This study reports that few computed tomographic examinations use an appropriately low dose of radiation among adults with suspected urolithiasis.
This study of data pooled from 5 mammography registries found that computer-aided detection (CAD) does not improve diagnostic accuracy of mammography, and these results suggest that insurers pay more for CAD with no established benefit to women.
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.
Among individuals from the COPDGene cross-sectional observational study, clinical and radiologic evidence of smoking-related disease was identified in a cohort of current and former smokers who did not meet spirometric criteria for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Examining the ordering patterns for diagnostic imaging, Hughes et al found that advanced practice clinicians were associated with more imaging services than primary care physicians for similar patients during evaluation and management office visits.
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 cohort study examines associations between medical clinician continuity and health care testing, utilization, and spending of older adults with dementia..
Wernli et al describe patterns of breast magnetic resonance imaging use in US community practice during the period 2005 through 2009.
Rubini Gimenez et al explore the diagnostic performance of sex-specific chest pain characteristics with the aim of improving the management of suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in women. See the Invited Commentary by Pilote.
This case series explores the safety considerations of clarithromycin by investigating the association between Helicobacter pylori therapy containing clarithromycin and acute neuropsychiatric events.