Stakeholder Analysis: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Awareness and Implementation
This article describes facilitators of and barriers to uptake of the underutilized Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program from the perspectives of health care providers and program suppliers in western Pennsylvania.
Economic Burden of Nonadherence to Standards of Diabetes Care
Using propensity score matching in a US nationally representative sample, authors found the effect of nonadherence to diabetes guidelines on health care expenditures of patients with diabetes.
Contemporary Care Patterns in the Management of Small Renal Masses
An investigation of management patterns after initial radiographic diagnosis of small renal masses showed that early urologist referral was associated with guideline-concordant care.
Provider Barriers in Uptake of Biosimilars: Case Study on Filgrastim
Previous studies have found modest uptake of biosimilars in both commercial and Medicare populations. This study finds that the uptake varies between the rural and urban provider settings.
Managing Total Knee Replacement Under Value-Based Payments
This article describes the approach that a large primary care group at risk for value-based payments chose to deploy in managing clinical and financial outcomes of knee osteoarthritis jointly with orthopedic surgeons.
Better Together? Costs of First-line Chemoimmunotherapy for Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
Compared with first-line immunotherapy or chemotherapy alone, combination chemoimmunotherapy for advanced/metastatic non–small cell lung cancer has significantly higher antineoplastic drug and associated medical costs.
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