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July 2020, Vol 180, No. 7, Pages 924-1036

Viewpoint

Health Care Policy and Law

Commercial Influences on Electronic Health Records and Adverse Effects on Clinical Decision-making

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):925-926. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1318

This Viewpoint describes how the clinical decision support tools that are part of electronic health records and are used by physicians may be corrupted by commercial influence.

What Other Countries Can Learn From Italy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):927-928. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1447

This Viewpoint explores challenges in the Italian health care system during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and how other countries can plan for optimal actions.

Perspective

The Easy Elective—A Surprising Revelation in Medical School

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):929-930. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1330

This essay describes how the author unexpectedly discovered something meaningful about herself, a classmate, and the world in general during an elective class in medical school.

Original Investigation

Risk Factors Associated With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Death in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in Wuhan, China

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):934-943. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0994

This cohort study describes risk factors and clinical characteristics and outcomes in 201 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome or died.

A Multifaceted Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Cystitis in Nursing Home Residents

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):944-951. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1256

This quality improvement study examines the association of a multifaceted antimicrobial stewardship and quality improvement intervention with the reduction in unnecessary antimicrobial use for unlikely cystitis among noncatheterized nursing home residents.

Effects of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Health, Health Beliefs, and Medical Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):952-960. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1321

This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of a comprehensive workplace wellness program on employee health, health beliefs, and medical use after 12 and 24 months.

Effect of Patient Portal Reminders Sent by a Health Care System on Influenza Vaccination Rates: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):962-970. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1602

This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of patient reminders sent via a health care system’s electronic health record patient portal on influenza vaccination rates.

Less Is More

Association of Low-Value Testing With Subsequent Health Care Use and Clinical Outcomes Among Low-risk Primary Care Outpatients Undergoing an Annual Health Examination

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):973-983. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1611

This population-based cohort study assesses the association of testing in low-risk patients with subsequent care among low-risk primary care outpatients undergoing an annual health examination.

Bayesian Interpretation of the EXCEL Trial and Other Randomized Clinical Trials of Left Main Coronary Artery Revascularization

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):986-992. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1647

This study uses bayesian methods to reanalyze risk differences to assess the controversial results of a recent randomized clinical trial comparing coronary artery bypass surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention for treatment of left main coronary artery disease.

Characteristics of Contemporary Randomized Clinical Trials and Their Association With the Trial Funding Source in Invasive Cardiovascular Interventions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):993-1001. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1670

This cross-sectional study examines whether funding for randomized clinical trials in invasive cardiovascular interventions has implications for the reporting of trial outcomes.

Editorial

Notice of Retraction: Panagioti et al. Association Between Physician Burnout and Patient Safety, Professionalism, and Patient Satisfaction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1317-1331.

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):931. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1755

We hereby retract this article from JAMA Internal Medicine and from the medical literature.

Health Care Policy and Law

Expensive Insulin—The Epicenter of a Large, Life-Threatening Problem

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):931-933. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1299
Invited Commentary

Taking Stock of Employer Wellness Program Effectiveness—Where Should Employers Invest?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):960-961. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1402

Patient Portal Reminders—Easy but Ineffective

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):971-972. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1589

Less Is More

Testing Cascades—A Call to Move From Descriptive Research to Deimplementation Science

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):984-985. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1588

Should Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Be Considered for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease?Insights From a Bayesian Reanalysis of the EXCEL Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1002-1003. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1644
Teachable Moment

The Dangers of Using Tumor Markers to Evaluate Nonspecific Symptoms: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1004. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1293

This Teachable Moment emphasizes the importance of using tumor marker testing only in the most appropriate clinical context to avoid patient anxiety and delayed diagnosis.

Research Letter

Trends in Utilization of Prescribed Controlled Substances in US Commercially Insured Adults, 2004-2019

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1006-1008. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0989

This study examines the most commonly dispensed categories and individual substances of all prescribed controlled substances, including stimulants, benzodiazepines, and depressants, among US commercially insured adults.

Assessment of Health Status and Barriers to Employment Among Medicaid Beneficiaries Not Meeting Work Requirements After Accounting for State Medical Frailty Exemptions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1008-1010. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1039

This cross-sectional study quantifies the proportion of nonexempt Medicaid beneficiaries not meeting work requirements, compares their health with nonexempt beneficiaries fulfilling requirements, and assesses their inability to work for health-related reasons.

Health Care Policy and Law

Trends in Insulin Out-of-Pocket Costs and Reimbursement Price Among US Patients With Private Health Insurance, 2006-2017

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1010-1012. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1302

This cohort study reports a decade of increases and decreases in insulin prices and cost burden for insured patients with diabetes.

Health Care Policy and Law

Out-of-Pocket Spending for Insulin, Diabetes-Related Supplies, and Other Health Care Services Among Privately Insured US Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1012-1014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1308

This study evaluates inpatient, outpatient, and pharmacy claims to identify the annual out-of-pocket expenditures for both insured children and adults with type 1 diabetes.

Sociodemographic Factors Associated With High Risk for Firearm Suicide Among US Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1014-1019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1334

This cohort study assesses the association of firearm suicide risk with sociodemographic characteristics among US adults.

Health Care Policy and Law

Primary Care Spending in the United States, 2002-2016

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1019-1020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1360

This economic evaluation study uses 2002-2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to assess primary care expenditures relative to other sources of health care spending in the United States.

US Public Concerns About the COVID-19 Pandemic From Results of a Survey Given via Social Media

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1020-1022. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1369

This survey study assessed public concerns about symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 and individual actions in response to the pandemic.

Estimation of the Incident Homebound Population in the US Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries, 2012 to 2018

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1022-1025. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1636

This cohort study examines the incidence of becoming homebound, being placed in a nursing home, and death in the US from 2012 to 2018 among Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older.

JAMA Internal Medicine Patient Page

What Should I Know About Opioids and Living With Chronic Pain?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1036. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1679

This JAMA Patient Page describes the risks and possible side effects of taking opioids to treat chronic pain.

Comment & Response

Considering the Effect of Combining α-Blockers With Bladder Antimuscarinics in Treatment of Overactive Bladder Symptoms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1025. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1250

Considering the Effect of Combining α-Blockers With Bladder Antimuscarinics in Treatment of Overactive Bladder Symptoms—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1025-1026. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1253

The Importance of Pediatric Safety in Tetrahydrocannabinol Education

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1026-1027. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1385

The Importance of Pediatric Safety in Tetrahydrocannabinol Education—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1027. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1394

Exposure to Pyrethroids and Health Risk

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1027-1028. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1516

Exposure to Pyrethroids and Health Risk

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1028. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1519

Errors in Units of Measure and Reference Value for Laboratory Tests and Numbers of Patients in Study of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1028-1029. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1576

Combating Discrimination in Medical Education

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1029-1030. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1593

Combating Discrimination in Medical Education

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1030. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1596

Combating Discrimination in Medical Education—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1030-1031. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1590
Correction

Error in Text

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1031. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1428

Errors in Data and Units of Measure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1031. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1429

Correction Notices Added to Articles Related to Retracted Article

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):1031. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1776
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JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(7):924. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4377
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