April 2019

Comment on Generalizability of GLP-1 RA CVOTs in US T2D Population

April 08, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Previous research overstated the generalizability of the Exenatide Study of Cardiovascular Event Lowering trial results by omitting the restriction on the percentage of patients without a prior cardiovascular event.

Authors’ Reply to “Comment on Generalizability of GLP-1 RA CVOTs in US T2D Population”

April 08, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

The authors of the manuscript “Generalizability of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist Cardiovascular Outcome Trials Enrollment Criteria to the US Type 2 Diabetes Population” respond to a letter to the editor.

Time to Fecal Immunochemical Test Completion for Colorectal Cancer

April 09, 2019

CLINICAL

Targeted interventions by patient characteristics to improve fecal immunochemical test completion could reduce disparities in colorectal cancer screening and improve overall compliance with screening recommendations.

The Health and Well-being of an ACO Population

April 09, 2019

METHODS

Among HealthPartners plan members, musculoskeletal, psychosocial, and neurologic conditions create the greatest burden to current health; diet offers the greatest opportunity to improve future health scores; and 42% report a high level of well-being.

Deprescribing in the Context of Multiple Providers: Understanding Patient Preferences

April 11, 2019

MANAGERIAL

Deprescribing could reduce the risk of harm from inappropriate medications. Understanding patient attitudes regarding which clinicians can make deprescribing recommendations can facilitate effective design and implementation of interventions.

Effect of Changing COPD Triple-Therapy Inhaler Combinations on COPD Symptoms

April 10, 2019

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

Changing patients from an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting β agonist (LABA) inhaler and long-acting muscarinic agonist (LAMA) inhaler to a LAMA/LABA inhaler and a separate ICS inhaler did not appear to affect patient-reported chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptom scores.

Do Health Systems Respond to the Quality of Their Competitors?

April 04, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE

The authors determined whether Minnesota health systems responded to competitors’ publicly reported performance. Low performers fell further behind high performers, suggesting that reporting was not associated with quality competition.

Does Care Consultation Affect Use of VHA Versus Non-VHA Care?

April 15, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Uncoordinated multisystem use is problematic for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients with dementia. The Partners in Dementia Care intervention is successful in changing the pattern of VHA versus non-VHA use.