This cohort study compares patient outcomes, health care utilization, and costs for patients receiving primary care in integrated team-based care (TBC) vs traditional practice management (TPM) practices (usual care).
This cohort study uses international claims and registry data to describe site of death, health care utilization, and hospital expenditures in the 180-day and 30-day periods before death among elderly patients with cancer in 7 developed countries.
This population epidemiology study used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database to characterize rates of all-cause unplanned visits within 30 days of ambulatory surgery and the relationships between the cause for the revisit and the preceding operation.
This Viewpoint discusses challenges faced by US physicians as a result of major changes in medical practice.
This retrospective cohort study reports that hospital conversion to for-profit status was associated with improved financial margins but not with differences in quality or other measures.
A cross-sectional study of 1-day prevalence surveys conducted in 183 US acute care hospitals in 10 states found that antimicrobial drugs were used was 49.9% of the time and use of broad-spectrum drugs was common.
To determine the incidence of clinically significant surgical site infections (CS-SSIs) requiring acute care following ambulatory surgery, Owens and coauthors performed a retrospective analysis of Healthcare Cost and Utilization Projectstate databases for 8 geographically dispersed states.