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This economic evaluation estimates insulin savings that would result if Medicare Part D used US Department of Veterans Affairs–negotiated prices and the Veterans Affairs formulary for patients with diabetes.
This study characterizes the costs of recommended initial HIV antiretroviral therapy regimens in the United States from 2012 to 2018 and the magnitude of cost changes over time.
This case series assesses patient outcomes before and after recall of a defective pacemaker model to evaluate whether information provided to patients and caregivers was timely and complete.
This difference-in-differences study estimates the extent to which automotive assembly plant closures in the United States were associated with increasing opioid overdose mortality rates among working-age adults.
This Perspective addresses the shared decision-making between physicians and patients when evidence-based guidelines might not apply to a patient’s real-life situation.
This review evaluates the efforts of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and extended-release/long-acting manufacturers to assess the effectiveness of the extended-release/long-acting opioid prescribing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program by evaluating manufacturer REMS assessments and FDA oversight of these assessments.
This Special Communication reviews the rules governing confidentiality orders and discusses the tension between these rules and prevailing legal practices relating to court secrecy in medical product litigation, including competing interests among manufacturers, plaintiffs, and courts.
This cross-sectional study examines the national incidence rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome using data from the 2016 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids’ Inpatient Database.
This Viewpoint suggests how potential settlement funds from litigation associated with the US opioid crisis could be distributed among geographical areas and public health initiatives.
This Viewpoint describes the implications of urbanicity, poverty, minority status, and associated concerns on prevalence of mental health disorders.
This cohort study assesses temporal trends in 30-day readmission and mortality rates among black and nonblack patients discharged after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction at hospitals defined as low-performing and high-performing per their Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program penalty status.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the variation in clinician use and payments for audiograms and vestibular tests across all regions of the United States and by specialty practice.
This Viewpoint discusses the risks and benefits of acquisition of otolaryngology physician practices by private equity firms.
This survey study assesses the association of Medicaid expansion in Michigan with enrollees’ employment or student status.
This Viewpoint discusses concern that current risk adjustment models used by CMS to tie payment to performance do not account for dementia, frailty, and social risk, and proposes ways to add reliable measures of each to the agency’s CMS-HCC model to more equitably reimburse clinicians and facilities caring for patients with challenging conditions.
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