Cost-Effectiveness of a Statewide Falls Prevention Program in Pennsylvania: Healthy Steps for Older Adults
“Healthy Steps for Older Adults,” the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s falls prevention program, resulted in savings of $718 to $840 per person.
Connected Care: Improving Outcomes for Adults With Serious Mental Illness
Case study of a payer-led intervention to improve coordination of care for adult Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness.
Patients' Success in Negotiating Out-of-Network Bills
Nineteen percent of bills for out-of-network visits were negotiated, and of these negotiated bills, individuals were successful in lowering their costs approximately half the time.
Economic Value of Pharmacist-Led Medication Reconciliation for Reducing Medication Errors After Hospital Discharge
The results of this simulation model suggest that implementing a pharmacist-led medication reconciliation intervention at hospital discharge could be cost-saving compared with usual care.
Benchmarking Health-Related Quality-of-Life Data From a Clinical Setting
Health-related quality-of-life data are often collected during routine clinical care. We present a method to create nationally representative benchmarks for clinical subspecialties.
Does Medicare Managed Care Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Preventive Care and Healthcare Expenditures?
The authors aimed to examine whether participation in Medicare managed care, compared with fee-for-service, has any effects on racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes care and healthcare expenditures among older adults.
Periodic Health Examinations and Missed Opportunities Among Patients Likely Needing Mental Health Care
Among patients likely needing mental health care, two-thirds had no discussion or perfunctory discussion of mental health during periodic health exams.
Mortality Following Hip Fracture in Chinese, Japanese, and Filipina Women
One-year mortality following hip fracture in Asian American women is comparable among Chinese, Japanese, and Filipina women, comprising nearly three-fourths of the Asian population examined.
Estimating the Social Value of G-CSF Therapies in the United States
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factors (G-CSFs) reduce the risk of febrile neutropenia in patients with cancer. This study evaluates the clinical and nonclinical value associated with G-CSFs.
Postdischarge Telephone Calls by Hospitalists as a Transitional Care Strategy
Treating hospitalists effectively identify and efficiently address early postdischarge problems through a single, brief telephone encounter.
A Call for a Statewide Medication Reconciliation Program
The authors propose statewide programs that would expand the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for all medications-not just opiates-in order to reduce outpatient medication errors.
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