Explore the latest in health care quality, including evaluations of quality measures and incentives, value-based purchasing, and more.
This randomized clinical trial examines quality of life in patients with resected melanoma at high risk for relapse who were treated with adjuvant pembrolizumab vs standard-of-care with either ipilimumab or high-dose interferon α 2b.
This Viewpoint discusses the structure of the National Academy of Medicine’s Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program and the lessons learned from this national leadership incubator.
This cohort study examines factors associated with hospital-associated venous thromboembolism and its incidence among hospitalized patients.
In this Viewpoint, Richman and Schulman argue that patient satisfaction surveys may not actually reflect clinical performance or assist efforts to improve patient experience and are not useful tools to measure physician performance.
This cohort study examines the association between the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and 30-day readmissions after accounting for observation stays.
This Viewpoint discusses the perceived importance of US News and World Report hospital rankings and concerns with using specialty voting to dominate the assessment of process.
This quality improvement study assesses whether participation in a nationwide quality improvement collaborative, Return-to-Screening, was associated with restoration of cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This cohort study examines factors associated with receipt of outpatient COVID-19 pharmacotherapies in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system among veterans with increased risk for severe COVID-19.
This cross-sectional study evaluates differences in diagnostic imaging ordering patterns for Medicare patients seen in emergency departments by nonphysician practitioners vs physicians.
This cohort study investigates hospital quality and patient factors associated with treatment location using data from the UK National Health Service.
This cross-sectional study investigates the association of nephrologist ownership of dialysis facilities with patient outcomes among individuals with end-stage kidney disease receiving dialysis.
This Viewpoint discusses how to extend Choosing Wisely principles to identify clinical management practices that lead to unnecessary burdens, approaches to identify and prioritize those low-value practices, the partnerships needed to reduce burdens, and a research agenda for evaluating the consequences of change.
This cohort study of US adults receiving care with Veterans Administration services compares the association of drive time with receiving recommended services.
This cohort study examines rates of and factors associated with recommended follow-up after a positive lung cancer screening examination by risk of cancer among adults.
This Viewpoint discusses behavioral health and its transition to value-based payment models.
This concordance substudy of a comparative effectiveness research trial investigates concordance between patient-reported health data and electronic health data among patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
This cohort study uses longitudinal data for people with first-episode psychosis to develop a prediction tool for the trajectory of education and work over a year of quarterly follow-up assessments.
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