Explore the latest in health care quality, including evaluations of quality measures and incentives, value-based purchasing, and more.
This Viewpoint reviews problems and successes to date in Medicare’s value-based payment programs, and argues for global payment structures across populations, settings, and episodes of care to improve quality, patient-centered outcomes, and efficiency while not disadvantaging safety-net clinicians.
This Viewpoint discusses points of consideration in developing consensus statements for best practices.
This comparative effectiveness review uses pooled clinical trial data to evaluate the similarity in the cause of bacterial conjunctivitis and in the treatment response between neonates and older children and adults.
This cohort study examines the associations between surgical technique as reviewed by peers on video and outcomes in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed on patients with morbid obesity.
This Viewpoint describes why health misinformation spreads, characterizes a broader set of misinformation types, and discusses solutions to this problem.
This Viewpoint discusses barriers to building trust between physicians and patients and offers recommendations to increase that trust, including minimizing emphasis on patient consumerism, promoting authentic partnerships, and accelerating select payment and delivery system reforms.
This Viewpoint discusses efforts that medical centers can take in rebuilding affordability-related trust and relationships with patients.
This Viewpoint describes transparency practices that could help physicians build trust with patients and model professionalism for students and trainees: clear and consistent disclosure of financial relationships, conflicts of interest, credentials, disciplinary actions, performance metrics, and personal information or experiences oriented toward improving patient outcomes.
This Viewpoint discusses the declining trust in the US health care system, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance that maintaining public trust should hold in the culture of health care organizations.
This Viewpoint discusses how human-centered design (HCD) that involves all stakeholders can improve patient trust in physicians and health care systems, describes its methods, and provides examples of its successful application.
This cross-sectional study assesses the association between physician malpractice claims rates and hospital admission rates after emergency department visits among patients with lower-risk syncope in the US.
This cross-sectional study examines the responses to a recent National Opinion Research Center survey to assess the prevalence, frequency, and main types of discrimination experienced by adult patients in the US health care system.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of a behavioral intervention email based on social norms feedback for physicians to reduce non–evidence-based prescriptions of nimodipine for cognitive impairment among older adults in Argentina.
This cohort study uses US Medicare claims data to estimate the prevalence of routine electrocardiogram, urinalyses, and thyrotropin tests performed during annual wellness visits and assesses the prevalence and cost of laboratory tests, imaging tests, procedures, visits, hospitalizations, and new diagnoses that may follow.
This cohort study evaluates the association between radiation facility case volume and overall survival among men with node-positive prostate cancer.
This cross sectional study investigates whether occurrence of an unexpected newborn death is associated with changes in obstetric and neonatal process of care.
This cohort study examines the association of individual transitional care program components with all-cause 30-day inpatient or observation stay readmission among patients discharged from the hospital after treatment for heart failure.
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