Improving Care Transitions: Complex High-Utilizing Patient Experiences Guide Reform
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.
The Option Value of Innovative Treatments for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer and Renal Cell Carcinoma
Option value is the benefit a therapy provides patients by enabling them to survive to the next innovation.
Is Higher Patient Satisfaction Associated With Better Stroke Outcomes?
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.
A Health Plan's Investigation of Healthy Days and Chronic Conditions
Linking administrative claims to health-related quality of life measured in Healthy Days provides a new vision into the health of populations.
Statewide Data Infrastructure Supports Population Health Management: Diabetes Case Study
The use of statewide data infrastructure is effective at identifying criteria for diabetes outreach and management at the whole-population level.
Trends in Hospital–Physician Integration in Medical Oncology
The authors used Medicare claims data to examine trends in hospital–physician integration in high-volume specialties, including medical oncology.
Boosting Workplace Wellness Programs With Financial Incentives
Financial incentives created under the Affordable Care Act can help promote employer wellness programs and support preventive services utilization.
Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Satisfaction for Quality Assessments
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.
Low-Value Antibiotic Prescribing and Clinical Factors Influencing Patient Satisfaction
Antibiotics are not required to achieve high patient satisfaction. Patient age, chronic conditions, and an established patient–provider relationship influence satisfaction with acute care.
Countywide Physician Organization Learning Collaborative and Changes in Hospitalization Rates
The University of Best Practices physician organization learning collaborative in San Diego County was associated with lower hospitalization rates for heart attacks.
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