Diabetes Care Quality: Do Large Medical Groups Perform Better?
Large medical groups perform better than medium- or small-sized groups on diabetes quality measures, perhaps because they have more care management processes in place.
It Is Time to Ask Patients What Outcomes Are Important to Them
Patients with abdominal or back pain identified 21 outcomes important to them, but the reported outcomes are quite different from the symptom and function outcomes studied by researchers.
Patient Experience and Physician/Staff Satisfaction in Transforming Medical Homes
Becoming a medical home appears to increase physician and staff job satisfaction, but it also risks decreasing patient satisfaction with access to care.
Effective Implementation of Collaborative Care for Depression: What Is Needed?
Factors most important for successful implementation of collaborative care for depression differ for patient activation versus achieving remission; both are critical to program success.
The Effect of Depression Treatment on Work Productivity
This study demonstrated that reduction of depression symptoms following routine treatment in primary care is significantly associated with improvements in productivity at work.
Documentation of the 5 As for Smoking Cessation by PCPs Across Distinct Health Systems
Evaluation of the 5 As of smoking cessation using patient electronic medical records across 6 distinct healthcare systems, stratified by comorbidity, gender, age, race ethnicity.
Patient-Centered Medical Home Cost Reductions Limited to Complex Patients
From 2005 to 2009, improved clinical practice systems were associated with cost reductions only for medically complex patients.
A Technology Solution for the High-Tech Diagnostic Imaging Conundrum
This article reports a unique statewide initiative in Minnesota to improve orders for high-tech diagnostic imaging tests while reducing their overall frequency and costs.
Patient Medical Group Continuity and Healthcare Utilization
Patients who often change medical groups have the highest healthcare costs. The improved coordination of an accountable care organization may reduce those costs.
Effects of Electronic Decision Support on High-Tech Diagnostic Imaging Orders and Patients
Electronic decision support for high-tech diagnostic imaging was associated with reduced volume and increased appropriateness, but had little impact on findings or patients.
Diabetes Care Quality: Insurance, Health Plan, and Physician Group Contributions
Reporting physician group performance in addition to health plan performance may stimulate greater improvement in diabetes care.
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.
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.
Young Adult Smokers: Are They Different?
Use of Practice System Tools by Medical Groups for Depression
Increasing Primary Care Physician Productivity: A Case Study
Practice Systems for Chronic Care: Frequency and Dependence on an Electronic Medical Record
Measuring Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care: Potential for Identifying Medical Group Drug"Drug Interaction Rates Using Claims Data
Does Improved Access to Care Affect Utilization and Costs for Patients With Chronic Conditions?
Tobacco Control Efforts in Managed Care: What Do the Doctors Think?
Implementation of Systems Strategies for Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Services in Health Maintenance Organizations
When Depression is the Diagnosis, What Happens to Patients and Are They Satisfied?
Is Quality Free? The Relationship Between Cost and Quality Across 18 Provider Groups
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