This international cohort study describes the incidence and nature of cardiovascular instability, severe hypoxemia, and cardiac arrest surrounding endotracheal intubation.
This critical care epidemiology study describes practice variation in invasive mechanical ventilation weaning and discontinuation practices, associations between initial discontinuation events and outcomes, and factors associated with use of select discontinuation strategies and failed initial spontaneous breathing trials among critically ill patients in ICUs in 19 countries.
This meta-analysis of randomized trials reported in medical journals, preprint servers, and press releases estimates associations between convalescent plasma treatment and clinical outcomes (all-cause mortality, length of stay, clinical improvement, clinical deterioration, mechanical ventilation use, serious adverse events) in patients with COVID-19.
This study evaluates whether US hospitals with mostly Black patients are more likely than other hospitals to have penalties associated with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) value-based payment programs.
This study assesses the association between US clinicians’ caseload of minority patients and their 2019 Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance score.
This 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults (I statement).
This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for hearing loss in older adults summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and interventions for hearing loss in adults aged 50 years or older.
This Viewpoint proposes strategies the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system can pursue to shore up its mission in response to declining numbers of veterans and impending budget constraints, including accelerating a transition to value-based care, optimization of infrastructure, and strengthening engagement with employees and the public.
This Viewpoint proposes education, training, and funding reforms to expand the primary care workforce to supply federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), government-funded community-based health care sites that by providing safety-net primary care in underserved areas will be vital to addressing health inequities in the US.
This Viewpoint discusses policy reforms necessary to advance medical management of opioid use disorder in the wake of retraction by the Biden adminstration of proposed federal Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder.
This Viewpoint discusses federal guidance that would exempt physicians from a standing requirement to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) and makes additional recommendations to expand access to medication treatment of OUD, including expanded prescriber training and office-based methadone treatment.
This Viewpoint summarizes a 2021 MMWR report documenting a concerning rise in illicit and synthetic opioid overdose deaths in the US between 2013 and 2019 and proposes strategies to connect clinicians and health systems with public health, public safety, and other community partners to share data, monitor trends, and better respond to the overdose epidemic.
This Viewpoint examines the important role of the Food and Druf Administration (FDA) in facilitating the rapid development of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines.
In this narrative medicine essay, a pediatrician describes her struggle to recognize postpartum depression with the birth of her third child and how she found her way out.
This case report describes the evaluation of a 52-year-old woman taking a thiazide diuretic with hypokalemia (potassium, 2.6 mEq/L) and hypertension (blood pressure, 159/94 mm Hg) and presents an algorithm for the diagnosis and management of underlying causes of low serum potassium levels.
This Medical News article describes how the human voice might be harnessed to diagnose obstructive lung disease and monitor lung function.
This wordless graphic story conveys the loss and powerlessness felt by health care workers, patients, and families confronting the coronavirus pandemic, and was drawn by a community hospitalist as a tribute to each.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s 2021 recommendation that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults (I statement).