This cohort study assessed the association of the use of mechanical ventilation in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and the increasing number of intensive care unit beds among claimants in the Medicare Minimum Data Set.
This Viewpoint discusses the health care reform agendas and plans of candidates in the 2016 US Presidential and Congressional elections.
This cohort study compares risks of thromboembolic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, major extracranial bleeding, and mortality in Medicare beneficiaries with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who initiated dabigatran or rivaroxaban therapy for stroke prevention.
This study uses Medicare data to characterize physician ordering of low-value breast cancer services including imaging for staging low-risk disease and IMRT after breast-conservation surgery.
This Evidence to Practice report assesses the comparative clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and potential budget impact of the CardioMEMS HF system relative to standard heart failure management.
This simulated analysis of cost-sharing in member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found a large variation in costs borne by patients, often dependent on age, comorbidities, and socioeconomic status.
This cohort study examines associations between medical clinician continuity and health care testing, utilization, and spending of older adults with dementia..
This cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries with acute stroke examines associations between admission to a primary stroke centers and case fatality, and investigates whether prolonged travel time offsets the association.
This cohort study estimates the effect of Medicare accountable care organization contracts on spending and high-cost institutional use for all Medicare beneficiaries and for clinically vulnerable beneficiaries.
This study explores whether receipt of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meals by physicians is associated with their prescribing the promoted brand-name drug at higher rates to Medicare beneficiaries.
This study uses Health and Retirement survey data to examine differences in characteristics of decedents in Medicare Advantage vs fee-for-service Medicare at the end of their lives.
This random sample analysis estimates the frequency and characteristics of opioid prescribing at hospital discharge among Medicare beneficiaries who had no opioid prescription claim 60 days prior to hospitalization.
This study investigates whether hospitals with more stars (on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system) have lower risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and readmissions than hospitals with less stars.
This study examines whether a reduction in Medicare reimbursement for nerve conduction studies reduced the number of such studies conducted by health care professionals within a 1-year period.
This study evaluates whether overall Medicare fee-for-service readmissions were reduced through an intervention applied to high-risk discharge patients.
This study examines whether variation in 7 categories of per capita Medicare expenditures had changed in the 10 years beginning 2003.
This cohort study of Medicare hospice beneficiaries examines individual characteristics, hospice program, and geographic variation in patient visits by professional staff during the last 2 days of life.