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June 1, 2014, Vol 174, No. 6, Pages 833-1011

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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Health Policy Update 2014Another Exciting and Turbulent Year Ahead

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):837-838. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1141

Widening Gaps in the Wall Obscuring Physician Performance Differences

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):839-840. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1161

The Neglect of Nutrition in Medical EducationA Firsthand Look

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):841-842. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.839

The Argument Against Reimbursing Physicians for Value

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):845-846. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1063

Overcoming Barriers to Discussing Out-of-Pocket Costs With Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):849-850. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.853

Incidentaloma Fatigue

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):851-852. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.672
Perspective

The Harms of an Unnecessary Preoperative EchocardiogramA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):853-854. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.379

Just One More “Noninvasive” Test…

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A Tale of Two Conferences

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More Can Be Life Threatening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):858. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1229
Editorial

Health Insurance Is Not Health Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):859-860. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.598
Original Investigation

Primary Care Access for New Patients on the Eve of Health Care Reform

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):861-869. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.20

Rhodes et al assess primary care appointment availability by state and insurance status. See also the invited commentary by Bindman and Coffman.

Resource Use and Guideline Concordance in Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules for CancerToo Much and Too Little Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):871-880. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.561

Wiener et al characterize pulmonary nodule evaluation and concordance with the Fleischner Society guidelines for management.

The Relationship of Health Aid to Population Health Improvements

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):881-887. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.292

Bendavid and Bhattacharya quantify the relationship between international health aid and changes in life expectancy and mortality in children younger than 5 years among aid recipient nations.

Reduction of Inappropriate Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Among Older Adults Through Direct Patient EducationThe EMPOWER Cluster Randomized Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):890-898. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.949

Tannenbaum and colleagues compare the effect of a direct-to-consumer educational intervention against usual care on benzodiazepine therapy discontinuation in community-dwelling older adults.

Antidepressant Dose, Age, and the Risk of Deliberate Self-harm

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):899-909. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1053

Miller and coauthors assess the risk of deliberate self-harm by antidepressant dose, by age group. See the Invited Commentary by Article .

Long-term Renal and Neurologic Outcomes Among Survivors of Diethylene Glycol Poisoning

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):912-917. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.344

Conklin et al characterize renal and neurologic outcomes among survivors of a 2006 diethylene glycol mass-poisoning event in Panama for 2 years after exposure. See also the invited commentary by Brent.

Effect of Expansions in State Medicaid Eligibility on Access to Care and the Use of Emergency Department Services for Adult Medicaid Enrollees

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):920-926. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.588

Ndumele et al assessed the effect of previous Medicaid expansions on self-reported access to care and the use of emergency department services by Medicaid enrollees. A quasi-experimental difference-in-differences design was used among 10 states that expanded Medicaid and 14 bordering control states that did not expand Medicaid. See the editorial by Katz.

Collaborative Care for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Patients With Recent Cardiac EventsThe Management of Sadness and Anxiety in Cardiology (MOSAIC) Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):927-935. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.739

Huffman et al determine the impact of a low-intensity collaborative care intervention for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder among patients hospitalized for an acute cardiac illness. Davidson et al provide an Invited Commentary.

Outpatient Care Patterns and Organizational Accountability in Medicare

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):938-945. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1073

McWilliams and colleagues measure 3 related constructs relevant to Medicare Accountable Care Organization incentives and their capacity to manage care.

Bleeding Risk of Patients With Acute Venous Thromboembolism Taking Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or Aspirin

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):947-953. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.946

Davidson et al estimate the bleeding risk of combined anticoagulant (rivaroxaban or enoxaparin–vitamin K antagonist) and NSAID or aspirin therapy in patients with venous thromboembolism.

Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):954-961. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.981

Tosteson et al measure the effect of false-positive mammograms on quality of life by measuring personal anxiety, health utility, and attitudes toward future screening. See also the invited commentary by Kroenke.

Sildenafil Use and Increased Risk of Incident Melanoma in US MenA Prospective Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):964-970. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.594

Li et al evaluate the association between sildenafil use and risk of incident melanoma among men in the United States. See also the invited commentary by Robinson.

Effects of Telephone-Based Peer Support in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Receiving Integrated CareA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):972-981. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.655

Chan et al investigate if frequent contacts through a telephone-based peer support program would improve cardiometabolic risk and health outcomes by enhancing psychological well-being and self-care in patients receiving integrated care implemented through a web-based, multicomponent quality improvement program.

Case Report/Case Series

Liraglutide-Induced Autoimmune Hepatitis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):984-987. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.674

Kern et al report a case of liraglutide-induced autoimmune hepatitis.

Invited Commentary

Nutrition in Medical EducationFrom Counting Hours to Measuring Competence

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):843-844. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.440

Improving Value Is Improving Health Care, Not Rationing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):847-848. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.439

Calling All DoctorsWhat Type of Insurance Do You Accept?

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Smart AidA Catalytic Converter

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Initial Dose of Antidepressant and Suicidal Behavior in YouthStart Low, Go Slow

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Lessons Learned From Yet Another Episode of Diethylene Glycol PoisoningIt Happened Before and It Happened Again

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):918-919. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.19

An Innovative or Disconcerting Approach to the Psychosocial Care of Your Patient With a Cardiac ConditionAre You a Lumper or a Splitter?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):936-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.86

Accountable Care Organizations 2.0Linking Beneficiaries

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Are the Harms of False-Positive Screening Test Results Minimal or Meaningful?

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Role of Sildenafil in Melanoma Incidence and Mortality

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When Does Peer Support Improve Glycemic Control in Persons With Diabetes Mellitus?

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Measuring the Impact of “Meaningful Use” on Quality of Care

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Editor's Note

When Is It Better Not to Know Everything?

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Ensuring Correct Interpretation of Diagnostic Test Results

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Research Letter

Left Anterior Fascicular Block and the Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes

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Prevention of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome With Daily Bowel Lavage in Patients With Shiga Toxin–Producing Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O104:H4 Infection

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Characteristics of Uninsured Low-Income Adults in States Expanding vs Not Expanding Medicaid

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Use of Chemotherapy Within the Last 14 Days of Life in Patients Treated at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Medicine’s Uncomfortable Relationship With MathCalculating Positive Predictive Value

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Characteristics of Medical Professional Liability Claims Against Internists

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Prophylactic Defibrillators in Patients With Severe Chronic Kidney Disease

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Meaningful Use and Quality of Care

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Use of Mechanical Ventilation by Patients With and Without Dementia, 2001 Through 2011

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Comment & Response

Clinical Decision Making in Patients With Thyroid Nodules

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Clinical Decision Making in Patients With Thyroid Nodules—Reply

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting vs Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Multivessel Disease

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting vs Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Multivessel Disease

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting vs Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Multivessel Disease—Reply

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Did Extra Resources or the Medical Home Model Improve Care?

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Did Extra Resources or the Medical Home Model Improve Care?—Reply

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Comments Regarding “My Thyroid Story”

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Low-Risk Chest Pain in the Emergency DepartmentShould We Be Focusing on Better Follow-up Instead of Accelerated Testing?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):1009-1010. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.924

Low-Risk Chest Pain in the Emergency Department—Reply

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Response to "Mandatory Anesthesia”

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Response to “Mandatory Anesthesia”—Reply

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Correction

Incorrect Information in Text, Figure, and Table Footnotes

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