August 03, 2017- James Zhang, PhD and Dr. David Meltzer, MD, PhD have published a study on gender disparities in cost-related medical non-adherence to medical care (CRN). This is the first study in its kind that reveals the gender disparities in CRN, comprehensively defined. The study, titled “The differential rates in cost-related non-adherence to medical care by gender in the U.S. adult population,” was published in the Journal of Medical Economics on May 19, 2017.
June 30, 2017- Today, Dr. James Zhang presents at the 2017 International Health Conference at St Hugh’s College Oxford for a study titled “The Association between Patient-physician Communication and Cost-related Medication Non-adherence among Diabetic U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries.” The other co-authors of the study include Dr. David Meltzer. This study is supported in part by a Pilot and Feasibility Grant from the CCDTR.
March 26, 2015 – Yesterday, the NYSHealth Foundation released a report prepared by CCDTR invstigators Drs. Chia-Hung Chou, Deborah Burnet, David Meltzer, and Elbert Huang entitled “The Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs in Community Settings.” The report reviews the evidence from diabetes prevention programs that have been conducted in community settings to determine their effectiveness in improving health outcomes. The report also examines the long-term effects, implementation costs, and overall cost implications of these programs.
NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman and Chief Program Learning Officer Kelly Hunt also discussed the report’s findings in a recent Health Affairs blog post. They argued there was a need for greater public and private investments in diabetes prevention research and demonstrations.
Click here to read the report.
Click here to read the accompanying policy brief.
Click here to read the Health Affairs blog post.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s Science Life blog post about the report.