Explore the latest in health care quality from The JAMA Network, including evaluations of quality measures and incentives, value-based purchasing, and more.
This Viewpoint urges public reporting of percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes to clinicians and health care institutions or publicly report disease states, so physicians would not avoid treating the most seriously ill patients.
This Special Communication describes the effect of interventions used to reduce ordering of laboratory tests for inpatients to lower hospital costs and adverse event rates.
This case series compares the preoperative and postoperative facial function of patients who underwent a nasolabial fold creation procedure using the minimal nasolabial incision technique.
This cohort study evaluates whether the HSD3B1 (1245C) allele is associated with worse clinical outcomes from androgen-deprivation therapy for biochemical recurrence after radiotherapy.
This cohort study uses the 2007-2010 American College of Surgeons NSQIP Participant Use File to examine the association between frailty and perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing ambulatory surgery.
This quasi-experimental study uses Medicare claims to examine whether hospital participation in the Vascular Quality Initiative registry increases rates of surveillance imaging after vascular procedures.
This article describes a simple means of presenting physicians with direct qualitative and visual patient assessments to supplement current survey tools.
This article examines successful methods that have been used by researchers to engage patients, caregivers, and the broader health care community in the research process and offers examples of currently funded studies that have fully engaged key stakeholders.
Using data from the National Cancer Database, this study examines the association of negative margin rate and lymph node yield with survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas at the hospital level.
This simulation study compares a stepped care case-finding intervention vs a moderate-strength single-level intervention on treatment effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in the 2 years after a natural disaster.
This study investigates surgical outcomes that are associated with a patient’s health literacy level among a population undergoing major abdominal surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of accounting for the cost of measurement in establishing the value of hospital quality measures.
This cluster-randomized trial tests whether a complexity science–based staff training intervention promoting high-quality staff interactions improves the impact of an evidence-based falls quality improvement program.
This review identifies and highlights original research articles published in 2016 that are most relevant to understanding medical overuse or strategies to reduce it.