The Viewpoint discusses the effects of “patent trolls” on generic drug prices and availability.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effects of a 2-year calorie restriction program on mood, quality of life, sleep, and sexual function in normal-weight adults.
This randomized clinical trial compared 2 self-regulation interventions vs control in reducing weight gain in young adults over a mean follow-up of 3 years.
This study uses Medicare Part D prescriptions claims data and Massachusetts physicians payment database data to evaluate associations between industry payments to physicians and prescribing of brand-name statins.
This cross-sectional study estimates potential savings through therapeutic substitution in terms of both overall and out-of-pocket expenditures of branded drugs when a generic in the same class with the same indication was available.
This prospective study uses data from the Nurses’ Health Study to evaluate associations between attendance at religious services and mortality in women.
This population-based study using the Medicare Advantage database examines the differences in care between Hispanic enrollees in Puerto Rico and Hispanic and white enrollees in the United States.
This quasi-experimental controlled study investigates the effect of detecting and isolating Clostridium difficile asymptomatic carriers at hospital admission on the incidence of health care–associated C difficile infection in a Canadian acute care facility.
This cohort study assesses whether household environmental contamination increases the risk for recurrent infection among individuals with a community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.
This study of pooled data from 12 US and European cohorts examines the association of leisure-time physical activity with incidence of 26 common types of cancer and whether the associations vary by body size and/or smoking.
This case series explores the safety considerations of clarithromycin by investigating the association between Helicobacter pylori therapy containing clarithromycin and acute neuropsychiatric events.
In this Special Communication, a director of a community hospital quality program and the chief quality officer of a health care system discuss the benefits and risks of standardization in health care and develop principles of responsible standardization are presented.
This Teachable Moment questions the routine use of thickened liquids to prevent pneumonia in patients with dementia.
This case reported in this Teachable Moment emphasizes the importance of catheter care as the responsibility of physicians as well as nurses.
This Teachable Moment discusses how aggressive physicians should be in screening for an occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism.
This Teachable Moment evaluates the use of bed alarms as a fall-prevention strategy.
This survey study investigates attitudes toward prescribing generic drugs among internists and specialists in endocrinology, hematology, and infectious diseases.
This study examines prescription data from the University of Pennsylvania Health System outpatient clinics to compare generic medication prescription rates before and after a redesign of the electronic health record display defaults.
This study investigates whether hospitals with more stars (on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system) have lower risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and readmissions than hospitals with less stars.
This study examines associations between self-reported measures of sleep and the probability of occurrence of colds and infections in a nationally representative sample of adults.
This study uses data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to examine whether a triage determination of nonurgent status in the emergency department ruled out the possibility of serious pathologic conditions, as compared with visits deemed as urgent.
This study discusses the marked increase in the coding of risk from anesthesia for outpatient gastrointestinal procedures from 2005 to 2013.
This study examined the patterns of hospital use of all patients with more than 5 emergency department visits to Maryland hospitals in 2014 to determine whether high utilizers can be identified by data from individual hospitals.
This study evaluates changes in insurance and Indian Health Service coverage among Native Americans following the Affordable Care Act’s implementation.