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 cohort study examines associations between medical clinician continuity and health care testing, utilization, and spending of older adults with dementia..
Using data from a single Canadian health center, this study examines the annual costs of prescribing laxatives in medical and surgical units.
This Research Letter describes a program for reducing the frequency of phlebotomy as a means of decreasing health care costs for laboratory testing.
This article describes trends in the use of low-value diagnostic tests at a hospital after implementation of consensus recommendations developed by a team of physicians and engineers to reduce their use.
This CMS database study suggests that hospitals that can reduce postdischarge spending may perform better on CMS’ new spending measure.
This analysis of physician-hospital integration examines the changes in commercial prices and spending among a cohort of nonelderly Medicare enrollees.
This Viewpoint discusses Maryland’s shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement models tied to volume and toward alternate structures that cap payments and reward hospitals and physicians for delivering better health and quality outcomes at lower costs.
This Viewpoint recommends actions for states to improve the content, availability, and salience of publicly available health care price information.