How good is care for primary open-angle glaucoma?
A study of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma being treated in managed care plans found that most of them are receiving care that’s consistent with recommended standards. However, care falls short in areas such as control for intraocular pressure and adjustments in therapy. (Posted 6/03.) Report cards on hospital performance are controversial but here to stay. A recent article compares British and American report cards and recommends ways to improve the quality, consistency, and usability of public reports. More on report cards… (Posted 6/03.) Choosing a provider for treating prostate cancer. Decisions regarding treatment for early-stage prostate cancer are frustrated by the absence of data comparing quality among providers. This study establishes a foundation on which to build quality-of-care assessment tools to evaluate treatment. More on quality of care for prostate cancer. (Posted 5/03.) Under-treatment of diabetes in the elderly… A newly released study examined the appr