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October 16, 2019
Original Investigation

Effect of Clinical Geriatric Assessments and Collaborative Medication Reviews by Geriatrician and Family Physician for Improving Health-Related Quality of Life in Home-Dwelling Older Patients Receiving Polypharmacy: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5096

This cluster randomized clinical trial investigates the effect of clinical geriatric assessments and collaborative medication reviews by geriatrician and family physician on health-related quality of life and other patient-relevant outcomes in home-dwelling older patients receiving polypharmacy.

October 14, 2019
Original Investigation

Trends in Medicare Payment Rates for Noninvasive Cardiac Tests and Association With Testing Location

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4269

This study using Medicare claims data examines trends in differential Medicare fee-for-service payments for noninvasive cardiac tests performed in hospital- and provider-based settings.

Invited Commentary

The Case of Noninvasive Cardiac Testing—For Every Action There Is a Reaction

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4265
Research Letter

Gender Differences in Twitter Use and Influence Among Health Policy and Health Services Researchers

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4027

This study describes gender differences in Twitter use and influence among health services researchers who attended AcademyHealth’s 2018 Annual Research Meeting.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Patterns of Work-Related Burnout in Physician-Scientists Receiving Career Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4317

This survey study examines the patterns of work-related burnout in physician-scientists.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Implementation of Federal Dependent Care Policies for Physician-Scientists at Leading US Medical Schools

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4611

This survey study explores whether leading US medical schools have policies about dependent care travel costs.

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Young, Middle-Aged, and Older Adults in the United States in 2017 and 2018

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4957

This study examines a trend in electronic cigarette use between 2017 and 2018 and stratifies results by sociodemographic categories.

October 7, 2019
Original Investigation

Association Between Mobility Measured During Hospitalization and Functional Outcomes in Older Adults With Acute Myocardial Infarction in the SILVER-AMI Study

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4114

This cohort study examines the association of mobility impairment, measured during hospitalization, as a risk marker for functional decline among older patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Association of Patient Priorities–Aligned Decision-Making With Patient Outcomes and Ambulatory Health Care Burden Among Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Nonrandomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4235

This nonrandomized clinical trial compares self-reported patient outcomes and burden of unwanted care among older adults with multiple chronic conditions who received either patient priorities–based care or usual care at a Connecticut primary care site.

Health Care Policy and Law

Effect on Treatment Adherence of Distributing Essential Medicines at No Charge: The CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4472

This randomized clinical trial examines whether providing essential medicines at no charge to outpatients who reported not being able to afford medicines improves treatment adherence.

Invited Commentary

Aligning Care With Patient Values and Priorities

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4230
Teachable Moment

The Importance of Obtaining Sexual History in Older Adults: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4480

This Teachable Moment describes a man in his 70s with a medical history of noninvasive bladder cancer who presented to his primary care clinic with significant weight loss and was subsequently found to have previously undiagnosed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Research Letter

Miscategorization of Deaths in the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Database

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4030

This database study assesses the misclassification of death reports for 2 medical devices within the US Food and Drug Administration’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database.

Health Care Policy and Law

Changes and Variation in Medicare Graduate Medical Education Payments

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4429

This study examines the growth of Medicare graduate medical education payments per resident full-time equivalent, variation in payment rates between hospitals, and potential savings from capping these payments.

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