Geller et al describe the US burden, rates, and characteristics of emergency department visits and emergency hospitalizations for insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors. See also the invited commentary by Lee.
This qualitative interview study reports how the availability of lung cancer screening influenced current smokers’ motivation regarding smoking cessation.
This cross-sectional survey study measures changes in outpatient quality and patient experience in the United States from 2002 to 2013 to determine whether efforts to improve outpatient quality have been successful.
This Danish nationwide cohort study evaluates whether there is excess risk of motor vehicle crashes among patients with syncope compared with the general population.
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 study evaluates recent trends in heart failure incidence and outcomes, overall and by preserved ejection fraction or reduced ejection fraction, between 2000 and 2010 in Olmsted County, Minnesota. See the Invited Commentary by Walsh.
To examine the influence of partner’s behavior on making positive health behavior changes, Jackson et al conducted a population-based study, finding that men and women are more likely to make a positive health behavior change if their partner does also.
This special communication concludes that there is currently no role for carotid imaging in patients without a history of carotid-territory stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Devlin et al evaluate morning handover practices of overnight trainees by assessing the frequency of omissions of clinically important issues during morning handover and identifying factors that influence such omissions. See the Editor’s Note by Katz.