Objective To explain the association of out-of-pocket (OOP) cost, community-level factors, and individual characteristics on statin therapy nonadherence.
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Objective To determine whether a communication and resolution approach to patient harm is associated with changes in medical liability processes and outcomes.
Objective To evaluate the association of improved patient safety practices with medical malpractice claims and costs in the perinatal units of acute care hospitals.
Objective Examine the extent to which physician organization participation in an accountable care organization (ACO) and electronic health record (EHR) functionality are associated with greater adoption of care transition management (CTM) processes.
Objective To test whether hospital advertising expenditures predict HCAHPS global ratings.
Objective To determine if recent growth in hospital and physician electronic health record (EHR) adoption and use is correlated with decreases in expenditures for elderly Medicare beneficiaries.
Objective To explore using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) for identifying patients more likely to have ambulatory care–sensitive (ACS) utilization and future increases in chronic disease.
Objective To study how differences in quality score adjustments across Medicare Advantage contracts change comparisons for individuals and contracts.
Objective Most inpatient care for the uninsured and other vulnerable subpopulations occurs in safety-net hospitals.
Objective To assess rural–urban differences in quality of postdischarge care among Medicare beneficiaries, controlling for selection bias of postdischarge services.
Objective To evaluate the impact of the Nursing Home Value-Based Purchasing demonstration on quality of care and Medicare spending.
Objective To update a past systematic review on whether Medicare Part D changed drug utilization and out-of-pocket (OOP) costs overall and within subpopulations, and to identify evidence gaps.
Objective To assess the differential impact of a copayment exemption compared to a cash incentive on increasing skilled birth attendance (i.e., birth attended by a skilled health worker) in Nepal.
Objective To determine if the release of health care report cards focused on physician practice quality measures leads to changes in consumers’ awareness and use of this information.