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By Jamie Jarmul Md / PhD student at UNC - Chapel Hill, PhD in Health Policy and Management
Barbara S Levy, Debjani Mukherjee
Healthcare costs in the United States are over 17% of GDP and climbing. Yet compared with other countries in the developed world, the US healthcare system has the worst record for quality of care in relation to cost. This poor performance and lack of improvement in cost versus quality has led to the development of the Triple Aim framework spearheaded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The focus of the Triple Aim is to improve value of care by improving access to care, systems of care delivery, and quality of care while reducing the overall expenditure...
June 2015: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Julie A Schmittdiel, Gregory A Nichols, Wendy Dyer, John F Steiner, Andrew J Karter, Marsha A Raebel
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provide significant incentives to health plans that score well on Medicare STAR metrics for cardiovascular disease risk factor medication adherence. Information on modifiable health system-level predictors of adherence can help clinicians and health plans develop strategies for improving Medicare STAR scores, and potentially improve cardiovascular disease outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of Medicare STAR adherence metrics with system-level factors...
April 2015: Medical Care
Bechara Choucair, Bechair Choucair, Jay D Bhatt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2015: American Journal of Public Health
Kate Lorig, Philip L Ritter, Courtney Moreland, Diana D Laurent
Not all patients with chronic conditions are able or willing to participate in small-group or Internet self-management programs. Based on the Arthritis Mailed Took Kit Program and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, a mailed Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit, delivered in a onetime mailing, was developed as an alternative mode of delivery. Kits were mailed to a national sample of 255 participants with varying chronic conditions and evaluated in a longitudinal (6-month) trial. Outcomes reflected the triple aims of health care...
September 2015: Health Promotion Practice
Sarah L Szanton, Jennifer L Wolff, Bruce Leff, Laken Roberts, Roland J Thorpe, Elizabeth K Tanner, Cynthia M Boyd, Qian-Li Xue, Jack Guralnik, David Bishai, Laura N Gitlin
Current medical models frequently overlook functional limitations and the home environment even though they partially determine healthcare usage and quality of life. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center funds projects that have potential to affect the "triple aim," a framework for decreasing costs while improving health and quality of life. This article presents preliminary data from Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE), a model funded by the CMS Innovation Center and designed to overcome the functional and home environmental barriers of older adults...
February 2015: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Katrina E Donahue, Alfred Reid, Ann Lefebvre, Michele Stanek, Warren P Newton
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The I3 POP Collaborative's goal is to improve care of populations served by primary care residencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia by dramatically improving patients' experience, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness. We examine residency baseline triple aim measures, compare with national benchmarks, and identify practice characteristics associated with data reporting. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional design, with 27 primary care residency programs caring for over 300,000 patients...
February 2015: Family Medicine
Walter L Biffl, Annalee W Gallagher, Fredric M Pieracci, Crystal Berumen
BACKGROUND: Surgical safety checklists (SSCs) are designed to improve team communication and consistency in care, ultimately avoiding complications. In Colorado, hospitals reported that use of SSCs was standard practice, but a statewide survey indicated that SSC use was inconsistent. The purpose of this project was to directly observe the compliance with the SSC in Colorado hospitals, through direct observation of the perioperative checklist process. METHODS: Ten hospitals participated in a quality improvement initiative...
2015: Patient Safety in Surgery
Gang Nathan Dong
BACKGROUND: Fiscal constraints faced by U.S. hospitals as a result of the recent economic downturn are leading to business practices that reduce costs and improve financial and operational efficiency in hospitals. There naturally arises the question of how this finance-driven management culture could affect the quality of care. This paper attempts to determine whether the process measures of treatment quality are correlated with hospital financial performance. METHODS: Panel study of hospital care quality and financial condition between 2005 and 2010 for cardiovascular disease treatment at acute care hospitals in the United States...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
Brian W Powers, Sreekanth K Chaguturu, Timothy G Ferris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Kate Smolina, Steve Morgan
According to data from the most recent edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, Quebec was the province with the highest total spending per capita on prescription drugs. The difference between Quebec and the rest of Canada was 35%, which translates into $1.5 billion dollars of extra spending. This analysis explores the economic cost drivers of the higher level of pharmaceutical spending in Quebec. While much of the additional spending was driven by a higher volume of drugs being prescribed overall, the factors contributing to higher spending differed greatly within particular therapeutic categories...
