This Viewpoint argues for Medicare Advantage claims data to be made publicly available for research and analysis purposes.
This Viewpoint discusses the factors contributing to the estimated $20 billion annual cost of joint replacements in the United States, and proposes ways to realize cost savings without harming care quality or patient outcomes, including reduction of inappropriate procedures, limits to payment variation and device pricing, and use of outpatient rather than surgical center settings.
In this essay, the author celebrates the mystery and beauty of the 17-year cicadas’ long dormancy and short rebirths and reads the same cycles into her own infertility, her children’s adoption process, and her children’s development into young adults.
This noninferiority randomized trial compares the effects of on-demand nebulization of acetylcysteine or salbutamol vs routine nebulization of acetylcysteine and salbutamol on duration of invasive ventilation and mortality in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
This cluster randomized trial evaluates the effect of the Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System, a system of care that guides escalation and de-escalation of care for hospitalized children, on all-cause hospital mortality.
This population epidemiology study estimates county-level mortality rates for alcohol use disorders, drug use disorders, self-harm, and interpersonal violence in the United States between 1980 and 2014.
This Special Communication analyzes data primarily from 2013-2016 to compare potential drivers of health care spending in the United States with those of 10 other high-income countries.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 American College of Physicians’ guideline on treatment of osteoporosis.
This Medical Letter review summarizes the multiple factors that increase the cost of prescription drugs in the United States compared with Canada and other countries.
This study uses Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data to assess the proportion of pharmacy claims with patient co-pay overpayment and the mean dollar amount of overpayment in 2013.
This Medical News article discusses how current value-based Medicare payment schemes can exacerbate health care disparities and explores possible policy solutions.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes how indigenous Aymara women in La Paz, Bolivia, are using traditional weaving techniques and patterns to create cardiac devices for occlusion of large congenital heart defects in children.
This JAMA Patient Page discusses the link between human papillomavirus infection and certain types of cancer.