Personalized Preventive Care Leads to Significant Reductions in Hospital Utilization
We assessed the impact of the MDVIP personalized preventive care model on hospital utilization and found the MDVIP members' rates were substantially lower than nonmembers'.
Association Between Different Types of Social Support and Medication Adherence
Medication adherence is most closely associated with emotional and practical support.
The Validity of Claims-Based Risk Estimation in Underinsured Populations
This article demonstrates a threat to validity when using claims-based risk tools with chronically ill and/or underinsured populations whose underutilization masks actual risk or comorbidity.
Care Coordination in Accountable Care Organizations: Moving Beyond Structure and Incentives
In order to live up to their potential, ACOs should ensure that clinical staff possess the professional skills necessary to effectively coordinate care.
Trends in Viral Hepatitis Cost-Effectiveness Studies
Regardless of the cause of bias, more awareness and scrutiny are needed when utilizing cost-effectiveness studies for healthcare decision making.
Communication About Diabetes Risk Factors During Between-Visit Encounters
In an integrated delivery system among patients with diabetes, there was significantly less risk factor communication reported during between-visit encounters compared with in-person visits.
Population-Based Breast Cancer Screening in a Primary Care Network
A health information technology system designed to facilitate population-based breast cancer screening increased mammography rates in overdue women beyond rates achieved with office-based reminders alone.
Prioritized Post-Discharge Telephonic Outreach Reduces Hospital Readmissions for Select High-Risk Patients
A randomized control study that analyzes the impact of a postdischarge prioritization case management strategy on readmissions for select high-risk patients that are commercially insured.
Impact of MMRV Combination Vaccine on Childhood Vaccination Compliance
Although vaccination compliance increased slightly following use of combination MMRV instead of separate MMR and varicella vaccines, additional barriers to improved compliance warrant future evaluation.
Impact of Education Program on Influenza Vaccination Rates in Spain
A simple education program was effective in improving the influenza vaccination rate, although vaccination in the previous year was the main predictor of adherence.
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