Pamela C. Heaton

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BACKGROUND Most patients with dementia also suffer from behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, for which there is no Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment. OBJECTIVES To determine whether the Food and Drug Administration's black box warning in April 2005 has led to a decline in prescriptions of atypical antipsychotics for behavioral(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the association of transplant patients' personality, depression, and quality of life with medication adherence in kidney and liver transplant recipients. METHODS A cross-sectional study of liver and kidney transplant recipients greater than 1 year post-transplant was conducted. Patients' adherence with medications was assessed using(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Community pharmacies may be positioned for an increased role in population health. We sought to develop a population-level measure of asthma medication fills and assess its relationship to asthma-related utilization. METHODS We conducted a retrospective, ecological study (2010-2012). Medication data from a chain of pharmacies (n(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital inpatient care for patients with diabetes was estimated to cost $76 billion in 2012. Substantial expense resulted from those patients having multiple hospitalizations. The objective was to compare the risk for diabetes-related hospital readmission in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with sulfonylureas (SUs) compared to those treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of electronic medical record (EMR) system sophistication on preventive women's healthcare. MATERIALS AND METHODS Providers in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), 2007-8, were included if they had at least one visit by a woman at least 21 years old. Based on 16 questions from NAMCS, the level of a provider's(More)
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