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BACKGROUND An increasing number of people suffer from chronic illness. Processes exist to provide better chronic illness care and yet for the most part, they are not used. OBJECTIVE To examine the change in use of commonly recommended chronic illness care management processes (CMPs) in large medical groups between 2000 and 2006 and the factors associated(More)
Before meaningful gains in improving the value of health care in the US can be achieved, the fragmented nature in which health care is financed and delivered must be addressed. One type of healthcare organization, the Integrated Delivery System (IDS), is poised to play a pivotal role in reform efforts. What are these systems? What is the current evidence(More)
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