Scanning the Headlines: Effectiveness

A bibliographic listing of recently published material related to effectiveness.

Updated on September 14, 2017

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Jha, MD., A. (2017, May 22). JAMA forum: Payment power to the patients. Journal of American Medical Association. Retrieved from:

(2017, May 18). Healthcare Access and Quality index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. Retrieved from:

(2016, Feb. 25). Patient Safety: Hospitals Face Challenges Implementing Evidence-Based Practices. GAO-16-308. Washington: U.S. Government Accountability Office. Retrieved from:

Commins, J. (2015, Nov. 13). Evidence-based practice centers reduce costs, improve care. HealthLeaders Media. Retrieved from:

Erb, N., Joshi, M., and Perlin, J. (2015, March 20). Faster by a power of 10: A plan for accelerating national adoption of evidence-based practices. American Journal of Managed Care. 21(2):e99-e102. Retrieved from:

Mardon, R., and others. AHRQ's Clinical Decision Support Demonstration Projects. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2014.

Get Smart for Healthcare [antibiotic stewardship for hospitals]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accessed Mar. 3, 2014 at

Communication and Dissemination Strategies to Facilitie the Use of Health-Related Evidence. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Rsearch and Quality, Nov. 20, 2013.

Kupersmith, J. Applying comparative effectiveness research to individuals: Problems and approaches. Health Affairs. Oct. 29, 2013.

Rizzo, E. 9 best practices for implementing evidence-based guidelines. Becker's Hospital Review. Aug. 8, 2013.

McGinnis, M. Michael McGinnis: on achieving best care at lower cost. HFM. 67(6):88-93, June 2013.

Burton , D. A. Driving out waste: a framework to enhance value in clinical care. HFM. 67(6):94-99, June 2013.

Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism Among Special Populations; Research Review - Final. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 29, 2013.

Lubell, J. Network of networks will bolster clinical registries. American Medical News. May 6, 2013.

Farias, M., and others. Standardized clinical assessment and management plans (SCAMPs) provide a better alternative to clinical practice guidelines. Health Affairs. 32(5):911-920, May 2013.

Cheng, T. M. A pilot project using evidence-based clinical pathways and payment reform in China’s rural hospitals shows early success. Health Affairs. 32(5):963-973, May 2013.

May, E. L. The power of zero: steps toward high reliability healthcare. Healthcare Executive. 28(2):16-18, 20, 22, 24, 26, Mar.-Apr. 2013.

Birk, S. Lists that work: the healthcare leader’s role in implementation. Healthcare Executive. 28(2):28-30, 32, 34, 36-37. Mar. -Apr. 2013.

Loughman, G., and Peisert, K. C. Healthcare leaders’ role in care transitions. Healthcare Executive. 28(2):80, 82-83, Mar.-Apr. 2013.

Weinstock, M. The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Care. H&HN. Mar. 2013.

Squazzo, J. D. Palliative care: impact on quality and cost. Healthcare Executive. 28(1):26-28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, Jan./Feb. 2013.

Considine, W. H. Pediatric palliative care. Healthcare Executive. 28(1):68, 70-71, Jan./Feb. 2013.

Kliff, S. Surprise! We don't know if half our medical treatments work. The Washington Post. Jan. 24,2013.

Song, Z., and others. Mobile clinic in Massachusetts associated with cost savings from lowering blood pressure and emergency department use. Health Affairs. 36-44, Jan. 2013.

Bautista, L. E., and others. A ‘polypill’ aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease could prove highly cost-effective for use in Latin America. Health Affairs. 32(1):155-164, Jan. 2013.

O’Malley, A. S. After-hours access to primary care practices linked with lower emergency department use and less unmet medical need. Health Affairs. 32(1):175-183, Jan. 2013.

Working for Quality. 2013 Annual Progress Report to Congress. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2013.