Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the February 26, 2014 issue
Ogden and coauthors provide the most recent national estimates of childhood obesity, including prevalence and trends, as well as detailed obesity trend analyses among adults.
Friedberg and coauthors investigated the associations between participation in a large US multipayer medical home pilot and changes in the quality, utilization, and costs of care by surveying 32 volunteering primary care practices from 2008 to 2011. In an Editorial, Schwenk discusses the importance of strategic and targeted deployment of the patient-centered medical home model.
To examine whether the live vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is associated with lower rates of hospital admissions for infections among children in Denmark, Sørup and coauthors conducted a population-based cohort study using data on vaccinations and hospital admissions from nationwide Danish registers.
Sherwood and coauthors conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2 258 711 patient visits in the CathPCI Registry to determine current patterns of blood transfusion among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the association of transfusion with adverse cardiac outcomes.
The management of asymptomatic bacteriuria and symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older community-dwelling women, as well as the prevention of recurrent UTIs are clinically reviewed by Mody and Juthani-Mehta through a literature search covering 1946-2013.