D A Taira
Affiliation: Hawaii Medical Service Association
- Prescription drugs: elderly enrollee reports of financial access, receipt of free samples, and discussion of generic equivalents related to type of coverageDeborah A Taira
Hawaii Medical Service Association BBS of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96808 0860, USA
Am J Manag Care 9:305-12. 2003....
- Correlating physical and mental health status with satisfaction in a health planD A Taira
Clinical Epidemiology Department, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Manag Care Interface 14:51-6. 2001....
- Antihypertensive adherence and drug class among Asian Pacific AmericansDeborah A Taira
Hawaii Medical Service Association, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Ethn Health 12:265-81. 2007..The objective of this study is to identify predictors of adherence for specific groups, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders...
- Copayment level and compliance with antihypertensive medication: analysis and policy implications for managed careDeborah A Taira
Hawaii Medical Service Association, 818 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Am J Manag Care 12:678-83. 2006..To measure the impact of medication copayment level and other predictors on compliance with antihypertensive medications, as measured by the medication possession ratio...
- Patient perceptions of inter-provider coordination of careTaira Juárez Deborah
Hawai i Medical Service Association, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Hawaii Med J 67:121-5. 2008..Among alternative care providers, coordination was highest for Hawaiian healing and lowest for acupuncture and chiropractic services. Efforts to improve coordination of care are essential to ensure high quality care...
- Ethnic disparities in care following acute coronary syndromes among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the initial hospitalizationD A Taira
Hawaii Medical Service Association, Care Management, Honolulu 96808 0860, USA
Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 47:1209-15. 2001..The trend toward higher mortality following acute coronary syndromes among Asian Americans and Pacific Islander males emphasizes the importance of such a study...
- Do patient assessments of primary care differ by patient ethnicity?D A Taira
Hawaii Medical Service Association, Honolulu 96808 0860, USA
Health Serv Res 36:1059-71. 2001..To determine if patient assessments (reports and ratings) of primary care differ by patient ethnicity...
- Influenza vaccination, hospitalizations, and costs among members of a Medicare managed care planJ W Davis
Hawaii Medical Service Association, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Med Care 39:1273-80. 2001..Associations were weaker for subjects age 80 and older. The results, consistent with recommendations for the use of influenza vaccine, suggest that people ages 65 to 79 should be heavily targeted for vaccination...
- Socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer screening in HawaiiTimothy Halliday
John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2424 Maile Way, Saunders Hall 533, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 4:A91. 2007..Our objective was to analyze the relationship between income and mammography screening for members enrolled in a large health plan in Hawaii...
- Follow-up services after an emergency department visit for substance abuseAndrew R Breton
APS Healthcare, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Am J Manag Care 13:497-505. 2007..Particularly challenging are members first diagnosed in an emergency department (ED)...
- Alternate financial incentives in multi-tiered formulary systems to improve accountability for outcomesRichard S Chung
HMSA Care Management, Honolulu, HI 96808 0860, USA
J Manag Care Pharm 9:360-5. 2003..Over the past several years, numerous articles have appeared in the literature encouraging a shift to a more quality-based decision-making process for health plan drug formularies...
- The impact of seeing physicians new to a patient on the response to screening remindersJun Zhu
Hawaii Medical Service Association an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Honolulu, HI 96808 0860, USA
Med Care 44:908-13. 2006..This study examined the associations between the characteristics of physicians visited after the reminders were sent and the health screenings received for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, and for diabetes and cholesterol...
- Pediatric prescription pick-up rates after ED visitsEric H Kajioka
Department of Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96826, USA
Am J Emerg Med 23:454-8. 2005..03). CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that filling a prescription after discharge from an ED represents a substantial barrier to medication compliance...
- Adherence to oral hypoglycemic agents in HawaiiRachel Lee
John A Burns School of Medicine, 2015 Mott Smith Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 2:A09. 2005..The goal of this study was to identify characteristics of patients in Hawaii least likely to adhere to oral hypoglycemic agents...
- Screening rates and characteristics of health plan members who respond to screening remindersJun Zhu
Hawaii Medical Service Association, Care Management, PO Box 860, Honolulu, HI 96808 0860
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A56. 2006..Although evidence has shown that reminder programs improve preventive screening rates, this study is one of the first to examine the characteristics of health plan members who respond to screening reminders...
- A managed care organization's use of integrated health management to improve secondary prevention of coronary artery diseaseJohn T Berthiaume
Hawaii Medical Service Association, PO Box 860, Honolulu, HI 96808 0860, USA
Am J Manag Care 13:142-7. 2007..To evaluate the effect of a managed care organization's multifactorial intervention program in optimizing secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
- A health plan intervention to improve pneumococcal vaccination in the elderlyDolores M Yanagihara
Integrated Healthcare Association in Walnut Creek, California, USA
Manag Care Interface 18:25-30. 2005..Moreover, the rate of hospitalization for pneumococcal pneumonia dropped after 1998. The data suggest that multimodal promotion of pneumococcal vaccine will result in more extensive immunization and less frequent hospitalization...
- Patient outcomes and evidence-based medicine in a preferred provider organization setting: a six-year evaluation of a physician pay-for-performance programAmanda S Gilmore
Health Benchmarks Inc, Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Health Serv Res 42:2140-59; discussion 2294-323. 2007....