Accountable Care Organizations: How to Dress for Success
Accountable care organizations will be more successful in taking on accountability for patient outcomes when market and firm organization get a balanced treatment.
Identifying Groups of Nonparticipants in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Education
This study describes reasons for nonparticipation in type 2 diabetes mellitus education and identifies typical subgroups of nonparticipants in order to improve recruitment strategies.
Estimating the Staffing Infrastructure for a Patient-Centered Medical Home
This study suggests that implementing a patient-centered medical home requires additional staff with specific expertise based on the needs of the practice and its population.
Cervical Cancer Screening Overuse and Underuse: Patient and Physician Factors
Cervical cancer screening underuse and overuse occur commonly in clinical practice and identifiable patient and physician factors can be targeted for quality improvement.
Population Health Approach for Diabetic Patients With Poor A1C Control
A population health management approach to identify, track, and intervene with diabetic patients before their blood sugar becomes poorly controlled can improve their overall health.
Shifting the Dialogue From Hospital Readmissions to Unplanned Care
This commentary proposes a bundled measure of unplanned post-hospital care to better assess the true impact of readmissions reductions programs and to avoid unintended consequences.
Affordability in a Mandated Environment
The state of Hawaii has mandated employer-based coverage since 1974, offering an opportunity for learning as implementation of the Affordable Care Act ramps up.
Impact of Cardiac Telemetry on Patient Safety and Cost
Reducing inappropriate use of cardiac telemetry may improve the cost of care while maintaining patient safety.
Effects of Medicare Part D Coverage Gap on Medication Adherence
Entering the Medicare Part D coverage gap does not result in a large reduction in medication adherence for essential drugs.
Medicare and Commercial Inpatient Resource Use: Impact of Hospital Competition
Hospitals in more competitive markets had significantly lower costs per discharge for both Medicare and privately insured patients.
Consumer Cost Sharing and Use of Biopharmaceuticals for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Consumer cost sharing reduces use of physician-administered specialty drugs for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, with an offsetting increase in patient self-administered specialty drugs.
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