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February 1, 2017, Vol 177, No. 2, Pages 151-293

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):151-153. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6129
Viewpoint

The Use of Public Health Evidence in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):155-156. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6839

This Viewpoint discusses Texas’s restrictive antiabortion law and its effect on women’s health.

Promotion of Drugs for Off-label UsesThe US Food and Drug Administration at a Crossroads

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):157-158. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7151

This Viewpoint discussed drug companies’ disputed First Amendment rights and the US Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement authority.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Younger Individuals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):159-160. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8104

This Viewpoint discusses risks associated with broader indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Editorial

Women in Medicine and Patient OutcomesEqual Rights for Better Work?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):161. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7883

Trust but Verify (Ideally With a Randomized Clinical Trial)

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):162-163. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8433

Physician Work Environment and Well-beingA Call for Papers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):164-165. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7688
Original Investigation

Effect of an Intensive Outpatient Program to Augment Primary Care for High-Need Veterans Affairs PatientsA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):166-175. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8021

This randomized clinical trial of a Veterans Affairs intensive outpatient care program evaluates how augmenting the Veterans Affairs medical home with an intensive management program influences high-need patients’ costs, health care utilization, and experience.

Personalized Prescription Feedback Using Routinely Collected Data to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Primary CareA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):176-183. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8040

This randomized trial examines the effect of giving quarterly antibiotic prescription feedback to primary care physicians in Switzerland over the course of 2 years.

Effect of Fish Oil Supplementation and Aspirin Use on Arteriovenous Fistula Failure in Patients Requiring HemodialysisA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):184-193. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8029

This randomized clinical trial evaluates whether fish oil or aspirin vs placebo is effective in reducing arteriovenous fistula failure in patients requiring hemodialysis.

Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in PhysiciansA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):195-205. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7674

This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of controlled interventions to reduce burnout in physicians.

Comparison of Hospital Mortality and Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):206-213. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7875

This cross-sectional study examines whether patient mortality and readmission rates differ between hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries treated by male or female physicians.

Cost of Joint Replacement Using Bundled Payment Models

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):214-222. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8263

This observational study analyzes changes in quality, internal hospital costs, and postacute care (PAC) spending for lower extremity joint replacement bundled payment episodes encompassing hospitalization and 30 days of PAC.

Survivorship in Children and Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease in Sweden

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):224-230. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7765

This population-based cohort study uses patient and death registry data to assess changes in the survival rates of children with congenital heart defects in Sweden from 1970 to 1993.

Association of Perioperative Statin Use With Mortality and Morbidity After Major Noncardiac Surgery

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):231-242. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8005

This cohort study evaluates associations of early perioperative statin use with outcomes in a national cohort of patients in the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program database who underwent noncardiac surgery.

Addressing Unmet Basic Resource Needs as Part of Chronic Cardiometabolic Disease Management

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):244-252. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7691

This difference-in-difference evaluation of Health Leads was performed to determine if helping patients meet resource needs, such as difficulty affording food, housing, or medications, improves cardiometabolic clinical outcomes.

Association of β-Blockers With Functional Outcomes, Death, and Rehospitalization in Older Nursing Home Residents After Acute Myocardial Infarction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):254-262. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7701

This cohort study uses Minimum Data Set and Medicare claims data to assess the association of β-blocker use after acute myocardial infarction with functional decline, mortality, and rehospitalization among long-stay nursing home residents.

Invited Commentary

Alternative Alternative Payment Models

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):222-223. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8280

Perioperative Statin Use in Noncardiac SurgeryWho and When?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):242-243. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8037

Targeting Unmet Social Needs—Next Steps Toward Improving Chronic Disease Management

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):252-253. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7711

Guideline-Based Prescribing in Frail Elderly Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):262-263. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7714

Why Oxygen Is Not Necessary for All STEMIs

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):267-268. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7616
Editor's Note

The Unfulfilled Promise of ω-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):194. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8236

Improving the Accelerated Pathway to Cancer Drug Approvals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):278. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7777

Sleeping on the Street

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):280. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7261
Evidence to Practice

The Effectiveness and Value of Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):264-265. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8177

This study synthesizes evidence describing the relative effectiveness of outpatient palliative care relative to usual care, its drivers, and associated costs.

