Association Between Length of Stay and Readmission for COPD
Among patients admitted for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Veterans Affairs hospitals, hospital-level length of stay was not associated with 30-day readmission.
Organizational Structure for Chronic Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
In a nationwide cross-sectional comparison of organizational structure for chronic disease management, less attention was given to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than chronic heart failure.
Survey Nonresponders Incurred Higher Medical Utilization and Lower Medication Adherence
In a retrospective cohort analysis, diabetic nonresponders to a patient satisfaction survey had higher healthcare costs, clinic visits, and hospitalizations, but lower medication adherence.
Increasing Copayments and Adherence to Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemic Medications
A copayment increase from $2 to $7 adversely affected veterans' adherence to statins, antihypertensives, and oral hypoglycemic agents.
Time Allocation and Caseload Capacity in Telephone Depression Care Management
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