Modest improvements in continuity of care correlate with sizable reductions in service use, complications, and costs for Medicare patients with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Jul 16, 2014
Modest differences in care continuity for Medicare beneficiaries are associated with sizable differences in costs, use, and complications.
Mar 17, 2014
Different types of public housing have a modest impact on the health composition of one's social network, suggesting the importance of housing policy for health.
Jan 1, 2014
Patient Sharing Among Physicians and Costs of Care: A Network Analytic Approach to Care Coordination Using Claims Data
Patients treated by sets of physicians who share high numbers of patients tend to have lower costs.
Mar 1, 2013
Assessing care continuity is important in evaluating the impact of health care reform and changes to health care delivery.
Jan 1, 2013
Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Prediction in a Nationally Representative Sample
NSES is significantly associated with CHD risk, and the relationship varies by gender and race/ethnicity.
Oct 1, 2012
Offers a detailed description of the public behavioral health care system in the District of Columbia.
Oct 29, 2010
Retail clinics' quality of care appears comparable to that of other provider types, but we know little about the effects of clinic use on preventive services, care coordination, and care continuity.
Aug 10, 2010
Presents information on the growing phenomenon of retail medical clinics, the types of patients they serve and the types of care they provide, and whether some common claims about retail clinics are supported by evidence.
Jun 8, 2010
Features discuss energy strategies for Israel, the economic recession, and Iran's leadership; other items discuss the KC-10 fleet, air pollution and hospital costs, no-fault insurance, silica litigation, poverty reduction, and political polarization.
Apr 9, 2010
People living in unaffordable housing are more likely to rate their health as poor.
Jan 1, 2010
There has been growing interest in the patient-centered medical home as a way to provide coordinated, high-quality primary care.
Jan 1, 2010
Behavioral Health in the District of Columbia: Assessing Need and Evaluating the Public System of Care
Dec 31, 2009
The extent to which retail clinics provide access to care for underserved populations remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether retail clinics tend to be located in census tracts with higher medical need.
Jan 1, 2009
Cross-sectional descriptive study describes characteristics of retail clinics, including their location, scope of practice, prices, acceptance of insurance, and ownership, and to estimate the proportion of the U.S. population that lives within a short driving distance of such a clinic.
Jan 1, 2009