Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the May 16, 2017 issue
This Viewpoint argues that there are sufficient numbers of primary care physicians in the United States and that any appearance of a shortage is attributable to factors such as unequal geographic distribution and management inefficiencies.
This Viewpoint argues that the United States faces a serious physician shortage that is likely to worsen in the coming decades.
This Viewpoint from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) introduces their 2017 draft recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer, explains how it differs from their 2012 recommendation, and invites public comment.
This Viewpoint draws on 4 general behavioral economics principles to apply to health care insurance reform.
This randomized clinical trial investigates the efficacy of oral iron supplementation for improvement of exercise capacity in adult patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.
This randomized trial compares the effects of intra-articular triamcinolone vs saline injected every 3 months for 2 years on changes in cartilage volume and pain in older adult patients with knee osteoarthritis.
This population epidemiology study uses national death record and Census Bureau data to estimate trends in age-standardized cardiovascular disease mortality rates by US county between 1980 and 2014.
This study reports 7-year outcomes data for patients with uveitis randomized in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment trial to receive an intravitreous fluocinolone acetonide implant vs prednisone or other immunosuppressant therapy.
This commentary discusses a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed trends in the use of monitored anesthesia care for outpatient gastrointestinal endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration from 2000 to 2013.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American College of Chest Physicians’ 2016 recommendations on antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolism (VTE).
This Medical Letter review summarizes commercially available head lice treatments, including prescribing information for pyrethrins, permethrin 1%, malathion, benzyl alcohol, spinosad, ivermectin, and manual treatment alternatives.
This study uses insurance claims and HCAHPS data to investigate correlations between measures of pain and patient satisfaction after hospital discharge and postoperative opioid prescriptions.
This study uses CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating data to estimate associations between hospital characteristics, number and types of measures reported, and the CMS Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
This Medical News article profiles a NICU medical director in Baltimore.