Evaluating Alternative Methods of Comparing Antihypertensive Treatment Intensity
Medication dose captures modification of hypertension treatment intensity more precisely than medication count, and this measure should be preferred in studies that aim to improve hypertension management.
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.
Treatment Decisions for Complex Patients: Differences Between Primary Care Physicians and Midlevel Providers
Midlevel providers were significantly less likely than physicians to change blood pressure (BP) treatment for complex diabetic patients presenting with elevated BP at a single visit.
Use of Critical Pathways to Improve Efficiency: A Cautionary Tale
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