Prescription for National Healthcare Reform
Widespread adoption of evidence-based protocols and healthy lifestyles provide a combined opportunity to reduce up to $1 trillion of current healthcare spending.
Physicians Respond to Pay-for-Performance Incentives: Larger Incentives Yield Greater Participation
Physician participation rates in a pay-for-performance program are related to the amount of rewards offered.
Assessment of Drug Consumption Patterns for Medicare Part D Patients
This retrospective cohort study found that a sizable proportion of standard Medicare Part D drug program beneficiaries reached the “doughnut hole.”
Improving Laboratory Monitoring of Medications: An Economic Analysis Alongside a Clinical Trial
Although some interventions may enhance medication safety, an electronic medical record reminder to providers may not be an efficient use of resources.
Home Telemonitoring for Respiratory Conditions: A Systematic Review
Home telemonitoring represents a promising approach for the management of respiratory conditions and supports early identification of deteriorations in patient condition and symptoms control.
The Effectiveness of Diabetes Care Management in Managed Care
Care management patients experienced slightly greater improvements in CVD risk factor control than a set of matched controls. Both populations showed significant improvement over time.
Is Patient Satisfaction Influenced by the Intensity of Medical Resource Use by Their Physicians?
Patient satisfaction does not seem to be influenced by the intensity of medical resource use by their physicians.
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