This Viewpoint examines the high unexpected costs of emergency department visits and cites several pieces of journalism that reported on exorbitant, unexpected bills and led to cancellations of debt and potential broader health care policy changes.
This Viewpoint suggests the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) halt approval of new opioids until the agency adopts a more rigorous framework for opioid review, providing 2 examples of new opioids that were approved by the FDA but had high rates of abuse after entering the drug market.
This Viewpoint examines the weak points in adverse event reporting requirements for producers of compounded drugs and offers solutions to improve adverse event reporting and analysis.
In this essay, an internal medicine physician describes caring for a patient who became one of the city’s top medical care users after becoming homeless.
This cohort study examines the risk of bleeding and stroke associated with surgical procedures and the value of perioperative management among patients with atrial fibrillation who use anticoagulants.
This cohort study examines whether soft drink consumption is associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a large cohort of European adults.
This meta-analysis examines randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials of drug treatments, particularly treatment with bisphosphonates, for the prevention of fracture in patients with osteoporosis to assess whether these treatments are associated with reduced overall mortality rates.
This time-series analysis examines the changes in the rates of multidrug-resistant organisms and nosocomial infections after patients were moved from a hospital with ward-type rooms to one with 100% single-patient rooms.
This cohort study evaluates the associations between animal and plant protein intake and all-cause and cause-specific mortality among Japanese adults.
This cohort study examines the outcomes of treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in hospitalized patients.
This cohort study investigates the association between intensification of antihypertensive regimens at hospital discharge and clinical outcomes after discharge.
This cohort study describes a system-level approach to expansion of peritoneal dialysis use and temporal trends in initiation, persistence, and associated mortality among adult patients with advanced kidney disease in an integrated health care plan delivery system.
This analysis of health insurance claims data assesses out-of-network billing for patients treated through in-network hospital admissions and emergency department visits.
This cross-sectional study estimates the health outcomes associated with forced sexual initiation in girls and women in the United States.
This review considers the legal precedents, terminology, characteristics, clinical management, and challenges during transitions of care for patients who are incarcerated and in need of short-term medical care.
This review assesses articles published in 2018 related to medical overuse with the goal of improving patient care.
This Teachable Moment describes a man in his 40s with human immunodeficiency virus infection being treated with combination antiretroviral therapy, cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma in remission, and lymphedema of both legs who presented with acute-onset right lower extremity pain, swelling, and erythema.
This population-based study examines the availability of broadband in local communities for telemedicine.
This survey-based pilot study explores the frequency and implications of role misidentification experienced by residents at a large academic medical center and evaluates the use of a simple, low-cost method for distinguishing physicians from other members of the health care team.
This observational study evaluates the association of dual prescribing for Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D benefits with unsafe prescription exposure in a national cohort of older veterans.
This cohort study assesses the association between initiation of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor treatment and the risk of hospitalization for Fournier gangrene among men.
This study describes sources of initial safety signals that that preceded US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug safety communications and examines their associations with drug characteristics and subsequent label changes.
This cross-sectional study assesses the growth in the number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses vs randomized clinical trials from 1995 to 2017.
This study examines industry payments made to physician directors of National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers from 2015 through 2017.
This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings of a man in his 60s with no history of cardiovascular disease who presented to the emergency department with chest pain of 1 hour’s duration.
This JAMA Patient Page describes depression, its diagnosis, and its treatment.