Factors Affecting Medication Adherence Trajectories for Patients With Heart Failure
Nonwhite race, smoking, and increasing body mass index were associated with the lowest adherence trajectories for patients with heart failure, with adherence dropping off within the first year.
Trends in Mortality Following Hip Fracture in Older Women
Within an integrated healthcare setting, temporal trends demonstrate reductions in mortality risk after hip fracture in older women, with mortality risk lower for Asians and Hispanics.
Long-Term Outcomes of Analogue Insulin Compared With NPH for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
There were no significant differences in the risk of ambulatory care—sensitive condition hospitalization or mortality between patients who initiated analogue insulin compared with the neutral protamine Hagedorn.
Strategy for a Transparent, Accessible, and Sustainable National Claims Database
This article describes the formation, operation, and strategy for sustaining an independent national claims database that is available to the entire healthcare sector, including researchers.
Treatment Patterns, Healthcare Utilization, and Costs of Chronic Opioid Treatment for Non-Cancer Pain in the United States
Healthcare utilization and costs increased in the 6 months after patients started opioid therapy for chronic pain; they then decreased but never reverted to baseline levels.
The Combined Effect of the Electronic Health Record and Hospitalist Care on Length of Stay
No national studies have examined the interaction effect of the electronic health record (EHR) and hospitalist care on length of stay (LOS). Thus, we examine the combined effect of the EHR and hospitalist care on LOS.
Cost Differential by Site of Service for Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
The cost of care for patients receiving chemotherapy in community oncology clinics is lower than for comparable patients receiving chemotherapy in the hospital outpatient setting.
Potential Savings From Increasing Adherence to Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy in Medicaid-Enrolled Children
Increasing adherence to inhaled corticosteroids for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma could cost-effectively decrease both Medicaid spending and adverse clinical outcomes.
Early Changes in VA Medical Home Components and Utilization
Significant changes were found in patients' utilization of healthcare related to early implementation of medical home components in VA primary care clinics.
Innovation in Plain Sight
Innovations are powering the evolution of patient-centered care, and health plans are at the center of this innovation story.
Evaluation of Care Management Intensity and Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss
This study examines the effect of pre- and postoperative care management intensity on weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery in 9 US centers.
Insurance Impact on Nonurgent and Primary Care-Sensitive Emergency Department Use
The authors analyzed the association of insurance coverage and likelihood of an ED visit being nonurgent or primary care—sensitive based on an ED classification algorithm.
Developing a Composite Weighted Quality Metric to Reflect the Total Benefit Conferred by a Health Plan
The authors developed a weighted quality measure to reflect the total health benefit conferred by a health plan annually to its members.
Are Healthcare Quality "Report Cards" Reaching Consumers? Awareness in the Chronically Ill Population
Using longitudinal data, this paper examines to what extent comparative quality information in the form of healthcare "report cards" is reaching chronically ill adults.
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