This analysis quantifies the contribution of regression to the mean to declining readmission rates at hospitals initially penalized under the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
This study of 100% Medicare Inpatient Files assesses strategies for managing coding of comorbidities associated with hospitalization before and after Centers for Medicare & Medicaid coding changes.
This nested case-control study including 58 769 patients diagnosed with dementia and 225 574 matched controls 55 years or older evaluates whether, and to what extent, anticholinergic drug exposure was associated with dementia risk.
This systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized clinical trials estimates the association of decision aids with decisional outcomes in prostate cancer screening.
This case-control study uses more than 25 million insurance claims to assess whether individuals who did not receive an opioid prescription had greater odds of overdose when a opioid prescription was dispensed to a family member.
This Teachable Moment examines the case of a man taking a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) who received a high international normalized ratio (INR) test result during a visit to the emergency department and suggests that INR is an unreliable measure of therapeutic anticoagulation in patients taking DOACs.
This study uses administrative claims from an insurance database to examine adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis for cancer screening and describe regional patterns and sociodemographic characteristics associated with its use.
This essay explores how diagnosing disease may be thought of in similar terms as interpreting modern art.
This cohort study of more than 1500 women 80 years and older evaluated whether differences in the definition of osteoporosis, the number of comorbidities, and the prognosis were associated with 5-year hip fracture probability.
This cohort study uses a large multihospital database to evaluate the association between hospital rates of echocardiogram use and outcomes in adult patients with acute myocardial infarction.
This cohort study compares the characteristics and postoperative outcomes of hospitals affiliated with Prospective Payment System (PPS)-exempt cancer centers, other hospitals affiliated with National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers, and other hospitals that provide cancer care in the United States.
This cohort study evaluates the association of directly observed therapy with treatment adherencee in patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension.
This analysis of 2017 data from the Open Payments Program (OPP) database examines nonresearch industry payments to directors of caronary catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories to characterize payments across 13 OPP-defined categories.
This Editorial discusses the importance of quickly implementing the latest US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for HIV screening and preexposure prophylaxis.
This cohort study assesses whether exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping is associated with the prevalence and risk of general and central obesity among women.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of an intervention (Supporting Asthma Self-Management Behaviors in Older Adults, SAMBA) for older adults with asthma vs usual care.
This population-based cohort study assesses the risk of hospitalization or emergency department visit for adverse gastrointestinal events associated with sodium polystyrene sulfonate use in patients of advanced age.
This Teachable Moment evaluates the measurement of urine eosinophils as an indicator for the diagnosis of acute interstitial nephritis.
This survey study uses data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, and US News & World Report to compare services available in hospitals with and without 5-star patient experience summary ratings.
This case study analysis assesses the nature and extent of pharmaceutical industry payments to nonphysician clinicians in Australia and investigates the possible reasons for sponsorship.
This Perspective addresses the growing use of marijuana among US residents and why physicians should expand their understanding of its health effects.
This cohort study reviews data from fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries without known heart disease who underwent cataract surgery to compare care cascades (tests, treatments, visits, hospitalizations, a and new diagnoses) between those who received preoperative electrocardiograms and those who did not.
This population-based study evaluates the incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation and assesses the incidence of in-hospital mortality associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation and surgical aortic valve replacement.
This cross-sectional study reviews New Drug Applications for new molecular entities and Biologics License Applications for new and biosimilar biological products submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration to assess how frequently applicants disclose applications in the media.
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