High-Risk Centers and the Benefits for Lower-Risk Transplants
There does not appear to be any comparative advantage for low-risk hematopoietic cell transplantation patients to seek care from high-risk centers.
Payer Source Influence on Effectiveness of Lifestyle Medicine Programs
The health benefits for participants of the Complete Health Improvement Program ("CHIP"), a lifestyle medicine program, are present regardless of the program tuition payment source.
Socioeconomic Disparities Across Ethnicities: An Application to Cervical Cancer Screening
An examination of socioeconomic disparities in cervical cancer screening across ethnic groups in the United States using concentration indices and probit regression analyses.
Targeting a High-Risk Group for Fall Prevention: Strategies for Health Plans
This study evaluates different strategies to identify high fall risk among community-dwelling elders using a combination of easily obtainable administrative data and patient screening questions.
Reply to "Transforming Oncology Care": Advancing Value, Accessing Innovation
Patient access to innovation may be at risk as new payment models emerge in oncology.
Predicting Adherence Trajectory Using Initial Patterns of Medication Filling
Initial medication filling during the first 2 to 4 months following initiation of a statin strongly predicted adherence patterns during the following year.
Developing Evidence That Is Fit for Purpose: A Framework for Payer and Research Dialogue
A decision-making framework that can be used to harmonize the evidence payer's desire for coverage and formulary decisions with the evidence generated by researchers.
Building Upon the Strong Foundation of National Healthcare Quality
Focusing on quality and quality measurements has the potential to reduce costs, increase quality, and deliver more value to patients, consumers, and customers.
The Utility of Cost Discussions Between Patients With Cancer and Oncologists
Many patients with cancer desire cost discussions with doctors, but those discussions are rare. Nevertheless, cost discussions may lower patient costs-usually without altering treatment.
Innovative Approach to Patient-Centered Care Coordination in Primary Care Practices
Description of a program embedding nonlicensed care coordinators in primary care practices including training, interventions, and the effect of the program on emergency department visits.
Do Patient or Provider Characteristics Impact Management of Diabetes?
Many more patient than provider characteristics are associated with optimal or poor glycemic control and treatment intensification when glycemic control is initially lost.
Private Sector Risk-Sharing Agreements in the United States: Trends, Barriers, and Prospects
Assessment of current trends, success factors, and challenges in the use of risk-sharing agreements in the US private sector.
Improving Partnerships Between Health Plans and Medical Groups
To provide guidance for successful partnerships, the authors identify common themes from their experience with successful health plan/medical group partnerships programs.
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