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May 27, 2020
Perspective

Opening Hospitals to More Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Making It Safe and Making It Feel Safe

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2626

This essay details the importance in the COVID-19 era of making the changes needed to ensure that hospitals are safe for all patients who want to use them and, as importantly, to ensure that the patients feel that they are safe.

May 26, 2020
Perspective

The Easy Elective—A Surprising Revelation in Medical School

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 26, 2020. 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

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. Published online May 26, 2020. 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.

Invited Commentary

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1402
Research Letter

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 26, 2020. 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. Published online May 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1679

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

May 21, 2020
Original Investigation

Outbreak Investigation of COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff of an Independent and Assisted Living Community for Older Adults in Seattle, Washington

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2233

This case series examines the implementation of surveillance for severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 and describe symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 among residents and staff of an independent/assisted living community.

Invited Commentary

Preventing COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities—A Balancing Act

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2224
May 19, 2020
Viewpoint

Health Care Policy and Law

Need for Transparency and Reliable Evidence in Emergency Use Authorizations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Therapies

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2402

This Viewpoint discusses potential problems with the US Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization document allowing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

May 18, 2020
Original Investigation

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. Published online May 18, 2020. 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.

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. Published online May 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1755

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

Invited Commentary

Patient Portal Reminders—Easy but Ineffective

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1589
Research Letter

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 18, 2020. 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. Published online May 18, 2020. 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.

Comment & Response

The Importance of Pediatric Safety in Tetrahydrocannabinol Education

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1385

The Importance of Pediatric Safety in Tetrahydrocannabinol Education—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1394
Correction

Correction Notices Added to Articles Related to Retracted Article

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1776
May 14, 2020
Viewpoint

Assessment of Deaths From COVID-19 and From Seasonal Influenza

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2306

This Viewpoint uses publicly available data to analyze the number of deaths from seasonal influenza deaths compared with deaths from coronavirus disease 2019.

May 12, 2020
Original Investigation

Development and Validation of a Clinical Risk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2033

This cohort study examines the characteristics of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 will need admission to an intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, or will die, and develops a COVID-19 risk score to predict outcomes.

May 11, 2020
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. Published online May 11, 2020. 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.

Original Investigation

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 11, 2020. 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.

Teachable Moment

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 11, 2020. 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.

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. Published online May 11, 2020. 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. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1253

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. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1576
Correction

Errors in Data and Units of Measure

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1429
May 8, 2020
Viewpoint

The Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 for Immigrants in the Bronx, New York

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2131

This Viewpoint explains why COVID-19 presents a greater burden for immigrant communities and advocates for a more equitable health care system.

May 4, 2020
Research Letter

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. Published online May 4, 2020. 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.

May 1, 2020
Original Investigation

Contact Tracing Assessment of COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics in Taiwan and Risk at Different Exposure Periods Before and After Symptom Onset

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2020

This study delineates the transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and evaluates the transmission risk at different exposure window periods before and after symptom onset.

Editor's Note

Contact Tracing, Testing, and Control of COVID-19—Learning From Taiwan

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2072
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