Shifting Cardiovascular Care to Nurses Results in Structured Chronic Care
This study sought to explore if shifting care to nurses in cardiovascular risk management in primary care is a key to more structured chronic care.
Evaluating a Hepatitis C Quality Gap: Missed Opportunities for HCV-Related Care
Management of hepatitis C screening results can be optimized to ensure that patients receive high-quality care, reducing morbidity and costs related to the virus.
Characteristics of Older Adult Physical Activity Program Users
Authors compared users and non-users of older adult physical activity programs (EnhanceFitness and Silver Sneakers) within a healthcare system on health conditions, utilization, and costs.
The Underuse of Carotid Interventions in Veterans With Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis
For patients with symptomatic severe (>70%) carotid stenosis carotid endarterectomy is highly effective at reducing the risk of subsequent stroke; however few eligible Veterans appear to be receiving this procedure.
Structural Capabilities in Small and Medium-Sized Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Thirty medical home pilot primary care practices had high structural capabilities at baseline and performance improved substantially after 24 months in practices starting with lower capabilities.
Managed Care Patients' Preferences, Physician Recommendations, and Colon Cancer Screening
CRC screening rates in a large managed care organization were low. Among those screened, use was associated more with physicians' recommendations than with patient preferences.
Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment Among Patients With Schizophrenia
This study examined the impact of prior authorization formularies on the likelihood that patients with schizophrenia will be arrested and incarcerated.
Simple Errors in Interpretation and Publication Can Be Costly
A recent AJMC study contained overstatements and small but importantly placed errors that have the potential to cause unwarranted on-the-ground cost problems.
Success of Automated Algorithmic Scheduling in an Outpatient Setting
Algorithmically generated booking recommendations based on customizable physician assumptions and predictive modeling modestly increased productivity without overburdening physicians in a randomized controlled trial.
Drug Plan Design Incentives Among Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare-Advantage Prescription drug plans (MA-PDs) and standalone PDPs appear to respond to different incentives for plan design.
Individual Treatment Effects: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice, and Policy
A framework for researchers, providers, payers, or public health bodies identifies when it is most critical to distinguish between "average" population and individual patient response.
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