Jonas B. Green, MD, MPH, MSHS; Martin F. Shapiro, MD, PhD; Susan L. Ettner, PhD; Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD; Alfonso Ang, PhD; and Mitchell D. Wong, MD, PhD
Patients receiving care for advanced non–small cell lung cancer in small, independent oncology practices are more likely to receive chemotherapy in the last 30 days of life.
Bruce Feinberg, DO
The complex interplay of behavioral economics may result in reimbursement methodology alternatives to the prevailing fee-for-service payment system having less impact on prescribing behavior than has been conjectured.
Douglas W. Roblin, PhD; Hangsheng Liu, PhD; Lee F. Cromwell, MS; Michael Robbins, PhD; Brandi E. Robinson, MPH; David Auerbach, PhD; and Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH
In primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants do not necessarily order more ancillary services, or more costly services among alternatives, than physicians.
Nancy D. Beaulieu, PhD; Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH; Robert Wild, MS, MPH; and Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
High-cost patients are only modestly concentrated in specific hospitals and healthcare markets.
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Joanna P. MacEwan, PhD; John J. Sheehan, PhD; Wes Yin, PhD; Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, PhD; Jeffrey Sullivan, MS; Desi Peneva, MS; Iftekhar Kalsekar, PhD; and Anne L. Peters, MD
This study describes a widespread variation in medication adherence, pharmacy cost sharing, and medical spending. Increased cost sharing may decrease adherence and increase total diabetes spending.
Andrew S. Hwang, MD, MPH; Jeffrey M. Ashburner, PhD, MPH; Clemens S. Hong, MD, MPH; Wei He, MS; and Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH
This study demonstrates that the predictive accuracy of primary care physicians’ assessment of future hospitalization risk is comparable to commonly used quantitative risk stratification instruments.
Tricia Morphew, MSc; Wendy Altamirano, MPH, MBA; Stanley L. Bassin, EdD; and Stanley P. Galant, MD
An examination of the asthma medication ratio (≥0.50) as an informative metric in program evaluation and for healthcare organizations to measure quality of care provided to patients with asthma.
Azam Sabahi, BS; Leila Ahmadian, PhD; Moghadameh Mirzaee, PhD; and Reza Khajouei, PhD
The main reason given for receiving results online was time savings, reported by 77% of participants, followed by lowering the chance of missing the results (31%).
Eric A. Wright, PharmD, MPH; Steven R. Steinhubl, MD; J.B. Jones, PhD, MBA; Pinky Barua, MSc, MBA; Xiaowei Yan, PhD; Ryan Van Loan, BA; Glenda Frederick, BA; Durgesh Bhandary, MS; and David Cobden, PhD, MPH, MSc, MBA
Patients endure heavy medication complexity following hospital discharge for acute coronary syndrome.
Barak D. Richman, JD, PhD; Nick Kitzman, JD; Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH; and Kevin A. Schulman, MD
The authors propose a simple legal mechanism to combat chargemaster abuses and encourage provider price competition. This solution is superior to prevailing legislative and regulatory responses to surprise out-of-network bills.