Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the July 24/31, 2013 issue
Tilburt and coauthors report results of a survey of US physicians regarding health care cost-containment strategies and personal responsibility for addressing health care costs. In an Editorial, Emanuel and Steinmetz discuss why physicians must take the lead in controlling health care costs.
To determine if racial disparity in breast cancer survival is primarily attributable to differences in presentation characteristics at diagnosis or subsequent treatment, Silber and coauthors compared 7375 black women with 3 sets of 7375 matched white control patients. Mandelblatt and coauthors provide comment in the related Editorial.
Vora and coauthors investigated whether organ transplantation was the source of rabies virus
exposure in a kidney recipient who died 18 months after transplantation. They then evaluated for and
prevented rabies in other transplant recipients from the same donor. In an Editorial, Kaul discusses
the implications for improving the safety of solid organ transplantation.
Ferraro and coauthors examine the association between a history of kidney stones and the risk of coronary heart disease in 3 large prospective cohorts of US participants.
Simon discusses the differential diagnosis, risk factors for and management of complicated grief based on available evidence and clinical observations.