A Comparison of Relative Resource Use and Quality in Medicare Advantage Health Plans Versus Traditional Medicare
Compared with traditional Medicare, relative resource use for those with diabetes or cardiovascular disease is lower in Medicare Advantage, while quality of care is higher.
Classification of Health Plans Based on Relative Resource Use and Quality of Care
This study examines variation among health plans in resource use and quality of care for patients with diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease.
Clinical Guidelines and Performance Measures
Although physicians should be aware of guidelines and measures, they need to apply more nuanced approaches when seeing individual patients.
Is Integration in Large Medical Groups Associated With Quality?
Integrated care systems allegedly provide better care. This study of 97 large medical groups nationally provides suggestive evidence that this may be true.
Availability of Data for Measuring Physician Quality Performance
Typical health plan data provide limited information for benchmarking physician performance using even a less stringent rule for attributing patient measures to physicians.
Practice Systems Are Associated With High-quality Care for Diabetes
The Physician Practice Connections-Readiness Survey can identify practice systems that are associated with higher rates of quality diabetes care.
The Past as Prologue: Future Directions in Clinical Performance Measurement in Ambulatory Care
Practice Systems for Chronic Care: Frequency and Dependence on an Electronic Medical Record
Pay for Performance: Two Critical Steps Needed to Achieve a Successful Program
Malpractice Prevention, Patient Safety, and Quality of Care: A Critical Linkage
Measures and Systems: A New Formulation of Managed Care?
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