Referring Wisely: Orthopedic Referral Guidelines at an Academic Institution
The authors used the modified Delphi method to develop local orthopedic referral guidelines, enabling detailed decision support and nonâ€”face-to-face consultation at the point of referral.
Unintended Consequences of a Quality Measure for Acute Bronchitis
A quality measure reduced antibiotic use for patients with acute bronchitis but led to use of an alternative diagnosis, offsetting most of the observed improvement.
Variation in Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing in the United States
Rates of outpatient antibiotic prescribing vary widely between US commercial health plans. High-utilizing health plans may improve quality and lower costs by reducing unnecessary antibiotic use.
Impact of Hospital Formularies on Fluoroquinolone Prescribing in Emergency Departments
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