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January 14, 2019
Viewpoint

New Breast Cancer Screening Technologies in Older Women—Is It Time to Pump the Brakes?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.7767

This Viewpoint describes ways that Medicare could modify its approach to payment of new breast cancer screening services for older women.

Original Investigation

Complication Rates and Downstream Medical Costs Associated With Invasive Diagnostic Procedures for Lung Abnormalities in the Community Setting

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6277

This cohort study examines the rates and costs associated with complications of invasive diagnostic procedures performed in patients undergoing screening for lung cancer.

Health Care Reform

Analysis of Proposed Medicare Part B to Part D Shift With Associated Changes in Total Spending and Patient Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6417

This analysis of 75 brand-name drugs uses Medicare data to estimate the costs of proposed Medicare Part B and Part D reforms on total drug spending and patient cost-sharing for prescription drugs.

Invited Commentary

Managing the Cost of Medicare Part B Drugs: Implications for the Program and Beneficiaries

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6146
Editor's Note

The Case for Implementing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Shared Decision-Making Mandate: Where the Rubber Meets the Code

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6440

This Editor’s Note advocates for greater implementation of the shared decision-making visit before lung cancer screening, citing the high percentage of patients who choose not to undergo screening after discussion of benefits vs harms.

Evidence to Practice

Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for Migraine

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.7536

This review summarizes an evidence report by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review on the effectiveness and value of 2 new calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody treatments for migraine.

Teachable Moment

Initiating Opioid Agonist Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Inpatient Setting: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6749

This Teachable Moment describes an approach for initiating opioid agonist treatment in the inpatient setting that obviates the need for opioid withdrawal.

Research Letter

Assessment of Spending in Medicare Part D If Medication Prices From the Department of Veterans Affairs Were Used

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5874

This study uses the most recent national data available from Medicare and the Department of Veterans Affairs to quantify the savings Medicare Part D would achieve if it paid the same prices for prescription drugs currently paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Use of the Shared Decision-Making Visit for Lung Cancer Screening Among Medicare Enrollees

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6405

This study analyzes Medicare data from 2015 and 2016 to estimate the percentage of Medicare enrollees who underwent low-dose computed tomographic screening for lung cancer during this period and had participated in a shared decision-making visit to discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure before screening.

Media Trends for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 800-662-HELP Addiction Treatment Referral Services After a Celebrity Overdose

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6562

This evaluation of media trends compared searches on social media for key words after a celebrity overdose and a celebrity suicide.

January 7, 2019
Original Investigation

Effect of a Biobehavioral Environmental Approach on Disability Among Low-Income Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6026

This randomized clinical trial evaluates a patient-driven, home-based program to reduce disability for older adults with functional disabilities.

Association of Prescribed Opioids With Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Among Patients With and Without HIV

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6101

This nested case-control study assesses the association of prescribed opioids with the risk for community-acquired pneumonia among patients with and without HIV in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study.

Assessment of Use of Combined Dextromethorphan and Quinidine in Patients With Dementia or Parkinson Disease After US Food and Drug Administration Approval for Pseudobulbar Affect

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6112

This population-based cohort study investigates the prescribing patterns for combined dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate after regulatory approval for treatment of pseudobulbar affect in patients with dementia and/or Parkinson disease.

Invited Commentary

Home Modifications to Reduce Disability in Older Adults With Functional Disability

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6414
Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Avoiding Hospital Discharge Against Medical Advice: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.7286

This Teachable Moment describes an approach that can be used to avoid hospital discharges against medical advice and help to reduce the stigma associated with them.

Research Letter

Place-Based Inequity in Smoking Prevalence in the Largest Cities in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5990

This study uses data from the 500 Cities Project to characterize inequities in cigarette smoking both between and within cities and their association with sociodemographic factors and chronic diseases.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Analysis of Gender Equity in Leadership of Physician-Focused Medical Specialty Societies, 2008-2017

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5303

This cross-sectional study examines gender equity in the presidential leadership of medical specialty societies over a 10-year period.

JAMA Internal Medicine Patient Page

Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements: What Do I Need to Know?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5880

This Patient Page describes the safety, efficacy, and dangers of vitamins and nutritional supplements.

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