This cohort study estimates the effect of Medicare accountable care organization contracts on spending and high-cost institutional use for all Medicare beneficiaries and for clinically vulnerable beneficiaries.
This study discusses the marked increase in the coding of risk from anesthesia for outpatient gastrointestinal procedures from 2005 to 2013.
This Evidence to Practice review assesses the comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and budget implications of integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings compared with usual care.
This systematic review of the literature describes patients with kidney disease who are underrepresented in trials of cardiovascular interventions.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a man with metastatic masses in his brain who underwent surgery and died shortly thereafter and calls for more careful consideration of treatment options.
This population-based cohort study suggests a possible 2-fold increased relative risk but a low absolute risk of central demyelinating diseases associated with anti-TNF exposure in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
This retrospective cohort study analyzes diabetes screening prevalence and predictors of screening among adults in the California public mental health care system with severe mental illness taking antipsychotic medications.
This study of a Danish natonwide cohort of patients with uncomplicated hypertension reports that antihypertensive treatment with a β-blocker may be associated with increased risks of perioperative major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
This randomized clinical trial aimed to determine if cognitive behavior therapy for depression and self-care in heart failure patients was effective and found that, relative to usual care, the intervention improved depression but not heart failure self-care.
This study evaluated the spectrum of symptoms, improvement in symptoms after discharge, and perceptions of palliative care among patients who were hospitalized for heart failure.
This cohort study of appropriate orders for urinalysis determines whether overuse of urinalysis contributes to misdiagnosis and excessive use of antibiotics among elderly patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary care center.
This database review found that by 2010 the incidence of kidney transplantation for black and white patients with end-stage renal disease was equivalent, but kidney transplants from living donors were 43.2% for whites and only 22.2% for blacks.
This meta-analysis evaluates the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of insomnia in patients with comorbid medical or psychiatric conditions.
This observational cohort study at 10 US hospitals examines change in urinary incontinence before and after bariatric surgery and identifies factors associated with improvement and remission among women and men in the first 3 years after bariatric surgery.