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October 14, 2016
“Healthy Steps for Older Adults,” the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s falls prevention program, resulted in savings of $718 to $840 per person.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Case study of a payer-led intervention to improve coordination of care for adult Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness.
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.
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.
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.
October 13, 2016
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.
October 12, 2016
Among patients likely needing mental health care, two-thirds had no discussion or perfunctory discussion of mental health during periodic health exams.
October 11, 2016
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.
October 10, 2016
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.
October 04, 2016
Treating hospitalists effectively identify and efficiently address early postdischarge problems through a single, brief telephone encounter.
September 28, 2016
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.