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This trial protocol of the Norwegian Capture the Fracture Initiative (NoFRACT) intends to use registry data from Norway and a stepped wedge cluster design to investigate the effect of a standardized intervention program on the rate of subsequent fracture among patients with a fragility fracture.
This study conveys data on the prevalence of advanced care planning documentation in elderly individuals undergoing high-risk surgery.
This Medical Letter review summarizes doses and formulations of 2 recently approved treatments for osteoarthritic knee pain, a single-injection hyaluronic acid gel (Durolane) and an extended-release formulation of triamcinolone acetonide (Zilretta).
This Special Communication, the fifth annual update on medical overuse, discusses 10 studies published in 2017 that are most relevant to understanding medical overuse in adults.
This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of a patient-directed, online advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive with that of an advance directive alone to increase advance care planning and patient-reported engagement among English- and Spanish-speaking populations.
This population-based survey study uses data from the US National Health and Aging Trends Study to describe the attitudes of older Medicare beneficiaries toward deprescribing and whether individual characteristics are associated with these attitudes.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a 58-year-old man with bilateral knee osteoarthritis who presented to the emergency department with 1 week of dizziness and intermittent dark stools.
This cohort study examines whether use of a mobility assessment tool in hospitalized patients with impaired mobility is associated with discharge to a postacute facility.
This study uses telephone interviews of patients and their surrogates to evaluate surrogates’ knowledge of patients’ treatment goals and confidence in their ability to make patients’ treatment decisions.
This study evaluates the association of establishing team-based primary care with health care utilization and costs among chronically ill.
This study of cross-sectional survey data from the World Health Organization Study on Global Aging and Adult Health identifies the characteristics associated with vision impairment and receipt of eye care in a sample of low- and middle-income countries.
This cross-sectional study uses National Health Interview Survey data to investigate participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its association with cost-related medication nonadherence among older adults with diabetes.
This study examines the association of dementia with mortality and examines factors associated with dementia predictors in adults with Down syndrome.
This cross-sectional analysis of data from a multiethnic cohort of midlife and older women examines the associations of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and posttraumatic stress with menopause symptoms.
This cluster randomized trial investigates the effects on medication discontinuation of a program in which pharmacists educated older patients taking benzodiazepines, sedative-hypnotics, first-generation antihistamines, and selective NSAIDs about why the drugs are inappropriate for their age groups and offered potential alternative treatment options.
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