A study on the impact of a Medicare cancer care improvement program finds no real value.
A scoring system appears to work well for predicting likely death from head and neck cancer, aiding care choices.
A new study finds positive effects from use of a mobile app to assist in diabetes care.
A program of intensive management of high-cost patients didn’t appear to improve outcomes.
More BS. A study in Health Services Research finds that giving patients a personal "navigator" and some money to buy wellness related services and items provides only a very modest boost to patient activation scores and self-reported quality of life (I would feel better if people gave me things too) but has absolutely no information on impact on any real health status, utilization or spending effect, suggesting that there isn't any.https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1475-6773.13235
A study in JAMA Network Open looks at specialist physician care of patients with chronic diseases.
A study in JAMA Open examines results from a Functional Medicine model of care.
A study in the journal Circulation illustrates the benefits of including specialists in ACOs.
A study in JAMA Network Open discusses trends in high and low-value cardiac testing in Medicare.
New research finds that comprehensive care management for children with chronic diseases made no difference in outcomes.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants appear to do as good a job at managing complex patients as physicians, but at a lower cost.
Research published in the Journal of Health Economics finds that using predictive analytics to identify high-risk members for intervention had limited success.
New research finds that interventions to increase high-value preventive care may also lead to more low-value care.
Two studies in JAMA show modest or no improvement from intensive interventions around diet and weight management for overweight, depressed patients.