This Viewpoint examines how loosening federal restrictions on the use of Medicaid funds for housing could benefit the health and quality of life for the homeleless population while also reducing medical costs.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effects of a 2-year calorie restriction program on mood, quality of life, sleep, and sexual function in normal-weight adults.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of a care transition intervention using remote patient monitoring to reduce 180-day all-cause readmissions among older adults hospitalized with heart failure.
This randomized clinical trial aimed to determine if cognitive behavior therapy for depression and self-care in heart failure patients was effective and found that, relative to usual care, the intervention improved depression but not heart failure self-care.
This study examined the shifts in the expression and granting of euthanasia requests between 2007 and 2013 and the reasons that physicians granted or denied these requests.
This analysis of clinical data linked to Medicare claims finds the cardiac rehabilitation rate for older patients after acute myocardial infarction is low in the United States and suggests efforts be made for increasing referrals, and addressing attendance barriers, to rehabilitation sessions.
This study evaluated the spectrum of symptoms, improvement in symptoms after discharge, and perceptions of palliative care among patients who were hospitalized for heart failure.
Marklund and coauthors test whether an adjustable, custom-made oral appliance improves daytime sleepiness and quality of life in 96 patients with daytime sleepiness and snoring or mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
This pragmatic trial suggests that stopping statin medication therapy is safe and may be associated with benefits, including improved quality of life, use of fewer nonstatin medications, and a corresponding reduction in medication costs. See the Invited Commentary by Holmes and Todd.
This survey study found low use of decision aids among specialists treating patients with prostate cancer.
This multicenter, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial demonstrates that among service members with persistent postconcussion symptoms hyperbaric oxygen showed no benefits over sham compressions. See the Invited Commentary by Hoge and Jonas.
This randomized parallel group study reports that the provision of in-home asthma self-management support by community health workers to low-income adults with uncontrolled asthma improves asthma control and quality of life but not unscheduled health care use.