Impact of Advance Care Planning Consults on Advance Directives Completion
Implementing advance care planning consults can increase advance directive completion rates. The authors demonstrate the impact of consults on completed advance directives in the medical record.
Enhanced Risk Prediction Model for Emergency Department Use and Hospitalizations in Patients in a Primary Care Medical Home
An enhanced risk model incorporating medication use, prior healthcare utilization, and mental health with comorbid health conditions predicts healthcare utilization better than health conditions alone.
Simple Errors in Interpretation and Publication Can Be Costly
A recent AJMC study contained overstatements and small but importantly placed errors that have the potential to cause unwarranted on-the-ground cost problems.
Risk-Stratification Methods for Identifying Patients for Care Coordination
Identifying which patients are likely to benefit from care coordination is important. We evaluated the performance of 6 risk-screening instruments in predicting healthcare utilization.
Effect of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Working-Age Adults
Multiple chronic conditions among working-age adults lead to high costs over many years. Understanding how to effectively manage such patients is an important challenge.
Flunking Asthma? When HEDIS Takes the ACT
Asthma control, rather than compliance with the HEDIS asthma measure, is the most useful quality indicator of asthma care.
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