This study uses Medicare data to assess physician practice interruptions during the 2019-2020 period of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides preliminary evidence on whether those interruptions suggest early retirements or exit from medical practice.
A 53-year-old woman presented to the gastroenterology clinic for endoscopy because of submucosal gastric nodule. Reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction SARS-CoV-2 testing before the procedure was positive, and the patient reported testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 30 days prior. What would you do next?
This Viewpoint explains the complex emotion of hope and provides guidance to clinicians for supportively conversing about hope with seriously ill patients.
In this narrative medicine essay, a palliative medicine physician describes his brother's hospitalization and death from COVID-19. He reflects on his brother's ability to achieve a dignified death because the physicians caring for him honestly assessed his prognosis.
This Viewpoint discusses international efforts to address the COVID-19 and future pandemics as well as offers steps that the international community can take to fix gaps in pandemic response.
This Medical News feature discusses with Vanderbilt University critical care specialist E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on progress that had been made in intensive care units.
This Viewpoint explains how “skinny labeling” works (bioequivalent drugs approved for unpatented uses and excluding patented indications from the generic drug’s labeling), the uncertainty about this pathway, and how the government and generic manufacturers can help restore timely generic competition in the face of brand-name drugs protected by patents.
This study estimates what 2020 national US savings would have been using international reference pricing rather than US manufacturer and net prices for insulins and 50 top brand-name drugs.
This Viewpoint discusses new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rules that will require hospitals to verify completion of an annual self-assessment of their electronic health record using the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology–sponsored SAFER Guides and suggests 3 additional steps required to strengthen the effects of the new rules and ensure patient safety.
This study evaluates whether patients enrolled in trials of aducanumab, EMERGE and ENGAGE, were representative of patients with dementia enrolled in Medicare by estimating the proportions of Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who would have been excluded from these trials.
This Viewpoint reviews the World Trade Center Health Program, established in 2011 to fund health care for responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks in the US, including covered conditions and changing factors such as an aging member population.
This Research Letter presents findings from case-control surveillance of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and spontaneous abortion.
This Medical News article discusses farmworkers’ heat-related health risks and efforts to establish a national standard to help protect them from dangerous working conditions.
This study reports an interim analysis of safety surveillance data of 23 serious outcomes following vaccination with 1 of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines based on comprehensive health records from a large US population.
This study estimates trends in SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence related to infection and vaccination in the US population.
This study examines the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among blood donors aged 16 to 64 years in Kenya from January to March 2021.
This report from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) identifies how social risks have been considered in the USPSTF recommendation statements and provides a foundation for ongoing work to ensure that health equity and social risks are incorporated in USPSTF methods and recommendations.
This technical brief to support the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) describes current research on screening and interventions for social risk factors such as food insecurity, financial strain, and housing instability to inform USPSTF considerations of the implications for its portfolio of recommendations.
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