October 2019

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Readmissions Are Associated With Utilization and Comorbidity

October 07, 2019

CLINICAL

Thirty-day readmissions related to inflammatory bowel disease are common and associated with longer length of stay and a higher likelihood of having an associated comorbid condition compared with index hospitalizations.

The Long-term Social Value of Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factors

October 04, 2019

POLICY

Although currently underutilized, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor prophylaxis as supportive cancer care provides substantial value to society. Aligning utilization with clinical guidelines would increase this value considerably.

Real-World Outcomes Among Patients With Early Rapidly Progressive Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 24, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE

This study suggests that lower healthcare resource use and achieving low disease activity are associated with first-line abatacept compared with a first-line tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor for patients with early rapidly progressive rheumatoid arthritis.

Patients’ Expectations of Their Anesthesiologists

September 26, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Understanding patients’ expectations, educating them about the role of an anesthesiologist, and involving them in decisions about their medical care can improve patient satisfaction.