This Viewpoint discusses potential roles for clinicians, institutions, and systems in increasing health literacy at both the individual patient and population level.
This Viewpoint discusses an Institute of Medicine framework for improving the quality of psychosocial interventions delivered to persons with mental health and substance use disorders.
This Viewpoint discusses how a recent measles outbreak may lead to tightening of US school immunization laws and describes the recent passage of such a law in California as an example other states might follow.
This randomized trial assessed the efficacy and safety of combination dextromethorphan-quinidine to manage agitation among patients with probable Alzheimer disease.
This randomized trial reports that among men with coronary heart disease, use of a lifestyle-focused text messaging service vs usual care resulted in modest improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and greater improvement in other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
This study of patients successfully resuscitated after an inpatient cardiac arrest assessed whether their postevent do-not-resuscitate staus was appropriate given their neurological prognosis.
This cohort study investigates the association between intensive care unit admission and 30-day mortality for Medicare patients with pneumonia.
This commentary discusses a cross-sectional analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggesting substantial overtreatment of older adults with diabetes.
This Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes a Cochrane review of trials comparing oxycodone with placebo and other opioids for treating cancer pain in adults.
This Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics review summarizes information about alirocumab, a subcutaneously injected PCSK9 inhibitor, approved for use as an adjunct to statin therapy in patients with clinical atherosclerotic disease requiring further lowering of LDL levels.
This study uses long-term follow-up data from a randomized trial comparing radiation therapy with vs without androgen deprivation therapy for unfavorable-risk prostate cancer to compare survival and cause-specific mortality by severity of comorbidity.
This Medical News and Perspectives article discusses strategies and challenges to ensuring the interoperability of electronic health records.