March 2016

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.

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.