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January 30, 2017
Viewpoint

Copy Fees and Limitation of Patients’ Access to Their Own Medical Records

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 30, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8560

This Viewpoint addresses fees that patients must pay for copies of their personal medical records and how the availability of digital medical records can improve this situation.

Editorial

Important Questions About Lung Cancer Screening Programs When Incidental Findings Exceed Lung Cancer Nodules by 40 to 1

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 30, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9446
Original Investigation

Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening in the Veterans Health Administration

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 30, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9022

This clinical demonstration project describes organizational- and patient-level experiences with implementing a lung cancer screening program in selected Veterans Health Administration hospitals and estimates the number of patients who may be candidates for lung cancer screening.

Research Letter

Use of CT and Chest Radiography for Lung Cancer Screening Before and After Publication of Screening GuidelinesIntended and Unintended Uptake

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 30, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9016

This study evaluates the use of computed tomography and chest radiography for lung cancer screening before and after publication of the National Lung Screening Trial screening guidelines.

January 24, 2017
Editorial

Screening for Obstructive Sleep ApneaImportant to Find, but How Hard Should We Look?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 24, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9538
Original Investigation

Association of Intensive Care Unit Patient-to-Intensivist Ratios With Hospital Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 24, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8457

This cohort study examines patient-to-intensivist ratios in UK intensive care units and the association of patient-to-intensivist ratios with patient mortality.

Invited Commentary

Toward the Ideal Ratio of Patients to IntensivistsFinding a Reasonable Balance

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 24, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8476
January 23, 2017
Viewpoint

High Prices for Drugs With Generic AlternativesThe Curious Case of Duexis

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8423

This Viewpoint examines the rising cost of prescription drugs using Duexis, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and to decrease the risk of developing upper gastrointestinal ulcers, as an example.

Editorial

Diabetes Care in Latinos With Limited English ProficiencyWhat Do Language Concordant Clinicians Add?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8661
Original Investigation

Association of Patient-Physician Language Concordance and Glycemic Control for Limited–English Proficiency Latinos With Type 2 Diabetes

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8648

This pre-post, differences-in-differences study evaluates the changes in risk factor control among limited–English proficiency Latinos with diabetes who switched from language-discordant (English-only) primary care physicians (PCPs) to language-concordant (Spanish-speaking) PCPs.

Adherence to Newly Prescribed Diabetes Medications Among Insured Latino and White Patients With Diabetes

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8653

This study examines the association of patient race/ethnicity, preferred language, and physician language concordance with patient adherence to newly prescribed diabetes medications.

Invited Commentary

What Can the Use of Anesthesia Services for Endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration Teach Us About Appropriate Care?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8571
Research Letter

National Trends in Use of Monitored Anesthesia Care for Outpatient Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8566

This cohort study assesses trends in use of monitored anesthesia care for outpatient gastrointestinal endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration from 2000 to 2013.

Feasibility of Fecal Immunochemical Testing Among Hispanic and Haitian Immigrants Living in South Florida

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 23, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8689

This study analyzes a training strategy for community health workers to perform fecal immunochemical testing among Hispanic and Haitian immigrants living in south Florida.

January 20, 2017
Editorial

Advancing the Needs of Patients in the Trump Era

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9542
Research Letter

Health and Health Care Use Among Individuals at Risk to Lose Health Insurance With Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9541

This study uses the Integrated Health Interview Series of the 2015 National Health Interview Survey to assess the health and health care use by individuals at risk of losing of losing health insurance with repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

January 17, 2017
Viewpoint

Will Cardiovascular Outcomes Data on Newer Diabetes Drugs Bury the Older Agents?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8284

This Viewpoint examines randomized clinical trials of newer and older drugs for type 2 diabetes that have a primary cardiovascular outcome.

Original Investigation

Conflict of Interest in Seminal Hepatitis C Virus and Cholesterol Management Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8439

This document review evaluates adherence to the Institute of Medicine standards for limits on commercial conflicts of interest, guideline development, and evaluation of evidence by a 2013 cholesterol management guideline and a 2014 hepatitis C virus management guideline.

Patient Advocacy Organizations, Industry Funding, and Conflicts of Interest

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8443

This survey study examines the nature of industry funding and partnerships between patient advocacy organizations and for-profit companies in the United States.

Invited Commentary

Food Insecurity and “Unexplained” Weight Loss

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8697

Toward a Healthier Patient VoiceMore Independence, Less Industry Funding

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9179
Teachable Moment

“Explainable” Weight LossA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8693

This case report shows how a 2-item screening tool and basic laboratory tests can elicit causative factors for weight loss in elderly patients and help avoid further costly, invasive, and potentially harmful testing.

Research Letter

Financial Conflicts of Interest Among Hematologist-Oncologists on Twitter

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8467

This study describes the financial conflicts of interest prevalent among hematologist-oncologist users of Twitter.

Financial Conflicts of Interest and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8471

This study identifies levels of support for the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain and whether financial relationships with opioid manufacturers are associated with opposition to the guidelines.

January 9, 2017
Viewpoint

Developing Better Pneumococcal Vaccines for Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8289

This Viewpoint proposes the development and use of a new pneumococcal vaccine specifically formulated for adults.

Perspective

What Van Halen Can Teach Us About the Care of Older Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8276
Original Investigation

Association of “Weekend Warrior” and Other Leisure Time Physical Activity Patterns With Risks for All-Cause, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer Mortality

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8014

This pooled analysis of national health survey data investigates the association of physical activity patterns with all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality in adult respondents.

Diabetes Outpatient Care and Acute Complications Before and After High-Deductible Insurance EnrollmentA Natural Experiment for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Study

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8411

This population-based cohort study examines the association of changes in insurance deductible levels with outpatient care of patients with diabetes.

Invited Commentary

Physical Activity on the WeekendCan It Wait Until Then?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8050

Precision Benefit Design—Using “Smarter” Deductibles to Better Engage Consumers and Mitigate Cost-Related Nonadherence

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8747
Editor's Note

Regulatory Action Necessary for Immune Globulin Preparations for Hepatitis A Prophylaxis

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9196
Review

Clinicians’ Expectations of the Benefits and Harms of Treatments, Screening, and TestsA Systematic Review

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8254

This systematic review describes the findings of studies evaluating clinicians’ estimations of the benefits and harms associated with testing and treatment.

Research Letter

Health Insurance Deductibles and Their Associations With Out-of-Pocket Spending and Affordability Barriers Among US Adults With Chronic Conditions

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8419

This population-based study examines the cost burdens with related access barriers associated with insurance deductibles in patients with chronic conditions.

Evaluation of Potencies of Immune Globulin Products Against Hepatitis A

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9057

This study evaluates anti–hepatitis A virus potencies in 9 currently marketed immune globulin products.

January 3, 2017
Editorial

Responding to Firearm Homicide in Urban Areas

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8509
Original Investigation

Association of Drug and Alcohol Use With Adolescent Firearm Homicide at Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Levels

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8180

This study examines the relationships between exposures to drugs and alcohol at the individual, family, and neighborhood levels and adolescent firearm homicide.

Modeling Contagion Through Social Networks to Explain and Predict Gunshot Violence in Chicago, 2006 to 2014

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8245

This epidemiological analysis evaluates the extent to which the people who will become subjects of gun violence can be predicted by modeling gun violence as an epidemic that is transmitted between individuals through social interactions.

Invited Commentary

The Roles of Alcohol and Drugs in Firearm Violence

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8192

Firearm Violence as a Disease—“Hot People” or “Hot Spots”?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8273
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