Big Data, Smaller Practices: What’s the answer to improving care?
Finding ways to improve the quality of care is an ongoing goal in health care, and two key efforts are highlighted in this issue of WMJ: the value of using “big data” to drive quality and the recent growth of direct primary care.
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As I See It
Eileen Ahearn, MD, PhD
The Loneliness of Mental Illness at the End of Life
In This Issue
John J. Frey III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
Small Is Beautiful* – or Is It?
Melissa M. Stiles, MD; Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD; John W. Beasley, MD
METRICS for Metrics
Lindsey E. Carlasare, MBA
Defining the Place of Direct Primary Care in a Value-Based Care System
Kristin M. Berg, MD, MS; Stevens S. Smith, PhD; Megan E. Piper, PhD; Michael C. Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA; Douglas E. Jorenby, PhD
Identifying Differences in Rates of Invitation to Participate in Tobacco Treatment in Primary Care
Erik Munson, PhD; Erin Hueppchen; Heather Zeman
Surveillance of Wisconsin Organisms for Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology: Introduction to the Program and Summary of 2016 Geographic Variation
Rachel Rongstad, BA; Megan Neuman, MD; Parvathy Pillai, MD, MPH; Jen Birstler, MS; Larry Hanrahan, PhD, MS
Screening Pediatric Patients for Food Insecurity: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study of Comorbidities and Demographic Characteristics
Stacy Libricz, PA-C; Ayan Sen, MD; Victor Davila, MD; Jeff Mueller, MD; Alyssa Chapital, MD, PhD; Samuel Money, MD
Ultrasound-Enabled Noninvasive Management of Inadvertent Carotid Cannulation
Grace N. Muganda, MD; Naomi E. Akagi, BA; Olufisayo D. Fagbemi, BS; Michael J. Chusid, MD; Anika M. Nelson, MD
Rapid Therapeutic Response of Eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis in a Toddler With Baylisascaris procyonis Infection
Jon Lehrmann, MD; David Peterson, MBA, FACMPE; Joseph E. Kerschner, MD; John R. Raymond Sr., MD
Expanding Our Work: A Multifaceted Approach to Improving Mental Health Access
Kristin Westphal, MS, and Jody Rothe, RN, DON-CLTC
Wisconsin Health Care Making Progress Toward CMS Quality Strategy Goals