There is limited information about the impact of frailty on public payer costs in cardiac surgery. This study aimed to determine quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and costs associated with pre-operative frailty in patients referred for cardiac surgery.
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Highlights•One third of ICU deaths occur within 24 hours of admission.•Patients who die early are older, more likely frail and receive more advanced life support.•Correlates of early death include age, acuity and Emergency Department admission.•Future work should explore the role of clinician and family decision-making in this group. AbstractPurposeTo describe…
Physician payment models are perceived to be an important strategy for improving health, access, quality, and the value of health care. Evidence is predominantly from primary care, and little is known regarding whether specialists respond similarly. We conducted a systematic review to synthesize evidence on the impact of specialist physician payment models across the domains of…
Health care payers are interested in policy-level interventions to increase peritoneal dialysis use in end-stage renal disease. We examined whether increases in physician remuneration for peritoneal dialysis were associated with greater peritoneal dialysis use.
Question Is a specialist physician payment model associated with visit frequency, quality of care, and costs for people with chronic disease? Findings In this population-based cohort study that included a propensity-score matched cohort of 31?898 adults with diabetes or chronic kidney disease seen by 489 physicians, there was no statistical evidence of a difference…
A substantial proportion of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are frail; however, the epidemiology of frailty has not been explored at a population-level. Following implementation of a validated frailty measure into a provincial ICU clinical information system, we describe the population-based prevalence and outcomes of frailty in patients admitted to ICUs.
As the adverse clinical outcomes common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be prevented or delayed, information on the cost of care across the spectrum of CKD can inform investments in CKD care.
Background: As the number of people with chronic diseases increases, understanding the impact of payment model on the types of patients seen by specialists has implications for improving the quality and value of care. We sought to determine if there is an association between the specialist physician payment model and the types of patients seen.