In this secondary data analysis, Butt et al found that HCV+ persons have a more rapid progression of liver fibrosis and accelerated time to development compared with HCV− controls.
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.
Nelson et al create an index that measures the extent of patient-centered medical home implementation, describe variation in implementation, and examine the association between the implementation index and key outcomes. See also the invited commentary by Baron.
This cross-sectional, retrospective cohort study found that veterans who receive glucose test strips through both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare use more strips and are more likely to overuse strips.
Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Schopfer DW, et al. Cardiac Rehabilitation Use Among Veterans With Ischemic Heart Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(10):1687-1689