This qualitative study describes the process of building EVOLV-Rx (Evaluating Opportunities to Decrease Low-Value Prescribing) with a panel of clinicians, deprescribing experts, health care leaders, and other stakeholders.
This cohort study uses data from the Veterans Health Administration system to compare rates of initiation of anticoagulant therapy by race/ethnicity.
This cross-sectional study evaluates changes in Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers’ risk-standardized mortality rates among veterans hospitalized for heart failure and pneumonia after adjusting for socioeconomic factors.
This cohort study assesses the frequency and variation in low-value diagnostic testing for low back pain, headache, syncope, and sinusitis in the Veterans Health Administration.
This observational time-trend study compares trends in 30-day mortality rates among veterans hospitalized with heart failure and pneumonia when claims-based vs clinical variables are used in risk-adjustment models.
This commentary discusses a noninferiority randomized trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine that concluded that guidelines recommending that duration of antibiotic treatment be based on clinical stability criteria and can be safely implemented in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
This systematic review characterizes associations between 3 aspects of antibiotic therapy (optimal time to antibiotic initiation, initial antibiotic selection, and criteria for the transition from intravenous to oral therapy) and short-term mortality in adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.
This national longitudinal cohort study of US adolescents and young adults finds that the use of e-cigarettes is associated with progression to traditional cigarette smoking.
This cross-sectional, retrospective cohort study found that veterans who receive glucose test strips through both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare use more strips and are more likely to overuse strips.
Lee and coauthors report that performance of processes of care for elderly patients hospitalized for pneumonia improved substantially from 2006 to 2010.
Mortensen and coauthors conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine the association of azithromycin use with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events among 73 690 patients hospitalized with pneumonia at Veterans Administration acute care hospitals.
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