This cross-sectional survey study measures changes in outpatient quality and patient experience in the United States from 2002 to 2013 to determine whether efforts to improve outpatient quality have been successful.
This systematic review examines the effectiveness, safety, and cost of treating acute medical conditions in settings outside of a hospital inpatient unit.
This analysis of survey data assesses changes in access to care, utilization, and self-reported health among low-income adults in 3 states—Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas—taking alternative approaches to the Affordable Care Act.
This study uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to characterize the prevalence of screen-positive depression and depression treatment in the United States in 2012 and 2013.
This cohort study investigates whether referral to the hospital is associated with better outcomes in a population of patients presenting with hypertensive urgency in the office setting.
This study discusses the marked increase in the coding of risk from anesthesia for outpatient gastrointestinal procedures from 2005 to 2013.
This study examines whether variation in 7 categories of per capita Medicare expenditures had changed in the 10 years beginning 2003.
This analysis of physician-hospital integration examines the changes in commercial prices and spending among a cohort of nonelderly Medicare enrollees.
This population-based study looks at the distinction between services provided as well as clinical outcomes of HIV-infected patients in facilities with funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program vs those without such funding.
This data analysis identified outpatient and emergency department process measures to determine to what extent the measures preferentially target underuse vs overuse.
This study investigated the factors associated with discordance with the American College of Physician guidelines for esophagogastroduodenoscopy in adult outpatients.
This Viewpoint discusses the potential to improve patient care by identifying routines and paperwork that do not contribute to patient care or safety.
This difference-in-difference quasi-experimental study found that granting states permission to collect copayments for nonurgent visits under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 did not significantly change ED or outpatient medical provider use among Medicaid beneficiaries. See the Invited Commentary by Baicker and Levy.
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.
Steg et al describe the current clinical patterns of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and the association of anginal symptoms or myocardial ischemia with clinical outcomes.