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September 20, 2021
Research Letter

Physician Practice Interruptions in the Treatment of Medicare Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA. Published online September 20, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16324

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.

Editorial

Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication: Call for Abstracts

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JAMA. Published online September 20, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16596
September 17, 2021
JAMA Diagnostic Test Interpretation

Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Test Results

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JAMA. Published online September 17, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16146

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?

September 16, 2021
Viewpoint

Holding Hope for Patients With Serious Illness

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JAMA. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.14802

This Viewpoint explains the complex emotion of hope and provides guidance to clinicians for supportively conversing about hope with seriously ill patients.

A Piece of My Mind

Our Best Judgment

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JAMA. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16348

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.

Correction

Editorial on Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Corrected

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JAMA. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16630
September 15, 2021
Viewpoint

An International Agreement on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness

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JAMA. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16104

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.

Medical News & Perspectives

How COVID-19 Made It Even Tougher to Know ICU Patients as Individuals

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JAMA. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.13462

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.

September 13, 2021
Viewpoint

A Court Decision on “Skinny Labeling”: Another Challenge for Less Expensive Drugs

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JAMA. Published online September 13, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.0006

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.

September 10, 2021
Research Letter

Estimated Savings From International Reference Pricing for Prescription Drugs

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JAMA. Published online September 10, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.13338

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.

Viewpoint

Policies to Promote Shared Responsibility for Safer Electronic Health Records

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JAMA. Published online September 10, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.13945

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.

Correction

Transposed Column Heads in Table

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JAMA. Published online September 10, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.16235
September 9, 2021
Research Letter

Representativeness of Participants Eligible to Be Enrolled in Clinical Trials of Aducanumab for Alzheimer Disease Compared With Medicare Beneficiaries With Alzheimer Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

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JAMA. Published online September 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15286

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.

Viewpoint

World Trade Center Health Program, 2012-2020: Implications for Clinicians and Health Care Systems

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JAMA. Published online September 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15739

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.

September 8, 2021
Research Letter

Spontaneous Abortion Following COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

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JAMA. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15494

This Research Letter presents findings from case-control surveillance of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and spontaneous abortion.

Medical News & Perspectives

Why Farmworkers Need More Than New Laws for Protection From Heat-Related Illness

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JAMA. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15454

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.

September 3, 2021
Original Investigation

Surveillance for Adverse Events After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination

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JAMA. Published online September 3, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15072

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.

Editorial

Safety Surveillance of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Through the Vaccine Safety Datalink

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JAMA. Published online September 3, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.14808
September 2, 2021
Original Investigation

Estimated US Infection- and Vaccine-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Based on Blood Donations, July 2020-May 2021

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JAMA. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15161

This study estimates trends in SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence related to infection and vaccination in the US population.

Research Letter

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies From a National Serosurveillance of Kenyan Blood Donors, January-March 2021

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JAMA. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15265

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.

September 1, 2021
US Preventive Services Task Force

Incorporation of Social Risk in US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations and Identification of Key Challenges for Primary Care

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JAMA. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.12833

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.

Screening and Interventions for Social Risk Factors: Technical Brief to Support the US Preventive Services Task Force

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JAMA. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.12825

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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