March 2016

National Estimates of Price Variation by Site of Care

March 02, 2016


Between 2009 and 2013, for individuals with employer-sponsored insurance, prices for services performed at hospital outpatient departments were higher than in physician offices, and the magnitude of price differential increased over time.

LDL Cholesterol Response and Statin Adherence Among High-Risk Patients Initiating Treatment

March 04, 2016


Nonadherence is common among high-risk patients initiating statins and is associated with suboptimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction. LDL-C should be monitored to identify suboptimal response and medication nonadherence.