Radical Prostatectomy Innovation and Outcomes at Military and Civilian Institutions
Minimally invasive radical prostatectomy was more commonly performed in civilian hospitals compared with military hospitals among TRICARE beneficiaries, with comparable postoperative outcomes.
How Do Medicare Advantage Beneficiary Payments Vary With Tenure?
Compared with lower-cost plans, Medicare Advantage enrollees pay more for their plans the longer they remain enrolled.
Patient Ratings of Veterans Affairs and Affiliated Hospitals
The mean online patient rating for Veterans Affairs hospitals was higher (3.70 ± 1.3 out of 5) than the rating for affiliated hospitals (3.19 ± 1.3; P = .003).
A Comparison of Retrospective Attribution Rules
The authors compare methods of retrospectively attributing patients to provider systems by the fraction of patients attributed and the stability of attribution over time.
Heterogeneity of Nonadherent Buprenorphine Patients: Subgroup Characteristics and Outcomes
Patient and treatment heterogeneity were characterized within a sample of nonadherent buprenorphine members; an improved understanding of these factors may optimize patient—treatment matching and intervention efforts.
Does the Offer of Free Prescriptions Increase Generic Prescribing?
The offer of free medications to low-income Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes enrolled in Part D plans has no impact on generic prescribing rates.
Patients' Views on Price Shopping and Price Transparency
The authors interviewed patients with access to a price transparency website. Despite a positive opinion of price shopping in theory, respondents reported barriers to doing so in reality.
Using "Roll-up" Measures in Healthcare Quality Reports: Perspectives of Report Sponsors and National Alliances
This study identifies practices and perceptions around public reporting of â€œroll-upâ€
Patients' Views of a Behavioral Intervention Including Financial Incentives
Patients who enrolled in a trial to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol spoke positively of the multifaceted intervention: pillbox monitoring and financial incentives were socially acceptable.
Comparative Effectiveness and Costs of Insulin Pump Therapy for Diabetes
Evaluation of healthcare utilization and costs over 3 years for adults with insulin-requiring diabetes who transition from multiple daily insulin injections to insulin infusion pumps.
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