May 2016

Enhanced Primary Care and Impact on Quality of Care in Massachusetts

May 12, 2016

WEB EXCLUSIVE

In a statewide telephone survey, patient-reported indicators of the patient-centered medical home correlated with improved process measures in diabetes, cholesterol screening, vaccination, and care access.

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Over-the-Counter Statins

May 16, 2016

WEB EXCLUSIVE

This paper estimates the costs and benefits of over-the-counter (OTC) statins using data on statin use and cardiovascular risk, clinical studies of statin safety and efficacy, and an OTC statin use trial.

Physician Perceptions of Choosing Wisely and Drivers of Overuse

May 17, 2016

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

The authors surveyed physicians regarding “Choosing Wisely” and hypothesized drivers of overuse, finding high reported prevalence of hypothesized drivers of overuse and widespread support for cost-consciousness.