More)