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August 13, 2013
Adherence to medication can improve healthcare outcomes but is associated with higher total healthcare expenses, especially during the years immediately following the onset of diabetes.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Between 2005 and 2011, rates of cardiac catheterization laboratory false activation doubled while mean door-to-balloon times for primary PCI declined.
August 12, 2013
A quarter of opioid recipients with commercial insurance had at least 1 indicator of potential misuse by patients or inappropriate prescription practices by providers.
Methods for better identifying malignant versus benign disease before nephrectomy could provide significant benefits to patients and payers.
This historical cohort study demonstrates that long-term statin use is associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of Parkinson's disease.
August 06, 2013
Sporadic, unsubstantiated side effects were reported in the mass media after a formulation change of levothyroxine tablets induced patients to monitor thyroid-stimulating hormone levels and to unnecessarily stop taking medication.
By pricing options that protect providers from downside risk,health plans can more clearly evaluate different shared savings contracts and expand them to smaller providers.
This article explores the information (scorecards, referrals, prior experience, location) influencing the choice of orthopedic surgeon and how this influence varies by patient characteristics.