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October 25, 2017
Global patient satisfaction was positively associated with quality of stroke care and higher discharge information satisfaction may be linked to worse outcomes. Additionally, improvements in satisfactions were linked to higher costs.
The authors audited a series of complex patients’ records longitudinally across their institution’s existing care management programs to improve the coordinated functioning of these programs.
Option value is the benefit a therapy provides patients by enabling them to survive to the next innovation.
October 24, 2017
The use of statewide data infrastructure is effective at identifying criteria for diabetes outreach and management at the whole-population level.
Linking administrative claims to health-related quality of life measured in Healthy Days provides a new vision into the health of populations.
October 16, 2017
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
The authors used Medicare claims data to examine trends in hospital–physician integration in high-volume specialties, including medical oncology.
Financial incentives created under the Affordable Care Act can help promote employer wellness programs and support preventive services utilization.
Understanding the relationships among patient-reported outcomes, satisfaction, and quality is the first step in drawing meaningful conclusions that can then be translated into policy.
October 13, 2017
Antibiotics are not required to achieve high patient satisfaction. Patient age, chronic conditions, and an established patient–provider relationship influence satisfaction with acute care.
The University of Best Practices physician organization learning collaborative in San Diego County was associated with lower hospitalization rates for heart attacks.