Disease Management Digest, April 14, 2011
April 14, 2011 Volume VII, Issue 40

With this issue, the Disease Management Update has a new name and format that allows us to deliver even more DM news along with the same quality research, interviews, podcasts and videos you've come to expect. Look for the Disease Management Digest in your inbox every Thursday afternoon.

  1. 10 PCMH Pilots That Improved Diabetes Outcomes

  2. Decrease in AIDS-defining Cancers Offset by Increase in Other Cancers

  3. Combining 2 Treatments Reduces Hospital Stays for Heart Patients

  4. Q&A: Which Factors Predict Medical Cost Control?
    (open access until April 19.)

  5. Can MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer's Risk?

  6. New Diabetes Education Improves Blood Sugar Control

  7. Chronically Ill Medicare Patients Admitted to Hospital Receive More Intensive Care

  8. HealthSounds Podcast: Coordinating a Virtual Medical Home in Your Community

  9. 2009 Revised Mammography Guidelines Confused Women

  10. C. difficile Colitis Care Increases Hospital Costs

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