Witham and coauthors test whether vitamin D supplementation lowers blood pressure in older patients with isolated systolic hypertension. See Invited Commentary by Giovannucci.
Dunkler et al evaluate the association between diet; alcohol, protein, and sodium intake; and incidence or progression of chronic kidney disease among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. See also the invited commentary by Kramer and Chang.
To test the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model in a teaching setting, Hochman et al implemented an intervention guided by PCMH principles at a safety-net teaching clinic with resident physician providers and measured the effect on patient and resident satisfaction. See also the invited commentary by Margolius.
Taylor et al assess the effectiveness of two 2 decision aids in helping men make informed prostate cancer screening decisions. Reuland and Pignone provide an Invited Commentary.
Horwitz et al conduct a multifaceted evaluation of transitional care from a patient-centered perspective. Rhodes provides an Invited Commentary.
Gupta and colleagues investigate methods of colorectal cancer screening outreach to the underserved.
Sinsky and Dugdale quantify the Medicare payment gap between representative cognitive and procedural services that require similar amounts of physician time. See also the invited commentary by Ginsburg.
Academic medicine is in great danger from shrinking support for each of its core missions—clinical care, research, and education but this unprecedented crisis also brings a unique opportunity for radical change in the culture, organization, and operation of academic medical centers.