Lilia Cervantes, MD; Delphine Tuot, MD; Rajeev Raghavan, MD; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):188-195. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7039
This cohort study examines whether mortality and health care use differs among undocumented immigrants who receive standard hemodialysis (3 times weekly at a health care center) vs emergency-only hemodialysis.
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Emergency-Only vs Standard Hemodialysis Among Undocumented Immigrants With ESRD
James S. Goodwin, MD; Habeeb Salameh, MD; Jie Zhou, PhD; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):196-203. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7049
This cohort study of Medicare data describes the association of hospitalist years of experience with 30-day mortality and hospital mortality of their patients.
Nisha Bansal, MD; Susan M. Hailpern, DrPH, MS; Ronit Katz, DPhil; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):204-209. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4831
This cohort study uses data from the United States Renal Data System to determine the utilization of and outcomes associated with left ventricular assist devices in nationally representative cohorts of patients with and without end-stage renal disease.
The Renal Challenge With Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy—When Enough Is Enough
Sunu S. Thomas, MD, MSc; Emily K. Zern, MD; David A. D’Alessandro, MD
Less Is More
Samuel W. Reinhardt, MD; Chien-Jung Lin, MD, PhD; Eric Novak, MS; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):212-219. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7360
This secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial examines differences in outcomes with clinical evaluation and noninvasive testing vs clinical evaluation alone.
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH; Jonathan S. Skinner, PhD; Florian R. Schroeck, MD, MS; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):221-227. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7508
This cross-sectional analysis of 15 million fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 85 years examines the geographic variation in use of computed tomography imaging and its association with risk of nephrectomy.
Meng-Ting Wang, PhD; Jun-Ting Liou, MD; Chen Wei Lin, BS; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):229-238. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7720
This nested case-control study investigates the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with long-acting β2-agonists and long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists, focusing on the initiation and duration of both therapies.
Haibo Zhang, MD; Lin Mu, BS; Shuang Hu, PhD; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):239-247. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7821
This cross-sectional study examines the accuracy of physician visual assessment vs quantitative coronary angiography in the interpretation of coronary stenosis severity among adults undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in China.
Phuc Le, PhD, MPH; Michael B. Rothberg, MD, MPH
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):248-258. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7431
This modeling study based on randomized clinical trial data assesses the cost-effectiveness of the adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine.
Health Care Reform
Eric T. Roberts, PhD; J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD; Laura A. Hatfield, PhD; et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):260-268. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7455
This study evaluates Maryland’s hospital global budget program during its first 2 years by comparing changes in hospital and primary care use among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries in 8 Maryland counties vs 27 matched control non-Maryland counties.
Maryland’s All-Payer Health Reform—A Promising Work in Progress
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD; Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD; Joseph Antos, PhD