September 2022

Diabetes Associated With Higher Health Care Utilization and Poor Outcomes After COPD-Related Hospitalizations

September 16, 2022


Patients with diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have worse outcomes when hospitalized and appear to be more vulnerable to respiratory and nonrespiratory complications after a COPD exacerbation, which highlights the need for targeted interventions in this population.

Physician Response to COVID-19–Driven Telehealth Flexibility for Opioid Use Disorder

September 13, 2022


COVID-19–driven telehealth exposure positively shifted physician respondents’ perceptions of telehealth effectiveness, and most are likely to continue use if temporary telehealth regulatory flexibility is permanently extended.

Cost Savings Associated With a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for COPD

September 13, 2022


The authors modeled costs associated with a pedometer-based, web-mediated physical activity intervention compared with a pedometer alone for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. The intervention was cost-saving.