August 2014

Contemporary Use of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Preventing Cardiovascular Events

August 20, 2014

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

Use of dual antiplatelet therapy was modest for patients with existing cardiovascular disease for whom subgroup analysis from a landmark clinical trial suggested benefit in preventing cardiovascular events, and low for patients with multiple risk factors without established cardiovascular disease, for whom increased cardiovascular events were suggested.

Synchronization of Coverage, Benefits, and Payment to Drive Innovation

September 03, 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Implementation of payment reform, without a corresponding change to coverage, benefit, and other payment requirements, creates conflicting incentives that may nullify the intended aim of payment reform: to improve health outcomes, while saving costs.