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December 23, 2013
All the economic studies of genomic tests for breast cancer rely on modeling rather than randomized controlled trials or other direct trial data.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Both potential benefits and unexpected consequences were found as a result of the rollout of electronic prescribing.
December 20, 2013
Health plans collect and use data on network providers' proficiency in languages other than English more commonly than race and ethnicity data on providers.
Greater dietary diversity is associated with lower emergency and hospitalization utilization and expenditures, and identifies a policy direction for nutritionally disadvantaged groups.
A cost-utility analysis of a hub-and-spoke telestroke network showed that it was economically dominant over routine care.
This study shows that generic initiation improves adherence to antidepressant therapy among Medicare patients and mitigates the negative effects of the Part D coverage gap.
December 19, 2013
Barriers to less resource-intensive settings may contribute to use of the emergency department for low-severity conditions.
December 18, 2013
A consumer-directed health plan with a health savings account was associated with reduced adherence for 4 of 5 conditions.
December 12, 2013
A positive deviance approach was used to identify best practices in embedding care management in patient-centered medical home team-based care processes.