Meissner et al use studies of migraine prophylaxis to investigate whether different types of placebo treatments are associated with different responses. See also the Editor’s Note by Redberg.
Meyer and colleagues explore the relationship between physicians’ diagnostic accuracy, their confidence in that accuracy, and related resource utilization. In the related Invited Commentary, Dhaliwal expands on the topic in the context of point-of-care learning.
Cook and coauthors understand explore barriers and enabling factors that influence physician point-of-care learning, and what decisions physicians face during this process. See the Invited Commentary by Dhaliwal.
Dantes et al describe updated national estimates and characteristics of health care– and community-associated invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in 2011. Lowy provides an Invited Commentary.
Casey and colleagues assess the association between individual exposure to swine and dairy/veal industrial agriculture and risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Lowy expands on the topic in his Invited Commentary.
Sheehy et al describe observation clinical practice and investigate the cost implications of inpatient and observation care. In an Invited Commentary, Wachter discusses observation status policy and proposed revision.