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This study analyzes data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to determine if patient cognitive and functional status and local area health care supply and economic conditions are associated with Medicare total annual cost of care.
This Viewpoint describes a high-value prescribing program developed to reduce pharmacy spend on isoproterenol at a children’s hospital after an increase in the wholesale acquisition cost for the medication.
These articles by Brian Wansink, PhD, are being retracted.
This cross-sectional study investigates the association between hospital-level 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates and 30-day risk-standardized payments for acute myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure, and pneumonia among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
This cross-sectional study uses data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey emergency department (ED) subsample to characterize ED visits that risk denial of coverage by health insurers under retrospective diagnosis-based policies.
This qualitative study examines the use and barriers to use of audit-and-feedback programs that use direct observation to assess hand hygiene compliance in acute care hospitals.
This cohort study measures physician-level use rates of 4 low-value screening tests in primary care—repeated dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, electrocardiograms (ECGs), Papanicolaou (Pap) tests, and chest radiographs—to investigate the characteristics of primary care physicians who frequently order low-value care.
This cross-sectional study uses a simulated patient experience to evaluate the current state of medical records request processes of US hospitals in terms of compliance with federal and state regulations and ease of patient access.
This cohort study examines the variation between California hospitals in mortality and readmission after cancer surgical procedures.
This cross-sectional study examines rates of coverage and utilization management policies for nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic, noncancer low back pain among 45 Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial 2017 health insurance plans from 16 US states.
This comparative cross-sectional study describes the practices of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus medical home program model and compares hospital service areas with and without these practices using data from the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
This cohort study uses Medicare data to evaluate whether the announcement or implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was associated with an increase in either in-hospital or 30-day postdischarge mortality following hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), or pneumonia.
This cross-sectional study uses US county-level well-being data from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index and annual Medicare fee-for-service spending per beneficiary to assess whether the overall well-being of a population is associated with the health care spending for those 65 years or older.
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