Are Benefits From Diabetes Self-Management Education Sustained?
Conventional individualized diabetes self-management education resulted in sustained improvement in self-efficacy and diabetes distress. Short-term improvements in A1C, nutrition, and physical activity were not sustained.
Oral Nutritional Supplementation
The use of oral nutritional supplementation may offer impressive benefits in healthcare resource use and associated costs. Application of evidence-based practice guidelines is recommended.
Impact of Oral Nutritional Supplementation on Hospital Outcomes
Instrumental variables regression analysis indicated that inpatient oral nutritional supplement use decreased length of stay, episode cost, and 30-day readmission probability.
Medical Homes Require More Than an EMR and Aligned Incentives
Primary care teams implementing medical homes experience professional role confusion and interpersonal conflict, and require effective administrative leadership to ensure success during this transition.
Do Electronic Medical Records Improve Diabetes Quality in Physician Practices?
Policy makers should not expect public sector electronic medical record investments to yield substantial short-term improvements in publicly reported measures.
Short-Term Costs Associated With Primary Prophylactic G-CSF Use During Chemotherapy
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy reduces hospitalizations and improves chemotherapy administration in elderly breast cancer patients, but increases overall Medicare costs during first year of therapy.
Comparative Effectiveness Research and Formulary Placement: The Case of Diabetes
Formularies of the future should use evidence-produced CER to better target, not limit, diabetes care.
Spending and Mortality in US Acute Care Hospitals
Across the US, adults with major medical conditions were less likely to die in hospitals with higher spending levels, even after adjusting for patient risk.
The Cost of Implementing Inpatient Bar Code Medication Administration
Bar code medication administration can be an effective and potentially cost-saving solution to prevent harmful medication administration errors in the community hospital setting.
Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare Drug Plans in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
In Medicare Part D, generic drug coverage was cost saving compared with no coverage in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia while improving health outcomes.
Introducing Forensic Health Services Research
The use of health services research to uncover healthcare fraud and abuse represents a novel, yet timely, implementation of this science.
Guidance for Structuring Team-Based Incentives in Healthcare
Team-based performance incentives may improve healthcare team performance, but provider organizations face a number of structural, technical, and cultural barriers to adopting them.
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