Cost Analysis Review of Stroke Centers, Telestroke, and rt-PA
Use of rt-PA is associated with long-term cost savings, but more high-quality, current cost-effectiveness research is needed for stroke centers, care networks, and telemedicine.
Racial/Ethnic and Age Disparities in Chemotherapy Selection for Colorectal Cancer
Among Medicare enrollees with metastatic colorectal cancer, the use of newer chemotherapy agents was lower for African American patients and for older patients.
Can Outpatient Pharmacy Data Identify Persons With Undiagnosed COPD?
Algorithms based on managed care pharmacy data can efficiently identify persons at risk for undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
US Cost Burden of Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Literature Review
Effective preventive treatments, early critical care, and multi-disciplinary rehabilitative strategies for stroke will reduce the national expenditure for stroke-related healthcare services.
Development and Pilot Testing of Guidelines to Monitor High-Risk Medications in the Ambulatory Setting
Pilot testing of guidelines for the laboratory monitoring of high-risk medications shows that monitoring is highly variable and that there is room for improvement.
Using the Lessons of Behavioral Economics to Design More Effective Pay-for-Performance Programs
The authors describe several simple changes that health plans can make in the design of pay-for-performance programs that may improve their effectiveness.
Cost-Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding and Bypass for Morbid Obesity
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass are cost-effective treatments for morbid obesity compared with no treatment.
Screening Cardiac Surgery Patients for MRSA: An Economic Computer Model
Routine preoperative MRSA screening of cardiac surgery patients could provide substantial economic value to third-party payers and hospitals under a wide range of circumstances.
Diabetes Disease Management in Medicare Advantage Reduces Hospitalizations and Costs
A disease management program for Medicare Advantage patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease resulted in significantly reduced hospital admissions and total healthcare costs.
Mometasone Furoate Versus Beclomethasone Dipropionate: Effectiveness in Patients With Mild Asthma
In patients with mild asthma, mometasone furoate dry powder inhaler resulted in improved adherence and fewer exacerbations than beclomethasone dipropionate hydrofluoroalkane aerosol inhaler.
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