A systematic review of presenteeism instruments found that most have been validated to some extent, but evidence for criterion validity is virtually absent.
Using an ICD-9-CM code algorithm, the authors effectively identified potentially difficult-to-reach populations for a hypertension clinical trial.
This article identifies patient-, provider-, and system-level factors associated with the problem of self-monitoring blood glucose without use of the results.
Safety net hospitals reduce emergency surgeries among Medicaid and uninsured patients, and provide a benefit to these populations relative to other providers.
Data suggest that behavioral health providers and services must be included as core components of accountable care organizations to achieve desired health and cost outcomes.
The authors identify a 4-step plan to accelerate the spread of evidence-based practices.
Implementing patient decision aids was associated with lower rates of elective surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia and of active treatment for localized prostate cancer.
Increasing adherence to inhaled corticosteroids for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma could cost-effectively decrease both Medicaid spending and adverse clinical outcomes.

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