November 2014: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
Mei Zhao, D Rob Haley, Aaron Spaulding, Holly A Balogh
The Medicare hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) program that links Medicare payments to quality of care became effective in 2013 in the United States. Hospital efficiency will be added to the HVBP in 2015. It is unclear whether hospital efficiency-specific hospital characteristics are associated with HVBP performance scores and the subsequent incentive payments. Using data from the American Hospital Association Annual Survey the Medicare Hospital Compare, this article examines the association of hospital efficiency hospital characteristics with the HVBP performance scores...
January 2015: Health Care Manager
Katherine Baicker, Helen Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: JAMA Internal Medicine
Madalina Garbi, Theresa McDonagh, Bernard Cosyns, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Thor Edvardsen, Anastasia Kitsiou, Koen Nieman, Patrizio Lancellotti
The Imaging Task Force appointed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) identified the need to develop appropriateness criteria for the use of cardiovascular imaging in heart failure as a result of continuously increasing demand for imaging in diagnosis, definition of aetiology, follow-up, and treatment planning. This article presents the report of literature review performed in order to inform the process of definition of clinical indications and to aid the decisions of the appropriateness criteria voting panel...
February 2015: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Ateev Mehrotra, Tyler Brannen, Anna D Sinaiko
To help people shop for lower cost providers, several states have created their own price transparency Web sites or passed legislation mandating health plans provide such information. New Hampshire's HealthCost Web site is on the forefront of such initiatives. Despite the growing interest in price transparency, little is known about such efforts, including how often these tools are used and for what reason. We examined the use of New Hampshire HealthCost over a 3-year period. Approximately 1% of the state's residents used the Web site, and the most common searches were for outpatient visits, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans, and emergency department visits...
2014: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Kathleen Carey, Theodore Stefos
This paper is an examination of hospital 30-day readmission costs using data from 119 acute care hospitals operated by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) in fiscal year 2011. We applied a two-part model that linked readmission probability to readmission cost to obtain patient level estimates of expected readmission cost for VA patients overall, and for patients discharged for three prevalent conditions with relatively high readmission rates. Our focus was on the variable component of direct patient cost...
September 2016: Health Care Management Science
David A Dorr, Kenneth John McConnell, Marsha Pierre-Jacques Williams, Kimberley A Gray, Jesse Wagner, Lyle J Fagnan, Elizabeth Malcolm
BACKGROUND: Health care in the United States is in the midst of a near perfect storm: strong cost pressures, dramatic redesign efforts like patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, and a broad series of payment and eligibility reforms. To date, alternative models of care intended to reduce costs and improve outcomes have shown mixed effects in the U.S., in part due to the difficulty of performing rigorous evaluation studies that control for the broader transformation while avoiding other biases, such as organizational or clinic effect on individual patient outcomes...
January 22, 2015: Implementation Science: IS
Jodi B Segal, Najlla Nassery, Hsien-Yen Chang, Eva Chang, Kitty Chan, John F P Bridges
BACKGROUND: Overuse can be defined as use of a service when the risk of harm exceeds its likely benefit. Yet, there has been little work with composite measures of overuse. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to create a composite measure of overuse with claims data. DESIGN: Observational study using 5% of Medicare claims from 2008. SETTING: All inpatient and outpatient settings of care, excluding nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS: Older Americans receiving health care services in hospitals or outpatient settings...
March 2015: Medical Care
N Holman, R Gadsby, L Dunn, C Sylvester, B Young
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Amanda Brummel, Adam Lustig, Kimberly Westrich, Michael A Evans, Gary S Plank, Jerry Penso, Robert W Dubois
BACKGROUND: One of the most important and often overlooked challenges for accountable care organizations (ACOs) is ensuring the optimal use of pharmaceuticals, which can be accomplished by utilizing pharmacists' skillsets and leveraging their full clinical expertise. Developing capabilities that support, monitor, and ensure appropriate medication use, efficacy, and safety is critical to achieving optimal patient outcomes and, ultimately, to an ACO's success. The program described in this article highlights the best practices of Fairview Pharmacy Services' Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program with additional thoughts and considerations on this and similar MTM programs provided by The Working Group on Optimizing Medication Therapy in Value-Based Healthcare...
December 2014: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Allen Kachalia, Aaron Berg, Angela Fagerlin, Karen E Fowler, Timothy P Hofer, Scott A Flanders, Sanjay Saint
BACKGROUND: Health care reform efforts and initiatives seek to improve quality and reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary care. However, little is known about overuse and its drivers, especially in hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To assess the extent of and factors associated with overuse of testing in U.S. hospitals. DESIGN: National survey of practice patterns for 2 common clinical vignettes: preoperative evaluation and syncope. Respondents were randomly selected and randomly provided 1 of 4 versions of each vignette...
January 20, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
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