Bereaved Family More Likely to Report “Too Little” Care Than “Too Much” Care at the End of Life

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3ft5i5B on March 31, 2021 at 05:39PM Background An often-stated concern is that dying persons receive too much aggressive medical care. Objective Examine next-of-kin perceptions of the amount of medical care received in the last month of life. Design Mixed-methods study with 623 survey responses and […]

Gender Differences in Patient Experience Across Medicare Advantage Plans

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3rHcnBQ on March 31, 2021 at 05:39PM Background Medicare beneficiaries annually select fee-for-service Medicare or a private Medicare insurance (managed care) plan; information about plan performance on quality measures can inform their decisions. Although there is drill-down information available regarding quality variation by race and ethnicity, […]

Online Modified-Delphi

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3rKrue4 on March 31, 2021 at 04:41PM Patient engagement has become a key component and indicator of high-quality development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Engaging patients in CPG development respects their expertise in the lived experience of clinical conditions and aims to create more patient-centered guideline […]

Individual, Interpersonal, and Health Care Factors Associated with Informal and Formal Advance Care Planning in a Nationally-Representative Sample of Midlife and Older Adults

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/39x6XTP on March 31, 2021 at 04:41PM Objective Assess correlates of advance care planning (ACP) among midlife and older adults in the United States, with attention to informal planning (e.g., conversations) and formal planning (e.g., legal documentation such as a living will). Methods Data were collected […]

Developing Metrics and Scoring Procedures to Support Mitigation Grant Program Decisionmaking

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at https://bit.ly/3sEZpWG on March 31, 2021 at 03:37PM The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program to award predisaster mitigation grants. FEMA asked the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) to develop metrics—quantitative measurements of important concepts—that can inform decisionmaking […]

We Are the Ever Given

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3sK8YDW on March 31, 2021 at 01:34PM By KIM BELLARD The Ever Given is free!  Admit it: you’ve been following the story about the huge container ship stuck in the Suez Canal.  It’s about the size of the Empire State building laid flat, and somehow ended up blocking one […]

Risk adjustment: a review

from Econsalut at https://bit.ly/3m6GQbm on March 31, 2021 at 09:15AM  REINSURANCE, REPAYMENTS, AND RISK ADJUSTMENT IN INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE McGuire, Schillo and Van Cleef provide an additional perspective to conventional risk-adjustment. They say: Reinsurance can complement risk adjustment of health plan payments to improve fit of payments to plan spending at the individual and group […]

Digital Therapeutics, Megan & Me!

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3weOiG3 on March 31, 2021 at 08:07AM Anyone who follows me knows that I’ve been questioning whether digital therapeutics are real and more importantly whether the people building and trying to sell them are simply trying to replicate the American drug pricing model–patent, protect, prescribe & price gouge. So […]

Researchers Consider Potential Links Between Digital Health and Low-Value Care

from AcademyHealth Blog at https://bit.ly/39qxDp5 on March 31, 2021 at 06:12AM Researchers Consider Potential Links Between Digital Health and Low-Value Care The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly increased the popularity and prevalence of digital health care, as clinicians across the U.S. have pivoted to interacting with patients via telehealth visits. While this growing popularity and other […]