Can Cancer Patients Seeking a Second Opinion Get Better Care?
Colorectal resection patients in Taiwan with heavy hospital shopping behaviors got better surgical care than those who did not shop or hospitals.
Medical Costs Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Complications and Comorbidities
A large proportion of medical costs for type 2 diabetes are attributable to complications and comorbidities, especially end stage renal disease with dialysis or kidney transplantation.
Differences in the Clinical Recognition of Depression in Diabetes Patients: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)
Depression often goes unrecognized in primary care among symptomatic diabetes patients, especially in some minorities.
Patient Experience Over Time in Patient-Centered Medical Homes
In this study, the Patient-Centered Medical Home was associated with improvements in patients' experience with access to care but not other domains of care.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans as Perceived by Public Health Providers
Even experienced providers say prescribing has become too complex and time consuming with Medicare Part D plans, which differ in formularies and prior authorization processes.
Variability in Resource Use: Diagnosing Colorectal Cancer
In a cohort of 449 patients with colorectal cancer in the VA health system, diagnostic resource use varied with facility, patient age, and patient presentation.
A Predictive Model of Hospitalization Risk Among Disabled Medicaid Enrollees
Predictive modeling can be used to identify disabled Medicaid beneficiaries at high risk of future hospitalizations who could benefit from appropriate interventions.
Emergency Department Use Associated With Primary Care Office Management
Simple office management techniques should be revisited and given focused attention by primary care physicians to limit emergency department visits for primary care“treatable conditions.
Pragmatic Clinical Trials: US Payers' Views on Their Value
Payers like key traits of pragmatic clinical trials, but are wary of pharmaceutical companies and plan to carefully scrutinize this new, appealing type of evidence.
Effects of Integrated Delivery System on Cost and Quality
Integrated health systems are often portrayed as the most effective in providing high-quality care at lower costs. This systematic review assesses the empirical evidence.
Well-Child Care Visits and Risk of Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Hospitalizations
Timely well-child care visits may play a role in decreasing unnecessary hospitalizations in children in integrated healthcare delivery systems.
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