Caregivers’ presence during patient recruitment is associated with a greater rate of completion of a post hospital transitional care coaching intervention, particularly among men.
Common vascular surgery procedures are associated with frequent and high-cost readmissions. Open wounds with infection, functional dependence, lengthy procedures, and transfusion are associated with 90-day readmission after vascular surgery.
Using EHR clinical decision support is associated with improved quality of care. Most primary care practices are missing at least 1 “meaningful use” clinical decision support module.
The Health Plan Tobacco Cessation Index—based on the 5C paradigm of Foldes & Manley—is introduced through a survey of New York plans.
We implemented and evaluated a collaborative therapy review process aimed at optimizing heart failure therapy among patients managed by their primary care providers.
A technology-based, pharmacist-run home blood pressure monitoring program improves health outcomes by investing $20.50 per mm Hg systolic blood pressure lowered and $3300 per life-year gained.
The authors used a modified Delphi process involving primary care providers and gastroenterologists to identify safe patient discharges from gastroenterology clinics to primary care.
Nationally representative data show that outpatient office visits to both primary care physicians and specialists grew longer over the period from 1993 to 2010.

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