This survey study describes academic internal medicine physicians' understanding of benefits and harms of common medical interventions, their use of statistical terms in patient communication, and their awareness of high-value health care campaigns.
This study evaluates whether overall Medicare fee-for-service readmissions were reduced through an intervention applied to high-risk discharge patients.
This study uses New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System data to determine the extent of use of vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse after the most recent FDA warning.
This Special Communication characterizes the relationships that often exist between physicians and corporate leaders of medical and technical companies and details strategies to minimize insider trading on information gleaned from these relationships.
This survey study examined the nature, extent, and perceived consequences of industry relationships among institutional review board members in academic health centers and compared the results with findings from 2005.
This retrospective study of an academic health care system that used nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements found that the causes were often broader than necessary.
This interview study found that institutional cultures and policies might influence how physician trainees make decisions regarding do-not-resuscitate orders.
Sheehy et al describe observation clinical practice and investigate the cost implications of inpatient and observation care. In an Invited Commentary, Wachter discusses observation status policy and proposed revision.
Cook and coauthors understand explore barriers and enabling factors that influence physician point-of-care learning, and what decisions physicians face during this process. See the Invited Commentary by Dhaliwal.
Horwitz et al conduct a multifaceted evaluation of transitional care from a patient-centered perspective. Rhodes provides an Invited Commentary.
Academic medicine is in great danger from shrinking support for each of its core missions—clinical care, research, and education but this unprecedented crisis also brings a unique opportunity for radical change in the culture, organization, and operation of academic medical centers.