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    • Study Shows Rising Rates of Hospitalization in the Homeless

      Published Nov 30 2018, 08:54 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • How Can Hospitals Keep Doctors Positively Engaged with Their Work?

      Published Nov 13 2018, 02:31 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      Individual and work-related factors may be helpful in promoting positive engagement with work among hospital physicians, according to a study in the December issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Costs of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program May Exceed Reimbursements

      Published Oct 15 2018, 03:33 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      For some healthcare providers – especially those serving racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients – the costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) may be much higher than the expected reimbursement, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Most Kids with Special Healthcare Needs Still Aren't Receiving 'Patient-Centered Medical Home' Care

      Published Sep 14 2018, 01:42 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      The "patient-centered medical home" (PCMH) approach is an important tool for providing coordinated care for the millions of American children with special healthcare needs. But most of these special-needs children don't have access to care consistent with the PCMH approach, reports a study in the October issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients Have Lower Rates of Medicare Preventive Care Visits – Income and Education Partially Explain the Difference

      Published Aug 13 2018, 03:04 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      Medicare patients nationwide have low rates of preventive care visits – with the lowest rates found in older adults of minority race/ethnicity, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • In Medicaid Patients, High Opioid Doses and Concurrent Sedative Use Are Risk Factors for Fatal Opioid Overdose

      Published Jul 12 2018, 12:27 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      Among Medicaid recipients taking prescription opioids, high opioid doses and concurrent treatment with benzodiazepine sedatives are among the key, potentially modifiable risk factors for fatal overdose, reports a study in the August issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Financial Literacy Linked to Lower Hospitalization Risk in Older Adults

      Published Jun 14 2018, 12:09 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      Could being more knowledgeable about finances help to keep you out of the hospital? Older adults with higher financial literacy are at lower risk of being hospitalized, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Homeless Veterans at Increased Risk of Hospital Readmission after Surgery

      Published May 14 2018, 04:47 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      For veterans undergoing surgery in the VA healthcare system, homelessness is an important risk factor for unplanned hospital readmission, reports a study in the June issue of Medical Care, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Early Data Indicates Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Varied in Primary Care Management for Chronic Conditions

      Published Apr 12 2018, 03:12 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      For Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), primary care management of common chronic diseases is an important strategy for providing cost-effective care. But early data suggest that the proportion of visits for chronic conditions delivered by primary care providers (PCPs) varied between ACOs, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Not Having a Regular Doctor Affects Healthcare Quality for Older Adults

      Published Mar 16 2018, 03:43 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      About five percent of older adults on Medicare don't have a "personal physician," and this group scores lower on measures of healthcare quality, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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