This Evidence to Practice report assesses the comparative clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and potential budget impact of the CardioMEMS HF system relative to standard heart failure management.
This Teachable Moment describes a patient who died from respiratory failure after a cardiologist chose an individualized treatment approach rather than a more conservative, evidence-based approach.
In this Special Communication, a director of a community hospital quality program and the chief quality officer of a health care system discuss the benefits and risks of standardization in health care and develop principles of responsible standardization are presented.
This Special Communication identifies and highlights articles published in 2014 that are most likely to influence medical overuse, organized into the categories of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and methods to avoid overuse.
This interrupted time-series analysis show that among patients admitted to adult intensive care units in the United States, there was a slow steady adoption of tight glycemic control following publication of a clinical trial that suggested benefit, with little to no deadoption following a subsequent trial that demonstrated harm. See also the Invited Commentary by Davidoff.