HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Delivery of routine preventive services suboptimal for medicare beneficiaries

Certain physician characteristics and practice-setting characteristics are associated with Medicare beneficiaries receiving routine preventive services below the national goals, according to a study in the July 27 issue of JAMA.

An emerging body of literature suggests that quality of care may vary in association with the characteristics of individual physicians and their practices, according to background information in the article.

Hoangmai H. Pham, M.D., M.P.H., of the Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, D.C., and colleagues examined the relationship between attributes of physicians and their practices and the extent to which their Medicare patients received preventive services. The researchers analyzed data from 3,660 U.S. physician respondents to the 2000-2001 Community Tracking Study Physician Survey linked to claims data on 24,581 Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older who were treated in 2001. Physician variables included training and qualifications and sex. Practice setting variables included practice type, size, sources of revenue, and access to information technology. Analyses were adjusted for patient demographics and multiple diseases, as well as community characteristics.

The researchers determined the proportion of eligible beneficiaries who received each of 6 preventive services: diabetic monitoring with hemoglobin A1c measurement, eye examinations, screening for colon or breast cancer, and vaccination for influenza or pneumococcus.

The researchers found that overall, the proportion of beneficiaries receiving services was below national goals. Physician and, more consistently, practice-level characteristics were both associated with differences in the delivery of services. The strongest associations were with practice type and the percentage of practice revenue derived from Medicaid. For instance, beneficiaries receiving usual care in practices with less than 6 percent of revenue from Medicaid wer
'"/>

Contact: Alwyn Cassil
202-264-3484
JAMA and Archives Journals
26-Jul-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NIH holds state-of-the-science conference: Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request, March 27-29, 2006
2. Delivery of aid to Africa: Changes needed to ensure money reaches poor
3. Few surgeons routinely refer breast cancer patients for reconstruction, U-M study finds
4. New data supports a non-invasive approach to routine prenatal genetic testing
5. Editorial: Incorporate sleep evaluation into routine medical care
6. More is not always better: routine screening not always beneficial
7. Identifying medical proxy should be part of routine medical care
8. Three million years of life savedbut routine testing needed to save more
9. Millions squandered in unnecessary tests ordered in routine doctor visits
10. U of M reports telephone support helps smokers quit more than routine medical care
11. New rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... 'Tis the season for family, festivity, food and fun! ... the season when eating healthy, staying active, and taking medication and doing daily foot ... do. , "Shopping trips, parties and family gatherings can take their toll on ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, ... program focused on providing occupational safety and health training to public sector employees. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Edward Buckingham MD ... the arrival of the newest Sciton laser in January 2017. The Halo is ... non-ablative and ablative wavelengths for exceptional results. Outperforming more traditional lasers, the innovative ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Researchers at Johns Hopkins ... growing brains of young athletes. Over the course of three years, researchers will study ... mouth guards. The mouth guards, equipped with special sensors, will track the location and ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... provide alerting technology to Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) using its ... funds as the sole sub-recipient participating with the Illinois Health Information Exchange ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016 Spain Glaucoma Surgery Devices ... report, "Spain Glaucoma Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2022", ... Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of ... within market segements - Canaloplasty Micro Catheters and Glaucoma ... and distribution shares data for each of these market ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 5, 2016 Sangamo BioSciences, ... genome editing, announced the presentation of preclinical and manufacturing data ... at the 58 th Annual Meeting of the American ... Diego, CA , from December 3-6, 2016. ... of hemophilia A which we believe is highly competitive, and ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016  Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held, ... two Phase I trials evaluating its lead compound, ... meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) ... The two datasets show encouraging efficacy and safety ... and T-cell non-Hodgkin,s lymphoma (T-cell NHL), respectively, supporting ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: