This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine's 2016 Vital Directions initiative proposes that the most effective way to prevent chronic disease in US adults is to promote policies that limit tobacco access, encourage physical activity, and uphold school nutrition standards among children.
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 Viewpoint discusses the possibility that declines in life expectancy from obesity-related chronic disease could reverse decades-long improvements in mortality trends, and proposes clinical and policy responses.
This Viewpoint discusses the use of bundled payment programs organized around procedures or diseases as a means of addressing the challenges of implementing integrated models of health care delivery.
This study uses US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data between 2002 and 2010 to estimate the risk of 8 chronic conditions in adults with cerebral palsy.
This study analyzed expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness during 3 years.
This Viewpoint aims at helping health care professionals understand the components involved with providing non–face-to-face chronic care management (CCM) to Medicare patients.
This randomized clinical trial reports that among high-risk children with chronic illness, an enhanced medical home that provided comprehensive care to promote prompt effective care reduced serious illnesses and costs compared with the provision of usual care.
This Viewpoint discusses the benefit to both patients and physicians of implementing patient-centered approaches to care.
Friedberg and coauthors investigated the associations between participation in a large US multipayer medical home pilot and changes in the quality, utilization, and costs of care by surveying 32 volunteering primary care practices from 2008 to 2011. In an Editorial, Schwenk discusses the importance of strategic and targeted deployment of the patient-centered medical home model.