This study examines whether hospitals have consistent patterns of ICU utilization across 4 common medical conditions and the association between higher use of the ICU and hospital costs, use of invasive procedures, and mortality.
This cross-sectional study compares patterns of end-of-life care and family-rated quality of care for patients in the Veterans Affairs health system dying with different serious illnesses.
This retrospective cohort study found that Hodgkin lymphoma survivors are at high risk for cardiovascular diseases.
This systematic review and meta-analysis indicate that medication therapy management may reduce the frequency of some medication-related problems, but the evidence is insufficient with respect to improvement in health outcomes.
In a retrospective cohort study, Edwards et al characterize the association between enrollment in Home-Based Primary Care, a program operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and hospitalizations owing to an ambulatory care–sensitive condition among older veterans with diabetes mellitus. See the Invited Commentary by Federman and Soriano.
Hussey et al measure the association between care continuity, costs, and rates of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and complications for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease. See the invited commentary by Chen and Ayanian.
Nyweide and coauthors determined whether Medicare patients with ambulatory visit patterns indicating higher continuity of care have a lower risk of preventable hospitalization. See the Invited Commentary by Gupta and Bodenheimer.
McCrum et al determine whether mortality rates for publicly reported medical conditions are correlated with hospitals’ overall performance on mortality. See the invited commentary by Smith and Shannon.