Opportunities to Improve the Value of Outpatient Surgical Care
Outpatient surgeries in the United States account for roughly 7% of annual healthcare expenditures. To exploit substantial opportunities to improve the value of outpatient surgical care, the authors composed an evidence-based care delivery composite for national discussion and pilot testing.
Inappropriate Ordering of Lumbar Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Are Providers Choosing Wisely?
This article analyzes use of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging in a national sample of patients with low back pain.
Evaluation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Telemedicine Clinics
In an integrated health system, human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C telemedicine clinics are associated with improved access, high patient satisfaction, and reduction in health visitâ€œrelated time.
Adoption and Use of Stand-Alone Electronic Prescribing in a Health Plan-Sponsored Initiative
In a health plan–sponsored e-prescribing initiative, participating PCPs' mean e-prescribing rate was 1 prescription per 4 pharmacy claims, but some PCPs achieved high use.
Physicians' Perceptions of Relevant Prescription Drug Costs: Do Costs to the Individual Patient or to the Population Matter Most?
Do the Incentives in 3-Tier Pharmaceutical Benefit Plans Operate as Intended? Results From a Physician Leadership Survey
Variation in Implementation and Use of Computerized Clinical Reminders in an Integrated Healthcare System
Cost-Sharing for Prescriptions of Sildenafil and Finasteride: A Case Study in Veteran Patients
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