July 1, 2001
Program Results Report
The United Hospital Fund of New York worked to develop, validate and implement a research technique called small-area analysis, used to identify communities with high rates of unnecessary hospitalization and limited access to primary care.
October 1, 2013
In many regions across the country, robust “super-utilizer” programs providing intensive outpatient care management to high-need, high-cost patients are beginning to emerge.
March 1, 2010
The short period when a woman is hospitalized to give birth is a critical opportunity to reach both mothers and fathers with tobacco control programs. According to this study, it is feasible and welcome to identify tobacco-using parents in a postpartum obstetric unit, enroll them in a study and link them to quitline support.
August 20, 2009
This study explored the reasons hospitals chose to either adopt or reject an innovative telemedicine approach to supporting delivery of intensive care.
June 4, 2008
Massachusetts General Hospital kept patient charts at the patients' bedsides, where they were easily accessed and updated.
May 1, 2009
This report suggests a new method for developing benchmarks to illustrate some types and costs of medical care consumers might need under a variety of scenarios, and for evaluating health insurance protection using these benchmarks.