Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- Variation in prostate-specific antigen screening in men aged 80 and older in fee-for-service MedicareJulie Bynum
Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 58:674-80. 2010..To determine the rate of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in men aged 80 and older in Medicare and to examine geographic variation in screening rates across the U.S...
- Measuring racial disparities in the quality of ambulatory diabetes careJulie P W Bynum
Dartmouth Institute for Clinical Practice and Health Policy, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03766, USA
Med Care 48:1057-63. 2010..Improving the health of minority patients who have diabetes depends in part on improving quality and reducing disparities in ambulatory care. It has been difficult to measure these components at the level of actionable units...
- Fewer hospitalizations result when primary care is highly integrated into a continuing care retirement communityJulie P W Bynum
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 30:975-84. 2011..These findings provide insight into what is possible when medical care is highly integrated into a residential retirement setting...
- Regional variations in diagnostic practicesYunjie Song
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH, USA
N Engl J Med 363:45-53. 2010..Current methods of risk adjustment rely on diagnoses recorded in clinical and administrative records. Differences among providers in diagnostic practices could lead to bias...
- Higher health care quality and bigger savings found at large multispecialty medical groupsWilliam B Weeks
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:991-7. 2010..In most markets, and after adjustment for patient factors, group physicians affiliated with the council provided higher-quality care at a 3.6 percent lower annual cost ($272 per patient)...