Mixed Messages to Consumers From Medicare: Hospital Compare Grades Versus Value-Based Payment Penalty
Many hospitals penalized for readmissions were given readmission grades of “no different” or “better” than the national rate on the Hospital Compare website.
Ambulatory Care–Sensitive Emergency Visits Among Patients With Medical Home Access
Patients often self-refer to the emergency department (ED) for management of an ambulatory care–sensitive condition, and the ED may be the most appropriate care location.
Addressing the Primary Care Workforce Crisis
As delivery system reforms increasingly rely on a strong primary care workforce, policies are needed to grow and strengthen this workforce.
Introducing Forensic Health Services Research
The use of health services research to uncover healthcare fraud and abuse represents a novel, yet timely, implementation of this science.
Using Search Engine Query Data to Track Pharmaceutical Utilization: A Study of Statins
Google query data for 2 statins demonstrated association with temporal and geographic utilization benchmarks, suggesting that query data can be used to track real-time utilization.
Physician-level P4P—DOA? Can Quality-based Payment Be Resuscitated?
Univariate Solutions in a Multivariate World: Can We Afford to Practice as in the "good old days"?
What to Do When It's You: Bill Clinton and Hospital Report Cards
Use of Critical Pathways to Improve Efficiency: A Cautionary Tale
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