Natan Kahan

Summary

Affiliation: Sheba Medical Center
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. pmc Modifying prescribing behaviour of angiotensin receptor blockers by selectively rescinding managerial prior authorization requirements for losartan
    Natan R Kahan
    The Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 72:997-1001. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Prior authorization to improve testing of glycosylated hemoglobin in a managed care setting
    Natan R Kahan
    Medical Division, Leumit Health Fund, PO Box 20083, Tel Aviv 64738, Israel
    Am J Manag Care 15:582-4. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination rates among patients at risk in a managed care organization in Israel
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, 23 Schprintsak St, Tel Aviv 64738, Israel
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:152-7. 2006
  4. pmc When gatekeepers meet the sentinel: the impact of a prior authorization requirement for cefuroxime on the prescribing behaviour of community-based physicians
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 61:341-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based medicine in a managed care setting: from didactic exercise to pharmacopolicy development tool
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Manag Care 11:570-2. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint A pharmacoepidemiological approach to investigating inappropriate physician prescribing in a managed care setting in Israel
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel corrected
    Am J Manag Care 11:89-90. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Empiric treatment of uncomplicated UTI in women: wasting money when more is not better
    N R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Pharm Ther 29:437-41. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of an updated guideline for the empiric treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:588-91. 2004
  9. doi request reprint The tools of an evidence-based culture: implementing clinical-practice guidelines in an Israeli HMO
    Natan R Kahan
    Medical Division, Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acad Med 84:1217-25. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Urinary tract infection in women--physician's preferences for treatment and adherence to guidelines: a national drug utilization study in a managed care setting
    Ernesto Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:663-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Modifying prescribing behaviour of angiotensin receptor blockers by selectively rescinding managerial prior authorization requirements for losartan
    Natan R Kahan
    The Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 72:997-1001. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether rescinding the prior authorization (PA) requirement (managerial pre-approval) for losartan in an health maintenance organization (HMO) could reduce prescribing of the more expensive angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prior authorization to improve testing of glycosylated hemoglobin in a managed care setting
    Natan R Kahan
    Medical Division, Leumit Health Fund, PO Box 20083, Tel Aviv 64738, Israel
    Am J Manag Care 15:582-4. 2009
    ..To ascertain whether revocation of a prior authorization (PA) requirement by the Leumit Health Fund of Israel resulted in inferior rates of glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) testing among new users of expensive diabetes medications...
  3. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination rates among patients at risk in a managed care organization in Israel
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, 23 Schprintsak St, Tel Aviv 64738, Israel
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:152-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to (a) evaluate the vaccination rates among high-risk patients in a managed care setting in Israel and (b) gain a better understanding of the factors associated with suboptimal use of this vaccine...
  4. pmc When gatekeepers meet the sentinel: the impact of a prior authorization requirement for cefuroxime on the prescribing behaviour of community-based physicians
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 61:341-4. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the affect a PA restriction had on the utilization patterns of cefuroxime tablets in a managed care organization (MCO) in Israel...
  5. ncbi request reprint Teaching evidence-based medicine in a managed care setting: from didactic exercise to pharmacopolicy development tool
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Manag Care 11:570-2. 2005
    ..To implement a residency-based program for the teaching of evidence-based medicine in an Israeli HMO and to incorporate this effort into the HMO's routine drug policy formulation process...
  6. ncbi request reprint A pharmacoepidemiological approach to investigating inappropriate physician prescribing in a managed care setting in Israel
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel corrected
    Am J Manag Care 11:89-90. 2005
    ..To identify cases of inappropriate physician prescribing in a managed care setting in Israel that may have resulted from misuse of magnetic-stripe membership cards...
  7. ncbi request reprint Empiric treatment of uncomplicated UTI in women: wasting money when more is not better
    N R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Pharm Ther 29:437-41. 2004
    ..Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) and nitrofurantoin were until recently the two drugs recommended in clinical guidelines in Israel for empiric treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of an updated guideline for the empiric treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:588-91. 2004
    ..However, due to increased uropathogen resistance to this drug, the fund has designated nitrofurantoin as its new drug of choice...
  9. doi request reprint The tools of an evidence-based culture: implementing clinical-practice guidelines in an Israeli HMO
    Natan R Kahan
    Medical Division, Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acad Med 84:1217-25. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to design and implement an effective program for formulating, promulgating, and implementing CPGs to foster the development of an evidence-based culture in an Israeli HMO...
  10. ncbi request reprint Urinary tract infection in women--physician's preferences for treatment and adherence to guidelines: a national drug utilization study in a managed care setting
    Ernesto Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:663-8. 2003
    ..Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) and nitrofurantoin are the two drugs currently recommended in clinical guidelines in Israel for uncomplicated UTI in women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Curtailing laboratory test ordering in a managed care setting through redesign of a computerized order form
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, PO Box 20083, Tel Aviv, 64738 Israel
    Am J Manag Care 15:173-6. 2009
    ..To increase appropriate use of blood tests for folic acid and vitamin B12 ordered by primary care physicians in a managed care organization in Israel through redesign of a computerized order form...
  12. ncbi request reprint Altered thermoregulation in ambulatory schizophrenia patients: a naturalistic study
    Roni Shiloh
    Geha Mental Health Center, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    World J Biol Psychiatry 10:163-70. 2009
    ..Schizophrenia patients may exhibit alterations in core/body temperature. Hence, we intended to examine the potential existence of thermoregulatory abnormalities in ambulatory schizophrenia patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physician adherence to recommendations for duration of empiric antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women: a national drug utilization analysis
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:239-42. 2004
    ..Increasing the duration of treatment raises costs, and perhaps, the incidence of adverse effects, without contributing to effectiveness. The aim of this study was to investigate physician adherence to these recommendations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Drug use evaluation of tamoxifen focusing on off-label use in a managed care population in Israel
    Natan R Kahan
    Leumit Health Fund, POB 20083, Tel Aviv, 64738, Israel
    J Manag Care Pharm 16:355-9. 2010
    ..This DUE was motivated by observations that tamoxifen may be used off-label for indications without evidence of safety or efficacy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Empiric treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection with fluoroquinolones in older women in Israel: another lost treatment option?
    Natan R Kahan
    Hadassah Medical Organization School of Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Ann Pharmacother 40:2223-7. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that resistance rates of Escherichia coli to fluoroquinolones may have surpassed this level in older women in the Israeli community setting...
  16. ncbi request reprint Physician speciality and adherence to guidelines for the treatment of unsubstantiated uncomplicated urinary tract infection among women
    Natan R Kahan
    Hadassah Medical Organization School of Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:357-61. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variability in warfarin maintenance in the community setting: a population-based study in a managed care environment in Israel
    Igal Hekselman
    Clalit Health Services, Sharon Shomron District, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:12-5. 2007
    ..Ethnicity has been associated with variance in warfarin treatment regimens in various settings...