State-Level Projections of Cancer-Related Medical Care Costs: 2010 to 2020
State-level estimates of the number of people treated for cancer and the average cost of their treatment by state from 2010 through 2020.
Impact of Medical Homes on Quality, Healthcare Utilization, and Costs
Patient-centered medical home practices provided better preventive care and disease management with less resource utilization than practices not pursuing PCMH status.
Competitive Bidding in Medicare: Who Benefits From Competition?
Competitive bidding characterizes market-based proposals to control Medicare spending, but in this first empirical study of bidding in Medicare, we find that competition is lacking.
Medication Adherence and Medicare Expenditure Among Beneficiaries With Heart Failure
Modest increases in adherence to medication regimens among Medicare patients with heart failure were associated with lower Medicare spending in 3 major drug classes.
Outpatient-Shopping Behavior and Survival Rates in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Higher incomes, higher comorbidity scores, and more advanced cancer were associated with outpatient-shopping behavior in Taiwanese patients.
Asthma Expenditures in the United States Comparing 2004 to 2006 and 1996 to 1998
Increased expenditures in US asthma are driven by increased medication spending that are not offset by decreases in emergency department and hospital spending.
Impact of Clinical Complexity on the Quality of Diabetes Care
We examined the impact of clinical complexity defined by comorbidity count and illness burden on comprehensive diabetes care, including blood pressure, glycemic, and lipid management.
Impact of a Managed Controlled-Opioid Prescription Monitoring Program on Care Coordination
Managed care organizations have the opportunity to identify potential opioid misuse and implement care coordination interventions, which can enhance safety and streamline patient pain management.
Medicare Part D and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Elderly
High-risk drug use increased slightly among seniors gaining Medicare Part D coverage; however, high-risk drugs account for a small share of total drug use.
Frequency of and Harm Associated With Primary Care Safety Incidents
Physicians' and nurses' assessments of the frequency and harm of incidents can be a supplemental method to study patient safety in the primary care office.
Antidepressant Medication Adherence via Interactive Voice Response Telephone Calls
Our age-adjusted evaluation found that IVR calls had little impact on antidepressant medication adherence rates and that rates generally increased markedly with increasing age.
Measuring Value for Low-Acuity Care Across Settings
To analyze value of low-acuity care, an existing model is adapted to highlight factors impacting how stakeholders assess emergency department care compared with alternatives.
Outcomes Associated With Timing of Maintenance Treatment for COPD Exacerbation
Early initiation of maintenance medication in patients with moderate to severe COPD exacerbations is associated with reduced risk of future exacerbations and lower costs.
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