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.
Chen and colleagues describe the use of medical consultations for hospitalized surgical patients, factors associated with use, and practice variation across hospitals. Sharma provides an Invited Commentary.
Thilen et al assess temporal trends, explanatory factors, and geographic variation for preoperative consultation in Medicare beneficiaries undergoing cataract surgery, a common low-risk elective procedure. Fleisher provides an Invited Commentary.