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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Rocque GB, Williams CP, Jackson BE
Choosing Wisely: opportunities for improving value in cancer care delivery?
The researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of Medicare claims data to examine concordance with Choosing Wisely recommendations across 12 cancer centers in the southeastern United States. Significant variability was noted across centers for all recommendations. The researchers concluded that if concordance were to increase to 95 percent for all measures, an estimated $19 million difference in total cost of care per quarter would be saved.
Citation: Rocque GB, Williams CP, Jackson BE . Choosing Wisely: opportunities for improving value in cancer care delivery? J Oncol Pract 2017 Jan;13(1):e11-e21. doi: 10.1200/jop.2016.015396.
Keywords: Cancer, Guidelines, Healthcare Delivery, Medicare, Value
Dinan MA, Mi X, Reed SD
Initial trends in the use of the 21-gene recurrence score assay for patients with breast cancer in the Medicare population, 2005-2009.
The researchers examined trends in the use of the 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay in routine clinical practice in a nationally representative sample of women with breast cancer. They found that the RS assay was adopted quickly in clinical practice after the Medicare coverage decision in 2006, and use appears to be consistent with guidelines and equitable across geographic and racial groups.
Citation: Dinan MA, Mi X, Reed SD . Initial trends in the use of the 21-gene recurrence score assay for patients with breast cancer in the Medicare population, 2005-2009. JAMA Oncol 2015 May;1(2):158-66. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.43..
Keywords: Cancer, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Genetics, Guidelines, Medicare, Practice Patterns, Women