Explore the latest in health care quality, including evaluations of quality measures and incentives, value-based purchasing, and more.
This decision analytical model develops a whole-disease model for schizophrenia and uses it to inform resource allocation decisions across the entire care pathway for schizophrenia in the UK.
This cohort study examines short-term survival outcomes among patients who receive cancer treatment at top-ranked cancer hospitals compared with those who receive cancer treatment at affiliate hospitals.
This cluster randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of an academic detailing intervention in nursing homes to improve appropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications.
This cohort study examines national rates of neoadjuvant dual-agent chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgery in patients with locally advanced esophageal carcinoma after a randomized clinical trial demonstrated a survival advantage.
This Viewpoint discusses methods and types of research being prioritized with the effort of reducing suicide rates, primarily focusing on implementing evidence-based practices in routine care.
This multicenter observational study examines the usefulness of audio recordings during laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures as a means to resolve discrepancies between videos and narrative operative notes.
This nonrandomized controlled study examines practice patterns among oncologists who participated in the Medicare’s Oncology Care Model 1 year before and after implementation compared with oncologists who did not participate.
This quality improvement study compares nursing homes’ rankings based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Five-Star measure with rankings based on consumers’ judgment about the importance of the same quality indicators.
This cross-sectional study of skilled nursing facilities examines the association between rehospitalization rates from skilled nursing facilities and online consumer ratings of those facilities.
This nonrandomized clinical trial investigates the association of combining the preoperative and postoperative Surgical Patient Safety System with the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist in perioperative care with morbidity, mortality, and length of hospital stay among patients in 3 surgical departments.
This Viewpoint discusses why childhood anxiety is a significant public health issue and describes possible interventions.
This consensus guidance summarizes best practice for the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of trials of breast milk substitutes.
This Viewpoint discussing implementing quality assessment metrics in percutaneous coronary intervention programs.
In this narrative medicine essay, a physician shares his thoughts about how the phrase “there is no evidence to suggest,” commonly used in the medical literature, can lead to false inferences and suppression of clinical intuition, and suggests four alternative phrases for clarifying inferences and improving shared decision-making.
This cross-sectional study assesses the association between hospitals’ awards for high-quality cardiovascular care and their penalty status under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.
This cohort study assesses presurgical and postsurgical patient- and clinical-level factors associated with the delayed administration of postoperative radiation therapy among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
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