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April 19, 2018
Viewpoint

Choosing Wisely CampaignsA Work in Progress

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JAMA. Published online April 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2202

This Viewpoint reviews the growth of the Choosing Wisely campaign from its inception in 2012 into an international movement and outlines advances in evidence and implementation that will be necessary for the effort to have more widespread, durable effects on the quality, safety, and value of health care.

April 18, 2018
Viewpoint

Three Steps Toward a More Sustainable Path for Targeted Cancer Drugs

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JAMA. Published online April 18, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3414

This Viewpoint proposes policy reforms to prioritize use and development of new cancer drugs that yield meaningful clinical benefit at sustainable prices.

Medical News & Perspectives

Another Nail in the Coffin for Fish Oil Supplements

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JAMA. Published online April 18, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2498

This Medical News article discusses a recent analysis of 10 clinical trials of omega-3 fatty acid supplements for heart health.

April 17, 2018
US Preventive Services Task Force

Evidence Report

Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older AdultsUpdated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

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JAMA. Published online April 17, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21962

This systematic review to support the 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on interventions to prevent falls in older adults summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of fall prevention interventions in community-dwelling older adults.

Recommendation Statement

Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsUS Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

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JAMA. Published online April 17, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3097

This 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force guideline recommends exercise to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older at increased fall risk (B recommendation), that patients and clinicians consider the balance of benefits and harms based on prior falls, comorbid conditions, and patient values and preferences (C recommendation), and recommends against vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older (D recommendation).

April 16, 2018
Viewpoint

Health Care Employment Growth and the Future of US Cost Containment

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JAMA. Published online April 16, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2078

This Viewpoint calls out the contribution of growth in health care workforce to higher health care costs, and emphasizes the need to find efficiencies in the current national workforce and resist additional hiring growth as a mechanism to slow growth in spending.

Evolving Payer Coverage Policies on Genomic Sequencing TestsBeginning of the End or End of the Beginning?

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JAMA. Published online April 16, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4863

This Viewpoint discusses a 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services national coverage determination on next-generation sequencing tests for patients with advanced cancer and suggests ways to ensure appropriate and equitable access to testing, resource efficiency, and improvement in patient and societal outcomes.

April 13, 2018
Editorial

Expression of Concern: Wansink B, Cheney MM. Super Bowls: Serving Bowl Size and Food Consumption. JAMA. 2005;293(14):1727-1728.

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JAMA. Published online April 13, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4908

This Expression of Concern warns of potential validity issues with articles written by Brian Wansink and published in JAMA and the JAMA Network journals.

April 12, 2018
Viewpoint

Can Retail Clinics Transform Health Care?

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JAMA. Published online April 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2172

This Viewpoint discusses what it will take to transform retail or minute clinics, such as those at CVS/Aetna, into fully integrated components of larger health systems that offer patient-centered, cost-aligned, value-based health care.

Setting Achievable Benchmarks for Value-Based PaymentsNo Perfect Solution

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JAMA. Published online April 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2360

In this Viewpoint, JCAHO leaders discuss the challenges of value-based payment reform in instances when performance measures cannot capture clinically valid but difficult-to-measure exclusions, and urges payers and policy makers to take measurement error into account when setting payment rules.

April 11, 2018
Viewpoint

Net Neutrality Repeal and the Potential Harm to Medical Education

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JAMA. Published online April 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1683

This Viewpoint discusses ways in which the US FCC’s 2017 repeal of net neutrality could compromise online medical education through prioritization by internet service providers of paid commercial over less well-funded or Free Open Access Medical Eduction (FOAM) content.

Medical News & Perspectives

Stephen Devries, MD: Training Physicians About Nutrition

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JAMA. Published online April 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1070

This Medical News article is an interview with cardiologist Stephen Devries, MD, about an institute that educates doctors about healthful eating.

Why Are Legionnaires Disease Diagnoses Becoming More Common in the United States?

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JAMA. Published online April 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2196

This Medical News article discusses some of the factors behind the nearly 4.5-fold increase in US cases of Legionnaires disease since 2000, including increased testing and climate change, and why many cases are still probably being missed.

April 9, 2018
Viewpoint

Molecular Epidemiology and the Transformation of HIV Prevention

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JAMA. Published online April 9, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1513

This Viewpoint describes the addition of HIV nucleotide sequence data collected through molecular surveillance to traditional epidemiologic investigation as an effective means to characterize HIV transmission networks, contain outbreaks, and prevent further spread.

Defining Death—Making Sense of the Case of Jahi McMath

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JAMA. Published online April 9, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3441

This Viewpoint uses the case of Jahi McGrath, a physically healthy adolescent in a vegetative state since a catastrophic surgical complication in 2013, to discuss the differences between neurologic and legal definitions of brain death and to explain conflicts between families' and physicians’ understandings of prognosis that arise as a result.

April 6, 2018
Viewpoint

The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

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JAMA. Published online April 6, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2074

In this Viewpoint, Gawande and colleagues characterize risks to patient safety from health system expansions identified by clinicians and health system leaders who have experienced the risks, and potential strategies institutions can implement to mitigate them.

The Evolving Pharmaceutical Benefits Market

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JAMA. Published online April 6, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4269

This Viewpoint explains the role of pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs) in the United States drug and health care market, and the potential effects acquisitions of PBMs by health insurers could have on prices and drug availability.

Correction

Incorrect Address and Reference

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JAMA. Published online April 6, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5255
April 5, 2018
Viewpoint

Increasing Naloxone Awareness and UseThe Role of Health Care Practitioners

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JAMA. Published online April 5, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4867

In this Viewpoint, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams summarizes his office’s 2018 Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose, which provides guidance on the use of naloxone to curb the number of opioid overdose deaths across the country.

April 2, 2018
Viewpoint

Building on #MeToo to Enhance the Learning Environment for US Medical Schools

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JAMA. Published online April 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3812

This Viewpoint surveys changes in the academic medical environment since the onset of the #MeToo movement in 2017 and outlines policy and procedural changes to decrease harassment and facilitate improvements to the learning environments of medical schools going forward.

It Is Time for Women (and Men) to Be BraveA Consequence of the #MeToo Movement

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JAMA. Published online April 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4059

This Viewpoint draws parallels between advances in the patient safety movement, in which team members are encouraged to call out unsafe practices and propose changes, and what will be required to advance the #MeToo movement in health care: courage to speak out when they or others are being harassed or disrespected.

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