Catheter Management After Benign Transurethral Prostate Surgery: RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Criteria
This manuscript synthesizes findings from a multidisciplinary panel following the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method to guide standardization of urinary catheter use after transurethral prostate surgery.
5-ASA to Sulfasalazine Drug Switch Program in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis
A 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) drug switch program switching from 5-ASA to sulfasalazine was instituted for insured patients with ulcerative colitis. Unanticipated barriers limited the number of patients who switched, but significant cost savings were still obtained.
Diabetes Care Improvement in Pharmacist- Versus Nurse-Supported Patient-Centered Medical Homes
In this longitudinal comparative effectiveness study of different chronic disease self-management support approaches within 1 system, both pharmacist- and nurse-led patient-centered medical home approaches improved diabetes care.
Depression Self-Management Assistance Using Automated Telephonic Assessments and Social Support
Automated patient support calls with feedback to informal caregivers and clinicians represent a viable strategy for increasing access to depression monitoring and self-management assistance.
New Diabetes HEDIS Blood Pressure Quality Measure: Potential for Overtreatment
The new HEDIS diabetes blood pressure measure may promote performance incentives for overtreatment of blood pressure, causing potential harm, especially in the elderly population.
Gender Disparities in Lipid Management: The Presence of Disparities Depends on the Quality Measure
VA Health Services Research: Lessons for the World's Healthcare Organizations
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