From the Editorial Board: Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc
US Care Pathways: Continued Focus on Oncology and Outstanding Challenges
The authors examined the latest trends in development, implementation, and evaluation of care pathways and the impact of the movement toward value-based care.
Association of Decision Support for Hospital Discharge Disposition With Outcomes
The use of clinical decision support for hospital discharge disposition was associated with a reduction in spending and readmissions without negatively affecting emergency department use.
Cancer Care Spending and Use by Site of Provider-Administered Chemotherapy in Medicare
Differences in cancer care spending and utilization between Medicare beneficiaries receiving chemotherapy in hospital outpatient departments versus physician offices vary by service type.
Understanding Price Growth in the Market for Targeted Oncology Therapies
The prices of targeted oncology therapies have grown substantially, but revenues have not. This is due in part to large declines in per-drug patient counts.
Reports of the Demise of Chemotherapy Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
The expanding arsenal of targeted and immuno-oncology drugs has unalterably changed the landscape of systemic cancer treatment, but chemotherapy will remain critical for years if not decades to come.
Health Insurance Design and Conservative Therapy for Low Back Pain
This study examined the association between health insurance design features and choice of physical therapy or chiropractic care by patients with new-onset low back pain.
Improving Quality Measure Maintenance: Navigating the Complexities of Evolving Evidence
An exploration of potential negative effects from delays in measure maintenance when changes in clinical evidence affect measure use found that delays may affect patient care and outcomes.
Changing Electronic Formats Is Associated With Changes in Number of Laboratory Tests Ordered
A slight decrease in the convenience of ordering a laboratory test led to a dramatic decrease in test utilization.
Enhanced Care Coordination Improves HIV Viral Load Suppression Rates
Enhanced care coordination in New York City that leveraged surveillance data with a health plan’s Medicaid managed care roster improved its HIV viral load suppression rate.
Will 2019 Kick Off a New Era in Person-Centered Care?
New ratings for Medicare health plans should spur a renewed focus on patient experience.
Impact of Care Coordination Based on Insurance and Zip Code
A care transitions program for patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention appeared to reduce 30-day rehospitalizations for patients with Medicaid who lived in wealthier zip codes.
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