Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Infections at Retail Clinics, Physician Practices, and Emergency Departments
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.
Using Electronic Health Record Clinical Decision Support Is Associated With Improved Quality of Care
Using EHR clinical decision support is associated with improved quality of care. Most primary care practices are missing at least 1 "meaningful use" clinical decision support module.
Healthcare System Effects of Pay-for-Performance for Smoking Status Documentation
A payer-sponsored pay-for-performance incentive for smoking status documentation prompted implementation of a systemwide electronic reminder and improved documentation among all healthcare system patients.
Electronic Health Records, Clinical Decision Support, and Blood Pressure Control
Physician use of EHRs with CDS is associated with increased blood pressure control and lower mean systolic blood pressure across US primary care visits.
Effects of Documentation-Based Decision Support on Chronic Disease Management
A trial of electronic note–based decision support showed small effects on management of patients with heart disease and diabetes, mostly because it was infrequently used.
Electronic Health Record Feedback to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections
An electronic health record–based feedback program, the Acute Respiratory Infection Quality Dashboard, did not lead to an overall change in antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Reporting Hospitals" Antibiotic Timing in Pneumonia: Adverse Consequences for Patients?
Nationwide data on hospital emergency department visits reveal little evidence of unintended adverse consequences associated with publicly reporting hospitals’ antibiotic timing in pneumonia.
Health Information Technology as a Tool to Improve Care for Acute Respiratory Infections
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