In a randomized clinical trial, McGinn et al assess the influence of a customized evidence-based clinical decision support tool on the management of respiratory tract infections. The intervention group chose whether to complete risk score calculators, order medications, and generate progress notes at the point of care. See the Editor’s Note by Katz.
Schuur et al create a top-five list of tests, treatments, and disposition decisions that are of little value, are amenable to standardization, and are actionable by emergency medicine clinicians.
This qualitative study examines how patients older than 75 years share their health information with their caregivers, as well as how elderly patients and their caregivers approach the spectrum of health information sharing and control.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of a standardized patient–based intervention designed to enhance primary care physician patient-centeredness and skill in handling patient requests for low-value diagnostic tests.
This audit of virtual visits for urgent health care uses standardized patients to assess the variation in quality among 8 companies that offer virtual visits.
Smith and colleagues propose a technique for resolving conflicts between patients’ previously expressed wishes and their best interests.