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July 15, 2008
A meta-analysis of 9 RCTs found little benefit in self-monitoring of blood glucose levels on A1C outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus not taking insulin.
We present findings about the prevalence and predictors of financial incentives for quality reported by oncologists and surgeons in Los Angeles County, California.
A revised HEDIS definition of high-risk asthma more precisely identifies patients with functional impairment and higher healthcare utilization who might benefit from case management.
Compared with ipratropium alone, fluticasone/salmeterol combination therapy resulted in better clinical outcomes and similar or lower treatment costs in all COPD populations
Using an interactive voice response system to contact patients after outpatient surgery will likely result in improved efficiency without a decrease in assessment quality.
Parents with language barriers reported less timely illness care and routine care for children in managed care Medicaid.
Value-based insurance design may reduce the adverse consequences of cost sharing, as well as support quality improvement initiatives.