Successful patient engagement in a nationally available, remotely delivered behavioral health intervention can significantly improve medical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
In a retrospective cohort analysis, diabetic nonresponders to a patient satisfaction survey had higher healthcare costs, clinic visits, and hospitalizations, but lower medication adherence.
Patients enrolled in the tuberculosis pay-for-performance program received more comprehensive ambulatory care with slightly lower costs and a higher treatment success rate.
Sepsis, renal impairment with electrolyte imbalance, and low blood pressure were independent prognostic factors of mortality among patients with severe hyperglycemia in the emergency department.
This study’s findings showed that diabetes care remained suboptimal among many patients with multiple chronic conditions and that patient outcomes varied by multimorbidity profile.
New starts on aripiprazole were less adherent than continuing users. Prescriptions for 90-day supplies should be reserved for patients who have established effectiveness and tolerance.
Improving the quality of studies evaluating the impact of value-based insurance design programs on medication adherence will serve to better inform healthcare system change.
A longitudinal case-control design was used to evaluate the effects of the patient-centered medical home model on medical costs and utilization among chronically ill patients.

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