This Medical News story features a Q&A with the AHRQ’s newest director, Andrew Bindman, MD, that discusses the goals and priorities of the agency and challenges it faces.
In this Special Communication, President Barack Obama reviews the Affordable Care Act: why he pursued it, what it has effected, and how the health care system can still be improved.
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 guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes 12 recommendations to improve communication about opioids for chronic pain, to improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and to reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy.
This Special Communication summarizes published evidence about the causes of elevated prescription drug prices in the United States and proposes policy options to mitigate the effects of high prices while preserving incentives for development and innovation.
This analysis of surgical readmissions data reports that readmissions were mostly associated with postdischarge complications related to the procedure, rather than exacerbation of prior index admission complications.
This population-based study using Nationwide Inpatient Sample data reports that the incidence rate of acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States remained relatively stable from 1993 to 2012 but, reflecting an increasing population, the total number of cases increased.