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October 12, 2021
This study demonstrates the need for additional consensus surrounding how to translate guideline recommendations to administrative measures assessing imaging overuse for acute low back pain.
May 08, 2019
Expansion of episode of care measurement models to include presurgical care is an added opportunity to improve quality, value, and efficiency in healthcare delivery.
June 26, 2015
Commonly used measures of performance for assessing patient access do not reflect PCMH-encouraged strategies to improve access that may be preferentially used by part-time physicians.
August 23, 2012
This study shows how cardiovascular prevention would be much more efficient if risk were used in treatment decisions, but that currently it plays no role.
June 15, 2009
Midlevel providers were significantly less likely than physicians to change blood pressure (BP) treatment for complex diabetic patients presenting with elevated BP at a single visit.
January 01, 2009
Typical health plan data provide limited information for benchmarking physician performance using even a less stringent rule for attributing patient measures to physicians.
December 01, 2008
At least 50 quality events per physician are needed to reach a minimum level of reliability for most quality measures calculated from administrative data.
February 15, 2008
Additional training opportunities for primary care physicians and better use of ancillary services may be needed to further improve care for chronic pain patients.
March 01, 2006
November 01, 2001