Weiyi Ni, PhD; Danielle Colayco, PharmD, MS; Jonathan Hashimoto, PharmD; Kevin Komoto, PharmD, MBA; Chandrakala Gowda, MD, MBA; Bruce Wearda, RPh; and Jeffrey McCombs, PhD
Patients receiving postdischarge care from pharmacists had a 28% lower risk of readmission at 30 days and a 31.9% lower risk at 180 days compared with usual care.
Samyukta Mullangi, MD, MBA, and Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Primary care physician recruitment and retention must rely on not only increased financial remuneration, but also on a redesign of workflow and processes.
Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD; Brian Hilligoss, PhD; and Paula H. Song, PhD
Private sector accountable care organization development has been motivated by perceived opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and population health, and the belief that payment reform is inevitable.
Dorothy Y. Hung, PhD; Michael I. Harrison, PhD; Meghan C. Martinez, MPH; and Harold S. Luft, PhD
Lean redesigns in primary care improved workflow efficiencies, physician productivity, and overall satisfaction among patients, physicians, and staff, with no adverse effects on clinical quality.
Kaylyn E. Swankoski, MA; Deborah N. Peikes, PhD, MPA; Stacy B. Dale, MPA; Nancy A. Clusen, MS; Nikkilyn Morrison, MPPA; John J. Holland, BS; Timothy J. Day, MSPH; and Randall S. Brown, PhD
Practice transformation toward comprehensive primary care slightly improved patient experience in 3 of 6 domains of care: access, provider support, and shared decision making.
Ajit A. Dhavle, PharmD, MBA; Seth Joseph, MBA; Yuze Yang, PharmD; Chris DiBlasi, MBA; and Ken Whittemore, RPh, MBA
In this reply to the commentary, “A Call for a Statewide Medication Reconciliation Program,” published in the October 2016 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, authors discuss a proven and scalable solution to improve medication reconciliation that is already available to, and used by, clinicians.
Sarah L. Goff, MD; Lorna Murphy, MA, MPH; Alexander B. Knee, MS; Haley Guhn-Knight, BA; Audrey Guhn, MD; and Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc
An insurance company–sponsored enhanced primary care program had little effect on selected outcomes for low-income patients with diabetes.
Lucinda B. Leung, MD, MPH, and José J. Escarce, MD, PhD
Although clinical knowledge positions physicians and nurses well as consumer-directed health plan enrollees, they appeared less likely to choose these plans than nonmedical faculty and staff.
Julie A. Schmittdiel, PhD; Jennifer C. Barrow, MSPH; Deanne Wiley, BA; Lin Ma, MS; Danny Sam, MD; Christopher V. Chau, MPH; Susan M. Shetterly, MS
Affordable Care Act exchange enrollees in California and Colorado reported significant improvements in access to care and fewer barriers to receiving care due to costs.
Hsueh-Fen Chen, PhD; Taiye Oluyomi Popoola, MBBS, MPH; and Sumihiro Suzuki, PhD
Home health beneficiaries with diabetes using paid supplementary caregivers had 68% higher hazards of readmission due to urinary tract infection than those with unpaid supplementary caregivers.