This Teachable Moment discusses the how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for opioid prescribing can play a major role in limiting the impact of this epidemic.
This Evidence to Practice report highlights the menopause guidelines recently published by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and suggests directions for full implementation.
This review examines which patients derive benefit from being prescribed aspirin for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
This Teachable Moment explores whether carotid duplex ultrasonography for possible syncope should be used as part of a preopeartive workup.
This multicenter study examines whether recently developed and evolving guidelines may reduce current substantial variation in indications, patterns of use, and outcomes of the use of peripherally inserted central catheters.
This article describes trends in the use of low-value diagnostic tests at a hospital after implementation of consensus recommendations developed by a team of physicians and engineers to reduce their use.
This study sought to quantify how frequently attending physicians lead discussion of the 5 American College of Physicians test-ordering principles during teaching rounds.
This survey analysis using data from the National Inpatient Sample evaluates the use of pulmonary artery catheters in patients hospitalized for heart failure in the United States.
This Viewpoint discusses concerns regarding recent guidelines issued by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for pneumococcal vaccination in the elderly population.
This summary and comparison of 2015 breast cancer screening recommendations from the American Cancer Society and US Preventive Services Task Force highlights the importance of a favorable benefit to harm ratio in the creation of mammography screening guidelines.
This population-level analysis of early trends in use of the services targeted by the Choosing Wisely campaign showed both desirable and undesirable modest changes in use of low-value services, suggesting that additional interventions are necessary for wider implementation of the recommendations.
This study used Health and Retirement Study data to compare older adults’ predictions of their own survival with their actual survival.
This review of US statutes and legal cases concerning guardianship of impaired adults seeks to provide multidisciplinary guidance to physicians and guardians about end-of-life treatment decisions.
This commentary on a recently published article from the JAMA Network places in context findings on risks of malfunction in cardiovascular implantable electronic devices during radiation therapy for cancer.
This Viewpoint considers that breast density notification laws are unlikely to improve our understanding of breast cancer risk, screening, and diagnosis or to save lives and instead may result in substantial personal harms and societal costs.