Robinson and Miller determine whether total expenditures per patient were higher in medical groups owned by local hospitals or multihospital systems compared with groups owned by participating physicians in California between 2009 and 2012.
The US Burden of Disease Collaborators used a systematic analysis of descriptive epidemiology of diseases and injuries, their sequelae, and risk factors or clusters of risk factors from 1990 to 2010 to describe the health status of the United States. In an editorial, Fineberg discusses the health of the US population.
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 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 prospective economic evaluation reports that use of LMW heparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in critically ill patients was more effective than unfractionated heparin, with similar or lower costs.