Costs of Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations in Patients Aged 18 to 64 Years
Hospitalization costs associated with heart failure averaged $23,077 and were higher when heart failure was a secondary rather than the primary diagnosis.
Retail Clinic Versus Office Setting: Do Patients Choose Appropriate Providers?
Care episodes treated in retail clinics appeared to be less complex than those treated in office settings.
Hospital Readmission Among Participants in a Transitional Case Management Program
Costly new breast cancer therapies augment the significant burden this disease places on healthcare resources, but in context they may still provide value to society.
Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations: A Bridge to Nowhere?
The Shared Savings Program design is at risk of not providing a sufficiently strong business case to convince provider organizations to change their practice cultures.
Scheduled and Unscheduled Hospital Readmissions Among Patients With Diabetes
This population-based study examines socioeconomic and clinical factors associated with scheduled and unscheduled readmissions after discharge among older patients with diabetes.
Variation in Prescription Use and Spending for Lipid-Lowering and Diabetes Medications in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Substantial variation in prescription spending and use of brand-name drugs exists across the VA healthcare system, with no apparent relationship to quality of care.
Mental Health Services Utilization Among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
Among women diagnosed as having intimate partner violence, odds of mental health utilization were lower among those diagnosed in emergency departments versus primary care clinics.
Initial Experience With a First-to-Market Member Accountability-Based Insurance Product
A new insurance product based on principles of member and purchaser accountability was adopted rapidly and resulted in several health improvements.
Assessing the Accuracy of Drug Profiles in an Electronic Medical Record System of a Washington State Hospital
A medication reconciliation program is associated with a high rate of perfectly accurate drug profiles and may assist in reducing adverse drug events.
Effect of a Patient Panel-Support Tool on Care Delivery
A panel-support tool in a managed care setting improved the percentage of care recommendations met for patients with diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease.
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