This Viewpoint introduces the series Sharing Medicine, which summarizes how physicians currently share knowledge, skills, and experiences among their professional community and patients and ways in which to do this better.
This Viewpoint uses a hypothetical scenario of an elderly patient with congestive heart failure to explore the shared decision-making process.
This Viewpoint describes the benefits and challenges of sharing full data sets from clinical trials.
This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of close coordination between clinical need and research resources to deliver effective and sustainable health care.
This Viewpoint discusses how expert clinicians zero in on the most probable diagnosis and how this process can be communicated to patients.
This Viewpoint addresses the need for clinicians to hone and practice good communication skills to enable shared decision making with patients.
This Viewpoint explores the study and use of patient experiences, or narratives, in shared decision making and in helping patients better understand and cope with their illnesses.
Commenting on the C recommendation of the USPSTF for the practice of behavioral counselling to promote healthful diet and physical activity for individuals at low risk for cardiovascular disease, this Editorial suggests that societal or population-wide policies might be more effective than individual counselling efforts.
This randomized clinical trial determines whether training and support for implementation of a nursing home quality improvement program reduces hospital admissions and emergency department visits.
This randomized clinical trial compares a multicomponent intervention (including a nurse care manager, electronic registry, data-driven academic detailing, and electronic decision tools) with electronic decision tools alone to improve adherence to opioid-prescribing guidelines.
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates whether vasectomy is associated with prostate cancer.
This analysis of claims data compares physician reimbursement in Medicare Advantage, traditional Medicare, and commercial health insurance plans.
This population-based study evaluates the status of health coverage in 5 South Asian countries toward achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
This cohort study describes the incidence of antibiotic-associated adverse drug events for adult inpatients receiving systemic antibiotic therapy.
This cohort study compares early vs later orthostatic hypotension measurements and their association with history of dizziness and long-term adverse outcomes.
This population-based cohort study examines the frequency of ECGs following an annual health examination with a primary care physician among patients with no known cardiac conditions or risk factors.
This difference-in-differences analysis tests whether extending CareFirst’s program to Medicare fee-for-service patients improves care processes and reduces hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and spending.
This cohort study measures ozone concentration to assess its association with cardiovascular disease risk in 89 healthy adults.
This cohort study assesses the performance of a lifestyle-based risk tool to estimate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events over 25 years in adults before 55 years of age.
This Special Communication reviews the effect of communication by health care professionals on patients living with serious illness, identifies key evidence gaps in understanding the impact of communication on patient outcomes, and creates an agenda for future research.
This Teachable Moment describes a case of a man with type I diabetes admitted to the emergency department after his insulin pump was not reattached.
This Teachable Moment highlights that clinical judgement is sufficient to diagnose fibromyalgia, and antinuclear antibody and subserology testing is not essential to rule out autoimmune conditions in the absence of suggestive signs and symptoms.
A man in his 60s with a medical history of hypertension and pacemaker implantation several years prior for symptomatic sinus node dysfunction was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of abdominal pain.
This study uses the National Inpatient Sample database to assess the association between rates of inferior vena cava filter placement in the United States and the 2010 US FDA device safety warning.
This analysis of published evaluations of medical home interventions investigates whether there is an association between the findings and whether the evaluators were employed or funded by intervention sponsors.
This study of Medicare data quantifies recent increases in health care professionals working exclusively in skilled nursing facilities.
This study analyzes a newly released government survey examining Medicaid beneficiaries’ experiences with and opinions of the Medicaid program.
This survey study examines how women in the general US population perceive the benefits and harms of mammography screening.
This study examines time allocation and transitions into and out of silent electronic health record use in clinics after implementation and its association with patient-reported quality of care.
This study compares rates of injurious falls and syncope in community-dwelling older adults in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing with rates in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial.
This study used a telephone survey to assess the type of treatment, cost, and statements made about efficacy at unregulated stem cell centers.
This data analysis simulates the annual price of evolocumab under the outcome-based contracts proposed by Amgen and puts estimates in the context of the available evidence on the cost-effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibitors.
This analysis characterizes the studies used to support US Food & Drug Administration 2015 premarket approval of devices, particularly findings of device safety and effectiveness for women, the elderly, and minorities.