This essay describes the author’s experiences with inappropriate behavior by patients and their families and proposes techniques to overcome this challenge when treating these patients.
This Perspective uses an end-of-life care vignette to illustrate the need to clarify the meaning of the term comfort care.
This Perspective describes a Vietnam veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder including a debilitating startle response refractory to treatment.
These articles by Brian Wansink, PhD, are being retracted.
This study estimates the costs of pivotal clinical trials for all new therapeutic agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration from 2015 to 2016 and examines how key features of the pivotal trials were associated with these costs.
This study assesses the benefits of the US Food and Drug Administration’s pediatric exclusivity program in terms of new safety and efficacy data in pediatric populations and the costs to all consumers of extending market exclusivity by 6 months.
This crossover study of primary care physicians evaluates whether the use of medical scribes in primary care improves physician productivity and patient satisfaction.
This randomized clinical trial examines the efficacy of low-dose amitriptyline vs an active comparator in reducing pain, disability, and work absence and hindrance in individuals with chronic low back pain.
This cohort study compares the risk for venous thromboembolism among women who use extended cyclic and continuous combined oral contraceptives (COCs) with that among women who use traditional cyclic COCs, while holding the progestogen type constant.
This study analyzes data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to determine if patient cognitive and functional status and local area health care supply and economic conditions are associated with Medicare total annual cost of care.
This observational study analyzes Medicare claims and US Census data to evaluate differences in hospital readmission rates associated with measurable patient characteristics not used by Medicare to adjust for risk of readmissions in pay-for-performance programs.
This randomized clinical trial assesses the efficacy of increased daily water intake vs usual fluid intake on the frequency of recurrent cystitis in premenopausal women experiencing recurrent cystitis who drink low volumes of total fluid daily.
This cohort study uses drug benefit claims data in Ontario, Canada, to estimate the frequency of and variation in prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use among high-risk patients with musculoskeletal disorders and hypertension, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease (CKD) and identifies characteristics associated with prescription NSAID use and its potential association with short-term, safety-related outcomes.
This cohort study uses data from the UK Health Improvement Network to examine the association of allopurinol use in patients with gout with the risk of developing chronic kidney disease stage 3 or higher.
This Special Communication explores potential biases in machine learning–based clinical decision support tools that use electronic health record (EHR) data and possible solutions to those biases.
This narrative review discusses the acute clinical care of transgender patients, whether in the hospital, the emergency department, or urgent care.
This Patient Page provides information on insomnia—how to recognize it and how it is best treated.
This survey study investigates education and reporting of diagnostic errors among resident and attending physicians in internal medicine training programs in Connecticut.
This study estimates the number of Medicaid enrollees at risk of losing coverage if work requirements are implemented and calculates current Medicaid spending for those enrollees at the national level and among states with approved or pending waivers.
This cross-sectional analysis of 2014 Survey on Income and Program Participation data estimates the potential impact of work requirements on Medicaid eligibility on a state-by-state basis.
This study uses the Florida State Ambulatory Surgery and State Inpatient Databases to assess the trends in knee arthroscopy use among patients with osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, and knee pain.
This study assesses the association between antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections and satisfaction ratings among patients using a direct-to-consumer telemedicine platform.
This cohort study evaluates factors associated with the transition to long-term benzodiazepine use among older adults newly prescribed this drug by a nonpsychiatric clinician.