Teachable Moment

Chest Pain and Supplemental OxygenToo Much of a Good Thing?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):266-267. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7612

This report describes adverse effects from overuse of supplemental oxygen.

Clarifying a “Penicillin” AllergyA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):269-270. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8185

This Teachable Moment highlights the importance of a thorough evaluation of a self-reported reaction to penicillin to prevent unnecessary labeling of penicillin allergy.

Research Letter

A Public-Private Partnership for Proactive Pharmacy-Based Outreach and Acquisition of Needed Medication in Advance of Severe Winter Weather

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):271-272. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7208

This study assesses the effectiveness of a proactive pharmacy outreach program for acquisition of needed medication in advance of predicted severe weather.

Association Between 900 Steps a Day and Functional Decline in Older Hospitalized Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):272-274. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7266

This cohort study examines the positive impact of walking 900 steps daily on the functional outcomes of hospitalized patients 65 years or older.

Adult Utilization of Psychiatric Drugs and Differences by Sex, Age, and Race

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):274-275. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7507

This population-based study uses survey data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to compare the demographic characteristics of US adults who report use of psychiatric drugs.

Quality of Life, Overall Survival, and Costs of Cancer Drugs Approved Based on Surrogate Endpoints

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):276-277. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7761

This study examines potential benefits of cancer drugs approved by the FDA on the basis of surrogate endpoints.

Sleep Loss in the Homeless—An Additional Factor of PrecariousnessSurvey in a Group of Homeless People

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):278-279. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7827

This study used questionnaires to survey homeless individuals in France regarding difficulties associated with sleep and strategies to improve sleep in this vulnerable population.

Priority Levels in Medical Intensive Care at an Academic Public Hospital

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):280-281. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8060

This prospective study of medical records determined the proportion of medical intensive care unit patients in each priority group within a tertiary care academic public hospital.

Comment & Response

Applying Academic Detailing and Process Change to Promote Choosing Wisely

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):282. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8503

Applying Academic Detailing and Process Change to Promote Choosing Wisely

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):282-283. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8506

Applying Academic Detailing and Process Change to Promote Choosing Wisely—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):283. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8512

Validation of IDSA/ATS Algorithm for Duration of Pneumonia Therapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):283-284. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8574

Validation of IDSA/ATS Algorithm for Duration of Pneumonia Therapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):284. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8577

Validation of IDSA/ATS Algorithm for Duration of Pneumonia Therapy—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):284-285. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8586

The Nephroprotective Effect of Folic Acid—Only a Matter of Homocysteine?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):285-286. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8580

The Nephroprotective Effect of Folic Acid—Only a Matter of Homocysteine?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):286. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8583

The Nephroprotective Effect of Folic Acid—Only a Matter of Homocysteine?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):286-287. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8593

Distance From Home to the Nearest Tobacco Outlet May Not Reflect the True Accessibility

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):287. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8590

Distance From Home to the Nearest Tobacco Outlet May Not Reflect the True Accessibility—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):287-288. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8596

Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):288. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8629

Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):288-289. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8632

Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):289. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8635

Lingering Questions Concerning Intensive Care Unit Utilization

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):289. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8750

Lingering Questions Concerning Intensive Care Unit Utilization—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):289-290. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8761

Intravenous Fentanyl and Potential Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):290-291. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8753

Risk and Benefit Information and Use of Aspirin

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):291. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7988

Risk and Benefit Information and Use of Aspirin—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):291-292. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7991

Value in the Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):292. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8227

Value in the Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):292-293. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8230

Value in the Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):293. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8233
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