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July 11, 2019
Steering patients who visit providers with above-median prices to their market’s median-priced provider would save 42%, 45%, and 15% of laboratory, imaging, and durable medical equipment spending, respectively.
February 12, 2019
This qualitative study finds low employer adoption of reference-based pricing (RBP) benefit design and that redesign of RBP may be necessary to overcome barriers to adoption.
February 04, 2019
This randomized controlled trial finds that a hospital cesarean delivery rate comparison tool affects women’s perceptions but not where they choose to deliver.
June 26, 2017
The authors interviewed patients with access to a price transparency website. Despite a positive opinion of price shopping in theory, respondents reported barriers to doing so in reality.
April 23, 2017
In primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants do not necessarily order more ancillary services, or more costly services among alternatives, than physicians.
August 18, 2015
An analysis of the opportunity cost associated with ambulatory medical care in the United States demonstrates substantial time costs for individuals and society.
July 09, 2015
Unlike ACOs or P4P, implementation of bundled payment for inpatient and post acute care in Medicare would modestly reduce geographic variation in spending.
April 21, 2015
There are concerns that retail clinics provide inferior quality of care. The authors found no difference in quality among retail clinics, physician offices, and emergency departments.
November 08, 2011
Retail clinic use increased dramatically over 3 years, especially among young, healthy, higher income enrollees living close to retail clinics.
February 14, 2009
Nationwide data on hospital emergency department visits reveal little evidence of unintended adverse consequences associated with publicly reporting hospitals’ antibiotic timing in pneumonia.