Hossein Asl-e-Soleimani, MD


Emergency Department Nonurgent Visits in Iran: Prevalence and Associated Factors

Inappropriate use of emergency department resources in Iran is a frequent problem that calls for effective approaches and interventions.

Jiacong Luo, MD, MPH


Persistence With Biologic Therapies in the Medicare Coverage Gap

For patients who reached the Medicare Part D coverage gap, discontinuation was more likely for patients taking osteoporosis medication.

Elisa Ostafin, MD


Ambulatory Care–Sensitive Emergency Visits Among Patients With Medical Home Access

Patients often self-refer to the emergency department (ED) for management of an ambulatory care–sensitive condition, and the ED may be the most appropriate care location.

Laurence C. Baker, PhD


The Relationship Between Provider Age and Opioid Prescribing Behavior

Holding other factors constant, the authors find that older providers prescribe significantly more opioids, with the gap between older and younger providers increasing from 2010 to 2015.

David B. Rothschild, BS


Wait Times, Patient Satisfaction Scores, and the Perception of Care

Clinic wait times do not just affect overall patient satisfaction, but also specifically affect the perception of providers and the quality of care.

Christopher Adams, MPH


Robotic Arm–Assisted Knee Surgery: An Economic Analysis

Compared with manual total knee arthroplasty, patients younger than 65 years undergoing robotic arm–assisted total knee arthroplasty experience fewer days in hospital, less utilization of services, and lower average total costs at 90 days.

Jessica S. Ancker, MPH, PhD


Trends in Public Perceptions of Electronic Health Records During Early Years of Meaningful Use

During the early years of the "meaningful use" program, surveys found decreases in both optimism and concerns about electronic health records.

Shweta Pathak, PhD, MPH


Does Care Consultation Affect Use of VHA Versus Non-VHA Care?

Uncoordinated multisystem use is problematic for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients with dementia. The Partners in Dementia Care intervention is successful in changing the pattern of VHA versus non-VHA use.

Omar Fernandes, MPH


Are Benefits From Diabetes Self-Management Education Sustained?

Conventional individualized diabetes self-management education resulted in sustained improvement in self-efficacy and diabetes distress. Short-term improvements in A1C, nutrition, and physical activity were not sustained.

Carrie A. Miller, MPH


Team Functioning and Clinical Quality, Patient Satisfaction, and Patient Portal Implementation Among Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Physician- and nursing staff–reported team functioning was associated with patient satisfaction but not with clinical quality or patient portal implementation.

Jeffrey Nadel, BA


Transforming Oncology Care: Payment and Delivery Reform for Person-Centered Care

The authors examine 4 alternative payment models for oncology care that shift away from fee-for-service and move progressively toward greater bundling, either across providers or across payments.

Leah M. Marcotte, MD


Factors Associated With Lung Cancer Risk Factor Documentation

This cross-sectional observational study found several factors associated with whether a patient had sufficient lung cancer risk factor documentation in the electronic health record.

Rohan Parikh, MS


Roles of Prices, Poverty, and Health in Medicare and Private Spending in Texas

Variation in private spending reflects the ability of the local population to pay for healthcare, whereas variation in Medicare is more driven by health status.

Christopher Hansen


Eliminating a Barrier to Cancer Care through Universal Fair Access to Oral Chemotherapy Medications

The advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is working across the country to pass and implement strong oral chemotherapy fairness laws to help ensure cancer patients have access to the recommended course of treatment without added out-of-pocket costs based on how their drug is administered.

Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MPH


Well-Child Care Visits and Risk of Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Hospitalizations

Timely well-child care visits may play a role in decreasing unnecessary hospitalizations in children in integrated healthcare delivery systems.

Amresh D. Hanchate, PhD


How Pooling Fragmented Healthcare Encounter Data Affects Hospital Profiling

Incomplete records of patient history can bias hospital profiling. Completing health records for Medicare-covered patients in VA hospitals resulted in modest changes in hospital performance.

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